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comment Stubborn chest that wont grow
This question is not useful without details of your current routine.
Jul
23
comment Technique Improvement for StrongLifts [Form Check]
Looking at it again, the big thing you need to do is stop breathing during each rep. Take a big breath before each rep, brace your core, and hold your breath throughout the rep. Exhale when done with the rep, take a breath or two if necessary before the next one, then inhale and brace again. You could squat 25 more pounds today if you do that and get your mind right.
Jul
23
comment Technique Improvement for StrongLifts [Form Check]
@PrakashWadhwani With the kind of bar speed in those videos, there is absolutely no way you should be failing with 5 or 10 more pounds on any of those lifts. You have a lot of room to add weight, as long as you recognize that the bar will move more slowly and that you'll have to brace yourself, breath, and reset between reps.
Jul
23
comment How to reduce fatigue at the gym
@Amir Cardio means essentially "anything that makes you sweaty and out of breath", so all sorts of options exist—swimming, running, calisthenic circuits—but none of these will be both easier and more effective.
Jul
23
comment How to reduce fatigue at the gym
You tried 5-6 times over what kind of time span? One week, or six months?
Jul
22
comment Technique Improvement for StrongLifts [Form Check]
Are these your 5-rep-maxes? How much are you lifting in each one?
Jul
22
comment Technique Improvement for StrongLifts [Form Check]
Oh man those are super-sideways. Could you rotate them right-side-up?
Jul
20
comment Will 5x5 build strength and size?
Yes. Why do you think it might not?
Jul
20
comment Rules to follow to bulk up
Running will increase your stamina, but will probably reduce your appetite. To increase food intake and get bigger you need to do resistance training. Lifting weights is your best bet.
Jul
19
comment What are good books on general exercise principles?
@Mephisto You're making a caricature of the book's diet recommendations. He does not say what you describe. And part of the point regarding bodybuilding (which is true also of most of the rest of your list) is that it's not necessary or productive for the vast majority of people.
Jul
14
comment Improve my “Crossfit” regime?
How much weights do you have? What does "gymnastics" consist of?
Jul
6
comment Would Tabata be any good on a stationary bike?
@Phizzy You should post that as its own question! :D I'd say it should be somewhere in the middle. Experiment to find which setting makes it possible to exert the most energy as fast as possible.
Jun
29
comment Taking body muscle to next level
You've said nothing about your current program.
Jun
19
comment Why can't I lose weight?
-1 First sentence is blatantly false: "Just eating less or eating healthy is not going to single-handed make you lose weight"
Jun
12
comment Is there any benefit to Touch-and-Go Deadlifts?
@Ryan I find that the process of re-gripping and re-setting my back at the bottom, while useful and which I obviously prefer for sets anywhere near maximal, takes too much time for me to get into a good rhythm for endurance or conditioning work. When I'm doing dead-stop sets of 5 at ~350 I find that touch-and-go sets of 8 at just under 300 are quite helpful to train the same muscles without giving them rest. Perhaps I would be better served by back extensions for that purpose? But I'm certainly not going to dead-stop/full-reset my warm-ups at 225.
Jun
12
comment Stronglifts 5x5: Is it that important to keep a ratio of different weights lifted in different exercises?
The OP can almost certainly squat and deadlift 36kg today, meaning those lifts won't linearly progress at all.
Jun
12
comment What is a suitable gym routine for woman to achieve a toned body?
@EricKaufman I'm about 1% away from marking it as a duplicate...except I think my answer (for example) to the other question is a bit male-centric. An answer oriented towards a female hormone profile could be quite useful here.
Jun
11
comment Is there any benefit to Touch-and-Go Deadlifts?
@LarissaGodzilla I try to touch very gently on touch-and-go. No CrossFit-style bouncing deadlifts here. That helps me maintain plenty of tension.
Jun
11
comment How to keep flexibility with weight training?
What flexibility? What kind of weight training?
Jun
10
comment When to start working front muscles for a person with kyphosis?
@EricKaufman I think one of our goals is to elicit the answers of knowledgable people, whether physical therapists, trainers who've worked with clients like this, or people who've had this condition and worked through it.