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Basically, you want to do compound exercises before isolation exercises. Why? Because compounds give you the most 'bang for your buck'. You could do 5 isolation exercises for your legs, or you just squat and hit all the muscles at once. Compounds also have a much better effect on the release of anabolic hormones and central nervous system activation. Some ...


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I am a doctor, I have studied different causes of renal failure but supplement proteins were not amongs them I have used different protein supplement for the past couple of years and I am not concerned abou it. But if sombdy who already have a kidney problem should avoid it bcs it may aggravate their problem. Keep drinking keep drinking keep drinking plenty ...


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While I agree with some points on @ChristopherBruce's answer, I do have a kinda different view of how to reach your goal. Workout: While 5/3/1 isn't a bad program, I wouldn't recommend it to beginners, which you seem to be, at least physique-wise. If you deadlift 200lbs, you can skip the following: Why would I not recommend 5/3/1? because it is slow. ...


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Workout: Given your target weight and current physique I would look into Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 strength training program and do HIIT cardio 2-3 days out of the weeks and only after you've lifted weights. 5/3/1 is awesome for both beginners and advanced lifters alike, and it focuses on starting light first to build confidence and momentum into the program. It ...


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what newbie gains are not: when you start working out you have 2 months to workout every day as hard as possible and eat all the food in the world because if you don't you will have wasted an opportunity window. what newbie gains are: you start with a 45 bar squat and add 15 lbs every week and in 12 weeks your are squatting 225 lbs. essentially newbie ...


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Hi Jimmyk (and welcome), First and foremost, you should not deadlift with dumbbells. Deadlifting 60-lbs on each arm is completely different from deadlifting a 120-lb barbell. Please, if you're interested in deadlifting and/or weight squatting, purchase a barbell (preferably an olympic-sized one). Second, you'll find newbie gains in almost everything in ...


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Himanshu, First, congratulations on taking your health and fitness seriously. Taking the time to exercise is a big deal and I hope you make it a long term goal. Many experts recommend morning exercises as the best, especially before breakfast. Personally though, I don't believe that the time of the day matters. What matters is the consistency and ...


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The answer very much depends on what exactly your asana practice consists of, and what your goals are. Yoga asana practices usually consist of active static stretching and passive stretching. There is very little dynamic stretching in yoga. This is important for you, because passive stretching does not fit into the beginning of a workout. So if your asana ...


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I would also add the same caution people have started making in regards to stretching before running, namely that if you over-stretch, you may make the tendons and muscles looser and more likely to be injured if you heavily exert them. Proper yoga, I am sure, does not strain the muscles and joints, but many people get competitive about getting deeper into ...


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I hadn't previously considered upright row to be dangerous, but I guess if you are using heavy weights and you don't have good technique, impingement could be a consideration. There are so many option when exercising muscles, it's easy to avoid 1 exercise - you could do Reverse flye, shrugs, bent over row, they will all work the same muscle. If you are ...


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Yes, it's okay to perform other body weight exercises right after yoga. P90X has a video on cardio; the video starts with about 15 mins of yoga (as warmup exercises), after which it moves into Kempo moves for about 15 mins. It then goes into cardio section and finally ends the session with 15 mins of body core exercises. That basically answers your question. ...


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It won't do you any harm, but I would say it would be far more beneficial to do it the other way round. If there isn't enough time before yoga, maybe you could do cardio first, then yoga, and finish with press ups and abs work.


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I would suggest getting some ankle weights to do leg lifts while sitting at your desk. I use the 1lb weights I ordered from Beachbody, and they are great because I can wear them under my pants and you can't even tell I have them on. I also try to park far from my office to get more walking in, and lunch breaks I spend outside (when its nice) and walk ...


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@muffin, the responses from Dan Andrews and backinshapebuddy are the most important things to continue. From personal experience, the signs of kidney damage really are that subtle that you'll think you are healthy until your kidneys have finally had enough. Also, the foods you eat most likely have more than adequate protein. I was active, ate relatively ...



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