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Have you increased your water intake since you've started using protein supps? Protein can build up in your liver and can possibly reach toxic levels - this probably isn't causing your headaches, but it's good to know anyway. A lot of protein powders have contain Aspartate, which can cause migraines and headaches. Aspartate is a sweetener that's many many ...


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I'd start by reducing the weight until your body fat is 15%, while working out of course, to reduce muscle loss. Then add calories until you're at a slight positive balance, like 250-500 kcal/day. Adding more than that is too much, you can't pack on that much muscle so it'll be fat instead. Being a vegetarian is not a problem if you know basic food and ...


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I contacted Jim directly, and his advice was to mix things up as much as possible. In other words, it is less likely that optimal results will be achieved by repeating the same program. Jim recommended his own web site. In his words "I have hundreds of workouts and dozens of programs on my site. Any and all of them are sound options." Unfortunately, it is ...


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If your target is to just gain weight you need not hit gym. It would be advisable if you could change your diet plan. Rate of gaining or losing weight varies person to person. Body metabolism governs body structure. Your body is in growing state. Allow it grow and maintain healthy diet and you will gain weight gradually.


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Totally false, lifting won't affect your height. That's what genes are for. Building muscle mass however will definitely help you gain weight; you will simply need to eat a lot. If you've tried eating a lot before and it didn't work, it means you didn't eat enough. Get about 1 gram of protein or more per pound of body weight and find yourself a good ...


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Is this overtraining Nobody will be able to answer this as we don't know what your actual routine is. Trying to do max effort lifts every workout is very different from doing 75% of your current max. Likewise doing barbell complexes for two hours during each workout is very different from doing barbell complexes for 15 minutes each workout. If I ...


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My advice? Simple, if the program is working for you, then just restart the program.


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First off, I'm running a P/P/L routine. So when do I know I overtrain? It is when I am unable to do progress in my training or whenever I am unable to do the same weight / reps / sets. To me, this means that my CNS is fatigue. With that said, whenever it ends up fatigue, I will feel very tired the whole day, emotional and sometimes have trouble sleeping. ...


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I find touch-and-go deadlifts useful for accumulating more volume and working higher rep ranges (e.g. 5 to 8) for the purposes of endurance and metabolic stress. Greater care must be taken to maintain back position, and generally I only use this method with weights that I feel quite comfortable with.


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The body gets used to things. I think it's not overtraining. I train 6 days a week as well.


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If you look at the shape and function(s) of the traps, I think it’s apparent that rolling the shoulders does not provide any extra benefit, or, activation of the target muscles. Gravity only works in one direction and you are not working anything by going back and forth. ...


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Some people can train the same muscle group three times a day, every day, for months on end and see significant hypertrophy. Yet others may train a muscle group with such intensity that days are needed for recovery. As Dave says, it's very subjective. That said, I'd say it's incredibly unlikely you're overtraining, especially with your simple 6-day ...


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EXRX has this to say: It's only necessary to raise and lower the shoulders during shrugs. The lower and middle trapezius will be exercised during other basic exercises. Better, I replace them with cleans. Which are just kick ass in general and then you don't have to be that guy doing shrugs in the mirror.


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"Is This Overtraining?" There is no general answer to this question. Overtraining is not dependent on a program, but rather on the relationship between the trainee, their program, their recovery ability, and outside stressors. For some people, walking an hour each day for two weeks would induce overtraining. Other people can log hundreds of miles a week ...



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