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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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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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Recommended Caloric Intake (i.e.Energy Requirements) is not a simple formula. Energy is required to sustain the body’s various functions, including respiration, circulation, physical work, and maintenance of core body temperature. The energy in foods is released in the body by oxidation, yielding the chemical energy needed to sustain metabolism, nerve ...


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It depends on whether you are trying to gain or lose weight, or stay around the same. ExRx.net has a good calculator to estimate your calorie requirements. You put in your gender, age, weight, and height, and put in the average number of hours you spend performing various levels of activity, and it will estimate your TDEE (total daily energy expenditure). ...


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This is a matter of personal preference but I train without a belt on lighter sets and use one on heavier sets. Most lifters tend to use belts all the time, everytime. That ends up lessening core strength due to over-reliance on the belt. If your core is weak, I would advise to train without it and start implementing more core work to build up a stronger ...


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The Deadlift works nearly every muscle in the body. VERY IMPORTANT: You must use proper form. Most important is to Hold a Deep Breath, Contract the Abs, and arch the back, to help prevent a herniated disk and Sciatica. You can lift heaver loads if you use a Reverse Grip vs. the Classic Grip. The Deadlift along with Squats and Bench Press make up all ...


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If you're lifting but not doing deadlifts then you're not actually lifting. I say this with tongue-in-cheek but a serious tone. The same goes for squatting. Generally, your deadlift will be the movement for which you can move the most weight and the effect of moving this weight on your body cannot be overstated. You're not just hitting muscles but ...


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Absolutely not necessary, deadlifts are great but still overrated. You can replace the deadlift with other exercises if you want to. You should give it a serious try though.


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They are not necessary but you miss out on a lot by not doing them. The benefits far outweight the cons. See more here: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/drobson101.htm


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There are a variety of triceps exercises you can perform. However, if done incorrectly, some of them can impact shoulder problems. To lessen any potential problems, I’d suggest you warm up by doing some light shoulder stretching, and, use relatively light weight to begin. I’ll list a few, but, if they cause discomfort, you should stop immediately. ...



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