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by Stephen Johnson
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Preparing for Surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 12372

If you're exercising regularly and eating healthy, you're doing the right thing for surgury prep. If you use herbs, you might want to avoid those that either thin the blood or enhance circulation immediately before your operation. Examples are garlic, ginko biloba and gotu kola. Here is an article a...
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Question
Replies: 19
Views: 21783

I've posted this article before, but it's the best breakdown of the deadlift that I've ever read.
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: complex training
Replies: 3
Views: 11689

I have no idea. Neither, it seems, does anyone else here. You might want to post your question here.
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HIIT and eating
Replies: 11
Views: 8616

One thing I have noticed though is it seems to really impinge circulation to my hands and fingers. For some reason about halfway through (I'm on the 6 min cycle at this point) my hands, and fingers in particular, get very cold and start losing color. Any ideas on that one? Try drinking water. Dehyd...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HIIT and eating
Replies: 11
Views: 8616

Re: HIIT and eating

Anyone got any ideas as to why this site recommends such action? Perhaps to take advantage of the bump in metabolism that takes place after the HIIT session. You continue to burn fat after the exercise is completed, unless you eat something. Frankly, I wonder if blood sugar levels - which are alrea...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts and variations
Replies: 6
Views: 7978

For example, if I do straight-leg DL for the back, do I then do a hamstring exercise also? Or if I do it for the hamstrings, do I then do a lower back exercise also? Straight-leg deadlifts are listed among the exercises for both erectors and hamstrings , so you're killing two birds with one stone. ...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Getting ripped and built for the summer
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

Well Stephen, from your first post it looked like you were supporting low fat and low calorie. That you were saying ratios, macro-nutrient type and carb type didn't matter. Your next post you state being on a low glycemic plan. Maybe I misunderstood your first post. Actually, I was saying that nutr...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Getting ripped and built for the summer
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

Tim I'm on a type of Zone/South Beach/Mediterranean Diet too, with the emphasis on lean meat and poultry, fatty fish, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and up to 10 servings of fruits/vegatables a day. While I don't slavishly follow Sear's 40/30/30 ratio of carbs/proteins/fats, he's onto someth...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Getting ripped and built for the summer
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

Bad breath or "ketone breath" is caused by not drinking enough water like it tells you to do in the book. You probably had cramps too, which people got for the same reasons. I was drinking up to 6 quarts of water a day, yet the problem persisted. I didn't have problems with cramping, BTW Rather tha...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Exercises That Should Be Avoided
Replies: 23
Views: 23199

Guest above was me - I was logged in, yet the system posted me as a guest. Maybe I wore out my welcome! ;-)
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Getting ripped and built for the summer
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

I know I can eat well, because I am serious about this. When I was lifting before, for example, I went for a year without a single piece of chocolate, soda, etc., and ate wholesome foods. Now you're talking! With that kind of commitment to diet you're halfway home. I'm not a dietician by trade, so ...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Getting ripped and built for the summer
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

If you eat mostly fast foods, snack foods, candy, soft drinks or convenience foods, be aware that your efforts to get cut are doomed to failure. It is extremely hard for people to eat clean. In most cases, nobody in their immediate circle does, which brings up the problem of peer pressure. And it ta...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: from Diet
Topic: my diet....improvements?
Replies: 26
Views: 55283

Ironman wrote:You know what though, I can't say I know what a weetabix is.
It's a large shredded wheat biscuit that people in the UK use as a breakfast cereal.

Go here to find out more.
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Cardio Types and Frequency
Replies: 6
Views: 16713

Cardio Types and Frequency

I was curious about the types and frequency of cardio exercises that are done by the members of this board. I realize that most people here are ironheads, but we all have to do cardio, don't we? ;-) I do cardio 2 - 4 times a week, never for less than 30 minutes or more than 60 minutes. On a typical ...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Lunges For Hamstring Development
Replies: 16
Views: 39506

GHR are a great substitute if you have access. I don't. Glute-Hamstring apparatus are rare in health clubs. Too bad. If not, snatch grip deadlifts are a great way to build a lot of strength off the floor for regular deadlifts and also hit the glutes/hams a lot and build good flexibility. You might ...