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by KenDowns
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Various Pains and Discomfort
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

Various Pains and Discomfort

As a beginner, I'm experiencing various pains and discomfort, and I was hoping for some feedback on whether I am interpreting them correctly. My overall question in raising these details is, when do we go to the doctor (because the forum is not for medical advice), and when might we be experiencing ...
by KenDowns
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Am I over-thinking Step-Ups?
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

...then I suppose patience and practice might do the trick. Yes, and light weights. Don't be afraid to do these light for a while, and only gradually increase as you feel comfortable with them. There is no deadline, is there? Except your funeral, I suppose, and it's best to just assume that that is...
by KenDowns
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coffee?
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Coffee?

I've got a question about coffee. Being a complete beginner, and one of those guys who never had to worry about what he ate, you can safely assume that if its bad for you I've done it or am still doing it. I understand that a true health-oriented lifting program is going to change diet and rest, but...
by KenDowns
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Am I over-thinking Step-Ups?
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Depending on the variation, the "non-working" leg can take some of the load or virtually none. In the split squat, it's actually substantial. Obviously in the single leg squats it's zero. It depends on your goals but I would suggest that you try to minimized the back leg involvement until you find ...
by KenDowns
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Am I over-thinking Step-Ups?
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

What do you have against Squats? Nothing against squats, but I picked step-ups because they seemed safer for a beginner. Before I found the article on this forum that says you go just short of exhaustion on the larger muscle groups, I thought you went to exhaustion on everything. Since I work out a...
by KenDowns
Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Am I over-thinking Step-Ups?
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Am I over-thinking Step-Ups?

Basic background: middle-aged, sedentary lifestyle, one of those guys who could eat anything I wanted and never gain wait (until I quit smoking around 38). Have been exercising for the first time, not counting that week or two here and there in high school and college, and have just completed 13 wee...