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What you are describing is a classic pyramid style rep scheme. The fact that Chang is using minimal rest times is what's a little different. Classic pyramid rep scheme usually goes up in weight each set, but rest times are longer. Chang's pyramid rep scheme uses fatigue for the increased challenge. Combines training and conditioning into the workout. ...


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I had the same thing happen and what I had to do was I found out what my one rep regular max was then I took 50% of that to do my slow motion workout. then I kept records and whenever I would stall I would do it again.


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I'm partial to hammer curls with a dumbbell. If you've never done them, they're called hammer curls because they mimic the feel of grabbing a hammer. They're great for working the top of the forearm.


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Behind the back wrist curls have always been a favorite of mine. Just hold a straight bar behind you with both hands, wrists faces away from you, and curls your wrists up towards your forearms, hold for a sec and release.


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I have been working out in early morning (around 4.30 am) on empty stomach for past 6 months. I have yet to see negative effects on my body, but I have seen huge improvement in my strength, stamina and look. I usually start with 20 minutes cardio which usually take care of everything (stiff body, hydration yada yada yada) and then I start hitting weights ...


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The best to increase or at least keep your stamina for long distance running would be to make sure you are doing at least one long slow distance run, one medium distance run and 2-3 regular "easy" run in-between them. Don't get me wrong, weight is your enemy and there is a reason why runners are light and small, but there are runner who are 200+ lbs. that ...


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Agree Christopher, pre/post doesn't matter. If you are eating enough protein, you will likely still be digesting protein when you workout and for the next few hours after. Do what makes you feel better. Pre will give you more energy, but I personally do IF and lift fasted, waiting till after I workout for my first meal. Sometimes its a shake, sometimes ...


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The Rippetoe video is fairly comprehensive, and I use it as the basis of my setup. The bar should feel almost like it's locked into your back when you find the spot. When you squeeze the shoulders together and get the bar in the right spot, there's sort of a groove that forms (or will form after some delt development). I take my grip, squeeze my shoulders ...


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While cycling you need to overcome inertia, wind resistance and gravity. Inertia is related to moving weight, wind resistance to your speed and gravity come into play when you climb uphill. Various things will influence the amount of work produced on your bike, and calories burnt as a result Course elevation profile Wind conditions The bike you ride (road, ...


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You do work on a bicycle to overcome wind resistance and to lift you and the bike up hills. If you do a slow flat ride, you will burn fewer calories; if you do a fast hilly ride, you will burn more. Converting the two values you give to calories per hour would be 440-810 calories. I'm a fairly serious recreational cyclist; I ride a few thousand miles a ...


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I had a period where DOMS seemed to go on all week, and the answer was a little scary. I was on statins for cholesterol control at the time. One of the side effects is muscle pain through rhabdomyolysis. Doctor confirmed this was happening with a blood test - creatine kinase were off the charts. My doctor took me off the meds, I was told to take it easy at ...


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Mark Rippetoe believes that DOMS is caused by eccentric muscle contraction, volume, and lack of adaptation. If working out more frequently doesn't help you adapt, then try doing leg exercises with no eccentric component, such as sled pushes.


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Speaking from personal experience Do sit ups Crunches Sofa crunches Once in the morning and night and in two weeks u should see the difference and not only will u be reducing ur belly but will also increase the strength of ur abdominal muscles for abs


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Personally, I wear them for a couple of reasons, and I think they are certainly worth the investment. One, I have very bad bulging veins due to multiple pregnancies. Wearing the compression leggings, it not only helps keep the blood flowing as it should, it eases the pain. They also seem to have help in my recovery time. Body temperature control is also ...


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What you describe is called "super-setting" and sometimes a "barbell complex". It's a tried and true approach to training, particularly when working with assistance exercises or focusing on conditioning. There are a few things to consider with super-sets: There is a major conditioning component to them, which can cause you to fatigue faster. Planning ...


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What you are describing is typically referred to as "super setting". There's nothing inherently wrong with that approach, and, it's typically used to try and invoke more muscle growth/strength. However, super setting is usually a fairly high intensity type of routine that should not be followed indefinitely. It can be used effectively if it's cycled with ...


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Let's look at the positives: Very high rep work will get you strong, and burn fat. High frequency training (5 days in a row) also accelerate burning fat. Chin ups build great lats, and are a great compound exercise 200 push ups will build solid triceps, chest, and shoulders (front delts) Next, the negatives: Only 10 minutes of cycling for the lower ...


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If you are seeking to reduce your "belly" then the workout you have been given will not be enough to achieve your objective. It really depends on what you want to achieve. Cardio alone will help you achieve your objective of losing the "belly". But the most effective way to gain strength and muscle whilst losing the fat is to do circuit training. You ...


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Doing abs exercises will not 'reduce' your belly. Targeted exercises don't magically burn more fat in a particular body part. However, it will build abdominal muscles. If you're looking to lose weight in your stomach then you simply need to find a way to burn more calories than you take in so you lose weight in general. Typically cardio exercises are ...


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It depends what you want to get from your workouts. Here's a general way of thinking about it: As you increase time you have between exercises (up to, say, 5 minutes) your muscles can perform better in consecutive exercises because they have recovered more from the stresses of the previous exercise. This may mean that your muscles can gain more from each ...



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