This is a topic which somehow still confuses people and there is a lot of seemingly contradicting advice. The main problem is that bodyweight fluctuates daily, but the best solution people came up with is doing weekly averages or, worse, only to step on the scale once a week. I …more
Most people somewhat involved in strength sports are familiar with the term periodiziation . To cite the first sentence of Wikipedia on it, it is the systematic planning of athletic and physical training, but for the rest of the article, I assume that the reader is somewhat familiar with the …more
As most trainees know there are different ways on how to prescribe or measure the weight on a bar. This is a small glossary of terms one encounters frequently, as it probably be also can be found elsewhere on the web, but well, now I have a link handy.
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Boris Sheiko is currently the most renowned powerlifting coach in the world, having produced countless exceptional lifters, not only in Russia, but thanks to the internet all over the world. His programs often deem very complex, featuring his characteristic double sessions, where you perform a main lift twice in a …more
Here is a quick FAQ about creatine. Few things create so much confusion as creatine – not because there is so much conflicting information, but mainly because it is something almost anyone at some point comes into contact with it and wonders what it is about, whether you are into sports …more
Most of the ways people teach the Olympic lifts to lifters seem to be tailored to weak people, who are in the beginning of their lifting career, or really athletic people, who can already move challenging weights during the whole range of motion. I guess in the past this was …more
It is popular to start strength training with some sort of linear program, like the aptly named Starting Strength program by Mark Rippetoe</a>` and in general, this is a good idea, as it produces consistent results across all age groups and genders. When these programs stop working, many people …more
As currently all AMD graphics cards are out of …more
The best tools are often those, which capabilities we will never quite exhaust. As it took years for me to discover the excellent tabbing capabilities of vim, I only found some of the nicer features of portage after years of use and sometimes struggle.
--resume, --skipfirst Straightforward: If the last …
Although you never should change a running system, after my last successful experiment with block periodization, I tried out Sheiko's cookie cutter programs, namely #37 followed by #31. Mainly because my girlfriend made good progress on #37 and #30 (#31 being for people over 80kg) and was always asking when …more
As already noted in my deadletter posts of my first and second structured training cycle last year, I had problems transmuting the increased volume of the volume block into increased max lifts. Comparing the average volume session, where I did something from 30 to 50 repetitions with my working weight …more
I think if you do not run your system on a fully encrypted disk, you might as well hand over your data directly. If your data partition is not encrypted, one can simply boot into a live system and take your data. If your system partition is not encrypted, one …more
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