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by stuward
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: CLA and sperm quality
Replies: 6
Views: 5738

Re: CLA and sperm quality

In general, I don't take supplements. I prefer to get nutrition from whole foods. CLA for example is plentiful in pastured beef. Getting your training and diet right should always be your primary focus and then you can experiment with supplements. keep that reference I gave you. That's an excellent ...
by stuward
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: CLA and sperm quality
Replies: 6
Views: 5738

Re: CLA and sperm quality

This is where I would look first: https://examine.com/supplements/Conjugated+Linoleic+Acid/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; However, I see no reference to sperm quality but they typically weight human trials higher than animal studies. However Google turned up this:https://www.ncbi.nl...
by stuward
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper body only split routine, pull/push?
Replies: 7
Views: 5305

Re: Upper body only split routine, pull/push?

You may want to break up your core training into Anti-Extension, Anti-rotation, Hip Flexion with Neutral Spine and Anti-lateral Flexion. Some of these you can work into other training. For example, Anti-Extension fits well with pulling days and deadlifts are a common example. Anti-rotation can be bu...
by stuward
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Muscular system websites
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Re: Muscular system websites

Other than this one, I'm not familiar with sites that have what you're looking for but you may want to look for books by Frederic Delavier.
by stuward
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Exercising outdoors
Replies: 7
Views: 10866

Re: Exercising outdoors

jeremyrunner wrote:Quite a long read, but very informational. Thanks for posting!
I just noticed that Doc double tapped the paste so it was posted twice. I've fixed it. It doesn't look so ominous now.
by stuward
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Peer Support Search
Topic: Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 23147

Re: Florida

Welcome back jps, I'm a long way from Florida. I hope the hurricane missed you.
by stuward
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please help me get started !!
Replies: 4
Views: 3904

Re: Please help me get started !!

There are some guidelines here, but they are a little confusing. I usually refer people here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fitness/wiki/g ... d_routines" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I just noticed that EXRX has a program on the list now.
by stuward
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please help me get started !!
Replies: 4
Views: 3904

Re: Please help me get started !!

1. Eating is pretty well required if you want to gain weight. On the plus side, exercise will tend to increase your appetite, especially if it's muscle building exercise. You gained belly fat for a number of reasons, stress, too much food and not enough, or the wrong type of exercise are the common ...
by stuward
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can I train lower body without raising my squat/dl numbers?
Replies: 2
Views: 2789

Re: Can I train lower body without raising my squat/dl numbe

There is no absolute limit to what someone can or should lift as long as they train progressively and appropriately and pay attention to their body. I see a number of internet gurus saying things like "don't lift more that x lbs", but that's completely BS. No legitimate strength coach ever said anyt...
by stuward
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended muscle strength balance ratios
Replies: 3
Views: 3638

Re: Recommended muscle strength balance ratios

There are a lot of different ways to measure strength balances. Depending on your sport, different ratios may be optimal. I like this site because it tells you overall how you are balanced on the basic lifts: http://symmetricstrength.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; That site uses...
by stuward
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Dreaded Deadlift Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5377

Re: The Dreaded Deadlift Question

Deadlifts should be done on Deadlift day.
by stuward
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Training Articles
Topic: Bench Press
Replies: 8
Views: 26387

Re: Bench Press

If I could make 10 lbs improvement in 6 weeks, I would be delighted. Have you tried a program like 5/3/1? I mentioned several factors, genetics is the only one you can't affect. Do you have any concerns about how to improve the others?
by stuward
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Training Articles
Topic: Bench Press
Replies: 8
Views: 26387

Re: Bench Press

Ideally, this post should be in it's own thread in the General section, and I probably have the authorities to move it but I'm don't know how. Moderator school wasn't very in depth. To answer your question, there are lots of reasons why someone's progress is slower than what they think is normal. Th...
by stuward
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hows my program for building muscle and strength?
Replies: 2
Views: 2957

Re: Hows my program for building muscle and strength?

It looks normal and will likely be relatively useful, although dated and inefficient. You don't say what your training stage is. Beginners do better with a low volume, high frequency program built around basic compound movements, initially with fairly low reps. 3x10 with 1 minute rest is the old sta...
by stuward
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Article on Muscle changes due to aging with recommendations.
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

Re: Article on Muscle changes due to aging with recommendati

The discussion on Reddit over this article seems to be growing and very positive if anyone is interested. https://www.reddit.com/r/Fitness/commen ... er_to_add/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;