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Exercises / Re: Yay! Cleared for shoulder strengthening!
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:39:04 AM »
I'd recommend doing band dislocates (eventually switching to a broomstick) and wall slides: stand with your back against a wall, put the backs of your forearms on the wall and slide them up and down; keep contact with your butt, upper back, elbows and wrists - it will seem impossible at first.

Both of those are very good shoulder rehab exercises. You might also want to look into YTWL drills.

Exercises / Re: Exercises for bad knee
« on: December 17, 2010, 12:41:01 PM »
Box squats and step ups are good options. As she progresses you keep working to increase ROM.

This. If you really want to work on the knees, high volume (30-40 reps) does a pretty good job, at least in my experience.

Diet and nutrition / Re: What can you use in salads instead of mayo?
« on: December 17, 2010, 11:41:14 AM »
Olive oil and eggs with some ground mustard seed makes a great mayonnaise.

Miscellaneous / Re: Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPad or other?
« on: December 10, 2010, 02:13:25 PM »
Keep in mind this is a stark difference between an ebook reader and something like an iPad or Nook Color. For one, ereaders are NOT backlit. They use a technology called "eInk" which appears pretty much the same as paper. It is as relaxing on the eyes in the same way reading from paper is. The iPad or Nook Color are backlit. They are like computer monitors. No matter how much you mess with the settings, you will still be staring at a light bulb.

I prefer ereaders for reading. It is easier. I would by a Nook myself, as it's Android based and supports Barnes and Noble AND Google book stores. The Kindle is locked in to only one store (Amazon).

Workout Journals / Re: Wlfdg journal
« on: December 07, 2010, 09:29:14 AM »
What size bag do you do that with? I would probably have to drop some weight on mine to do the getup at all...

Miscellaneous / Re: Saw this on FB. I had to share. . .
« on: December 07, 2010, 09:27:40 AM »
Just an emoticon? What am I missing?

I can never see attached images either, only externally hosted ones...

Firefox issue, perhaps?

Miscellaneous / Re: Saw this on FB. I had to share. . .
« on: December 06, 2010, 03:29:25 PM »
Just an emoticon? What am I missing?

Workout Journals / Re: Wlfdg journal
« on: December 06, 2010, 12:00:12 PM »
So... no updates from the Wlfdg? How is your sandbang routine coming? I'm interested in seeing it. Right now I've just been shouldering mine and doing some bearhug squats.

Exercises / Re: Bulgarian sandbag YEAH!
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:42:08 AM »
My bulgarian bags (20 and 25 lbs) have been amazing. When I workout with them, I tend to stick with 2 main upper body movements: the "halo" overhead spin, and the straight armed "lift from knees to behind the back". When one gets tiring, I flop it on my neck and either to squats or multi-directional lunges for a bit, before moving back to the upper body.

It's a very simple workout and it's awesome. Set a timer for 10-20 minutes and just go until it's over.

Any other recommended motions? Are there names for the two I listed above?

Workout Programs / Re: Let's talk fitness
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:11:59 AM »
But but but! My muscles need to be CONFUSED!
Only if you have no interest or intentions in measuring progress

I was joking, good sir. I'm not a big crossfit fan, even though I like that they seem to be getting a lot more people interested in fitness.

Workout Programs / Re: Let's talk fitness
« on: December 05, 2010, 03:48:05 PM »
But but but! My muscles need to be CONFUSED!

Miscellaneous / Re: footwear
« on: December 05, 2010, 03:46:36 PM »
what's wrong with the good old desert boot?
They provide your feet with too much support which inhibits the strength development of the lower leg/foot. Heels put the foot in slight plantar flexion which creates an anterior tilt to the pelvis and exaggerates the lumbar lordosis. I use Chuck Taylors or go barefoot when I train.

Curious - what do you use in the snow? I was debating getting a good pair of Mukluks

Diet and nutrition / Re: Rose Hip
« on: December 02, 2010, 02:11:55 PM »
In most eastern european style shops in the US, you can buy rose hip jam (lekvar?). The stuff I buy has citric acid in it, but no other additives.

Meta / Re: I'm out of here!
« on: December 02, 2010, 02:10:18 PM »
Edit by Eric:  I've removed Bearso's smites and tweaked the Karma feature.

Note that the [smite] button is still there, even if no number shows up

Meta / Re: I'm out of here!
« on: December 02, 2010, 08:08:52 AM »
I am killing this I.D. at the end of the week.  This forum is getting too odd and taxing on the ole Bearso.  While I have not posted in a few days, I continue to get smited and my posts are getting removed or some strange thing.  Last time I posted I had well over 500 posts and now I have about 480.  I have better things to do than play silly games, so if you want to stay in touch, catch me on face book. 

They're just numbers. Are they actually that important to you?

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