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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.')


1d
comment Initial weight loss, followed by 2 weeks of inactivity
Hey if you think two hours/day + changing/travel time is something you can keep up for the rest of your life.... go for it. But if you don't change how you eat, then as soon as you let up on that, the weight starts coming back! (I might need to change careers to whatever you do to come up with that free time... :) )
1d
comment Initial weight loss, followed by 2 weeks of inactivity
You can't gain 6kg of fat in 2 weeks, it's nearly impossible. You can easily retain that much water however, it should come back out fast. More generally: You can't just keep eating the same way that made you overweight and try to exercise it away for the rest of your life, it just doesn't work. 1,000 calories/day is an insane amount of recreational cardio to try to keep up indefinitely as well. You need to learn to eat at a sustainable level. And spend a few weeks actually weighing and recording your food to find out just how accurate your "aim" is :)
Jan
22
comment Yoga for muscle imbalances?
Yoga under the close supervision of an expert teacher can help correct imbalances. Yoga in front of a DVD without even a mirror to see how janky your own shoulder position is, can just as easily reinforce bad movement. It's all relative.
Jan
9
comment Planking for posture - should I go for time or intensity?
My two cents, if your posture needs professional help, you should have a professional teach you and observe you doing plank variations or you're likely going to do it poorly and just reinforce bad shoulder position and spine position habits. (A good pilates instructor can teach you this a lot cheaper than a PT appointment)
Jan
2
comment Lost 30 lbs in 6-8 months. But need to bring down fat percentage
How are you measuring body fat? 23% @ 5'10"/164lbs Male sounds very high, unless you have quite a small frame.
Oct
24
comment How to engage chest muscles
First guess would be "I don't flare my elbows" is a lie you're telling yourself. Get into a position where your arm is blocked so that your forearm is forced to stay completely vertical and your elbow is unable to move in space. (e.g., go to the outside corner of a wall and press one forearm back into the wall so that it can't move around.) You should then absolutely feel the chest work (or discover that you don't have enough real shoulder extension to actually get into the bottom position with the chest activated.)
Sep
10
comment What exersise routine would I be able to do which would prepare me for pre-employment physical assessment outline below?
Define 'pre-employment'? Is this an assessment you have to pass or you already have the job and it's just an assessment? Ending up assigned to perform tasks you're not ready for because you "trained to the test" to get better marks in a few arbitrary measures might have long term consequences?
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
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
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
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.