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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.
Dec
8
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
Although Rippetoe recommends GOMAD for those wishing to put on weight, I have 2L (0.5 gallon) of low-fat milk on workout days for the protein. I rarely reach 1g protein per pound body weight but don't mind having non-optimal strength gains. I don't feel my recovery is hampered but I'm only squatting and deadlifting around body weight at this stage, so it's probably not an issue yet.
Dec
8
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
The variant is GreySkull LP, if that's what you're asking, but only for the training side--I didn't purchase SWOLE, their eating plan to pack on muscle without fat.
Dec
5
comment A linear progression v-taper program
Phrak's variant - I'm glad you posted as it gives me confidence I've pieced everything together well. I like to hit 13+ reps before doubling the weight increase as I don't wish to eat for optimal strength gains. I see he does rows where I do Ez-curls, I may have to consider that at some stage.
Dec
4
comment Will grip strength automatically increase with deadlift?
yes you're sort of right come to think of it Berin, Greyskull wants you to stop when you think you won't be able to do another rep. My question void.
Dec
4
comment Improving freestyle swimming pace
Not to mention how hard it is to take video at a public pool. First time I tried with my phone I was told to put the camera away.
Dec
4
comment Will grip strength automatically increase with deadlift?
My last set (Greyskull) is AMRAP so generally I don't know when my last rep was until I've failed the next one. I guess doing the 10-15s on last rep of the last warmup wouldn't be advisable, and after the last set, I'm dead. Any alternative, or just forget the 10-15s bit?
Dec
4
comment Will grip strength automatically increase with deadlift?
No sweaty hands here either, it's more of a strength thing I think than friction. Gym has a dark carpet too, not sure they'd be too happy, but that Dry Hands stuff if sweat ever becomes a problem.
Dec
4
comment Will grip strength automatically increase with deadlift?
Lifting 210 pounds, weigh about the same, 6ft tall, simple overhand grip as in Berin's first picture.
Nov
29
comment I have extremely bad posture, what can I do?
Laptops are notoriously bad for this.
Nov
27
comment Effect of Sex/Male Orgasm on Athletic Performance
It will if you've got a big game the next day.
Nov
21
comment Should I concentrate on leg lengthiness exercises first or leg thickening exercises first?
Only posture correction (if out) can make you taller. Gaining more muscle will actually make you look shorter.
Nov
15
comment Which are examples of “higher intensity cardio”?
For a moment I read your peak heart rate at 224!