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There is really only 1 way to lose fat, and it is not through exercise. Realistically speaking, the most direct and simple solution to lose fat is by changing how your body responds to food. In other words, your goal to store lesser fat and burn more fat can only be achieved by encouraging your body to use fat. In technical terms, you are trying to decrease insulin activity in your body. Insulin is key here. It is a hormone that stores blood sugar (usable forms of all carbohydrates within the body) into your fat cells. Hence, you are limiting foods that raises blood sugar unnecessarily.
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Illustrated here are the 2 most common forms of back pain from doing the deadlift - often seen from the novice to intermediate levels amongst weightlifters.
The Wide Founder Variation
Occasionally, you will hear "experts" ask people to not do squats, because it compromises the knee, the lumbar spine and is generally considered a very risky exercise. Horror stories of debilitating injuries are often attached to such statements. Frankly, I think such statements are over-simplified and taken out-of-context, as most health-related info are nowadays, and in this case, misinformation with exercise tips are definitely not out of occlusion. The truth is squatting (with or without added weights) is essential to lower body health and is even a great tool to rehabilitate the injured body. However, it is not to say that everyone will instantly benefit from the exercise and that preventative measures need not be taken to avoid injuries. There are always exceptions to the rule. Rather, my purpose for this entry is to approach the topic of squat safety objectively and to present my interpretation of the risks and benefits of the barbell squat.
Just to list a few examples of someone who has POOR hip mobility:
However, if you have read and performed the exercises instructed in the previous blogs: IAP & Building.. Part-1, having grasped the fundmentals of how supportive muscles support your spine, and felt a subsequent improvement in the condition of your lowerback; then and only by then, your body shall thank you further for embracing the "deadlift".