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Fat does not naturally make you stronger by just existing. It's inactive. It just sits there. You can't control it. I think the misconception that fat inherently makes you stronger is brought on by two observations. First, people don't just gain fat. They gain muscle as well. Even untrained people will gain muscle in addition to fat. People with more muscle ...


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Yes. Strength is specific to the measurement being performed, so it's possible that the lighter athlete could just be more trained in the specific movement being performed. For example, a 300lb professional arm wrestler would probably beat a 500lb strongman in an arm wrestling contest. Even when both are trained in strength test being performed, it's ...


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Let's say you can do a heavy lift once, and that's your maximum strength. Then let's say you decrease that weight by half and do as many repetitions as you can until your muscles don't move anymore. This is also your maximum strength.... Beause if the one rep max gets bigger, then also the half of that one rep max increases. You seem to be making the ...


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First of all, we all have to recognize that most people put on strength and muscle more slowly with calisthenics movements compared to weights. I love calisthenics and gymnastic strength training, but weights are just more variable to one's needs, and are easier to create the right resistance, especially for strong muscle groups like the posterior chain. So ...


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The simple answer would be to test your strength independently with a mechanically similar exercise that does not require balance and stability—for example, by performing the same exercise on a Smith machine. Whilst this would not necessarily isolate the source of the discrepancy completely, it would provide a good indication of disparities in force ...


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Yes You can! I would recommend checking out precision movement, they introduce mobility: Range of motion produced by muscles when going to end range. This in addition to your concept of flexibility. They have a lot of theory and a very clear curriculum for increasing both flexibility and mobility. There is also some free material on Youtube as well as ...


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It's hard to make a direct comparison because the range of strength and muscle mass ranges wildly, but bodybuilders can have a lot more muscle while powerlifters and strongmen can be significantly stronger despite having less overall muscle mass. Strongmen and powerlifters don't necessarily need to be heavier to outlift a bodybuilder. An example comparison ...


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Scoliosis can only be "fixed" with surgery, which involves spinal fusion and is a drastic intervention that permanently limits spine movement. However scoliosis tends not to cause any problems other than aesthetics and possible back pain1, and it's also fine, or even beneficial, to participate in physical activity with scoliosis2,3. So if you haven'...


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If you're not seeing results working a body part once per week, I recommend trying to work that body part more often. Soreness doesn't really enter into the question unless it is debilitating. I have not personally found that exercise variety makes a big difference for most adult men who are relative beginners, like you and me and everyone else bench ...


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Had the same problem, fixed it with arm wrestling here and there with my friends, about whenever I meet them. No one ever has strong internal rotators, at least what most people intended as internal rotators... Lats and chest can do internal rotation, but the only few muscles dedicated solely on internal rotation are the subscapularis and a small tiny strand ...


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If I'm reading this correctly, you have three questions: will exercise help you lose weight? is this exercise worthwhile? will you have visible abs at your desired weight, despite not having had them when you were at that weight before? Question 1 will exercise help you lose weight? Not much. Exercise gives you muscle, improves endurance, it has lots of ...


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It sounds to me like you're looking for body recomp more than anything here. I would recommend just cutting the calories a little bit while maintaining relatively high protein. The calorie in calorie out balance is really what you're gonna wanna play with here. If cutting the calories in doesn't sound like something you're up for, then I would recommend some ...


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Train your triceps close to exhaustion with the least boring exercise in your arsenal. Eat based on how tired you are. Sleep more if possible, sleep better by taking cold showers right before going to bed to lower your blood temperature and get your body into a lethargic state... Possibly also have a fat heavy meal to weigh you down. If you can, stay away ...


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This is a bit of an over generalisation or demonstrates how simple looks can be deceiving. Your question implies that body builders look like they should be stronger than powerlifters/strongmen, this I can only assume is because from a simple visual inspection without given perspective bodybuilders are visually heavily muscled, where a powerlifter or a ...


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Unfortunately, the way you've phrased the question makes it sounds like you're asking for medical advice, so it risks being closed. Saying that though, it's also an issue I've had in the past, so I may be able to offer a little advice. 1. Critiquing the movement. If you want to post critique videos, then you can definitely post them here. However, I'm not ...


