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by Hoister
Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Hoister Log
Replies: 88
Views: 130955

POST HEART ATTACK WORKOUTS

Okay - so i started training again following a heart attack at the beginning of the summer '08. Easing back into things as follows: 1-Barbell complex warmup - rdl, vert row, power snatch from hang, overhead squat, overhead press. Started light in sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 (add weight each set) 2-c&j singl...
by Hoister
Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: HI ALL - I am back from my heart attack
Replies: 12
Views: 4784

HI ALL - I am back from my heart attack

Merry Xmas, ALL. I used to lurk and post here quite a bit, but had to take a vacation from the exercise game for a bit following a heart attack at the "ripe old age of 36" - back in the first week of June. The good news is that i have been cleared to get back into the game, the bad news is that they...
by Hoister
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Good Enough To Keep
Topic: Steroids
Replies: 94
Views: 156970

TimD wrote: "That was (and probably still is-with all the masking agents around and new designer stuff showing up) a big problem in PL in the US. It got so bad that in 1979, they actually set up a PL federation (ADFPA-American drug free PL association) because of this. Others followed. The main two ...
by Hoister
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Good Enough To Keep
Topic: Steroids
Replies: 94
Views: 156970

I personally am dead-set against steroids being used by athelets to increase sports performance WHILE competing against other honest, disciplined, hardworking atheletes/peers. I don't know what the solution to this is other than tougher laws, strict and consistant governing bodies and more frequent ...
by Hoister
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1148
Views: 581335

power clean and push press x 165lbs - max reps in 10 minutes

57 reps in 7:45 minutes.

Gassed. F##K the 10 minutes!

bwt = 175lbs
by Hoister
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Front squat problem
Replies: 13
Views: 6070

When i back squat, i am typically a good morning squatter. Front squats however, force me to keep my torso in a more vertical position - otherwise i fall over, drop the bar etc. So i find it to be one of those exercizes on my "least" favorite list, but most "important" list as well. Took me forever ...
by Hoister
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: toned body
Replies: 34
Views: 15150

ironmaiden708 wrote:Yeah there is, doing a massive neck workout
Not if you're a wrestler, grappler or mma fighter.
by Hoister
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: favorite music to listen to during a workout?
Replies: 30
Views: 34014

Top Ten bands for me to listen to when i work out:

slayer
slayer
slayer
slayer
slayer
slayer
slayer
slayer
slayer
slayer

Heavy metal for repititive heavy metal elevation!
by Hoister
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Improving grip for deadlifts
Replies: 27
Views: 12873

Also, how often would you recomend training grip strength? Every Workout? Should I do additional grip work on rest days. It's up to you and your goals. I used to do "grip" work at the end of every workout until i switched all my barbells and dumbells, farmers handles and wheelbarrow handles over to...
by Hoister
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Grip followup: The Fist
Replies: 7
Views: 4145

I am not sure what you mean by strenghtening your fist, i am assuming you mean "make your fist harder and tougher"? pdellorto - gave you good advice for that - but as he said, be careful - hands are extremely easy to damage. Assuming you are after knock out power - all you really need to focus on is...
by Hoister
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Hoister Log - COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK
Replies: 20
Views: 40452

MY NEW NEW NEW PROGRAM

Okay, so i had to abort my barrel lifting program due to dropping and destroying my barrel. So i decided to re-think things and come up with something new. After much stressing and fretting over it all i have decided to back waaaaaay off and switch things up. I spent a lot of time analysing all of m...
by Hoister
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Couple of Articles on MMA training
Replies: 2
Views: 2426

Thanks RyanA - good articles. I had seen them before have been looking for them for a long time, but remember the titles or the author's name to google them.
by Hoister
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Improving grip for deadlifts
Replies: 27
Views: 12873

As for gloves, i don't use them and don't for the very reason you are experiencing grip strength issues. Roughening up your hands with calouses (sp?) will help with the "slippage" issues associated with losing your grip. But i do know people who use batter's, golfer's and carpenter's gloves - all of...
by Hoister
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on Crossfit
Replies: 21
Views: 11021

"The program was isiially used for police, military firefighters, and MAA types. There main concerns are to get a great back, but rather to get quickly over a fence or something like that.If you prefer rows, then by all means do them." -- Tim D I've always thought of rows as a fundamental strength ...
by Hoister
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on Crossfit
Replies: 21
Views: 11021

Personally, i like the CONCEPT of Crossfit i think it is a good way of developing a good (maybe advanced?) level of all-around strength and fitness. But i consider it, like any other training protocol, to be just a tool in your training tool box. The fact that the WODs are randomized and varied to a...