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May
23
reviewed Needs Improvement Optimal strategy for “4min pushup test”
May
23
reviewed Needs Improvement When I toe-off my feet splay outwards
May
23
reviewed Needs Improvement How can you bicycle for some hours three times per week without losing weight?
May
23
comment Body fat still the same even though losing weight
The update is good! What's the exercise, how much, how often? How much did you weigh and do you weigh now?
May
23
comment Body fat still the same even though losing weight
You're going to have to tell us what you're eating and what exercise you're doing in as much detail as possible--at least several paragraphs--for us to be able to debug this.
May
23
comment Can I train for running with a minor finger injury?
A finger splint shouldn't get in the way of running.
May
22
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
@zero-divisor fitness.stackexchange.com/a/5775/1771
May
22
reviewed Approve Any trick to make going to the gym less intimidating?
May
22
comment I really want to pick up weight I'm too skinny
Lift heavy weights--no, heavier!--eat more--more eggs!--and stop doing things that make people skinny--stop running and playing sports and staying up all night instead of sleeping.
May
22
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
@zero-divisor Correct; though "easier" and "harder" really mean "demand more/less of your limited recovery budget" or "more/less likely to induce overtraining". This article I came across yesterday touches on similar points.
May
21
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
@zero-divisor Being on a caloric deficit doesn't change which rep ranges cause which adaptations. If you want to avoid atrophy full stop, then train strength (1-3 reps) because it demands less of your limited recovery capacity. If your goal is muscle mass, then train in the hypertrophic rep ranges and recognize that it'll be harder. The only reasons to pick between strength and hypertrophy are 1) one's recovery performance on the calorie deficit and 2) one's goals.
May
20
comment How to learn to do my first push ups without losing hope?
@DavidR Take a swing at editing it. I think that phrase needs more explanation, but I'd rather not make the perfect the enemy of the good. If someone does wall push-ups with bad form for a few months before figuring out good form, I don't think there's a problem.
May
20
revised How to learn to do my first push ups without losing hope?
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May
19
reviewed Approve How many sets should I make for muscle growth?
May
19
comment How many sets should I make for muscle growth?
I don't understand what you're asking. What do you mean by "exact" muscle growth?
May
18
comment Are there disadvantages to long rests between sets when strength training?
@Carl Yeah. Figure out where there's a problem (diet, sleep, stress, need a deload...), fix it, and do the squats all in a row like the program is designed.
May
18
answered Are there disadvantages to long rests between sets when strength training?
May
16
comment Progressive overload vs. greasing the groove
@VPeric I've always been told to hold off until 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps before adding weight, and I add 25# to start. Works for dips; my pull-ups are weak so I haven't had much of a chance to try.
May
16
revised What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
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May
16
comment Progressive overload vs. greasing the groove
You could try reading Practical Programming by Rippetoe and Kilgore, or Science of Sports Training by Tom Kurz, or this answer.