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Just another software engineer. Longtime outdoor sports enthauist. Avid rock climber.


May
20
revised How to learn to do my first push ups without losing hope?
tried to get "first pushup" into title, to help other users find the question
May
20
comment How to learn to do my first push ups without losing hope?
Also, if needed, a person can do even greater inclines to reduce the strength required. For instance, pushups against a wall or counter top.
May
12
comment Should i go to gym i'm 15
The questions you're asking are very good ones, but they've been asked before, and covered in various posts. People might be voting to close your question because its a little redundant. If you have some specific reason why you think the existing questions about beginner weight lifting wouldn't apply to you, feel free to edit your question. :)
May
12
comment Should i go to gym i'm 15
Are you just asking if its appropriate for you to lift weights if you're 15/16? The answer is likely to be "yes", unless you have any existing medical problems or injuries, you're just at the age where most people (especially males) respond very well to weight training. As for what to do, this question/answer has a basic starting point: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/6828/…
May
10
revised Snapping/cracking in joints when moving
redundant wording
May
9
answered Snapping/cracking in joints when moving
May
9
comment Snapping/cracking in joints when moving
They should explain... it wasn't me. People here generally aren't comfortable with injury / physical therapy questions, because most people don't feel they can responsibly answer them over the internet.
May
9
comment Is long distance running harmful for women?
:) I didn't mean not to think... I just meant, if you really wanted to do distance running for its own sake as a sport (not for health reasons) and you had concern about losing muscle mass, there were ways to manage that.
May
8
revised Learning to lift my leg higher
grammatical fixes
May
8
answered Is long distance running harmful for women?
May
2
comment Abstain from exercise the day after a “drinking night”?
what is this exercise you're doing, that is messed up for days after a couple beers? have you tried just drinking more water, with and after your alcohol? dehydration is the main cause of moderate hangovers.
Apr
29
comment Muscle imbalances related to indoor rock climbing/bouldering and ways to fix them
also, Also, for all the pulling climbers do, the sport doesn't require them to maintain good thoracic posture (picture that in a pullup, you get a thoracic position automatically, as a function of gravity, whereas in a front squat / or a deadlift you have to exert muscles to maintain it). I think that lack of thoracic control (along with potential tightness in the pecs, which climbing also doesn't really do anything for) is what leads to the posture problem.
Apr
29
comment Muscle imbalances related to indoor rock climbing/bouldering and ways to fix them
I'm a climber with a mild hunched forward posture. Part of the picture is that climbers tend to hang on their arms fully extended, to preserve their strength for the key moves when they'll need it. You will keep your shoulder blade engaged most of the time when you're doing this, but you're still moving around on a highly extended arm. I think this leads to things being stretched in odd ways.
Apr
26
comment Tracking my diet without insane detail
for me, at least, the point of tracking my diet is just to become more aware of what I'm eating, and how it fits into larger goals (hey, that pizza I get on Friday night winds up being 20% of my weekly calories, maybe I should order something smaller), and not so much about hitting a certain caloric goal right on the head every day.
Apr
26
comment Tracking my diet without insane detail
sure? There are smartphone apps that let you track this stuff, and most of the have mechanisms to let you define "standard" meals, or get a quick list of recently eaten foots to re-add the next time you eat them. If you're eating the same things day after day and / or willing to be a little imprecise in your record keeping and quickly guestimate the quantity of food you ate (which would probably be accurate enough for most people), then no, it doesn't take 10 minutes to enter every meal.
Apr
24
revised Learning to lift my leg higher
added 6 characters in body
Apr
24
comment Learning to lift my leg higher
The cable leg raise other people mention seems to focus narrowly on one plane of motion, where the challenge in high stepping is as much about rotating your hips out and then possibly extending the foot from that rotated position. But I'm not an expert on this subject (just an ordinary climber).
Apr
24
comment Learning to lift my leg higher
I don't have any references for dynamic versions of the stretches I mention. Are there any out there (stretches or mobility drills) I could list (or start doing myself) that might help develop better dynamic range in the muscle groups I mention (froggies and chair stretches), with bodyweight / "leg weight"?
Apr
24
answered Learning to lift my leg higher
Apr
22
comment Learning to lift my leg higher
gregepperson.com/… This is a picture of what the guy's trying to do. The lead foot goes high, but also the hip opens out to the side (usually). It needs to be a slow, precise movement, or the lower foot will get knocked off the lower foothold. Its as much about developing flexibility in the hamstrings, hip flexors, and glutes as anything