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Aug
11
comment Lack of confidence starting new routines at gym
Good answer Alexandre. I think you've made some good points, especially with the bb.com/exercises link: great resource. I'd agree with Aizul and you that progression definitely is key. Bench and squat though, I think are movements it would do every beginner a lot of benefit to learn first, so long as they take the time to learn about them thoroughly. Hope to see more of your answers soon!
Aug
11
comment Will eating lots of eggs and peanut butter, and drinking a lot of milk help bulk you?
Nice! I've deleted my comment. Great answer!
Aug
11
comment Will eating lots of eggs and peanut butter, and drinking a lot of milk help bulk you?
5 eggs a day is only like 350 calories. As Aizul says, figure out your daily caloric needs and make sure your protein intake is high enough to support hypertrophy. Also, +1 because I think this is a fair question, but I think others might like to know more about the rest of your diet/exercise, otherwise this is much too broad of a question.
Aug
3
comment Exercise ideas for 400 pound double leg amputee
You might be interested in Jesse Shand's story. He was completely immobile and weighed almost 700 lbs. He's now down to somewhere around 250 lbs. There are some details about his diet here.
Aug
3
comment Homemade Mass/Protein Blend
By the way, your question was closed because it appears to relate specifically to making homemade mass gainer. Since the topic of this Q&A site is fitness, nutritional questions are only allowed if they "relate to fitness". If you reword the question a bit I think you'll get some more "reopen" votes.
Aug
3
comment Homemade Mass/Protein Blend
Mass gainers are generally just sugar and/or starch powders with protein powder added. You might as well just have a milkshake from McDonald's after every workout (which is actually what I did when I started my first bulk). The carbohydrate-to-protein ratio is almost the same: milkshake vs mass gainer. Either way is really dirty. The favorite way to gain mass by bodybuilders is lots and lots of chicken and rice.
Aug
1
comment Crossfit pullups
@FrozenBlade The kip is the first thing gymnasts learn when working on the bars. How would this not be functional in gymnastics? In crossfit, explosiveness is important, and the hollow body transition has carryover into olympic lifts and such. Getting reps is the sport. In any case, the crossfit pull-up a dead horse that has been beaten for years. Personally, I don't do them, but I also don't go on the internet and snicker about people who do them behind their backs. A lot of these people have never been healthy, now they've found something that works for them. Support them.
Aug
1
comment Crossfit pullups
This is not a real question and its nature is condescending and incendiary.
Jul
10
comment I am bulky although my diet is healthy(at least i think it is healthy)
@Nerdyme Sure thing. I didn't downvote you, I just figured I'd chime in.
Jul
10
comment I am bulky although my diet is healthy(at least i think it is healthy)
"Grazing not gorging" is a diet myth
Jun
30
comment Getting big with just push ups?
Here are two of my answers you might find useful: 1. high rep push-ups, 2. size/strength analysis. Check those out. If you can only do 8-15 push-ups, you can probably gain size, otherwise you'll probably want to find another exercise, such as the corner dip.
Jun
11
comment How to exercise for kyphosis?
@Utku For me, once I got the range of motion, I never stretched again (unless I took time off). Even after taking time off, stretching really just involved going through the exercises with light weight and holding positions at end-range motion (such as bottom of the squat). I do cleans and high bar back squat at least 3-4 days a week, and these exercises are so dynamic I have no problem maintaining enough flexibility to perform them. Some days I feel very stiff (if I'm sore or had a long workout the day before), but after a warm-up set with moderate weight it completely subsides.
Jun
11
comment Should I rest completely or just tone it down?
@glenohumeral13 I would say mid-foot is recommended in the contemporary running zeitgeist. Check out the foot strike on these marathon runners: youtube.com/watch?v=MFxPlUKrZPQ. The force is distributed right into the arch.
Mar
20
comment gym 3 times a week no muscle gain
Get some skin fold calipers man. Your weight may be staying the same, but I promise your body fat percentage will be changing (if you're actually doing what you say you're doing).
Feb
15
comment Should I really lock my elbows and knees when lifting?
Olympic lifters lock their arms with substantially more compression force than would be possible with a bench press. Here's an example of 533 lbs.
Feb
12
comment Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
Very interesting! Great article. It's amazing that these guys are performing at such a level that this is expressed in the movement, and in such a way that they do it better than what should be considered the "right" way.
Jan
7
comment Sprinting and weight lifting
@EricKaufman Glad someone mentioned Wendler. Was thinking this looked similar.
Jan
5
comment What are the most effective ab exercises in terms of muscle activation?
Apparently some of the highest activation forces in the abs are generated by deadlifts (source). It makes sense. Abs are called Rectus abdominis after all -- it seems the highest forces would be generated by an exercise that requires torso erection. I'd like to see some data though.
Dec
30
comment How to activate glutes on a pear?
@Gemtastic I'd say talk to a doctor about the sagging thing. But I'd also say do squats with good form. If you're following good form, your glutes will activate whether you feel it or not. You might also want to give reverse leg lifts a shot. I'm sure you'll be able to feel it in your glutes.
Dec
30
comment How to activate glutes on a pear?
@Gemtastic If you stop using a muscle, it doesn't sag, it atrophies. Sagging happens with the superficial fascia. An excess of fascia exists to accommodate the large muscle underneath. When the muscle diminishes, the fascia remains in excess, which causes a saggy look. Arnold's muscle on the right in this picture isn't sagging, everything on top of the muscle (the superficial fascia) is sagging. This won't go away unless he builds muscle and loses subcutaneous fat again. That said, you may also have a posterior pelvic tilt.