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by plinerd
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Cage, bar, plate recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Re: Cage, bar, plate recommendations?

Thanks so much. When I have more time (tomorrow) I'll take a closer look. I found this on Craigslist and emailed asking about parts, etc. http://westernmass.craigslist.org/spo/2920012603.html Seems like--if everything is there--it would be fine for us. Maybe even more than we need. I appreciate your...
by plinerd
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Cage, bar, plate recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Cage, bar, plate recommendations?

Hi, all. I promise I did a search before posting, but didn't come up with much. So, I love the Stronglifts 5x5 program and would like to be able to do it at home (love the gym, but for those days when I can't...and my husband is just getting in shape and doesn't have time or desire for gym). Want a ...
by plinerd
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Post Your Green Smoothie Recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 4397

Re: Post Your Green Smoothie Recipes

veggieprincess, that first one sounds like a great way to use up a bunch of this spinach from my CSA!!

Rainra, how well does that recipe freeze?
by plinerd
Sun May 03, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Looking for non-machine exercises to build muscle!
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Looking for non-machine exercises to build muscle!

Well, I am not at all a pro, but I can tell you that I've had a good experience with the Stronglifts 5x5 program. All the work is done with a barbell, weights, and then just body weight exercises. If you think the barbell and weights wouldn't help (too much to carry, etc.), do you think the bodyweig...
by plinerd
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Vegan Diet= no vitamin B12 naturally which means anemia?????
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Vegan Diet= no vitamin B12 naturally which means anemia?????

The Rice Dream rice milk that we drink says it has B12. Is this not the right kind/not good enough?
by plinerd
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: vegan weightlifting shoes?
Replies: 17
Views: 10682

Re: vegan weightlifting shoes?

Right now I'm only doing the Sontrglifts 5x5, which has squats, presses (overhead), deadlifts, pull/chin-ups, bench press, inverted rows, and some ab work. So I've not done those other exercises. I'll buy both as my budget allows. For now maybe just the converse since I haven't incorporated other ex...
by plinerd
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: vegan weightlifting shoes?
Replies: 17
Views: 10682

Re: vegan weightlifting shoes?

Rather than start a new thread, I figured I'd keep things neat and tidy and add onto this one, if that's okay with you all? Stronglifts says to get a shoe with an incomplressible sole for weight training. I found this thread. In searching some more (also looking for info about Ironwork II) I found a...
by plinerd
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Liquid Chalk
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Liquid Chalk

LOL at the misunderstanding above. I was wondering the same thing. As for chalk uses, is it true that it also helps prevent/lessen the callouses in your palms because it "fills" the creases and wrinkles made when lifting? Not trying to hijack...I'll be watching this thread for info on liqu...
by plinerd
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Anyone have pics/vids of modified inverted row?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Anyone have pics/vids of modified inverted row?

I usually refer to them as rack pullups. EIther get someone knowledgable to look at your form or there are some videos on youtube which you may find helpful. For what it's worth, I have never really found them to be beneficial, I think regular pullups and bentover rows are more effective Good to kn...
by plinerd
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Anyone have pics/vids of modified inverted row?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Anyone have pics/vids of modified inverted row?

The modification for when you can't really do one with your feet raised and instead you're supposed to try in with your feet on the ground? I did those last night and while I FELT good, I am just SO unsure of what my form looked like.

Muchas gracias.
by plinerd
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: General Fitness/Other Sports
Topic: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
Replies: 23
Views: 5382

Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?

Hard on the knees? how about hard on your toes?! Inevitably you will mess your rythm and if barefoot will give your toes a good whipping,it hurts! Especially if using one of the heavy thai jump ropes. Jumping rope is awesome,it develops endurance,leg strength,stamina and burns a bunch of calories :...
by plinerd
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: In lieu of assisted chin-ups
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: In lieu of assisted chin-ups

I do inverted rows (like an upside down, hanging pushup) on the smith machine occasionally, so I can't see why that wouldn't work. I'd probably just stand on a bench or a box to reach the regular pullup bar, but the smith machine bar, if the height works for you, should be just fine. Just make sure...
by plinerd
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: In lieu of assisted chin-ups
Replies: 3
Views: 764

In lieu of assisted chin-ups

I'd like to try the Stronglifts 5x5 program, and it says to NOT do assisted pull/chin-ups. Gives option of doing negative pull/chin-ups among other suggestions. Rather than pull the desk guy away from the desk (larger gym and he needs to keep an eye on the door) and to avoid interrupting other gym-g...
by plinerd
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Different grip in assisted chin-up
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Different grip in assisted chin-up

Just keep in mind, the more your biceps work to pull you up, the less work your back is doing :wink: For chins where you feel more biceps, focus more on pulling in with your elbows rather than using your biceps. Think of the arms as hooks that attach to the bar as if the biceps did not exist, and f...
by plinerd
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Incline or flat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Incline or flat?

Thanks, all. I'll try some stretches tomorrow. I'm usually pretty flexible, but that could be a neglected area! And I'll use both flat and incline to vary my workouts and work different muscles. That was a great piece of info. Thank you.

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