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Sep
23
comment Physical Fitness standards for 19 year old male?
-1 for "Fitness should be measured by calisthenics and cardio, not weights." All major health governing bodies disagree.
Sep
21
revised What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?
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Sep
15
comment What is meant by the assertion that high repetitions of pushups do not build strength?
@RobSterach Lots of websites say silly things. They're not using "weak" in the sense of "not strong by the technical sports science definition of strong", but rather "if X is how you fail then Y is your problem area" aka weakness.
Sep
14
comment Wide-grip pull ups or bent over rows for correcting computer posture?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD What about the back isn't the core?
Sep
10
answered Which activities increase flexibility?
Sep
10
comment What are some objective metrics to assess functional fitness?
I feel like this is a bit undirected. What do you use currently? What does functional fitness mean to you?
Sep
9
comment 5x5 Workout Plan becomes ineffective?
@BerinLoritsch I actually prefer a weekly progression as well, but in this situation we haven't even seen a deload yet. I prefer switching to 3x5 and giving it a deload or two before switching to a weekly progression. But to each their own.
Sep
8
comment What type of push ups benefit muscle up?
@BerinLoritsch Whoops. Yeah, that's the best option. Good catch.
Sep
8
answered 5x5 Workout Plan becomes ineffective?
Sep
8
comment 5x5 Workout Plan becomes ineffective?
Could you explain what you mean by "struggling"? Like, did you finish all 5 sets?
Sep
8
comment 5x5 Workout Plan becomes ineffective?
Please describe "some sort of peak", and what you've done in response to that trouble?
Sep
8
comment What type of push ups benefit muscle up?
@demirb Also, is your friend talking about superman pushups or handstand pushups? The latter I could see as helping a bit.
Sep
8
comment What type of push ups benefit muscle up?
@demirb This is a good chance to develop your workout-equipment-discovery skills. Is there a park nearby? A gym? Could you scrounge up a sturdy table and keep it in the basement? Do you have any metal folding chairs?
Sep
8
comment How does a layperson measure the effectiveness of a strength building program?
@cheaterpushups I know, right? Like how "powerlifting" should be "strengthlifting"!
Sep
8
answered What type of push ups benefit muscle up?
Sep
6
comment How does a layperson measure the effectiveness of a strength building program?
@cheaterpushups Part of the reason I posted that answer is because I'm unclear on what you're asking here. Any standard can optimized for. If you're testing strength and want to avoid optimizing for the test then A) don't tailor your programming to the task and B) use multiple overlapping movements as test, e.g. a deadlift and a stone lift. Other people who try to answer this question move far away from pure strength—e.g. Olympic lifting (also measures explosiveness), CrossFit (also measures endurance & CF-specific skills), Strongman (also measure strength endurance, power, etc).
Sep
6
comment How does a layperson measure the effectiveness of a strength building program?
So if I do 7 reps then I get stronger but not bigger, but if I do one more rep suddenly I don't get stronger but I get bigger? And being bigger has no effect on being strong?
Sep
6
comment Effects of doing many push ups, pull ups, dips?
40 is relatively few dips compared to 50 pullups.
Sep
4
comment How does a layperson measure the effectiveness of a strength building program?
I think what you're looking for is this (though, be aware that it was written under the constraints of that question, which were "minimal equipment")
Sep
3
answered Weight training with barbell against two kettlebells