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So, it says that chin-up is a very effective biceps exercise since it forces you to barbell curl with you weight. I wouldn't read it like that. The author you quote stated: More weight is always better for gaining muscle. I think this claim is dubious, but it's also not claiming that a chin-up is equivalent to bicep curling your whole bodyweight, merely ...


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Imagine the pushup like a bench press, where you do NOT bump the weights together at the top. Think of it more like a bench press with a bar, if you will. So you don't get the triangular motions, because your hands are always a fixed width apart. It looks like you've more or less correctly pointed out that the pectoral muscles are involved in adduction, ...


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Unlike the knees, the hips don't really "lock" - upright femurs are the limit of range of motion of the knees, but an upright torso is not the limit of the range of motion of the hips. So the idea that it is crucial to "lock" the hips doesn't make sense. Powerlifting rules are usually simply that in the squat, the lifter must return to an ...


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I'm curious if a typical linear periodization rep scheme would work better or if I should change reps each week and make it weekly undulating periodization TLDR: You will likely gain strength faster with undulating periodization, at least for a while. There seems to be no difference with hypertrophy, so if strength is your goal, it is definitely worth a ...


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