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Oct
17
comment How do I know if I'm training too hard?
@ChrisKempen Re: suggestions, I can't tell for sure, but three meals + one snack seems on the low side of things. Eat more, or snack more constantly. Monitor body fat% so you don't get too worried when you don't see your weight going down (you might be trading fat for muscle). Tiredness is definitely a side effect of training (whether you call it harsh training or not is a matter of opinion). I wouldn't treat tiredness on its own as a signal of overtraining, though. Overtraining usually shows up with multiple symptoms (insomnia, irritability, poor workout performance, etc.).
Oct
17
answered How do I know if I'm training too hard?
Oct
12
answered What is this chest pain I get every time I run?
Oct
10
comment How can I make exercise more interesting?
If you think your essay is an important part of a good answer, you should repeat it here, rather than simply linking to it.
Oct
10
comment Home weight gaining exercise list
@Peter I agree with Baarn. If the information on your website is part of the correct answer, you should repeat it here, rather than require a click through to your website.
Oct
10
comment Which collection of specific exercises can be used to completely substitute Deadlift?
I think your edit would be better as a self-answer. You can even accept it if it was what made things better for you.
Oct
8
comment To what extent is strength/fitness genetically passed on?
This is a biology question, not a fitness question. I don't see how an answer to this question will inform your fitness activities.
Oct
8
comment Different approaches of increasing weight in exercises
@Josh That's probably right. Not optimal for either, but you'll see some progress on both for a while.
Oct
8
comment Different approaches of increasing weight in exercises
@Josh When you ask "is this actually a bad thing"? It's kind of hard to answer. Bad compared to what? Compared to inactivity, it's awesome. I don't think it's unhealthy to work out.
Oct
8
comment Different approaches of increasing weight in exercises
@Josh Just to confirm, you are against focusing on either?
Oct
8
comment Different approaches of increasing weight in exercises
@Josh It depends what your goals are.
Oct
8
answered Different approaches of increasing weight in exercises
Oct
8
answered Why do high intensity exercises hamper getting bigger and stronger?
Oct
4
comment Recently started a bulking phase, why is my stomach always upset?
@JordanCarroll I believe the effects of lactose are cumulative effect... your body might not be able to produce lactase fast enough to keep up with the lactose. I'm not saying this is definitely your issue, since we can't diagnose you here, but it's something that you should rule out. (If lactose is the problem, replacing whey protein with milk wouldn't solve your problem.. you'd be getting just as much lactose.)
Oct
4
comment Recently started a bulking phase, why is my stomach always upset?
Have you considered digestive issues related to the high amount of whey protein you're consuming? It would explain why it feels worse when sitting down than when you're up and moving around.
Oct
4
comment What sort of stretching routines, if any, should be included in the Starting Strength program?
Seems related to: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/6327/…
Oct
4
comment Muscles Hurt While On Stronglifts 5x5
Not related to your pain/injury question, but you mention you're stuck at 75lbs on overhead press. Have you considered taking more rest between sets? That's what has gotten me past plateaus. As you lift heavier, you're going to need to start increasing rest times.
Oct
4
comment Muscles Hurt While On Stronglifts 5x5
@echelon4m If you're completing reps with proper form, the weight is not too heavy for your body to support. If you follow the stronglifts program, the muscles that need to get stronger in order to perform the movements will get stronger unless you are injured. Those numbers for deadlift/squat/bench/overhead press seem reasonable. Deadlift is heavier than squat, which is heavier than bench, which is heavier than press. Your plateau on press could be related to a form problem, that could also be related to your pain.
Oct
4
comment Muscles Hurt While On Stronglifts 5x5
I did mean literally during. During is a more definite warning sign than after the lift. But, it is also not normal to experience ache or soreness within a few minutes after lifting. If you're sure you're not just feeling muscle burn (which I doubt you are on stronglifts), I'd still take the pain as sign of injury. You may have caught it early enough that a little break, weight drop, and form correction can get you back on track.
Oct
4
comment What improvements can I make to my workout?
@Josh Nutrition isn't my specialty, but on first impression, you're lacking fruits and vegetables and you're likely getting enough protein.