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Dec
22
comment Weight gaining diet for vegetarian
A huge +1 for legumes and avocados. As a vegetarian I depend on multiple servings a day of these to get my base level of protein each day and calories for each day.
Oct
9
comment Dumbbell weight training for distance running
I disagree with your disagreement because 1) the "cardio" in this type of workout is very anaerobic in nature and there are several benefits to anaerobic conditioning for 5k-10k runs 2) training the upper body increases posture and core stabilization - both important for running 3) you need something active for days where you give your legs a day off.
Aug
15
comment How can I increase my pull-ups reps?
This is nitpicky but the NFL combine record for 225 bench reps 49, set this year: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/27/… Most players, depending on position, get somewhere in the 20-35 range.
Jul
28
comment Should I drink water during my workout?
+1 for drinking more before your training. I find that staying very hydrated through the day in addition to taking exactly one swallow of water during each pause in my workout is optimal.
Jul
20
comment Sport that is less stressful to knees?
Yes, which is why I made sure to qualify that by saying only on a very well maintained clay court. Your point is very valid... although I'm not sure I can call doubles tennis intense :)
Jul
2
comment Digestion and getting fitter
does "fermented foods" include beer?
Jun
23
comment Height of socks and sports
Outstanding question! Also, would high socks also help in keeping the calf muscle warm/loose for activities where rest is frequent? (asked as a comment since it is relevant but I don't want to edit the original).
May
23
comment Sport Specific Lifts - Tennis
Understood. I am just looking for central areas to focus on while everything else becomes supplemental - for instance how a football player (which I used to be) focuses 1/2 of the lifts on things involving hip/lower body explosion (squats/cleans) and lifts that emphasize pressing since creating separation with your arms is key in line play and in shedding blockers... with the other half of the workouts being supplemental for the rest of the body (or so was my experience). Both 5x5's seem fine for increasing general strength, which I'll probably roll with. Thanks.
Mar
30
comment How deep should a squat be?
Agreed 100% - at no part of a squat should your muscles be in a relaxed state. This includes the end of the lift when you are standing upright - if the muscles in your legs are relaxed, that means you are standing with your knees locked holding way more weight than you are accustomed to holding. Stay tensed up during the entirety of a set.
Mar
10
comment How to lose manboobs?
md5sum's answer sums it up nicely. It's worth noting that there is no such thing as spot reduction. Doing lots of chest exercises will not result in lost fat on your chest. Your body will decide what fat to burn first on its own.
Mar
10
comment Are there any specific exercises I can do to strengthen my knee?
@steve-jackson Maybe not remove, but de-emphasize. When I read the question originally I fixated on the injury and not what you were really asking (how to strengthen the knee).
Mar
10
comment Are there any specific exercises I can do to strengthen my knee?
Honestly, this sounds more like a question that should be asked of a physician. It'd be hard for us to know enough about the specific nature of your injury in order to recommend specific exercises that wouldn't cause unnecessary pain/discomfort or re-injury.
Mar
2
comment What can I use to monitor my running workout?
why the downvote here? This seems like a perfectly legitimate answer.
Mar
1
comment What are some short 30-minute body-weight lift routines for travel.
The suggestion of using a full gallon milk jug for rows is particularly crafty and genius. +1 for that alone :D
Mar
1
comment What are some short 30-minute body-weight lift routines for travel.
I did a fair amount of plyos during college football - I'm still around 225 lbs so even landing on the balls of my feet quickly may still cause a bit of noise :D I didn't consider this since I was originally looking for more strength training exercises, but a good suggestion nonetheless.
Mar
1
comment What are some short 30-minute body-weight lift routines for travel.
Add this as a second answer or just append it to your previous answer and I'll upvote. Hopefully the floors in the hotel rooms are thick enough to where I won't disturb those below me at 6AM if I start doing this :D
Mar
1
comment What are some short 30-minute body-weight lift routines for travel.
I'm doing pushups and crunches already for my body-weight exercises. It gets boring by day three. I'm looking for variety and a more full-body routine.
Mar
1
comment What are some short 30-minute body-weight lift routines for travel.
I already do lots of pushups on the road, but they get boring by about day three and I'm looking for more of a full body routine.
Mar
1
comment What can I use to monitor my running workout?
What was the point of asking this question if you already had an extremely well prepared answer to give? It should have been mentioned in the question that Adidas Micoach is used/known already and explain negatives there and why you want something different. Otherwise, it appears as if reputation is being fished for.