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by crookfit
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here!
Replies: 13
Views: 12119

I've actually heard of instances where smith machine squats caused lower back pain in other people as well, and switching to barbell squats fixed the problem (although, if I looked hard enough I could probably find the same stories in reverse). Bottom line, the smith machine reduces the need for sta...
by crookfit
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here!
Replies: 13
Views: 12119

It's easy to get confused with this stuff. Everyone has a different opinion about what works and what doesn't. I found this post on another forum. This is some of the best advice for beginners I have EVER come across. It answers just about every question that beginners normally have. This post, whic...
by crookfit
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bodyweight shoulder exercises
Replies: 7
Views: 5815

Dean, I'm not laughing. That sounds great to me. I bought gymnastics rings to be able to perform bodyweight movements like that. I do a very similar exercise on my rings. I grab the rings, then roll back and put my feet straight up. My body is completely vertical, and I start trying to touch my shou...
by crookfit
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New program for my wife
Replies: 22
Views: 14357

I'm having the same problem with my girlfriend and squats. I don't think she believes that what works for me, could work for her. So, she tries squats once, says they don't feel right, and then gives up. I found this great article on squats that is written by a woman for women. Her articles are very...
by crookfit
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cardio with Weight Loss as primary goal
Replies: 11
Views: 9612

Rod007, You may want to consider interval training for your purpose. Studies are beginning to show that interval training is better at burning fat than long slow distance (LSD) training, and more importantly, interval training is less catabolic to existing muscle mass than LSD training is. To top it...
by crookfit
Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frustration with Squats
Replies: 45
Views: 33045

Re: Frustration with Squats

Squats have always been a difficult exercise for me. I have good form and depth, I'm flexible, and I can squat a fair amount of weight, but for some reason this exercise always feels somewhat akward and uncomfortable, even on my lightest warmup sets. Likewise, with squats I have to concentrate very...
by crookfit
Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weighted Vests...
Replies: 2
Views: 4527

I have the xvest. I use it when doing bodyweight exercises (pushups, pullups, dips, box jumps), and sometimes when I'm just walking around my house. It's just another tool for me to keep things interesting. Here is an article regarding running with a weight vest. It sounds promising; however, the we...