Working out for aesthetic purposes: building muscle mass, cutting weight (especially fat), creating desired body proportions.

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Should I jump rope even though I suffer from flat feet?

I have flat feet. I don't think it's that severe though. It was my leg day a couple of days back and I did squats, lunges, exntensions, curls and some rope jumps. However, today, my left knee hurts. ...
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Does Intermittent fasting increase growth hormone secretion without negating strength gain benefits? [closed]

I have heard many claims, and done some reading, but I am not qualified by any means to determine the truth of the matter: Question: Will Intermittent fasting, increase growth hormone secretion ...
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how to use supplement nutrition? [closed]

I have started the gym 40 days ago , and ever since I managed to jump from 69 KG to 78 KG as I used true mass protein and amino X but now I have few fat around my belly which is I never had before. ...
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More sets with smaller weight vs. more reps with higher weight

I have read the old saying that one should focus on more weight and fewer reps for muscle gain and vice versa for endurance gain. I have also read about most exercises that a set should be between 8 ...
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Is it good for training upper and lower abs in alternative days?

My trainer suggested me to do 3 days upper abs, external obliques and 3 days lower abs, internal obliques alternatively in a week. Is it a good approach to burn fat and get abs quickly?
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Is there a simple program that I don't have to look up at all?

In an effort to make a regular basis for working out, and as an extension of my previous question*, I am looking for a simple plan that satisfies these requirements: No equipment require, or simple ...
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Incline Presses and Flyes for squarer chest

Even though shape of pectorals are purely genetics. Few Body Builders suggested me to do Incline Presses and Flyes for building squarer chest. Are there any scientific evidence or research to to ...
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Possible to get InBody fitness score over 100?

Is it possible to get a fitness score over 100 on an InBody body composition analyzer? This thread shows one way to calculate the score, but will the machine go past 100? Here is a sample analysis ...
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How to do overloaded closed-kinesthetic-chain pushups without a spotter?

Muscle & Fitness says Most chest and shoulder closed-chain exercises aren't practical for developing strength, so these routines substitute the incline barbell press and barbell overhead ...
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How to build a decent muscular ripped physique at home by using only bodyweight exercises?

How to build a descent muscular ripped physique at home? I already know that physique achieved at home cannot be compared to the physique achieved at gym by lifting heave weights. But since gym is ...
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Any way to reduce carb effects?

I have a good diet but my diet contains 12 biscuits(sorry but i eat them daily) which has 24gm carbs per 3 biscuits.Is there any way through exercise and how long the exercise should be and how many ...
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Bodyweight Squats v. Barbell Squats for Calf Development/Involvement?

So we already know that barbell squats pack on more mass than air squats; no mystery there. But I am wondering about the role that calves play in both of these. I have heard air squats involve minimal ...
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Best routines to build muscle mass [closed]

I'm 5'9'' and 153 lbs now and 24 years old. I've been working out regularly for a year now. But I feel that the results now is not as impressive as it used to be. I go to the gym 4 times a week, 2 ...
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Difference between curls with dumbbells and rods

I generally do normal biceps curls using dumbbells of 10 kilograms on each hand. With that I am able to do 20 curls with each hand at a stretch( I am a beginner). However I tried today lifting a rod ...
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Cardio at training days or not?

So at the moment, i'm working out in 3 splits: Split: Leg + Shoulder, Tuesday Split: Chest + Biceps, Thursday Split: Back + Triceps, Saturday This is just for building up muscles, but now i ...
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Adding 1 kg on dumbell on only one side

I do workouts in my home and i have only 18 kg of weight plates in total. I do bicep exercises using dumbbells with equal weight plates on each side. My question is, can I add a 1 kg plate on one side ...
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Cardio/Circuit training post workout

I am pretty fit and working out since 2003. I have good muscle definition and am currently at 15% body fat. I want to flaunt my six packs in coming new year season :), so basically I am on very Low ...
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About categories of bodybuilding exercises and their “opposites”

Sorry if this question seems to be from a ignorant point of view. I've been going to the gym to do bodybuilding. In my workout, my trainers have told me that exercises seem to be assigned opposing ...
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Should I not eat before sleeping even If I workout in evening?

So I have read that we should not eat 2-3 hours before sleeping. If I workout in the evening, does that apply to me too?
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Smoking marijuana while working out? [closed]

So I am 20, I recently began smoking marijuana and am now doing it during my training sessions(in between sets, for example). When I am doing a curl I might lift with one hand and smoke with the other ...
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Workout procedures [duplicate]

I am a young person, slim in figure, in fact too slim. I want to develop my biceps and all other cuts and shapes of the body. There are many videos named "six PAC abs in 6 mins" etc. on the YouTube. I ...
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Is this diet right for bulking up? [closed]

I lift 14kg for biceps.(i usually put more emphasis on biceps and less on triceps and abs.) Following is my daily schedule: Morning: At 7:40am 3 egg white, 1 cup of tea(it also contains milk) with ...
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Do programs from books like You Are Your Own Gym and Your Body Is Your Barbell work?

I've been lifting for the past 6 months but my nutrition side has been mediocre. Mostly due to lack of time as a student and dangling from home to gym to school. Recently, I came across books on ...
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Body building workout equivalent to Starting Strength?

I have been following a strength training program for about 14 months (Stronglifts 2.5 months, Starting Strength the remaining time). I'm getting a bit bored of it (going to the gym feels like a ...
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You're as big and strong as you want: how to just maintain?

