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by TheHeb
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie Program Review (first post)
Replies: 5
Views: 4262

Keep in mind that you don't have to look like Soda Popinski or Mr. Sandman to be successful. Just look at Little Mac. Just go out there, work hard and try to get better.

Seriously though, I'm 100% in agreement with Stu about doing 3x5. I think that way you'll see your max go up faster.
by TheHeb
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: ~Bulking and Cutting advice needed~
Replies: 11
Views: 12018

Since I've been lifting I've mostly been into maximal strength training and not bodybuilding, so I don't have any real specific experience with bulking and cutting, but if your advice is to gain 10 pounds of lean muscle, why cut after gaining 10 pounds total? Ten pounds of lean muscle added to 145 i...
by TheHeb
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle Recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 4155

Alex if you are a new lifter then it is probably OK to work the same muscle every other day. There is a popular beginner routine that involves squatting every workout, while working out 3 times a week every other day. For a bodybuilder who reps at 600 lbs, this might be too much. But when you are ju...
by TheHeb
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: What counts as a rep in a deadlift?
Replies: 11
Views: 9359

Doc that link is so hilarious. If you watch at the beginning carefully you'll notice that he's actually taking a lot of time setting his grip. That cracks me up so much.
by TheHeb
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jumping position: Power Clean
Replies: 3
Views: 3326

Thanks guys, and I'll definitely check out that link too, Tim. I'll just keep working at it till it's second nature.
by TheHeb
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What counts as a rep in a deadlift?
Replies: 11
Views: 9359

That's a pretty good rep, but he's not really exerting himself, at least not like this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ySblouCKs Anyways, I've never done PLing but I think the knees have to be totally locked out too. I try to stay pretty strict when judging my deadlifts because I think I'm sti...
by TheHeb
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Sampson 7's Log Comments
Replies: 31
Views: 71535

So if you get a haircut will you lose 60 pounds off of your 1RM? Just curious.
by TheHeb
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jumping position: Power Clean
Replies: 3
Views: 3326

Jumping position: Power Clean

I'm struggling a little bit with power clean, because I can't get a consistent jumping position, partly because I'm confused as to what is the best jumping position. I've read a couple of different instructions, and one says that the best place is about a third of the way up the thigh (from the knee...
by TheHeb
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifts
Replies: 20
Views: 13211

Tim you've confused me a little. When you say you can get more depth when using dumbbells, I assume you mean hip depth. But, and this an honest question because I'm a still pretty inexperienced, wouldn't that cause your shoulder blades to move behind the bar (which, in my understanding, is disadvant...
by TheHeb
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifts
Replies: 20
Views: 13211

In a deadlift the bar mostly moves in a straight line, so you probably need to correct your form. But I still can't imagine that someone could do a proper deadlift on a smith machine anyways. DBs are also not a good option because it's going to be hard to continually increase the weight with DBs. It...
by TheHeb
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: barbell row hand position
Replies: 5
Views: 4939

Underhand grip can put a lot of strain on your elbows if you're somewhat inflexible--proceed with caution.
by TheHeb
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holding breath during lift (Valsalva maneuver)
Replies: 6
Views: 12599

I know that the posters on this thread all know the distinction, but just in case there are any lurkers out there who might get the wrong idea: you're not simply holding your breath, but rather exhaling forcibly against a closed airway. One could not breath during a rep and gain none of the benefits...
by TheHeb
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle attachments
Replies: 5
Views: 5983

Thanks again Chris! That was a quality explanation. I think I got the logic of that pretty much down now.
by TheHeb
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Ropeless Jump Rope
Replies: 9
Views: 18749

Dude you don't even need two remotes to jump rope on the Wii, you could just use a remote in one hand the nunchuk in the other, and try to jump over the connecting chord. Now THAT would be a tough exercise.
by TheHeb
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle attachments
Replies: 5
Views: 5983

Thanks Chris. So another example would be the hamstring. Origin is the pelvis and insertion is the back of the knee. Is that correct?

Are there any muscles that have only insertions/no origins? You said the pecs have multiple origins; can a muscle have more than one insertion?