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Apr
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comment Pyramid training - High to low or low to high
If none of those studied back-off sets, then your statement that any set after reaching your max "will do very little to increase strength or muscle mass" is unfounded. Pointing me to a scattershot of 280 studies that may or may not include something related to the topic at hand is not exactly supporting your position with evidence! Regardless, I argue that 1) volume is a big factor in stimulating muscle mass growth, and 2) I know of no study that credibly supports the assertion that added volume after the heaviest set in a given workout is somehow invalidated as a training stimulus.
Apr
16
comment Mixing high intensity and high volume in a single session
Your definitions of volume and intensity seem to be non-standard. Volume is typically the product of reps, sets, and weight. Intensity is typically percentage of 1RM. I disagree with how it muddies the waters, but some people also use intensity to mean something like what is indicated by RPE (Rating of Perceived Exertion).
Apr
16
comment Pyramid training - High to low or low to high
-1 for "No one recommends reducing workload from one set to the next." and the other several paragraphs that attempt to paint a perfectly absurd opinion in the colors of science. It is simply insane to say that back-off sets can't be productive. The claim is identical to saying that once you've performed your most intense (i.e. closest to 1RM) set then you can't do any more sets with less weight until the next workout. That's a claim that I say requires a positive study, not an absence of studies where it's not even clear what studies you're reading.
Apr
15
answered How can you build tolerance to neck muscle strains?
Apr
15
comment Pyramid training - High to low or low to high
What is the stimulus of "aesthetics" as distinct from "building muscle mass"?
Apr
13
comment How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?
In that case she's in her late teens and started training as an adolescent. And this would do better in an RPG-centered stack exchange subsite.
Apr
13
comment How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?
Oh, is this for a pen-and-paper RPG, or for LARPing with swords? Like, are you going to do this in physical reality?
Apr
13
comment How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?
Ideally I'd want to evaluate you in person for how well you can do basic movements like squatting (front or back), deadlifting, pulling (e.g. barbell or dumbbell rows, or pull-ups), and pressing (e.g. push-ups, Hindu push-ups, or overhead press) (e.g. can you do each movement, can you do it loaded, how much can you lift and how many times). I'd also want to see how you perform with the armor on today. And how you handle the sword today. And how much physical output you can muster in 1 minute today, for instance sprinting or doing a benchmark CrossFit-style bodyweight circuit.
Apr
13
answered How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?
Apr
3
comment Is it good to combine weights, punchbag, and cardio in same workout?
It would be nice for someone to find or write a definitive answer on "is (this proposed workout) overtraining?" for all possible workouts.
Apr
3
comment Is it good to combine weights, punchbag, and cardio in same workout?
This is not a very specific question. There's just not enough detail for this to stand on its own. Nor does it appear well-researched.
Apr
2
comment How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
Regarding my point about outliers versus medians: exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/DeadliftStandards.html
Apr
2
comment How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
Since when does someone being thin indicate they're natural? There are plenty of people on steroids who don't necessarily look like it.
Apr
2
revised How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
added 29 characters in body
Apr
1
comment How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
Sorry, but I'm not sorry that I edited my answer to be more clear.
Apr
1
comment How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
Lighten up, Francis.
Apr
1
comment How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
Are you aware that muscle size and muscle strength are not correlated 1:1? fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/5704/…
Apr
1
comment How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
I assume you're weak because your definition of "average" is extremely poorly thought out.
Apr
1
revised How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
reword "pure" strength
Apr
1
comment How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?
By "pure strength" in this instance I mean "strength right now". I'll reword it.