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comment Under What Conditions Will Muscles End Up Weaker After Work Out?
What were your push-ups like six months ago? Were they 3x17 then too?
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comment Under What Conditions Will Muscles End Up Weaker After Work Out?
A comprehensive list is a bit broad. Maybe narrow this down by specifying your situation? What lifts, what sets and reps and weights, what days of the week, with what diet, and a description of your sleep and stresses.
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comment Do explosive movements necessarily lead to injury over time?
@CortAmmon your comments would make a good answer
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comment Do explosive movements necessarily lead to injury over time?
@cheaterpushups That's a separate question, and a fairly broad one.
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comment Do explosive movements necessarily lead to injury over time?
@cheaterpushups Yes, the question's initial assumption being wrong is my point. As to slow & deliberate versus fast, there's a lot of additional nuance but yes, fast is generally more productive.
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comment When is 5x5 deadlifts too much volume?
@AlexL I think the paragraph containing the sentence you reference stands as a coherent thought on that matter. Doubles aren't the relevant variable, mass on the bar is. Singles and doubles and 1x5 and other set/rep schemes are merely tools to manipulate the relevant variable. Personally I think that since he's taken 5x5 to 325 he should switch to 1x5 and see how far he can go. In my own training, singles & doubles work but require a different kind of recovery and attitude towards training sets.
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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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