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by quadfrog
Fri May 11, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1st Squats Since Heart Attack
Replies: 1
Views: 2252

1st Squats Since Heart Attack

The girls at cardiac rehab gave me the go-ahead for squats this morning! Let me tell you, getting inside the power cage again and feeling that load come off the pins was like being born again! I did four sets of twelve, not too heavy---just 165, nice and deep with steady control to the top. I got to...
by quadfrog
Tue May 01, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Day of Cardiac Rehab
Replies: 2
Views: 2930

Did they say anything about diet? That's usually what gets people into cardiac trouble. Throughout my life and at the time of my heart attack, my cholestrol, triglicerides, and blood pressure numbers have been ideal. No family CAD indicators, either. Nevertheless, I have always maintined a diet fre...
by quadfrog
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Day of Cardiac Rehab
Replies: 2
Views: 2930

First Day of Cardiac Rehab

Went to the cardiac rehab center today. My insurance is paying for it, and I thought I could learn some neat stuff. They have remote transmitters that you wear, so they can read your EKG while you work out. I was put on a treadmill for 10 minutes; then a Schiwn fan bike with upper body handles for 1...
by quadfrog
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight Lifting after Coronary Stent Implantation
Replies: 8
Views: 9058

Crossfit.com = neat stuff, Tim. Plan to visit there often and take some of those moves to the gym (at a less intense level, of course). Thanks!
by quadfrog
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight Lifting after Coronary Stent Implantation
Replies: 8
Views: 9058

Steve: Pumpdaddy on IOL is correct. I go between three boards most of the time: ExRx, IOL, and Ironage. These fill most of my needs these days. I start cardiac rehab tomorrow. I will no doubt have to learn alot of stuff I didn't much care about until now, like cardio. Last night at the gym: barbell ...
by quadfrog
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weight Lifting after Coronary Stent Implantation
Replies: 8
Views: 9058

Hoosegow and Others: I put a full explanation of how my heart attack occured on Dave Draper's IOL. The title of the thread is God, the Doctor, and the Dragon Slayer. Keith
by quadfrog
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weight Lifting after Coronary Stent Implantation
Replies: 8
Views: 9058

Hoosegow: It was the total lifestyle: nutrition, strength training combined with cardio, not being overweight, lots of protein in the form of lean meats, not smoking, etc.. Also, my cholestrol and boold pressure have always been normal. I am 57, and cardiac events similar to mine take out countless ...
by quadfrog
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight Lifting after Coronary Stent Implantation
Replies: 8
Views: 9058

Weight Lifting after Coronary Stent Implantation

Anyone here ever have a coronary artery stent implant? I had an 80% blockage in my left coronary artery last Wednesday, resulting in a myocardial infarction (heart attack). The coronary angiogaphy and MRI revealed that there was no damage my heart muscle. My carioligist credited my years of weight t...
by quadfrog
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Heirarchy of Fat Loss
Replies: 6
Views: 4444

Tread Mill Rats

We have a few of those factory-sized gyms outside of town that have 50-60 treadmills in a row with TVs hanging from the ceiling. When I saw the ABC 20 20 segment on cardio, I thought about all of those treadmill rats running with their MP3 players plugged in or eyes fixed on the Oprah show. What rea...
by quadfrog
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: workout question with pyramid workout
Replies: 9
Views: 7467

Load and Muscel Fibers

A prevailing theory among proponents of heavy weight training is that significant muscle growth results when the maximum amount of muscle fibers are engaged. For this to occur, one must lift or pull increasingly heavier loads. When you have reached a certain percentage of lean body mass, you stop in...
by quadfrog
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: workout question with pyramid workout
Replies: 9
Views: 7467

Strip Sets

Isn't pyramiding down the same as strip sets? As an older lifter, I prefer to warm up and pyramid up, never doing any less than 6 reps. I worry that handling the heavier sets fresh can be quite risky, even after a warm-up. Frank Zane said once, "I used to just sit around and wait as long as it took ...
by quadfrog
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using a Box for Deadlifts
Replies: 7
Views: 4449

Good stuff, Tim. I think I'll alternate between squats one week and deads with the trap bar the next week...and see how that goes for five or six months. I will always focus on bodybuilding because it's what I've done for thrity plus years. Guys like Zayne, and Corney demonstrate that it can be a gr...
by quadfrog
Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using a Box for Deadlifts
Replies: 7
Views: 4449

Stu: I see you point, as there may be less back involvement and more leg used. At my age (57), less stress on the back is no doubt a good thing, right?
by quadfrog
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using a Box for Deadlifts
Replies: 7
Views: 4449

The handles on the trap bar position my hands a few inches above the plate centers, so it's actually a 6" deficit. I look up, tilting my head up with my but down low as I drive and, so far, my back hasn't been sore. After a month or two, I'll try doing deads with my feet on the floor, as you suggest...
by quadfrog
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using a Box for Deadlifts
Replies: 7
Views: 4449

Using a Box for Deadlifts

I am using an 8" box to stand on when I deadlift. This puts the bar right above my ankles when I begin the pull (with 45 lb. plates loaded). Is it OK to do this for deads, or should I be pulling with my feet on the floor, which would place the bar higher -- almost at my shin -- when I pull. If this ...