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Jul
11
awarded  Revival
Jul
11
answered What should I look for in a Starting Strength coach?
Jul
11
comment What scientific evidence says cables build less muscle than free weights?
It would have to be a study on the carryover of one form of exercise to another.
Jul
11
comment What scientific evidence says cables build less muscle than free weights?
There is one well understood concept regarding strength: you have to lift heavier things to get stronger. All cable machines have a maximum amount that can be lifted. Once you can lift the whole stack of weights, there's no where else to go. Free weights don't have such limitations. You can load a barbell with far more weight than any cable machine is designed with. That reason alone makes free weights superior for building muscle in an absolute sense. There is more room for argument if you can't lift the whole stack, though.
Jul
11
answered Recurring knee pain linked to exercise
Jul
11
comment Does lifting more than 5lbs really cause females to bulk?
There is a certain look that these trainers are trying to give the models. They want the proportions to match that look. Big squats will give you big glutes--but they will be fit, not flabby. It's just outside the aesthetic for runway models. A shame.
Jul
11
comment Does lifting more than 5lbs really cause females to bulk?
That bodybuilder bulky look is done on purpose, and really is only seen when the woman drops to ridiculously low body fat levels. If a woman has a six pack, they are on a razor thin edge to having too little body fat to be healthy. Anything 18% and higher body fat, you will always look feminine.
Jul
11
answered Increasing mass and retaining bodyfat percentage
Jul
10
comment How to workout Rhomboids and lower Trapezius
If you are trying to get the lower lats/rhomboids, strict rows (parallel to ground). But it helps to get a feel for it. If you perform the movement slowly, and mentally think about the muscles you want to activate, you'll get a better feel for which variation to perform.
Jul
10
comment How to workout Rhomboids and lower Trapezius
Rows and deadlifts are pulling movements, squats and bench press are pushing movements. Cleans and snatches are also pulling movements.
Jul
10
comment How to workout Rhomboids and lower Trapezius
Smolov and Smolov Jr. are advanced routines. However, in general the consensus I've read is that having two pulling movements for every push movement keeps everything healthy. You can train your back just about every session, but you might limit deadlifts to only once a week.
Jul
9
comment Muscle gain: six-meals-a-day-diet foods?
articles.elitefts.com/nutrition/…
Jul
9
comment Muscle gain: six-meals-a-day-diet foods?
medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=56254
Jul
9
comment Muscle gain: six-meals-a-day-diet foods?
In truth, that assertion has never been proven. Whether you get all your nutrition in two meals or six, it's the same impact on your body. alternet.org/food/152486/…
Jul
9
answered How to workout Rhomboids and lower Trapezius
Jul
9
comment Sore stomach muscles from push-ups
@EricWilson, sometimes just the act of taking the video for your personal review will help you spot something you aren't doing quite right. But, congratulations on pushing through the DOMS.
Jul
9
answered Sore stomach muscles from push-ups
Jul
9
answered What are the effects of an intense 10 minute workout?
Jul
2
comment Taking protein right before the workout
They should be accounted for just like anything else you eat. The only time this really becomes a serious concern is if you are trying to lose fat. However, in that case, protein shakes can be an effective way of getting the protein up while keeping the Calories down.
Jun
28
awarded  strength