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by MartinVegartin
Thu May 04, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Thin, weak back, IBS - Help me create a training regiment
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Re: Thin, weak back, IBS - Help me create a training regiment

I have a shoulder that has been partially dislocated a number of times, an elbow that is prone to tendonitis, slight spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine and a sacro-iliac joint that is often inflamed and very painful. But I manage to train. For the overhead dumbbell press you might find benefit fr...
by MartinVegartin
Thu May 04, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Why aren't my arms getting bigger?????
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: Why aren't my arms getting bigger?????

Two and a half months isn't very long. Be patient, Grasshopper. :mrgreen:
by MartinVegartin
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Sounding off on vegan lifting. Legit frustrations?
Replies: 4
Views: 6024

Re: Sounding off on vegan lifting. Legit frustrations?

The meat eating bodybuilders are probably consuming lots of protein powders and some will be taking anabolic steroids. As you rightly said, few people are vegan and few vegans are strength training. There will be few vegans who build impressive muscles. There are more meat eaters who strength train ...
by MartinVegartin
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Are calisthenics useless?
Replies: 7
Views: 4824

Re: Are calisthenics useless?

You could add weight to dips and pull ups (pull ups on a strong tree branch) by wearing a knapsack with some weight in it. Or make yourself a weight belt out of rope and tie a large rock or a bag of wet sand to it. Do single-leg squats. Handstand press ups or press ups with your feet raised. Single-...
by MartinVegartin
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Chin up advice
Replies: 11
Views: 4132

Re: Chin up advice

Excellent suggestions already made. Various varieties of greasing the groove can help to increase reps, as already mentioned. The 'traditional' way is to do about half of your max a few times each day, a few times each week. But then you have to make sure you are near a chin up bar three, four or fi...
by MartinVegartin
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Advice? returning to gym after injury
Replies: 5
Views: 2922

Re: Advice? returning to gym after injury

To avoid injuring your shoulder again - supposing the neuritis and impingement were caused by injuring or straining something - it would be wise to not lift any weights higher than shoulder height if that causes pain until you are sure everything is healed. Rotator cuff exercises might help. Only us...
by MartinVegartin
Sat May 30, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Shoulder sore, killing my workouts, should I shut it down?
Replies: 6
Views: 3605

Re: Shoulder sore, killing my workouts, should I shut it dow

You might need to do some exercises - with ultra light weights or no extra weight at all - for the rotator cuff muscles (see youtub for videos). Doing some shoulder mobility and/or flexibility exercises - such as shrugging, rotating the shoulders, and pushing them forwards and backwards (to extend a...
by MartinVegartin
Mon May 04, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to react with a person really against vegans ?
Replies: 17
Views: 8883

Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

Just say something like: 'Look, matey, I don't want to inflict terror, torture and death on sentient beings. I am healthy, happy and I try to show respect to all.' You could add: 'Unless they are scum* who care more for their bellies and taste buds than they do for another animal who has as much rig...
by MartinVegartin
Mon May 04, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-vegan cashier......what would you do?
Replies: 9
Views: 5943

Re: Anti-vegan cashier......what would you do?

I would have said that I don't eat meat because doing so is extremely cruel. If I had been feeling really belligerent, I might have said that she really shouldn't have sexual feelings for cows.
by MartinVegartin
Mon May 04, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think of tea?
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

Re: What do you guys think of tea?

Time for a brew: How a cup of tea can perk up your brain activity in just 30 minutes Neurological activity increases half an hour after drinking tea Studies suggest antioxidants known as flavonoids may be responsible They also help control inflammation, promote blood vessel function and limit clogg...
by MartinVegartin
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think of tea?
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

Re: What do you guys think of tea?

I also like jasmine tea. And keemun. And lapsang suchong, when I'm in the right mood, but it is rather bitter.
by MartinVegartin
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think of tea?
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

Re: What do you guys think of tea?

Tea is a wonderful drink. As you said, it is full of anti-oxidants. It is also good for the teeth and gums by reducing the damage done by certain bacteria and by helping the teeth to remineralise after meals and to resist erosion. This remineralisation is due to the fluoride. Black tea can stain the...
by MartinVegartin
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twitter: What A Vegan Looks Like
Replies: 4
Views: 4550

Re: Twitter: What A Vegan Looks Like

Good site to show that vegans are completely normal and come in all shapes and sizes. One of the photographs is misleading, though, as it shows a young girl wearing a shirt which claims that she is what a vegan looks like. I don't look like her. :popcorn:
by MartinVegartin
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Is this true about body weight exercises?
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Re: Is this true about body weight exercises?

You can do single-arm and single-leg exercises. Not many people can do a single-arm press up (push up) with the working arm pressed against the ribs. Many people wouldn't be able to do one with the elbow stuck out to the side. Not many people could do a single-arm pull up. Then there are single-arm ...
by MartinVegartin
Fri May 09, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: New, seeking opinions/advice - beginning at home
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: New, seeking opinions/advice - beginning at home

Pull up bars that fit in a doorway are quite cheap but effective. Depending on how you fit them, you can also do inverted rows on them. Or hang something from them so you can do inverted rows. Press up (called 'push ups' in the USA) need no equipment. Squats can be done without equipment. You could ...

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