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by sks24
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

JungleDoc: You don't really want to workout for more than an hour. For me, doing 5x5 on most of my lifts, that limits me to 4 exercises on a practical basis. So that's five sets, five reps, right? Just curious. pdellorto: I read your links, and it's clear that I need to lower my rep counts a bit acr...
by sks24
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

Man! This squat/deadlift combination, three sets each, packs one heck of a wallop! I literally staggered back to my laptop stand in a dreamy kind of haze with the rep counts. Then I would plop down and breathe real hard like I had just climbed Everest or something. W/o O2. The whole body lift, then,...
by sks24
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

pdellorto:

This guy ended any and all shoulder problems I was having:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWxcl9SMH4c

Thanks for the routine. This full body is kicking my butt . . . 'bout fainted twice, and I don't remember doing that for years. So I may have to split this up.
by sks24
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

You might divide that list into two groups and alternate them. Love the division idea. Are we talking two-day split here? Maybe a push/pull split? (http://exrx.net/Workouts/Workout2PP.html) ABXABXX? If so, the two groups: Workout A: Push Bench Press Full Squat Behind the neck press And then, every ...
by sks24
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

Thanks JungleDoc/Ironman I looked at all the beginner links in the sticky. I think I get the general idea. So, in sequence, Squats Deadlifts Bent-Over rows Bench Press Lat Pull-downs Behind the neck press Weighted Incline Sit-ups. All three sets except abs. And maybe two sets, or even one, on heavy ...
by sks24
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

When we talk about using the experts, we don't mean literally seek THEM out I did miss that. Sorry. It's clear to me that I'm going to have to do two full-body lifts week. I think I should be OK with it. I'm in much better shape than I was two or so years ago when I started out. But on some days I'...
by sks24
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

Thanks Ironman. I know myself well enough to know that, even if I fully intended to do so upon my saying here that I would seek out the experts you mentioned, I almost certainly wouldn't do it. I have, however, read extensively in this site, over both the last few days and couple of years. And I tho...
by sks24
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

Thanks Peter and Doc. I'm never out of town for more than one day, and that's only once or twice a month. The main reason I train is that I'm 46 and want to go into middle and old age and still be able to do normal things absent pain and fatigue. The main muscle group I'm worried about is my mid-bac...
by sks24
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

More specifically, any problems with this three-day split, as sequenced?: Back/Thighs/Biceps: Deadlifts Squats Bent Row Lat Pull-Down Biceps Curl Hyperextension Wrist Curl Plow Stretch Chest/Triceps: Bench Press Incline Bench Press Decline Bench Press Triceps Extension Shoulders/Abs: Behind the Neck...
by sks24
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

Thank you very much for those comments. OK. How 'bout this three day split: A: Back/Thighs/Biceps Deadlift/Squat/Bent over rows/Curls/Hyperextension chair B: Chest/Triceps Bench Press/Incline Bench Press/Triceps C: Shoulders/Abs. Deltoids front, rear, and side/Abs. X: Rest My cardio is almost every ...
by sks24
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any problems with this routine?
Replies: 27
Views: 13477

Any problems with this routine?

I have an exercise routine I've been doing, and, upon my presentation of it here, I would welcome any thoughts or comments any of you might have. The routine: Three day split, ABCX. A: Chest general (press), Back Lats (pulldown), Chest upper, back general (bent row), full squat, hyperextension chair...
by sks24
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First post/forearm pain
Replies: 7
Views: 3756

RS: I do have a weakness: my wrists. As large as I am, my wrists and forearms are very thin and weak. I'm almost always in the last or next to last hole in any watchband I wear, and I can't sling a hammer for very long at all. I think that, after this pain subsides, I'll hit my wrists once a week wh...
by sks24
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First post/forearm pain
Replies: 7
Views: 3756

Thanks HG, I agree w/r/t backing off on the arm exercises once we start on this painting job. I finished a flagstone job about three weeks ago, and I decided to add wrist curls, ad/abduction, and twists - high reps/low weight - pending the next job. I found the exrx wrist stretching pages: don't kno...
by sks24
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: First post/forearm pain
Replies: 7
Views: 3756

First post/forearm pain

Good Morning. I've had pain in my right wrist extensors for about two months now. I injured them using a cast-iron tamper (identical to the one pictured here: X) over about 1500 sq.ft. of gravel and sand. As you can see on my spreadsheet ( X) I've recovered sufficiently to begin resistance work on ...