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by TheHeb
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder proportion problems
Replies: 13
Views: 4118

I can't see why "shrugging" your shoulders would be a bad thing for the press. It's a natural part to locking out the bar at the top. Actively suppressing the traps during press, IMO, is not necessarily a good thing.
by TheHeb
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Biggest Pet Peeve's at the Gym
Replies: 119
Views: 74811

^Bingo. Even 5 year olds know to clean up after themselves. Why can't people in my gym act like adults and rack their weights?
by TheHeb
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 11715

I've got Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis. It's similar to what you're describing in that the immune system basically acts stupid and attacks the large intestines, causing them to become inflamed. I was diagnosed about 3 years ago (freshman year of college). They gave me prednisone. It sucked. It ...
by TheHeb
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Warmup Sets and Reps...
Replies: 36
Views: 10358

Yeah I got most of my info from SS as well, so that's basically how I do my warm-ups. Except I do a fewer warm-up sets on the lighter exercises. For example, I do 2 warm-up sets with the bar for squats, and then 3 more warm-up sets, but for press I do 2 warm-up sets, but only one warm up set after t...
by TheHeb
Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Selling our soul
Replies: 179
Views: 73630

I am in agreement with Ironman. The US will never go away from a market system, and neither will any of the developed western nations. For one, if you have a command economy you're already denying your citizens a great deal of freedom right there. Secondly, markets are mostly efficient. The problem ...
by TheHeb
Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Random but if you can help.....
Replies: 26
Views: 46208

I'd really agree with what's been said about depression. Most universities have a student health center where both medical care and counseling are available without charge. Alcohol and mj can both contribute to depression, and neither one contributes to success in college! Unless you're a creative ...
by TheHeb
Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Selling our soul
Replies: 179
Views: 73630

That was my cryptic way of saying that there isn't a good choice. In the past I have always voted for the candidate that scared me the least. These two both scare the hell out of me. I think both of them will lead us down the path of socialism. Obama will do it quicker, but McCain will take us down...
by TheHeb
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Selling our soul
Replies: 179
Views: 73630

hoosegow wrote:It is foolish to think Obama is the better choice than McCain.

It is foolish to to think McCain is a better choice than Obama.
How so?
by TheHeb
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bulking and maintaining
Replies: 19
Views: 5560

That workout is no good. Six curls is waaay over the top. I also don't think your split (biceps/forearms, chest/tri, back, legs) is going to be effective. At 6'0'', 165 pounds, 17 y/o you would benefit way more from a novice routine that is built upon major compound lifts, such as squat, deadlift, p...
by TheHeb
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advanced novice routine
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Thanks for the responses. Peter: Eventually I'll want to go to 5x3 on the Power cleans, but, like a fool, I used to ignore them and do BB rows instead, so I'm going to keep them at 3x5 until gains really start to level off. And yeah, I'm pretty much just tired of doing bench, so I subbed incline. I'...
by TheHeb
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 17560

To KPj: As far as I understand it, at the beginning of the lift, the hamstrings contract isometrically while the quads contract to extend the knee. Obviously knee extension occurs, and this is the quads doing their (brief) part in the lift. Once the bar passes the knees the hamstrings begin to contr...
by TheHeb
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advanced novice routine
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Advanced novice routine

Could you guys help critique my routine? I've been doing Starting Strength, if it would help to know my previous routine. A Squats 3x5 Press 3x5 Cleans 3x5 B Front Squats 3x5 Incline Bench 3x5 Deads 1x5 C Squats 3x5 Chins 3x5 Cleans 3x5 The idea is that I would do three upperbody lifts, once a week ...
by TheHeb
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Training for Football
Replies: 39
Views: 13050

So you're 5'7'', 160 lbs and after working out for two straight months you could bench 240, squat 350, and run a 3.9 40-yd dash? It's obvious that a mistake was made timing your 40-yd dash. That also leads me to believe that you're other numbers might be a little off too. It's important that if you ...
by TheHeb
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: "bootylicious"
Replies: 30
Views: 24163

I always figured "bootylicious" just meant that the girl has some bodacious curves, not that she was necessarily fat. You know, like a distinction between pencil-thin models and women who may have a little more weight (could be fat, could be muscle) but they carry it well. Think Kate Moss vs Beyonce...
by TheHeb
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange sensation
Replies: 3
Views: 4881

Thanks Jeff, I'll make sure to spend adequate time streching those muscles from now on.