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by Kenny Croxdale
Wed May 09, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts twice a week?
Replies: 29
Views: 17282

Check Dr. Squat's ABC training. He says that legs take longer than chest or back and abs and arms recover faster. Perhaps it's a function of the size of the muscle, I don't know but I know it works for me. I can do 2 upper body to 1 lower body. Hatfield presents some good informtion on recovery. La...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sun May 06, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts twice a week?
Replies: 29
Views: 17282

I think we just found your village's idiot. Hoister, Hoister, Hoister...you be the Village Idoit...:) The EEOC mandates all groups have one. If not they bus one in. Man nor machine can be pushed to the limit all the time. That is what "Periodization" is all about. The bible on this is Tudor Bompa's...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sat May 05, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts twice a week?
Replies: 29
Views: 17282

Overtraining is a concept used to excuse yourself from working hard or HARDER. Not true. The problems is that many lifters are overly ambitious. They train too hard. The end result is that instead of making progress, they go backward. Any lifter who believes all it takes is working hard or HARDER i...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sat May 05, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts twice a week?
Replies: 29
Views: 17282

Goodmornings and hyperextensions are similar to a straight leg deadlift. They are even sort of close to a Romanian deadlift, with the difference being the Romanian deadlift places more of the stress on the hamstrings and a bit less on the back. Good morning work the glutes as much as the Romanian d...
by Kenny Croxdale
Fri May 04, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts twice a week?
Replies: 29
Views: 17282

The deadlift is not just for the back. It works a lot of muscles. Good mornings and hyperextensions the same basic muscle groups but are less taxing. It is also very hard on the body. Exactly. The lower back takes more of a beating from deadlifts. Thus, less frequent intense sessions are better. Ke...
by Kenny Croxdale
Fri May 04, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: deadlifts twice a week?
Replies: 29
Views: 17282

Like anything else, depends on the volume and intensity. I you are just learning them, and doing them for practice, form, with low intensity (defined as low weight), then every day wouldn't be too much. Done a very high intensities, maybe once a week or once every two weeks might be the right precr...
by Kenny Croxdale
Tue May 01, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Horizontal or 45 degree hyper- which is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 20226

Could anyone give me some measurements for a GHR,please? There'a a simple drawing on dr. Squat's site, under "Illustrations", but without measurements-I also think that will be the design of choice. Also, what material should the knee pad be built of; and, if the foot support pad is fixed, how big ...
by Kenny Croxdale
Tue May 01, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Horizontal or 45 degree hyper- which is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 20226

Just to clarify the portion to which I was referring from the article: This exercise is quite probably the ONLY low back exercise you will ever have to do. It is that effective. Back raises are a good exercise. Noted exceptions are deadlifts, squats, glute-ham raises and explosive high pulls, all o...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift reps
Replies: 15
Views: 16060

Deadlift Reps

Keeping this as a friendly discussion... I was refering to learning how to control yoru body during an explosive movement or even a bound lift, NOT the deadlift in general. I totally agree that no form is compromized IF the lifter controls the weight on any lift. Big if.... Scott, you always want c...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift reps
Replies: 15
Views: 16060

regardless of what fred hadfield says, ( no lemming here) and ( as one professional opininon to another) I still dont agree with bouncing the weight off the floor just to get momentum thru a sticking point. There are several approaches to training thru sticking points like rack pulls, half reps, gr...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Horizontal or 45 degree hyper- which is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 20226

Squats are not exactly a quad only exercise. Front squats maybe, back squats no. I never said that squat were a quad only exercise. I said they were a quad dominate exercise. Research the hamstrings are involved to a lesser degree. You just said the deadlift may take 7-14 days to recover. I agree w...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Horizontal or 45 degree hyper- which is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 20226

I don't really agree that hyperextensions have no variety. Varying how far apart you put your legs on the hyperextension bench is just as much variety as a different stance in the GM. Varying how far apart you put your legs will provide variety. However, that is very limited on most hyperextension ...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift reps
Replies: 15
Views: 16060

There are several schools of thought on this. The article you mention is by Dave Tate, a powerlifter. His main goal is strength. He will use low reps and reset before each one so each is perfect form. Re-setting before each set places the emphasis on developing strength off the floor. If coming off...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift reps
Replies: 15
Views: 16060

Scott posted some good information. However, this statement is incorrect. As long as you dont slam the bar off the floor to get momentum to help on the next rep Training with a bounce to get momentum is a form of power/speed training (plyometric). Dr Fred Hatfield recommends it in his book, "Power: ...
by Kenny Croxdale
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Horizontal or 45 degree hyper- which is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 20226

Re: Horizontal or 45 degree hyper- which is better?

Hi I train at home, mostly bodyweight, but since I need a way to train my erectors, I decided to buy a hyperextension bench, especially since I read-here- that it is safer than deadlifts (placed before them in an adaptation sequence). The deadlift is not an unsafe exercise unless you do something t...