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


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)?
Jan
26
comment Mitigate workout exhaustion
@ErikAigner - 1g per body weight per day (so if you're 200 lbs, it's 200 grams) - sounds like a lot AND it is. I use creatine pre workout only.
Jan
26
comment Needing some tips on toning up
@Jessica - You took the biggest step, know it's more tough work to get your plan together and follow it. I would start by learning all the basic lifts (deadlift, squat, bench, press) and practicing them for 2-3 weeks (you'll never stop learning how to improve on them). During that time look into the various weight lifting plans (5x5 starting strenght, madcow, 5/3/1) - pick one- and stick with it for 2-3 month min....never give up, never look back and never put yourself in position where you'll get hurt and not be able to train the next day. let us know how it goes - GOOD LUCK
Jan
24
answered Needing some tips on toning up
Jan
24
comment How long do I wait after a failed lift?
@ssteinberg - that was it for the day, believe me! My questions is, do I wait a week, month, etc. prior to reattempting the lift?
Jan
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
23
answered Mitigate workout exhaustion
Jan
23
comment How long do I wait after a failed lift?
No - I ramped up to 455 my prior RM was 435, so I tried to move up 20
Jan
23
asked How long do I wait after a failed lift?
Jan
12
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
8
comment Cramping in chest after working out
Sorry, the 3-4 months is the time I've had pains - the pain/cramping usually lasts for only a few days - and has happened 2-3 times over the last 3-4 months.
Jan
7
comment Cramping in chest after working out
I've been following the 5/3/1 program with great improvement to all my lifts...I've had this pain on/off for maybe 3-4 months. Feels like a muscle cramp more than anything else, I would have said hernia, but it feels to high up for that
Jan
7
comment Cramping in chest after working out
Weight lifting - mostly after squats or dead lifts. No, I'm not into doctors
Jan
7
asked Cramping in chest after working out
Jan
6
asked Deadlift and Rack Lifts
Jan
3
answered What's the best exercise to get more well defined abs, a.k.a Muscle hypertrophy
Dec
19
comment Shoulder pain during pull ups
I usually do 50 once a week - and during the week 10 here and there as I pass the bar