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by Blue Running Man
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: VegeGreens!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6728

It doesn't taste that bad. I was expecting worst. I've always mixed it in with shakes, but today, I took a straight shot. It tasted just like a bunch of "greens" and berries. I'm still going to mix it in with my shakes. It's not something I will do again. The good thing was it made me slightly more ...
by Blue Running Man
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: VegeGreens!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6728

VegeGreens!!!

What do you guys know about supplements like these?

Click here for info

- If it's against the rules to post that link, let me know and I'll take it down.

I am intrigued.
by Blue Running Man
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Biggest Pet Peeve's at the Gym
Replies: 119
Views: 92727

I like the part when he is finished with his set and lets the weight pull him up.

I wish he worked out at my gym. Some comic relief between sets is always a plus.

Oh, no. He just took off his gloves. Now we're getting serious.


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by Blue Running Man
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thick bar bench press
Replies: 17
Views: 16878

I'm also getting stronger everywhere. I can't narrow it down to "I suddenly added fat bars and my bench went up." I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I can't sleep at night thinking about stuff like this. Sometimes I feel like I really don't know what I thought I knew, ya know? Did the DB varia...
by Blue Running Man
Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eccentrics and DOMS
Replies: 3
Views: 3719

I've read that after an individual is through the learning phase of an exercise, and has made gains to the point where they would no longer be considered a beginner. The limiting factor of strength isn't the muscle. It's the tendon. Your muscles grow in strength much quicker than your tendons do. Yo...
by Blue Running Man
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bulking and maintaining
Replies: 19
Views: 8039

You need to tell us a little about yourself first.

-Age,weight, height,sex.
-Goals, motivation, desires from your program
-Experience, weight training history, Health history
by Blue Running Man
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 24050

Thanks KPj, it's clear to me now! Glute ham raises are no joke! I gave them a whirl for the first time in about 4 years the other day, I could only do negatives! Of course, It was after heavy squats. That's actually what inspired me to make this thread. I don't really like the load placement in GHR'...
by Blue Running Man
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 24050

Vampire squats and lying Leg rows...do they exist? hmmmm.... You joke, but Paul Anderson rigged up a cable setup so he could do, basically, inverted deadlifts. He'd rest on a decline bench, and sit back into a deadlift, pulling a bar attached to cables. Something about flushing the blood away from ...
by Blue Running Man
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 24050

In the squat, I up to approxixmately 50% activation of the hamstrings can take place, dependent on the squat depth. Thus, performing quater squats places more work on the quads and even less on the hamstrings. Kenny Croxdale 50% activation, wouldn't that mean that only slow twitch fibers are being ...
by Blue Running Man
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 24050

Thanks for all the input so far guys. I completely agree that squats and deads are great "bang for your buck" exercises, and that (almost) everyone should include them in their workouts. Single leg exercises are also great! I also agree you are selling yourself short if you have too many exercises i...
by Blue Running Man
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 24050

I am familiar with anterior pelvic tilt, resulting from tight hip flexors.

What are the risks of having weak/tight knee flexors?

What are the signs or symptoms of weak/tight knee flexors?
by Blue Running Man
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 24050

Stu, care to elaborate more on this......The New Rules of Lifting includes 7 core movements: Push, Pull, Squat, Lunge, deadlift (hip extention), hip flexion and twist. Particularly the Hip flexion and twist. The cable exercise is a great example of hip flexion. This exercise would definitely be supe...
by Blue Running Man
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 24050

I'm not really sure what you mean when you say...."said for beginners, squats and deadlifts don't work well enough." I don't agree with Peter's 8 movements; I feel these are the movements that should be addressed when designing a well balanced lower body workout. Lower Body: -Hip Flexion -Hip Extens...
by Blue Running Man
Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 24050

Squats and Deads, What's missing?

No question, Squats and Deads are a great exercise. But are they truly complete? I feel that there are 2 essential lower body movements not represented well in either the squat of the deadlift. It seems to me that both these great exercises are more for hip and knee extension. Duh,? - Knee Flexion, ...
by Blue Running Man
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Max Power vs. Joint Angle
Replies: 10
Views: 16033

I wouldn't mind checking out those T nation articles. I'll look for them myself too. Basically what I'm hearing is that for most joints it's best to have a ratio around 1:1. Which makes sense. My primary concern for this discussion is the ankle. Walking around all day, sprinting, calf raises, etc, t...