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comment Theory and meaning of the Wilks score?
Possibly of interest: "The Wilks formula is not, however, based on published data"...
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comment How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
Because male gymnasts' lower body mass is essentially dead weight, running is a game of endurance efficiencies instead of strength, and strength has diminishing returns in badminton. And because your assumptions about body fat and muscular efficiency aren't true in real life.
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comment How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
What are you confused about?
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comment How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
It's also possible I'm wrong in one of my specific claims, and that building muscle necessarily involves adding more non-fat, non-muscle tissue than the added muscle can proportionally lift, thereby decreasing one's strength to weight ratio. But that still doesn't tell you anything useful about how to train or what goals to give yourself.
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comment How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
That's part of what I'm saying. More importantly I'm saying that you're assuming impossibilities that won't help you understand your situation. To understand your graphs I think you should consider noise due to height, # of competitors in each class, and higher body fat %s in higher weight classes. Also it never hurts to label your axes or to use consistent units from the table to the graph. :)
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answered 2-day split with weak grip: vertical/horizontal or push/pull?
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comment How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
If we're controlling for bodyfat and muscle strength per unit size, then the only downside to adding as much muscle as possible is the square-cube law. (And the limits of human digestive capability, I suppose.) Your assumptions turn this into a useless fantasy scenario. If we take X pounds of lifter with powerlifter-efficiency muscle, and adding muscle doesn't require adding fat or lowering neuromuscular efficiency, then that lifter wants to add infinity muscle. You're holding the relevant variables constant.
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answered Is doing the whole rep range from 3 to 15 reps before adding weight a waste of time?
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comment I'm trying to build mass, and I had a great upper body workout yesterday, but I only got about an hour and a half of sleep last night
@Herokiller In my own training I've found a direct relationship between sleep quality and recovery. Naps can help but they aren't the same as the real thing.
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comment Number of reps for lean muscles
@Sonihal Way to go!
May
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answered Number of reps for lean muscles
May
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answered I'm trying to build mass, and I had a great upper body workout yesterday, but I only got about an hour and a half of sleep last night
May
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answered If my lower back feels tired after squats, am I doing something wrong?
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comment Is workout necessary for being healthy?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
May
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answered Is there such a thing as a minimum amount of exercise per week?
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comment Is workout necessary for being healthy?
@drake035 1) "and disuse" 2) do you think people don't age between 19 and 64? Or that such aging doesn't affect their ability to accomplish tasks? Or that if they are entirely sedentary during that time that they won't experience any decrease in muscular function?
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comment Is workout necessary for being healthy?
...and many if not most people need to modify their daily activities as they progressively become less capable.
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comment Is workout necessary for being healthy?
@drake035 Because your first sentence is incorrect. The body atrophies with age and disuse.
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answered Is workout necessary for being healthy?