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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

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3 Day Dumbbell Split Routine – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: I want to workout with 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Female Soldier: How Do I Bust Through My Fat Loss Plateau? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: Hey Alex, I am at a fitness/fat loss plateau, and it sucks! First off, I am a female so when I say I can bench 170 lbs.,

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“Fat Ectomorph” Female Lifter Needs Advice – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: Hi. I’m a female, 5’10, 160 lbs. I’ve always been active with Pilates and yoga but have been totally committed to weight lifting, cardio and a diet plan for 6 months. I love

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