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by TheHeb
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: workout program - quick feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 5269

I think you ought to consider doing some kind of overhead press. Athletes with predominately horizontal press work and no overhead press work are more likely to develop shoulder problems (according to Rippetoe at least). And since we're talking about Starting Strength, Coach Rippetoe believes that f...
by TheHeb
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle attachments
Replies: 5
Views: 3684

Muscle attachments

When talking about muscle attachments, what's the difference between an origin and an insertion?
by TheHeb
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Ropeless Jump Rope
Replies: 9
Views: 15100

"Did you know that the age-old jump rope is one of the most effective fitness and fat burning exercise you can do! Serious athletes swear by it, fitness experts endorse it, and studies prove it! So why aren't we all doing it? Simple, because it's not easy! " Yeah that about sums up it up. Buy my sil...
by TheHeb
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New full body routine for working out 2x per week.
Replies: 22
Views: 11567

In your OP from May you said you wanted to work on your core--well standing Press is better than seated DB in that regard because you have to stabilize the weight. I don't know what it is, but there's something about pressing a barbell and holding it over my head that's just so satisfying.
by TheHeb
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Building Perfect Pectorals
Replies: 19
Views: 8719

Doc you might wanna be careful back-squatting bare-skinned. Your skin can get really slick when you start sweating, and while you'll probably never have a problem with it, you never know if it could cause the bar to do something crazy.
by TheHeb
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: New full body routine for working out 2x per week.
Replies: 22
Views: 11567

I think it looks pretty good. One thing: I'm not sure how advanced you are, but as the deadlift weight gets heavier, you may want to do just one set, as recovery time is going to increase rapidly. I usually do a bunch of warm-up sets and then one work set on the deadlift, at the advice of some other...
by TheHeb
Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: An Ironic Post
Replies: 50
Views: 34374

Wow I came so close to posting the lyrics to that Alannis Morissette song, I really had to resist the urge.

Besides, I didn't want my exrx.net login to get revoked. I mean nobody needs to read that.
by TheHeb
Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I feel like I'm weak
Replies: 54
Views: 15058

It seems like we did more gymnastics in school back then as well. I asked my kids if they ever do any parallel bar or pommel horse work and I just got strange looks. When I was a freshman in high school, about 6 years ago, there was a mandatory 3 week session for gymnastics in PE class (PE also bei...
by TheHeb
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Dairy does not help weight loss
Replies: 29
Views: 15790

I know that Mark Rippetoe says (or has said) that skinny kids could benefit from drinking a gallon of milk a day when bulking. Maybe that's where it comes from?
by TheHeb
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: is an extreme angle for incline/decline bench good?
Replies: 42
Views: 19220

Sounds like a fun piece of equipment, Stephen. Where can I get one?
by TheHeb
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squat depth
Replies: 10
Views: 3999

Like Rip said, just make sure to go a little below parallel, maybe a couple of inches. That way you'll still work the same muscles as an ATG squat (through less ROM), but you'll be able to lift more weight. I think the hardest part about learning to squat is getting that stretch reflex in your poste...
by TheHeb
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this good form??
Replies: 17
Views: 7179

I saw that one the other day. What gets me about it is he’s not holding onto the bar but is instead pushing on it with his wrists/heels of his hands. Also, he’s looking down the whole time. I was surprised to see Rippetoe show such form. The force of his hands on the bar is not the only thing keepi...
by TheHeb
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Few Q's about different shakes.
Replies: 13
Views: 7495

Chocolate milk starting to catch on??? We were using it post workout 40 years ago. Tim Sorry Tim, I didn't mean that people are just now starting to use it, but I think that it's becoming more prevalent to the mainstream. This is just my observation, and I could be wrong, but ask most casual lifter...
by TheHeb
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Few Q's about different shakes.
Replies: 13
Views: 7495

For post workout I like Chocolate Milk. It's got whey, casein, and plenty of glucose. I think it's starting to catch on with college football programs as a post-workout recovery drink. Sometimes I like to dump some whey powder in there, to bump up the total from about 8 grams to 20-28. Plus it's rea...
by TheHeb
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: overweight people
Replies: 13
Views: 8496

A good way to lose weight is to start a strength training program. You should check the stickies on the "General" board. I suggest "Starting Strength."