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Make sure you are giving yourself sufficient rest and recovery time in between your warm up sets so you can get to your true 1 rep max. You should be able to figure it out after 3 tries.
What kind of milk are you drinking ? Look for whole unhomogenized milk. That will fill you up. Skim is just water and sugar. Oatmeal and beans are loaded with fiber and that fiber will stick to your gut and keep you fuller. In the long run, you are better off chewing most your food. It will keep you more satiated and your body will digest and absorb most of ...
Being able to touch the toes depends mainly on two things: hamstring flexibility body proportions (relative length of legs, torso, and arms) It is not possible to change body proportions, so, to reach the toes, someone with longer legs and shorter torso/arms will need to have more flexibility in the hamstrings. It is possible for anyone to reach that ...
It's possible, but I wouldn't call it "likely" in the sense that "this is the most probably reason". The most likely reason is simply lack of flexibility. If one, over a longer period of time, works on their flexibility, most people (barring certain "disabilities") will be able to reach their toes, or even palm the floor.
Yes - but only if you wear it all the time. Odds are good that any sort of strength-augmentation suit would be rather uncomfortable to wear for long periods. Think about wearing a back-brace, knee-brace, and elbow-brace all at the same time. Likely you couldn't wait to take it all off.
Mephisto already alluded to it, but I'll call it out again. The only way to ensure a weak leg is doing it's job is to exercise each leg independently. Any single leg work that you can do properly will work, but there are several options. Some examples are: Leg press, single leg BW and/or dumbbell lunges Split squats One thing has me concerned ...
I suggest you build up strength gradually by doing leg presses but pushing with one leg only (of course, alternate legs, although the strongest one will not benefit much until the weakest one catches up). I mention the Leg Press because it is the closest thing there is to a basic, compound leg exercise like the squat, but with the leg press machine you can ...
When you are talking about legs, there is only one word that matters: squat. It is the one exercise to rule them all. Start my simply doing body weight (BW) squats. If you cannot do that, then start by doing mobility stretches to address any areas preventing you from doing a proper BW squat. The focus here should be teaching your body the movement, and ...
Your math is fine. The problem is you're just plotting your current progress. From Aimee Avaya Everett: New people come on the scene, their lifts continuously go up week after week, and they are the fucking bomb! Their confidence is through the roof! Do we have the next World Champ? [They think,] 'At the rate I am PRing in my snatch and clean & jerk, ...
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