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by Scribbles
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: I wan to be a personal trainer...but
Replies: 33
Views: 28082

Tim, the CSCS is geared more toward athletes so in that sense it is a slightly harder certification than a personal trainer cert- at least for me. Others may tell you otherwise. I started with an easier certification first (i.e. personal training), just to get my feet wet, so to speak. Then I went f...
by Scribbles
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite excersises
Replies: 22
Views: 16084

I have a personal preference for pull-ups and squats. I generally favour compound movements and since I'm always pressed for time for my own workouts, by default, I generally use total body exercises that incorporate two or three exercises in one movement (ex: squat, shoulder press, calf raise). I d...
by Scribbles
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 10523

Hi Fast Twitch,

Welcome to the board. I'm sure you'll be able to find all the guidance you're hoping for. Lots of good members here for that. Lots of great information on this site (exrx.net) as well.

Good-luck and best wishes to you.
by Scribbles
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: I wan to be a personal trainer...but
Replies: 33
Views: 28082

Ironman, Thank you very much. I see that section, I'll try and post that soon.

Best wishes.
by Scribbles
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: I wan to be a personal trainer...but
Replies: 33
Views: 28082

Juggers, you're welcome. Call me Herve. I hope you're excited! Good-luck and best wishes.
by Scribbles
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: When to change sets and reps?
Replies: 9
Views: 10061

James, is that you? :-) Hope everything is well with you! I should probably mention what a wonderful job I think Ironman and TimD are doing with this board. They along with many others give a lot of their time to not only keep these boards clean, but also to help so many members with their fitness e...
by Scribbles
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to change sets and reps?
Replies: 9
Views: 10061

And I forgot to mention, perhaps more importantly, if you are training for strength close to your max- it's not a good idea to continually train hard each session. You do need to recover. Many people do this by including a lighter training session in between the 'hard' sessions each week. Be cogniza...
by Scribbles
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to change sets and reps?
Replies: 9
Views: 10061

Great replies! Some other things to take into consideration is that lower reps for strength (6 or less) innervates Type II (fast-twitch) muscle fibres and the time under tension may not be sufficient to produce endocrine responses (i.e., growth hormones) necessary for hypertrophy, while the 6, or 8-...
by Scribbles
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plyometrics & Upper Body Weight Training
Replies: 4
Views: 4561

Oliver, you're very welcome. Bear in mind these are just generally accepted guidelines and nothing is ever written in stone. If you do want to experiment, do start slowly and err on the side of caution. First and foremost, 'Do No Harm'- pick basic exercises and never sacrifice correct form and prope...
by Scribbles
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I wan to be a personal trainer...but
Replies: 33
Views: 28082

Juggers, The fact that the program you mention has a 'hands-on' practical element to it is a very good sign. If the course is offered at your college, many more advantages become available to you including convenience, familiarity- which all help to bolster adherence to the program and thus, success...
by Scribbles
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plyometrics & Upper Body Weight Training
Replies: 4
Views: 4561

Oliver, plyometrics involves the use of stored elastic energy and muscle activity through stimulation of the so-called stretch refelx. Unfortunately, still relatively little is known about plyometric program variables used in program design. Look for the work of Donald Chu, much of the guidelines in...
by Scribbles
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: should dumbell equal barbell weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 7302

Matt, generally speaking, the individual dumbbell weight will be a little harder to lift than an equivalent barbell weight. This is in part due to proprioceptive element in balancing an individual weight. You have less stability than holding an anchored barbell with both hands. In addition, you may ...
by Scribbles
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chins as a compound movement
Replies: 4
Views: 5071

I can't say I've felt effects of chin-ups in my legs, however, is it possible the weight in your arms (back) you are carrying for squats is making it feel like your legs are tired?

No solution, just a thought..

Best wishes.
by Scribbles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I wan to be a personal trainer...but
Replies: 33
Views: 28082

Tim, you're welcome. You can call me Herve.

Best wishes to you.
by Scribbles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: I wan to be a personal trainer...but
Replies: 33
Views: 28082

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