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Forum: Equipment 12-31-2005, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By Brian Hand
I have seen a number of these. I think they'd be...

I have seen a number of these. I think they'd be quite secure with dead weight, maybe less so with kipping. They can definitely crack the wood in the frame though, so they are still iffy for a...
Forum: Fitness 12-21-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,105
Posted By Brian Hand
I have done it for a stretch here and there. You...

I have done it for a stretch here and there. You could do say, Mon. back squat, Tue. Pullups, Wed. overhead squat, and Fri. DLs. Doing some extra workouts to maintain other aspects of fitness...
Forum: Nutrition 12-13-2005, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,644
Posted By Brian Hand
John, you know how AAS users often suffer from...

John, you know how AAS users often suffer from supression of endogenous testosterone production? I wonder if your adrenals were dependant on caffine to stimulate them, and it is going to take some...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2005, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By Brian Hand
If you're patient and careful you could put an...

If you're patient and careful you could put an eye splice instead of the bowline.
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-09-2005, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,997
Posted By Brian Hand
Steve, do you think you're distributing your...

Steve, do you think you're distributing your weight evenly on both feet? It seems like your weight is more on your right foot. Your left hip seems to be riding a little higher. Do you think your...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2005, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,222
Posted By Brian Hand
I hate them.

I hate them.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2005, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By Brian Hand
If a band is too long just take an extra turn or...

If a band is too long just take an extra turn or two around the bar when you choke it on there.

I got pallet bands first to experiment with then got the jumpstretch assortment, a pair of minis,...
Forum: Fitness 12-06-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,813
Posted By Brian Hand
Eyeballing is not a good indicator of whether...

Eyeballing is not a good indicator of whether you're spot reducing. Using a skin fold caliper is a better way to go. Pure subjectivity is part of the problem. Also the appearance may change due to...
Forum: Exercises 12-02-2005, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,582
Posted By Brian Hand
I like one hand snatches and when going heavy the...

I like one hand snatches and when going heavy the olympic bar is the best thing. The balance isn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.

George Hackenschmidt, John Davis, and Arthur Saxon...
Forum: Exercises 12-01-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By Brian Hand
If you have long thighs and a short torso,...

If you have long thighs and a short torso, proportionally, you're going to have to lean forward a bit to get past the knees (think about it). If you're tall, it is going to take extra flexibility...
Forum: Fitness 12-01-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,320
Posted By Brian Hand
Tightness in the hip flexors doesn't equal strong...

Tightness in the hip flexors doesn't equal strong hip flexion. Tightness is a limitation, it generally has NO benefits. (This is the third or fourth time I've heard tightness mentioned as a...
Forum: Exercises 11-30-2005, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,442
Posted By Brian Hand
Josh, "if it hurts, don't do it" is an extremely...

Josh, "if it hurts, don't do it" is an extremely important guideline, assuming the person has a little training time under their belt and can distinguish injury pain from effort pain. Bullheading...
Forum: Exercises 11-29-2005, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,442
Posted By Brian Hand
Josh, I would certainly not second guess a...

Josh, I would certainly not second guess a doctor's diagnosis, especially over the internet, but I will pass on that I had pain in the same area misdiagnosed as strain of those ligaments / tendons. ...
Forum: Exercises 11-28-2005, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,756
Posted By Brian Hand
With an underhand grip the shoulder isn't rotated...

With an underhand grip the shoulder isn't rotated externally; the scapular retractors work harder. It is easier to pull very high with the underhand grip. The underhand grip is often pain free when...
Forum: Exercises 11-26-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brian Hand
If you build strength with the bottoms up squat,...

If you build strength with the bottoms up squat, the strength gain involves muscle or nerve or possbily both.

If you add some muscle, some basic strength in the muscles of the posterior chain,...
Forum: Nutrition 11-20-2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,378
Posted By Brian Hand
I seriously doubt that anyone is running around...

I seriously doubt that anyone is running around without enough cholesterol for raw materials to make their hormones. VLDL cholesterol is produced by the liver from triglycerides. Excess calories...
Forum: Exercises 11-19-2005, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,860
Posted By Brian Hand
Michael, it is scary stuff when you think about...

Michael, it is scary stuff when you think about it. I have heard of one stroke, but that was from leg presses on the old vertical type machine. That machine combines great intrathoracic pressure...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2005, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 30,746
Posted By Brian Hand
Mike, you don't do these pushing into the heels,...

Mike, you don't do these pushing into the heels, do you? I think you want the plate long enough to push into with your toes, often the cheap ones are short or not positioned right.
Forum: Exercises 11-19-2005, 04:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,860
Posted By Brian Hand
Nosebleeds are not uncommon in powerlifting. Lee...

Nosebleeds are not uncommon in powerlifting. Lee Moran, the first to squat over 1000 pounds, did it with blood streaming out both nostrils. I think it's mainly due to high blood pressure during a...
Forum: Exercises 11-18-2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,860
Posted By Brian Hand
I'm pretty sure he's rounding his back on...

I'm pretty sure he's rounding his back on purpose. Note that he's also standing on blocks. He has won the WSM and he's from Finland for pete's sake so I think it's safe to assume he knows quite a...
Forum: Nutrition 11-17-2005, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,129
Posted By Brian Hand
Their web site says it contains flax seed. If...

Their web site says it contains flax seed. If the flax seed is whole, the oil inside remains fresh but the hull is indigestible and you aren't getting any of the oil inside. If the flax seed is...
Forum: Nutrition 11-17-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,201
Posted By Brian Hand
Okay let's think about it. According to the...

Okay let's think about it. According to the USDA, a 200g serving of apple (approximately one large apple) is 83.9 percent moisture and contains 26.6g of sugar. This leaves 5.6g of "other stuff" in...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2005, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,869
Posted By Brian Hand
I'd definitely get a flat bench and use a block...

I'd definitely get a flat bench and use a block under one end if you need an angle. Even the expensive commercial grade adjustable benches shake and wobble.
Forum: Fitness 11-17-2005, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,667
Posted By Brian Hand
I have tried these and other complexes and have...

I have tried these and other complexes and have nothing but good things to say, hard to beat.
Forum: Nutrition 11-15-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,201
Posted By Brian Hand
I like the idea but I see a few problems. One...

I like the idea but I see a few problems. One obvious one is you lose all the fiber.

When you juice a fruit or vegetable, how can you be sure the good stuff isn't left behind in the pulp? For...
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