MJB
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Biceps increase muscle size in 1 month
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Just to be clear, bodybuilding is a sport of patience. You won't achieve your goals in 1, 2 or even 6 months. That being said, if I'm reading your question correctly, you're already doing sets of 25. ...

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Pull-ups - should I start greasing the groove?
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You can increase pull-ups in multiple ways, I can do about 3 sets of pull-ups with 40kg (88lbs) added weight now (and about 12-14 sets of 10-12 pull-ups of bodyweight). Here are some exercises that ...

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Home training works against my BMI
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BMI is just an average target, being healthy and fit varies per person. I used to be really underweight according to BMI measurements while feeling fine and working out almost daily (cycling, running) ...

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Best exercises to improve cardiovascular system in relation to calorie spent?
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First of all, I highly doubt that you're actually 5% bodyfat. I have above average muscularity and you can see veins all over my body and I'm still not at 5% bodyfat, I am around 8%. Being at 5% is (...

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1+ month into calisthenics and need guidance
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I want to start by saying, it's not a bad thing to have goals that might take you a year to achieve, so don't be afraid to set seemingly unrealistic goals. You can do a couple of things to reach these ...

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‘Perfect’ one-arm push-ups
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Do you know which is the weak link in your attempt to do a perfect one-arm pushup? How you train for this depends heavily on what's holding you back from doing it. If you can do 25 'ugly' one-arm ...

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When should someone with skinny physique buy mass-gain powder?
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Honestly, the answer whether mass gainer would be a useful addition to your diet is the following. Assuming you workout a few days a week, whether or not you should be using mass gainer has little to ...

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How to increase pull up repetitions
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I have given multiple answers on this topic, see here and here. I have a few questions though. Are you doing pull-ups or chin-ups? Are you using your scapula to keep your upper back tight during the ...

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Pull-ups not hurting in the right place
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I don't have all the informatoin, and would need to see you do pull-ups before knowing for sure, but this sounds like a case of not properly (knowing how to) activating the back muscles during the ...

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Working out 7 days a week
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I don't think you'll be able to get one definitive answer here. As long as all muscle groups get about 2 days of rest, I don't see a problem with working out every day. How much you're able to ...

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Can't do pullups; should I buy a lat pull down machine?
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There are multiple exercises you can do to learn how to do a pull-up and you don't need a machine to do this. You can start with things like negative pull-ups, in which you jump upto the bar and ...

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How to love push-ups?
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Pushups are a great basic exercise which helps you condition your entire body, not just your chest. While doing a pushup you train your chest, shoulders, arms, even legs and core. But once you get ...

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Disadvantages of running without Heart Rate Monitor
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The thing is, if you want to take running a bit more serious and want to improve, you want to train in different heartrate zones. Training without one will often result in training too hard, which ...

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Muscles involved in front lever and back lever
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Both front and back levers require a very strong core. By core I mean your entire midsection, not just abs. Your lower back especially needs to be very strong for both these exercises. In addition to ...

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Natural, cheap protein food
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I would start of with the fact that it can (most likely) only be 2 of your 3 variables at a time. If it's cheap and healthy, it might not be natural (protein powder for example). If it's healthy and ...

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How long will it take to get used to current level of exercise?
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If you literally started with 0 physical activity and started doing all of this, I understand the soreness. Given you eat and rest enough, your body will get used to this within a month or two, during ...

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Does running serves as warm up for mild upper body gym workouts?
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What running will do is increase your heart rate and blood flow which is good but it won't prepare the specific muscles your about to work on. What I would advice is to do some dynamic stretching ...

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How can swimming without water be harder to do?
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This is because water has a higher density than air which creates resistance**. The easiest way to notice this resistance is to run into water at the beach. The deeper you'll get into the water the ...

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Im skinny but not shredded.Should i do cardio and weightlifting both or will the one influence the other?
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You haven't given a lot of information, as @Alec stated in the comment, if you provide more info we'll be able to give a more detailed answer. Based on the info you gave, I'd say don't do any ...

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What is good strength training for a regular cyclist?
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I would suggest doing full body (or in your case full upper body) workouts in the form of either compound lifts (deadlifts, bench) or a form of bodyweight exercises (i.e. calisthenics). Here's why; ...

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What should I look for when searching a new calisthenics/gym routine?
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If you want to get better at calisthenics you seem to be on the right track. Things like push-ups, pull-ups and L-sits are very good basics to get the strength required for more advanced moves you'll ...

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Upper body conditioning goals
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What ever the goal should be depends on what you want to achieve more than anything else. You can do numerous things like that "100 burpees in under 8 minutes" goal for your upper body. 'x' amount ...

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Functional weekly workout routine
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If I look at your current stats I think the main thing you want to do is lose some weight and build some strength. This will allow you to do more pushups and pullups. Also, if you want to be able to ...

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How much body mass will I lose by switching over from lifting to calisthenics?
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If your workouts will be as intens as they are now, you won't lose any mass. It's even possible that you will gain more mass since this will be a new way of stimulating the muscle which your body isn'...

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How can I perform high-pull ups?
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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, ...

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Alcohol and gym gains
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Whether or not it is benefitial for you to train an additional night depends on your goals. Training the extra night could work out fine, the alcohol and less sleep on friday night will make the ...

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Incline curl difficulty
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The form makes your arms stretch further than when doing normal curls. This makes it so that the curl starts from a dead hang at the bottom, which makes it harder.

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Squat getting strong but legs don't grow
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As far as I can see you've been only working out for 3 weeks. I suggest you take some pictures or measure your legs right now. After measuring, be consistent in your training, eating and rest periods ...

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Focus on 1 muscle group or not
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A few things you should understand: Muscle imbalance can indeed cause long term pain or injuries so if you work out, you want to work on your entire body (and work on mental health is as important in ...

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Does sweating interfere to the muscle/weight gain?
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What's happening is that you're burning more fuel because your body has to keep itself cool (which is why you're sweating). If you want to gain weight, you need a caloric surplus. So if you have a ...

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