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by Blue_Nose
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Excessive protein
Replies: 25
Views: 52290

KPj wrote:I could easily believe that a guy of Arnies size could eat 8 eggs...
Count on it... I've watched football and rugby players polish off a dozen eggs for breakfast, every morning.

They probably weren't models for nutrition, though!
by Blue_Nose
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19136

A little confused Blue Nose, why are you keeping your legs straight until the bar passes your knees? Sorry, I wasn't very specific.... that's on the way down! It could just be that your back has gotten stronger and is therefore no longer the weak link in your deadlift. Maybe I'll take a break then,...
by Blue_Nose
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19136

So going down past the knees isn't required? I've been letting the plates down to a few inches off the floor, but this is probably why I've been getting the extra workout in the legs? Not that the leg workout hurts, but I've been enjoying doing squats quite a bit (now that my knees can take it), so ...
by Blue_Nose
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19136

New Question

Figured I'd post this here instead of making another thread: Lately, when I've been doing deadlifts, I've noticed that I've been 'feeling it' a lot more in the Gluts/Quads than I used to, and less in my back. I'm guessing this is because I've been squatting a lot more than I ever used to (used to ha...
by Blue_Nose
Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: body part splits - follow up
Replies: 19
Views: 29932

The point I was trying to make was that microtears in the muscles do cause the formation of scar tissue, but the normal soreness (DOMS) from training is not a result of microtears. Bodybuilding/weightlifting can often result in these microtears, and scar tissue can form, but it's not beneficial or i...
by Blue_Nose
Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: body part splits - follow up
Replies: 19
Views: 29932

So yes, certainly microtears do not create "scar tissue". Yes, they do, and building muscle is not the result of microtears. The mechanism by which muscles increase in size, DOMS, has most recently been considered to be caused by factors other than microtears in muscle fibres, contrary to 'traditio...
by Blue_Nose
Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: from General
Topic: body part splits - follow up
Replies: 19
Views: 29932

Heavy weight lifting that results in soreness after the workout creates small tears in the muscles, which, after healing, produce scar tissue. This is how most body builders "bulk up". You can certainly train without the soreness, and though you will probably see the same strength gain, you won't li...
by Blue_Nose
Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Concentrating on the muscle vs. the movement
Replies: 5
Views: 22108

From my understanding, it wouldn't be a matter of conditioning, since it basically only controls which muscles are active in the movement. As the report indicates (I'm actually partially going by an interview I heard with the researcher on CBC radio), normal movement and activity does the exact oppo...
by Blue_Nose
Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Concentrating on the muscle vs. the movement
Replies: 5
Views: 22108

Concentrating on the muscle vs. the movement

Thought this was interesting, and I hadn't heard of it, so hopefully it's not old news: A Hull University team asked 30 subjects to do biceps curls and found their muscles worked more when they focused on what the muscles were doing. But lower rates of muscle activity were recorded when they simply ...
by Blue_Nose
Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chronic Shoulder Dislocation
Replies: 7
Views: 10124

Apparently, this type of shoulder instability is quite common in "men in their early 20s" ( source ), which is the group I fall into. On top of that, I'm 6'3", so any exercise that has my arms outstretched in any position puts a lot of stress on my shoulder joints. Like you, JeffD, I have to be very...
by Blue_Nose
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chronic Shoulder Dislocation
Replies: 7
Views: 10124

No... I don't see a the doctor unless it's in the ER. As I said, I'm not interested in surgery, and have little time for physio, so I'd rather work on it on my own. I found this morning I could do this movement, very carefully, but with a large book (4-5 lbs). Any more and I would likely injure my s...
by Blue_Nose
Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chronic Shoulder Dislocation
Replies: 7
Views: 10124

Chronic Shoulder Dislocation

I've dislocated both shoulders over the course of last summer (outside of the gym) and I have a some serious issue with strengthing them to prevent this. I have a relatively strong back and chest, as well as most shoulder movements, but, I can not do this movement: http://www.exrx.net/AnimatedEx/Pec...
by Blue_Nose
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quietest forum I've ever seen
Replies: 7
Views: 11955

Now, I'm new here, but I enjoy the fact that you don't have to sift through pages of personal opinions and endless discussion... I'd rather have questions answered by people who know the answers, or some form of educated opinion on the matter, and that seems to be the case here.
by Blue_Nose
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Grip work for climbing/bouldering?
Replies: 3
Views: 8568

Re: Grip work for climbing/bouldering?

What do y'all recommend for improving grip strength with an open grip? All of the grip exercises I've heard of involve having your hand closed or nearly closed, but when I lose my grip while bouldering due to lack of grip strength, it's always when my hand is almost all the way open. Are you boulde...
by Blue_Nose
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: results from different programs?
Replies: 6
Views: 10693

I'd recommend, instead of the yoga, to look at pilates. I haven't personally tried yoga more than once, but I've done pilates to build up my core strength for wall climbing/bouldering, and it does an excellent job. It also improves flexibility and I found it makes you much tuned into proper form in...