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When should I start working out? As soon as possible. At 26 you still have the ability to quickly adapt to new exercise and develop muscle relatively easily. Is it better if I continued my strategy until I'm 65 kg for example? (FYI: I weigh 56kg now). Your weight is just a number that tells you how much of a effect gravity has on you. I suspect what ...


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With all due respect, you are wasting your time. This weight you are gaining is not the kind of weight you want to gain. As long as you do not train and you do not follow a strict muscle gaining diet all you earn is fat. It may not be visible (subcutaneous fat), but it is still there and this kind of fat is even more dangerous (visceral fat). Don't leave ...


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What you've read is false. You may not end up with a bodybuilder's body, but push ups is a fundamental exercise everybody does, whether going to a gym or not. It definitely helps you gain muscle mass as long as you keep challenging yourself and altering your workout to target different areas of your chest as well as to prevent your body from adapting to the ...


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The key to gaining muscles is progression. So if you did not do any push-ups this of course will make your muscles grow. Anyways take a look at the link below, Christopher Bibbs makes the point. How to Get Bigger And Stronger with no gym or weights


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You can't really increase your wrist size, because it depends on genetics. You can still try HIIT upper body workout and see if it works.


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When you look at building more lean muscle mass you must remember the fundamental rules of hypertrophy, which I feel is sometimes forgotten among everything else going on within your training program. There are 3 really key fundamentals which all go towards building muscle: Increased Tension To illicit a hypertrophic response you need to stimulate the ...


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Gaining muscle after huge fat loss should be done slowly as it takes long time for your body to get accustomed to lower body fat level and could gain fat rather easily. Waist shouldn't increase from muscle gain significantly. Take regular measurements of waist and tights. ** On the other hand most people that lift weights seriously have problems finding ...


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Like I said in your other question. All three of those exercises effect your lower back, obliques, and some of your actual abdominals to a degree..i.e they all work your core. Since you're a beginner, no matter what you do, you will gain muscle where ever you do the work. In this case, you're doing back extensions (lower back), side-planks (your whole core, ...


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Since you have gained a noticeable amount of muscles while doing exercises for your obliques (obliquus externus abdominis), it makes sense that your waist circumference has minorly increased. In my opinion, you should look at it in a positive way because it represents the gains you've made, and anyway it's not gonna significantly increase anymore due to ...


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I commented to clarify the question, but since "toning" up the shoulders is physiologically impossible unless you plan to lose body fat, I'll give some exercises that have worked for me in the past in terms of getting bigger and stronger delts. First, absolutely nothing beats an overhead press when it comes to building shoulders (proven both by EMGs and ...


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Answers courtesy of ExRx Shoulders are built up of: Deltoid Anterior Lateral Posterior Supraspinatus Also visible in the area are your Trapezius, Upper Fibers & Levator Scapulae. I'll give you a good example of the most popular (based on reddit's opinion) exercise for each: Deltoid Anterior: Shoulder Press Lateral: Lateral Dumbbell ...


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I tend to agree with your instinct that you should look to target the major deltoid muscles. I think a good recipe for shoulder development is to continue with compound movements, but, also add movements like Reverse Pec Deck/Machine Flyes that target the rear deltoid. If you have access to a cable crossover machine, there are a whole host of exercises you ...


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If your shoulders need to catch up, I assume they are smaller than you would like them to be. The answer is : overhead press. This is the most (only?) useful exercise to get big shoulders, especially when you go heavy. Afterwards, if you seek for definition, the first step is to lower your body fat, and only after that you can proceed with isolation ...


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I had a very similar problem when I was getting ready for my first bodybuilding competition, I know exactly what you mean. So you're around 185lbs with 12-14% body fat (which is very good, nice job). To get to even lower body fat levels, it will be hard work, but it is definitely doable. The main factor when you get to this point is fine tuning your diet in ...



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