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by 5744 · January 14, 2013 at 03:35 AM

I was recently listening to episode 1092 of Super Human Radio and they had NASA research scientist Per Tesch on the show discussing this. In summary, he claimed their results showed better results in training a muscle group for strength or... (more)

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David_Marino 0 · January 14, 2013 at 03:35 AM

My experience is anecdotal, but I know a lot of pro and olympic athletes would back it up. When training for strength increases if you do any near intense cardio with the same muscle groups for 20-30 minutes prior to intense strength sets it is... (more)

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by 2401 · December 19, 2012 at 02:33 PM

Nothing feels as good as a big deadlift. Then it's over, and you have to wait until next session to feel that again. In the meantime, every other sport I do including simply climbing subway stairs gets slower! My body simply never has... (more)

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james_barlow 0 · December 19, 2012 at 02:33 PM

"My body simply never has responded to hypertrophy training. I get stronger, but never grow." Maybe I'm missing something, but if you can get stronger without getting heavier that would seem a good thing for a climber. As with most athletes you... (more)

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by 455 · August 12, 2012 at 05:39 PM

I am interested in increasing my strength and "leaning out", if you will, and not particular about increasing mass. I have heard and read the recommendations in regards to sets, reps and load for strength as opposed to hypertrophy, but am confused... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · August 12, 2012 at 04:45 PM

It is an important question. Like JayJay stated above, CNS adaption is the primary reason novice level lifters increase in strength at the rate that they do. Once CNS adaptation has slowed, the majority of strength gains comes from the... (more)

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by 55 · February 07, 2012 at 10:13 PM

After reading this post on Robb Wolf's site I'm a little curious. What Matt Lalonde seems to be describing is a calorie restricted, low carb diet. Yet as he progressed, he reports muscle development along with fat loss. The fat loss part is... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 07, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I had similar experiences on a PSMF diet where my calories were very low, carbs non-existant, and the bulk of my calories were coming from protein. And I felt like crap. The gains weren't as fast as they would have been if I had been following... (more)

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by 10 · February 02, 2012 at 06:32 AM

Now I know the common response to this question is muscle tone is just a product of muscle mass with a low level of bodyfat, which of course I agree with. Some will even say "high reps" for muscle tone, which I believe is nonsense. Beyond a... (more)

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Patrick_6 0 · February 02, 2012 at 06:32 AM

Yes there is such a thing as increasing muscle "tone" or density" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvgHKQfFCso&feature=channel_video_title skip to 1:15 in the video for explanation (more)

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by 39204 · March 22, 2011 at 01:28 AM

It's pretty well known that unloading muscles via prolonged bedrest or time spent in microgravity will result in noticeable atrophy. What I'd like to know is if there is some amount of atrophy that occurs between workouts. If we consider... (more)

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Sheryl_Bowman 0 · March 22, 2011 at 01:28 AM

Maybe you are way over analyzing this. Lots of body builders, and/or figure competitors work out 6 days a week, not every muscle every day.... but muscles are affected by what you do no matter what. Pick a workout, e/o day, or M/W/F, or M,T-W-F,... (more)

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by 214 · December 22, 2010 at 07:19 PM

Hi all!! After reading an interesting question about leanness and paleo-diet: http://paleohacks.com/questions/16854/how-lean-can-you-get-with-strict-paleo#axzz18q31vJSl It just have come to my mind a similar question but in an opposite... (more)

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Puddingtime 0 · December 22, 2010 at 07:19 PM

There is no reason you could not compete as an athlete while doing paleo. For a sport that requires a little more anerobic activity like hockey, sprinting, bodybuilding etc you would need a little more carbohydrate than what would be considered... (more)