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strength and mass
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Those seem to be several questions at once. Physical strength has both a neurological as well as a morpholocical component (1). It is true that resistance training allows you to activate a higher ...

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Should I bench press without an arch during training?
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Stick with the powerlifting style benchpress. Do supplementary higher rep/lower weight dumbbell benchpresses afterwards. As you figured, benching with arched back has its benefits: it helps you ...

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RPE for a timed set?
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Three options come to my mind: The simplest - and probably least helpful - variant would be to just use a normalized Borg scale, which is basically the origin of the RPE tables for strength training. ...

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Gaining Fat, Losing Muscle?
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There seem to be two issues at hand: First, your scale gives unexpected readings, second, you can't seem to make progress with your current workout routine. While I believe the chance is high that ...

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How to strengthen my triceps for dumbells bench?
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When doing dumbbell bench press, you feel that your triceps is the weakest link among all muscles involved. So at first glance, attempting to strengthen your triceps with isolation workouts in order ...

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My cardio class burns my muscle?
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First of all, congratulations to your efforts and the results you are seeing so far! The plateau you perceive is not uncommon, don't let that demotivate you. Muscle gain and fat loss simultaneously is ...

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Stable shoulder position in bench press vs pushups?
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Both the (prominent) arch and the shoulder squeeze during benchpress are forms that are most common in powerlifting. For bodybuilding-style or strength endurance training, they are unnecessary or even ...

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Split squats over normal squats
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Research suggests that rear-leg elevated split squats ("Bulgarian split squats") activate the biceps femoris on the eccentric part of the movement more than conventional squats. Additionally, it is an ...

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Diet for Muscle Building and Fat Loss
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I have good news for you. The age-old dichotomy "Either lose fat or gain muscle" is mostly debunked. Look here for the discussion of two studies that showed how participants increased lean body mass (...

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Can Push-Pull-Legs be done as a 3 day/week routine?
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I would strongly advice against. Consulting Practical Programming for Strength Training, one learns that the optimal recovery time for a single muscle group is somewhere between 24 and 72 hours. Go ...

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Burning Fat Everywhere BUT The Chest?
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Short answer: No, you can't target fat loss. Moreover, she shouldn't avoid chest exercises but rather focus on them: while targeted exercises don't have any impact on whether and where she loses ...

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Trailrunning - What special considerations have to be made compared to regular running
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So, after having partaken in the trail running event, LShaver's great answer has proven to be very helpful during training as well as during the race itself. Here are some additional thoughts and ...

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Beginner in running ( did 4 months weight training)
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Fat Loss starts in the kitchen, because fat loss is a result of caloric deficit: you need to burn more calories than you eat. Any physical exercise, running included, helps you increasing the amount ...

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Is 6 strength workouts a week always a bad idea?
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TL; DR: Possible yes, but not very efficient Much of this answer is based on Practical Programming for Strength Training, if you are interested in the intricacies of how to lay out an effective ...

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Frequency of ''Full body'' training
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My answer is a "Yes, as long as you don't plan to spend all 5 days in the gym, lifting heavy weights". While in my opinion, a full body workout is the way to go for a novice, hitting the barbells 5 ...

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Feedback on current work-out scheme
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Honestly, your routine looks pretty wacky. That might work for a more advanced and enhanced bodybuilder who has very specific goals in mind, but for a natural novice, it is kinda useless. Judging from ...

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