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


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!
Sep
27
answered Should I drink muscle gainer on days when I'm not working out?
Sep
10
comment As a novice/intermediate, how to change to a bodybuilding routine while incorporating these two main goals
Although within the average, 22% is closer to obese than fitness (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_fat_percentage). I know BMI is not great tool (it tells me i'm overweight despite 10% BF) but it is an indicator. At 97Kg, I think he can impact his proportion faster by loosing fat, than trying to selectively bulk up his arms alone.
Sep
9
answered Heart rate monitoring & tracking with the Samsung Galaxy Gear (or similar) Smartwatch. Possible?
Sep
7
answered As a novice/intermediate, how to change to a bodybuilding routine while incorporating these two main goals
Aug
15
comment Do i really have to eat this much for building muscles?
How long are your workouts? How intense? Are you counting everything in your 2700 Kcal? Drinks? Protein shakes? Sugar in your coffees?
Aug
13
awarded  Revival
Aug
1
comment Are there different muscular adaptations between barbell and dumbbell use?
Sorry, I should have included your 'as much as' in my comment also to make it clearer. I was just trying to point out that raw power of the main muscle groups isn't all there is to improve sport performance. By focusing on stabilizers and allowing wider range of motion, dumbbells are in many ways a better way to train for performance in other sports.
Aug
1
comment Are there different muscular adaptations between barbell and dumbbell use?
I would disagree with your assessment that strengthening stabilizing muscle does not transfer into other sports! Any sport in which fine motor control is required will benefit from it. It's just that the benefit might not be as easily measured as progress in the main muscle group might be. Think better accuracy, better control, better consistency in precise motion, instead of higher, faster, heavier ... etc.
Jul
27
answered Cable Squats vs Smith Machine Squats
Jul
17
comment I think I've hit a Plateau
Jay, i'm curious, how tall are you? What is you current body fat percentage? Sometimes you plateau, other time you just reach a healthy limit (top/bottom depending which way you look at it).