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by Dowls
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Incline tricep extensions...
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

OK, when performing tricep extension, assuming your start poistion is vertical at the shoulder the incline will increase the ROM at the shoulder joint to approx flat bench: 90 deg at the shoulder Incline: 130 - 145 deg at the shoulder Therefore the inlcine increase the ROM at the shoulder, so you wo...
by Dowls
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stiff leg deadlift variations with back
Replies: 9
Views: 7016

On watching the demos from the orginal two links it appears the 2nd movement does indeed have a slight spinal flexion phase, weather this is poor technique, or a specific training aspect is yet to be seen. However if you are training for strength gains i would advocate NEVER doing deadlifts with an ...
by Dowls
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Shoulders, External/Internal Rotation
Replies: 5
Views: 12985

the rotator cuff group works to stabilize the head of the humerous in the glenoid cavity during gross shoulder movements, its the primarly stabilizer for the joint. If correct posture, form and technique is emphasised then your RC will get a decent work out in the usal suspects of all upper limb exe...
by Dowls
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: starting out eccentric on calf raise
Replies: 13
Views: 5825

Another area you need to consider is when you begin a movement at the end range, you are in active insufficeny, being the muscle can no longer crossbrdige effectiovely to generate alot of force. This basically means you wont be able to perform a strong movement, and the principle applies to all musc...
by Dowls
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shin Splints
Replies: 6
Views: 7699

Ok you need to determine if it is in fact shin splints, as it could be 1. Shin Splints :usually caused by excissive microtrauma to the tibia fascia and connective tissues which sets off a chronic inflamatory response which is aggravated via exercise. 2.Compartment Syndrome: There are 4 compartments ...
by Dowls
Thu May 31, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: best cardio exercise?
Replies: 16
Views: 12366

The one you most like doing is what I'd go with, because that's the one you are most likely to stick with. Tim have to agree with Tim here. technically Nordic cross country running/sking requirres the greastes VO2 to perform, but for the rest of us mere mortals I'd say running, rowing, cycling, swi...
by Dowls
Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Abs/Crunch question
Replies: 4
Views: 5438

another possible cause of back pain is over recruitment of hipflexors, particularly illiopsoas, this muscle goups has proximal attachments on all lumbar vertabrae and has the action to flex the spine if the distal aspect is fixed, as in doin a cruch with feet anchored ect Try doin your crunches with...
by Dowls
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: body fat percentage
Replies: 15
Views: 56846

In my humble opinion measuring body fat % often provides negative results mainly due to the huge TEM (technical error of measurements) involved with use calliper methods. Lets face it average joe cant afford the more accurate testing protocols. I agree with Nicoles cater..... its unrealistic for peo...
by Dowls
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Question on hypertrophy-specific training
Replies: 5
Views: 12625

the low reps, long rest periods sound like a more strength orientated program. Pure strength trsaining wont develop muscle bulk very well as it has a differnet effect on muscle fibres and neural systems High volume, traing, ie 3- 5 sets at 8 -10 reps with 2 -3 exercise per muscle group to failure is...
by Dowls
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Squats and knees
Replies: 5
Views: 12745

no problems its difficult to prescribe specific exercises in this forum, but check out these adductor stretches (see beloe linl), try to include one where your legs are straight like the seated lever , and ones where your knees are bent like the squating grion . The reason for this is that half of y...
by Dowls
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Squats and knees
Replies: 5
Views: 12745

Could be a couple of things 1. Tight Adductors (most likley Adductor magnus, longus and gracils) 2. weak hip ER, glutemedius in particular 3. tight calfs (during up phase prevents knees from correct extension) 4. weak quads, (i know this sounds wierd but if your quads are weak you will naturally int...
by Dowls
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: MCL/LCL Damage
Replies: 3
Views: 11582

If the knee is placed into extension underload and the body rotates but the foot remains transfixed then a MCL, or LCL injury may occur (in addition to the likely ACL). Additionally if the MCL is damaged this way the rotaional forces can also damge the medial menisci causing whats often called a buc...
by Dowls
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: 6min walk test norms
Replies: 2
Views: 11725

6min walk test norms

simple question, i am looking for some normative data for the 6 minute walk test. I have data for seniors, ie over 55yrs, but nothing for any other population group. I work with alot of morbidly obese, COPD, CAGS, and joint replacement patients and have yet to find a good set of data, any help most ...