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May
19
comment Is workout necessary for being healthy?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
May
19
comment Is workout necessary for being healthy?
@drake035 1) "and disuse" 2) do you think people don't age between 19 and 64? Or that such aging doesn't affect their ability to accomplish tasks? Or that if they are entirely sedentary during that time that they won't experience any decrease in muscular function?
May
19
comment Is workout necessary for being healthy?
...and many if not most people need to modify their daily activities as they progressively become less capable.
May
19
comment Is workout necessary for being healthy?
@drake035 Because your first sentence is incorrect. The body atrophies with age and disuse.
May
18
comment Sore back when I increase incline on a treadmill
This isn't a question?
May
15
comment Why is it that the heavier a person is the more they can bench?
These are low-effort questions.
May
15
comment How long to chest press 250 if currently at 205
How long will it take to get to 295 if at 250? To 340 if at 295? To 1045 if currently at 1000?
May
15
comment How much running is enough?
@fleed Just about anything will do. Ross Enamait is my favorite, but there's a ton. I'd also recommend not prejudicing yourself against buying a gym membership, or a squat rack, or a kettlebell.
May
14
comment Minimum exercise to maintain muscles?
This is a complicated question and varies significantly person to person. I doubt anyone can say without at least knowing substantial details about your training. I am not convinced that we can answer your question even if we did have that info. Note also that it's not just exercise but food that is relevant.
May
12
comment Efficacy of stretch exercises
Sorry, I don't see how anything you just said relates to anything I just said.
May
12
comment Efficacy of stretch exercises
Is your doc a sports medicine doctor? It would be worth getting a second opinion from someone whose job is to get people back to activities they want to do, rather than just maximizing safety. Did they say anything about bicycling? I don't recall partial ACL tears being a reason to avoid all exercise.
May
11
comment Is there any truth to the maxim “cardio kills gains”?
If you want to get your nerd on mathematics-style then you're going to have to learn the underlying science instead of relying on high-level abstractions like calorie calculators and bodybuilding proverbs. You'll also have to put in serious gym time with different approaches based in logical hypotheses, since bodybuilding is still an n=1 sport with tremendous individual variation and mental factors.
May
11
comment Is there any truth to the maxim “cardio kills gains”?
@BenLim I wouldn't say that's clear at all. Sprinters' gym plans and amount of running volume varies, and the soccer players I see aren't particularly muscular nor do they lift weights very much. But to your point: "cardio kills gains" is a useful mnemonic, but at its heart it's an enormous simplification of books worth of exercise science regarding the tremendous complexity and variability of the human athlete. Nuckols notes some boundaries on that simplification, which I describe. Lastly, about the deficit, it makes a difference whether you are trying to gain strength or muscle.
May
7
comment Is the deadlift necessary for an intermediate bodybuilder?
I don't think this answer addresses the question. Also, it's fairly silly to say that only elite athletes can squat and deadlift the same day. Plenty of people do it with no trouble.
May
6
comment Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders
What kind of range of motion do you use for chin-ups and pull-ups? At the top: chin at the bar, over the bar, chest touching the bar? At the bottom: slight flex, straight elbows, or dead hang?
May
5
comment Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders
What kind of pain? What are the inhibiting attributes—mobility, strength, and if so, where? What kind of overhead or pulling work can you do pain-free now? What's your current progress with things like pull-ups or overhead press?
May
4
comment Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy routine not working
I would try eating more. 200g is plenty of protein but 3600 calories is low for some people.
Apr
29
comment Weight level required when rep ranges differ, body science
What are you asking? The closest I can figure is you're confused about all the science between rep ranges and weight, which is rather substantial and nuanced. If you're asking something more specific than that, then you need to do a lot of work rewording your question.
Apr
25
comment How do you maintain a healthy shoulder?
I like this question, but I think I'll have to vote to close as too broad. I mean, healthy maintenance of the shoulder could arguably take a whole book. Or at least half of one.
Apr
23
comment Increasing ankle (dorsiflexion) mobility
Is this technique improving your ankle dorsiflexion?