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Oct
28
revised What is wrong with CrossFit?
add editorial note
Oct
28
comment What is wrong with CrossFit?
@Krotanix, The people who look at CrossFit really aren't thinking along those lines, and that's really not a critique that I've heard/read a lot about. I covered the most contended aspects of CrossFit. You are correct that training specificity is king for getting the results you want. I would argue though, that people who focus on the strength sports of weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, etc. are doing so to get better at that sport. I know a number of bodybuilders who are beastly strong, and have good cardio performance. That's why I hate to pigeonhole results into disciplines.
Oct
26
comment How to breathe in lifts requiring tight core (squats, deadlifts)
If your goal is simply to "work out", do what you want. If you are trying to increase the amount of weight you can move, Valsava maneuver is a requirement. If you are already at a high risk of stroke due to hypertension, you really need to get that fixed before you attempt to work on lifting heavier objects. Do keep in mind that none of the record holders for powerlifting, weightlifting, strongman, or highland games have suffered a stroke. Some have broken blood vessels, but most people on this site aren't moving near the weight they do.
Oct
16
answered How to properly do dips?
Oct
15
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
answered How to prevent immune system from weakening if you are training multiple hours a day all week?
Oct
8
comment How do I increase my flat barbell bench press?
For me, hitting 235 didn't take that long. Less than a year for sure, probably about 8 months, but my bench is weak. Taking that to 290 took years. Again, my bench is weak and I started at around 40 years old. It gets much harder as the weight goes up. In this case we are assuming what the weights are, and have not been told for sure.
Oct
8
answered How do I increase my flat barbell bench press?
Sep
25
comment Bench press grip, thumb placement
If you are never competing, it might not be worth it. However the safest approach to benching is to use mechanical safeties and not rely on a human spotter. That doesn't change whether you use full grip or false grip.
Sep
25
answered Equipment for deadlifts with arm injury
Sep
22
answered Bench press grip, thumb placement
Sep
21
answered Calorie intake vs. Number of meals a day
Sep
21
comment 5000 Calories to build muscle? Or to bulk?
That's good to hear. You're starting with the right mindset, which is a rarity.
Sep
18
awarded  Revival
Sep
18
answered 5000 Calories to build muscle? Or to bulk?
Sep
18
revised How to hit prescribed reps in last sets?
summarize everything into a nice neat package.
Sep
18
answered How to hit prescribed reps in last sets?
Sep
18
comment How to do standing military press without damaging back?
Perhaps your upper-mid back is just weak? Perhaps a note about how much you are using, whether you are using non-standard equipment, how you train military press in general. Video is beneficial, but it's not a first class citizen on this site (sigh). What's your training maturity? How long have you been training military press and what's the weight on the bar?