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To what degree and how does sleep affect muscle growth? [duplicate]

Is there any actual known research that dives into the following specifics of how sleep contributes to muscle growth? Does sleep need to be consecutive hours or cycles? Meaning, does sleeping 6 hours ...
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What is the best 3day/week lifting routine to preserve muscle mass after doing 6day/week lifting for the past six months?

I have been lifting for the last six months. Doing 6-7days/week (chest/triceps/shoulders),(back/biceps),(legs) body split. I really like my progress and the muscle mass I have gained. However, due to ...
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Is arm shivering an indication that you need to reduce the weight you are lifting?

I'm pretty new to lifting (~1.5months) and I have been following the Bigger Leaner Stronger workouts. They mainly focus on high weight low rep training. The book asks you to lift about 70-80% of your ...
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Optimal balance of exercises for a squat-less leg day

I would like to move away from barbell squats during leg day. Here is the leg program I have in mind (one day per week as part of a four-day lifting routine): EITHER Bulgarian Split Squat (5x5)/Hack ...
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Obesity and lifting, is it safe?

Is it safe for obese people to lift weights? When they do lose their weight however, previously obese people can become phenomenal athletes because of how powerful their organs have had to become.
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How much body mass will I lose by switching over from lifting to calisthenics?

My current routine is: Push Bench Shoulder lat raises Shoulder press Tricep pushdown Pushups Pull Deadlift Pullups Dumbbell rows Hammer curls Face pulls Legs Leg press Leg extension Leg curl Leg ...
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Intermittent fasting and lifting?

I love intermittent fasting and I lift a fair amount. I often lift a few hours after eating and then fast for another 18hrs or so. Conventional wisdom says this isn't too bright, but I have continued ...
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Alternative exercise for Hang Clean (torn meniscus)

I have a torn meniscus and I am looking for an alternative to Hang Cleans. The doctor has told me that I can do any exercise as long as: I am sure my knee does not bent up to 90º or more This ...
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Lifting weights

a little bit of background: I started working out more about 6 weeks ago. doing 30 mins of cardio a day and 30 mins strength a day as well. So on my arms day, I will lift weights. Lately i have been ...
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Training On Saturday and Sunday

I've been lifting for a couple of months, Mon-Wed-Fri, no problem. I changed jobs and now I'm thinking about changing it to Sat-Wed-Sun — I am a lot busier on weekdays now. I know it will impede my ...
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Best isolation exercises for general routine

I follow a very basic routine of squat, deadlift, pull-up (weighted) and bench press, and have for many weeks. What are some isolation, muscle-specific or machine exercises to 'fill-in the gaps'? ...
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Aesthetic accessory routine for Olympic Weightlifting?

I have started Olympic lifting recently and have been looking around the internet for a good accessory routine that makes up for the muscle groups missed, but to no avail. My goals in order are: I ...
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As a beginner, I'm quite confused as to how much I should eat

First things first, I'm a 25 year old male and I'm currently 280 lbs. I've finally admitted that there is a real problem with my lifestyle and I'm hoping to drop my body fat from about 35% to 15-20%. ...
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How do I increase my flat barbell bench press? [closed]

I'm currently 17 and my friend and I have been lifting weights for about 5 months. My friend started taking these vitamin pills Dianabol, and although we use to lift the same weights he now lifts like ...
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5000 Calories to build muscle? Or to bulk?

I'm 14 (think it's important for this question) and I love gym (safe way, no crazy weights). I read a lot about it and I pass through various articles saying that if you want to increase gains you ...
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Max lifting weight recommended for teenagers

I'm 14, so I can't really lift a lot of weight, but my question is simple, for example on pushups you lift about 60% of your body weight in my case about 29 kilos (58 pounds), but trainers at the gym, ...
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Do I need to switch up my squat stance?

I was wondering if it is actually necessary to squat in different stance. For example you have :- Platz Squat--> Where you squat with your feets close together Wide Stance Squat --> Where your ...
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why am i suddently so worn out in cardio?

I started gym 2 months ago and nearly every day except maybe 1 one rest day I will complete 1 hour cardio (about 500 calories, some days even 600-700) and an hour intense weight training targeting all ...
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Why is the weight not falling off me? [duplicate]

I am 145 pounds and 170 cm tall & female. Before I started the gym 2 months ago I already had a decent body (no exercise except an occasional walk and used to eat junk food all the time - I was ...
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Good workout regimen for building muscle and losing fat?

So I am looking to start working out regularly, and I need some recommendations on exercises to do/weight lifting techniques. I am 17 and consider myself athletic. I play lacrosse, soccer, and ...
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