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by Nkkip
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: south beach diet
Replies: 10
Views: 7716

I was asking because he said "suggest to me that the authors regard". Which suggested to me that stuward might not agree with that, which confused me.
by Nkkip
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: south beach diet
Replies: 10
Views: 7716

stuward wrote:That would suggest to me that the authors regard saturated fats as more anabolic than polyunsaturated fats.
Is that true though?
by Nkkip
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1150
Views: 592404

60 kg/135 lbs bench press, 3 reps. Almost bodyweight; yes I'm not very heavy.
I am quite pleased with this. My bench press is now above average at my gym. I need to find a better one.
by Nkkip
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull Up Challenge, 2011
Replies: 136
Views: 82805

I got 15 again today. Though I guess it's a PR technically because I actually gained 4 kg in the past month lol.
by Nkkip
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Alkaline Water
Replies: 9
Views: 8688

Okay, so I thought this sounded strange, so I found this: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/ionbunk.html The bottom line Here, in a nutshell, are a few basic facts that I believe anyone with a solid background in chemistry or physiology would concur with: * "Ionized water" is nothing more than sales fiction; ...
by Nkkip
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Supplement Question
Replies: 11
Views: 9919

Yes, dextrose is carbs. It's just sugar, glucose, also known as grape sugar. Due to its high glycemic index, you get an insulin spike which can be beneficial post workout.
by Nkkip
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bosu Ball Bench
Replies: 21
Views: 6002

by Nkkip
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull Up Challenge, 2011
Replies: 136
Views: 82805

Okay, so I tested again today and managed to count them. I did 15, more than I expected it to be.
by Nkkip
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull Up Challenge, 2011
Replies: 136
Views: 82805

Sure, what do you want to know? I'm a 20 year old Dutch computer science student. I started lifting and eating healthier in August 2010. Figured it was time I put some mass on my frame. My lifts are progressing nicely, my bodyweight is increasing slowly. Could have been a lot more, but I have troubl...
by Nkkip
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull Up Challenge, 2011
Replies: 136
Views: 82805

I'd also like to participate. So I went and set a PR yesterday, but I lost count around 8-10 reps :roll:. If I had to guess, I'd say I hit about 13. I'll test again on wednesday.
by Nkkip
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help/tips about running
Replies: 10
Views: 3791

Actually, many people find that if they just kick off their shoes and just go for a run, they end up automatically using a toe or forefoot strike. I know I do. I've even tried to force a heel strike without shoes on, but it just feels really bad. It also seems children tend to naturally run with a f...
by Nkkip
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat form check
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Like Jungledoc said, only if your spine permits it. I have issues with my lower back rounding if I go too deep, so for the time being I just do them about an inch below parallel. This is sort of what my back looks like on deep squats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLUeVQ9tiB4. This is what I think ...
by Nkkip
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crunch Vs Crunch Up
Replies: 29
Views: 9350

Think of it this way, muscles are fibres connecting point A to point B. Point A and point B are tendons which are attached to a bone. Shown here: http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/301images/muscle_structure.jpg These fibres can then only contract or relax over their entire length: http://scienceblogs...
by Nkkip
Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: When's the last time you've been in a fight?
Replies: 30
Views: 20693

Ironman wrote:Since I don't pick up on nonverbal communication, I don't give any either. so people can't read me at all.
Sounds like you'd make a good poker player.
by Nkkip
Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crunch Vs Crunch Up
Replies: 29
Views: 9350

No, the point is, both regular crunches and reverse crunches bend your spine. The main function of the abs is to stabilize the spine, not bend it. In exercises like planks, you will work your abs and keep your spine in a neutral position. Crunches (any kind of crunch) are an exercise you want to avo...