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Dec
11
comment Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
Personally, I'd just start with the bar, and add ~20 kg until I reach the target weight. Maybe I'd stretch the last "jump" to 25 or 32.5 or however-much I need; once the difference gets too big I'd add in another warmup set.
Dec
11
comment Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
How much are you lifting (ballpark)?
Dec
10
comment Effects of wearing gloves
Why not just wrap something around the bar instead of wearing gloves (like a towel)? That's the usual method I hear about for improving gripping strength.
Dec
9
comment Effects of wearing gloves
If you wear gloves, you will always have problems with callouses; if you don't, eventually you'll skin will harden and you won't have any trouble. Hence, I recommend you not to wear any.
Dec
2
comment Whats the optimal height for a pull up bar?
For me, the ideal height is when I can just reach the bar when standing up on my toes. Bending knees is slightly uncomfortable, as is jumping too high (not that you'll get too much height in an apartment anyway).
Nov
29
comment Symmetrical body workouts to compensate for imbalance
If you are doing unilateral exercises of any kind, always start with the weaker side first.
Nov
26
comment What work/rest timings should I use for my HIIT workouts?
Tabata is 20s work / 10s rest, not 40/20. And yes, you are not able to recover fully, that is the whole point. If you keep with it it'll be easier, though.
Nov
22
comment Barbell squat breathing problem
Does this happen with deadlifts too?
Nov
22
comment How to maintain the hygiene of rockclimbing shoes?
Are you are holding them under the tap won't mess them up in any way? That was my first idea (plus I saw people carrying around toothbrushes in the gym), but I was afraid running them under water could damage the rubber. As far as prevention goes, I keep them in the bag for about an hour it usually takes me to get home from the gym - should I really try to air them during this time too, or is it ok? Otherwise, they are always airing.
Nov
21
comment How to maintain the hygiene of rockclimbing shoes?
Thanks! I guess I should mention that I only go indoor climbing with them (so points 1 and 7 are kinda moot for me). I guess going with socks instead of barefoot will provide the biggest difference, and I'll see about getting some kind of spray too.
Nov
16
comment Is there cardio or weight loss benefit to doing the Tabata (HIIT) workout more than once a day?
If you are able to pull off two Tabata's in a row you're doing it wrong (or you're already very fit). Remember, it's supposed to be maximum intensity not "well, this is kinda hard I guess".
Nov
15
comment Is it advantageous to be fit when young?
I think the question is fine as-is, I just don't it's answerable in the sense that there probably aren't any studies investigating this (but I could be wrong!).
Nov
8
comment What to do having underestimated an increment?
A recurring theme in Rip's books is that it's not about how you feel ("the pump", muscle soreness or whatever), but how much you lift. In that sense, as long as the weight is going up every workout, it doesn't really matter if they feel "easy" or not. Anyway, it's not as if you did a terribly bad thing, I'm just trying to tell you not to make it a habit.
Nov
7
comment Loosening tight muscles?
What's the "typical stretching routine" you tried?
Nov
4
comment Barbell presses without a suitable power/squat rack?
4. sounds very reasonable to me.
Oct
16
comment Which is which in XxY specifications (i.e. 5x5, 3x5, etc.)?
It's not just Germans who write numbers the normal way ;)
Sep
30
comment Is maintaining really so bad?
It's cool that there existed such a time that Berin didn't have enough karma for something!
Sep
27
comment Fitness routine for chainsaw use and tree surgery
I would just go Starting Strength for a while, can't go wrong with it really (or Stronglifts).
Sep
27
comment Squats vs Stairs - Whats the difference?
What about power? Or do you count this under "conditioning"?
Sep
24
comment How much do empty barbells weigh?
If there's a scale in your gym, why not just measure it yourself?