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After much time without training, your "other" muscles are back to their previous state as before. Meanwhile your arms still have approximately the same power because: you use them in any other action you do during the everyday life. Arms, calves and abs are what is called "little muscles", this muscles tend to recover quickly from workouts and some ...


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The best warm-up for lifting weights is neither 10 minutes on an elliptical nor going straight to the first exercise using low weights. Per weightlifting coach Greg Everett: When it comes to warming up, what are we trying to accomplish? The name itself is a bit of a hint, but increasing body temperature is just one element. It might be easier if we ...


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No, the initial reps with lower weight are most useful for ensuring, that you perform the exercise with sufficient quality. E.g. for squats focus on maintaining a very high tension in your lower back and the deep abs. Look in the mirror and check that your knees do not moves during the exercise.(vertical shins) They work as a safety precaution too: You get ...


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Where are you located? I work with people who are in pain with posture based corrective exercises, and can help you move back into using weights. If you're not in my area, I can still lead you in the right direction. The other aspect of joint inflammation is your nutrition, as this plays a big role in ridding your body of such issues, especially if you have ...


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For any antagonist exercise, reverse the primary exercise, and keep the same angles and range of motion. For the pushup, that would be an inverted row with your hands on a fixed bar, with your feet elevated on a box such that your body is horizontal at the top of the row. A ring row (with hands on rings or a suspension trainer) would similarly reverse a ...



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