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Jun
14
comment Are bumper plates “lighter”?
Regarding the boost of the cheat, if you used something like the Rogue Hi-Temp bumpers which are essentially high bounce tires, the boost is significant. The less bounce in the bumper (meaning closer to competition quality), the boost becomes less significant. However, it is still more than what you would get if you had metal plates.
Jun
14
comment Are bumper plates “lighter”?
Regarding the feathers? If density were wrong, you wouldn't be able to make a plate that would fit on the bar. Feathers are not dense at all. Even rubber needs metal inserts to help increase the weight.
Jun
14
answered Are bumper plates “lighter”?
Jun
14
comment Does eating late at night cause weight gain?
Glucagon pulls energy out of your body, including fat stores. Insulin stores energy in your body, including fat stores. Which would you rather have happen if you are trying to lose weight?
Jun
13
comment Good breakfast to regain concentration and energy after a morning workout?
Bottom line: protein will do you better for your stated goals. The concept is to have a Calorie deficit throughout the week (which means you can have some days at maintenance or slightly above, and the rest of the days below maintenance). Too many people try to cut far more Calories than is reasonable.
Jun
12
revised Is this pain in my neck — after Smith Machine squats — just DOMs or something else?
Added clarification over the probable nature of the pain.
Jun
12
answered Is this pain in my neck — after Smith Machine squats — just DOMs or something else?
Jun
12
answered Good breakfast to regain concentration and energy after a morning workout?
Jun
7
answered How does the cyclic-ketogenic diet allow weight loss and muscle gain?
Jun
4
answered Any reason for feeling nausea when working out?
Jun
4
answered How to find a weight lifting coach?
Jun
1
comment What different is going on in the initial stage of a cyclic ketogenic diet than after each 'carb up' weekend?
I've answered this before. But it depends on how you got your food. If you had highly processed sources of protein (protein drinks, for example) as your main source of nutrition, then two weeks of solid food (but still ketogenic) will help the stomach be ready for real food again. Other than that, 2 weeks bringing carbs back on line (probably best to spike it in one meal) will help the body deal with carbs appropriately again.
May
31
comment What different is going on in the initial stage of a cyclic ketogenic diet than after each 'carb up' weekend?
Your body adapts to what you ask it to do. The re-carb does keep the metabolism from fully adjusting to the level it would on full ketosis, which works to your advantage. Excess energy (carbs/fat) will be put back in your fat cells. The ketosis is a good tool for remaining in a fat burning state most of the time.
May
31
answered What's a deadlift supposed to feel like?
May
31
answered Tips on un-racking weights for bench press
May
31
comment Tips on un-racking weights for bench press
It does allow for smaller increments.
May
31
answered What different is going on in the initial stage of a cyclic ketogenic diet than after each 'carb up' weekend?
May
30
comment Weighlifting shoes for a beginner
As long as it has a non-slip sole. Many slippers don't provide any grip on smooth surfaces. If the lifting floor is rubber, you should be OK.
May
30
answered Weighlifting shoes for a beginner
May
29
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