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Mar
29
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
29
answered Can starting strength be morphed to fit hypertrophy purposes?
Mar
29
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
24
answered Bulk or cut? (pics)
Mar
22
comment Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine
@lucasdavis500 I couldn't tell how many times per week you were lifting. Some of your wording implied 1/week. But yes, benching and doing pull-ups more than once a week would help both. I don't know how the rest of your workouts look because you haven't told me, but if you mean the flyes and incline bench and rows and so on—I don't do all that jazz. When I want to get strong in a lift I do the lift hard and heavy and then I move on to something else.
Mar
22
answered Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine
Mar
22
comment Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine
Your current routine and your progress on it would qualify as relevant information.
Mar
15
comment Suggestions for Wendler 5/3/1 template with calisthenics
@BenLim When I did similar programming I kept it very simple: max # of pullups, max # of dips, then transition to false grip ring work and hit high-quality rep maxes of pull-ups and dips there, then start workouts by repping out muscle-ups before transitioning to either high-rep, high-weight, or ring versions of pullups and dips. I found that adding additional calisthenic movements didn't really work for me alongside lifting; I was too fried.
Mar
14
answered Suggestions for Wendler 5/3/1 template with calisthenics
Mar
13
comment Is there a Mon-Fri lifting program for beginners, similar to Starting Strength?
@hamza_tm Fair enough :) I'm not on board with paused/tempo/competition-style sets for complete novices, given the already high learning curve, but that's a fair program to recommend. I like the weekly progression and assistance work.
Mar
12
comment Is there a Mon-Fri lifting program for beginners, similar to Starting Strength?
-1 for not answering the question, though
Mar
12
comment Is there a Mon-Fri lifting program for beginners, similar to Starting Strength?
@EricKaufman I disagree 100% that it doesn't prepare for later strength progress, and I'm confused that hamza seems to think some further base is necessary. But the physique thing isn't crazy: SS is much more focused on strength/power-biased athletic development than work capacity or physique.
Mar
12
comment What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
@s427 1) "the original [chart] on page 60 of Rippetoe & Kilgore's Practical Programming is better (the gradations from range to range are less stark)" 2) just like doing singles and doubles is optimal for strength but sets of 5 or more are used in strength programs to get the benefits of hypertrophy, working in in 8-12 provides benefits other than pure hypertrophy.
Mar
10
comment What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
@s427 A) if your goal is sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (that is, big muscles) or something else not served best by 1-5, B) if you have limitations on working in the 1-5 range, like you're using movements inappropriate for high-intensity/high-load work
Mar
7
comment Do push ups build/increase mass?
For some people, walking can increase muscle mass. For others, it's can be merely cardio.
Mar
7
comment Do push ups build/increase mass?
Maybe you could describe those other variables? The information you've given is not sufficient to form a coherent question.
Mar
7
comment Do push ups build/increase mass?
If you've already done it, shouldn't you be telling us?
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Feb
27
comment I want to train the forearms which variation of push-ups is suitable
@mitro If the question is "what kind of pushups for forearms" then point 1 answers it fully: "none; do these other exercises instead". The question contains a sub-question about how to increase reps, which I cover in point 3. Point 2 is to address a basic point of confusion I had.