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General Discussion / Re: eating carnivores
« on: March 09, 2012, 02:11:44 pm »
I've read that there's trichina in all carnivores, including pigs. Trichina will inhabit a large muscle, like one in your thigh and lodge itself there and make a calcific cocoon of sorts that can cause arthritic kind of pains in the later years of your life.

Off Topic / My bachelor party
« on: February 29, 2012, 02:48:07 pm »

I got married in the summer of 2010 and my friends gave me a really nice bachelor party. I got to try pole dancing an they made me play a trumpet in front of a supermarket.

After a nice meal they made me do this :D
PrimiFit: Hikoilua polttareissa / Sweating at my bachelor party

Note that I'm running barefoot :)

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Exercise v. Diet
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:41:04 pm »
I think it's like asking which parts of the car are more important: the wheels or the engine? Of course  you can live with very little exercise but also be quite sick and weak, but some people have shown that they can live quite a long time with a completely crappy diet, also being sick and weak :).

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: February 23, 2012, 03:17:33 pm »
Here's another video and it's all about forearms, fingers and wrists. Weather you lift barbells, kettlebells, rocks, play the piano or click away with your mouse all day, you can find this helpful.

PrimiFit: Kyynärvarsien liikkuvuusharjoitus / Forearm mobility, Personal Trainer Helsinki

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: February 23, 2012, 03:14:28 pm »
Hi Inger.

Sorry to answer with such a long delay. I've been a bit busy :).

To be honest, I started to get gas after drinking fresh raw milk. Being a lactose intolerant person, I can tell when the reason is milk, not to go into too much detail.

Do you mean that you get problems from colostrum?

I've understood that one should take breaks from each particular source of protein in order to avoid food sensitivities. So, maby one week drink milk and then take a break for a week or two. Or drink milk one day, eat beef next day, lamb the second day, chicken on the third etc.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: February 12, 2012, 11:55:00 pm »

Its a good way to recover from mental illness too.

I'm curious. Do you know anyone who has used it as a tool for that?

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Cold water Therapy
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:21:02 pm »
I've done contrast baths, meaning alternating between extremely cold and as hot as your skin can endure. I don't do it in the winter as it's cold enough in my apartment :). I sometimes do it for my forearms and hands though.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: February 06, 2012, 08:55:37 pm »
Ofcourse if you measure the strength of the lower back in another movement, it won't transfer very well because in deadlifts you have to keep it in one position. That kind of strength transfers to only about 30 degrees of range in motion. Holding a big weight while putting effort to keep a straight back will give you tremendous back strength in that position.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: February 06, 2012, 04:55:03 pm »
I think that deadlifts are a good way to strengthen your back and the body as a whole, but does it have a full range of motion for your back? No. So, someone who doesn't do also some back exercises that has full range of motion can become stiff in the back, especially if one trains also squats and good mornings etc. which all require a neutral lower back.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: February 06, 2012, 04:10:12 pm »
Bullshit! The lenght of a muscle is determand entirely by genetics. Its flexibility might be effected by exercise. In fact it should be effected in a very positive manner by weight training. Lifting weights correctly(full range with strech/prestrech) will increase flexibility enormous.

That's a weird way to start a converastion with a person you don't know, man.

Sure, the genetics determine a lot of thing but rarely it's purely so. There's also epigenetic factors. Our bodies adapt. People who sit all day, have shortened and elongated muscles in different parts of their bodies. Sure, training will also help to maintain some flexibility, but that's only if you train in a way that let's you stretch each muscle to its full length.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: February 01, 2012, 01:56:49 pm »
Lifting does tend to adapt the muscles to be shorter, so that might be the difference, I'm guessing. That could be corrected by doing enough stretching or some sports that require an active and flexible body. Doing jumping, climbing and all that is great. I say, do it all. I like to lift barbells, dumbells, kettlebells, rocks, sandbags, do chins, ring work, climbing, jumping and running. Focusing on just one aspect isn't enough. Although, I don't do all of those in one program, but put some of the stuff in and after a few weeks try something different.

I'm glad that you liked it, Inger! I wouldn't do the jumps every time, because they are more of a work out. You can hurt your legs in the long run doing too much of those.

No, I didn't by the colostrum, haha. Honestly, I'm taking a break from dairy, because I have seemed to develop a sensitivity to it.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 31, 2012, 03:24:40 pm »
Great :). Tell me how you liked it.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 29, 2012, 08:39:19 pm »
No problem :), just make sure you have learned the proper technique and have done some higher rep stuff with each exercise before starting a low rep strength training program.

