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


Jul
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comment How many calories would a programmer (or somebody who is mostly at a desk) burn on a daily basis?
@Boris If I understand you correctly as saying that totally sedentary people burn enough calories, with the corollary that exercise is irrelevant, then I wish I could downvote your comment. If I misunderstand then nevermind.
Jul
16
answered What is the official “baseline” workout of CrossFit?
Jul
15
comment Seeking a barbell/dumbbell workout for a very small room
No, seriously, how heavy do the weights go? And what's your height and weight?
Jul
15
comment What is the “kernel” for a 4 decade training program for physical fitness?
I'm sorry--5 minutes to do squats or deadlifts, a set of presses, and a set of pull-ups, once per week, and this will create gains to the peak of your potential? I think this needs a rewording or clarification. Most people need 5 minutes just to get warm to prevent injury, and one set each, once a week (while probably not so bad for health purposes) can't be said to get you anywhere close to your potential.
Jul
14
comment How to pick an exercise program to achieve my goals
@Aesir Lifting weights can be done for conditioning, depending on how you structure the lifts. The methods I know of are barbell complexes (where you load the bar with a light weight and do reps of several different exercises without stopping, e.g. 8 cleans, 8 squats, 8 presses, then rest and repeat) and the infamous 20-rep squat program. But no, lifting weights for strength (like in SS or SL) will not get your conditioning much past a minimal level.
Jul
14
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Jul
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
14
revised Does lifting more than 5lbs really cause females to bulk?
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Jul
13
comment Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
@RobinAshe Thanks, looking into Mentzer's work was informative.
Jul
13
comment What is the “kernel” for a 4 decade training program for physical fitness?
On a 40-year time frame, I don't think we're going to be able to get any more specific than "stay active". Maybe "keep strength, mobility, and conditioning in mind"?
Jul
13
answered How to pick an exercise program to achieve my goals
Jul
13
revised Should I use weights training for endurance or for strength to deal with aching back?
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Jul
13
comment How to pick an exercise program to achieve my goals
Well stated question.
Jul
12
comment Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
I guess I was looking for a program or source that espouses this view, not a method for creating such a program.
Jul
12
comment Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
Can you point me to any 2-a-week or 3-every-2-weeks programs? The only ones I've seen were oriented towards elite powerlifters or people playing other sports.
Jul
12
comment Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
@mugetsu Right. (As Meade points out, the Starting Strength book is the best source of robust detail on how to follow a simple program like this.) Lifting 3x/week with rest days in between (e.g. Monday-Wednesday-Friday, or Monday-Wednesday-Saturday, or Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday) is often ideal for developing strength. Less can be more, particularly since you don't grow muscle by lifting things--you grow muscle by lifting things and then recovering with a ton of food and sleep and taking it easy for a day or two.
Jul
12
comment Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
@JohnP While I share your low opinion of fitness magazines, this article is a rare exception. It's not perfect but it's solid advice.
Jul
12
revised Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
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Jul
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comment Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
This is a case where the OP was pretty clear about goals: strength, size. Info on what @mugetsu is doing now could conceivably help.
Jul
12
revised Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
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