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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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What is the best position for pull ups to target one's lower pecs?

None of these are particularly good exercises for targeting the lower pecs, as the pecs are only very minor contributors to shoulder extension (as in narrow grip pull-ups) and shoulder adduction (as ...
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How to help a stubborn and dedicated teenager doing calisthenics?

Nothing that you describe seems necessarily alarming. I'm a little confused about "500 pull-ups" and "5-6 hours of training per day", but some young men can tolerate that kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Core exercise for Planche

Absolutely incorrect about abs not being used - abs are extremely important here to maintain a hollow back. If the abs are not contracted then the lower back will arch and you will not be able to hold ...
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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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What muscles are worked by “reverse dips “?

That's a handstand pushup. The primary muscles worked are the anterior deltoids and the triceps. The upper pecs would also contribute, but not as much as the deltoids.
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Why is Wall Handstand Pushup So Much Harder than Pullup?

Because your lats are the largest muscles in your upper body (and pull-ups recruit biceps, lower traps, and rhomboids to some extent), and your deltoids are quite small in comparison. So naturally, ...
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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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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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What book(s) for beginning routines at PF for 50-year old with 10 years off with strength as a first goal?

I can recommend these: "The Art of Lifting" by by Greg Nuckols and Omar Isuf. "The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle". Do not bother reading too much. ...
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Moving tongue to the back to prime explosive back strength?

Supposedly putting the tongue on the roof of the mouth activates the trigeminal nerve which causes your neck muscles to stiffen and stabilize the neck. There was a study published in 2014 that turned ...
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How fast should a rep be in strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance goal workout?

Time-under-Tension is when you are moving, holding and otherwise doing work to keep the weight in a particular position. Think of doing a slow bodyweight squat, this will get hard if you repeat it ...
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Pull-ups: What are the pros and cons of doing a big number of sets?

Volume is an independent variable that can be used to overcome the body's acclimatization to training stimulus. This is particularly useful when the exercise is done for high reps, such as with simple ...
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