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sports: strength training, running, badminton


Jul
23
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
My question is about training intensity, not nutrition.
Jul
23
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
My question is about training intensity, not nutrition.
Jun
7
accepted Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
Jun
6
comment Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate
Feeling hungry and tired can also be due to insufficient rest/sleep (not only undereating).
Jun
6
comment Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate
what is your goal? fat loss? note that you can't control where your body loses fat with certain exercises, it's mostly calories in vs calories out, which may be the reason for your abs "not coming out".
May
22
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
Great article, thanks. Just out of curiosity: Are you sure about "Being on a caloric deficit doesn't change which rep ranges cause which adaptations", any references? It's definitely a non-trivial statement IMO.
May
22
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
"Being on a caloric deficit doesn't change which rep ranges cause which adaptations." Yes, that's what I'm asking about - I think it's a non-trivial thing, isn't it? Many people say that you can't really gain mass when on a caloric deficite, so how would the body adapt to hypertrophy rep ranges, if not with hypertophy? I'm not sure whether I understood your point correctly. Basically you saying that I could either (A) train for strength because it's easier and maintains muscle, or (B) train for hypertrophy, which is harder, but if I'm lucky I can even gain some mass. Is this correct?
May
2
comment Will training upper and lower body on separate days have an effect on the other?
Short answer, but long enough given the little information OP provided. Would add "sufficient rest" though.
May
2
comment Half pull up for the Lats
@Geek: Not sure about the answer to your question, but let me throw one last concept that I think is relevant to this context: "Train movements, not muscles" (I will not elaborate on this here, just google if you are interested)
May
2
comment Half pull up for the Lats
@Geek: Why do you think that isolating the lats more increases your max pull up count? If you want to improve your pull up performance, shouldn't you just be doing pull ups? There is a technique called 'Grease the Groove' that is often used for increasing pull ups. Full ROM negatives as suggested by Dave are great as well.
Apr
30
comment Will training upper and lower body on separate days have an effect on the other?
What exactly do you mean by 'training arms'? If your workout include compound exercises, upper and lower body workouts can interfere with each other. For instance, the squat interferes with almost every other exercise, as it is works many more muscles than just the legs.
Apr
28
asked Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
Apr
26
comment Lose weight or Gain Muscle?
So you suggest to start with weight loss? Why not bulking first and cutting later?
Apr
26
comment Lose weight or Gain Muscle?
We would his heart suffer when exercising with his actual weight? I think that strength training is good at any weight. Running could be dangerous for joints for obese people, but if his goal is to lose 10kg, the poster is probably not obese.
Apr
26
comment Bodyweight exercises to increase legs strength
Pretty much a duplicate of bodyweight leg exercises for strength/hypertrophy
Apr
26
accepted Why is the single leg deadlift stiff-legged?
Apr
26
comment Why is the single leg deadlift stiff-legged?
Ah ok I see. Thanks!
Apr
26
comment Why is the single leg deadlift stiff-legged?
But the way it is performed in the video I linked to is the more similar to the bilateral deadlift, isn't it? Why is the bilateral deadlift performed mostly with non-stiff legs if this is less advantageous?
Apr
25
comment Why is the single leg deadlift stiff-legged?
I'm not questioning that the stiff-legged deadlift is a good exercise. I'm just wondering why the single leg deadlift is mostly performed with stiff legs.
Apr
25
comment Why is the single leg deadlift stiff-legged?
Thanks for your answer. I'm not sure whether I've understood the flexibility part correctly: Personally I have more flexibility issues with the stiffed-legged version than when I do it like this: youtube.com/watch?v=LA1n11ph_wU