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No just the opposite. The article is clearly saying that there is a link that during our heavy sleep our bodies use GH to repair ourselves. What you are proposing is getting less sleep or less quality of sleep which would then reduce the amount of GH secreted to our body. Also the GH is a repair mechanism (mainly). It can be enhanced due to ...


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They're probably approaching it from a hygeine and impact-safety prospective. Two rather reasonable concerns regarding barefoot lifting: In the same way you wouldn't walk barefoot around in a locker room so as to avoid foot fungus, now that problem is extending to the deadlift platform and squat rack (and wherever else you're barefoot lifting). Sure, you ...


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It's generally not an issue unless you're at the "numb limbs" level of sleep deprivation. When you're that tired, the odds are good that your head is not entirely in the game, and you run a higher risk of doing unsafe actions ranging from exceed your ROM to over-using your muscles to forgetting to put clamps on the ends of the weight bars. If you're ever ...


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This will depend largely on how you warm up. Starting with your max from the get-go is, as you well know, not a good idea. Warmups are essential to prevent injury. Warming up at 30-60% and then jumping up to 90-100% is going to come as a shock to your nervous system, because if you wrongly estimate how heavy it's going to be, chances are you'll mess up your ...


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The loading on a smith machine is completely different from a barbell squat. The barbell squat provided one has excellent technique is most definitely superior to a smith machine squat for several reasons. The smith machine prevents the stabilisers (especially the core) to engage thus resulting in a lower muscle recruitment than a barbell squat. This is ...


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As long as you're able to recover afterwards. It won't be your best workout but it will be better than no workout.


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The only set to set workout supported by accredited strength training organizations is progressive, increasing workload from one set to another. No one recommends reducing workload from one set to the next. Pyramid Workload I do not read trendy articles regarding strength training. I have been reading research papers regularly for the past 20 years. ...


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Training cycles are specified by both Intensity and Volume, not one or the other. International Weightlifting Federation's definition of intensity: Intensity of load is the average weight of the resistance. From page 393 of National Strength and Conditioning Association's, recommend resource to prepare for their CSCS exam, "Essentials of Strength ...


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You need a full body deep tissue massage. Then purchase a deep tissue foam roller. To me it sounds like your leg muscles have shortened and are kind of twisted up. This can be caused by strains, poor posture, or by simply not doing the exercise correctly. Once you've gotten a massage and legs are feeling back to normal, you need to start with light weights, ...


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It absolutely depends on your body type and what you're going for, i.e. fat loss, building muscle, etc. Keep in mind...No one can tell you what is right FOR YOU. However... My favorite source is http://www.muscleandstrength.com/. They have a lot of great articles on exercises and nutrition. For my individual routine, often times I will have 1 scoop of ...


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http://www.muscleforlife.com/pre-workout-nutrition/ has some good information on this. When I am not trying to lose weight, I've been eating 1 cup almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 scoop whey blended together.


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Honestly, cut the machines out of your routine, and add in the free weights (barbell/ olympic lifts). I suggest getting on a strength training program such as StrongLifts, Ripetoes Starting Strength, Candito, etc. I personally use StrongLifts as my current program. A strength training/powerlifting program is going to shred any unwanted fat, give you the ...



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