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by leanmuscle13
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: What's everyone's career?
Replies: 52
Views: 31337

Well, I know that I don't post much, but I do more reading on the website than commenting because of the wealth of knowledge found here. Anyhoo, I'm a Juvenile Counselor. I primarily work with juvenile offenders. Working out for me is more of a occupational must than a hobby. What's wild it that the...
by leanmuscle13
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: getting frustrated with injuries
Replies: 22
Views: 6052

Very true about the hobby of weightlifting. I injured my shoulder about a year ago which greatly hindered my training. I went to my doctor and he had me begin to do isometric exercises to help improve the mobility of my shoulder...I must admit that I did not follow all of the exercises that the doc ...
by leanmuscle13
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Home Gym
Replies: 85
Views: 119834

If you guys wait until the end of the month (when people begin to quit on their new years resolutions) you will get all kinds of deals on equipment. I can honestly say that most of my Home Gym equipment I've gotten from second hand stores or people was getting rid of it. For example two weeks ago I ...
by leanmuscle13
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Erick's Log Comments
Replies: 237
Views: 170983

Thank you for your advice, keep progressing and I will keep you and the rest of our EXRX family posted!! Thanks man!
by leanmuscle13
Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Erick's Log Comments
Replies: 237
Views: 170983

Nygmen, I just wanted to say that your journal has been very motivating and has helped me as I train or should I say resumed training. I took about 4 months off because I attempted a new training method that a friend suggested and lost interest and it was hard to get motivated again. Man I just want...
by leanmuscle13
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two vs. Three sets?
Replies: 11
Views: 5522

This is just a personal opinion based on my experience, but I prefer having 3 sets. For me it seems to allow a sort of progression in weight for whatever exercise you are doing. I tried a routine once that incorporated 2 sets for a max of 7 reps. The good part of this routine was that you could do m...
by leanmuscle13
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: favorite music to listen to during a workout?
Replies: 30
Views: 34353

I just had to say something..Linkin Park! Enough Said1 :)
by leanmuscle13
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I would love to try Powerlifting, but....
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

Thanks for the boost of confidence!!! I'll see what I can do and let you guys know what happens!
by leanmuscle13
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: I would love to try Powerlifting, but....
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

I would love to try Powerlifting, but....

Hello everybody, I'm going to get straight to the point. I've always admired powerlifting and strongman competitions, but I'm afraid I'm not built for it. First I'm 5'10" 180lbs at 31 years of age. This is the largest I've ever been in my life, I train at home and have an interest in Powerlifting. M...
by leanmuscle13
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feel I may be wasting my time!
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

While I was reading your entry I felt like wow there's someone else out there who feels like I do! Man first thing you have to stop doing is comparing yourself to others! Build your body based on it's capablities. For example I'm a home lifter like yourself, but I've learned (from this website) that...
by leanmuscle13
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ideal weight
Replies: 7
Views: 3645

Ideal weight

Man don't feel bad. I'm an ectomorph who is 5' 10 and my weight flutuates between 170 to 180lbs. Believe me it used to upset me to see a mesomorph who is the same height and weight look so much more "built" than I. I'm not trying to discourage you, but know that there are some natural limitations th...
by leanmuscle13
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simple, Functional, Power Exercises?
Replies: 21
Views: 12629

Thanks for the responses everybody, I'll adjust my training accordingly.
by leanmuscle13
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simple, Functional, Power Exercises?
Replies: 21
Views: 12629

This thread has been very informative. I primarily strength train due to the line of work that I'm in. In all of the literature that I have read indicates that compound exercises are superior for building overall strength as opposed to isolation exercises. One exercise that people do not mention oft...
by leanmuscle13
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just dumbells?
Replies: 15
Views: 8574

Steve000 your situation sounds somewhat similar to my own. Right now I exclusively use dumbbells for my exercises because I work out at home in a very small space. I've been doing this for some time now and along with diet have not seen very much size increase, however I have seen increased muscular...
by leanmuscle13
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Pet Peeve(s)
Replies: 160
Views: 93173

Pet Peeve's

I hate when people ask for your assistance on how to lose weight or gain muscle, but then dispute the exercises that you suggest! I mean what they hell did you ask me for in the first place!