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My name is Nikolay and I am 25 years old. I developed my love for training exactly 11 years ago. Ever since then I've been striving to improve my overall physical condition. I've gone a long way starting with weight lifting to end up working with my own body weight on the bar and rings. I hope I can share some of my knowledge and help you in your fitness and lifestyle journey! :)

My website: http://www.arthlete.com/

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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
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comment How does the handstand compare to the plank for abdominal training?
Yes but you see nobody creates a workout on just the flexing of the muscles. Why? Because it's not much of an effort. I thought that was pretty obvious on its own thus I did not explain it. If you need more confirmation go and look up some popping dancers. They flex their muscles continuously every second but that doesn't develop their muscles in any way. Maybe it could help them develop some endurance but nothing more than that.
Nov
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comment How does the handstand compare to the plank for abdominal training?
I understand your point, however think of the perfect handstand as one where you won't be leaning forward having the need to flex your fingers. Once in a handstand try finding your balance where you are exactly in the middle of it. Meaning you are not leaning forward nor backwards. Then you just flex your body in order to keep everything like that. After that there is no way for you to get disbalanced unless an outside force is involved.
Nov
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answered How does the handstand compare to the plank for abdominal training?
Nov
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comment Body weight leg exercises for mass
Yes but their partners are usually rather light which cannot compare to a barbell in the gym. I also thought about them training with weights, that is a possibility but they really don't need it. Their goal is to perform better and look well. Both can be achieved without weights further more weight training is often counter productive for what they do. Thanks for linking me to the article however.
Nov
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comment Does muscle adaptation occur when strength training (low reps)?
You are welcome :)
Nov
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comment Does strength means more muscle gain and bigger body
Well I myself only focused on strength through the years. I am very light and believe to be above average in strength for the feats that I practised for. The key in my training was to aim for 1 rep max. Basically you try to lift the heaviest you can on your first set. You go for low rep sets. For example instead of lifting for 12 reps, lift for 3, then decrease the weight and lift for another 3. Then decrease the weight again and lift for another 6. This way you are constantly at your "max".
Nov
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answered Does strength means more muscle gain and bigger body
Nov
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answered Body weight leg exercises for mass
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comment Body weight leg exercises for mass
I agree with you and know what you are talking about. But as I said above I already used the single leg squats for most of what they can offer me. Also they put too much pressure on my knees so I want to try something different. Thanks for your input, I did rep you. I am still looking for more ideas though.
Nov
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comment Body weight leg exercises for mass
But you see I don't lack strength for the pistols, I feel too much strain in my knees. Anyways I do use ankle weights and rubber bands but as secondary exercises. I am involved in gymnastics and when I workout on the rings I can pretty much exercise everything except for legs. So 30% of my workout is on the rings which is the majority of all the stimulation that my muscles get. Then I finish with rubber bands. I need a main exercise to stimulate my legs how the iron cross stimulates my biceps, chest, shoulders.
Nov
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answered I can't hold a plank for long - how do I get more effect out of a session?
Nov
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answered Does muscle adaptation occur when strength training (low reps)?
Nov
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comment Body weight leg exercises for mass
Because I have lower back problems so I don't want to squat with weights. Other than that it's a challenge to see how well I can do with body weight only.
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awarded  Student
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asked Body weight leg exercises for mass
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answered When does musclar atrophy take place?
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comment When does musclar atrophy take place?
Where can I read more about these two types of hypertrophy?
Oct
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answered Is resting affected by office work?