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by IceDane
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleans/power cleans -- lacking flexibility for proper grip
Replies: 12
Views: 6088

Cleans/power cleans -- lacking flexibility for proper grip

Hey guys. So I've been adding some cleans into my workout on my squat days, and even though I've only done them a few times I can clearly see and feel why people do them. The proper form seems to be to catch the bar on your shoulders by lifting your elbows as high as possible, but I simply can't see...
by IceDane
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1151
Views: 605894

Re: Personal Best Log

I'm sure none of your remember me, but at any rate, decided to drop in since I may actually start to use the journal I started here. Bunch of big, life-changing $h1t been going on, but never been better! Lost some weight that I had convinced myself I didn't have to lose, and keep gaining strength an...
by IceDane
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: mate's hotmail's been hacked...
Replies: 9
Views: 8436

I would like to point out that it is nigh impossible for the account to have been 'hacked' in the most literal sense. E.g. hotmail's servers weren't exploited and his password retrieved that way; they're also immune to brute-force. What probably happened is that they phished it out of your friend, e...
by IceDane
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Women and Resistance Exercise
Replies: 61
Views: 15546

My girlfriend had been doing basically "what she felt like doing" in the machine room, and then a bit of running until we took a break due to vacation and all that. When we got back, I told her that if she wanted to look more fit(She is not even close to obese or even close to 'a bit fat', but you k...
by IceDane
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to make "the lower part" of my abs pop out mor
Replies: 20
Views: 10003

Is no one going to point out the fact that all pictures like that are almost definitely photoshopped to various degrees?
by IceDane
Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: I did overhead presses, so let's pick apart the exercise!
Replies: 18
Views: 5953

Regarding your questions about form; check out rippetoe's videos: ... opensearch
by IceDane
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: A chat with the average gym-goer
Replies: 0
Views: 4947

A chat with the average gym-goer

15:18 <IceDane> But being mildly sore is awesome 15:18 <IceDane> Makes you feel big 15:19 <IceDane> Especially in the chest, quads and back, hehe 15:19 <function> yeah, i tend to mainly work on my chest/biceps/triceps 15:19 <function> as i ride to the gym, and try and ride wherever i can atm 15:19 ...
by IceDane
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 820385

I shared the rack with a guy who squatted up to 160 kgs (350 lbs) last workout. That is by far the heaviest I've seen at our gym. He did about 5x8 too. Can't imagine what the reaction would be like if one of you 500lb+ squatters rocked up at our gym. I know what you mean. The heaviest squatter that...
by IceDane
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Behold...
Replies: 14
Views: 11170

its only one burger, unfortunately. I had about 1/3 lb of burger left, one egg left, and no gas for the grill, so i just fried the burger with the egg. There's also some butter in there just to get all the food groups. All 3 essential food groups, meat, eggs and butter. I was under the impression t...
by IceDane
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Iceland's got talent
Replies: 5
Views: 6619

Iceland's got talent

This is a video of a 17 year old fellow countryman of mine(born 1993), just barely failing to drive his hip forward to straighten his back with 292.5 kg/644 pounds. This is completely without the aid of steroids. He trains in an anti-steroid club and they're all tested regularly. Get this; he's been...
by IceDane
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Push Pull question
Replies: 8
Views: 3586

The front raise is a push if I'm not entirely mistaken -- but make sure you're doing the military press or something similar. If you are indeed doing that one, there's no real need to do the front raise. Anyway, the deadlift placement is the subject of a lot of debate. I personally simply place it s...
by IceDane
Wed May 19, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle confusion
Replies: 28
Views: 6828

frogbyte wrote:update muscle m set m.size = m.size + 1 where m.muscle_group_id in (select mg.muscle_group_id from muscle_group mg where = 'Guns')

+1 for there being programmers here.
by IceDane
Tue May 18, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Admins: Can you change my journal/journal discussion names?
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

I believe you can edit it yourself -- there's an edit button in the right corner for mine where I can change the title.
by IceDane
Mon May 17, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: What do you think people over-emphasize in the weightroom?
Replies: 43
Views: 10592

Isolation exercises definitely. I hardly see anyone do squats in my gym, and when I see anyone doing them, they're doing quarter or half squats. It's ridiculous. I've only see one guy do proper squats and man, he was doing proper squats . He went way deep with 240+ easily. Then there's machines.. Th...
by IceDane
Thu May 13, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: State licensure for trainers?
Replies: 22
Views: 4630

I agree whole-heartedly even though I don't live in the USA. Your point about the hair lady is a good one -- she can only ruin your looks temporarily.

A bad personal trainer might inflict permanent damage.