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by VoK
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Great College Kid Debate: Alcohol vs Marijuana
Replies: 32
Views: 22594

The Great College Kid Debate: Alcohol vs Marijuana

A little off topic than most questions here, but a physiological topic nonetheless. Now this topic has been debated for quite some time, and the government has taken the side of alcohol being less dangerous. Most kids, however, take the side of marijuana, saying weed is not as dangerous as alcohol. ...
by VoK
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running patterns. Every day or every other day?
Replies: 2
Views: 3247

Heh, I look forward to doing it every time because I can see the results. I guess there is some physiological factor that plays into this. I remember a thread a while ago that talked about full body workouts and why doing workouts on consecutive days isn't the most optimal. For instance, doing chest...
by VoK
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running patterns. Every day or every other day?
Replies: 2
Views: 3247

Running patterns. Every day or every other day?

I am lucky to have a flexible summer schedule. So now, I have the ability go running on any given weekday. I also play ultimate frisbee on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. What would be a better plan? To do HIIT on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to "stack up" on those running days? Or should I do HIIT ...
by VoK
Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Too much Protein???
Replies: 14
Views: 18010

Got curious and did a search on the effects of high protein diets on the liver. http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/site/pdf/Manninen%20SNRJ%201-1-45-51-2004.pdf Good article. It goes to show that a lot of research is flawed and a keen eye for detail is necessary to make any assumption. However, ...
by VoK
Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Too much Protein???
Replies: 14
Views: 18010

Not an easy question to answer.

Here was the previous discussion.

http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=388
by VoK
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell Side Bend vrs. Twisting Crunch/Sit-up
Replies: 8
Views: 7773

twisting jack knifes are my favorite abdominal excercise. Do as many as you can in 1 minute (usually around 24-28) and rest for 1 minute. 3 sets. That's all I do for specific abdominal work.
by VoK
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Mental Block with Throwing
Replies: 1
Views: 15844

I have found visualization works wonders. But not the typical "oh I just thought about it." I'm talking about REALLY visualizing the scene. Take in all five senses when you are visualizing yourself making the throw. Smell the air, have the touch of the ball in your hand, see yourself making the perf...
by VoK
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Never feel pain in the chest
Replies: 6
Views: 6156

Pain is not an indicator of growth. If you are not sore or don't feel pain in an area after a workout, that doesn't mean the workout is not doing anything. It just means your body was able to adapt to the change and take the work in stride. That is a GOOD thing. You don't always want to be in pain a...
by VoK
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disgusting vein growth in forearms
Replies: 1
Views: 3315

I know a lot of tennis players have this problem. Where their entire forearm is just filled with veins sticking out like crazy, even when they are just letting them hang on their sides. I dunno what to say though. There's no real way to "prevent" your bloodflow, so your veins will always be there. I...
by VoK
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5x5 program
Replies: 6
Views: 3672

I've had the opposite experience of Ironman as I've benefitted much from doing the 5x5 program. But, as always, your mileage may vary. Try it, see if it works. If it doesn't at least you know not to do it again.
by VoK
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forearm pain
Replies: 4
Views: 5092

I'm not exactly sure if it is my forearm. Sorry for the misleading title. Let me put it this way. Put your elbow on the table, with the fleshy side of your palm on the table (pinky finger is closest to the table). The part that is giving me pain is the area that is a spot on your arm that is touchin...
by VoK
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Joint soreness
Replies: 2
Views: 3108

By "no discomfort," do you mean absolutely no pain at all? Or no pain during running? My knee has improved a lot and I can walk and jog without feeling much of anything. But, if I get in a squat position, I can still it being sore. In addition, if I apply pressure with my fingertips around certain a...
by VoK
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calf riase program
Replies: 13
Views: 10897

I'd much rather increase the resistance than just keep endlessly adding reps. Also, this program doesn't include any form of seated calf raise for the soleus. It's not really feasible because this is a bodyweight-only program. Maybe you could find stairs with a low ceiling and push on it for more r...
by VoK
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calf riase program
Replies: 13
Views: 10897

Calf riase program

What do you think of this calf program?

http://www.angelfire.com/anime/dbajoin/ ... ertsh.html

It's not written well, but you get the general idea of it. As a bodyweight calf program, is it worth it to do it?
by VoK
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forearm pain
Replies: 4
Views: 5092

Forearm pain

In my forearm, I've had this lingering pain for almost a month now. It kind fo feels like a soreness pain, but a bit more painful than it should be. What worries me is that it hasn't recovered by now. Is it possible that there might be a slight stress fracture or anything like that? What can I do ab...