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comment Are protein supplements used outside of bodybuilding?
@MischaArefiev This is a situation where I find the claim so basic that I just googled "protein satiation" and got a full page of relevant links. Here's one example: ajcn.nutrition.org/content/82/1/1.full
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comment Are protein supplements used outside of bodybuilding?
@MischaArefiev It's not quite so absurd. High-protein diets can be an excellent way to lose fat weight, since protein is usually highly satiating and relatively low-calorie compared to fat or carb, thereby reducing overall calorie intake. High protein diets are also superior in maintaining muscle mass while on a caloric deficit. I don't believe shakes are a great way to accomplish this goal but it's not like drinking protein shakes for body recomp is an idea built on ludicrous assumptions.
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comment What is meant by the assertion that high repetitions of pushups do not build strength?
The athlete would be more muscular, even more capable, but not stronger. Someone who can exert greater peak force (in this case, bench press more) than another person is stronger than that other person, regardless of other factors. The disparity in push-up ability reflects the subjective nature of the push-up: it is reflective of not just absolute strength, but relative strength and muscular endurance and body mass. I fail to see how this is a problem. A person can be superior to another person in one dimension but inferior in others.
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comment What is meant by the assertion that high repetitions of pushups do not build strength?
@RobSterach Strength is a technical term; it is not worried about the supposed contradiction such a scenario poses. Regardless, the terms "absolute strength" and "relative strength" are used to distinguish your two hypothetical persons.
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comment What is meant by the assertion that high repetitions of pushups do not build strength?
Sure, no problem. The distinction is that maximal effort is not maximal force. Maximal effort is required to take a single step at the end of running an ultramarathon, but that doesn't demonstrate strength (in the technical sense). One must distinguish "strength" in everyday language (meaning effort, physicality, or mental fortitude) from "strength" the technical term (meaning how much peak force one can exert).
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comment Deadlifts are tiring me out faster than squats and bench press?
"5 lifts" = 5 sets or 5 reps? What kind of weight (or proportions of bodyweight) are we talking about here?
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comment Technique Improvement for StrongLifts [Form Check]
Looking at it again, the big thing you need to do is stop breathing during each rep. Take a big breath before each rep, brace your core, and hold your breath throughout the rep. Exhale when done with the rep, take a breath or two if necessary before the next one, then inhale and brace again. You could squat 25 more pounds today if you do that and get your mind right.
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comment Technique Improvement for StrongLifts [Form Check]
@PrakashWadhwani With the kind of bar speed in those videos, there is absolutely no way you should be failing with 5 or 10 more pounds on any of those lifts. You have a lot of room to add weight, as long as you recognize that the bar will move more slowly and that you'll have to brace yourself, breath, and reset between reps.
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comment How to reduce fatigue at the gym
@Amir Cardio means essentially "anything that makes you sweaty and out of breath", so all sorts of options exist—swimming, running, calisthenic circuits—but none of these will be both easier and more effective.
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comment How to reduce fatigue at the gym
You tried 5-6 times over what kind of time span? One week, or six months?
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