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IMO, a belt shouldn't be necessary until the 300s if even then. Fix your form, don't try to patch the problem with a belt. If your back is hurting, you're probably leaning forward and rounding your back to compensate for tight hip flexors. Video or have someone else video you while you squat and examine your form. And remember that a rep with bad form ...


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Increase in height is not an issue if you really like your body and accept it. Although in some cases like sports/ work(armed forces) requires you to have a min height which is different based on their rules and regulations to which you cannot avoid it. Normally the height of the body grows during the period of 13-19 years of age approx.(Depending on the ...


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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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