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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

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


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comment Is once-per-week training enough for building muscle
Yes, I've read the book and he definitely did not mean 1 day of exercise and 6 of rest.
Mar
5
comment Best information to keep in a exercise journal and how to keep it
+1 for good old-fashioned paper and pen. I experiment at times with different apps, spreadsheets, but the notebook has been a constant "master" for the data.
Feb
12
comment How to make a flat stomach within a month
+1 I buy it. Even the "biggest" abs aren't visible with fat over them, and less-developed abs can still show definition if the layer of fit is thin enough.
Feb
12
comment Wholegrains considered as slow digesting carbs?
It was re-opened because because of the "weight loss" part. That falls under body composition, which is on topic. The community may vote to close if it seems too tangential, but moderators are going to be hands-off on this one.
Feb
9
comment Burning biceps productive?
Regarding DOMS (the burning that you mention), you may find this question helpful.
Jan
31
comment Does not starting with the empty bar in StrongLifts 5x5 really hinder your ability to add weight every workout?
Great point regarding soft tissue - that can rapidly become the bottleneck, as well as injury risk.
Jan
29
comment What kind of exercises can one do to just lose weight but not gain muscles?
Even if you gained no muscle at all (baffling, I agree @LegoStormtroopr), simply reducing the fat in your skin will increase definition.
Jan
29
comment Metallic taste/smell with exertion
Not sure in your scenario, but as one possible clue metallic taste is often a sign of being in ketosis. If you'ved burned off any available blood sugar during your push, perhaps there's a common cause?
Jan
29
comment Is this a suitable diet for weight loss?
The question is how to alter his diet for weight-loss. Seems on-topic to me; body composition is already in-scope.
Jan
29
comment How to solve major calorie deficiency problem for very active person on plant-based diet with insufficient appetite?
You may want to do a bit more research regarding the link to animal foods and diabetes. I was pre-diabetic a number of years ago, and fixed that problem (and quickly!) by switching to a Paleo-style diet. No arguments that processed foods are to be avoided.
Jan
13
comment Hamstring injury - has it healed?
This is too medical to fit the scope of this site; please review the FAQ.
Dec
29
comment How can women live without Testosterone
An interesting inquiry, but doesn't seem to be on topic re specific fitness questions/problems.
Dec
4
comment How does a 5x5 program work on a cut?
Definitely your diet must support your program!
Dec
3
comment How does a 5x5 program work on a cut?
Definitely - the SS message boards are filled with people trying to do the program and not eat a bunch as recommended in the book. The answer is always YNTTP (you're not doing the program).
Oct
14
comment relationship between power and body fat
Extra weight can help in most sports with weight classes... certainly in strength and combat sports it seems to be the case (other considerations like endurance aside).
Sep
26
comment What does academic research say about the relationship between squats and hGH/Testoterone?
Very helpful answer, appreciate the links back to the studies.
Sep
16
comment What are reasonable numbers of lean muscle mass growth?
...depends on diet, exercise, sleep, AND "supplements" ahem
Sep
16
comment My back is weak, how to train carefully with a chin up bar?
It's up to you how you want to frame your question, but I don't consider cycling or swimming to be directly related to strength. I understand that you may be in a "rehab" situation, but generally those are more pertinent to muscular endurance than to strength per se.
Sep
7
comment Is Extreme Muscle Pro safe?
And don't forget the last key: sleep!
Aug
21
comment Right weight for lifting?
Agree that experimentation, starting light and working up is the right approach. However, I disagree with 15 reps - that's too light to do much. I'd suggest something more like 5 or maybe 8-10 at a maximum.