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


Dec
1
comment Minimum and Sufficient Exercises that can be done at home?
There's no reason that you need to go to the gym to train or 'stay fit'. What you do need is a set of goals that you want to obtain and then build a plan around those. Are you looking to loose weight? gain strength? gain stamina? get in touch with the inner you? Once you know where you're going you can easily search this site (or google) for fitness routines that will get you there.
Oct
30
comment Supplements for me
Pre/Post I take Whey (about 30 grams) via a shake and/or mixing with food. I'm not looking to change my routine, I'm looking to improve my supplements that I'm taking to support my routine
Oct
30
comment Supplements for me
I'm on month 10 of 5/3/1 - squating 300 lbs, deadlifting 415 lbs, benching 240 lbs and pressing 150 lbs (all for reps). Mostly weight training, some kettlebell, etc. when the mood hits me.
Jan
11
comment How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength?
@SamStreet - you program is 'intense' and will provide you with the results you're looking for. The only thing I would add is to track EVERYTHING - what you eat, what you lift and the changes in your body (get a scale that shows weight and body fat)....nothing to change, just do it and keep at it - good luck!
Jan
11
comment How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength?
It seems that you have a pretty solid workout program. How long have you been following it? and what results are you seeing?
Jan
9
comment How much glycogen is burned in weightlifting?
Here's the link for the 4 step approach for calculating calories burned: livestrong.com/article/…
Jan
9
comment How much glycogen is burned in weightlifting?
@velumenous - here's a link to a 4 step approach to calculating calories burned, 50% - 65% of those are glycogen.
Dec
26
comment Does it matter which type of exercise for health/weight loss?
@DrewV - yes, the one that you can do right now is the best...start something and modify over time.
Oct
29
comment Exercise for Upper chest
@Geek - so, from reading the responses, etc - it seems you're benching what you weigh (about 200lbs) and I'm assuming 5 reps at that level. On the madcow program I didn't feel a 'pump' until I got to 220lbs at 5 reps, so I would imagine if you're adding 5lbs a week, the pump your looking is about a month away
Oct
29
comment Exercise for Upper chest
@Geek - I'm on the Mad Cow program 5x5 - hitting the bench twice a week. Are you progressing with the weights? how much are you adding a week?
Oct
9
comment I have extremely bad posture, what can I do?
@Robin - I'm hoping the basic lifts will help, but was wondering if there are any specific exercises that could help with this specific issue.
Oct
9
comment I have extremely bad posture, what can I do?
@Ivo - the goal is having good posture - good posture leads to good self image and better health.
Oct
2
comment Abs are built in the kitchen, but what about obliques and lower abs?
@Informaficker - everyone has abs (well, except for people that had them removed maybe) - it's strong abs and abs that you see. Strong abs are built in the gym or through hard work - abs that you see (the mighty 6-pack) are a result of low body fat
Oct
1
comment What is considered a healthy weight loss and body fat decrease?
@Dave: 215 lb, 6', 50 year old man (me) - moderately active. I guess I was looking more for % change based on current weight, etc. rather than specific for me.
Oct
1
comment Is maintaining really so bad?
@Robin - at the end of the day all you have is faith and heart, no matter what you do or don't, the body eventually gives out
Sep
21
comment What's a good adjustable kettlebell approach?
@Dave - thanks for the info (you should make it the answer) - here's a link to a detail build: davedraper.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=PmWiki.T-Handle
Sep
18
comment What additional exercises do I add to the Madcow 5x5 program?
@Dave - I was taking 30-45 seconds between sets. The other exercises were: abs (crunches, ab wheel, etc.), pullups, dips, variations of the main exercise (so, if I did squats, I would then do box squats and maybe front squats)
Sep
18
comment What additional exercises do I add to the Madcow 5x5 program?
@Dave - I'm a bit unbalanced: I can 5x squats at 200lbs, 5x bench at 220lbs, 5x dead lifts at 300lbs...they feel slightly heavy, but not crushing
Sep
7
comment How much more weight can you hold with chalked hands?
This morning - with chalk - I did 5x5 @ 300 lbs dead lifts, prior to that I was able to either do 5x3 @300lbs or 5x5 @ 270...my hands feel better also...experiment complete - chalk helps
Sep
5
comment How much more weight can you hold with chalked hands?
@JohnP - I was thinking due to sweaty hands, better grip/hold, etc. - there would be more 'ability' to hold more weight, I was just wondering if there was anyway to tell how much