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There's a very common misconception here. Many people think that certain types of exercise will give you one body shape or the other. The reasoning is (more or less explicitly), that since power lifters are bulky, working out like a power lifter will make you bulky, and since dancers are fit and lean, "working out" like a dancer will make you fit and lean. ...


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Do slow negatives, start at the top and lower yourself slowly, this is the way most people get strong enough to do their first, clean pull/chin-ups. If you have a rubber band to attach to the bar, that can work too.,


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Performing a proper two-hand kettlebell swing is a whole-body workout as opposed to isolating single muscles. However, the main muscles that go into swinging a bell are glutes, hamstrings, lower back + abs (core). What you should aim for in a swing is to send your hips back (similar to deadlift form) with the bell, and then drive your hips forward to get ...


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To answer that question requires some basic understanding on how muscles grow. Strengtheory has a good article that provides the basics. The short answer is that it depends. Whether 5x5 will build strength and muscle for you depends on: Your genetics Your training maturity Whether the weight is heavy enough to cause fatigue How well you manage your ...


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As others have said, this looks like a reasonable routine. But... I would say that it looks like you're halfway to doing circuit-training. Have you thought of going to a class for a few weeks? It will be hard at first, but it'll certainly help with the motivation as just doing this sort of thing at home on your own can be a grind. Besides, going to some ...


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If you want to lose belly fat, then I recommend doing some more cardio (some form of running). However, in order to get lean, this workout seems just fine if you stay committed. If you are looking to add more muscle mass, try adding some more free weights in there. Good luck!


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You progress to harder types of push-ups. The general formula is to start with 3 sets of 5 reps, then gradually add until you can complete 3 sets of 8 reps, and then progress to the next type. Push-ups: the standard type with elbows out Marine push-ups: these push-ups are with elbows in, close to your body Diamond push-ups: make a triangle/diamond with ...


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Taken to the extreme a Gorilla or Orangutan will have a significantly stronger grip than any human, purely due to their genetics. Variance within the human population has also been shown to have a significant genetic element, go have a quick Google and you'll find numerous studies that will identify quantifiable genetic differences in: lean to fat mass ...



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