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Sports tape to the rescue! My gym used to have the same problem, to the point where some people actually started bleeding. Calluses don't really go away if you work out a lot, and so the injuries inside the hand compounded between exercises like deadlifts, pullups and EZ-curls. The staff at the gym eventually started taping the bars every day because of ...


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You could also try out "Fat Grips". You put them on the bar and have a rubbery feel to them. They can also be placed on dumb bells and regular bars. Their purpose is to make the bar thicker to work your forearms more but they might help with your problem. If you look on amazon you'll find them and many other brands.


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It depends what is the activity you're performing. If you do high intensity workouts or strength training, most of the energy comes from the carbs (i.e. sugar) because it is easy for body to convert them to energy for fast consumption. However, fats also have their role, yes they are calorie-dense. But they are essential for maintaining harmones etc. So ...


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If you're talking about a flat bench press, and if you were to follow something like the Madcow 5x5 linear weekly program: You will gain ~5 pounds a week. You have 45 pounds to gain. It will take you 9 weeks. This is predicated that you aren't over trained, you don't have any injuries, you eat and rest well, and you follow the program properly. I'd give ...


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My wrist is sprained on 5/14/15, so I am sort of in the same boat as you. You should probably get your wrist checked out, but in the mean time, depending on the seriousness of pain there are options. In the case where the pain is pretty serious you could be out of luck. But if it isn't, there are workouts you can do: They include forward arm ...


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You might not like it, but if the machines in your gym were ever an alternative, this would be it. Fact is, wrist pain is severily limiting for weightlifters. You use them in pretty much every lift, with few exceptions. Now might be the time to work on your new personal best in squats. Free weights are pretty much off the table, so whatever you usually do ...


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This is a complete myth: there is absolute no evidence to suggest that weightlifting may stunt your growth. The reason that this myth came about was that by exercising, your body requires more calories and nutrients to make up for the increased rate of exertion therefore if you don't consume enough then your growth may be impacted.


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Berin's answer is spot on for reps and sets. Just offering a bodyweight alternative in case it's of interest. Straight Bar Dips activate your chest muscles more than push-ups and are a lot more challenging. Progressing them to slow muscle-ups, will build an incredibly strong chest. If these are too challenging, then try Parallel Bar Dips until you've got ...


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I would not recommend doing flies, as they can present unnecessary risk to your shoulders by overstretching the tendons in the bottom position. The best chest developer I've had to date has been dumbbell bench work at different angles. It beats out barbell work for that purpose hands down. I'd approach it like this: Dumbbell flat bench: for general mass ...



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