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by amivan
Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: AIs Training Journal
Replies: 11
Views: 16721

i would try doing floor drills to warm up the hips rather than stretch them out, he suggests static stretching the hip flexors specifically because they're generally tight on most people/athletes. but you probably meant dynamic stretching anyways and im warning you about nothing
by amivan
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: AIs Training Journal
Replies: 11
Views: 16721

thus far (3 weeks), my vertical has gone up about 3" to 32" still nowhere close to where I want to get (unlimited vertical ;) ) but its definitely a marked improvement, also i've been stretching my hip flexors like he suggested and it does feel a lot better when I jump
by amivan
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full-body training day in two splits.
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: Full-body training day in two splits.

It works, but it is time consuming to go to the gym twice in one day. Only pro bodybuilders can get away with training in the morning, taking a nap and then training in the afternoon long term. and college students who arent living in the real world yet like this guy. The thing is though, would it ...
by amivan
Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full-body training day in two splits.
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Full-body training day in two splits.

I realize the topic is probably confusingly worded, what I mean is, has anyone been doing two-a-days with one session devoted to the lower body and the other to the upper body? Would it be the same as doing a full body workout?
by amivan
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Older lifters, experienced and inexperienced
Replies: 39
Views: 15061

Amivan--Several good points. How old are you now? :roll: turning 21 in a bit :green: PS ive had back issues myself from deadlifts where i wouldnt be able to stand without my back giving out (had to flex the abs the entire day when i would walk anywhere) and ive noticed that the heat compress things...
by amivan
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: AI's New Workout Plan
Replies: 86
Views: 89996

took the day off from any other lifting yesterday and maxxed out on the snatch grip, sumo style DL, the good news: i tore through my old max and hit 345 lbs! The bad news; it hurts a little when I go to the bathroom.
by amivan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoul I start with resistance weights before free weights?
Replies: 68
Views: 20501

errr i would reccommend start on the bottom end of the dumbbell rack or plate rack w/e and have her critique what you do and fix it as you start to increase the weight you use
by amivan
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Older lifters, experienced and inexperienced
Replies: 39
Views: 15061

I've been training seriously for about a year now, but I have the benefit of going to school in the exercise science field along with some other things so that I have access to a lot more knowledge than most starters do. I started lifting first when I was 15 or 16, the first time I saw a gym actuall...
by amivan
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: AI's New Workout Plan
Replies: 86
Views: 89996

been a while since i put anything on here; vertical training workout #1 results; 50-rep quarter squats with 200# Trap Bar DLs w/ 300# DB Swings w/75# DB Reverse Lunges w/65# Single-leg DB Calf-raises w/70# and yes, this is working my vertical has been improving (measurements biweekly) and no, it's n...
by amivan
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: energy systems
Replies: 11
Views: 6713

You can’t train an energy system. Every person has a unique genetic makeup. The ATP system relies on stored creatine. You can get creatine from food, especially red meat, or you can supplement it. The more creatine in your muscles, the more ATP produce during anaerobic respiration. Think of your mu...
by amivan
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low Bar Position: Squat
Replies: 24
Views: 15388

an inch or two lower sounds right, go any further and you'll be getting an arm workout trying to keep that weight on your body.
by amivan
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: what your favorit upper and lower back work out
Replies: 16
Views: 7610

I'll believe that, you don't have to start as deep in the hole if your hands are closer together. There's a perfect article related to this thread on T-nation.

http://www.t-nation.com/article/most_re ... e_deadlift
by amivan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 33.5 in. Waist Line Limit
Replies: 17
Views: 9482

I believe it's the waist/hip ratio that is considered by the medical community. There probably should be a waist/height ratio there somewhere as well. In any case there is a different standard for asians as they are generally smaller. The 33.5" was for aisan men. Your 36" waist is well within the n...
by amivan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 33.5 in. Waist Line Limit
Replies: 17
Views: 9482

I believe it's the waist/hip ratio that is considered by the medical community. There probably should be a waist/height ratio there somewhere as well. In any case there is a different standard for asians as they are generally smaller. The 33.5" was for aisan men. Your 36" waist is well within the n...
by amivan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oops. I just scared the crap out of everyone in the gym.
Replies: 2
Views: 2235

Oops. I just scared the crap out of everyone in the gym.

So I was doing rack pulls today and I decided to go heavy enough that I needed the mental psych boost of a weight belt, so clearly, there was a lot of weight on the barbell.. well silly me, I've never had that much weight on in the racks before--so I started to strip down one side of the bar when ne...