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Unless you're ready to buy serious dumbbells, you won't find an exercise that would make holding a couple of extra 1-4kg toys provide growth stimuli anyhow comparable to your previous gym workouts. Your legs are already strong enough to lift 60-90kg of the body for many reps — extra little is only better than nothing, it does not really count as lifting ...


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Eccentric (lengthening of a muscle) causes strength increases, but if it was more valuable than the concentric (tightening) activities people would just sit around doing negatives all day and then show up and bench 1000lbs without ever having pushed the bar off their chest before: it's ridiculous. I'd answer your question by saying that there are three ...


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The eccentric phase of a lift is classically part of mass gaining but there are other practices which skip almost all eccentric training and produce large mass gain. One group are Olympic Weightlifters, who drop the majority of their lifts. They do not lack for mass! ...


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What you say about the release of muscle contraction is called eccentric contraction. It is proved that when controlling this eccentric contraction is when more miofibrills are damaged and as we know, this is what we want to achieve to get the muscle gain. Also, as @Peter says, when doing the eccentric contraction slowly (between 2-4 seconds) you ...


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The natural testosterone level in male, is around 200-1200ng/dl, while in women is around 15-70ng/dl. There is a significant diference here, and this is the reason why women have it quite dificult to gain muscle. Anyway, using steroids as you say, stops the endogenous testosterone production. Here is where a woman has to consider if she wants to mantain ...


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Some women get really big, and are biggest than 90% of males in the fitness industry. However just adding testosterone isn't enough to eliminate the physiological difference between the sexes.


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The clue in your question is "old bodybuilder" = old ideas about nutrition based on old science. However, modern nutrition does support some reasons you may not want to eat sugars (and milk also has lots of natural sugar) after 5pm, as high-sugar foods affect your insulin levels and high-insulin levels are shown to affect the body's hormones (the thyroid ...


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Although we'd like to think the sexes are equal, when it comes to physiology, we are in fact quite different from one another. So the same nutrient or supplement may not have the exact same response in the body, primarily due to our hormonal differences (testosterone, estrogen, etc.). I highly recommend reading the mars/venus diet solution written by Dr. ...


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A belt should only be worn if you having issues keeping your back flat. Using a belt all the time can wreck your core strength pretty badly. Most lifters use the belt on their heavy lifts to ensure compression. To some, they are like a safety blanket just like wrist wraps and knee wraps. http://deadliftworkouts.com/choosing-the-best-deadlift-belt/


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Use everything above as mentioned. Deadlift is not easy to learn and should be done with light weight first. Otherwise, one wrong move can mean a major injury. http://deadliftworkouts.com/deadlift-perform-it/



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