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by Stephen Johnson
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pullovers and Pulldowns
Replies: 12
Views: 7941

Re: Pullovers and Pulldowns

I'm currently doing lat pulldowns and bent dumbbell rows as my lat exercises. But I feel like I need to do something to get at my lats better... my biceps are taking on too much of the work. Doing pulldowns and rows with a pronated (palms facing down) grip puts the biceps at a mechanical disadvanta...
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is a Smith Machine good for?
Replies: 13
Views: 10959

Re: What is a Smith Machine good for?

I meant I was *literally* not able to post the links to the two Smith Machine pages, which seemed like they might be useful to other people (like me) when they search. When I tried to I got a message saying I couldn't post links... :con: For the Smith Machine squat http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Q...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19690

Re: Rugby Workout

Jungledoc wrote:Yeah. It seems close to outliving it's useful life. Anything constructive to add anyone?
Well, tyciol might bring this thread back after it rolls off the front page. Even if there isn't anything in it about widening shoulders.
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is a Smith Machine good for?
Replies: 13
Views: 10959

Re: What is a Smith Machine good for?

Reverse lunges and standing calf raises
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hand position on dumbbell rows presses
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

Re: Hand position on dumbbell rows presses

I've been doing bent over rows and dumbbell military presses (if that's the right name for the straight up press) with my hands oriented as if I were holding a barbell. Is there any advantage to rotating so the underside of my wrists face inward? The main advantage is if you have elbow pain when yo...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19690

Re: Rugby Workout

i also wrote something wrong. i wrote schwarzenegger was weak for his weight, but i meant for his size in form of muscle size. i think you could expect more from one of the hugest guys ever. Hugest guy ever? Hardly. Schwarzenegger competed at a weight 30-60 pounds less than the typical Mr. Olympia ...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19690

Re: Rugby Workout

i can just say that many many guys with a weight of 230lbs are way stronger than schwarzenegger was. According to the ex.rx strength standards , a 220 pound man who can bench press 380 lbs (and a 240 lb man who can bench press 395) is an elite lifter. Schwarzenegger could bench 400 lbs 8 or more ti...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19690

Re: Rugby Workout

HealthyJay wrote:If i'm doing max 6 reps, how long should i rest inbetween sets? Till i'm recovered somewhat? A strict 30 - 60 seconds? Etc?
Use your own judgement.

It's your workout, after all. Don't be afraid to take ownership of it. You're the one who has to live with the results.
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19690

Re: Rugby Workout

Ok maybe yall can clear something up for me... I've always associated feeling tired with a good workout. A friend told me how Arnold Schwarzenegger used to have to be carried out if the gym because he worked his muscles to exhaustion. So it always seemed to me that a workout where you feel tired at...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19690

Re: Rugby Workout

Just so i have it right; So as long as i do the right amount of weight, it doesn't matter if my muscles FEEL tired or not right after a workout? No. Focus on the results of your workouts, not how you feel after you've finished one. If you're getting bigger and/or stronger as a result of your workou...
by Stephen Johnson
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19690

Re: Rugby Workout

@HealthyJay: The measures of a successful weight training program are increases in muscle strength and/or muscle size, NOT whether or not that you feel tired at the end of the workout. Don't be concerned about it unless you aren't making progress. If you can do more reps, you probably aren't using e...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to target vastus medialis
Replies: 13
Views: 14586

Re: How to target vastus medialis

I see how all the tips given in previous posts will work the medialis - my worry though is that they will work the lateralis and intermedius to a greater extent since they're better activated apparently... and if I've understood it correctly, the problem is not just under-activation of the medialis...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to target vastus medialis
Replies: 13
Views: 14586

Re: How to target vastus medialis

@Helena115: Try doing this to see if you can feel your VMO working : Before performing advanced VMO exercises, specialists on the Sports Injury Clinic website suggest checking to see if the muscle group is functioning properly. Sit with your legs extended in front of you, with a towel placed under t...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to target vastus medialis
Replies: 13
Views: 14586

Re: How to target vastus medialis

@Helena115:

I did a Google search and came up with this site:

http://www.theinjuredknee.com/knee-inju ... -obliquus/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hope that helps
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much variation within a week?
Replies: 15
Views: 7046

Re: How much variation within a week?

@Vigilius: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you're happy with the results of your current workout, stick with it. When you're not happy with the results is when you need to make changes. The two main reasons people quit their exercise routines are boredom and injury. So don't discount having a po...