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by Jungledoc
Mon May 19, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fat Loss for Extreme Body Weights
Replies: 29
Views: 11147

I've got a couple of pet theories. My qualifications for speaking are that I once ran a very bad weight-loss program and helped a bunch of people spend some money on something that didn't help very many of them in the long-run, and may have done some harm. Impressed? In more recent years I have help...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 18, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Tire drag - what to tow it with?
Replies: 16
Views: 41914

I hadn't seen your last post when I said that about the bolts. Habit of looking at a page, getting called to the hospital, coming back in 3 hours and writing the post without refreshing first to see what had been written since I last looked. Now you could bolt a couple of boat seats on top for the k...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 18, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Tire drag - what to tow it with?
Replies: 16
Views: 41914

How about getting some really big eye-bolts and running them through the lug holes on the wheels to fasten them together? Then you could use the eyes to anchor the harness or whatever.
by Jungledoc
Sun May 18, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Peter's MMA & Weight Training log discussion
Replies: 476
Views: 265270

No, it's just what I was asking. I have observed that people who train in Taekwando in Korea, and who are nominally equivalent to my rank, usually have actual skills that far surpass mine. Same for other MA systems in the US; often they train for 8 to 10 years to reach black. I made mine in 3, and n...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 18, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Tire drag - what to tow it with?
Replies: 16
Views: 41914

Why not use ordinary nylon rope? It comes in a variety of strength (as I recall, what I bought at a hardware store had a tensil strength rating printed on the roll) and is inexpensive. Your could tie up a variety of arrangements for different grips. Make a short tether from your "sled" with a loop (...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 18, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Peter's MMA & Weight Training log discussion
Replies: 476
Views: 265270

Congratulations on ranking! It's a big accomplishment.

Do they use any sort of a belt system in Japan, or is that just a marketing tool of American martial arts schools?

Andy
by Jungledoc
Sat May 17, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Corless' Journal comments
Replies: 30
Views: 39915

John--How long does it take you to get through your workouts? You commented a few days ago that that day took over an hour. How about the other days?
by Jungledoc
Thu May 15, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to up the weight?
Replies: 62
Views: 20212

So, do they say what weights they used for the EMG study?
by Jungledoc
Thu May 15, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: When to up the weight?
Replies: 62
Views: 20212

Chris--The EMG data is interesting. My question is how did they load the lifts? They couldn't have used the same weight for each one, could they? I mean you can't use the same weight for a leg curl and for a dead and think that the exercises were equivalent, could you? Yet they compare the EMG value...
by Jungledoc
Wed May 14, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Warmup question
Replies: 25
Views: 10205

YEAH! That's what I want. Sometime in the next few days I'll get those read. It sounds like a good site for more. I've also been doing some searching of the medical literature. Like I said before, most of what I found is esoteric, but a few looked interesting and/or useful. Unfortunately, it is a li...
by Jungledoc
Tue May 13, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warmup question
Replies: 25
Views: 10205

KPj--Yeah, the ranting part. Amivan--I'm not imagining that increased blood flow to working muscles is not beneficial. I'm saying that the body "knows" how to increase blood flow appropriately to working muscle when and where it's needed. It happens, because it's a built-in process. So what's the im...
by Jungledoc
Tue May 13, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warmup question
Replies: 25
Views: 10205

Jungledoc- Were you referring to my comment about "getting the blood moving" to warm up? As a layman, please enlighten me as to what physiological changes the muscles go through during this phase. I used that term for lack of a better one. Regards. No, not you in particular. Lots of people use that...
by Jungledoc
Mon May 12, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Benefits of plyometrics for the non-athlete
Replies: 4
Views: 3153

The bit about the bear is funny, but the concept is dead serious. Right now I'm regretting that I haven't done more power training. A few days ago my son was in an emergency situation involving rock climbing and cave exploration, about 2 hours, at an "ordinary" pace from the nearest road. What was n...
by Jungledoc
Mon May 12, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to up the weight?
Replies: 62
Views: 20212

There are several approaches. Many lifters (like ironmaiden) set a specific goal for number of reps. When they can lift that (some make sure that they can repeat the performance more than once) they increase the weight but a set amount or a percentage (5% is often mentioned). Some start with weight ...
by Jungledoc
Mon May 12, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: replacement for squats and deadlifts?
Replies: 13
Views: 10198

Sorry that I've been out of things for a few days. I've had some distracting adventures. VoK-- I'm still not quite sure what we're dealing with here. I'm not familiar with the classification system for spondylolisthesis (I'm not going to keep typing that out)? Are you saying that the spon. resulted ...