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by leif3141
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Form vrs. Function
Replies: 47
Views: 25136

I must admit I am an oddity...when I was lifting to become as strong as possible, I was also eating as much as I could. This is what I was told to to by almost everyone I knew. Well, this did not work for me: I wasn't improving much of my strength, and just got fat. After awhile, I decided to keep l...
by leif3141
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form vrs. Function
Replies: 47
Views: 25136

Face it. For the most part we are all like car buffs. Some of us go for different things. Tim just wants to keep the jalopy running and reliable and enjoys working on it. Matt and I are the muscle car guys. We don't care what it looks like on the outside. We're going to try to blow your doors off w...
by leif3141
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form vrs. Function
Replies: 47
Views: 25136

Well... since I guess it is defined a little more clearly too me, I would choose a bodybuilder over a powerlifter than. It's not like body builders are "weak"...they just might not be as strong as a powerlifter. But that would be ok to me...I know I am stronger than the average 20 something that isn...
by leif3141
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form vrs. Function
Replies: 47
Views: 25136

Hmm...I am going to have to go against what everyone else is saying and basically say my reasons are almost purely vainty. I want to look like a greek statuette, not a monster. I'll leave that monster business to the big gorillas in the gym (no offense to those who are...its just not my thing.) I wo...
by leif3141
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starvin Marvin
Replies: 17
Views: 11329

Our bodies put on fat so when can go through short term anorexia. It was like that in the past: there was not always a walmart or mcdonalds to go to when we were hungry, and our bodies had to adapt to long stretches without food. So quick "Bursts" of anorexia would seem to make sense, if that is wha...
by leif3141
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: can squat be done with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?
Replies: 11
Views: 14407

What the hell is a Zercher squat?
by leif3141
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: long distance cardio and weight training question
Replies: 8
Views: 5777

Be careful, though. I gained 35 pounds training. I must be the only one in the world that can gain 35 pounds while running 50 miles a week. The funny thing is....I was 210-215 last year mostly when running, and I could go forever. Now I am at 170 and I suck. Heh, well I lost like 40 pounds when I w...
by leif3141
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: running supplments?
Replies: 3
Views: 7149

running supplments?

As opposed to weightlifting supplements...what are some good aids (if any) if you are starting an intense running program?
by leif3141
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: can squat be done with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?
Replies: 11
Views: 14407

I do lunges with the ez curl bar here at home...never tried squatting, as getting it up on my shoulders from the ground with any reasonable amount of weight would be 5x harder than the weight I use lunges for.
by leif3141
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: long distance cardio and weight training question
Replies: 8
Views: 5777

I decided after I got back from the realm of sickness I would take it a little easier this time. I am still going to weight train for awhile and build up my run slower than I want, at least for the first month or two. Then I'll see where it goes from there (I only ran 20 minutes at good pace today)....
by leif3141
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: long distance cardio and weight training question
Replies: 8
Views: 5777

long distance cardio and weight training question

My sister wants me to train for a marathon with her. The only thing is I do not want to give up what I have gotten in weight training so far, seeing as how I have pretty much only focused on weight training for about half a year. Here is the problem: last year, everytime I did both and really tried ...
by leif3141
Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: dangers with fake sugar?
Replies: 8
Views: 10597

Let me add another one to this thread. Why are so many children fat these days? In my day, there was usually one fat kid per class, and he got chosen last to be on your team in gym. Something weird's happening. I have a few friends with kids, and they're fat too, though the parents aren't. I can't ...
by leif3141
Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: dangers with fake sugar?
Replies: 8
Views: 10597

The main reason why I was asking is because of soda. I used to be an avid drinker of normal sodas (about 2-3 cans a day.) Once I realized I was too fat, I decided to try and cut soda out. Realizing this was next to impossible for me I switched to diet. Went from 230 pounds to 170 (of course I did ma...
by leif3141
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: dangers with fake sugar?
Replies: 8
Views: 10597

dangers with fake sugar?

Anyone know much about them? Which is best out of the three main ones...you know...equal, sweet and low and spelenda. If you know dangers and side effects or whatever of each individual kind or know somewhere I can get them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
by leif3141
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Embarassment
Replies: 7
Views: 5215

I work at a hotel, and our fitness center consists of a crappy elliptical trainer, a decent bike and a nicer treadmill. Any gym or fitness center with a bench is a definate improvement. Also, the gym at the school I go to (Columbus State Community College) is a piece of crap. Too many people for har...