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


Jul
12
comment Effective ways to decrease recovery time
@Bee - the body changes based on stresses placed on it, if you place the same constant stress...it adopts. So, by increasing the intensity, the recovery from a less intense workout 'should' be less. This only works to a certain degree. Since my original response I've read some approaches that could help with the direct question of reduced recovery:sportsmedicine.about.com/od/sampleworkouts/a/After-Exercise.htm
Jul
9
comment Sore stomach muscles from push-ups
Nice to see that you worked your way through your sore abs, it's most likely they were a weak spot. Good Job!
Jun
27
comment Which muscles would I need to train for ambulance work?
@DaveLiepmann - you're right, sure it is possible - you might do nothing but curls to develop your bicep muscle (via a machine to really isolate the muscle) - and have one strong single muscle - but strength to perform some function can not - in most cases - be so isolated...
Jun
26
comment Best stretches before weight training
I generally do goblet squats (light) prior to squating, overhead squats prior to benching/overhead press and deadlifts - that warms me up enough for the weight workout
Feb
17
comment Interval Timing Indicators
Sorry - just added the link - I thought I did have it there. Good luck.
Jan
27
comment Working out - do taller people have it harder?
stop making excuses and get your mind in the game - in total agreement
Jan
26
comment Overhead press alternative to bench press?
I think the floor to bench press numbers various by person and dependent on personal strength areas and technique. I think the floor could be stronger if the weak area is the drive off the chest (the bar is off the chest on the floor chest) - but could be less if the person has strong triceps and leg support in the technique
Dec
12
comment is the so called “afterburn workout” good for someone with overweight
I would keep the walking/running to an hour, sprint/run as you can - this will help build up your endurance. Once you feel more fit (say in 1-3 months) you may want to purchase an interval timer and do a Tabata (look it up) type of routine.
Dec
9
comment How do you know what intensity you should go with?
Science? Maybe...but people don't systematically approach to show the positive and negative affects...just for change.......So, maybe in a very narrow scope of what science is. The definition is: 1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences. 2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation
Nov
29
comment Is it feasible to use a treadmill and maintain the sanity of your downstairs neighbors?
@Ivo - Actually weight lifting does help with running - it builds stronger muscles making the body more effective during aerobic exercise.
Nov
25
comment Weights + Conditioning circuit + Mixed martial arts
What are your goals? the ability to workout 3 hrs x 6 days a week? Or is there a more focused goal like MMA champ, Mr Olympia, Movie Star? It seems obsessive, outside of top end athletes ramping up.
Nov
11
comment Doing different aerobic exercises
as a beginner, start with a full body workout that would include 2-3 out of the 4 plus auxiliary exercises - take a look at starting strength (startingstrength.com) or BodyBuild.com for a lot of potential workout routines and programs
Nov
10
comment Which Muscle Groups to Work Out Together
I like your response, but the websites listed seem to be all product based. I would recommend looking at startingstrength.com and like sites that offer free info/advice for full body free weight workouts.
Nov
8
comment Ideal angle/position for arms and hands during pushups?
I did mean a bench press - sorry for not being clearer (as opposed to military/overhead press). The bench press elbow position 'should' be between 90 degrees out down to about 45 degrees, depending on what muscles you're focusing on (and who you listen to)
Nov
7
comment What are the Single or Two ply powerlifting suit benefits?
If you use the suite, are there any carry over benefits to lifting raw? or overall strength (do you can because other parts of your body are stressed more with the heavier weights?)
Oct
29
comment What's a good exercise to help with Tennis or Golf Elbow?
Got the Thera-band and it help pretty quickly - quicker than I would have thought possible
Oct
18
comment Running, eating less but not losing weight?
@Chelonian - a lot of training mistakes are made on assumptions and constant, quick changes. Each person's body behaves differently and the most important point is that a few weeks to judge if a new exercise program is good or not is to short. Basic things to look for are small body changes (are your pants feeling looser) and health (are you getting hurt or feeling excessively tired)........
Oct
6
comment Gain weight while doing sports involving conditioning
@Joze - there are probably some specialized programs, depending on your specific martial arts, your strengths, etc. You'll want to use the basic lifts and then once you're comfortable with those add some specialized one - for instance: jump squats would add to your explosive power, clap pushups to your punching and don't forget about heavy bag training
Oct
5
comment Gain weight while doing sports involving conditioning
Also take a look at any book by Don John, RossTraining.com site books....(exceptional) - you don't need much equipment or a gym to get where you want
Oct
5
comment Gain weight while doing sports involving conditioning
Here's a link to power-lifting for beginner: bodybuilding.com/fun/plbegin.htm