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Cleaner [klee-ner] adj
1. characteristic valued by a programmer's personal preference for something that cannot otherwise be justified using accepted Software Engineering principles: This approach increases cyclomatic complexity and reduces encapsulation. It's cleaner, do it.

(Dear haters,
No, I don't think I'm smarter than Robert C. Martin. I think that people who write the kind of code Mr Martin preaches don't need to resort to using "cleaner" as a bludgeon. They can explain naturally and fluidly how a particular solution follows the practices, patterns and principles that make for 'clean code.')


Aug
27
awarded  Yearling
Aug
20
comment Which type of Yoga focuses more on flexibility?
In the same way any other movements that challenge strength interfere with recovery. Unless the OP is either already easily doing things like hand-stand-pushups and pistol squats for high reps, or purposely goes to a class below his or her level that is not challenging, Ashtanga series will challenge strength.
Jul
12
comment I'm in need of guidance for apettite control
Vegetables vegetables vegetables. It is not humanly possible to consume enough broccoli to maintain body weight at your size :)
Jul
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?
Jul
11
comment Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?
Updated, not a professional myself (hence originally posted as a comment) but with a reference to a book by one ;)
Jul
11
revised Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?
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Jul
11
comment Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?
Haha, there you go, I had left it in the comment since I didn't have much to say about the second half of the question :)
Jul
11
answered Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?
Jul
11
comment Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?
I look at it as, they're competing in a sport with a completion criteria of chin-over-bar for reps/time. If the participants understand that they're taking on a certain level of risk of certain types of injuries training for this type of competition, that's their business. People risk straining muscles kicking soccer balls too, but they accept the risk because they want to participate in a competition that involves kicking. (A particular coach not being clear that this is a reps-for-time technique and not also teach correct sctrict form for strength training, that's a diff issue.)
Jun
22
comment Push-up complement
In the sense that a pushup is a shoulder extension exercise, then the bird in indeed complementary in that it is a shoulder flexion exercise. People usually mean working the opposing muscle groups though.
May
30
comment push up routine for lean and toned chest
The difference is what goes in your mouth, not how the pushup routine goes. If you don't want to gain new muscle mass, don't eat extra food for your body to make it out of.
May
23
comment Body fat still the same even though losing weight
I just said that to reinforce that the problem is with the measurements, not you. If tracking that # is really meaningful to you it may be worthwhile to find a gym or clinic that has a hydrostatic tub and pay to get a real number over 4 mos or 6 mos or whatever.
May
23
comment Body fat still the same even though losing weight
If you've really lost 108-144 lbs and are not completely shredded at this point, simple math says either the initial 40% was a very low estimate or you're 7 feet tall.
May
8
comment Is long distance running harmful for women?
I think the point is that "run endlessly" is a lousy way to "get fit" if your goal is "get fit." If you enjoy running and want to be a marathoner, there are certainly far more harmful things you could be doing with your time.
Apr
26
comment Tracking my diet without insane detail
I weigh all of my meals.. I would estimate the time cost at like 30-60 seconds per meal. What could you possible spend 10 minutes on?
Mar
5
comment Protein supplementation when doing conditioning on caloric deficit
"I cant really control accurately my calorie and protein intake" how is anybody supposed to be able to figure out if you're supplementing correctly then? Just because your diet isn't based on "counting" doesn't mean you can't keep a food journal. I don't do any counting either, I eat a restricted menu based on appetite, but I still keep a detailed journal of what I actually ate so I can look at the end of the week and see how much actual protein etc was consumed.
Feb
13
comment What is the exercise called that works your and inner thighs while on your back?
There isn't really anything "Vague, broad, or half-remembered" about the description in the question, it is clear, concise, and easy to identify for anyone with knowledge in the field. Wanting to learn about the correct way to perform a clearly described movement is certainly practical and answerable.
Feb
4
comment Breaking down on Starting Strength
Rhomboid area is frequently a referral form the neck, do you do your Scalene stretches?
Feb
2
comment Should the hip rotate before, during or after taking a step during a walking gait
@Kirk don't have an answer for you, as I am by no means an expert on human movement patterning. As a student of it, I can say I have never been taught or read that anything other than knees forward, feet straight is mechanically correct desirable positioning. Don't know why one should introduce hip rotation to walking if you don't need it and are already comfortably walking with a straight knee and ankle. What was your source for the assertion in the original question? I would like to read it.
Feb
2
comment Should the hip rotate before, during or after taking a step during a walking gait
Fair enough, I will remove that, as it is indeed more of a glib comment than an actual answer.