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


Jul
10
revised How much weight would I need to gain if I increased my deadlift by 50 pounds?
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Jul
10
comment How much weight would I need to gain if I increased my deadlift by 50 pounds?
I disagree that 10 pounds is a rather large or time-consuming amount of added mass, but that's not relevant. I don't disagree that he should strength train; I am questioning whether your statement that "adding pounds of muscle mass (independent of losing pounds of non-muscle mass ) is a good thing" is accurate. I'm not 100% decided on the issue, but it seems suspect.
Jul
10
comment I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle?
@Andreas Yeah, the ideal weight thing must be a crock. Ideal for...???
Jul
10
comment How much weight would I need to gain if I increased my deadlift by 50 pounds?
Every pound of muscle gained is a good thing for a rock climber? Rock climbers want to maximize their strength-to-mass ratio, not their absolute strength. If he's totally untrained, 10 pounds of added mass might be necessary, but it also might not. If he has some strength experience, he'd probably do best in his sport if he focused on lifting while maintaining his mass, no?
Jul
10
revised How much weight would I need to gain if I increased my deadlift by 50 pounds?
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Jul
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revised How much weight would I need to gain if I increased my deadlift by 50 pounds?
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Jul
10
comment Best way to reduce side belly fat?
You seem to subscribe to the spot reduction myth. Unfortunately, it's not feasible to target fat loss. You need to lose fat all over. The good news: fixing your diet and increasing exercise works well for this goal.
Jul
10
comment How to lose waist fat?
@michael At some point, we're all going to have to realize that things can be true, and said to be true, without scientific references. If you want to change that on F.SE, the best course of action is not to stop by every few months and criticize someone, but to answer questions your own self, with the references you want.
Jul
10
comment How much weight would I need to gain if I increased my deadlift by 50 pounds?
For a good answer, I recommend adding the information noted in the last paragraph of my answer. The advice would get a lot more specific and productive.
Jul
10
answered How much weight would I need to gain if I increased my deadlift by 50 pounds?
Jul
8
answered Are calories the only important aspect of a diet?
Jul
6
comment Why are pyramid sets often advised for bodyweight exercises?
Excellent, excellent explication.
Jul
5
comment Why are pyramid sets often advised for bodyweight exercises?
Just a guess: if I can only do 3 pullups, it's bad programming to say "do 5 sets of 3" because inevitably I'll fail on 1 or 2 sets. Instead I can do 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1 and accumulate more volume while having a better chance of not failing. (As for weighted training--I think people do pyramids with weights, it's just less common because you can just modulate the weight on the bar instead.)
Jul
5
comment Why are pyramid sets often advised for bodyweight exercises?
Maybe it's because it's hard to scale bodyweight exercises and easy to decrease the weight on a bar. With weights, we scale the weight. With BW, we sometimes scale by using a variation of the exercise, and sometimes scale the volume by using multiple low-rep sets.
Jul
5
revised Opening up my chest and shoulders
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Jul
4
answered What scientific evidence says cables build less muscle than free weights?
Jul
3
revised What is a reasonable rate of weight loss to work towards?
measuring waist wasn't clarified - tape measure, fat calipers, holes on a belt?
Jul
3
revised How to warm-up for the over-head press?
explained why
Jul
2
answered What is a good early morning stretch routine?
Jul
2
comment Is this program good to achieve functional strength and fitness?
@JohnP I +1'd your comment for the first half, but disagree strenuously with your anti-sprinting hyperbole. People don't need to run 20+ miles a week in order to run sprints safely; that's absurd.