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


Aug
3
comment Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
@JackRadcliffe What weight can you lift more of?
Aug
3
comment How many Burpees do I have to do per day to lose a lot of fat fast?
@MattChan I know a lot of people who hate long, slow, plodding exercise, and one good alternative in that situation is short, intense exercise. Sprints (or parkour) instead of distance running can do a lot to keep many people's attention and motivation.
Aug
3
comment Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
Why do you say you're stronger?
Aug
2
answered How should you warm up for stronglifts sessions?
Aug
1
comment Need help with lower back pain while on stronglifts 5x5
@user3939 That's good! I was in the same boat--I read the book three times and was getting video form checks left and right. In-person form checks by knowledgeable people (not random gym rats) were an order of magnitude more helpful. fitness.stackexchange.com/a/4355/1771
Aug
1
comment Need help with lower back pain while on stronglifts 5x5
@Sancho I'd say serious injury is totally possible. I did SS in my basement (with deloads and focusing on form as best I could, all that jazz) and my squats got to the mid-200s before I realized my form was a back injury waiting to happen, due to a video form check with a friend.
Aug
1
comment Need help with lower back pain while on stronglifts 5x5
@Sancho While I don't think a doctor is the right person to go to, it's entirely possible for people to hurt themselves in the early stages of a 3x5 or 5x5 barbell program. There is no assurance that the OP is doing the exercises even remotely correctly, which could lead to injury despite following the protocol to the best of his ability. A coach, personal trainer, physical therapist, doctor or friend familiar with the lifts could all be extremely helpful in avoiding bad form and injury.
Aug
1
comment Aerobic on days before weight lifting
Some specificity about the program you're on could narrow the answers more to your specific situation. A heavy bike ride the day before squats and deads on Starting Strength is different from a heavy bike ride the day before your light day for the Texas method, which is in turn different from a heavy bike ride the day before your next 20-rep-squat day.
Jul
31
comment Good effect of meal size/timing on later mixed workout performance?
@MikeS I'd say that anything beyond 6 or so would be considered largely hypertrophy.
Jul
29
answered Are Box Squats more like dead lifts or standard squats?
Jul
29
comment Diet help for endurance exercise
@RobinAshe You're right; I phrased that poorly.
Jul
29
comment Diet help for endurance exercise
@Chris Whole milk is milk. Skim milk is white water. Fat is good for you! But if you're intolerant of dairy, probably only unpasteurized raw milk, which some dairy-averse people have success with, has even a chance of being relevant to your situation.
Jul
29
answered Diet help for endurance exercise
Jul
29
comment Diet help for endurance exercise
@Chris Excellent update, thanks. I forgot to note before that BMI is problematic, and there are better metrics.
Jul
28
comment Diet help for endurance exercise
Agreed with Robin. What is your exercise regimen, Chris? And what is your current diet? More details make for better answers.
Jul
27
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Jul
27
comment Taking protein right before the workout
@BerinLoritsch I guess I need to read up on the relative satiety of protein types. I was only aware of the liquid aspect being an issue. I definitely don't think these are major determinants, but it's an interesting set of concepts to research.
Jul
27
comment Taking protein right before the workout
@BerinLoritsch That may be true, and I have no experience with these issues, but I have heard cogent concerns raised about using liquid supplements during weight loss, since our bodies do not easily recognize the intake as satiating.
Jul
27
revised What muscles are deadlifts meant to target?
edited body
Jul
26
awarded  Talkative