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by tostig
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Good Enough To Keep
Topic: Steroids
Replies: 94
Views: 176526

Pardon me if this was already discussed, as I didn't read the six previous pages. I'll redirect the topic slightly from the ethics of steroids to the science of steroids. When you normally exercise to failure, your muscles tissues tear. So if you take steroids and perform better than normally, won't...
by tostig
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking your workout session
Replies: 2
Views: 2063

Thank you.
by tostig
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking your workout session
Replies: 2
Views: 2063

Breaking your workout session

Is it ok to rush home after a session and continue exercising at home? Yesterday, it was so busy at the gym (after completing my barbell exercises) I couldn't find a bench to do any dumbbell exercises. So I went home.
by tostig
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Things that annoy me at the gym
Replies: 48
Views: 46838

Wait a minute. There's a section in this same website called "Gym Etiquette" with the header "Avoid making too much noise" http://exrx.net/ExInfo/Etiquette.html It's noisy enough with the gym music blaring so loud my own MP3 player is damaging my eardrums as I try to listen to my own music. Imagine ...
by tostig
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Good Enough To Keep
Topic: Steroids
Replies: 94
Views: 176526

... Of course, that's not as bad as what happened to Marion Jones : Her reputation is gone and now so are Marion Jones' Olympic medals. Jones gave back the five medals she won at the Sydney Olympics on Monday and agreed to forfeit all other results dating back to Sept. 1, 2000, further punishment f...
by tostig
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: This is the site I've been looking for!
Replies: 5
Views: 4887

The directory list is here. http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html Welcome to the sites. Many of are familiar with these exercises and can answer questions. There are exercises missing from this list so if you are looking for something slightly different, just ask. Stu Because I get confused with...
by tostig
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How far will you go?
Replies: 17
Views: 9123

TimD wrote:...I didn't use the word "idiotic" but maybe should have.
Tim
Were you referring to this thread?

http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3980
by tostig
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How far will you go?
Replies: 17
Views: 9123

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I'm not trying to depict any sort of psychological disorder or obsession (shouldn't have included the anorexia example). I'm describing any normal person going through workout to improve his health. He will go through adaptation and will need to change his routine. An...
by tostig
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How far will you go?
Replies: 17
Views: 9123

How far will you go?

So I've read several examples on the web how some people make great gains for a year and then they plateau and the gains stop. They've reached Adaptation. So they go onto the the next phase and continue the gains until they plateau again. Again and again it goes. So each time you make a change in yo...
by tostig
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Things that annoy me at the gym
Replies: 48
Views: 46838

I'd like to add that I don't like people taking weights from my machine as I am clearly using it. How can they assume I won't be using those same weights next then I'll have to steal them back. ...Still... If i could get the weight from anywhere else I would but there's not a huge amount in the pla...
by tostig
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Vertical Jump - Mean Power Calculation
Replies: 11
Views: 24143

Why don't you try running up several flights of stairs instead (say all the way up a 12 story building)?

Power is the change in potential energy (your weight x total height obtained) over time (the time it took to climb all those stairs).

It's all legs - just like jumping.
by tostig
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Things that annoy me at the gym
Replies: 48
Views: 46838

I'd like to add that I don't like people taking weights from my machine as I am clearly using it. How can they assume I won't be using those same weights next then I'll have to steal them back.
by tostig
Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bent-Over Barbell Row vs Barbell Rear Delt Row
Replies: 15
Views: 20546

Thanks, Stu and Stephen.

Would it be too much to do the two exercises right after each other, put an exercise in between or do them on separate days? Although they target different primary muscles, the secondary muscles for both are biceps and lats.
by tostig
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bent-Over Barbell Row vs Barbell Rear Delt Row
Replies: 15
Views: 20546

Bent-Over Barbell Row vs Barbell Rear Delt Row

I was looking for shoulder exercises with the barbell when I found the Rear delt row. I looked at the photos and the video and it looks the same as the bentover BB row. But I'm sure there are subtle differences in the mechanics.

Please explain.

Thanks.
by tostig
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: My Plan for World Peace.
Replies: 117
Views: 85142

Gay men, lesbian women, that won't solve the world's warring problems. They'll continue to fight amongst themselves and drag the rest of us with them as the wars escalate. But you are on the right track. Historically, alot of the world's conflicts domestically or internationally is rooted in sex. It...