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by commodiusvicus
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Protein and fiber
Replies: 14
Views: 9676

Re: Protein and fiber

Yeah, the only "cost" i can think of is the literal one: it's pricier than just using salt. However, because it is fermented, it contains glutamate, which has a synergistic effect with salt (glutamate makes salty food taste saltier) and actually reduces the amount of sodium you have to use. But it d...
by commodiusvicus
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Protein and fiber
Replies: 14
Views: 9676

Re: Protein and fiber

Lentils are very high in protein and fiber, as are beans, etc http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4338/2 Two cups of cooked lentils is ~35g protein and ~30g fiber http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4312/2 Pinto beans are ~30; ~30 I second thi...
by commodiusvicus
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: myth or fact? targeting different parts of the same muscle
Replies: 35
Views: 11740

Re: myth or fact? targeting different parts of the same musc

...and we've come full circle.
by commodiusvicus
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 9527

Re: Minimalist Training

I know that if your hamstrings are weak relative to the quads then it can predispose you to injury, but is the reverse also possible (quads weak relative to hams leading to injury)? Jungledoc? Anyone?
by commodiusvicus
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 9527

Re: Minimalist Training

Ever tried goblet squats? I've been doing them and i think they're great http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/goblet_squats_101" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Hopefully someone more experienced will confirm this but you could probably get away with just doing those...
by commodiusvicus
Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: G2 vs. Vitamin Water
Replies: 6
Views: 6499

Re: G2 vs. Vitamin Water

Jungledoc wrote:If your goal is to lose money, either will do fine. If not, drink water.
Truth. Just add some fruit juice if you're going to be running extremely long distances.

Edit: Damn, didn't see that you beat me to it, Stuward. Typical.
by commodiusvicus
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: myth or fact? targeting different parts of the same muscle
Replies: 35
Views: 11740

Re: myth or fact? targeting different parts of the same musc

The Pec Major muscle has two heads: clavicular and sternal. Incline presses will indeed build the upper part of your chest, but only because it's a separate head. Generally speaking, you can strengthen one part of a muscle if it's a muscle with more than one functional region. The trapezius muscle, ...
by commodiusvicus
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Done With Core Training
Replies: 7
Views: 2450

Re: I'm Done With Core Training

I agree with Stuward -- if you think you've got a pretty strong core, try some dragon flags.
by commodiusvicus
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why you hatin on the Upright Row?
Replies: 15
Views: 6380

Re: Why you hatin on the Upright Row?

I did those dumbbell raises for awhile. Now i do something very similar with a resistance band by standing on the middle of it and grabbing both ends. It's one of several resistance band exercises i do to warm up for shoulder presses. Lateral raises and upright rows exacerbate my shoulder issues, bu...
by commodiusvicus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bret Contreras Says Deadlifts are Hamstring Dominant????
Replies: 24
Views: 12234

Re: Bret Contreras Says Deadlifts are Hamstring Dominant????

I agree with Stu. However, if the knees are obstructing the bar path, that's a technique/form issue. Specifically a set-up issue. You need to start with your feet more under the bar, and the shins more vertical. I didn't say "perfectly vertical" but more so. This will put you in less of a squat pos...
by commodiusvicus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bret Contreras Says Deadlifts are Hamstring Dominant????
Replies: 24
Views: 12234

Re: Bret Contreras Says Deadlifts are Hamstring Dominant????

Quick (somewhat) related question: will i develop imbalances if i only do sumo deadlifts, provided i do some extra isolation work? I've found maintaining good form on (goblet) squats to be relatively simple, but conventional deadlifts are extremely difficult for me to perform because my legs are lo...
by commodiusvicus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bret Contreras Says Deadlifts are Hamstring Dominant????
Replies: 24
Views: 12234

Re: Bret Contreras Says Deadlifts are Hamstring Dominant????

Quick (somewhat) related question: will i develop imbalances if i only do sumo deadlifts, provided i do some extra isolation work? I've found maintaining good form on (goblet) squats to be relatively simple, but conventional deadlifts are extremely difficult for me to perform because my legs are lon...
by commodiusvicus
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Direct Ab work nessessary?
Replies: 15
Views: 8807

Re: Is Direct Ab work nessessary?

I was wondering if the leg raises might have lower activity in the psoas if you essentially did a "hanging reverse crunch", that is, with flexion occurring at the waist but not at the hips (after the first "rep", anyway). I found some youtube videos of people doing them, and i also found this http:/...
by commodiusvicus
Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Direct Ab work nessessary?
Replies: 15
Views: 8807

Re: Is Direct Ab work nessessary?

Having researched the matter further, i've discovered that leg raises are apparently even harder on the lower back than sit-ups. Oops. (here's my source, it's a study by McGill: http://www.jcca-online.org/ecms.ashx/PDF/1999/1999-2/Stability.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) I'm in...