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Forum: Equipment 03-14-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,980
Posted By John de la Garza
Re: The "Perfect Pushup"

Isn't there a benefit to doing pushups on something fixed and with rings? Like doing dumbell work and barbell work.
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,178
Posted By John de la Garza
Re: Just got my VS Athletic shoes

Why do athletic shoes have raised heels? Isn't that like squatting with a 2x4 under your feet? I thought this was hard on the knee.
Forum: Exercises 03-11-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,329
Posted By John de la Garza
Re: KB as a substitute for o-lifts

If you use kettlbells you won't be able to do things that require you to overhead squat with both arms up, will you? Doesn't overhead squatting require you to have the bar so your hands can pull...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,685
Posted By John de la Garza
Re: platform

I have a bar from an old weight set. It is sized for olympic plates and the ends spin. Are the bars that come with the bumper plate sets specially made to withstand dropping or will any bar that...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,685
Posted By John de la Garza
platform

I've been practicing olympic lifts for about 6 months. I am not into sports just want to be strong. Is there a big advantage to getting a platform and bumper plates for someone who doesn't plan...
Forum: Nutrition 06-13-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,124
Posted By John de la Garza
I know this is a bit off topic. I assume you use...

I know this is a bit off topic. I assume you use stevia because you are trying to lower the calories and essentially eat less. There are many people (I am one of them) who believe that using zero...
Forum: Nutrition 06-13-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,872
Posted By John de la Garza
Patrick, Why do you believe that you can't...

Patrick,

Why do you believe that you can't absorb the protein in fruit? Fruit contains many amino acids and is very digestable.

http://www.youngerthanyourage.com/13/protein.htm

Check...
Forum: Nutrition 06-13-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,646
Posted By John de la Garza
you could do some intermitent fasting ...

you could do some intermitent fasting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calorie_restriction#Intermittent_fasting_as_an_alte rnative_approach...
Forum: Nutrition 06-13-2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,556
Posted By John de la Garza
Greg, You say that rice is the better choice. ...

Greg,
You say that rice is the better choice. Why choose at all? I'd just recommend skipping them both; not eating rice or wheat if you are trying to eat paleo style.
Forum: Fitness 04-26-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,186
Posted By John de la Garza
I was thinking of using a heart rate monitor to...

I was thinking of using a heart rate monitor to let me know when to do my next set on things where you lift hard and then wait before the next set. Would heartrate be a good indicator of when you...
Forum: Exercises 04-26-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By John de la Garza
beginning strength menu is a book? Can you...

beginning strength menu is a book? Can you provide me with a link? I couldn't find it and am not familure with it
Forum: Exercises 04-25-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By John de la Garza
To get more compoundish in the moves l was...

To get more compoundish in the moves l was thinking not to do deads and shoulder presses but rather clean and presses and clean and jerks.

If I'm not going for heavy weights (at least at...
Forum: Fitness 04-23-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,407
Posted By John de la Garza
I've read a lot about doing what most people call...

I've read a lot about doing what most people call circuit type workouts. If I keep my heart rate up by doing weight training, will I get the same results as running on a treadmill?

I've read...
Forum: Nutrition 04-23-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,084
Posted By John de la Garza
Kemal, you said: "Are you trying to...

Kemal,

you said:
"Are you trying to claim that plants are "designed" so that humans can't eat them? Most of those plants existed before humans existed. And if you think about it, the plants...
Forum: Nutrition 04-23-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,084
Posted By John de la Garza
Sorry, forgot to address this: you say " ...

Sorry, forgot to address this:

you say "
I'd be willing to wager that you won't live much longer than a typical mountain Swiss who eats cheese, fresh rye bread, raw milk, and cooked meat....
Forum: Nutrition 04-23-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,084
Posted By John de la Garza
You say "Typical raw foodist dogmatism. " ...

You say
"Typical raw foodist dogmatism. "

I believe you saying vegetables are healthy is dogma...

I can assure you in my case this isn't dogma, I don't simply believe this but have...
Forum: Nutrition 04-23-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,084
Posted By John de la Garza
you got a point there, Tom (unfortunately we do...

you got a point there, Tom (unfortunately we do live in polution)


by the way, if anyone would like to read a bit more on why I believe what I do check this out:
...
Forum: Exercises 04-23-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By John de la Garza
Nick, I don't believe pushups or pullups will...

Nick, I don't believe pushups or pullups will necessarily lead to imbalances.
Forum: Nutrition 04-23-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,084
Posted By John de la Garza
Anti cancer applies if you are at risk. Chemo is...

Anti cancer applies if you are at risk. Chemo is anti cancer, it is toxic but I dont' want it if I don't have cancer. If you don't ingest carcinogens I don't think you need to concen the phyto...
Forum: Nutrition 04-21-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,084
Posted By John de la Garza
I don't think veg provide enough energy...

I don't think veg provide enough energy (calories) to keep hunters alive during unsuccesfull hunts. Why do you believe hunters where sustained by vegetables? I think they where probably sustained...
Forum: Nutrition 04-20-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,084
Posted By John de la Garza
In my first response I stated that I always...

In my first response I stated that I always balance fruits with olive oil or nuts to deal with the potential insulin spike. As you proably know including fat with the fruit will lower the rate at...
Forum: Exercises 04-20-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By John de la Garza
I'm curious. If I did no benchpress like...

I'm curious.

If I did no benchpress like moves (pushups, benchpress, etc) and just focused on olympic lifts and other overhead moves would my ability to do pushups decline or improve?

Same...
Forum: Exercises 04-20-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,006
Posted By John de la Garza
right, that is why I said: "Is it correct...

right, that is why I said:

"Is it correct to go as low as possible as long as you don't compromise form"

I want to avoid injury at all cost but it seems like I could go lower than the 45 lb...
Forum: Exercises 04-20-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,498
Posted By John de la Garza
I value not get hurt over functional fitness, but...

I value not get hurt over functional fitness, but in real life I come across times where I lift things that represent a barbell more than dumbells.

It also, seems that doing a press with a...
Forum: Nutrition 04-20-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,084
Posted By John de la Garza
Why try to make veggies taste better or sneak...

Why try to make veggies taste better or sneak them in, what do you get from veggies that you can't get from fruit? They are bitter for a reason, I believe.
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