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Jul
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comment Want to lose weight, need advice
Ignoring advice doesn't make much sense, that's like saying ignore any advice on fitness.se because it's partially correct and partially incorrect and there's no way of knowing which is true.
Jun
30
comment Having joint pain and “cracking” after getting back to working out with weights
Is English your second language? It's quite clear from my answer that I'm talking about personal experience. Also, a simple internet search will tell you what epsom salts are.
Jun
30
comment Are glucosamine tablets actually effective in building up cartilage in joints?
I'm not sure about actually building up cartilage, but I have heard more support for the idea that it helps prevent further cartilage loss.
Jun
30
comment Want to lose weight, need advice
I'd say it depends on the reason for the weight. For some people it's all diet and nutrition, for others it's all exercise, and for most people it'll be a combination of both.
Jun
30
comment Using a Foam Roller
If you want the scientific explanation, you sometimes need to do a lot of reading. There's no way to condense it without oversimplifying and having someone object to it based on the brief overview.
Jun
29
comment Can I do anything about an uneven six-pack?
I've been thinking about this myself, and my best idea is to look into some of Paul Chek's stuff. He's got a rather interesting video that goes into detail about the abs, and it'd be worth looking into whether the unevenness is due to postural imbalance throughout the body.
Jun
29
comment How can I avoid building a lot of muscle while gaining strength
Yes and no. Initially strength gains will happen with no increase in muscle size, because it's neuromuscular. Then strength gains will happen along with increases in muscle size. After that, size will plateau unless you're deliberately working on size, and strength gains will continue, albeit at a slower rate than before.
Jun
28
comment Intervals for water intake with Creatine consumption?
2 gallons might be too much, but insufficient water intake, particularly with exercise that causes sweating has in a couple cases killed people taking creatine, so you definitely want to know what the right balance for it is.
Jun
28
comment Increasing Carrying Capacity
Ah, that definitely does help things. Since some people find optimal workouts if they're doing them very heavy are once every 7-10 days, even a program with light days mixed in with heavy days would benefit people like that if the rest days are increased.
Jun
28
comment What are good books on muscle building heavily based on science?
Easy, work out for a bit so that your muscles do grow, then see how long your muscle bellies are. If they're short, you're screwed and will never match up to him, even with steroids. If they're long, you have a chance. That's simply a result of observation, which is the scientific method, but not done by scientists.
Jun
28
comment Intervals for water intake with Creatine consumption?
I don't know the answer, but I'd also have a question about salt. Would you need extra salt to balance all the water out to avoid getting hyponatremia?
Jun
28
comment Increasing Carrying Capacity
The Texas Method proposed in Starting Strength is similar to Stronglifts 5x5, they suggest 3x/week. That can work quite well for the first two weeks, but you might find quite soon after the first two weeks that having just 1-2 rest days between workouts is insufficient and you'll have to switch to 2-3 rest days and eventually 3-4 rest days. This will depend on how your body adapts and how well suited your environment is to recovering. As long as you're increasing the weight at a steady pace, you're not taking things too easily. By far the greatest risk is overtraining.
Jun
27
comment What other changes should I make to my weightraining plan and diet to continue losing belly fat?
I suppose you could look at it that way.
Jun
27
comment What other changes should I make to my weightraining plan and diet to continue losing belly fat?
You should really split this up into multiple questions. One specific issue at a time.
Jun
27
comment What are good books on muscle building heavily based on science?
Finally, try finding any scientific study that lasts more than 8 weeks, let alone 12. 8 certainly isn't long enough to draw any good conclusions, and 12 really isn't either.
Jun
27
comment What are good books on muscle building heavily based on science?
Also, the nature of scientific research precludes being able to research things in a manner that's representative of real world usage. Did Arnold Schwarzenegger become a powerlifting champion turned bodybuilding champion by only following rigourously tested scientific research? Did Arthur Jones only follow rigourously tested scientific research in training Casey Viator and Sergio Oliva? No and no. The best results come from those who followed intuition, trial and error and scientific research.
Jun
27
comment What are good books on muscle building heavily based on science?
I'm saying scientific research says nothing more than what it says, while people try to infer a lot more out of it. Any scientific research only really makes observations on the people that were studied, and how it applies to you really depends on how closely you match up with the people who were studied. Anecdotes are equivalent to a scientific study where N=1, and depending on how closely you match up with the persong giving the anecdote, it's more valuable to you than the scientific research where N=20.
Jun
27
comment What should I look for in a (beginner) rock climbing shoe?
Yes it does, look for shoes that don't have symmetrical lacing.
Jun
27
comment Is it safe to do jogging on asphalt?
That's the propper way to walk, I'm not suggesting it for running. Any walk that doesn't involve heel-outside-ball is incorrect. Talk to a chiropractor or other such health professional if you won't believe me. There's nothing wrong with supination and pronation as long as you do both in a single step, they're both natural parts of walking.
Jun
27
comment I have extremely bad posture, what can I do?
I'm addressing problems with your answer. Claiming that knee injuries from squats is BS is disingenuous. Sure, if done properly /most/ people can do them safely, but that's not the same thing as all. Taking into account the outliers by not pre-emptively dismissing them is characteristic of a good answer.