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Yes, upright rows are one of the most dangerous exercises for your shoulders, along with wide grip pull ups, behind the head pulldowns, etc. I would highly recommend not doing them. They can even hurt your shoulders to a point where they suffer from permanent damage, or to where you need surgery. If you want to strengthen your delts and traps, I'd suggest ...


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To focus on your triceps use elbow flextion


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A straight arm kickback is for your postier delts that's why you feel it there


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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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The greater the weight, the greater the gains to strength and power. Alwyn Cosgrove in 'The New Rules of Lifting' recommends switching between strength and hypertrophy programs every 8-16 weeks. E.g. Strength program with a 3x5 program for 12 weeks Take a week off Hypertrophy program 4x8 for another 8 weeks Another week off Repeat Many trainers find ...


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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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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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From reading the Nick Aldis book "The Superstar Body" he mentions dextrose tablets. He uses them not during a weight-based workout but afterwards. By taking the dextrose tablet with the whey protein shake it helps the body to "reset" and make better use of the protein being ingested. I have started to take one after my workout, before my protein shake on a ...


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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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Interesting challenge! I have no experience with deadlifting for disabled, so take this for what it is – pure speculation. Judging by the video though, it looks just fine. Maybe in the lockout she's struggling a bit with her right side but from what I can tell it's due to the strap being a centimeter or two too long. I wouldn't worry too much about this ...


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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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It is very normal to sweat during a weight lifting training and even necessary for the body to cool off during the workout. When you workout your body need extra energy to do the training, it burns more fuel, it creates more heat and thus needs to cool itself = sweating. You usually sweat more in cardio because you burn more, but also in weight lifting. ...


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I'm in the no-strap no-glove camp. I trained for a while in powerlifting, and if you lift raw you can't use straps. So I'm of the mindset that a deadlift is how much you can lift, and that includes how much you can hold onto. To that end, once I get up north of my 5RM I'll use a mixed grip. I think if you need help holding onto the bar at 5RM or lower then ...


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My personal philosophy for using straps is to use them when I don't want my grip strength to limit the effect an exercise will have on a muscle group I'm trying to work. If I'm doing Romanian deadlifts, barbell shrugs, barbell rows after deadlifts (conversely, I don't use them on Pendlay rows since I reset the bar between reps), or Kroc rows, I'm more likely ...


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YES, YOU MUST DO MORE THAN A SINGLE BODY PART A DAY. I would suggest combining chest, shoulders, and triceps together and back and biceps together, 2-3 times a week. Legs can go with either or, and so can abs, but truth about abs is, they're probably already there and crunches and that other cheap stuff you see in movies isn't going to work your abs. In ...


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Usually people overcomplicate things. While it is possible you are an exception, but chanses are you just doing your training and nutrition wrong. I would suggest getting training/nutrition coaching from some of good online coaches. This is the most cost/time effective way to improve, Really. Let me point you to http://www.jcdfitness.com/ or ...


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There are multiple possibilities here. They are: -The people have short arms so it is easier for them to bench more -They are short but have built up muscles -Your diet is poor and sleeping habits are poor and theirs is good -They have been training much longer than you -They are doing different exercises than you which has built muscle faster -Their ...


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Yes, it is normal to sweat while lifting weight, especially if you do compound lifts like squats and deadlifts, it also depends heavily on the temperature in the room. I sweat a lot more in the summer. The reason why you sweat is to maintain your body temperature at around 37 degrees, when you use energy in any way, you will be pushing your temperature ...


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How to maintain shredded abs while bulking up? By lean bulking aka small caloric surplus(TDEE + 100~500 calories). However, if you are afraid of not being able to see your abs, consider doing small cuts for 1-2 weeks(not recommended since you are lean bulking and you should not be gaining too much fat while doing so).


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If your question is strictly referring to just gaining muscle mass, then of course the steroid user shall make gains in mass whether they work out or not. However, where these gains are and how much gains they get shall depend on if they are lifting or not. You may have heard that steroid usage will enhance one's performance at powerlifting, but this will ...


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The answer usually varies, but if we are talking about exercises such as swimming, running, walking, and biking(cardio, more commonly known as) then the answer is no as long as you are not doing an insane aerobic workout. For example, say that you are running 3 miles every other day. Will this hurt you in the long run? No. But now say that your friend is ...


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Will eating lots of eggs and peanut butter, and drinking a lot of milk help you bulk up? Yes, however I hope that you are not just eating these for your breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you seriously want to gain muscle mass, then consider calculating your TDEE and add 200~500 calories(this is known caloric surplus). Next your protein intake should be 1g ...


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Before using the weight loss calculator I recommend you the best calorie calculator to accurate estimate of your daily calories required for loss.


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You should use a real strength training program with proven results. You probably aren't eating enough calories, and probably not enough protein. Your body needs to recover. Especially if you get on a better program, your caloric needs will go up a lot. I would advise staying away from body building routines in general: they're a terrific way to get ...



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