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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.')


Jun
27
comment Collar bone visibility issue
Sounds more like posture and mobility issue than needing to hide jacked up should position behind even more muscle :)
Jun
26
comment Running out of energy before feeling muscle stress
+100 "spiking" treats totally defeats the purpose of the diet. If you want treats, add regular small treats keeping yourself under ~30g total carbs on a given day.
Jun
23
comment Achieving the perfect body shape
If you don't want to add muscle mass, don't eat extra food. If you don't want big shoulders, don't do shoulder isolation exercises. The only reason you think it's more complicated than that is people trying to sell you something told you so. Dudes with huge shoulders worked hard for years for that. Why do people seem to think they accidentally lifted a barbell over their head one day and "oops" woke up the next morning "bulky."
Jun
16
comment How much should I worry about eating more when exercising?
If your goal is to lose weight, you may want to eliminate one of the most calorie-dense foods in all of nature, tree nuts, from your regular snacking and eat something that fills you up :)
Jun
16
comment Chest bench press using a machine
You didn't say what you've been doing for 1.5 yrs. Perhaps you simply have weak deltoids relative to triceps and chest after 1.5 yrs of machine-constrained transverse presses that don't require frontal stabilization?
Jun
13
comment What is the maximum weight which adjustable dumbell handles can take?
standard 10lbs plates are much larger in circumference than a 40lbs hex dumbell, you cannot hold it as close to your body. This will either limit range or change the path of movement. Consider a row, you can't pull it right up into your armpit like with a regular dumbell, the plate will hit your shoulder much sooner. It's just a thing to consider.
Jun
11
comment What is the maximum weight which adjustable dumbell handles can take?
bear in mind 10lbs plates on a dumbbell handle can noticeably reduce your range of motion compared to regular hex dumbbells in some movements.
May
12
comment Compound exercise routine using dumbell
I think you will get much better results following a good bodyweight program than trying to do a barbell program using dumbbells.
Apr
17
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... :) )
Apr
17
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.)