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"Injury" in the context of weightlifting typically refers to repetitive strain injuries. Lifting heavy weights is meant to stress the muscles, but too much stress (high weight or not enough recovery) can cause a muscle to tear. Heavy weights also strain the tendons and joints. You could encounter knee pain due to an overused patellar tendon, or shoulder pain ...


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A lot of people are saying otherwise too. The important distinction is the difference between flexibility and mobility. People think flexibility is important, but it is actually inferior to mobility. I would recommend you to look at Kelly Starrett's videos and talks; also he has a very good book about mobility which is called Becoming a Supple Leopard. ...


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I would have to see the videos in question, but I suspect that most of the time they are talking about stretching to increase the range of motion. For the vast majority of the general public, this isn't going to be a problem as "normal" day to day flexibility should be more than sufficient for basic fitness and lifting routines. If, however, you have ...


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I noticed that all the people that are saying that is wrong don't practice Kung fu. They practice other martial arts. When I was doing Taekwondo, it didn't matter if I also lifted weights and did the gym stuff. But Shaolin Kung fu is based of Tai chi chuan and natural strength, it isn't based off of the artificial strength you create by lifting weights. ...


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If strength is your primary goal, try to make some or most of your running speed training. For instance, look at an Olympic distance runner versus an Olympic sprinter. Nutrition is important, but the most important thing is not to hurt yourself. Start with whatever weight you can handle, and "slowly" (at a comfortable pace) increase it. I am not a big fan ...


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Any exercise program is going to require calories to support building strength and muscle. While you make no reference to the exercises, sets, and reps you are performing, let’s assume that you are fueling your body sufficiently for the three training days. You can check that by using one of the many online calorie estimators. While they can approximate ...


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Stronglifts is definatedly a good programm for beginners. However because it is based on the powerlifts it will take some time before you can use it optimally. If you're thinking long term heavy barbell training is definatedly the way to go in my opinion, but if your goals are more short term I would also suggest something like insanity or just at home ...


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I recommend HIIT based strength training, maybe 3-4 days a week. This way, you get in enough cardio (as you work until fatigue) and enough weight training to build endurance, strength and size (everyone wants more size). Here is a Busy Man's Total Body Workout from Men's Fitness Here is a 3 Circuit Routine (personal favourite) I would recommend you ...


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A couple of years ago I went from 8 pullups to 24 pullups after getting an Iron Gym for my house and doing "Grease The Groove". Basically just do unplanned sets throughout the day when you're at home, but only do a few at a time so you're never tired. Do this alongside your normal gym routine, but this should never affect your gym recovery. Keep doing your ...



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