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1  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Greens Powders? on: August 02, 2007, 08:06:18 AM
I use Emerald Balance it has 8-10 servings of fruits and veggie, enzymes, etc. but I mainly use it for the liver support formula. Great mint green tea taste and mixes up easily in my post workout shake.
2  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: what should I use for heat? on: August 02, 2007, 08:00:00 AM
go to your local chiropractor/pt and ask them for some biofreeze, and comes in a roll on if you ask for it so it is easy to apply and your hands get worked by multiple applications throughout the day. If you can't find that either use icy-hot or one of those patches.
3  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Favorite machine? on: July 27, 2007, 01:50:01 PM
FreeMotion Lat pulldown and Squat
4  Getbig Alternative Boards / Relationship Talk, Questions, Pictures & More! (18+) / Re: Emo/Goth/Punk Slideshow on: July 21, 2007, 11:33:07 PM
suicide girls is great for the tat girls! Any one have a pass for  that site? or can blinky get into it and post us up his favs? Please!!! Grin
5  Getbig Alternative Boards / More Explicit Sex Board / Re: what bar is this??!! on: July 16, 2007, 04:47:33 PM
Where do I find a bar like that. BTW the girl doin all the good work is the one of the whores from Cathouse on HBO
6  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: right trap/shoulder connection pain/ache on: July 11, 2007, 08:53:57 PM
Dr. D is dead on with his post. Sounds like the Dr. fixed subluxations in both your thoracic and cervical spine, but without a program to fix your muscle imbalances these subluxations will reappear rather quickly. Without the rehab you are just throwing your quid away!
7  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: right trap/shoulder connection pain/ache on: July 09, 2007, 09:40:02 PM
Sounds about right cost wise, although most chiropractors here in the states do the physical exam/"consultation" for a discount or free of charge. As for the treatments, that is the universal norm at least with the doctors that I have visited/consulted with. In fact the going rate in California is $85 and up depending on the doctor
8  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: right trap/shoulder connection pain/ache on: July 09, 2007, 01:55:25 PM
They should get everything that they need to treat you via your history, physical exam, and ortho-testing. As long as you are forth coming regarding your injury and your concerns they should have no problem working there magic. Be aware that it is def going to take a few sessions to get you back to rights, but let me know how it works out.
9  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: right trap/shoulder connection pain/ache on: July 08, 2007, 05:56:38 PM
thanks for all the help guys, really appreciate it

one last thing

out of these people, who do you thinks best qualified to handle it?

http://www.healthyspines.co.uk/Meet%20the%20Team.htm

thats the only practice near me

thanks again

I would go with either Lee or Anderson, but my lean is towards Dr. Anderson due to his mention of focus on sports injury although it states that he works in conjuction with Dr. Lee in developing exercise programs.
10  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: right trap/shoulder connection pain/ache on: July 08, 2007, 10:00:54 AM
Usually if you have Upper Cross Syndrome, you will most likely have Lower Cross Syndrome. You need to get a full assessment, ( I highly suggest a practitioner from the C.H.E.K Institute who is a Level 2 or higher). It's not just one thing it could be many factors but the key is Posture!! Strengthen the weak and Loosen the tight is the rule of thumb. If one muscle is out of balance, the whole body is out of balance.
As for rotator cuffs, you really need to see a someone who knows what they are doing, again a C.H.E.K Practitioner is your best bet. Let me know what area you are from and I'll see who is around there who can help.
Also, I would get some Nerve Flushing done. I use the techniques by David Butler. He has a few books but the best one is Sensitive Nervous System.

DR. D is very write about the correlation between UCS and Lower Cross Syndrome/Presentation. C.H.E.K. is not something that I have every heard of but after looking over the link it looks like Paul Chek has furthered the studies of the acclaimed neurologist Vladimir Janda who first introduced the concepts of UCS, LCS, and Layer Syndrome back in the 70's and worked on furthering the research behind them until his death in 2002.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3987/is_200304/ai_n9196292

Dr. D thanks for the link...It is definitely a creditial that I will add to my post-doctoral studies.
11  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: right trap/shoulder connection pain/ache on: July 06, 2007, 07:20:57 PM
well, I can't really tell you much from that, but if you think it's a nerve because you can't lift your arm, it probably is. The nerve plexus from C4-T1 could be pinched and this is usually due to faulty training, forward, rounded shoulders (usually from bench pressing) and forward head posture with thoracic kyphosis, also know as Upper-Cross Syndrome.

When you have faulty posture and poor training techniques, you will force pressure on these nerves which can cause pain and weakness.

If you think it's from bench pressing for example, read this: http://www.chekinstitute.com/articles.cfm?select=26

Again, I can't tell you much without an assessment or evaluation.



Dr. D are you a DC?

NOC, UCS is treated easily enough as Dr. D stated via strengthening the weakened muscles and releasing the trigger points in the hypertonic muscles via massage/soft tissue work, but I would not start diagnosis a rotator cuff problem without the proper Orthopedic tests. I would suggest you go see a chiropractor considering that we are trained ad naseum in the treatment of UCS. UCS very commonly occurs in bodybuilders, so it is very possible that this may be your problem.

