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bio website RobertKaucher.com
location Ohio
age 40
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Dec 5 '13 at 15:22

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?


Jul
26
comment What can cause an unexpected weight gain with constant workouts and calorie control?
@Aaron, no you do not. But lean body mass is always associated with additional water and if he is eating a carb-based diet muscle glycogen. I regularly fluctuate withing a range of 7 and sometimes 9 pounds depending on a number of factors in my exercise routine and diet with no change in my measurements. For someone who is starting resistance training this is not uncommon. It is likely lean mass and associated stores of muscle glycogyn/water/sodium stored throughout the body.
Jun
22
comment What can cause an unexpected weight gain with constant workouts and calorie control?
Weight does not mean fat. You may very well be reducing your percent of bodyfat while still increasing your weight by adding lean muscle mass. This is NOT contrary to your goals. BackInShapeBuddy has made some very good suggestions.
May
8
comment Is there an alternative way to warm up for lifts that is less tedious than gradually increasing the set weight?
+1 to Dave's explanation. But to go into a little more detail, it is a feeling based on experience. I can feel the blood in my hamstrings and glutes and I know I can make the jump into heavier weights like 345 and 365.
May
8
comment How should I breathe when lifting?
Looks good to me. I just don't want a newbie to hold their breath through the entire set and pass out at the end!
May
8
comment Is there an alternative way to warm up for lifts that is less tedious than gradually increasing the set weight?
Completely agree. I also find that with some exercises I need a longer warm-up period than with others. Deads and squats take a while for me to get to the point where I'm ready to go heavy. Bench less so.
May
8
comment How should I breathe when lifting?
I think this should be qualified. Lifting is an anaerobic endeavor but consciousness is an aerobic endeavor...
May
8
comment Assistance Exercises for Full Snatch
I have some drills as well as some interesting exercises like overhead squat press. But I'll be honest. I think the major issue is my shoes... I'll post a follow up at the end of this week if I can.
May
7
comment Is bouncing when lifting dangerous?
I would bet it is limited hip mobility; he is "puppy-dogging" (i.e. rounding) his lower back as he reaches the lowest point of the squat. This would feel both unnatural and dangerous because it is. It took me a while to get the feel of that "bounce" in the squat and understand it was OK.
May
4
comment Should I do my deadlifts on leg day or on back day?
Friday I do "posterior chain" - Back (lower and middle) and hamstrings. Basically it's deadlifts followed by hamstring curls and then lats and traps. If you are going heavy having a day pretty much deticated to deads is needed.
May
4
comment Do Electric Muscle Stimulators really work for losing weight?
I think you misunderstand him. I believe he is saying "If they really worked..." but is not a native speaker of English and used the improper form for the subjunctive.
May
2
comment Do Electric Muscle Stimulators really work for losing weight?
Love your avatar, btw.
May
2
comment what is the weight loss calculator Formula?
Matt, that is really cool. I am going to write a similar one in Silverlight. I have already written a small Silverlight control to calculate your AMR at kaucher.blogspot.com/2011/03/… You've inspired me to do some work!
May
2
comment Should I do my deadlifts on leg day or on back day?
I find it a best practice to have two full days between squats and deads. My personal split is Tuesday - Squats and Friday - Deads. I take Sat and Sun off completely. Mon, Wed, Thurs is upper body.
May
1
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
1
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
27
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
26
comment What is the most effective plan to get abs?
Excellent advice with the squats and deadlifts!
Apr
25
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.