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    The numbers here don't make any sense. A 3lb gain...

    The numbers here don't make any sense. A 3lb gain in weight in 10 weeks with strength numbers up, but you think you are gaining fat? A 3 lb gain in body fat would barely even be detectable, and the...
  2. I think you are fine. I'll just add one thing...

    I think you are fine. I'll just add one thing about glycogen synthesis: Glycogen stored in the liver is used to maintain blood glucose levels between meals, but muscle glycogen is only used locally...
  3. Here is what I know: 1. Postprandial TG is...

    Here is what I know:

    1. Postprandial TG is mostly influenced by fat, but large amounts of carbohydrate can do it too.

    2. 50 grams of plain honey is not an enormous amount of fructose (if that...
  4. Postprandial measurement of anything will vary...

    Postprandial measurement of anything will vary wildly depending on what you ate. Exactly how much of what foods did you eat, and how long after eating was the blood draw?
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    Can you clarify how you can conclude this from...

    Can you clarify how you can conclude this from muscle attachments and their leverages? I can't see how the two are related in any way. Muscle attachment sites determine the priorities of strength vs....
  6. I doubt you need that much at your size unless...

    I doubt you need that much at your size unless your workouts become very intense. After a difficult workout I have never had trouble putting down 2kg of meat and potatoes, but I am also nearly twice...
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    Also, OldSchhool, You spend a lot of time...

    Also, OldSchhool,
    You spend a lot of time hunting down quotes from people you have never met that post information on the internet. If you look hard enough, you find find almost anything you...
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    Exactly the most obvious example of this is...

    Exactly the most obvious example of this is neuromuscular efficiency, and it does contribute to general strength, not just the exact activity with which it was trained. Also, you avoided my point...
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    We just disagree here. I think 99% of people can...

    We just disagree here. I think 99% of people can with a moderate investment of tim. Also, no pressuring is going on here. I'm giving a recommendation. I'm not demanding anything.



    I didn't say...
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    Same numbers for deadlift: 123 class record is...

    Same numbers for deadlift: 123 class record is 634. SHW (380 lbs in this case) record is 1015. 300% increase in bodyweight, but only 60% increase in weight. Are you going to call the deadlift...
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    I have seen this experiment pointed out many...

    I have seen this experiment pointed out many times. The problem with it, like most in the field, is that it is a short-term study done on untrained individuals. There is much more compelling...
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    No problem – I enjoy getting people interested in...

    No problem – I enjoy getting people interested in strength. A few last things: don't stress over increasing the weight, but make sure it goes up consistently. There is no reason to push too hard, but...
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    Tonya, My PhD is in neuroscience and cell...

    Tonya,
    My PhD is in neuroscience and cell biology, but I am now a professor and mostly teach Anatomy and Physiology to students entering medical professions. I also spend much free time lifting...
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    I'll finish (I promise) with a few points: 1....

    I'll finish (I promise) with a few points:

    1. Just because an advanced athlete does something does not mean that is what is best, especially for a beginner. Many other things (genetics, training...
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    Look into StronFirst. A group of very...

    Look into StronFirst. A group of very level-headed people (male and female) who train seriously with weights, but without the ego craze and masculinity complex.
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    Imagine that a competition was formed in which...

    Imagine that a competition was formed in which the contestants had to perform a series of practical tasks that were strength based (shoveling snow, carrying a wounded friend to safety, moving...
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    Again, reading comprehension would help. I never...

    Again, reading comprehension would help. I never said that machines can't build a good-looking body. I said that they will fail to produce a body that is as healthy capable as it could be. Crossfit...
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    You need to read more carefully. I never said I...

    You need to read more carefully. I never said I was afraid of excess hypertrophy, I said that hypertrophy is (almost) the only reason to use machines, and even then only as assistance. Free weights...
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    Here is my advice. Pick 4-5 big lifts: 1. Some...

    Here is my advice. Pick 4-5 big lifts:

    1. Some form of deadlift. The conventional barbell deadlift is hard to beat. Kettle bell swings are a workable substitute.
    ...
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    The problem stems from thinking of the body as...

    The problem stems from thinking of the body as simply a collection of muscles. The metabolic effect on a muscle is identical for machine vs. free weight training, but machines do nothing to teach...
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    Do you think the OP aspires to be a competitive...

    Do you think the OP aspires to be a competitive bodybuilder? Do you think that maximizing hypertrophy is her goal? Lastly, did I say that machine exercise are a terrible idea for everyone?...
  22. 1. The data on artificial sweeteners are not...

    1. The data on artificial sweeteners are not clear, but they do not trigger insulin release. I take the stance of dose being the most important thing. I have one pack in my coffee, but would not feel...
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    1. Yes - sprinting will allow you to eat more...

    1. Yes - sprinting will allow you to eat more food (muscle fuel), while keeping body fat low.

    2. No. The decreased body fat will make your upper body look leaner, but the muscle building capacity...
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    Eich, Isn't Body by Science a...

    Eich,
    Isn't Body by Science a high-intensity (HIT) program based around pushing hard to failure once a week? And don't they also recommend using machines instead of free weights? I can't see...
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    Tonya, I may have missed this somewhere,...

    Tonya,
    I may have missed this somewhere, but the obvious question to me is: what exactly are your goals? If you had to rank these by importance (or avoidance), where do they fall?

    Increase...
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