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by ninjackn
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimal time in the gym to keep strength?
Replies: 49
Views: 20719

I do 2 30 minute workouts per week to maintain. You need a little more than that to make gains. But for some reason i'm under the impression you're something around twice as big as most people people on this forum. :green: I just re-read the 5/3/1 manual, and it's got a once-a-week workout in there...
by ninjackn
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimal time in the gym to keep strength?
Replies: 49
Views: 20719

Would it be "jerkish" of me to ask why you want to know? Oh not at all, i'm a fairly open individual. In a few months I will be going to grad-school part time and working full time. As you can imagine that puts a tight squeeze on my schedule and as much as I like going to the gym 3 times a week, I ...
by ninjackn
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimal time in the gym to keep strength?
Replies: 49
Views: 20719

Minimal time in the gym to keep strength?

What's the minimal amount of time (effort/volume/intensity/dollars/whatever the correct unit is) for a person to keep their strength? More ideally, continue to make strength gains (albeit slowly). I realize that the answer is different from person to person but lets assume that the person in questio...
by ninjackn
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Results w/ Flat Bench Press Routine
Replies: 8
Views: 6981

Jungledoc wrote:Halfbreed: How did you decide your loading when you were starting this?
As someone who can't even do [email protected] I sum up my thoughts and questions to: what jungledoc asked.
by ninjackn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifting re: hand strength
Replies: 57
Views: 29258

Han I'd use some sort of bag that keeps it pretty hard to spread everywhere, if you do that they should be fine! Oh and wipe the bar down afterwards too! However I've never used chalk at a commercial gym so I'm just speculating! John If you want to spend some money and be all fancy climbers/boulder...
by ninjackn
Sun May 31, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifting re: hand strength
Replies: 57
Views: 29258

i just can't see how chalk is going to improve my grip strength. it's not that the bar slips(my hands are rough enough to keep it in place), my hands are just too weak. Chalk just allows you to hold more weight, which is what improves your grip strength. Even with rough hands the tiniest bit of swe...
by ninjackn
Sun May 31, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Biggest Pet Peeve's at the Gym
Replies: 119
Views: 111093

Loud noises and random noises annoy me. I hate excessively loud music at gyms. One gym I tried had it cranked up so loud that it was painful. I understand the sound of the weights hitting the ground, grunting and whirring and thumping noises from the guys on the cardio machines is fairly loud alread...
by ninjackn
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ab rolling
Replies: 19
Views: 17632

Perfect Abs. $49.99. If you order within the next 30 minutes, we'll send you a free pair of Perfect Push Ups! And that's not all! Order in the next 30 minutes, and you'll get not just 1 but 2 Perfect Abs, so that you any that special someone can work your abs together! Could you imagine going down ...
by ninjackn
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stiff back after deadlifts and squats
Replies: 15
Views: 18361

There was an article on T-Nation about the relationships between different lifts. Your barbell squat should be around 71.4% of your deadlift. I know that's incredibly precise but that's what was printed. www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1823834 Honestly I think that 71.4% gives a false sense of p...
by ninjackn
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ab rolling
Replies: 19
Views: 17632

A wheel on a stick (for abs) has been on the fitness scene for a while. The TV just changes it a little and markets it as something "new". Now that I think about it, there was probably ab rolling with a barbell before the wheel on a stick. But yeah, take the wheel on a stick, throw in some gears and...
by ninjackn
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ab work
Replies: 67
Views: 40154

I didn't find these tests as hard as the article made them out to be but could we get more specific information on Level 5 :grin: ?

Is that 55% BW holding the bar straight above your head and keeping it there? The way it is makes it sound like a decline push crunch.
by ninjackn
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Controversial Exercises?
Replies: 18
Views: 12501

The controversy with most of these exercises is generally down to people doing them that shouldn't be doing them, due to imbalances, genetics, or previous injury history I can easily see how imbalances or previous injury could prevent you from doing an exercise and inuring yourself but what about g...
by ninjackn
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Controversial Exercises?
Replies: 18
Views: 12501

Controversial Exercises?

Asides from Dead Lifts and Squats which we all know are in fact ridiculously effective exercises,

what other exercises have controversy around them?

Upright Rows and Behind the Neck Press are a two that come to mind.
by ninjackn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 1669496

ironmaiden708 wrote:
Wouter wrote:
ironmaiden708 wrote:I like green tea
with lemon flavour
No lemon flavor, just plain green tea
What kind of green tea?
by ninjackn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: healthy way to get loads of calories
Replies: 17
Views: 14255

Lactose intolerance has to do with milk sugar where your body is unable to break down lactose, a sugar found in milk. Even if you're not lactose intolerant, drinking too much milk may have an ill effect. Not all is lost, you can buy the low/no-lactose milk or the pills to help with lactose digestion...