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Dec
25
comment Integrating Front lever into training plan - which muscles are used?
One comment I always see when talking about front levers is that one should learn the back lever first. It is a much easier movement, but is very helpful in preparing the joints and tendons for the stress of a front lever.
Dec
25
comment How much press strength for human flag?
Well you are holding a significant amount of your bodyweight with the pressing arm in a disadvantaged body position, so it's to be expected. I'll try to investigate a bit more and post a full answer.
Dec
25
comment How much press strength for human flag?
Found a comment by Jim from Beast Skills: "If you can do several full range handstand pushups against the wall, then you’re well on your way to getting the flag." source
Dec
25
comment Interesting and competitive exercises for couples
Generally, men will start out better (since they're stronger), but be surpassed sometime after ~1 year of climbing, when technique becomes increasingly important and the guy just never learned it (and the girl had to). That said, even among people who climb at the same levels, there are always problems which will be easier or harder for you, so it's always possible to "compete".
Dec
24
comment How much press strength for human flag?
Nice question, but I'm not sure you're going to find a number anywhere. Plus, there's a skill component involved. Also note that a flag is a push/pull movement, as the upper arm will be pulling.
Dec
17
comment Is there any benefit to being more flexible than is necessary to reach position?
Even if you lose some flexibility, you're still flexible enough to do your thing?
Dec
16
comment How to keep your weight from rising (after lowering it) without a strict diet forever?
Diet is not a temporary thing, diet is a lifestyle change.
Dec
11
comment Fitness asssesment for boulderers?
"determination" is not a fitness measurement; skin strength is not something that is easily measurable and as far as hand/finger/arm strength is concerned, the same way you measure strength everywhere: being able to perform a certain feat for a given number of reps/time.
Dec
10
comment Arm cross stretching behind the back, how to improve it?
Keep practicing, eg. 60s daily. Identify the specific weakness (on one side the shoulder is rotated internally, on the other externally) and do specific stretches.
Dec
9
reviewed Close Supplements for me
Dec
9
reviewed Leave Open How to train, eat and relax in the week before my first marathon
Dec
9
reviewed Close What is the ideal number of days of rest to take every week for a beginner/intermediate bodybuilder/powerlifter?
Dec
9
reviewed Close Disavantages of a faster metabolism
Dec
9
comment What are the boundary conditions for effective conditioning?
Have you considered Tabata or other forms of high-intensity interval training? Just 4 minutes of work and very measurable benefits.
Dec
4
comment How to train finger extension?
Can you give me the exact quote from that article? I can't seem to find anything stating one way or the other. I'll also try to find something on it (you're right, I wasn't basing this question on any paper).
Dec
3
asked How to train finger extension?
Dec
3
comment How does a 5x5 program work on a cut?
If you are still a beginner (as you must be, if you're doing a beginner program), you might still progress from neurological adaptations. Nevertheless, I'm sure at least SS recommends not cutting when doing it.
Dec
3
comment pistol squat mechanics
Like Dave said, it's just balance. Your center of mass is somewhere around your heel or even behind it and you want it to be over the middle of the foot; putting hands in front helps achieve just this. Some people who can't do a pistol suddenly can when holding a 5kg weight in their hands (I guess one of the few exercises where adding weight actually helps).
Nov
17
revised I need some advice on push ups due to surgery and injuries
Edit tags, starting strength the tag is not what OP assumed it is.
Nov
16
answered V sit Vs L sit: Muscles involved