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Forum: Living Strength 01-06-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Upshur74
John, thank you for your response. You are a...

John,

thank you for your response. You are a lucky man that you had the chance to talk to an to learn from John McSweeney. I own a copy of his video “Total Self Defense” and even in this video he...
Forum: Living Strength 01-05-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Upshur74
Three sets of 7x10 repetitions usually take me...

Three sets of 7x10 repetitions usually take me about 15 minutes so I suppose I could (should) do them a bit slower or emphasize the starting and finishing position with a longer hold.

However,...
Forum: Living Strength 12-08-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Upshur74
Problem with (old) Powerbelt

Hello,

I practice the M7 as my daily foundational exercises and add calisthenics and isometrics depending on my time and energy levels available. As for the isometrics I prefer free hand...
Forum: Living Strength 11-08-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Upshur74
Who is still doing the M7 daily?

John and everybody else,

since the emphasize on this forum seems to shift more to isometrics (using the belt) I wonder if anyone of you still does the M7 regular or even on a daily basis. From...
Forum: Living Strength 10-21-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By Upshur74
Hello John, thank you for the video. Nice...

Hello John,

thank you for the video. Nice explanation of the Full Body Iso-Contraction, and you are in good shape!

One question on the side: your taking your videoshots in front of a bookshelf...
Forum: Living Strength 10-17-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Upshur74
Hello John, thank you for your quick and...

Hello John,

thank you for your quick and detailed answer. I know that everyone has to be his / her own best personal trainer. But do you get /your/ best results by training all three angles of...
Forum: Living Strength 10-16-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Upshur74
Inverted rows

John,

is there a reason why you don't explicitly recommend / promote inverted rows in your books (in addition or as an alternative to pull-ups) to counterbalance push-ups? Are they part of your...
Forum: Living Strength 09-11-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By Upshur74
John, what do you consider was the main...

John,

what do you consider was the main reason for lowering your blood pressure so dramatically: did the isometric exercises mainly have a physiological effect to your body or did they work better...
Forum: Living Strength 08-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By Upshur74
John, what is your experience with even...

John,

what is your experience with even longer holds, let's say 30-30-30? Would it even increase the pump or would it be to taxing to the CNS?
Forum: Living Strength 07-24-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Upshur74
As regards isometric squats using the belt I...

As regards isometric squats using the belt I prefer to cross the belt around my hips, squat down to the angle I want to work, then step with my feet on the loose ends of the belt and try to...
Forum: Living Strength 04-02-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,389
Posted By Upshur74
I'm a big fan of John McSweeney and read...

I'm a big fan of John McSweeney and read everything I can find about him and his training on the web (and in his books). The M7 are a "simple" form of exercise with a high potential for muscle...
Forum: Living Strength 04-02-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 805
Posted By Upshur74
Interesting article. It proves once more that the...

Interesting article. It proves once more that the search for the "most effective" exercise routine, the latest gadget and the "quickest" results always seems to lead to the same answer: consistency,...
Forum: Living Strength 04-02-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By Upshur74
I don't want to sound sarcastic but taking into...

I don't want to sound sarcastic but taking into account all the steroids and heavy weight training that Mr. Schwarzenegger has done over all those years it suprises me that he made it to 70 and above...
Forum: Living Strength 04-02-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By Upshur74
Great insights. That's why I always come back to...

Great insights. That's why I always come back to DVRs exercises like M7 and power belt isometrics or - even more simplistic - free hand isometrics.

Even though I have a wife and two kids we...
Forum: Living Strength 03-17-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By Upshur74
Thank you, John

John,

out of reasons I don't want to go into in detail this time I just wanted to thank you especially for two things:

1. Teaching me the "Miracle Seven" exercises by publishing your books PYTP...
Forum: Living Strength 02-24-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By Upshur74
This is an interesting approach - not to try to...

This is an interesting approach - not to try to make a bodyweight or self-resistance exercise easier, but harder. It reminds me to "milk" an exercise as long as possible before moving on to more...
Forum: Living Strength 02-24-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By Upshur74
Thank you for your post John. Yes, that sounded...

Thank you for your post John. Yes, that sounded doable. Immediately after reading your post I gave them a try (5 rounds of 10 reps each) and I feel great. However, for me personally I would throw...
Forum: Living Strength 02-14-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By Upshur74
These are very interesting additions to the...

These are very interesting additions to the original M7 and as far as I can see they are slightly different from the extended M7-routine in PYTP.

However, one very special thing about the...
Forum: Living Strength 02-14-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By Upshur74
John, great thoughts, thank you for posting...

John,

great thoughts, thank you for posting them! I think many of us (including me!) tend to overthink fitness and workout protocols at least from time to time, searching for the "silver bullet"....
Forum: Living Strength 01-12-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,427
Posted By Upshur74
(Not) training to failure

I know that (not) training to failure has been discussed many times on this forum and many of the forum members agree that training to failure does nothing less than training your CNS to “fail” and...
Forum: Living Strength 11-12-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By Upshur74
Andy, thank you for your post! I just read...

Andy,

thank you for your post! I just read the following review on amazon.com for this book:

"You can't beat 5,000 years of successful application!"

I just placed my order! It is definitely...
Forum: Living Strength 10-31-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By Upshur74
Hey Sergio, I suffer from a "tennis elbow"...

Hey Sergio,

I suffer from a "tennis elbow" for the last six (?) month or so and since I didn't want to stop exercising totally I tried to modify and tweak my workout with focusing on (low-rep)...
Forum: Living Strength 09-16-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,237
Posted By Upshur74
John, as far as ISO-dynamic exercises (in...

John,

as far as ISO-dynamic exercises (in combination with the belt) are concerned: so you think the M7 are a good place to start?
Forum: Living Strength 09-16-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,212
Posted By Upshur74
Impressive, most impressive, young Peterson. ...

Impressive, most impressive, young Peterson.

Would you mind to share your favorite exercises with the isometric belt for your superb lat development?
Forum: Living Strength 09-05-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By Upshur74
Very good article, thank you, John, for posting...

Very good article, thank you, John, for posting the link.

I always have been and always will be skeptical about the so called "Paleo" diet, since many of the arguments never convinced me.

E.g....
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