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Safe way to train for the front and back flip?

Don'ts The biggest mistake people make when learning to flip, is that they try to flip into pools and onto mattresses. This is a mistake because it doesn't prepare you for the inevitable challenge ...
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No gain after 4 months of continuous excercise

First of all, you're not working out the other half of your body...your legs. When you're a natural lifter (no anabolic supplements like 90% of the instagram and gym rat population), the most ...
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Should I be worried about my fitness in old age?

The same principles apply whether you're a 20 year-old, 40 year-old, or a 60 year-old. Exercise is always good. The only difference between the age groups is the amount of intensity you should allow ...
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In between sets — what to do?

If you're goal is strength than in between sets you should rest. Catch your breath. Have some water. Nibble on some sort of calories. Load more weight on the bar. Then go again. Not sure why you're ...
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How much weight should we place on our heel and how much in our forefoot during squat?

There are two goals to aim for when distributing your weight: You should be in balance, for obvious reasons; and The combined centre of mass of your body and the bar should only move down and up ...
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5x5 Workout Plan becomes ineffective?

Each 5x5 (or 3x5) program has its own protocol for when you start stalling like you are doing. One of the more common ones, StrongLifts 5x5, suggests the following protocol for when you stall: ...
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Suddenly not sore anymore?

Soreness does not mean that you had a good workout (or vice versa), it means you had a workout you weren't used to. I've been lifting for a few years and I never feel sore, except for when I've had a ...
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How should I stay motivated every time I have a workout session?

You might want to watch this video from Elliot at Strength Camp, entitled "Motivation is Bullshit". Honestly, you're not going to be motivated every day that you need to work out (or do anything else)...
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climbing 8 floor stairs daily is it a good practice

Until elevators and steel girder construction around the turn of the 19th century, the tallest buildings were usually five stories. People worked in those fifth stories for years. Also, plenty of ...
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I don't feel my ab workouts

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 ...
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Which is the role of glutes when extending your legs?

We need to clarify some terms. "Extension" means movement of a joint which increases the angle between two body parts. So elbow extension is the movement that increases the angle between the ...
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Workout Suggestions for a 260lbs person that wont cause serious injury on the joints

Recommendations With Little Impact on Joints Biking: If you have access to a stationary bike or you have an actual bike, this is a good exercise for you. There isn't a lot of stress on the joints ...
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In between sets — what to do?

Relax. Sit, lie down, listen to music, talk to friends. If you're outside, enjoy the sun. If you really want to do something related to the training, visualize the exercise you are doing. Where do ...
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How to reduce belly and face fat

In short, you can't target fatloss. You can however make some healthy changes to your life, most of which you've already done by the looks of it. Most people have a hard time losing fat on their ...
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How can we be balanced during a snatch?

He isn't. If you tried to grab a bar in that position, you just wouldn't be able to, physics would object. Even your first picture, I'd argue that he's not exactly "balanced" as I believe ...
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Can doing the same kind of exercise workout daily provide any good improvements?

What you’re describing is Exercise Adaptation, or, “training plateau”. It’s a common response to exercise stress. From the National Academy of Sports… The principle of adaptation refers to the ...
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Can doing the same kind of exercise workout daily provide any good improvements?

Most "guys in the gym" have absolutely no idea what they are doing. There are certain exercises that you can really do pretty much every day for the rest of your life with good results. If you were ...
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Lacking the amount of energy that needs for a good workout at gym

Don't go home Stop at the gym before going home. If you go home, your mind tells you your work day is done, and you give yourself permission to crash. If you go to the gym before going home, you're ...
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Is power yoga equivalent to strength training in Gym?

No, power yoga does not offer the same benefits as weight training. I'm not saying one is better than the other, but one thing that is not satisfied by power yoga, is progressive overload by ...
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Intermittent Fasting: When to Workout

Gaining muscle It's undeniable that after fasting for 16 hours (as an example), your body might not be as physically capable as it was a couple hours after a hearty meal. So it might be a good idea ...
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Sudden burst of energy

It sounds a lot like you experienced a "runner's high". This is something that usually is experienced by runners, as running is the most common form of aerobic exercise, and runners therefore ...
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Why should we start a pull-up with already retracted shoulder-blades?

Firstly, moving your scapulae through a full range of motion in a pull-up will not work the muscles responsible for elevating the scapulae (i.e. upper traps and levator scapulae), as gravity does the ...
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Are situps considered a good core workout?

Short answer: No. As an exercise they are sub-par, and as a workout they don't even qualify. But we can tweak it, and add to it, in order to reach our goals. I agree with the article author's decision ...
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Why should the knee point outwards in squat?

Short answer: you don't actually need to flare your knees out, but what you do need to do is generate torque in your hips which can be accomplished by attempting to rotate forward-facing feet outward (...
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Do squat and deadlift work the hip flexors and extensors in a balanced way?

The purpose of the hip flexors are to lift the legs when walking or running. The purpose of the hip extensors are to lift the whole body when walking or running. Since the whole body is a lot heavier ...
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Do squat and deadlift work the hip flexors and extensors in a balanced way?

I've seen plenty of leg routines based entirely (or almost entirely) on squats and deadlifts. My simple question is this routine is balanced. This question seems to depend on the assumption that it ...
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How to burn fat effectively?

Energy deficit. That's it. There's no secret diet or exercise plan that will be more effective than any other for reducing adiposity. Eat in a deficit and you will burn fat. The greater the deficit, ...
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Running out of energy before feeling muscle stress

My nutrition is standard low carb diet (about 40% protein / 60% fats, I eat cake/sweets max 2 times a week no more than 100g). Ding ding ding! We've found the culprit. Your body relies on ...
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How does stress affect results?

There are three main divisions of the autonomic nervous system (ANS): Sympathetic - governs your stressed state which includes fight/flight/freeze reactions. Parasympathetic - governs your "at rest" ...
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