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Aug
3
comment How much should I speed train (% of total mileage)
At the time of posting this question, my plan was to do one interval training session every or every other week, the rest being 'longer' runs (8-10km). Do you have other reasons than those JohnP mentioned in his comments (higher injury risk) for not doing interval training when the volume is low?
Aug
2
comment How much should I speed train (% of total mileage)
Note that, with speed training mean VO2max training rather than top speed training (100m).
Jul
23
comment What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?
With "aerobic state" you mean caloric surplus? Why is the difference negligible then?
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!