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I lift, train combat sports, and am interested in any physical or outdoor culture.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the optimum foods and supplements for beginning runners?
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on bicycling tag wiki excerpt
Sep
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comment What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
@michael Excellent point, so added.
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revised What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
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comment Are sit-ups harmful to female anatomy?
(Chelonian's updated answer has a link that does have some numbers, though not conclusive ones.)
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revised What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
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comment What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
By 10x3, do you mean 10 sets of 3 or three sets of 10?
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answered What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
Sep
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comment Are sit-ups harmful to female anatomy?
Good edit, undownvoted. I can also see the first article now, and while I think that its effect will still be to push women away from real exercise, it at least tries to talk even-handedly about ways to exercise while also keeping pelvic floor strengthening in mind.
Sep
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comment Are sit-ups harmful to female anatomy?
@Chelonian It's scaremongering because a reasonable reader would conclude that you're saying sit-ups are dangerous for women. They are not. You say that the 2nd article is for "thoroughness", but you've removed the relevant context. If your answer were phrased as "most people have no problems, but a small segment of the population with these pre-existing issues has experienced this rare issue due to sit-ups", I'd un-downvote. But as-is this is a continuation of the long tradition of scaring women away from exercise.
Sep
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comment Are sit-ups harmful to female anatomy?
It is proudly ranty. This question should be viewed in the context of relevant history and modern views towards women participating in athletics (which are not as egalitarian as some may believe). As for your concerns, I ask you to answer my questions about relative risks and actual rates of prolapse in the vast millions of exercising, sit-upping women.
Sep
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answered Are sit-ups harmful to female anatomy?
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comment Are sit-ups harmful to female anatomy?
I can't get to the first article due to paywall, and the second article isn't for women in general, it's for a 60-year-old WHO HAS ALREADY HAD A UTERINE PROLAPSE. I think that without further evidence this answer is unnecessary scaremongering.
Sep
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comment Dangerous to use barbell squat without padding?
@MattChan My experience is that many people, particularly non-athletes, simply find proper bar placement uncomfortable at first. The solution is just to keep doing it. Regardless, the Q is "how is this safe and comfortable?"; the answer here is "it just is", which is valid. The Q also asks "is this beneficial"; the answer here is "that's how it is for competition", which is valid. (I'd add that padding introduces instability.) It's a good answer.
Sep
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comment Squats vs Stairs - Whats the difference?
@BerinLoritsch I think VPeric is just suggesting that Power be another item in a well-rounded training program. I'd agree, with the caveat that only athletes need care about power. (Then again, we should all be athletes.)
Sep
28
comment Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?
Analysis of that one study: bodyrecomposition.com/research-review/…
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revised Fitness routine for chainsaw use and tree surgery
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answered Fitness routine for chainsaw use and tree surgery
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comment Dangerous to use barbell squat without padding?
Perfectly stated answer; this is exactly what I would say.