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by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: from General
Topic: getting more definition
Replies: 12
Views: 16494

You might want to look at this article for some information.
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Is HIIT As Good As Traditional Cardio For Cardio Health?
Replies: 20
Views: 45318

A couple of interesting articles: By: Josh Henkin It is important to remember that aerobics and cardiovascular exercise are two completely different terms. Aerobics means training with oxygen, while cardiovascular exercise refers to the function of the heart and blood vessels. It is possible to have...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can you perform too may sets/exercises per muscle?
Replies: 2
Views: 6525

can you overtrain in one single work out? e.g too many sets? Probably not, since overtraining takes place over a period of time. It might take you more time to recover from a monster workout, though. And if you resume training before fully recovering, you are well on your way to becoming overtraine...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Is HIIT As Good As Traditional Cardio For Cardio Health?
Replies: 20
Views: 45318

John

Has all the HIIT that you've been doing had any impact on your weight training?
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full Squats
Replies: 5
Views: 11443

Tim Thanks for the tips. I do front squats with the weight racked against my chest a la the end position of a power clean.Doing it with folded arms was too painful. At 52 I'm not that far behind you and FullSquat. I never was that flexible, but now I can't afford not to stretch. I've even started ta...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Well balanced program for beginner/intermediate exerciser?
Replies: 26
Views: 48302

Building on what Tim D wrote about back training, rows tend to use the shoulder extension while pulldowns use shoulder adduction . The other articulation involving the back is transverse extension . All of them should be exercised at one point or another, although doing more than two in a workout is...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full Squats
Replies: 5
Views: 11443

I have issues with flexibility in my hip, hamstring and ankle, so full squats are out of my reach right now. When I change programs, I'm tempted to follow your example of going light and gradually upping the weight using full squats while working on becoming more flexible. Squatting below parallel d...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Is HIIT As Good As Traditional Cardio For Cardio Health?
Replies: 20
Views: 45318

Jeff Galloway - perhaps the preeminent writer on running - recommends an aerobic protocol of two 30-minute sessions and one long session of aerobic exercise per week. Building cardio endurance seems to be independent of building speed, although increases in one form of aerobic fitness will help dev...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Is HIIT As Good As Traditional Cardio For Cardio Health?
Replies: 20
Views: 45318

Is HIIT As Good As Traditional Cardio For Cardio Health?

Most articles I've read about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) focus on it's ability to get you leaner without wasting muscle. But what I'd like to know is whether or not HIIT is as good as traditional LSD (Long Slow Distance) cardio for training the cardiovascular system, and does it provide...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Muscle gains for 35 years and up
Replies: 19
Views: 28834

Guest above was me
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: what is CNS
Replies: 7
Views: 18074

CNS = Central Nervous System
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training to failure.
Replies: 9
Views: 14463

I used to train to failure regularly in my workouts. But time and injuries have taught me that if I'm kind to my body, my body will be kind to me. ;-)
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Narrow/Wide grip barbell curls
Replies: 4
Views: 52938

Close Grip for the Long head

According to this, the close grip works the long (lateral) head of the biceps more
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Good overall weight regimine
Replies: 11
Views: 16719

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I've always used XpressLine for a full body circuit workout rather than an upper body/lower body split routine. The personal trainers who assist the members through the line discourage people from jumping into the circuit during peak hours.
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: number of sets
Replies: 9
Views: 13994

Ryan A The reason why I asked about the type of routine (full body vs split) is that a full body routine could easily exceed an hour in length if you don't rein in the number of sets per exercise. In a split routine, you are (presumably) doing fewer exercises, so you could get away with doing more s...