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Deadlift - weight & reps too light & too many?

Although I've always been active in the gym and have done weight training (bicep curls, squats, chest press) yet I have only just started getting into deadlifts as I'm trying to train "better" and ...
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2answers
191 views

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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1answer
44 views

Pain after squats (sprain?)

After the latest legs day I had pain in the inner side of the place between leg and groin. It hurts only during the lowers part of the squat and press machine (I didn't notice anything during that ...
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1answer
27 views

Exercising assisting muscle then main muscle day after day?

So here is my question: Say on Monday you do the bench press and on Tuesday you do the shoulder press. Can this be okay or is it not enough rest because shoulders and triceps assist with the bench ...
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51 views

What muscles make girls like you? [closed]

Which muscle groups do women find attractive on men the most?
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2answers
105 views

How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?

I am talking specifically about a paper called Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. It states that within the narrow range of 90-150 bpm, there is a ...
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3answers
153 views

What are some safe chest exercise for people with shoulder impingement?

Are there any safe chest exercise you can do when you have shoulder impingement? Or should you avoid all forms of chest exercise in general?
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1answer
31 views

Why does it get hurt more to get punched in the face than other places? [closed]

May I ask why it hurts more to get punched in the face than other areas on your body by any chance?
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0answers
32 views

Are machines really less beneficial? [duplicate]

I have interviewed someone who has been bodybuilding for probably 20-30 years, and they say machines are less beneficial than barbells and dumbbells. Is this true?
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1answer
77 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
40 views

Holding on to a bar (a horizontal pull up one obviously) thicker

There is a challenge at a beach I go to. Pay 2.5 euros for the opportunity to try and hold on to a bar for longer than 2 minutes. The bar is not fixed, meaning it can rotate. On a fixed bar I can hold ...
5
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1answer
337 views

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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3answers
288 views

What's a good strength training program for a beginner? [duplicate]

What are some good strength training options for someone just starting out? Specifically related to building a solid foundation of strength across all major muscle groups.
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5answers
198 views

How to reduce fatigue at the gym

I used to go to the gym 2-3 years ago. But now I rarely go, because after a break I can't really do any cardio: after 7-15 minutes at a treadmill I get really tired. I usually go 10-14kmph and going ...
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1answer
91 views

Body Composition Analyzer - Possible to get a fitness score over 100?

Is it possible to get a fitness score over 100 points using an InBody body composition analyzer? Regarding the fitness score: The InBody Score is an arbitrary score based on the measured muscle ...
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2answers
47 views

Technique Improvement for StrongLifts [Form Check]

After reading answers to my previous question (Struggling with barbell row and overhead press - StrongLift), I decided to record my sessions and seek advice on my form. Squat: back view, side view ...
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2answers
32 views

Good shoes for knee pain [closed]

I'm looking for a new pair of shoes for working-out. I have occasional knee pain that really flares up after a jog or crossfit exercises; particularly after double-under jump roping. Basically ...
4
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1answer
44 views

How to adapt couch to 5k for treadmill?

I had a look at the "treadmill version" on the c25k website, but it has runs lasting < 2 minutes. The treadmill that I want to use, is very slow changing speeds - I'm concerned that going from walk ...
5
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4answers
580 views

(How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?

According to wikipedia The pulse rate can be used to check overall heart health and fitness level. Generally lower is better ... Thus I could use my pulse, as a measurement of my fitness. ...
0
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1answer
135 views

Taking time off work to weight lift

I need opinion / advice / information... basically, I want to take a week or more off work, to weightlift everyday, and increase my lifts as much as I can. Even during work days, I squat in the ...
2
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3answers
57 views

How do you keep yourself from being hungry all the time and snacking? [closed]

I started working out again because I'm getting in bad shape and I can feel how out of shape I've gotten the past few months. I signed up at the gym and have no problem going there to workout after ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Slightly concaved chest [closed]

My problem is that I have a slightly concaved chest. This condition is known as moobs or man boobs. I had this since my birth, something that I realized after serving my childhood pictures. They seem ...
1
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1answer
95 views

Is it safe to run with thunder storms overhead in an overcast sky when you live near saltwater? [closed]

I want to run and need to know this to be able to get some runs in to keep on schedule. I haven't grown up near the gulf or ocean, so I dont know how close to the truth this is. Sometimes when there ...
1
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0answers
44 views

What are the advantages/disadvantages of Complete Sets vs. Interval Training?

I'm just beginning training to get burn fat and train in two different sports (Judo and Tennis). I was wondering what were the pros and cons of completing, say 3, sets before going onto the next ...
1
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0answers
55 views

Getting into shape without becoming a body builder [closed]

I'm starting the gym in 4 days, I've recently gained a bit of weight (1 stone) and I am trying to lose it and tone up... Does anyone have any advice on gym-related things and also dietary stuff? I ...
1
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0answers
21 views

Hemoglobin levels and cardio capacity

I am a blood donor, giving about 0.5L blood approx every 3-4 months. Last time I was in to give blood, I had a short chat with the nurse about Hgb levels in blood, recuperating after the donation and ...
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0answers
30 views

Speed, Endurance, Pace off the Mark

My main sport is field hockey. I really want to become a faster runner as well as improve my endurance and my pace off the mark. What are some exercises/things I must do to achieve this? If anyone ...
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2answers
6k views

What is a good time to row 10,000m on a Concept C2 rowing machine?

