An activity that challenges one or more aspects of your body's abilities (strength, endurance, agility, etc), often with measurable resistances: weight, time, reps.

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What is a reasonable target heart-rate for beginners bodyweight workout?

I just started the beginner workout program of You Are Your Own Gym. The first two weeks are described as "low intensity" aimed at "muscular endurance" using "ladders". Is it meaningful to worry ...
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What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?

When doing work out with weights, what is the impact of trade-off between amount of weights working with number of times an exercise is repeated For example, I can repeat an exercise 10x3 times ...
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effectiveness when interleaving parts of workout

My current weigth-training-plan is roughly like this: arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-B 10-reps ... 2min pause ...
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Doing Strength training everyday

I am 5'8 and 84kgs. I used to do all regular sets of exercises like biceps, triceps, chests etc. Yesterday, my GYM trainer walked up to me and said that i need to reduce my belly and do nothing else. ...
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Does having long pauses (several hours vs minutes) between weight lifting sets reduce or improve the exercise results?

I want to do weight lifting sets through the day, instead of the one after another. Does this have any difference? As i understand the pause between sets needed for the muscles to recharge energy. So ...
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Is there any equipment/method that might help growing height?(20 yo male)

Sorry, this might be a dumb question, but I'm a 20 year-old male, only 170cm, I know I only have 1-2 years left for growing, and I've been trying everything to help me to grow height. Recently I just ...
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Started working out — Gaining weight?

a Month ago I've started working out. 5 times a week. Each session: 25 min weights, 25 min cardio (running/fast walking in 5 min intervals). I feel leaner. I definitely see a "change" in slightly ...
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Is there a routine for hypertrophy that is incredibly intense but effective(no steroids)? [closed]

This question was not well received originally, so I will rephrase it. Is there a hypertrophy routine that stands above the others in terms of size gain, given that infinite motivation and ...
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Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?

Something like 6 months ago, I could do 10 pull-ups rather easily. Now, I'm much stronger than I was then but struggle doing just 6 pull-ups. Could this possibly be related to the width of the ...
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How does stress affect results?

I have noticed that my results are poorer when I'm stressed. I have S.A.D. and this very much impedes performance for a variety of reasons, among other reasons. I wanted to ask and see how stress, ...
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Running out of energy before feeling muscle stress

So when I started training I felt my muscles extremely hardened immediately after a workout, my abs were like touching a wall and my biceps looked at least 10% bigger (I'm not bragging). Lately ...
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is it OK to drink glucose water during workout?

I have started exercising a month ago. I do a two hour workout starting with 20 Min of cardio and then weights. I sweat a lot, and by a lot I mean wetting the floor kind of sweat. I weigh 600-700 ...
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I want to incorporate barbell front squats into my workouts, does anyone have good tips for doing it correctly?

I wanted to try using front squats in my workouts. They always seemed technically tough to me and a bit intimidating, does anyone have good tips on how to perform them properly? For front squats, I ...
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How can i get some motivation for re-starting my workouts?

My name is Frederico Azevedo and i'm new here in stack exchange. First of all, i'm sorry for my english. It is not my first language. I am overweight and i really need to lose some weight, not just ...
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Underweight. What should I do? [duplicate]

A girl, 16 and BMI is 16.8. I'm underweight and I really blank what to do since I cant really gain weight even if I eat A LOT, all that it does is making my belly bloat. I have a really tiny frames ...
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Does strength training cause an increase in sleep?

My workout is divided as follows: Chest/Biceps, Legs, Back/Triceps and Shoulders. I workout 4-6 days a week, depending on my week's schedule. I have been off work lately for these past 15 days and ...
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Should i drink proteinshakes or eat proteinbars on my chilldays?

I'm trying to gain weight and I bought a 'Rice & Protein' Lean Muscle Mass supplement. I also made some healthy proteinbars which also have a bit of this supplement inside them. I started a month ...
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Using knee braces during bootcamp

Do knee caps really help to prevent knee/ LCL injuries? I do a lot of boot camp style/ PX90 workouts, my knees gets a good amount of impact when I do a lot of cardio during my workouts. Is it ...
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Need help for workout, supplement and nutrition [closed]

I need some help with my workout routine, supplement guide, and nutrition program. Current: Weight: 151 BF: 19.4% Target: Weight: 160 BF: 10-12% Workout: I have been working out by my self for ...
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Exercise order for a particular body part?

I have been working out for more than a year now. As there are multiple exercises for a particular body part, is there any order one needs to follow? Say for example, for chest, people generally do ...
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Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?

I've been reading about protein shakes, it's benefits and side effects. However i've used it many times as my post workout recovery drink. I have no doubt in the benefits i get in my protein shake, i ...
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Question about Newbie Gains

So I read about something called 'Newbie Gains', which is essentially how new people starting a workout routine will see themselves gaining a lot of muscle mass in the initial first few weeks of ...
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Due to the office timings (1 to 10 PM) doing workout late in the morning 10:00 AM has any impact on fitness?

Due to the office timings (1 to 10 PM) i do workout/yoga late in the morning around 10:00 AM and also go to bed late in the night around 1or 2 AM. So does this time slot has any impact on the physical ...
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Is upright row bad for the shoulder?

