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This is the right answer, muscles themselves can not be more or less firm, you have to distinguish between the "muscles" you see from the outside, and the layer of fat and muscle that is actually there. Firm "muscles" = developed muscles and thin layer of fat. I'd like to add that eating 2/3 of your body weight in protein is most likely deadly though ;-)


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As far as getting firmer or more toned muscles, it's ALL about how much body fat you have; the less body fat, the more lean and toned/defined your muscles will be. I would recommend eating slightly less for a couple days to a week just to see if you like the results. Also pectoral specific lifts such as bench, dips and flies would help too. try to be getting ...


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If I were at the gym twice a week and working out at home one or more times a week, I'd focus my gym time on big strength exercises and my home workouts on mobility and bodyweight moves. For instance, one template might be: Gym: squat, pull-ups Home workout: Yoga (following a video if you have never been to class), burpees Gym: deadlift, overhead press ...


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I had a slightly similar situation to yours in that I traveled around a developing nation for a couple of years without access to any form of gym equipment. In short, I would try to do something like this: Gym Days Do full body barbell strength training. One day do squats, overhead press, and deadlifts. The other day, do squats, bench press, and power ...


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It sounds like a psychological issue, to be honest. You have 20 set as your goal and thus, when you hit that goal, you freeze up. Really, you need to push through, even if it's just one or two more. Two possible strategies: Have a friend quietly count the pushups for you and not stop you until you hit 25. Do your best to not think about the numbers. ...


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Do lots of push-ups :) It looks like a lame recommendation but it is the truth. Please look for GTG : Grease the Groove. I could not do 3 dips @ 93 kg of bodyweight. After doing lots of push-ups, I end up doing 30 reps @ same bodyweight. But please, do proper Push-ups, which is triceps push-ups. You can look at Martin Rooney, he is an expert in S&C. ...


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What is the best speed? On exrx, the lady takes about two seconds for one full rep (up + down). When I concentrate on pulling with my arms/shoulders mostly, I take about ten seconds. When I do it faster, I can't concentrate on my arms so much. What's better? The stronger you get, the faster you'll be able to go. If you get to the point where you ...


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Both bench dips and regular dips have a reputation for being bad for your shoulders. So if you start to feel any impingement, quit. Push-ups, on the other hand, if done as the push-up plus variant, are great for your shoulders because they train the muscles that protract your scapula like few other exercises do. (Bench press doesn't, because you pin your ...



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