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The scales have your Weight, Height, Age, and Sex, which is actually enough to approximate all the figures you've listed (+/- 4%), but in addition it takes a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) reading. Essentially the scales incorporate a multimeter, similar to those found in the average electricians toolbox, and it measure by how much a small current is ...


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All the carbs you mentioned are good. But i believe there is a little bit more to carb cycling than what you mentioned. Try Carb backloading. I do believe you should eat carbs on the days you exercise, and keep them on the low end when you don't exercise, at the same time keeping protein and fat intake mostly the same. Keeping protein intake high is ...


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This probably isn't the answer you want to hear but it's the one you need to. It's not a good idea to try and burn fat and build muscle at the same time, as it gets very complicated and it's not very effective. Your time and money would be much better spent if you committed to doing one or the other. Either dial down the calories and exercise more to bring ...


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It's an inverse pyramid strength-training workout. Although this seems to be fairly low reps, it's used to encourage muscles to build volume. I wouldn't suggest hitting these kinds of reps though. Injuries are rampant when you load up on these weights. A more appropriate strength and volume building routine would be 10-8-6 or even 8-6-4 reps, each with ...


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After emailing bodybuilding.com, this was their answer: When you are conducting 5 sets of 3,2,1 you will do a rep range of 3, add weigh do a rep range of 2, add weight and then do a rep range of 1. The low reps and high weight will help with muscle building. You should be very fatigued by the time you hit one rep.


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If I were at the gym twice a week and working out at home one or more times a week, I'd focus my gym time on big strength exercises and my home workouts on mobility and bodyweight moves. For instance, one template might be: Gym: squat, pull-ups Home workout: Yoga (following a video if you have never been to class), burpees Gym: deadlift, overhead press ...


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I had a slightly similar situation to yours in that I traveled around a developing nation for a couple of years without access to any form of gym equipment. In short, I would try to do something like this: Gym Days Do full body barbell strength training. One day do squats, overhead press, and deadlifts. The other day, do squats, bench press, and power ...


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Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results -Albert Einstein When you do the same workout every day without changing your intensity, the reps, the sets, or overall time worked out, then you are going to plateau and that workout will no longer be enough to grow your muscles. Increase your workout's intensity ...


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Progress is easy, given you train regularly and have sufficient nutrition and rest. For a beginner. When you become advanced and your achievements much better then those of untrained people , you need to plan cycles , as progress is possible only in specific part of the body or one skill at a time. When you become elite, ie world class ...


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Well it is very easy actually, use some calorie calculator to find out how much of calories you need. Then find a proper macro balance, that you think will work for you. For example, mine is 40% protein 40% carbs 20% fat. As a person who does stronglifts you might not find it good for. Good sources of carbs: ...


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I personally do it just because I do not own a scale and I have down time before sets. I'm sure a lot of people do it for similar reasons.


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Unless you have a condition that requires specific monitoring and fluid intake, weighing yourself during a workout is of an academic interest, nothing more. There are studies that show a certain amount of weight loss during exercise can have a detrimental effect, but just replacing fluid doesn't account for the muscle glycogen loss and other factors. If you ...


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Nothing concrete for you here but I have found that having a packed neck when doing overheads helps reduce any shoulder pain ( I subluxated my shoulder years ago ). Packing seems to open my shoulders range of motion up for some reason.


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I have exactly the same problem. This was in both shoulders but the left eased off but the right was really stiff. The physio diagnosed the problem which was a 'frozen shoulder'. Stretching exercises 6 times a day to get the ball joint free and start being more flexible. This will work but need to keep up with exercises and always keep active which will ...


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I had exactly this pain, unfortunately I can't recap the explaination I got from my physical therapist, but essentially it was an inbalance issue. Try this, keep your arms straight, hands facing eachother, about 20 cm appart, as low as possible, i.e. below your waist, then raise them slowly in front of you, arms straight, until hey are directly above your ...


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Shoulders shoulders shoulders. Shoulder problems more often than not are caused by an over-developed chest in relation to back. This leads to posture problems. Think of it when you're sitting at the PC your arms are facing forward, when you're driving, cooking, reading, etc all the same stance stretching out the already weak back and rear delt. I think ...


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Your in luck- a huge one is bodybuilding.com. Don't be too intimidated the demonstrators are nice too look at and one piece of muscle but it is very professional. Nowadays theres a million more as its trendy. Do a search for exercise / strength train / workout video.


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I've had good luck with weighttraining.com for descriptions and videos. I also know myfitnesspal.com has an API for their food/nutrition/exercise database. There's also Fat Secret http://platform.fatsecret.com/api/ and Open Fitness http://www.openfitapi.com/about for API tools, but I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do so I don't know if those are ...



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