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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.')


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.
Feb
1
comment Should the hip rotate before, during or after taking a step during a walking gait
@Kirk Are you actually asking about hip rotation, or hip flexion? "hinge at the hip" is referring to flexion
Feb
1
comment Should the hip rotate before, during or after taking a step during a walking gait
@JohnP disagree in as much as almost everyone who works in offices does have an odd imbalance in the form of absolute jank hip-mobility that they just don't get PT for until after it gets so bad they have pain or need surgery. Learning to walk with good mechanics is definitely worthwhile for people shlumping around with super tight hip flexors and permanently cranked turn-out.
Jan
23
comment Gymspeak for spotting
Honestly, if I agree to spot for you, and you're a complete stranger, and it's a weight that's heavy for me, yes I am going to help to get that bar into the locked out position if you start to struggle. I don't know the difference between "this is a hard one" and "HELP!" in your expression/body language, I don't know if you're the sort who's too proud to ask for help until it's too late. I've taken some responsibility for your safety and if you slip and crack a rib it will be "Where the &%^$ was his spotter?" all around the gym.
Jan
22
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
The basis of that author's argument appears to be "I don't think it's a great idea" and a bunch of "just-so" anecdotes
Dec
24
comment Does it matter if I use one kettle bell v.s two ?
That seems like it would change the mechanics of the movement significantly, I can't picture how I could widen my stance enough to swing two without them hitting the ground at the bottom! RKC swing or "cross-fit style" swing?
Dec
7
comment Weights before or after cardio session?
Not an answer to how to add weights to a workout program including 60-90 minutes of steady state cardio, but: one strongly recommends you look into combining strength and conditioning doing some circuit training instead of one then the other.
Dec
7
comment Is it possible to gain weight eating only fruits and vegetables?
"Fruits and Vegetables" is pretty broad. You could arrange that such that your caloric intake is almost nothing but pure sugar! That would certainly make anybody's body store fat.
Nov
23
comment Why would someone do Pilates as their main fitness activity?
It can. As I tried to allude in my second footnote, saying "Pilates" doesn't communicate much. It is not a trademarked term, control of the name was lost in court back when it took off around when the south beach diet was hot, etc. Anybody who wants to make a buck selling feel-good DVDs and pink dumbbells can put "Pilates" on their packaging, commercial gyms can offer "Pilates" classes taught by personal trainers with no actual training specifically in the Pilates method, etc. Being marketed as "Pilates" doesn't mean it's the exercise methods developed by Joseph Pilates and his students.
Nov
21
comment Why would someone do Pilates as their main fitness activity?
It is somewhat relevant to understand if you mean study pilates in a fully equipped studio under a good teacher, or doing mat-work only watching a DVD at home.
Nov
21
comment Using a rowing machine for abdominal muscles
It is also possible to modify your stroke on a rowing machine to recover using your core and hip fold instead of hauling yourself in with your hamstrings and momentum. Works great if you're just doing it for exercise and not practicing to actually race a boat.