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revised How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?
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Apr
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answered Growth hormone and training at night
Apr
13
comment What are some simple things I can do to drop weight?
I think this is a good answer except the starting strength ad. Just because it works for some doesn't make it the answer. I would say that 50-90% of the people in the world would be very intimidated by starting strength. (I followed a very similar routine when I was younger so not hating on it) I was a personal trainer for years and would lose most clients if I just started them out on this workout. It is liken to taking an overweight person and having them eat only grilled chicken and vegetables.
Apr
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answered How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?
Feb
19
comment How to overcome grip strength as sticking point for deadlifts?
I disagree with the bar thickness in that a thin Olympic bar can cause havoc too in big hands. However I agree with your first point - sweat. The oils in your hands are your #1 enemy, sweat exponentially makes it worse. Anyone worrying about their wrists and failure should make sure that they are washing their hands thoroughly before lifting heavy. By washing your hands you will lose the oils and have a better grip - you will get less calluses too. The rest is really good advice - straps is just cheating yourself.
Feb
13
comment Getting fatter with weight training
I find that men are more apt to spend their calories on beer, pizza, and fried foods. Women I have trained tend to spend them on smaller snacks that really add up. You certainly don't look big in your picture so I am not sure what your expectations are. If I were putting together a program for a 30 year old women doing a pretty intensive weight program and she was 5'5" 125 pounds I would probably be at 1600-1700 calories a day. I think that you may need to track EVERYTHING for a week to figure out if calories are a concern... working out makes you hungry.
Feb
12
answered Getting fatter with weight training
Oct
30
answered Can someone who takes steroids get muscle mass even without lifting?
Oct
25
comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@Daniel - I don't think most people have abs. Maybe something but nothing to "show off". Anyone who wasn't an athlete or regular lifter probably not much. I tend to train people through speed, reps, exhaustion. But these are athletes and need functional strength. I estimated that my 10-12 minute ab workout burns about 300-400 calories x 4 times a week. I know that you don't believe the localized results but after 3-4 months every single person I trained was slimmer (they weren't dieting) and tone.
Oct
24
comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@Daniel - I have read that and it is a good answer. I am under no impression that sore = good. Sore means you did something you are not used to. The point I am making is that if you want "abs" there are certain proven methods that work. Eating less is not one of them. It's like someone asking how to get more defined shoulders - eat less. Sounds dumb right?
Oct
24
comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@masmic - read the study. This is very very narrow minded to think that this low intenisty, short-term study justifiably concludes your point. My point is that people who will perform a high intensity workout over long periods of time will in fact see great amounts of spot reduction - I used bikers as a good example (measure fat in thighs compared to stomach). Honestly though I am all for keeping the myth perpetuated, as I feel it gives me an advantage in training athletes.
Oct
24
comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@Daniel - Hypertrophy of a muscle group is exactly what I am talking about. If you want to know how to see your ab muscles losing weight is an option but it is short-term. If you want to "have" ab muscles then you need a long-term plan. I have turned many individuals from small belly to deep 6 pack (not the anorexic 6 pack) in 4-5 months doing the exact same ab routine plus jumping rope. The routine is all intensity, full range of motion, zero weights. I have had bodybuilders use it a month before a meet and they were so sore after the first routine they couldn't move the next day.
Oct
24
comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@Daniel - where is the data that targeting a region doesn't affect the % of fat loss and toning of that region? This is a ridiculous myth. I have trained many many athletes and given they can keep up with the work, they can all have 6-8 packs without being really skinny (not many sports is 5% body fat sustainable). This is one of those answers that appeases the main stream which will get votes but it isn't a good answer. Eating less is doable. Working really hard not so much for most.
Oct
23
comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@Daniel - simply not true. I have more or less been doing same ab routine for 20+ years. My abs are abnormally large. The ab routine is high intensity, tons of reps (no weights), and little break.
Oct
23
comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@masmic - where is your evidence that supports (scientific not a talking head) that focusing on abs will not burn fat in that area at a higher rate? Not to be abrupt but you are trying to call me out while your answer mentions no scientific backing. I think your answer is not only wrong but detrimental because you are passing on a myth. We can compare abs to see whose method works best.
Oct
22
comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
If you starve yourself you will see "abs" - this isn't a revelation and everybody understand this but it doesn't provide an answer. I could show you pictures of myself at 250 eating ice cream like it was water, with 6 visible abs. This answer is way to generalized and geared towards someone who will never workout their abs enough to see these results. The OP appears to have a good workout routine and just needs help.
Oct
22
answered Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
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