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For any antagonist exercise, reverse the primary exercise, and keep the same angles and range of motion. For the pushup, that would be an inverted row with your hands on a fixed bar, with your feet elevated on a box such that your body is horizontal at the top of the row. A ring row (with hands on rings or a suspension trainer) would similarly reverse a ...


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It mostly depends on your style of training (high volume vs intensity). Certain things might be more difficult due to already accumulated fatigue in muscle groups you've already hit. For instance, if you were to start with squats and then did an upper-body movement, followed by deadlifts, you might find that breaking the bar off the ground might be more ...


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After much time without training, your "other" muscles are back to their previous state as before. Meanwhile your arms still have approximately the same power because: you use them in any other action you do during the everyday life. Arms, calves and abs are what is called "little muscles", this muscles tend to recover quickly from workouts and some ...


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No, the initial reps with lower weight are most useful for ensuring, that you perform the exercise with sufficient quality. E.g. for squats focus on maintaining a very high tension in your lower back and the deep abs. Look in the mirror and check that your knees do not moves during the exercise.(vertical shins) They work as a safety precaution too: You get ...


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The best warm-up for lifting weights is neither 10 minutes on an elliptical nor going straight to the first exercise using low weights. Per weightlifting coach Greg Everett: When it comes to warming up, what are we trying to accomplish? The name itself is a bit of a hint, but increasing body temperature is just one element. It might be easier if we ...


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You are saying you want to grow your biceps. There are multiple thing that you will have to keep in mind while saying that: Bicep and tricep have to be in relation. The strength on your bi's and tri's should be in a good relation to each other. If the bicep as example is a lot stronger you could develop elbow tendonitis and other joint related pains. ...


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I think the main problem is your cardio. Because your calorie intake is moderate, if you do cardio, then you are losing more calories and thus your size isn't changing. The best way to build muscle size is to forget about your abs (for beginners). Follow a high carb and high protein diet (high calories), do much less cardio when you want to gain your ...


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Where are you located? I work with people who are in pain with posture based corrective exercises, and can help you move back into using weights. If you're not in my area, I can still lead you in the right direction. The other aspect of joint inflammation is your nutrition, as this plays a big role in ridding your body of such issues, especially if you have ...



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