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Resistance training with barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and other weights. Questions involving how to lift and maximizing lifting performance. Includes powerlifting, bodybuilding and Olympic lifting.

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This can get VERY tricky. The reason you normally rest between workout days is to give your muscles time to recover from the muscle breakdown that occurs from lifting. I have heard of people breakin …
answered Dec 23 '12 by BryceH
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You can still put on mass without lifting to failure every time. I will say though, you get out of exercise what you put into it. If you are constantly adding 2, 3, 5kgs often, you are doing something …
answered Apr 4 '13 by BryceH
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It is all balanced by osmosis. Once your muscle stores of glycogen start being depleted, your body converts blood sugar (glucose) into glycogen in the muscle being depleted. So your muscles will sti …
answered Dec 11 '12 by BryceH
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1) You should face the machine. Facing away can work but it forces you into some bad posturing. 2) You should find a place for your arms to stay. If you prefer arms straight you should let your bice …
answered Jan 8 '13 by BryceH
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Let me start by saying, I have a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and no doctorate to my name. That being said, it sounds more like a nerve impingement. Wiki yourself a diagram of how nerves ru …
answered Oct 21 '12 by BryceH
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Okay, so most of these suggestions are relatively disturbing from an exercise science point of view. While I agree that the valsalva maneuver is common place in power lifting it is still dangerous. …
answered Aug 16 '12 by BryceH
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You need to focus on the weak arm. I am so right handed I can't stand it. When I am in the gym I have to make a very concerted effort to isolate my left arm. I have also noticed that my left arm has n …
answered Feb 26 '13 by BryceH