Let's say you've been lifting heavy ass weights, consistently eating well for a while, and you've accomplished the physique you wanted when you started doing exercise. You're pretty big, but you don't ...
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Best alternatives to whey?

I don't have access to whey powder. What's the next best alternative food-wise for building muscle?
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will i face any problems on body building

I am 5.5 feet, 71kg, waist 32 and my stomatch is out. I recently joined gym and the trainer tells me that we will put on more weight on the upper part like on chest and biceps so when the biceps ...
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build muscle directly or grow fat first?

if I were too thin and want to have a muscular body, should I grow fat first and then go to gym? or just start GYM directly?
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What's the importance of cardio in bulking phase?

I know that cardio exercises are really important to fat burn and heart health. But, for a amateur bodybuilder in bulking phase, cardio are really necessary? What's the importance of doing it? ...
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Should I do additional cardio?

If I ride my bike to the gym, which is a mile from my house, and back home, should I do cardio at my gym? I am also lifting weights 4 times a week alternating between chest, delts, triceps and then ...
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Is this a plausible cutting/bulking proposal?

Considering that losing fat without some muscle mass loss is highly unlikely and gaining muscle mass without gaining any fat quantity is also unlikely, all we have to do is trying to optimize our ...
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How often should one serious about bodybuilding have a cave day?

So I am a bodybuilder and I cave every 10 days, which doesn't seem that bad really, but how often should a bodybuilder actually cave. How frequently? How rarely?
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Workout Frequency and Tempo for Bodybuilding? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do some work out to gain mass and muscles. In order to develop muscles and gain weight: Is it better to do full body workouts day after day or do specific muscle groups every day ...
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Combining body building and grappling

I am training to build body mass. Does a grappling session once a week, which lasts for 2 hours, will effect my muscle size or performance at the gym. I want to do the session on a day that I dont ...
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Should I train all exercises in a muscle group sequentially?

If, for example I train my chest and back, and I have 2 exercises for each muscle group, lets call them chest1, chest2, back1, back2. In this situation I usually wanted to train back1, chest1, back2, ...
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Will Pilates kill my gains?

I am planning to start pilates for better posture and also weight training. I am planning to go to pilates in my rest days. But I am concerned with two things: 1) Will pilates kill my gains? Because ...
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Body Composition Analyzer - How to calculate the fitness score?

How does the InBody body composition analyzer calculate the fitness score? Regarding the fitness score: The InBody Score is an arbitrary score based on the measured muscle and fat mass for the ...
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I can't perform a single pull-up

I can't perform a single pull-up, or even a chin-up. I can't lift myself to the bar, however when using a low bar (one that I can start from the top) I can perform 3-4 chin-ups but still no pull-ups. ...
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Are the 7-Minute Workouts effective? (What are your preferred apps?) [closed]

I'm skeptical of the whole 7 Minute Workout movement that's started - I know that it's not meant to be the one workout of the day, rather it's meant to be used several times throughout the day or as a ...
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Why does my whey protein make me feel so awful? [closed]

I have been taking a simple whey protein suplement after weight training recently, but I am having a strong reaction to it. Every time I eat/drink it I start to feel amped like I've had too much ...
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Taking body muscle to next level

I started lifting around November 2014. I was 84Kgs and I had 30% body fat with waist line of 37 inches. I have reduced my weight to 74Kgs, body fat to 20.2% and waist to 32.6 inches. I can see ...
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Should skinny guys go to gym for getting better body? [duplicate]

Heyy! I am 16, 5'7" and skinny. I have been trying a lot to gain some body like a normal person then I can go to gym and start building muscle. Now I am thinking to go to gym to build muscle as well ...
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Is there any benefit to Touch-and-Go Deadlifts?

As per the question title, is there any benefit to doing touch-and-go deadlifts rather than the more "full" reset deadlifts? That is, does the touch-and-go variant provide any specific benefits to ...
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Shrugs - To roll or not to roll?

This is going to be a short question, because there's very little depth to it. I've been bulking lately, and to have something to focus on, aesthetically, my shoulder region is getting some love. And ...
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Is this overtraining?

I'm in a bulk phase, and found myself with more time in the mornings for workouts. I isolate and work specific muscle groups hard (high weight, moderate reps), 6 days a week and rest for one day. The ...
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Which rep range contributes to the most hypertrophy of calves?

I've watched videos of two big bodybuilders, Jay Cutler and Hunter Labrada. Both bodybuilders start with the premise of "your calves are being used all day long...". Jay Cutler finishes with You ...
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Long period one time training or divide it into two times a day

I usually train 4 times a week, and for each day, I usually do 1 hour weight training + 30 mins HIIT cardio running training. For other days I simplely do some light running or swimming. I did my ...
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How to get definition in the outer calves

I've been doing sitting/standing/donkey calf raises as accessory lifts on my leg days, but am worried that I'm primarily hitting the inner calf muscle (medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle). Are ...
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What are some safe chest exercise for people with shoulder impingement?

Are there any safe chest exercise you can do when you have shoulder impingement? Or should you avoid all forms of chest exercise in general?
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How to deal with aggressive knurling?

My EZ bar has excessive knurling that is quite painful for my hands. Is there a product to deal with it, other than wearing gloves? I was thinking some kind of wrap, similar to that used to wrap a ...