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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.
Sep
29
comment How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?
Well, it's not zero stress even for perfect squats, so you're not wrong to ask this question. Slight deviations from your ideal shouldn't be causing discomfort, though. Consider adding some hip and IT band mobility work to help get past any discomfort you have (I'm basing that suggestion solely on what's most common, not anything specific about you).
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answered How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?
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answered Best way to work out abdominal muscles without hurting spine
Sep
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answered Are pullups still a good way to build muscle before you're able to do many of them?
Sep
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comment Are pullups still a good way to build muscle before you're able to do many of them?
How are you doing your pull-up program? Do you just do 3 full pull-ups and then wait until next workout before trying again? Or do you do several sets?
Sep
28
comment What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?
You say you feel like you need something that is at least a little challenging. Don't the last few warm-up sets become at least a little challenging? They're supposed to be fairly heavy doubles, or singles. They don't tire me out, but they're challenging enough to require mental focus and attention to proper form.
Sep
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comment What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?
What is the purpose of your warm-up sets?
Sep
25
comment Calories needed to gain weight?
Is your weight still going up?
Sep
19
answered What are reasonable numbers of lean muscle mass growth?
Sep
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answered Are maximalism shoes like Hoka be good for running?
Sep
17
comment What are reasonable numbers of lean muscle mass growth?
@Mateusz If your intent is to make realistic goals, one thing you could do is focus on process goals rather than outcome goals. Make a goal of "going to all of your scheduled gym sessions", "get X hours of sleep every night", "meeting your calorie targets", etc.
Sep
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comment What are reasonable numbers of lean muscle mass growth?
@JohnP Do you mean vulgarity? Because vernacular seems appropriate.
Sep
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comment What are reasonable numbers of lean muscle mass growth?
How will an answer to this affect your fitness?
Sep
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Sep
15
comment Can some people just not exercise very much? Do some people become overtrained at typical levels of exercise?
@Frank Regarding "really advanced" tests: I'd say get some basic blood work done... get your hemoglobin and iron levels checked, have your creatine-kinase (CK) levels checked before and after a "hard" workout.
Sep
15
comment Can some people just not exercise very much? Do some people become overtrained at typical levels of exercise?
@Frank I think you should try increasing your calorie intake to match your increases in volume. Rather than targeting a body weight, target a body fat %. Being 5 pounds above your target weight means you're probably in the state where your increase in activity will result in extra muscle and decreased body fat if you feed yourself enough. Being calorie neutral is not enough when you're training hard. You've got to be in surplus if you want your body to build up the capacity for extra work.
Sep
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comment Can some people just not exercise very much? Do some people become overtrained at typical levels of exercise?
How do you adjust your nutrition when you increase your training volume? It's possible that you are not increasing your calorie intake enough. I have light training months and heavy training months, and the difference in nutritional need is huge. It basically doubles when I go hard.