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Forum: General training questions 08-01-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
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If walking down stairs is super painful because...

If walking down stairs is super painful because your quads are FUBAR, try walking down stairs backwards instead.
Forum: General training questions 08-01-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,071
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You won't get a maximum contraction anyway unless...

You won't get a maximum contraction anyway unless it's an isometric. One single exercise may not be sufficient for hypertrophy in a group of muscles or even a single muscle, but thankfully there's...
Forum: General training questions 07-31-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,071
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Sure, you go from a 10 rep max on bicep curls of...

Sure, you go from a 10 rep max on bicep curls of 15kg to 40kg and eat enough, your biceps will grow. If you push it out to 50 or 60kg they'll continue to grow, but at a certain point you'll hit a...
Forum: General training questions 07-31-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
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You would limit vertical pushing on mon and fri,...

You would limit vertical pushing on mon and fri, it's chest and back, so horizontal pushing, horizontal and vertical pulling, plus some isolation.

Again, the shoulder is complex, what works well...
Forum: General training questions 07-30-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
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Shoulders are a very complex joint, everyone has...

Shoulders are a very complex joint, everyone has different backgrounds/issues and tolerances, but probably 1 heavy overhead pressing movement and then some isolation stuff (front raise, side raise,...
Forum: General training questions 07-30-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,071
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You need progressive tension overload as the...

You need progressive tension overload as the primary stimulus for muscle growth, are you ever going to do skullcrushers with 150kg? 100kg? You can get stronger on isolation exercises, but only up to...
Forum: General training questions 07-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
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4x/week upper body will probably be hardest on...

4x/week upper body will probably be hardest on your shoulders in terms of wear and tear, recovery (to virtually any frequency) is not much of an issue as long as you give your body time to adapt and...
Forum: General training questions 07-30-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
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I'd do chest and back mon and fri, arms and...

I'd do chest and back mon and fri, arms and shoulders wed. Good luck with your recovery too.
Forum: UD 2.0 07-18-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
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Not to be insensitive, but I can't tell which are...

Not to be insensitive, but I can't tell which are the before pics and which are the after pics. I think this is the classic case of UD2 being inappropriate for those with insufficient muscle mass,...
Forum: General training questions 07-17-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,355
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Have you been on any antibiotics recently?

Have you been on any antibiotics recently?
Forum: General diet questions 07-16-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
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Just eat a bit less than normal on days you don't...

Just eat a bit less than normal on days you don't exercise.
Forum: General training questions 07-14-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,985
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Remember too that these guys all came up in a...

Remember too that these guys all came up in a different era, Starr used steroids, Rippetoe did, the rules were very different back then, but lifting weights and drugs goes together like PB and J....
Forum: General training questions 07-14-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
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The mistake is failing to differentiate between...

The mistake is failing to differentiate between exercises designed to be trained heavy and those to be used as pump exercises (higher volume, shorter rests, more focus on mind-muscle connection,...
Forum: General training questions 07-13-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,985
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The optimal weight/height ratio for PL is...

The optimal weight/height ratio for PL is generally 3-4lbs per inch of height, so at 6' you would need to be 215-290lbs to be competitive at a high level, so yeah, probably around 275-300lbs would be...
Forum: General diet questions 07-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,742
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It's always 'one or two more kilos...' but the...

It's always 'one or two more kilos...' but the satisfaction with your appearance is never quite there, because there's always the desire to be a bit leaner here, a bit firmer there.

I didn't...
Forum: General diet questions 07-10-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,742
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Perhaps being 5'8, 57kg and trying to lose even...

Perhaps being 5'8, 57kg and trying to lose even more weight is the real problem...
Forum: General diet questions 07-09-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,478
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I think there are both in the paleo world (and...

I think there are both in the paleo world (and overall health and fitness too of course). It can be hard to separate them, but someone like mark sisson is willing to throw his name on anything to...
Forum: General diet questions 07-09-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,478
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A funny thing is that robb wolf used to say that...

A funny thing is that robb wolf used to say that if your bloodwork got worse on paleo it was because cholesterol is a sham etc, taubes-ian need to look a VLDL , trigs and whatever else, and always...
Forum: General training questions 07-08-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
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You don't seem to 'set' your back at any point,...

You don't seem to 'set' your back at any point, eg, gripping the bar, lifting your chest up to keep your low back in extension, taking a breath, bracing your stomach muscles and 'getting tight' as...
Forum: General training questions 07-07-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
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Probably not, but many 'recovery' methods blunt...

Probably not, but many 'recovery' methods blunt the adaptive responses to training by limiting the very inflammation necessary to produce the adaptive response in the first place. And if your...
Forum: General training questions 07-05-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
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How are you assessing your glute 'tightness'?...

How are you assessing your glute 'tightness'? Pigeon pose? Piriformis stretch?

Do you happen to carry your wallet in your back pocket? Have you ever filmed yourself doing bilateral lower body...
Forum: General training questions 07-04-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
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Blood pressure goes up a lot more while lifting...

Blood pressure goes up a lot more while lifting weights, in a healthy individual that's not a bad thing...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormesis
Forum: General diet questions 06-30-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
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Do you honestly have nothing better to do with...

Do you honestly have nothing better to do with your time? If he likes low fat, low protein, good for him, I'm sure he'll do fine. He wants attention, and I doubt any amount of evidence is going to...
Forum: General diet questions 06-27-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
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I think for many people refeeds cause more issues...

I think for many people refeeds cause more issues than they're worth (one of those physiology vs psychology issues), especially if you have any previous binge issues or emotional eating problems....
Forum: UD 2.0 06-26-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
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Take a deep breath, life goes on. Eat a regular...

Take a deep breath, life goes on. Eat a regular 500 cal or so deficit each day for the rest of the week, enjoy a big birthday meal and power workout, start next week back on track and continue like...
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