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Jan
10
comment Rest between warm-up sets
Ah yes, I was getting the term assistance exercises mixed up with what GreySkull call "additional" exercises. Biceps curls for example, my goal is mass and strength here with 10-12 rep sets.
Jan
9
comment Rest between warm-up sets
Makes sense, however I would have thought that limiting rest periods on assistance exercises would bring fatigue on earlier, ultimately meaning lower work weights and thus lower strength gains, despite greater mass gains?
Jan
5
comment Chin-ups on a bar versus straps
Nice bar! Only one I've found locally in Australia is AUD180 with postage (150€). I'll check out the Home Depot equivalent this morning if I can get parts not requiring welding.
Jan
5
comment Why might assisted chin-ups not be recommended to build up to unassisted ones?
He also steers away from the assisted chin-up machines as well. I haven't seen his thoughts on partner assistance though.
Jan
5
comment Why might assisted chin-ups not be recommended to build up to unassisted ones?
He mentions it every now and again in his forum. I won't link as I'm pretty sure it requires login, but "Yes, ditch the band assisted chins lest you become extremely good at doing band assisted chins and little else.", "Band assisted chins are good for one thing, making you real good at doing band assisted chins.", and "If you're in a gym that has an assisted pullup machine, they probably have a pulldown setup. I like V handle pulldowns heavy and with good technique". I've never seen any reasoning beyond this. Of course I respect his experience, just interested in why it might be the case.
Jan
5
comment Are bent rows a good substitute for lat pulldowns?
Not sure how I missed that. My apologies. I'll read and edit is possible.
Jan
4
comment Why are kettlebells so expensive?
The trendy factor?
Jan
3
comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
+1 for the suggestion of becoming personally empowered to understand and handle the problem.
Jan
3
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.