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comment What sports are shorter people good at?
Pigeon Shooting. Provided they have wings.
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comment How can I ensure I am working the muscles in each leg equally?
I don't know what was wrong with my knees but short ago BW squats were painful, and the allegedly easier versions (Jackknife, pole-supported and other youtube crap) made my knees creak. Leg presses did the trick for me in the course of a single month, and now I am doing BW full squats.
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comment Do Inverted Rows prepare you for Pull Ups?
The load can be easily changed (at least for inverted rows) by simply setting a higher/lower position of the Smith machine bar. In fact I started with a nearly vertical body position (Grandma Inverted Rows, so to say) and have progressed by lowering the bar twice, so that now my body is about 45 degrees above horizontal.
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comment Do Inverted Rows prepare you for Pull Ups?
Then, why not the pulldown machine? I know Nautilus-alike machines are nowadays regarded as medieval instruments from an obscure past, but the bar in a pulldown machine hangs from a cable, and so the movement pattern is not fixed, there is room for stabilisation muscles, individual movement pattern differences and so on.
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comment Increased heart rate during the night
I happen to have met yesterday an old friend who started at 38 from scratch, and being overweight as you. 4 years later he is running marathons BUT he started by walking as I suggest you, and only after a cardiologist check.
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comment Increased heart rate during the night
...into a DVD exercise from scratch when you are overweight can be risky for your heart and knees.
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comment Increased heart rate during the night
That is definitely NOT good. In fact, higher-than-usual heart rest rate is a sign of overtraining in athletes. Please throw the DVD through the window and star by having a brisk 20 min walk every day. As long as it feels OK, increase the duration of the walk until you are comfortably walking for 45 minutes at a brisk pace (fast, but slow enough as to allow you to hold a conversation, that is called the "fat burning zone" of heart rate). Then it will be the time to think of somewhat else. And if you can afford it, check with a cardiologist before starting any program. But throwing yourself...
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comment Are there any alternatives to deadlifts?
Great answer! (+1), the one I would have loved one year ago !
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comment Are there any alternatives to deadlifts?
Hey, I asked a year ago exactly the same here
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comment Should I get 7h of sleep or as much as I need (namely 12h)?
Go see a doctor. But if you are in your teens it is normal that you need more than 8 hours sleep. I remember the study you point out (people that sleep more trend to die sooner), but it is unclear what you conclusion should be: maybe sleeping more causes bad health, but it can also be that people that are ill need more sleep! - Try going to bed and waking up at the same exact time every day (including sundays) and never use the "snooze" button of the alarm clock. That additional time you get after pressing the "snooze" button is not healthy sleep.
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comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.