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I know this an old post...but if u wanted to cut fat and gain muscle without having to wotkout... gonna cost u Hella money. Bout 1500 a month.. hgh. Human growth hormone. It's a hollywood thing mostly, u wonder y all these stars look the exact same if not better 20 years later...it's hgh. It's like the fountain of youth drug.


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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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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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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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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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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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Why are you doing different muscles each day? You should rotate back, biceps, legs and then chest, triceps, delts every other day for 1 hr Eg. Abs come through squats and deads.


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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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Actually you should be worried more about your form when you perform the exercises. If your form is not good enough you can lift more weight but all to no avail. You will just trick yourself you are better and making progress. As for the weight the rules is more weight, fewer reps (80% percent of the max weight you can lift 3 series of 6-8 reps) for a set. ...


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Your best bet is to do one-legged stuff, as any weight added will have double effect. Some good one-leg exercises for a bigger butt; Lunges One leg bench squat You can add weight without proper weights. Fill a couple buckets with equal amount of water and hold one in each hand, for instance. Or get any ol' bar with some light weights. Such sets are ...


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Can't you use something else instead? Keep something heavy in your arms or put on a backpack an fill it with heavy stuff. When you can do at most 12 reps*3 sets you are working out at a level where you will be adding muscle mass efficiently. More than that and you're mostly gaining endurance. There are also harder versions of body weight squats you can ...


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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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Dont get wireless head phones. Just get some head phones that have a plastic part that hooks around your ear. Then the cords can be heavy and even flop around or get pulled on while being under your shirt without falling off. These dont need to be expensive, so check out Marshalls or TJ Max.


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I got a pair of Adipowers after reading a similar article and I like them!


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Run for 2-3 hours. If your not running with a straight posture you'll get a sore neck or back. The long time allows you to focus on staying straight like. The movement allows you to program this posture into your frame of mind more. I have a posture problem that I ignore and the longer I got without running the worst it gets. I knew its not as bad when Im ...


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Exercise during the trip even though its not necessary in this case. Start now to get into the habit of it. Reschedule is better than doubling up. I go for hitting some performance highs if I skip a work out, and generally don't regret it.


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Have you increased your water intake since you've started using protein supps? Protein can build up in your liver and can possibly reach toxic levels - this probably isn't causing your headaches, but it's good to know anyway. A lot of protein powders have contain Aspartate, which can cause migraines and headaches. Aspartate is a sweetener that's many many ...


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The question is already old, but I recently got myself faced with the same problem. Basically, the guy (Madcow) did write a few lines regarding additional exercises: For arms choose a single biceps and triceps exercise and perform them at the end once per week for 3 sets of whatever - your arms will take a beating from all the pulling and pressing ...


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Most trainers are like that. The majority of trainers work in low-budget gyms for cheap wages in places where clients don't take their fitness too seriously. There are some great trainers out there, but you're not going to find them (for long anyway) working in a big-box gym. The really good trainers work in professional or high level amateur and academic ...


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I'll just answer this from my own experience. For my job I often have to leave for a few days and can't access any strength training facilities. Worse (or better?) my job is physically demanding so I come back to town and I'm pretty beat up, sleep deprived, and didn't eat so well. It's a real drag because I can't maintain the progressive strength training ...



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