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Software Engineer specializing in .NET and SQL Server.


Jun
5
comment How to build muscle strength without exercise?
What does your diet look like? I was never able to gain wait until I started a 3500-4000 calorie a day diet, with 100-200 grams of protein.
Sep
25
comment Calories needed to gain weight?
Once I hit 220 I went off the 3500 a day diet.
Oct
1
comment Blurry vision after exercise?
No nothing like that.
Sep
19
comment How to prepare for exercise at high altitude?
Great answer, thanks. I'm assuming that my morning coffee doesn't qualify as a "high dose of caffeine"? If it does, I could be in trouble...
Aug
22
comment Where can I find instructions for doing back squats correctly?
I guess it would be called a back squat.
Aug
13
comment Cons of doing all the Starting Strength “Practical Programming Novice Program” exercises on the same day?
lol yeah, it looks like it
Aug
13
comment Cons of doing all the Starting Strength “Practical Programming Novice Program” exercises on the same day?
No, doing them on different days.
Aug
13
comment Cons of doing all the Starting Strength “Practical Programming Novice Program” exercises on the same day?
So if I started alternating press and bench press you wouldn't see a problem?
Aug
13
comment Cons of doing all the Starting Strength “Practical Programming Novice Program” exercises on the same day?
Yes I have intentionally left out power cleans. I'm hoping to include them at some point down the road, but I'd like to get someone who knows what they are doing to help me make sure i'm doing them correctly. The workout above is not in the book as far as I can tell. The closest version would be on page 296 of the 3rd edition. The one I posted is from the Starting Strength website. You can get to it through the link I posted.
Jun
29
comment Any suggestions on how I could improve my workout routine?
Alright, well you're not the first person I've heard about the Starting Strength program from, so i think I will give that a shot. Thanks for all your help!
Jun
29
comment Any suggestions on how I could improve my workout routine?
@DaveLiepmann, I have updated with starting weight/current weight. I've been doing this for about 2 months. It seems like I am making good progress in the stuff I do every day. I feel like I'm getting stronger, but still no weight gain. This is typical of what has happened in the past when I worked out.
Jun
29
comment Any suggestions on how I could improve my workout routine?
Regarding "Planning for progression", I typically do 8 when I move up in weight and 12 right before I move up in weight. It doesn't have anything to do with how I feel, I just try to go until I can't go anymore. I usually know what weight I will be doing when I walk into the gym, I will update my question with the weights I am doing currently.
Jun
29
comment Any suggestions on how I could improve my workout routine?
Awesome response, thanks Sancho. I don't know if this will make a difference, but just to clarify, I wasn't out of shape before. I had been doing a "Body Pump" (you can google for details) class at my gym 2x a week for about a year and half. It's lighter weight with a lot of reps. I was getting more definition, but not gaining any weight. Based on this would you still say I still need to build up a base of strength?