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Deadlift: Leg Day or Back Day? ask dr. bell

Hey Dr. Bell, Is it better to do Deadlifts on leg day or back day? Why would it make a difference?

Traditionally, Back Day refers to the Superior (upper) muscles of the back. The Deadlift targets the Inferior (lower) muscles in the back, the...

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Biomechanics of Chest Exercises ask dr. bell

In the Fitbit “Building Bigger Stronger Chest Muscles” You wrote: "With the arms held in the front at the completion of the (fly) movement, the stress is shifted almost completely to the clavicular head. "Two questions: what is a...

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Work to Rest Ratio ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, How long should I rest between sets? Does it differ based on Rep Max:1-5RM, 8-12RM or 10-15RM? I just ordered the PFT classic option and looking forward to getting started. 

Welcome to the IFPA Team Jeff,

Rest Intervals (R.I.)...

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Is CoQ10 worth taking? ask dr. bell

Hi Dr. Bell, what is your advice on the CoQ10 Supplement? Is it worth taking and if so why?

This is an excellent question! Despite all the marketing hype on CoQ10, the jury is still out. Safety and effectiveness are not always proven, but the Mayo...

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Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) Chronic Injury ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, I have been experiencing pain in my upper left leg. I’m really not sure of the name of this area…I think the Hip Flexor? The pain occurs on the outside/top of the upper thigh, right below the waste. I have been...

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Food Addiction Tips ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, so many of my clients work extremely hard in the gym but they come up short of meeting their goals because of proper nutrition. It is easy to make suggestions on proper nutrition but how do you address food addiction issues? What...

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Dropping Size When I Want to Bulk Up - Periodization ask dr. bell

Hey Dr. Bell, I need your help. I’m 6’1, 208 pounds. I have been lifting for two months doing 5x5 sets every other day. I’ve always had big arms and then all of a sudden in the last 2 weeks, I have dropped a size. I don’t...

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Standard Weight Lifting Bar vs Olympic Bar ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, what is the difference between a Standard Weight-Lifting Bar and an Olympic Bar? Which is better to use?

Standard Weights are typically found in home gyms. Standard Weight Lifting bars are one inch (25mm) in diameter on the end and...

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