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I lift, train combat sports, and am interested in any physical or outdoor culture.


Mar
28
answered High reps of explosive exercises?
Mar
28
comment High reps of explosive exercises?
Bulgarian split squats are explosive?
Mar
28
revised What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?
I must've been drunk when I originally wrote this; my grammar was terrible!
Mar
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
23
comment Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Shallow squats often make the problem worse.
Mar
18
answered Does the magnitude of your grip on a pullup bar affect how hard or easy it is to do pullups
Mar
18
answered Is it better to do Barbell Squats with a lower weight or Smith Machine higher weight?
Mar
18
comment Should a weight trainer assign weight per-set or per-exercise?
Voted to close as too broad. Answers vary greatly depending on what you're trying to do and in different program contexts.
Mar
17
comment Is there any objective reason for the hatred towards the pulldown machine?
@Mephisto Never tried. I'd try one warm-up set with a little weight, or ramping sets.
Mar
17
comment Is doing push-ups every day healthy?
@Blam Pushups (and only pushups) every day could lead to kyphosis and other muscle imbalances; walking (and only walking) every day is pretty harmless.
Mar
17
answered Mixing high intensity and high volume in a single session
Mar
17
answered Is doing push-ups every day healthy?
Mar
17
answered Is cardio really counter-productive to “gains”?
Mar
17
comment Is cardio really counter-productive to “gains”?
@Blam No, it's not, for many athletes' goals. Just because something requires a lot of endurance and it's hard doesn't mean it's good for all purposes.
Mar
17
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
comment Is there any objective reason for the hatred towards the pulldown machine?
One method I use when I can't pick between two overlapping exercise is to split the volume: instead of 3x5 with A, I do 2x5 with A and 1x5 or 2x5 with B. And overtraining doesn't happen muscle-by-muscle or all of a sudden. The goal is to stress your muscle groups and other soft tissues, that's why you're doing these exercises
Mar
16
comment Is there any objective reason for the hatred towards the pulldown machine?
@Mephisto Yet again, this is a situation where your real question is a lot more interesting and answerable than the one you posted. Go ahead and add a set or two of lat pull-downs after you do your ring rows. Maintain strict form and increase the weight every time. If there's an assisted pull-up machine, use that instead.
Mar
16
answered Is there any objective reason for the hatred towards the pulldown machine?
Mar
16
comment You've heard it said, “Lift with your knees, not your back.” What in the world is a deadlift, then?
1) I don't see any advantage in terms of dropping a real-life object between pseudo-squatting or pseudo-deadlifting, and 2) if one has a solid deadlift, I see no reason to avoid the movement with real objects of moderate weight.