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by TeeBee
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: coffee
Replies: 4
Views: 7659

I avoid caffeine altogether, save for the weak iced tea in the summer.

Fun Fact: Coffee, tea, and dairy leech iron from the body.

I honestly think that athletes are better off without caffeine.
by TeeBee
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Canned vegetables?
Replies: 3
Views: 6629

Love canned, love frozen. If I had a nickel for every rotten head of lettuce I've thrown out. . .
by TeeBee
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Behind-the-Neck Military Press
Replies: 6
Views: 6075

Behind-the-Neck Military Press

Okay, I've been surfing the web (ericsgym.com and whatnot) and Doug Hepburn and Reg Park all swore by this exercise. I don't. I barbell-press to the front only. I find that pressing behind the neck, well, hurts. But you look at Reg Park, and . . . am I missing out?
by TeeBee
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frustration with Squats
Replies: 45
Views: 37026

It took me a year to finally find my proper form for the squat. It was exciting when everything finally clicked. And yes, squats suck . . . that's why they're so good for you. I do an okay workout on the leg press machine -- only THEN do I head over to the squat rack. I can't warm-up my legs by doin...
by TeeBee
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pain at the base of the skull
Replies: 11
Views: 12682

It was probably an exertional headache. I had about four of them in the 1980s, in my twenties. I haven't had one since.
by TeeBee
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Should I avoid deadlifts?
Replies: 8
Views: 7499

Personally, I'd do light-weight, high-rep deadlifts to build up the back. Keep the spine straight, and the barbell close to the body.
by TeeBee
Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BB bent-over row
Replies: 5
Views: 5944

"Personally, I prefer doing Barbell Rows at a 45-degree angle with a roughly shoulder width overhand grip as this feels most natural for me."

I agree; and it also doesn't stress my forearms unduly.
by TeeBee
Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: BB bent-over row
Replies: 5
Views: 5944

Thanks, I'll try 'em.
by TeeBee
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BB bent-over row
Replies: 5
Views: 5944

BB bent-over row

I don't know why I ask this, but can you do bent-over rows with your palms in a curling position?
by TeeBee
Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 11
Views: 16710

I can't seem to get away from fruit, fat-free yogurt, and oatmeal for breakfast. Protein shake is a snack. Of course, sometimes I'll eat my lunch at 10 a.m., but that's okay.
by TeeBee
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: anyone else a vegetarian?
Replies: 26
Views: 22486

I'd say eat as well as you can, and take a multi every day.
by TeeBee
Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: forearm shin-splints
Replies: 7
Views: 9759

I had forearm pain when I did bent-over barbell rows, so now I exercise the lats using the sit-down lat-pull machine (or whatever it's called). I think I'm getting a better work out, and my forearms don't hurt. Amazing what you CAN'T do when your forearms are out of commission. Like pick up a phone ...
by TeeBee
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sitting DB presses
Replies: 6
Views: 6179

Well yeah, you can't favor the left arm over the right arm while benchpressing, but it's really easy to cheat a bit doing one-armed DB presses; you probably don't even realize it until you sit down and workout.
by TeeBee
Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stopped losing weight?!
Replies: 20
Views: 21776

Oatmeal's the grain for me. Inexpensive and it keep my energy level high. I love those slow-burning grains. My rule is: Eat fruit, drink water. Definitely lay off the apple juice. Fresh squeezed OJ is the way to go. A couple oranges will do it. And yes, it does sound like you need a bit more protein...
by TeeBee
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: question about routine
Replies: 21
Views: 16801

Deadlifts and whatnot are spine neutral exercises. "Doesn't that hurt your back?" I always hear after doing deadlifts. No, it doesn't. Sitting in a chair all day at work is far worse for my lower back. Work the specific muscle. Don't load up the weight and start contorting yourself to "get the weigh...