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Sep
18
revised Is It Rational To Weigh Yourself While Exercising?
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Sep
17
answered Is It Rational To Weigh Yourself While Exercising?
Sep
17
comment My body is breaking easier than others my age?
There's a very strong chance that the residual injuries are psychosomatic. They hurt because you believe they will hurt--and I say that mainly because your doctor said they were healed. Sometimes you just have to train yourself that it's OK to use the limb.
Sep
17
comment How should i train for strength with very minimal size increase
I would upvote this multiple times if I could. You hit every point I would. You can't really have powerlifter strength without powerlifter size, and the advice on training is also spot on.
Sep
17
comment Workout routine on caloric deficit
Very sound advice. Having trained for a few months on a moderate caloric deficit (~1 lb/week) I didn't have to change much at all. I worked with a coach, so he was able to balance everything for me but I was able to continue to get stronger and put more weight on the bar as I lost pounds and inches.
Sep
9
comment 5x5 Workout Plan becomes ineffective?
@DaveLiepmann, I run a lifting forum so my limited sample set is based off my members. Based on the OP's mass and squat numbers, he's pretty much toward the end of the effectiveness of SL5x5. He might be able to squeeze out a few more pounds (particularly if he drops to 3x5), but there comes a time where you have to balance personal drive and personal sanity. I know of one person who took the SL5x5 program all the way to a 600+ lb squat, and his chief regret is pushing the program so long. Granted, he's a genetic outlier, but I find weekly progression seems to work longer.
Sep
8
comment What type of push ups benefit muscle up?
If you can get your body above the bar where you do pull ups (without doing a muscle up), you can do dips there. Start at the top position and work on increasing your range of motion over time.
Sep
8
comment Shortage of breath - is this a sign of overtraining
I had similar symptoms last year and talked to my cardiologist immediately. Found out I had a birth defect, and pushing my heart rate over a certain threshold would cause the same symptoms to return. When doing cardio work, I now have to use a heart rate monitor and back off if I get too close to the threshold. Otherwise I'm perfectly healthy. However, only my cardiologist could tell me what was going on.
Sep
8
answered 5x5 Workout Plan becomes ineffective?
Sep
8
comment Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
Agreed. At the time of the answer, the product release was still pending.
Sep
3
comment hamstring pull when bench pressing
It's that sudden release of tension, and your body instinctively trying to reacquire the tension.
Sep
3
answered hamstring pull when bench pressing
Sep
3
comment Need help dropping body fat to 8-12%?
Get a training coach who knows how to get sub-10% body fat. It's possible, but the advice is going to be specific to you and your situation. A good coach will help you make the right decisions to get there. You are already in a healthy body fat range, which is as good as online advice can take you.
Sep
3
answered Barbell position during squats
Sep
2
answered Squats technique flat feet
Aug
11
comment Deadlifts - should my legs ache?
Getting some rubber mats can help (some). However, a lot of your low back pain will be from slowly putting the bar down. I get that sometimes you have to. In my first gym they had octagonal plates, and if you just let the bar go down the plates would shift and wretch the back. Just try to find a good balance.
Aug
11
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Aug
10
answered Deadlifts - should my legs ache?
Aug
7
answered Should you really work on your legs the most?
Jul
28
answered RDL vs Stiff Deadlift