Bodyweight exercises use the body as resistance. Exemplary exercises are push ups, planks, pull ups and squats.

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Safe use of minitramp to develop hip and lower leg/for mobility in older deconditioned subjects

I've read high praise for this activity, and tried it a little bit in a gym. Not many people seem to do it. A good minitramp is very expense. Is it worthwhile to acquire one? How can it be used safely ...
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How does Push Ups cause one side of my chest to be bigger?

I succeeded in fighting a saggy male chest via standard push ups. When I was working out my lower pecs by incline push ups and finished the routine, I saw the left side of my chest is bigger than the ...
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No-equipment substitutes for Chair Step and Chair-assisted Triceps Dip exercises

The traditional "7 Minute Workout" includes two exercises that require a chair or other elevated surface, the ones mentioned above in the title. Due to an unfortunate incident involving a guest who ...
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How do I get a four foot butt?

This article says these twins do 2000 squats per day. I'm up to 75. I squat straight down, then straight up, even holding a 5 lb weight behind my back. My jeans only feel tight around my thighs. What ...
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At-home routine to balance rock climbing

I'm looking to improve my at-home body-weight training routine. It's a kind of circular training I've devised to balance my rock climbing. Climbers who don't do complementary training end up with over ...
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How to build my quads at home?

I am scrawny. I've always been scrawny. But a few years ago I've lost the muscle tone in my hips and I developed intermittent knee pains before of that. In the passing year I lost my lower back ...
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Spine standing out in the middle of the back

I've started training about 3 months ago. I had neglected my lower back training for a while before starting to train it again. Now, my body fat percentage is about 10% and my spine is very visible in ...
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What muscles are involved in the downward movement of the v-sit?

Can you help me with the muscles involved in the downward movement of the V sit? Downward would be eccentric but what muscles are the primary movers?
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How Can I Stop Swinging On Pull-Ups?

Whenever I do pull-ups, Palms facing in, my body swings forward and backward. I'm trying to avoid this because I was told that swinging will make pull-ups "easier", and take stress off of the target ...
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What is wrong with CrossFit?

Background Information When I started exercising a few months ago, I started with P90X and Insanity (Insanity for the mornings and P90X for the evenings). As a result, I'm getting used to high ...
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What is the opposite exercise of push ups?

I've been doing push ups on a daily basis, and I feel like I need to also train the opposite muscles, to make sure I'm training evenly. What would be a good counter-exercise for push ups?
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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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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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How to increase reps on pullups/dips while doing a 2-day-split?

I had to switch from Starting Strength to a 2-day-split because of recovery. The new routine is a push/pull split, done 4 times a week, which looks like this: Sunday/Wednesday: Squat 3x5 Bench Press ...
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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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Are there two or four movements for each rep of a Single-Leg Romanian deadlift?

The description in the book describes touching the right hand in front of the left foot while the right leg goes up, then says to repeat it with the left hand going down, and that you've completed one ...
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Exercise for office worker who spend most of the day sitting

What kind of exercise is most beneficial, if I am spending most of my time sitting in the office? I have been working out for quite some time, with 60% of my workout targeted on pectorals and thighs. ...
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Should Let-Me-Ins be affecting my legs this much?

I'm trying to get through Mark Lauren's You Are Your Own Gym Beginner program, as per my earlier question on ladders, Failure in ladder exercises - Am I misunderstanding rest periods?. When doing the ...
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Would only doing exercises on a regular basis, without worry about anything else, help grow muscle?

I'm male 24. I'm occupied with my office work so I'm trying to minimize the effort in exercise as best as I could. This means that I don't go to the gym, and I don't buy any equipment. The only thing ...
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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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Failure in ladder exercises - Am I misunderstanding rest periods?

So, my mother got me a copy of Mark Lauren's You Are Your Own Gym book, and I'm trying his workout plan. For the first week, everything is done as "ladders" where the plan is to do one rep, rest, two ...
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Fitness app advice? [closed]

StackExchange, I'm new here and have spent the past hour searching the site for potential answers to my question, to no avail. I did find this list of fitness apps: Creating a compendium of fitness ...
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What is the correct plan to transition from normal to handstand push-ups?

I'm looking to become fit in my upper body without having to go to the gyms. Right now I'm working on my pushups. I can do 30 normal pushups in one go, if pumping as fast as I can. I'm 6ft and 160lbs. ...
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Do handstand push ups and pike push ups work the posterior deltoid

I'm currently doing progression to reach the handstand push up. One of the progressions is the pike push up. I've read on a website that those exercises only works the anterior and lateral delts. Is ...
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Could I do a 1-series split exercise workout routine?

