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by Stephen Johnson
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any information on dip shrug / serratus shrug?
Replies: 3
Views: 4640

Re: Any information on dip shrug / serratus shrug?

@opitica: Doing shrugs in the push up position (also called push ups +) will more directly work the serratus. Stu makes a good point - doing shrugs on a parallel bar doesn't put the serratus muscle in a strong position to do work. If you look at the serratus exercises listed on this site , the commo...
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any information on dip shrug / serratus shrug?
Replies: 3
Views: 4640

Re: Any information on dip shrug / serratus shrug?

@opitica:

Shrugging the shoulders is an example of elevation. The traps are the dominant muscles in any movement where the shoulder girdle is raised.
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HGH and height
Replies: 5
Views: 4636

Re: HGH and height

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by Stephen Johnson
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: treadmill is twice as hard as elliptical !
Replies: 8
Views: 6211

Re: treadmill is twice as hard as elliptical !

did you know what is close chain exercise? The definition of close chain defined as a "weight bearing" movement...that is exactly what occurs when using an elliptical. Kenny already gave the definition. Funny that you responded to his second comment, rather the first one where he called you out.
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: HGH and height
Replies: 5
Views: 4636

Re: HGH and height

If you're about 21, chances are that you've reached your adult height. Some males grow past age 21, but they are a tiny minority. HGH treatment will make you bigger, stronger and improve your recovery from heavy exercise. But at this stage of the game, it's unlikely to make you taller. http://0.tqn....
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: training chest with minimum shoulder involvement?
Replies: 5
Views: 4498

Re: training chest with minimum shoulder involvement?

@matthewmccaw: The primary function of the chest muscles is to move the shoulder joint in various ways. If you have a serious shoulder problem, an effective chest workout will be impossible. You should try to correct the shoulder problem rather than risk aggravating it with exercise. A talk with a s...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: carb./protein shake vs. caffeine drink vs. creatine
Replies: 16
Views: 10543

Re: carb./protein shake vs. caffeine drink vs. creatine

Kenny Croxdale wrote:How sad that kids like you and Jungledoc have to beat up on old people to feel good about yourself.
Doc is in the same 60+ boat that I find myself now.

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. ”
— Eubie Blake
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: carb./protein shake vs. caffeine drink vs. creatine
Replies: 16
Views: 10543

Re: carb./protein shake vs. caffeine drink vs. creatine

Thanks for the links, Kenny and Stu

I don't do caffeine before workouts, but I do drink coffee afterward - supposedly it helps recovery. It is a pleasant diversion from the growing number of aches and pains I get now that I've turned 60 :cry: Or so I read once. Truth or fiction?
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: carb./protein shake vs. caffeine drink vs. creatine
Replies: 16
Views: 10543

Re: carb./protein shake vs. caffeine drink vs. creatine

I read somewhere once that creatine and caffeine counteracted one another when taken together. Old wives tale or not?
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: treadmill is twice as hard as elliptical !
Replies: 8
Views: 6211

Re: treadmill is twice as hard as elliptical !

@capybara: Elliptical machines were designed to be a low-impact replacement for high-impact treadmills. Once people age past their 30s, high impact cardio becomes more and more a threat to their joints. It's not surprising that treadmills are more physically demanding than ellipticals. But you can g...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to decide on a routine
Replies: 24
Views: 12825

Re: Trying to decide on a routine

The (triceps) dips seemed to be a useful addition to the program to me that wasn`t already covered.. The triceps dip is a vertical press, just like the overhead press The anterior delts and triceps switch roles as synergist and target in the two exercises, but both muscles are strongly recruited du...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reasons you're not seeing results in the gym
Replies: 1
Views: 2227

Re: Reasons you're not seeing results in the gym

Jungledoc wrote:Basic ideas, but good to remind ourselves of!
Especially point #1. Thanks for posting :salute:
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to decide on a routine
Replies: 24
Views: 12825

Re: Trying to decide on a routine

So do you guys prefer chinups over barbell curls, and chest dips over incline bench press? I like going to the gym, but I have no interest in living in it. Chin-ups with a supinated (curl) grip works the pulling muscles of the back, shoulder and arms in one shot. It's a clear choice over a one-tric...
by Stephen Johnson
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mastering The Reverse Grip Bench Press
Replies: 1
Views: 2421

Re: Mastering The Reverse Grip Bench Press

I can't remember if it is KP or Kenny Croxdale that sings the praises of the reverse grip bench It was Kenny Croxdale. His opinion is that the RGBP hits the upper chest better than incline bench presses. You can read his post here . It feels a little awkward, but the exercise is a lot easier on bot...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to decide on a routine
Replies: 24
Views: 12825

Re: Trying to decide on a routine

The routine says so can add one exercise of your choice, so why not curls? Crow said explicitly in his post what I implied in mine - isolation exercises aren't really needed in a routine if increasing strength is the goal. Once you get to a desired strength level, you might find that certain muscle...