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Protein shakes are a food supplement, not a weight loss or muscle growth magic potion. They are only useful if you are not meeting your protein requirements through other methods. Protein shakes do not contain vitamins, minerals or fibre, which is contained in other whole food sources of protein and all of which are vital for good health. What they do ...


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For future viewers- BodyPump: 60 minute program aimed at high repetitions on common weighted exercises BodyAttack: 45-55 minute class focused on cardio exercises and done without weights Your feeling after the BodyPump session is congruent with the types of exercises; you'd have to drop the weight a significant amount to see the workout shift towards ...


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A great way to think about program balance is to balance out push and pull movements. It's fairly contrived, but it works. Push: moving the weight away from your center of gravity. Examples: bench press, overhead press, squats. Pull: moving the weight toward your center of gravity. Examples: rows, pull-ups, deadlifts. For every push exercise, you ...


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First off, excellent choice on taking charge of your physical fitness. 6-9 months can seem daunting, but really if you dial your nutrition in coupled with an effective training program you will see remarkable results. I'll try to chop up your question a bit: But I'd always heard (in my complete ignorance) that you should not do weight exercises every ...


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The choice of whether to use protein shakes, how much, and how often is primarily a nutrition question. Strength training does increase your need for protein, however there are several recommendations that are simply overkill. I recommend reading a good primer on protein requirements called "The Three Laws of Protein"--which is designed for people who ...


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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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I am assuming by weight gain, you mean increase lean muscle mass? You asked for other items on your list. I noticed you don't have legumes (aka beans) on your list. I eat lots of beans, particularly garbanzo beans. It is not the most calorie dense food for weight gain (hence why I eat them in large quantities), but beans are super healthy and a great ...


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I believe that juggling is not only good for cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and muscle toning (particularly forearms, biceps, and shoulders), but also reflexes, motor skills, balance, and reaction time. It also increases brain size, creative problem solving, left-right brain coordination, concentration and focus, learning abilities, peripheral vision, ...


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It very much depends on the injury and the extent, but, I normally find there is something I can do. If I can't run, maybe I can cycle or swim. Maybe, I can only do upper body weights, and abs. There are usually alternatives, but you do need to listen to your body, and medical advice. Sometimes, it's nice to be a little imaginative, and try something ...


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Muscle tremble is a sign of muscular weakness, or "system" weakness since even on isolation machines there are multiple muscles involved to perform anything. If you put your palms together directly in front of your chest, your arms don't shake. If you start pushing them together, you'll probably get some shakes. Your body was designed to work as a total ...



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