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


Sep
2
revised Is running 10 miles twice a week too much when is combined with swimming and weightlifting?
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Sep
2
answered What can I do to improve my bench press and squat?
Sep
1
comment Are there health risks associated with protein shakes?
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Aug
31
comment How to proceed with StrongLifts after illness
Knowing your weight, height, and how much you're lifting would help.
Aug
30
answered What is the advantage of using Olympic plates over standard ones?
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
@DavidR Can you describe "lockoff strength"?
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
@DavidR Linear progress with weighted chins is, by all accounts I've seen, veeeeery different from, say, bench press. Less "add 5 pounds each workout" and more "when you can do 3 sets of 10 at that weight, add 5 pounds". I don't see anything wrong with 3 sets weighted as long as the reps stay in the 7-10 range; my mistake was letting the total reps for a workout drop below 15.
Aug
29
revised Adding power to my pull-ups?
one-arm chins
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
@VPeric 1) I could be wrong on kipping! I'd get a second opinion and decide for yourself. 2) Push-up, jump, land, grab bar, pull-up, repeat. Oof. 3) I don't know "chest pull-ups". Are those where you touch your chest to the bar? I consider that to be the pull-up ideal. Perfect form.
Aug
29
answered Should I get rid of my office chair ?
Aug
29
answered Adding power to my pull-ups?
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
Do you mean power in the specific sense of speed-strength? And if so, are you looking for peak power (e.g. upper body explosiveness) or maximum power output (Crossfit's goal of maximum sustained work over time)?
Aug
28
comment Presses or squats first?
+1 for personal experience. Glad to hear you busted that press plateau. Your point on warm-up is also excellent. However, I want to stand up for putting squats and deadlifts adjacent to each other--I've found that as long as they're the first two exercises I do, I have no trouble. Press/Squat/DL and Chins/DL/Squat causes me trouble, but Squat/Deadlift/anything else is generally fine (though reduces progress on everything else).
Aug
28
comment Chest exercises make my triceps burn
Which exercises? What weights? How many sets and reps? What's your weekly programming?
Aug
27
comment How should a proper stretching workout look like? How to warm up for it?
I did, but the first paragraph and the comment above ("stretching is still a bad idea") made me confused about your position.
Aug
27
comment How should a proper stretching workout look like? How to warm up for it?
@RobinAshe I agree that static stretching is no bueno before lifting or running or as a warm-up, but I read your answer and comments as saying that static stretching is a bad idea, period, regardless of whether it's during a warm-up or cool-down or a separate workout.
Aug
27
comment How should a proper stretching workout look like? How to warm up for it?
@RobinAshe All the evidence I've seen about static stretching is that it decreases strength temporarily, and that while it is not necessarily optimal, it is not a bad idea per se.
Aug
27
comment How should a proper stretching workout look like? How to warm up for it?
Buy Tom Kurz' Stretching Scientifically. Stretching is complex and depends on your goals. Due to brevity, the abbreviated commentary here is drastically less accurate than a thorough understanding of the topic such as the book provides.
Aug
27
answered How many sets per muscle?
Aug
27
comment Are calories the only important aspect of a diet?
An excellent hit piece against the idea that "a calorie is a calorie" by Rob Dunn has been blogged at Scientific American.