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Dear Coach: Can I Increase Muscle With Bodyweight Exercises?
Dear Coach: It's time for me to change up my routine. My question is, if I'm doing bodyweight exercises are they going to increase my muscle size/definition more than weight lifting?
Dear Coach: Does Exercise Affect Milk Supply?
My wife is worried that exercise - especially training with weights - will interfere with breastfeeding. Will exercise decrease her milk supply?
Dear Coach: What Should I Eat Before and After CrossFit?
I think I'm eating basically paleo, but I get really confused about what's best to eat before and after I do CrossFit. I want to build muscle, but lose fat. Help!
Dear Coach: I'm Pregnant and Squatting Hurts My Knees!
I've heard it's good to squat during pregnancy, but I tried and it hurts my knees! Is there anything I can do to lessen the pain and still get the benefits?
"Dear Coach": 7 Questions We've Answered
Once a week on Sundays, our coaches offer their advice and guidance for reader-submitted questions. Here are 7 topics we've covered, including nutrition, ripped hands, kettlebells, and more!
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Dear Coach: My BMX Racer Teenager Won't Eat
This week a worried mom writes in about how to get her 12 year old son to eat more. He's a BMX racer and is scared to put on weight. Coach Andrew thinks maybe he's just in the wrong sport!
Dear Coach: Need Help Preparing for Military
I was hoping you can give me some advice on weight management/control. At the moment I'm preparing to enlist in the military and need to make the max weight for my age and height.
Dear Coach: How Can I Tone My Waist and Tummy?
I'm 58 and I workout every day - I love going to group classes. My main problem is not being able to tone my waist and tummy muscles. Can you help please?
Becca Borawski Jenkins
Dear Coach: Can I Compete in Lifting With a Bad Knee?
This week a reader wants to know if she should compete in powerlifting competitions despite her knee injury. Coach Chris gives advice on treatment and exercises to help her recover.
Dear Coach: Are Double or Single Kettlebells Better?
After reading Andrew's article on how to build muscle in grapplers, a reader has a question - does he really have to use double kettlebells for the routine, or can he get the benefits using one?
Dear Coach: Can I Get Strong as a Raw Vegan?
Is it possible to work out hard and get results as a raw vegan? Danette, our resident vegan CrossFitter, weighs in on this question and gives a fruit truck load of tips and advice.
Dear Coach: Why Should I Keep a Training Journal?
Why does my coach always tell me to keep a journal? Will it actually help to write things down? And what if I don't want to carry a silly notebook?
Becca Borawski Jenkins
Dear Coach: How Do I Keep My Hands From Ripping?
This week a reader asks how to prevent ripping of the skin on her palms, and if they are ripped, the best way to heal them up. I've got plenty of tips for both those things!
Becca Borawski Jenkins
Dear Coach: Broke My Wrist in BJJ But Want to Train!
Sally broke her wrist in BJJ, but she still wants to train. Is there any way to keep training martial arts and conditioning with a broken wrist? Coach Andrew gives his opinion.
Dear Coach: I Want To Look Like a UFC Fighter
In this week's Dear Coach question a reader who trains martial arts wants to know how he can look more like a UFC fighter. Is it about the supplements, or is it about the food and training?
Dear Coach: Need Help Writing Workouts For a Tennis Player
This week Coach Tom helps us figure out how to program workouts for a sport-specific athlete trying to build power and endurance. In this case it's tennis, but it could work for any sport.
Dear Coach: How Should I Eat to Gain Muscle?
Another classic question from a reader: how should you eat to gain muscle and how best to track your improvements? The answer comes from powerlifting champion Coach Chris Duffin.
Dear Coach: How Do I Get Better Cardio, Without Losing Strength?
It's the age old question - you're getting stronger, but you've lost your cardio. Now what? Can you have lungs and muscles at the same time? Coach Nick chimes in on this one!
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