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by Haffy13
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walking
Replies: 21
Views: 12098

When I moved into my new place a few weeks ago I wanted to do a walking meditation every morning when I got up. Well, I did it a few times, but it's really damn cold in the morning now, and I had been sleeping later and later for a bit so I stopped. However, I started volunteering at the animal shel...
by Haffy13
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Curious about circuit training
Replies: 6
Views: 6441

Thanks Tim, that's what I wanted to know
by Haffy13
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Curious about circuit training
Replies: 6
Views: 6441

Curious about circuit training

So, this is an area where I have little knowledge, but am curious about incorporating it into my routine, but not at the cost of strength gains. Is it possible to do traditional weight lifting one day and then circuit training the next day, using the same groups of muscles and so on? or is that too ...
by Haffy13
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a stretching routine
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

Looking for a stretching routine

Was curious if someone could help me out and give me a full body flexible routine, preferably as short as possible, and with the most effective method of stretching (dynamic, ballistic... whatever it is, it's been awhile since I've read up on stretching). Thanks, I had been doing yoga, but can't fit...
by Haffy13
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have problems doing the overhead squat portion of a snatch
Replies: 6
Views: 5543

So I tried it with a wooden stick at the gym today. I think my grip was not wide enough. It was quite wide, but I noticed my hands wanted to move out further, so I let them. It went a little better this way, but even with an unloaded bar I could only manage a couple reps at most. I seem to have bala...
by Haffy13
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have problems doing the overhead squat portion of a snatch
Replies: 6
Views: 5543

When I get about half way down in the suat I begin to lose my balance - my arms are wanting to come forward.
by Haffy13
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have problems doing the overhead squat portion of a snatch
Replies: 6
Views: 5543

Have problems doing the overhead squat portion of a snatch

So I am trying to incorporte the snatch in my routine and was working on the progression for it, the only problem is it is really difficult for me to fully squat with the bar over my head. Is this a flexibility issue?
by Haffy13
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Put together a framework for fitness-would appreciate advic
Replies: 18
Views: 10340

Ouch! Fortunately the keetleballs at this place are like medicine balls with a handle. Only have 10, 15, and 35 lbs. But I can work with what we got.
by Haffy13
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Put together a framework for fitness-would appreciate advic
Replies: 18
Views: 10340

Yah, I've only been able to add 5 lbs for squats, and have been doing 10 lbs for deadlifts. I might be able to add more with squats now that I'm only doing them once a week, but I doubt it. Don't feel like I really need to. I add 5 each time for the upper body too. With the Turkish get ups, I figure...
by Haffy13
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Put together a framework for fitness-would appreciate advic
Replies: 18
Views: 10340

Thanks doc, that makes a lot of sense. I remember wondering why SS had the 1 set of deadlifts, I figured because it was on the same day as squats. At what point should I start moving doing on sets for deadlifts? Does that also apply to Romanian deadlifts? And why not also squats? and so on and so fo...
by Haffy13
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Put together a framework for fitness-would appreciate advic
Replies: 18
Views: 10340

I had that though too doc, but my thought was that 95%+ of the strength gains from lifting come from that first set. So, wouldn't I be shortchanged myself by not lifting as much weight in that set as I possibly could? An acquaintance of mine was sharing his current program with me, and I got some go...
by Haffy13
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Put together a framework for fitness-would appreciate advic
Replies: 18
Views: 10340

I had one other question that I forgot to ask. I notice that for a lot of my lifts, I can't do 5 sets or whatever I'm shooting for after the first set. For example, with pullups, Monday I did 7, then 6, then 5. I typically rest 4 minutes between sets, but on Monday I tried a 6 minutes rest for those...
by Haffy13
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw Oats
Replies: 15
Views: 18455

Assuming you're talking about rolled oats, the easy answer is yes. In fact muesli contains raw oats. I used to mix raw oats into my protein shakes for the fibre. Make sure you take them with liquid of some type. On the other hand, there is contorversy about the anti-nutrients in grains. Usually coo...
by Haffy13
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Put together a framework for fitness-would appreciate advic
Replies: 18
Views: 10340

I do like making routines, but I've been doing something almost exactly like this for awhile, with only a slight modification. I'm going to wait a week until I'm in the sober house I'm moving to to start HIIT.
by Haffy13
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Put together a framework for fitness-would appreciate advic
Replies: 18
Views: 10340

I have been following something close to the routine I originally posted for a bit. I'm noticing some lower leg pain, possibily shin splints from using the treadmill, so I'm taking it easy. I'm also wearing vibram five-fingers--so that is something to get used to in and of itself. I haven't done HII...