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Exercise Question & Answer

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by db_ggmm, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    There is also no science behind your claim that "our food pyramid is bullshit."

    You will need to cite some credible sources if you want to make such outrageous claims.


    How is his statement any more outrageous than yours? It's not like you quoted a fucking thing, so where do you get off? Read the evils of fructose thread on this forum and watch the video.
     
  2. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    It adds to total volume. It matters. Focus on results and not the intricacies of a program -- if the program is achieving the result it doesn't need to change. If it's not, change it.

    wmmk,

    'why' really has the nuts of the deal summed up right here. A lot of the reading out there seems to suggest that there is just one way that over training reveals itself, when in reality there are a number of ways over training can show up.

    A subtle way in which over training can catch you off guard is simply a lack of progress, which we tend to interpret as needing even more training. Some people recover very rapidly and more does more for them. You may be the opposite today and you may be that more is more guy in your twenties. The only real way to know what's up is to monitor progress and tune into your performance and recovery.
     
  3. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    I know this is really an extremely complex question, but I was wondering if there is a simplified rule of thumb regarding muscle mass and strength. An example would be a statement that sounds like, "An increase in 5 lbs of lean muscle mass will increase max squat weight by 20 lbs." Do any such rules of thumb exist?
     
  4. why

    why Senior member

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    I know this is really an extremely complex question, but I was wondering if there is a simplified rule of thumb regarding muscle mass and strength. An example would be a statement that sounds like, "An increase in 5 lbs of lean muscle mass will increase max squat weight by 20 lbs." Do any such rules of thumb exist?

    No, and anyone that claims they do is an idiot. Strength increases aren't linear (lighter people will have a lower 1RM:lean mass ratio) and leverage differences factor in a lot (that's why there's no tall people in any Olympic weight classes under the heavyweights).
     
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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    So I read this thing online that said one should make sure to eat plenty of red meat and eggs to obtain dietary cholesterol as testosterone is produced from it. Is that true?
     
  6. wmmk

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    No, and anyone that claims they do is an idiot. Strength increases aren't linear (lighter people will have a lower 1RM:lean mass ratio) and leverage differences factor in a lot (that's why there's no tall people in any Olympic weight classes under the heavyweights).

    Interesting. Is there, then, some exponential equation or system of equations relating, say, flat barbell bench 1RM, arm length and proportions, ribcage size, and combined pectoral and tricep lean mass? I don't care to know such a formula, but it'd be cool if one existed.
     
  7. Lachy

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    What are the differences, positive and negative between grouping like exercises closely together as opposed to spreading them through out an exercise?

    For example, if I did the bench press first, and wanted to also do the incline bench press: I'd be weaker following the regular bench press, and probably wouldn't push as much if I went directly to the incline. But if I went and did another exercise or two which didn't tax the pecs or tris, I'd have regained strength and be able to lift more.
     
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    why Senior member

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    Interesting. Is there, then, some exponential equation or system of equations relating, say, flat barbell bench 1RM, arm length and proportions, ribcage size, and combined pectoral and tricep lean mass? I don't care to know such a formula, but it'd be cool if one existed.
    I'm sure by studying a million and one people one could be devised. It's even more complex than I stated though due to differences in form and attachment points on muscles. For example, the long head of the triceps is the primary mover on bench press but anthropometric and anatomic differences will vary a lot within groups and usually will vary even in individuals (dominant shoulders will have different leverages and such). And that's just one muscle and one joint. It's largely pointless since it's probably just as easy to train every one of those million and one people than to study them for the million and second person who wants some kind of broad and unspecific information on the subject.
     
  9. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I've decided to combine all my exercises into one. Look out world!

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  10. rjmaiorano

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    ^^^ As goofy as that looks, it also tiring as shit.
     
  11. db_ggmm

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    I've developed some sort of very mild pinch in my right shoulder blade. It lies about 2 inches to the side of the spine, 2 inches below the bar during a low bar squat. I have to stretch pretty far to feel the pinch, rotating my shoulders, but it's definitely there and something about squats aggravates it.

    I am thinking it's possible that it gets tweaked while racking the bar off my back as I usually drop the left first. I know I shouldn't unrack that way, but I forget sometimes. Any ideas? I'm really thinking it's the improper racking... relieve the left and the right gets smashed. I hope so.

    I think... I'm gonna do front squats for the next maybe 6-8 weeks. I'll pick a goal and go for it. I really got smashed today on the back squat. My form went to shit, I began doubting the bar placement, and the shoulder thing started acting up after it hadn't for a couple weeks. Disappointed.
     
  12. bobdobalina

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    Can someone recommend me a DL routine?

    1. I weigh 195.
    2. My 1RM is about 370 (I can go higher if I am allowed to get sloppy with the lower back).
    3. I've been doing some sort of 3x5 but the volume fatigues me a bit too much and it hurts the rest of the workout.
    3b. A heavy set of five makes me want to puke. That's good, right?
    4. I am way overfat.
     
  13. why

    why Senior member

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    Can someone recommend me a DL routine? 1. I weigh 195. 2. My 1RM is about 370 (I can go higher if I am allowed to get sloppy with the lower back). 3. I've been doing some sort of 3x5 but the volume fatigues me a bit too much and it hurts the rest of the workout. 3b. A heavy set of five makes me want to puke. That's good, right? 4. I am way overfat.
    Assuming weight loss is your goal, cut volume on deadlift if it gets in the way of you losing weight. That's a pretty loose recommendation, but if you don't run or feel like you need to eat or something to finish up the sets or get through the workout then it's not helping your real goal. Be honest and sensible with yourself and don't cut volume because it's easier. Really though, people concerned with weight loss should be doing some form of moderately-intense cardio and minimal strength training. Strength training makes it hard to diet sometimes without stagnation toward goals, especially programs like 5x5s.
     
  14. flyguy25

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    Not very educated at all when it comes to fitness so I was wondering if someone could give me some recommendations on how to start off on the right foot.

    I weigh 183 lb and am 6'0. Don't have much muscle mass and have got extra weight in my stomach and chest area. So yea, any exercises to improve my health as a whole and cut down on the fat content in these regions would be great. Also, should cardio be done in a manner that involves rest days or does it really matter? Should some kind of diet be used to speed up weight loss? Recommendations? Thanks for helping this noob
     
  15. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    Too broad. Read the ebook on stronglifts.com and see what you think.
     
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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    So between the pinch below my right shoulder blade and mild pull in my left bicep, I took a week off.

    The pinch returns pretty quick during back squats. I am actually thinking that the weight on the bar nearly doesn't matter - the issue comes from the cockeyed position your arms go into for the back squat. The issue is slightly enhanced by weight on the bar as a heavier bar makes me pull my shoulder blades together and fly my elbows back harder. The pinch feels like something I can alleviate by hanging by my hands off a chin up bar, for example.

    Anyway, it definitely doesn't happen during front squats, so I will proceed as planned and do them for a while.
     
  17. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    Can a low carb diet cause hot flashes?

    I feel if I accidentally eat fewer than normal carbs (normal being around 100g) that I experience hot flashes. This is happening at night, too, if I eat a pound of cottage cheese or greek yogurt and hit the sack.


    Think I'm going to go to a physician for a battery of labs soon. Been doing a 200-250g protein with alternating 100g and 200g carb days for maybe 4 months now.
     

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