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by B Heck
12 Oct 2005, 18:55
Forum: Fitness
Topic: pull ups
Replies: 9
Views: 3156

Train pullups every other day. Have a friend help by pushing you up at the waist or pulling you up at the ankles (knees bent, feet behind you). Have your friend give just enough help so that you can get 6 reps. Rest 1-2 minutes and do 6 more. Repeat for 5 sets. You can also do this alone by putting ...
by B Heck
10 Oct 2005, 23:28
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Strength, power and plyometric plan
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

This schedule can work. Day 2 and Day 6 are kind of rest days. Think of them as active recovery days so don't do anything that will make you sore (hard sprints and jumps, downhill running). Keep in mind that recovery ability is something that has to be built up just like strength and endurance. So d...
by B Heck
07 Oct 2005, 21:09
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Shaving your legs?
Replies: 27
Views: 16285

Waxing is scary. Think about having all of your chest hair or maybe the hair along the inside of your thigh ripped out in one go. :shock: Public embarrassment (just march right into that beauty salon and announce your intentions in front of the all female clientelle and staff) and money are also pro...
by B Heck
07 Oct 2005, 21:02
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Strength, power and plyometric plan
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

I think you have the basis for a good plan with some nice ideas. The important part will be to stick to it and be consistent. Learn the proper technique for everything before you pile on weight. Ask questions but don't believe anything until you confirm it. Give priority to the quality of your effor...
by B Heck
05 Oct 2005, 15:53
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Shaving your legs?
Replies: 27
Views: 16285

:oops: I had to shave my legs for bodybuilding contests. The muscles look great that way and bandaids are really easy to peel off (I was getting scraped up a bit playing soccer and flag football). Shaving takes forever and growing things out again itches a lot. Great conversation starter with girls ...
by B Heck
03 Oct 2005, 17:16
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Strenght and power of elite vs amateur players
Replies: 10
Views: 4329

So what sort of training should we do to improve our knee flexor muscle? They are talking about hamstrings. Outside of a weight room - sprints, uphill sprints, jumping up or forward plyometrics, running up steps. In the weight room - squats, hyperextensions, deadlifts, power cleans, and leg curls.
by B Heck
30 Sep 2005, 22:49
Forum: Fitness
Topic: rib problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

This link about side stitches might help: http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/inju ... 53100a.htm

Another article on preventing side stitches: http://www.bodyresults.com/E2sidestitches.asp
by B Heck
29 Sep 2005, 19:46
Forum: Fitness
Topic: ACL
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: ACL

Can anyone tell me which pro player had their ACL torn completely and recovered completely in the end. Anything to keep me motivated after I recover when I do my surgury! Here's one: http://www.ussoccerplayers.com/players/chris_armas/ This one created a bit of a controversy, since some MDs think th...
by B Heck
27 Sep 2005, 15:57
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Strenght and power of elite vs amateur players
Replies: 10
Views: 4329

If you are supposed to be good, then a great work ethic should come naturally.
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by B Heck
26 Sep 2005, 02:12
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Strenght and power of elite vs amateur players
Replies: 10
Views: 4329

Re: Strength and power of elite players vs amateurs

I would have expected somewhat similar results, with the biggest differences being in this order: 30m sprint, 10m spring, vertical jump, knee flexor, knee extensor and the other variables being very similar. Yeah, I expected 30m sprints and ball velocity to be different. While this difference will ...
by B Heck
21 Sep 2005, 23:51
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Strenght and power of elite vs amateur players
Replies: 10
Views: 4329

Strenght and power of elite vs amateur players

The differences suprised me: from the International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2001 Jan;22(1):45-51. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Isokinetic strength and anaerobic power of elite, subelite and amateur French soccer players. by Cometti G, Maffiuletti NA, Pou...
by B Heck
20 Sep 2005, 17:44
Forum: Fitness
Topic: push up/ press up variations
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

what is better? doing a certain number of push ups without stopping or is it better to do them in reps? and what advantage does doing them in reps do? This is kind of a trick question because you have limited yourself to a fixed resistance (your bodyweight). The only other variables are number of r...
by B Heck
19 Sep 2005, 22:59
Forum: Skills
Topic: shooting with power
Replies: 19
Views: 5704

The toe is harder and it can produce more pounds per square inches of pressure of the ball. What I mean this: Say your use the top 4 square inches of your foot to kick the ball and you foot is moving at 60mph. When your foot makes contact with the ball that energy is dispersed over the 4 square inc...
by B Heck
19 Sep 2005, 03:41
Forum: Fitness
Topic: protein powder
Replies: 6
Views: 3181

Immediately after a workout is a good time for a protein shake with added carbs. The carbs can be a scoop of dextrose or you can mix the powder with juice or a sports drink. Between two major meals is also a good time. Just don't substitute protein shakes for real meals. A blender works best. Hand b...
by B Heck
16 Sep 2005, 23:25
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Intelligent rants or something on your mind?
Replies: 776
Views: 141716

It's just an impossible topic all round, isn't it? Too many different views that are equally valid - Yet can completely oppose one another. :roll: And just you wait until you have multiple views in your head at the same time. When we were expecting our first kid, the ultrasound indicated a possible...