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answered Pre-workout - static vs dynamic stretches
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comment How can I recover more quickly from leg-intensive cardio workouts?
@Bee - first things first: make sure your nutrition/resting is adequate. If you're pushing yourself in the gym, the limiting factor is going to be your recovery. If you're truly giving your body the recovery it needs and you're still seeing regressions in your training, you just need to suck it up and cut some training time. It takes patience to find the level of training your body can handle.. sorry I can't give you a more specific answer, but that's the way it is :)
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comment Where do I start when finding/creating a fitness program for myself?
+1 for Starting Strength. Another site with some good reading is Stronglifts, his program is really similar to Starting Strength. If SS doesn't seem to fit you well, try the Stronglifts 5x5. Give every exercise program a chance to work, though! Don't go switching around because you don't see immediate results. Patience is one of the most important training virtues.
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comment How frequently can I hit the heavy bag?
Awesome, thanks. I like the order of progression you talked about, it's interesting that I've never really thought about separating a new exercise into steps like that. It makes a lot of sense, though.
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accepted How frequently can I hit the heavy bag?
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comment Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
@Dave Good call, I hadn't thought about that. Joshua, you should definitely not rely only on the advice or articles given to you by random people over the internet when it comes to medical issues. The links I gave you were suggestions of knee problems I've had experience with, based off your description. Only a real doctor can tell you what it is for sure though. All I can say is that proper squatting WON'T hurt your knees. Keep trying to perfect your form when you're back in the gym, and don't try to fight pain. Rest up!
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answered Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
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comment How frequently can I hit the heavy bag?
Cool! Any recommendations for a decent set of gloves? I don't need top of the line, just good enough for hitting the bag.
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asked How frequently can I hit the heavy bag?
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comment How to focus at the gym?
Another thing to consider: are you bored with your workouts? If the exercising you're doing isn't fun or engaging to you, or if you feel like there's no point to it, it can be hard to put effort into it. Doing a million biceps curls with the same weight every week would get old fast. But trying to squat the heaviest weight you can manage with good form is challenging and fun. Take some time to evaluate the things that comprise your workout!
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answered What are the pros and cons of running versus walking?
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answered Is using compression clothing during a work out a good or bad idea?
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comment I missed a Starting Strength workout and squats are getting intense - should I change my schedule?
This answer is right on. The rest/eating aspect of strength training is AS IMPORTANT as ANYTHING you do in the gym. You build muscle while you rest, not in the weight room.
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answered How do I know if my skins compression clothing are too tight or not tight enough?
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comment How does one train for sports when the three metabolic pathways interact?
@Dave Ah. I was trying to target the 'B' part of your question in a more general sense. Frankly I have almost no knowledge of what happens on the chemical level, but I do know training these different aspects separately just plain works. Sorry I couldn't give you a more scientific answer - hope you find what you're looking for! :)
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answered How does one train for sports when the three metabolic pathways interact?