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iPhone/iPad developer by day - gym nut by night.

Current strength:

  • Deadlift 250kg (551lb)
  • Squat 200kg (440lb)
  • Bench 140kg (308lb)

@ 82.5kg (181lb) 9% fat


Mar
7
comment Cola Zero: What are the effects
@ChristopherBruce he is asking if drinking coke zero will make him fat.. the answer is NO. Simple question, simple answer.
Mar
7
comment Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?
@BackInShapeBuddy what part of interval training is dangerous? It does NOT require a SUSTAINED high heart rate and your heart always gets a rest in between sets. You can perform the HIIT model on a bike, in a pool, sprinting, or even on a boxing bag. The basic principle is the anaerobic nature which focuses on power not endurance. This is the kind of body everyone is after.
Mar
7
comment Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?
Yes, if trimming up is your primary goal, then HIIT will definitely suit your purposes more. Doing both would be even better!
Mar
6
answered Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?
Mar
6
comment Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?
-1 HIIT cardio is the best way to go because "high intensity" is a phrase relative to the fitness level of the individual. Therefore the basic principle of progressive overload (which undermines every effective training program) is in built from the beginning.
Mar
6
comment Cola Zero: What are the effects
-1 Terrible advice. The jury may be out on artificial sweeteners but it is NOT out on refined sugar.
Mar
2
awarded  Yearling
Mar
2
awarded  Yearling
Jan
1
comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
@Moses Eating Smarter (tm)??
Dec
31
comment Less weight and more reps or heavier weight and less reps?
@Informaficker that was an arrogant response. Please apologise to Popeye. It was his first post by the looks of it.
Dec
26
comment Does the optimal hypertrophy rep range apply to tired muscles?
Argh.. I misspelled it once and now my dictionary 'corrects' it to the other one. Noted and corrected. Thanks @JackP. Its not 'messing' around. It is a technique that combines bodybuilding and powerlifting training for great results in strength and size to achieve rapid body recomposition.
Dec
26
revised Does the optimal hypertrophy rep range apply to tired muscles?
hypotrophy > hypertrophy
Dec
23
comment Arching the back during bench press
Be careful placing PT's word as gospel. Most PTs have done a 10 week course (or less) and virtually know nothing). Focusing on a contraction of the torso (abs) would possibly bring the head up (which is the number one no-no) as you strain to push out that last rep. You should definitely keep your shoulders and butt on the bench.
Dec
19
comment How is muscle repair affected by a caloric deficit?
Could you estimate your calorie intake and give me your rough weight/body fat condition please?
Dec
11
comment What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?
I continue to be amazed at your insightful and thorough answers. Well done @DaveLiepmann. Serious question though - are you on the Starting Strength franchise payroll?
Dec
5
accepted Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
Dec
5
comment Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
I'll give that a try - thanks @Smitt_3000.
Dec
5
comment Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
Interesting. Cheers for the comment.
Dec
3
comment What is the scientific explanation for beginning weightlifters' ability to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously?
Absolute hogwash. I'm an 'intermediate/advanced' and I lose fat and gain muscle almost every week. So does pretty much everyone else that trains hard and bothers to get their body composition measured weekly. The fault is the premise of calories in/out being a simple chemical process. As for your discussion on different days having different results - I eat the same calories exactly every day.
Nov
14
revised Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?
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