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Nov
14
answered (How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Taking BCAAs before workouts - carbs or no carbs?
Nov
12
comment How to train, eat and relax in the week before my first marathon
It's still taper. I voted to close as too broad, and it's also primarily opinion based. No two people taper alike, and what works for one person may destroy another person's race. Tapering is highly individual. And not to be snide, but this is probably something you should have thought about and asked long before now.
Nov
11
revised What's the deal with 'inner' and 'outer' abdominals?
Minor spelling changes
Nov
11
comment Why are there so many exercises in bodybuilder workouts?
Bodybuilders do so many different exercises to try and ensure that they have complete development throughout the entire muscle, as well as hitting all the support groups. When you hit the 1-3% bodyfat level that they aim for during competitions, you want every muscle available to be visible.
Nov
11
comment Why are there so many exercises in bodybuilder workouts?
If you are working for strength, compound movements are best. If you are going for size, it really doesn't matter if you do compound or isolation first.
Nov
11
answered What's the deal with 'inner' and 'outer' abdominals?
Nov
8
comment Muscles fibres, hypertrophy and energy systems
MMmm....yes and no. You can really only have one type of fiber per motor unit. So, if you need a weak contraction, only type 1 fibers may be activated. The more intense, the more you recruit, but it's going to be a mixed bag, just like muscle composition. In more intense contractions, the faster fibers will get recruited first, but it's on the order of microseconds ahead of the other fibers.
Nov
8
answered Any authoritative references on nutrition?
Nov
7
answered Does depression have a big impact on an individual's exercise results?
Nov
7
comment Muscles fibres, hypertrophy and energy systems
@DaveLiepmann - You are correct. ATP-PC is basically used for high power, very short duration activities and relies on ATP already available in the muscle. This could be full body, like in a 100 yd sprint, or isolated as in a 3 rep maximum bench press. Once you pass the threshold, you move into the glycolitic (moderate duration/intensity) and down into oxidative (long duration, low intensity).
Nov
7
revised Muscles fibres, hypertrophy and energy systems
Slight change to the true name, ATP-PC
Nov
7
comment do low oxygen levels effect fat burn and/or muscle strengthening?
@kinyo - I did misread the question, but I can't find any studies suggesting that hyperoxia increases fat oxidation. I only found the one suggesting the opposite.
Nov
7
comment How can I increase bicep width?
What have your measurements gone from/to?
Nov
7
answered do low oxygen levels effect fat burn and/or muscle strengthening?
Nov
6
comment How does the handstand compare to the plank for abdominal training?
Mmmmm, I might beg to differ. Even when standing, the muscles controlling the toes up through the lower leg are activating to keep balance. In a perfect handstand, the muscles in the fingers/forearms are taking over this role. And yes, that is nitpicking fine details. :)
Nov
6
comment How does the handstand compare to the plank for abdominal training?
This. When in a handstand position, your abs are basically contracting just enough to keep balance and position, even when unassisted. In a plank, you are constantly contracted to work against gravity. You get much more stability from your skeleton in a proper handstand than you do in a plank position. (Handstand is basically just vertical walking, you don't contract your abs all the time for walking either.)
Nov
4
answered What is the difference between cadence and tempo in spinning?
Nov
3
comment Body weight leg exercises for mass
Just curious, why body weight exercises specifically?