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It sounds like you want to start incorporating muscle-ups and weighted pull-ups whenever possible. I don't think kipping pull-ups are really appropriate for a number of reasons, but if they float your boat (and you have a healthy, strong, flexible shoulder girdle), rock 'em. Upper-Body Pulling Power Power is not a common goal for upper body pulls, though ...


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Question 1: Does hypertrophy training assist for a greater eventual neural output? Hypertrophy training probably does not help to increase neural drive. That is because of the anatomical properties of the muscles. Muscle fibers are innervated in groups, called motor units, by a single motor neuron (above figure shows a single motor unit). By doing ...


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It's a fallacy that fat people unleash bigger bolts of strength. Can fat people hurt you? Absolutely! Why? Because Force = mass X acceleration and fat people have a higher mass; with a decent speed, the force generated can hurt you. It's the same reason why a fat person will injure you if they sit on you; the force (weight = mass X gravity) the weight ...


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"Programs? I don't follow any, but any decent regimen of training should increase strength. People got stronger before "strength programs" existed, so I will not consider any." Welp, have fun then! If you refuse to train in a successful manner then I expect you will keep seeing the results you have been seeing.


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Interesting question. Personally, I don't think that neural training would specifically help with hypertrophy training, except in a general sense, which I'll explain. You can train neural pathways to the point where they approach the speed of a reflex. I'd have to dig up the studies, but they tested reflex transmission time against transmission times for ...


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YES, both muscle size and strength need to be maintained. However, you need to provide much less stimulus to maintain said size/strength gains than you needed to grow them initially. E.g. going from a 5x5 protocol to a 3x10 or vice-versa shouldn't see any kind of strength or size loss, so long as you're keeping the same intensity and eating properly. That ...


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The person with the higher body fat may or may not be able to throw a more powerful punch. Punching is very technique driven, and a smaller person with better technique will be able to punch harder/quicker than someone with lesser technique. However, if we assume that two individuals have the same technique, the person with the higher body fat may have a ...


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Explosive Leg Power Training To train for explosive leg power you need to incorporate plyometric or explosive strength training. Plyometric exercises improve your neuro-muscular control, as well as your strength and power. However, because plyometrics are demanding, you do need to have a basic level of strength. Training for the Standing Broad Jump (Also ...


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Generally, given the mechanical efficiency compared to human efficiency, you can multiply your watts x 4 and get your calories burned. It's going to vary some, as some people are more efficient than others, but that is a good way to get pretty close. It's based on both human and mechanical efficiency of the bike being around 20-25%. The math: 200 watts at ...


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It's a difficult thing to answer that, since there are a couple of factors that are constant (Such as drag of the water), and some that aren't (Efficiency of the swimmer). The reason that breaststroke is slow is because the majority of the body is underwater, and thus facing drag. You can't get on the top of the water and plane like you can in freestyle and ...


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To answer this question I'll have to make some simplifications and assumptions, because the real kinematics are rather sophisticated. We'll calculate the Potential Energy, which is the amount of energy required to move a mass up a certain height against the gravitational pull: E-potential (in Joule) = mass (kg) * gravitational acceleration (m/s2) * ...


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I calculated a bit and your second calculation should be right. It only seems ridiculous, because you've got 172080 calories, which is 172.08 kcal. It still is really low for an hour of biking, though. (Some notes on my calculation: 200 Watts for 1h is 0.2kwH = 0,72 MJ = 172 kcal) You might want to use this calculator for future calculations, as it's quite ...


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Perhaps just the max height for a single box jump/vertical jump (if you don't want technique to be a factor for improvement). I'm hoping/expecting that your setup allows you to increase height. I have a friend who was box jump training for a bit, he gained a few inches over maybe 2-3 months of intensive training. But I think doubling your box jump height is ...


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You are asking about measuring two different metrics. One is power/explosiveness, the other is endurance. Technique is a factor, but really only measurable in the initial phases, which it sounds like you are past that point already. While I have no personal experience with training box jumps, other than as occasional plyometric exercises in the dojangh, I ...


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Any explosive movement (ie power cleans, squat jumps, box jumps) will increase your power. But keep in mind that the broad jump is an event that has it's own technique and the best way to get good at a skill is to practice that skill.


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The Olympic lifts are great for practicing and generating powerful, explosive legs. The snatch and clean (and their power variants) are the most explosive training movement and should be the focus of your training for explosiveness. However, one should not solely work the Olympic lifts. Supporting lifts like the back and front squat, regular and Romanian ...


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First and foremost look at a strength program that has a focus on the lower body. A programs like Starting Strength is good as they cover the basic mechanics of the Squat, Deadlift, and Clean all movements that will provide excellent foundation for building a strong leap. However, it is the last exercise - the Clean - that you will want to focus on the ...


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Not only is he bigger than you: you're weak, he's strong. You delineate exactly zero qualifications for victory. You have no chance except his charity.


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What is going to improve your vertical by quite a bit is working on your technique in addition to the muscular strength aspects. A standing vertical is going to be much different than trying to leap to catch a disc from nearly a full run. There are a few different components to this type of a vertical jump. Blocking - This is a term most often used in ...


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To an extent. As long as you're progressing in volume it would be hard for you to lose mass when going back to low rep/heavy weight training. I enjoy doing both. So for instance training 5x5 on a monday. Doing high rep work on a wed and then heavy weight, low rep on friday.


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Standard comment when people complain about pain when performing their exercise, especially when it involves your head or chest, schedule an appointment with your doctor to be sure it's not a health problem. That said, the idea of recoil is a decent guess. If this is a one-time thing, it's possible that you had a headache that was only becoming evident when ...


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The specificity of your goal makes it easy to offer a workout plan here. You want a more powerful deadlift, so deadlifting is going to be your path to this goal. There are plenty of 5-15 week programs out there, pick one that seems right for you, work it through completion, then begin another program. Deadlifting every other day for the long term will be the ...


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Carlories are "energy", yes. They do NOT equate to strength; strength is a function of how well the muscles are converting that energy into force. Stored calories do affect stamina, if you have trained your body to access the stored energy (eg, if you've learned to ignore the discomfort that comes from starting to relatively rapidly metabolize fat). Of ...


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Calories in/calories out relates very well to the first law of thermodynamics. You consume calories, but they're never created or destroyed, they can only change forms. If you don't use that energy when its available, it gets stored as fat. At other times, it converts into the heat that each of our bodies give off. Think TDEE, or total daily energy ...


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Tuck Jumps are your friend. Also look at Ninja Tuck Jumps where you basically start on your knees, go to a lower squat position from there and then jump. These exercises immediately came to my mind when you mentioned "explosive". The classic Squats and Deadlifts are always going to help you build leg strength but these jumps increase your "explosive" ...


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There are many schools of thought on this, but one thing is for certain: Isolation exercises are never functional. They are for rehabilitation or aesthetics. If your goal is functional strength, then it is best to train in a way that your body is designed to be used. This includes compound lifts like squats and deadlifts, but it also includes more ...


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Youh may want to look at Swimming Faster by Ernest W. Maglischo written back between 1980 and 1983. It has an entire chapter and if I remember right three or four pages of reference related to energy metabolism as it relates to swimming. There is a much better book less scientific more geared to increasing swim efficiency, it is called Total Immersion, I ...



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