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Mar
27
answered What type or amount of weight training is beneficial for a beginning swimmer?
Mar
27
comment Started weight training, but cannot see progress
The only thing I'd add is that squats and deadlifts help build mass like nothing else. You get the biggest testosterone spike after these workouts, and because they incorporate just about all the muscles in the body, they all get increases. Don't do them to exhaustion though. Use these to help build base strength, and the other exercises to fine tune the shape of muscles, etc.
Mar
27
answered Combining weight-lifting (starting strength) with rockclimbing?
Mar
27
answered What should I eat before/after a workout?
Mar
27
answered Is it possible for muscles to shrink after a workout?
Mar
26
answered Does the amount of breathing (holding breath/breathing fast) affect the calories burned during a workout (not heavylifting)?
Mar
26
comment Am I in “starvation mode”?
I wish I could refind the nice video that described how the mythical link between atherosclerosis and fat came to being. The same logic applied to cholesterol. Cholesterol is part of the body's repair mechanism. It's the LDL cholesterol that you really need to keep an eye on. webmd.com/cholesterol-management/…
Mar
26
comment Am I in “starvation mode”?
Start here: earlytorise.com/healthy/debunking-the-low-fat-myth healthnewsreport.blogspot.com/2012/01/… abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/story?id=123869#.T3BcMGGPWgI
Mar
21
answered Should I consume BCAA pills to stay alert or not?
Mar
20
answered Am I in “starvation mode”?
Mar
19
answered Is something with 100 calories but 24g of sugar okay to eat when on a diet?
Mar
15
answered Is there any benefit to doing supersets over taking the traditional one-exercise-at-a-time approach
Mar
15
comment Is there any benefit to doing supersets over taking the traditional one-exercise-at-a-time approach
Additionally, a Barbell Complex is a more involved kind of superset that is great for conditioning: 70sbig.com/blog/2011/09/barbell-complexes-2
Mar
15
comment Is there any benefit to doing supersets over taking the traditional one-exercise-at-a-time approach
I might add that it is not an either/or proposition. You can focus on your main lift, and then superset your assistance exercises.
Mar
14
answered Bowflex and similar systems versus free weights
Mar
13
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Mar
12
comment Optimum heart rate for fat loss
My point, lost in the translation, is that exercise is specific. If you want to train for a marathon, train for a marathon. If you want to lose weight, use HIIT.
Mar
12
comment Optimum heart rate for fat loss
This article has a few studies to look at. canute1.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/… Key point: "For the long distance runner, even more crucial is the need to develop resistance against fatigue."
Mar
12
comment When I workout, do my guts grow, too?
Forgive my ignorance, but even if it did cause your intestines to grow, what perceived benefit/risk is that? 9 times out of 10, when your weight increases it is either due to muscle mass or fat mass. These are the two most dynamically changing systems in your body.
Mar
12
comment Optimum heart rate for fat loss
Yes, but there are still trade-offs. The type of endurance required for a marathon is quite different than the type of endurance offered by HIIT.