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Dec
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reviewed Approve Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
Dec
21
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
Since we don't know what your current routine looks like, nor what you're eating, this answer is the most specific I can get. Also note that BMI is generally not a useful metric for individuals; physique and performance goals are much more useful and productive.
Dec
20
answered How to superset effectively?
Dec
20
comment What should I do if I can't complete my program's prescribed workout?
@masonk If it's that bad, yes. But I'm not on 5/3/1, so it's a little different for me--usually I'm just doing a slow linear progression, or a simple A/B. I have no clue how to handle the rest of the week in a more complex periodization model.
Dec
20
comment What should I do if I can't complete my program's prescribed workout?
Page 27 of PP only says to stop the workout as soon as one notices overtraining, e.g. due to extra workload in the previous session. I'm not sure that applies here.
Dec
19
reviewed Approve periodization tag wiki excerpt
Dec
19
reviewed Approve periodization tag wiki excerpt
Dec
19
answered What should I do if I can't complete my program's prescribed workout?
Dec
19
comment How to superset effectively?
How many times can you overhead press 10kg in a row? If it's more than 6 or 7 then 5x5 or low reps won't help, because the whole point of low reps is the corresponding challenging resistance.
Dec
19
comment How to superset effectively?
What is your goal? Strength, power, conditioning, mobility, endurance, don't care, maximum return on effort, minimum time spent working out...? Without a goal this is quite open-ended.
Dec
19
comment Why do bodybuilders take such a long recovery period?
@Grohlier Strung together with rest periods, sprints (or (bar/kettle/dumb)bell complexes) retain a significant anaerobic component, no?
Dec
19
comment To what extent is strength training about optimal breakdown of muscles
I have no idea which relationship you mean. Be clear. You keep dropping facts you think you know--overtraining is common in bodybuilding, inflammation is related to muscle breakdown--but no one has any clue how these relate to your question. At this point I'm starting to believe that you have no idea what your question is.
Dec
19
comment To what extent is strength training about optimal breakdown of muscles
I dramatically edited the question in pursuit of Olav's actual question. Hopefully it's both answerable and close to what Olav wants to figure out.
Dec
19
revised To what extent is strength training about optimal breakdown of muscles
throwing a life preserver to this question
Dec
18
comment Light-headedness after squats
I want to second the sentiment that getting used to failing on reps is a bad thing.
Dec
18
revised What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
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Dec
18
answered How much do the plates in Crossfit weigh?
Dec
18
revised Compound, total body exercises minimising quad and ham development
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Dec
18
comment What is a good and tested body building programs for a beginner?
My understanding is that the Reg Park beginner routine is very close to what you're asking for. It is described in this answer.
Dec
18
revised What is a good and tested body building programs for a beginner?
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