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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

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


May
25
comment Troubleshooting “Body By Science” workout
@Berin well, that would be the plan - but I need to get stronger for that to happen without reducing my time under load. It's a bit of a chicken-and-the-egg problem. :-)
May
24
comment How to overcome fear?
I've heard this is one reason why younger gymnasts tend to do better in elite competitions: they don't know enough yet to be afraid.
May
24
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May
23
revised How does gluten-free differ from low carb diets (primal, paleo, etc)?
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May
21
revised Dietary Concern: Top Round Steak
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May
21
comment Dietary Concern: Top Round Steak
+1 Easing into a new diet and not focusing on red meat (vs. white meat, etc.)
May
21
comment Lean body weight protein requirements + GDA
Which previous question? Getting 100g carbs daily depends on a number of choices - if you choose a low-carb weight loss approach you'll want much less, for example.
May
21
comment What is the correct way to take Creatine?
The sugar can help absorption - it's not just the liquid that matters - but when I'm on creatine, I personally choose not to use a sugary beverage just because I'm not willing to take the negatives of the sugar in order to get the extra creatine absorption.
May
21
comment Is Creatine Loading necessary?
@Ivo I think loading is clear enough in this case; it's standard advice to start a creatine regimen by "loading" up - taking 4x the maintenance dose for the first several days. The question I read is whether or not to do this, or to just start with the maintenance dose.
May
18
revised What can I do to make my abs look their best in a very short timeframe?
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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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May
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revised Does sitting in a sauna actually stimulate weight loss?
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May
16
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
15
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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May
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answered Does sitting in a sauna actually stimulate weight loss?
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