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You're not necessarily having trouble recovering. After a year is usually where new lifters start to plateau from a linear progression of just adding weight. i.e. The End of Noobie Gains (as they say) Sometimes just switching the style of programming will jumpstart your progress. First off - Make sure your nutrition and sleep is on target (those are the ...


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The suitcase carry: offers a more unique stimulus than the farmer carry for someone already doing barbell training. When walking with a weight in the right hand the right Gluteus Medius, the right Tensor Fascia Latae and the left Quadratus Lumborum have to work isometrically to keep the pelvis level when on one foot (1,2). Also the Gluteus Medius produces ...


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I am not aware of any studies that mention the strict planche, front lever, or any other advanced calisthenic movement. If anybody is, please share it, I would love to read it. Studies typically focus on regular resistance training such as bench, squat, and deadlift numbers. All we can do for now is try to draw conclusions from data that looks relevant. How ...


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You should spend a few weeks doing dumbbell floor press and a light neutral grip incline dumbbell press. As well as this your bicep, chest, tricep and forearm are likely tight - the pec stretch where you have your forearm against the wall at head-height will be useful 3 times every day, 60-90 secs per side. Most of these are what I mean. And, you should ...


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I'd say, yes, certainly, broader muscle group exercise can be negatively impacted by weak stabilizers. I injured my shoulder reaching for a volleyball swing years ago, and assumed it was a rotator cuff injury. After a couple years of not being able to fully throw a ball or spike a volleyball, I saw a physical therapist, who identified it as scapular ...


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If you feel that you're having trouble recovering, I would suggest tracking your recovery metrics while you're at it. Hours of daily sleep, litres of water intake, daily macros, and if you're taking supplements a nice checklist to make sure you've remembered to take them. Sleep, diet, and hydration play a huge role in your performance in the gym. In terms of ...


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Don't use a campus board until you are already an experienced climber, or have comparable well-practised tendon strength. The campus board is an extremely common cause of injury because of the amount of stress it places the tendons under. Finger strength has a different idiomatic meaning to grip strength. Grip strength is how much force you can exert through ...


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The hypertrophy you are talking about is mostly related to the workload applied to the muscle. It's kind of unclear if you're asking about hypertrophy or strength, so I'm just going with strength here. Static stretching doesn't really require work from the muscle group. The eccentric portion of loaded movements (the lowering part of the squat for example), ...


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I'm not able to answer your question definitely, but here's a thought experiment with squats. Strong person has a squat PR of 200kg Weak person has a squat PR of 40kg Who do you think will manage more reps with a weight of 40kg? So i'd say, all else equal then yes, the stronger person also has more stamina.


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This idea that the "correct" way to lift involve getting your hips as low to the ground as possible is something that has historically been taught, but has no evidence behind it. It's more of a dogma than a correct technique. Martimo, K.-P., Verbeek, J., Karppinen, J., Furlan, A. D., Takala, E.-P., Kuijer, P. P. F. M., Jauhiainen, M., & Viikari-...


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In order to gain muscle one should eat a lot. Usually one then both gains muscle and fat: bulking. Bodybuilders alternate between bulking and cutting. During cutting they loose fat. However they do not gain muscle during this phase and may even loose a bit of muscle in this process. Since heavyweight powerlifters do not care about being fat they only bulk. ...


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Muscles consist of slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers. The slow twitch are weak but can work for a long time, whereas the fast twitch are strong but can only work for a short period. If you train with few reps you get stronger but most of this increase in strength comes from the fast twitch muscle fibers. As mentioned these can only work for a short ...


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I don't know for weight lifting, but there is a chart from a well known book in cycle training that talks about the different zones of training and how they affect the body: You can see that in the most intense zone (7 in this chart), performance depends on hypertrophy of fast twitch fibers and neuromuscular (i.e., nervous system) power. In areas that are ...


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Making your self sit or stand straight is not a way to fix your posture. This is probably what could cause your back pains. The body is used to a lot if we create bad habits and you can't just fix them by trying to stand straight. I would suggest to include some exercises to strengthen your core. Abs, shoulders, chests, lower back, etc. When I first started ...


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I have had this same issue in the past, for me pushups were just extremely uncomfortable and I was never able to hit my strength limit before I had to stop. First of all, using a punching bag for some boxing routines would be extremely beneficial for certain areas of your chest (serratus, lower outer, and upper outer chest). Most boxers rely on a strong ...


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