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Forum: Equipment 08-21-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,988
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Do you drop bumper plates or still lower them controlled?

Hi Francis,

I have asked a similar question long ago, about the advice of Jim Schmitz to lower weights and not just drop them - see - no...
Forum: Exercises 08-11-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,921
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Ring muscle-up injury prevention

Prevention in MUs - it's all about shoulder mobility (warm up! broomstick stretch!) and avoiding elbow overuse problems (forearm massage! don't overdo it!).

My recommendation would be to warm up...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,987
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Weights in Europe.

Hi Wayne,

no, these do not look like real bumpers to me, rather like those rubber-coated competition weights like Ivanko has (metal core, rather thick rubber coating).

I got my bar and metal...
Forum: Injuries 06-30-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,665
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Chronic Golfer's Elbow -- Q for Steven and Others

For those out there who are afraid to ruin their hands, and yet think a tennis ball does not cut it - note there are many other suitable objects available - e.g., golf balls, small wooden dowels,...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,741
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Olympic-Style Lifts with Dumbbells?

Dear Matt,

when I started out, I did Oly-like lifts using sandbags and dumbbells for some time, because I did not want to commit to buying a barbell, bumpers, lifting platforms, and racks.

Forum: Injuries 06-29-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,665
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Chronic Golfer's Elbow -- Q for Steven and Others


as for the massage - I would recommend to do it every 1-2 hours, every day, for about 1-2 mins, using a tennis ball, pressing the ball into a wall or table with your forearm (depending on...
Forum: Injuries 06-16-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,562
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Sharp pain above the medial malleolus when running

Dear Joel,

Hidden Causes of Injury: Prevention and Correction for Running Athletes and Joggers ( - wfs), a book recommended by Ozzie Gontang (see bio at...
Forum: Injuries 06-03-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,331
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Elbow & Shoulder Pain

Maybe tight upper body in general, together with too much too soon? Older people without training experience will be tight, I would guess.

- warm up (really, do it), especially...
Forum: Injuries 06-01-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,322
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Right hip flexors sore after Squat PR

Hi Brent,

trigger points for Iliopsoas massage can be seen at (wfs). (wfs) has many more pictures for other muscles,...
Forum: Injuries 04-24-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,400
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Is ART/Trigger Point Therapy effective for Shoulder Impingement?

Hi Matthew,

in short, yes, trigger point self-massage is effective in treating shoulder problems.

In your case, you probably had acute structural damage as well as muscle strains etc., but...
Forum: Injuries 04-22-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 33,945
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: chronic annoying quadriceps tendon pain

Dear Greg,

try trigger-point self-massage using the elbow of the same side arm to poke into the quadriceps while sitting.

See the link in my sig for why and how to massage. Most likely, you...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 04-20-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,494
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: tendonitis

If you really want to run in minimal shoes, try running in aquasocks. Works very well for running over small pebbles or nasty stuff on beaches. Be aware it will not save your toes from larger stones....
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,924
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Why are Lifting shoes so expensive?

Hi Brent,

if money or availability of lifting shoes is an issue, work boots or army boots work really well, much better than any type of normal sports shoe. Sports shoes usually have cushioning...
Forum: Injuries 04-08-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,990
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: What is this ankle 'Injury'

Hi Laura,

is the pain distribution like the red stuff in this picture? (wfs)

Then you can maybe cure it by massaging at the point marked...
Forum: Exercises 03-23-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,798
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: POSE Method and calves


your experiences with very sore calves in the beginning are quite common when learning POSE. This will go away after one or two months if you are applying the technique correctly and use...
Forum: Testimonials 03-15-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,785
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Finally - 2 x BW BS!

Yesterday I achieved it - 150kg BS at 75kg BW!

Hooray! Now I can finally get back to more work capacity oriented training.

Forum: Equipment 03-10-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,739
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Ceiling Height?

Just another data point - my basement home gym:

- 225cm ceiling height, 176cm body height
- rings hung from eye bolts in concrete ceiling, can do MUs from knees if careful on upper end, full...
Forum: Exercises 03-04-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,687
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Weighted pushups and bench press

For me, the total load when doing weighted ring dips with perfect form correlates well to the bench press. Based on that, I have cut the bench press from my programs, and have substituted it with...
Forum: Injuries 02-26-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,070
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: My Sports Med Dr Advice on Tennis elbow


have you already included regular self-massage (with hand, tennis ball, golf ball, ice bucket, other implement, I don't care) in your scheme?

What are the results?

For many people on...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 02-25-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,318
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Ear damage from iron plates


If a sound like this (beeping or buzzing caused by sudden loud sound) persists for more than half a day, go to the doctor. Otherwise, you risk a permanent decrease of hearing ability, and...
Forum: Exercises 02-23-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,046
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: am i low bar or high?

Jagtar: "well i cant see see my back for one" - how about a mirror?

A mirror at your side is your friend when learning the squat.


Forum: Equipment 02-23-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 47,675
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: C2 vs Water Rower

Hi Colin,

fast summary of C2 vs. water rower:

- water rower is much more quiet and uses less storage room, making it ideal for home use; it also has much nicer, soft-attack "rowing in the...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 02-22-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,561
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: The flu

Like Steven and many others, I have also experienced that high intensity exercise increases your risk of getting sick in the short term. All the colds I got in the last 2 years were preceded by...
Forum: Injuries 02-17-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,838
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Sharp pain in left foot when trying to run Pose

Hi Michael,

no hard lumps in your calves?

Well, maybe the whole area is cramped, so you don't notice the difference. You really need to dig in hard - the calves are strong. Tell the deep tissue...
Forum: Injuries 02-17-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,541
Posted By Christian Lemburg
Re: Shoulder flexibility issue when transitioning overhead

Hi Stephen,

get educated about the rotator cuff muscles and their function. Search around for trigger points in them and self-massage (see link in my sig for more info). Since your X-ray and MRI...
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