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Of all the destructive habits that anyone can have, smoking is considered the worst. Almost all organs of the body are affected by the action of toxic compounds from cigarette. Learn how they can seriously harm your gains in the gym and why you should use this as an incentive to quit smoking. If you are targeting a remarkable change in the composition of ...


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If sticking to body weight exercises, I see your strategy as the best way to work the muscles you are aiming for. If you're willing to branch out into relatively basic equipment, resistance bands will allow for a less risky workout and better isolation of the muscle. With the band, you could tie it around the bottom of a rack or something similarly sturdy, ...


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Allowing the lifts to impact each other does not necessarily mean decreased productivity. You mentioned that you have stalled in your lifts; reducing the number of times you perform a certain lift to 1 will make it difficult to get out of this stall. With a caloric surplus like you mentioned, you have the ability to recover enough to perform each lift 2+ ...


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Well, first of all, I'm sorry to get to this so late, as with less than a month left it will likely be difficult to gain much from any sort of exercises. That being said, the best type of exercise for adjustment of this sort would be running, ideally with a sauna visit directly afterwards to simulate the dry environment. Running serves two purposes here. ...


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Sounds possible that you have shin splits http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_splints They will go away with some time off. This is common with individuals who are new to the level of training that are taking on. My recommendation is to rest for 3 days and start again (rest means you don't have to stop training, just don't do what you have been) As ...


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Low carb is indeed a very good basis to start of from. Its however not directly suitable for doing high intensity workouts. Your body is perfectly capable of producing sugar from fat and protein and will happily store that in your liver and muscles to fuel short bursts of strength. Ones your stores are exausted however, your body won't be able to produce new ...


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Despite that you're asking for advice which does not involve grip support, let me give one that does. Sorry, but if as you say you are really looking for maximum weight in singles, there is no way you can avoid grip support. Competitive powerlifters use mixed grip to overcome this problem, because other equipment is usually not allowed. But, you can not use ...


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Lifting gloves get in the way and make your job harder. I recommend going without. Chalk helps enormously to prevent sweat from making the bar hard to grip. Buy a block of rock climber's chalk for a buck. Before each set, use the chalk to "paint" your fingers and the inside of your palm where it meets your fingers. Rub your hands together to work it into ...


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There are several methods of increasing grip strength, and some of the principles that work the best you should already be familiar with due to the bodybuilding background. First, let's look at what causes grip to fail: Sweat. The sweatier your hands, the more the bar wants to slip out of them. Effective bar thickness. The thicker your bar, the tougher it ...


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+1 zero carbs kills your energy and your mental capacity/health (your brain is the largest consumer of glucose). In the short term this is OK for gains like boot camp weight loss or training for an event, but it's no way to live well. Avoid the soda and candy, but make room in your life for "good carbs" (longer chain) like almonds, sweet potatoes, kidney ...


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My nutrition is standard low carb diet (about 40% protein / 60% fats, I eat cake/sweets max 2 times a week no more than 100g). Ding ding ding! We've found the culprit. Your body relies on carbohydrate for most of its energy. If you go low-carb, you're relying on transitioning from using carbs to ketosis, where you're using fats. Many people report ...


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If that's your whole diet, then that's the reason you are having problems. The diet is very unbalanced, and does not support your desire to get strong and have a great physique. Eat enough Protein: 1.8g/kg body weight. If you are vegetarian, you'll have to get creative. Oats and quinoa have a decent amount of protein in them. If you can eat meat and ...


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You have to change your habits gradually and start from some reasonable level of strain. You should never come even close to blackout. You should eat each 2 - 3 hours, you should sleap enough and have enough rest. You should add to your food also a lot of meat - you should eat balanced food full of proteins, sugars and fats and plenty of vitamins and ...



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