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by Stephen Johnson
Fri May 16, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Belt
Replies: 14
Views: 8034

Re: The Belt

@jackthestrat: Sounds like integrating a lifting belt into your training will slow you down while you head for your squat goal of four plates. Most people view belts as a performance aid rather than a safety device. If the belt isn't helping your performance immediately, you'll have to ask yourself ...
by Stephen Johnson
Fri May 16, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Belt
Replies: 14
Views: 8034

Re: The Belt

@jackthestrat:

Do you notice any difference in your "squat groove" coming up out of the hole when you squat with and without a belt at lower weights?
by Stephen Johnson
Wed May 14, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is squat and deadlift replacable trough isolation?
Replies: 26
Views: 14818

Re: Is squat and deadlift replacable trough isolation?

robertscott wrote: Hell no, my legs look awesome, and that's what I'm training for.
At least you're training legs. Most of the guys in my gym - I mean, health club - are like this dude:

by Stephen Johnson
Wed May 14, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is squat and deadlift replacable trough isolation?
Replies: 26
Views: 14818

Re: Is squat and deadlift replacable trough isolation?

Squatting builds more than just leg muscles. It also builds core strength, balance, flexibility, motor skills, etc. You won't get all that from a leg press. Agreed. Squatting is a full body exercise, not just a "leg exercise." Strong quads on the field mean nothing if they are accompanied by weak g...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon May 12, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: interesting article on steroids and crossfit
Replies: 30
Views: 15942

Re: interesting article on steroids and crossfit

The same author wrote a similar article that got published on T-nation today: http://www.t-nation.com/powerful-words/crossfit-and-steroids" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I'm wondering why Romano hasn't attracted the attention of the FBI. If I can read his article, presumably they ca...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon May 12, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: best non creatine pre work out supps
Replies: 28
Views: 14864

Re: best non creatine pre work out supps

Aww *pouts and kicks at the floor* So just a banana and my protein drink? Thats what I go for most of the time, i only add in OJ if I'm craving something sweet o.o Somehow, I get the feeling that you're going to have your morning cup of OJ regardless. No big deal, as long as it's one cup a day. Ora...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat May 10, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: interesting article on steroids and crossfit
Replies: 30
Views: 15942

Re: interesting article on steroids and crossfit

Crossfit appears to be going the way of bodybuilding with regard to steroid usage becoming required by top competitors to win.

Crossfit is starting to make inroads into public awareness, but a steroid scandal will bring that to an end pretty quickly.
by Stephen Johnson
Thu May 08, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row
Replies: 10
Views: 7121

Re: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

robertscott wrote:do YTWLIs as part of your warm up



That's a new one on me - thanks
by Stephen Johnson
Wed May 07, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: best non creatine pre work out supps
Replies: 28
Views: 14864

Re: best non creatine pre work out supps

would you not recommend supplements or creatine? I would recommend glucosamine/chondroitin-based joint formulas, especially to someone whose legs are worn out after 15+ years of dancing . They aren't magic, but they work better than placebo. As for the other stuff, I agree with Stu - max out diet a...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue May 06, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question regarding some advice
Replies: 7
Views: 4981

Re: Question regarding some advice

I was doing my normal seated rows when a guy came over and said i should use a bosu ball. Can you please give me some feedback on why somebody would recommend this? I have never seen anybody do this before. If you're talking about seated cable rows or machine rows done on bosu balls, I haven't seen...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue May 06, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leg extension machine vs rest
Replies: 6
Views: 5182

Re: Leg extension machine vs rest

KittenJ wrote:I'm beginning to see that. Sometimes it's fun to feed the trolls.
excore hasn't been back for a month. I would say that he's stuffed :happy1:
by Stephen Johnson
Tue May 06, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leg extension machine vs rest
Replies: 6
Views: 5182

Re: Leg extension machine vs rest

@KittenJ:

Don't take anything excore posts seriously. Nobody else on this board does.
by Stephen Johnson
Sun May 04, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: best non creatine pre work out supps
Replies: 28
Views: 14864

Re: best non creatine pre work out supps

parents are anise about it Part of the fallout from the baseball steroid scandal has been large numbers of people equating creatine and other over-the-counter supplements with harmful drugs. It's not true, of course, but minds have been made up - no point in confusing them with the facts. Most of t...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun May 04, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Multivitamin prob
Replies: 6
Views: 4242

Re: Multivitamin prob

SO my question is, can i take these 2 together or will it be just too much Joint supplements Yes, you can take them together. Many vitamins come with extra ingredients (such as lycopene/lutein, resveratrol, or in your case glucosamine) in order to justify raising the price. But in most cases, the a...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Peer review please :)
Replies: 12
Views: 6372

Re: Peer review please :)

@soulblazer27: Starting your routine by training shoulders and arms will compromise the intensity that you can train your chest and back. The arms in particular are the weak link in upper body compound exercises. so one day would look like squat deadlift bench press pull up + triceps + biceps + shou...