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Why do exercises which produce less fatigue at higher levels?

I think you're confusing metabolic stress with fatigue. Metabolic stress comes from performing a set while the muscle becomes continuously weaker until it reaches the point that it can no longer ...
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Should I lock my knees doing Leg Press?

Every single joint that locks out was designed to do that by evolution. There’s simply no supporting research no scientific peer reviewed papers suggesting that locking out under normal training ...
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Maximum skeleton muscle mass in human body

The absolute limit to human muscle growth is something to which there is no real answer. Probably because no one's ever tested it and because it would be very hard, if not impossible, to do so. Just ...
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Does deadlifting with steel plates on a deadlift platform damage the floor?

Yes. It can depending on what the platform is made out of, how well it's constructed, and how damaged it is. Deadlift platforms protect the floor by dispersing the force of impact from the weights. ...
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Decomposition of the skeleton muscle by alcohol

As far as I could find, like you said, muscle growth can be affected by alcohol as it can reduce muscle protein synthesis by up to 24% if a large amount is consumed. But, I couldn't find any evidence ...
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How much did Gold’s gym in Venice Beach cost to belong to or train at in its golden age?

According to this article, the initial dues were $60, and increased to $200 in the 1980s. In 1977 Pumping Iron finally hit US scenes and although fewer than one million Americans ended up seeing it ...
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How to choose Bulgarian split squats or front foot-elevated split squats?

Rear foot elevated is a more challenging movement (you need more balance) and can target the quads more (flexion on front leg and lengthening on the back leg). Front foot elevated is a good variation ...
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Training Plan for the Bodybuilding

NASM's training focus is primarily sports training. That's a very generic and broad approach. It's not exclusive to bodybuilding. The build/strength/build/strength approach is a great approach to ...
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How do I know I am squatting properly?

Hard to say without knowing you or your training routine, but yes everyone is somewhat asymmetrical, more or less. What can you do to mitigate problems squatting: since you were off for quite a while,...
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Can someone critique my gym routine in my mid 30s?

You sound more experienced than me, your 8 rep bench is my 1RM, and with 10 years under your belt I have half the years of experience you do but I'm just going to give my opinion based in my own ...
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