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I answered a similar question pertaining specifically to the biceps muscle. I'll reiterate that answer. In a nutshell, yes, whenever you can you should try to exercise at full range of motion. While it's not a strict requirement to go full range each and every time you train, in the long run, you're more likely to reach your training goals as evidenced by ...


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Protein supplements exist for one reason, and one reason only; If your usual diet doesn't provide you with enough protein to properly facilitate reaching your goals, you can add protein supplements to reach the target amount of protein per day/week. As it stands, the question isn't answerable due to lack of information. You need to find out how much ...


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Both exercises will work your back significantly. It is really up to preference, I know a lot of guys who solely do pull ups to build a huge back as well as ones who solely do lat pulldowns. Both have recorded similar progress and gains. However, pull-ups activate your core muscles significantly as well, a missing plus of lat pulldowns. However for bicep and ...


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Will eating lots of eggs and peanut butter, and drinking a lot of milk help you bulk up? Yes, however I hope that you are not just eating these for your breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you seriously want to gain muscle mass, then consider calculating your TDEE and add 200~500 calories(this is known caloric surplus). Next your protein intake should be 1g ...


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100%, I've been training for about 5 years now and there was one spell were due to work I was living off about 4-6 hours sleep a night for a month. I still exercised and dieting like i normally would but I actually loss muscle strength. Sleep is were all the hard work pays off, its the chance for your body grow and recover. Without the proper recovery you ...


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Should I perform exercises in full range of motion if ... Yes ... most of the time While it is true that using a partial range of motion is useful; in that it allows you to use more weight, work around sticking points, strengthen parts of a movement pattern, etc. (ie it's a useful tool in the lifter's toolbox); it should not replace using a full range ...


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If your goal is at least in part to get stronger, you're best off exhausting your beginner gains with a beginner program. You already have experience with StrongLifts, so it shouldn't be hard to get back into it. Just start back at ~50% of your 5rm for each lift, or take the Starting Strength approach and use a week to test your current lifts and start 30-40 ...


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I think you're asking a good question but the way muscle weakness and imbalances show up, and the way to fix them, is a typical component of training. First, make sure you're using a proven strength training program. Not something from a magazine or from some dude's website. As you start working your way up in weight (keeping an eye on strength ...


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You can use the rumbler anywhere you'd normally foam roll. But there are places that will hurt more than others, and with a rumbler, it might be even worse. But that doesn't necessarily make it a bad idea. In fact, most of the time, the places that really hurt, are the ones that need it the most. 3-4 times a week sounds good. I don't think there is a ...


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"...it feels like they get stuck/stay flexed at the beginning and only when my whole hand is almost opened they get unstuck/unflexed very sudden and harshly." What you described sounds like a case of trigger finger. It’s a pretty common overuse syndrome and may have some wrist involvement. From the Mayo Clinic... “People whose work or hobbies ...


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None. There will never be a point where you have to consume supplements in order to reach your protein (or any other) goals, but it may make it easier.


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If you can perform 4 sets of 30 reps using a machine, it's time to Increase the weights on the machines. Performing 30 reps of any weight-based exercise isn't recommended as it doesn't really serve any useful purpose. Ditch the machines and use dumbbells and barbells. Using machines solely usually gives you the impression of being stronger than you ...


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To become proficient at a movement requires practicing the movement. Proficiency in one movement will not necessarily transfer to others even if they seem to be using related muscle groups. Your case demonstrates this. To become proficient at pushups requires practicing pushups. To become able to do your first pushup, try starting with incline pushups ...


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While it's widely known that lifting stunts growth, it seems likely it's actually a myth. The main thing is that you don't go on some crazy diet, because then your body won't be getting energy and nutrition to grow. http://www.livestrong.com/article/430166-can-lifting-weights-when-young-stunt-your-growth/#page=1 According to Dr. Avery Faigenbaum of the ...


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Your leg muscles will adapt to the workload placed on them, so it's not really possible to definitively say whether or not your legs will get bigger. If the effort you are putting out is more than you did squatting, then yes, your legs will grow. If it is the same, then your legs will stay about the same size, and if the bike effort is less, they will ...


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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24245055 "subsequently, chinups seem to be a more functional exercise" Anddd there you have it. Personally, I see greater carryover from pull ups (Wide grip) compared to either for back development. But I utilize all of them. Typically, pull ups/chin ups are my first exercise on back days until I can't do anymore, then ...


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Endurance athletes are aware of the increase in protein metablolism. Therefore there is a trend to prefer energy sources to come from foods that contain fat and protein. For example eggs and peanut butter. When I refer to endurance I am talking about no or little sugars consumed through the exercise. For instance if you cannot exercise for more than an hour ...



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