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Jan
12
answered Scapular contraction: should I always do it?
Jan
11
revised Can I increase strength without lifting more weight?
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Jan
11
revised Can I increase strength without lifting more weight?
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Jan
11
comment Can I increase strength without lifting more weight?
How much do you weigh? It sounds like you have a maximum of ~50kg to lift, which is just not going to be sufficient for most people to sustain a challenge.
Jan
11
answered Can I increase strength without lifting more weight?
Jan
7
comment Complete and minimal flexibility workout?
@Aequitas I mean the latter. What works now will stop working. What you need and are able to do now is different from what you will need and will be able to do later. It's not all just doing the same stretches further. Learning and variety are necessary.
Jan
7
answered Complete and minimal flexibility workout?
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
Well, that's not at all what I read from "When in doubt, push the main lift and do assistance work based on however you might feel that day." and "choice of assistance lift pales in importance to the proper execution and loading of the key lifts." Different strokes I guess.
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
"Most of the progress in these methodologies comes from accessory lifts" I don't think that's the case. My point about volume still stands, for instance with regards to form practice. Regardless, from reading people's advice and experience, I'm losing confidence in 5/3/1 as a template for body recomp. It's possible that Wendler's recommendation to combine assistance with a metcon/circuit is the right direction but I'm losing confidence.
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
I'm not sure I agree that 5x5 is small volume, and I'm not sure what is unreasonable or against research about decreasing volume in order to increase max strength. It's also weird that these criticisms apply even more so to 5/3/1, which has less volume, uses a decrease in volume to allow increase in poundage on the bar, and is just about exactly the same "minimalism" in terms of exercise selection.
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
How does SL create an unhealthy mindset and develop poor technique? And what blatantly wrong assumptions is it based on?
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
@JérémieClos Assistance exercises could be useful, but I'm not sure why someone whose goal is body recomposition would use BBB or PB, which are both templates for hypertrophy. Again, the goal isn't progress in the lifts or in mass, but in fat loss while maintaining muscle mass and strength.
Jan
5
awarded  weight-loss
Jan
4
answered I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
Dec
25
comment How far can you go with eccentric body exercises?
Sure! :) Muscle damage is not a goal. The goal is improved health and performance. It's easy to measure performance gains—track your lifts, run times, etc over periods of weeks and months—and health markers are improved generally by strength and conditioning.
Dec
22
comment How far can you go with eccentric body exercises?
A month is not long enough to judge most fitness programs. Soreness is one of the worst ways to judge a program's efficacy. It's unclear what you think removing the concentric portion of a movement gains you. And you're asking at least 5 different questions when you should really ask just one.
Dec
21
reviewed Approve If the more you eat the stronger you get, then why doesn't everyone just eat like 10,000 calories?
Dec
21
awarded  bodyweight-exercises
Dec
17
comment Difference between one month of calisthenics, and one month gym training
Even if we assume the Q is about lifting weights, that's still a huge variety of things on both sides. Calisthenics like just push-ups, or burpees and crunches, or bodyweight CrossFit WODs? Lifting like nine kinds of curls, or powerlifting, or bodybuilding, or Oly lifting, or a dumbbell circuit?
Dec
13
revised Should beginners be doing Rounded Back Deadlifts in a beginner strength training program?
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