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Aug
18
comment 26 old 6 height 105 LBS. Worried about my weight
I would recommend getting medical advice. This seems dangerously underweight, and I would not be surprised if there is an underlying medical issue. You have a BMI of 14.24 which is way under the underweight category (18.5).
Jul
30
comment How does muscle confusion work?
Is "not terribly well" a valid answer?
Jul
30
comment Do I just have to forget about lifting weights?
Not pointless: important to maintain. Without weightlifting you will burn muscle to fuel your body, rather than fat.
Jul
29
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Jul
25
comment How to get stronger without increasing fitness?
Why don't you like starting strength? Have you done any kind of linear progression? You might be interested in Texas Method or 5-3-1 if you think you are "beyond" starting strength, but really, if you can progress 15 pounds on the major lifts every week, why not do that for as long as you can?
Jul
23
comment Should cows milk be avoided during periods of heavy exertion?
The milk almost certainly curdles in your stomach. Not to say this is a bad thing. I eat farmer's cheese (acid curdled milk) all the time. I think this is part of why milk "fills you up" more than other liquids: it is becoming a solid in your gut. This is all speculation, of course.
Jul
21
comment Need to gain strength to gain muscle?
@Samuel The chart wouls seem to suggest that you should alternate between the 1-3 rep range for myobilrillar hypertrophy and the 20 rep range for sarcoplasmic hypertrophy.
Jun
21
comment Tried and true at home workout?
It would be pretty easy to manufacture a dip belt yourself if you cannot order one. If you do not feel comfortable doing that, and you want to pursue strength through bodyweight exercises only, please do not just do a million situps and pushups. You will need to progressively increase the load by changing the exercises, as I mention in the last paragraph of my post above. Check out reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/comments/25kxq1/… for some routines.
Jun
20
comment Tried and true at home workout?
For weighted dips and pullups you will need a dip belt, some plates, and (eventually) a loading pin. The dip belt will also allow you to perform the hip belt squat as well, so these three exercises will give you a totally complete strength work out. It seems simple, but strength is simple. This is not optimal, but it is probably as close to optimal as you will get without the use of a barbell.
Jun
20
comment Tried and true at home workout?
a lot of skill in addition to strength. If you follow the advice of Omar above, you will not get stronger. His recommendation does not even include any exercise for the lats at all!
Jun
20
comment Tried and true at home workout?
@Dirk101: The most important part of what I wrote above is that to make strength gains (not endurance gains), you need to incrementally increase the load. If you just do more pushups and situps, you will not get stronger: you will just have more muscular endurance. That is why for upper body, in your situation, the easiest way to get stronger is to use weighted dips and chins, which you can add a little weight to each time. A bodyweight routine where you have increasing difficulty of poses is also possible for strength building, but will involve
Jun
17
answered Tried and true at home workout?
Jun
17
comment Tried and true at home workout?
Are you sure you have barbells (eight foot long bars), and not dumbells (one held in each hand)?
Jun
7
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Jun
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revised Any exercises to strengthen and lift foot arches?
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May
30
answered Any exercises to strengthen and lift foot arches?
May
27
comment How reliable are compact squat racks and foldable benches
I would like to mention that if you are a healthy male, you will likely exceed these weights within the first few months of training, if you are training consistently.
May
16
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May
16
answered Chalice Squat Variation - Safe and Effective?
May
12
comment Not gaining strength, even after following routine, diet, exercise, sleep, etc
Eat more. Sleep more. Add weight to the bar. You say you do not have a program: what are you doing? How often do you add weight?