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by Drew
Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Triceps
Replies: 9
Views: 25688

The very first muscle I noticed when I began lifting weights was my tricep. I actually didn't even know what the hell it was at first. I'd just been doing a lot of pushups, and all of a sudden I looked at the back of my upper arm one day and almost fell over. LOL I've been doing mostly kickbacks for...
by Drew
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Late night workout nutrition
Replies: 9
Views: 26103

heh heh heh Yes, it will be very different once you begin research. :) My typical week was in at 10am, out after 10pm, Monday through Saturday (though Saturdays I usually left around 6). Not everyone did that, but my advisor was a new prof so our group had to work a little harder to get the experime...
by Drew
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: from General
Topic: About training to failure
Replies: 19
Views: 54612

Hi Drew. If I understand the question correctly, % 1 RM, well, most programs base it on your ability to do a maximum lift at a certain percentage. Ryan gave excerpts that are extremely credible as to compensations, but most programs don't take that into consideration. For example, ,pst periodized p...
by Drew
Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: About training to failure
Replies: 19
Views: 54612

When talking about % of 1 RM, how does that differ when body weight is included in the exercise? For instance, in the bench press, the only weight you are lifting is iron. But in the case of squats you are not only lifting iron but a portion of your own mass. So for a 200 pound person who squats 300...
by Drew
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Changing your routine
Replies: 18
Views: 34501

Changing your routine

This isn't specific to my case since, as a newbie, I've been on the same routine for about 3 months and am still making gains. But I'm curious for those who've been at this a while, how long can you typically go with a certain routine before you start to stall? And once you begin to plateau, what ch...
by Drew
Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: About training to failure
Replies: 19
Views: 54612

Drew, Circuit training is a bit different as with shorter rest times you are necessarily limiting the intensity you can possibly achieve during the lift so going to failure is probably not hurting you. In addition since you still havent really failed, I am sure you will not feel extra tired from go...
by Drew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: from General
Topic: About training to failure
Replies: 19
Views: 54612

Have there been any studies about combining failure and non-failure training? It would be interesting to see the difference in strength gains among three groups -- one who alternated failure and non-failure, one who did straight failure, and one who did straight non-failure.
by Drew
Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Post Workout Nutrition
Replies: 10
Views: 31391

I do my workouts in the evening after I put the kids to bed. And since I end up finishing shortly before I go to bed myself, I prefer a shake to solid food. I've found that 2 scoops of chocolate whey protein powder mixed with 8 oz water or milk and 8 oz OJ makes it taste like an Orange Julius. Not q...