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Apr
30
comment I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle?
Good answer! One minor point of disagreement: I wouldn't use BMI, like the linked article suggests.
Apr
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Apr
29
comment Does boxing interfere with gaining muscle?
@aspirinemaga You'll certainly need to sleep and eat a lot to recover properly from six days a week of training. Sitting at a computer does not help; it just makes you less flexible. Powerlifting will build both size and strength and some power. Olympic lifting will build power and strength and some size.
Apr
29
comment Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
@VPeric I'm eager to see that citation. Note, if it causes pain, like for the OP, then that's obviously a problem.
Apr
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answered Does boxing interfere with gaining muscle?
Apr
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reviewed Reject Cardio: Longer Workout with Lower Heartrate or Shorter Workout with Higher Heartrate?
Apr
29
comment I am skinny, would joining a gym make me skinnier?
+1 Solid answer! I think calories-in/calories-out is a little oversimplified but this is great advice.
Apr
29
answered Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
Apr
29
comment does being able to lift more weight mean more strength?
It's possible to have strength in some movements but not others. (For instance, arm wrestling involves more than just the muscles in a biceps curl.) And yes, it's possible to be more endurance-y but less strength-y, or vice versa. See this answer.
Apr
29
answered does being able to lift more weight mean more strength?
Apr
29
comment What amount of excess calories, and in what proportion of macro-nutrients, is most effective to bulk up while doing Starting Strength?
@TCSGrad Rippetoe is just describing the math of the program: if you add 5 pounds to your squat in every workout, and eat and recover sufficiently to keep that going for x weeks, then your squat will go up by x times 15 pounds. That doesn't mean you can just decide to do SS for an unlimited number of weeks and have a world-record squat.
Apr
29
comment Should I reboot Starting Strength program, to get better results?
So what happened? 5 pounds every workout is 15 pounds a week, 60 pounds a month, and it's been 3 months. Did you deload? Not add weight at all?
Apr
28
comment What amount of excess calories, and in what proportion of macro-nutrients, is most effective to bulk up while doing Starting Strength?
At its core, this is a version of the excellent and popular How Do I Get Big question, for which this answer is OK for diet recommendations. The rest of this question needs to be narrowed down. There are five or six different questions being asked, since you're looking for comprehensive advice--which is understandable! :)
Apr
28
comment Should I reboot Starting Strength program, to get better results?
How did you Not Do The Program? Were you not adding weight every session? Were you failing and deloading every two weeks? The reason Rip says 50 pounds over 3 months is YNDTP is because it's logically inconsistent with the program as written. So if you weren't doing the program...what were you doing?
Apr
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Apr
26
comment Bodyweight exercises to increase legs strength
Pistols and loaded squats (e.g. barbell front or back squats, dumbbell squats, goblet squats with a kettlebell) are the options that come to mind. Single leg deadlifts, too. I would focus on the logistics or medicine to do those before looking for alternatives.
Apr
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Apr
25
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
@zero-divisor Certain rep ranges produce certain types of results. Caloric deficits make it hard to achieve goals, particularly hypertrophy. Beyond those basics, I think this is a "pick whichever suboptimal approach matches your long-term goals best" question.
Apr
25
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Apr
25
comment Outdoor gyms equipment/machines
@K.L. If your goals are an improvement in looks, posture, fitness, strength, and endurance then any program will work at least somewhat. If minimal equipment is a requirement then pick one of the three references and start doing it. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.