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Stretch marks are a “tearing” of the layers of the skin (dermis). As you’ve already figured out, they’re usually the result of a rapid expansion of the skin surface and can have many causes. Unfortunately, since each of us is an individual, there’s no standard “rule” as to how much weight the body can add without resulting in stretch marks. Logic would, ...


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Music can help keep you motivated. Something up tempo and upbeat. Watching motivation films or video clips can also help you to change your mindset. The mind and your thoughts are your strongest motivator. Question whether or not you really want it, and why you want it. You are doing it for a reason, and remember that reason when you feel like you are ...


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You look like you are trying to gain weight for whatever reason. Most sources state that when losing or gaining weight you should aim for a 0.5kg change per week. However, it is highly individual and you should diet plan to eat 10-15% above your Total Daily Energy Expenditure and then measure your weight change. Make sure your breakdown of protein, fat ...


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The external things mentioned above might help in a pinch, but if you want the real, scorching kind of motivation you need to look inwards. 1. Progression is the ultimate motivator. As a former athlete who trained 10+ times per week (swimming) I can tell you that burnout is misunderstood. It's not from exhaustion, but from a lack of improvement and ...


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You can think of "cutting" or "bulking" workouts as additional supplements to your actual cutting or gaining phase. Just like how you would use extra carbs for bulking, you use "cutting" workouts for losing weight. While there aren't any black and white rules for separating the two, there are some important factors in these workouts that will greatly enhance ...


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With such a broad question, I will try and give you an overview of some of the main differences: Typically, workouts designed to bulk you up will be shorter sets with fewer repetitions with weight getting progressively heavier. Workouts similar to these when paired with a high-calorie diet will bulk you right up and pack on muscle. Cutting workouts work ...


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Keep moving without straining yourself. You're not going to want to do anything that's going to raise your blood pressure, but there's a lot of movement that can be done without exerting yourself that will nonetheless keep your body in the spirit of movement. Even doing something so simple as taking a long walk every night around your neighborhood, or doing ...


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Rest. You won't see appreciable muscle loss in a month. Keep your calorie intake at maintenance and take it easy. The alternative is light exercise against your doctors instructions that could risk your eyesight.


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Blood flow restriction is one technique that is often recommended. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11128848 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18379217


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For anyone actually wanting to do that workout None of these answers are correct when applied to the workout linked above. The bodybuilding.com email response is also wrong when applied to this workout, I assume they have given a generic answer on what 5 x 3,2,1 means but it has nothing to do with the workout linked. The workout calls for five sets of 3,2,...


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If depends on your regular exercise routine. If you only do light exercise then it's not a problem to skip exercising for a week or longer. People who do heavy exercise almost every day may experience problems. Heavy exercise burns a lot of energy (1000 Kcal in my case), it is burden on the body that has become part of the regular routine. You are used to ...


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When people describe a feeling in limbs as "tingling" or "pins and needles", they're usually talking about the phenomenon known as paresthesia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paresthesia If you check the causes section of that article, you see there's countless things that can lead to this. When it comes to exercise, some things coming to mind are Some ...



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