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by quadfrog
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cable Standing Fly vs. Cable Crossover?
Replies: 31
Views: 28046

Oh, no worries guys... more general advice is always appreciated. After all, I volunteered my chest routine for discussion by posting what it was. If you'd like to pick apart my entire workout - I see far more good in it than harm! I don't mean to sound condescending here, but is that routine for o...
by quadfrog
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hacking Your Strength Training
Replies: 6
Views: 3051

Well ... A typical workout for me consists of just 2-3 exercises, so I don't know how much more I can cut. Still, I see what you're getting at. Often less is more. It's funny that, as your years of lifting (30 for me) accumulate, hacking away the bull $h1t bodybuilder exercises is a natural progres...
by quadfrog
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Testosterone Boosters for Older Lifters
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

The reason some people have estrogen sides with tribulus, is because it really does raise testosterone. Testosterone will always armatase to estrogen. That is normal. Men need a small amount of estrogen just like women have a small amount of testosterone. We're pretty much all gym rats here. The th...
by quadfrog
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Testosterone Boosters for Older Lifters
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

Ironman:
Did you test that tibulus on your pussy cat...it sure has a serious case of bitch tits ! Thanks for your feedback...must not be too many ol' gym rats on this board anymore, or they don't want to give up their secrets.
by quadfrog
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Testosterone Boosters for Older Lifters
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

Testosterone Boosters for Older Lifters

Is there a product out there to help us older lifters sustain our strength levels? I've haven't tried anything other than DHEA, which elevated my cholesterol levels and blood pressure too much. I've been reading about T 9-11, but it sounds like pure bull. Finally, I have researched raw cocoa bean ex...
by quadfrog
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance Bands for Bench Pressing, Etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 3702

Resistance Bands for Bench Pressing, Etc.

I'm interested in purchasing those heavy resistance bands that are being used for power training, including bench pressing. Can anyone who has purchased these please provide me with a reliabale source.? Thanks!
by quadfrog
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bent-over row technique questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6918

I don't try to understand it...it just does for me, especially when I get into heavier sets.
by quadfrog
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bent-over row technique questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6918

Personally, I prefer 45-degree barbell rows performed to the waist with a shoulder-width overhand grip. If you've watched Arnold in the "Pumping Iron" documentary, he uses that form, exactly. Now that I'm breathing on the back of 60, I do mine in an angled smith press to reduce lower back strain. I...
by quadfrog
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is it that people...
Replies: 39
Views: 12097

In my thirty years of barbell training, I've seen a lots of really dumb people get very big and strong by lifting heavy things without collars:)
by quadfrog
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cable Standing Fly vs. Cable Crossover?
Replies: 31
Views: 28046

Agree...it's gets the prize for being lame. I like to sit backwards in it, though, and do rear delts. As for pecs, it wouldn't even help your kitty with the sagging titties:)
by quadfrog
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cable Standing Fly vs. Cable Crossover?
Replies: 31
Views: 28046

Re: Cable Standing Fly vs. Cable Crossover?

Crossovers aren't a mass or strength building exercise - they're something that you throw in at the end of a chest workout. Or they can be done as a warmup. They aren't a substitute for presses. I tend to agree, Steve, and now I have to beg the question: Would the pec deck be more effective, as use...
by quadfrog
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To bench or not to bench
Replies: 11
Views: 4830

At our local gym we have all three benches: Flat, Incline, and Decline. There's a group of men who spend most of their time around the flat bench, grunting and playing with chains, etc.. I really appreciate this, because it keeps them off the Hammer Strength chest machines, which I can really load u...
by quadfrog
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: HI ALL - I am back from my heart attack
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

Thanks for Remembering

where have you been quad? I drifted over to the Draper forum for awhile. The ExRx forum has certainly exploded with new energy and younger members. We finally got a new gym in my little town that has changed my whole routine. There are 30 Hammer Strength machines, in addition to free weights and tr...
by quadfrog
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: HI ALL - I am back from my heart attack
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

KEEP LIFTING and LIVING!

Glad to hear you're going to be lifting again. I had a heart attack in April of 2007 (80% blockage) and started lifting again the following week. I was 57 years young, didn't smoke, eat junk food....a competitive bodybuilder until age 42. Stress will kill you. Lifting and working out kills stress. I...
by quadfrog
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell Flies -- Anyone Doing Them?
Replies: 7
Views: 2796

What I have seen is more of a hybrid between and DB BP and a DB fly. The arms go down, bent like in a fly, but finishes with a pressing motion inward and upward. Tim That's how I do them, Tim. In fact, I hold the dumbbells like I am going to do a press, but slightly angled. Thanks for everyone's fe...