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comment New to fitness. Joined Gym. Trainer is always busy. What do I do?
Are you paying for training? If not, you are getting what you paid for--access to a gym. If so, then there is no excuse for the trainer not working with their client.
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comment Is sleeping past midnight bad for your liver?
Explanation of downvote? got a better answer?
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answered How to improve left hand grip strength?
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answered Is sleeping past midnight bad for your liver?
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answered Lower back pain due to ab workout
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comment forearm during weighted pull-ups and chin-ups
NOTE: I recommend only doing specific grip training once every other week. In the OP's case I would emphasize time (endurance) over added weight.
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comment forearm during weighted pull-ups and chin-ups
They can. If you have a figure-8 style strap like "Why Our Way" straps then it supports your grip even with a smooth pull-up bar.
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comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
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comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
Another example: vikingstrength.com/2012/02/03/…
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comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
@Ryan, you'll see one example here: t-nation.com/training/deadlifting-deadlifting-for-strongman You can also see it in World's Strongest Man. All deadlifts in strongman are conventional, and that's because the rules explicitly state that. National level and world level competitions that allow suits will have guys being very uncomfortable but getting those few extra pounds from them. (video in the middle of the article).
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comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
Don't forget squats have more to them than just legs. There's also back strength involved as well.
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comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
@Aizul, there are other ways to train adductors and abductors, it's just that pushing your knees out while you squat happens to be one of them.
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comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
@Ryan, you'll see it in Strongman competitions that allow deadlift suits (which I believe the national competitions do). Strongman rules require conventional stance.
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answered Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
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comment Will this be 'Overtraining'?
For a good overview of how training changes as you mature as a lifter, read this: strengtheory.com/the-complete-strength-training-guide
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comment What physical endurance exercise can I fit into a 5-minute routine without any equipment?
While 5 minutes is an OK start, I'd seriously look at carving out more time. If you can get even 2 days with an hour each, you can get a lot more benefit out of your exercise time. In the mean time I'd look at ways to build more exercise time into your normal day like take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk briskly, etc.
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comment How to implement micro periodization in a routine covering a wide rep spectrum
24-32 reps per movement. So yes, it's about 2-3 sets, but heavy enough so that you are fatigued afterwards. I end up doing about 3 sets of 8-12 reps each (24-36 reps). These aren't hard numbers, just ballpark figures. So for that aspect I'd start at 3x8 and work to 3x12, increase then go back to 3x8.