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


Oct
5
comment Gain weight while doing sports involving conditioning
Here's a link to power-lifting for beginner: bodybuilding.com/fun/plbegin.htm
Oct
1
comment What is the best way to treat a jammed finger?
Wrapping it to the next finger usually provides more support without wrapping it to tight - or you can use a splint (Popsicle stick).
Sep
6
comment How is it possible to use a higher percentage of our theoretical strength?
I heard that we only use 20%-30% of our brain capacity, but not our strength. Could you add the link to the article that you were reading.
Sep
4
comment Good amount of sets and repetitions for different muscle groups
Great answer! You may also want to consider periodization - the changing from one focus to another over a 8-12 week cycle to get past your body's adoption to your current routine. For example: you can start with a focus on strength and then change to power or endurance.
Sep
2
comment How frequently can I hit the heavy bag?
@parkker007 - I would recommend: store.titleboxing.com/psbg.html - some wrist support and padded. I would stay away from MMA type gloves where the fingers pop out and are separated - they tend to dig into the finger grooves (the stitching could cut your skin). Here's a link to some more: store.titleboxing.com/gloves-bag-gloves.html
Aug
29
comment Is it possible to self learn any hand combat skills or martial arts?
@Dave - I'm talking about fighting skills, not necessarily boxing...Tyson like a lot of boxers have an 'interesting' childhood - self trained in street fighting
Aug
29
comment Is it possible to self learn any hand combat skills or martial arts?
@Dave - from Wikipedia: He was repeatedly caught committing petty crimes and fighting those who ridiculed his high-pitched voice and lisp. By the age of 13, he had been arrested 38 times.[9] He ended up at the Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown, New York. It was at the school that Tyson's emerging boxing ability was discovered by Bobby Stewart, a juvenile detention center counselor and former boxer. Stewart considered Tyson to be an outstanding fighter and trained him for a few months before introducing him to Cus D'Amato.
Aug
27
comment Improve benching through adding speed to the lift…how?
Thanks Greg - I was actually looking for some exercises specific to increasing speed of the bench-off the chest part of the movement. The above are GREAT steps to ensuring proper technique. I started to use bands attached to the barbell....not sure if there's other similar supporting exercises
Aug
26
comment Help with deadlift technique - bruised shins and knees
Excellent advice/answer!
Aug
22
comment Push-ups - small range of motion vs full range of motion?
@Dave - I agree that full ROM is the ideal, but there are reasons for doing partials. For example, my bench is weakest at the bottom - push off from the chest - so, if I focus on that (being more explosive) then I can increase my overall performance by focusing a bit more on the weak spot.
Aug
15
comment Are there any alternatives to deadlifts?
Why would you look for an alternative?
Aug
11
comment Are there any dumbbell exercises equivalent to the basic squat?
@Eykanal - as Berin mentioned a front squat (and definitely an overhead squat) will hit the core hard
Aug
11
comment Is increasing resistance the only possibility to build more muscle mass?
Could you provide more information: the exercises you perform, how often, weights used, sets and reps. It could be that you're over taxing the same muscles and need to have a full body program put into place
Aug
9
comment What are good dumbbells or barbells for P90X?
@slandau - I would suggest going to a sports authority (or any local store that sells them) and check them out. I wouldn't recommend them.
Aug
8
comment Is increasing resistance the only possibility to build more muscle mass?
Why is it all you can do? is it lack of strength? or time? or availability of equipment? What specific exercises are you doing?
Aug
1
comment Workout Split - what's a good 4 day split routine
thanks for the good recommendations!
Jul
19
comment Sport that is less stressful to knees?
@gunbuster - there are a lot of people who actually weigh their meals or use pre-packaged meals to regulate their intake. There's also plates designed for portion control....it's all part of the process of weight management
Jul
11
comment What exercises should I do to strengthen my groin muscles?
I agree, especially about going light to begin with
Jul
11
comment How to strengthen my wrists?
A gallon container of water, rocks, etc. would work, it doesn't take much weight for you to feel it.
Jul
11
comment Free Weight Exercises
Are you interested in Body Weight? or Free Weight (Free weights are barbell/dumbbell exercises)?