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Feb
3
comment Plan to get Crossfit for (relatively) young male who hasn't worked out in over a year?
Did you mean to specify Crossfit, the branded exercise regimen?
Jan
13
comment Looking for weight lifting program for person with joint problems
A better approach than "find a program" is "find what the problem is" and fix the problem. Something specific (or a combination of somethings) is causing specific joint pain. Do you stretch your wrists? Warm them up before benching? Investigate the problem in depth instead of bailing entirely for a new field.
Jan
11
comment Can I increase strength without lifting more weight?
How much do you weigh? It sounds like you have a maximum of ~50kg to lift, which is just not going to be sufficient for most people to sustain a challenge.
Jan
7
comment Complete and minimal flexibility workout?
@Aequitas I mean the latter. What works now will stop working. What you need and are able to do now is different from what you will need and will be able to do later. It's not all just doing the same stretches further. Learning and variety are necessary.
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
Well, that's not at all what I read from "When in doubt, push the main lift and do assistance work based on however you might feel that day." and "choice of assistance lift pales in importance to the proper execution and loading of the key lifts." Different strokes I guess.
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
"Most of the progress in these methodologies comes from accessory lifts" I don't think that's the case. My point about volume still stands, for instance with regards to form practice. Regardless, from reading people's advice and experience, I'm losing confidence in 5/3/1 as a template for body recomp. It's possible that Wendler's recommendation to combine assistance with a metcon/circuit is the right direction but I'm losing confidence.
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
I'm not sure I agree that 5x5 is small volume, and I'm not sure what is unreasonable or against research about decreasing volume in order to increase max strength. It's also weird that these criticisms apply even more so to 5/3/1, which has less volume, uses a decrease in volume to allow increase in poundage on the bar, and is just about exactly the same "minimalism" in terms of exercise selection.
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
How does SL create an unhealthy mindset and develop poor technique? And what blatantly wrong assumptions is it based on?
Jan
6
comment I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?
@JérémieClos Assistance exercises could be useful, but I'm not sure why someone whose goal is body recomposition would use BBB or PB, which are both templates for hypertrophy. Again, the goal isn't progress in the lifts or in mass, but in fat loss while maintaining muscle mass and strength.
Dec
25
comment How far can you go with eccentric body exercises?
Sure! :) Muscle damage is not a goal. The goal is improved health and performance. It's easy to measure performance gains—track your lifts, run times, etc over periods of weeks and months—and health markers are improved generally by strength and conditioning.
Dec
22
comment How far can you go with eccentric body exercises?
A month is not long enough to judge most fitness programs. Soreness is one of the worst ways to judge a program's efficacy. It's unclear what you think removing the concentric portion of a movement gains you. And you're asking at least 5 different questions when you should really ask just one.
Dec
17
comment Difference between one month of calisthenics, and one month gym training
Even if we assume the Q is about lifting weights, that's still a huge variety of things on both sides. Calisthenics like just push-ups, or burpees and crunches, or bodyweight CrossFit WODs? Lifting like nine kinds of curls, or powerlifting, or bodybuilding, or Oly lifting, or a dumbbell circuit?
Dec
13
comment Should beginners be doing Rounded Back Deadlifts in a beginner strength training program?
In that case, part of the solution is deloading and working back up while really focusing on doing the failing-with-greater-weight portion of the lift exactly correct. But part of the solution is also attacking the bar, and really insisting that you are gonna lift it and it is going to go up.
Dec
12
comment Should beginners be doing Rounded Back Deadlifts in a beginner strength training program?
"Many times I simply skipped sets just to be safe from injury." Wait, what? How did this come up? How did you account for this in your progression?
Dec
12
comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
Your abs burn after squats....doesn't that indicate that the squats were giving you an ab workout?
Dec
12
comment Integrating additional abdominal workouts into StrongLifts program?
@AlexL Planks are great for lots of people, maybe even in this situation. But if you look at the OP's post history and goals, the key here is to keep the eye on the ball and put weight on the bar with the basics. That's the most important message to communicate.
Dec
12
comment Multi-workout sports programme?
What kind of cycling? What kind of sport? Weight training for what goal? Do you already use weights, and if so, how?
Dec
10
comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
@EricKaufman Squatting with less than 65kg (for this person, right now) won't fix anything because it won't force him to fix the form imperfections and weaknesses. It's easy to squat right with 1/2BW. It's when it's >BW that you start finding what's wrong.
Dec
10
comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
I agree with mitro on the topic of lifting elbows. That's a bad habit.
Dec
10
comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
A back angle of 45 degrees does not jive with an ass to grass squat. That sounds more like a low-bar squat. This sounds like you're getting to parallel bent forward, and then losing trunk tightness by lowering your hips further. Don't do that. Either do a quite upright high bar squat that goes as low as is feasible while maintaining back position, or do a bent-forward low bar squat to as close to parallel as is feasible while maintaining back position.