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by dale2177
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barbell Complexes
Replies: 35
Views: 20944

I love these, ever since i learned of them (from these forums) i like to use them as my warm up, using lighter wieghts as TimD said, no matter what workout i'm doing i feel like these get the blood pumping nicely, and seeing as i'm cardio-phobic, these keep me nicely conditioned as a workout on thei...
by dale2177
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: best way to prepare for a 1 rep max?
Replies: 5
Views: 4229

oh yeah, i found that out!! feel like when you have flu and every muscle kind of aches and you have no strength! and am probably walking a little funny too! I didn't really intend to try a PB as i hit one two weeks ago also and was just gonna train as normal, but i had on a bit of rammstein and was ...
by dale2177
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: best way to prepare for a 1 rep max?
Replies: 5
Views: 4229

best way to prepare for a 1 rep max?

Delighted with my little self today after hitting a new PB on the deadlift, i got 286 for 2 at bodyweight of 135 (happy dance) However, i'm not sure if i took too much out of myself on the build up, it went something like this 130 x 8 176 x 6 220 x 5 286 x 2 how do you find the balance between warmi...
by dale2177
Tue May 19, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 1543933

well i was in the u.k when i started my course, then i moved to ireland and due to it being one of those w/end courses, most of the study is 'distance learning' its towards an NVQ L3 so it's all work based experience that i have to evidence...... all in all, it doesn't seem like a great way to do it...
by dale2177
Tue May 19, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 1543933

I'm glad someone else has had to endure the same pain as me!, i too recently completed a gym instructor course, also to get a PT cert and i was truely disheartened with the mountains of crap that was being taught! Along with the diet recommendations kpj got, i remember being bombarded with things li...
by dale2177
Fri May 15, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 1543933

Having moved house i found a new gym to join last week, was in there for the first time last night. i get into my workout, and after a warm up, i went to the power rack to get some squatting done, just as i got into my heavy sets, the "trainer" comes over (mid squat) and starts telling me about the ...
by dale2177
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: straps/"hookers"
Replies: 10
Views: 17457

I read in Frederic Delavier's Strength training anatomy that when using the alternating grip on heavy deadlifts the distal tendon on the supinated bicep is prone to tearing, and may benefit some warm up/ stretching before DL'ing, is that it? Anyway, i only DL 240 so don't think i'll have this proble...
by dale2177
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Beginning - have a few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3817

oh and one more thing, google hal higdon, he has some very good programmes for all levels of running including form etc.
by dale2177
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Beginning - have a few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3817

Just wanted to add my two cents on the running side of this, From an anecdotal point of view, running is great training for running, fact. But there are many links and opinions which discredit steady state cardio as an effective means of fat loss and most if not all of the guys on here will agree to...
by dale2177
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: new program for OOS 48 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

Absolutely, Going from nothing is the biggest hurdle, you only need to keep it this easy for the first couple of weeks to a month depending on how your friend is feeling after each week, What might seem too easy to an experienced lifter could be next to impossible for the absolute newbie so it needs...
by dale2177
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: new program for OOS 48 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

At 48 and out of shape, i would say definitely another rest day in there, if not more, recovery is going to be a lot slower generally, and i think it would be way better to start to light and build up than go in all guns blazing and risk injury. I see it a lot, people mad keen to get training go all...
by dale2177
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: curls...what exercise is best?
Replies: 51
Views: 28754

Each of them has their advantages so it would be good to switch between them, bearing in mind the biceps will be/should be getting a good workout on your pull days, you could change which bicep exercise you do each pull day for variation.
by dale2177
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Goals you've reached and are proud of.
Replies: 9
Views: 6142

So when i started training a year ago, i couldn't manage one pull up, now i am doing 3 x 10 with an extra 10kg plate, and squat 40kg over bodyweight (ok so at 63 kg bodyweight isn't that much, but i'm happy with my acheivement!)
by dale2177
Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dips, handle angle
Replies: 10
Views: 8714

This might be a silly question, but are you facing inwards towards the machine or outwards with your back to it? Either way i agree that it does look a bit dodgy and best avoided!
by dale2177
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dips, handle angle
Replies: 10
Views: 8714

Without seeing the dip station it's hard to say but i have seen ones where the dip handles bolt on to the main structure, is it possible they have been fitted wrong and are supposed to be angled outwards? I was under the impression that dip bars are always parrallel to the ground and to focus on the...