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Jun
25
comment Is sleeping past midnight bad for your liver?
Explanation of downvote? got a better answer?
Jun
22
comment forearm during weighted pull-ups and chin-ups
NOTE: I recommend only doing specific grip training once every other week. In the OP's case I would emphasize time (endurance) over added weight.
Jun
22
comment forearm during weighted pull-ups and chin-ups
They can. If you have a figure-8 style strap like "Why Our Way" straps then it supports your grip even with a smooth pull-up bar.
Jun
19
comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jun
19
comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
Another example: vikingstrength.com/2012/02/03/…
Jun
19
comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
@Ryan, you'll see one example here: t-nation.com/training/deadlifting-deadlifting-for-strongman You can also see it in World's Strongest Man. All deadlifts in strongman are conventional, and that's because the rules explicitly state that. National level and world level competitions that allow suits will have guys being very uncomfortable but getting those few extra pounds from them. (video in the middle of the article).
Jun
19
comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
Don't forget squats have more to them than just legs. There's also back strength involved as well.
Jun
19
comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
@Aizul, there are other ways to train adductors and abductors, it's just that pushing your knees out while you squat happens to be one of them.
Jun
19
comment Do I need to switch up my squat stance?
@Ryan, you'll see it in Strongman competitions that allow deadlift suits (which I believe the national competitions do). Strongman rules require conventional stance.
Jun
11
comment Will this be 'Overtraining'?
For a good overview of how training changes as you mature as a lifter, read this: strengtheory.com/the-complete-strength-training-guide
May
28
comment What physical endurance exercise can I fit into a 5-minute routine without any equipment?
While 5 minutes is an OK start, I'd seriously look at carving out more time. If you can get even 2 days with an hour each, you can get a lot more benefit out of your exercise time. In the mean time I'd look at ways to build more exercise time into your normal day like take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk briskly, etc.
May
28
comment How to implement micro periodization in a routine covering a wide rep spectrum
24-32 reps per movement. So yes, it's about 2-3 sets, but heavy enough so that you are fatigued afterwards. I end up doing about 3 sets of 8-12 reps each (24-36 reps). These aren't hard numbers, just ballpark figures. So for that aspect I'd start at 3x8 and work to 3x12, increase then go back to 3x8.
May
27
comment How to implement micro periodization in a routine covering a wide rep spectrum
Progress is really based on the amount of volume work at a weight heavy enough to cause fatigue. Doing sets of 1-3 is perfectly fine, you'll likely need to do a lot more if the weight isn't very heavy. This might be a good primer: strengtheory.com/the-new-approach-to-training-volume
May
13
comment Is daily intake of BMR*0.5 healthy?
Read this as a primer: musclefood.com/achieving-your-muscle-gain-fat-loss-goals
Apr
29
comment Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?
I would go to a store that specializes in running and explain that you will have an extra 30 kg (over time). They'll analyze your gate, and help you decide based on whether you are a heel striker, toe striker, or mid-foot striker.
Apr
28
comment How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?
This is definitely the time to work with your doctor, and not worry about any short term setbacks. Your physical therapist will give you some exercises to use to rehabilitate the area, and you may be instructed to wait until after surgery if it is required. Only when you are given the green light would I start working the whole area again, and even then ramp up the activity gradually.
Apr
27
comment body fat calculation formula for metric values
I'm familiar with Katch-McCardle for estimating BMR, which is what I use, since it references lean mass. I wasn't aware they had a body fat estimation formula (doctorholmes.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/…)
Apr
27
comment body fat calculation formula for metric values
Relying on BMI alone is problematic, particularly if you don't fall into the "normal" population. Among people who perform strength training and have higher than average lean mass, BMI becomes useless rather quickly.
Apr
24
comment Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?
It doesn't strike me as a duplicate.
Apr
23
comment Exercising in the gym and asthma
My wife and daughter have exercise induced asthma, and they just need to keep an inhaler with them. In your case, the biggest problem will be the combination of dust and heavy breathing. Not all gyms are spotless, some do better than others with wiping down equipment. When you get your heart rate up, you will breath heavier with your mouth open. That means more allergens hitting your lungs than through your nose. If you still want to exercise, take it slow and see how you do. If you feel an attack is imminent, pack it in and go home.