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Software Engineer by day, metal-head gym rat by night
Web Developer for a major global chemical company

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Feb
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
14
comment Why am I anxious when I don't work out?
I feel you on this, I dread the day or two I take off every week.
Jun
14
comment How can I get in shape in one month?
I can't express how much I love this answer. It gets so old hearing people ask about "get ripped quick" schemes. Everyone today is looking for a shortcut.
Mar
29
comment Help understanding my weight loss results
+1 for the last 2 sentences. If you are lifting while exercising, I would focus more on how you actually look and feel, instead of the weight itself.
Mar
27
comment Long overtraining - What is the solution and how much time is needed to recover?
Sounds nearly identical to my situation, except I probably have a bit more free time since I've finished by Bachelor's Degree. I also workout/lift 6 days a week, as well as MMA training 3-4 days a week. I think if you re-design your workout routine (to be sustainable for 6 days a week), you can get back on track once you've "recovered". I would try more relaxing exercises until then, like swimming and yoga.
Mar
18
awarded  Commentator
Mar
18
comment Can I drink beer and do gym?
+1 for "Just don't be stupid".
Mar
18
comment Quick body development tricks
You want to be in the gym for 4 hours a day, drink beer and gain a good personality quickly? Either this is poor translation, or a joke question.
Mar
14
comment What is courtesy in a gym?
So many people make me angry at the gym with their general lack of awareness and respect for others, yet somehow I think your list addresses everything I have a problem with. Well done.
Dec
7
accepted Combat sports weight-cut: How to handle the last 4 days?
Nov
13
awarded  Critic
Nov
8
awarded  Scholar
Nov
8
accepted Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
Nov
6
comment Combat sports weight-cut: How to handle the last 4 days?
Yeah, it didn't sound like a whole lot to me, but apparently Men should drink about 3 liters a day to be hydrated. So, 8 is definitely over-hydrating. I'm going to give that a try the next time I make a major cut (in February as it stands). And I wish I could sleep through it, but a full-time job stands in my way. That would make it much more bearable.
Nov
6
comment Combat sports weight-cut: How to handle the last 4 days?
5 liters of water is only a bit over a gallon, that doesn't seem like "overloading" your body with water a few days out. I'm really curious if this is a viable tactic or not. The rest of this just backs what I normally do, but I could use a trick or two to make the experience less...not fun.
Nov
1
asked Combat sports weight-cut: How to handle the last 4 days?
Nov
1
comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
About a year and a half. There's a few weeks during the holidays, right after hard fights or I get tattoos where I have to slack a bit, obviously.
Nov
1
comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
Yeah, that's the key: I have to stay around the same weight. And I have martial arts stuff 3-4 days a week, but I like to workout 6 days a week. When I workout I can listen to music full-blast and just zone out. Martial Arts I have to concentrate and learn new things, they are different activities mentally for me. I'll try probably 3 x 5 or 4 x 4 for a while and see how it affects me. I'm just glad no one has said "You're overworking yourself, you are doing more hard than good, you have to cut back". That's what I was mostly checking on.
Oct
31
comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
Yeah, I more just do the elliptical work to shred calories and listen to music. I'm interested in mixing in some slow burn lifts, but do you think with how often I workout it might be a bit too much? The link you provided suggested only doing those once a week.
Oct
31
comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
That link you provide in the first paragraph with the charts is rather interesting. I've always been under the impression that doing exercises 4 x 4 (4 sets of 4 reps) is the recipe for getting big, but that information claims the opposite. I started lifting like 3 years ago, and have went from 130 lbs to 150ish. Granted, I was very scrawny. My gains have peaked out for a year now, so I'll definitely try less reps with more weight. As long as I keep cardio involved in my workouts, I hopefully won't put on mass. And I can't restrict lifting to 3 days a week, I'd honestly go insane.