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Workout Programs / Weekend off?
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:52:07 AM »
What do you do with regards to exercise during the weekend? I usually have the weekend off and use it as a time to recuperate from the training during the week. I know people who do squats on Saturday, that doesn't appeal to me at all.

Supplements / D3
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:33:13 AM »
Vitamin D3 is a very important vitamin, deficiency in vitamin D will increase the risk of numerous serious diseases. The best source of vitamin D is the sun but many of us are not fortunate enough to have year-round sunny weather and this is where supplementation plays an important role. Vitamin D3 is what your body produces from sunlight and you can actually buy D3.

Do you supplement with D3?

Exercises / Shoulder Press Form
« on: October 18, 2012, 05:26:58 AM »
The shoulder press is a popular exercise. The common 'bodybuilding' form for the shoulder press is with the elbows out. This form will cause harm to your rotator cuff in the long term. A safer way to press is with your elbows slightly in and forward, you will be in a much stronger position.

Do you press the bodybuilding way?

Workout Programs / Crossfit
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:18:07 AM »
I'm not a fan of Crossfit. There is too much emphasis on conditioning for my liking and I think the Crossfit workouts are prone to causing injury because of the high repetitions. Doing 25 reps of clean and press, for example, seems pointless...

Have any of you tried Crossfit? Do you think it is a good program?

Workout Equipment / Makeshift workout equipment
« on: October 11, 2012, 07:23:11 AM »
You don't need to spend lots of money on workout equipment.

You can use water jugs for weights. The jugs can be used for farmers' walks, pressing, squatting, deadlifts etc. You can go to your local tire outlet and buy a giant used tire for a few dollars or they might even give it away for nothing. You can use the tires for flipping and dragging, hammer hitting etc.

Do you have any makeshift equipment ideas?

Exercises / Favourite exercise?
« on: October 10, 2012, 07:06:02 AM »
My favourite exercise is the deadlift. The deadlift is one of the most challenging exercises in weight training but it is also the most rewarding. The deadlift works your whole body and the hormonal response is huge. I've been deadlifting for 5 years now and I still enjoy it.

What is your favourite exercise?

Fitness / Less is more!
« on: October 10, 2012, 06:43:19 AM »
There are people who train for hours in the gym, slugging it out on the treadmill, you don't need to do this! Excessive cardio will cause inflammation, elevated cortisol and oxidative damage.

Studies are showing that short, infrequent and intense bursts of exercise are much more effective than the traditional continuous cardio.

So instead of running 7 hours per week you will do 5 sets of sprints per week in conjunction with low-intensity activity like walking, cycling etc.

Are you guilty of overdoing the cardio? Do you sprint?

Supplements / L-Glutamine
« on: October 09, 2012, 06:05:56 AM »
Glutamine is found naturally in food like meat and eggs. Most of us know it aids recovery and muscle building but another benefit of glutamine is its ability to strengthen the gut barrier. Gut permeability is a big problem in today's society, supplementing with glutamine is a wise choice.

Do you use glutamine?

Nutrition / Eat Liver!
« on: October 09, 2012, 05:38:06 AM »
Why should you eat liver? It is ridiculously cheap, high in protein and one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! You can buy a kilo of organic liver for a few dollars!

Admittedly, it isn't to everyone's taste but think about the nutrients it is providing. It's not so bad with onions and bacon.

Do you eat liver? Would you eat it knowing it is very good for you?

Exercises / Sissy Squat
« on: October 09, 2012, 05:17:21 AM »
I have been using the barbell back squat for around 5 years but I recently decided to stop doing the back squat and I replaced it with the sissy squat. Vince Gironda invented the sissy squat, he was against the back squat because it developed the glutes more than the quads (I think he had a point).

I've been doing the sissy squat without weight for 6 weeks now and my legs have grown! I raise my heels on the frame of my power rack and I do a really slow negative. My quads are on fire after 5 sets!

Anyone else use the sissy squat? Is the back squat overrated?

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