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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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Workout program First off, I hope you're doing more than just the 5 exercises in the article you linked to. Those exercises are indeed a good set of exercises for the upper back, but good posture is only achieved through exercising the entire body! Intensity and volume parameters When deciding your set/rep ranges, one often asks "do I want to focus on ...


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Whatever you decide to do should be dependent upon your training goals (eg. Training for a competition or race, etc.). Missing a training day is not the end of the world as long as it does not become a habit. Life happens, and, sometimes it impacts your training. Often, this results in “training guilt” especially if you’re a person that regularly trains. ...


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I would increase the amount of exercise BEFORE the trip, since you know have a slot for recovery. Whatever workout you would do at the time of the trip, do it before instead, together with whatever you would do otherwise.


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Do I need to change the routine? No. So long you are able to progress in weights / reps / sets, you do not need to change your routine. With that said, this is called progressive overload. So long you are progressing, your workout is pretty much effective for you. You are doing pretty well except for your 3rd week. So what you could do is continue doing 70 ...


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Is this normal? Yes, it is normal. Should I be worried or are these common for anyone who does intense weight training? No, you do not need to worry about it. Good news is that these stretch mark will disappear after some time. Here are some article regarding the causes of stretch marks :- Mayoclinic Stretch marks sometimes occur during substantial ...


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Yes. Generally speaking, anything that utilizes your ATP/Creatine Phosphate system will increase both size and strength. The threshold for that system begins at around 70% of your one-rep max. That said, if strength is your only goal, you would train at rep ranges that purely utilize this system, rather than ranges that also utilize the glycolytic system: ...


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Yeah, but not much. Training for size will guarantee muscular endurance because you're working on exhausting the muscles in order to grow. This will increase your strength, but not much. For example, if you're performing 4 sets of 15 reps of bicep curls with a 30-lb dumbbell, you should be able to perform 2 sets of 5-10 reps with a 35-lb dumbbell. That's ...


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Yes, but it depends on how advanced you are. If you've been lifting for several years, you'll generally need to focus more and more on one aspect of training in order to see results. If you're just starting out, you'll get stronger/faster/bigger/leaner doing practically any kind of weightlifting. But as those 'newbie gains' taper off, most lifters find they ...


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I'm a sprint freestyler, but I do know exercises for fly. Upper chest exercises like incline bench are great for overall strength in your stroke. Lat pull downs and wide grip pull ups increase power through the pull. Squats can make your kick more powerful. Fly mainly uses chest, shoulders, lats, glutes, hamstrings, and quads. more reps with less weight will ...


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I'd start by reducing the weight until your body fat is 15%, while working out of course, to reduce muscle loss. Then add calories until you're at a slight positive balance, like 250-500 kcal/day. Adding more than that is too much, you can't pack on that much muscle so it'll be fat instead. Being a vegetarian is not a problem if you know basic food and ...


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I contacted Jim directly, and his advice was to mix things up as much as possible. In other words, it is less likely that optimal results will be achieved by repeating the same program. Jim recommended his own web site. In his words "I have hundreds of workouts and dozens of programs on my site. Any and all of them are sound options." Unfortunately, it is ...


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Interestingly enough, there is a large difference between how power lifters train and how body builders train. Most body builders do splits of some sort, it's more common among power lifters to do whole body sessions every time. There aren't really very many good scientific studies, boths ways definitely work well. Personally, I just started a 3-split ...


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How alternating sets is best if you want to increase the weight you lift because you work more muscles at high energy. I believe progressive overload is the key to be able to lift more weight. Whether you increase the weight / reps / sets, that is progressive overload. With that said, to answer your main question :- Focus on body part hard on one day, or ...


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As the science shows gaining size happens due to calorie surplus and also if you lift at least 60% 1RM (15 repetitions, roughly), 40 reps minimum per muscle, twice a week. So yes, sometimes it's ok not to exert yourself, but maybe problem is in your routine? maybe it's time to change it?


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This is a myth from 30 years ago when it was discovered that eating more protein increases GFR, rate of blood filtration through the kidneys http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6650549 But just because GFR is increased doesn't mean that anything is happening to the kidneys, some studies go as high as 3.1g of kg without any side effects on the kidneys ...


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The honest answer is that if you want to be good, you need to be coached, there's no way around it. That's awesome that your clean is good, as that motion can take a while to nail. But if you want to compete (even just locally) or start shooting for competitive weight levels, you'll need a coach in your area. It's frankly impossible to Olympic lift without ...


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This is more an answer to "what are the prerequisites for training using Olympic lifts", but I expect you will find it useful since you are coming from a conventional weight training background. The Olympic lifts are great, but they are highly technical, so you will really benefit from a strong foundation. 1) Ensure you have adequate flexibility to avoid ...


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The reason for skipping leg day is that my leg muscles are decently developed , hence I don't target them specifically. Honestly I'd doubt that. Your "leg muscles" consist a large variety of muscles. The obvious ones like your quads and hamstrings are there, but I don't know how you can say that your iliopsoas is sufficiently strong and flexible. ...


