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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

5'11", 215lbs, SQ/BP/DL = 435/275/500


May
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answered What can I do to make my abs look their best in a very short timeframe?
May
18
revised Does fiber cause heartburn?
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revised Does sitting in a sauna actually stimulate weight loss?
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May
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comment Does sitting in a sauna actually stimulate weight loss?
@YYY good point, I think the heart rate does increase in order to circulate blood faster to cool down. I'm not sure how much this or sweating would translate to in terms of actual calories burned... I don't think that affects the error vectors for the heat-related sensors above, but my first paragraph probably needs to be edited.
May
15
comment Why is muscle size not proportional to strength?
It's a focus on which fibers are being targeted by the exercise. High-rep/low-weight exercise (i.e. bodybuilding) will target slow-twich fibers; endurance is needed but not extreme force. Powerlifters to very few reps with heavy weight (and correspondingly a lot more rest) to hit the fast-twitch fibers.
May
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answered How many calories are burnt per hour sitting on an exercise ball?
May
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revised Does sitting in a sauna actually stimulate weight loss?
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answered Does sitting in a sauna actually stimulate weight loss?
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answered Why is muscle size not proportional to strength?
May
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revised I can't do more than 10 - 15 repetitions for biceps
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May
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is water absorbed and expelled?
May
11
comment How best to address a strength/cardio imbalance?
According to many HIT gurus, 15-20 minutes is plenty if you're going to maximal effort. In fact, it'd be pretty tough to keep that intensity up anywhere near 15-20 minutes...
May
10
answered Are Five Finger shoes worth their money ?
May
8
comment What are some good alternative shoes for strength training?
+1 I love Vibrams for lifting! Deadlifts and squats in particular, but they can even help the bench press (a little)...
May
4
comment Troubleshooting “Body By Science” workout
Depends what sport & what their workouts are targeting I suppose. I can reference top-tier powerlifters who workout rather infrequently... In my case I'm overcommitted at work and short on time recently, so it seemed like a good opportunity to give this a try.
May
4
comment Help me adjust the GDA for my BMR to lose weight
Consider that sugar is essentially "empty" calories, they do very little for you other than provide a quick jolt of energy, which is converted to fat if you aren't using it then and there. Just dropping the sugar consumption to a minimum will probably produce noticeable results.
May
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comment Help me adjust the GDA for my BMR to lose weight
+1 Good points re protein & fiber
May
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answered Help me adjust the GDA for my BMR to lose weight