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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

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


Apr
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revised What causes side stitches?
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Apr
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revised How can I improve my vertical?
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Apr
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answered How can I improve my vertical?
Apr
2
comment Foods with optimal amino acid profile?
@Jojo I believe it; much of that list came from jssm.org/vol3/n3/2/v3n3-2pdf.pdf. In reading it, it doesn't seem to me like egg was actually separated into white and yolk, they were just "suggesting" it because of the fat content (another topic). My feeling is that the 1.00 rating actually applies to whole eggs (just goes to show don't believe everything you read on wikipedia!).
Apr
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comment How much exercise for children?
Are you sure you didn't have TV? :-)
Apr
2
accepted Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Apr
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answered Foods with optimal amino acid profile?
Apr
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answered Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Apr
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comment Vitamin B toxicity?
@Ivo I once tried an energy drink - shot size - that had over a year's supply of vitamin B in it (according to FDA recommendations).
Mar
31
reviewed Approve Any social website for sharing and tracking fitness workouts?
Mar
31
comment biceps gaining slower than the rest
The lift heavy advice depends on whether he means a strength gain or a mass gain (not clearly specified in the question). If he wants mass, then lifting heavy isn't the best solution and 8-12 reps is about right. If he wants strength, then definitely lift heavier, but NOT to exhaustion...
Mar
31
comment Crunches before or after sit-ups?
+1 Agree despite my answer. The OP asked specifically about the order of sit-ups vs weighted crunches, but a better solution would be to focus on full-body exercises like squats or deadlifts.
Mar
31
comment Crunches before or after sit-ups?
@Jeremey Well, I assume you are working on strength when you're loading weight onto the machine and you want to be fresh for strength work...
Mar
30
comment What is a good way to estimate percentage of body fat?
Is this question different in some way from fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/262/… ?
Mar
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Mar
29
answered Crunches before or after sit-ups?
Mar
29
comment What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats?
+1 for mentioning cell membranes. These are key components in protecting the body from viruses and other cell invaders. This is entirely anecdotal of course, but I introduced a higher level of saturated fat into my diet about 18 months ago and I have had significantly fewer colds in that period than I normally would have, and of lesser severity. My blood cholesterol levels have not skyrocketed, and my doctor is quite happy.
Mar
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comment What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats?
@Barbie just to nitpick on one small piece of your comment, the USDA isn't really a credible source of nutritional advice. Their charter is essentially to drive agricultural revenue, which seems pragmatically to mean moving grain, producing quite a conflict of interest when it comes to dietary recommendations.
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revised When do you recommend using a belt for deadlifts?
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