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If you have a barbell for the other lifts (particularly squat and deadlift), then yes, dumbbell bench is fine. For most lifts, dumbbells are too difficult to properly load the movement. Bench press is a special case where the dumbbell version... can be made just as heavy as the barbell version for most people doesn't require a spotter, which the barbell ...


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First, congratulations for taking the time to exercise. It's an achievement by itself (considering many people want to, but don't end up doing it). Second, If you really want to follow the StrongLifts 5X5 program, no, you cannot use dumbbells. You need to use a barbell and weights. Why? For one, you cannot squat with dumbbells. The core of the program ...


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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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Eggs are a decent source of protein, and there is no reason to throw away the yellow part, certainly not the cholesterol in there. Egg yolk is one of the few foods naturally containing vitamin D and dietary cholesterol has been shown to play a neglectable part in cholesterol levels. But next to that, the whole theory that claimed a causal effect from high ...


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The yellow part is referred to as the yolk. It's actually not as bad as the rap it gets, although eating 12 egg whites at a time is bit high. But I'll leave that alone for now. A google search for "cheap sources of protein" will give you a whole flood of answers, pretty much all of which are cheap in part because they are whole or less wasteful. A post from ...


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Muhammad, Eat the yolk part (yellow part) of the eggs; it's very good for you. The yolk actually increases the good cholesterol in your body ( this, this) as well as provide a host of other nutrients such as Vitamin A, which helps your eye sight Vitamin B, which is good for your brain, energy, etc Vitamin D for strong bones and good skin Vitamin K ...


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Increase the weights frequently. You won't get stronger lifting the same weight all the time Increase your workout frequency. Once or twice a week isn't enough to generate the strength you desire. Make it about 3 (alternating) days a week. Perform your pushups daily. Add pullups (and some other body weight exercises) to it and increase the repetition as ...



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