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by DanB
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: UCFFool's Log (Andy)
Replies: 171
Views: 82537

pull up form

Ucffool, There's really no muscular advantage to doing a so-called full range pull-up. If the point of this exercise is to engage the back muscles (lats, teres, rhomboids), then what you want to do is concentrate on the motions that these muscles are designed for. Well, the lats and teres are design...
by DanB
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: Keith's Log
Replies: 84
Views: 42415

Help with squats

Keith, One thing to consider with squats: point your toes out just a bit (not a full 45 degrees). This will allow your knee to track more naturally over the foot. Keeping the feet absolutely straight tends to create torque that has to find an outlet, and that outlet sometimes is your knee cartilage....
by DanB
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Which do you find easier? Flat pushups or incline?
Replies: 3
Views: 3332

Another kind of push-up

If you want another kind of push-up challenge that will really work your core body in addition to your chest, try these. Set up for a flat push-up. As you go down, bring your right knee to your right elbow. As you raise back up, bring the right leg back to push-up position. Next repetition, do the l...
by DanB
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Dinna's food log
Replies: 66
Views: 45239

Not what I meant

Dinna, I'm not suggesting that you don't post here or that you must adhere to the simplefit program completely. It's not my place at all to suggest that, and I don't think Kevin would either. I was just confused by your dietary posts, since if you're making your posts public in this fashion, I assum...
by DanB
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Dinna's food log
Replies: 66
Views: 45239

Breakfast: An orange and a banana and fresh apple juice. Lunch: 2 small whole wheat pitas, large salad with carrots, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onions and a tbsp olive oil as dressing. Dinner: Boiled broccoli and a chicken breast, tbsp. olive oil. Snacks: 2 bananas, 1 apple, 2 whole wheat, fat fr...
by DanB
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Dinna's food log
Replies: 66
Views: 45239

Real food

Dinna, I guess at heart I'm a fan of real food, and I don't count protein powders as real food. I would never eat or drink them because I get plenty of protein from meat, fish, and eggs. If you're not a big fan of meat, how about fish? You live in Denmark, right? You guys should have great cold wate...
by DanB
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Dinna's food log
Replies: 66
Views: 45239

Where's the beef?

Dinna, Your diet is your business, but looking at your posts, you seem to be eating far too little fat and protein in my opinion. You might find your cravings of various sorts subsiding with more satisfying food with great staying power. I'd include eggs regularly in your breakfast line up and nuts ...
by DanB
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Dinna's food log
Replies: 66
Views: 45239

Sweet tooth

Dinna, I don't know if you're looking for advice still about your sweet tooth, but what I do is have small piece (about 1/2 oz.) of very dark chocolate. I like the 82% cacao chocolate by Sharffen Berger because it has very little sugar, but unlike most very high cacao bars, it's not overly bitter. I...
by DanB
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Review of Paleo diet
Replies: 6
Views: 20976

Agreed

Kevin, I think we're basically on the same page. I've heard a lot about the Eades. I hang out on the Serious Strength discussion board run by Fred Hahn, who co-authored a fitness book with Michael Eades. I've just made the conversion to excising grains from my diet, though I haven't given up dairy (...
by DanB
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Review of Paleo diet
Replies: 6
Views: 20976

Thanks for this

Kevin, Thanks for this response by Cordain. I hadn't seen it. In fairness, he also misrepresents some of Fallon's positions. She wouldn't disagree about the fat profiles of modern factory-farm lot beef, which is why she recommends eating only grass-fed beef. Surely Cordain would agree. Second, she s...
by DanB
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Review of Paleo diet
Replies: 6
Views: 20976

Review of Paleo diet

Those of you interested in the Paleo diet, particularly as advocated by Loren Cordain, might want to have a look at the following review: http://www.westonaprice.org/bookreviews/paleodiet.html This may give you some things to think about. I have to say, I've always been suspicious of modern versions...
by DanB
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: 10/1/07 workout
Replies: 8
Views: 6149

bands

Yup, that's what I had in mind.
by DanB
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Nutrition from a medical perspective.
Replies: 4
Views: 5153

Not so hardcore

Kevin, Again, thanks for this wonderful site, which I only discovered recently. I don't think your diet advice is as hardcore as you fear. It's just that it runs against the grain (pun intended) of the typical American diet. Once you take out toast in the morning, sandwiches at lunch, and pasta for ...
by DanB
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: 10/1/07 workout
Replies: 8
Views: 6149

Pull-up substitute

A good substitute for pull-ups is flex band pulls. Monstermuscle has some heavy-duty continuous loop bands used by powerlifters. I loop one around a pole (you could also use your feet), loop my hands inside each end, and pull back like a row. Really works the lats if you get a band of sufficient res...
by DanB
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Nutrition from a medical perspective.
Replies: 4
Views: 5153

Cool site but. . .

This is a cool site, and I agree with him that we can include foods in a healthy diet beyond strict Paleo prescriptions (like dairy, especially cultured dairy, which I think should be whole, not non-fat). But I agree with Kevin that grains are not nutritional powerhouses, even in their whole forms. ...