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Forum: General training questions Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By alcahuetej
Palpated the heck out of my pec minor. Nothing...

Palpated the heck out of my pec minor. Nothing there. And not flying blind, I have The Trigger Point Therapy workbook.

Oh well. Unless Iím checking in the wrong place or doing it wrong...
Forum: General training questions Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By alcahuetej
I'll try that. My infraspinatus usually turns...

I'll try that. My infraspinatus usually turns into a huge painful knot (on both sides) and that typically "fixes" things. Sure enough there was a huge knot on both sides, but after massaging both...
Forum: General training questions Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By alcahuetej
https://www.ors.org/Transactions/60/1016.pdf This...

https://www.ors.org/Transactions/60/1016.pdf

This is interesting.

Results: After external rotation exercise at 0 degrees of abduction, the SUV of the infraspinatus was the highest among all the...
Forum: General training questions Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By alcahuetej
Cool, thanks. This sounds about right. I forgot...

Cool, thanks. This sounds about right.

I forgot to mention that yes, I can do external rotations (not lying, I do them standing) with my arm in adduction completely pain free.
Forum: General training questions Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By alcahuetej
What muscles does this external rotation exercise work?

I have had some pain in the front of my shoulder, which I've had in the past (years ago), so I'm going through all my usual routines to calm it down. Avoiding what hurts, ice, stretching, lots of...
Forum: General training questions 05-12-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By alcahuetej
Personally it puts less stress on my shoulders...

Personally it puts less stress on my shoulders with a neutral grip. Itís also much harder to flare my elbows with a neutral grip.
Forum: General training questions 05-11-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By alcahuetej
Neutral Grip Presses vs. Regular Grip

From what Iíve read thereís more triceps involvement. But Iíve been playing around with them lately and feel a lot of the same muscles working.

Do the different grips emphasize different muscles?...
Forum: General diet questions 05-07-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By alcahuetej
Hmm. For comparison by the time things went...

Hmm.

For comparison by the time things went south for me I was <10%, 156 lbs. at 5'9". Spent two years <10% trying to continuously go lower and just ended up losing muscle.

Currently ~15% at...
Forum: General diet questions 05-07-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By alcahuetej
Take a couple month break. I did the same thing...

Take a couple month break.

I did the same thing as you for about two years, with high activity and a restrictive diet. I had to go on hormone medication for two years after that. But things didn't...
Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By alcahuetej
Wow, that oneís pretty solid. Thanks for the...

Wow, that oneís pretty solid. Thanks for the recommendation.
Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By alcahuetej
Ah, itís $30/year. Not too bad I guess. ...

Ah, itís $30/year. Not too bad I guess. Heavyset was $10 for a lifetime subscription.
Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By alcahuetej
Oh crap, itís just an extra $5? I was using that...

Oh crap, itís just an extra $5? I was using that one and then there was another fee after I logged my last workout. So I didnít bother checking.

Heavyset was another one that was supposed to be...
Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By alcahuetej
Workout Log App for iPhone: Suggestions?

Hi everyone,

Do any of you use an app to log your lifting workouts?

I recently switched to Apple and Iím having difficulty finding a free app for logging workouts. One thatís worth using...
Forum: General diet questions 03-09-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By alcahuetej
I went on Clomid and combined with 10 - 15 lbs....

I went on Clomid and combined with 10 - 15 lbs. put on over the course of a summer seemed to fix things.

After two years of weening off Clomid, my symptoms have remained at bay, but I'm also 19...
Forum: General diet questions 03-06-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By alcahuetej
Body Temperature After Eating

I was wondering if anyone knew off-hand if there's any studies looking at body temperature after eating (postprandial thermogenesis).

I found a few, but most studies focus on measuring TEF using...
Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By alcahuetej
Oh, yeah I don't either. I was just trying to...

Oh, yeah I don't either. I was just trying to describe at what point I'm not feeling pain during the movement.

That could be it, "elbows flared" anything is bad for my shoulders. The Hammer...
Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By alcahuetej
I always enjoyed doing them in the past, and felt...

I always enjoyed doing them in the past, and felt my shoulder development has been lacking in the last few years since omitting them.

I've personally felt all of my chest/back work has hit the...
Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By alcahuetej
Arnold Press vs. Regular Seated DB Press

I've started getting some pain behind my right shoulder during Hammer Shoulder Presses, so I tried out Arnold Presses and these didn't bother me.

I then tried regular seated DB presses, and still...
Forum: General training questions 02-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By alcahuetej
I just noticed you said it was during spin...

I just noticed you said it was during spin class.

If you're gripping anything, like the handlebars, that can throw wrist based optical heart rate monitors off.

They also suck at intervals.

If...
Forum: General training questions 02-07-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By alcahuetej
What activity tracker are you using?

What activity tracker are you using?
Forum: General diet questions 02-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By alcahuetej
Try bumping up your calories to 2600. That...

Try bumping up your calories to 2600. That should do it. 😉
Forum: General diet questions 02-06-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By alcahuetej
Yes, consistency is what's important. Just like...

Yes, consistency is what's important. Just like when you're tracking your food intake. You're likely very inaccurate with tracking food, but as long as you do it the same way everytime, it'll work....
Forum: General diet questions 02-05-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By alcahuetej
Buy any of the myriad of activity trackers out...

Buy any of the myriad of activity trackers out there and use that to figure out your maintenance.

Preferably one with a heart rate monitor to track your calories while exercising.

They're not...
Forum: General training questions 01-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By alcahuetej
This all makes sense to me, and I've always...

This all makes sense to me, and I've always included a small amount of ab work in my programs.

But in Eric Helm's book his programs don't include ab work because they felt the abs get worked enough...
Forum: General training questions 01-22-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,658
Posted By alcahuetej
Regardless, if back extensions are hurting my...

Regardless, if back extensions are hurting my knees, then I may have to choose something else. Unless I'm doing something wrong.

I tried single leg RDLs today with light weight and those actually...
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