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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
21
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.
Apr
21
revised Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?
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Apr
21
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.
Apr
20
answered Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?
Mar
25
comment Losing stomach fat without losing weight
Keep your bulking down to about 3 lbs per month (1.25 kg per month). That should help you not gain body fat, but still support muscle growth. By my estimations, you should be able to ~190 lbs lean mass, so if you set a cap for yourself at 220-225 lbs you'll be in a good spot with that much lean mass.
Mar
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Mar
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answered 5/3/1 Assistance work for deadlift and OHP
Mar
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answered Do I need to change my work out routine every so often?
Feb
26
comment Different in exercises between two 100pushups sites
Being generally active will help you stay healthy. 100 pushups is a lot of hard work, and will likely put some bulk on your arms. The biggest thing is that you find something that helps you stay motivated. A program like this can be a good idea as you have a goal you are working towards.
Feb
26
answered Different in exercises between two 100pushups sites
Feb
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Feb
19
answered Stronglifts Adaptation Questions
Feb
18
comment Is it harmful not to wear an underwear while running?
Some critical thinking about running and free hanging testicles should be all you need on that one. Same issues for women and other parts of their bodies.
Feb
18
comment Is it harmful not to wear an underwear while running?
I doubt you'll find such a thing. The biggest problems have to do with sweat and chafing. Sometimes undergarments provide just enough of a buffer to minimize those things. In either case, if you are already chafed then sweat will only make it worse
Feb
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Feb
13
comment Getting fatter with weight training
There are several trackers that make this chore easier. For example: My Fitness Pal and Livestrong My Plate. I highly recommend using one of them as they can also give you a running tally so you know where you are.
Jan
30
comment Accurately Calibrated Plates
@boiky, I found some in the UK: wolverson-fitness.co.uk/… Unfortunately all I know is that they post their tolerances. I have no information on their reputation or independent reviews.
Jan
28
comment six months and no major change in losing fat
Progressive overload just means you are pushing yourself more and more over time. As I mentioned in the bullet there are several ways of doing that. If you get more reps with the same weight, you've increased. If you cut your rest times and did the same work, you've increased. If you add more weight, you've increased. Rest times are just one thing you can manipulate for your training.