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by commodiusvicus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Direct Ab work nessessary?
Replies: 15
Views: 9377

Re: Is Direct Ab work nessessary?

Extra ab work can't hurt. Tell that to Dr. Stuart McGill :) I personally do some hanging leg-hip raises, ring rollouts, and side bridges at the end of my workouts but there ARE ab exercises that can hurt you. According to McGill, "Twisting torque creates four to five times the load on the disks com...
by commodiusvicus
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bret Contreras Says Deadlifts are Hamstring Dominant????
Replies: 24
Views: 13082

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

As robertscott says, couldn't individuals differ? Specifically, i'm thinking the amount you have to bend your knees would be a significant factor. Somebody who can't touch their toes is going to have a lot less knee flexion (and therefore hamstring involvement) than somebody who can do that yoga pos...
by commodiusvicus
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Modifications in back section for chin-up and pull-up pages
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Re: Modifications in back section for chin-up and pull-up pa

Keep fighting the powerlifters-that-be and their flagrant attempts to cover up the chin/pull conspiracy, dude. You're the Bob Woodward of exrx.net and now all you have to do is find your undercover informant, Deep Squat.
by commodiusvicus
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quad Dominant or Bull S. Dominant?
Replies: 13
Views: 5596

Re: Quad Dominant or Bull S. Dominant?

Deadlifts are good if you want to get better at picking up something heavy then putting it back down.
by commodiusvicus
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: preventative/corrective exercises for shoulder impingement
Replies: 5
Views: 4469

Re: preventative/corrective exercises for shoulder impingeme

My question for you is this: do i need to be doing anything like supraspinatus strengthening to specifically address the impingement? I do experience a small amount of crepitus in my right shoulder when i do regular lateral raises, and the "empty can" variety gives me pain and is definitely a no-go...
by commodiusvicus
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Healthy Eating Tips
Replies: 31
Views: 25072

Re: Healthy Eating Tips

Of course the food you eat plays a major impart on your health and well being. You must avoid excess carbohydrate, less sugar, more of bitter foods and take a balanced diet always. This will help you retain the natural health and stature that you have. :smile: I like that part, too. We should avoid...
by commodiusvicus
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: preventative/corrective exercises for shoulder impingement
Replies: 5
Views: 4469

Re: preventative/corrective exercises for shoulder impingeme

I do dumbbell shoulder presses in the manner described above two or three times per week. I haven't been maxing out, however, as i've noticed that i have a tendency to lean back excessively, thus placing undue stress on the lower back. So i'm working on that. As for rows, i do those also. I just got...
by commodiusvicus
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: preventative/corrective exercises for shoulder impingement
Replies: 5
Views: 4469

preventative/corrective exercises for shoulder impingement

Hey guys. I'm almost positive i have a protracted shoulder girdle as well as a winging scapula. I also suspect shoulder impingement, bilaterally but more on the right side (same as the winged scap). Here's the cause for my suspicion: My shoulders have always "clicked" during overhead reaching. I'd n...
by commodiusvicus
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 16987

Re: Knee Crepitus and Squatting

Well, guess i'm off to the sporting goods store to buy a pair of balls...

Why's everyone laughing?
by commodiusvicus
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 78707

Re: Neanderthal no more question

I do some stuff from the NMN program but mostly i'm just "winging" it, so to speak! I did too much push stuff for awhile so i've been trying to do a lot more pulling. This is my favorite stretch http://www.exrx.net/Stretches/PectoralisMinor/Towel.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I...
by commodiusvicus
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: probiotics
Replies: 29
Views: 18580

Re: probiotics

can't you just eat yogurt for probiotics and garlic for prebiotics or am i missing something here
by commodiusvicus
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 78707

Re: Neanderthal no more question

I've been doing scapular push-ups, dumbbell raises, dumbbell rows (and db rear delt rows), as well as various resistance band exercises and stretches. I was just wondering if throwing in a few shrugs after doing my shoulder presses would be counterproductive. Should i be doing lots of scapular depre...
by commodiusvicus
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 78707

Re: Neanderthal no more question

Should i not be doing shrugs if i have rounded shoulders, winged scapula, &c.?
by commodiusvicus
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 16987

Re: Knee Crepitus and Squatting

I'm in my mid twenties but i have lousy joints, largely due to genetics. I also have runner's knee in my right leg associated with an old ankle sprain. I experienced some very similar stuff when i first started lifting weights (which wasn't long ago, so take what i say with a grain of salt). I notic...
by commodiusvicus
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Creatine FAQ
Replies: 41
Views: 77143

Re: Creatine FAQ

I think i'll take your advice (possibly using warm water from the tap) because upon closer examination it tastes slightly bitter to me and i like to ENJOY my coffee. Easier to choke down a glass of water and chase it with an apple.