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by tostig
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: You don't need gloves
Replies: 29
Views: 22135

why would you want to cover your callouses? Surely it's a good thing to get them so your hands don't hurt in future Without protection, the bar tends to push the calluses towards the fingers. Then end up looking puckered with sharp edges on top. ….As for gloves, KPj, they don't make the bar that mu...
by tostig
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: You don't need gloves
Replies: 29
Views: 22135

You don't need gloves

Actually the only time I need gloves are the first two sets of Deadlifting. If I gripped bare handed throughout, my hand would be too sore for my last set. The last time I was getting my gloves, I didn't have them. Either lost them or somebody took them. So I took some tissue paper, folded them up i...
by tostig
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest way to get bigger
Replies: 20
Views: 17423

Bad news, folks. Don't over-do it.

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/article/647122
by tostig
Tue May 12, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form check, squats.
Replies: 14
Views: 5408

I was determined to do deep squats. I forgot what web site I read where you look at toddlers and how they squat - that's exactly the form you want. For testing purposes, I lightened my load tremendously and squat down as low as possible without slouching my back. Of course the first few sessions wer...
by tostig
Thu May 07, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Supply side economics – why it doesn’t work…
Replies: 13
Views: 17016

... The rich stay rich and the poor stay poor, although in recent years the middle class has been steadily shrinking. Actually, the long term trend is showing the rich becoming richer and as the middle class shrinks, they join the poor. Latest examples are the disappearing pension plans in this rec...
by tostig
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whats the difference between power and strength
Replies: 12
Views: 8110

Wonder if you can expand on the discussion by including the definition of Work. W=Force x distance So W= (weight lifted) x (No of reps x distance each range) So if you squat 200lb ten times with a range of 3ft, your work would be 6000 ft -lbs. So why don't you feel the same if you squatted 400lbs fi...
by tostig
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifting idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 4950

Re: Deadlifting idea?

Wouter wrote:...
But what about using 2 towels to do deadlifts with...
Can you explain how that would work? I think you're going to have trouble lifting the towels if you're standing on them.
by tostig
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it possible for a 40y.o. newbie to build muscle
Replies: 5
Views: 2478

I'm 48. I'm skinny to begin with. I've gained 6 lbs in the past year. My doctor is quite happy.

Yes. Do a lot of reading and checking the techniques. Stay disciplined.
by tostig
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Exercise and cardio with almost no weight loss... wth?
Replies: 29
Views: 9717

Is there anybody who knows about wilderness survival or outdoor recreation? I've read that wilderness people should be careful about Rabbit Starvation. Rodents are lean meat and you won't be able to survive if you live extensively on rodents. So if that's the case, lose weight by including rabbit in...
by tostig
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder press - how far to lower arms?
Replies: 13
Views: 8372

The thing I see alot of is people going too high. Dumbbells being clanked together at the top and such. .... Hey, that's what I do when doing sitting DB Shoulder presses. I go down to parallel to the ears... If that's too high, what's the proper technique? As I'm always looking for improvements.
by tostig
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Exercise and cardio with almost no weight loss... wth?
Replies: 29
Views: 9717

I'm no expert but this is what I conclude strictly from reading the various responses under different subject headings in this same discussion forum of the past year: Eating prior to your exercise is optional - some people black-out due to lack of sugar. Know yourself and your limit before trying an...
by tostig
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EZ Bar
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

The first time I used one, it was easier and more comfortable than a straight bar. From what I just learned a few minutes ago in the internet, the EZ bar doesn't utilize some other muscles that the straight bar does, so it's not as beneficial.
by tostig
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EZ Bar
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

That's an American acronym for "easy". In Canada, you'll sometimes see a variation of that printed as "E-Zee" but being so close to the US we know how to read EZ.
by tostig
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decline bench press
Replies: 9
Views: 4389

Pressing is a popular exercise. I include it as part of my routine that does include the Deadlift and Squat. I rotate between incline, decline and flat presses. I discovered (which was confirmed in another post) that if you did flat presses only, your pecs will grow in such a way that it would resem...
by tostig
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eating before early morning workout
Replies: 10
Views: 5227

A guy at work made the mistake of not eating one morning before working out. He blacked out because of lack of glucose. There should be no excuse for not eating with everything available. There's cold cereal, toast, juice, yogurt, etc. Remember, Rocky ate raw eggs. If you must demand to eat the mini...