Dave Liepmann
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Heavy kettlebell swing versus deadlift
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Two perspectives. 1. It depends Whether deadlifts are worth it if you're already doing heavy swings depends on what you're training for. The swings get more of your arms, but I don't deadlift for my ...

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How can I out-train this bad diet? If I can't, what modifications can I make to my diet to push more weight?
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When simultaneously doing body recomposition (losing fat weight) and trying to push your strength lifts, the highest priorities are carefully balanced overall calorie intake, and a high proportion of ...

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How to manage sudden increase in appetite after new workouts
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A Zen parable: A student once asked his teacher, "Master, what is enlightenment?" The master replied, "When hungry, eat. When tired, sleep." Going to bed at 10 at night seems ...

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Form check: 100kg deficit deadlift
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Shoulder engagement: I used to let them hang in regular deadlifts since they were relatively weak, I’m trying to avoid that esp. with deficit DLs by resetting between reps but I have no idea if it’s ...

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How to adjust weights to my short stature?
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I came across an article which said that a good starting weight for men is around 2.5kg - 5.0kg, then how should I modify this recommendation to make it more applicable to my "rather unique ...

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What are the pros and cons of running versus walking?
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The Old Science: "Walking Is Enough" Let's frame the health question with some data from the American Heart Association: A sedentary lifestyle is one of the 5 major risk factors (along with ...

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Are warm-up sets redundant with other mobility warm-ups? How to shave time off of lengthy workouts?
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I’d added some mobility and dynamic stretching to counter stiffness...I usually do Molding Mobility for joints - in the morning when I remember but most of the time only at the gym; then DeFranco’s ...

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Do the rules of thumb “keep it simple” and “eat a lot” and such necessarily hold true for older lifters?
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Direct answers Do the rules of thumb “keep it simple” and “eat a lot” and such necessarily hold true for older lifters? Yes. Eat enough, lift enough, recover enough. What that means varies for each ...

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At the top of the deadlift (i.e., when you have picked up the barbell), are you supposed to roll your shoulders back?
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Yes, it's the right thing to do. Your shoulders should be retracted at the end of a deadlift rep. Those videos have the answer. The deadlift is not finished until you achieve full (but not over-) ...

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Should squats come last in a workout-plan?
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A workout should ideally follow a relatively strict ordering. (Warm-up) High-skill/coordination exercises or movements which you are still learning, e.g. agility drills, Olympic lifts, gymnastics ...

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Should I deload to be able to do a movement explosively?
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You don't need to deload, but if you want to push your 1RM (which you stated as a goal elsewhere but, interestingly, not here) you should try to move the weight as fast as possible, which may be a ...

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Beginners need less training—but when do they stop being beginners?
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Within the narrow focus of just strength training, the Rippetoe & Kilgore definition is useful: Simply put, a novice, as we use the term here, is a trainee for whom the stress applied during a ...

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How much back work is required to counter-act high volumes pressing
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The rule of thumb is to balance pressing work with pulling volume (so, 1:1), or if working to correct a postural issue, then double the pulling volume (1:2). But this is just a guide, and we have to ...

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How to build muscle strength without exercise?
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Stop Making Excuses "I have six [to] eight years of trial-and-error evidence to show that I am incapable of building strength to any measurable degree from any form of exercise." Either ...

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Squats lagging behind deadlift
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First off: 140kg deadlift / 95kg squat is slightly unbalanced, but not tremendously so. I have at times had a 100kg squat when able to deadlift 140kg. So it's worth looking at but not necessarily ...

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Slow training versus Explosive training
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Studies are hard You're seeing contradictions because you're comparing apples and oranges. Actually, these studies have so many dimensions that you're comparing the whole fruit section of the ...

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If "bro splits" don't work, why is literally every muscular guy in my gym doing them?
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The critique of bodybuilder split routines is not that they don't work. They obviously work, so anyone who says they don't is either ignorant or speaking without thinking. It's that a bodybuilder ...

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What was the macronutrient ratio of early humans and primitive tribes?
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Your question is misguided in two ways. One, you assume that premodern diets are by definition optimal. If we can know the macronutrient ratio of Fat:Protien:Carb of early humans and primitive tribes ...

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What would happen if one added more sets to Starting Strength or Stronglifts?
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Starting Strength feels like a low-volume program because it uses a powerlifting template to push mostly the squat as far as possible, with the goal of turning scrawny young men into thick young men ...

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Why do weightlifters (Olympic) get better at weightlifting while staying at the same weight-class?
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Because muscles can get stronger without getting bigger. That's it. The lifter is the same size, but because they lifted progressively heavier weights over time without eating such that they gained ...

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Does the "stabilization argument" also hold for pull exercises?
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The stabilization argument is only one of several in favor of free weights, and it has been narrowed in the public consciousnessness to a facsimile of itself. The point is not entirely about "...

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Getting a planche with only psuedo planche push ups
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You sound really picky. i don't like weight training I find that a lot of people have a knee-jerk hatred of the gym and lifting weights. In a lot of cases it seems to be some weird social thing. I ...

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What will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?
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I have no option beside protein powders. Just, because I cannot eat more than [a piece of chicken, 2 eggs, and a serving fish per day]. Yeah, right. There's no reason not to eat six eggs, double the ...

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working out 3 times a day
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Will the above routine be considered over training? No, because it's impossible for a routine to be considered overtraining. Even a program as obviously impossible for mortals as "600 sets of 3 ...

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Homeworkout alternative to deadlifts
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There is no single alternative to the deadlift, because the whole point of the deadlift is that it does so many things so dramatically. It can be loaded more than nearly any other exercise. If this is ...

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Am I getting weaker?
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I’ve taken at least 2 weeks off in the 3-4 weeks and don’t push myself to particular hard exercises. When I take every other week off and don't push myself hard, I expect to stagnate or get weaker. ...

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Beginner's exercise scheduling
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skipping rest days seems bad Not really. Go ahead and work out on consecutive days; it won't kill you. Moving vigorously every single day should be a goal, not something to avoid. The easiest way to ...

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Routine to fix strength / mobility issues
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Yoga, daily warm-ups/stretching, and careful strength training focused on full ranges of motion have been my most beneficial solo practices for me to prevent, notice, and fix minor mobility issues ...

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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop
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How does [someone] prepare to do 110 pull ups in a row Start by recognizing this as an extreme goal. I bet the people achieving >75 pull-ups got there by doing gymnastics or bar calisthenics for ...

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How to increase Pull-ups
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People who can only do a small number of pull-ups in a set should focus on doing as many sets as possible of one-half their maximum reps. In this case, that means (2 reps / 2) = 1 rep per set. Take a ...

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