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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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Why Do Abs Exercises Have So Many Reps? Short Answer: To feel "The Burn" Many people erroneously feel that most abs exercises are cardio exercises. As a result, they try to perform as many reps in ...

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Is it normal to have a belly when I relax?
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Is It Normal To Have A Belly When You Relax? Absolutely! If you've got a gut, you've got a gut; you can't be tensing your body all day; that will wear and tire you out quickly. Should You Have A ...

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Eat more or less to lose fat and gain muscle
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Hi Zerotoinfinite, Look at this picture As you can see in the picture, the biggest contributor to gaining six pack is lower body fat percentages. As you can see, the six pack becomes more ...

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Workout Suggestions for a 260lbs person that wont cause serious injury on the joints
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Recommendations With Little Impact on Joints Biking: If you have access to a stationary bike or you have an actual bike, this is a good exercise for you. There isn't a lot of stress on the joints ...

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Diet plan - looking for feedback
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With the statistics you've given, you're about 6ft weighing 195lbs. You aren't really overweight (based on recommended height/weight from this, this, and this sources ). My recommendation is that ...

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I want to get ripped. Can bodyweight exercises do the job?
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The answer is a resounding YES. Body weight exercises can bulk up your body with muscles, give you six pack, strong arms, and legs. It can even get you a babe (okay, that last part isn't true :)). ...

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Information overload makes me unsure of how to lose fat weight
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I've seen you ask and answer questions, so I'm certain you have most of the theoretical answers you seek. Now, to make them realistic (aka broscience that's working for me). Don't eat when you are ...

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Core training on "rest" days
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First, lower back exercises shouldn't be done ONLY on rest days. Of course, since you're already hitting your lower back with squats and deadlifts, it kinda makes the comment redundant; I just needed ...

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I bench and squat way more than what I deadlift?
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(Possible) Reasons Why You Squat More Than Deadlift Your form is bad in both exercises. Without a video or someone checking your form, this can't be (dis)proven. You don't like deadlifting; as a ...

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Is it true that more calories give more energy, plain and simple?
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It's a fallacy that fat people unleash bigger bolts of strength. Can fat people hurt you? Absolutely! Why? Because Force = mass X acceleration and fat people have a higher mass; with a decent speed, ...

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Does BMI really matter?
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BMI simply measures the relationship between your weight and height and doesn't care if the weight is muscle-based or fat-based. You're focusing on the wrong thing: your body fat in the first ...

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Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?
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Yes.....but Body weight squats will increase your leg strengths initially. If you don't run or play sports that require running, you should experience some strength in your legs (quads, glutes, and ...

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Why I never feel DOMS on my abs?
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You Won't Have DOMS on Your Abs.......and that's an awesome thing! Your abs muscles' primary function is to stabilize your upper body; this comprises more than half of your body weight. They also ...

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remove belly fat but am already slim only belly fat
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Hi Sanoj, At your current height and weight, you're not fat (healthy weight, ideal weight based on height, and BMI calculation). As a result, I highly doubt that dieting would help you achieve your ...

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Is technique or form more important than progress in weight or reps?
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How about hurting yourself and be unable to exercise for a long time (possibly never again)? Is that a good reason? And yes, bad forms can easily lead to short/long-term injuries. Programs such as ...

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Is it okay to do workouts immediately after doing yoga?
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Yes, it's okay to perform other body weight exercises right after yoga. P90X has a video on cardio; the video starts with about 15 mins of yoga (as warmup exercises), after which it moves into Kempo ...

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Home workout exercises with minimal equipment
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Hi DoubleDouble, There's this general myth (usually by people who spend countless hours at the gym) that one needs to visit a gym in order to exercise effectively. While going to the gym is a good ...

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Do the squats Zack and Cloud do actually do anything in real life
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Hi Memor-X, If you squat like the video you mentioned, you'll develop knee problems pretty fast. So please, don't perform it like that As others have mentioned, squat is an awesome body-weight ...

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What are Some Energy Boosters
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Fadi Hanna AL-Kass, You said you've been training for 4 years straight. Have you been performing the same routine or mixing them up? Many times, people get bored after performing the same routines ...

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Working abs after regular workout
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The guy is wrong; depending on the exercises you've performed, your abs might already have been worked. However, if you need to perform abs exercises along with your regular workout, they (abs ...

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What kind of exercises can I do to strengthen my back?
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Only A Few Recommended BodyWeight Exercises Pullup and Chinup: Seriously, this should be an exercise in everyone's arsenal. These exercises guaranteed to build your upper body, make you stronger, ...

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Can weighted pull-up and dips lead to lower back problems?
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Progressive weights and good forms are usually deterrent against injuries. when it comes to weightlifting. The exercise itself will not result in any injury; however, you'll injure yourself if you ...

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Push Ups vs Machines
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If you can perform 4 sets of 30 reps using a machine, it's time to Increase the weights on the machines. Performing 30 reps of any weight-based exercise isn't recommended as it doesn't really serve ...

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What are some exercises that let me sit properly?
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Firstly, bad sitting will lead to bad posture, which will also be evidenced by a weak core. Secondly, no exercises will let you sit properly; all they can do is to strengthen your core and give you ...

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Possible training approach while in holidays
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If your workout session is limited to the gym, you need to be introduced into the world of Calisthenics Let me whet your appetite with a few links: Bar Brothers Barstarzz Essentially, ...

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Is it safe to bench press another person?
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Can You Bench Your Friend? Theoretically Yes......but I think the biggest problem you'll face is your friend lying still like a barbell. Since humans instinctively fight for control when they're off ...

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How long until a new workout/diet is assessed?
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"I've heard many people complain about not losing weight after a week" These are the same people who jump from program to program, expecting quick results. They're also the kind to jump on the ...

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How often should I do Calisthenic workouts?
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Short Answer: As often as you desire Calisthenics exercises are more similar to cardio exercises than weightlifting. They increase your flexibility and endurance, conditioning your body to perform ...

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Specific exercises to cure anxiety
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There's one exercise that has been prescribed to cure anxiety. Meditation (or Deep Breathing)! It's not really an exercise (in the literal form of the word); however, meditation has been proven to ...

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Is it safe to exercise while in the shower?
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No, it's not safe to exercise while in the shower. More importantly, the cost-benefit ratio is too high for this to be effective. Let's consider the "supposed" benefits: 1. Burning calories: How much ...

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