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


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.
Aug
27
comment How many sets per muscle?
@user981916 If you look into the article behind that image, it becomes more clear that a simple 3x5 barbell strength program that uses linear progression and sets of 5 or so is more productive for novices than a program such as yours that emphasizes multiple types of exercises done in the 8-12 rep range for single muscle groups.
Aug
27
comment How many sets per muscle?
@user981916 I don't understand. Why did the amount of weight go down? Was it intentional?
Aug
27
comment Eating less, working out more, but gaining weight?
@DForck42 Excellent point, and don't forget that you can do so too :) (though your edit will go into a moderation queue)
Aug
27
comment How many sets per muscle?
You said hypotrophy; did you mean hypertrophy?
Aug
25
comment Presses or squats first?
@RobinAshe What kind of study would even be relevant? Studies of injury rates between different types of weightlifting are pretty rare indeed.
Aug
24
comment How many sets per muscle?
Good edit, thanks. You say the amount of weight you could lift went down--why? when? how much?
Aug
24
comment How many sets per muscle?
How tall are you, how much do you weigh, how old are you, are you male or female...? More specifics make for better answers.
Aug
24
comment Presses or squats first?
I've tried doing presses first when they were stuck and my squats were brutalizing my energy levels for the rest of the workout. It worked OK as I recall--I will check my notes.
Aug
23
revised How do i increase bone density or size through physical exercise?
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Aug
23
comment What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?
This is a really great answer, thanks!
Aug
23
comment What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?
This is pretty interesting. Could you go into the reasoning behind it?
Aug
23
comment What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?
I'm accepting this answer because it's what I'm trying for the time being. I'm still very much looking for programs that directly address my situation, as well as authoritative sources, which is why I added the bounty. :) Thanks John and Robin!
Aug
23
accepted What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?