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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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I'm a big Rippetoe fan and his use of the standing overhead barbell press. It's my go-to upper body pushing lift, I try to do it 2x as much as I bench. Being able to press your own bodyweight is a real strength achievement in its own right, and steady pressing has had my own shoulders in good shape. There's a good answer with discussion over here. I ...


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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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Swimming would probably be the safest exercise. A properly constructed workout plan will eliminate injuries Do not over train Know your 1 Rep Max and multi-rep equivalents Do not exceed your 1RM Capacity except in very small overload increments Do not work to failure (maximal load) every workout Use Progressive Resistance with first set workload at least ...


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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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Here are some strategies I have found to be useful. Do not program a separate shoulder day. Prefer push/pull split routines instead. Otherwise your supraspinatus and front deltoids will work twice (during chest day and shoulder day) and so your infraspinatus and rear delts as well (during back day and shoulder day). This reduces their recovery ability and ...


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When you perform a bench press, the movement pulls the shoulder mostly inwards i.e. toward the chest, and potentially upwards and downwards depending on whether you are doing incline / decline. If your shoulders are weak, then they can easily become overloaded as your bench press improves. Ideally you should strengthen the rotator cuff from all angles, but ...


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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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There are a lot of answers floating around on here that pertain to you, but foremost I would point out that there is documented and peer reviewed evidence that strength training is effective for fat loss (more so than most cardio), so don't give it up. If you strip things down to basics, if you're adding strength and in a calorie deficit (starting from an ...


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Welcome to the Fitness SE! First off, well done on your weight loss so far! It takes a special kind of endurance to lose weight at that rate. Now, when you say that your weight loss has stalled, do you mean it has stalled completely? It is very likely that as you began lifting weights, your body started putting more of the diet into use, because when you ...


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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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I believe you are referring to mixing strength and hypertrophy in the same set-rep scheme. There have been a number of small research studies published in the past decade testing this concept. Small studies, but with results significant enough to get attention. This is where all but the last set are strength sets (e.g. High Intensity and Low Volume) and the ...


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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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Most people have horrible ankle mobility. You can see it on their squats -- ankles cave in, as do the knees. They cannot track their knees over their foot and get into biomechanically disadvantaged positions. Often the lack of hip and back mobility confounds the problem. This can be addressed by working up to overhead squats with a bar or dowel. I would ...



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