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NASM Certified Personal Trainer, 27+ years in the martial arts


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answered Best home gym to replace going to the gym
Mar
6
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
4
comment Best information to keep in a exercise journal and how to keep it
@JohnP - thanks - I modified both title and added to the question
Mar
4
revised Best information to keep in a exercise journal and how to keep it
added 42 characters in body; edited title
Mar
4
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
4
asked Best information to keep in a exercise journal and how to keep it
Feb
17
answered Deadlift relatively low compared to squat. Where am I weak?
Feb
12
comment Squats with the Smith Machine
Not trying to be sarcastic...but I have strong feelings about focusing on the primary lifts :)
Feb
12
comment Squats with the Smith Machine
@DanAndrews - if 'standard' (non smith machine) squats are better for you - why not focus on them? I know we should do many different things, but shouldn't we focus on the primary lifts and use accessory lifts secondary? FredikD wanted my opinion regarding smith machines (anything to add)...and my base feeling is that the best exercise that you can do is a standard back squat...then if you have time: dead lifts, bench, overhead press, rows...and if you have energy after that - overhead squats, front squats, rack pulls...and if you have energy after that hill sprints
Feb
11
comment Squats with the Smith Machine
FredrikD - don't use a smith machine (simple answer). Here's a link to why: stronglifts.com/smith-machine-squats-power-rack-free-weights
Feb
11
answered Squats with the Smith Machine
Feb
10
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
10
asked Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
Feb
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
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asked thick/jumbo jump ropes
Feb
3
asked Gaining Muscle/Strength over age 50
Jan
28
comment cant do push-ups
I would imagine that you would UNLESS you have any long term medical condition (but I would highly suspect that you just pulled or tore something and time heals those things). Never give up
Jan
27
answered cant do push-ups
Jan
26
comment Cable pull throughs as alternatives to traditional deadlifts
Why are you looking for an alternative? Is it a location restriction (you don't have the room or ability to deadlift where you are), physical (you have a physical limitation like a lower back problem) or equipment (you just don't have a barbell)?