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by Onlyethic
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brain Washing--"The Perfect Push Up."
Replies: 95
Views: 63197

What are thoughts on pushups with a neck problem? My guess is that it's bad (not my neck but a friend's who does pushups daily, for some weird reason). According to him he lacks a natural forward curvature in the neck. This leads to daily pain. My intuition is that he, at very least, should be doing...
by Onlyethic
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How strong??
Replies: 5
Views: 5479

moving up

Move up to higher weights when you can move up... but without sacrificing form. So, if you can go up 5 or 10 pounds and still do the given exercise with very good form then go for it.
by Onlyethic
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brain Washing--"The Perfect Push Up."
Replies: 95
Views: 63197

Agreed

I agree with pdellorto on this... if the pushup is too easy, make it harder. It's almost like saying the bench press sucks because 100lbs is no prob (though i recognize that analogy is a bit off). T or fly pushups, weighted, one-arm, planche, and quarters are pretty awesome. (Ok, I can't do the plan...
by Onlyethic
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: favorite music to listen to during a workout?
Replies: 30
Views: 44389

Dancehall reggae- Capleton, Mad Cobra, Beenie Man, Damian Marley... anything with a heavy baseline. Punk works too, but sometimes makes me want to throw the weights instead of just lift them. Though mostly I go with silence, especially for more intense workouts. Clear the brain of the day's mental g...
by Onlyethic
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Protein uptake downregulation
Replies: 16
Views: 21059

Here's an answer to the protein downregulation question. It's from my brother who is a trained biologist: "downregulation is a feedback process by which your body compensates for high levels of endogenous ligands (things made in your body). It does not apply to food consumption. If you consume more ...
by Onlyethic
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Protein uptake downregulation
Replies: 16
Views: 21059

Seems like a very complicated and open issue. I'll ask around.

This, for starters, seems to confirm that excess protein consumption has no negative effect on renal function or disease:

http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/2/1/25
by Onlyethic
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Protein uptake downregulation
Replies: 16
Views: 21059

I always marvel that we, for the first time in evolutionary history, try to restrict calorie intake and increase work output.

What would the 13th century think?
by Onlyethic
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Protein uptake downregulation
Replies: 16
Views: 21059

Stephen: Yup, I goofed. Here's the article that mentions protein uptake downregulation. Looking at it again (this time not at 3 in the morning) it looks like total nonsense: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/04/29/from-geek-to-freak-how-i-gained-34-lbs-of-muscle-in-4-weeks/ See tip number 4 ...
by Onlyethic
Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Protein uptake downregulation
Replies: 16
Views: 21059

Hi Tim, Yes, it seems as if I did confuse, or gloss, those two terms. I'll see if I can find out more about the protein downregulation. I think my question was an angsty one-- just not seeing the results I wanted at that moment despite knowing that I'm not doing 100 % (or even 90% for that matter). ...
by Onlyethic
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Protein uptake downregulation
Replies: 16
Views: 21059

Protein uptake downregulation

Is there such a thing? I read briefly about this-- I guess the idea, in layman's terms, is that the body gets used to increased protein and so begins to downregulate the uptake of protein. article here: http://www.bodybuildingfanatic.com/coloradoexperiment.htm (seems a bit fishy). It says that one d...
by Onlyethic
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grip followup: The Fist
Replies: 7
Views: 6536

Interesting...

Both very interesting responses. Thanks. Right now, most of my grip training comes indirectly, from pullups and fist pushups which seem to strengthen my forearms. I think hand shape may have something to do with this: when I make a fist, it feels as if I should be holding something, as if there were...
by Onlyethic
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder work
Replies: 14
Views: 12338

Go light

Maybe just start with bodyweight work on them. Decline pushups are pretty good. Or even that exercise from gym class where you hold your arms out at a 90 degree angle to your body and make small circles with your fists. Pretty easy to do ten, but try doing sets of 100 followed by the reverse directi...
by Onlyethic
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Grip followup: The Fist
Replies: 7
Views: 6536

For punching

Martial arts... been doing a lot of punch work in my martial arts training.

I saw a video by John Hackleman in which he speaks about the fist being one of the most important aspect of power in fighting.
by Onlyethic
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grip followup: The Fist
Replies: 7
Views: 6536

Grip followup: The Fist

I'm trying to develop fist strength. My guess is that this has more to do with forearm strength than anything else. Not sure though.

Basically, I do one-arm hangs from pullup bar, grippers, pushups on fists, etc.

Other ideas for developing fist strength and tightness?
by Onlyethic
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spread-eagle stretch thing
Replies: 3
Views: 3545

hammies

thanks...

i figured the main thing is the hams. such a difficult muscle to work and stretch-- that slightly nauseating feeling of stretching them. anyways, there's not getting around it.