All of my friends who workout tell me that I they do a 1 muscle group a week training routine in the gym and that I should do the same. My problem is that I hate that and I don't want to go to gym for ...
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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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How to create a good personalized bodyweight workout plan

I'm currently in the position where I want to start working out, but I do not want to aimlessly begin doing just anything. First my target goal for training is an overall fitness to counter my ...
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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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Plank Progressions

So, I have been doing workout routine for a while now. IDK exactly how effective it is, but it certainly seems effective for me and I like it because each exercise is something I can scale up(by ...
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Can't do handstand presses

I'd like to be able to do handstand presses but can't. I can't even lift my feet off the ground or even get that close. What muscle groups do I need to develop in order to be able to do this move? ...
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How to achieve a “marathon runner's” physique by just working out? [duplicate]

By marathon runner's physique what I mean is a body type that is not bulky but muscular. Something like just a real lean build with low body fat percentages, muscles showing naturally without even ...
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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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If HiiT only, How many times a week?

I don't have much time to work out for long time session, so I'm just training according to HiiT protocol four times a week, it takes me up to 15mins per session. If it is Ok for the body to take ...
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Advanced High Frequency Training

I've been working on body weight training for just over a year now. After the initial beginner routine, full body/3 day per week, I went to a 2 day split/4 days per week, and to a 3 day split/9 days ...
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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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Best way to lose stomach fat [duplicate]

Anyone know of a daily workout that can get me slim whilst building muscle? I dont mean a full on workout like going to the gym because there is no gym around where i live. I also eat pretty healthy ...
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I have lost 3kg in 5 days is this bad?

I have recently started eating healthy & going to the gym, nothing too crazy just eating roughly 5000kj a day & going to the gym 5 days a week for 60 - 90 minutes each day. i have been doing ...
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Is Freeletics a good way to start doing exercise?

I am a 21 years old male around 180 cm and 72 kg. I often do cardio exercise but I've never done any kind of strength related exercise. I want to start doing some and I was considering Freeletics as ...
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Max lifting weight recommended for teenagers

I'm 14, so I can't really weight a lot, but my question is simple, for example on pushups you lift about 60% of your body weight in my case about 29 kilos (58 pounds), but trainers at the gym, say I ...
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What kind of exercises can I do to strengthen my back?

I am a 21 years old male, around 1.80 cm and 72 kg. I study at college so I spend most of the day seated, I try to keep a good posture but if I spend a lot of time seated I end up having bad ...
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Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?

A known book about bodyweight training written by a fictitious convict athlete, states that you can gain strength in your legs without using weights at all, by means of exercise variations that will ...
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Core training on “rest” days

I started a gym routine 2 months ago consisting of just Pull-ups, Bench presses, Squats(with barbell), Dead-lifts and Military Presses And for the abs Hanging L raises, Russian twists and planks. I ...
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Should we exercise when our blood pressure is high?

I normally can control my blood pressure (120/80) by managing to have healthy life style, following my nutritionist's diet guide, enough rest/sleep, no stress and regular exercise. But this morning ...
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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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Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?

For regular workouts there is information on the benefits and importance of doing pull-ups regularly. CrossFit even mentions it in this article. Men's Health even talks about this in one of their ...
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Feeling my chest being built during dips?

So dips are supposed to hit triceps, right? Well today at my gym I did about 40 of them and my chest still feels like its expanding right now, but my triceps don't. Is this normal? Can dips be hitting ...
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Thumbs up push ups muscles worked

I watch the AthleanX youtube channel a lot to learn a lot about the body's mechanical working as well as any training tips. In one video, Jeff recommends thumbs up push ups as a no equipment work out ...
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Bodyweight increased, but I'm getting strange measurements

Hi guys this is my 1st question on here. male 27yo I have begun working out again lately after a few years of no real physical activity. I have become skinny fat, with most fat around my stomach ...
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How scientific are the Prilepin tables?

Are the prilepin tables like this one http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2012/05/prilepin-tables-for-bodyweight-strength-isometric-and-eccentric-exercises/ attested by scientists? Or are they just ...
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Best reference material or app for creating a workout regimine to loose weight? [duplicate]

I am really looking for a bible of working out. I have a home gym but nothing too complicated. So I really need something that will help me get started.