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First, lower back exercises shouldn't be done ONLY on rest days. Of course, since you're already hitting your lower back with squats and deadlifts, it kinda makes the comment redundant; I just needed to point that out in case you switch programs. Second, core training can be done daily. Your core muscles are strong enough to recover quickly from applied ...


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There's a few things to consider. First is where you are on the strength spectrum. A novice doing "5x5", while probably not the smartest idea in the world, isn't nearly as damaging as an advanced athlete doing "5x5". The stronger you get the more damage you can do to yourself and, as a result, the longer it takes to heal. But even in the popular StrongLifts ...


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Currently I can dead lift 325 5x5 and still put in the work on the other parts of my weekly routine. Great. No problem there. When I add weight however I end up dropping down to 5x3 with my last working dead lift set reaching 355 lbs x2. That indicates a problem. I am curious if it would help me with my strength goals to switch to singles or ...


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While it's widely known that lifting stunts growth, it seems likely it's actually a myth. The main thing is that you don't go on some crazy diet, because then your body won't be getting energy and nutrition to grow. http://www.livestrong.com/article/430166-can-lifting-weights-when-young-stunt-your-growth/#page=1 According to Dr. Avery Faigenbaum of the ...


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Ideally, on all of your lighter sets, you'd be using a double-overhand grip (both palms facing you) to actually work your grip as well as the rest of the posterior chain. If you keep your mixed grip work to just the heaviest sets, it doesn't matter as much if you switch them. Yes, the muscles of the forearm and shoulder end up getting loaded differently, so ...



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