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by quadfrog
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fatigue
Replies: 15
Views: 11705

Just keep em in a sand pit, post disclaimer signs, and there shouldn't be problems. And don't forget, Tim, that this sand must be approved, play sand that does not contain too much silica. When we were kids, we played in leftover sand that was found at a job site. Our toxic dump for toddlers always...
by quadfrog
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone going to The Arnold?
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

Arnold Expo

OK, Lief, I'm talking. Give me a phone number and a good rate, and I'll bring the entire family. Keith
by quadfrog
Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone going to The Arnold?
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

Anyone going to The Arnold?

It's only eight weeks away, in Columbus, Ohio. I plan to spend the weekend there and am looking to share a hotel room. Rooms sell out early. If you are interested in sharing hotel costs for two nights, please send me a private email. This is the granddaddy of them all and a dream come true for autog...
by quadfrog
Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: should dumbell equal barbell weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 6052

Of course, any weight set wouldn't becomplete without a barbell and 45# plates. I prefer and recommend having an adjustable bench and a power rack or a free-standing squat stand, like mine. TDS makes a great free-standing squat rack that can be use with a bench, too. This is what I have, and it take...
by quadfrog
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spotting Heavy Dumbbells
Replies: 8
Views: 5666

Take a look at these: http://www.powerhooks.com/ Thanks for the feedback, Matt. Those clips illustrate the techniques I have been using. However, when I lean back, I keep the dumbells touching with a hammer grip and push up at the same time. This helps me keep everything nice and tight to start. The...
by quadfrog
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: should dumbell equal barbell weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 6052

One thing that I have noticed: when you have even a slight pull in one shoulder, your other will try to overcompensate when you use a barbell to bench press. When you use dumbbells, you are forced to lower the weight (on both) and your rehab time is quicker. YES, you can do all kinds of leg exercise...
by quadfrog
Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spotting Heavy Dumbbells
Replies: 8
Views: 5666

Spotting Heavy Dumbbells

Has anybody on this board tried those dumbbell spotters that hook onto a standard or olympic bar? I'm losing reps when I try to position heavier dumbbells, and there's not always someone around to lift them to me.
by quadfrog
Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stretching
Replies: 15
Views: 12128

As you can see on the link, Tim, these things are pricey. I got mine at a yard sale in an upper-income suburban (yuppie) neighborhood. The woman of the house, who was tanning herself during the yard sale, accepted my $200 offer, saying she was "tired of having that ugly thing" in her home. I literal...
by quadfrog
Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stretching
Replies: 15
Views: 12128

In the documentary Pumping Iron, didn't Arnold stress the importance of stretching during workouts as a stimulus for muscle cell growth? Like Tim D, I must spend a good 30 minutes stretching to avoid serious injury, especially on my heavy days. I am 56 and have lifted since age 13. My favorite warm-...
by quadfrog
Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have a Healthy, Happy Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 9453

Have a Healthy, Happy Christmas!

Thanks Tim D, Ironman, Ryan A, Matt Z, and Hoosegow for your online comradeship. I extend my best wishes to each of you and your families this Christmas. Keith Rowland
by quadfrog
Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat with Barbell technique
Replies: 19
Views: 12414

When I step back from the rack to squat (I don't like to squat inside the rack) I only use my hands to keep the bar positionied slightly above the shoulder blades. This might sound wierd, but I usually move my hands way out...pressing against the inside plates! This gives me a great amount of stabil...
by quadfrog
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Press Plateau?
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

Going real heavy on dips is a great way to tear-up a pec or an RC. Don't get too much stretch by going to low, brother. You'll be pumping something else besides the iron.
by quadfrog
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Press Plateau?
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

Amen to that, Hoosegow! By the way, this is Keith Rowland. I had to re-register recently, due to problems logging on. If you're not a quadriplegic, please kick yourself in the ass for not squatting or deadlifting.
by quadfrog
Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dizzy after Squats and Deadlifts
Replies: 13
Views: 8726

Back in the 60's, when I was in high school, we used to lift weights in my basement. Between sets, we'd all smoke cigarettes. This made for some lightheadedness when we benched and squatted. Of course, the word fitness hadn't been invented, yet.