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RDL vs Stiff Deadlift

I started to do some Romanian Deadlifts (RDLs) in the gym yesterday when a guy came and said to me, "man, you are doing the stiff-legged deadlift wrong". Apparently those are two similar exercises, ...
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2answers
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Should I train all exercises in a muscle group sequentially?

If, for example I train my chest and back, and I have 2 exercises for each muscle group, lets call them chest1, chest2, back1, back2. In this situation I usually wanted to train back1, chest1, back2, ...
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5answers
2k views

Breathing during running

I recently started a C25K program. I'm in the UK and using the NHS C25K podcasts and last night I did the first day of week 2 - the voice over told me that during the running segments I should be ...
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35 views

Trying to achieve thicker biceps using TRX and dumbbell curls

I recently returned to strength training after years of only cardio. Today I mostly exercise with bodyweight and TRX, trying to avoid the muscle isolation method of classic free weigh exercises. Back ...
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0answers
24 views

How to get taller? [duplicate]

I am an adult man standing at about 6'2. I still want to get even taller though, maybe 6'4. Any ideas on how to grow more tall?
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1answer
87 views

Weightlifting exercise that builds biceps and triceps?

Most of the workouts I know for biceps/triceps only involve one or the other. Never both. But if there is one out there, could someone please tell me?
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4answers
1k views

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 ...
1
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1answer
45 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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218 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
32 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 ...
4
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1answer
66 views

Rotator cuff exercises not intended to build muscle?

Although the reasoning behind using low weights for rotator cuff exercises has been discussed in this post, I still feel that there is something I am uncertain about. I have heard people say about ...
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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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0answers
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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 ...
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2answers
394 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 ...
0
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2answers
34 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 ...
0
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1answer
143 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 ...
4
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1answer
51 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 ...
0
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1answer
106 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 ...
2
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0answers
55 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
56 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 ...
2
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3answers
59 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 ...
1
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0answers
32 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 ...
1
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0answers
23 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 ...
5
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5answers
221 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 ...
2
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1answer
378 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
58 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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2answers
50 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 ...
0
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1answer
51 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 ...
0
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1answer
42 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
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1answer
60 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
42 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
73 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
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1answer
40 views

Is it true that swimming helps with sore muscles?

I've heard from a lot of people that swimming helps relieve sore muscles, is it true? If true, why?
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2answers
71 views

Is Strava overestimating my calories burned from walking?

Here's some Strava stats from a walk I just took after lunch: Admittedly, I'm a fast walker. But 289 calories seems to be way over the top for a 3.3km walk. (Isn't the rule-of-thumb "100 calories ...
6
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3answers
143 views

Food a vegan should eat after weight lifting that is intended to build mass muscle?

What food should I eat? I am assuming the aim is to eat food that has protien in it.. And the aim is to have the protien being absorbed fast. Should I use a food supplement? such as a powder?
0
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1answer
36 views

Food a vegan should eat after weight lifting that is intended to build mass muscle? [duplicate]

What food should I eat? I am assuming the aim is to eat food that has protien in it.. And the aim is to have the protien being absorbed fast. Should I use a food supplement? such as a powder?
0
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1answer
27 views

Calculating calories for weighted treadmill wlaking

I found a formula that incorporated duration, distance/speed, body weight and incline to calculate the number of calories burnt when using the treadmill. Is there a simple way to adjust that formula ...
1
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0answers
19 views

warming up to increase splits

I'm working currently on increasing flexibility in my adductors (specifically the left leg, since it is stiffer than my right), and eventually would like to be able to do a full side split. Should I ...
2
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2answers
98 views

Cannot lose weight

for the last 2 months, I've been cycling for about 2 times a week and eating a little bit less. Last month I've been exercising(read cycling, jogging or hiking) for about 3 - 4 times a week and for ...
4
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2answers
108 views

Intermittent fasting and body building. Do they work together?

I've read an article today which has a really interesting part: Losing fat and gaining muscle can both be done, just not together. However, if we get away from the small timeframes and start ...
2
votes
2answers
94 views

Will 5x5 build strength and size?

Will using the "5x5" formula will build size and strength at same time?
0
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0answers
15 views

Rules to follow to bulk up [duplicate]

I am slim dude. I recently decided to run in morning to increase my stamina and increase my food and liquid intake. What is the course of action I should follow to be fit and gain some weight?
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How to hit prescribed reps in last sets?

For gaining muscle, you usually have to do between 8-15 reps with multiple sets. My problem is, for example, if I do close grip chin ups in my first set cleanly and without cheating 8 reps, and, as I ...
6
votes
3answers
294 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. ...
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votes
1answer
49 views

Testosterone causes anabolism?

Does an increase in testosterone cause anabolism? If yes, what can cause it? (except from taking anabolic steroids and exercising)
2
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2answers
80 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 ...
6
votes
3answers
104 views

What are good books on general exercise principles?

I'm looking for a good book that will teach me general principles of exercise. I don't want to learn about any specific workout programs. I'm really just seeking to learn more about fitness so I can ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

Regaining lost strength and muscles

I have always been strong, broad shouldered and musculus, mostly genetic I think. Though now in my forties, I have less mass than a few years ago. If I want to regain, can or should I train ...
-1
votes
1answer
30 views

Android app for fat people [closed]

I'm fat. I want to do exercises & look like Zyzz but I get bored fast. It would help me if I could set a goal. Let's say 30 minutes per day. So I'm looking for an app where I can set a daily ...
1
vote
1answer
114 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 ...

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