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As it turns out, yes, it's perfectly normal. While the exercise is supposed to work only the back and legs, a lot of people have trouble with the static position. Some tips from the Fitocracy wiki: Use some rope I noticed that I had the tendency to rock back on my heels, even every so slightly just shifting the weight. I felt less of that when I ...


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I think the reason is how you perform the push-up. You can do them as a Martial Artist and you are focusing on quick burst with near zero resistence on the 'down' movement or you see this as a strength and body building exercise where you focus on where the muscles have a longer time under tention. However, you should do your push-ups in a controlled motion ...


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High rep hypertrophy work will not only retain muscle, but will also condition your musculature to get ready for heavy lifting after the break. Lifting in only low rep ranges is suboptimal, especially since you are a beginner. Every good strength training program has a hypertrophy phase in the beginning. In fact, I believe this is an excellent opportunity ...


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1) If you will not have access to heavier weights, I think you will likely have to increase your rep range. Another thing that you can do is look for exercise modifications that will increase the difficulty of the exercise, which may allow you to use the weights available for you. For example, you could try replacing the DB Lunge with a DB Elevated Split ...


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Pigmie's "How to do a MUSCLE UP in only 5 Minutes". I know that you said you're looking to start with the high pull-ups, but if your stated goal is muscle-ups, why not advise you that direction? I will first state that I am not an expert, and I have not learned to do this myself. However, I have gone through other tutorials by this fellow and he seems to be ...


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I would not suggest to use momentum first (i.e. kipping muscle-up). I would suggest to master strict muscle-up first then learn how to do kipping muscle-up. If one does not have the structure to support strict muscle-up, kipping muscle-up could mess up his shoulders. I would suggest working on eccentric muscle-up i.e. starting from the end of the muscle-up ...


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To start learning a muscle-up you need to know how to use momentum. You need to start doing explosive pull-ups, to get the momentum upwards. You can also use your legs to create even more momentum, pull your legs up (knees towards your chest, or towards the pull-up bar) as you do an (explosive) pull-up. This way you'll get so high, you'll practically be ...


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I don’t think you can use a literal interpretation of that exercise description and superimpose “ladders” on top of it. As described, you won’t risk losing any benefit from the exercise if you modify it to fit your needs. In my opinion, you would be better off rotating each leg after each set. So, for instance, the sequence might be… Set 1 Right ...


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I would understand touching one leg twice as one rep. So your actual ladder would look like this: 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4 ... - because you are switching the legs


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