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Dont know much.. I keep on finding what is new or how it is done.. Curious by nature.. my friends call me a RAT..


Feb
4
asked Breaking down on Starting Strength
Jan
7
comment I seem to lose muscle size quickly if not working out for some time. Why?
Good answer but I think the loss of hypertrophy as mentioned by Berin is more in novices than in advanced BB. Some advanced BB can go on without any loss of hypertrophy if they are still on a good diet. Though I don't have a scientific background on this but in real life I have seen this to be true for a number of novice or intermediate BB.
Jan
4
comment Why are kettlebells so expensive?
definitely not 5.
Dec
24
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
@Moses : +1. I agree. There are some body parts which are left behind on this Program. I sometimes feel that even for chest development more is desired than one can achieve on SS but than it is only for strength :-)
Dec
23
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
@Moses : I agree with what Kate says but your last comment basically means you wont gain mass on SS :-( I wouldn't agree with that mate.. I have myself put on Pounds and pounds of lean mass with the same program however I do agree that the body might not be cut like a BB since it is mostly a Strength program but you can improve muscle size with it.
Dec
22
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
@Moses : Rippetoe himself suggests to do some supplementary stuff if you have to. however the premise is that additional exercises should not interfere with the basic ones in the program.
Dec
21
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
@Moses : What would be the extended Program ? Any sources ?
Dec
21
answered Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
Dec
18
revised What is a good and tested body building programs for a beginner?
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Dec
18
comment What is a good and tested body building programs for a beginner?
Hmm.. thinking about editing it.. some how looks ok to me.. I mentioned I would like to see reputable programs and not tailor made programs by anyone. Let me see if I can further improve the question. Thanks for your suggestion :-)
Dec
18
asked What is a good and tested body building programs for a beginner?
Dec
13
accepted how to pull with your Lats
Dec
13
answered how to pull with your Lats
Dec
11
answered Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
Hmm.. I read the regular book of SS, I can't recollect the edition. I might not have read it properly, I was happy increasing weight every week than every session. To be honest this was enjoyable and comfortable. Increasing the weight the next week was never a challenge the body was always ready for it. Thanks for the links.
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
Now that I read about Deloading in BB. I realize I have never deloaded atleast for 4-5 months barring the last 2 months :-( May be I never needed to because I never wanted to take my lifts beyond 200 lbs. Is it required ?
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
Thanks Jonty, what variations do you try ? How does less Calories on a non-workout day work for you ? IMO that hampers recovery at least for me :-(
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
I do two sets of warm ups and than 3 sets of actual exercise. I eat 6 times a day. Do you think if I start going beyond body weight in my lifts, I will start losing some extra fat ? The trouble is I first want to lose the excess fat and later I am willing try to go with increasing lifts again with surplus Calories.
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
Hi Dave, I am not sure about no. of times I "deloaded" ? To be honest I gained 5-10 lbs easily on each lift per week so I didn't care. Whenever I failed it was mostly because of an external factor like "sickness" or "fatigue". Also I never wanted to reach 300-400 lbs on any lift, all my current lifts are close to 190 lbs(bench, deadlift, squats), 40 pullups (8*5), 110 lbs overhead press. I have also been distracted in the last 2 months trying to fool around with the program because of my increased weight.I am happy with my current strength OR should I say I am afraid of putting on more fat :-(
Dec
7
accepted Exercise for Upper chest