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Forum: Health and Fitness 12-02-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,793
Posted By shemp
Re: Fuzzy Description And Rationale of $14K Machine

Thanks for the description.

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That is why I posted the question about two spotters forcing you to eke out more and more reps while removing plates. I got no good answers. Mainly nitwits...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-02-2007, 03:40 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 1,713
Posted By shemp
Re: Official Washington exposes Hawai\'i the Fraud Thread

There's also best team when. A healthy team peaking late might be one of the best 1-3 at the end of the year, but have spent most of the season some where between 5 and 15. But then again, teams...
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-02-2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 65
Posted By shemp
Re: Looking for help with agility and power. Anybody have ideas?

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Are there any other obvious agility exercises I should be doing?

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Dot drills are very big these days. But you are way over doing it with daily half hour agility drills...
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-02-2007, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 65
Posted By shemp
Re: Looking for help with agility and power. Anybody have ideas?

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("going to failure" is not really a big deal to me, it just leads to quality work in my mind)

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Then your mind is your enemy. Going to failure is inconsistent with...
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-02-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 37
Posted By shemp
Re: Rowing for cardio

My understanding is that the key figure is actually the "drag factor" and that the damper setting is going to vary substantially from machine to machine. Damper at 3 on one machine could have same...
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-01-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By shemp
Re: What Is Latest Thinking On Multi Reps With Heavy But Shrinking Lbs

Thanks.

I see it's Arnold approved! A few links:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/dropsets.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_set
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-01-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By shemp
Re: What Is Latest Thinking On Multi Reps With Heavy But Shrinking Lbs

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My personal trainer does drop sets sometimes. He says it's to shock the muscle.

Commence attack...

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Fine. I would have thought that the *minimum* reps would be 20 for...
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-01-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 306
Posted By shemp
Re: theblackkeys\' \"Starting Strength\" log

Watch the entire video, if you didn't. I remember a couple of gems in there, but it may be that you need to already know to begin with.

Your shoulder blades are 1) pulled back and 2) down and your...
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-01-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By shemp
Re: What Is Latest Thinking On Multi Reps With Heavy But Shrinking Lbs

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is it known whether the decreasing weight method is better or worse than the standard method?

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Better or worse for what?

What you describe is not used in strength...
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-01-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 306
Posted By shemp
Re: theblackkeys\' \"Starting Strength\" log

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Is it correct to kinda feel like you are pinching your shoulder blades back together? I mean as sort of a teaching cue to myself.

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yes
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Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 163
Posted By shemp
Re: 40 Year Old Vs 65 Year Old American Hitting 90

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95.3% remain alive at 40.
80% remain alive at 65.
17% remain alive at 90.


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Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 163
Posted By shemp
Re: 40 Year Old Vs 65 Year Old American Hitting 90

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I admire your turn of phrase but Mr. Sklansky had a question which is still going unanswered.

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I'll take the 65 year old.

Happy?
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 83
Posted By shemp
Re: Quantifying The Degree of Difference Between Free Weights And Mach

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This isn't just a theoretical question. Suppose you are some rich old guy who can put several machines in his house, or just use a barbell, dumbells, an adjustable...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 163
Posted By shemp
Re: 40 Year Old Vs 65 Year Old American Hitting 90

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None of these tables were necessary...this stuff is everyday knowledge for most people.

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Please. It is more compelling to say, "I think our progress on the genome and...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 83
Posted By shemp
Re: Quantifying The Degree of Difference Between Free Weights And Mach

I think we are all better off doing exercises with more transference to daily life. That doesn't leave much of a role for most machines.

I also think machines come up short as far as providing a...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 163
Posted By shemp
Re: 40 Year Old Vs 65 Year Old American Hitting 90

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mortality rates have increased (due in part to advancements in medicine)

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That's discouraging. /images/graemlins/wink.gif

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Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 163
Posted By shemp
Re: 40 Year Old Vs 65 Year Old American Hitting 90

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Ah. So you just wanna troll?

Well then, by all means... Carry on.

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I don't think it is trolling to suggest that these wannabe exercises in thought approach being just...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 163
Posted By shemp
Re: 40 Year Old Vs 65 Year Old American Hitting 90

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It amuses me how much we can talk about such things and even purport to do so logically and intelligently without referring to life tables.

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Umm... Correct me...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 163
Posted By shemp
Re: 40 Year Old Vs 65 Year Old American Hitting 90

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It amuses me how much we can talk about such things and even purport to do so logically and intelligently without referring to life tables.

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Well, they're not...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 163
Posted By shemp
Re: 40 Year Old Vs 65 Year Old American Hitting 90

It amuses me how much we can talk about such things and even purport to do so logically and intelligently without referring to life tables.
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-30-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 83
Posted By shemp
Re: Quantifying The Degree of Difference Between Free Weights And Mach

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Suppose I said that if you use your optimum free weight workout you must cut it by a third. Across the board. And stop two reps short of failure when you otherwise would not have. Would...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-29-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 59
Posted By shemp
Re: Can Today\'s 50 Year Old Be Favored To Reach 90?

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DS,

I doubt it. Theres too high a risk of accidental death for most people who IMO will be able to fit the correct lifestyle patterns (wealthy, fit). You may,...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-29-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 59
Posted By shemp
Re: Can Today\'s 50 Year Old Be Favored To Reach 90?

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DS,

I doubt it. Theres too high a risk of accidental death for most people who IMO will be able to fit the correct lifestyle patterns (wealthy, fit). You may, however, be able to find a...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-29-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 25
Posted By shemp
Re: Please to be Evaluating my Workout Routine

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Every other day, I do a set of pushups to failure, 50 crunches, 15 reps with the ab wheel, another set of pushups to failure, and 50 more crunches.

On my off days, I just do some form...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-29-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 59
Posted By shemp
Re: Can Today\'s 50 Year Old Be Favored To Reach 90?

Life insurance companies may start to monitor this thread. I'm looking forward to some groundbreaking speculation based on ethnicity, weight, marital status, cholesterol levels, etc.
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