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comment Is it normal to crave for lemons after running
I think its off-topic for this site, but lemons are delicious! When I remember to buy them, I can eat 1-2 a day.
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comment How to strengthen *very gently* your grip in order to safely perform chin-ups? Are wrist wraps good?
There's a bunch of good wrist mobility exercises described in this pdf, try doing them once a day or even more often (the PDF also has bodyline exericses which you could try, but then moves on to gymnastic skill work which you might not be interested in). There's also a related question here on the site. BTW, my father is approaching 60 and he can manage about 7 chins, having started from zero 2 years ago - just stck to it!
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comment Why is “Starting Strength” the most highly regarded workout regime on the Internet?
To switch it up a bit: what program would you recommend in lieu of Starting Strength?
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reviewed Close I need help on losing fats on my hideous tummy. Help
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comment How many Burpees do I have to do per day to lose a lot of fat fast?
It might also be a good idea to track progress, so something like: 6/6/6/6/5/5/3/4 = 41. Helps with the motivation to see that you've actually improved in time (since the effort should always be perceived as maximal).
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comment Why Rippetoe's Texas or Mehdi's StrongLifts instead of Reg Park original workouts?
Isn't one of the SS variants with alternating pull-ups/chin-ups? Maybe from Practical Programming or such?
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comment Progressive overload vs. greasing the groove
@Dan I also used to be against weighted exercises, but equally distributing the weight still keeps it a bodyweight-style exercise. I'm not saying you should jump into +50kg pull-ups, but adding bits and pieces to get to +10 is probably a good investment.
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comment Progressive overload vs. greasing the groove
@DaveLiepmann When I was training for it, I added weight when I was around 10-10-8 and with my highest added weight of 6kg (on bodyweight of ~75; I didn't have a good way of adding more) I got up to 14-12-12. So maybe not optimal, but it certainly helped me. When would you start adding weight? At 15 maybe?
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comment Progressive overload vs. greasing the groove
At such numbers, the most progress will come from weighting your pull-ups: that is what would constitute progressive overload for you. I wrote some thoughts on this in another answer, but basically, find a way to add weight and keep adding about 2kg a week (with a standard schedule, eg 3x(5-8) thrice a week). The magic starts once the weight is off.
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comment What footwear would be suitable for climbing
Just rent them. Potentially relevant question.
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comment Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
Are you sure about this? Most references to pull-ups I've seen recommend keeping the shoulders "shrugged" at the bottom. [citation forthcoming]
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comment Should I reboot Starting Strength program, to get better results?
@TCSGrad 1.5x bodyweight squat is a more realistic goal, especially given the timeframe. As far as the program, how is your form on lifts? If you think it's lacking, deload 20% and go at it; if not, just continue as is and eat properly (MEAT!).