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The most true "opposite" exercise to the push-up is the let me up, or inverted row. These preserve the posture, bodyweight aspect, and arm positioning of push-ups for a true mirror-image exercise. The barbell row's different form (arched back, pulling toward lower ribs) works muscles farther down the back that are silent in push-ups.


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I had a period where DOMS seemed to go on all week, and the answer was a little scary. I was on statins for cholesterol control at the time. One of the side effects is muscle pain through rhabdomyolysis. Doctor confirmed this was happening with a blood test - creatine kinase were off the charts. My doctor took me off the meds, I was told to take it easy at ...


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Mark Rippetoe believes that DOMS is caused by eccentric muscle contraction, volume, and lack of adaptation. If working out more frequently doesn't help you adapt, then try doing leg exercises with no eccentric component, such as sled pushes.


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Ever heard of EPOC? It’s stand for Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. Chill … Let me explain… After workout your body continues to burning additional calories from your body for 48 hours. It’s called EPOC effect. EPOC occurs because your body needs to repair your muscles after the heavy workout. The more intense your workout is, the EPOC occurs at ...


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The 20kg Olympic bar is thicker and hence ensures better grip. Olympic weights have no torque. if you are looking for a black OR white answer it would be to get an Olympic set period!


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Generally, you should identify which exercise is more in line with your goals, and do that one first. For instance, as rowers, my team will row first, and lift after. This allows us to perform the row at 100%, while the lift, performed while tired, lacks some intensity and focus. In your case, it would seem like lifting is more in line with your goals, as ...


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It depends what you want to get from your workouts. Here's a general way of thinking about it: As you increase time you have between exercises (up to, say, 5 minutes) your muscles can perform better in consecutive exercises because they have recovered more from the stresses of the previous exercise. This may mean that your muscles can gain more from each ...


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Based on the information provided and your name, I'm going to make some assumptions (required to provide a wild guess at maintenance Calories). My assumptions used to fill in the blanks for a calorie calculator are: Female (based on name, body weight, adjectives used in the question) About 25 years old (default on the calculator, calorie requirements go ...


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Yes, its theoretically possible. Are you going to be able to do it? No. It looks like you're deciding to, at the same time, start cutting calories, add in cardio, and begin weightlifting. Even with a will of steel, you aren't going to have the energy to add in these new activities once you're on a deficit. Instead, start by maintaining your current diet, ...



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