Methods of organizing one's training.

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I need help making a workout routine

Background: I am a stay at home mom. My diet is healthy and of no concern as I do not need to lose or gain weight. Everything I make is diabetic friendly (for my father). I am a 115lb, 5'2 female. ...
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Should I take days off from working out - regardless of what my workout schedule is?

I'm currently working out where I alternate between cardio and weightlifting, and on my weightlifting days I alternate the body parts I target. Doing this I work out everyday, the idea being since I'...
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Fitting sports around weightlifting schedule and work

I'm not too sure how or why but I find myself in a position where i'm slowly obtaining more injuries year-by-year. In college I could go to the gym 4/5 times a week, play football (soccer) or ...
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Stronglifts 5x5, Balancing and What Next? [closed]

Progressing well for the last couple of months on Stronglifts 5x5. (25 y/o, male, 6ft, 80 kg / 176 lbs weight / eatting a surplus of 3200 kcal) How to stop my Bench and Overhead Press lagging ...
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Is it possible to maintain or improve as a runner doing mostly races?

Is it possible to improve or maintain your speed at any distance by doing the following: Hard workouts 1-3 times every two weeks where 75% or more are races and the rest are race pace workouts. Easy ...
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How to structure a high intensity interval training (HIIT) program?

I have read some good things about high intensity interval training (HIIT) programs, and wanted to give one a try. The problem is I don't know how the structure of one works, so I cannot build one ...
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Is there a bicep exercise that uses no equipment?

I keep a regular workout routine, and due to living constraints I have tried to use bodyweight workouts as much as possible, with as little equipment as possible. So far I have been able to find ...
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How important is periodization in force training?

How important is a periodization planning in a weight, force training? I mean the exercises you do in a gym besides the cardios. I'm not a professional in the field, but I started to study ...
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How to do exercises properly?

Previously I had asked for a "minimum" program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule, and minimum time to do it. The answer is to doing pull-up, squat and dip until failure every ...
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Workout to the failure is enough to get stronger. What is the need to have sets?

As far as I understand, push the muscle to the failure state in 5 to 15 reps will help me increase muscle growth production. If I need to do more than 15 reps to get failure, I simply build endurance, ...
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Why is this “minimum” program flawed (every 2nd day do dips, squats and pull-ups until failure)?

Early this year, I asked a question to make an uncomplicated plan/program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule. That is, I don't need to open a schedule to check the plan. I ...
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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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What is the difference between running intervals and repeats?

I thought running repeats where a long distance version of intervals but Ive been reading up on intervals and found mile and km long interval workouts. Whats the difference between running intervals ...
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Overall body fitness routine at home

I am following the below routine at home in evening hours. 2 sets of 20 reps with 2 minutes break between sets. squats inclined pushups hip thrust walking lunges Normal pushups crunches followed ...
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Fitness routine for chainsaw use and tree surgery

I'm about the average weight for my age (17), I'm fairly active, I enjoy walking and cycling but I don't particularly exercise at home or at a gym. I've started a college course studying ...
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Is this PPL routine suitible for my Goals?

Questions: Is the following routine suitable for my goals? Is the routine balanced and efficient? (eg. Am I doing too much of a specific exercise) Background: I am: 25, Male, 78kg, 5ft5. ...
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Is this workout plan sufficient

I only weightlift at home since we have a bench press with a preacher, bicep curl, leg extension, and leg curl. And also stationary bike with elliptical for cardios. Morning (Fasting): Cardio: ...
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When should I use incline and speed intervals versus incline and speed ramps?

I have access to a treadmill that has speed workouts and incline workouts. There are two types of each - intervals and ramps. In an interval, it alternates between a resting speed or resting incline ...
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What is wrong with a beginner following the Rock workout schedule?

So I am about 5 months into training and I am struggling to come up with a suitable routine. My gym buddy suggested me to do what rock does, which is simply-put, one muscle group a day, 2 day rest, ...
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When running intervals is it common to have pace peaks in the first 200 meters?

Ive always had an uneven pace during the fast intervals of 0.25, 0.5 miles or 1km no matter how much effort I put into keeping a flat pace, but lately Ive notice the same on some other Strava and ...
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What is the basis behind Push-Pull-Legs routines?

There is a lot of praise for Push-Pull-Legs style routines where you have a session mainly "pulling" focusing on back and then next week you are "pushing", focusing on your back. I understand that ...
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Want to get in shape [duplicate]

Guys I want to get in shape. I want to know how can I reduce belly fat. I am of 5ft 3 inches. Having a weight of 70 kg. With a lot of fat on my belly. I am 22 years old. I want to know what workout ...
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Do I have to feel worn out to be losing weight?

I am currently trying to lose ten lbs, and was not doing so well, until a few minutes ago I hopped on the scale, and it turns out I've lost 20. That's down significantly more than 10 lbs from when I ...
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Scheme 3-4 times fitness a week - Hypertrophy [closed]

Note: my goal is hypertrophy I have stopped for half a year working out. Now I lost practically all of my muscle I had built up before. I'm trying to get back into fitness, preferably 3-4 times a ...
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What's wrong with workout routines for muscle building?

