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by northernbelle
Sat May 06, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder Surgery & Advice To U All
Replies: 6
Views: 6574

Here's a range of motion exercise: Stand with your arms down your sides, palms facing back. Raise straight arms straight over your head and slightly back, as far as you can without straining. Bring straight arms down and back behind you as far as you can. Do this smoothly and slowly- no swinging. It...
by northernbelle
Sat May 06, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder Surgery & Advice To U All
Replies: 6
Views: 6574

During my work years, the two main occupational risks were carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff injuries. So, for years, I did wrist/forearm exercises and rotator cuff exercises with low to medium weights. I did these faithfully, and it paid off. I managed to avoid these injuries. I am a firm bel...
by northernbelle
Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Need help building a full body workout
Replies: 10
Views: 20098

I had mentioned that I went to a full body routine for maintenance because my work hours are erratic right now. Since then I have increased the weights in 4 different exercises.

That's a bonus I wasn't expecting!
by northernbelle
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Food for energy in morning
Replies: 3
Views: 12597

I don't think there are any foods that make you wake up with energy. It depends on your overall daily nutrition. Make sure you are getting a good balance of the macronutrients, and lots of the micronutrients through vegetables and fruit. There are many discussions on the web about what to eat in the...
by northernbelle
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Pain in Arm
Replies: 22
Views: 21769

How long does the pain last? If you have injured the arm/elbow, then you should wait until the pain goes away before exercising it again. If the pain persists, see a doctor. Do you do compound movements before the biceps exercises? It could be that the arm is tired by the time you get to this part o...
by northernbelle
Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Need help building a full body workout
Replies: 10
Views: 20098

Hi, I am currently doing full body, because I don't get to the gym regularly due to my work hours. If you can only get there twice a week, full body is the way to go. My goal right now is to maintain my past gains until this job is finished (few more weeks). I am female, so I don't expect to get rea...
by northernbelle
Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HIIT??? Help
Replies: 4
Views: 6792

Generally speaking, long duration moderate cardio burns more calories during exercise; HIIT burns more calories after exercise. Each has a place in a cardio training program. Here is a bit of comparison from the research: Long duration Moderate: burns a higher proportion of fat to calories during th...
by northernbelle
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Preparing for Surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 10963

You don't say what kind of shape you are in regarding your core. When I was slated for female abdominal surgery, and was in bad bad shape, I asked our local trainer for some exercises to strengthen my core region. She gave me mostly mat work- pilates type. I only had two weeks to prepare, but it did...
by northernbelle
Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts and variations
Replies: 6
Views: 6837

Thank you so much for the clarifications. I want to work these lifts into my routine more often.
by northernbelle
Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Question about my core
Replies: 5
Views: 7105

In almost any exercise, you engage your core. It's your core muscles (abs, erector spinae, hips) that stabilize your body whenever you move. So whether you hold on to the arms of the elliptical or not, you are engaging your core by standing upright. By not hanging on, you are depending on your core ...
by northernbelle
Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts and variations
Replies: 6
Views: 6837

deadlifts and variations

I am fairly new to deadlifts and its variations. I am using lights weights and focusing on form, before increasing the intensity. (I was doing them incorrectly, and was corrected by the in-house trainer) In the exercise directory, the deadlift, straight-leg DL and stiff-leg DL are listed as erector ...
by northernbelle
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: BI cable causing SH pain?
Replies: 9
Views: 9679

Are you moving your elbows during the lift? Or are you keeping them still close to your body?
by northernbelle
Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Good overall weight regimine
Replies: 11
Views: 14605

I am an old woman (63), slightly overweight. And the guys at the gym don't intimidate me at all. After a while, when they see you are as serious as they are, they will give you their respect. When it comes down to it, we are all there to improve ourselves. Go in there and learn, you will find that m...
by northernbelle
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle Balance?
Replies: 4
Views: 9011

I have imbalance between my right side and left side also. For the past year, I have been doing single sided exercises (along with compound). For example, I will first work my left side biceps (weaker) for whatever reps it can take, then work my right side for the same number of reps. It is slowly w...
by northernbelle
Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Caesar Salad
Replies: 10
Views: 23409

Caesar salads taste great! However, depending on how the dressing is made, the dressing and bacon bits may be the downfall. In a restaurant, they usually make the full fat version of the dressing. Bacon bits are full of saturated fat. The croutons add to the carbohydrate count in the full meal. The ...