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by Han
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talk me some glute ham compound shiznet (please)
Replies: 61
Views: 11444

I find them much tougher than conventional deads. Mostly due to grip issues, though.
by Han
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite resistance training?
Replies: 45
Views: 12758

Probably conventional dead lifts. They make you feel like All-That-Is-Man. Which I think is what Apocalypton was saying. Was going to say squats but for me they are more of a love/hate thing. Love the satisfaction of punching out a new PB, but they can be pretty tough when you're in the hole. Comple...
by Han
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Program to focus on upper body.
Replies: 18
Views: 4970

Stuward, Apocalypton, that's exactly what I used to do throughout pretty much my first two years lifting. I had stalled on just about all of my lifts with my squat around 102.5 and my bench around 60ish. I've found after the last nine months or so where I've been doing some Max-OT, and mixed in with...
by Han
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 746731

I'm scared of any girl who pulls 110 kgs after so little experience dead lifting.
by Han
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Program to focus on upper body.
Replies: 18
Views: 4970

Program to focus on upper body.

Hi all, There has been a bit of talk in here recently on strength standards (across a few different threads). All of which point towards a bit of a deficit in my pressing/rowing vs. my lower body strength. To give an indication, here are some recent figures at bodyweight ~68 kgs: Squat: 3x6x107.5 kg...
by Han
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can I exercise my pec too hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 7294

Apocalypton, you are a regular on this board and you seem to do a lot of research, and think things through. Just wondering what your justification is for sticking with a program which is so heavily maching oriented? Surely your frequenting of this board and research wouldn't conclude such a program...
by Han
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talk me some glute ham compound shiznet (please)
Replies: 61
Views: 11444

My overthinking meter just broke.
:green:

I say make like Nike and "just do it" already.
by Han
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all Bodybuilders
Replies: 228
Views: 53582

I can't claim credit for the link - Wouter posted that one.

Although it was a bit of an eye opener for me, my squat and dead are up at the "good" level, but my bench and row aren't even up to "decent".
by Han
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Talk me some glute ham compound shiznet (please)
Replies: 61
Views: 11444

Either of those links looks fine. It's what you see most people doing for deadlifts in commercial gyms. Very few people in my gym lift from the floor. They even do these in "body pump" classes. Why don't you just try it with the bar only and see how your knee goes? A few reps with 20 kgs isn't going...
by Han
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all Bodybuilders
Replies: 228
Views: 53582

As another aside, one my girls just pulled 60KG (135lbs) for 5 reps. 2nd time deadlifting and 5th week of training. The guy this thread is about told me that if one of my girls DL or squat 100KG, he'll quit training. Well, i told this girl that and she's determined to be the first! I think she'll n...
by Han
Thu May 27, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: any physical therapists on the board?
Replies: 27
Views: 5812

I think we need to agree on a standard acronym. People are interchanging PT for either Personal Trainer or Physio/Physical Therapist.
by Han
Thu May 27, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: replace the shake
Replies: 38
Views: 17677

I have put on 60lbs in less than two years at the same BF levels, and trippled if not more all of my lifts.
Holy crap! Were you a newb at the start of that?
by Han
Thu May 27, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: any physical therapists on the board?
Replies: 27
Views: 5812

Our gym has a physiotherapy firm operating inside it. They offer gym programs and a session to go through your workout and assess your form. I'm not sure how skeptical to be, so haven't taken them up on the offer yet. I think I'd be more likely to have a session with one of the PTs, who I have notic...
by Han
Wed May 26, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight loss, burn fat?
Replies: 20
Views: 5201

If your AFL training is anything like my mate's (lots of running) I wouldn't think you'd have to do any more cardio. Also I found that losing weight through weight training helped my ability to do long, slow cardio (running, anyway), so by improving your diet and weight training, you'll probably fin...
by Han
Wed May 26, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking about reducing my time on exercise
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

but how do you monitor progress? and then you won't progress as fast on what you left out. Plus...um change is scary. I always keep the big movements in my program which helps with monitoring progress. Reps and sets is generally what changes, plus maybe the variant of the movements. Sooner or later...