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by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Vertical program
Replies: 10
Views: 11469

Olympic Lifts

They're hard to learn - I still haven't gotten the hang of the snatch - but the Olympic lifts are good for building lower-body power.
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Well balanced program for beginner/intermediate exerciser?
Replies: 26
Views: 42774

Do Cardio Before weights

Most people do cardio after weights. Weight training uses the body's glycogen stores for fuel. Cardio burns some glycogen initially, but after 15-20 minutes it starts to burn mostly fat. By depleting the glycogen stores first by doing weight training, you hasten the time cardio goes to fat burning. ...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: number of sets
Replies: 9
Views: 12225

Thanks for The Info

Ryan A

I wasn't aware that the organization had recanted on the two set protocol. But were they talking about people doing full body routines, or split routines?
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: number of sets
Replies: 9
Views: 12225

How Much time?

As long as your workout is done within an hour or so, you should be OK. Thirty sets (3 sets x 10 exercises) should put you right there. Focusing on the big multijoint exercises using freeweights is good - more muscle gets exercised in less time. As a bonus, the strength developed from these exercise...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Good overall weight regimine
Replies: 11
Views: 14544

Xpress Line Good Brief Workout

I also am a member of NYSC, so I use Xpressline from time to time. The only drawback is that several important body parts - abs, lower back, and calves - aren't worked. But you can do that afterward.
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: from General
Topic: HIIT? I don't get it... Ah I get it!
Replies: 30
Views: 36966

Forgot to sign in

Guest above was me
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Muscle gains for 35 years and up
Replies: 19
Views: 26034

Excess Weight?

Looking at the height and bodyweights of elte bodybuilders (5' 10" and 260 lbs on average), one wonders about their longevity and long-term health. Once upon a time, the motivations towards lifting was improving health, athletic performance and having an aesthetic body. Now there is a subculture tha...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: calf problems
Replies: 5
Views: 9689

As an addendum to item #4, you might consider cardio cross training using one of the low-impact cardio machines here - or a bicycle, if you don't want to be stuck in a gym. Also, don't discount walking - brisk walking will give you much of the same benefit of running without the heavy pounding
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: calf problems
Replies: 5
Views: 9689

I am the "Guest" who posted the message above - forgot to log in
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Precor Super Squat Effective For Hamstrings?
Replies: 3
Views: 9528

Precor Super Squat for hamstrings

Thanks, Tim. The machine allows me to use a ridiculous amount of weight, so I wondered if it had any real world carryover. I did get really sore in the rear chain after my first workout, so I guess that's a good sign that something is getting worked.
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Trap Development
Replies: 8
Views: 13557

Trap Development

Speaking of trap development - upper, middle and lower - there is an artiicle in Iron Man magazine that covers it
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Precor Super Squat Effective For Hamstrings?
Replies: 3
Views: 9528

Precor Super Squat Effective For Hamstrings?

Hereis a link to the Precor Super Squat Machine.

My question is : Is using the machine while facing it an effective exercise for the hamstrings and glutes? I've gotten stale on my primary hamstring exercise - Romanian deadlifts - and so I've started to look for temporary alternatives.