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Protein consumption timing is highly irrelevant. As long as you hit your macros for the day, you are good to go, whether that be from 8 small meals throughout the day or 1 huge meal.


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For any antagonist exercise, reverse the primary exercise, and keep the same angles and range of motion. For the pushup, that would be an inverted row with your hands on a fixed bar, with your feet elevated on a box such that your body is horizontal at the top of the row. A ring row (with hands on rings or a suspension trainer) would similarly reverse a ...


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You should do some research on flat feet, and I think you'll see that it's not really anything to concern yourself with. I have rather flat feet myself, and have never noticed a problem except when others tell me I should deal with my flat feet. In fact, if you start looking into the research a bit, you won't find any smoking guns that indicate being flat ...


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Yes, i think that you can definitely do it. But what you need to use is some good shoes for it. The kind that makes your heels pretty up from the floor. Good for your feet and your back too. Do not opt for converse/vans style for this kind of exercice. If you feel that your knees hurt and that they're showing signs of fatigue, better give them some rest for ...


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When you eat the right amounts of the right foods, your blood sugars stabilize and your fat burning hormone glucagon can do its job (i.e. burning fat!!). When you skip the bedtime snack, your blood sugar crashes shortly after you fall asleep, and you don’t sleep well and pack on the pounds. So yes, skipping your bedtime snack can actually cause weight gain. ...


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I can't speak from personal experience, still being a bit on the scrawny side and only recently having started the program, but You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren comes with a fair amount of recommendations and you can see from his build that it apparently works. He includes both exercise programs and suggestions for diet in the book. There are apparently ...


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Given your condition I would recommend you to do cable flies, because it doesn't need that much of shoulder help in the movement and because of the weak gravity influence. However, the better option in my opinion would be having some therapy sessions and be advised by a professional in that matter.


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Basicly any excercise you can do 30+ repetitions without pain. For rehabilitation you want a low load and a lot of repetitions, this will get the blood flowing and help the healing process. If push ups are to hard, try easier variations, e.g. leaning against an open doorway and performing the push up movement. Adjust angle by moving your feet either closer ...


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Purely nutritional questions tend to get closed, but just to outline the idea; Take 2 caps of amino with breakfast. Take one scoop (~5 grams) of creatine with ~250ml of water 15 minutes before workout. Chug it immediately, and don't let it dissolve. It should look disgusting. Take one protein shake sometime after workout but before bedtime. Just before ...


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(This answer is according to your goal, hypertrophy) Reaching failure shouldn't be your goal. According to a few articles I read (a very good one can be found here), training constantly to failure may hinder your results. I have two main rules in this topic (both also appear in the article): Set weight that lets you reach failure only on the last set of ...


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Anything that allows you to put in more overall fatigue inducing volume will be good. If you can do the first set at 12 reps, you have a few options: Do 3 sets at whatever you can get, and focus on building up even one more rep each time you do the exercise until you have the full set/reps Reduce weight for each set and use the last set to get as many as ...


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Anatomically there is no "lower abs", you have the rectus abdomonis which is the six pack. This muscle looks like it may contain specific lower, middle and upper parts but that's not true. So no, you don't need to split your ab training unto different days. Also your obliques will be trained when doing exercises like crunches so you don't necessarily need to ...


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For getting abs? Sure. For burning fat? No. Doing ab workouts doesn't do much in the way of burning fat. Fat burning happens when you consume less calories than you spend over any given period of time. As such, this is something that is best accomplished in the kitchen. For most people, the size of the abs isn't the problem. It's the layer of fat on top ...



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