I am using a workout routine to gain more muscles in the upper body. For many months (5 so far) I've been following a plan which caused a 2cm (almost 1 inch) girth increase in my biceps and forearms ...
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Optimize single dumbbell routine?

Hi fellow fitness enthusiasts and personal trainers. Thanks to my gym closing down and me moving, I'll need to train at least 6 months without a gym. At home I have a 15kg dumbbell. Since I'm not ...
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Trying to start Exercising again after almost 9 years

I'm 31 years old, overweight, and prior military. I used to run a lot and work out, but I've gotten lazier and lazier about it over the years. I haven't worked out at all in probably 8 to 9 years. ...
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Help coming up with a workout routine

I've been overweight most of my life. I'm 28, 5'7", and about 350 lbs. But it wasn't as bad until I was 21 or so. I have recently decided that I want and need to lose weight for better health. I have ...
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How do I get non-sports people to get exercise or do an activity?

Basically, we ask people to come play football, basketball, run, or even something easy like just throwing the frisbee around and no one can ever make it. They either don't respond at all, or have ...
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Arnie's pull-up strategy

Here's something Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote about how to increase the number of pull-ups you can do in one set: Let’s say that before you start training back one day you tell yourself you’re ...
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Truck driver looking to get fit [closed]

I'm a team driver, and I'm trying to get fit I have changed my eating habits but I feel I really need to work out. I wanted to know what are some good work outs to do in my sleeper?
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I'm losing weight, I can tell but why does the scale go up? Am I doing it wrong?

I am doing nearly 60 of what I call "sit squats" a night (You sit on your knees and push up, almost like when you're riding a horse and stand up in the saddle, bad explanation sorry). 10 crunches, ...
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Weight loss plateau

I am desperate. I've always heard that when you hit a plateau you can adjust your workouts or your eating habits. I've done BOTH, and seen absolutely no progress in my weight loss. I started out at an ...
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Is my diet or workout more effective? [duplicate]

I have been something of a workout addict for around three years, and while I saw minimal weight gain, I've seen large variances in my body makeup in the last 3 years. Depending on what I was into at ...
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Eating before/after an evening workout?

If I'm working out in the evening (an hour of cardio at, say, 8pm-9pm), should I have dinner before or afterwards? What effects will it have on a) my workout if I eat beforehand and b) my recovery if ...
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Why is my weight-gain supplement causing unexpected abdomen growth?

I am asking this question on behalf of my friend. He says he has been regularly going to gym and doing workouts for 3 months for 1 and half hours daily, which consist of push-ups, leg-raises, dumbbell ...
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Is working on the same set of muscles in a day a sound advice for muscle building, what is the scientific reasoning behind it? [duplicate]

My gymmates told me that if I want to build my muscles, I should concentrate on one part of muscles ( eg: biceps) in one day, then move on to the next part of the muscles the other day. Never ever ...
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How many Burpees do I have to do per day to lose a lot of fat fast?

I hate exercise, I find it excruciatingly boring. But I am overweight and need to lose fat fast. The main reason why I find it boring is because it takes too long and I don't like doing a a variety of ...
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Working out at the playground?

So I am having financial trouble and don't want to pay for a gym membership, so I'm wondering about working out at the playground. I would probably be doing pull ups, decline push ups, one legged ...
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Is my cardio session good for losing body fat?

So I'm doing a cardio session once a week, about 60 minutes, that looks like this: 20 min cycling 20min Running (outside or on the treadmill) 20min Cross trainer Does this session help me in ...
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Swim technique workouts in a short pool

For a week of my vacation, I will be staying at a hotel that has a short pool (17m). My question is: Given a set of swim drills (e.g. some swim drills), for a short pool what should a workout program ...
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Looking for short, home routine for thighs and abs

I have a personal trainer which I hit up once a week - love it. We do all our stuff outside with bascially nothing. I'm trying to get a bit more stuff to do mid week which is only around 15-20 mins ...
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Help me balance my cardio, circuit-training, and weight lifting workouts

I've been off the horse for a few months now, but I'm ready to climb back on and in trying to make a schedule I'm remembering something that I've been confused about for a while. There are three "...
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Gym routine with Tennis

What would be some good additional exercises to do at the gym for 2 days a week with 7 days of tennis? Objective - Improve strength, mobility and endurance. (Not particularly in this order) I am ...
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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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FATS IN MY ABDOMEN PART [duplicate]

What work outs can I do if I'm having the middle part of my stomach large? Though the lower part, particularly the part around my navel (gut/belly) is not large?
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Reducing side plank stress on arms

I have recently added side planks to my regular workout in order to get a better workout for my obliques. However, once I've been in the plank for about a minute, I start to feel considerable joint ...
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Complete and minimal flexibility workout?

I would like to increase my flexibility. Not necessarily every single part of my body but I would like to hit most if not all areas. I would like a set of several exercises that I can do one day or ...
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Best exercise to lose belly fat fast

I have had a couple of lower back surgeries in the past but I'm okay to do any activity. During the last 10 years I have gained a little more weight around the mid section but have been actively ...
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In PPL why is twice the amount of sessions dedicated to the smaller limbs?

In a Push, Pull, Legs workout program, why do the arms get two days training whereas the legs only get a single day. The arms are far smaller than the legs so shouldn't there be less emphasis on ...