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Nov
2
comment combining crossfit with stronglifts - both scheduling and weight intensity
How often do you do the same lift in a given strength session at your box? If it's infrequent (e.g. back squats every 2 weeks) then it makes sense that it wouldn't show much progress. I'd ask if they offer a dedicated strength program, either as a separate class or as an alternative to the day's strength move.
Nov
2
comment What exercises can improve my squat depth? I'm limited by how far my knees go over my toes
See this question for a variety of good solutions. Often calf inflexibility is paired with ankle dorsiflexion immobility and both have to be fixed in order to have a solid squat.
Oct
28
comment Am I eating enough for a bulk?
@Antrim I would say that those reasons are general: someone trying to lose weight should eat/drink (limited amounts of) full-fat dairy rather than reduced-fat dairy because of its high carb content and reduced satiating power, and someone trying to gain weight should avoid reduced-fat dairy because they should want the well-balanced macronutrient profile and caloric power of full-fat.
Oct
28
comment Am I eating enough for a bulk?
@Antrim Why not? The entire idea of reduced-fat dairy is predicated on myth: the myth that eating fat makes you fat, the myth that fat is bad for the heart. Call it what it is: high-carb dairy, with less satiating power and less of the nutrients that I want.
Oct
28
answered Am I eating enough for a bulk?
Oct
26
comment Can a lifter's overall “beginner gains” be exhausted by a particular lift?
Also, see strengtheory.com/grow-like-a-new-lifter-again
Oct
26
comment Starting Strength, time to move on?
Sounds like a fine time to switch to 5/3/1 or Texas Method (Rippetoe).
Oct
23
comment combining crossfit with stronglifts - both scheduling and weight intensity
If your crossfit gym doesn't have you on a strength program, then ask them for one. If they won't, or they say that just regular workouts are enough, then you've joined a low-quality crossfit gym. Mixing stronglifts with crossfit isn't going to work as soon as you hit weights that are even remotely heavy.
Oct
23
answered evidence based 'how to squat guide' and gym more generally
Oct
22
comment Can Starting Strength be made faster?
@TestWell Could you post your comment as an answer, since it is an attempt to answer the question?
Oct
22
answered Can Starting Strength be made faster?
Oct
22
comment Can Starting Strength be made faster?
Doing the snatch at the end of a workout is often not a good idea.
Oct
22
comment evidence based 'how to squat guide' and gym more generally
I have seen some stuff that is a little bit of both from Bret Contreras, e.g. strengthandconditioningresearch.com/exercises/squat
Oct
22
comment evidence based 'how to squat guide' and gym more generally
Generally these topics are kept separate. People write "how to squat" material and they write scientific material elsewhere.
Oct
21
comment Relation between grip strength and power output
@haywire I think the hook grip is considered too standard for a record without it to be on anyone's radar. It's just what you do.
Oct
21
comment Relation between grip strength and power output
@haywire When my grip fails because I'm not using a hook grip with chalk, it usually fails just before lockout. I can feel it before that, but that's where it messes me up.
Oct
21
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Oct
21
answered Relation between grip strength and power output
Oct
21
comment Relation between grip strength and power output
Are you using a hook grip?
Oct
21
comment Predicted 1RM accuracy
@haywire Whoops, I missed that. It's still on the long side, which is to be expected for a 10RM effort, but it's in the realm of reasonable. I will say that a 10RM attempt has a lot of variance in predicting a 1RM attempt, but 6-7 seconds between reps in the deadlift is a bit long but reasonable to consider a set.