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The answer with all questions of this manner is "It Depends". Specifically, the factors that influence the decision are: Are you competing in a strength sport? If so: How close to the contest date are you? Is the squat a contested lift (usually only Powerlifting, but occasionally this applies to Strongman as well) Your individual lever lengths and ...


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Beware of any blanket recommendations you read for anything fitness or nutrition related! The recommendation may be correct... for a certain population. It doesn't mean it's correct for you personally. Your best bet is to: Get and stay active Focus on slow and steady improvements Learn patience with the process Below are some very general nutritional ...


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In my personal opinion, 5000 seems very high unless you plan on competing at 18. If you consume only 80 grams of protein per day, that's roughly 320kcal, leaving 4680 calories from fats and carbohydrates. That also seems like a skewed ratio. I'm almost certain that doing this will make you fat. Strong, but fat. And since you want definition, this is not ...


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It used to be believed that lifting weight could harm your natural growth as a young person, this is now considered a myth or at best outdated information. The trainers at your gym has probably learned "weight lifting for young people is bad" without knowing why they believe so, there's no real difference between doing body weight exercises and weighted ...


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Just speaking for me personally, I find it pretty impossible to get my hips to go below my knee if I'm not at least shoulders-wide stance. I would go as wide as you need to in order to: Achieve depth. Have your knees out and pointing where your toes are. Be able to truly use your glutes. Be able to keep your weight on your heels. Even on a deadlift, ...


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This is one of those questions where the actual answer boils down to your desire for variation in your exercise routine. While there are many anecdotal reasons to vary your squat stance, there aren’t that many actual studies to recommend variation as a key to squatting success. There was, however, a biomechanical study done in 2001: A three-dimensional ...


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The other answers touched on strength training, and I agree that working with a barbell is going to give you the best bang for your buck. The four exercises that are going to give you the most bang for your buck are: Squats Overhead Press Deadlift Bench Press There are several programs that help you get started. Starting Strength is an excellent book ...


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Let's start with some basics: Dianabol is a known anabolic steroid, not a vitamin Creatine is not a steroid, nor does it function like one An excellent article at Examine.com explores the difference. Genetic Differences Even if your friend did not resort to using dianabol, there can be genetic differences that affect how quickly you can get good at the ...


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This sounds like a troll, but I'll answer for anyone interested. For your bench press, the best way for a novice to bench more weight is to just bench more. You can likely recover after about 48 hours after every workout so you can bench three times per week. You might be able to add five pounds to your bench after each workout assuming you eat and rest ...


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There are countless personal factors, such as your genetics, current fitness level, past exercise and daily habits, that will determine your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). The calculators don't, and can't, take all of those into account. They can provide a decent ballpark figure, but that's about it. So instead, I suggest you simply take the ...


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There will always be many formulas out there and no one here is going to provide you with a more authoritative formula. That being said they don't differ that much and you should be OK with any formula for weight loss for the whole being. Once you get closer to your weight loss goal you may need to fine tune it. It sounds like you are trying to lose 2 ...


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Dianabol seems to be steroids and taking those can have all kinds of nasty medical consequences, they are not vitamins! Don't sacrifice your health just to get to take a shortcut. Creatin is good, it's openly used by a lot of athletes, what it does it increase your ability to supply energy to your muscles so that you can do a few more reps and thus get more ...


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No, 5000 calories a day is almost as bad as eating 500 calories a day. At your age, you should be eating a little more calories than an average adult if you are exceptionally active but it should be a maximum of 3200 calories, not 5000. 5000 calories may also get you strong, but it will get you fat at the same time, as Alec stated. If you are cutting lots of ...


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For building muscle and losing weight, a combination of cardio and weightlifting will be the fastest way to see the results you desire. For muscle building, Strong Lifts and Starting Strength are the most popular and recommended exercises. Make sure that whatever weightlifting program you follow works your whole body and not just specific parts. Combining ...



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