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What exercises are good to build up to performing chin-ups?
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This is an example of a Weight-Assist Machine. The woman in the photo is using it for dips, but this particular machine also supports Chin-Ups. Some Gyms and Fitness Centers have these. The one ...

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What are the recommended exercise types for getting broad shoulders?
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Another option for building your shoulders is the Shoulder Press. Front Raises will also help build your shoulders. To build any muscles, it's important to do a variety of different exercises ...

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Exercises for a programmer sitting by the PC all day
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One of the biggest afflictions for programmers is a phenomenon called Programmers Back. We sit for 8 to 10 hours per day, sometimes longer, which is perhaps the worst thing you can do for your back....

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How can I increase the number of push-ups I can do?
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When I was in the Army, we did wide-arm push-ups, elevated push-ups, diamond (close-hand) push-ups, push-ups with resistance (someone putting pressure on your back or a sandbag on your back) and push-...

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Why rest between sets?
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Without resting, you won't have enough energy to properly break down your muscle tissue so that it can build back up. If your goal is to build muscle, then to get the best results, you need to break ...

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what are the best techniques for getting back into shape
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My suggestion is to start slow and don't overdo it. Set very small, achievable goals that you can measure every week. For instance, you could start by going for a walk every day during your break ...

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Is there a way to prevent swollen feet from barefoot running?
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For a majority of your life, like many people, you've probably worn shoes, especially when doing anything that involves physical exertion or significant use of the feet. You say you've only been ...

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Do you need to "feel the burn" to become stronger?
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To increase strength, you must effectively break down your muscle tissue so that, when it heals, it comes back stronger than before. This means that, to some extent, you must "feel the burn". ...

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How do I prevent and/or treat dehydration?
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Keep in mind that prevention is the best strategy here. By the time you recognize the symptoms of dehydration, your body has already been dehydrated for some time. Your body can actually be ...

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Finishing an aerial
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I believe this comes down to simple physics. When your hands are on the ground, the energy of your body moving forward is transferred to your lower extremities, and your hands on the ground become a ...

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Breakfast before or after jogging?
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The owner of the gym I go to said to drink a full glass of orange juice. It's light, so you won't get tired, but it will also fuel you.

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Why is it so hard to restart running if you stop?
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If slowing down instead of stopping seems to help then why not just go that route. When I was in the Army, we didn't stop running. We slowed down, but we didn't stop. Part of it is keeping a ...

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Should I run when it is cold?
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You can certainly run when it's cold, but there are some things you should do to make sure you're comfortable and safe. This guide on Cold Weather Safety recommends that you dress in layers. As you ...

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Which activities increase flexibility?
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The only activities I know of to increase flexibility are stretching. Don't look at it as a chore, look at it as a way for you to relax. I personally find that I'm more likely to enjoy stretching ...

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What difference does hand/arm position make in chin-ups
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In addition to hands facing away and hands facing towards you, you can also work different muscle groups by varying the width of your grip. While a wide grip will focus on your upper/outer lats, a ...

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Advice on finding a training partner
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The only time I ever successfully worked out in groups was in the Army, in a structured program led by our noncommissioned officers. After leaving the service, I tried working out with others a few ...

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Is going to bed hungry going to help me trim fat?
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You don't want to go to bed starving because your body won't have the fuel to repair itself, but at the same time you don't want to over-eat either since you won't be burning as many calories while ...

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