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Relevance of front and overhead squats as warm-up for back squats Warm-up sets are meant to prepare the entire body for the heavy challenge of the work sets. They're not used to practice other lifts, or to be challenging in themselves. Warm-ups are there to increase flexibility and blood flow, and to practice impeccable form in preparation for the challenge ...


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You've offered very little clarification apart from a desire for better "health". I would strongly rethink your aversion to using any equipment, as there are certain movements that will be hard to replicate with your body weight alone. But, lets assume you buy nothing. The laziest possible option for good health is the turkish getup Grab the nearest heavy ...


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A lot of people are stuck in the idea that working out is the main course of action when dropping body fat. While exercise is great, dropping from 330 to 320lbs requires you to re-evaluate your diet as a whole and will be the key to your success. The workout routine part is a supplement to that change. I've seen tons of people who workout on a daily basis ...


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If you've undergone strength building programs such as Strong Lift's 5X5, then, the only way you'll derive much benefits from a 45-lb plate is through high intensity and high repetitions/sets. While compound exercises are highly recommended, a lot of high repetitions/sets exercises are isolation movements (which allows some parts of the body to rest while ...


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Given the equipment, you can do a lot of brutal Complexes. They won't get your strength up like real strength workouts will, but you can build some muscle and drop a lot of fat. Tuminello's weight plate complex is a good one to throw in your rotation. Perform the complex five times with only 90 seconds rest between each round. 6-8 Overhead Squat 6-8 ...


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It is not easy to build your own practice, but it is well worth the effort. Once established, you'll have much more benefit compared to someone who occasionally visits yoga classes. There are a few things that need to be addressed when building the practice of your own: Discipline: you need to get on the mat, day in, day out. This doesn't just mean ...


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If you can get your hand on P90X Yoga, give it a try; it's an hour and half though. It has all the yoga moves you've seen in other programs, and the movements are slow and steady. The instructor also shows you modified versions of the moves, just in case you are not strong enough to perform the hard ones. It also has some extra exercises, specifically ...


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I also have some concerns about the volume here. There are some really strong folks who have a bit more economy in the weight room--even if their goals are size. Some of the guidelines that I've read from more than one source and I quite like are: No more than 5 exercises per training day 1-2 main lifts for strength, with 2-3 assistance/body building ...


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There are several accepted ways to carb cycle, a discipline that has been in use for a couple decades now. Let's first cover some basics on carb levels: Below 120g/day: ketogenic levels. Ketosis is a useful tool for burning fat, however it does affect your strength levels. 120-130g/day: Minimum levels needed for your brain and thyroid to function ...


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You won't see much resulting from the listed routine and diet you listed. You might see some growth in your triceps, biceps and deltoids. But eventually that will slow and stop if you aren't increasing the weight or difficulty of the exercises. Given that you are already doing 15reps you might not see much more growth at all. I'd strongly consider looking ...


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This won't build muscle or improve cardio, but you may want to consider asking your advisor for a standing or adjustable desk (good luck!) or rigging one yourself. I try to work standing up at least for an hour a day, I just put my laptop on a bookcase. If I am just reading something I will also try to do it standing up. Man (and woman and child) was not ...


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The question was to how to make your routines more effecive. Since you are working long hours at the desk, you should make sure that you move a bit every hour, see this research that says that the drawbacks of sitting for longer period of times can't be nullified by exercise at the end of the day. So perhaps this would be the biggest improvement for ...


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Try it both ways and see what you like. This article from Runner's World gives some things to consider when making this decision, but the decision doesn't make much of a difference, especially for jogs, rather than training. If you had a late dinner or snacks in the evening, you probably won't feel the need to eat much before running.


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In our football club we train on a routine of training on Thursdays and playing the match on Saturday in the league. This is because the gap we have from Thursday to Saturday to rest up and prepare ourselves both physically and mentally for the game, which also works in the other way as to rest from Saturday to Thursday as it gives you a good amount of ...



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