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


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revised Would Tabata be any good on a stationary bike?
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comment How do I train my calf muscles?
I think a little specificity could help. What's the sport, and what's the current training regimen we're deciding whether to add calf-specific power work to?
Aug
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answered Would Tabata be any good on a stationary bike?
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comment Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
+1 I'd like to note that while my answer mostly takes the opposite tack to this one, this is absolutely a strong possibility. I am normally able to tell when the issue is grip rather than strength when I do chins, but it's possible one wouldn't notice.
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comment Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
@JackRadcliffe Awesome! I hope I'm right. Good luck in training.
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answered Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
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comment Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
And what kind of diameter are we talking about? An inch? Three inches?
Aug
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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
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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
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comment Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
Why do you say you're stronger?
Aug
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answered How should you warm up for stronglifts sessions?
Aug
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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answered Are Box Squats more like dead lifts or standard squats?