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by airhog
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 73448

I have been doing the program now for almost 2 weeks. I can definately feel and see the changes. 1. My shoulders are starting to stretch back farther and farther. And when I look in the mirror I am seeing less of my back from a neutral position (IE. when i am not pushing back on my shoulder) 2. My s...
by airhog
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upright Rows vs Shoulder presses
Replies: 11
Views: 9882

A good benefit of doing shoulder presses and miltitary pressesm is that those exercises involve the complete body, where a sitting press, or a seated cable row does not.


It seems like to only difference to me between an upright row and a press is push vs. pull
by airhog
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull-Up Challenge
Replies: 122
Views: 75200

pdellorto wrote:That's band-assisted. I said "band-resisted." I'll leave it to KPj to figure out how to do those. :D
:red: Your right.


BTW I was a ble to bust out 3 single rep pull ups from a dead start. nearly got 1 set of two. So i guess my max is 1
by airhog
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Dating advice...
Replies: 30
Views: 23396

Which is more important the girl or the gym? If things go horrible is it going to impact going to that gym
by airhog
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull-Up Challenge
Replies: 122
Views: 75200

Jungledoc wrote:I'm still working on the concept of "band-resisted" pull-ups. I guess you'd have to nail the ends of the bands to the floor, and loop it around your neck.
For those that don't know...

loop the band around the bar, and then step into the loop if that makes sense
by airhog
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull-Up Challenge
Replies: 122
Views: 75200

I did one the other night, but it wasn't from a dead stop, it was more of a jump pullup. I dont think I am strong enough to do one from the floor at a dead stop.
by airhog
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back Rehabilitation via Weightlifting
Replies: 23
Views: 8128

I figure that if we start slow and light that we can't really make things much worse, and if doesn't look like its helping or making things worse, we can stop. Sadly, I'm not sure that is entirely true. I think you CAN make things worse. The alarms go off in my head when I read "flexibility/stretch...
by airhog
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back Rehabilitation via Weightlifting
Replies: 23
Views: 8128

My thought is that you are probably on the right track. Emphasis on the "probably". I don't know enough about her situation to give a strong opinion. How is her back acting now? Pain free? Occasional minor pain? Constant terrible pain? Does she have any pain that goes down the legs? Any numbness or...
by airhog
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back Rehabilitation via Weightlifting
Replies: 23
Views: 8128

Back Rehabilitation via Weightlifting

I am looking for a good program for back rehabilitation. Here is the situation. My wife was diagnosed several years ago with some bulging discs and a herniated disc. I have been doing a lot of reading on the web about the pro's and con's of doing strength training on the back in order to heal the ba...
by airhog
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 73448

I don't mind answering at all. This is kind of complicated to answer because I still do a lot of the stuff in that program. The real 'root cause' of all my problems were all the sitting down I was doing. I think what i'm trying to say is, once you feel this stuff working, you won't want to stop doi...
by airhog
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 73448

This is my first week doing the program. and I have a few questions. Cressey never really talks about what to do outside of the gym to maintain good posture. Any tips here? I am currently just trying to keep my head up and my shoulders back as much as possible. But I am wondering what I should be do...
by airhog
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Funny and/or Embarrassing Gym Moments
Replies: 18
Views: 20155

Saw something really funny at the gym last night These 2 kids come into the free weights area of the gym. I watch them go over to one of the weight racks and each one grabs about 4 5 lb weights, and 6 2.5 weights. They take all of this over to a bench and load up the barbell. One of the kids gets un...
by airhog
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper Thigh stiffness
Replies: 2
Views: 3336

Upper Thigh stiffness

I'm having a lot of stiffness in my upperthigh, it seems like it is coming just a bit lower than where my thigh and pelvis join together. On my first few reps when i squat it feels very tight. After that I loosen up enough and I can complete my reps fine. I think that this is caused just by inflexib...
by airhog
Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1146
Views: 537908

Barbell Back Squat - 1 x 235
Barbell Deadlift = 1x245
by airhog
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Front Squat Grip and bar position
Replies: 7
Views: 5200

As always on O-lifting variations, J. V. Askem had a useful webpage: http://www.marunde-muscle.com/fitness/askem_front_squat.html Does that help any? Yes it does. Next time I am at the gym, I will try doing some no handed. I have a feeling that it wasnt my hand placement causing me problems, it was...