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by blacknwhite5783
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Bent over bb rows
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Bent over bb rows

Hi all,

How low should I bend my torso for a bent over bb row? 45 degrees or 90 degrees? I've been doing 45 degrees for some time but recently read that you should do it with your torso at 90 degrees or close to it. Any ideas?

My knees have to be bent, right?

Thanks.
by blacknwhite5783
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Time for cardio?
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Time for cardio?

Hey all, I've ben gaining weight and lifting heavier as time goes- I've been on 5x5 and visiting the gym 3-4 times weekly since August. I've increased my food intake also. But I notice that my waist has expanded- which is not a big problem, but I feel I've got more fats around the back of my hips. I...
by blacknwhite5783
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: When to bran?
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

When to bran?

Is there a good time to take bran?

I take mine immediately after dinner daily, 4 tablespoons worth. I'm wondering if this is good for absorption? Or should I have it earlier. My stomach's been ok with this so far. Dinner for me is often rice and assorted vegetables, at times with curry.
by blacknwhite5783
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: amount of protein shakes / size etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: amount of protein shakes / size etc

You need protein most post-training, so try to have a drink after you train.
by blacknwhite5783
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Shoulder Press Form
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Shoulder Press Form

I use a smith machine for the shoulder press. So I put the seat a bit in front of the bar. I do it seated. No rack at my gym to do it with just a bar.
by blacknwhite5783
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Shoulder Press Form
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Shoulder Press Form

I'm confused about the shoulder press. Do I hold the bar in front of or behind my head? I find the latter option easier to do. I tried 10kg front and back and having the bar behind my head is way easier, I didn't pant as much. :p I do mine seated. But which is best for the shoulders and reduces risk...
by blacknwhite5783
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Dumbell Flys
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Dumbell Flys

What's a negative? The movement of the dumbell down?

I'm using 16kg dumbells now, and I can control them, need some effort to push them up though.

I like it when the dumbell is on my sides and I feel my chest sort of tearing apart. :D Good burn.
by blacknwhite5783
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Dumbell Flys
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Dumbell Flys

Hey,

I read in a bb book in the mall yesterday that you shouldn't use real heavy weights for dumbell flys. I don't know how heavy is heavy. Any truth in this claim?

Thanks.
by blacknwhite5783
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Belt for deadlift
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Belt for deadlift

Yes, I figured 35kg doesn't merit a belt yet. At what weight do you usually need a belt for deadlift/barbell row? When you lift at bodyweight?
by blacknwhite5783
Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Belt for deadlift
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Belt for deadlift

I'm going to go without belt for now, until I feel any discomfort. Proper form, I remind myself, will help me.
by blacknwhite5783
Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Belt for deadlift
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Belt for deadlift

But I do want to lift heavier, so I'm packing on the kg little by little as I go along. So far, so good.
Thanks for the clip. Inspiring.
by blacknwhite5783
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Creatine
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Creatine

Ectomorph gaining weight and strength here. Currently eating more and supplementing with multivitamins and protein weight gainer. I'm on 5x5. Right now I weigh 60kg, 171cm in height. My question is- will creatine help me get bigger/stronger or is it just hype? I've heard you have to cycle it. Does i...
by blacknwhite5783
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Belt for deadlift
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Belt for deadlift

Is a belt necessary for deadlifts? I'm currently deadlifting at 35kg in total and I guess I'll add weight as I progress. I've seen most men in my gym use a belt when they deadlift, around or lighter weights than me. So I was just curious if a belt is necessary.

Thanks.
by blacknwhite5783
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Blending Nuts- Ok?
Replies: 6
Views: 6497

Re: Blending Nuts- Ok?

I can't find almond meals here or if I do, they are in some organic shop- expensive. We don't have those nuts naturally in Malaysia.
So I have to find unsalted ones, which is not easy and eat them. Now by grinding, lol.
by blacknwhite5783
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Blending Nuts- Ok?
Replies: 6
Views: 6497

Re: Blending Nuts- Ok?

Haha. Thanks all.

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