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Forum: Living Strength 11-09-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,510
Posted By gruntbrain
Joe I really hope you know I'm a neutral agnostic...

Joe I really hope you know I'm a neutral agnostic in the "internet wars". My utilitarian ways dictate I do a lot of cherry pickin' without regard to ideology
Forum: Living Strength 11-09-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,510
Posted By gruntbrain
I suspect most visitors of internet forums don't...

I suspect most visitors of internet forums don't care about alledged theft & ideally physique displays don't overly influence folks striclly seeking fun,challenging health/fitness info
Forum: Living Strength 11-09-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,794
Posted By gruntbrain
There are ways to productively(?) perform...

There are ways to productively(?) perform isometrics beyond 6 - 10 second bursts - ie calorie burn would depend on how isometrics are performed.
I've done 'em for 20 nonstop minutes using a medley...
Forum: Living Strength 11-09-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,265
Posted By gruntbrain
In addition to varying the pace when performing a...

In addition to varying the pace when performing a nonstop cardio resitance circuit, I'd also vote for varying the exercizes. The Transformetric menu & your own creations offer many ways to create fun...
Forum: Living Strength 11-08-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By gruntbrain
Proper( what ever that means) food choices likely...

Proper( what ever that means) food choices likely trump supplements with glucose management
Forum: Living Strength 11-08-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,510
Posted By gruntbrain
Serious physical culturists need not be...

Serious physical culturists need not be distracted by the various, meaningless claims or counter claims. They can experiment with info from various sources & not be involved in personality stuff.
Forum: Gordon Anderson on Current Events 11-07-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By gruntbrain
Will China join in & push gold to $1300? Anyone...

Will China join in & push gold to $1300? Anyone for some gold mining? It only costs $500/ounce to extract so join in the high margin game. Perhaps the big push to mining will eventually force gold...
Forum: Living Strength 11-07-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,415
Posted By gruntbrain
Continuous HONEST effort is the key; I do have a...

Continuous HONEST effort is the key; I do have a keen sense of the obvious. That said, going by the numbers provides useful feedback to ensure your efforts are productive.
Forum: Living Strength 11-07-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,895
Posted By gruntbrain
High stepping(knees to chest) while marching in...

High stepping(knees to chest) while marching in place or on the go is an excellent cardio alternative esp. when exaggerated arm swings are thrown in
Forum: Living Strength 11-06-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,895
Posted By gruntbrain
Consider lunges in addition to squats &...

Consider lunges in addition to squats & stepups
Forum: Living Strength 11-06-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,313
Posted By gruntbrain
Monitor your strength levels to ensure that your...

Monitor your strength levels to ensure that your weightloss does not bring about strength loss( or at least only very minimal loss)
Forum: Living Strength 11-06-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By gruntbrain
Measurements aside, the longterm loss of strength...

Measurements aside, the longterm loss of strength from any activity would disqualify it
Forum: Living Strength 11-06-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By gruntbrain
I'm most "frightened" by the high rep straight...

I'm most "frightened" by the high rep straight legged situps esp. when done for condiitoning purposes in rapid fashion . High rep, high speed squats & pushups present no such concern.
Forum: Living Strength 11-06-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,491
Posted By gruntbrain
Many folks can get a niacin flush from even a...

Many folks can get a niacin flush from even a modest 50 mg. However, one builds up a tolerance to the flushing where doctor prescribed doses like 2000 mg can be tolerated.

When taken with some...
Forum: Living Strength 11-06-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,895
Posted By gruntbrain
Self resistance(accommodating resistance)...

Self resistance(accommodating resistance) exercises like the Milo are a good choice to perform while recovering from circuits of squats,pushups,situps, or any other Power Cal in your circuit. Think...
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,313
Posted By gruntbrain
It's wise for deconditioned folks to monitor...

It's wise for deconditioned folks to monitor their heart rate when they 'push themselves to power' ; you can jettison the monitor once you are more experienced with the methods here
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,237
Posted By gruntbrain
Develop intuition under the watchful eye of left...

Develop intuition under the watchful eye of left brain evidence based rigor
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By gruntbrain
I'm not usually comfortable with using animals as...

I'm not usually comfortable with using animals as role models. That said, their rest/activity "routine" may be worthy; they're active everyday in their quest for food/water & when satieted they get...
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By gruntbrain
I guess we're all seeking the "divine center";...

I guess we're all seeking the "divine center"; the sweet spot between over training & under performing(under training). At either extreme one can get somes twinges of fear, irritability, anxiety, ...
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,343
Posted By gruntbrain
Heartrate monitoring is one value to objectively...

Heartrate monitoring is one value to objectively evaluate your performance.

I like the idea of alterating the ROM during a set with the idea of having at least some beneficial FULL ROM reps
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,495
Posted By gruntbrain
It's a good idea to PRECEDE any forward bending...

It's a good idea to PRECEDE any forward bending toe touch with a back bend
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,491
Posted By gruntbrain
Google "beyond-a-century"; they sell pure powders...

Google "beyond-a-century"; they sell pure powders including niacin
Forum: Transformetrics Video Blogs 11-05-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,509
Posted By gruntbrain
I hope Mr Video(Joe J) will create a demo of a...

I hope Mr Video(Joe J) will create a demo of a "gymnastic ring" type device. 2 handle devices allow for increased planes of motion esp. when you make a handle that accommodates both hand & foot...
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By gruntbrain
I strongly believe that the leverage gained from...

I strongly believe that the leverage gained from a belt is a superior way of performing isometrics & isotonics(DSRs).
Experiment with any ol' belt or rope for a firsthand experience. JP's belt...
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By gruntbrain
I admit to being intimidated by what I know about...

I admit to being intimidated by what I know about GUTS. My workaround is to perform my own style of nonstop resitance exercizes. Going second best aint so bad
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