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Feb
23
comment Why are pyramid sets often advised for bodyweight exercises?
@Raphael I left variations on BW exercises outside the scope of my answer, since the question was more concerned with the reason why pyramid was useful. But yes, for some (though not all) exercises, you can make it more intense by adding weight (weighted dips vs dips) or by using a different variation of the exercise (1 hand push up vs standard)
Feb
20
comment Hit my fat percentage wall, help me out I would give it all
@howtechstuffworks bodyfat scales can be widely inaccurate, and answers can be hugely variable depending on when you measure, the scale, it's quality, and many other external factors. Using calipers would be a preferred method (can get for less than $5 on Amazon). And what Lego probably meant was that if you are cheating 3 out of 7 days then that no longer counts as a cheat because it's simply too frequent to call it anything other than part of a poor diet.
Feb
20
comment Hit my fat percentage wall, help me out I would give it all
@s3v3ns while I am certainly no fan of crossfit, it definitely is not the problem here. I would go even further and suggest that dropping crossfit for oly lifting would even be counter-productive. The goal here is fat loss, and they are following a cardio program, so it follows that the problem would most likely be in the diet.
Feb
20
comment Stronglifts Adaptation Questions
Ice Cream Fitness is another popular bodybuilding program that takes the core of StrongLifts and modifies it for more hypertrophy focused gains.
Feb
9
comment How to gain FAT & muscle and not “lean muscle” alone, How do I get fatter?
And when it doubt, Play Doh is always an adequate alternative for calories.
Feb
8
comment How to gain FAT & muscle and not “lean muscle” alone, How do I get fatter?
Eat lots of food and workout
Feb
6
comment How should I interpret this performance standards table?
Please be aware that these tables are based off of your 1RM (one rep max), not your current work weight in the Starting Strength program. If you don't know your 1RM you can use this 1RM Calculator to estimate it based off of how many reps you can do of your current work weight.
Feb
5
comment Should i do weight lifting for building muscles? I am already doing kickboxing on weekdays
@s3v3ns Have you ever seen a tiny tree with huge limbs? You don't, because it's not natural. Doing isolation exercises to get huge arms and such encounters the same problem. Compound, full-body lifts is the best way to get real muscle growth as a beginner. Once you have develop the base and move to intermediate stage, that is when isolation routines start holding actual value.
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
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
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