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by ralst
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Jason is back in fucking business.
Replies: 384
Views: 38435

Re: Jason's getting big log

sosso and vivalasvegans are right. People don't squat because it exactly mimics an activity in sport, they squat to get strong. And squats need to be deep to serve that purpose. Be careful with the idea of alternating half and real squats. At the very least don't consider what you half-squat to have...
by ralst
Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Strength Table 2009
Replies: 125
Views: 22816

Re: Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Strength Table 2.0

Cool cubby, thanks for doing this. Can I get my squat to 425, bench to 255, and dead to 525? Thanks!
by ralst
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Please help new girl
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Please help new girl

I'm not much of an expert on weight loss, especially after heart surgery (!), but I can say with about 100% certainty that lifting 15lb weights for about an hour is doing exactly nothing for you. Once you're cleared for lifting, sometime in the future, Starting Strength or some variant of a progress...
by ralst
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you Pre-ordered my book yet?
Replies: 36
Views: 3135

Re: Have you Pre-ordered my book yet?

Get off my case, nobody has ever given me detailed advice, specifically meal plans. People charge money for custom meal plans. I'm sure there's lots of people who you could pay to write you a vegan meal plan. Or you could use my Open Source Vegan Meal Plan: Breakfast: 1 Lb Tofu 1 Lb Broccoli Garlic...
by ralst
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Shut up and Squat!
Replies: 585
Views: 37841

Re: Shut up and Squat!

Looks like the routine is working really well for you, xphilx. Those squats numbers are looking good :)
by ralst
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vegan Powerlifting Team
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Vegan Powerlifting Team

Thanks all. xphilx - yeah, her last deadlift was a little too light. Her goal for the next meet is to open with 225 (her last attempt at this meet). All three of us got first place in our respective divisions. But, we were all lifting unopposed :) As for the squat depth, well, I can't really help it...
by ralst
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Crystal's Failed Grad School Training
Replies: 160
Views: 18690

Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

Happy birthday Crystal/Frostfire (assuming Robert knows what he's talking about :P) Push Press: 10 x bar, 10 x 75 lbs, 8 x 85 lbs, 6 x 95 lbs That is a damn good overhead... ever given any thought do doing a strongwoman meet? You've got a great deadlift and good overhead strength, I think you'd do w...
by ralst
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vegan Powerlifting Team
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Vegan Powerlifting Team

My wife (vegan), her training partner (recently converted to veganism), and I all competed this weekend at a local powerlifting meet. It went extremely well, with lots of PRs set by everyone. I don't have video of my wife's training partner, but I do have our lifts up online: Me: http://www.youtube....
by ralst
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Plan to Make a Vegan Fitness Site!
Replies: 24
Views: 1609

Re: My Plan to Make a Vegan Fitness Site!

Meta keywords are actually largely useless as far as search engines are concerned. But it's still not a bad idea to include some.

Interesting overview of the topic (I thought so anyway)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_element
by ralst
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My book is out next month!
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Re: My book is out next month!

Robert, are there going to be any sample chapters available online besides the About the Author section?
by ralst
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Sam's Strength Training Journal
Replies: 494
Views: 48552

Re: Sam's training

Welcome to the triple digits, sosso :)
by ralst
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Shut up and Squat!
Replies: 585
Views: 37841

Re: Shut up and Squat!

Nice work on the squats!
by ralst
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Gym rants
Replies: 147
Views: 8287

Re: Gym rants

1. Newspaper Man - he brings a newspaper with him to the gym to read between sets. Eg. Do 5 or 6 partial squats, read the newspaper for 10 mins... Do a few Dumbbell Bench Presses with the princess weights, read the newspaper for 10 mins I have to say that, during a particularly rough squat routine ...
by ralst
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: HALP! I plateaued!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1376

Re: HALP! I plateaued!!

I've got one training partner who seems to like the five-fingers... but for a much less expensive, and probably better, option, squat in a flat-soled shoe like converse. Barefoot works OK as well, but isn't an option in a lot of gyms. Converse are perfect for squatting, and they make a big enough di...
by ralst
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Central California's Strongest Man Comp Video
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Central California's Strongest Man Comp Video

I competed yesterday down just south of Fresno, CA. I weighed in about 270, putting me solidly in the Heavyweight Division.


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