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I think most athletes are familiar with good vs bad pain. Good pain is just soreness, typically DOMS, and not an acute injury that you are aggravating. Good pain also tends to be transitory: it comes up with new exercises or increased load, and then goes away. Also, exercise tends to make it feel better. Bad pain is sharper and tends to be indicative of a ...


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OP: the hamstring doesn't just bend the knee. That's the function at the knee insertion. However, the hamstring ALSO acts as a hip extensor along with the glute maximus. Hence why RDL/Straight-Leg Deadlifts, Good mornings, etc involving a hip hinge with straight-ish legs works to isolate them well. The reason a squat uses the hamstrings is because in ...


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Poor insulin sensitivity, obesity, diabetes. I would use oatmeal and sweet potatoes if you want to get your calories up. Those foods are much better at keeping your blood sugar balanced.


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You are worth your name. Your regime looks pretty strong, but you could try a few things to make it more effective. Firstly, as you said yourself, try to get more sleep. Rest is critical if you are working out this hard. I had significant results when I started sleeping for almost 9 hours. Secondly, your diet looks pretty good,but you could try a few ...


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Go with a program like Starting Strength or Strong Lifts 5x5. They are hybrids of Bill Starr's 5x5 which is a training program for football players and promotes overall strength and athleticism. In fact, you would be a good candidate for switching to the Bill Starr version later on (after maybe a year of the Starting Strength or Strong Lifts program), ...



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