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Mar
19
comment What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?
@Moses Calories expended is not the be-all-and-end-all of weight loss calculations. Nor is weight loss really what people want when they use the term. This article is just one recent example of the counterargument to your claim.
Mar
19
comment What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?
@Moses Until you provide evidence of some sort, your claim that lifting < cardio for weight loss is worse than anecdotal; it's a raw unsupported claim.
Mar
19
comment What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?
@GetFitChimp Derp, yes, I meant to write "weight loss" not "weightlifting". My bad. Thanks.
Mar
19
comment What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?
@Moses I understood what you were recommending. I was and am still asking for a reference of any kind--blog post, article, book, study--that backs up the "fact" that cardio > strength training for weight loss, or more specifically that one should drop all lifting/strength work in favor of cardio.
Mar
19
comment What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?
@Moses I would love a reference--even a reputable trainer--for the claim that one should do all cardio for weightlifting. But I agree totally with what you say about diet.
Mar
19
comment Stronglifts - Why is my bench press/row progress lagging behind?
My copy of StrongLifts says "You'll do 5 sets of 5 reps (5x5) with the same weight on every exercise after you've done your warm-up sets." on page 42. StrongLifts 5x5 is not the same as, say, Madcow 5x5, which is actually a 3x5 program. Pages 47 and 48 describe how StrongLifts changes to a 3x5 program only after two deloads on a lift.
Mar
18
answered Should I stretch before doing pullups?
Mar
18
comment Quick body development tricks
This is vague--could you be more specific about your question?
Mar
15
comment What is the best iOS App for tracking Starting Strength progress?
I removed the "poll" aspect of the question, so this should be on-topic now.
Mar
15
revised What is the best iOS App for tracking Starting Strength progress?
changed from a poll to a question
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
14
reviewed Reject Cold and fever after doing extensive cardio sport?
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
revised How does alcohol really affect gains?
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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.