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by Arthur
Fri May 16, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: dips
Replies: 5
Views: 4275

Speaking of banging chests off the bar, I'm still missing the top of the ROM on pullups. I can clear my chin unassisted (Level 2), but I'm sure not pulling the bar to my chest. I might be getting the bar closer to my collarbone than I used to, but I might be making that up. Is that ROM something tha...
by Arthur
Wed May 14, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: dips
Replies: 5
Views: 4275

Rings are actually the only thing I have that I can do dips on, except for chairs, and I've never been comfortable with those. I've been working on my support, and doing my Day 2 pushups on the rings, and I've got to where I can do two dips pretty reliably, and three if the weather is really nice. I...
by Arthur
Tue May 13, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: dips
Replies: 5
Views: 4275

dips

I get the horizontal and vertical pushing and pulling classification, but I've always kind of wondered where dips went. Stronglifts 5x5--if I understood right--considers dips to be a step up from pushups, basically a horizontal push where your feet aren't anchored. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
by Arthur
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: new newbie talkings
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Well, so far so good--I'm three weeks along and I haven't slept in or hurt myself. And now I have some numbers up on the Magic Log, and I'm starting to realize the motivational power of chasing numbers. Speaking of numbers, I haven't been timing Day 2. I've gotten mixed feelings from this forum abou...
by Arthur
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Newbie with questions
Replies: 9
Views: 5881

I had toyed with the idea of making Day 1 "horizontal day" (body rows and pushups) and making Day 2 "vertical day" (pullups and dumbbell presses) but I decided I was thinking too hard. I'm Level One--Level One!--just do it!
by Arthur
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Newbie with questions
Replies: 9
Views: 5881

Is there a meaningful physiological distinction between pressing in front and pressing overhead? For that matter, is there one between pulling from the front and pulling from overhead? Or is it just a matter of the degree of resistance?
by Arthur
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: new newbie talkings
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

See, I used to go to a Krav Maga school and get yelled at, and that worked pretty well. Before that it was wushu (which is where all the party tricks are), and that was a little more softly-spoken, mainly because I'm too big and white to be competitive so the coaches left me alone. That worked prett...
by Arthur
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: new newbie talkings
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

new newbie talkings

Dear Folks: I'm a longtime watcher-on-the-sidelines here. I've messed around with the routine now and again, but I have awful, awful, terrible motivation. It's been at least two years since I've had any physicality in my life, and--although I've never been overweight--I'm squishier by the day. I'm o...
by Arthur
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: 100 Burpee Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 34430

100 burpee challenge

I do this workout in ladder form--1+2+3.... If you ladder up to ten and back down you've done a hundred. If I can keep my breaks under twenty seconds I can usually finish this in about ten minutes. The punchline is that, if I try to do ten burpees a minute for ten minutes, I'm lucky to make it to th...