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  1. Into the next gear - seeking learned advice

    Hi guys and gals,

    Not posted for a long while and been off training for...well...rekon it must have been a solid year. Recently began again with a routine based on Built's BGB. Started on 2nd...
  2. BGB - few more questions for those with experience

    Ive recently began weight training again after a year layoff (dont ask).
    Im fire up and into it and saw the BGB routine and it grabbed me so thats what Im doing. My questions are as follows: (im 34...
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    Its probably fair to say that she has got a...

    Its probably fair to say that she has got a shortened and fibrotic muscle in a part of the rotator cuff (its composed of 4 seperate muscles) now as a result of the age of the injury if she hasnt had...
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    Also worth concidering Viper, that there is a lot...

    Also worth concidering Viper, that there is a lot of variance amongst people with regards to tendon length. You may just have a longish tendon between the bottom of the triceps and its insertion...
  5. Thread: Hitting soleus

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    Hitting soleus

    Ive been meaning to ask this too for a while so here goes:

    A lot of routines will suggest doing straight legged calf raises to hit the gastrocs and at some other time do seated (legs bent at 90...
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    Cheers muchly Built - nice to get info from the...

    Cheers muchly Built - nice to get info from the designer - kinda spoiling us here :clap:

    now all i gotta do is repeat all the exercises for months and months till good things happen. yeah and...
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    A little advice on BGB routine please...

    Ive been away from the forums and training for about a year, give or take - due to some r/l hassles. Thats all sorted now (huray) and im getting my ass back down the gym. Whilst reading the forums...
  8. Thread: PNF Stretching

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    an isometric flex is a flex that involves flexing...

    an isometric flex is a flex that involves flexing against an immovable object (or at least flexing against something that isnt going to easily move (this could be someone or something stroinger than...
  9. Thread: PNF Stretching

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    also called muscle energy techinques. used...

    also called muscle energy techinques. used widely in manual therapy to stretch out a muscle very well. They are amazing. I use them every day (as a therapist and also on myself).

    Augs
  10. Thread: Myth?

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    Barbell is a closed kinetic chain and allows more...

    Barbell is a closed kinetic chain and allows more of the muscular effort to go towards lifting the bar and not stabilising. Also aloows more focused recruitment of muscle function groups and fibers...
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    Not sure who you were saying "you dont touch your...

    Not sure who you were saying "you dont touch your chest do you?" to as my argument in my first long post in this thread was to do exactly that. Touch your chest. Touch whatever. The ONLY way to be...
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    Yes, they are. But a muscle can be activated to...

    Yes, they are. But a muscle can be activated to various levels from "barely" to "fully" and everything inbetween. The issue is that maximal growth occurs after maximal activation (with good diet). ...
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    Interesting stuff. I have read all this and I...

    Interesting stuff.

    I have read all this and I understand all sides of the argument annoyingly enough. I think Avacar or whatever his nick is is talking about muscle activation. I think.

    I...
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    The latissimus dorsi muscles (you have two) that...

    The latissimus dorsi muscles (you have two) that are the main agonists for the lat pulldown. They insert in the upper arm and originate from the thoraco- lumbar fascia, which is essentially a wide,...
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    Thanks for the good advice guys...anymore...

    Thanks for the good advice guys...anymore suggestions? also...anyone had any buying mistakes they now regret making?

    Augs
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    Home gym making advice

    Not sure if this is the right forum so move this if its not the right place.

    Me and my flatmate are sick of spending a combined 100 per month on lousy gyms. We have decided to build our own...
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    Well the squatting will just compound the high BP...

    Well the squatting will just compound the high BP issue. Go easy. thanks for remembering me lol. Made me feel good. Im not really "back"...i dont have time to train at the moment, although I am...
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    Its been a long while since ive posted here, so...

    Its been a long while since ive posted here, so noone will probably even remeber me. Ive been pretty busy with life, degree etc and things had to give.

    Anyhow...regarding the blood. Squats as...
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    Ello chap, You are right...r/l has taken a...

    Ello chap,

    You are right...r/l has taken a serious :( front seat recently and ive had several disasters in a row. One was my g/f mum being diagnosed with cancer and since then it has developed...
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    This is my biggest problem...the boredom whilst...

    This is my biggest problem...the boredom whilst running. As you say....as soon as im aware of the labouring, the panting and the effort....it seems to multiply and I just stop and walk away in...
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