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by digger
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: SL 2x per week???
Replies: 10
Views: 2854

Re: SL 2x per week???

I have noticed the same thing dog mom. Thanks for posting about it, I didn't want to be considered a sissy for bringing this up myself. My only problem is that, I want to work out more not less. For myself I am considering some isolation work on Wed or meybe tackle that first pull up :lol:
by digger
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WORK AND WORKING OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 6104

Re: WORK AND WORKING OUT

I was really smart when I was young and decided against collage. Older now and wiser, I am just beginning to find out how little know.

I never really thought that weight training would be this humbling.

Good workout today, but I feel a change up may be necessary. Its not a race after all. Is it?
by digger
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: WORK AND WORKING OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 6104

Re: WORK AND WORKING OUT

Oscar_Actuary wrote:it may not.
I have a desk job and probably should do much more mobility work, at my age.

I was just also giving thoughts so you can do something during the off days.
How's your core strength?

What ever core strength, I have has come from Ten weeks of SL 5x5. I do nothing else.
by digger
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: WORK AND WORKING OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 6104

Re: WORK AND WORKING OUT

If you find yourself struggling on the last sets, you could cut the volume down to 3x5 (like Starting Strength). According to the SL 5x5 program there is a series of failures and deloads, that are to be reached before moving to 3x5. I realize that it is a perfect trainee, that the the program refer...
by digger
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: WORK AND WORKING OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 6104

Re: WORK AND WORKING OUT

Prehab would be wall slides, or body weight hip thrusts, or...gosh, I'm not the best to ask, lol. But generally, its stuff you do to prevent injuries, as opposed to re-hab, which is post injury. Think mobility work. Foam rolling is another think to do on these days (I think) Maybe one of our traine...
by digger
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: WORK AND WORKING OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 6104

Re: WORK AND WORKING OUT

Jungledoc wrote:What days are you lifting now?

Usually Mon, wed and Friday.
by digger
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WORK AND WORKING OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 6104

Re: WORK AND WORKING OUT

Think I'll give some thing like that a try Oscar. I have to admit that I am feeling worn down, but that with a little more recovery time that I can continue to make steady gains. What is prehab stuff?
by digger
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WORK AND WORKING OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 6104

WORK AND WORKING OUT

My recovery times seem to be dependent upon how much and what type of work I am doing during the day. As an example, if I am trenching and picking all day then my workouts suffer. Up until recently I have been able to manage but the weight is getting heavier at 10 weeks into SL 5x5 and I am finally ...
by digger
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Problems with throwing out bread
Replies: 37
Views: 22492

Re: Problems with throwing out bread

Heh, never heard of Ezekiel bread, lol. I'm assuming they use the 'dung' for the leavening which should cook off during the baking process. Heck, people around here, New York, and above it go crazy for a specialty bread called Salt Rising Bread which doesn't use yeast for leavening. What most peopl...
by digger
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Problems with throwing out bread
Replies: 37
Views: 22492

Re: Problems with throwing out bread

I'm curious does it have to be all bread or is a switch to sourdough or rye OK?
by digger
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is the beef?
Replies: 14
Views: 4981

Re: Where is the beef?

The next question, is your belly fat subcutaneous (the picture on the left) or visceral (on the right)? The subcutaneous is harder to get rid of, but the visceral is the most dangerous. subcutaneous, I think. At least, I can grab a roll like the picture shows. Going to the trash to be rid of omron ...
by digger
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is the beef?
Replies: 14
Views: 4981

Re: Where is the beef?

... I weigh 250, body fat 27% and age 43 at 5'9"... Your BMI is 36.9. How big is your waist? That's the number you should be focusing on, not your arms. Like Ironman said, you could gain muscle and lose fat and your arms wouldn't change in size. However, a lean 14 1/2 arm looks impressive whereas a...
by digger
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is the beef?
Replies: 14
Views: 4981

Re: Where is the beef?

I agree with both Ironman & Stu about the diet for the most part. Maybe you should start tracking calories. If you have a smart phone (Driod or Iphone) or Ipod Touch and you dont' have a calorie tracker app, you are officially lazy, lol. As far as size gains: Where are your numbers? Where are they ...
by digger
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is the beef?
Replies: 14
Views: 4981

Where is the beef?

Is there an ah-ha moment when you know and see what you are doing is working? I mean damn where are the new musticles. As an example when I started my arms measured 141/2 relaxed and now 141/2. I have been lifting since last Feb. I started with some routine that I put together with an online routine...
by digger
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength
Replies: 95
Views: 23763

Re: Starting strength

I am currently doing sl 5x5, after reading the past couple of posts, I wonder if I can add some skulls and curls to my sl 5x5? Would I be able to leave the program as is, and just add in the extra exercises or would I have to back off on some of the original lifts? What I am thinking would be someth...