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Forum: Nutrition 10-12-2010, 06:41 AM
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Posted By texasmax
thoughts on the PWO carbs/pro ratio

All- have read all over about the "correct" ratio of carbs/protein in a PWO shake. A long time ago, I started doing a 50g whey and 50g 50/50 maltodextrin/dextrose shake. So I'm running a 1:1...
Forum: Training 06-07-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,032
Posted By texasmax
Yup- happens with palm wide open. In fact, all I...

Yup- happens with palm wide open. In fact, all I need to do is hold my hand wide open (fingers and ligament in question tight) and just press the ligament even a little and I get a sharp pain- like...
Forum: Training 06-03-2010, 07:56 AM
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Views: 7,032
Posted By texasmax
Appreciate it! (apologies for the late reply,...

Appreciate it! (apologies for the late reply, though i would have received email updates on the thread). Have lowered the weight, and stayed off the dumbbells and lifts that really aggravated it. ...
Forum: Training 04-26-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,032
Posted By texasmax
Intense pain in hand tendons

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Didn't used to have this problem, until the weight I was lifting got past a certain point... the tendons in my hand (trying to find a diagram so I can call them out by name) that are on the...
Forum: Nutrition 07-27-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By texasmax
Appreciate the feedback :)

Appreciate the feedback :)
Forum: Nutrition 07-27-2009, 05:59 AM
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Views: 1,272
Posted By texasmax
I think it would give me low-carb/low-cal PWO for...

I think it would give me low-carb/low-cal PWO for cutting.

But let me know if I'm off base and my logic is screwed up here.
Forum: Nutrition 07-26-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By texasmax
PWO alternative- NO-Synthesize?

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My PWO shake has always consisted of a whey and maltodextrin/dextrose combo, in varying ratios depending if I'm on a bulk or not. In a maintain now and will probably start a cut soon......
Forum: Training 06-03-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By texasmax
You know what- I'll give it a try- thanks!

You know what- I'll give it a try- thanks!
Forum: Training 06-02-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By texasmax
Tried it, but it always comes back eventually- I...

Tried it, but it always comes back eventually- I don't think I can stengthen the cartilage up like a muscle :)

Maybe it's time for a (low-volume) cut!
Forum: Training 06-02-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By texasmax
wrist injury- lift recommendations

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A few months ago, after a strong set of weighted dips, I had a pretty bad forearm pain. I was lifting every other day, and so on my day off the next day, it felt a little better. Day after,...
Forum: Training 12-15-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By texasmax
You know, I certainly try to keep it straight, I...

You know, I certainly try to keep it straight, I feel like if I start any lower, I'll round out- but at this point when I start to pull it feels straight. Yup, it's hard to tell from the video- I'll...
Forum: Training 12-15-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By texasmax
Ok, here's another set. It "feels" better (the...

Ok, here's another set. It "feels" better (the movement isn't as loose), getting the glutes to fire, but it feels heavier than when I was doing the close-to-straightleg sets. Maybe because that was...
Forum: Training 12-15-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By texasmax
Ok, here's another set. It "feels" better (the...

Ok, here's another set. It "feels" better (the movement isn't as loose), getting the glutes to fire, but it feels heavier than when I was doing the close-to-straightleg sets. Maybe because that was...
Forum: Training 12-10-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By texasmax
OK, here's take two. ...

OK, here's take two.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNIm9mjL8SA

If it looks sloppy, it felt sloppy- my quads are a lot stronger than my hams/glutes and so I really wasn't feeling the ham/glute...
Forum: Training 12-08-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By texasmax
Alright- thanks all- I'll give it a shot.

Alright- thanks all- I'll give it a shot.
Forum: Training 12-08-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By texasmax
Ok, that's not me! ...

Ok, that's not me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dsiRy94plQ
Forum: Training 12-08-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By texasmax
Trying the video link again... ...

Trying the video link again...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iMjG2s6UOaw
Forum: Training 12-08-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By texasmax
Looking for feedback on my DL form...

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Wanted to ask for your help with my deadlift. Attached is a set, was hard to position my phone to get my whole, hopefully this is good enough (goes up to my shoulders).
After watching...
Forum: Training 12-01-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,380
Posted By texasmax
OK- finally got back to the gym and made a video....

OK- finally got back to the gym and made a video. Wow, if a picture tells a thousand words, then...

So I've got some butt wink going on.

What kind of stretching/exercises can be done here to...
Forum: Training 11-12-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,380
Posted By texasmax
Thanks for all the videos- I've watched Boris' a...

Thanks for all the videos- I've watched Boris' a number of times :)- I don't THINK my butt is winking. I've got a mirror in front of me, but not to the side- I'll see if I can twirl it around...
Forum: Training 11-12-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,380
Posted By texasmax
Definitely agreed on the glute and ham...

Definitely agreed on the glute and ham strengthening.

It would be a help if you could explain exactly what you mean by, "my spine drifted way up under my hips doing it".

Thanks!
Forum: Training 11-12-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,380
Posted By texasmax
I squat 225 for 5 sets of 5, hams to calves. In...

I squat 225 for 5 sets of 5, hams to calves. In chucks.

Deadlift 185, bench 175, overhead 95, all for 5 sets of 5 (never tired for 1-rep PRs on any of them). My squats are bigger than my deads...
Forum: Training 11-11-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,380
Posted By texasmax
About a year and a half (spending at least a few...

About a year and a half (spending at least a few hours each week reading this and other sites!). I've gone through two Starting Strengths, losing weight and gaining strength in the process, and a...
Forum: Training 11-11-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,380
Posted By texasmax
Need some 5x5 variety?

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Been in a maintenance mode for the last 3 months, getting in to the gym 2x a week on average; I'll do squats, bench, deads, overhead presses, and JS rows, along with some varied accesories,...
Forum: Recipes 09-14-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,387
Posted By texasmax
Added two tablespoons of applesauce, delicious :)

Added two tablespoons of applesauce, delicious :)
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