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Dec
25
comment Stronglifts 5x5 or Pure Chest workout?
@mitro You know I used to think the same, but presently I don't think there's any harm in starting light with a volume routine. I'm thinking more and more that training the muscle every other day with lots of reps is a great way to make some serious progress for beginners, especially when they've got one exercise in mind they'd like to be good at. You're a martial arts guy -- what's more beneficial for a beginner: training once a week or training a few times a week? I think it'd be a while before the rigors of "actual" bulgarian training would present themselves.
Dec
25
comment Stronglifts 5x5 or Pure Chest workout?
I made ridiculous size and strength gains on my chest with Smolov Jr. It's really a crazy routine though, not for novices. Personally I choose bulgarian style whenever I want to put on lots of size and strength in as short amount of time as possible, but that's just me. I think the routine you linked seems kind of gimmicky, especially since it's loaded with bogus supplement ads.
Dec
10
comment Going to gym every day when I have very low physical activity
@AlexL I think that's fair to bring to bring up, but perhaps out of scope. If you root around on pubmed a little, you'll find that little is known about central fatigue in relationship to exercise. I would say that could be classified under concerns about overtraining, which I think this quote does well in addressing: "Why is it that those most inclined to worry and ask about 'overtraining' are about as likely to set a new record in the Olympic Decathlon as they are to ever overtrain?"
Dec
8
comment Cardio at training days or not?
What are your goals?
Nov
20
comment Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
@NunaBizz I'm interested in hearing this. If you have a moment, can you give a timestamp where he explains this in the video?
Oct
17
comment How to breathe in lifts requiring tight core (squats, deadlifts)
Use of the valsalva maneuver is not recommended by the medical community for a number of reasons (no association to increased force production, increased risk of cerebral hemorrhage, increased blood pressure, negative effects on cardiovasular system -- sources, respectively: 1, 2, 3, 4). This study found forced breathing is a much better recommendation: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19050647.
Sep
9
comment What type of push ups benefit muscle up?
You could try "corner dips" too: i.ytimg.com/vi/y4mCllu5Qps/hqdefault.jpg
Sep
9
comment How do I know if I'm fit for triathlon?
There is an enormous difference between running 2.5 miles and 30 miles.
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.
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).