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Sep
30
comment Herniated disc prohibits squats. What are alternative exercises?
I'm not sure if the pistol (single-legged squat) is really suitable here, but otherwise I agree with the gist of the answer: check it out with a therapist.
Sep
30
revised Is bench press with dumbbells less effective?
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Sep
29
comment Weight training starter,can not do chin up.
If you want to do pull-ups but can't manage any, see this question for some ideas. However, if your goal is to gain muscle and strength, I suggest looking into Starting Strength. Yes, I know we all sound like a cult preaching SS, but it's actually a valid program that will probably get you to your goals the fastest.
Sep
28
comment Can I gain weight using diet, running and resistance training?
To gain muscle you need to challenge yourself. This is much easier to do with weights (as you can fine-tune the amount of challenge) and so going with just bodyweight is harder. Whatever gains you make would be suboptimal when compared to weight-use. Still, if you are set in your ways, consider The Naked Warrior by Pavel Tsatsouline. It concerns itself with just two exercises - the one-arm pushup and the one-legged squat (pistol) but if anything will help you gain mass with bodyweight, it's those two. Also consider pullups.
Sep
27
answered Is bench press with dumbbells less effective?
Sep
25
comment Are these Workout Routines right for Body Building
Great answer, you could easily reword this into a blog post! (and I'm also seconding the Starting Strength recommendation, it's really that good)
Sep
16
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
14
comment Ice in protein shake
Related: Is consuming cold water in the morning linked to weight loss?
Sep
7
comment Bodyweight Exercise Resources
@Dave Yeah.
Sep
7
answered Bodyweight Exercise Resources
Sep
7
accepted How to strenghten my wrists?
Sep
7
comment Looking for short, home routine for thighs and abs
Do you have a pull-up bar (or something else you can hang of)? Most parks do.
Sep
6
comment Developing slow transition in muscle-up
Any update, did you manage to do it? I'd be interested if Greg's advice worked (though I suspect it did)? I also think that doing sternum pull-ups (touch your chest to the bar) would be useful in working on muscle-ups, though I'm not sure it'd help with the transition in particular.
Sep
4
accepted How to measure balance?
Sep
4
comment Is there any benefit of “real” running outdoors vs running on a treadmill in gym?
+1 for "keeping the mind engaged". I get bored senseless running on a treadmill (and a track is not much better), give me a riverside or a park any day!
Sep
4
revised How can I reconcile the need for rest with “greasing the groove” on pull ups?
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Sep
4
comment Good amount of sets and repetitions for different muscle groups
It would be a good idea to write more about your goals: do you want endurance, strength, power... ? You might also want to write a little more about your routine and the muscles you are targeting. (this all because the answer is likely going to be to switch to compound exercises instead of working with machines)
Aug
18
revised How to improve pull-up rep count
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Aug
18
comment What is the best way to break down a 60 minute gym workout?
@Ominius You can checkout the original Starting Strength program here, it's a good read. You could also consider getting that book if you are serious about lifting, it comes highly recommended. That website also specifically states that the workout it suggests will last around half an hour, with the time slowly moving up to about an hour (over the course of several months) which fit your time contraints fine.
Aug
18
revised Should you work through soreness?
soar -> sore, other minor grammar changes