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comment Taking body muscle to next level
You've said nothing about your current program.
Jun
19
comment When pain appears at the bottom position but partial ROM is painless, should the exercise be avoided altogether?
You should not be exercising outside the supervision of a coach or physical therapist.
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 Suitable gym routine for 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.
Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
@Mephisto The first point of failure in maximal squats for most people is the lower back, not the legs. It's just about equal between the legs, glutes, and spinal erectors in my experience.
Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
"You cannot go wrong with leg presses"—except that the leg press is a leg exercise, whereas the squat is a back-and-legs exercise. It is not a substitute.
Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
@Mephisto Remember, the leg press is a leg exercise, whereas the squat is not.
Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD Please answer in an answer instead of in comments. It allows people to vote and comment on your proposals.
Jun
9
comment Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
It is nonsensical to believe that goblet squats are "too light for me now" while simultaneously working on air squats.
Jun
8
comment How do male gymnasts train in order to get muscular?
Coach Sommer's Gymnastic Bodies material and the Gold Medal Bodies stuff might each be of interest to you. The short answer is that some gymnasts use weights but many don't because their goal is to not build (heavy, cumbersome) muscle mass. They do a lot of sport-specific strength work.
Jun
4
comment What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
@Pacerier Then train in multiple rep ranges, either in different mesocycles (month- or six-week-long period) or with weekly or daily undulating periodization (DUP). Or be more specific with your goals: if it's for sport, then train the sport plus supplemental work to train what the sport does not.
May
30
comment In double overhand grip for the deadlift, do the fingertips touch the palm?
@Stacey Different people recommend different grips for different reasons. There is a good overview of different perspectives here.
May
28
comment Theory and meaning of the Wilks score?
Possibly of interest: "The Wilks formula is not, however, based on published data"...
May
25
comment How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
Because male gymnasts' lower body mass is essentially dead weight, running is a game of endurance efficiencies instead of strength, and strength has diminishing returns in badminton. And because your assumptions about body fat and muscular efficiency aren't true in real life.
May
25
comment How much muscle do I need for optimal strength to weight ratio?
What are you confused about?