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Speaking specifically from a training for Parkour angle weight training (up to a point) would not be destructive to your goals. Many advanced coaches and traceurs with exceptional jumping power recommend using squats to improve both impact absorption on landing and power output. With that said, if you're serious about Parkour or gymnastics you can lift ...


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I think in answer to your question, it's going come down to what is your starting point? Are you new to lifting or been lifting for some time? Have you had any joint weaknesses? This article seems quite useful:- http://www.symptomfind.com/healthy-living/weighted-vest-training/ Also, have you considered resistance bands for working out at home? There's ...


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Joshua, I think doing some weights a couple of times a week would be fine. My concern would be if you are lifting heavy weights every day and you bulk up too much. For gymnastics/Parkour you need to be strong, agile and flexible. Being too big will reduce your flexibility(range of movement) which could affect your agility. Having said that done in ...


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A= m*a*s; mass*acceleration*s-distance. or A=F*s Force; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_(physics) I do not think it is very easy to calculate force though. when i do the math i usually estimate force as gravity force and acceleration as Gravitational acceleration. Why it is not very important is : energy expenditure during the lift is not ...


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Joshua, Weight training is awesome. So is body weight training. If you're lifting below 300 lbs in a weight program such as Strong Lifts, it shouldn't interfere with your bodyweight training. However, once you start lifting really heavy weights, you might begin to see a decrease in your mobility and flexibility, which might hamper your bodyweight ...


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If you want to become stronger and/or bigger (muscle-wice) you do not need to do 60 reps. 6-12 reps per set is about right. Burn feeling means little. If you are a beginner , you might find http://stronglifts.com/stronglifts-5x5-beginner-strength-training-program/ program usefull.


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There is a need to consume more protein during fat loss to spare muscle protein. This is especially true for Very Low Caloric Diets. But anything more then 3g per kilogram of body weight seems unnecessary. 2-3g/kg +a couple of sessions of intensive weight training a week could save your muscles while dieting. I highly recommend books by Lyle ...


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I am a Personal Trainer, and to determine whether a programme is any good or not. There are a number of things you need to find out about the client first. Firstly what is the clients goal? A programme written for weight loss would look very different for one written to increase muscle size. Again someone who was deconditioned against a sports person. ...


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A good program is one that meets the intended objective. As long as the processes can be replicated to obtain the expected result, that's a good program. Since your question deals specifically with strength and weight training, a good training program is one that emphasizes working the entire body.. Weightlifting and strength programs should emphasize ...


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I think as long as you eat three regular meals and actually worry about pushing yourself during PT eater than worrying about how much protein you need to drink you will quickly realize that the body takes care of itself and doesn't need as much as you think it might to build muscle And be strong. I'm a firm believer that you can naturally eat healthy and ...


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I'm doing Starting Strength myself right now and naturally, I did think about how to get rid of the fat I'll gain during the next few months. As @Calvin pointed out in his comment, the workout programm you do is not really important for weight loss. If you want to stay strong while losing fat, though, you should continue lifting heavy. Now, when dieting ...


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I would suggest you go see a doctor ASAP. When it comes to neurological issues, the faster you understand the problem and solution, the faster you can breathe easier. While finger numbness is normal, what you've described above seems very unusual and it seemed to be escalating. I would suggest seeing a specialist very soon and resolving the issue. If it ...


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I hadn't previously considered upright row to be dangerous, but I guess if you are using heavy weights and you don't have good technique, impingement could be a consideration. There are so many option when exercising muscles, it's easy to avoid 1 exercise - you could do Reverse flye, shrugs, bent over row, they will all work the same muscle. If you are ...


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You say you're stuck at your lat-pulldown, but you want to be able to do chinups. Well, lat-pulldowns don't make good pull ups, pull ups do. So let's just take a look at the bigger picture and concentrate on your upper back instead of just lats. With that said here are some ideas on how to overcome your plateau: Plan for a dedicated 'upper back day' and do ...


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There is an article on muscleforlife.com that references a lot of studies: ... They took 6, normal untrained men and intravenously infused them with a balanced amino acid mixture both at rest, and after a leg workout. The post-workout infusion resulted in 30-100% more protein synthesis than the at-rest infusion. There is enough benefit in post-workout ...


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I would suggest getting some ankle weights to do leg lifts while sitting at your desk. I use the 1lb weights I ordered from Beachbody, and they are great because I can wear them under my pants and you can't even tell I have them on. I also try to park far from my office to get more walking in, and lunch breaks I spend outside (when its nice) and walk ...


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@muffin, the responses from Dan Andrews and backinshapebuddy are the most important things to continue. From personal experience, the signs of kidney damage really are that subtle that you'll think you are healthy until your kidneys have finally had enough. Also, the foods you eat most likely have more than adequate protein. I was active, ate relatively ...


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Since you work 10 hours a day, time isn't your friend. As a result, you want to achieve maximum result in the shortest time. The goal is to perform as many whole body exercises as possible. As a result, do something similar to this: Get a pull up bar and place it on your home bathroom door. Everyday (preferably before work), perform pull ups, chinups, ...


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I presume from the tone of your question that you are normally pretty active and that you are getting frustrated with lack of time to train? Presuming that this is the case. There are a few things I can suggested that will maximise the training effect with the time and equipment that you have. Regarding your weight sessions, it sounds as if the weights ...


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A very well thought out question. First, the technical term for holding your breath is called the Valsalva maneuver. In the world of weight lifting it has a distinct purpose: to increase the body's ability to protect the spine under heavy load. The Valsalva maneuver does not work alone. There's a pretty fair treatment of the subject on a Rebock Crossfit ...


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I can only give an anecdotal answer: I find that the tightness of the core from the intra-abdominal pressure added by a full breath becomes negligible once one develops a very strong squat. I think that for a strong squatter, the ability to move the same amount of weight likely exists regardless of breathing method. In my experience of trying many ...


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I'm trying to keep up the schedule daily for 3 months to turn it back into a habit This is brilliant. soreness will pass. the more often you train the sooner it will pass. But one thing to note is : Do not try to make records before you are adapted. start small. If you can do it 15 times , do it 8 times. Leave early. less sets. One set is ...


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Your selection of exercises looks good. I would further categorize them like this: Deadlifts (2 work sets of 4 reps) - hamstring-centric Press (3 work sets of 5) - upper vertical push Ring Dips (3 work sets of 9) - upper horizontal push 1-Legged Squats (3 work sets of 7) - quad-centric Pull Ups/Chin Ups (3 work sets of 8-10) - upper vertical pull ...


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I agree with some of the other posts here, that say soreness doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't train. However, if you really feel you can't, swimming would be a good option. It would get the blood flowing which would help to relieve the DOMS, without putting stress on already tired/sore muscles. Also, gentle stretching is good


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As a rule of thumb, you should rest each muscle group for two days after hitting it with heavy weights. Thet means that if you pack it all in one day. This basically means that if you do more than two workouts a week, you should split your workouts to only address part of your muscle groups each time. Given that you're at it for 7 months now, you will ...



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