Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

5

One misconception you have: "just lean muscles": All muscles are lean. There is no difference between the lean-ness of one person's muscles and another person's muscles. The difference is in the amount of bodyfat they're carrying. If you want a body that is muscular, but not bulky: Strength-train or body build until you're at the level of muscle that ...


4

The hardest part will be the transition when you are at the top of your pull up. To start, do this motion in reverse. Start by jumping up and getting yourself in the position that you would be in at the top of the muscle up, with your arms locked looking down on the bar. Then, slowly lower yourself down into the position you would be in at the top of the ...


3

This question might be more suited for the parenting stack exchange, however there are a few things you can try. First of all, holding and moving a baby (or any deadweight) relies less on raw strength and more on static holds of a load and leg and core strength. Also, this will be one of the more ridiculous things I've written, ever... Note : Always use ...


3

I would advise to not use your child for weight resistance training. Who will spot you? How about just play with your kid.


3

It seems to me, that you're limiting your progress by going to failure. To improve with bodyweight exercises quickly, that's not the best way. The method I'd propose would be one called 'Greasing the groove'. You'd spread a number of sub-maximal sets (say 10 reps) through your day, increasing your overall volume and training frequency. If you do this for a ...


3

If you want to have the body of a runner, you need to run. Likewise, if you want the body of a powerlifter, lift; rower, row; rock climber, climb; etc... The good news is that marathon runners only run marathons during a race, but will often do upwards of 100km a week when training. Start slow and look at programs like Couch25K that will get you running. ...


2

I would, too, advise to explore some gentle form of movement as Dave suggested earlier in his comment. If you are looking for motivation and a starting point, this might be a good one: http://grimmly2007.blogspot.hu/2009/06/developing-practice-part-23-then-and.html


2

Shadow boxing, or punching a bag would work. You've just got to be willing to punch at a pretty high frequency for long periods of time. If your goal is just fat burning and you have an injury though, it might just be a good opportunity to eat a lot less and let your body burn the fat.


2

The late Dr. Leonard Schwartz's Heavyhands program dealt specifically with how the upper body and most specifically the arms were able to boost aerobic performance by taking some of the strain off the legs, ankles, and feet. As a matter of fact he developed because he was a runner and incurred a leg injury. It was huge in the 80's and still has plenty of ...


2

Depending on the level of your injury, swimming and aqua-fitness is often advisable. Of course, you need to ask your doctor if it is advisable in your specific situation.


2

If I understand correctly you are currently doing 15+4+2 = 21 press-ups every other day, which equates to less than 80/week and probably around 10 minutes of exercise. This is probably simply not enough to progress past the very begginer gain and you'll have to just do more. Like all other contributors suggested, maybe not going to failure will allow you to ...


2

Are you doing pressups every day? If so, it may be that the muscles are fatigued. Muscles actually become stronger during the recovery process. So if you haven't had a day off for awhile, try that. Otherwise, I'd agree with @LarrisaGodzilla


1

I'd try more sets, or more rest between sets, or not going to failure in each set, or some combination of those strategies. For rep schemes, you could try shooting for a certain number of sets of a certain number of reps. For instance, 5 sets of 10, which would be double your current volume. Once you accomplish that, try shortening the rest periods, adding ...


1

If you are skinny. It's possible to have defined abs, as usually it's the layer of fat that causes the problem. You need to make sure all ab muscles are worked. The plank works the transverse abdominus. Leg raises and crunches the rectus abdominus. You could do with adding something for obliques, depending on your level I would go for a russian twist, ...


1

You should always train them together. Naturally most people have a muscle imbalance, right arm stronger than left arm is a common one but as long as you train them together they'll eventually even out even if physical appearance may be slightly different. Just because you don't feel as though you've pushed to the limit doesn’t mean you haven’t made an ...


1

Complexes Make a pair or set of upper-body exercises you can do, and do those with no rest between them and little or no rest between rounds. Use bodyweight exercises as well as resistance tools like dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells. For example: Alternate sets of dips and push-ups, with 0 to 90 seconds rest between rounds (pick a given rest period ...


1

I don't see any specialized requirements for a cyclist other than "avoid squats because my legs are fried", so a generic upper-body strength workout sounds fine. One slapdash version might look like this: Three sets of pull-ups for maximum reps with good form Overhead dumbbell press, warming up to three heavy sets of 8 If you have heavy enough dumbbells ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible