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by Stephen Johnson
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to decide on a routine
Replies: 24
Views: 13014

Re: Trying to decide on a routine

Jclem23 wrote:What do you guys think of this?
Adding curls to the routine doesn't make it better. But a lot of trainers are hooked on curls, so I won't try to talk you out of dropping them.
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to decide on a routine
Replies: 24
Views: 13014

Re: Trying to decide on a routine

@Jclem23:

I like the first routine - beginners do better with brief full body routines than they do with split routines.

The nice part about being a beginner is that practically any routine will produce results quickly - if you work hard, take rest and eat a good diet.
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bent row performance
Replies: 7
Views: 4838

Re: bent row performance

NordicMan wrote:I am not comprehending what you mean by a prone dumbbell row. Do you mean that you are lying upon a bench or incline bench?
Yes

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by Stephen Johnson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: trap bar squats
Replies: 8
Views: 5130

Re: trap bar squats

Trap bar deadlifts are a good deadlift replacement for lifters who have trouble keeping the bar from scraping their shins. And doing them on a block or box high enough that you can't touch the plates to the ground between reps really keeps constant tension on your muscles, as well as tests your grip.
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to bulk up my chest?
Replies: 13
Views: 8141

Re: how to bulk up my chest?

Why why are db better than bb? Compared to BB bench presses, DB bench presses allow the chest muscles to move the arms towards the torso's midpoint with less assistance from the front delts and triceps. BB bench presses are best for developing overall upper body pushing power, but many lifters trai...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vastus medialis isolation
Replies: 3
Views: 4766

Re: Vastus medialis isolation

@nimbus8: Chad Waterbury posted this article about about using the step-down exercise to isolate and strengthen the vastus medialis . Although he was using it as a rehab exercise for knee pain, it can be used for weak point training even if no knee pain is present. I myself sprained my left knee thr...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: program
Replies: 28
Views: 14177

Re: program

mohamed wrote:Ok but really i find it hard to in feast and i go to training :)
So can i training after 2 hours from feast ???
Whatever. You know your schedule best. Just don't make the mistake of working out while you're dehydrated.
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: program
Replies: 28
Views: 14177

Re: program

Any more advise guys??? While it's possible for you to work out before 7 PM, you need to be careful not to work too hard if you're dehydrated. This year, Ramadan takes place between July 8 and August 7 - the peak of summer heat in the Northern Hemisphere. And Saudi Arabia is one of the hottest coun...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: program
Replies: 28
Views: 14177

Re: program

The finally thing i remember it now that after 1 month will be ramadan month ( it month to all muslims must stop eating or drink any thing from 5 AM to 7 pm What i should i do in this time lower the (intensity/volume/frequntly)or what??? I've exercised while fasting without any problems, but exerci...
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: program
Replies: 28
Views: 14177

Re: program

Are this routine for all levels and for all goals? No. Ironman's routine is for beginning weight trainers (or weight trainers coming back after a long layoff) The second thing why must keep the volume very low like this (1 set for evey exercise) As you get stronger, the volume will increase. In the...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clavicle pain
Replies: 8
Views: 4823

Re: Clavicle pain

This is by no means medical advice, but something for you to consider: I get a pain around my clavicle bone when I do machine dips or any barbell bench presses. I never got them doing dumb bell presses. Make sure that your shoulders are down from your ears. Some people have the tendency to bench pre...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clavicle pain
Replies: 8
Views: 4823

Re: Clavicle pain

If the pain is moderate to severe, see a doctor, preferably one who has a sports medicine background. Don't waste time trying to get a medical diagnosis over the Internet
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: First PL Competition Write UP
Replies: 9
Views: 5538

Re: First PL Competition Write UP

Well done :cheers:
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: upper back question
Replies: 6
Views: 3328

Re: upper back question

any suggestions for a good upper back exercise with the least lat work? Rear delt row . Moving the elbows away from the torso when rowing decreases the lat's pulling involvement in the exercise. But in an earlier thread, the point was made that the lats are the most important muscle in the lower ba...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changing to a workout for size
Replies: 6
Views: 3172

Re: Changing to a workout for size

So i'm in the gym lifting 4 times a week and doing some sort of cardio 4-5 times a week. You might want to cut the cardio to 2-3 times a week, preferably doing interval training sessions lasting no more than 20 minutes each. Too much cardio will eat into your potential muscle gains. Also, being abl...