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Jan
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comment best way to build cardio endurance?
The treadmill is fine for improving your cardio, but don't rely on its measurements. Some cheaper treadmills are notoriously out. The powered belt is assisting your stride and thus different muscle action is involved. You have to get out on to the road and time yourself, where you'll be subjected to wind, temperature, unevenness of surface and possibly slight inclines and declines.
Dec
30
comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
I can read hundreds of reviews of such books to ascertain their quality, yet a medical professional I have 'hope' they know their stuff. Locally, the strongest indicator of a professional who gets results is the impossibility to get an appointment.
Dec
30
comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
Everyone knows about medical professionals, we get told constantly to see them for everything, but people choose to ask online because that's not what they want. Every question on this board could be answered with 'see a professional'.
Dec
29
comment What is an ideal body fat% for young lean males?
you're not very tall, deadlifts would be interesting.
Dec
18
comment Exercises for a programmer sitting by the PC all day
Yoga does not focus on proper shoulder alignment, which many programmers need fixed.
Dec
18
comment Compound, total body exercises minimising quad and ham development
More minimising than eliminating, so I don't mind if they're a secondary muscle worked, or like deadlifts, there's such a back benefit I don't mind too much that they're strong on the legs too. Yes, I'd like to squat less and I'm only doing one deadlifting workset a week, hence looking for replacements.
Dec
18
comment Compound, total body exercises minimising quad and ham development
@VPeric, yep, I'm doing GreySkull LP purposely for this reason.
Dec
18
comment Compound, total body exercises minimising quad and ham development
@Kate, I like the total body exercises due to the core involvement and applicability to every day activity. Goals are to strengthen lower back and widen upperbody to lose "bargearse" nickname (youtube.com/watch?v=eMmkJvUPsfE)
Dec
17
comment Light-headedness after squats
With my final set, my final rep suffers no loss of form (I'd stop if I feel loss of form simply knowing the injuries awaiting if I don't, plus I go down until I hit the safety bars so I can't cheat). I do feel I could make another rep, possibly two, but it would be vein-popping. By bailing out, I'm meaning I just stopping in the down position rather than collapsing from fatigue. Does that sound ok?
Dec
17
comment Light-headedness after squats
The light headedness only lasts for a second or two, so it's over before I'd have a chance to sit down.
Dec
16
comment Light-headedness after squats
I seem to bail out every week, so can't really say if I'd feel it if I racked standing up. I definitely don't get it in the initial 2 x 5 worksets, but I haven't reached the stage where they are taxing yet.
Dec
16
comment Light-headedness after squats
It's been happening pretty much since day 1 as the final set I seem to go to the same level of exertion.
Dec
15
comment Avoid chest exercises for flat chest
Maybe you have narrow shoulders, wider hips, giving the illusion of a peaky chest? A slumpy posture can also, as can internally rotated shoulders.
Dec
11
comment Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
Squats and deadlifts around 100kg, shoulder press about half that, bench a bit more than half. Only a month training however and weights are still rocketing up, I'm more concerned about the future.
Dec
11
comment Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
An less calculative selection of warmup weights could even lead unknowingly to a much greater warmup volume differences from week to week. Whereas I can understand warming up with too heavy weights can affect the worksets, I'm less clear on the effect of volume.
Dec
11
comment Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
Well say one week work weight was 205#. 40% warmup set would be 82#, round to nearest 5# plate = 80#. Next week working weight is 207.5#, 40% rounded to nearest 5# plate is 85#. 5 reps with 5# more = 25# more volume for 40% set. No big deal. But if the same rounding happened for the 60% and 80% sets, you could be doing up to 50# more volume, which possibly could affect the work sets?
Dec
11
comment Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
I've edited title and text to represent 'volume'.
Dec
11
comment Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
I know it's thinking too much about it, but when I just miss out on completing my worksets by a rep and can't add weight next week, it sucks. :)
Dec
11
comment Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
Some good points. It's not the difference between 150 and 155 I was concerned about because it's definitely trivial, but the difference in overall volume of warmup from last time, which possibly might not be trivial.
Dec
8
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
One other thing recommended by GreySkull that I do is a 30-45 minute walk first thing in the morning, before eating. Although the calories burnt here are trivial, getting up earlier and being active carries through the day, making it easier to do non-tiring sets of chins or push ups and remain motivated to eat well.