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Apr
14
comment When doing HIIT, how long should your intervals be?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD Checking my logs, I could do 8 in the first round at my best, dropping down to 4 by the last round. Getting to 8x8 would have been quite a challenge, so I definitely had room to grow. So, I guess my conveniently bolded advice would be: try harder as you get more fit.
Apr
14
comment When doing HIIT, how long should your intervals be?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD If you wish, we can continue this discussion in the chat, though I fail to see the point (you also contradict yourself slightly in the first comment). In the end, specificity of training will always win over, which is what I said in my original comment. When I did Tabata (burpees), my goal was to increase my VO2max, which it handled surprisingly well. Your mileage may vary. I'm not against P90X or whatever.
Apr
14
comment When doing HIIT, how long should your intervals be?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD The difference with the Tabata routine is that it was actually tested in a medical experiment (by a doctor Tabata, in fact), so we know it works. The 20/10 interval (you do 8 of them generally) is enough bang for the buck if you choose a difficult enough exercise. In the end, you should just tune your intervals to the demand of your sport (eg. if you're boxing, then 2min/1min or whatever) -- if you don't have a particular sport, then might as well Tabata.
Apr
7
comment Question about Newbie Gains
@JimmyK An excellent bodyweight routine can be found on Fitloop, check it out! (it's based on /r/bodyweightfitness, where you should probably go for more info).
Mar
3
comment Daily Yoga routine
Not exactly yoga, but if you just wish to stretch, consider the Starting Stretching routine.
Feb
19
comment Can I add in some core exercises to SL 5x5 and what do you suggest if so?
Consider the L-sit. (will write a full answer later if I get the chance) It seems deceptively easy, and might even have carryover to other exercises later (L-sit pullups anyone?)
Feb
7
comment How can I fix 'computer body'? Please help
Everything up to 1.5x bodyweight squat is still considered a novice in barbell lifts. Also consider the bodyweight routine, gymnastics is not easy. 100-150 pushups are just an endurance thing, there is not strength component (not to mention, they tend to exacerbate some of the issues you mentioned, eg the hunched shoulders)
Feb
7
comment How can I fix 'computer body'? Please help
Check out this pdf with stretches -- it's been making the rounds around Reddit since forever and is a nice routine fixing the most common problems. If you are serious about your fitness, consider taking up a beginner barbell (eg. Starting Strength or Stronglifts) or bodyweight (eg. fitloop) routine.
Jan
23
comment How long do I wait after a failed lift?
I'm sure that's not what you're doing, but as it's phrased like now, it sounds like you're trying to increase your lift by 50lbs. Might want to reformulate to make it clearer.
Jan
23
comment Trying to gain weight in a healthy way, but getting a bigger or bloated belly as a result!
I disagree with limiting calories and adding in cardio, both of which will definitely impact muscle gains. Frequency of workouts is less of a problem, depending on what you're doing (and if you're only going for 45-60 minutes at a time, you're probably on some sort of split). Poop frequency is a total non sequitur.
Jan
18
comment What is the most effective increased “dosage” or level of the Tabata HIIT protocol?
How often do you Tabata? Doing it daily helped me a lot.
Jan
6
comment Help with getting over plateau?-weighted pull ups
You can also hang a towel on one side and grip it progressively lower to achieve the same effect.
Jan
5
comment Help with getting over plateau?-weighted pull ups
One recommendation I've seen is that it should be ok to start one-arm work (specifically, eccentrics) once you do weighted pulls with half of your bodyweight. OP is above that, so he should probably be working one-arm already. And of course, joint/tendon strength will be a big one. Don't really know how to approach that.
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.