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comment Become a Spartan program from movie 300
Not to be a naysayer, but it will take a lot longer than 8 to 16 weeks to "look like a spartan"
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comment Mixed versus overhand grip on deadlifts?
With regards to mixed not developing grip, it would if you only used it on your work weight and do DOH for warmups (or until at grip limit). This way you train both grip strength and still get the benefit of high deadlift weight.
Jan
16
comment I'm very thin. How can I gain muscle?
Good news, what you need has a very easy solution. See the linked question and follow those instructions.
Jan
16
comment Which gym workout routine after home training?
Stronglifts would be exactly perfect for you.
Jan
16
comment functional training plan
To expand on this, Practical Programming Strength Training and Starting Strength are two great written resources from Mark Rippetoe, the creator of the Starting Strength routine. If you want to study strength training then these are a great start.
Jan
14
comment arm muscle size not increasing
@Nofel if you have a gym, go and use barbells. Dumbbells are a lot harder to progressively load than barbells. As for the stomach, that will be the last place you lose your fat from. And since your goal is building muscle that means you are likely going to gain some more fat in the process (it's called bulking for a reason).
Jan
14
comment arm muscle size not increasing
@nofel as I mentioned, it is about eating over your caloric maintenance level. Use an online calculator to estimate that figure based off of your activity level, age, etc., then add 150-300 calories to that and you have your target for how many calories to consume per day. As for lifting heavy you only increase your weight by small fractions each time, so you know you can safely handle the new weight. If it is too heavy, then there are safe ways to "fail" a rep without hurting yourself
Jan
14
comment Why does the body burn muscles instead of fat in a calorie deficit body?
You say this is valid for all bodies, does that mean you believe there are no circumstances where the body will burn fat while building muscle? In the case of an obese beginner, for example, can they not add muscle and burn fat simultaneously?
Jan
14
comment arm muscle size not increasing
As an afterthought, I would add in rep-range (though this somewhat falls under #1/#2). If you are lifting a light weight for a ton of reps (20+), then you are training for endurance, not muscle size or strength. Lower the reps and increase the intensity so you are in the 5-12 rep range.
Jan
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answered arm muscle size not increasing
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Jan
12
comment Calories to eat while doing P90X3 and trying to lose weight
To the person that downvoted, what in particular about the answer did you not agree like? I personally don't see anything wrong with the answer.
Jan
7
comment Critique my SL + Greyskull hybrid
Beat me to the punch. Changing the program will do little (if anything) to solve the underlying problem of poor sleep and nutrition hindering growth. The most it will do is add the illusion of progress in the short term, as you are effectively doing a deload on all of your lifts by dropping 2 sets across the board.
Jan
5
comment What are the most effective ab exercises in terms of muscle activation?
@JohnP Thank you for the clarification. It's so hard wading through all of the junk science, especially when the topic is abs. Knock off one more relic of misinformation from my days of body split isolation routines.
Jan
5
answered What are the most effective ab exercises in terms of muscle activation?
Jan
5
comment What are the most effective ab exercises in terms of muscle activation?
This answer could vary widely on how widely or narrowly you interpret the word abs. Does an isolation of just one section of abs count (e.g. upper, oblique)? Or do you want something that hits all ab muscles?
Jan
3
comment Will doing a large amount of shoulder presses interspersed throughout the day improve strength?
Read the linked article to find more details about what "greasing the groove" entails in terms of reps/intensity and what its benefits are.
Jan
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answered Will doing a large amount of shoulder presses interspersed throughout the day improve strength?
Jan
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comment Fitness Under Extreme Time Constraints
@Aleksander that was a typo, I meant exercise 3 days a week, but the point still stands that you can fit a proper routine in even the busiest of schedules.
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comment Fitness Under Extreme Time Constraints
Agreed. I am always skeptical when people claim that they don't have any time for exercising. I've personally been at a point where I worked 70 hours a week and still found time to exercise properly 3 times a day.