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How to Fix Uneven Shoulders - Q and A

How Do I Fix Uneven Shoulders? Please Help Me Correct My Posture!

___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW____TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___The following post is based on a Q&A between me and one of my readers, Arnaldo. Arnoldo wanted to fix his uneven shoulders, which was affecting his overhead lifts.Arnaldo’s Question Hey Alex! I came across your upper back anatomy guides, and I think they are really awesome! I decided to write you as I’m really confused about what …

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Why Are Compound Exercises Better Than Isolation Exercises for Beginners? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: Why are compound exercises better than isolation exercises? I ask, because you often say beginners should rarely do isolation movements, if at all. I want to do preacher curls and triceps pushdowns to build bigger arms. – Tim (Kansas) Answer: Hey Tim, thanks for the question. As a beginner, your time can be spent …

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3 Day Dumbbell Split Routine – Weight Lifting Q&A

___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW____TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___Question: I want to workout with my adjustable dumbbells 3 times a week; on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule. Can you show me a 3 day dumbbell split routine that includes a forearms/abs/calves day for one of the workouts. Thank you! – Josian Answer: Hi Josian. Thanks for the request. First off, is there any reason that …

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56 year old weight training to lose fat

56 y/o: Lifting Weights and Trying to Lose Fat but Progress Is Slow – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: I am 56 years old and 215 lbs. I have been lifting every other day and running 3 miles every day for 2 months. My goal is to lose fat and get down to 190 lbs, and also build a respectable upper body. My diet has consisted of no alcohol, plenty of protein and …

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What Is The Best Ectomorph Training Strategy? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: I was hoping you could tell me some ectomorph training tips and workout advice. I looked at your article on different body types, and was intrigued to find that the ectomorph somatotype accurately describes both my personality and my body type. In terms of weight lifting, how does this body type affect the way …

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Can I Gain Muscle, Strength and Endurance at the Same Time – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: I’m trying to put together a training program that will allow me to gain muscle, strength and endurance at the same time, but I have some concerns. As it is I’ve divided the month as such: 1st week endurance, 2nd week strength, 3rd week strength, and 4th week mass. It seems as though it …

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Help! I Need to Get Rid of My Man Boobs: Is It Gynecomastia? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: How can I get rid of my man boobs? – Ali Khan (Saudi Arabia) Answer: Haha, well that’s certainly a straight-to-the-point question. A little bit of context about yourself and your situation would have helped me provide a more targeted answer, but I’ll still help you as best as I can. The solution is …

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14 year old build muscle without supplements

14 y/o: Can I Build Muscle WITHOUT Supplements? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: Hey, I’m 14 years old and I want to know if I can build muscle without supplements, protein bars and shakes, or a hardgainer diet. Note that I currently have a daily intake of 50-70 grams of protein. I also drink 10 glasses of water every day. – Brigham Answer: Thanks for the question, …

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What Are Some Interesting Lower Trapezius Facts? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: What are a few strange, interesting facts about the lower trapezius? Answer: Hmmm… nice question. Well, let me first point you toward the page on the lower trapezius, which explains the basics on functional anatomy of the lower traps. Now, here’s a few interesting, though not necessarily strange, facts that come to mind: The …

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