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No, you have to lift actual weights, not just calisthenics.


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1) Will pilates kill my gains? Because I have heard that in your rest days, you have to sit still. Otherwise, you will kill your gains. Generally on your rest days you want active rest. As such, pilates will be great. 2) Is Pilates + Weight Training a good idea? My way of thinking behind this combination is the following: I need to better my ...


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The best way to learn is by doing. Of course, the risk with flips is that a) if you don't do them right, it's possible to severely injure yourself and b) doing them repeatedly is risky, because eventually, you will get tired and it makes the odds of doing the flip wrong more risky. You can reduce the incidence of the first case by practicing the flips in a ...


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I have no strength or stretching exercises for this purpose, but I do see this: I have been spending one afternoon a week practicing cartwheels, handstands, backbends, and walkovers. Gymnastics skills benefit from frequent practice. Even a quick few minutes of practice every day could make a huge difference versus once a week.


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There's a very common misconception here. Many people think that certain types of exercise will give you one body shape or the other. The reasoning is (more or less explicitly), that since power lifters are bulky, working out like a power lifter will make you bulky, and since dancers are fit and lean, "working out" like a dancer will make you fit and lean. ...


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As others have said, this looks like a reasonable routine. But... I would say that it looks like you're halfway to doing circuit-training. Have you thought of going to a class for a few weeks? It will be hard at first, but it'll certainly help with the motivation as just doing this sort of thing at home on your own can be a grind. Besides, going to some ...


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If you want to lose belly fat, then I recommend doing some more cardio (some form of running). However, in order to get lean, this workout seems just fine if you stay committed. If you are looking to add more muscle mass, try adding some more free weights in there. Good luck!


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There are a few exercises I would recommend for such a problem. Check these out: Chest Flys Incline Dumbell Press Bench Press Cable Crossovers These suggestions are what worked for this guy, as well as some breathing exercises. I recommend you go check him out here: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148765303 Good luck!


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Performing a proper two-hand kettlebell swing is a whole-body workout as opposed to isolating single muscles. However, the main muscles that go into swinging a bell are glutes, hamstrings, lower back + abs (core). What you should aim for in a swing is to send your hips back (similar to deadlift form) with the bell, and then drive your hips forward to get ...


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Effective for what? For the purpose of building an athletic body, quite likely not. The exercises are simply not sufficiently taxing if done properly, as they target multiple muscle groups and the only resistance is one's body weight. As circuit training, it falls short in that it's a third of the recommended time, even according to the authors of the paper ...


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If waiting = watching television (1 MET), then yes, as per the MET formula: MET = vVO2Max = VO2Max / 3.5 = KCal Burnt / (bodyMassKg * timeHours ) So as you state: 3 * 9 MET (cardio exercise) = 27 METS which is equivalent to: 27 * 1 MET (watching TV) = 27 METS


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The tabata method, or similar HIIT training has been shown to be effective training (I am assuming that is these 7-minute workouts are taking a similar approach. Short description here. This training method works better if you are already in shape though, and is mostly for increasing performance, rather than fat loss (exercise should be performed for a ...


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There are two main ways to decrease the size of a muscle; Don't use the muscle Or at least use it only when necessary. If you don't use the muscle, it won't be hypertrophied. From there, it could remain at its current size, or decrease in size (atrophy). Overuse the muscle (not recommended) Basically, if you use the muscle a lot, but don't provide it ...


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THE best way to lose weight is to count calories, it's the best because it always works and because it makes you understand what you should eat and what you shouldn't. A regular mcdonalds cheeseburger is 300 kcal, eat two for lunch and you'll have no calories left and you'll be hungry in an hour! If you start counting calories, you'll notice that your ...


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Congratulations on already getting a good start. You are young and can create your own healthy habits and a lifestyle that will serve you well for the rest of your life. There are some good answers on this site about getting back in shape so I'll refer you to those for more information. Diet is really key. If as you say you are eating snacks (junk), ...


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Dont get wireless head phones. Just get some head phones that have a plastic part that hooks around your ear. Then the cords can be heavy and even flop around or get pulled on while being under your shirt without falling off. These dont need to be expensive, so check out Marshalls or TJ Max.


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Run for 2-3 hours. If your not running with a straight posture you'll get a sore neck or back. The long time allows you to focus on staying straight like. The movement allows you to program this posture into your frame of mind more. I have a posture problem that I ignore and the longer I got without running the worst it gets. I knew its not as bad when Im ...


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Workout program First off, I hope you're doing more than just the 5 exercises in the article you linked to. Those exercises are indeed a good set of exercises for the upper back, but good posture is only achieved through exercising the entire body! Intensity and volume parameters When deciding your set/rep ranges, one often asks "do I want to focus on ...



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