Dave Liepmann
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Most time efficient training
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There is no "most" time efficient workout. All that exists are preferences, opinions, and thoughts on what is best, because there are easily dozens of ways to accomplish your stated goal and no clear ...

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Are the basic barbell lifts not enough for the "core"?
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Basic barbell lifts train bilateral strength for the core sufficiently for most athletics. They do not maximize all athletic qualities in the trunk, nor do they resolve all problems in the trunk, so ...

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Does the pectoral muscle serve any role in the sports practiced in this modern Era?
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The pectoral muscle is key for several fundamental defensive movements in ground grappling sports like judo and Brazilian jiujitsu. Consider for example someone at your hips at bay as they try to lay ...

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Good hypertrophy program if you only have dumbbells?
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I'm not going to give you a program. Perspective If you frame the situation as aping a barbell program with dumbbells, you'll only lose. I understand that it's hard to give up on a good streak with ...

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How do I calculate the calories and proteins intake given these parameters?
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If you're trying to gain weight, I suggest you focus just on eating more. Lifting heavier weights, or the same weights for more reps, would help too. Calculating exactly how much more to eat might be ...

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On what exactly are current exercise recommendations based?
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Synthesis of syntheses The Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health (PDF) is an attempt by the World Health Organization to synthesize the large body of scientific evidence across ...

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Avoid tennis elbow when squatting
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I used to get elbow problems from back squatting, and what helped was increasing range of motion in my shoulders a two-phase approach to the elbow: first rest until the acute problem was over, then ...

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How to train and build up for loading heavy dumbbells for chest and shoulder press?
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I recommend learning how to execute a dumbbell power clean (from standing). This will get the weights from the ground to your shoulders. This explanation from CrossFit is excellent. Learning to heft ...

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Slimming down big muscular (upper) legs
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You can't target a particular part of your body to lose fat because "spot reduction" is a myth: Contrary to what the infomercials suggest, there is no such thing as spot reduction. Fat is lost ...

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Is there anybody else who can't gain reps in 4x4 OHP?
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Upper-body progression is hard, and often needs more time to acclimate to higher loads. A program that goes 4x4, 4x5, 4x6, add weight, 4x4, 4x5, 4x6, add weight (etc.) can be good for overhead press. ...

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Increase bench press 1RM
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I bench press once a week I personally would not expect my bench press 1RM to increase past the absolute novice level if I only bench pressed once a week. Consider bench pressing three times a week....

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Is there an inverse relationship between range of motion and stability?
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Excessive joint mobility and muscle flexibility can cause instability and lack of strength at end ranges of motion. Most people need to improve their range of motion because they are so immobile. But ...

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Shared space incline equipment options (living room)
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This might be an unsatisfying answer, but the need for specialized equipment is one reason that I don't worry about incline exercises and instead focus on overhead presses and horizontal presses like ...

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Does increasing muscular endurance make you stronger?
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Of course training at higher rep ranges is useful to some degree for developing strength. Everyone agrees that it's important to build muscle and to have at least some base level of muscular endurance,...

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How does the founder exercise work?
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I deadlift a heavy set once a week. This does not seem to be helping [my posture and back discomfort]. And why should it? Because if your max deadlift is 60kg then maintaining proper posture against ...

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Gyms nationawide are closed due to COVID-19. What is the best way to continue training for a powerlifting competition?
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If you're already a little strong, then there simply might not be a way to keep progressing on lower body strength. Squats and deadlifts are incredible exactly because the external resistance does ...

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Should I use weights training for endurance or for strength to deal with aching back?
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The short answer Since you are completely untrained, your first priority is developing strength. Endurance is Bupkus Until You Are Strong In the absence of developed strength, strength training ...

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I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle?
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To gain good weight, to bulk, to add muscle, you need to: Stimulate growth by lifting heavy Provide fuel for growth by eating a lot Prioritize your goal by getting your life in order Most healthy ...

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What muscles are deadlifts meant to target?
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"That muscle." There's a classic quote about the power clean, attributed here to Charles Staley, that applies to your question: "You know when you run down the field, catch the ball and then hit a ...

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What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?
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The goal here is not weight loss. You can lose weight by chopping an arm off or donating a kidney. What you want is to be healthier, look better, and lose fat. The term for this is body recomposition, ...

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Looking for a thorough gymnastics book
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Building the Gymnastic Body by Coach Sommer is good, but I consider it fairly advanced. For a beginner like me, who isn't devoting all their strength work to gymnastics, it was a bit much. You could ...

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Is running with hand weights a bad idea?
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I would say that while running with weights held in the hand probably doesn't share the same detrimental joint effects as running with ankle weights, it is a less than ideal way to build upper-body ...

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Pistol Squat Progression?
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I prefer assisted pistol squats using both ends of a doorknob (facing the door end-on) or rings. I've also used cubicle walls (again, facing them end-on), for what it's worth. Lean on the rings or ...

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How to finish this workout routine for strength & aesthetics?
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You have too many goals. Remove some of them. You can do them later. "Focusing" on strength, aesthetics, doing a bunch of exercises...just because? and introducing Olympic lifts is hard for any ...

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Is full or partial range of motion better for chin-ups?
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If you want to use a range of motion you need to use that range of motion. If you don't go all the way to the bottom of a chin-up then you won't grow strength in that end range of motion, you won't ...

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Is Lifting Weights at Home, Without a Rack, A Viable Option For Me?
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Just about anything can be made to work. So yes, your plan would work fine. But I don't think it's the best option. Do you have to squat or bench? No. You'd be fine, really, just focusing on ...

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Fixing a disproportionately weak squat
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I have a hybrid hypothesis: your squat form is wrong and has been wrong for close to two years, you're not working on fixing it, and you're spending your recovery budget on WODs and other lifts. ...

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What is a good early morning stretch routine?
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I've found success with two approaches: Yoga, whatever flavor or sequence you happen to like. What I did was go to classes several times a week for a month, then practice at home in the morning with ...

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getting a good sense of when your back is flat
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Awareness The first step is to discover the sensation of a flat back, of firing your lower back muscles, of arching your back, and of keeping or losing your back arch while the hips move. Practice "...

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Distributing workout throughout day
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The two approaches are different. There is an intensity component. The state of your body qua warming up is different. Recovery between sets is different. Each can be effective, but usually one should ...

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