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No, power yoga does not offer the same benefits as weight training. I'm not saying one is better than the other, but one thing that is not satisfied by power yoga, is progressive overload by increasing resistance. In weight training, this is one of the two primary markers of progress, alongside increasing repetitions. But again, I'm not saying one is ...


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Depends what you mean by effective. You asked at the end about improving your RMR via increased muscle mass. In terms of this, it doesn't even come close to strength/weight training. Alec mentioned a very key aspect for this, but it's even more fundamental than that. You break down most of your muscle fibres during the eccentric part of an exercise (the ...


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Anyone with job, and family likely experiences what you describe, and has the same question. What is the best routines for time available. I think personally basic movement patterns and exercise to counterbalance the repetitive nature of work (long hours of sitting, standing, bad posture etc..) in combination with stretching is the best the non athlete can ...


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Your goal main goal is fat-loss. You say your diet now includes better quality foods and little to no snacking, while this is an improvement, it's usually not enough. In order to actually lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. In case you're not aware, your body burns a lot of calories daily on its own without you doing anything in ...


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I think the strength standard for RDL should be near the DL. As you can already lift 130kg in DL : after warming up, start with 60kg in total to see how you feel (or take 60% of your DL 5RM). Depending on your program, you should not necessarily do both exercises on the same day. First of all, you start standing up (take the bar from a rack). Feet should be ...


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I think you're trying to thread the needle a little too much, and I'm basing that off of a couple of things you've said: I'm 5'8" @ 137lbs trying to gain weight but trying to stay toned. I have made some progress in strength but stagnated in some areas (squats, bench press). Is this normal? As a comparison, I'm two inches taller than you and ...


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Also consider getting some washers and/or microplates to allow for microloading. I say washers because I read somewhere that they're significantly cheaper and work, but I haven't even tried micro loading myself so I can't recommend anything.


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To improve your OHP do more volume of OHP. Trust the 5x5 program and add accessories but not to the detriment of your main lifts, dips and chins are fine. For accessory work after 5x5 consider the PHUL program which will prescribe you those exercises. Texas Method or 5/3/1 is usually the go-to for strength, for aesthetics consider Jacked & Tan 2.0 or ...


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My top three guesses: You don't squat right. You go down to about 60 degrees and call it a rep. When you deadlift you are beyond the point where your squat ends. You haven't done enough deadlifts. It will take a few months of doing a lift before your helper muscles adjust. A person never doing deadlifts can't just naturally deadlift more if they haven'...


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Exercise has been traditionally misunderstood as the way to reduce fat. While you can induce a caloric deficit by burning more calories than you take in and thus lose weight ("The Thermodynamics Diet"), it will likely be temporary and hunger will encourage you to return to a calorie-neutral or positive diet. "Calories-in vs. Calories-out", though simple ...


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The importance of weight training as it pertains to fat loss specifically depends on your goals. Weight training, when done properly, will add muscle mass. Increased muscle mass equates to a higher metabolic rate, i.e a faster metabolism. This makes losing fat and keeping it off a lot easier, i.e you can eat more calories relatively, you have more room. Vice ...


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With fat loss as a goal, weight training is generally not the solution. And to be honest, neither is cardio. Fat loss is achieved by regulating your diet. Spending 1000kcal on cardio can take hours, but saving 1000kcal in the kitchen is done in two minutes. The training you do simply dictates how your body is going to adapt to the changes. Read some ...



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