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Aug
14
comment Supplemental exercises for breaking an overhead press plateau
@DaveLiepmann When I plateaued, it would usually be something like 4,4,4,4,3. If I was very well rested or if I started with the press, then I could get the first few sets at 5, but not all the way across.
Aug
14
revised Supplemental exercises for breaking an overhead press plateau
edited to provide more background and clarify my goals
Aug
14
comment Exercises that can replace squats?
Dave#1: they don't fully activate the posterior chain as squats do, assuming you are doing below parallel back squats. #Dave2: it was more of an anecdotal piece than anything, and yeah, the Law of Individual Differences says your mileage may vary. But as you said, fishy herrings aside, the squats are quite safe for use.
Aug
14
answered Exercises that can replace squats?
Aug
14
comment Supplemental exercises for breaking an overhead press plateau
@MikeS I am doing 5 sets of 5 reps for the press. And while I am willing to move the sets down to 3 (as a last resort), I would prefer to keep the reps at 5 for the time being.
Aug
14
comment Supplemental exercises for breaking an overhead press plateau
@Sancho Because of prior experience; the resets I have done thus far have done little to improve my press. Now this is not to say that I refuse to do resets... on the contrary, I think doing a reset while adding in the supplemental exercises would be a great way to push past this plateau. Ergo, this question regarding what are effective supplemental exercises.
Aug
14
asked Supplemental exercises for breaking an overhead press plateau
Jul
31
revised Exercising deficit and daily caloric intake
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Jul
31
comment Exercising deficit and daily caloric intake
@MikeS Perhaps I chose the wrong words. I did not mean to imply that you cannot do one without the other, I just meant they are competing against each other so you will see sub-optimal results pursuing both as opposed to one at a time. Granted this depends on your approach and balance, but it is extremely difficult without careful planning and heavy supplementation to burn fat without losing at least some muscle. I have edited my answer to reflect this.
Jul
31
comment Need help with squatting on stronglift 5x5
You can certainly do both at the same time, just understand that they will be competing directly against each other and it will be difficult to do. If you really want to do them alongside one another, I believe the most effective method is fasted morning cardio (45-75 minutes of walking, at just above your RHR, first thing in the morning before you eat, with a little bit of protein to limit muscle loss).
Jul
30
comment Need help with squatting on stronglift 5x5
@Sancho As to your second comment, that is a fair point as it could be a simple matter of flexibility, a completely separate issue, or a mix of all three! However, I don't think that detracts from my point in the slightest, as I believe my conclusions stand true regardless. In his current state he cannot do proper squats, and I believe the easiest and most beneficial route for him to begin squatting would be through diet and cardio, not through strength training and stretching.
Jul
30
comment Need help with squatting on stronglift 5x5
@Sancho My answer was given under the pretense that user3939 knows full well what the correct form is, and it is his body weight which is preventing him from realizing correct form. Based off of the question's phrasing and the context, I do not feel like this is a lofty conclusion. Perhaps I am assuming too much, and perhaps the answer is as simple as adjusting form; those are certainly possibilities. However, if my assumptions were correct, then I fully stand behind my conclusions.
Jul
30
revised Need help with squatting on stronglift 5x5
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Jul
30
answered Need help with squatting on stronglift 5x5
Jul
19
comment At what frequency should I increase weight?
+1 Good point on increasing the reps, I forgot to include that! By the way, "cheating" is using your body weight / movement to help during the last rep or two. It is considered a cheat rep because instead of using the target muscle group, you are offloading a lot of the load into your body. As for the other two, I don't have any idea.
Jul
19
answered At what frequency should I increase weight?
Jul
17
comment What type of physique is possible without use of steroids?
Agreed, especially with not worrying about looking like the Hulk. Worst case scenario, you get too much muscle definition and you get to take a break and enjoy not working out for a few months while the muscle goes away :-)
Jul
17
comment Does lifting weights pull back you weight losing process?
@howtechstuffworks If you are motivated enough to come to a forum and ask for help and advice, then I'm sure you are gonna have no problem sticking through and reaching your goals. Good luck.
Jul
16
answered Does lifting weights pull back you weight losing process?
Jul
16
comment How many calories would a programmer (or somebody who is mostly at a desk) burn on a daily basis?
@DaveLiepmann I believe Boris' point was that--within the narrow scope of weight loss--a diet would be sufficient for losing weight in this context. This is not to say that exercising provides no ancillary benefits; only that within the context and scope of this question, you do not need to exercise if you simply adhere to a diet.