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by Jungledoc
Sun May 25, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: personal training cert
Replies: 37
Views: 16505

Liability waivers are worth no more than the paper they're written on if you get sued. I don't know what is being done in personal training, but in medicine they still are used, but nobody expects that they provide any liability protection at all. Buy the insurance!
by Jungledoc
Sun May 25, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breathing techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 10683

That IS the Valsalva maneuver. It increases both intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressure. I read something last night that says to inhale during the eccentric phase and exhale after passing the sticking point (on bench), but I'd rather get "set" before lowering the bar. My sticking point seems t...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 25, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Improvised O-bar collars?
Replies: 3
Views: 11350

Improvised O-bar collars?

Does any know, or have any ideas as to how to improvise collars for an Olympic bar? I live in Papua New Guinea, so I can't exactly run down to Big 4 or whatever to buy a small item. I'm having someone bring me a pair from the US, but I want to do overhead lifts, and I don't want to go dumping weight...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 25, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: squat depth
Replies: 10
Views: 6641

http://www.staleytraining.com/media/rippetoe.mp3

Sheesh! I've already given myself the dope slap, so you don't have to.
by Jungledoc
Sat May 24, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breathing techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 10683

On heavy lifts, especially squat and DL, I take a breath before starting and hold throughout the lift. I feel that this helps me keep my core muscles set, and continues to support my low back. I guess I exhale just as I lock out on the squat, just as the weight touches the floor on DL.
by Jungledoc
Sat May 24, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat depth
Replies: 10
Views: 6641

http://www.staleytraining.com/

This is an MP3 of Charles Staley interviewing Mark Rippetoe. Mark talks about his views on bar position, as well as a lot of other good stuff.
by Jungledoc
Sat May 24, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Andy's journal
Replies: 683
Views: 310638

Saturday, 24 May 6 hr. sleep Didn't weigh A little stretching at home To the weight room at about 4:30 with Sam. It's great to have him home, but he's tired. Their last several days at the resort were pretty inactive--too many lightening storms to snorkel. He played out after his 3rd set of bench. S...
by Jungledoc
Fri May 23, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat depth
Replies: 10
Views: 6641

Rippetoe says below. Squat Rx says go below ("A$$ TO GRASS"). I've lost track of the other ones, but most or the on-line instruction I've seen by anyone who is widely-respected seems to advocate deep. Once you get used to it, anything less feels funny. I have had to "start over" on my squatting, sin...
by Jungledoc
Fri May 23, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turnaround time for this?
Replies: 6
Views: 4869

Sadly, healing of sprains can be several weeks. RICE for the first day or two. The brace is super-important! Not just a wrap. A wrap helps to control swelling, but does nothing to protect the stretched/torn ligaments. I wrote a post on your journal comments, but the brace has to support the ankle in...
by Jungledoc
Fri May 23, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Ryan/brook011's Journal Comments
Replies: 29
Views: 39478

Ouch! I'd suggest that you wear some sort of supporter on that while it heals. A sprain is a stretching/tearing of the ligaments, so they are now looser than normal. If you let them heal with constant/frequent stretching, they will heal longer and looser than they are supposed to be. The supporter n...
by Jungledoc
Thu May 22, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Working out and why? And bios
Replies: 26
Views: 18113

They were good times in many ways. More recent years have their advantages, too. I'm just 3 years younger than Tim. We only had one car (when I was a kid), but there weren't as many places to go. Raising my kids we were always taking them to sports, school events, music lessons, etc., etc. It was he...
by Jungledoc
Thu May 22, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Andy's Journal Comments
Replies: 558
Views: 287212

That sounds like really good advice. I'm going for 5x5. I've done 14 for the last several times, so I'll try to do 5 sets of 3, then work up to 5 sets of 4, etc. Thanks.
by Jungledoc
Thu May 22, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fat Loss for Extreme Body Weights
Replies: 29
Views: 13062

Wow! Sounds like there's a lot going on here!

I don't envy you having to proceed so cautiously.
by Jungledoc
Wed May 21, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Tire drag - what to tow it with?
Replies: 16
Views: 44137

Oh man, you've got me thinking about sled pulling. Maybe if I think about it REALLY HARD I'll get stronger. I'm going to start looking for something to use. Maybe a slosh tube, too. Maybe the admins would put up a sticky with links to articles on sled pulling. Looking at the second of those links, I...
by Jungledoc
Wed May 21, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fat Loss for Extreme Body Weights
Replies: 29
Views: 13062

KPj--How committed is your dad to losing? Is he the one who asked for your help, or are you trying to coax him into it? Could make a big difference.