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You're probably finding conflicting information because assessing whether an exercise works a specific muscle is not a binary question, as muscles can be involved to different degrees, and so it comes down to the author's choice and interpretation whether a muscle's involvement is significant enough to include it in the list of muscles involved in an ...


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Does over-exercising reduce muscle gain? Will over-exercising affect results when exercising for muscle gain? Will over-exercising deplete your energy levels and render you unable to exercise to your full potential? Yes. There are a few questions on Fitness.SE that touch on this topic but maybe not from this exact angle. Firstly, overtraining ...


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Alright, before I begin this answer I need to state that I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast, and I would hate to see someone interested in strength training not try it out. Additionally, while writing this, I sometimes just thought about how I would work out with no hands. That's not meant to offend but it just helped in brainstorming. What ...


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Why wouldn't it? The point of exercise is to simulate an environment where your body needs to adapt to survive it. For example, you don't need to run 30 km a day. If you consistently force yourself to do it, then over time your body will adapt to be strong enough to do it. In your case, you actually do need to haul 245 papers in order to do your job. I'm ...


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To paraphrase Dan John, weight loss is simple; have a friend tie you to a tree and come back in three days. I can guarantee that you'll lose weight. Since you say you're an engineering student, if you accept the hypothesis that your bodyweight is determined by energy balance (calories in vs calories out), and that the balance being positive leads you to ...


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If your goal is mass building then I would suggest you work your whole body. Compound movements tend to increase your testosterone. I think this is because with a larger amount of muscle damaged the body gets to work more intensely. Muscle/strength imbalances. These seem to be largely ignored by beginners (including myself) but as time moves on we see some ...


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Making sure that the area is clean and clear of any small objects that may cause you to hurt your feet or cause cuts would be important. Likewise making sure that furniture it out of the way and that the surface has enough purchase for your feet. For example, carpet would provide a much better surface than hardwood (you mentioned carpeting, so that’s good) ...


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