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Forum: Training 10-13-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,613
Posted By Andrew.cook
Don't try to be so precise with bands. I think...

Don't try to be so precise with bands. I think one of the things that I have to keep myself from trying to do is equate chains or bands to an actual weight. They aren't meant to replace weights, so...
Forum: Training 10-13-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,332
Posted By Andrew.cook
I'm not sure that having a false grip is to blame...

I'm not sure that having a false grip is to blame here either. I have benched for well over fifteen years with a false grip and have never had that issue. Looks to me like stupidity would be the top...
Forum: Training 10-09-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,996
Posted By Andrew.cook
See, and that is what I find too. That most of...

See, and that is what I find too. That most of the time I actually feel better from a workout than worse.
Forum: Training 10-08-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By Andrew.cook
That is similar to my current plan. M- press ...

That is similar to my current plan.
M- press
T- Squat
W- cardio/GPP
Th- Pull
F-cardio/GPP
S- event training

Typically no more than 3 exercises a day and no more than 5 sets per exercise...
Forum: Training 10-08-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,996
Posted By Andrew.cook
I think at some point you have to be honest with...

I think at some point you have to be honest with yourself and decide whether having the sniffles is an excuse to get out of training, or if it is a problem serious enough to stay in bed for. If I...
Forum: Training 10-01-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,572
Posted By Andrew.cook
God bless you if you can motivate yourself that...

God bless you if you can motivate yourself that soon after getting out of bed. It takes me a good hour to warm up and get my mind right.
Forum: Training 10-01-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,996
Posted By Andrew.cook
To offer an alternate point of view, I rarely...

To offer an alternate point of view, I rarely take any time off, even when sick. It drives my wife nuts because she subscribes to the whole "you will prolong your sickness" camp, but I just don't...
Forum: Training 09-12-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,452
Posted By Andrew.cook
A few things that I have noted over the years...

A few things that I have noted over the years about what "works" and what doesn't...

1. Programs you enjoy stand a 200% (arbitrary number, but you get the picture) better chance of being...
Forum: Training 09-11-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,452
Posted By Andrew.cook
My only other suggestions (int he very broadest...

My only other suggestions (int he very broadest sense) would be to read as much as you can about all the various training methods there are out there. You can't be too educated, IMO. Also, don't be...
Forum: Training 09-10-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,452
Posted By Andrew.cook
Wolf, No worries. This is a volume about on...

Wolf,

No worries. This is a volume about on par with what I can get through in an hour (including all of my setup and tear down times). Time is a limiting factor to me, and honestly I have found...
Forum: Training 09-09-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,452
Posted By Andrew.cook
Twiz, I think your arrangement is a bit...

Twiz,

I think your arrangement is a bit screwy, but I generally like the lifts you have picked. Because you have four days a week, I would be very tempted to reduce your volume on each day.
...
Forum: Nutrition 09-09-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,250
Posted By Andrew.cook
Man, if eggs treat your digestive tract like they...

Man, if eggs treat your digestive tract like they treat mine, I wouldn't want to be within three city blocks of you after 5 dozen eggs!

Oh, and about the egg scare being over, no old wives tale...
Forum: Supplements 09-09-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,985
Posted By Andrew.cook
I think I can tell a marked difference in my day...

I think I can tell a marked difference in my day when I have taken a multi-vitamin and when I have not. Not that it is the difference between a great day and a horrible day, but I can tell if I...
Forum: Training 09-09-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,903
Posted By Andrew.cook
Yup, I'm curious to see what tact she will take...

Yup, I'm curious to see what tact she will take on this.

Actually, and no discredit to her, I'm pretty sure that there is no "know your training methods" section to earning *snicker* your...
Forum: Training 09-05-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,232
Posted By Andrew.cook
Twiz, Check it... ...

Twiz,

Check it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvoaZws6Bdg&feature=related

No worries about not being hard core and into the lingo. Hang around long enough we will make a gym rat out of you...
Forum: Training 09-05-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,664
Posted By Andrew.cook
My initial reactions: 1. Yes, your...

My initial reactions:

1. Yes, your wrestiling would almost certainly make putting on muscle difficult.

2. You are a junior in high school? Aim a little higher than just being a personal...
Forum: Nutrition 09-05-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,835
Posted By Andrew.cook
Trying to avoid all sugar in your typical...

Trying to avoid all sugar in your typical American diet is like trying to avoid breathing :(

I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but two simple rules that seem to have not done me wrong are to...
Forum: Training 09-05-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,232
Posted By Andrew.cook
I'm at least 3/4 "the man." A few things to...

I'm at least 3/4 "the man."

A few things to make sure of. Ensure that they are adjustable in height. Get some idea of about how high they need to be to catch a bottomed out squat and a bottomed...
Forum: Nutrition 09-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,835
Posted By Andrew.cook
Yeah, I have read hypothesis about the obesity...

Yeah, I have read hypothesis about the obesity trend in the US being linked pretty directly to the rise in use of HFCS. Might be conspiracy theories, but I try to avoid the stuff like the plague!
Forum: Training 09-05-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,903
Posted By Andrew.cook
Yeah, 4-5 cheat meals a week would add up to some...

Yeah, 4-5 cheat meals a week would add up to some pretty big caloric variations. I know that when I cheat (IE eat most of a pepperoni pizza) that would mean I was taking in close to 1000 cals more...
Forum: Training 09-05-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,232
Posted By Andrew.cook
Twiz, Look into getting a welder to build...

Twiz,

Look into getting a welder to build you adjustable self spotting stands like the ones I sent a link to. Not only will they help with bench press, but they will also allow you to move them...
Forum: Personal Journals 09-04-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 130,551
Posted By Andrew.cook
I think push pressing helps me becuse it gets the...

I think push pressing helps me becuse it gets the bar up far enough that when my shoulders kick in and press I'm not in a weird position, like i feel I am in a strict military press. However, I can...
Forum: Open Conversation 09-04-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,085
Posted By Andrew.cook
I work as a director in the DeVry University...

I work as a director in the DeVry University system, half time grad school student, and Navy reservist (intelligence officer) after a ten year active duty career.
Forum: Training 09-04-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,232
Posted By Andrew.cook
You could always have a welder make you something...

You could always have a welder make you something like this...
http://www6.mailordercentral.com/ironmind/prodinfo.asp?number=1227
Forum: Personal Journals 09-04-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 130,551
Posted By Andrew.cook
Funny, because I am of the school of thought that...

Funny, because I am of the school of thought that heavy overhead work is what makes your shoulders bomb proof. Since I moved from all the weird little shoulder exercises (front/lateral raise, cuban...
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