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by tostig
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Barak - expectations revisited
Replies: 121
Views: 98216

During Bush's first term, the buzz word amongst Republican supporters were to stand behind the Commander-in-Chief (even no matter how wrong he is). Yes, that came about after his four reasons for invading Iraq were successively proven wrong. In every aspect, foreign, domestic, economical, scientific...
by tostig
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Supply side economics – why it doesn’t work…
Replies: 13
Views: 16958

I agree with that. While I think my taxes are a little high, I still think I should have to pay a little higher percentage than someone who makes less than me. Understood but have you ever heard anybody anywhere state that his taxes weren't high enough or are just right? If corporate taxes were zer...
by tostig
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Supply side economics – why it doesn’t work…
Replies: 13
Views: 16958

Trickle down econimics. It's been tried by Ronald Reagan with his tax cuts. And economists - even in his own cabinet - ended up wondering where all the money went. John Kenneth Galbraith described trickle down economics as feeding oats to a horse. And in the past eight years of GWB tax cuts, in Cana...
by tostig
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proportional Weight Targets
Replies: 53
Views: 17315

During my fitness test, the trainer said we should be able to Deadlift 5x bodyweight and Bench Press 1 x Bodyweight.

How many reps? One, five, twelve?
by tostig
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: bar types
Replies: 5
Views: 3184

For the Olympic bars, how much weight can you load on one side and keep the other side empty before it topples over?
by tostig
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: How tired or worn out are you after your workout?
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Thanks for clarifying everybody.
by tostig
Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How tired or worn out are you after your workout?
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

How tired or worn out are you after your workout?

I thought of this question several times after workouts. I mean should your legs be so worn and tired that as you walk out of the gym, they are shaking and feeling like noodles? Sure I work to failure to these limits: My legs shake on the last rep of the Deadlift or Squat and I don't think I dare to...
by tostig
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to get rid of 'man boobs'
Replies: 33
Views: 20174

This is what I learned from the discussion forums in this site alone: 1) when you begin a weight training program, expect to lose weight first before you gain weight from muscle mass; 2) eat within 1/2 hour after you train to replenish the nutrients of your damaged muscles; 3) If you don't eat (prop...
by tostig
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More variations, Static Contraction training
Replies: 0
Views: 5279

More variations, Static Contraction training

Chris_A wrote this in the "Ironic" thread of the Lounge. In the powerlifting world, they also train for explosive power. You lower the weight and then push/pull through the exercise as fast as possible. This is often done for sport specific training as well as to help you break through a sticking po...
by tostig
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: An Ironic Post
Replies: 50
Views: 38158

...The 'Superslow' thing is classic. Can't believe people STILL think there's only one way only to do a lift, and that's 'slow'. ... KPj Can you explain that one? On several occassions, TV interviews, instructional DVDs, gym instructions posted say to do exercises slowly with your muscles tensed al...
by tostig
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: An Ironic Post
Replies: 50
Views: 38158

There's a trainer in my gym who's fat. It baffles me that he gets clients, but he does. He's not even fat in a "i'm doing a bulking phase" (for 2years) sense. He's just fat....KPj Hence the irony. Maybe he's an acamedic ace graduating at the top of his kinesiolgoy class with all the studying he's d...
by tostig
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: An Ironic Post
Replies: 50
Views: 38158

"2) I've learned about form from the internet and this post but have also learned not to comment to other people in the gym because (ironically) as I've learned from reading these posts, if you look fat, skinny or not perfect, people will look down on your opinion." - tostig I think that's how most...
by tostig
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: An Ironic Post
Replies: 50
Views: 38158

What's ironic about me is that: 1) I've learned to identify wild edible plants and some are growing in my own yard, but I still don't like eating veggies; 2) I've learned about form from the internet and this post but have also learned not to comment to other people in the gym because (ironically) a...
by tostig
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Going to Failure. When to Stop and NOT Stop.
Replies: 16
Views: 26696

The next question would be to identify "what is failure" so you'll know to avoid it. For Deadlifts, that would be pretty obvious: when you can't lift the next rep. But for GMs, Squats, Bench Presses, lunges - when you failed, can't finish your rep and you are trapped in the wrong position - risking ...
by tostig
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: An Ironic Post
Replies: 50
Views: 38158

Re: An Ironic Post

KPj wrote:...4. Olympic lifters are just perfect, though. ...
KPj
I can't help but think of those potbellied Gold Medalist athletes of the Eastern Bloc whenever I hear the term "Olympic weightlifter".