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


Jun
6
asked Day off from training…how to mentally relax
Jun
2
answered How do I prevent chafing?
May
31
answered How to lose manboobs?
May
31
answered How to accurately work out calories burned on exercise bike
May
31
answered What to do with sore muscles
May
25
accepted Improving my Bench Press - what muscles are used during what phase?
May
25
comment Improving my Bench Press - what muscles are used during what phase?
great articles - two good points: plyometric training to increase off-chest power (I think that could be it) and eccentric focus (letting it down slow)...thanks!
May
25
comment Improving my Bench Press - what muscles are used during what phase?
If I can identify the muscles/weak points, I would train them separately. I've been working on form and went from 180 to 220 in a week (clean single bench press) - now I'm looking to take it to the next level (over time of course)
May
25
asked Improving my Bench Press - what muscles are used during what phase?
May
25
answered How to overcome fear?
May
24
asked What weight lifting belt would you recommend?
May
24
answered Maintaining gains after finishing a training program
May
24
comment I want to run but have a bad knee. How should I deal with it?
@gunbuster363 - the cost of a blown acl or serious knee injury is more than the cost of a Dr's visit with xray
May
23
answered I want to run but have a bad knee. How should I deal with it?
May
19
comment Can I do push ups every day?
@gruszczy - Great news! What do you think did it?
May
17
comment Buying barbell / rack
I agree with Sparafusile - look on Craigslist - there's a lot of people who've brought weights and have never used them. I would recommend a month or two at a local gym to get the feel of the weights and get some personal training on them (sounds like your new to lifting). You'll need a weight lifting program which the personal trainer could help with. Good luck and go for it.
May
16
answered Is it useful for runners to cross-train using kettlebells?
May
13
comment Can I do push ups every day?
@gruszczy -3 months is a long time. The problem with body weight exercises is that you can' take weight off - HOWEVER - you can modify the pushup by doing them inclined (against a bench for instance) - so, push to 65, incline and do 10 more. I had (and currently have) some plateau issues and it's 90% mental...sometimes we just put a mental block in front of us. SO - 65 regular + 10 incline and each week push one or two more regular ones in.
May
13
comment Can I do push ups every day?
@gruszczy - how long have you been at 65 in a single set? and how long have you been doing push ups? (looks like your at 130 per day)
May
13
comment Can I do push ups every day?
are you doing 65 in one shot? or in sets? try doing sets of 20, taking anywhere from 1 to 2 minutes breaks inbetween and see if you can past 65 - if not increase the rest period