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by scumdogg
Tue May 25, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: cheapo's progress
Replies: 140
Views: 201061

I'd also like to work on some things that aren't really in the SF program, like plyometrics, sprinting, muscle-ups, get back with my yoga (it's been 10 years), work in some gymnastics, keep playing hockey... You'll have to let me know what yoga routine you follow. I've been trying to come up with a...
by scumdogg
Tue May 25, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Pullups
Replies: 1
Views: 3328

I found body rows helped me work towards full pullups when I started. I always threw in a few sets of body rows after my simplefit workouts and really concentrated on the feel of my elbows and lats pulling back and down and really squeezed the bar or towel tight (a strong grip will make pullups easi...
by scumdogg
Sat May 22, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Pullup varieties
Replies: 6
Views: 7449

I think lots of people on this board have mixed up the pullup part of their workouts between pullups and chinups so go for it. I'd stick to the one exercise per workout instead of mixing chins and pullups within the same day because it will allow you to focus on the workout instead of having to reme...
by scumdogg
Thu May 20, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Fitness community
Topic: really confusing.
Replies: 10
Views: 14190

I agree with cheapo in that you need to decide what your fitness priorities are and gear your training towards achieving those goals. If you want to get stronger, increase your cardiovascular endurance, while also keeping your physique sleek, then simplefit will fit the bill. If you want to get stro...
by scumdogg
Sun May 16, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Making squats harder
Replies: 7
Views: 7943

@robbiew, I had a training partner that was 5'3" and he was a squatting machine as well. The last time I trained with him (years ago now) he squatted 405 for 3 :shock:
by scumdogg
Sat May 15, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: vbm's progress
Replies: 88
Views: 138089

Good stuff! Nothing quite compares to the look and feel of 8 plates bending the bar at lock out. Onward and upward :)
by scumdogg
Wed May 12, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Making squats harder
Replies: 7
Views: 7943

There's a couple different things you could try: - You could pre-exhaust your legs by either running or cycling before your simplefit workout - Second thing you could try is to start doing one-legged squats (pistols) The intermediate and advanced versions of simplefit include these. - Your final opt...
by scumdogg
Wed May 12, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Fitness community
Topic: I don't want to lose weight!!
Replies: 4
Views: 6602

Haven't tried pistols yet (1-legged squats) but i can vouch for the effectiveness of dips to build chest, shoulders and triceps.
by scumdogg
Tue May 11, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: cheapo's progress
Replies: 140
Views: 201061

Looking good! Your back seems to be getting bigger. And in an earlier post you indicated that you felt your were too thick in the middle still; not the case anymore.

Have you started giving any thought to what you're going to do after you've dominated level 8?
by scumdogg
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Pull up question
Replies: 1
Views: 3505

The 3 different grips you mentioned will all work both your back and your biceps, but to different degrees and in different areas. Pullups with a shoulder width or slightly wider grip will target your lats and, to a lesser degree your middle and upper back and biceps. A neutral grip or a chinup styl...
by scumdogg
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Fitness community
Topic: muscles soreness (newbie)
Replies: 5
Views: 7329

This is probably normal, depending on your fitness level before you started simplefit, how hard you're pushing yourself, and your individual capacity for recovery. Keep in mind that muscle soreness isn't always an indicator of a good workout, and in fact, persistent soreness is one of the warning si...
by scumdogg
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Crunches instead of Sqauts
Replies: 3
Views: 5725

Abs get a lot of work in any exercise required to keep your torso stable and squats fall into that category. Unfortunately you probably won't see any real ab development with just bodyweight squats, so you might throw in planks, like VBM said, and crunches if you like doing them. If you ever decide ...
by scumdogg
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Any substitutes for squats ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5553

I've never tried the vibram 5 fingers and cringe at the thought of running with them and stubbing your toe :shock: I know that many people swear by them and that there's more and more evidence suggesting that we all should be running and squatting barefoot or with a shoe that has no heel (like Vibra...
by scumdogg
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Any substitutes for squats ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5553

Have you checked your squat form? Squats, if done properly, will strengthen the knee. - When squatting, your knees should not come past your toes. This of course is a rule of thumb and will differ with your body type. If you have really long femurs your knees will go past your toes slightly. - Try n...
by scumdogg
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Fitness community
Topic: This is so bad ass I just had to post it!
Replies: 2
Views: 5374

I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.