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Forum: Starting 09-15-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,142
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: How strong should one get before starting CF?

Thanks alot guys, very helpful advice from all of you and i'll heed them, appreciate it very much. I'll bookmark this thread for future reference.
Forum: Starting 09-15-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,142
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: How strong should one get before starting CF?

Okay i'm sorry guys. I'll go check on the Crossfit Brand X to check on scaled down workouts.

But would it be better if i can reach a certain strength standard before doing CF workouts? Any good...
Forum: Starting 09-15-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,142
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
How strong should one get before starting CF?

Hey guys, just want to ask that what would be the ideal strength standard to have before i start the CF workouts? At least a 2.5X BW deadlift or something?

I love the idea of crossfit, but i...
Forum: Fitness 02-23-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,110
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: Hand strength

Thanks for the response guys.


The reason is being i broke my right forearm 2 years before and was in a cast for 8 months. I now felt that my forearm, hand strength is lacking.

And also, do...
Forum: Fitness 02-18-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,110
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Hand strength

Hi peeps, just wanted to know what you guys think of specific hand strength training? Like grip strength, crushing strength or pinching strength. Seldom see topics regarding this.

Do you think...
Forum: Nutrition 01-21-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,767
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Blending vegetables using a blender?

Hey guys, i wanted to have you guys' opinion on blending green leafy veggies using a blender and drink it up.

What do you think of it? I know that veggies are of course best when taken in solid...
Forum: Nutrition 01-10-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,568
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: The Phelps diet

What confuses me is that his diet seems to be very low in protein. Doesn't he needs lots of protein for muscle recovery for his long hours of training?
Forum: Fitness 01-09-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 62,416
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: Rippetoe's recent comments on Crossfit

Well, IMHO, you'll need some basic strength first no matter what your fitness goals are. I don't see why should a skinny and weak kid be doing crossfit when he obviously needs some strength 1st, i...
Forum: Nutrition 01-09-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,481
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: How do you cook your steaks?

Thanks people for all your great tips and suggestions, i appreciate it.


Yeah i guess so, i can't cook outside. Anyway, i have 1 more question, is it necessary to leave the lid open when...
Forum: Nutrition 01-08-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,481
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
How do you cook your steaks?

Alright, i'm planning on buying some grass fed beef. But never cooked them before. I don't have a grill or oven(only microwave oven). So i guess my only option is pan-frying.

Any suggestions? How...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-16-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,410
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: 2 types of posture, which is the correct/ideal one?

So you mean all those elite athletes have wrong posture?(I thought it's weird how they can get so strong with wrong posture) The correct posture is standing as tall as possible and chest up, stomach...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-16-2009, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,410
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: 2 types of posture, which is the correct/ideal one?

Thanks for the link, and yeah, she also said that the stand tall, chest up position is wrong. I always thought that was the 'right' posture.



Thanks for your info. No wonder i always felt my...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-16-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,410
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: 2 types of posture, which is the correct/ideal one?

So you mean posture 1(stand tall, big chest) is more of mobility, flexibility posture, while posture 2(slightly bent back, flexed abs) is more towards power, strength?

So, can i say that, if i'm...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-15-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,410
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: 2 types of posture, which is the correct/ideal one?

Correct for maximum human physical function and performance, correct for lifting heavier, running faster, jumping higher, running 24 km without joint pain etc.
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-15-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,410
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
2 types of posture, which is the correct/ideal one?

I realize that there are 2 types of posture among athletes and coaches deem is the correct posture, but which is the right/ideal posture here? I'm confused.

The 1st posture

This is the posture...
Forum: Fitness 12-11-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,678
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: Muscle activation is a myth?

Thanks for the responses.


Hmm...no i don't mean just simple ''weakest link of a lift'' kind. I mean like a dormant glute, where you hip flexors shorten and glute muscles ''turn off'' from...
Forum: Fitness 12-10-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,678
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Muscle activation is a myth?

For strength training, according to Mark rippetoe, you just concentrate on the form of the exercise, there is to need to do muscle activation exercises(e.g glute bridge)

Here is the source:...
Forum: Fitness 11-23-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,278
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: Different Philosophies About Strength Training

Thanks for your reply. So for the speed of lifting, by saying ''There's no need to artificially manipulate bar speed.'', you mean that just have the INTENT of lifting fast? Just use all your might to...
Forum: Fitness 11-23-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,278
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Different Philosophies About Strength Training

Hello guys, i'm confused by 2 different philosophies about strength training.

The 1st(more common one):

-Lift as fast as possible, even on warm up sets.
Reason: To maximize power output,...
Forum: Fitness 11-08-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,383
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Question about posture

I have a question about posture. Is posture about the natural alignment of your body or can you try to purposely 'pose' to improve posture?

For example, is posture of your body train by weight...
Forum: Nutrition 11-06-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,120
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: Can normal veggies (non-organic, with pesticides) be eaten raw?

But when you guys eat raw veggies, do you have the taste of something like a bitter, mint-like taste? Especically green leaft veggies? It's a yucky taste heh
Forum: Nutrition 11-05-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,120
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: Can normal veggies (non-organic, with pesticides) be eaten raw?

Thanks guys, so i guess i won't be spending money on organic foods cause they are expensive and also limited variety.

I'll just eat veggies containing pesticides raw then.
Forum: Nutrition 11-05-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,120
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Can normal veggies (non-organic, with pesticides) be eaten raw?

Hey guys, just a question, Can veggies which are not organic, contain pesticides, be eaten raw? provided i wash it thoroughly?
Forum: Nutrition 09-28-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,738
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Microwaved food is unhealthly?

I read some articles on the internet and it mentions that food that are microwaved has alot of negative effects on the health, adding toxic cancer-causing chemicals to the food.

I microwave my...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,418
Posted By Aw Yong Yi Xiang
Re: Back squat and deadlift form check

Thanks, points noted. :D


:rofl: i guess you are right. Sometimes, i thought to myself maybe i should stop being anal and keep worrying about little details and just add more weight and lift the...
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