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The loading on a smith machine is completely different from a barbell squat. The barbell squat provided one has excellent technique is most definitely superior to a smith machine squat for several reasons. The smith machine prevents the stabilisers (especially the core) to engage thus resulting in a lower muscle recruitment than a barbell squat. This is ...


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I've seen professional Muay Thai fighters complete 2hour+ morning sessions that included running, sparring/bag work and strength training - so yes, it's quite possible to do what you described - or even endure much longer training sessions on a daily basis...but like other people mentioned, your level of fitness will decide whether you're over-training or ...


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There are a variety of triceps exercises you can perform. However, if done incorrectly, some of them can impact shoulder problems. To lessen any potential problems, I’d suggest you warm up by doing some light shoulder stretching, and, use relatively light weight to begin. I’ll list a few, but, if they cause discomfort, you should stop immediately. ...


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I don’t know that this has ever been studied. That may be because there are many factors involved in “seeing some decent results”, the least of which, may be the order of the exercises. However, if you frame it in the context of whether the biceps or the triceps needs more improvement, or, whether your goal is big arms, then, order may make a difference. ...


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I am not a big fan of whole body workouts. For me, whole body workouts, depending on the intensity, can require too much recovery time. The benefits of split routines is generally acknowledged. Regularly performing a weight training routine that combines both push and pull muscle groups within the same workout is ideal for several reasons. First, ...


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Yes you can do that, but it depends what your goals are. However IMO you may not want to do that everyday as that could be a cause for over training if that is what you mean.


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Honestly, cut the machines out of your routine, and add in the free weights (barbell/ olympic lifts). I suggest getting on a strength training program such as StrongLifts, Ripetoes Starting Strength, Candito, etc. I personally use StrongLifts as my current program. A strength training/powerlifting program is going to shred any unwanted fat, give you the ...


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It is absolutely impossible to eliminate body fat in "only one place". Lifting weights has no connection to eliminating body fat. Lifting weights makes your muscles larger (which is totally fantastic) but has no connection to eliminating body fat. The only way to eliminate body fat is via diet. Body fat is simply caused by eating carbohydrates, which ...



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