Alex L
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Compare & contrast squat types
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When it comes to powerlifting, a large portion of lifters will use a low bar squat which places the bar lower on the back to sit on a muscular shelf made by the rear deltoids. This also allows the ...

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What is meant by 'frequency', ' volume', and 'intensity'?
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Frequency Can be used to describe how often a particular movement is performed. If Lifter A squats once per week and Lifter B squats twice per week, then Lifter B squats more frequently than Lifter A....

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Normative ratio between squat and lunge?
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Eric from Power Dojo states: The ratio that I give in my Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Program is that you should be able to perform a Reverse barbell lunge at a minimum of 1/2 of your max ...

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Confused on Order of Circuit Workout
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When I approach a circuit in my training, I worry more about how one exercise will flow into the next, rather than specifically focusing on order the exercises on perhaps muscle groups. I also use ...

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Frequency of shoulder rehabilitation exercises
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What I learned from having shoulder impingement in both of my shoulders at the same time: 1) Face Pulls: Probably one of the best things you can do for your shoulders. A great exercise for ...

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Difference caused by grip width on bench press
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The major muscle groups in any variation of bench press are the pec major and minor, and the triceps (with various other muscles playing stabilizing roles). In general, the narrower one's grip, the ...

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Deadlift form with less than 45 lb plates?
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For starters, deadlifting properly (in a technical sense) involves neither tapping the ground nor nearly tapping the ground with the weight. It is a full stop between reps. However, in your case, this ...

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Bench press - shoulders down and back
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"Down and Back" This is a common cue meant to tell the lifter to keep their shoulders locked into position so that the shoulder girdle remains open throughout the lift (to avoid impinging ...

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Integrating Olympic lifting exercises into Strong Lifts
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It seems that you either started too low on StrongLifts, or you are indeed a beginner based on continuing to make progress on the program. You'll only benefit from exhausting your beginner gains in a ...

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straps and exercising with callus
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My personal philosophy for using straps is to use them when I don't want my grip strength to limit the effect an exercise will have on a muscle group I'm trying to work. If I'm doing Romanian ...

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Legs training program
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Reps in the range of 12+ tend to be geared more towards muscle endurance than hypertrophy (more muscle mass) or strength. A vast number of training programs with a trainee's 1-rep max (1rm) in mind, ...

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What are the benefits or drawbacks of full sit ups vs crunches?
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The main differences I've seen between the two: Crunches: Shorter range of motion, abs are more isolated, little to no lower back movement. Sit-ups: Longer range of motion (more time under tension), ...

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Why is my weight-gain supplement causing unexpected abdomen growth?
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Generally, men can expect to gain up to about half a pound of muscle per week, which is about .25 kg per week. This means one can expect about 6 pounds (or just under 3 kg) of muscle gained in three ...

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Why do abdominal exercises have so many reps when hypertrophy exercises are limited to 12 at most?
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Aside from having a lower potential for overall muscle growth, the abdominals are much like any other muscle group. In other words, it is up to the user on how many reps they use; though some ...

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Should I perform exercises in full range of motion if my goal is to build muscle
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Should I perform exercises in full range of motion if ... Yes ... most of the time While it is true that using a partial range of motion is useful; in that it allows you to use more weight, work ...

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Push/Pull/Squat vs Brosplit
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If your goal is at least in part to get stronger, you're best off exhausting your beginner gains with a beginner program. You already have experience with StrongLifts, so it shouldn't be hard to get ...

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Trying to start Exercising again after almost 9 years
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Your best option is to start slowly and take small, sustainable steps to also small goals that you can reach relatively soon (so you don't get discouraged). Quitting drinking is a major step (and ...

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Determining cause of, and counteracting, anterior pelvic tilt
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For starters, deadlifts don't count as ab work. Sure they may involve your abs, but they also involve various other muscle groups. You don't do just deadlifts if you want bigger lats for instance. ...

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Should I continue other exercises while dealing with sore hamstrings?
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Is it safe to do my upper-body workout? Yes. The most that your hamstrings will be doing during these will be acting as a stabilizer. Is it safe to do running? Maybe. Start off slow, and make ...

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Resting muscle groups within one session
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It mostly depends on your style of training (high volume vs intensity). Certain things might be more difficult due to already accumulated fatigue in muscle groups you've already hit. For instance, if ...

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Exercises that don't involve forearms
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To avoid stretching of the forearm, you should also try to avoid extension of the wrist under load. When performing most upper-body exercises, it's important to maintain straight wrists (regardless of ...

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Does having little triceps muscle affect chest excercise?
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In most cases, yes, triceps can affect your performance on chest exercises. Any exercise that involves some sort of pressing the weight away from you will use your triceps to some degree. However, the ...

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How should i train for strength with very minimal size increase
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There are two ways to approach this that can work together. Diet Your body's size is largely dependent on how much you eat, followed by how much of what you eat, and then by physical activity. The key ...

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Struggling with barbell row and overhead press - StrongLift
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As long as your form is good, then you are more unlikely to injure yourself. For rows, some 'body English' is fine to help drive progressions, especially since it is not a competitive movement, so ...

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Train for strength or hypertrophy?
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To start, I think that your current program is going to lead either to you burning yourself out, or to overuse injuries. Simply put, 75 (15x5) chin-ups is quite a lot to be doing everyday when you're ...

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Some questions about the deadlift
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Overall, you have better form than I see in a lot of people starting out, specifically your lower back remaining in a neutral position during the entire lift. Question 1: Your upper back actually isn'...

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Can't run for more than ~1700 ft
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I have a counter-question for you. If running doesn't work for you, but biking does, why suffer trying to run more than you can? I can't claim that cycling will have a lot of carryover into running (...

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How does solubility of whey protein correlate to its effectiveness?
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She actually has it backwards. Heat will cause the protein to denature and unfold. This process will expose the hydrophobic portions of the protein molecules. This new hydrophobic quality of the ...

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