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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hi All, Has anyone tested electronic muscle stimulator for muscle/strength growth? If so, whats been your experience? Thanks! (more)

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moors 0 · March 20, 2014 at 10:37 AM

The parts that stick to skin lose stickiness in time and may be expensive depending on the machine. May be a better alternative to standing desks since you probably can work any muscle you want to without increasing the risk of varicose veins... (more)

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by 215 · about 14 hours ago

I've recently started a new style of strength training. My workouts consist of the main compound lifts, usually squats, dead lifts, rows, bench press, shoulder press, and chin ups, I do about 5-6 sets of 3-4 of those exercises about 3 or 4 times... (more)

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Nvor 0 · December 09, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Feeling fine in-between sets but feeling the delayed onset muscle soreness the next morning is perfectly normal. I don't think you need to worry that you're not gaining just because you don't instantly feel sore. Not sweating is something... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I've been doing yoga for about 2 weeks now and I don't think I've ever fallen in love with an exercise/workout more. I always look forward to doing yoga every morning and afternoon, yet I have an issue. I want to gain strength and gain some... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · October 22, 2013 at 2:01 AM

I don't think that yoga can "replace" lifting or strength training in the sense that it could build muscle and improve your metabolism and body composition. It might be very good for you, physically and otherwise, and contribute to better health... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

Hey guys, Whilst there has been some discussion on the topic above listed, I am yet to see any conclusive recommendations. How does the dietary requirements of a power athlete, specifically, a power lifter, alter from traditional recommendations?... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Your goal of dropping about 10kg is definitely achievable. I personally have lost 60lbs in about 8 months while increasing my strength. I would recommend checking out Keifer's Carbbackloading, reading some of his articles on athlete.io, and... (more)

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by 743 · about 14 hours ago

Hey guys, I've been injured for years in multiple areas of my body, but finally have made strides this past year in terms of recovery and strength. Summer's coming up and I have access to my old high school's weight-room. Here's my workout... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 08, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Looks pretty solid, other than the absence of SQUATZ. The kind with a heavy bar on your back. Looks ok though. Since you are working out only 3 times a week I don't see any reason not to do pullups, bodyweight squats, pushups, and/or dips every... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hello all! I am a 5'7, 24 year old, 175-180lb female. I do crossfit, olympic lifting and powerlifting type workouts 4 days a week. I am in the process of getting a professional degree so stress is sometimes an issue, but I manage to get 7 hrs of... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 27, 2013 at 3:58 AM

It sounds like you're telling your body to push and pull at the same time. You're either gaining or losing, but you can't have both. If your goal at this juncture is to lean out, then spaghetti for dinner, and chocolate snacks are holding you... (more)

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by 330 · about 14 hours ago

I know there is alot of info on this site about this- but i am just looking for general info, if someone can just direct me to it. I never heard of it and I am curious as to what exactly it is, why you would do it and for what "effects". I have... (more)

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August 0 · February 14, 2013 at 4:14 PM

This is the link to Robb Wolf interviewing Kiefer about carb-backloading. You can get a pretty good idea there. The basic idea is create a need for glycogen in muscle by depleting it through exercise, and then eat whatever carbs you are going to... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I really need to correct some muscle and strength imbalances I've acquired through the years and have had a hard time finding a good personal trainer in my area. I know both Paul Chek and Charles Poliquin have practitioners all over the country... (more)

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by 1688 · about 14 hours ago

I am female and have been doing Crossfit for almost a year (3 to 4 times a week). It seems like I haven't made any significant strength gains in the last few months; I am stalled on a lot of the Olympic lifts, not getting better at some of the... (more)

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Rebecca_14 0 · January 06, 2013 at 5:08 PM

In Crossfit, you make major gains soon after you start and then there are levels of plateaus and gains. Sometimes the plateaus are for many months. I would not suggest you gain weight (speaking as a woman) but rather work on your technique and... (more)

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by 1405 · about 14 hours ago

I really want to be able to get strong and toned for 2013, but I do not know how to structure my workouts correctly and effectively. Does anyone recommend a paleo-friendly book that I can read that will help me structure my workouts so that every... (more)

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Vetti 0 · January 06, 2013 at 10:59 AM

'Body by Science' by John Little & Doug McGuff

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by 5775 · about 14 hours ago

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 3:35 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 2407 · about 14 hours ago

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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Primal_NOLA 0 · December 19, 2012 at 8:22 AM

You really should consider educating yourself on Doug McGuff and Body by Science. First of all, you're conflating skill training and strength and conditioning training. Second of all, you're probably compromising athletic performance because... (more)

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by 1405 · about 14 hours ago

I am in the transition to ketosis, and I want to keep lifting weights and continue with my same workout routine, but I get lightheaded, and I do not feel as strong while lifting. How should I revise my workout routine while in the transition to... (more)

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chuck_8 0 · December 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Ketosis always leads to binge eating and lack of energy to train , @least if your gonna carb restrict that deep do something like the renegade diet or the warrior diet youll have far better results than being in ketosis

