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Apr
20
comment What are some good alternative shoes for strength training?
For dead-lifting I'd recommend just using socks or deadlifting slippers, or very thin sole deck shoes. My squat got much better after I ditched my regular shoes for a pair with totally flat sole and no compression.
Apr
20
comment How can an overweight engineer get back in shape?
I managed to kick start the weight loss again by taking up powerlifting at the gym (deadlift, squat and benchpress).
May
19
comment Bench Pressing vs. Push-ups
Bench pressing with dumbbells is another option if you don't have a spotter as at failure you can drop them to your sides.
May
19
comment Effective warm-up before weight lifting circuit
I tried what you suggested at the gym last night, 10 mins cardio warm up then doing a 10 rep set will light weights before the main reps. My muscles feel less achy this morning so looks like it helped Thanks :)
May
18
comment How can an overweight engineer get back in shape?
Thanks Joe, I really think the walks (with or without a dog) got me kick started. I think initially if I went to the gym I would have been too embarrassed at my lack of fitness on the cardio machines.