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Feb
5
comment Should i do weight lifting for building muscles? I am already doing kickboxing on weekdays
@s3v3ns 7+ reps is more geared towards muscle, whereas 3-5 reps would be more appropriate for strength training. @ Marten I agree that adding a workout routine on top of 5 days of intense cardio can potentially be too much. Listen to your body, start with light weights, and be sure to eat and sleep well.
Feb
5
answered How far should one stretch when doing yoga?
Feb
5
comment Is my training regime going to build muscle mass?
No workout is complete without squats. If you don't have a barbell, then buy dumbbell / kettlebell for weighted squats. If you want bodyweight only, then try pistol squats. And going into more detail on push ups, I'd suggest trying incline, "clapping," or one-handed to get the higher intensity and lower volume.
Feb
4
comment Healthy way of losing leg muscle
@LegoStormtroopr I am not even remotely close to what you would call a bodybuilder, but going off the nhlbi.nih index I am a 35 BMI. If I actually ate over my TDEE I would easily be 40 BMI (extreme obesity). For reference I hover around 10-12% BF. Being classified as morbidly obese on BMI is certainly not unthinkable.
Jan
30
comment Build muscle in Arms
I would add that the heavier (more obese) you are, the more your fat will hide/obscure the muscle that you've built.
Jan
27
comment Will taking the stairs daily improve fitness for an obese adult
@LauraJ there is a lot of carryover between stair climbing and hiking / walking, so yes the more you stair flights you climb as part of a daily routine, the more adapted you will be when it comes time to hike / walk in park with your daughter.
Jan
26
comment six months and no major change in losing fat
If you're stalling on weight loss but still dropping bodyfat %, all that means is you're just putting on muscle weight while losing fat weight. A 2% drop in bodyfat over just 30 days is great progress, so keep it up!
Jan
26
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Jan
23
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"
Jan
22
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
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
14
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.