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Get yourself a pair of quality wrist wraps. Inzer, APT, Titan, Overkill - basically any powerlifting company manufactures a set as well as just about every new comer into the apparel industry these days. I use Overkill now and they're the best quality I've found by far. But before Overkill came along I used a set of APT Convicts which will probably be ...


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Triceps and shoulders are smaller muscles than chest and back so combine triceps and shoulders in one day like: day1 : Chest day2 : Back day3 : Shoulders/Arms(triceps-biceps)


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How do I go about it and what all compound exercises do I incorporate for each body part ? That is simple. Choose a full body strength routine, SL 5x5, ICF 5x5, SS, PPL and etc. With that said, please continue doing your squats, lunges, leg extension and etc. Keep training your legs. Don't worry, your legs will not get as huge as those Mr Olympia.


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Is this overtraining Nobody will be able to answer this as we don't know what your actual routine is. Trying to do max effort lifts every workout is very different from doing 75% of your current max. Likewise doing barbell complexes for two hours during each workout is very different from doing barbell complexes for 15 minutes each workout. If I ...


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My advice? Simple, if the program is working for you, then just restart the program.


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First off, I'm running a P/P/L routine. So when do I know I overtrain? It is when I am unable to do progress in my training or whenever I am unable to do the same weight / reps / sets. To me, this means that my CNS is fatigue. With that said, whenever it ends up fatigue, I will feel very tired the whole day, emotional and sometimes have trouble sleeping. ...


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This is actually not true. Flexibility is lowered by not reaching end ranges of motion. Weight training, if performed to end ranges of motion, increases flexibility. It's essentially many repetitions of dynamic stretches. Being weighted actually forces an increase to end range of motion. On the other hand, if you weight train without reaching full ...


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I heard that weight training will lower a person's flexibility over time This is one of the many weight training myths that seem to pop up every now and then. Myth #7: Weight Lifting Decreases Flexibility. One of the realizations people who get into weight lifting have is how inflexible they are. Years of sedentary lifestyle may have tighten ...


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There are many kinds of weight training. A well-designed program designed to develop strength, power, conditioning, and athleticism for sport will not make you less flexible. The movements themselves in such a program will make you more flexible and even force you to improve mobility in order to complete the program. Hallmarks of such an approach are full ...


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First, do the exercises in their full length, i.e. no 10 inch squats, no half-assed bench presses where you don't even touch your chest, no lat pulldowns where you yank the weight with your whole body to only reaching your chin. Second, flexibility training, this does not mean that you should spend a few minutes doing some improvised stretching movements, ...


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It really depends on your goals and programming. The answer could be yes or no. With my current routine, for example, I dead lift, front squat and bench press three times a week, however, I only complete 10 reps of each lift per session (broken up into 2-3 sets, rarely more than 85% 1 RM). Without getting into the fine details of my current program, I'm ...


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If you can't go into the gym and squat heavy twice a day, every day, you aren't overtrained, you're undertrained. (John Broz) And Why is it that those most inclined to worry and ask about “overtraining” are about as likely to set a new record in the Olympic Decathlon as they are to ever overtrain? (Greg Glassman) Your question is very subjective, ...


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The body gets used to things. I think it's not overtraining. I train 6 days a week as well.


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If you look at the shape and function(s) of the traps, I think it’s apparent that rolling the shoulders does not provide any extra benefit, or, activation of the target muscles. Gravity only works in one direction and you are not working anything by going back and forth. ...


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Some people can train the same muscle group three times a day, every day, for months on end and see significant hypertrophy. Yet others may train a muscle group with such intensity that days are needed for recovery. As Dave says, it's very subjective. That said, I'd say it's incredibly unlikely you're overtraining, especially with your simple 6-day ...


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EXRX has this to say: It's only necessary to raise and lower the shoulders during shrugs. The lower and middle trapezius will be exercised during other basic exercises. Better, I replace them with cleans. Which are just kick ass in general and then you don't have to be that guy doing shrugs in the mirror.


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"Is This Overtraining?" There is no general answer to this question. Overtraining is not dependent on a program, but rather on the relationship between the trainee, their program, their recovery ability, and outside stressors. For some people, walking an hour each day for two weeks would induce overtraining. Other people can log hundreds of miles a week ...


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Neither are really great for your shoulders. In fact, some of the most wrecked shoulders I've seen are from people who bench press all day and neglect their back and deltoids (the front, top, and rear of which make up your shoulder muscles). I would very much recommend using the standing overhead press. For bodyweight, consider dive bombers.


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I'm guessing this pain is centered around the point between your upper and lower arm (opposite of your elbow)? That's the place where the muscle is connected to your bones (tendon). Your tendon(s) might not have been used to this level of stress and as a resultaat they're a bit irritated, thus the sharp pain. From my own experience I know it is best to keep ...



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