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Strength performance will follow a supercompensation curve with an amplitude and period that corresponds to your level of advancement. From Canmore Ski club (I liked their graphic): It's unlikely that your two-week vacation made you stronger, but time off (even time off that makes you weaker!) is sometimes called for in order to heal nagging injuries. ...


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The biggest enemy is rust. Inspect the equipment for signs of rust, and either remove the rust or replace the pieces. Plan on replacing the cables--after 10+ years in the elements, they are probably too weak to trust. Inspect the rust damage on the structural pieces. If the rust damage is only on the surface, you can simply remove the rust with a ...


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Good Question (and thanks for the reference). I've been in martial arts (Isshinryu Karate) for 25 years and the discussion of strength training not helping is outdated. Anything that gives you the edge over the other person: strength, speed, reaction time, mental focus, etc. helps. If your focus is in martial arts, then the area where you want to continually ...


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I don't know what bodily functions are affected by a decreased energy expenditure but I have found two studies on the subject which I think you might find interesting. The first is on 3 days of fasting, conducted at Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY. Six men fasted for three days and as a result their ...


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I don't personally see a problem with maintaining as you put it. I'd throw in a few warnings though... If your maintenance consists of the same workout(s) day in and day out, then you run the risk of getting bored and stopping altogether Although strength and size are not completely unrelated, it's possible to increase your strength quite a bit without ...


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There is no common sense. There is so little consensus on most issues that I doubt we'll have many answers outside of the medical field. Don't contaminate your wounds or food with harmful bacteria. But if you're antiseptic, that causes problems too. Eat food. That's about as much as everybody can agree on. Number, timing, content, and even definition of ...


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Here are my 50 cents. I would say, by reading your question, that it is convenient to remember that the 3 following things are totally different: When on a diet, mathematically absorbing less minerals, vitamins and other essential oils Being on a reduced activity (not moving = consumming less energy, != lowering your metabolism) Having an actual drop of ...



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