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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
4
comment Deadlifting yesterday gave me pain in my lats. What is the proper posture for deadlifting to avoid this?
No @DaveLiepmann I've never studied it actually. I just know people sometimes get hernias when lifting things. Since a deadlift/squat is the heaviest thing you are ever going to lift, it makes sense to get some protection. Whenever I forget my belt and deadlift without it, I always get personal trainers coming up to me asking me to wear a belt. See if you can find a powerlifter competing without a belt!!
Nov
1
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
1
comment Deadlift - belt or no belt?
Hernia anyone!!? My max is 510 and I definitely want to use a belt as I'm forcing all my intestines against my stomach wall. Each to their own.
Nov
1
comment Deadlifting yesterday gave me pain in my lats. What is the proper posture for deadlifting to avoid this?
It is dangerous to deadlift without a belt because of potential herniation of the stomach or back lining! I don't think its a thing that can really be decided for personal preference. If you are lifting light (up to about 300 pounds) you could probably get away with it but any more than that and you are forcing too much pressure against your abdominal wall. I've lifted 465 with no gear just to see if I could do it (and I could). It doesn't make any difference in your strength, it just makes you more confident that you won't break something.
Nov
1
comment Deadlifting yesterday gave me pain in my lats. What is the proper posture for deadlifting to avoid this?
When you say you got pain the next day, do you mean muscle soreness or another sharp pain?
Nov
1
comment suggest some diet for me as I want to gain muscles and at same time want to reduce belly fat
Push too far = eat too much :)
Nov
1
comment Does fat make you fat?
@danny_boy how has this advice gone for you now that you've been doing it for a while?
Nov
1
comment Are ab exercises more usefull to reduce belly fat than other exercises?
Abs are made in the kitchen.
Nov
1
answered suggest some diet for me as I want to gain muscles and at same time want to reduce belly fat
Oct
29
comment When is the best time to drink PHD Diet Whey Protien
-1 @DeanKarasinski All the overweight people crave nutrient dense fatty sugary food because it is an addiction like a drug. Telling someone to listen to their cravings is ridiculous advice. Face palm!
Oct
29
comment Arching the back during bench press
Arching your back is the correct way to bench press as long as your butt and shoulders are on the seat (and your feet flat on the ground).
Oct
29
comment What is a good progression to using a dip/pull up belt
+1. Yeah I've seen people (myself included) rush to put the weight belt on but proper dead-hanging between reps for 10-20 reps is HARD. Chances are if you can dead hang between reps for 20 reps you have a pretty great physique!
Oct
29
comment Usage of my first protein powder (Muscle Milk)
+1 good food advice
Oct
29
comment Usage of my first protein powder (Muscle Milk)
Congratulations on the progress bro!
Oct
29
comment How can I change my diet and exercise routine to look like Daniel Craig?
If you want to get to Daniel Craig as fast as possible, then I would cut out cardio until you are ready for your cutting cycle. Focus on explosive lifts in the 10-20 rep ranges (to failure), and eat lots of healthy protein-rich foods. The BEST way to change your body composition quickly is to calorie count and force feed yourself the same calories every day. That said, I accept that this is not for everyone.
Oct
29
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Oct
29
comment Are there health risks associated with protein shakes?
Why has this been voted down?
Oct
29
revised How to harden muscles?
expanded on high volume
Oct
29
comment When does one choose the 33lb bar vs 45lb bar?
If you are deadlifting/squatting decent weight (200lb+), the skinnier bar (often found in home gyms) will bend pretty easily.
Oct
24
comment How to harden muscles?
@Aerovistae well assuming you are cereal I have posted an answer with advice getting bigger muscles in arms :)