Dennis Haarbrink
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Starting Strength without a power rack in a home gym
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The simple answer is: No, you can't do SS without a power rack. In the beginning you can get away with cleaning the bar, but that stops soon enough. And this isn't even specific to SS. Every program ...

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More hours in the gym
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Usually, no. With body transformations there are no shortcuts, you just have to put in the work. And that work consists of three parts: train, rest and eat. Train hard, rest (and sleep) a lot, and ...

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Is it possible to gain muscle while being on a calorie deficit?
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The short answer: No. The more nuanced answer: It depends. There are two groups that can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. This is generally true for beginners that have a surplus of bodyfat....

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Exercises for this muscle
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That is the Latissimus Dorsi, or most commonly called 'the lats'. A muscle group of the back. Good exercises to build them are deadlifts, pullups and rows, or any pulling movement really.

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Bouldering vs Rock Climbing
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I don't have much experience with bouldering, it wasn't really a thing back then. But if you don't intend to compete, just do whatever you think is most fun.

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What does failure feel like when doing a press up/push up?
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In the title you ask what failure feels like. I think what you describe sounds to me like failure. I guess more interesting would be to know how to overcome this plateau. Instead of doing 1 set and ...

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EATING DISORDER ALERT: Should I keep cutting or increase calories and allow more food freedom as a maintenance goal?
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You say you have another 300 grams you want to lose. How would you even measure that? Weight fluctuates by time of day, bowel contents, levels of hydration etc. I think you are looking at it too ...

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My cardio class burns my muscle?
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Well, you have just left the stage of 'beginner gains'. Now is the time you will have to make a choice: build muscle or lose fat. You can't do both anymore.

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Any tips for not losing muscle mass?
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I don't have any answers directly for your question, but maybe I can still help a little bit. Atrophied muscles seem to 'remember' they were once larger. If you are lean and muscular and stop ...

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cant do my 10 reps
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If you can't make it past 6 or 7 than you have probably made a too big jump or you're not pushing yourself hard enough. Try making smaller jumps, push yourself hard and see what happens. If you can't ...

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I want to get ripped but don't know where to start. HELP!
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I would recommend a basic strength program like Stronglifts or Starting Strength. And for your dietary needs: GOMAD. Gallon Of Milk A Day. That is ~2400kcal and ~120g of proteins. Keep eating your ...

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Advantages and downsides of route with slopes
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I think both have their merits. It sounds like the flat route is more like steady state cardio. While the sloped route is like an interval training. You can also increase the difference in intensity ...

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When do repetitions stop being heavy?
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I don't really understand the question. Effort never becomes null, it doesn't even approach null. Let's take your example of lifting a feather. How far do you lift it? How do you lift it? Do you lay ...

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Are these exercises okay for weight gain for an underweight person?
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Strictly answering your question: No, they are not good exercises. Sure, you'll build some muscle, but you will also burn calories performing them. If you simply want to gain weight, just eat a lot ...

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Exercise grouping - Should I group exercises targeting the same part of the body?
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The way you pose it there seems to be at least a big imbalance in your program. If you train a large group of muscles like the back with the same volume as a small muscle like the biceps, it is ...

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Can I still drink and train to run a marathon?
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Making sure you are hydrated well and keep your electrolytes up is the first step. I wouldn't go so far as to advise to quit drinking completely. There might also be some relaxation benefits. Do ...

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Pendlay Row: It doesnt connect the lats
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What helps for a lot of guys to take arms out of the equation a bit is by using straps. I know this helps me tremendously.

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