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Nov
14
comment Which are examples of “higher intensity cardio”?
+1, it's so nice when I have an answer to a question start materializing in my head, only to see it better than I envisioned it one screen down.
Nov
7
comment When/How to do a comeback to the training regime after a couple weeks break?
Dave's pretty much hit the nail on the head, though I'd add that because of the nature of your infection you probably deload your cardio a bit more than your weights. While you've been benched, your weight capacity has deteriorated from not doing anything, but your cardio/particularly lung capacity has probably been actively damaged from coughing/sneezing a lot while fighting your infection.
Nov
7
comment What type of program should I do to strengthen the area around the patellar ligament?
@DaveLiepmann I am not insulting anyone, that word is rather dangerous on this site. Very few of us (potentially none) are even qualified to dispense medical advice, and even if a few of us are a brief explanation is no grounds to be dispensing it. NOTHING on this site should be considered a replacement for in-person medical advice, and that's extremely important to communicate.
Nov
6
comment What type of program should I do to strengthen the area around the patellar ligament?
The site doesn't really prescribe programs for people. Since we can't meet you (obviously) we would not have the detailed information we would need to provide a full regimen. What we can do is give you a starting point and enough information to start your rehabilitation...if your question gives enough information about your injury.
Nov
1
comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
@TaylorKimmel That link is also presupposing you're doing it as your entire workout, but your question is well made. Simple answer is I have no idea. Slow burn lifting has worked really well for me mixing it into my workout 2-3 times a week, but even then I make an entire workout over it and not just a stabilization exercise encompassing one set. I'd definitely start slowly, just do one set per body part, see if that has any merit for how you train. If it doesn't seem to help or hurts your recovery, forget about it.
Oct
31
comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
@DaveLiepmann The basic function behind muscle growth/hypertrophy is adaptation - response to stress and exhaustion. Using lots of weight puts much extra pressure on your muscles as opposed to simply doing more reps. More reps will require more out of your heart and lungs, and if they're not up to the task they can wear out before your muscles do. This isn't a tautology, of course - doing 1 rep of your max isn't going to help - but going 'heavy' is often equated with 5 sets of 5 reps, which is what I was trying to refer to.
Oct
31
comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
@TaylorKimmel This is the correct impression, high weight tends to equate to more size. This isn't always true, but if you're looking to get big you want to exhaust your muscles, and the easiest way to do that is lots of weight. For maintenance your current regimen looks pretty good.
Oct
31
comment suggest some diet for me as I want to gain muscles and at same time want to reduce belly fat
Both goals can be important and that's fine, but one might have to come before the other is all I'm saying. Eating fat does not make you fat. In fact, not eating fat will probably hinder your muscle growth goal. The basic dynamic is that to grow, you need to have a calorie surplus (known as 'bulking'). To cut fat, you need to have a calorie deficit (known as 'cutting'). It is sometimes possible to do both at once, but it is very difficult and completely dependent on the person's body chemistry and overall health.
Oct
30
comment suggest some diet for me as I want to gain muscles and at same time want to reduce belly fat
Which of these goals is most important to you? I ask because the two goals you enumerate can be mutually exclusive sometimes.
Oct
29
comment How much fiber should I (not) eat?
Hah! So I am! It shouldn't come as a surprise why I felt it was so basic, I suppose.
Oct
29
comment Usage of my first protein powder (Muscle Milk)
@Informaficker I actually thought of that question when looking here, but the OP specified his shake and it is not known to have these problems with heavy metals. I could link a bunch of places to show the difference between a toxic water overdose and the minute amount of artificial sweeteners or caramel coloring it takes to cause toxic side-effects aren't even in the ballpark of eachother, but that's not really appropriate for comments here. Perhaps you'd like to start a discussion on meta you feel so strongly about the usage?
Oct
29
comment Usage of my first protein powder (Muscle Milk)
@Eray I'll do my best! I really don't have too many details, though, so please don't hold it against me if I'm not too helpful. :p
Oct
29
comment Usage of my first protein powder (Muscle Milk)
@Eray Give him all your goals, just give them to him in the order you want them in. So, tell him you want to lose your belly (get rid of fat) but that you also want to be stronger (build muscle).
Oct
29
comment Usage of my first protein powder (Muscle Milk)
@Eray Yeah, busy people have a rough time of getting really good food. There are a few things we might be able to help you with, though, if nothing else finding some good snacks. Peanut butter, for example, is amazingly healthy, wonderfully portable, very nutritionally dense, and cheap.
Oct
29
comment Usage of my first protein powder (Muscle Milk)
@Eray Oh, that's fair. Well, we'd need a lot more detail to give an informed idea of what would and wouldn't be appropriate. If you could update your question with things like how many times you eat per day, what you eat at specific times, etc it would help a lot.
Oct
29
comment How can I change my diet and exercise routine to look like Daniel Craig?
Are you counting calories at all?
Oct
29
comment How much fiber should I (not) eat?
@Informaficker That's well and good but I doubt you had to prove anything like that in Algebra 1! Anyway, I edited in a decent overview article from the NYTimes with plenty of further reading sources if you want it. I'd point out that I said the 'hindering' part was theoretical (there's never been any studies on that to my knowledge), but I was amused to find that the NYTimes article puts forth pretty much the same philosophical guess, with the same justification as to why it's not a concern.
Oct
29
comment How much fiber should I (not) eat?
@Informaficker What precisely do you want referenced? The function of digestible/indigestible fiber? The mechanics behind eating them? Focusing on macronutrients? The reason I am confused is because all of these things are among the most basic lessons out there when understanding nutrition. I'm happy to provide some references, but if I were to equate this to mathematics, your request is coming off as asking me to cite references that 10 + 10 actually does equal 20.
Oct
25
comment Varying Rep Ranges During a Workout
@Mike427 You start the process over as heavy again with pyramiding down usually because you don't work out the same body part twice in a row. So you'll do chest, do arms, then go back and do chest again, for example. If you're only working out one body part a linear progression down makes sense.
Oct
25
comment Typical weekly training cycle of a football club
It would REALLY help if you gave an idea of what your current training regimen looks like.