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Take pictures. I assume you're still a beginner, hence trying to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. This is only achievable by beginners because the body is not used to the exercising/weightlifting yet. Take pictures once a week/month to keep track of progress. The reason you don't see progress in the mirror is because you look at your daily ...


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I strongly recommend reading this article regarding the right way to perform planks. Here are some relevant quotes: A plank should be a very intense, full body contraction that lasts only 8-10 seconds, not some bastardized version of a yoga pose you sustain for 10 minutes. .... Most people treat the plank more as a marathon, seeing how long they ...


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In your specific situation, I would suggest to go with the latter, 3x5 routine or even consider 5x5 depending on your ability. There is a lot to be said for doing splits but in your case, because of the weight being lifted and the goal of wanting to lift more that you focus on doing the lift in a consistent way with progressive overload. I would also ...


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If you want my opinion, which is based on my personal experience (almost 15 years). And what you looking for is: progression to reach the handstand push up Then here it is: First Handstand push-ups requires a minimal hand balancing ability. So before you start training handstand push-ups, you need to be able to do a hand-stand (not walking) for at ...


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Upper lower imbalance It's actually quite common on stronglifts/starting strength/etc Few factors at play here. You are consistently doing a heavy lower body lift first every single workout. The first exercise you do in a workout when you're fresh will tend to be the most effective. For some that means that latter exercises progress slowly because they ...



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