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Frequency Can be used to describe how often a particular movement is performed. If Lifter A squats once per week and Lifter B squats twice per week, then Lifter B squats more frequently than Lifter A. Intensity Used to compare sub-maximal efforts to a person's max effort for a particular exercise. In terms of lifting this tends to be given as a percent of ...


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If your goal is at least in part to get stronger, you're best off exhausting your beginner gains with a beginner program. You already have experience with StrongLifts, so it shouldn't be hard to get back into it. Just start back at ~50% of your 5rm for each lift, or take the Starting Strength approach and use a week to test your current lifts and start 30-40 ...


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A 1200 pound deadlift would be a world record in any category (raw/equipped etc), so yeah he's lying. There doesn't seem to be a world record in standing military press, but the highest numbers I'm finding is around 500 pounds.


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"...it feels like they get stuck/stay flexed at the beginning and only when my whole hand is almost opened they get unstuck/unflexed very sudden and harshly." What you described sounds like a case of trigger finger. It’s a pretty common overuse syndrome and may have some wrist involvement. From the Mayo Clinic... “People whose work or hobbies ...


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If you can perform 4 sets of 30 reps using a machine, it's time to Increase the weights on the machines. Performing 30 reps of any weight-based exercise isn't recommended as it doesn't really serve any useful purpose. Ditch the machines and use dumbbells and barbells. Using machines solely usually gives you the impression of being stronger than you ...


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To become proficient at a movement requires practicing the movement. Proficiency in one movement will not necessarily transfer to others even if they seem to be using related muscle groups. Your case demonstrates this. To become proficient at pushups requires practicing pushups. To become able to do your first pushup, try starting with incline pushups ...


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Losing weight does have a correlation with working out/lifting. The most important thing is your diet, not the program. The program is 30%-40% of weight loss, while your diet is the 60-70%. What you put in your body becomes your body. If you eat clean, your body will be clean (cut, slim, lean). Working out tones the body to lift the weight that you want, ...


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You should use a real strength training program with proven results. You probably aren't eating enough calories, and probably not enough protein. Your body needs to recover. Especially if you get on a better program, your caloric needs will go up a lot. I would advise staying away from body building routines in general: they're a terrific way to get ...


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I would say generally frequency is referred to how often you workout. For example you working at 3 times a week would be how frequently you workout. Volume would refer to the amount you do while working out. For example reps and sets would be labeled as the volume. Intensity can mean many things, but generally I use it do distinguish how difficult my ...



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