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comment What sort of stretching routines, if any, should be included in the Starting Strength program?
Seems related to: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/6327/…
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Oct
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comment What improvements can I make to my workout?
@Josh I really encourage you to read about program design. Yes, those additions (even if they're done with dumbbells) would be a huge improvement. One problem with dumbbells, though, is that you might quickly run out of weight to use on squats and deadlifts (your heaviest dumbbells might become too easy).
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answered What improvements can I make to my workout?
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comment What improvements can I make to my workout?
How many calories per day do you intake?
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comment Muscles Hurt While On Stronglifts 5x5
Why do you recommend isolation, rather than form correction or developing the required muscles as part of the full movement? Why do you recommend an aesthetic based strength program?
Oct
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revised What is the ideal number of days of rest to take every week for a beginner/intermediate bodybuilder/powerlifter?
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answered What is the ideal number of days of rest to take every week for a beginner/intermediate bodybuilder/powerlifter?
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comment What is the ideal number of days of rest to take every week for a beginner/intermediate bodybuilder/powerlifter?
The answer will be different if it's a beginner bodybuilder, a beginner powerlifter, an intermediate bodybuilder, or an intermediate powerlifter.
Oct
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answered Muscles Hurt While On Stronglifts 5x5
Oct
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comment Best way to work out abdominal muscles without hurting spine
@mchlfchr Correct. The quote doesn't say all isometric exercises. (Or, did you mean my last comment? Sure, if you do the plank incorrectly, you can hurt yourself. That's a good point.)
Oct
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comment How come some people get muscle soreness so much easier than others?
@LegoStormtroopr But don't we act based on what the current version is? The single answer is based on the current version, for example.
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comment How come some people get muscle soreness so much easier than others?
@LegoStormtroopr Are you seeing the same question I'm seeing? The question is about muscle soreness.
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comment What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?
Do you think the lack of focus on hamstrings during LegoStormTrooper's modified warm-up could lead to hamstring pulls? I have found that those are the first thing to get tweaked if I haven't warmed up properly.
Sep
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comment How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?
This video (from about 2:14 onwards gives some examples of hip mobility work). Here's another good set. Again, not sure if this is what you need, but a lot of people do. Worst case, it'll just waste your time.
Sep
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comment Best way to work out abdominal muscles without hurting spine
Plank is an example of an isometric abdominal exercise that is designed for ab muscles and will not hurt your spine.