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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


Nov
14
revised Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?
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Nov
13
answered A linear progression v-taper program
Nov
12
revised Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?
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Nov
12
comment Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?
+1 Agree with @Greg. Answers the OP's question.
Nov
12
comment Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?
@DaveLiepmann yes I agree with you. Doing what I do is very hard mentally physically month after month. For a novice lifter I would definitely recommend a 5x5 or 5x4 type program.
Nov
12
answered Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?
Nov
12
comment Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?
Not sure where you are pulling this info from? Why can't I do 5 working sets?
Nov
9
comment Getting stronger without gaining muscle
Get your body fat to 7% so you can gain more muscle! Or even better, don't limit yourself and put on 10kg of muscle and compete in the next category ;).
Nov
7
comment Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
Interesting about the vitamin D. Some of the shredded lads I know take a lot of vitamin D. Will check out the podcast.
Nov
7
comment Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
Interesting - thanks! I'll check it out. I reckon those movie stars are running clenbuterol (very common apparently in hollywood).
Nov
7
comment Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
@DaveLiepmann you've hit the nail on the head. That's because we have bumped one of the many factors that affect metabolism and energy consumption equation. More food - +TEF (Thermic Effect of Food), +BMR (basal metabolic rate). More weight training - (TEA, SPA, NEAT). It begs the question - how does one summarise the effect of eating more quality food and training like an animal in terms of specific body composition goals? I don't feel I'm any closer really to be able to formulate solid advice for someone. I've certainly stopped saying "eat less than you burn"!
Nov
6
comment Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
Not true. I have never taken steroids and the crowd I train with get hundreds of people per year loosing fat and gaining muscle (www.biologiclabs.com.au) at the same time. I found a website that explains how it is possible. What do you think? scoobysworkshop.com/gain-muscle-lose-fat
Nov
6
comment Visceral fat or poor abdominal muscles?
I down voted it and left a comment. The answer starts by stating there is no way to distinguish between visceral fat and poor abdominal muscles. There clearly is since visceral fat is internal. Furthermore if pinch tests aren't accurate enough for you, you can get a DXA scan and get a very accurate body composition profile. Aside from subcutaneous (not visceral) fat covering the muscle, abdominals vary greatly genetically. Some have more smooth and others have more stand out abs. Because of this, some people can get to 12% and have pronounced abs. Others have to get to 6%.
Nov
6
comment Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
If I had sustained a negative caloric intake, I wouldn't have put on 6kg of muscle in the last 6 months. This is where there is a big hole in my understanding. Since the intensity of my training triggered an adaptive response to the body I have today, (fat loss + muscle gain), maybe I need to increase the intensity of my training (somehow) to induce a further improvement in body composition? My training intensity has plateaued a bit for sure..
Nov
6
revised suggest some diet for me as I want to gain muscles and at same time want to reduce belly fat
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Nov
6
comment Are ab exercises more usefull to reduce belly fat than other exercises?
@JohnP - Here is one of many articles summarising these findings dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/… and here is the journal article: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3159052.
Nov
6
asked Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?
Nov
6
comment Visceral fat or poor abdominal muscles?
@medmal skin folds (via skin callipers) are still very prevalent and the cheapest preferred method of body fat calculation amongst trainers. The actual calculated body fat percentage has been shown to be a bit off, but measuring the skin folds and seeing the millimetres shrink over time is invaluable for assessing training/diet needs.
Nov
6
comment Are ab exercises more usefull to reduce belly fat than other exercises?
+1 @JohnP that said, studies show even though 'weight loss' is the same for high protein diets and low calorie diets (with identical calories), the body composition of the high protein dieters was more favourable. In other words they lost MORE fat and kept MORE muscle than the other control group. Thats why it is important to talk about body composition and not just weight loss which is ambiguous.
Nov
4
comment Deadlifting yesterday gave me pain in my lats. What is the proper posture for deadlifting to avoid this?
@PrinceAntonyG I wear mine across my belly button. Be sure to get a nice thick one.