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

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Are there advantages to breaking up a workout?

For instance, say you're doing an HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training) routine, and you can choose between Routine 1 ad Routine 2. In Routine 1 you would be doing 3 full-body sessions per week, and in ...
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How to shred max body fat although my physique is athletic

I've been working out for nearly 5 years and I am vegetarian(not even eggs) . Although I am in good lean shape but I wonder how bodybuilder shred almost all the fats from their body and look so ripped....
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I want to improve my lower body!

I love my body, but I want to know what exercises I should do in order to improve it and to obtain thicker and more toned thighs and legs, and a larger (more lifted) butt. My thighs are already ...
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What's the reason for bulking up?

There is a popular fb page that represents bodybuilders in my nation , admins always speak about how you should eat lots of food to pack on muscle mass.They actually recommend that people should eat ...
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Why am I not growing muscularly?

I have been weightlifting for sometime but my muscles are not growing as much as I would like. My workout plan consist of daily light weightlifting and some cardio excerise. And my diet is ...
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Barbell biceps curl - standing up or sitting down?

So, I'd like to do a prefect exercise for biceps, really isolate them and make them work 100% in order to get them bigger. I use barbells. I'm wondering, which of the following two exercises is ...
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How to gain weight? [duplicate]

19 years old .Height 5'9 , weight 45. It is my first attempt. I am a Gamer. I don't go out much. Got dumped For being a thin person,just yesterday. Help please.
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Heavy weight vs Light weight?

My goal is to build muscle size. There is lot of information online which says like Arnold says(3rd point) you need to lift heavy to increase muscle size and there's other information as well like on ...
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Home Workout: My body has been disfigured. How do I even the both sides? [duplicate]

My left chest is smaller 50% than the right. My left back and butt are 30% bigger than the right. I am right handed so this might have happened. It wasn't so noticeable before but after I started ...
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Are there benefits of having Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera as pre-workout supplement?

Ashwagandha is referred as one of the best T-Booster supplement as mentioned here. Also Cellucor P6 T-Booster has Ashwagandha in it. My question is can i take Ashwagandha root/pills before workout? ...
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How much creatine should I eat on off-days?

I usually take creatine before and right after my workout with maltodextrin. Is it beneficial to take creatine on rest days too?
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My biceps becomes stiff after one workout. How do I fix this?

What should I do when my biceps becomes stiff? When I perform curls by using a rod, I am able to curl my biceps, but later on, when I move to dumbbell curls, even the lightest weight — say 15 pounds — ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 barbells when bicep curling

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. ...