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by Onlyethic
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and shearing force
Replies: 8
Views: 7430

Squats and shearing force

I've got a knee condition that causes my patella to track laterally "outward" (meaning my knee caps move away from each other on account of muscle imbalance between the VMO (weak) and outer thigh (strong)). When I squat, or bend at the knee in general, I can feel shearing pressure on my knees, which...
by Onlyethic
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 48980

Thanks for the response. Well, the air squats always felt a bit...airy. But that might be because I was doing 25 rep. sets, not 200. Either way, doing them as part of a very fast HIIT circuit does still have its value. The one-leggers are killer. I still like those, and add weight in the form of dum...
by Onlyethic
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau
Replies: 21
Views: 15441

bellyfull

Keep in mind the belly is usually one of the most difficult areas to lose fat (and for good reason). Also, you were seeing inches falling on your first couple phases of weight loss because it's easy to lose fat when you've got a lot of it. Losing the last bit of it takes a bit more work. That said, ...
by Onlyethic
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 48980

kegs and sandbags

Sand, we got. It's a good idea, and I like the awkwardness. I'll give it a try-- I live a few minutes from the beach where they have some junk lying around, including sandbags.

thanks for the tip.
by Onlyethic
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 48980

ha

Funny, I was just watching some of the very good lectures from Crossfit.com. He (don't know his name) is talking about getting rid of pec stations (and much other equipment) in gyms and replacing them with squat racks and pullup bars. It reminds me -- my biggest deficit right now: squats and power l...
by Onlyethic
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 48980

When you put it like that

Does a one-legged air squat pass muster?
(Damn...I need to find a gym I can afford.)
by Onlyethic
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running & HIIT
Replies: 10
Views: 7703

pat o shea etc

Gracias. I couldn't access the paper, for subscription/payment reasons. But did find this: http://cbass.com/INTERVAL.HTM, which seems like a very good condensed version of O'Shea's idea. I skimmed briefly but will do a more thorough read-through. I've found that my best days are ones that begin with...
by Onlyethic
Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running & HIIT
Replies: 10
Views: 7703

interesting

great...i'm very interested to hear.
by Onlyethic
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running & HIIT
Replies: 10
Views: 7703

HIIT and run

thanks for the response. Tim-- you're right: the 45 minute sessions are not fully high intensity. Basically, I try to modulate everything I do, including interval workouts. So days that do reach 45 minutes are not near the intensity of 25 or 30 minute workouts. I guess it's an attempt at diversity w...
by Onlyethic
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running & HIIT
Replies: 10
Views: 7703

Running & HIIT

What do people think about running before HIIT session? I usually do 12-15 minute run at medium pace before I start my HIIT session (which is between 30 and 45min). Depending the on the session, I sometimes sprint between circuits or devote 10 minutes afterwards to interval sprinting. Is the running...
by Onlyethic
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Losing fat
Replies: 16
Views: 13348

Good point. (No need be sorry :)
by Onlyethic
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Losing fat
Replies: 16
Views: 13348

Tim, you're completely missing my point. I'm not saying that HIIT etc training does not work. I'm saying it does work. I'm only saying that it is difficult to learn and difficult for someone new to it to have the discipline and understanding to properly do it. Riding a bike, on the other hand, does ...
by Onlyethic
Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Losing fat
Replies: 16
Views: 13348

Could be. Not my experience though. But you really think that an average exercise Joe is going to get more frustrated riding a bike for 40 minutes, 4 times a week, than trying to figure out if he should do burpees on squat days, or whether or not to do chest-tri splits, and if he should take a day o...
by Onlyethic
Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Losing fat
Replies: 16
Views: 13348

Yes, but I'm not talking about pro or near-pro athletes who are in good enough condition to make a video. I'm talking about people who are struggling to shed a few pounds and think they're doing intervals because they do a set of crunches and a set of pushups with a two minute break in between. This...
by Onlyethic
Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Losing fat
Replies: 16
Views: 13348

Ironman, your response was to my comment or to his? I think mine, which makes sense. Essentially I agree with you. Metabolism and nutrition are not about just in-and-out. However, it's a matter of psychology, I find, when people are beginning. Getting started with complex lifting routines plus learn...