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Feb
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comment Swimming - usefulness of different styles with fat
Make sure you avoid the myth of spot reduction.
Feb
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comment Does it matter which type of exercise for health/weight loss?
AWESOME answer. With capitalization it would become SUPER AWESOME. :D
Jan
31
comment underweight girl with the intention of gaining weight and muscle
Yes it would apply to women. This other answer talks a little bit about some myths about heavy lifting for women. Maybe it could help you. If your situation requires more detail, you could edit your question so we can help.
Jan
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answered Starting running
Jan
28
comment Starting running
Have you considered sprints or dramatically reduced volume (~1km at first) on the runs, ramping up slowly to 10km runs again? Something like Couch to 5k for someone fit.
Jan
28
comment What are the health risks for children under 18 of going to a gym?
The idea that resistance training will stunt a child or teenager's growth is a myth, as addressed here. The reason the question as asked is not useful is that it's speculative and unrelated to fact: the gym probably has a parental consent form because their lawyer, independent of the truth of the matter, said they needed to have one. I'd be more worried about kids roughhousing or misusing equipment.
Jan
27
answered Are crunches an effective exercise for building the abs?
Jan
27
comment Atlas stone experience?
I think being more specific would help attract better answers.
Jan
26
comment Small woman and want to get bigger
I don't understand the first sentence. Wouldn't lifting weights the way you recommend involve Renni gaining 20 pounds? Would it be OK to add the words "of fat" at the end of the sentence?
Jan
26
comment What is the simplest way to measure strength?
@Agrajag The spotter and bench can easily be replaced by using other exercises. The rest of it is tremendously good for you. Heck, you could get nothing more than 25, 50, and 75 pound dumbbells and have an enormously greater ability to develop and measure strength than with push-ups.
Jan
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comment Small woman and want to get bigger
Repeated use of the word 'boobies' (and "show your crotch"? Really? That's your cue?) skeeved me out, but otherwise this is a great answer.
Jan
26
comment Small woman and want to get bigger
Have you seen this? While the amount of food might be slightly lower for your goals, the best exercises are still probably squats, deadlifts, chin-ups, cleans, snatches, presses, and sprints.
Jan
25
comment Squat form: hips and ankles
This answer describes the flexibility work that helped my squat. It's still a work in progress. Personally I kept the weight moderately low but squatted a lot until I had something between A and B, then I just ramped up the weight.
Jan
25
comment Squat form: hips and ankles
Where are you putting the bar on your shoulders? High-bar versus low-bar makes a big difference.
Jan
25
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Jan
25
comment Squat form: hips and ankles
Luciano, what's the original URL for the image? All I can see is the stack exchange/imgur URL.
Jan
25
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Jan
25
comment What is the simplest way to measure strength?
@Agrajag That's totally understandable. I would look into finding dumbbells or a barbell after a little bodyweight work, though--it's really a dramatic difference in my experience.
Jan
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comment Is it necessary to do flat, incline and decline flys?
How much weight are we talking in these exercises? Would it be accurate to say that your goal is size/aesthetics?
Jan
25
comment Is it necessary to do flat, incline and decline flys?
I tend to agree with Kate and masonk on the particulars here, but a reference would be useful for the ">1hr work sets is counterproductive" statement.