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Sep
18
comment How much do the plates in Crossfit weigh?
I had been wondering that too, but then started noticing more and more of that in pictures and some were marked at 25lbs. The bars still look like they're 45lbs, though.
Aug
11
comment In a bench press, are there any tricks for determining which muscles are the weakest?
I'm interested in building strength and size. And at this point the chest is what's lagging behind.
Aug
11
comment How to get rid of nerve pinch in shoulder?
I was doing Cable Internal Rotation (rotator cuff) exercise and I could feel that my right should was messed up. I think the muscles are a bit jumbled up. So yes, will see a pro.
Aug
11
comment In a bench press, are there any tricks for determining which muscles are the weakest?
Updated with routine, see above.
Aug
10
comment In a bench press, are there any tricks for determining which muscles are the weakest?
@DaveLiepmann Whoops, that would be Dumbbell Shoulder Press and Dumbbell Pench Press.
Aug
10
comment In a bench press, are there any tricks for determining which muscles are the weakest?
All my exercises are done with proper form, no jerking or jumping or lazy lifts. I'll provide more info asap.
Aug
10
comment In a bench press, are there any tricks for determining which muscles are the weakest?
Well when you do curls for example, you'll feel your biceps burn if you do lo-weight/hi reps. Or if using heavy weights you are able to lift and know if your biceps are working. With bench, I think I might get mechanically confused and not sure how to push. I don't know.
Aug
10
comment In a bench press, are there any tricks for determining which muscles are the weakest?
See, your last comment pretty much points out my issue. I can push a lot of weight with many exercises, but my bench press is where I am stumped. I've been thinking of hiring a personal trainer to help me out with that.
Aug
8
comment Nutrition while dancing Salsa
I've been using my heart monitor for 2-3 months now and it's been pretty accurate. The reason I say that is because I can consume the equivalent of my the monitor says I burned and my weight will not change. That includes doubling my caloric intakes when I burn more than 3000 calories above my usual daily caloric expenditure.
Aug
7
comment Nutrition while dancing Salsa
Just for the heck of it I wore my heart monitor for a 2 hour session of salsa dancing recently and I burned 1800 calories. Max heart rate shot up to 168 bpm. So you burn crap loads of calories dancing.
Aug
7
comment Nutrition while dancing Salsa
I go salsa dancing like crazy and I tell you you will not gain weight dancing. You'll have to fight just to maintain your current weight. So lifting weights is the only way to gain weight.
Aug
6
comment How many Burpees do I have to do per day to lose a lot of fat fast?
Losing weight is all about motivation. Once you start feeling even a little bit healthier you'll really want to get into other exercises. Get yourself some kettlebells or dumbbells and increase your muscle mass. Some good music will also help.
Jul
25
comment How to take advantage of a cable machine when you've maxed it out?
@fire.eagle Can't, it's bolted to the floor. But good suggestion.
Jul
24
comment How to take advantage of a cable machine when you've maxed it out?
@DaveLiepmann I've been going to the gym overall for about 15 years, and just started working out again 1.5 years ago after about 8 years hiatus. But this time I'm actually learning. Having said that, for each session I do one multi-join exercise followed by a bunch of others. So on leg day I do deadlifts and the others I mentioned for legs. On shoulder day I do shoulder press and other shoulder exercises plus arms. And chest day I do bench press and then dumbbell press, flies, etc. I'll eventually add a second multijoin exercise per session, but not yet.
Jul
23
comment How to take advantage of a cable machine when you've maxed it out?
My deadlifts are at 270 lbs, my squat was at 320 lbs; not counting the bar.
Jul
23
comment How to take advantage of a cable machine when you've maxed it out?
@DaveLiepmann For the same reason I wouldn't do incline bench press, decline bench press and regular bench press in one workout. I'll do one for a couple of months, then switch to another, etc.
Jul
23
comment How to take advantage of a cable machine when you've maxed it out?
I used to do squats a long time ago, but have put it aside for deadlifts for the time being.
Jul
23
comment How to take advantage of a cable machine when you've maxed it out?
@ryanMiller I already do free weights and like to balance it out with the cable machines.
Jul
23
comment How to take advantage of a cable machine when you've maxed it out?
@DaveLiepmann See my update.
Jul
3
comment Can I use a heart monitor overnight to determine my resting heart rate?
@RobinAshe Agreed, had to take the watch off early this morning. But from what I have been reading you need to take your RHR first thing in the morning and unless I wake up super slow without an alarm, it's hard to get anything below 80 bpm and I'm an active individual.