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by medic002
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building up max sets
Replies: 4
Views: 2841

Building up max sets

Hey, sorry, I know, another thread so soon after the other - but there was a question that has been bugging me for a while. Take deadlifts or benchpress as examples, assume you were building up to a max set, one which is your maximum weight for those reps. You build up by doing sets at lower weights...
by medic002
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1150
Views: 594544

Re: Personal Best Log

Thanks Oscar Dumbbell Snatch = 110 lbs for 1 rep each hand (10/30/12) DB Rear Delt Row = 120 lbs for 6 reps each hand (10/30/12) The dumbbell snatches were pretty ugly, but I'll take it. Also, it's worth mensioning that the 110 lb dumbbells at my gym have 1.5" diameter grips, while the 100 lb dumbbe...
by medic002
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1150
Views: 594544

Re: Personal Best Log

ephs wrote:
medic002 wrote:New records:

bench press 80kg

chin-ups 4x10 - just cant beat that 10 rep mark
4x10 chins is awesome!

Haha thanks, but I am only 72kg so its not great.
by medic002
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bicep work with limited wrist involvement
Replies: 57
Views: 19587

Re: Bicep work with limited wrist involvement

Hey, I have completely lost the thread of the argument here, but thanks for any advice. I strength train and I curl for 2 reasons: 1) because my biceps are proportionally weak 2) because it was a part of the workout I designed with the help this forum (and the guidelines of the westside for skinny b...
by medic002
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bicep work with limited wrist involvement
Replies: 57
Views: 19587

Re: Bicep work with limited wrist involvement

The don't need isolation work. You want big arms, squat. I have to ask, I really can't see how squatting strengthens the arms? Have you thought about maybe doing something to the wrist pain instead of just going around it? If you are going heavy on some curls, so you might want to consider the foll...
by medic002
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bicep work with limited wrist involvement
Replies: 57
Views: 19587

Re: Bicep work with limited wrist involvement

Thanks for the ideas everyone, I will try it with dumbbells see if it helps. I already row and do chin-ups but some more couldn't hurt :D ...with the biceps only getting a secondary workout. So, what's wrong with that? It's still working your biceps. So what if something else is getting work at the ...
by medic002
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1150
Views: 594544

Re: Personal Best Log

New records: bench press 80kg chin-ups 4x10 - just cant beat that 10 rep mark If you can come back for 10 4 times, I'd think if you came to it fresh, did a little warm-up (pull-down? 1 or 2 chin-up singles?) you could beat it. If you're trying to max, it should be the first thing in your session. S...
by medic002
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bicep work with limited wrist involvement
Replies: 57
Views: 19587

Bicep work with limited wrist involvement

Basically, I have been curling pretty heavy weights recently (75kg, cable machine) but I keep on getting wrist injuries that take me out for a week or two. So I have been searching round for a good bicep exercise that puts the least possible strain on the wrist. I was thinking of more pulling-type e...
by medic002
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1150
Views: 594544

Re: Personal Best Log

New records:

bench press 80kg

chin-ups 4x10 - just cant beat that 10 rep mark
by medic002
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: lat pull bars - how much difference do they make?
Replies: 14
Views: 6680

Re: lat pull bars - how much difference do they make?

This is the most similar bar I could find http://www.gymequipment.uk.com/store/im ... nt_Bar.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by medic002
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: lat pull bars - how much difference do they make?
Replies: 14
Views: 6680

Re: lat pull bars - how much difference do they make?

I think the arms are more like 100-110° and it is going down as deep as before, so the lat workout should be just as good correct? Based on what you said, there shouldn't be any difference in the amount of work that the lats get. And with the improved grip, you'll make more progress faster. Still, ...
by medic002
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: lat pull bars - how much difference do they make?
Replies: 14
Views: 6680

Re: lat pull bars - how much difference do they make?

I am currently a bit above my bodyweight (10-15kg) but I do have a weak grip, but that is slowly improving.

I think the arms are more like 100-110° and it is going down as deep as before, so the lat workout should be just as good correct?
by medic002
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: lat pull bars - how much difference do they make?
Replies: 14
Views: 6680

lat pull bars - how much difference do they make?

Hi, I do wide grip lat pulls weekly, but as the weight increase I find that I have a lot of trouble gripping the bar, my grip fails even though I can handle the weight. The bar being the standard one: straight mid bit and downward angled bits either end. So instead I changed to a different bar, the ...
by medic002
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: long-term negative health benefits of protein supplements?
Replies: 10
Views: 14862

Re: long-term negative health benefits of protein supplement

I don't know if you put the wrong link or something, but that source is only telling what foods are "Alkaline". It's known that high protein diets cause some disturbance on the blood PH. But these numbers of protein are very high. The amount we on average eat (1.8-2.4g/kg of weight) shouldn't be th...
by medic002
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: long-term negative health benefits of protein supplements?
Replies: 10
Views: 14862

Re: long-term negative health benefits of protein supplement

Well that's the thing, the sites aren't citing anyone apart from each other - that is why I was wondering if there was actually any negative evidence, because I can't find any