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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.
May
13
comment I still have stomach fat despite losing so much weight I can see my ribs. How can I get rid of it?
@DaveLiepmann I was about to reply to this saying he's skinny fat and should put on some lean body mass... Then I realized he lost 80 lbs. I think it's pretty common for people who lose that much weight to have a lot of excess skin around the belly. Not sure if putting on muscle will take care of it.
May
12
comment Can overtraining occur when I'm alternating muscle groups?
Here's an answer I gave to another question that I think is relevant: fitness.stackexchange.com/a/11495/5071
May
6
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
Just an anecdote, but I can say that I spent 3 weeks in a strictly industrial city just outside of Shanghai and the air quality was horrible. Though elevation was the same as my hometown, I noticed an immediate loss of endurance akin to what I imagine it would be like to train with an elevation mask (exercises performed were high-volume snatches and clean and jerks). I also felt weak and stifled almost as though I were choking. After training, I also experienced some of the worst soreness I'd felt, even though I rarely got sore training at home.
May
5
comment good recovery workout to burn a lot of calories during strength training?
I do 15-20 minute hill sprints three times a week and it keeps me lean. If the weather doesn't permit them, I do clean and jerks (maybe 4ish with ~165lbs on the minute for 15-20 minutes, or a few back to back "death by clean and jerk" workouts). I recommend either. The clean and jerk workouts are a blast.
May
5
comment Can one calculate the energy expenditure of specific lifts?
@LarissaGodzilla This is something you may be interested in.
May
1
comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
@alesplin Yeah! I think you're right. We're finding that some of these exercises are too easy to get much fatigue after 30 seconds, so we're extending them to, say, 30 seconds per leg with the bulgarian squats, or as long as possible with the wall sits. 30 seconds seems pretty good for some of the exercises though, especially since some of the people joining in have very little experience. I think you're right though -- if we keep this up, we'll have to increase the length of time per exercise -- at least for progressive overload.
Apr
29
comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
Thanks, @dotancohen!
Apr
29
comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
@dotancohen The other person who answered didn't like how things worked out, so I was blanket downvoted for this question and answer. The full transcript can be read in the comments section to the other answer.
Apr
28
comment Precautions for difficulty faced on first day of gym
It's probably nothing to worry about. Vomiting from exercise is pretty common. It generally happens when the body wants to use the blood in the stomach for other things than digestion, so the food is expelled. You might want to try getting your blood sugar and electrolytes up prior to exercising by having a sports drink. In any case, once you start getting used to working out, you should see the nausea subside.
Apr
28
comment Goal - lose weight but get stronger. Is weightlifting + dance + martial arts overkill?
True @JohnP -- it seems I've read the same. There's definitely not a wide enough body of research on it. One could logically assume it would help pump lymph through the lymphatic system (thus abiding by Dr. Kelly Starret's MCE -- aggregate site link - Movement/Compression/Elevation). Personally I've noticed some improved mobility in my ankles when squatting, and some overall relief of stiffness, but I can't give any testimonials that correlate to some of the other things it professes to help.
Apr
28
comment Difficulty adjusting to body after I fixed anterior pelvic tilt
How good was your squat and deadlift form prior to practicing the corrective exercise? I'm reminded of how when competitive bodybuilders start practicing functional exercises like tire flips, they tend to pull and tear their biceps because their muscles are so imbalanced. It seems like you should try to "reset" your movement patterns -- forget about what your previous weight was for a couple of months and just practice quality reps with perfect form. Your musculature will balance out and you'll be up above your previous maxes in no time (thanks to the new muscle recruitment). Good luck!
Apr
28
comment What's the easiest way to hit your macros?
What I recommend is making a spreadsheet and preparing your meals beforehand. Find some meals you like to make (e.g., chicken, broccoli, and brown rice, seasoned to taste), put them together in a spreadsheet and calculate the macros. Prepare and freeze meals for the week on a Sunday (or if you're really ambitious, for the entire month). Put them in the freezer and grab them at mealtime, or take them to work. The whole idea here is to account for the calories in a way that's convenient and easy to track. Have a cheat meal once in a while too. Good luck!
Apr
25
comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
ZOD, thanks for the long and well thought-out answer. Unfortunately I can't accept "don't bother, do this instead" as an answer. We're all experienced in fitness and sports and (as I mentioned) we're doing this in addition to our normal workout routines. We can't get sweaty for obvious reasons. I got the idea for this from an Elliott Hulse video where he advises a person interested in doing more pullups to do as many pullups as possible every hour during the day, just to get more training volume. But, we also found this to be a good approach to keeping the body from getting "desk bound".