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by BlazingAirMAx
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Leg Curl Exercise!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 5063

New Leg Curl Exercise!!!

Last night I came up with a great idea to add resistance to stability ball leg curls. Hook your feet to free motion cable machine handles while you curl! This is great because I can continue to work hip dominant/knee flexion with high intensities as my gym does not have a glute/ham machine! I put a ...
by BlazingAirMAx
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form Check, Hang High Pull n Press
Replies: 20
Views: 6402

Re: Form Check, Hang High Pull n Press

I'm not claiming to be an expert in oly lifting, but it seems to me that you aren't getting full extension because the weight is sort of being flung foward. Although a person's hips are pushed back on the decent, full hip extension will keep the bar close to the body because the trajectory will be u...
by BlazingAirMAx
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form Check, Hang High Pull n Press
Replies: 20
Views: 6402

Re: Form Check, Hang High Pull n Press

You are not getting full hip extension. I wouldn't even bother with this movement until you can get you get good hip extension. It's not a weight issue with you, it's a hip strength/ mobility thing.
by BlazingAirMAx
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do leg curls lead to hamstring dominance?
Replies: 4
Views: 2764

Re: Do leg curls lead to hamstring dominance?

1) Leg Curls are almost solely a hamstring movement. Depends how you do them, but usually there are no other muscles as greatly involved. Thus, doing only leg curls for leg work may lead to hamstring being more dominant than quads and glutes. If you add curls to your program, it will strengthen you...
by BlazingAirMAx
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do leg curls lead to hamstring dominance?
Replies: 4
Views: 2764

Do leg curls lead to hamstring dominance?

I just wonder because the curling motion isn't a natural motion that occurs in sports.
by BlazingAirMAx
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Push/Pull routines
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: Question about Push/Pull routines

Is the upright row a pull exercise that can be used to balance out the shoulder press? . Yes. The pull up is a better exercise, but a case can be made for upright rows in a routine for a lifter who wants to bring up his shoulders, particularly the lateral deltoid. Both overhead presses and upright ...
by BlazingAirMAx
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pressing with Volume
Replies: 17
Views: 5221

Re: Pressing with Volume

I've stalled on my bench for 2 years at 300ibs and I finally made improvements in 3 months to 330 after I dropped my pressing volume to 3x5 or less.
by BlazingAirMAx
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Push/Pull routines
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: Question about Push/Pull routines

Oscar_Actuary wrote:no, its a push, as I understand it.
how is it a push?
by BlazingAirMAx
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Push/Pull routines
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Question about Push/Pull routines

Is the upright row a pull exercise that can be used to balance out the shoulder press? Some programs recommend balancing the shoulder press with pull ups.
by BlazingAirMAx
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Full body three times a week
Replies: 19
Views: 6736

Re: Full body three times a week

Here's a 3 day a week program form the university of Nebraska. It's sort of full body Mon Back squat pull up single leg squat row bicep Wed Bench Hip domiant stuff leg movements. Shoulder press Hip dominant Knee flexion (GHR, gliding leg curl, slide board leg curl) Fri front squat Incline press DB r...
by BlazingAirMAx
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anybody ever superset with maximum strength intensity?
Replies: 8
Views: 6588

Re: Anybody ever superset with maximum strength intensity?

I find when I do do this, my strength doesn't suffer.

Here is a typical split I do sometimes when I want more volume but dont have alot of time.
Day 1
A1 back squat
A2 Pull up
B1 Lunge
B2 Row
Biceps

Day 2
C1 RDL
C2 Bench
D1 Glute Ham
D2 Shoulder press
Triceps
by BlazingAirMAx
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anybody ever superset with maximum strength intensity?
Replies: 8
Views: 6588

Anybody ever superset with maximum strength intensity?

Say for instance you would perform a heavy squat rest 1.5mins then perform a pull up and rest 1.5 minutes before performing a another set of squats? Mike Boyle does this and it seems to save time.
by BlazingAirMAx
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's your opion of this workout
Replies: 9
Views: 4592

Re: What's your opion of this workout

I think that CSCS still carries some authority, at least in many people's perception. It's probably a good thing for your business for you to keep it. Yep, that's the reason why I renewed it. Even though the test itself is a joke. We'll put it this way, I passed that test while still a junior in my...
by BlazingAirMAx
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: myth or fact? targeting different parts of the same muscle
Replies: 35
Views: 13678

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

from wikipedia... A variety of resistance exercises can be used to train the pectoralis major, including bench pressing (using dumbbells, barbells or machines at various angles such as decline, incline and flat where the hips are above, below and level with the head respectively), push ups, flyes (...
by BlazingAirMAx
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's your opion of this workout
Replies: 9
Views: 4592

Re: What's your opion of this workout

Jungledoc wrote:Another thing. Blazing, this is pretty far from your expressed desire to do "minimalist training"!
I know, that's why I don't do it. The volume seemed way to much, but then again, I've never tried something this heavy before.