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A Zen parable: A student once asked his teacher, "Master, what is enlightenment?" The master replied, "When hungry, eat. When tired, sleep." Going to bed at 10 at night seems fine. Sleep is when you recover -- getting enough sleep is critical for fat loss, building strength, and performing well mentally and physically. Nothing wrong ...


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I would look into a conjugate system since it allows for multiple fitness factors to improved at once, which is unlike linear sequential type systems. The improvement for each fitness factor is dependent on the amount of focus during each mesocycle, but will less then that which occurs through concentrated loading from programs which are more linear ...


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My plan in the gym was usually doing just one set of high intensity low rep (about 3-5) squats in the beginning so as to not compromise too much on the squat, and after that I'd do bench press, overhead press, Pendlay rows and only after that would I complete the remaining sets of the squat (followed by the deadlift and other exercises). This is sort of a ...


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Just to get this out of the way Probably one of the most commonly uttered phrases around here, but it can't be said often enough: A flat belly is made in the kitchen, not in the gym. It doesn't matter how strong your core is; if it's covered in a thick layer of fat, no one will see it. And ab workouts do NOT burn belly-fat specifically. See: Is spot ...


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I usually do squats after doing other workouts in the gym, because of its complexity and more challenging. Warm-ups and gentle stretching must be done before exercise to increase the flexibility of muscles and enhancing the blood flow. Doing hard exercise before a workout can result in muscular injury.


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