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by 90 · about 14 hours ago

Okay, so I know that it is ideal to mix both cardio and strenghth together, but I am kind of not sure how to make it worth iwth little free time? I feel like I am bulking up underneath fat rather than any fat loss...Any fitness expert willing to... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · November 14, 2012 at 2:23 AM

For fat loss, I would do 100% strength and low-intensity exercise like walking, and 0% cardio. My primary form of exercise used to be running (csrdio) about 12-14 miles per week. I got ok at it but never felt great and never lost weight. One day... (more)

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by 173 · about 14 hours ago

I'm a female 15-year old runner looking to improve my timings. I've been running regularly for about a year or so, with a 20:15 PR for 5K (road) and 42:41 PR for 10K (trail). Right now I do strength work 3 times a week in the gym, and workouts... (more)

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CD 0 · November 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

For distance running you want to focus on functional full body movement patters, that compliment your run training. The primary goal of a weight training program for distance runners is to prevent injuries. The primary ways runners get injured... (more)

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by 2227 · about 14 hours ago

Currently my number one goal is to make lean gains in strength and muscle size. I just want to get bigger. I'm open to try anything to make it happen, it's just a matter of fitting it into my schedule. I'm in class or at work from 7AM-6PM every... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · October 05, 2012 at 10:27 PM

if you really want to get bigger, i would concentrate my workouts on the weight lifting(if you have time in the morning, why not eh?) and as for your meals, make sure to get enough calories during the day(it could be all in one setting i you... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hey everyone, Been on the Paleo Diet for about a month or so now. I've noticed great muscle definiton and skin looks healthy, loss of what fat I had also. But, I'm a bit confused around muscle glycogen. I race motocross and off road, as well... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · April 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Pre-workout carbs aren't necessary but I think they will help you. If you are riding 4+ hours you are going to deplete nearly all of your glycogen stores. Either really stuff yourself the night before to "top off" so to speak, or just have a solid... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Been following a pretty strict paleo diet for about the past 2 months have had lost a shit tone of body fat I have like and 8 pack now however I have lost a lot of muscle and strength so in gonna change up my diet a little. I think I'm gonna start... (more)

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CD 0 · September 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM

To build muscle you need protein, calories, and rest. Carbs definitely help the muscles pop, and provide a great source of calories. So I would try to add some starchy vegetables and some fruit to your diet. Things like Yuca, Potatoes, Sweet... (more)

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by 78417 · about 14 hours ago

So for those who lift weights on this site- What rep/set ranges have you found to be most effective for you for gaining strength, how about size? 5x5? 3x10? Fast? Slow? Super-slow...do you do 1 set to failure? I know the conventional... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 24, 2012 at 2:42 AM

I've had great success with a simple, heavy, compound weight protocol (5x5) including the following exercises: some form of horizontal press (bench, incline bench, etc.), vertical press (military press, etc.) horizontal row, pullup, dip, squat,... (more)

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by 455 · about 15 hours ago

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 4:45 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 370 · about 15 hours ago

This is an odd question, so forgive me for potentially sounding really dumb. Since starting Paleo I've noticed a tremendous improvement in musicle tone, especially in my biceps. However, my left bicep is noticably larger/more toned and defined... (more)

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james_barlow 0 · July 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Have you taken any measurements to better define what "a huge difference" is? There will always be some type of imbalance just because of minor differences between left and right on insertion points, leverages, etc. Depending on your size a 1/4"... (more)

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by 50 · about 15 hours ago

What books can I buy that have fullbody bodyweight exercises for building muscle. I'm a beginner trying to gain weight and muscle. Any suggestions

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Severine 0 · July 24, 2012 at 8:42 AM

http://www.amazon.de/You-Are-Your-Own-Gym/dp/B005IT6FDY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343119347&sr=1-1 !!! (more)

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by 20 · about 15 hours ago

After going to the website, I noticed there's not much specific information on there about the "workouts" or whatever you might call them. Does he recommend getting out and moving everyday? Does he have some sort of structure to his "workouts"? ... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I've attended several MovNat workshops and the workouts themselves are not inherently structured (i.e. do X,Y,Z for 8 reps x 3 sets x 3 days a week), but they can be. A typical MovNat workout may start with a mobility series. For example,... (more)

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by 514 · about 15 hours ago

As I venture back into strength training, I'm wondering if barbell squats are evolutionary possible at the weights most strength athletes perform them? Grok didn't have a power rack but he did haul meat. Should we only lift what we can: pick... (more)

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Swede 0 · July 04, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Do a goblet squat. I suspect that it mimics natural lifting movement more than back squats. It seems more natural to me that someone would lift something from the ground, hold the object close to their chest, and then squat up if needed to move... (more)

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by 2227 · about 15 hours ago

I'll make this as short as possible. I'm currently VLC <50g/day and I do just fine. I also fast 20/4 (10PM-6PM) due to my work schedule. I supplement MCT oil in the mornings, 10g BCAA pre-workout and 6000 UI Vitamin D + 600mg Magnesium + 500mg... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · June 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Alright, so coming from another college student, here's what I got: First off, drinking copious amounts of booze will kick you out of ketosis, but only temporarily, and though it varies from person to person, I don't think it will take you... (more)

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