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Jul
31
comment What exercise would get heart pumping fast very quickly?
ANY high intensity work on ANY movement will get your heart pumping fast. Whether it be a treadmill, bike, swimming, running, lifting, squatting quickly at your desk chair, throws elbows in the bedroom or punching your Project Manager in the face repeatedly will reap a fast pumping heart. Hope you get my drift here...
Jul
31
comment What can I do to gain weight?
@DaveLiepmann BMI is a bunch of BS I believe. The morphology of each individual is so varying and different you can't compare yourself to a scaled chart. Bottom line is regular activity and a balanced diet develops the healthy individual. Going into science for sedentary computer junkies is a waste of time IMO. First go out and lift, run, swim, jump, eat clean then worry about figures like BMI...
Nov
14
comment Why are my traps not growing?
@DustinDavis for example in a set of 6x4, base your set weights on your 4 rep max for that day. the last set should be at your 4 rep max
Nov
9
comment Widen chest area (side)
a TON of pullovers
Nov
9
comment Why are my traps not growing?
they aint growin cuz u aint lifting heavy enough! hit it hard with clean shrugs, snatches, cleans, squats, etc, full body movements that will get you bigger and stronger overall.
Nov
9
comment Loosening tight muscles?
try lots of pause squats Ass to Grass style focusing on good posture..
Nov
9
comment Getting stronger without gaining muscle
Getting stronger without gaining muscle is purely based on working the neural adaptation process (90+% training, low reps, high rest). To maintain strength/power in the weight room lift 1 x a week at 90%+ on a major full body lift like a power clean or back squat.
Aug
31
comment If you consume a lot of protein but don't exercise does it go to waste?
Short answer...yes; the excess protein that the body can't digest will turn into fat.
Aug
28
comment Rounding of the lower back while doing squats
i'd also suggest a TON of reverse hyperextensions, make that a staple in your training diet
Aug
28
comment Presses or squats first?
extremely simple answer which hits the nail exactly on the head concerning this question...
Aug
23
comment What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?
I can't quote specifically where I found this, but this is a the best structure I learned and have made the most gains from. This does have some relation to a bit to the conjugate method where every 3 weeks it would be advisable to change up the exercises, sets and reps. I however have not added max-effort days each and every week for this type of training. Also I didn't include all the olympic lifts performed before the core lift which make a big difference. This type of training allows you adequate rest and recovery and makes you hit the lifts hard which not only maintains but gains...
Aug
23
comment What can improve external shoulder rotation while squatting?
take a tennis ball and roll out all areas of your deltoid as much as you can. do this everyday for 6 weeks
Aug
23
comment Rounding of the lower back while doing squats
squeeze your shoulder blades together like you holding a $100 bill between your shoulder blades, punch chest up on ascent, force your knees out, point toes out slightly, put your elbows into the hips...focus just on that, then come back in 4-5 weeks and tell us if u still round ur back
Aug
20
comment Is there a difference between the benefits from extra sets or extra reps?
add a lot of calisthenics to your workouts (situps, pushups, dips, pullups). Those are a great introduction to fitness and well-being.
Aug
14
comment Why do experienced lifters work up to a heavy set, then do a final, lighter set?
this type of training is highly effective. We would call it PAP...post activation potentiation. If timed and done right with the correct lifts, especially with the squat, clean and bench your nervous system is ready to fire at an extremely high level and you could get a personal record in a throw, jump or even sprint... There are many ways of utilizing this kind of training but it is important to work in your neural adaptation phase of 90% or more of your max to maximize your potential. Olympic Weightlifters (esp. russian, bulgarians) do this before their competition lift...
Aug
4
comment How do I train my calf muscles?
@RobinAshe Please check out Joe Defranco's page (defrancostraining.com) and books highlighting the importance of strength training which improves your vertical and 40 yard dash. He provides plenty of examples of all the NFL athletes he trains that improve their 40 and their vert by really focusing on box squats, trap bar deadlifts and weighted box jumps (he actually doesn't like olympic movements because he considers it a waste of time to learn opposed to just getting the body ready to fire with other basic movements).
Aug
2
comment How do I train my calf muscles?
Speed and vertical jump go hand in hand buddy. Typically when your speed increases (by this I mean 30/40/50M) your vertical increase as well. Depending on your genetic potential you can only reach a certain level of speed & hops. You can either find a way to push past your genetic potential within a short time period (steroids), or train for 5-6 years to make slight improvements. Sure Rippletoe might have some input and some credibility, a book is a book.
Aug
2
comment How to reduce weight after quitting smoking
try this... for 21 days STRAIGHT substitute all liquids you take in with WATER / H20 / Aqua... don't touch milk, beer, juice, just drink a ton of water with whatever you are eating. keep it as simple as possible. then next step could be at every meal you have, only eat 1 handful of carbohydrates whatever it is for 21 days straight.
Aug
2
comment Need help with lower back pain while on stronglifts 5x5
tons of reverse hyperextensions... i believe you body is going through a severe adaptation phase with squatting. this happens to everyone, even professional athletes. lower back pain/tightness typically happens after the first 3-6 week cycle in a prolonged period of rest from squatting in many athletes (by prolonged i mean 6-8 weeks and typically the squatting is over 315pounds for a basic 5x6-8 starting cycle)
Aug
2
comment How does one “grind down” calluses?
+1 for the Dremel tool!