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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
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.
Feb
24
comment Tight triceps: should I rest or continue swimming?
Rule of thumb: if the muscle feels better after ~10 minutes of exercise, it's ok to work it. If it still hurts, stop and rest.
Feb
7
comment How can I correctly log the calorie burn of circuit routines?
Personally, I just add a note "Tabata" or "circuit" so that future me knows why I managed so few reps. Then again, I track mostly because of myself, I don't really care about the points (tbh, though, the amount of points from my Tabata burpees is minuscule compared to my rock climbing, so eh).
Jan
14
comment How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?
@Kate That test looks cool, what are some expected values? All I've found is that <10 cm is considered restricted.
Dec
18
comment Compound, total body exercises minimising quad and ham development
I've heard that the "Greyskull LP" program is designed to focus more on upper-body while using the same concepts as SS. Check it out.
Dec
13
comment What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?
@HerrKaputt If you check the SS wiki, they have an alternative program with pull-ups. I believe it's taken from the "Practical Programming" book. Additionally, there's a program that's "actually taught by Rippetoe at the gym" and I believe that one also includes pull-ups.
Dec
13
comment What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?
@DaveLiepmann Yeah, I tend to agree on the pistols actually. Once you "get it" they're no longer a challenge (source: I've been able to do a pistol for the last 5 years or so, and I don't consider myself very strong).
Dec
13
comment What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?
Do you feel that just rings would be enough? Pull-ups/muscle-ups for pulling, pushups/dips for pressing and pistols for the legs? V-ups can be added for extra core work. (Rings instead of just bar as they allow a worthwhile pressing movement)