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by Stephen Johnson
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: How much variation within a week?
Replies: 15
Views: 8812

Re: How much variation within a week?

@Vigilius: Sorry for the misunderstanding, first of all. I've led this thread astray. :red: But to answer your question, why don't you try doing the varied workout during one training cycle, an unvaried workout the next training cycle, and write down (and compare) the results of both in a training d...
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: How much variation within a week?
Replies: 15
Views: 8812

Re: How much variation within a week?

robertscott wrote:instead of doing a push day, and a pull/legs day, do a push day, a pull day and a legs day.
Sounds good to me. Back is too important a bodypart to get short shrift. :cheers:
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much variation within a week?
Replies: 15
Views: 8812

Re: How much variation within a week?

@Vigilius: I wonder how effective your back workout is after you're done with your legs. Half of your workout time is spent on upper body push movements, while upper body pull, lower body push and lower body pull are crammed into the other half. Actually, this listing doesnt include all the back ex...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much variation within a week?
Replies: 15
Views: 8812

Re: How much variation within a week?

@Vigilius:

I wonder how effective your back workout is after you're done with your legs.

Half of your workout time is spent on upper body push movements, while upper body pull, lower body push and lower body pull are crammed into the other half.
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: exercises without pressure on wrist
Replies: 6
Views: 4856

Re: exercises without pressure on wrist

Many of the old school Nautilus upper body machines didn't require the exerciser to grab a handle for usage, but these machines have disappeared. Modern machines haven't followed the design - even pullover and pec deck machines are hard to find. Too bad I agree with Hoosegow - 4 weeks isn't that lon...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my year and 2months anniversary on this forum...
Replies: 34
Views: 16628

Re: my year and 2months anniversary on this forum...

thing is, i've asked stupid questions before that one Please feel free to ask away "The only stupid question is the one not asked" -Albert Einstein EDIT People seem to be worried that they are asking "stupid" questions. Sure you should read the stickies and use the search. But feel free to ask anyt...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Optimal training routine for 2 days per week
Replies: 38
Views: 21609

Re: Optimal training routine for 2 days per week

ephs wrote:focus is strength
I'll throw this question out to get the opinions of the members:

Shouldn't a competitive athlete focus on power training more than strength training? Assuming that the athlete has a good strength foundation.
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you progress if you don't know your weakness?
Replies: 8
Views: 4510

Re: Can you progress if you don't know your weakness?

@KenDowns: I guess that I was doing a little projection - years ago, my lower back was the weak link in my overhead press. But you might be different. Few exercises engage the whole body like overhead pressing - which means that few exercises have as many possible problem areas that affect performan...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you progress if you don't know your weakness?
Replies: 8
Views: 4510

Re: Can you progress if you don't know your weakness?

@KenDowns:

How does your lower back feel while you press?
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1156
Views: 728512

Re: Personal Best Log

Happy 60th birthday. Doc. Way to go

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by Stephen Johnson
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Review workout
Replies: 12
Views: 6632

Re: Review workout

Two days have passed, and no reply from dtony2. Hopefully we didn't scare him off.

Running 12km/hr (~7.5mi/hr) is a good intermediate runner -an 8 minute mile. That's probably the focus of his exercise program - he isn't running just for overall fitness.
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Review workout
Replies: 12
Views: 6632

Re: Review workout

@dtony2: 1 - If your goal is to increase your muscle size and/or strength, it would be better to do your running after doing weights. 2 - Your legs and back make up 2/3 of your musculature, yet your program trains them 1/3 of the time. A weak back, in particular, will adversely affect your posture a...
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Calories and macronutrient ratios
Replies: 23
Views: 11217

Re: Calories and macronutrient ratios

Spending money on food shouldn't be a problem. No, I'm a citizen of Australia. Then there's no reason for you to eat a grain based diet like you're doing now. Especially since you live in a country that's a world class meat, dairy and seafood producer. A grain based diet works OK for endurance athl...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form check
Replies: 23
Views: 13625

Re: Form check

http://exrx.net/AnimatedEx/ErectorSpinae/BBDeadlift.gif Isn't the important part about the deadlift the concentric part? I've seen some people even throw the bar down after pulling. Sounds like an Olympic weightlifter. But a powerlifter who throws the bar down invalidates his lift. Also, consider t...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form check
Replies: 23
Views: 13625

Re: Form check

@Mister:

You're doing an OK regular deadlift going up, and a stiff legged deadlift going down.

Too much lower back movement going down, and not enough hips.