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Friend is benching 405 through a “secret workout?”

My friend probably in his late 20s at the gym tells me his secret to benching 405 is a secret workout he does daily. This confuses me, because he told me another day that his only exercise was the gym ...
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What happens if someone works out 12 hours a day? [closed]

Question seems pretty clear: If somebody is working out 12 hours a day, then what? Major gain over short periods of time, overly sore muscles, or what?
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Good exercises for lower pecs without weights

Note: I'm just trying to get in shape over the summer while I'm away from school so I'm an amateur when it comes to physical fitness and I might not know what I'm talking about. As of right now I'm ...
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Focus on body part hard on one day, or spread it over multiple days?

My current workout schedule is 5 straight days. 3 days upper body weights, 2 days elliptical and abs, alternating days. I was reading up on how alternating sets is best if you want to increase the ...
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2-day split with weak grip: vertical/horizontal or push/pull?

I have been doing a full-body workout for five months now. The main pull exercise was the inverted row. I have been lowering the Smith bar since I started five months ago. Currently I am "lifting" ...
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Bulking up a (relatively) small chest

Compared to my shoulders and arms (and even my abs), my chest is virtually non-existent. For as long as I can remember I've always had pretty muscular arms & shoulders (most likely down to ...
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How long to chest press 250 if currently at 205 [closed]

How much longer will it take to max chest press out to 250 pounds if currently at 205?
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How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?

My question Between now and two months from now when I'm able to see an orthopedic surgeon, what exercises can I do in a hotel room with only my body weight that will not aggravate the shoulder ...
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Please revise my workout routine according to my body detail

My goal is to overcome my "skinny-fat" body. I am already working-out passionately but I want to hear advises from you guys about my workout routines. I have listed 2 different routines that I ...
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What are some shoulder healthy way to train tricep?

It seems like most workout targeting tricep is harmful to shoulders (dips, overhead extension), I have suffer from shoulder impingement from the past and would like work out my tricep in a healthy way ...
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At Home Regime To Build Upper Body Muscle

At the age of 19, I've come to accept for many years that my lower body would take complete and total predominance when it comes to my muscle mass. However, over the last year or so, I've been ...
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Weird result of working biceps and triceps? strength depeleting?

Earlier I used to do regular pushups about 30-40 and was able to perform about 5 chinups everyday. I left training for a while and then for the past few weeks started training with 10kg dumbbells. ...
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Seeking suggestions for lifestyle changes beneficial for upper body strength [closed]

I am interested in identifying lifestyle changes which are beneficial to upper-body strength while also being practical for accomplishing other common tasks. In other words, activities which fit into ...
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I am disabled, can I go to gym?

I am disabled, I use a walker and I'm practicing walking using elbow crutches. I can move my legs, I just can't balance so I have to use aids. My upper body is normal. I want to go to gym, to ...
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i'm getting out of shape left bicep cause weight is not acting on my left bicep [closed]

I am from India. My problem is that my left hand is quite bent, so weight is not acting properly on my left hand. My left bicep looks a bit smaller and looser than the right one. When i do chin ups, ...
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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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How to maintain rate of improvement from light excercise

Some months ago, I started performing semi-regular press-ups with the intention of building a bit of upper-body strength, endurance and tone. I'm 39 years old, and male. I've been doing three sets, ...
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Adding Core/Abs exercises to my routine

My workout routine is as follows: Chest/Biceps Legs Back/Triceps Shoulders and Legs again. I want to include some good core/ab exercises, please recommend some and tell me on which routines ...
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is it important to keep both shoulders at equal strength? (If so, why?)

My wife got a hairline fracture in the ball of her shoulder joint about two years ago. Unfortunately, it still hurts when she exercises that shoulder, which limits how much she can train it. If she ...
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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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Bodyweight Bicep Excercises

Are there any bodyweight bicep exercises? Or any form of bicep exercise that can be performed without equipment?
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Lifting babies for strength

I'm a new father (7 months in), and sometimes struggling to pick up and carry my child (previously trained mostly for marathons, so I'm not blessed with copious upper body strength). As of now, the ...
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Upper-body cardio

I have a knee injury, so I cannot do things like running, cycling, jumping, or virtually anything else that puts pressure on the legs. What are good upper-body exercises that I could use to burn fat? ...
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Training for muscle ups

Hi I've been wanting to do a muscle up ever since I knew they were possible and was wondering what muscles and how you should train for one at home. I occasionally go to a gym with a pull up bar with ...
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What is a good upper body strength routine for a cyclist

I have previously done the starting strength program, which puts emphasis on compound exercises with a lower body focus. Recently I have started commuting to work on my bicycle, and my commute ...
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How to workout around a tight Levator Scapulae

My left Levator Scapulae is tight like hell today (probably from incorrectly lifting a heavy gas bottle yesterday) and it is causing some undesirable effects. It is even noticeable in the mirror. I ...
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Is this a good weight lifting routine for a 13 year old?

