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by Brak
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper Body Workout Critic
Replies: 9
Views: 8986

Upper Body Workout Critic

I have a question in regards to doing a 2-day split with upper body on one day, and lower body on another. How does the following look for the upper body day: BB Bench Press 3 sets BB Inc. Bench Press 3 sets DB Bent-over Row 3 sets Pull-up 3 sets BB Pullover 2 sets Cable Iron Cross 2 sets DB Front R...
by Brak
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper Traps Exercises besides "Shrugs".
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Re: Upper Traps Exercises besides "Shrugs".

Thanks for the replies. I'm kind of surprised that the Dumbbell Raise has the upper traps listed as a stabilizer instead of a synergist. The way I do them it almost starts out as a shoulder shrug, but upon reaching the top I continue the movement bending the elbows. Maybe what I'm doing is a differe...
by Brak
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deltoid (lateral): Push or Pull?
Replies: 13
Views: 15469

Re: Deltoid (lateral): Push or Pull?

My question isn't in regards to where to put it in my workout, but rather its correct labeling/nomenclature. One part of this site lists it as pull, another part lists it as push. So for the sake of correctness, knowledge, and intelligently communicating with others, I would like to know what it is.
by Brak
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 34137

Re: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements

I agree with not splitting it up like that.
As I said, I am still in the "lab" creating my workout - so it would be premature to post it at this time.

Where should I post it at? Here in this thread, or should I start it in a new thread?
by Brak
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Abduction/Adduction Exercises (How Many Sets?)
Replies: 25
Views: 23056

Hip Abduction/Adduction Exercises (How Many Sets?)

I have always been told that one should spend more time on the bigger muscles, and do exercises that involve multiple muscles. I was wondering how many sets each of Hip Abduction/Adduction should be performed per week? Since its the only exercise in my workout that how this movement I was thinking t...
by Brak
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper Traps Exercises besides "Shrugs".
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Re: Upper Traps Exercises besides "Shrugs".

Thanks for the link Dub. I'm confused. I just did a search on the site for all my exercises and the only think that hits the upper traps are the following: Dumbbell Front Raise as a stabilizer Dumbbell Lateral Raise as a stabilizer Barbell Curl as a stabilizer Is that really enough to exercise my up...
by Brak
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deltoid (lateral): Push or Pull?
Replies: 13
Views: 15469

Deltoid (lateral): Push or Pull?

According the the shoulder articulation page the muscle does the following: Lateral movement away from the midline of the body; moving the upper arm up to the side away from the body. The definition of "Push" given in the glossary is the following: Movement away from center of body during the concen...
by Brak
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 34137

Re: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements

I don't believe I'm over thinking it - but mind you I do have OCD, so to me this is just normal. lol I am currently reworking my workout, hence my questions. I have for the longest time did a 3-day split: Mon: Chest and Arms Tue: Legs, Lower Back, Abs Thur: Shoulders and Upper Back Then a couple mon...
by Brak
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 34137

Re: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements

Yes I am considering doing it. If you look at my post I am taking about doing cable iron crosses. All things being equal, I'm sure I'll be able to do them with the cables set at 20lbs each. And yes, I am looking more at movements, but running into trouble finding one for 45deg leg presses. A previou...
by Brak
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 34137

Re: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements

Doc, as I'm sure you'll agree, knowledge can sometimes be power.
I would like to be able to better superset exercises beside just biceps/triceps and quads/hams.
by Brak
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 34137

Re: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements

I found the reverse to the lateral raises. While thinking about the lateral raises and their possible antagonist my mind went to the gymnastic rings. I remembered that there was a nice they did on the rings that was the reverse if te lateral raises. So after hunting around the web for an hour or so ...
by Brak
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 34137

Re: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements

What is that exercise called that is being shown?

Also, what would be the reverse of Lateral Shoulder Raises?
Please don't say pull ups. lol
by Brak
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper Traps Exercises besides "Shrugs".
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Upper Traps Exercises besides "Shrugs".

I went through the site and noticed that the only exercise that uses the upper traps (excluding as a stabilizer) are shrugs.
Is this true? Are there not other exercises that hit them?
by Brak
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 34137

Re: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements

So what would be the reverse to the shrugs?
by Brak
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 34137

Re: List of Antagonistic Muscles/Movements

Thanks you for all the replies thus far. I understand some more, but also am confused some more. From what I have read, from the link Dub gave, am I to understand that the delts, traps, lats, and chest all are part of the same group? The link that Kenny gave I have read before posting my message. I ...