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Do not regret this break from your weightlifting and take the opportunity to become an even better weightlifter. The trainers I have had, most often has used about half of the workout for yoga exercises to improve flexibility, range, mobility and core strength. Exercises like over-the-head-squats demands extremely high flexibility. You can highly improve ...


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If you consider yourself handy then you could consider building some weightlifting equipment yourself. It is cheap and surprisingly simple. Although I do recommend that you do buy the barbell since making one out of wood or other common materials would be considerably weaker or larger if you try to maintain the same strength. Buff Dudes have a Youtube ...


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In addition to squatting (light and heavy are both beneficial), I'd suggest looking at Ido Portal's squat mobility routines, as superbly organized and referenced by Antranik. Here's the link; look into the Mobility-Hips/Legs/Spine section. These drills should get you started, but don't stop at that. Look for other such drills and also explore your own ...


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Training is in essence applying force to a resistance. How that resistance looks like is just limited to your imagination. The World is your gym (phrase stolen from Ross Enamait) go out and train outside in fresh air, you can do pull-ups, chin-ups, dips on trees or monkey bars on playgrounds, using heavy stones, barrels or kegs for overhead lifting or ...


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Get a pullup/chinup bar. You can get one for about $20. Buy a couple of parallel bars where you can do dips. If you have a couple of sturdy chairs, they will do. Pullups, chinups, dips, pushups, planks, bodyweight squats are all great exercises that could make up for a very decent routine.


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Well as other answers have mentioned, stretch marks are due to skin being not that elastic. Skin elasticity differs from person to person and area to area. I consider them to be medals of bodybuilding and strength training, but still it gets me worried because I don't want too many of them.Newely formed stretch marks are red in color and lightes up after ...


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I wouldn't worry about them. You are probably quite conscious of them at the moment and it's rubbish to feel like that at 22. However, aside from you, people generally won't notice/care. The good thing is since you're relatively young your skin will adapt to the stretch. Assuming you're not training for body building competitions you will most likely ...


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Stretch marks are caused by a rapid stretch in the skin. This can be caused by gaining a lot of weight (either muscle or fat). It's very normal for people who attend the gym very often to get them. I have got them too. Most people will have stretch marks where the skin stretches the most. This will most likely be under the armpits, as you mentioned. I have ...


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If you never cycle more than 10km in one ride, I would guess you are not ready for a 90km ride. A fast cyclist averaging 30kph will take three hour to complete such a ride, a slower one might have to stay on the saddle 5 hours or more. The following problems will surface for casual cyclists: leg cramps sore back the dreaded bonk if you do not eat/drink ...


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[personal experience] Am I ready for 1.5 hour mma/crossfit training since I did lower-intensity training before? Thoughts: yep Reality: half-dead and almost puking after 1.5 hours [example 2] Am I ready for 40 km biking trip after travelling 2 x 10 km daily? Thoughts: yep Reality: carry me home please This makes me thing you should increase the distance ...


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So first what you need to know is that chart, while a good general guideline, isn't the complete picture. You can achieve the same hypertrophy for instance while never lifting under 90%, provided you equate volume. Similarly, you can become very strong while spending most of your time under 70%. Second, to answer your question, all adaptations are not ...


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Most of the common leg exercises involve the knee (joint, tendons and muscles). Therefore you could just pick any exercise which involves the knee to strengthen it. The muscle you should be targeting the most will be the muscles of the quadricep (front leg). By strengthening the muscle you will also strengthen the tendons. You should not over do it though, ...


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Gymnastic Strength Training is a perfect option for you in my opinion. It is very well designed program with tons of progressions and requires almost negligible equipment.



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