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Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
It is nonsensical to believe that goblet squats are "too light for me now" while simultaneously working on air squats.
Jun
9
answered Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
Jun
9
answered How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
Jun
8
comment How do male gymnasts train in order to get muscular?
Coach Sommer's Gymnastic Bodies material and the Gold Medal Bodies stuff might each be of interest to you. The short answer is that some gymnasts use weights but many don't because their goal is to not build (heavy, cumbersome) muscle mass. They do a lot of sport-specific strength work.
Jun
7
answered Is this overtraining?
Jun
4
comment What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
@Pacerier Then train in multiple rep ranges, either in different mesocycles (month- or six-week-long period) or with weekly or daily undulating periodization (DUP). Or be more specific with your goals: if it's for sport, then train the sport plus supplemental work to train what the sport does not.
May
30
comment In double overhand grip for the deadlift, do the fingertips touch the palm?
@Stacey Different people recommend different grips for different reasons. There is a good overview of different perspectives here.
May
28
answered Stretch for Squats muscles
May
28
comment Theory and meaning of the Wilks score?
Possibly of interest: "The Wilks formula is not, however, based on published data"...
May
27
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May
25
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.
May
25
comment How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
What are you confused about?
May
25
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.
May
25
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. :)
May
25
answered 2-day split with weak grip: vertical/horizontal or push/pull?
May
25
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.
May
25
answered Is doing the whole rep range from 3 to 15 reps before adding weight a waste of time?
May
25
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.
May
24
comment Number of reps for lean muscles
@Sonihal Way to go!
May
24
answered Number of reps for lean muscles