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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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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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Lower body calisthenics for GAINing muscle mass? Specifically for a "hard gainer"?

If you want to gain mass, then you need to supply enough resistance that you're unable to carry out the exercise for more than, ballpark, 20-40 seconds (or 6-12 reps). As earlier commenters have ...
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What happens when we start externally rotating our legs when squatting?

You're trying to force your legs into unnatural positions, and it shouldn't be surprising that it feels difficult and that your range of motion is limited. The motion you have described, trying to ...
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What happens when we start externally rotating our legs when squatting?

External rotation engages the hip extensors. Descending in the squat requires hip flexion, so engaging the hip extensors is one way to slow and control your descent.
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How is a parallete planche changed by bending the elbows?

They both use predominantly the shoulders and a bit of chest. The main difference between a planche and a 90° hold is that with planche using straight arms, the point of contact with the floor is ...
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How fast can you expect to increase your rep numbers in comparison to increasing strength or size?

From my personal experience: If I train 4 sets of overhead press once a week and 4 sets of slightly narrow benchpress once a week I can progress in both lifts. The overhead press progress is slow and ...
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How fast can you expect to increase your rep numbers in comparison to increasing strength or size?

You're probably just not doing enough volume to induce adaptation. (Three sets of a push-ups is just not very much.) Your "3 sets of 30 push-ups" goal seems perfectly achievable by ...
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Do heavier untrained people progress faster on calisthenics?

I don't know of any studies that have clear results to either confirm or deny that heavier people would have an easier time learning a pull-up. That being said, from my personal experience (about 8 ...
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Do heavier untrained people progress faster on calisthenics?

There's no evidence to suggest that heavier people progress faster than lighter people. They may start slightly more advanced in certain lifts due to mechanical reasons, or they naturally have more ...
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