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answered Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy routine not working
Apr
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answered Bulking up a (relatively) small chest
Apr
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comment Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?
I would go to a store that specializes in running and explain that you will have an extra 30 kg (over time). They'll analyze your gate, and help you decide based on whether you are a heel striker, toe striker, or mid-foot striker.
Apr
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comment How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?
This is definitely the time to work with your doctor, and not worry about any short term setbacks. Your physical therapist will give you some exercises to use to rehabilitate the area, and you may be instructed to wait until after surgery if it is required. Only when you are given the green light would I start working the whole area again, and even then ramp up the activity gradually.
Apr
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comment body fat calculation formula for metric values
I'm familiar with Katch-McCardle for estimating BMR, which is what I use, since it references lean mass. I wasn't aware they had a body fat estimation formula (doctorholmes.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/…)
Apr
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comment body fat calculation formula for metric values
Relying on BMI alone is problematic, particularly if you don't fall into the "normal" population. Among people who perform strength training and have higher than average lean mass, BMI becomes useless rather quickly.
Apr
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revised One body part a day or multiple?
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answered One body part a day or multiple?
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comment Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?
It doesn't strike me as a duplicate.
Apr
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comment Exercising in the gym and asthma
My wife and daughter have exercise induced asthma, and they just need to keep an inhaler with them. In your case, the biggest problem will be the combination of dust and heavy breathing. Not all gyms are spotless, some do better than others with wiping down equipment. When you get your heart rate up, you will breath heavier with your mouth open. That means more allergens hitting your lungs than through your nose. If you still want to exercise, take it slow and see how you do. If you feel an attack is imminent, pack it in and go home.
Apr
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answered Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?
Apr
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comment Information overload makes me unsure of how to lose fat weight
I worked directly with Greg Nuckols for a while, and got leaner and stronger during that time. We tailored everything based on how I was responding to the training and weight loss progress. The basics don't really change.
Apr
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comment Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?
Carbs make the difference. If you have enough of them to function normally (over 125g per day) then you can enjoy anything that gets your heart rate up into the glycolytic or phosphegen energy systems--which includes both heavy weights and fast runs/biking. If you don't have enough, stay in the aerobic energy systems. Think in terms of heart rate rather than how heavy/fast you are going. That 750-1000 calorie deficit puts you in category three (deeper caloric deficit). I wouldn't try to go for personal bests, but just put in work and make sure you have enough protein to preserve muscle.
Apr
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comment Is there good scientific evidence on the effectiveness of rest days for building mass?
As mentioned, it really has to do with the population studied.
Apr
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comment Is there good scientific evidence on the effectiveness of rest days for building mass?
What you are asking for is really a function of basic biology in terms of exercise theory. The answer you are looking for really has to do with the training maturity of the study participants, the training program they are expected to follow, etc. You can train daily, but still manage fatigue well so that you don't run into injury, or you can grind yourself into the ground.
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comment Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?
Are you doing a ketogenic diet (no carbs), or just keeping a caloric deficit of 2 lbs per week? As long as you are having enough carbs to stay out of ketosis, go with the weighted carries, reduced rest times, endurance work, and recovery walks. If you are are eliminating carbs altogether, you really want to avoid doing high intensity work since the demand for quick energy will come from catabolizing the biggest source of protein you have: muscles. That's why with a ketogenic diet you only want to use your aerobic (fat burning) energy systems.