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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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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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Why milk is not vegan? [closed]

I asked the same question to many persons but none of them gave me a satistfied answer. If you want to say milk contains BACTERIA thats why its not vegan then every thing in the world would not be a ...
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3answers
168 views

What does it mean to 'condition the body'?

I read on this page the phrase, 'Treading water – great all round body conditioner'. What does this mean, to condition the body? I've heard of 'conditioning' before (when reading fitness how-to's), ...
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3answers
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Exercises that don't involve forearms

About 10 days ago I started feeling a strong pain in my right forearm in certain movements. I consulted the doctor and he said it's presumably a stretched tendon, the expected healing time is up to ...
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Supersets vs Exercise to failure

One of the approaches for gaining muscle mass is to do exercises to failure. Obviously some of the exercises can be quite dangerous if doing them without a spotter, like bench-presses. Others can be ...
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Immersion Pressure Healing for Post-Exercise Soreness

There is this idea I just heard/read about, in particular running, where after you've completed a distance run you can reduce post-exercise fatigue by immersing your legs in water (hot or cold) ...
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What is a reasonable rate of weight loss to work towards?

I often like to set short term goals that don't really work for weight loss. I'm wondering if there is a general principle I should obey like 'lose 1 kilogram per two weeks' - what sort of rate of ...
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Is it ok, if i put my leg up on the bench while bench press

If this position is wrong? and when bringing the weight down, Do i need to rest bar on my chest slightly?
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Shrug the traps in Overhead Press?

I'm trying to learn to Overhead press and while reading the stronglifts.com guide I came across a safety warning where it says your bones will hit by lifting at that angle and to ensure that this ...
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118 views

I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?

So I have to drop a little bit of some back story and a stat or two to give some context. I'm a small-ish dude, 5'8, nothing special, and weighed 180lb when I really tried to jump start my "fitness ...
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1answer
33 views

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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What core strengthening exercises put the least pressure on the lower back? [closed]

I'm looking for effective exercises to strengthen the entire core while minimizing stress and flexing on the lower back. No exercises recommended here will be performed without a doctor's approval so ...
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Stretches to make my wrist more flexible

I recently punched someone, and now my right wrist is not as flexible as the left one. I can bend it to around 45 degrees but then it becomes painful, so I have to stop. I need to make it more ...
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5answers
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Pain in left palm while doing push-ups

I am a very skinny guy, 180cm tall, weigh 63kg. Even being as thin as I am, I had started to develop a potbelly. So I decided to do small rounds of working out about 10 days ago whenever I can, which ...
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2answers
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What are superficial muscles?

Articles like the wikipedia entry for the Forearm distinguish between superficial, intermediate, and deep muscles. What is the difference between these muscle levels? What are some readily ...
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Very overweight person trying to get fit

I'm very overweight, 6'1, 142 kgs (313 pounds) 36 years of age. I had a work accident a few years ago and never really got active after and then I felt too "big" to exercise but I want to fight that ...
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1answer
171 views

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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1answer
27 views

When to start lifting after sprained ankle?

I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago and I was wondering if it would be bad to start lifting again. I'm thinking of doing Leg Press to get started before I tackle squats. I still lack some mobility in my ...
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1answer
54 views

What is Olympic dumbbell?

What is olympic dumbbell? Is it a kind of dumbbell or just a dumbbell brand name? Is it something different from ordinary dumbbell?
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143 views

Is it feasible to train for a marathon in 15 weeks? I've just run a 1:55 half-marathon with no training

I signed up for a half marathon (there were half + full marathon races for the same event), taking place in April '16, and started training last week (Around 13 December). I'm not a regular runner (or ...
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4answers
195 views

Combining different muscle groups

When I started going to gym, it happened that I had chest+shoulders+biceps day, back+triceps day and legs day. But I've heard many times that people tend to do chest+triceps because triceps works ...
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4answers
126 views

Gym has max 30 kgs dumbbells; how to progress?

My local gym has dumbbells up to 30 kgs. I can bench several multiples of that. How to do progressive flys and DB presses with this limitation? (There is a pec fly machine, but it tops out at 80 kgs) ...
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164 views

Daily Yoga routine

I wish to find some universal yoga complex for every day, for 30-45 min. to do it at home to make it a habit. I wached a lot of videos, read a lot, even loaded a mobile app. with different sessions ...
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3answers
181 views

Can one with a poor diet gain muscle if they work out?

My diet is healthy, but I am wondering just for the heck of it if a person with an unhealthy diet that lifts weights can still make gains in muscle mass or not. That is my question. Thank you.
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163 views

Is it right that working out before 18-20 may stop growth [duplicate]

My coach always recommend me to start working out but my friends also say to me that when i start the workout i might never get taller and since i am a basketball player my height matter for me but i ...
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Losing weight while gaining height [duplicate]

I'm 17. I'm about 75 kg and my height is 5 ft 7 inches. What exercise do I perform to lose weight but gain height and muscles both?
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1answer
28 views

Can anyone please suggest a decent online community to keep track of daily fitness?

