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by Keith Rowland
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Kre-Alkalyn
Replies: 6
Views: 12039

Kre-Alkylin

I love Kre-Alkylin and use the Elite K Brand. It supposedly makes your muscle tissue suck up water, giving you increased leverage and strength (for those heavy nights at the gym). You gain fast, temporary size from it as well, which gives you a motivational boost. When I was taking it last winter, s...
by Keith Rowland
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Anyone here use CellMass?
Replies: 3
Views: 7034

Is That Like Cell Tech?

If Cell Mass is like Cell Tech, it is full of sugar, like 70+ grams, to give you a serious insulin spike. Why not save your money and jam down some Pop Tarts if simple sugars and carbs are what you want. Mike Quin used to eat a few pop tarts after each workout, along with his protein shakes. That gu...
by Keith Rowland
Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: push pull body workout
Replies: 8
Views: 7465

Holly anabolia, Hoosegow...you are an ANIMAL!
by Keith Rowland
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: poor form in bench press?
Replies: 15
Views: 11747

Maximum Leverage in Bench Press

Thanks, Ryan. I view the bench press as mostly a triceps exercise with the most leverage near the top, as you suggest. My friend, Charles Venturella, holds a WABOL masters world record bench press of 410 lbs. at a body weight of 148. When he cleans the bar, you can barely see it move (he takes a ver...
by Keith Rowland
Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: poor form in bench press?
Replies: 15
Views: 11747

Partial Reps

Matt, I must respectfully disagree with your comment. Less risk of potential injury lies in peforming heavy, partial reps (performed in the body's best leverage and strength range) than full range movements that can weaken joints and connective tissues by exceeding their structural integrity. Traini...
by Keith Rowland
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: poor form in bench press?
Replies: 15
Views: 11747

The width with which you grip the bar would make a difference in your range of motion. I prescribe to the theory that load, not range of motion, calls the most muscle fibers into play. There is a point of contraction where one can support the most weight. If the ROM includes this point, muscle growt...
by Keith Rowland
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: poor form in bench press?
Replies: 15
Views: 11747

Bench Press Control

At the bottom of the bench press, wherever that is, your elbows should not be pointing down. Control is the key to bench pressing. Until you feel you have complete control of the weight, I would focus on medium to heavy dumbell presses, both flat and incline. As with barbell presses, you want your t...
by Keith Rowland
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Working out early in the mornings
Replies: 6
Views: 6578

AM Workouts

On occasion, I have done this as a last resort, usually because I had my evenings blocked. Somewhere, I read a scientific study which pointed to evening workouts for the best results. Socially, you get a different crowd at a gym if it is open later hours. This could lead to greater interest and inte...
by Keith Rowland
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Belt for Deadlifts and Squats...
Replies: 6
Views: 6655

Has anyone been able to expalin what a lifting belt DOES in relationship to the muscles used for heavy pulling and squatting? Now, and as a former bodybuilder, I have not worn weight belts for light or heavy squatting, simply because they are uncomfortable. Also, I don't see, biomechanically, how a ...
by Keith Rowland
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Smith Press Bashing
Replies: 18
Views: 12943

"Old man take a look at my life...I'm alot like you were."
by Keith Rowland
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Smith Press Bashing
Replies: 18
Views: 12943

Lifting Past Age 50

Tim D. and Stever: I think we're all on the same page of the training log, here. At 6', I dropped from 220 to 195 after an RC tear. Now, I have learned that it's not hard for we older men to maintain that "buff look" the younger guys are busting their guts for. Total body workouts with higher reps a...
by Keith Rowland
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need info. on NETA
Replies: 3
Views: 4495

Need info. on NETA

Tne NETA is holding a weekend workshop at a gym in my area, and I'd like to get some feedback on this organization. I've grown up in the body buildling culture and never paid much attention to things like metabolic rates and heart rates, etc.. Now, at age 56, I think I'd like to get a quick educatio...
by Keith Rowland
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Execrises for upper arms size gains
Replies: 11
Views: 11149

Big Pipes

One of the best exercises for adding inches to your bicepts requires nothing but a bar to hang from. Chins, whether over or under-grip, will make those guns grow. Another great bicep bulider is the lat machine, using a medium grip with palms under the bar, your knees wedged under the pads. Stick wit...
by Keith Rowland
Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Smith Press Bashing
Replies: 18
Views: 12943

[quote="hoosegow"]Keith, I was just hacking on you a little. I was going to write, "Personally, I wouldn't be caught dead on a Smith machine." I enjoy your jousting and was doing the same. I'm too old to change my mind or my workouts most days. I also share your anger towards those who heckle others...
by Keith Rowland
Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is the best for flat hips?
Replies: 7
Views: 6855

My Booty

My wife has commented that, for an old fart, I have a very tight, full butt. I attribute this to my weekly devotion to squatting, usually four to five sets of 10 - 12 reps with enough weight to make me sweat for it. Usually, I also superset my squats with leg curls. I'm going to a bench,dead lift co...