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Argh, you blew my cover ... aaarggh .... must now go to Mars!!


Jul
10
answered How much more cardio for fat loss?
Jun
29
awarded  Yearling
Jun
18
comment Can protein shake be blamed for not losing weight
@LarissaGodzilla, the quest for knowledge is a nobel one, but sometimes seeking perfect theoretical solution is used as an excuse to do nothing in practice. As a side note, there is a rather prevalent assumption from many that diet supplementation is the solution to all things. In my opinion, they can be used to optimise an existing sound diet/workout plan. What I'm saying is supplements can not fix a bad routine. Nofel should find the plan that starts working for him before looking at expensive diet supplements ... Hint: up your cardio to lose fat!
Jun
18
comment Can protein shake be blamed for not losing weight
Have you tried stopping the shake for just one week to see if you start loosing weight? That would answer your question more reliably than people conjecturing about your workout/diet plan.
Jun
10
comment Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?
More than the movement or muscles involved, swimming dictates your breathing rhythm which can greatly affect your endurance if you're not doing it right.
May
22
answered How to maintain rate of improvement from light excercise
May
15
comment Should I drink muscle gainer on days when I'm not working out?
@LarissaGodzilla, I edited the post to reflect your point. Many people just love simple solutions. Want muscle => drink protein shakes all day! They also extrapolate badly. Want muscle but don't want hard workouts => drink even more protein-shakes!!
May
15
revised Should I drink muscle gainer on days when I'm not working out?
added caveat regarding potential kidney problems
May
15
comment Should I drink muscle gainer on days when I'm not working out?
@LarissaGodzilla, I don't necessarily disagree with you, hence I phrased it 'can be' and not 'is'. I know of one guy first-hand in the gym that developed serious kidney problems directly linked to his enthusiastic protein supplementation (it went away almost as soon as he stopped taking the shakes). All I'm saying is you should not assume that taking large amount of protein is safe for everyone. I see a large proportion of people taking too much of it, without really putting the work in and without adjusting the rest of their diet ... result is they just get fat.
Apr
28
awarded  Critic
Apr
4
comment Vertical Leap Improvement Plan?
Not a direct answer to your question, but potentially useful advice ... injuries interfere badly with performance! Be very careful with (or avoid completely?) dynamic weighted exercises (weighted squat jump for example). Without good form, you risk back injuries. Back injuries can stop you from ever being able to train towards your high jumping (slam dunking) goals.
Jan
17
answered I have a pulse oximeter. Can I use the O2 readings to improve my workout?
Jan
4
comment Should i drink proteinshakes or eat proteinbars on my chilldays?
You'll gain weight faster going to the gym more often rather than drinking shakes on days off.
Jan
4
answered Should i drink proteinshakes or eat proteinbars on my chilldays?
Nov
16
answered (How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?
Oct
11
comment As a novice/intermediate, how to change to a bodybuilding routine while incorporating these two main goals
If you have posture issues, stretching is a good idea. I know about the recent backlash against stretching and their adverse effect on performance. However, I don't think how much weight is lifted is that important in that case.
Oct
11
revised As a novice/intermediate, how to change to a bodybuilding routine while incorporating these two main goals
typo fix
Oct
11
comment A guy having big belly should do cardio or weight training? if both, than in what order?
If all you want is to lose weight ... do all cardio!
Oct
9
revised As a novice/intermediate, how to change to a bodybuilding routine while incorporating these two main goals
improved answer with short and long versions
Oct
6
comment Recently started a bulking phase, why is my stomach always upset?
Simple answer is that you may just be eating too much. If it's worst when sitting down, it might simply be acid reflux through too much food. 5000cals/day seems way too much considering your size. Also, watch your kidneys whith that much protein intake!