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comment Are situps actually harmful?
You might find this question interesting.
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comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@DMoore Definitely possible based on how anaerobic the exercise. Sprinter vs marathoner. I'd defer to my answer here for further explanation. However, let's remember that the plural of anecdote is not data. Maybe you just have a predisposition to abnormally large abs.
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comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
That said, size of the abs won't increase much unless the rep range is low (6-12) and the resistance is high.
Oct
16
comment How to create the leg drive and keep shoulder blades together while bench pressing?
Note that the feet must be flat on the ground in most powerlifting competitions.
Oct
15
comment Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night
I recommend a low-dose course of melatonin for a week or two (~1-2mg per night, 30 min before bed). It worked for me.
Oct
15
comment Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night
possible duplicate of Relaxing after an evening workout?
Oct
10
comment What exactly does it mean to warm up?
You might be interested in this answer, which addresses some misconceptions about warming up.
Oct
9
comment Safe weekly amount of crosstraining for over 40 healthy adults
As you know, we can't give medical advice here, so the safety of your routine is something only your medical professional should assess. That said, it looks pretty good to me. At 42 I can't imagine really having to worry about it. As long as you're able to recover between workouts and you aren't feeling over-stressed, get at it! Once it gets too easy, ramp it up. Throw a squat day or two in.
Oct
6
comment How do you know if you are eating more than required for building muscles?
Logging your body weight and body fat percentage over time. See this answer, this answer, and this answer.
Sep
25
comment Is it ok to just randomly ask someone to spot me?
Hi Stacey, you might be interested in this answer to "What is courtesy in a gym?".
Sep
11
comment Does eating late at night cause weight gain?
Berin, I think your answer relates more to body composition than weight gain. The biological mechanisms may dictate how the glucose gets stored, thereby perhaps causing a higher or lower body fat percentage, but extra weight (mass) will not be created from nothing.
Aug
21
comment Is it better to use whey protein pre or post workout?
Serious conflicts of interests with your sources. Don't you think a protein powder company is going to proliferate any information that sells more protein? Same with a bodybuilding website that sells protein?
Aug
16
comment touching toes without bending knees exercises
@user2989523 Sure! I've found that really catapulting or springing yourself into the stretch on the way up really helps. Really think about letting go of your upper body and letting the momentum carry you forward as far as possible, while reaching as deep as you can.
May
23
comment Weight training without putting on fat
Wendler recommends hill sprints three times a week and I couldn't agree more. They melt the fat off, yet still build muscle and power.
May
22
comment Eating 7-8 meals for build muscle but loose fat. How?
I think this is an excellent answer and I couldn't agree more. I think the results are pretty much in on nutrient timing. I suppose one caveat would be people like Michael Phelps, Jay Cutler, or Rich Froning who eat 10k+ calories a day and physically can't fit that quantity of food into their body unless they spread it out throughout the day. But those people are freaks. :)
May
22
comment Fitness plan for an achieving high school freshman
Great answer! Any suggestions for the OP about what kind of routine he could start on if he's already able to perform all of those exercises?
May
21
comment Is this breakfast reasonably healthy (new to all this)
You should tell us about your goals -- "healthy" is subjective. Do you wish to lose weight, build muscle, have energy for half marathon training? Generally speaking, you should eat for your protein needs (~1g per lb of lean body mass), then fill in the rest of your caloric needs with carbohydrates and some fats. If you want to lose weight, you need to know how many calories you burn per day, and eat 100-500 calories below that. It takes work and willpower. You can try unprocessed food diets (ie, paleo diet), which intrinsically limit calorie intake if counting is not an option.
May
21
comment Is this breakfast reasonably healthy (new to all this)
@SirSC I read the article and your answer (by the way, the article doesn't mention anything about muscle gain). I'm saying the article is poor and deceptive, and the information doesn't come from a creditable source.
May
21
comment Is this breakfast reasonably healthy (new to all this)
@LarissaGodzilla Milk would curdle in that smoothie from the acid in the berries.
May
21
comment Is this breakfast reasonably healthy (new to all this)
That's pretty much all sugar... and you might as well just substitute mountain dew for orange juice. Also check to see if your yogurt is sweetened (takes deliberate effort to find stuff that isn't). The smoothie I make every morning is: 1 cup rolled oats, 2 scoops optimum nutrition vanilla protein powder, 2 tbsp sugar free berry flavored fiber, 1 cup unsweetened mixed frozen berries, 1 tbsp coconut oil, and water to desired consistency. It's filling, high in protein, and delicious.