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Most of the respected strength training programs focus on exactly that: strength. In general the rep ranges are your biggest lever to play with with strength vs hypertrophy vs endurance. There's also relationships between muscle cross-section size as it compares to strength. Boiled down, the idea is that 2 square inches of muscle can generate more force ...


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The shoulder muscles that contribue to the broad shape are primarily the deltoid muscles. This is the muscle that forms the bulk of the shoulder muscle mass, with three heads (Anterior, medial and posterior) that inserts on the humerus. This muscle is primarily involved with shoulder abduction, or moving the upper arm out away from the body. So for ...


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People don't accidentally gain a lot of muscle, even by strength training. Gaining a lot of muscle requires hard work in the gym and at every meal. This is not something you should worry about. It is important, however, to make sure that the sources you are reading and watching focus on strength training, not bodybuilding. Strength training is for athletic ...


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I would suggest 2. Push-ups and squads. Pushups works: chest, shoulders and triceps. Mainly focused on chest. And this exercice have many variants. Squads: low-back and quadriceps. These 2 exercices can be done at home. Both are excelent fat burnners


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Funny I thought muscles were required to produce movement from a dead stop, pre stretched position. Now it is obvious that starting from the top is easier and if your sport is setup that way then only a fool goes against what's easier. Actually it would be like competing natural and without gear against guys on the sauce who use gear. Anyway starting from ...


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I have broken down the main strokes into their activated muscle groups. Note, you will have to do a lot (and I mean a lot) of swimming to see a big increase in your shoulders. It would be more efficient to follow a bodybuilding/powerlifting programme. Freestyle and Backstroke Core abdominal and obliques are important in rotating the torso for a longer ...


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You'll need to do both to some extent, and as always it depends on context. Notes on the articles linked Firstly the Arnold article also mentions he recommends doing higher reps at a lighter weight (8-12 reps) for some exercises so the "going heavy" recommendation isn't absolute. Secondly the VERDICT in the Flex article is an example of misconstrued ...


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You want to increace the size of your muscles, this process is called muscle hypertrophy and it involves an increase in size of skeletal muscle through a growth in size of its component cells. Two factors contribute to hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, which focuses more on increased muscle glycogen storage; and myofibrillar hypertrophy, which ...


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Usually, this splits into two primary situations: either you're having an issue getting to the gym consistently or you're having trouble actually working out once you get there. Getting to the gym This is the more common situation in my experience, and is a major part of the business plan for most gyms. It's hard to wake up early in the morning to exercise ...


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Every clinical trial involving weight loss shows the same results, where people lose weight for up to 6 months and then start to regain from that point. It is commonly believed that weight is regained because people start increasing calories. In fact, as the A-Z trial shows, and as you already know from experience, when people get on the scale and find that ...



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