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by emil3m
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes for barbell training
Replies: 20
Views: 13248

Re: Shoes for barbell training

Oscar_Actuary wrote:
emil3m wrote:I have a good quality rubber mat at home...
:scratch:
7/8" thick with a diamond pattern. Covers the entire workout area. That was to address the possible slipping when working out barefoot--no chance of that.
by emil3m
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes for barbell training
Replies: 20
Views: 13248

Re: Shoes for barbell training

Thanks all!

$250 looking good in my checking account!
by emil3m
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes for barbell training
Replies: 20
Views: 13248

Re: Shoes for barbell training

And where does barefoot rank in your opinion? (for non-competitive strength and hypertrophy training)
by emil3m
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: sympathy recomp anyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 25144

Re: sympathy recomp anyone?

...once I've trained I'll drink a carby mass gainer shake, and then eat loads of - mostly clean - carbs until bedtime. I missed this thread originally or perhaps I signed up a bit after it was created. I mentioned this before, but going from size 36 sitting tight to 32 sitting loose, makes me wanna...
by emil3m
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes for barbell training
Replies: 20
Views: 13248

Re: Shoes for barbell training

I have a good quality rubber mat at home and it did not feel slippery at all. It seems that everybody is in consensus that barefoot is quite alright. I also felt quite comfortable as weight is still fairly manageable. As long as there are no detrimental health effects, I'll stick to skin. Wonder if ...
by emil3m
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes for barbell training
Replies: 20
Views: 13248

Re: Shoes for barbell training

Today was DL and press. Worked great barefoot!
You're totally right--not like I'm going for PR or anything.

adiPure have a solid enough sole for a commercial gym (my locals ones don't allow barefoot)
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by emil3m
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes for barbell training
Replies: 20
Views: 13248

Re: Shoes for barbell training

I work out at home. Skin would save a lot of cash (more fresh broccoli in the fridge). So Rip going on and on about weightlifting shoes for squat stability and contact with the floor is just commercial gym advice? I realize that in terms of heel to floor stiffness, barefoot is as good as it gets. Wh...
by emil3m
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes for barbell training
Replies: 20
Views: 13248

Shoes for barbell training

Based on everything I read, it looks like squats benefit from a slight heel while deads are better off without a heel at all. PL shoes are generally the flat ones, yet some list a 0.75" heel height. Oly shoes range from 0.75" to 1.5". Just as an example pendlays and adiPowers are 0.75" while do wins...
by emil3m
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Strength/StrongLifts rip-off
Replies: 56
Views: 26043

Re: Starting Strength/StrongLifts rip-off

Do you know the squatrx videos? Search for them on Youtube--they're very helpful. One of those is completely about this issue. He calls it "GMing out of the hole." THIS NAILED IT! Thank you, Doc! I am pretty confident that this is the last "unfogivable" quirk to sort out before I can start progress...
by emil3m
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Creatine for PWO shake?
Replies: 18
Views: 9777

Re: Creatine for PWO shake?

My comment above was in response to what you said before the edit. Just in case it's confusing. It's hard to estimate how much caffeine there is in two cups. Too many variables. It can be as low as 100mg or as high as 300mg. Coffee is awesome and it helps at work. I have 2 cups daily on a consistent...
by emil3m
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Creatine for PWO shake?
Replies: 18
Views: 9777

Re: Creatine for PWO shake?

That's great! I remember having a great workout after inadvertently drinking a cup of freshly ground coffee right before. I'll make it a habit.
by emil3m
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Creatine for PWO shake?
Replies: 18
Views: 9777

Re: Creatine for PWO shake?

All of the contributions are really helpful! Kenny, even if not as effective, is it ok not to combine it with caffeine or is the effectiveness margin substantial? I was thinking adding it to my PWO shake. (whole milk, banana, whey. Plus I eat a baked potato) EDIT: I'm having 2 cups of coffee a day. ...
by emil3m
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Strength/StrongLifts rip-off
Replies: 56
Views: 26043

Re: Starting Strength/StrongLifts rip-off

thanks Dub! will try. I just read the required box specs in the directory and think I have a chair at home that fits that height.
by emil3m
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Strength/StrongLifts rip-off
Replies: 56
Views: 26043

Re: Starting Strength/StrongLifts rip-off

The problem is that the bar does not follow a straight path down and up. Maybe on 1-2 reps out of 5 it relatively does. So where does it go? Does the bar fall forward? Lean back? Make a curve at some point? Does it the exactly same thing when added resistance? It falls forward and as a result the m...
by emil3m
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Strength/StrongLifts rip-off
Replies: 56
Views: 26043

Re: Starting Strength/StrongLifts rip-off

What is the problem on your squat? I read something about the bar path, but couldn't figure. You might want to see how your form changes when you add resistance. Also the weigth placement will alter the muscular response, so you might want to test front squats or goblet squats as well. Does the for...