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by Ryan A
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull Up Challenge, 2011
Replies: 136
Views: 73069

I got 9 and almost 10 on Feb 28.

I think in another week i will have 10 pretty easy.

Thanks for the thread, definitely a motivator to focus.
by Ryan A
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: What would happen if you eliminated the eccentric phase?
Replies: 8
Views: 3633

I definitely don't think it's necessary to lower the weight slowly. I lower pretty much as fast as is safe, and lift it concentrically as fast as possible.
by Ryan A
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull Up Challenge, 2011
Replies: 136
Views: 73069

You may note I edited my original post...

PR right now is 8. I have done 10 in the past so would like to get back there.
by Ryan A
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull Up Challenge, 2011
Replies: 136
Views: 73069

I'll play. I think I will test sometime this weekend and then edit. Sounds fun ;)

Editting...

Today, January 29, I got 8 pullups pronated slightly wider than shoulder width. I am gonna shoot for 10 by end of the month.
by Ryan A
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Beginner - diet advice and routine critique
Replies: 31
Views: 6137

Double leg drop w/ crunch = a V-up? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieC9uKpF-Ds I am also a bit confused by these two things "up my anaerobic fitness to be a better fighter (I figure the HIIT takes care of that) " ""Ok, I want toning. So I'll focus on the muscles I want to show off, work in some othe...
by Ryan A
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steroids-Bret Musburger, ABC/ESPN Sports Announcer
Replies: 58
Views: 11691

Yes, just be to clear, I think steroids should be legal, but I think sports divisions have the right to regulate however they choose. I am also making the personal claim that I think most sports would lose audiences (via division of talent) if they allowed drugs, because good athletes would choose n...
by Ryan A
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steroids-Bret Musburger, ABC/ESPN Sports Announcer
Replies: 58
Views: 11691

Kenny, You are using a rigid interpretation of language which really shows your ignorance of actually living in reality and talking with other people or you are just stubborn and want steroids to be seen as safe so you are hair splitting definitions about "advantage". The word advantage and almost a...
by Ryan A
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steroids-Bret Musburger, ABC/ESPN Sports Announcer
Replies: 58
Views: 11691

I think the argument here is along the following: Whether or not steroids are "bad" is debatable, at least more debatable than that other list of supplements listed. Advantage here means that an athlete who uses steroids will have a potential performance ability that is not attainable without the us...
by Ryan A
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: interesting training system
Replies: 10
Views: 2771

i should maybe start this in a different thread, but anyway, so a proper clean and jerk starts with a clean to the shoulders into a front squat. From there you dip the knees like going into a push press and jump into a lunge position while pushing the weight up. Then you step your back leg forward ...
by Ryan A
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: interesting training system
Replies: 10
Views: 2771

I just watched the Program Overview clip and yes, it seems very different. I may post and get some feedback to see what the difference is because there is definitely a different. What I tried was getting a max as described, for example 165 x3 no barbell overhead press then took the MTW to be 135. Fr...
by Ryan A
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: interesting training system
Replies: 10
Views: 2771

I am also trying some of these ideas out. Perhaps I am a bit confused, but I do not think you understand the progression between exercises. I reread the article and nowhere does it say you pick up exercise B where you left exercise A. I think you have separate maxes or "MTW" as called in the program...
by Ryan A
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Odd question about texting
Replies: 6
Views: 4829

Google will let you get a google telephone number and you can text for that for free. This is only outgoing texts, the incoming texts will still be charged to your phone texting plan, but effectively this doubles your texting but you have to do it from your computer, although if you have a smartphon...
by Ryan A
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scooby's Bodybuilding / Bulking and Cutting
Replies: 36
Views: 24127

To comment on the 5-10lb, I think this is about right. He clearly explains this is not counting beginner gains and teen gains. For someone with a couple years experience who lifts consistently this seems about right.
by Ryan A
Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back pain from twisting movements! Help!
Replies: 42
Views: 20884

here is just one link, fitting given your request for "bulletproof". There is also the outside chance that if you hadn't done this activity in a while, you could just be not used to it. Although given the way you describe the pain, it seems like something is not quite right. Others will probably giv...
by Ryan A
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: effects of a microwave on vegetable nutrients
Replies: 14
Views: 7630

The dipoles are the primary mechanism for energy transfer and anything with a dipole that is free to rotate/reorient will cause heat. I am pretty sure ice is a worse candidate than water purely because water has a high specific heat relative most things. The heat gets dispersed through the material ...