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by JoeBerne
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Excellent, stand-alone portable pullup bar
Replies: 11
Views: 38338

Why on earth would you use socks? Do them on your knuckles (the two closest to your thumb, not the last three) and grow some calluses. After a little while you get nice, thickened knuckles, useful for intimidating people and for preventing damage when you punch things :) . Plus, you can impress peop...
by JoeBerne
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Cardio help
Replies: 2
Views: 4588

3.5 miles in 35 minutes works out to 10 minute miles, which is pretty slow - that's basically a jog. You don't do much in basketball that is that slow. A good rule of thumb is that your training has to be more intense, not longer, than the activity you're training for, if you want to build up your a...
by JoeBerne
Tue May 29, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Is a fat nutritionist acceptable?
Replies: 16
Views: 14238

I agree with the points made about motivation - if you're looking for a spark of that, then a fat nutritionist might not help. I really like this point: "I think the nutritionist who I am most likely to trust is somebody who has had a weight problem and has been able to over come it. " A thin nutrit...
by JoeBerne
Fri May 25, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Is a fat nutritionist acceptable?
Replies: 16
Views: 14238

This one was a good question. Reminds me of the old fat doctor who smokes question. My first instinct was to say that a fat nutritionist is unacceptable, just like an out of shape trainer. But I changed my mind. I think that when you go to a nutritionist you go for information. When that person is f...
by JoeBerne
Thu May 10, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Workout names?
Replies: 5
Views: 5616

I like the idea. I've always found the Crossfit names for workouts appealing. Having said that, I have no idea what names you should use, so you're on your own.
by JoeBerne
Thu May 10, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Eating - when? How to avoid nausea?
Replies: 4
Views: 4026

I will respectfully disagree with scumdogg. Or at least say that this isn't true for everyone. I try to make exercise the last thing I do before I start to eat. I eat from about 5:30 or 6 PM until 9:30 at night or so, and work out after work (I'm a school teacher, so I get out a little early). This ...
by JoeBerne
Mon May 07, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Rowing machine & stepper?
Replies: 6
Views: 7228

I use Tabatas a lot for my training, and I disagree slightly with one of Mr. Twight's points. When you do exercises you'll experience either general exhuastion (call it whatever you like - no particular muscle group is toast, but you're breathing very hard, heart rate through the roof, etc.) or exha...
by JoeBerne
Thu May 03, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Stretching
Replies: 5
Views: 4676

If you're interested in lower body flexibility or splits (maybe for martial arts) check out www.stadion.com. The dynamic stretching routines (which is one of two major components of the system) takes just a few minutes a day, plut two or so strength sessions per week. Did a lot for my kicking height...
by JoeBerne
Tue May 01, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Let me know how I can improve this site!
Replies: 34
Views: 22646

Let me tell you a story. Back in the 60's some reknowned kung fu master came over from China and wanted to teach his art to American students. He posted a sign offering free lessons and waited. Nobody came. Frustrated, he got the idea ot charge $5/lesson and within days his yard was full with traine...
by JoeBerne
Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: 8 Pack Abs (Upper Two)
Replies: 10
Views: 9766

As a former bodybuilding fan I remember seeing guys who were absolutely shredded (extremely low bodyfat) with varying #'s of boxes in their "pack." Think of Boyer Coe - no matter how ripped he got he never had more than like 2 abs. The boxes you're talking about are formed by tendons that wrap acros...
by JoeBerne
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Eat Your Fruits And Vegetables: One Extra Serving Per Day Ma
Replies: 14
Views: 18418

Coine - I actually like fresh or steamed string beans, brussels sprouts, and a few other vegetables, but nowhere near the variety I know I should be eating. I tried the idea of sauteing (sp?) some peppers and onions with meat and it did taste pretty good - or at least the meat flavor hid the veggie ...
by JoeBerne
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Fast 5 diet plan
Replies: 30
Views: 36054

Don't forget that your weight will fluctuate with IF because you're depleting/ replenishing muscle glycogen so often. When you deplete glycogen you can lose a lot of water weight - this is why people who start diets always lose 10 pounds so quickly, then stall. Try to weigh yourself at the same situ...
by JoeBerne
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Eat Your Fruits And Vegetables: One Extra Serving Per Day Ma
Replies: 14
Views: 18418

Getting in Vegetables

I can't imagine I'll get too much sympathy on this, but I really hate the taste of most vegetables. I'll choke down a serving a meal, maybe a little more, but I'm always looking for alternatives. Has anyone heard anything/ know anything about a product called Greens Plus (I'm not promoting it - I ju...
by JoeBerne
Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: 4 minutes of pain!
Replies: 2
Views: 3931

Tabata everything

I do all my endurance training in Tabatas (20 s work, 10 s rest, 1 extra minute of rest after every 8 work sets). I do all kinds of movements - my latest favorite is 1 arm snatches (switching arms with every set), but I've done kicks, punches, chins, pushups, all kinds of squats, dumbell swings, and...