Jon Kramer
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Front Squat Woes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cthulhu's Revenge Feb 28, 2015. 20 Replies

I need some help, gentlemen. I'm 19 in college and my friend and I work out every morning before class. Our current leg day routine is:Lying Leg CurlSeated Leg CurlFront SquatLeg PressLeg…Continue

Marine Basic Training Graduation

Started this discussion. Last reply by J.L. Jan 9, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello gentlemen! I could really use some help right now. My best friend is graduating from Marine Basic Training (in Parris Island) Friday morning and I am going to go watch because I am probably the…Continue

College Fraternities

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Dec 3, 2013. 6 Replies

Hey gents, just wanted to get an opinion on college fraternities from you guys. My first semester at college will be wrapping up shortly. I didn't rush a fraternity this semester but my friend is…Continue

Minimalist Shoes and Running

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Mares Aug 5, 2013. 9 Replies

I just used my new minimalist running shoes for the first time on Wednesday and today (Friday) my ankles hurt. Not only that but my calves are pretty tight. I only did 3 minutes of running and then…Continue

 

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Cthulhu's Revenge replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"I'll do it as long as I can, very enjoyable. yes foam rolling does help, also with any aches after the session but they still hurt a little."
Feb 28, 2015
Cthulhu's Revenge replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"I second StrongLifts. I've been doing this for about 4 months now, coming to the end of it as I can no longer maintain the incremental increases per session. I found best to do 4 weeks on, and take a week off as my hip flexors hurt from…"
Feb 27, 2015
Jon Kramer replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"Thank you so much for all your help! I think I'm going to take a week off, maybe do some light weights or calisthenics over spring break, and then start the 5x5 routine when I get back! You've been an amazing help!"
Feb 27, 2015
Jon Kramer replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"My body is pretty average. Definitely not shredded or huge, but don't have toothpick arms: somewhere right in the middle I guess. By volume I assume you mean too much weight, too many exercises, and basically too much everything? Is that…"
Feb 27, 2015
Jon Kramer replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"I'm about 5'4"."
Feb 27, 2015
Jon Kramer replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"Full Routine: Cardio (Light walking/jogging) 5 min. Lying Leg Curl (3 sets, 8-12 reps, 30/50/70 lbs) Seated Leg Curl (5 sets, 8-12 reps, 25/37.5/5/62.5/70 lbs) Front Squat 1 Warm-up set, 10-15 reps, just the bar 3 Working sets, 14/12/10 reps,…"
Feb 27, 2015
Sean O' replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"This. Is what you stated your complete program or just "leg day"? Lets see all of it. What are your sets/ reps? Without being able to see it is impossible to make a conclusion regarding form. How is your diet? What is your recovery like?"
Feb 27, 2015
Jon Kramer replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Front Squat Woes
"I've been working out on and off for around six years, but never with heavy weight. It's always been calisthenic work and smaller weights. This is my first time in a gym since my sophomore year of high school. My upper body has seemingly…"
Feb 26, 2015
Jon Kramer posted a discussion

Front Squat Woes

I need some help, gentlemen. I'm 19 in college and my friend and I work out every morning before class. Our current leg day routine is:Lying Leg CurlSeated Leg CurlFront SquatLeg PressLeg ExtensionsWe do a 5 minute walk/fast walk/light jog beforehand and then do a little dynamic stretching. I start having problems when we get to the front squat. During the front squat a muscle in my hamstring/inner thigh area starts to really tighten up. (I'm not sure if it technically "tightens up," but it…See More
Feb 26, 2015
J.L. replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Marine Basic Training Graduation
"http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/GraduationInfo.aspx Marine graduations are open to everyone. Make sure you have your car insurance and a good ID. Don't bring any weapons, drugs or alcohol in your car. Dress is casual for the visitors. I'd…"
Jan 9, 2014
Jon Kramer posted a discussion

Marine Basic Training Graduation

Hello gentlemen! I could really use some help right now. My best friend is graduating from Marine Basic Training (in Parris Island) Friday morning and I am going to go watch because I am probably the closest thing to a family member he's ever had. My mom keeps reading online that the recruits were supposed to get packets that they would send out to be able to invite their family members. But he says that it is open to everyone. I honestly don't know a thing about what's going on. I was really…See More
Jan 8, 2014
Johnny replied to Jon Kramer's discussion College Fraternities
"i think it really depends on the type of school your at and how the fraternities are. at some schools its basically like if you dont join a frat you dont have a social life. other schools are more mixed. my school wasn't really about frats but…"
Dec 3, 2013
Sloan replied to Jon Kramer's discussion College Fraternities
"It all depends on the fraternity.  I think there are some houses that are ridiculous, but there are some good ones.  I generally feel that there is a difference between people that committed to a group of some sort in college and those…"
Dec 1, 2013
Dave replied to Jon Kramer's discussion College Fraternities
"As with anything else, shop around before you decide whether or not to rush a particular fraternity. Most colleges have multiple fraternities, and all of them are very different. Some have only one chapter on your college, some have many chapters,…"
Dec 1, 2013
Will Whitson replied to Jon Kramer's discussion College Fraternities
"I joined Pi Kappa Phi when I was a sophomore in college. I had rushed a couple fraternities my freshman year and wasn't wild about it, but I started hanging out with a couple of Pi Kapps and found they were really stand-up guys and I decided to…"
Dec 1, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Jon Kramer's discussion College Fraternities
"I started to join one, got the binder with the list of ridiculous hoops I'd have to jump through, and stopped within the week.  I couldn't see why I should bother with all the hassle of memorizing a bunch of crap and going through a…"
Dec 1, 2013

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