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Jul
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answered Where to go after “mastering” 90 second planks?
Jul
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answered Snapping hip syndrome and running
Jul
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answered Combining weight-lifting (starting strength) with rockclimbing?
Jul
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answered 9 Weeks off Weights
Jul
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answered What type of physique is possible without use of steroids?
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Jul
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answered Why is my body shaking during certain exercises?
Jul
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comment Don't Understand Workout Schedule
I should add that Men's Health often features highly regarded coaches and trainers, but I already subscribe to more sites than I can read so I didn't download the pdf, but the blurb indicates that saving time is its goal (supersets are great for this). If you have only 20lb dumbells you superset flyes and benches. If only 80's, you do one arm wall push ups. @Robin
Jul
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answered Don't Understand Workout Schedule
Jul
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comment What is the “kernel” for a 4 decade training program for physical fitness?
Mike Mentzer, Bill Pearl, Vince Gironda,... I've read them all - of course the publisher's blurbs stress the differences, not what they agree on. They write for an audience that spends too much time in the gym talking and then doing too many exercises for too few muscles using ineffective form with pointless weight. Training to true failure requires experienced spotters. Training to technical failure requires experience and humility. Stopping just before that last possible good rep might be best, but...Then of course there is the issue of the perfect warm up. Oh, and of course steroids.
Jul
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comment What is the “kernel” for a 4 decade training program for physical fitness?
"Back in the day" we just kept fairly free form notebooks and then over time lost the books and/or just stopped keeping them having become know-it-alls. Now I'm a beginner again in that I'm in a new world of aches, strains, and injuries so I'm back to notebooks. New for me is a food diary with protein and calorie counts. I'm non-digital only because I've been a computer scientist forever. I found a notebook page from 1987 - I'm back to my best trained weight (joy!). I wish I had kept more.
Jul
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Jul
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answered Resuming workouts after 2 months. Any beginner workout suggestions?
Jul
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answered What are some good 5x5 programs I can follow?
Jul
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answered What is the “kernel” for a 4 decade training program for physical fitness?