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May
16
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?
May
16
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.
May
14
comment What footwear would be suitable for climbing
Just rent them. Potentially relevant question.
Apr
29
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]
Apr
28
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!).
Apr
26
comment Lose weight or Gain Muscle?
Getting the muscle first will help with losing the fat later (muscle tends to use a lot of energy); and you might even lose it all on the way.
Apr
24
comment Learning to lift my leg higher
For stretches, check out this link. In particular, the knee lift and the crescent stretches.
Apr
24
comment Learning to lift my leg higher
As far as strength is concerned, pistols (one-legged squats) are probably a good idea. They closely correspond to the amount of force you need (you shouldn't really be pulling with your arms when climbing) and the balance component can only be an advantage for climbers. Anecdotally, I've been able to do pistols since forever and this kind of move is easier for me than for my peers.
Apr
24
comment Stronglifts 5v5 : Where do I go from here?
@Greg Agreed, but if it was instead a commercial for "Random BroStrength website 4254" we'd be smashing it to bits. If Rob would actually write the 8 page research paper and detail the program, maybe remove references to "Soviet olympic lifters", "NFL lineman" and his own successes, it would probably be a great answer. As it stands, I'm downvoting it.
Apr
22
comment Bouldering Routines for Lunch Breaks
Rice bucket training for grip strength? Pushups to strengthen the antagonist (pushing) muscles? Slackline to improve your balance? All of those? Identify a weakness and work on it.
Apr
20
comment Learning to lift my leg higher
I don't feel competent enough to write a full answer, but I believe this is still a flexibility issue - check the differences between a static stretch (holding a position, maybe with the help of outside force) and a dynamic stretch (controlled movement throughout the full range of motion). Lifting legs when climbing is dynamic in nature; lying on the ground and pulling with your hands is static. Nice website on this: link
Apr
20
comment Learning to lift my leg higher
Are you sure this has any carryover to climbing?
Apr
20
comment Stronglifts 5v5 : Where do I go from here?
This answer reads like a commercial.
Apr
20
comment Optimal strategy for “4min pushup test”
So did you do the 120 or more?
Apr
18
comment Bodyweight strength training
The Reddit Bodyweight Fitness community has a fairly good explanation, there's even a simple image for quick reference: link
Apr
3
comment Can adding a weight vest improve fat loss?
I don't think just walking around with a weight vest is enough to cause some major fat loss (eg. see this question on ankle weights). Weight vests are usually used to make bodyweight movements harder (eg. pull-ups, dips, any exercise where it's hard to decrease leverage).
Apr
2
comment At Home Regime To Build Upper Body Muscle
Can you do pull-ups anywhere? Children park close-by, a well-positioned branch? Pull-ups are crucial and it's quite hard to replace them.
Mar
25
comment The impact of Diet Cola on a low carb diet
Drink straight whiskey.
Mar
5
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Mar
4
comment Ankle exercises with bosu ball
The less layers between your feet and the unstable surface, the better your proprioception (and hence, balance). So, ideally, no shoes and no socks.