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Old 12-28-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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In the past I have been paying guys to write these descriptions. They did a great job, but I need to tighten the belt a bit and save more of the site's money for lifter sponsorships in 2011.

So...if anyone wants to help the site, I could use exercise descriptions for the following:

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Tricep Exercises

* Bench Dips
* Cable Tricep Extensions
* Closegrip Bench Press
* Closegrip Press Behind Neck
* Diamond Pushups
* Dumbbell Kickbacks
* French Press
* Incline Bench Skullcrushers
* JM Press
* Seated Barbell Tricep Extensions
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* Smith Machine Closegrip Bench Press
* Tate Press
* Tricep Dips
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What is a description?

It's simply a paragraph or two that describes how to perform an exercise. Like this:

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Floor Crunch

Lay on the floor with your legs on a bench, or with your feet on the ground and knees slightly bent. Tuck your chin into your chest, and crunch up, concentrating on contracting your abs. A good visual is to imagine that you are trying to push your ab muscle to your hips. Lower yourself back to the starting position, and repeat. This exercise can be performed with weight on your chest.
You don't need to be a professional writer. I will even clean up the text.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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I can give it a go, but I'm not down with the terminology for muscles/bones/tendons/ligaments... someone with a human biology degree or similar would no doubt do a much better job.
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I can give it a go, but I'm not down with the terminology for muscles/bones/tendons/ligaments... someone with a human biology degree or similar would no doubt do a much better job.
These only need to be written for a lay person in a simple manner so they can understand in basic terms how to perform the exercise without killing themselves.

I usually take descriptions from other sites and use them for ideas, and re-write them.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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Do they have to be original? or what about para-phrasing an already existing description so it doesn't scream plagarism?

I know of a site that has ton of excersises, and all the information you could want to know about them...

Edit: Here's an example of a write up I found for Smith Bench..


Lie supine on bench with upper chest under bar. Grasp bar with wide oblique overhand grip. Disengage bar by rotating bar back while pressing up.

Lower weight to upper chest. Press bar until arms are extended. Repeat.
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Do they have to be original? or what about para-phrasing an already existing description so it doesn't scream plagarism?

I know of a site that has ton of excersises, and all the information you could want to know about them...
The descriptions have to be re-written so they aren't, or don't appear plagiarized.

I take descriptions from other sites and re-write them myself. There is only so many ways to say the same thing.
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The descriptions have to be re-written so they aren't, or don't appear plagiarized.

I take descriptions from other sites and re-write them myself. There is only so many ways to say the same thing.
Oh..so I should remove my example above maybe? That's just a cut and paste..

I can work on a few here and there... I'll probably just use that source and do a quick rewrite..
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You don't have to remove that quote.

Here's my rule. If I can Google the text description, and Google doesn't list the text word for word from another site, it's good to go.
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The following exercises have been removed from the list. Thanks to Dmapia for doing these!

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* Cable Crossovers
* Decline Bench Press
* Dips
* Dumbbell Bench Press
* Dumbbell Decline Bench Press
* Dumbbell Incline Bench Press
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I also want to give a big shout out to Jwood who did the lion's share of existing descriptions. I appreciate his hard work more than he'll ever know.
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These are being done and are removed from the list. Thanks Dmaipa!

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Floor Press
* Flyes
* Incline Bench Press
* Machine Bench Press (Hammer Strength)
* Pec Dec
* Pin Press
* Pushups
* Smith Machine Bench Press
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