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May
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comment Minimum exercise to maintain muscles?
This is a complicated question and varies significantly person to person. I doubt anyone can say without at least knowing substantial details about your training. I am not convinced that we can answer your question even if we did have that info. Note also that it's not just exercise but food that is relevant.
May
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answered Squatting/Deadlifting - Form when adding weight
May
14
revised What's a good strength training program for a beginner?
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May
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answered What's a good strength training program for a beginner?
May
12
comment Efficacy of stretch exercises
Sorry, I don't see how anything you just said relates to anything I just said.
May
12
comment Efficacy of stretch exercises
Is your doc a sports medicine doctor? It would be worth getting a second opinion from someone whose job is to get people back to activities they want to do, rather than just maximizing safety. Did they say anything about bicycling? I don't recall partial ACL tears being a reason to avoid all exercise.
May
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May
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comment Is there any truth to the maxim “cardio kills gains”?
If you want to get your nerd on mathematics-style then you're going to have to learn the underlying science instead of relying on high-level abstractions like calorie calculators and bodybuilding proverbs. You'll also have to put in serious gym time with different approaches based in logical hypotheses, since bodybuilding is still an n=1 sport with tremendous individual variation and mental factors.
May
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comment Is there any truth to the maxim “cardio kills gains”?
@BenLim I wouldn't say that's clear at all. Sprinters' gym plans and amount of running volume varies, and the soccer players I see aren't particularly muscular nor do they lift weights very much. But to your point: "cardio kills gains" is a useful mnemonic, but at its heart it's an enormous simplification of books worth of exercise science regarding the tremendous complexity and variability of the human athlete. Nuckols notes some boundaries on that simplification, which I describe. Lastly, about the deficit, it makes a difference whether you are trying to gain strength or muscle.
May
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answered Is there any truth to the maxim “cardio kills gains”?
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revised Is there any truth to the maxim “cardio kills gains”?
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May
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comment Is the deadlift necessary for an intermediate bodybuilder?
I don't think this answer addresses the question. Also, it's fairly silly to say that only elite athletes can squat and deadlift the same day. Plenty of people do it with no trouble.
May
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answered How to reduce muscle mass in lower body?
May
6
comment Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders
What kind of range of motion do you use for chin-ups and pull-ups? At the top: chin at the bar, over the bar, chest touching the bar? At the bottom: slight flex, straight elbows, or dead hang?
May
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comment Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders
What kind of pain? What are the inhibiting attributes—mobility, strength, and if so, where? What kind of overhead or pulling work can you do pain-free now? What's your current progress with things like pull-ups or overhead press?
May
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comment Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy routine not working
I would try eating more. 200g is plenty of protein but 3600 calories is low for some people.
May
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reviewed Approve Should one keep track of workouts and if so how?
May
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revised How to build muscle strength without exercise?
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Apr
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answered I'm not sore after doing squats. Am I doing something wrong?
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