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by teafan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Not feeling anything from my pecs while benching
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: Not feeling anything from my pecs while benching

wow... anyone ever tried those?
by teafan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Can I Reach My Goals?
Replies: 27
Views: 7626

Re: How Can I Reach My Goals?

And sorry if I'm being mildly dense here, but would you mind telling me what exactly you would try to change about the routines I listed? You answered it yourself - by doing Starting Strength :lol: You mentioned you wanted to get faster - is there a sport you train for that you were looking for hel...
by teafan
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: So low carb gets ripped apart?
Replies: 36
Views: 28947

Re: So low carb gets ripped apart?

Stuward, can you give me an overview of your carb cycling approach or link to some references? I'm intigued and dont know where to start looking!
by teafan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: New at the gym. A few questions.
Replies: 13
Views: 3931

Re: New at the gym. A few questions.

If i can drill one thing into your head regarding freeweights: picking up the weights, getting into position, getting out of position and putting the weights back on the rack is extremeley important. It may not seem so at first but when you start to build the weight up (and you will) you'll wish you...
by teafan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: New at the gym. A few questions.
Replies: 13
Views: 3931

Re: New at the gym. A few questions.

The very first thing i noticed is that all of your excercises are based on machines - do you have access to free weights? You will definately want to consider moving from machines to freeweights - you will get a lot of reasons why shortly :lol: - my reason is simply you will get a lot more bang for ...
by teafan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Exercise is cool
Replies: 10
Views: 7188

Re: Exercise is cool

Where did you obtain this advanced knowledge and does that book have a returns policy?
by teafan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Some good news!
Replies: 8
Views: 7808

Re: Some good news!

For some reason reading those comments reminded me of a great thread where Kpj told us about sitting in on weight watchers meetings... I can't understand how utterly aggressive/defensive/opinionated people are about concepts they have skimmed over in the "news"! I remember a lecturer at Uni quoting ...
by teafan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Some good news!
Replies: 8
Views: 7808

Re: Some good news!

Have you read the comments?

Man, they're special!

I think the Comments sections below "news" on websites is fast becoming my favorite source of amusement :)
by teafan
Thu May 19, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Four Step Rep
Replies: 6
Views: 5092

Re: Four Step Rep

I'm at work at the minute but if you search: Bowflex SelectTech 4 Step Rep it will take you there The DVD came with a collection of dumbells that a friend of mine bought - the weights are based on a locking mechanism where you place the bar into the clasp and dial in what weight you want and it conn...
by teafan
Thu May 19, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Four Step Rep
Replies: 6
Views: 5092

Four Step Rep

I got given a DVD which bangs on about the four step rep - do you guys know much about it/what's your thoughts?

Utilising this as part of a hypertrophy routine - any good?
by teafan
Thu May 19, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Arthritis
Replies: 2
Views: 3686

Arthritis

Hey all My father-in-law is riddled with Arthritis and nothing seems to help him with the pain As far as I’m aware he is taking the usual joint care supplements (glucosamine, cod liver oil etc) and is also prescribed steroids which he seems to cycle between oral and injection. Nothing seems to help ...
by teafan
Wed May 11, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift question
Replies: 9
Views: 2426

Re: Deadlift question

Thanks for that guys, that explains it a lot more!

I always tried to add dl's on the same day I did squats - I really struggled to do them after my squats so I simply left them on the back-burner. I'm going to add them into my back day and follow the rep ranges you discuss.
by teafan
Tue May 10, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift question
Replies: 9
Views: 2426

Re: Deadlift question

How many reps/sets would you advise in this ramp? Or is this difficult to call?

I'm sure i've read here that many users keep the reps low... maybe i'm making that up...
by teafan
Tue May 10, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift question
Replies: 9
Views: 2426

Deadlift question

I am a bit confused about suggested rep ranges for deadlifts - I sometimes read totally different outlooks on deadlifts and suppose I'm interested in collecting everyones thoughts on the subject. For someone new to this excercise looking to implement this lift - what rep range would you recommend to...
by teafan
Fri May 06, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lets talk Abdominal Hypertrophy
Replies: 70
Views: 25143

Re: Lets talk Abdominal Hypertrophy

The beginnings of what is set to become a cracking thread!

Can we create a "sister" thread discussing "core" stability and exploring Beginner routes into developing a strong and healthy "core"? Or not, depending on replies...