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by JasonJones
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing to a workout for size
Replies: 6
Views: 3108

Re: Changing to a workout for size

There are lots of theories on what rep range is best for putting on size, and certainly a fair number of basic rules, but I think the two biggest components, especially for someone fairly new to lifting, are: 1. Eat More. 2. Follow somebody else's footsteps. If you eat more and lift for strength, yo...
by JasonJones
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: eating more
Replies: 14
Views: 9174

Re: When does the Average person stall on stronglifts?

I think I stalled out at ~215, and would've weighed about 140 at the time. The big issue for me was the upper body component, however. My left shoulder has bone spurs and bursitis at a minimum, so pressing quickly became overwhelming. I agree with everybody else, unless you're stalling due to joint ...
by JasonJones
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stretching to Improve Flexibility & Reduce Injury
Replies: 23
Views: 8680

Re: Stretching to Improve Flexibility & Reduce Injury

I'm not a huge fan of static stretching as it's typically performed. If you want to improve useful ROM moving the body through a movement pattern under an appropriate load will likely be more effective than trying to stretch a muscle that you perceive to be "tight." There's not a lot of good researc...
by JasonJones
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: a little bit of something
Replies: 16
Views: 7789

Re: a little bit of something

Spending less than $800/month on "convenient" food.
by JasonJones
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: music you like!
Replies: 126
Views: 92178

Re: music you like!



This guy is my client. I love going to his shows.
by JasonJones
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 820291

Re: Random crap

Alberta is my wife's home. I'll be dodging her relatives and college friends most of the time. I'm an Albertan as well. Try to get out there and enjoy the beautiful countryside. If you go to the West Edmonton Mall, try and visit this guy in the food court. I miss him. http://farm2.staticflickr.com/...
by JasonJones
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19226

Re: Rugby Workout

I know Arnie used to hire a Ballet teacher, too. http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/rare-vintage-celebrity-photos-7.jpg One of my clients used to be a professional dancer, with his own troupe IIRC. He's choreographed at least one posing routine for a bodybuilder that placed first. ( not su...
by JasonJones
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: ROM and Muscle Shape
Replies: 5
Views: 6860

Re: ROM and Muscle Shape

Are you sure your arm wasn't just locked into more flexion than the other due to chronic muscle tightness?
by JasonJones
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 820291

Re: Random crap

Also on our blog is our speaking schedule for our time in North America. If anyone lives near any of these places, I'd love to meet in person for coffee or for some lifting. We leave in about 34 hours, not that I'm keeping track. I'll see my grandson in 9 days, and I'm definitely keeping track of t...
by JasonJones
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Rest really necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 4776

Re: Is Rest really necessary?

This would be an incredibly hard question to design a study around, because there are so many other factors to consider. Type of muscle fibre, age, genetics, intensity, experience, intensity of daily activities or occupation, stress levels, quality of sleep, quality of nutrition, etc. There are a fe...
by JasonJones
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 820291

Re: Random crap

Oscar_Actuary wrote:yes that is true. I can help in a modest way.
If we were a large enoug group it could make some impact.

I'll pledge $50 and match the next $2500 with 10 cents on the $ additionally
That could get the ball rolling if it takes off
Any takers?.
If Doc says they need donations, I'm in.
by JasonJones
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Popping joints
Replies: 4
Views: 3031

Re: Popping joints

First question, I don't think anyone knows. I've heard warnings about this since I was a kid. It would be really hard to do a study over enough years to really show anything about this. I've popped my knuckles a lot all my life, and now I have arthritis. However, my right knee is my most severely-a...
by JasonJones
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to target vastus medialis
Replies: 13
Views: 14371

Re: How to target vastus medialis

Essentially any movement you can bias toward the last 15° of knee extension is going to preferentially recruit the VMO. You might want to try some corrections for iliotibial band syndrome as well, if you find that you're not having any luck focussing on the VMO. I find foam rolling combined with pis...
by JasonJones
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 820291

Re: Random crap

considering seeing a psycologist for personal counseling perhaps I'll start with a book. I "think" I just need a strong catalyst and support. The support is in place Mental health is a seriously overlooked part of, well, total health. I've had quite a few experiences with counselling, the majority ...
by JasonJones
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: the merits of guns in self defense
Replies: 12
Views: 14257

Re: the merits of guns in self defense

I live in a building with 24-hour security staff in a good neighbourhood in a low-homicide nation. While I think the merits are often inflated for a litany of political/psychological reasons, if I lived in a more dangerous part of the world I'd own a firearm and maintain the skills necessary to use ...