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I'm a SharePoint developer/administrator and my main interests right now revolve around Enterprise Social and social collaboration. How do we build systems that increase knowledge flow, transparency, and innovation in organizations that are spread across time zones and continents?


May
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comment How to gain weight for a naturally thin person?
It's not really that your muscle goes "slack" it's that you gain fat, both intermuscular and "under the skin". The issue here is that people who are fit and then whose priorities change, you see this with people in their mid-twenties as they transition into careers and starting families, they tend to be accustomed to higher caloric intake from their active days and this stays higher than what is needed as their activity level decreases and their metabolism slows from age and lack of exercise. But either way, your point is still valid!
May
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comment Good form with little weight or bad form with a lot of weight?
Just to go off of what Dave has said... A cheat on the final few reps can help you accomplish your goals provided they are controlled enough to keep you from getting injured. In general, though, if you are not lifting properly you are not lifting. In most cases in the gym what you see is dangerously poor form, not controlled, planned cheating to accomplish goals.
Apr
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Apr
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comment How to gain weight without supplements and non veg
You don't have to eat non-vegetarian to gain muscle. But you do need to increase your protein intake and calories. But you also need to perform resistance exercises or the additional calories to take in will simply be primarily stored as fat. It's just a fact of biology. Fat is much less metabolically expensive and your body is designed by millions of years of evolution to be efficient. Muscle, if not needed, will not be built because it is metabolically expensive. Storing fat is the efficient alternative.
Apr
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comment What is the most effective plan to get abs?
Excellent advice with the squats and deadlifts!
Apr
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Apr
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answered How to gain weight without supplements and non veg
Apr
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comment How to gain weight without supplements and non veg
Please provide you height/weight and activity level during the day. Do you have an active job or are you sitting behind a computer all day? If you are a student, do you walk or bike to classes? We really need more information.
Apr
25
comment How to gain weight without supplements and non veg
@Dave Liepmann, while I agree that the Paleo diet can be an excellent way to gain muscle, stay lean, and counteract common food alergies he hade it pretty clear he's not going to eat meat; which would mean no to Paleo.
Apr
25
comment Good places to shop for paleo diet?
I think you should edit your question and make it a little more generic about preparing Paleo meals with a sports nutrition slant. That way we can ask the question be re-opened.
Apr
25
comment Good effect of meal size/timing on later mixed workout performance?
What do you consider "high reps" for these exercises? Are we talking in the 10 to 14 range or closer to 20? For me 8 to 10 is high rep.
Apr
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answered What can I eat the night before to help me get up in the morning?
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Apr
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comment How can I get rid of fat breast
I just want to echo Berin's comment regarding diet. it is very, very easy for men to focus on the exercise portion of the equation but I firmly believe, as a person who was once over 310 pounds and obese, that diet is more important than training. That does not mean you can train poorly or inconsistently, it just means that getting your diet right will bring you better results than just working out.
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Apr
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comment Assistance Exercises for Full Snatch
Sorry, Dave. I forgot to respond. The issue I have is with the overhead portion if the lift (it either falls forward or backward). I have designed a routine that I will post that combines some stretches and exercises for mobility and some assistance lifts. If I notice a good improvement in a few weeks I will post what I have come up with.