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Forum: General training questions Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By farrenator
Good comments here. If you want to practice...

Good comments here.

If you want to practice good technique for an eventual high bar/olympic style squat (vs. low bar/powerlifting squat) look up goblet squats. Dan John has some good articles...
Forum: General training questions 12-09-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By farrenator
Makes sense, thanks. Harder to overload because...

Makes sense, thanks. Harder to overload because of grip? I have straps and have had to use them in the past when I did these on occasion.
Forum: General training questions 12-08-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By farrenator
Snatch grip deadlift

Any truth to the contention that snatch grip DL targets hamstrings more than conventional DL? As I get older I am looking for ways to use technique to better target muscles rather than just piling...
Forum: General training questions 12-07-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By farrenator
No idea. This probably isn't the best forum, let...

No idea. This probably isn't the best forum, let alone, sub forum for this type of question. I 'guess' it applies to 'training' your jaw, but, really?

Probably quickest way would be to go see a...
Forum: General training questions 11-24-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By farrenator
With regard to the cross armed grip, you have to...

With regard to the cross armed grip, you have to really make an effort to keep the elbows high. It is easy to drop the elbows which allows the bar to roll forward. I can't comment on the shoulder...
Forum: General training questions 10-01-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,108
Posted By farrenator
Amazing how nothing has changed over the last 30...

Amazing how nothing has changed over the last 30 years.
Forum: General training questions 09-28-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,563
Posted By farrenator
When I reached the point that I got burnt out on...

When I reached the point that I got burnt out on heavy load, heavy volume I reduced volume and load and started getting into the olympic lifts. That got me going again for a while. It kept me in...
Forum: General training questions 09-28-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By farrenator
You aren't supposed to overload face pulls. ...

You aren't supposed to overload face pulls. Hypertrophy is not the point. Think of them in the same way you think of the band pull-apart.
Forum: General training questions 09-27-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By farrenator
Rowing if you are not good at it. Row until you...

Rowing if you are not good at it. Row until you are efficient, then pick something else you are not good at. Then do that. If you are going to do the cycling route, consider fartleks/intervals or...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-08-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By farrenator
I second that, although during my last 'session'...

I second that, although during my last 'session' I got tired of Soju and switched to Scotch.
Forum: General training questions 09-08-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By farrenator
Another way of thinking about it: Given a...

Another way of thinking about it: Given a reasonable training program, focus, effort, it can take 2-3 years of serious training for an average person to hit 'Intermediate' levels of strength - 1.5 x...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-05-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By farrenator
Booze: Tons of calories Makes you lethargic...

Booze:
Tons of calories
Makes you lethargic during and after
encourages horrible food choices
Strongly encourages repeat behavior so as to avoid after effects, i.e. hangover
Easily available at many...
Forum: General diet questions 07-19-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By farrenator
There was a period in my life when I was...

There was a period in my life when I was regularly boozing but also training hard. I made good gains, just made sure to time it so I wasn't going into a training session hung over - b/c it had an...
Forum: General diet questions 07-18-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By farrenator
What is 'bro' food? Brotein powder?

What is 'bro' food? Brotein powder?
Forum: General training questions 06-20-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By farrenator
300 calories of cardio isn't going to negatively...

300 calories of cardio isn't going to negatively impact muscle retention if the other parts of your diet are on point. If you enjoy it, do it.
Forum: General training questions 06-20-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By farrenator
There is an entire series of articles on...

There is an entire series of articles on beginning weight training on the main site.
Forum: UD 2.0 06-16-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By farrenator
1) Find low calorie foods that fix your cravings,...

1) Find low calorie foods that fix your cravings, because you will get them. For me UD2 is a schizophrenic diet that produced weird cravings - sweets for me, since I don't normally crave sweets. ...
Forum: Rapid Fat Loss Handbook 06-15-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By farrenator
If you want to run, pick a different diet. Don't...

If you want to run, pick a different diet. Don't try and pound a square peg into a round hole. There are plenty of other diets that allow you to loose fat and retain muscle. Just use the...
Forum: General diet questions 06-13-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By farrenator
As suggested, try IF. Also, I would prioritize...

As suggested, try IF. Also, I would prioritize cardio over weight training to create a some room for indulgence. Move to maintenance weight training and focus on cardio. Keep protein high if you...
Forum: General diet questions 06-13-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By farrenator
Lifestyle is a big part of it. Sit around, play...

Lifestyle is a big part of it. Sit around, play video games, watch tv, eat food, get chubby/fat/sloppy/soft. Move around, stay active, play sports etc. and it is easier to maintain a reasonable...
Forum: General diet questions 06-13-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By farrenator
We should all celebrate 13-14% - where you feel...

We should all celebrate 13-14% - where you feel good physically and mentally and can still perform well athletically. And drink moderate amounts of beer.
Forum: General training questions 06-08-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By farrenator
Yeah, but that is where all the gains come...

Yeah, but that is where all the gains come from.

Seriously though - pick a program and stick with it for a while before you reassess. I suggest one of the proven programs developed by someone else...
Forum: General diet questions 06-01-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By farrenator
I found it on google. Look up how to search...

I found it on google. Look up how to search forums. But I will save you the trouble since what I wrote was basically what he said in the thread. It was a one sentence answer. Small negative...
Forum: General training questions 06-01-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By farrenator
FWIW I have seen some pretty big (muscular) dudes...

FWIW I have seen some pretty big (muscular) dudes running marathons. They are probably naturally big though.

If you do distance running as your mainstay of physical activity, your body will adapt...
Forum: General training questions 06-01-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By farrenator
I am sure there is but I don't know, not...

I am sure there is but I don't know, not currently a runner. But to give you some context, when I train for the century ride I put in about 22 miles a day, M-Friday and then anywhere from 40-80...
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