Hi my friend and I (both 13) are just getting into weightlifting and I was wondering if you think our routine is good for beginners (we did throw in track though and we are pretty strong) we plan on ...
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Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate

I did tabata intervals religously for 2 months and the results have been great. I did my intervals on an elliptical machine for 4 times a week running for roughly 16minutes to 25minutes a day. But ...
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Body-weight exercises to target Trapezius muscles?

I'm looking for some way to exercise my upper trapezius muscles using only my body weight. Normally, this would be accomplished with shrugs or upright rowing, but without weight, shrugs and rowing are ...
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Will training upper and lower body on separate days have an effect on the other?

If you have a mainly lower body program, like running, and you rest 3 days a week, will training arms on those days have an effect on the running?
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Half pull up for the Lats

Which half of the complete Pull up works the Lats more ? For eg : If I do the lower half of the pull up will it involve my Lats more OR if I do the upper half of the pull up ? My problem : I can't ...
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Arm workout similar to P4P's ab series?

I've been doing the 8 min ab exercises from passion4profession, and would like to do something similar for my arms. The exercises in the video are all done without any equipment, they work their way ...
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Building a custom upper body routine

My doctor has instructed me to stop doing all leg exercises, and as such I know have to revise my workout routine. I am considering building a custom A/B split upper-body routine and doing my ...
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Training upper body without stressing lower body

Because of a knee injury (right knee) I'm looking for ways to keep my upper body in shape until the injury is over. I've already found some exercises to keep my arms in shape without using my leg(s) ...
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Symmetrical body workouts to compensate for imbalance

The problem with my body is that I'm so right handed so that my left upper body almost look wasted. My MAC (Mid Arm Circumference) on my left side is 30 while my MAC on my right side is 36. It's the ...
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Widen chest area (side)

I always see alot of professional sportsmen, that their chest/ribcage from the side-view is very wide. For the normal average human, my arms can cover the whole of my side-view of my chest. How ...
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Exercise for Upper chest

What would be the best exercises for developing a upper chest ? I know the answer would be inclined Press movements but some how these don't really help me. Know matter how many I do, I can't get my ...
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Pull-ups: Pain on shoulder joint when lowering body - how to recover from, and prevent or avoid?

I just started doing pull-ups about two weeks ago on a pull-up bar (the one that fits on a doorframe - similar to this). A day after I started, I got muscle pains all over my shoulder and upper arm. ...
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Upper back exercise on the road

What are good exercises for upper back which you can preform in the hotel room? I only have my bodyweight and that's it. Also, I'm not very keen to test the strength of the various hotel's bars/rods ...
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How can I increase my pull-ups reps?

Do I do as many as possible to failure? Or do I stick to a weekly plan or multiple sets with low reps?
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How to do a one-arm pushup?

I'd like to do a one-arm pushup. I'm aware of the guide on Beastskills, but it fails to get into much specifics on how to actually progress to it (for the record, I'm trying to do what is referred in ...
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Difference between wide-grip lat pull-downs and wide-grip pull-ups

I have a workout plan based on the use of traditional equipment, than includes both of these exercises. TRX is, I guess, the most known brand of straps suspended from the ceiling or wall. Pull-ups, ...
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Reducing flab and Building the Upper Body simultaneously - Guidance? [closed]

I have recently joined a gym, and I wanted to build both the abdomen (6-8 packs) and upper body (chest and shoulders). I have used a gym two years back. I have the following questions: How I ...
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What exercises can I do to equalize differences in upper-body strength?

I've been struggling with bench recently and have discovered that if my spotter supports the right side of the bar, I'm able to complete the set with considerably greater ease than if I did it on my ...
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How to get stronger (mostly upper body)?

I'm a college runner with a 14 month injury that doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon. So I decided I may as well take up weight-training instead. I absolutely hate lifting weights, but, ...
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Routine to strengthen Back and Arms

What machines in a typical gym would help improve my strength with regards to lifting, carrying and so on? I take it I should be looking at improving muscles in my arms and upper back?
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Is It Possible To Gain Mass With Out Increasing The Workout?

For the past couple weeks I've unintentionally kept my workout exactly the same. Same reps, same weight. Not a lack of motivation, it's just when I'm done I can't do any more. But the crazy thing is, ...
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Isolating the lower and upper pecs?

For the past six months I have been working on my pecs using seated cable fly and machine fly. With the seated cable fly I push downward slightly on the cables to isolate the pecs from the delts. So ...
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Upper body toning

Whats the best exercise moves to target toning of the area (flab) that sticks out between your chest, arm and shoulder when wearing sleeveless tops?
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Clicking and clicking noise with bench presses

When doing bench presses, both the left and right areas of my shoulders make this really loud clicking sound and it feels as if the bones are clicking against each other. This has been happening for ...