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Where to begin... Lets assess what is right: Squats are a great exercise to build muscle in the glutes (butt). To build muscle in a specific area, you need to use weights to build up the muscle in that area. What is wrong: Squats alone will get you a 'four foot butt'. The pictured physique is healthy for you and your spine. Taking a look at the ...


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Dan John recommended one-half bodyweight in each hand to me as a starting benchmark to strive for. (Apparently this is his goal for high school girl athletes.) I found this useful. I don't go beyond 100 meters when I train this lift--usually 50m to some landmark, then 50m back without putting it down. For further benchmarks, strongman Chet Morjaria says: ...


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I'm not saying I can back this up with strong direct evidence, but doing things in any order other than Primary heavy compound core lifts Accessory work ...feels insane and wrong to me. So yes, I feel there's a convention, and that is to put the important stuff first (after a general warm-up and specific warm-up, of course) and the accessory stuff after. ...


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All in all, I'd say it doesn't matter too much, as long as you get them done. If you place them before your compound movements, they will provide a good warmup so that when you jump into the squat rack, you're properly warmed up, and there is less risk of injury. However if you went hard on the accessories, you might have to sacrifice some plates. That's ...


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Your question is somewhat overly simplistic and assumes that if there were an evidenced base solution, it would be the same for everyone. That's not the case. I like to think of adaptation as a synergistic, complicated process that requires more than just weight training. Neglecting all other aspects (eg. Nutrition, recovery, genetics, etc.) that ...


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A problem with hypothyroidism is that you cannot fully correct for it. While you can bring your thyroid hormone levels back to the normal range, a person with a normal functioning thyroid will have small fluctuations in the level of thyroid hormones due to changes in energy demands causing a feedback on the metabolism. E.g. exercising hard for a few days ...


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Well you didn't talk about your diet, which is the largest contributing factor to your body fat. What you eat, and how much you eat, is the biggest component of your body fat far beyond whatever you do with exercise. Get your diet sorted out as a priority. Your time at the gym sounds like it could have been better spent. I'd recommend adhering to a proven ...


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My tip is... see a doctor. And if you did and they didn't really find anything, consider a second opinion. Really, there are so many possible causes of this that just giving you some tips is unlikely to solve it. And because the underlying cause might be a serious issue, it would be irresponsible of me or anyone who isn't a health professional to give you ...


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I use this waistpack from Nike. It's literally just a small fanny pack. It's just big enough to fit my phone (Galaxy S6) comfortably but it can fit my wallet in it as well. I also keep my keys on a small carabiner, so I can clip them onto the waistband if I'm just walking around. I usually just have my headphones' wire behind me, down my back, and the ...


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Any lie-down exercise should be done on a mat. If your group training session involves lying on your back on the ground without any mats, you should immediately STOP doing that, and seriously question the competence of whoever is arranging these sessions.


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Excusme in advance for adding an answer instead of a comment. I can not add comments yet and I could not resist to give a different point of View. Why gym? Why weight lifting? Do you like such routine? There're thousand ways to lose weight and to carrie a healthy life. Is there any sport or physical activity that you like? Football? Basketball? Tennis? ...


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There is nothing specific which will cause you to lose weight. Being in a caloric deficit will do that. Amy exercise that helps you lose weight is simply because it puts you in a caloric deficit meaning you are burning more calories than you are taking in. Is 15 minutes of any exercise really enough to put you in a major deficit that would cause significant ...


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I would suggest 2. Push-ups and squads. Pushups works: chest, shoulders and triceps. Mainly focused on chest. And this exercice have many variants. Squads: low-back and quadriceps. These 2 exercices can be done at home. Both are excelent fat burnners



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