Just starting to get back into exercising after a 3 year absence (and letting myself go a bit). I recently started rowing as it is quite intense and involves the full body. I'd just like to know what ...
2
votes
1answer
338 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
53 views

Strengthening and conditioning to improve flips

I would like to be able to do handsprings and flips. I have been spending one afternoon a week practicing cartwheels, handstands, backbends, and walkovers. Though I'm getting used to the movements, ...
3
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1answer
810 views

Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?

I bought a pair of Nike Hyperfeel shoes and they are amazing to run in, but I now have huge blisters on my both of my ankles and a small one on the ball of my left foot. I got the impression that the ...
0
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1answer
50 views

I am 13 and looking for a good work [duplicate]

I am 13 as the title said and I really want to start gaining muscle mass. Right now I am doing some bike riding and 25 squats 25 jumping jacks and some misc stuff I if I have the time. I was wonder ...
4
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1answer
151 views

What effect does restricted oxygen in cardio have on muscle damage & repair?

As we all know, cardio and strength training have completely different effects on your muscles, and your body's response to them. Strength training trains the body to make those big anaerobic muscle ...
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2answers
3k views

alternatives to leg presses

So I can do leg presses with 650lbs reliably enough and probably more but idk... putting all those 45lbs weights on the leg press machine is a bit of a hassle. Is there any exercise that works legs ...
3
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2answers
432 views

What is the best time for “me” to exercise?

Some people have argued that morning is the best time to hit the gym but for me personally this has not worked out. I am not a morning person, when I get up I am usually hungry and after breakfast I ...
3
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3answers
195 views

What is the best exercise to increase the size of my chest muscles?

I am going nearly 3 years for a gym. My BMI is ok. My height is 173cm and my chest in 36 inch. Can I further expand my chest ?Is there any good exercise ?
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What's the ideal meal before kickboxing?

I go directly from work to my kickboxing class. For lunch, I typically have just a pb&j. After the workout, I have a whey shake. But what to do before the workout? Meat/fish may not sit well - and ...
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8answers
2k views

What is the cheapest protein source?

I have recently moved away from home and would like to continue weightlifting/gaining muscle. Food cost however is a big problem. My question is: what is a really cheap protein source? From my own ...
1
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3answers
50 views

Cause of hunger: thinking or enjoyment?

No duplicate! I have read here. Reading newspaper or even preparation for IELTS test, walking fast, with-no-stop working in supermarket all makes me feel hungry as a sign of losing calories, but ...
0
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2answers
176 views

To what extent is strength/fitness genetically passed on?

I am not talking about muscle mass, but just strength. I know some people who never touch weights, do any exercise, have terrible diets, have poor sleeping habits, live in unsettling conditions, ...
2
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1answer
66 views

Fitness schedule to get in good shape, 27, overweight

I am a 27 yo, I am overweight(175cm for 98kg) and right now practicing little to no sports (biking everyday for 40 mins and an occasional swim in the pool). When I was younger I practiced swimming ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Substituting BCAA supplements with hard boiled egg whites before working out fasted

I've read this article here. Stating that BCAA suppliments can be substituted by consuming the whites of two hard boiled eggs prior to working out. I've been on an intermittent fasting regimen for ...
0
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1answer
33 views

Iam a lean guy I want to gain weight [duplicate]

Iam 16years old and my height is 5foot4inch and my wieght is 45kg so what can I do for my body
2
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2answers
75 views

An equipment-free exercise for triceps / chest without pressue on the wrist

I am looking for exercises to build the upper-body, in particular chest and triceps that I can do basically anywhere (when I don't have equipment/weights available). I have done a lot of variations on ...
1
vote
6answers
214 views

Is this overtraining?

I'm in a bulk phase, and found myself with more time in the mornings for workouts. I isolate and work specific muscle groups hard (high weight, moderate reps), 6 days a week and rest for one day. The ...
2
votes
2answers
207 views

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. ...
9
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11answers
3k views

How to count laps while swimming?

I always lose track of laps while swimming more than 1km freestyle in a pool. Is there any gadget or technique which helps counting laps?
18
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4answers
11k views

Is bench press with dumbbells less effective?

Is bench press with dumbbells less effective than bench press with barbell, if so why?
3
votes
3answers
722 views

Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

There are numerous online calorie calculators for running (e.g. from runners world). What is the underlying formula for calculating energy expenditure while running? This post has an excellent ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

What is this seemingly random value when working out calories burned?

I've tried to keep this question as non-programmer-friendly as possible, but please let me know if you don't understand something. I'm a software developer and I'm looking over some old code and I ...

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