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The natural method is generally 90-120 reps for major muscle groups and 30-60 for smaller muscle groups. If you're an intermediate or advanced bodybuilder this might be stretched to 150 reps and 90 reps. These reps are divided into sets based on your training. High endurance sets such as 50 rep squats without weight end up becoming more like cardio, rather ...


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Your posture is fine, but you could probably still work on maintaining a more neutral spine if that's important to you It looks like you have mild lumbar flexion when you squat, meaning that your lower back is being pulled into a flat position, rather than a neutral position (being slightly curved inwards). Since this is a body-weight squat, there's no ...


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The picture is a little blurry but this could be pelvic tilt, specifically posterior pelvic tilt. It can be caused by solely contracting your abs. This rotates your hip joint clockwise, with respect to the photos. To maintain a more neutral tilt, you counter this rotation by contracting your glutes. The glutes function to extend the hips (counterclockwise). ...


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An efficient squatter mainly uses the glutes to extend the hips, not the hamstrings. As can be seen from this image the hamstrings crosses both the hip and knee joint: They therefore have two functions: extending the hips and flexing the knee. If you use the hamstrings to extend the hips in the squat you also get a flexing torque at the knee. This means ...


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We need to clarify some terms. "Extension" means movement of a joint which increases the angle between two body parts. So elbow extension is the movement that increases the angle between the humerus and radius/ulna, i.e. straightening the elbow. The opposite of extension is "flexion", which is a movement of a joint which decreases the ...


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I have been doing this exact routine daily for over 8 months. I found it in a video, memorized and didn't miss a day since I started; I did not observe adverse effects and I believe I gained a little strength/endurance out of it. It got really easy relatively quick, so I extend it proportionally to 15 or 20 minutes. My limit used to be around 30 pushups ...


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Whether you can do this every day will really depend on what condition you're initially in, but if you're fit enough to do the workout without feeling sore the next day, then yes, there's no reason why you couldn't do it every day. But conversely, it's only 10 minutes of exercise with no progression (increase in difficulty) built into it, so you'll find that ...


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Here is a diagram of a person in the bottom position of the push-up: Let us call his length L and his mass m. We place an origo in the foot. Let us assume that his Center Of Mass is located at x=1/2L and that his shoulders are at x=3/4L. His mass creates a clockwise torque trough the foot: M1=1/2Lmg, where g is gravity of earth. In order to lift himself up ...


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A regular push-up is a bench press plus isometric core exercise When it comes to the muscle groups involved in actually lifting your face off the ground, a regular push-up and a bench press are identical. Spacing your hands differently and/or rotating your hands for a press-up will engage different muscle groups. These can also be done with a bench press to ...


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Functionally, is doing a push up equivalent to doing a body weight bench press? Functionally close enough as a movement to where pushups can be a reasonable alternative for beginners. But a bodyweight pushup is nowhere near the same feat of strength as doing a bodyweight bench press. When you do a pushup, consider how far each body part travels. your ...


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