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by Porovoz
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Machine Rows
Replies: 16
Views: 5516

Why can't you do free-weight rows? Not strong enough? That just means you're starting with too much weight. CYEATD (check your ego at the door). It doesn't matter what people will think if they see you rowing 20# or 10# or whatever. If it challenges you, that's a sign that it's good for you. That s...
by Porovoz
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Milk...the other protein shake.
Replies: 26
Views: 16123

stuward, I'm on neither side of the fence. A calorie is a calorie whether it comes from protein, fat, or carbs. If you take in more than your metabolic requirements - you're going to store it, regardless of source. There is, of course, slightly more to this such as it being harder for the body to c...
by Porovoz
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Milk...the other protein shake.
Replies: 26
Views: 16123

Depending on your age and how easy it is to gain fat for you, fat gain may not be an issue. Milk is a good option for bulking and in some places is cheaper than whey. If fat gain is an issue, the sugars in milk will be a problem . Whey has the sugar removed so it's better in that regard. Read all t...
by Porovoz
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leg Press Position (sled)
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

Leg Press Position (sled)

Hello again! I was wondering how to properly and/or most effective execute leg presses, most notably the foot positioning involved. The way I was taught it was to put my feet on the up in the upper corners of the platform. However, I also see guys place their feet closer together, and lower towards ...
by Porovoz
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do YOU work your serratus anterior?
Replies: 10
Views: 7129

KPj wrote: I also do DB Protractions.

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_art ... ers_part_i
Are these better than the incline shoulder raises listed on ExRx?
by Porovoz
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Machine Rows
Replies: 16
Views: 5516

So there is no fundamental difference in the muscles worked or in they way they are worked, only a matter of personal preference?
by Porovoz
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Machine Rows
Replies: 16
Views: 5516

Machine Rows

I really can't do manual rows with free weights. They feel akward, decent forum is hard to attain, and the range of motion I am able to manage plummets with each rep. Thus I turn to plate loaded machines, of which three very similar ones are offered at most gyms. Is there any difference? Is one bett...
by Porovoz
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do YOU work your serratus anterior?
Replies: 10
Views: 7129

How do YOU work your serratus anterior?

For some odd reason, this muscle seems to be often forgotten. ExRx doesn't list much for it. And when asking people around the gym what they do to train it, they often cite some oblique exercise that doesn't seem to activate it much at all. So, how do you do it?
by Porovoz
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Controversial Exercises?
Replies: 18
Views: 7586

Wrestler's Neck Bridges What's wrong with them? :eek: For example, technically I am in the 'at risk' population (previous injury history). However, i train my shoulder blades/middle back like a man possessed and I have good movement and alignment in my shoulder blades and upper spine, and I make su...
by Porovoz
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supraspinatus - Friend or Foe?
Replies: 11
Views: 7574

My original problem seems to be solved, although I am still not sure what it was. What did the trick was modifying my grip (to thumbs pointing up) when doing rear delt rows. It seemed to bother me most when I did them, and now that I've modified my technique, it doesn't bother me when doing any exer...
by Porovoz
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Supraspinatus - Friend or Foe?
Replies: 11
Views: 7574

I'm not entirely sure if the supraspinatus is my problem, but something has definitely been awry in my left shoulder as of late. Not quite pain, but mild discomfort, tightness, and a weird tingling even when doing exercises that aren't heavily shoulder intensive.
by Porovoz
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Supraspinatus - Friend or Foe?
Replies: 11
Views: 7574

Supraspinatus - Friend or Foe?

I've read the bit on supraspinatus weakness found here: http://www.exrx.net/Kinesiology/Weaknesses.html#anchor3503966 Yet I still don't quite understand what it means when applied to the average trainee. For persons such as myself who do a significant amount of shoulder presses and lateral raises, s...
by Porovoz
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cable Standing Fly vs. Cable Crossover?
Replies: 31
Views: 32609

Hm, well I really thought that even a heavily saturated hour of lifting still seemed like a treat compared to the gruelling four hour wrestling practise that I'm used to. But thank-you guys, you've opened my eyes to the fact that I'm probably doing too much. Now that I think about it, I tend to rip ...
by Porovoz
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cable Standing Fly vs. Cable Crossover?
Replies: 31
Views: 32609

My updated routine: Day 1 1. Shoulder Press (dumbbell) 2. Seated Rear Lateral Raise (lever) 3. Incline Lateral Raise (dumbbell) 4. Front Raise (dumbbell) 5. One Arm Rear Delt Row (cable) 6. Front Lateral Raise (dumbbell) 7. Skull Crusher (barbell) 8. Close Grip Bench Press (barbell) 9. Pushdown [+ o...
by Porovoz
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cable Standing Fly vs. Cable Crossover?
Replies: 31
Views: 32609

Speaking for myself, I recommend lowering your bodyfat to 10-12% or below. Without a low bodyfat percentage, you won't get muscular definition. If you have suitable mass in your pecs, removing the covering fat will reveal them. Cable crossovers neither build mass or remove fat to any great degree. ...