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by Stephen Johnson
Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Lunges For Hamstring Development
Replies: 16
Views: 36694

Lunges For Hamstring Development

Has anyone done lunges as a hamstring exercise? The reason why I ask is I'm planning to change my routine soon, and I'm looking for a replacement for the Romanian Deadlift. Some sites (for example, this one ) lists lunges as a hamstring exercise, yet EXRX calls it a quad/glute exercise . According t...
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barbell Squats
Replies: 22
Views: 20407

Often I find my weight shifting onto the balls of my feet when I squat. Sounds like tight ankles This happens much less with front squats. However with front squats (crossed arms variety) supporting/ballancing the weight quickly becomes more of a chalenge than actually squatting it (for me at least...
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barbell Squats
Replies: 22
Views: 20407

Why do you need a machine to do hack squats. Just a barbell would do. Am I misunderstanding something? The barbell hack squat is a forgotten exercise these days. Most people automatically think of the sled variety . My form is good and I can go fairly heavy, but the excercise always feel akward, ev...
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: from General
Topic: push ups/upper chest
Replies: 5
Views: 8490

You can do push-ups with your feet elevated, although achieving a high incline might be a problem
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Well balanced program for beginner/intermediate exerciser?
Replies: 26
Views: 44254

The trainers I've seen never seem to push their clients, or even correct poor form. Often they rely heavily on machines, apparently because machine exercises are easier to demonstrate. In fairness to the trainers, most of their clientele are women, older people and business types - not exactly a po...
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: body weight exercises
Replies: 5
Views: 6791

Re: body weight exercises

Out of curiosity, what's a good place to read up on different types of body weight exercises, and how to setup a full body workout with them? I did a Google on bodyweight exercises and got this result: http://tinyurl.com/ezeq4 Unfortunately, most of the sites either are hawking training programs or...
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Well balanced program for beginner/intermediate exerciser?
Replies: 26
Views: 44254

Personal training is a lot like sales - it's an easy field to get into, but much harder to make a living. Word gets around a gym who's good and who isn't in a hurry
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Beginer's workout question
Replies: 6
Views: 9408

Hi Anthony - welcome aboard! I'm thinking of choosing the Full Body workout but I'm not sure if I should chose 3 days/week or every other day? What would you folks recommend? I would do the 3x a week routine first. Also, during the first couple of weeks, your focus should be on learning the exercise...
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: 2 Latt Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 22304

Hi. I'm one of those that Matt mentioned. I do them all the time, primarily as assistance for O lifting. I've found that if one let's the shoulder girdle get out of balance, i.e. too much emphasis on benching, not enough on overhead and the associated pulling movements, you will get impingements in...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: help needed!
Replies: 24
Views: 37944

Thank you very much for your advice, but i am unsure on one thing: you said that apparently a split workout doesn't work for me, however i have only been following this new workout for 2 weeks. The previous comment i made about not seeing much gain was concerning the workout i have been doing for t...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: help needed!
Replies: 24
Views: 37944

Apparently, a split where you work bodyparts once a week isn't working for you. For people who are starting out, they rarely do. You might want to look here for a template for a full body workout. Do the workout two or three times a week on non-consecutive days. At 18 you have a fast metabolism, so ...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: from General
Topic: 2 Latt Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 22304

Re: 2 Latt Issues

#1 Do you guys do a pull-down behind the neck? and why? seems you would never pull something behind your neck naturally. http://tinyurl.com/os2pt To do the behind-the-neck pulldown as normally instructed, you must externally rotate your shoulders as much as possible. This is a very delicate positio...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Tricep Reverse Grip
Replies: 2
Views: 6530

From Men's Health : The triceps press-down with an overhand grip is a staple of any effective triceps-training routine. It mainly develops the medial head of the triceps, which is relatively small in comparison to the lateral and long heads. To target the lateral head, you need to come to grips with...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Need feedback - Strength & Hypertrophy Routine (Olympic
Replies: 11
Views: 22214

I'm participating in sports like rowing and martial arts. I assume that you'll address the torso in your martial arts routines. Although most martial arts movements begin with the hips, the torso has to be able to transmit that power to the arms by quick movements of it's own. How are my # of sets ...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Need feedback - Strength & Hypertrophy Routine (Olympic
Replies: 11
Views: 22214

Which Sports?

You can't go wrong with variations of the clean to develop explosive power in the hip extension/knee extension articulations. This will make you able to jump further and higher and sprint faster. But what sports are you training for? Also, keep in mind that power training doesn't make people much bi...