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answered When should I do accessory work?
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revised Can a routine be designed around deadlifts?
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revised What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
hedge hypertrophy
Apr
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comment Should I grind or should I fail?
@pushkin Both of those specific issues are ones that I put on the less-acceptable side of the form-deviation spectrum. Sounds like you're making the right call.
Apr
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answered Should I grind or should I fail?
Apr
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comment Gym routine for advanced taekwondo practitioner
I like Dan John but I find his advice here a bit misplaced. A TKD athlete does want explosive movements, but the way to get ready for them isn't to "check patterns, grids, and symmetry"—which is a bit vague—but to do the slow lifts for a while first: squat, deadlift, press. After a month or three getting acclimated to those, introduce the explosive variants: power clean, push press. Maybe use DB or KB versions of the Oly lifts first.
Apr
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comment Gym routine for advanced taekwondo practitioner
You would probably be interested in Tom Kurz' work. He was a TKD/kickboxer for many years and has written several books on lifting and sports science. The basic gist (but not a full answer) is to lift like any novice strength lifter: squats, deadlifts, presses, chin-ups, power cleans, with reps ~5 or less for the first three and 3 or less for the power cleans.
Apr
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comment Should strength training be altered according to whether you're seeking size vs strength?
What would be "too much", and why?
Apr
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answered Should strength training be altered according to whether you're seeking size vs strength?
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revised Can I increase strength without lifting more weight?
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reviewed Edit Farmer's walk: weights and distances
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revised Farmer's walk: weights and distances
clarified the weights involved.
Apr
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comment Farmer's walk: weights and distances
@JJosaur I meant to share these not as beginner weights, but as benchmarks to work towards. I guess I assumed that anyone starting the exercise would find the weight they can do through trial and error, using such benchmarks to gauge where they stand and what they should expect. Would you mind editing my post to help make that more clear? I'm not sure what to say.
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answered Farmer's walk: weights and distances
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comment Can starting strength be morphed to fit hypertrophy purposes?
@CleberGoncalves If you've been on SS and are looking for the next thing, consider Greyskull and 5/3/1 as more hypertrophy-oriented programs. 5/3/1 is a bit slow at first but strikes a nice balance between working strength in the main lifts while still racking up volume and hypertrophy in the assistance lifts. As for snatches, I see no point to doing sets >3, and wouldn't do them at all if I wasn't interested in athletics. The closest hypertrophy analogue might be high pulls as Alex suggests, or heavy shrugs.
Mar
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answered Can starting strength be morphed to fit hypertrophy purposes?
Mar
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comment Can starting strength be morphed to fit hypertrophy purposes?
Snatch is not part of SS. The program uses power cleans for 5 sets of 3.
Mar
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answered Bulk or cut? (pics)