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It's likely all the bench-pressing that you're doing. Too much volume: 10x10 is a very high-volume program. Most lifters stick to around 3x10 or 4x8 for hypertrophy. It also might be a muscle imbalance. Your pectorals are stronger than your back-muscles, and it's screwing with the (very complicated) structures in your shoulders. Take a break from ...


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I am going to hint you in with a secret, well actually two secrets, that so many "bodybuilders" lack to know and comprehend. For the first one, protein shakes are one of the biggest scams on the market. And not to mention the fact that they aren't even necessary in the first place. In a dinner consisting of a moderately sized piece of fish, a glass of ...


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Protein supplements exist for one reason, and one reason only; If your usual diet doesn't provide you with enough protein to properly facilitate reaching your goals, you can add protein supplements to reach the target amount of protein per day/week. As it stands, the question isn't answerable due to lack of information. You need to find out how much ...


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None. There will never be a point where you have to consume supplements in order to reach your protein (or any other) goals, but it may make it easier.


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First and foremost, it doesn't matter if you get protein from supplements or from your food. It's just easier to eat large amounts of protein with supplements. Second, weight lifting doesn't "consume" protein to create muscle. No matter your level of weight lifting, eating large amounts of protein will tend to push your body towards muscle and away from ...


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If I ride my bike to the gym, which is a mile from my house, and back home, should I do cardio at my gym. A 1 mile bike ride really doesn't qualify as a "cardio workout". I am also lifting weights 4 times a week ... and I run for 15 minutes after my ... weight training I really don't think this is enough workout that you need to worry about ...


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To expand on the first answer, it depends. Cardio has two main uses: 1) It increases the amount of work you can do in a given workout session. As you get further into a workout, the aerobic system provides more and more of the energy used to lift the weights. Stronger aerobic system = more reps/sets completed. 2) It increases the calories your body needs ...


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The answer is simple: 1) If your goal is to lose weight - yes, do cardio! 2) If your priority is to put on mass and muscle, dont do it. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve.


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There are multiple possibilities here. They are: -The people have short arms so it is easier for them to bench more -They are short but have built up muscles -Your diet is poor and sleeping habits are poor and theirs is good -They have been training much longer than you -They are doing different exercises than you which has built muscle faster -Their ...


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You just lot a bit everything ! Strength, stamina, endurance. But it's normal, your nervous system and muscles are not used to being solicited that way anymore. But don't worry, it can come back fast. The mistake you should avoid when coming back to the gym is to try to do the same exercises with the same reps/weight as you used to do. Two and half years ...


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If you gained a lot of body fat while off the gym it might be the reason, you would be heavier, your metabolism slower, etc... one would assume that having a lot of stored energy would make us more energetic, stronger but I experienced it first hand in my teenage years, the fatter you get, the harder it is to lose weight and every exercise feels like ...


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This is a great question, and I think it's something everyone has struggled with. First, just take a peek at this answer about gym etiquette, which should set your mind at ease in many respects. When starting out at the gym, everyone will feel self-conscious. This is part of training anything. If you take dance lessons or archery lessons, you will feel ...


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Don't overthink, the most important part is that you are putting more weight each week, don't worry too much about the form at first, if you exercising your biceps but not "felling it" then you know that something is wrong, its very easy, pay attention to what your body is telling you. Now, for the list of exercises, choose the ones that you like based on ...


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When you say "workout" I'm assuming lifting weights because you were talking about your muscles. Although lifting does help your metabolism, it doesn't really help you lose weight if you don't add cardio workouts to your workout routine. As in some of the previous comments, you can't really reduce access fat in specific areas of the body. Rather you lose % ...



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