"I've been doing pull ups consistently for a year and a half now. I started with doing barely 5-6, now I can do about 20 or so (body weight). For me, doing weighted pull ups (using a barbell plate fixed to a weight belt secured around my waist)…"
"@ Ray Baker: No, not always. I find that if I'm shirtless indoors or when it's warm, my nipples stay flat (unless it's cold or they are stimulated). I find that my nipples pop out more often if I'm shirtless outdoors and/or…"
"Matt, I agree with you about chin/pull ups..they are the among the best (and simplest) exercises to build upper body mass & strength. I started out early last year doing barely 6 pull ups..now I can do 15-20 easily. Am working on weighted…"
"Was shirtless for most of my run yesterday. It was sunny and 13-14 degree C (55-57 degrees F)..unseasonably warm in my area at this time of year. At this temperature it was a tad chilly at the start of the run, so I started wearing a shirt but once…"
"Rusty, I think you should start the week with your larger muscle groups first (chest, back, legs) followed by the smaller muscle groups (shoulders, arms). How long have you been lifting? If you're new, I would recommend a simpler general 3 day…"
"Hey Galileo..thanks for adding me! I was pretty busy with other stuff last night so I didn't have time to chat. Anyway, the picture in my avatar was taken at Garibaldi Lake, which is about 5000 ft. above sea level and about 1.5-2 hrs drive…"
"Skin fold calipers are probably the best/most practical way to accurately determine body fat % (other than hydrostatic weighing) and measure progress. Not sure whether your gym does this but it can also be something you can do it yourself (or with…"
"Although I prefer to run on wooded trails, I stay out of them when it's dark. Not worth the risk of tripping or even running off the path! In the warmer months there's also the additional risk of running into bears. I've…"
"In my experience it depends on the prof's personal preference. Having been a grad student myself, most profs that I know prefer to be called by first name (applies to colleagues, grad students, undergrads). If you are contacting a prof for the…"
"Yusuf- thanks for the great response. You don't sound snobbish at all :-) Yes I am a natural lifter and agree that strength is more important than size. The improvements in strength (compared to size) were the most noticeable over the past…"
"I would agree with you on much of this excepting the fact that by faith the Muslims are supposed to make a Hajj at least once in their lives. It's one of the five pillars of Islam. This means that if ISIS controlled the three holy…"
"After I was booted from the college dining hall upon gradution *sob* I discovered these:
These were about 2 dollars a serving and guaranteed you a balanced meal. It also offered a reprive from the burden of shopping to stock a kitchen, cooking, and…"
"Iran is fighting ISIS. In fact, in a bizarre turn of events, they are sharing bases with US advisors.
Sunni Saudi Arabia hates and fears ISIS because ISIS has declared themselves to be a caliphate, so that means they must ultimately desire to…"