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Jul
14
comment What is the “kernel” for a 4 decade training program for physical fitness?
@fredob i believe "kernels" should broken up into aerobic output activities such as swimming, running, biking and anaerobic activities in weightlifting which consist of the core lifts (press, squats and deads). Put that into a program and you'll always be fit.
Jul
14
comment Bench pressing and deadlift on even days, squat and pull up on odd days. Is this all I need?
@mugetsu try Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program. It addresses squats, deadlifts, presses (bench and military) with an extremely simplistic setup. Perfect for people who just want to get strong and "buffer". Follow the program for 5 years, dedicate yourself to eating right then come back to this forum and let us know some updates. ;-)
Jul
12
comment Neural Adaptation Training vs. Hypertrophy Training?
@DaveLiepmann gotcha. I wanted to pick the brains of this community before I come to a conclusion so I thank you for your responses. I did go off a question orgy with the last one addressing a fairly different aspect compared to the previous.
Jul
11
comment Neural Adaptation Training vs. Hypertrophy Training?
first off thank you for your response. this is an excellent analysis where you couple neural training to become basically a reflex. Yes after doing the exercise over and over again the body becomes accustomed to the levels of stress and that's when big breakthrough and personal records can occur in events such as track and field. Your last paragraph is exactly what I am looking for but didn't have the words like you did to explain. Basically if you gain more muscle through hypertrophy training, can that result in a higher magnitude of fast twitch muscle fibers?
Jul
11
comment Neural Adaptation Training vs. Hypertrophy Training?
@JohnP please let me know what you believe I should edit or single out which would interest you more. This question can get very broad...I agree.
Jul
11
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Jul
10
comment Nutrition while dancing Salsa
Christian, eat all the german quality food you want. You can buy weight gainers, creatine and some protein powders at your local supermarket if you really don't feel like cooking HUGE meals each and every time. There is no "secret", just hard work put into eating. You have a beautiful dilemma opposed to most Americans facing obesity so go hog wild on any kind of food. Bfast, lunch and dinner should be a good amount and throw in some snacks every now and then.
Jul
10
comment Nutrition while dancing Salsa
Sounds like he should be going on a heavy dosage of McDonalds and KFC! The more fat the better!
Jul
10
comment Resuming workouts after 2 months. Any beginner workout suggestions?
Agreed! Depending on your previous work capacity in the weight room and training in general he might bounce back to his previous shape within 2-3 weeks. Concept called "old man's strength", where the body remembers a specific weight, body composition. The human body is essentially a habit machine and that's what makes it hard to do technical improvements in sports mainly because you want to go back to old habits...hence athletes train 4-5 hours a day trying to overcome their techniqual habits.
Jul
10
comment How much weight would I need to gain if I increased my deadlift by 50 pounds?
Technique baby! Force your knees out on the pull so the bar is more in line with your hips (thus the bar travels in a straighter path = less work), keep that chest up on the pull and at the starting position flex your lats and imagine there is a $100 bill you are squeezing together with you shoulder blades (keep that position the whole time). Your deadlift will skyrocket considering you don't have good technique. :-)
Jul
10
comment Should i do cardio or weights first?
it seems t-nation is just the answer to every question posted on this forum! imagine if we had an administrator from their forums check these answers. You'd see backlinks all day every day.
Jun
27
comment Are quick recovery supplements worth using?
Agree 100% with you JohnP. Chocolate milk is an absolute winner when it comes to price, carb to protein ratio and obtainability. Not to mention it tasks great and really spikes that insulin effectively (from the sugar) to allow an insurgence of nutrients into your muscles.
Jun
27
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Jun
27
comment I have extremely bad posture, what can I do?
@RobinAshe sounds like a bunch of BS but i respect your input on saying squats can be dangerous. Yes, with improper form and physical obstacles forcing you not to sit deeper than you do on the toilet, squats can make or break or day. Still IMO the best exercise on the face of the planet. Any athlete who squats ATG controlled and correctly has excellent mobility.
Jun
27
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Jun
25
comment What rotational-strength exercise should I incorporate into my training?
@BackInShapeBuddy thanks buddy! Increase that torque flexibility to get more distance on your golf drive! (just one of many sports it helps) ;-)
Jun
22
comment Are squats necessary to reduce body weight?
plus one for the sitting toilets comment!
Jun
22
comment Are there any harmful side effects to working out just your arms?
my young friend, at 15 years old this will not really make a substantial difference at the moment. Your still developing and I am sure (hope!) that you are especially active. Play around with different movements but focus more on sports instead of lifting for right now in all honestly.
Jun
22
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Jun
22
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