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by fast_twitch
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best tine to work out.
Replies: 14
Views: 7468

I'm surprised to hear people say it doesn't matter - I've always read that weight training in the morning was risky for spinal shearing forces since the vertebrae are decompressed. Everyone's favorite Eric Cressey even says so: http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_perform...
by fast_twitch
Wed May 27, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just Starting out-what is a foundation?
Replies: 8
Views: 29478

Determining base for getting in shape

I've been an on again/off again lifter and am picking up lifting again. I'm coming up on 54 and know I can't do what I used to do. About 8 months ago I messed up my back doing squats and am very wary of doing that again. What I'm wondering is whether there is a way of determining my body type and de...
by fast_twitch
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Getting enough protein and calories
Replies: 11
Views: 13151

Thanks guys. I'll look into the jerky tomorrow and am looking at protein bars over at bodybuilding.com. I do try to monitor both my salt and saturated fat intake, as I have borderline high bp and have hereditary high cholesterol. I'm not obsessive about it though - all in moderation. All I know is t...
by fast_twitch
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: wow, great site for nutrional data of food
Replies: 1
Views: 5043

Thanks, bananas. Looks like a great place to start and is very informative.
by fast_twitch
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Getting enough protein and calories
Replies: 11
Views: 13151

Thanks for the reply, hoosegow. Yeah, I keep meaning to throw some flax oil in my morning shake (with protein powder) - I've got to get on the ball with that one. Beef jerky, huh? I'd always thought it was too salty and fatty. I'll have to check the ingredients next time I'm in the store. As for pro...
by fast_twitch
Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Getting enough protein and calories
Replies: 11
Views: 13151

Getting enough protein and calories

I could use a little help in designing a good eating schedule and diet. I've been lifting for a couple of months (after a break of 6 months) and have come up to a hurdle. My job requires me to be on my feet 8 hours a day and is pretty physical - so, I burn my share of calories at work. It's also dif...
by fast_twitch
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fatigue
Replies: 15
Views: 11952

Nicole, I am trying to increase my caloric intake. It's been hard since I work on my feet all day and tend to burn off a lot of what I take in. I also don't get much time to eat, so it's difficult. I'm trying to eat good snacks with calories and protein, so hopefully this will help me up the load. A...
by fast_twitch
Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Energy for morning workouts
Replies: 3
Views: 6336

Energy for morning workouts

Don't mean to be spreading myself all over the forum, but I want to keep my questions in the relevant threads, where possible. A couple days a week I work out in the morning (due to work sched). While I used to be able to jump out of bed and work out (those were the days), I now need to get somethin...
by fast_twitch
Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fatigue
Replies: 15
Views: 11952

Hi Nicole, Thanks for the info. I've been using weights for a long time and am rather hooked on them, tho, I do perform chinups - does that count? ;-) John, No power rack here, just a squat rack and whatever's on my shoulders. I understand re volume and that's what I'm aiming for. Just want to make ...
by fast_twitch
Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fatigue
Replies: 15
Views: 11952

Thanks for the reply, John. That's a good point re not losing form. I can definitely tell when my form is breaking down, esp with the linear sets. I wonder if instead of going for failure, if I did a set 'til just before failure then lighten the load and doing another short set would have the same e...
by fast_twitch
Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fatigue
Replies: 15
Views: 11952

Fatigue

As a relative newbie to weightlifting (have lifted for many years, bet never seriously) I have a pretty basic question: At what point shoule I recognize when my muscles are fatigued enough so that I can't do one more rep? The work-outs I've seen state to lift until muscle fatigue/failure. However, a...
by fast_twitch
Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 9128

Thanks, Ironman. Having gone back and read more wtihin ths site, I've settled pretty much on what you've suggested. What I'm doing is a 2-day split routine, with a warm-up set then a shorter heavy set until failure. I've only done it twice, so it's too soon to tell how it's going, but it has helped ...
by fast_twitch
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 9128

Scribbles, Your suggestion to take it slow is a good one, and one I don't have much choice of at 51. I've lifted off and on since 17, so have some muscle tone and memory built up. Also, I was lifting quite a bit during much of last year, and had gotten into the best shape ever, for me. I've been lif...
by fast_twitch
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 9128

Thanks for the reply, guys. I've been trying to work with a personal trainer that was a client of mine. This guy has won some international comps in bodybuilding, but his schedule is pretty tight. So, I think it's up to my own intiative to work out and get to a point where I've never been. In that v...
by fast_twitch
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 9128

Newbie

Hi, I just registered here and want to introduce myself. I'm a 51 y.o. guy living in Maine, USA. I've lifted weights on and off since I was in high school and am lifting again. I have free weights at home wich consist of standard weights (not olympic), a Parabody inclining weight bench with leg exte...