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Don'ts The biggest mistake people make when learning to flip, is that they try to flip into pools and onto mattresses. This is a mistake because it doesn't prepare you for the inevitable challenge of having to spot your landing. And it takes away the need to really cushion the landing with your legs. And this needs to be practiced. Dos Trampolines is a ...


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Take a look at the Galloway Run-Walk program. The harsh reality is that in a week, if you can only run 4k continuously right now, you will not be able to run 10k in a week. Your best bet if you really want to do it, is some sort of the above, where you run 1k, walk .5k, etc. Get used to the idea that you WILL be walking if you go ahead and do the 10k. If ...


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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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There are many kinds of weight training. A well-designed program designed to develop strength, power, conditioning, and athleticism for sport will not make you less flexible. The movements themselves in such a program will make you more flexible and even force you to improve mobility in order to complete the program. Hallmarks of such an approach are full ...


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Yes, it's entirely possible. Exercises such as squats are compound muscle exercises, which means they work many muscles at the same time. These are generally considered as "must have" because they do work so many muscles, and generally give good results. The other exercises are what are called "isolation" exercises, since they mostly work one muscle group ...


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Ah, the powerball. I had forgotten these existed after I broke mine. A powerball is indeed a workout tool, but it has an extremely limited effect. It can help with strengthening grip by engaging forearm muscles, but depending on how you "swing" it, you can get some upper arm and shoulder work into it. Forearms To train forearm and grip, have a constant 90 ...


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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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There's an old saying you may be familiar with: "Where there is a will, there is a way". The first thing to realize is that whatever you decide to do, it will not be the same as CrossFit. That does not, however, mean you can't get in a good workout. In addition to some of the recommendations in the links you posted, I would look to purchase some ...


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It all comes down to calories really (clean or not). If you eat more than you spend, you will gain. If you eat less than you spend, you will loose mass. You can eat all the healthy or "clean" food you want but if you eat too much of it, the surplus of calories is there and you will gain mass (fat if you don't do weight training). So, if you are in surplus ...


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A huge reality you need to embrace is that if you do not make sizable time and adjustments for your health now, you will make time and adjustments for long term and generally incurable health problems in the future. You might be "busy" now with life commitments, but being on a kidney dialysis machine will make you even "busier". This isn't about having a ...


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I heard that weight training will lower a person's flexibility over time This is one of the many weight training myths that seem to pop up every now and then. Myth #7: Weight Lifting Decreases Flexibility. One of the realizations people who get into weight lifting have is how inflexible they are. Years of sedentary lifestyle may have tighten ...


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First, do the exercises in their full length, i.e. no 10 inch squats, no half-assed bench presses where you don't even touch your chest, no lat pulldowns where you yank the weight with your whole body to only reaching your chin. Second, flexibility training, this does not mean that you should spend a few minutes doing some improvised stretching movements, ...


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Some thoughtful answers have already been given so I'm just going to focus on one aspect -- the challenges of building muscle as a vegetarian. The important thing to know is that consuming protein is essential for muscle growth and repair. You should also know that not all proteins are equal. Most bodybuilders will tell you that animal protein is superior ...


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There is generally no consensus about anything. We all have different bodies. We all react differently to different stimuli. That said, 60 reps of anything is a stamina exercise, and not a strength exercise. And your friends who did hundreds, weren't developing strength. They were developing further the ability to do hundreds of reps. The best advice we ...


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You know, it looks pretty damn decent. The program you are currently following is well and beyond sufficient for you to constantly improve as far as your strength goes. I'm sure you know that you'll improve on conditioning and lower your bodyfat at the same time and just a suggestion maybe add some sprints into the mix, not a requirement however, what you ...


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Like Alex L mentioned in a comment, your program completely lacks progressive overload, which is how we actually get stronger. Progressive overload is the increase of intensity that we place on our body, and we do this in two ways; increasing the resistance by using more weight increaseing the volume by doing more sets and repetitions Unless you go to ...


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No static program will bring constant improvement. If you want to continue increasing flexibility over time, you need to do something like regularly attend a yoga class, where the exercises used progress over time and you're exposed to a wide variety of movements.


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Getting back from a layoff is easier than starting out as a complete beginner. One of the reasons for that is that you've learned the motor patterns before and had achieved the neurological adaptations that must precede muscle hypertrophy. Strength increase will actually occur before muscle growth starts, and the other way around, a decrease in strength will ...


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Most tracks are 400m so on the inner lane one lap would be 400m. As you go out the distance is farther There also should be markings on the track for 100,200,300,400 and 1 mile The formula, L = 2S + 2pi(R + (n-1)w) can be used to calculate the distances around the track for the various lanes. In this formula L equals the lane distance, S equals the ...


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Your bouldering training schedule should be dictated by your previous climbing years (that translates into how strong are your hands' tendons) and goals. If you are a beginner I suggest to have one day of rest between hard bouldering session otherwise it's easy to go too hard on your finger (tendons are slow to strengthen). After a couple of years (or if ...


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“CrossFit Endurance coach and 100-mile trail run fanatic, Brian MacKenzie of Costa Mesa, California, scrawled a simple looking workout set on a whiteboard in his home gym, then spent five minutes teaching me proper rowing technique. I was in need of a workout to help me retain fitness while I rehabbed a foot injury, so he directed me to a rowing ...


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This is actually not true. Flexibility is lowered by not reaching end ranges of motion. Weight training, if performed to end ranges of motion, increases flexibility. It's essentially many repetitions of dynamic stretches. Being weighted actually forces an increase to end range of motion. On the other hand, if you weight train without reaching full ...


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Whatever you decide to do should be dependent upon your training goals (eg. Training for a competition or race, etc.). Missing a training day is not the end of the world as long as it does not become a habit. Life happens, and, sometimes it impacts your training. Often, this results in “training guilt” especially if you’re a person that regularly trains. ...


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To lose weight, you do not need to eat "healthy" or eat vegetables. Weight gain and loss comes down to the energy balance equation, or net calories (weight changes) = calories in - calories out. The reason exercise helps to lose weight is because it increases the calories out number, but it is not strictly necessary with good diet (though it will increase ...


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There are some benefits, however there are also some attendant risks with isometric exercise. First, isometric exercise doesn't really build much strength overall, they really only build strength in that one position. They can help maintain strength that you have already developed, however and it can be very useful in a rehabilitation type setting. These ...


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I would use the half marathon. The half marathon plan should give you the most complete training for the other distances, as some of the finer details in a half marathon plan are going to be a different emphasis than a 5k plan. If you do the 5k or 10k plans, they may or may not give you enough distance work for the 15k and the half, and may place a little ...


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Eating late suppers are discouraged for sleep disturbances and also for weigh gain. Digestion take about 4 hours for the food to leave the stomach. There sleeping 3-4 hours after supper enable the stomach to rest and thus ensure your good quality sleep. It has been noted that people who do not sleep well tend to gain weight ...


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Maybe I can help out a little. This kind of grip strength can be achieved by strengthening your forarms, wrists, thumbs, fingers and by learning to recrute more muscle as you do right now for opening a jar as example. There are three types of grip strength: The Crush Grip is the grip between your fingers and your palm—the one you use for shaking hands and ...


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I could recommend some 'flows' like the 4 movement closed System from ido portal. https://youtu.be/D8QxbtcA5hU I like those kind of stretch and mobility drills highly effective and timesaving also are more fun then static stretching routines.


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As in my answer here, I'm a fan of Craig Ramsay's Anatomy of Stretching, which offers, along with a long list of stretches, both an hour-long comprehensive routine and a 15 minute "essentials" routine. Here is a low-res scan of the latter:



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