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by JoeB
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training advice
Replies: 21
Views: 7715

I certainly would not worry about using DB's, in fact I prefer them when practical. (Obviously, if you have a substantial squat, you'd really need a barbell). They bring in more ROM and require more stabilization, and while they can be applied to isolation movements, they crtainly are not limited t...
by JoeB
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training advice
Replies: 21
Views: 7715

Jungledoc, I do not have access to a pull up bar and my gym will not allow you to hang off the machines Ah-ha! The old "I don't have a pull-up bar" excuse! Start looking up wherever you go. You'll start seeing pull-up opportunities. Rafters and beams are obvious. Tree branches. Playground equipment...
by JoeB
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training advice
Replies: 21
Views: 7715

Thank you both for your replies. Yes, I only do compound movements and I do not touch any machines. One of the reasons why I was worried about switching to dumbbells for my row, is because I think it is considered an isolation movement. However, if it keeps my back healthy, then that is what I am go...
by JoeB
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training advice
Replies: 21
Views: 7715

I appreciate your help. I have been training the squat for over a year and only about 4 months of dead lifting. I started dead lifting after my squats and its kicking my butt. I usually do not have enough energy to put any real effort into my dead lift. Its hard to train both in same week, let alone...
by JoeB
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training advice
Replies: 21
Views: 7715

Training advice

Ok, a little about me. I have been training on and off since I was 15. I am now 23 years old at 215lbs. This past year, I have trained with only one week off. My max lifts are: Full squat: 350(1) Deadlift:265(5) Bench:255(5) Barbell shoulder press: 155(3) Barbell row: 210(4) A trainer at my gym told...