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What exactly is Metabolic Resistance Training? How effective is it?

Both MRT and HIIT are forms of anaerobic endurance training, the difference is that MRT fatigues one muscle group and then changes exercises to work a different muscle group while the first one ...
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Do handstand push-ups hit all the three shoulder heads?

No, it doesn't hit all three shoulder heads (assuming you mean the anterior, lateral and posterior deltoids.) Breakdown of handstand push-ups. Mechanically I don't see how you can work all of the ...
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Name of gymnastics move (or variation)

This is not a traditional gymnastics move, and in addition would be nearly impossible to pull off without assistance. (Note the guy holding his body out vertical with the rope). It is impressive, but ...
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Staying strong and fit in prison?

Read Charles Bronson's book named Solitary Fitness Charlie Bronson has spent three decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness ...
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Pistol Squat Progression?

I prefer assisted pistol squats using both ends of a doorknob (facing the door end-on) or rings. I've also used cubicle walls (again, facing them end-on), for what it's worth. Lean on the rings or ...
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Will chin ups hit my lats or biceps more?

Chinups (palms towards you) do activate your biceps more, but not at the cost of your lats. There's a bit of bro-science about pullups/chinups, but if you read a 2010 study in the Journal of Strength ...
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Consuming proteins only after training?

Supplemented protein should ideally be only a small part of your total daily protein intake. There are sources of very good proteins (depending on your diet). Dairy (such as (lowfat) quark, cottage ...
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Stop sweating - viable physical goal?

I don't believe that "stop sweating" is a good goal simply because, as it stands, it isn't a SMART goal. You can absolutely train to reduce fat, lower your resting heart rate, and get better and ...
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Pull up bar: what's the ideal distance from the wall?

In levers and planches, your centre of mass will be directly below the bar or rings. So the minimum about of space needed would be the distance from your centre of mass to the top of your head. Your ...
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Effects of doing many push ups, pull ups, dips?

It will, up to a point. If you can only do 5-10 straight reps before having to break then it's still heavy enough to build decent muscle for you. Once you can do around fifteen or more in a row, ...
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Progressing while losing weight on a low carb diet?

There is no reason why you shouldn't be able to progress on low carb and a caloric deficit if done right. We can't say that you are eating not enough if we don't know how much you are eating. Try not ...
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Stop sweating - viable physical goal?

This might not be the answer to the question you've actually asked, but there's too much to put in a comment, so I'm going to risk the downvotes. Your question suggests that you believe the sweating ...
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How can the wrist wraps reduce wrist pain in handstand/push-ups etc?

Can you help me understand how they actually work? They are used to help stabilize the wrist to prevent hyperextension and to support the wrist. When worn properly they apply pressure around the ...
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How often should I do Calisthenic workouts?

Short Answer: As often as you desire Calisthenics exercises are more similar to cardio exercises than weightlifting. They increase your flexibility and endurance, conditioning your body to perform ...
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Is my routine okay?

First point I see is that you should set your expectations well. At 15, your body is just beginning to be at a place where you can see muscular development. Everybody is a little different, so it ...
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How to strengthen *very gently* your grip in order to safely perform chin-ups? Are wrist wraps good?

More than a year has passed. This is what eventually worked for me: isometric exercises with tennis balls. I built up slowly each third day, from two to four sets of five to ten "reps", where a "rep" ...
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Staying strong and fit in prison?

It all really depends on your goals respectively what is important to you. There are certain goals you can not achieve by calisthenics alone and the other way around. If you simply want to use your ...
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How to prevent hands-slipping from a bar?

So you either have weak grip or your hands are actually physically slipping. Both very fixable issues, so don't be discouraged! If it is ACTUAL slipping, then there's a few things you can do. First, ...
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Order of learning these excercises

In my opinion, the ordering is somewhat a matter of opinion, but here is how I feel you ought to go, and the progression (which I will be doing in stages over the next day or so). Handstand In my ...
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Can't progress any further with my trainings!

First of all, working out for 3 months is a very short amount of time to notice significant differences, so there might be changes to your body that you haven't noticed. You might have become stronger ...
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How to do more reps in one arm pull ups

Do Single arm lat pulldowns or Close grip v grip lat pulldowns. But do it by sitting at the ground so that you get a complete range of motion. Go for the heavier weights with some support. If you are ...
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How to do more reps in one arm pull ups

While i can't do a one arm pull up, i can't imagine it would be that much different to teaching someone who can't do any pull ups how to do one. 1.Do some negatives. So do a two hand pull up on the ...
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Core exercise for Planche

The planche does not require any contraction of the abdominal muscles, so that's extremely unlikely to be what's limiting you. The natural tendency of gravity in the planche is to pull your hips down, ...
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Handstand blocks

Are handstand blocks useful for improving the handstand? Yes. As an added bonus, most people find balancing on blocks to place less stress on your wrists. You can even get/build blocks that slope to ...
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How to balance when doing pistol squats?

In almost all cases where someone expects to be able to do a pistol squat but can't, the limitation is their ankle flexibility. Pistol squats require a ridiculous amount of ankle dorsiflexion in order ...
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Pullup bar attachment to make existing pullup bar lower

Closest to what you're asking for are basically "bars with hooks". Here's a pair from FitBar: Depending on your needs/goals something like a Metolius Rock Ring might end up being more ...
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Handstand Pushup Progression

The amount of info is very minimal so this is all I can give you: the only conclusion I make based on this picture is that you mainly need to work on mobility and form. It seems like you already have ...
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Calisthenics: Opposite of 1 Hand Pullup

A case against one-arm handstand pushups I would definitely discourage even thinking about a one-arm handstand pushup as something that goes along with a one-arm pullup. It's not on the same level. ...
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Understanding the circuit workout style for strength development in THENX program

As a general rule, the answer to the question "Why is this fitness influencer doing this exercise or workout in this unusual way?" is either one or both of two common explanations: They ...
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pistol squat mechanics

Think about it for a second: once the movement starts, the weight of the body is being balanced by the leg on the floor; to maintain a good posture for the exercise, the body's weight shifts backwards....
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