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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..


Oct
28
comment Exercise for Upper chest
Greg : I do make good strength gains on any exercise if I put it up in my SS routine. My problem is my lower chest is more developed than my Upper chest when I try to emphasize it I am not sure I am able to isolate it enough neither do I see much returns in terms of size.
Oct
28
asked Exercise for Upper chest
Oct
12
comment Safe progressions to a full bodyweight squat
yes, the program can get advanced but it really starts as a beginner. the site name is startingstrength.com but i suggest buying books from Mark. one more thing you get good at doing Squats by doing them so some leg soreness in the beginning will be there. As Dave mentions you could start with a leg press machine or starting without a Bar. the good news is that you build strength very quickly in as less as a week :-)
Oct
12
answered Safe progressions to a full bodyweight squat
Oct
7
comment Does Muscle Fiber type matter?
Thanks Dave, it is true that cutting fat on linear progression will halt the progress. Currently all my lifts are close to 200 pounds in the 5 rep range which is enough strength for basic activities of life like moving objects or travelling. Also I don't want to cut a lot of fat, may be a couple of inches on the mid section. I gained 20 pounds on SS in 3 months, if i lose 5-7 pounds, I might be back in shape. I am thinking of adding biceps & abs work on off days to SS program to burn a few calories. Do you think it will work ?
Oct
6
comment Does Muscle Fiber type matter?
Thanks Dave, I do agree. May be I should not worry too much about 'fast twitch' etc. Some how moving over to other program doesn't sound like a good idea. My problem is I would want to lose some fat while being on Starting strength. I spent my day searching the SS forums on how to do it and I wasn't convinced with some of the answers. Do you have any suggestions ?
Oct
6
comment Does Muscle Fiber type matter?
@Dave Liepmann : I did all type of BS. Barbells, free weights, machines. So you can say approx 30% barbell work i used to do. I guess I used to do more isolation exercises which left me energy drained. With SS, I leave the Gym with a lot of energy left in me.
Oct
5
revised Does Muscle Fiber type matter?
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Oct
5
asked Does Muscle Fiber type matter?
Sep
27
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Sep
26
revised Help to add muscle for a skinny guy with fast metabolism
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Sep
25
answered Help to add muscle for a skinny guy with fast metabolism
Sep
14
answered Why are compound exercises better than isolation exercises for mass gain?
Aug
31
answered Are there health risks associated with protein shakes?
Aug
31
awarded  Critic
Aug
22
comment How to workout Rhomboids and lower Trapezius
Berin Thanks for the suggestion. I tried Barbell Rows, parallel to the floor and pulling to the chest this has given me very good results for the middle back, Rhomboids and lower traps. From the last couple of days, I am trying Isometric Holds for 10 seconds at the top of the pull up movement and that seems to activate the lower traps and Rhobloids as well. Do you suggest this movement as well ?
Aug
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
23
answered What should I eat (if anything) after working out if I work out at night?
Jul
23
comment What should I eat (if anything) after working out if I work out at night?
Sancho : I think it is ok to eat late at night but should not go to sleep immediately after eating. Read more about Diabetes there is a lot of reasoning given there.
Jul
18
comment Ideas for Protein based Break Fast & Dinner (Trying to be a veggie, occasional Non-Veg is fine)
JohnP :the other veg source might be Soyabean.