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by medic002
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: long-term negative health benefits of protein supplements?
Replies: 10
Views: 14267

long-term negative health benefits of protein supplements?

Hi, I was looking around on the internet at protein shakes when I came across afair number of sites about the negative health benefits of protein shakes (e.g. http://www.primehealthchannel.com/side-effects-of-protein-shakes.html ) but very few of them were linked to actual scientific studies. So I w...
by medic002
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 686013

Re: Random crap

In exactly a month, I will be allowed into hospitals to see patients. It is terrifying, I cant even legally drink in America yet...

Maybe not random (or interesting) enough, but going round in my mind..
by medic002
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 686013

Re: Random crap

"I don't think anyone should be allowed to own a gun. Use one, yes but not own or carry one around wherever they want. If you want to go hunting or to a shooting range you can borrow a gun and use it for the day or for hunting, a week or two. You would have to have a license to use a weapon and a h...
by medic002
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

I think its just proportionally very weak forearm muscles so the heavy weights are too much for it. I reckon it just needs a few forearm exercises.

Touche, touche!
by medic002
Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: stretching vs neural activation
Replies: 7
Views: 3286

Re: stretching vs neural activation

Sorry, strictly speaking unrelated but TENS machines can be effective for joint and lower back pain - I know it isn't your question but it has helped in my personal experience
by medic002
Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

Right, as I thought, I just get horrific forearm pains when I curl in a supinated position that I thought it would be a viable option - guess not

Also, sorry to be a pedant :P but supination is actually the primary function of the bicep (or so my anatomist taught me)
by medic002
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

This might be a really stupid question, but I am right in saying that a barbell curl with supinated or pronated hands will have no effect on bicep and brachialis activation, correct?
by medic002
Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Myths in sports hydration and nutrition
Replies: 13
Views: 11233

Re: Myths in sports hydration and nutrition

A lot of the articles cover the same ground but from differing points of view, and in varying depth. This one http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e4797 covers research into one product, Lucozade (apparently this is big in the UK--I'm not familiar with it, but then again, I don't pay much attention t...
by medic002
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

What's this about "without the bar"??? How do you lift the weight without the bar? If you are lifting the bar, why would you not count it? I don't know the weight of the bar, I do of course use one but as I am unsure of how much it weighs I just omitted the bar's weight. Too high? Nothing's too hig...
by medic002
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

Right, that make sense - thanks for clearing that up. I guess this is my last real question before I leave you all in peace, I am worried that my diet isn't quite up to scratch, I guess some details are in order: I am 20, 72kg 5'8" and between 15-20% body fat (the electrical bodyfat machine at my gy...
by medic002
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

ok I will stick with the planks and twists and that should be good, thank you.

Out of interest, how much cardio do you do?
by medic002
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

I apologise, I am always so sloppy with terms on here, by failure I mean until I cant maintain proper form - not do horrific things to eke out an extra second or two. I must admit I am pretty weak, only last between 1 min and 1 min 45 for each set but the form, I think, is fine. I was referring to t...
by medic002
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

so this once or twice a week should be sufficient?

-4x standard planks (failure)
-4x side planks (failure)
-4x15 cable twists

I must admit to hating situps so try to avoid them even though I included them above
by medic002
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

I must admit I am looking to phase out the crunches in favour of better alternatives weighted sit ups planks pallof presses dead bugs birddogs so would this sort of routine be reasonable for a core workout? -4x15 pallof presses -4x standard planks (failure) -4x side planks (failure) -4x birddogs(fa...
by medic002
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need some advice on my routine
Replies: 73
Views: 18969

Re: Need some advice on my routine

I don't remember all the details of this thread. I do remember some vagueness as to your goals. What are you wanting to accomplish with this? I don't necessarily remember the details of what you were doing before, and don't have the patience to go back, so I'll just comment on this. 2 days upper, 1...