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comment Skinny guy would like to get bigger (of course bigger muscles) but how?
If you have a specific situation that differs from the original that this duplicates, this could be a separate question. But right now the question and answer are the same.
Nov
23
comment How do I fix my Power Clean?
The part of your question about the third pulling being "effectively an upright row" makes me incapable of not mentioning the sidebar on page 195 of the second edition of the Starting Strength book, which specifically emphasizes how the power clean is not an upright row.
Nov
19
comment What should I do if I can just barely complete the lift sets?
Mastering a weight for more reps, then adding weight and expecting less reps, has worked well for me when I'm not 100% confident in the lift.
Nov
17
comment what's the reality that keeps progressive strength training from being constant?
If I were a purely strength athlete, then the story might involve a 2.5xBW deadlift or 400 pound squat when injury/vacation/whatever intervened, but those curveballs would be coming almost no matter what. It takes tremendous prioritization of strength over other things in life to overcome those obstacles. If you do, then you start bumping into your genetic maximum, and you get to play with advanced programming.
Nov
17
comment what's the reality that keeps progressive strength training from being constant?
I'm not a great example because lifting is usually secondary to my other sports, but I had a >2xBW deadlift and almost 300 pound back squat for a few months in 2013 before a latent hip mobility problem metastasized into an injury and I had to take a few months off. Then I moved. I worked all the way back up with novice programming while not playing any other sports. Then I found my other sports again, and my lifts went to intermediate programming, regressing in some places and slowly advancing in others. Then I went on a multiweek vacation, my lifts dropped off a cliff, and so on, and so on.
Nov
17
comment what's the reality that keeps progressive strength training from being constant?
I don't think I can answer that intelligently until I hear your chain of reasoning for why they wouldn't. On any kind of programming, novice or intermediate or advanced, you're going to take two steps forward and three steps back sometimes. The response is just to get right back on the horse, which for someone on the intermediate level would usually mean a few weeks of novice programming (maybe only on some lifts) and then returning to intermediate programming a few steps back from their peak.
Nov
15
comment How come fat people can't float?
This is off topic. Also, we know empirically that fat people have an easier time treading water. Also, 70% body fat is really, really high.
Nov
12
comment 8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?
Some of those should be closed. Some were asked before the policy against general-health questions was made. The rest are related to a specific workout issue. If you have a problem with this single close vote, go to meta.fitness.stackexchange.com.
Nov
12
comment 8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?
Questions about general health and nutrition are explicitly off-topic.
Nov
12
comment 8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?
This is off-topic...but try eating more salt.
Nov
10
comment Are there papers about Starting Strength or Strong lifts?
I honestly don't know what a scientific study could even start to say definitively
Nov
7
comment How do gymnasts and dancers remain so slim, yet so agile and strong?
A clean and jerk is not a gymnastic move. It's an Olympic weightlifting move.
Nov
6
comment What are some good strength training routines for runners?
Though I'm more bullish on strength work than he is, I second John's request for more details on your training week and ability level. 'Runners' is a broad category.
Nov
6
comment How much exercise is “just enough”?
The fact that a workout is hard, which I do not dispute, does not equate with it being useful. The question is, what does 4.1mph@15% incline for 24 minutes do for you that's going to keep you living ably and comfortably? What would squatting and deadlifting do? Anyway, citations added. Cardio is not the only kind of fitness for health; strength is quite helpful for remaining healthy and able.
Nov
6
comment How much exercise is “just enough”?
Article about strength as it relates to long-term health and aging, with links to studies.
Nov
5
comment Why does Starting Strength prescribe minor resets?
Good point. Getting used to failure (or grinding through a challenging weight with worse and worse form) isn't great for long-term progress.
Nov
3
comment What is a low-impact exercise routine that slowly progresses towards more normal exercises?
You need to be more specific about the exercises you can and can't do. How many air squats does it take to make you vomit?
Oct
31
comment Arms are too long to snatch? Advice, please!
Maybe try snatching and OHSing (lightly) with the wider grip for a while, to see if your wrists acclimate?
Oct
30
comment As a recreational weight lifter, how do I ensure that I minimise long term health issues?
Thanks for noticing the tag issue! And I hear you about getting mistaken for a competitor.
Oct
30
comment As a recreational weight lifter, how do I ensure that I minimise long term health issues?
Just a note, "weightlifting" (one word) is generally taken to mean Olympic weightlifting (as in, the snatch and clean-and-jerk), as opposed to powerlifting (squat, bench, deadlift) or weight lifting (just, y'know, lifting weights).