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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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I do a full-body, two-hour workout twice a week. I progress at a normal rate. With that said, I can lose about two to three pounds of fat a month (roughly 240 to 360 calories loss a day). It's not much, I know, but it's better than nothing. All you need is 1 gram of protein per lean body weight, and just enough carbs for workout days to get you through. ...


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To answer your first question: no. If done correctly, isometric contractions of any muscle WILL cause an increase in strength, but it will not be comparable to the increase in strength from lifting weights. Whether your goal is pure strength or hypertrophy, you need to break down the muscle tissue by taking it to its absolute limits, and with the absence of ...


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You've mentioned both strength and LBM development, and these aren't all that related as you might think. An untrained individual will have greater muscle growth simply due to the fact that they are untrained. As in, their body has never been introduced to this external stress and stimulus caused by weight training and as a result, it adapts to these new ...


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I used to hear the same from my parents and grandparents when I was around your age. "That powder stuff can't be good for you", "it's gonna make you fat", "it's like doping, stop taking it", "you're gonna get kidney stones"...you get the point. I think it's important that you don't just come to a site like this and blindly follow the answers we give you ...


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Nothing to worry about, it's just milk protein. Many baby food formulas contain whey and casein protein. Read about "whey protein" in wiki. There is just lots of misinformation about supplements in general. They key to proper recovery and muscle growth is to have enough daily protein intake, regardless of the source - about 2 grams per kg of body weight (...


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Protein powders are not different than "natural" high protein foods such as cottage cheese, poultry, eggs, etc in terms of "being natural". It's sort of real food with other ingredients removed so you'll be able to consume a lot of protein without consuming other organic compounds. In addition, I actually read about a few researches which state that high ...


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This is very much an individual question, as everyone has different requirements and reacts in different ways to fluid and food intake when running. It's just very much trial and error to find what works for you. However, what you can do is start tracking your runs, time of day, how you feel, what you ate, things like that. Over time, you will get data such ...


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When people describe a feeling in limbs as "tingling" or "pins and needles", they're usually talking about the phenomenon known as paresthesia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paresthesia If you check the causes section of that article, you see there's countless things that can lead to this. When it comes to exercise, some things coming to mind are Some ...



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