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No, this is not ok. Let's run some numbers. As an example, lets assume you are a 6' tall, 25 year old male weighing 180 lbs. This person will have a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of right at 1900 calories per day. It's actually slightly higher, but 1900 is good enough. That is how many calories he would need if he simply laid around, and breathed in and out ...
In my opinion the best exercise to really get big hams is the stiff leg deadlift with the barbell or even with dumbbells as @Buddy said in his answer keep the reps between 8-12
If you want to go for size, hypertrophy exercises/rep ranges will work best for you. Here is a list of hamstring exercies. Any high rated one your gym has the equipment for should work fine, including the leg curls you already do. Your goal rep range should be 8-12 reps/set, generally increasing weight each set. If on the last set you can't do 6, decrease ...
Can I just say that you should be patient. I've seen some of the younger personal trainers in my gym tell guys to do insane squats when they're starting out and the muscles just aren't developed enough. It's painful, dangerous and would scare me away from the gym. Happy training.
Like @Mårten said, you either lose fat over your entire body, or nowhere at all. You can't pick and choose where to gain/lose fat. As for losing then gaining weight, the difference lies in your diet. You mention that you dieted when you lost weight, and after that you started to gain weight again. This should be a telltale sign. And it's a well-established ...
You cannot burn fat in a specific location, legs do not use only leg fat, and so on. If you want less fat on your legs you will need to reduce fat overall.
15 is a very high number of reps compared to what most gym-goers do, it's also in fact, as Alex L showed, a very endurance focused rep range. There are three main factors which affect how many reps you can do: I. neurological adaptation This is your nervous systems ability to make your muscles do their work at the highest possible strength. When you work ...
Reps in the range of 12+ tend to be geared more towards muscle endurance than hypertrophy (more muscle mass) or strength. A vast number of training programs with a trainee's 1-rep max (1rm) in mind, this is the most that the trainee can lift one time before failure. As shown in the image, working in a lower rep range will provide your body with a ...
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