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Post by peter yates » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:39 am

Well John, it is good to have you on board and your contributions, experience and insight are much appreciated.
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Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Post by Harry Hayfield » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:41 am

What has not been mentioned up until now (because I didn't think it proper) is that from December 23rd until at least December 28th, this forum was invaded by spammers (again). I was disapproving upwards of four spam (usually porn related or advertising) threads every day during that time (including when I was felling rotten with a stomach bug from Christmas Eve to December 28th) with Diane getting rid of the offending members.
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Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Post by peter yates » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:01 pm

Hi Harry, yes on of the problems of having an open forum. I spotted a couple myself. Thank goodness we have you and the other Mods to ferret these losers out. However it seems many forums do not care about the content as long as they have a lot of people active. Better a few with class and something positive to contribute.Please keep up the good work Harry and sorry to hear you were sick over the holiday period as a few of our other members also were.
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Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Post by Internalfitness » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:35 pm

peter yates wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:01 pm
it seems many forums do not care about the content as long as they have a lot of people active. Better a few with class and something positive to contribute.
That's kind of it in a nutshell really. Many forums are horrible things with a quorum of members who bicker on among themselves and are about as welcoming as haemorrhoids. It may seem at times like this is just a Q&A forum for people to ask you (Peter), Sticks and David questions - but in reality, that's all I need. I may chip in every now and again with something I've done or an opinion I have, but that just depends on the topics at hand. I know strands and I know bodyweight, so that's what I stick to.

That said it would perhaps be nicer if people just acknowledged the help. When I asked the forum for a push/pull routine, I got one that I thought was WAY beyond me. But, you know what, I trusted Sticks' suggestions and while the routine WAS difficult I did far better than I thought and also did something I would not have attempted MYSELF. And I said as much!

Does this service NEED to be in forum format? Possibly not, but a dry Q&A format loses a little spontaneity and 'heart.'

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Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Post by peter yates » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:52 pm

Thanks Richie, the way i see it we all have something to share and i have learnt something from everyone who posts on the forum. PC is such a vast topic that we cannot know everything so by open communication even if it is just an opinion it broadens everyone's knowledge. We happen to have a good few members who have been or still are at the top in their game such as Ray Nobile and Mobster as well as senior researchers with ties to some of the iron game greats, like Ron Tyrrell, David and Gill. A great group of guys and i am glad to list you among them. All of your contributions are much appreciated.BTW how is the training going?
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Post by Internalfitness » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:19 pm

Hi Peter,

Training going pretty well. Throughout Dec I stuck rigidly to a day on / day off schedule - the schedule being the Reg Park strand routine. Fewer exercises than I'd normally do, fewer reps as I went up in poundage, but by the end of Dec I must say I feel the extra strength was there. I use 3 sets of strands - a blue single line Lifeline USA (supposedly 90lbs, but I have my doubts - although in my defence I was barely able to move it when I first got it a couple of years ago) - a 3 spring Terry's (I'm guessing 60lbs, although it is not THAT much easier than the cable) and a 2 spring Terry's (again guessing - 20lbs). I don't do sets, I just work up to a number. I figure when I can do 12 reps without stopping I've hit that peak. When possible I will complete the reps with the same poundage even if I need a break (so maybe 6 + 6, breather in the middle), or I might drop the poundage to complete the 12.

For Jan I'm moving over to the Jack Lewis course I got the details of a little while ago. Good mix of Danks and Inch, and different enough to Park's to hit some new spots. For stirrup and double expander exercises, I'm just using a long resistance band.

Only little setback was on the pull up front. I had been enjoying random pull ups (3 here, 4 there, couple when I was passing, that kind of thing), I just consider a real feel good exercise. At work I must have aggrivated my right shoulder somehow, and while strength is there, enough strength to do a pull up isn't. So back to hangs and the odd single, until all the pain goes.

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Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Post by peter yates » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:49 pm

Thanks for the update Richie. I find with strands that it is difficult to judge the strength but if it is making me work harder then that is how i gauge it.As you know the lifeline gradually weaken so a new blue 90 will be harder than 3 well used pink also 90.Having a variety of strands as you do works best i feel. What does keep its strength is surgical tubing like what Bruce uses for the Hook cables. Anyway main thing is the training is challenging and you get stronger. Sorry to hear about the shoulder and hope it is better soon.
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Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Post by 28kgKB » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:15 am

You guys talking about strands and cables got me thinking about a routine I used in 2004 while on a two week business trip. I was stuck in a hotel that had no pool (bummer, because I'd have swam everyday for exercise) and a really dismal "fitness center". So I brought my cables and trained in my room in the evenings after training. I was able to get a really good workout with the cables in my room in additions to various types of push ups I did. Cables rock! I forgot how great they can be for training and are a serious strength training tool that is only in favor with only a select few trainees who know the advantages of stands/cables.

I have an old Weider, five spring, steel set that is an absolute bear to use! The spring tension is good when using two springs. Add that third one and its a monster! I've NEVER been able to do four or five strands! Its just too heavy a tension for me to use - mainly because I only train with them for very short periods of time and not long enough to see to it that I get to four or five strands.

I did a lot of overhead work with them - mainly the overhead pull down in front of the chest and behind the head with a palms up and palms down grip. Upright rows, Archer Pulls, Curls and front chest pulls were all in the routine.

As of late, I'm still working on a Sheiko style (Pavel Tsatouline approved....LOL!!) bench press program. I went from the Smolov routine to this and am making great strides. I detail that out on another thread.

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Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Post by Tarnow » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:44 pm

I have registered to show my appreciation for the discussion and posts on this forum. I was one of the many visitors to this fabulous website who have benefited from the knowledge of the contributers. I am a physical culture enthusiast. I have practiced muscle control for a few years now( really works) and past two years have moved exclusively to bodyweight training only. Having previously in my younger days been a weight trainer. But in my youth I did dabble with strandpulling(ironmind rubber). It was expander training which brought me here again. My father has given me some old Sandow and Terry chest expander handles and a few springs. I know how effective they can be, but would get frustrated with snapping cables. So the steel expanders have become my focus, and now I plan to implement the big three over the winter to compliment my bodyweight exercises and muscle control. Big three being front pull, overhead pulldown to back knuckles in, and back press. I have 5lb, 15lb, 20lb, 30lb, and 35lb springs. So I don't have to make the big jumps in weight, and can use 5lb progressions. I am also on the Tapatalk strandpulling forum now. And if anyone is interested in just expander training that forum too is a treasure of information with some very knowledgeable contributers. Anyway hello and thanks

Mark

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Re: Are Forums a dying breed?

Post by peter yates » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:26 pm

Hi Mark,
welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your expander experience with us. How great to be using the sets passed down from your father. I received a Terry's set for my 14th birthday and that had the same variety of springs as you mention.Really saves having to make too big a jump as you progress. Well Muscle Control, B/W training and strands make a great combination and it is one that you can do for the rest of your life. Still pulling away in his late 70's is Gil Waldron, and in their 80's we have Arnold Betts and our old mate David Gentle, all are also Maxalding veterans.Please keep us informed of your training and progress.Also thanks for the mention of the Tapatalk forum.
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