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by tostig
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: High reps for building mass?
Replies: 10
Views: 10521

Re: High reps for building mass?

I'm here to learn, not to be criticized. Can you advise or explain more clearly what you mean when you state to use common sense?
by tostig
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High reps for building mass?
Replies: 10
Views: 10521

Re: High reps for building mass?

When I bench press to failure at 12/10 and 8 reps, I don't feel as worn out as I do after squatting and deadlifting. So I've added another 20reps at very low weight. The first 15 is really boring but the burn starts at rep #17. I'm hoping as my chest grows, it'll offset the look of my bulging belly.
by tostig
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: 2400 calorie meal plan - limits on the big three
Replies: 1
Views: 5257

2400 calorie meal plan - limits on the big three

Excuse me if this is too simple-minded or too complex. It looks as if there are a few people who asked others to rate their meal plans. How about some suggestions for a 2400 calorie meal plan without exceeding the recommended daily limits of sugar - max 36gm/day salt - max 1300mg/day fat - 65gm/day ...
by tostig
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym etiquette - how long will I be?
Replies: 4
Views: 3583

Re: Gym etiquette - how long will I be?

Thanks for your input. It's been a long time since I had to roll the bar off my chest. I'll go back to the bench presses where there are no safety bars, only lower hooks.

The next time someone asks, I'll simply finish the exercise and move on.
by tostig
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gym etiquette - how long will I be?
Replies: 4
Views: 3583

Gym etiquette - how long will I be?

If someone asked how long I would be at the rack and I replied "1 hour" because I have three exercises - squat, deadlift and bench press - would I be considered to be a hog? I timed myself at it really is an hour - including warmup with empty bars and rest periods. I don't mind sharing but my experi...
by tostig
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: the Food Industry
Replies: 6
Views: 9540

the Food Industry

Four articles about how the food industry gets us addicted to sugar, salt and fat. You can listen to this radio show http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/03/07/why-salt-sugar-and-fat-are-the-pillars-of-the-processed-food-industry/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Watch this report...
by tostig
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: eating within 20minutes of a workout
Replies: 20
Views: 19850

eating within 20minutes of a workout

How critical is this? If I take a shower after my workout, it'll use up this precious time. Should I keep a bag or jar of peanuts in my gym bag?
by tostig
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Comment my deadlift form
Replies: 24
Views: 20995

Re: Comment my deadlift form

Bend those knees.
Since you're into youtube, look for Rippetoe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syt7A23YnpA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Other things:
reverse grip,
barefoot or weight lifting shoes
push the floor away (instead of lifting the weight up)
by tostig
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 256
Views: 135636

Re: Gun Control

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" As far as I'm concerned "regulated" means that gun control is not unconstitutional. And as we are seeing, firearms free of regulation isn't making a lot o...
by tostig
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Root Canals
Replies: 11
Views: 17043

Re: Root Canals

Every time I'm sitting in the dentist's chair enduring the discomfort, I tell myself, tomorrow it'll be all over. And it's true, without fail.
by tostig
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 256
Views: 135636

Re: Gun Control

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" As far as I'm concerned "regulated" means that gun control is not unconstitutional. And as we are seeing, firearms free of regulation isn't making a lot of...
by tostig
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Hotels with barbells and cages
Replies: 7
Views: 11786

Hotels with barbells and cages

Maybe I don't travel enough but most of the hotels I've visited have a very limited exercise room. The skimpiest have only a treadmill. Most have some sets of dumbbells, benches and some universal gyms. However, I did find one that actually had a barbell power cage c/w decent plates. So when I was t...
by tostig
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Review workout
Replies: 12
Views: 5197

Re: Review workout

Instead of running for 12kms 60minutes, how about sprinting as fast as you can for 1 minute, 3 times a week?
by tostig
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Calories burned weight lifting
Replies: 27
Views: 24199

Re: Calories burned weight lifting

In my first post, I mentioned the body was not 100% efficient. So I asked if anybody knew what efficiency factor to put into the calculations. Here's what I found. http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/an-explanation-of-exercise-efficiency.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ..No...
by tostig
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Calories burned weight lifting
Replies: 27
Views: 24199

Re: Calories burned weight lifting

You're getting close. Since we already know the answer you're trying to get to, that you will burn the latte off in about an hour or so in the gym, you still have some factors to work into your equation.... Not close enough. Between my dumbbell days -25,374J and my barbell days -48,876J that's an a...