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Jan
26
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
25
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.
Jan
25
comment How much energy is required to burn 1kg of fat?
@JohnP That's awesome. I think that this question is really begging for multiple semi-competing comprehensive answers that talk about those complexities of where the 3500 calories idea breaks down. Unfortunately I'm not knowledgeable enough on that side of things.
Jan
25
reviewed Approve How much energy is required to burn 1kg of fat?
Jan
25
comment How much energy is required to burn 1kg of fat?
@michael generally has something to say on this topic; maybe he could chime in with a definitive answer. These comments and this chat may be of relevance, the latter containing a link to a study as well as some criticism of that study.
Jan
25
comment How much energy is required to burn 1kg of fat?
The comments on this answer are pretty close to what you want, Chris. There's also significant discussion in this question.
Jan
25
revised Can you overtrain?
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Jan
24
comment Bilateral vs single leg squats
I don't know the answer, but the term I've heard for the diminished utility of bilateral work for single-leg tasks (which may carry over to explosive single-leg movements in sport) is referred to as "bilateral facilitation", ie the opposite of the bilateral deficit seen in less-trained individuals.
Jan
24
comment Why do deadlifts make my obliques sore?
Perhaps bracing the trunk, bearing down? Just guessing.
Jan
24
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Jan
23
answered Gymspeak for spotting
Jan
23
comment Gymspeak for spotting
I just don't see how they get into position--unless you were seated? It seems like a bad idea to assist someone in pushing something that's balanced over their head. Could be wrong on this one.