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by ninjackn
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I was looking over the strength standards here and
Replies: 2
Views: 5423

I have no information to back up this hypothesis but I think the strength standards page is for power and Olympic lifts which doesn't include the row. If you want information on relative lift strengths you can look here: www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1823834 Which follows the press/dead lift/sq...
by ninjackn
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How's my routine?
Replies: 4
Views: 3872

How's my routine?

I started going to the gym around September 2008 and have kept at it since then. I was a student in college before then and never really could find time for the gym. The most exercise I’d get would be biking to, from and around campus and an occasional game of soccer with friends on Friday. When I f...
by ninjackn
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull-Up Challenge
Replies: 122
Views: 106583

As a 23 year old man towering at 5'4" and a hefty 134lbs I did 9 upper-chest level medium-grip pulls ups yesterday.

So what's the best way to increase the amount of pull ups one can do?
A periodizing weighted pull up regime? Tons of pull ups? That cable pull down machine?
by ninjackn
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Sugar cravings
Replies: 29
Views: 23211

You read some chain mail that said aspartame is worse than sugar. It is an urban legend. It is utter bullshitery of the highest order. Snopes.com is a good place to check that out. Aspartame is probably the most tested substance ever because of the pervasive humbug. One of many things it is said to...
by ninjackn
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Sugar cravings
Replies: 29
Views: 23211

How about the fact that lots of carbohydrate foods taste really good? If I haven't had ANY carbs for a while, I just miss how they taste. I just ate an Orea. One. Also, there is a lot of operant conditioning. What did you mom give you as a reward when you went pee-pee in the potty chair instead of ...
by ninjackn
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compare front with back squats
Replies: 8
Views: 5208

Proper Knob wrote:I'm sure i read an article posted in the earlier thread about 'proportional weight targets', the front squat should be around 70-80% of your back squat.

I'll search for the article.
Is it this one?

www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1823834

It says 70%
by ninjackn
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep Deprivation
Replies: 25
Views: 14667

Different degrees of sleepiness have different degrees of "slacking" in my workout that day. If it's not too bad and I haven't been hacking my week with coffee then i'll drink some coffee about half an hour or so before the workout and go with the normal routine. When dealing with little sleep the w...
by ninjackn
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Use Weights, Not Aerobics, To Ease Back Pain, Study Suggests
Replies: 5
Views: 3762

I hate to go off on a tangent but the amount of time needed for obvious studies always surprises me. Diesel exhaust was "safe" to breath up until around 1998 when the government completed their study and deemed it hazardous to breath.
by ninjackn
Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max Pull Up + Push Ups
Replies: 2
Views: 3235

Max Pull Up + Push Ups

So I've been wondering.... what's the largest number of correct pull ups and push ups you've seen someone do or have done yourself? On the white board at my gym the cross fit people had a range of ~80 to ~50 pull ups :eek:. I don't know if they're proper pull ups or kipper pull ups but I wouldn't be...
by ninjackn
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biceps Question
Replies: 48
Views: 28897

Ahh yes, the "curl monkeys" ... I do hope no one here gets that joke/reference. Stupidity aside, If you want numbers based on some sort of standard then the 1RPM of curls based on other exercises 1RPM is Dumbell Curl (single barbell) 21% Squat 27% Bench Press 15% Dead Lift Hammer Curl (single barbel...
by ninjackn
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: s [email protected]#@!#! quat form. The never ending quest
Replies: 14
Views: 10504

300! :eek:
I'm envious as well.
by ninjackn
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: post workout snacks
Replies: 28
Views: 21701

Cottage cheese or tuna? umm... tofu?
by ninjackn
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Making my own sports drink
Replies: 16
Views: 18844

There's a recipe for a "rehydration" on webmd: http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/rehydration-drinks?navbar=hw86827 I'm too frugal for sports drink so I make my own which is something akin to the one linked to on webmd. For ~500ml of water I use a pinch of salt, a few pinches of sugar and a small splash ...
by ninjackn
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Home made trapeze for pull ups
Replies: 10
Views: 7447

Why don't you just tie a knot in the center and try it out? If you like it then drill a hole, if you don't you can always tie up another rope.

Personally I would go with 2 ropes, you'll spend less energy trying to stabilize yourself and more on pulling yourself up.
by ninjackn
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "The Truth About Cross Fit."
Replies: 9
Views: 6977

I didn't explain the parallels very well. I'll try to reiterate my point more articulately. Take the "average" American, 8 hour job sitting at a desktop typing and clicking away. Throw in 0.5 to 1 hour sitting in the car to drive to and from work. Throw a WiiFit at them and then wow, they go from se...