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The most important element of any program is that it meets you where you are. If you're somewhat athletic and without major mobility problems, Starting Strength and 5/3/1 are two good choices among many. The key element here, in my opinion, is to avoid unnecessary aspects of bodybuilding, to develop consistency, and to work towards mastery of basic ...


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The truth might be hard, but in order to really bulk up my body, I needed to go to extremes over a period of time. But my entire body is a lot more ripped now, so it was worth it. Here is what you have to do: Go to the gym for 2 hours a day for 6 months. Focus mostly on weights but mainly on cardio. Do a lot of bench press(w/spot), curls, shoulder press, ...


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Two of the programs with a lot of following are Starting Strength (website / book) and Strong Lifts 5x5 (website). Whichever program you follow, the Starting Strength book is worth its weight in gold. Both of these programs are built for novices, which should be defined by strength standards, not personal opinions. They focus on compound barbell exercises. ...


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Weight negatively impacts running economy, period. Those weights you are carrying are gobbling up extra oxygen with every mile. However, flailing arms, and arms held too high, also contribute to poor running economy. The weights are helping to keep your arms in a better position, and keep them from moving around too much, so you are getting a taste of what ...


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The physics of this can be boiled down to Newton's 3rd law; For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is the physical law which dictates that if I push you, you automatically push me back. The reason why you fall and I don't, is that my stance was more balanced (I was leaning into into it because I was ready for it, as the ...



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