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Quick exrx website question

Post by hwtf » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:26 am

Hey all,

Just designing a workout and have a really simple question on the Instructions ( exrx dot net/WeightTraining/Instructions.html )

- When picking an exercise, what does bold, italics, and non-bold non-italics mean? For example, this page here:
exrx dot net/Lists/ExList/BackWt.html#anchor125439

Bold = Basic?
Italics = Auxiliary?
Non-bold, non-italics (Regular) = ???

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Re: Quick exrx website question

Post by jms » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:39 am

The non-bold, non-italic exercises can (apparently) be considered as basic or auxiliary depending upon what other exercises they're programmed with. See these links:

http://www.exrx.net/Questions/MuscularAnalysis.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ("Weight Training Exercise Utility Classification")
http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Glos ... hor1270300" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Edit: Might as well just paste it here.
The classifications can be seen as a continuum. An exercise utility is also dependant upon the inclusion of other exercises. For example, an incline bench press is an auxiliary exercise in the context of a full body routine but a basic exercise in a split program. A step up is an auxiliary exercise when included with squats, but an auxiliary exercise if a leg extension is performed instead. You will find the definitions in the glossary eludes to relative characteristics.

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Re: Quick exrx website question

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:59 am

...definitions in the glossary eludes to relative characteristics...
I'm really trying to make some kind of sense out of that! Is that really pasted, and not a typo when you copied it?

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Re: Quick exrx website question

Post by jms » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:13 am

Yeah, the top link really says that! I've had three years of legal education and I don't know what it means either.

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Re: Quick exrx website question

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:18 am

I assume that they meant "alludes". I just think it's funny to try to think of a definition eluding a characteristic!


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Re: Quick exrx website question

Post by jms » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:41 am

Ah, mystery solved.

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Re: Quick exrx website question

Post by hwtf » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:31 pm

thanks!


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