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Main difference is how deep you go. Stiff Leg Deadlift you allow your back to round a bit at the bottom, might even stand on a platform to really emphasize this. Romanian Deadlift is more of a hamstring exercise where you're emphasis is keeping your back straight and forcing your butt backwards. Ideally SLDL is completely straight though not locked out - ...


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1) Will pilates kill my gains? Because I have heard that in your rest days, you have to sit still. Otherwise, you will kill your gains. Generally on your rest days you want active rest. As such, pilates will be great. 2) Is Pilates + Weight Training a good idea? My way of thinking behind this combination is the following: I need to better my ...


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I'm going to stop you in two places. First, this line: I want to take a week or more off work, to weightlift everyday, and increase my lifts as much as I can. At maximum, and this is if you're on a great program, you'll gain 4%, tops. If you're an intermediate lifter (which I'm guessing your not just yet), you'll gain maybe 3%, tops. I squat in ...


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Frequency Can be used to describe how often a particular movement is performed. If Lifter A squats once per week and Lifter B squats twice per week, then Lifter B squats more frequently than Lifter A. Intensity Used to compare sub-maximal efforts to a person's max effort for a particular exercise. In terms of lifting this tends to be given as a percent of ...


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Biceps and Triceps are antagonist muscles. That means when one is the primary mover, the other simply lends stability. The concept that an exercise is for a particular muscle group simply means that the primary movers do most of the work. Because they are antagonist muscles the only thing that can hit them about the same is a static hold for time. Even ...


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No, it doesn't really matter. Calories consumed is not a zero sum game, where each day the counter is reset. The quality and timing of your meals will matter much more than the day to day exact count of calories. As long as you run an overall deficit, in the long run you will lose weight. That being said, if you plan on an extremely heavy day, I would plan ...


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The differences are really subtle, and they can be fairly exchangeable as far as training purposes go: RDL starts from a standing position (bar rests on J-hooks in between sets) Stiff Leg DL starts at the bottom position (bar rests on ground in between sets) RDL allows more bend at the knee RDL is more like a hip-hinge exercise Stiff Leg DL hits the ...


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I would say generally frequency is referred to how often you workout. For example you working at 3 times a week would be how frequently you workout. Volume would refer to the amount you do while working out. For example reps and sets would be labeled as the volume. Intensity can mean many things, but generally I use it do distinguish how difficult my ...


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You've only been going to the gym for 4 weeks. It takes time to ramp up in weight, and ramping up in weight is not as important as having proper form. As long as the smaller people are using proper form, it's fine that they are using heavier weights. However, it's often the case that people use improper form and high weights, which can result in injury. I ...


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Can you better describe what your goal is of becoming "more ripped"? After beginner stages of working out (which it sounds like you are past) most people trying to improve physique follow a gentle bulking & cutting cycle, which is generally found to have the best results. Bulking is slowly gaining muscle (and some fat) by eating at a caloric surplus, ...



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