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Jan
14
comment What's a good home exercise for the lower back?
Am I the only one who finds this really uncomfortable on my.. male parts? :)
Jan
7
comment Multi stage fitness test indoors training?
Definitely some form of HIIT - if at some point you lose your treadmill too, you can always just do Tabata burpees. Does wonders for your VO2max.
Jan
5
comment What does it mean to “boost your metabolism”?
After heavy exercise, your body needs calories to recover from the exertion, not just during the work itself. Those are the extra calories.
Jan
4
comment exercises for serratus and oblique muscles?
+1 for beastskills link!
Dec
28
comment What's the point of the weekly 2-day break in Starting Strength's programming? Can a novice just skip that?
Note, I'm sure it was an accident, but there's a mistake in your little graph: the second week should be BABA and the third BAB.
Dec
4
comment Does the ease of downhill running cancel out the extra work of uphill running?
You'd usually just do it in an interval-training fashion: as hard as possible on the uphill and easy on the downhill. You don't even need more than one hill, after a few sprints up you'll hardly notice anything around you! :)
Nov
23
comment Can one prevent bleeding knuckles while boxing?
Knuckle pushups are a good idea, but on the other hand, if they are already hurt (and/or bleeding), then they probably won't help much... And if you need to stop, you can at least do some "shadow boxing" (punch the air). Could help you prolong the workout and it's similar enough.
Nov
16
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Nov
10
comment Is there a Mon-Fri lifting program for beginners, similar to Starting Strength?
@Andreas I actually don't think there is. At the very least, I don't know of one.
Nov
9
comment Is there a Mon-Fri lifting program for beginners, similar to Starting Strength?
@Andreas If you are still progressing with Starting Strength, I wouldn't switch. I'm sure there are programs out there, but I doubt they'll be as effective as SS.
Nov
9
answered Is there a Mon-Fri lifting program for beginners, similar to Starting Strength?
Nov
5
comment Should I Eat Before or After Lifting
You should eat a high protein meal as your every meal. :)
Nov
5
comment Knuckle vs. palm pushups
I'm not sure the range of motion is extended all that much, but yeah, knuckle push-ups do help with the wrist. Knuckle pushups are also usually done by MA trainees, to harden the knuckles (useful for punching things). :)
Nov
4
comment How do you know your overall strength/lifting level?
Still, if you'd like to look at some "strength standards", there are some over here.
Oct
31
comment What exercises can I do to recover my left hand's grip strength?
+1 for the pull-ups. There are questions here about improving your pull-up count (based on your current abilities). You could just try hanging from the bar.
Oct
29
comment What is a good training program for a Quidditch Snitch?
Some sort of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sounds like a good idea, Tabata is a popular regimen (20 seconds hard work, 10 seconds rest, repeat 8 times). You can do this with running, or eg. with burpees to push your cardiovascular system.
Oct
27
comment Sore after work out - can't straighten arm
This is normal, especially if you never trained. You'll have less problems as you build up the missing muscles (alternatively, you could push yourself less, but why do that?).
Oct
26
comment How to ensure you use the right technique when learning from a book?
@Tim The gym I have in mind is sort of oriented towards students, so there aren't any trainers per-se, and English knowledge is not really widespread here. My main concern, though, is that the "average" gym trainer will not know how the right technique himself (or at least, that's the belief I got from SS the book and the assorted fitness sites I've read on the web over the years). So for now I'm not counting on it, but I manage to find someone who went through SS/knows the left inside-out, then great!
Oct
26
comment How to ensure you use the right technique when learning from a book?
2) Ah, I see now, I missed it the first time. 4) Agreed, but it's just so much more convenient. 3) Hopefully, that'll work, perhaps my financial situation can manage a few visits at least. 1) I'll see what I can think of. Thanks a lot in any case!
Oct
26
comment Should I use weights training for endurance or for strength to deal with aching back?
Ok, sure, could you then suggest some exercises he could do? Then we'll let the community decide which is better (and I'll gladly remove my downvote) Or, if not that, then persuade me why he needs a personal trainer.