Aardvark
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Why are push-ups and sit-ups so common?
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Speaking specifically to push-ups: They don't require any equipment They are fairly effective They exercise a wide range of muscles (chest, triceps, shoulders, abs) They can be easily modified ...

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Muscle building exercises without looking like the Hulk, think toned and defined
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There are a few things that I want to hit on here... First, as Stefano says, you're not going to turn into the Hulk overnight. Make sure that in addition to any resistance exercises that you're also ...

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What Are The Symptoms of Shin Splints?
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It sounds like it could be shin splints. Usually you'll experience the pain right in the front of the leg or sometimes on the sides of the shinbone. It's also usually a dull pain. Technically, shin ...

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How serious are the dangers to rapid weight loss?
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This comes with the standard warning - I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV... If you're simply changing portion sizes without changing the proportions of fat:carbs:protein in your diet then ...

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Is maintaining really so bad?
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I don't personally see a problem with maintaining as you put it. I'd throw in a few warnings though... If your maintenance consists of the same workout(s) day in and day out, then you run the risk of ...

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Change grip between sets?
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That depends on a lot of things. Basically, changing your grip from narrow to wide changes the level of involvement of the different muscles. Changing your grip might be good in that you can hit areas ...

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What are some signs of overtraining?
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As long as your progress is still good, you should be fine. When it starts to slow, stop, or reverse then you want to consider the possibility that it's because of overtraining. Another thing to look ...

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Is Zumba more effective than dance class for weight loss?
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The most effective dance form will be the one that you like the most. Zumba can definitely work up a sweat, but if you don't enjoy it and aren't motivated then you'll most likely give it up eventually ...

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Is there any data that prove that D-Aspartic Acid increase testosterone level?
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A study on the National Institute of Health (NIH) website found an increase in LH and testosterone in both rats and humans. Some caveats though... This doesn't prove that it will be beneficial as a ...

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How to regain endurance after a long period of rest?
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Under normal circumstances I would suggest interval training. If you Google "couch to 5k" or "couch to 10k" you'll find plenty of example workouts over a period of a month or two which are designed ...

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Cardio ideas for someone with Plantar fasciitis
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I'm currently recovering from the same condition, which I've been dealing with for over a year now. I got orthotics two months ago, and they are helping immensely. If you're not seeing progress with ...

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Exercises while recovering from groin injury/surgery
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First, the standard disclaimer when it comes to medical issues... I am not a doctor and you should talk to your doctor before doing exercise with an injury. Some of this is going to depend on the ...

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What are some free weight exercises to isolate hamstrings?
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It's not precisely free weights, but if you have or use bands then you can attach one from your ankle to a stable spot near the floor and perform a "curling" motion. You'll need to be careful to make ...

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