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To activate your abdominals you need to make sure your torso is bending. As other people have said, with hanging leg lifts its likely that you are working your hip flexors. Also, from what you say, it sounds as if you have fairly strong abs anyway. So it may be time to move to more advanced moves. Have you tried crunches on a Swiss ball? Adding in the ...


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Disclaimer: This answer is based on my experience with the exercises. Verify that it works for you (and adapt as necessary). I haven't done the cable crunches before; as a result, I'm not certain how effective it is. But based on the videos, the range of motion indicate (to me) that the effects will be felt most on the arms and not the abs (I'd like ...


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I think that having at least calculated a few of your baseline TDEE values can be beneficial if you're overweight and have gotten your body "used" to under consuming calories based on something like say, willpower for example. Body weight x 24 is an absurd amount, for me that means my body would require roughly 4200 calories for maintenance. My actual ...


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There are plenty of formulas for calculating required calories. Some are even based on science. However, since every individual has different requirements based upon lifestyle, etc., I find that the best way to control and monitor calories is to become knowledgeable on serving sizes and food content. So, to answer your first question, I would not use a ...


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Good morning. I work as an athletic therapist for the US Army currently and was with the USMC for 4 years prior to that in the same capacity. Anterior tibialis pain/tightening is usually caused by tight calves. As your foot dorsiflexes the calf muscles have to allow that motion to occur. If your calf muscles are tight the anterior tibialis and other ...


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If you're indeed doing the above exercises consistently (hopefully you take time to rest), you should not need any other exercise to burn fat. Those will torch your fat for you. What you might want to do is consistently track your body fat percentage. There are tools on the market for measuring your body fat percentage. Get one and measure your fat ...


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Forward head posture (called gravity induced kyphosis) is pretty common nowadays. The first thing you should do is begin stretching your neck with an exercise called neck retraction: You'll be amazed at how great this exercise feels. If you've been stuck in forward head posture for a long time, you'll feel as though your entire upper spine is waking up. ...


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To correct your posture will take time; however, it's a possible and easy thing to do. Equipment needed A full length mirror or reflective surface A chair Procedure Google "proper standing posture" and "proper sitting posture" and download some of the images Stand in front of the mirror, mimicking the proper posture in the "proper standing ...


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Most of the good answers given have touched on the exercises (and repetitions) you need to build muscles and strength. That being said, none of the answers have touched on these: body weight exercises . Pull ups and chin ups: Do 20 of these daily and in one month, you should noticeably see bulges on your lateral muscles (the upper part of your ...


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The amount for different people varies, but if you can afford to train each body part once a week, there is strong evidence to suggest that this is more than enough to see gains over an extended period of time, well into old age. If you pick compound exercises you can further reduce the time needed by training multiple bodyparts at the same time. Here is ...


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I think Yoga would be a great idea to help stretch out your tightness. However, I would suggest that you also, need to do back, chest and glutes specific strengthening exercises to address the imbalance. As Dan Andrew said Yoga alone will not fix your imbalance problem. You have to stretch the shortened(tight muscle) and strengthen the weaker muscle to get ...



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