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


Apr
22
comment Learning to lift my leg higher
Once you've placed a foot on a high hold, do you have issues rocking over onto it without your hips pushing you off the wall, or are your problems just with getting the foot on the hold in the first place? For me they always go hand & hand, and the answers below (developing stronger lliopsas) wouldn't fully improve my ability to use high footholds.
Apr
21
comment I am skinny, would joining a gym make me skinnier?
At this gym, are you going to be doing cardiovascular exercise, or weight lifting and strength training? Cardiovascular activities will tend to make you skinner, weight lifting and strength training will tend to make you bigger and stronger.
Apr
19
comment is there any need to wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth) while doing gym workout
I'm with @DForck42. I live in the US. This is not something American weight lifters do (don't wear this restrictive garment, and also don't go out of their way to wear briefs, or other tight underwear). I'm not the right person to write a bio-mechanical explaination of why they wouldn't help. If you want to avoid hernias, make sure that you're lifting appropriate amounts of weight.
Apr
11
comment Crossfit Times MWF or TWTh
off the top of my head, it would seem like 4 days off is long enough to slightly lose some conditioning, and 3 days back to back is so close that you might not get a chance to recover between workouts. Is that what you think you're experiencing? If so, then, no, its probably not in your head. :)
Apr
10
revised Is it safe for high heart rate for extended periods?
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Apr
10
comment Is it safe for high heart rate for extended periods?
If you're really after medical advice about heart health and high intensity endurance training, you may need to go to a pure cycling forum, or a medical forum (or a doctor). :( The people on this site tend to be strength-training focused, and tend to give good answers on health and heavy weight lifting... I think your question falls a little outside of what the people here tend to be best at, but I may be wrong.
Apr
10
comment Will squats/running/etc cause knee injury when we age?
Any kind of exercise COULD cause an injury, and swimming is no different. With swimming, you tend to see more shoulder problems.
Apr
10
revised Is it safe for high heart rate for extended periods?
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Apr
10
answered Is it safe for high heart rate for extended periods?
Apr
9
comment Is it safe for high heart rate for extended periods?
by 80%, he probably means 80% of his max heart rate, something like 150-170 beats per minute. Many cyclists would consider 110-120 to be a casual pace, and 170 or so a serious effort.
Apr
5
comment Are there good cardio workouts which do NOT stress the knees?
sure. unless you lived w/in 15 minutes of a body of water, it wouldn't work out for regular exercise.
Apr
4
comment Are there good cardio workouts which do NOT stress the knees?
but canoeing / kayaking may be a good idea
Apr
4
comment Are there good cardio workouts which do NOT stress the knees?
not to be argumentative, but I find that rowing machines aggravate my knee. maybe this isn't a common experience.
Mar
26
comment What are the best exercises to have bigger/stronger arms but bold/firm hips and thighs?
@MarcoLeblanc - no, I must have come off wrong. I wanted to re-assure her that no one here would encourage her to lose weight, if that's not what she wanted. My 2nd comment was a link to a general strength training Q&A. I meant to ask if that's what she was looking for, or had very specific body-builder-ish goals
Mar
26
comment What are the best exercises to have bigger/stronger arms but bold/firm hips and thighs?
Do you just want to get generally stronger and more muscular? This may address your interests: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/6828/…
Mar
26
comment What are the best exercises to have bigger/stronger arms but bold/firm hips and thighs?
don't worry about weightloss advice - this site tends to have a bias towards gaining muscle mass and strength training. :)
Mar
26
revised How can you bicycle for some hours three times per week without losing weight?
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Mar
26
answered How can you bicycle for some hours three times per week without losing weight?
Mar
25
comment What are some signs of overtraining?
+1, for "compulsive need to exercise"
Mar
14
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