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Jul
18
answered What is the reasoning behind Creatine not being recommended for under 18s?
Jul
18
comment How do I construct a cutting plan?
I bumped into Bernie Cooper once at a bar in Edinburgh and got a chance to pick his brain a bit. He said when he cuts, he keeps his diet exactly the same as during a bulk, but adds in some HIIT three times a week.
Jul
18
comment Effective three day split for size and aesthetics?
This is a much better answer than the accepted "google it".
Jul
17
awarded  Benefactor
Jul
17
accepted Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
Jul
16
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
I think your advice is solid, especially for someone new to squatting. I'm a fan of Broz too. I don't see any reason to delete it, since someone else may stumble across it and find it helpful.
Jul
16
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
This doesn't attempt to answer the question.
Jul
15
revised Big chest and lats with simple bodyweight routine?
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Jul
15
answered Big chest and lats with simple bodyweight routine?
Jul
12
comment Free access to a gym, fitness center, location with free weights, etc.?
I'd like to add the potential for churches to have a gym, especially if you're a member of one of those mega churches.
Jul
12
comment A strength workout with only adjustable dumbbells
I recommend getting some TRX-type suspension trainers to make full use of your pullup bar (there are plenty of knock-offs -- you can get a pair for like $20 on amazon). You could incorporate inverted rows, assisted dips, inclined pushups, pistol squats, and so on. You could have a much wider breadth of exercises to choose from.
Jul
11
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Jul
11
answered How do I fix an uneven butt?
Jul
10
comment Organize meals for morning workout (gaining weight)
@LegoStormtroopr It's pretty difficult to meet 200g/day protein on chickpeas (et. al.). Take chickpeas -- you'd have to eat over 13 cups, which is like 3500 calories, and the carb ratios are really high. And even if you ate only 7 cups of chick peas you'd still need to eat 17 eggs in a day to hit 200g of protein. It's much easier just to eat a couple of chicken breasts or steaks in the day.
Jul
10
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
Dave, I think that might be the effect I'm looking for, so long as I can continue keeping my ankles mobile.
Jul
10
revised Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
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Jul
10
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
Good timing. Here's the video that describes weighting the foot when squatting, also some ankle impingement studies: youtube.com/watch?v=nZ_b5TNIbPI -- I should mention I still don't think it's a mobility issue since I don't have this problem with lighter sets. Really looking to strengthen that whole "ball of the foot to ankle" chain. I feel like "clutching" the ground with my foot provides the most stable base when squatting.
Jul
9
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
I've used oly lifting shoes for a few years. While you are correct that the weight should be on the heels, arch still needs to be maintained for proper ankle ROM. This is why foot strength is still an issue, and why (correct me if i'm wrong) power lifters use ankle braces when squatting. I believe I can find a KStarr video explaining this if you are interested.
Jul
9
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
Hi maxywb. Thanks for the input. I've been high-bar olympic squatting for about 5 years now and don't have any mobility issues. I believe the impingement issues I'm having stem from my arch collapsing at high loads (for my tall and lanky physique, it's right around 300lbs). I'm wondering if there's a fun/novel activity -- such as barefoot running -- that could help improve this weakness.
Jul
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asked Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?