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by Jungledoc
Wed May 07, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stiffness from resistance training
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

I would say it is a completely unrelated problem. You might want to check with a doctor. Bob, when I first read Ironman's initial response to you, my reaction was that he was over-reacting a bit, and all you really need is to learn to balance your lifts (include reciprocal lifts for each one you do...
by Jungledoc
Mon May 05, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Workout from Arnolds enciclopedia, thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 8963

knin: I'd change up the whole routine. This one is pretty unbalanced. Start marking your time as a beginner from the time you start squatting. Then in a few months start looking at the "intermediate" routines. The "beginning" routines mentioned here should really be called "basic;" even intermediate...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 04, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Workout from Arnolds enciclopedia, thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 8963

I consider myself an early-intermediate lifter. This workout doesn't look like a beginner routine to me. First of all, why would you want to leave out your legs and butt? Mighty important parts of your body! Plus the lifts that work your legs and butt are a lot of fun. The squat is called the "king ...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 04, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: paroxetine
Replies: 8
Views: 4442

One of the problems with WWW info on medicines is that the just tend to list all the possible side effects, with no statistical information. When they do list statistics, it is often in a form that can be misleading. For instance, the Wikipedia article on paroxetine states that among 15 to 19 year-o...
by Jungledoc
Sun May 04, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: paroxetine
Replies: 8
Views: 4442

This seems like a bit of an odd place to go for help with prescription meds. I'd suggest that your GF start with her doctor. Paroxitine is a prescription drug in the United States (and elsewhere, I assume) and is not just a "stress reliever". It is an excellent antidepressant; as such it is appropri...
by Jungledoc
Fri May 02, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Time for a change
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

Thanks, guys. I'll let you know if a couple of weeks what comes of this.
by Jungledoc
Thu May 01, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supraspinatus Injury (Doing DB front raise)
Replies: 13
Views: 10298

Oh, and by the way, the way we were made in the beginning involved dying before age 40. I see lots of people who waited for their body to take care of a problem until after irreversible damage was done.
by Jungledoc
Thu May 01, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supraspinatus Injury (Doing DB front raise)
Replies: 13
Views: 10298

Coreless--I think you may be reading me the wrong way around. Sometimes people take the advise to rest a joint too literally (and, well, some people don't take it seriously enough, for that matter) and completely immobilize the joint. That's often what leads to the frozen shoulder, being afraid to m...
by Jungledoc
Thu May 01, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time for a change
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

Scs, when I started again, I started with the empty bar, and am now at 75. I was up to 195 when I tweaked my back, and didn't feel like I was maxing out yet. For DL, I started at 135 (the lowest I could with having to bother propping up the weights) and have gone up by 10 once, but I think I'll go u...
by Jungledoc
Thu May 01, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Did Leg Presses today and...
Replies: 11
Views: 5744

But if they just appeared right after lifting, they are probably not stretch marks.

Brook, does your machine have pads? Are the marks right where you were in contact with the pads?

Offer still stands to look at the marks.
by Jungledoc
Thu May 01, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time for a change
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

Well, I'm not lifting heavy yet because I'm just starting. And yeah, the 5 sets Wed. left my low back pretty sore and achy. But not the kind of pain that I was having before, so I'm pretty confident that I didn't really hurt anything. I'll go back to 1 set, but I think I'm going to increase the weig...
by Jungledoc
Thu May 01, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Supraspinatus Injury (Doing DB front raise)
Replies: 13
Views: 10298

You should hold off on any lift that hurts. Rest the shoulders until they are pain free. The "corrective" exercises should be approached like any other exercise. Start with gentle range-of-motion movements, then light weights, and increase. Don't do them any more often than every second day. The cla...
by Jungledoc
Thu May 01, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Did Leg Presses today and...
Replies: 11
Views: 5744

Did you press a lot more than your are used to? The marks were on both shoulders? Are you in good general health? On anti-infamatory drugs (including aspirin)?

If you want to take a picture of the marks and email it to me, I'll tell you what I think it is.

Andy
by Jungledoc
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time for a change
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

I've been into the new workout for about 2 weeks now, and I'm happy with it. My main concern has been back pain, but this has been limited to a bit of stiffness, and seems to be still improving. Some of the published programs that I looked at in setting up what I'm doing now specify 3x5 or 5x5 for m...
by Jungledoc
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: What kind of cardio?
Replies: 18
Views: 5951

The only way that doing cardio will "burn muscle" is if you are starving, and your fat stores have already been consumed. So whatever kind of activity that you enjoy, or at least hate least is the best cardio for you. Why not try to incorporate your cardio into your strengthening routine? The next p...