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by Mog16
Wed May 10, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best for muscle and strength
Replies: 27
Views: 23393

My advice on picking up women ... lift with your legs, not with your back. haha, you win! Personally I lift for me and me alone. Lifting weights gives me great personal satisfaction as well as a greatly increased positive self image...perhaps I'm vain but I really enjoy looking into the mirror and ...
by Mog16
Wed May 10, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gymnastics for strength? Why not?
Replies: 25
Views: 25411

Those all look nuts...in a great way :). I don't think I have the flexibility to do any of them (let alone strength), but they look like they'd be a tremendous workout.
by Mog16
Wed May 10, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift form
Replies: 7
Views: 7946

I generally just hit the shin in the opening motion as I'm exploding up, if I have the bar too far out I feel that I'm using my low back as too much a lever instead of using my legs to get the weight up. Oh, and it's not like I'm gushing blood, just minor scrapes about 14 inches up my shin.
by Mog16
Tue May 09, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift form
Replies: 7
Views: 7946

just nut up and take it...I regularly bleed on leg day, the adrenaline from the lift should carry you through.
by Mog16
Tue May 09, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred exercises for different muscles
Replies: 6
Views: 8153

for seated dumbell you can avoid having to hoist the weights from your knees to starting position by doing the exercise in a rack and have the weights sitting on the bars (the bars in my gym are about 3 inches wide) at about shoulder height
by Mog16
Tue May 09, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Mog16's Workout Journal
Replies: 41
Views: 87506

Mood before workout: TIRED, I think I've forgotten how to fall asleep at night. warm up squats: bar x 10 Squat / Dead Lift Super 225 x 5 / 225 x 5 (felt a wierd popping behind knee on deads, but no other symptoms) 225 x 5 / 245 x 5 225 x 5 / 265 x 5 225 x 5 / 225 x 5 Narrow stance squats / sumo styl...
by Mog16
Mon May 08, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question on Bench Press weak points
Replies: 3
Views: 5660

I've usually found that a top-half sticking point on bench can be worked out fairly well with what I've heard called half ups...set up in a power rack with the bars 1-2 inches below your stick point and load up with 105-110% of what you'd normally rep on bench, bench like normal except when you lowe...
by Mog16
Mon May 08, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Mog16's Workout Journal
Replies: 41
Views: 87506

Mood before workout: good, though some odd shoulder (feels skeletal) pain in left shoulder near omicron, maybe I slept on it wrong. Chest hella sore from yesterday so that made me happy. Had a workout partner today, which is the first time in a month or so, but my workout is more tailored for solo t...
by Mog16
Mon May 08, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred exercises for different muscles
Replies: 6
Views: 8153

Favorite Exercises Chest: barbell (too many years of barbell benching) though cable crosses come close second (horizontal) Back: bent over row (seem to get the best 'feeling' from it, and I look damn huge doing it :-)) triceps: lying ez-curl extension (seems to give best feeling, pushdowns are close...
by Mog16
Mon May 08, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about HIIT intensity
Replies: 4
Views: 5987

for my HIIT, I like to do my first 30 at 100%, double the rest time to 60 seconds (sometimes I have to walk a little), hit the second sprint at 85-90, restrict to 30 seconds rest. Then I do a series of 7-10 second intervals at 100% (number depends on my fatigue level), after the final short interval...
by Mog16
Mon May 08, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best for muscle and strength
Replies: 27
Views: 23393

answers to your questions contained here: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459411
by Mog16
Sun May 07, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preacher Curls
Replies: 16
Views: 16714

After spending several months reading on here and other sites I've largely scrapped bicep/tricep isolation work in favor of stimulation through other exercises (supine grip for rows and chins for bis, tris get plenty from pushing exercises) and I only have 3 sets of one exercise for each as an after...
by Mog16
Sun May 07, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Mog16's Workout Journal
Replies: 41
Views: 87506

Mood before workout: Good, got a lot of sleep and had some bomb protein oatmeal. Bench / Row (supine grip) super 185 x 5 / 16 x 5 205 x 5 / 20 x 5 195 x 5 / 19 x 5 195 x 5 / 18 x 5 (double contract sets, inward push on bench) 155 x 3 / 15 x 5 (notes: would go heavier on bench if I had a spotter) DB ...
by Mog16
Sat May 06, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preacher Curls
Replies: 16
Views: 16714

true, but the girlies like big biceps :) and at my age that is an important factor.
by Mog16
Sat May 06, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preacher Curls
Replies: 16
Views: 16714

preacher curls are good, you can use them to really hit the brachialis if you focus on the bottom of the motion (read here: http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/Brachialis.html) but they are also good for hitting the biceps brachii itself.