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Oct
26
comment How to ensure you use the right technique when learning from a book?
I'm fine with the "continual" improvement, but I'm not sure how to figure out I'm doing it right the first time. Make video, go back home, edit and upload, wait for comments, do one more squat, repeat doesn't sound like a terribly efficient method. The problem you are suggesting also doesn't seem to have any deadlifts, is that correct? Also, the gym I have easiest access to has only a smith machine, no squat racks and stuff: I assume this is a no-go and I have to find something better? There's also a Crossfit gym here, but it's ridiculously expensive.. maybe one visit down the line, though.
Oct
26
asked How to ensure you use the right technique when learning from a book?
Oct
26
comment Should I use weights training for endurance or for strength to deal with aching back?
-1: Sorry, but saying "go see a personal trainer" is not a good answer. The "conventional" wisdom, as expressed above by Dave, is to lift heavy and use compound exercises - it's much harder to develop (or keep) an imbalance if you're using most of your muscles every time you exercise.
Oct
13
comment What training pattern should I use to develop V-sit and V-hang?
Do you want the L or the V? You mention both. I suggest rephrasing the question (primarily the title) to ask about progressions to the V-seat; they'll likely involve working on the L-seat a lot (but I don't know, as I can't do it either and I'd like to know!). +1 in any case.
Oct
9
comment Where (and how) can I drop weight safely?
Is it just me, or is the title of this question completely unrelated? It says "Where (and how) can I drop weight safely?" for me (which I think is another question somewhere). Bug?
Oct
9
comment Gain muscle mass for fat loss
It is difficult to increase mass. For hypertrophy, you need to do something like 8 reps challenging reps. If you can do just 8 pushups then great, but pretty soon you'll progress past that and keep building just your endurance. It's really hard to make a pushup/situp/whatever just a little harder, while it's really simple to add a 2kg weight to your squat or whatever.
Oct
8
comment Gain muscle mass for fat loss
I know it's not what you were looking for exactly, but if you would consider a gym, the Starting Strength program will (probably) give you the highest gains in muscle mass. It's in general much higher to get an increase in muscle mass using just bodyweight exercises (but possible).
Oct
7
comment What can I eat to get more protein at breakfast time?
(hard-)Boiled eggs? I usually prepare a dozen at a time and then eat them for 3 or 4 days.
Oct
1
awarded  Nice Answer
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 strengthen my wrists?