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Jun
12
comment Is there any benefit to Touch-and-Go Deadlifts?
@Ryan I find that the process of re-gripping and re-setting my back at the bottom, while useful and which I obviously prefer for sets anywhere near maximal, takes too much time for me to get into a good rhythm for endurance or conditioning work. When I'm doing dead-stop sets of 5 at ~350 I find that touch-and-go sets of 8 at just under 300 are quite helpful to train the same muscles without giving them rest. Perhaps I would be better served by back extensions for that purpose? But I'm certainly not going to dead-stop/full-reset my warm-ups at 225.
Jun
12
comment Stronglifts 5x5: Is it that important to keep a ratio of different weights lifted in different exercises?
The OP can almost certainly squat and deadlift 36kg today, meaning those lifts won't linearly progress at all.
Jun
12
answered Stronglifts 5x5: Is it that important to keep a ratio of different weights lifted in different exercises?
Jun
12
revised Is this overtraining?
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Jun
12
comment What is a suitable gym routine for woman to achieve a toned body?
@EricKaufman I'm about 1% away from marking it as a duplicate...except I think my answer (for example) to the other question is a bit male-centric. An answer oriented towards a female hormone profile could be quite useful here.
Jun
11
comment Is there any benefit to Touch-and-Go Deadlifts?
@LarissaGodzilla I try to touch very gently on touch-and-go. No CrossFit-style bouncing deadlifts here. That helps me maintain plenty of tension.
Jun
11
answered How to keep flexibility with weight training?
Jun
11
comment How to keep flexibility with weight training?
What flexibility? What kind of weight training?
Jun
10
comment When to start working front muscles for a person with kyphosis?
@EricKaufman I think one of our goals is to elicit the answers of knowledgable people, whether physical therapists, trainers who've worked with clients like this, or people who've had this condition and worked through it.
Jun
10
answered Increase cardio for a heavyweight MMA fighter?
Jun
10
answered Is there any benefit to Touch-and-Go Deadlifts?
Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
@Mephisto The first point of failure in maximal squats for most people is the lower back, not the legs. It's just about equal between the legs, glutes, and spinal erectors in my experience.
Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
"You cannot go wrong with leg presses"—except that the leg press is a leg exercise, whereas the squat is a back-and-legs exercise. It is not a substitute.
Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
@Mephisto Remember, the leg press is a leg exercise, whereas the squat is not.
Jun
9
revised Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
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Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD Please answer in an answer instead of in comments. It allows people to vote and comment on your proposals.
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.