I've read many times, keeping track or keeping daily journal entries helps you stay motivated. However, I always find it hard to keep journaling hard alone. Can anyone knows a platform where I can ...
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2answers
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Looking for iOS (runners) app for tracking GPS & heart frequency WHILE keeping data truly private?

I know there are tons of apps for keeping track of your running performance, but most of them seem to share data with third parties, which I really don't like! Are there apps that respect one's wish ...
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1answer
47 views

How to lose fat on inner, upper thighs?

I exercise 6 times a week, ab/leg/arm workouts containing resistance and some weights (I don't think my problem is due to weights since they aren't that heavy) 3 days a week, 2 short sprint runs, 2 ...
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Can you do a lot of cardio to lose weight but keep your muscle mass?

I was wondering, if i do more cardio like + 45 min more on my current 30 min, with proper diet and strenght exercises and calorie intake, could i preserve my muscle mass and just lose fat?
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1answer
524 views

Can a person who has Marfan Syndrome grow muscle?

Marfan syndrome is a weakness on the connective tissues, this means that numerous if not all tissues of the body are weak and is very easily to get injured, but I wonder, does Marfan syndrome prevents ...
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1answer
39 views

Plateau on weighted pullups

I got stuck on weighted pullups today(tried 3x5 with 3 extra pounds). It was 5/5/2. I rested 5 minutes in between sets. I started weighted pullups Tuesday and completed the 5/5/5 with 2 extra pounds ...
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1answer
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Why exhale when using strength?

I am puzzled as to why, during strength training, I need to exhale when I am using most force. If you’re using strength training machines: Start exhaling at the beginning of the movement – ...
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493 views

Help with getting over plateau?-weighted pull ups

I had a long-term goal of achieving a one-arm pull-up. After doing some bodyweight workouts (one arm negatives, muscle ups (sort of), various pull-ups), I decided to try out weighted pull-ups. My goal ...
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4answers
29 views

How to use less upper back in weighted machine rows?

I use a machine in my apartment's gym that is similar to this: http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/BackGeneral/LVNarrowGripSeatedRowH.html I've found that muscles around ** where the medium and lower ...
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1answer
29 views

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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1answer
71 views

Why do my legs burn when I go for a walk?

I am a nationally competitive athlete, so I workout up to 7 times a week. I'm perfectly healthy and don't have any injuries. I also don't have any unusual pain while I workout, other than muscle ...
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1answer
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Efficacy of pilates for fixing 'computer posture'

I have started pilates (on machines) with the intent of reversing my 'computer posture'. y arms rotate inward, and my shoulders slope forward. This is a well-known problem that comes from using ...
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1answer
72 views

Cardio or Strength training?

I'm absolutely new to fitness and want to start exercising. So which should I start first? I want to build lean masculine body.
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1answer
31 views

How to use less abs/core in this exercise?

I don't have a pullup bar and don't intend to get one at my current apartment What the apartment hand is this: Except it has two separate unconnected handles instead of a close grip handle Aside ...
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3answers
452 views

Is 2-hour cardio healthy?

I would like to try doing 2 hour cardio everyday for a week. Maybe 3 hour if I can. I was wondering if there would be any side effects? My goal is to increase calory deficit to 2000-3000 daily. My ...
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1answer
60 views

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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1answer
58 views

Does loading and unloading weight help build muscle, lose fat and develop strength?

As part of my regime to build muscle, develop strength and lose fat, i am progressively loading weights as part of each set. For example, once sufficiently warmed up, a bench press set looks as ...
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1answer
28 views

Re-Evaluating Routine: Likely A/B --> A/B/C split

Height/weight/age: 6'1 (185 cm) /200 lbs (90kg) / mid 20s (Have been working out seriously for at least 7 years, but martial arts/gymnastics, etc all my life, though my numbers are crap) I think I ...
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7answers
12k views

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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0answers
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Does inworkout cardio work as a great fat burner?

I do 15 min of cardio on an elliptical trainer. Then, I do 20 minutes of circle workout involving 10 exercises with 30 sec of rest in between. I finish the cycle with 5 min of the elliptical. Same ...
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1answer
57 views

Can ab wheel replace crunches?

Are an ab wheel and plank exercises a good replacement for the good old but boring crunches? What effects are better and what it cannot replace?
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4answers
884 views

What do I do when I see people at the gym doing exercises wrong

I am always curious about this, not sure if its appropriate question, but I imagine others wonder the same thing. I usually don't care when it is simple exercises like biceps, but sometimes I see ...
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2answers
111 views

Can exercises such as squats, lunges and push-ups replace running and jogging to lose fat?

Due to an injury to my right knee, it precludes me from activities such as running and jogging as it places considerable strain and intensity which results in pains. Since i have gained weight since ...

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