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by B Heck
13 Jan 2006, 01:24
Forum: Fitness
Topic: My Plan
Replies: 14
Views: 3438

The leg exercises should involve more compound movements like squats or lunges. Leg extensions and leg curls have very little carry-over to sports specific strength. More core strengthening exercises are needed to strengthen the abs and obliques. Look into making this plan more progressive by readin...
by B Heck
10 Jan 2006, 18:33
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Blisters?
Replies: 12
Views: 3258

Last week, I was chatting with an MD friend who plays with me on Sundays and who is also an avid runner. He says to wear nylon hosiery under your sock. Just cut off a sock sized portion from the end of a pair of used nylon hose or buy those foot sized nylon booties. The nylon won't stick and will wi...
by B Heck
27 Dec 2005, 18:17
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Asian Diet?
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

Maggie Wang has lots of great food ideas here: http://maggiewang.com/175-healthy-recipes/
by B Heck
27 Dec 2005, 18:08
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Calves workout
Replies: 16
Views: 8537

Calves push your toes down. This is very important for sprinting, jumping, reversing direction, and stability. Strengthen you calves to increase your acceleration and jumping. Sever your achilles tendon, and all you can do is walk slowly. I tore my achilles several years ago. Here is a list of calf ...
by B Heck
20 Dec 2005, 18:38
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Is there something more to Football/sports then we think ???
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

In the Zone, the Zen of Sports by Andrew Cooper

http://www.shambhalasun.com/Archives/Fe ... heZone.htm
by B Heck
13 Nov 2005, 05:53
Forum: Skills
Topic: Training Indoors
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

I would like to see some ideas too. It is also dark by the time I get home from work. We still go out to the park and jog or try to dribble with just a few streetlights. It is too dark to try kicking and receiving a ball. We can juggle in the aerobics room of my gym or in a garage. Weekends are the ...
by B Heck
10 Nov 2005, 21:17
Forum: Fitness
Topic: fingers as goalkeeper
Replies: 3
Views: 1897

One of the best and probably most sport specific hand strengthening exercises I've seen for goalkeepers is passing a medicine ball with a partner. A step below that is to use a basketball. The basketball can be bounced off a wall if no partner is available. For some hard core hand strength equipment...
by B Heck
09 Nov 2005, 17:00
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Top players 100m timing
Replies: 17
Views: 15636

I heard Ronaldo had the record as a soccer player. He right now has the record as the fastest player to run 40 meters in 3.88 seconds: http://www.realmadrid.com//articulo/rma24981.htm if you scroll to the 5th question. I'm wondering if that was a running start, because that time is unbelievable for...
by B Heck
05 Nov 2005, 00:59
Forum: Fitness
Topic: pull ups
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: pull ups

juggler94 wrote:hi at school in PE we have to do 6 pull ups to get an A.
right now, i can't even do one, and i have three more weeks until they test me.
Juggler94, how did you do?
by B Heck
01 Nov 2005, 18:57
Forum: Fitness
Topic: pull ups
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

did you take classes in college for it? how were they? im thinking of taking classes on that stuff when im older, well if i have time to. I didn't take any specific classes, although some of the chemistry, biology, physiology, and biochemistry courses I was taking helped. I started weight training ...
by B Heck
01 Nov 2005, 18:36
Forum: Fitness
Topic: pull ups
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

are you a personal trainer B Heck?? if not you should start thinking about it. I did as a summer job once upon a time. It was fun, but the hours and pay aren't so great. If I ever had to switch careers (like if the grant we sent in yesterday dies in committee), I would like to teach or work as a st...
by B Heck
28 Oct 2005, 00:56
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Cardio and Working out
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

I thought about swimming for 30 minutes 2 times a week, is it working muscles too hard or should I stick with running or a stationary bike? And for the frequency, 30 minutes twice a week is fine or do I need more? I don't want to put full emphasis on cardio, but I'm aiming for decent enough results...
by B Heck
27 Oct 2005, 17:15
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Cardio and Working out
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Cardio and Working out

Ok here's the problem: I work out 4 times a week and the sessions last around 1 hour. However, I recently noticed that I got out of breath a lot more often than I did before. I think this is due to a lack of enough aerobic activity in the past months. So my question is: Is it possible to integrate ...
by B Heck
21 Oct 2005, 21:29
Forum: Skills
Topic: Over working?
Replies: 6
Views: 1623

Two or three things happening here. 1. High force production muscle contractions and eccentric lengthening causes microtraumas to accumulate in the muscle fibers. These are normally repaired in 48 to 96 hours and result in a strengthening of the muscle if adequate recovery is allowed for. The sorene...
by B Heck
17 Oct 2005, 17:06
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Below the belt and above the knees
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Use the search term "scrotum cramp" in Google or your favorite search engine. I just activated the blackout feature at work by clicking on what looked like an informative link, so I'm outta here.