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revised Do Inverted Rows prepare you for Pull Ups?
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asked Do Inverted Rows prepare you for Pull Ups?
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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.
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revised Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
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comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
@JohnP You mean, I can avoid 4/5 for the moment, right? My idea is introducing them again after I have past the Full PushUps and Inverted Row w/ elevated feet stage. I really want to stay away from injury, I don't mind it is at the cost of slowing down the progress.
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comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
@JohnP Ha ha ha, you are right, I held it nearly till I could have screamed. (+1).
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revised Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
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comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
@JohnP, sorry, it is thighs/hamstrings (the names of the muscles are confusing for a non-native speaker, yeap).
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asked Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
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comment Train for triathlon without moving arm
Don't rush it! Elite athletes (mostly pitchers) return to full throttle only after ONE full year, but for the normal people it takes 18 months. Mine was a Slap II (labrum detachment just under long biceps tendon). Please read physiodc.com/… to have an idea of the timeline. At the 6 months mark I started running, at 8 months I started swimming, and at 10 months I changed swimming by soft callisthenics (and still running).
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comment Is there a exercise to large hiatal hernia?
Assumed you already consulted a Doctor (which is obvious unless you did the endoscope in your garage) I would now look for substitutions of the exercises you believe caused the problem (e.g. don't do pike press or handstand pushup any more but rather dumbbell shoulder press standing instead). And don't say the rehab exercise is 'not working' until you have done it for a long enough period of time (probably months). Also, be sure to confirm with your doctor that you are allowed to carry on with your training while healing.
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comment Slight uneven forearms
Dis you wanted to say 'shorter' (shorter bones) or 'less muscular' (weaker than the other side)?
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comment 8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?
@JohnP Every book or webpage about any sport or fitness system recommends (i) good sleep (ii) sufficient water intake. But what they say can be contradictory even in young healthy fit people (please drink a gallon of water just right before going to bed before stating that it does not go with you), but they are contradictory as exposed, and it is as contradictory as saying "do only 2 sets and then do this of that after the third set". I am not discussing this thing any further, please read my question carefully and take your time until you understand the contradiction I try to expose,