Search found 127 matches

by VoK
Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adding weight to calf raises
Replies: 7
Views: 5629

one legged calf raises, using your opposite arm to balance you (right leg, left arm). As you get used to them, drop the supporting arm to work on balance. I personally do a body-weight calf raise program. I start out doing 25 on each leg to warm up. Then I move up to 30, rest 1 minute, 35, rest 1 mi...
by VoK
Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Press Plateau?
Replies: 9
Views: 4904

Bench Press Plateau?

I'm helping my cousin work out and he's been pretty steady in his progress. He started in September benching 115 5 times. Now he's up to 145 pounds, 3 sets of 10. However, he's been at this level for a month. All his other lifts are improving (squats, deadlifts, overhead press, etc...) What can I do...
by VoK
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: how many of u people workout your wrist and forearms?
Replies: 7
Views: 6424

For general strength and ability, I'd work out my wrists and forearms. Though you do excercise them a bit when you do your lifts, I find that it is not enough to make significant progress. I may be a different example, but as a breakdancer, wrist strength is paramount. If you want to do a handstand ...
by VoK
Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hard Work versus Genetics. bull$h1t?
Replies: 12
Views: 8947

Hard Work versus Genetics. bull$h1t?

Before you go apenuts on me, read this: http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/genetics.html Without rosying anything up or trying to bull$h1t you or convince you that I'm right, I'll lay it on the line right now. Your physique and ability to power lift is determined more through genetics tha...
by VoK
Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new abdominal excercise
Replies: 3
Views: 3736

new abdominal excercise

This is beyond unreal. The soreness that is in my abdominals is unmatched from any number of crunches or situps I have ever done. So let me give you some back story. I'm learning how to breakdance and I'm practicing a few moves with my friends. We have some mats so we try doing some one-handed trick...
by VoK
Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Mental Toughness & Focus
Replies: 10
Views: 31722

This is the first thing I thought of. http://youtube.com/watch?v=45mMioJ5szc The message that you should get is that you shouldn't be afraid of failure. It happens to the best and it is a fact you have to accept. A unreasonable goal is to stop failure. A reasonable goal is to learn from your failure...
by VoK
Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Press woes
Replies: 10
Views: 7185

TimD,

I find that dips work my triceps far more than they work my chest.

In terms of chest development, do you do dips with the elbows flaring outwards?

Also, just curious, how many dips can you do?
by VoK
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Press woes
Replies: 10
Views: 7185

My purpose is mainly to gain strength and I figure aiming for a high 1 rep max would be the best route.

For higher weight, I assume that I should maintain perfect form. There's a world of difference between going all the way not. I figure this is one of my weaknesses. How can I work on this?
by VoK
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basketball Height
Replies: 11
Views: 7940

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by VoK
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Press woes
Replies: 10
Views: 7185

Bench Press woes

So I recently started bench pressing. I've done different kinds of excercises and I'm pretty advanced in terms of those. Explosive pushups, dips, handstand pushups, elevated pushups, etc. Now when I first benched about a month ago, I could do about 6 reps of 135. Today, I can push out maybe 12 reps ...
by VoK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Working out early in the mornings
Replies: 6
Views: 6463

In terms of it being healthy or not, there is no harm in working out in the mornings. You want to make sure that you warm up and stretch well, especially in that order. 20 minutes of cardio before you lift weights is more than enough to get your blood and energy level flowing. I think the hardest th...
by VoK
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Question about HIIT Schedule
Replies: 8
Views: 13313

I think you should start with 30 second intervals at first and adjust it to how your body feels. I did 30 second intervals for my first 5 weeks. Then, one day, I just decided to try out doing 15 second intervals with the same amount of time. Since I'm mainly focused and shorter, faster sprints, I li...
by VoK
Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleats and joints
Replies: 1
Views: 2700

Cleats and joints

What is the long term effect of wearing cleats compared to turf shoes for knees and ankles? I am in the market for a new pair of cleats. I want to know if I should consider turf shoes as an alternative, since most of the ground I play on is hard grass. Specifically, I am looking at these cleats. htt...
by VoK
Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: foot contact while sprinting...
Replies: 5
Views: 4674

When you sprint, you want your contact with the ground to be as brief as possible. You literally want to be gliding across the surface with as little time on the ground as possible. This is best achieved through running on the balls of your feet.
by VoK
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fix my posture please (picture included)
Replies: 22
Views: 21873

You can work on your posture just by sitting and standing up straight at all times. Try rolling your shoulders back, basically sticking your chest out a little bit. Stand as tall as possible whenever you are on your feet. It takes a little bit of effort to do this, but that's what good posture is al...