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by leif3141
Sun May 20, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Different stances in one workout?
Replies: 5
Views: 4591

Different stances in one workout?

For my deadlift/leg day, which do you think would be better- work four sets of Deadlifts, 2 with a closer stance, and 2 with a wider stance, or just do 3-4 sets of the same stance? I would think switching up the stances would make sure to work every muscle group...but my only fear is then the muscle...
by leif3141
Fri May 18, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pull/Push/Legs - 5 days too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 9550

misch wrote:Perhaps your lats aren't quite that strong, which probably wouldn't detract much from your DB rows but would be a bigger deal with pull-ups.
I guess this might be true...but I try to do my rows so it involves alot of lats.
by leif3141
Fri May 18, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pull/Push/Legs - 5 days too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 9550

Also keep in mind I use mostly my chest on my dips...not my triceps.
by leif3141
Fri May 18, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pull/Push/Legs - 5 days too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 9550

Stuwards post is really confusing to me, so I'll put my workout on here, which I think is more simple. 1st Day-Hip dominant legs Deadlift Step-ups Calf Raises 2nd day-Horizontal Push/pul Dumbell Bench Dumbell Row Incline DB bench (could go either way with this I guess) Rear Delt BB row Tricep Extens...
by leif3141
Thu May 17, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pull/Push/Legs - 5 days too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 9550

You shouldn't work out more than 3 days in a row unless you really know what your doing and no more than 2 if your workouts are intense. Rest each body part at least 48 hours between working them again or longer. Your idea of splitting the rest days is a good one. You can still do 5 days a week thi...
by leif3141
Thu May 17, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Slower reps
Replies: 24
Views: 13323

Has anyone here TRIED the slow reps? That's always a good indicator.
by leif3141
Thu May 17, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Training without equipment
Replies: 8
Views: 6939

I saw in this book towel pushups...it's where you put your hands ontop of towels and mimic the motion of a fly as you go down (move your hands out as you go down...then back in as you go up). Never had I tried it, but it seems like a good idea for people who can do like 50 pushups (like me). Get a b...
by leif3141
Thu May 17, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: best cardio exercise?
Replies: 16
Views: 12604

Exercising is exercising. Regardless of your goals...even walking is good for you. I have heard that walking and cycling are particularly good for people with knee problems because it builds up some sort of thing (probably a tendon or ligament or something...its been awhile) and strengthens the knee...
by leif3141
Wed May 16, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: best cardio exercise?
Replies: 16
Views: 12604

Well calorie burning is obviously important...and so is something you'll enjoy. However, the reason why I would choose swimming is because this is also a little bit of resistance mixed in with the water (I guess the same would hold true for rowing as well). With running,,,unless you're doing some hi...
by leif3141
Tue May 15, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: best cardio exercise?
Replies: 16
Views: 12604

best cardio exercise?

Overall...which would you say is best? I would say swimming personally
by leif3141
Sun May 13, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slower reps
Replies: 24
Views: 13323

I guess I should clarify a little bit. The book said to take 3-4 second reps, not 10 or 15 like it seems to be heading towards in this post. It also said to "take a pause" at the midpoint of a lift. Another was to "go really fast", and (Ironman's suggestion) to preexhaust the big muscles with a exer...
by leif3141
Sun May 13, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slower reps
Replies: 24
Views: 13323

I always considered incline bench as verticle and shoulder press as just a secondary exercise. I don't know exactly which incline bench is...but its the only other chest exercise I wanna do, cause i HATE flyes. Just out of curiousity...what's your main shoulder exercise? I just tried the slower rep...
by leif3141
Sat May 12, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slower reps
Replies: 24
Views: 13323

One more thing...the book suggested what I thought was an interesting way to tackle my workout. It has a push/pull workout, but focuses on upper body as horizontal push/pull (Benching and rowing) and vertical push/pull (shoulder presses, pullups). For legs it has hip dominant (deadlift, step-ups) an...
by leif3141
Sat May 12, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slower reps
Replies: 24
Views: 13323

Re: Slower reps

What technique do you use to position yourself before you exercise? Exrx recommends this method for the DB bench press.[/quote] That technique looks like it would work except I use adjustable, not fixed dumbells. It would be nearly impossible with them because they have like the same ends as an olym...
by leif3141
Fri May 11, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slower reps
Replies: 24
Views: 13323

Slower reps

Very recently, my sister got me a book from the library. It is called The Home Workout Bible, I think it is made by Men's Fitness (I don't have it right here in front of me). I thought it was a fairly decent read (I don't know if anyone else has had a chance to check it out.) It has a whole section ...