Also, here's another video on Dynamic Stretching:

PrimiFit: Dynaamista venyttelyä - osa 2 / Dynamic Stretching - part 2 - Personal Trainer Helsinki

Please like/comment/subscribe and let me know what you think about it!

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 29, 2012, 03:46:05 pm »
Inger, you don't need help :). You look awesome and very feminine. Feminine does not mean weak.

If you want to lift and not gain too much muscle, try to lift heavier weights for 1-4 reps for multiple sets. That will make you stronger but it won't make you big. Just make sure that you do some higher rep and lighter weight stuff every now and then to maintain good conditioning.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 26, 2012, 02:13:12 pm »
No problem. Tell us how you progress :).

Raw organs; that's hard core. I've eaten raw liver, but I haven't dared to eat raw kidneys or lungs. Heart I would eat if I'd find some good ones. You're right. I have to try them! 35 euros is really cheap.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 17, 2012, 01:50:23 am »
Thanks MarkC.

Listen to this guy, Inger :). He's right. Compound exercises are the key. Start doing squats with free weight as soon as you can. Start light so that you learn proper technique and then start adding weight as you progress.

Drop out all isolation exercises unless you have stability issues in your joints.

If you've been doing 12-25 reps for two months or so, you can start doing maby 8-10 reps for 3 sets now. If you start with a new exercise, it's worth doing more reps with lighter weight, though. You must learn movement first.

It's so weird that we both shop in Hakaniemi :D. I didn't know that they sell lamb hearts there. I do my dairy shopping in Lentävä Lehmä, but I didn't realize that they sell raw goat's milk.

Who knows, maybe we'll cross paths one day :).

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:24:31 pm »
I'm glad that my videos are helpful to you :).

Long workouts start to take toll on your testosterone levels and the workout becomes less productive, especially if your goal is to gain strength and muscle. If you want to do more cardio, I suggest that you do it separately.

How long have you been lifting weights and what kind of movements are you doing in one workout?

In my opinion you eat enough, so that's good.

Which town do you live? I live in Helsinki.

I have found some pretty good ones and I eat mostly raw when ever I can afford it. I used to drink raw goat's milk but I lost the source :(. I'm also a fan of stocks. I store all the bones from meals in the fridge and time to time make a huge stock, which I store in the fridge for future uses. I buy most of my food from a market hall in Hakaniemi and they have some pretty good products there. Also, the service there is exellent :).

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 11, 2012, 10:29:49 pm »
Here's another video:

PrimiFit: Venyttelyä / Stretching

It's regular stretching this time. The routine I'm showing there is convenient for outdoors, especially in the winter, and you can use it as it is between your warm up and your workout.

If you double the reps per side, you can use it as a recovery stretch routine.

It's not a full body routine, so for that you'd have to also stretch abs, forearms and neck.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 10, 2012, 05:40:29 pm »

Thanks! Nice to know that you live in Finland :). You're not finnish though?

If your aim is to get stronger and leaner, I would suggest to shorten your training sessions to 20-45 min or an hour max. Take all the fluff away and keep the compound exercises. Then you can actually focus on your goals :).

Training fasted may help in slimming down but it will slow you down during your workouts, so you don't get as much out of them. In the end, it might be more efficient to eat something low glycemic and easily digestible before training (perhaps an hour before).

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Active rest
« on: January 10, 2012, 05:34:23 pm »
Yes, it's not a comprehensive routine and I should put a neck and ankle exercises to my dynamic stretching too. Thanks for reminding me :).

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Active rest
« on: January 06, 2012, 09:06:41 pm »
I made a video of a dynamic stretching routine I usually do on my off days. Actually, I use it as a warm up too. I've found that it helps with recovery and maintains flexibility.

PrimiFit: Dynaamista venyttelyä / Dynamic Stretching

My wife and I usually put the video on and follow the exercises, which is kind of weird, beucause it's me on the video  :P.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: What Exercises Should I Add??
« on: January 06, 2012, 09:00:56 pm »
To that list, I'd add the deadlift (like some other people already did) and I'd change the exercises after every few weeks. For example, I'd do pull ups for one month and then do bent over rows for another. Focus hard on a few compound exercises at a time and then vary things a bit and change the exercises a little.

Also, do some sports/activities that require more complex movement like martial arts, parkour, climbing, football etc. You could also try to lift heavy, awkward objects, like sandbags, logs or rocks.

Welcoming Committee / Hello everyone!
« on: January 06, 2012, 08:50:27 pm »

My name is Stelios and I'm a 30 year old, finnish personal trainer.

I eat mostly paleo and raw as often as I can. I like to strength train, walk, read and cook (or uncook :)).

I'm looking forward to looking through the information in this forum.

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