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Aug
22
comment Rounding of the lower back while doing squats
Do you round your back with just the bar and no weight plates?
Aug
22
comment Should rep range be determined by muscle fiber composition?
@DaveLiepmann admittedly it's only speculation, but the content and advice differs so much from his earlier education of a bodybuilder that either it was ghost written or he intentionally wrote stuff he didn't believe in to confuse the competition
Aug
22
comment Should rep range be determined by muscle fiber composition?
That wasn't written by him, it was one of the ones that was ghostwritten.
Aug
22
comment Should rep range be determined by muscle fiber composition?
Are you sure that Arnold actually said that? He's been ghostwritten before, and his ghostwriters have sometimes said the opposite of what he said himself.
Aug
19
comment What kind of pants can help recovery from running?
Simply the lack of evidence that tights have any effect on post-run recovery, or well, anything.
Aug
18
comment What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?
@DaveLiepmann I would stick to low reps, 5 or less. I'm not sure about pushing a 2rm every time. maybe alternate between your 5rm for one set, and your 2rm the next week
Aug
18
comment What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?
It's not something I've ever tried, I just try bringing whatever I can up, but I would assume that depending on how quickly you recover, doing a set of deadlifts at your upper range of capability every 1-2 weeks should keep it from deteriorating.
Aug
17
comment What should i do if I miss a 5x5 session?
+1 progressive overload is progressive overload. stronglifts isn't magical, and I don't think Mehdi even sells it as such
Aug
15
comment Are you losing fat or fluids if you diet and drink alot?
Hard to tell, would need to do a body composition comparison. There's a third option though - muscle loss.
Aug
15
comment Gaining without workout
If eating food hasn't done it by now, it won't if you change your diet.
Aug
13
comment Are there any reasons not to blend different types of protein powder?
I doubt there would be any problems mixing them beyond problems that you might encounter from taking one of the mix ingredients individually. Usually lactose intolerant people can handle whey protein fine though, and it's the best (and cheapest) protein supplement, so I don't see a benefit to mixing either.
Aug
12
comment Side effects of doing half of a “doubled” workout
I'd lean towards doing half the workout producing better results for you long term because you won't need as much recovery time.
Aug
10
comment Stronglifts 5x5 and Rowing
If it's not that hard for you, I'd lean towards it being OK to maintain in your workout. Maybe scale the intensity back a bit while you're doing the weight lifting.
Aug
10
comment Stronglifts 5x5 and Rowing
Do you find rowing to be relatively easy or challenging?
Aug
9
comment How to manage inflammation in a resistance training program?
@BerinLoritsch the part that if you follow it you'll be fine. Myabe you're right that muscular inflammation won't specifically be a problem, but there's other factors in place.
Aug
8
comment How to manage inflammation in a resistance training program?
I wouldn't say that's necessarily true. Of course plenty of people do well on the program, but some people need more rest time than it prescribes.
Aug
8
comment Why can extreme athletes eat so many calories without health risk?
That actually brings up an interesting point, most people have some sort of internal governor that stops them from eating too much. Evidently if it doesn't kick in for Phelps, it's not too much for him.
Aug
7
comment Calf Muscle - Stiffness in calf muscle after running for long distance
It's not necessarily a bad thing, the people who have the best times for marathons don't measure as particularly flexible in the legs. It could be your body making appropriate adaptations.
Aug
7
comment Why can extreme athletes eat so many calories without health risk?
I'm serious, blaming cholesterol for atherosclerosis is like blaming firefighters for the charred remains of a burnt down house. High levels of LDL in the blood are indicative of a problem, but you don't get high levels of LDL from eating foods high in cholesterol. Cholesterol repairs damage to the arteries, not perfectly, but it's better than not repairing it at all. And your liver produces it anyway, so if you're doing/eating anything that leads to damage to your arteries, you'll get the high LDL in your blood either way.
Aug
7
comment Why can extreme athletes eat so many calories without health risk?
Cholesterol isn't bad for you any way, quite the opposite. Scientists misinterpreted what the data a meant and thought that cholesterol was bad. They've since corrected that mistake but it will take a while longer for everyone else to catch up on that issue.