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Fitness info addict.


Apr
15
comment Is There a Fitness / Activity Tracker which Measures Heart Beat Rate?
@rrirower Well, thanks to the upcoming wearable tech, they can be worn all day. People want a more accurate representation of activity level than a pedometer can provide. They want to be able to track their heart rate all day. That is why these products exist. And no, it's not just my opinion. I imagine most everyone would agree it's more comfortable to wear a fitness band all day than a chest strap, and it's more convenient for a number of reasons. The point can be argued, but what's that got to do with the poster's question?
Apr
15
comment Is There a Fitness / Activity Tracker which Measures Heart Beat Rate?
@rrirower Because if you want to wear it all day, it's not comfortable, difficult to take off and put on, and looks strange under a dress shirt.
Apr
10
comment Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high
@BerinLoritsch Thanks Berin!
Apr
3
comment How long does it take to heal shin splint?
When I first started running, I would get the same symptoms. I was in good cardio shape, but my legs weren't used to the impact. I was also using poor running form. I tried a few times to start running again after thinking I had healed, but the symptoms returned. Here's what you should do: study proper running form so as to reduce the amount of impact on your bones, allow yourself time to heal (maybe 2-3 weeks before you try ANY running), then start very, very gradually to get up to your 6-7km runs. Maybe run 1-2km twice the first week, 2-3km twice the second week, etc.
Mar
22
comment How to breathe in lifts requiring tight core (squats, deadlifts)
I think your question is excellent. I would vote it up twice if I could. Very detailed, very well-written, and very thought-out. This is an exemplary question.
Mar
2
comment Is supplementing with Glutamine beneficial to exercise performance?
First two minutes: youtube.com/watch?v=2eudbumyl6k
Mar
2
comment What type of exercise will cause growth retardation on my body.?
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Mar
2
comment Lower back pain during heavy squats
@VictorySaber, you might want to check out these two videos for squat form reference: [1], [2]. If you have a hard time with these positions, work on mobility.
Feb
28
comment Lower back pain during heavy squats
Well, smith squatting opens a lot of doors for dysfunction and is generally considered a "bad" movement. Your pain is most likely due to using this exercise rather than free weights. Visit this link for more information
Feb
28
comment Would deloading for a month in order to help fix my lifting form ultimately detrain me?
I wouldn't be fasting if I were you. I'd be trying to eat as much as possible. With your lifts I'd guess you weight about 140 lbs. Do SS or 5/3/1 for a year solid and eat at a surplus. If you're at 140lbs, 16% BF, that's ~22lbs of fat. If you put on 15 lbs of muscle and kept the same amount of bodyfat, you'd at 13% BF. IMO get your squat to 225 and your deadlift to 285+ and don't step on a scale or calculate your bodyfat until you do. Worry about the fat later, it comes off much more easily than muscle.
Feb
28
comment Lower back pain during heavy squats
My guess is that you aren't using good form. You probably aren't keeping your knees out the entire time, which causes the pelvis to tip down in the back (aka butt wink). That has a tendency to put a lot of the load on the low back. Just to give us an idea of your experience, what is your 1RM back squat? What form are you using? (e.g., high bar, low bar, below parallel, above parallel, etc)
Feb
26
comment Dumbell Front Squat - preparation - how to get the dumbells up with good form
You want to get the dumbbells to your shoulders without cleaning them?
Feb
11
comment Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
@DanAndrews Another one I came across today that looks pretty awesome is: kickstarter.com/projects/hellobragi/…
Feb
10
comment Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
@DanAndrews That's exactly what I've been waiting for. Can't wait for those to come out!
Feb
10
comment Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
I've seen a lot of complaints about the usefulness of pedometers on fitness bands. I'm waiting for one of the bands to come out with a built-in heart rate monitor. It must be difficult, because none of them do it. This is coming out at the end of the year and looks kinda cool: uncrate.com/stuff/atlas-fitness-tracker
Feb
7
comment How can I fix 'computer body'? Please help
@JayDee When you squat, do you go past parallel? Are your heels on the ground? I ask because I feel full-range squats would go a long way in solving your problems.
Feb
6
comment Good exercise for when all your muscles are sore?
Soreness (from DOMS) isn't really a valuable indicator for whether or not you should work that muscle. A cursory google search will corroborate. Just get warmed up and stick to your routine, you'll be fine.
Feb
3
comment How does alcohol really affect gains?
Great answer. I think it's worth mentioning that testosterone levels are negatively affected by alcohol consumption as well: pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-4/282-287.htm
Jan
24
comment Is it bad for me to taking protein shakes without working out?
@hortstu Correlation does not infer causality: naho.ca/blog/2011/06/27/…. Yes Inuit situation is unique, but still proves my point.
Jan
23
comment Is it bad for me to taking protein shakes without working out?
@Freakyuser That's patently absurd misinformation. Humans can survive perfectly fine on diets composed almost entirely of fats and proteins. Traditional Inuit diets derive, at most, 35-40% of their calories from protein, with 50-75% of calories preferably coming from fat. [1]