As an aside, I would strongly suggest that you do not attempt to do the Rotator cuff exercises that you picked up off of ironman live if you are having any pain/weakness in your shoulder. Not to mention the rotator cuff is only a small component of UCS and is most definitely not the origin of your pain unless it is directly related to an trauma/tendonitis of the supraspinatus itself. As stated above only orthopedic tests would in determine the origin of your "shoulder/neck pain/ache"
12  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: New Placebo concentrate!!! on: July 02, 2007, 01:36:42 PM
sounds like a new mesotech product, maybe you can just sell them the idea  Grin
13  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Muscle imbalance on: July 02, 2007, 01:33:08 PM
IMHO you have classic symptoms that would be easily treated with chiropractic care. Just stay away from the Docs that try to make you sign up for X amount of visits/week with a lump sum payment. A good Dr. will fix your prob. and give you stretchs/exercises to address the muscle imbalances that are most likely at the root of your back problems.
14  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Muscle imbalance on: June 30, 2007, 05:54:05 PM

Now my left side (especially my left trap) is more heavily muscled even though my right side is stronger.

Is a visit to a chiropractor warranted?


being a student working toward my doctorate in chiropractic, I would have to say that it sounds like you definitely have a muscle imbalance and most likely a muscle firing pattern probem in the upper fibers of your left trap. As for a spinal in balance that would take a physical exam and maybe x-rays to determine. so...

a visit to the chiropractor is definitely waranted.

Can I ask what your "back problem" was previously?
15  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Steroids Info & Hardcore / Re: *****The New Locker Room***** on: June 30, 2007, 09:34:45 AM
Owning and operating a gym. A full size gym, not a fitness studio, or some hole in the wall.

Anyone have a good estimate....not a random guess
How much overhead is there?
How much net profit does a successful gym make?

here is a link to the specifics regarding opening a Gold's Franchise...
http://www.franchiseadvantage.com/handbook/golds_gym.ihtml

hopefully this helps a little
16  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Raw Goat Milk on: June 29, 2007, 10:32:49 PM
I saw a GP today who said there was a risk of TB

There is definitely the risk of TB from unpasteurized milk and milk products. It is why unpasteurized milks/cheeses are not imported into the US.

With that said, if you can find a reputable source it's benefits are excellent so drink away!
17  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Hammerstrength Squat Lunge on: June 29, 2007, 10:22:08 PM
We have this same machine at my gym except it has a seat. I couldn't see doing dead's on that contraption, but it looks like it would be good for lunges
18  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Snacks? on: June 24, 2007, 05:27:31 PM

Good snack, I say is cottage cheese and some cashews, throw some sugar free jelly on top and it's awesome.


I'll have to try that next time, and DK you almost got me on the sweet brocolli. I will have to try it next time I steam up some brocolli
19  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: creatine+whey+no gall bladder = ? on: June 24, 2007, 05:24:34 PM
i wouldn't take it on my off days, seems like a waste if you ask me, but I don't believe in loading creatine either so...  Grin

as for the dextrose I have always used either a creatine w/grape juice back in the day or a creatine transport. alot of the guys on here use dextrose powder (crystals), but your "juicy-juice" should be fine for the insulin spike needed for creatine transport.

as for creatine's effect on your metabolism, I don't know what you are asking actually. If you mean does not having your gallbladderr have aything to do with creatine metabolism, then no. creatine is metabolized in the liver. If you are just worried about when to take it. I would suggest 5g pre with a juice/dextrose/transport and 5g in your post workout shake.
20  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Snacks? on: June 24, 2007, 12:14:53 PM
PB and non-fat cottage cheese is a great mix, add some grapes (15-20) for a little sweetness. I used to eat this for breakfast or pw meal for a long time
21  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: POLL:WHAT'S HARDER, HACKS OR LEG PRESSES? on: June 24, 2007, 10:30:17 AM
may be a stupid question, but my gym has the hammer strength hack press is this the same as the hack squat machine? I would love to be able to do hacks on it, but I have been using it for calf raises.
22  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Snacks? on: June 24, 2007, 10:16:45 AM
2 pieces Ezekiel Bread
2 Tbsp of Nattty PB
Pack of Splenda on top of PB
2 tbsp of Sugar Free jelly

I usually have this with 30 grams of whey in Water before bed, great!

I use almost the same snack but I use Wasa multigrain or okmak crackers instead for a little added crunch. i also leave out the splenda, bc that would be just too damnn sweet. every once in a while I will use half a banana and a dab of honey instead of the SF jelly
23  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: creatine+whey+no gall bladder = ? on: June 24, 2007, 10:12:24 AM
actually sorry this info is not in that i already read all those posts.......

hopefully this will help a bit in answering a few of your questions. I found a couple of posts with the search engine...

dosage/use of creatine:
http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=120280.msg1739290;topicseen#msg1739290
http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=105646.0

glutamine & creatine:
http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=50598.msg793025;topicseen#msg793025

Creatine and glutamine uptake do not compete/cancel each other, so that is not something that you have to worry about. IMHO get a good whey pro, which will have plenty of glutamine (BCAA). If you want to increase your glutamine intake, which some love and some think is a waste, then add a BCAA supplement or a glutamine powder. As for the questioin regarding dextrose, if you are taking a whey pro & creatine together than again IMHO you don't need the extra dextrose for transport because the pro do a good enough job at transport the creatine into your system. You could always buy a creatine with a "transport system" or you could rock it old school and mix it with some grape juice
24  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: FROZEN VEGETABLES thats the topic of today folks! on: June 24, 2007, 09:39:49 AM
Voice of dissent here - I like 'em fresh.

I will have agree with you on this one. I def like most veggies more when they are fresh, but the convenience of frozen work better with my schedule most of the time.
25  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Anyone here train 3 days a week? on: June 24, 2007, 09:32:26 AM
Also im trying to add in a lactate producing session one day a week where i work the full body in a circuit fashion at a very fast workrate, producing lots of lactate, therefore getting some fat burning as well!

I train like this every session. I do not rest between exercises, only the time it takes me to move to the next exercise, then I take 1-2 min rest between circuits. It is a fast and efficient way to tray. My whole workout takes about 45 min. 
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