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I asked this question a year ago and it got blocked/edited/removed! I figured out on my own after reading some books on running form, or at least an idea of why not to do this: The energy lost due to carrying weight like the two other answers said. The weights seem to spread out my stride while slowing down my cadence. A similar gain in stride seemed ...


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You've tagged your post with bodyweight-exercises, you can look at this great plan here, as for a guide, I suggest you go through the /r/bodyweight FAQ. If you want more information on exercises and training, check out exrx.net, which is great source for a lot of training and nutrition information.


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I can't think of a definition of "Bible of working out" better than the marvellous, free site EXRX. As a suggestion, you may want to start by having a look at their Beginner's page, or go directly to Exercise Instruction and learn about designing your own workout. A much simpler, yet very nice source of honest information about working out at home is ...


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Check out Muscle and Strength. They have articles specifically for fat loss. https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/fat-loss


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Yes. Generally speaking, anything that utilizes your ATP/Creatine Phosphate system will increase both size and strength. The threshold for that system begins at around 70% of your one-rep max. That said, if strength is your only goal, you would train at rep ranges that purely utilize this system, rather than ranges that also utilize the glycolytic system: ...


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Yeah, but not much. Training for size will guarantee muscular endurance because you're working on exhausting the muscles in order to grow. This will increase your strength, but not much. For example, if you're performing 4 sets of 15 reps of bicep curls with a 30-lb dumbbell, you should be able to perform 2 sets of 5-10 reps with a 35-lb dumbbell. That's ...


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Yes, but it depends on how advanced you are. If you've been lifting for several years, you'll generally need to focus more and more on one aspect of training in order to see results. If you're just starting out, you'll get stronger/faster/bigger/leaner doing practically any kind of weightlifting. But as those 'newbie gains' taper off, most lifters find they ...


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The answer with all questions of this manner is "It Depends". Specifically, the factors that influence the decision are: Are you competing in a strength sport? If so: How close to the contest date are you? Is the squat a contested lift (usually only Powerlifting, but occasionally this applies to Strongman as well) Your individual lever lengths and ...


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Just speaking for me personally, I find it pretty impossible to get my hips to go below my knee if I'm not at least shoulders-wide stance. I would go as wide as you need to in order to: Achieve depth. Have your knees out and pointing where your toes are. Be able to truly use your glutes. Be able to keep your weight on your heels. Even on a deadlift, ...


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This is one of those questions where the actual answer boils down to your desire for variation in your exercise routine. While there are many anecdotal reasons to vary your squat stance, there aren’t that many actual studies to recommend variation as a key to squatting success. There was, however, a biomechanical study done in 2001: A three-dimensional ...


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This article claims that broken capillaries can very much be expected from intense exercise: http://blog.mariobadescu.com/broken-capillaries/ When the capillary walls contract and expand too quickly, the muscles in the wall tear and allow blood to seep through. Repeated dilation from hot water/showers, microdermabrasion, spicy foods, alcohol, intense ...


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If my heart keeps pounding graciously for one hour, will this help aid weight loss in any way? No. Weight loss occurs when you are in a caloric deficit (eat less than you usually do)


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Progressive weights and good forms are usually deterrent against injuries. when it comes to weightlifting. The exercise itself will not result in any injury; however, you'll injure yourself if you use a weight your body isn't prepared to carry. This is because the weight will be automatically shifted to the lowest part of your back, where more pressure ...


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Short answer Don't worry about it. Longer answer Weight belts are NOT going to give you any problems unless you pack on an obscene amount of weights. And this is a catch-22 anyway, because the weight you'd need to strap to yourself is way more than you'd ever be able to do pullups or dips with. You should always opt for a belt which can be tightened ...



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