I have replaced them with shrugs in my new workout, but after reading, http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/ss/slideshow-9-least-effective-exercises (slide 6) and ...
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Keeping in shape with a terrible sitting-job

I work in a big IT company and it's really hard to keep yourself fit when sitting in front of your monitor for 10 hours per day (I'm doing even more than 8 hours per day to get a permanent position). ...
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What do we mean by “aerobic” and “anaerobic”?

I'm sure there are lots of us who aren't so clear on the distinction "aerobic" and "anaerobic": exercise, running, conditions, and so on. So: what is the difference between the two?
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Is it possible to “tone” up your muscles?

I hear a lot of people talking about going to the gym to "tone" up their muscles. What they usually do to improve their tone is to do relatively high reps with relatively low weights - say 30-50 reps ...
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How can I track how many calories I'm losing in a day?

I want to know how many calories I lose per day. Tracking amount of calorie I take wouldn't be a problem if I read labels in food. But how do I know how much calorie I'm loosing? On the weekdays, I ...
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Lose more or gain weight?

I need some advice to choose my next targets. I started a low carbish diet (as in a not so strict low carb diet) last January together with a 20 min work out 3 times a week consisting mostly of ...
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What to eat to gain strength in one hour to compensate for going hungry for a week?

For the past week I have been eating about 200 calories a day to lose weight for a wrestling meet tomorrow. As a result I have dropped 5 pounds in the last week but do not feel at my full strength. I ...
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How to find the correct workout plan for myself

I am 26 years old. Ht. 5'6", Wt. 60-67kg. The first time i did weight training, it lasted two months, the second time I tried it, it lasted 3-4 weeks. I have noted the following things which i believe ...
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is there any need to wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth) while doing gym workout

Here in India, lot of people doing workout in gym wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth or Drawers or Nappy), e.g. They say that if they don't wear it, they will suffer from Hernia. I have joined gym some days ...
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Legs cramping in cold weather after leg workouts

Why are my legs cramping in cold weather the day that I work them out? Recently, after I workout my legs, usually pretty intense workouts that range from high intensity to low rep high weight, they ...
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Exercise ball as a complement

Since I work from home very long hours (9-12h) every day and do not have to conmute, I force myself to be constantly active. I do swimming, bike riding and short workouts (30 min) at a gym 2-3 days a ...
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Do I lose muscle mass if I do anaerobic exercises throughout my diet?

I'm on a diet for a month now. It consist of 5 meals with a sum of 1700 calories per day (2000 is the stable calorie intake per day for me). My diet has a high amount of protein (3 times body mass) ...
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Relaxing after an evening workout?

I notice that if I work out after work (~6pm) and the intensity level is up, I sleep really poorly that evening. It's as if I can't relax in bed and I sleep very restlessly. What can I do to fall ...
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Elbow pain due to tricep exercise

After doing 'kickbacks', I have started to experience extreme pain in my elbow. I want to know, what possibly I might have done to cause this pain. Also, I want to know how do I cure the pain? I ...
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How to have short work outs per day to compensate 1 day gym

I have started to do workouts just recently, and I am doing weight training, but I seem to have a very busy schedule so I only get to go to the gym once a week. What I do currently though is I jog ...
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Revised workout

I'm 6ft, and weigh 200lbs. I am at 22% bodyfat, according to various online calculators. My goal is mainly to get a little bit bigger and stronger. I'm not looking to get huge, just to be generally ...
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My hands becoming fat due to weight lifting

this is very undesirable result of lifting heavy weights. i don't want my fingers and palm to look like a balloon. It is even making even holding a pen difficult. what can i do to stop this ...
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Is it possible to workout too long? [duplicate]

Is it possible to workout too long? If so, why? At the beginning of this year I started really working hard at the gym and would lose track of time and would sometimes workout for almost 2.5 hours. ...
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Recommended workout duration vs working out with a partner

I've read about / been told / agree with the fact that my workout should not be exceeding around 1 hour, however most of my workouts approach the 90 mins - 2 hour mark because I work out with a ...
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Training despite having an unbalanced back (asymmetric)

I have an asymmetrical back, it is not really visible when relaxed, but I noticed that I can easily contract and pop up my right deltoid while the left one, is impossible. A doctor told me that after ...
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Different approaches of increasing weight in exercises

What are the different approaches and pros/cons of each method of increasing the weight used in strength exercises? I have been using a certain amount, and when it becomes "easy" then increasing it ...
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Grouping and ordering workouts for a 3-day workout week

I've been familiar with targeting a muscle group each day for example, chest for monday, legs for tuesday, and so on. The constraint is: I can only workout 1 hour each day for 3 days a week because ...
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What are the merits of cycling vs running for a beginner?

I am intending to start working out in the morning. I am a fan of being outdoors so would prefer not to go to a gym or use any indoor equipment. My goals are to remain fit and in shape. I am not ...
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Workout during Menstruation

Few days back, my friend (female) skipped workout for the reason being menstruation. I (male) didn't have much opinion about her working out during that period. Now my question is, can a female carry ...
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Does the order of exercises make a difference?

I've recently started a new program, to generally improve strength and get a little bit bigger. One day sample Bicep curls - 3 sets of 15 - 35lbs Tricep curls - 3 sets of 10 - 35lbs Dumbbell squats ...
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How can I make exercise more interesting?

I want to exercise. I really do. But it's boring. From conversations with others, I gather that exercise gives people a natural high, but I don't seem to get one myself. I used to try to play sports ...
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Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...