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Mar
14
comment Gaining muscle with slim body type
Shoulder pain from lifting weights indicates you should either fix your technique or see a medical professional to fix your shoulder.
Mar
14
comment Is just a pair of dumbbells enough?
That's a great plan, sounds like it should work, but everybody's different. Remember to keep your diet in check as well. How heavy are the dumbbells?
Mar
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Mar
14
comment I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle?
Equally good, no. Barbells are best for getting bigger and stronger. Why? Because they can be loaded in small increments, and allows for MUCH heavier loads than dumbbells (Why? It fits on your shoulders instead of making you hold it, and it has more space for plates.) If you have access to a wide array of heavy dumbbells, you could do a facsimile, but you'd be taking a big hit on the "priority" part of things. Your progress would be much slower. I recommend a barbell and squat rack. If you don't want to get a bench, do dips until you can do 20 in 1 set, then do weighted dips.
Mar
14
comment Gaining muscle with slim body type
This answer may help. The short version: eat a lot, provide stimulus to grow with heavy squatting, deadlifting, and pressing 3 times a week, and make rest and working out your priority.
Mar
12
comment What's the relationship between gaining muscle mass and strength? How do I increase in strength without increasing in mass?
@Informaficker What is your claim? That Jorgen is wrong because he says testosterone is the cause of sex differences in muscle growth, or that there are no sex differences in muscle growth, or that testosterone doesn't affect muscle growth, or something else?
Mar
12
comment What's the relationship between gaining muscle mass and strength? How do I increase in strength without increasing in mass?
@Informaficker That article says that exercise-induced testosterone/growth hormone surges don't have an effect on muscle growth. That's totally distinct from the different levels of those hormones due to gender, which can differ by orders of magnitude.
Mar
11
comment What's the relationship between gaining muscle mass and strength? How do I increase in strength without increasing in mass?
Do those links answer your question?
Mar
11
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Mar
11
comment What's the relationship between gaining muscle mass and strength? How do I increase in strength without increasing in mass?
This answer may help, as well as this one and this one. Basically: stick to six or less reps for the first few months of lifting, then three or less once you're established, using near-maximal weights. This topic is discussed in depth in Starting Strength and Practical Programming.
Mar
9
revised How can I correctly log the calorie burn of circuit routines?
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Mar
9
revised What's the best way for me to start weightlifting?
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Mar
9
answered What's the best way for me to start weightlifting?
Mar
9
comment Alternating exercises from workout to workout?
Alternating A/B sounds good to me. Why the 1-leg squats and ring dips for hypertrophy?
Mar
9
comment Should I drop my deadlift to 190# while switching to StrongLifts if I can already deadlift 425# x1?
@Ericrobert My copy of Stronglifts has deadlifts at 1 set of 5, not 5 or 3 sets. For squats and the rest, doing 3x5 is reasonable. Starting Strength and StrongLifts after the initial period both use 3x5.
Mar
8
answered Should I drop my deadlift to 190# while switching to StrongLifts if I can already deadlift 425# x1?
Mar
8
comment Should I drop my deadlift to 190# while switching to StrongLifts if I can already deadlift 425# x1?
If you're deadlifting 425 then maybe off-the-shelf StrongLifts isn't for you. What are your other lifts at? Does StrongLifts explicitly recommend that you drop so much even if you have a pre-existing big deadlift?
Mar
5
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reviewed Approve Heart Rate for a Half Marathon
Mar
5
comment Method of exercising
Muscles adapt to the specific demand imposed upon them (SAID principle); holding static positions builds strength in a more limited range than resistance through a full range of motion.