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For those of us that can't afford a water tank, but still want some relatively easy measure of body fat percent, you can get digital body fat scales that send small electric currents through your body, using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). Since it takes longer to get through fat than muscle, they can give you a rough estimate of your body's fat ...


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There are three variables you can easily measure for a very accurate idea of what's happening with your skeletomuscular system: body fat, body weight, and circumference. Measuring body fat is most important, but as Eric pointed out, measuring displacement in a water tank is not accessible for most people. Instead, pick up some skinfold calipers from Amazon ...


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When you do a pull up, it is important to tighten your abs and glutes while keeping any swinging motion to a minimum. Perform pull ups slowly and methodically. You don't want to jerk around as this can cause discomfort and unnecessary strain on other parts of the body. Focus on your technique and repeat a low number of pull ups at a time. Don't strive ...


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Yes, strong forearms are necessary for achieving high reps and weighted reps. If you want to increase your grip strength, dedicate a few days to simply performing dead hangs with the weight you plan to do pull-ups with. This may "feel" like you're not doing anything but in reality, you're conditioning your arms to hold on and creating a good posture for ...


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That sounds like "Golfer's Eblow". I can only count the number of times I've golfed on one hand, but I've been suffering on and off with this condition for years. I first discovered it after several sessions of preacher and spider curls about 10 years ago; a few years later, I had a recurrence doing pull ups on a cross beam, and again, after completing Stew ...


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Progressive weights and good forms are usually deterrent against injuries. when it comes to weightlifting. The exercise itself will not result in any injury; however, you'll injure yourself if you use a weight your body isn't prepared to carry. This is because the weight will be automatically shifted to the lowest part of your back, where more pressure ...


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Short answer Don't worry about it. Longer answer Weight belts are NOT going to give you any problems unless you pack on an obscene amount of weights. And this is a catch-22 anyway, because the weight you'd need to strap to yourself is way more than you'd ever be able to do pullups or dips with. You should always opt for a belt which can be tightened ...



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