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May
12
comment Does holding weights allow you to run faster?
Not quite apples-to-apples, but it's been shown that baseball players using weighted bats to practice actually suffer a slower swing instead of the faster swing they expect.
Apr
10
comment How much does body fat affect body temperature?
[Mod: converted to comment from answer] Hello @s.p.chari. and welcome to Stack Exchange! This is not a discussion forum - please keep answers as answers to the question, and ask your own questions as separate questions on the site!
Apr
4
comment What should be the correct time to wear a belt (if any)?
The last sentence in your question is actually an important point: the purpose of a belt isn't to support your back per se. It's to give your abs something to push against (which yes has the side-effect of stabilizing your back).
Mar
20
comment How do I start a diet?
I actually agree that hormones are very relevant. However that's where my support for this answer ends... "detoxification" is bunk, and AFAIK spirulina is fairly irrelevant to hormonal tweaking. I would need a lot of citations (i.e. actual scientific studies) to get on board with this.
Feb
16
comment Fitness app that allows recording food consumed by weight and not by volumetric serving?
The USDA database (which is the starting point for almost any nutrition database) both weight and volumetric.
Feb
11
comment What is the reason to weigh oneself during a workout?
moved the embedded question in your answer to a comment on the main question.
Feb
11
comment What is the reason to weigh oneself during a workout?
Was this person in the middle of running or some other continuous activity?
Feb
9
comment How to gain FAT & muscle and not “lean muscle” alone, How do I get fatter?
LOL this just about fits
Feb
4
comment Healthy way of losing leg muscle
What a shame to intentionally throw away muscular development! Just shop a little harder - look online if necessary. There are clothes tailored for just about every body shape (and alteration is really not too expensive if it comes to that)
Feb
4
comment Weight lifting gloves with straps between fingers
It will continue to be uncomfortable until you do it for a little while and get used to it (just like almost everything you do in the gym). You'll develop a better grip without the gloves.
Feb
2
comment Build muscle in Arms
Being obese doesn't prevent your body from building muscle per se (assuming that you can perform activities that will stress those muscles), but fat may cover up the muscle that is built so it's not visible.
Jan
5
comment Fitness Under Extreme Time Constraints
Combine those workouts, and you could do 6 Minute Abs! If you don't get a good workout, the 7th minute is free. :-)
Dec
26
comment When do you recommend using a belt for deadlifts?
Since posting this, I have found that occasional belt use can help with heavier loads - gives your abs something to push off of. However, I still do much without the belt.
Dec
9
comment Can Starting Strength be done by women realistically?
Make sure you're eating enough. If you are dieting, Rippetoe would say You're Not Doing The Program.
Dec
7
comment Taking Protein powder with Artificial sweeteners?
Agreed, as it stands: should you stick to natural powders for what reason? If you think there's a performance tie-in, then it would fit here, but it appears to be about general health concerns, which is not in scope for this site.
Dec
5
comment I am on the Atkins diet and weightlifting everyday, what is this doing to my body?
Just don't confuse low-carb with low-calorie. Though you may find you do lose some fat, SS is a strength program, NOT a weight loss program, and you'll hamper your results if you don't eat enough.
Nov
23
comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
Questions about general health and nutrition when not directly concerning exercise/fitness are off-topic for this site.
Nov
7
comment How do gymnasts and dancers remain so slim, yet so agile and strong?
Agree with both these points, however the main points of this answer are correct - weight and specific practice are key. I can speak as a former 200lb wanna-be gymnast (I was once the worst vaulter in the entire NCAA! :-))
Nov
2
comment When starting weights, do I need to take breaks?
Excellent answer. It's amazing how much progress you'll be able to make (in everything, not just strength) with one of those barbell programs and reasonable nutrition. Toss out the "routine" - looks like a giant time-waster!
Nov
2
comment When starting weights, do I need to take breaks?
Don't go into this with a "though not by much" attitude. You want to be as strong as you can be, and shooting high will get you to "normal" much more effectively. Good luck!