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Conflicting advice regarding sets and repetitions including progressive overload

Having watched videos such as those by Athlean-x, the common theme appears to be progressive overload while increasing repetitions. However, someone I met seems to be doing the exact opposite ...
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Difficulty losing inches [duplicate]

I am a lady in her mid-30s. Before marriage in 2012 I was 5'4", 115 lbs, had a 34" chest, a 26" waist, and 37" hips In 2014, I had a miscarriage after 12 weeks, and the weight stayed on. Now, my ...
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Eat more or less to lose fat and gain muscle

I am working to get my six packs and as per the saying "it starts from kitchen", so I started looking into diet plans on Google. Amazing to know that different sites have different diet plans. One ...
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Tennis complementary exercises?

For almost 3 years now, i've been swimming (2km in 35 min) everyday... and for the last 6 months i went back to a old fashion: tennis... i've been playing it almost on a daily basis and getting better ...
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Cheaper alternative to rogue fitness band?

I would like to get a (or some) band to do some mobility exercises, like those used often in mobilitywod.com. The brand I regularly see cited is Rogue Fitness, but it seems very expensive. Around ...
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How do I know how much weight I should be lifting with dumbells?

I was just given a set of weights - adjustable weight dumbells - as a present, but I have no idea what sort of weights/how many reps I should be doing in order to achieve the best results. I'm ...
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When to start weighted pullups?

Why is it recommended to be able to do 10 pullups before adding weight? I never really understood that.
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Is there a stretching equivalent of the food pyramid?

As most people know, the food pyramid the diagram at the depicts all the essential food one should eat to maintain a healthy diet. The pyramid serves to guide individuals to make better choices when ...
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Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?

Are modern "barefoot running" or air-cushion running shoes better that the previous EVA-soles of the 80s and 90s? I feel better protected with the EVA, landing solidly on the heel, and have the ...
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Is it possible to learn to swimming without trainer, alone?

I learn to swim and I have a common swimming pool in my apartment. But we don't have any trainer and I can't afford personal trainer. I don't know swimming but want to learn. Can i learn without any ...
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Exercises to alleviate shoulder cramp

For some reason my shoulders are cramped up since last night. Lacking any other probable causes I blame temperature. Now I've been having trouble moving both my shoulders for a couple of hours ...
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Identify the muscle group associated with back rounding and straightening

I am trying to improve my deadlifts. One trouble area is the bottom of the deadlift when I just pick up the barbell and my back wants to round--though I resist that. I want to figure out what ...
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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 ...
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What is the best way to cool down after a workout?

It takes me 10-15 minutes to cool down - body temp wise - after a work out, this is after a 'cool down' in the gym and a cold'ish shower. It becomes an issue when I workout at lunch time. Does ...
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How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K?

If the race is early in the morning, is it unwise to skip breakfast beforehand? How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K? I normally finish in twenty-one minutes, and the race is at ...
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Front lateral raise from deadlift position

I've been doing an exercise where I go into deadlift stance with an empty barbell placed a couple feet in front of me so my arms are outstretched. To elaborate, the barbell is far away from my center ...
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Stronglifts 5x5 or Pure Chest workout?

I just lost around 35 pounds of fat and now I'm looking towards building some muscle for the summer. I'm 5 11 and around 172 pounds. I've been looking around for some information and I've narrowed my ...
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Possible to get InBody fitness score over 100?

Is it possible to get a fitness score over 100 on an InBody body composition analyzer? This thread shows one way to calculate the score, but will the machine go past 100? Here is a sample analysis ...
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Body Composition Analyzer - How to calculate the fitness score?

How does the InBody body composition analyzer calculate the fitness score? Regarding the fitness score: The InBody Score is an arbitrary score based on the measured muscle and fat mass for the ...
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what device will give a history of heart rate (not just current indicator) by the minute

This is a research project on myself actually. I'm already physically active, run half and full marathons, and am involved in dance and Ultimate Frisbee. BP is good and so is HR. But I'd like to ...
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Dumbbell effectiveness

I am a 14 year old male. I am overweight and weigh about 60 kg. My height is 5feet 5inches . I want to develop muscle and loose fat for which I have bought a pair of fixed dumbbells 3 kg each. Can ...
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Deadlift: Does it count as a set if you stand up after each repetition?

Does it count as a set if you stand up after each repetition during deadlifts (to take a deeper breath and brace more properly) which also includes resetting your grip? Background: I am training for ...
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Fitness measurement for appropriate heights?

What is the general fitness measurement for biceps, chest, stomach, hip and soon on. And what weight is advisory for 180 cm?
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Pistol Squat Progression?

Some of my coworkers and I are trying out a 30 second per hour workout routine. We're having a hard time finding bodyweight exercises for the legs that really tax the system. I'd like it if we could ...
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How to train for leg explosive power?

One of my physical test requirements are standing broad jumps. What methods are there to train for standing broad jumps or leg explosive power in general? And which precautions do I have to take so ...
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Stretching while cold, with no intent to exercise: any benefit?

I can find many opinions and a few scientific articles on stretching prior to exercise, with the takeaway that it probably doesn't help and might hurt a bit for that exercise session. I have very ...
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Why does a closed width bench press hurt more than a wide width bench press?

Further to the question Bench press grip width, i have noticed that if the width is closer, muscles on my right hand close to my shoulders (sorry as i am unsure what they are called however someone ...
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How to do overloaded closed-kinesthetic-chain pushups without a spotter?

Muscle & Fitness says Most chest and shoulder closed-chain exercises aren't practical for developing strength, so these routines substitute the incline barbell press and barbell overhead ...
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how to measure my total fitness?

is there any way to measure my total fitness, like muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body fat composition. I mean an app or website to get my data ...
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proper fitness routine

After so much reference from the Internet. I myself planned a fitness routine aiming for a lean and toned body like this in the following picture I currently weigh 67 kg and 173 cm. I have planned ...
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1answer
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Any way to reduce carb effects?

I have a good diet but my diet contains 12 biscuits(sorry but i eat them daily) which has 24gm carbs per 3 biscuits.Is there any way through exercise and how long the exercise should be and how many ...
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What is the difference betweeen 9 and 10 reps? (If you can do 10) [closed]

Say you can do 10 pushups. Supposedly you should go close to failure to have a good training effect. But if you look on the muscles; the point is to break them down, to rebuild them stronger. And 9 ...
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Getting leaner but staying healthy

I am on a 12 weeks transformation program and I passed 6 weeks. Vascularity has started to kick in, weight loss is happening, legs muscles can be felt esp quads and claves. So I guess belly fat is ...
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1answer
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I'm 16,120lbs 5'6. How do I get more muscle and get stronger as well? [duplicate]

I am 5'6 and 120 lbs. (basically), and have been working out for a year, but I am not seeing the results I want, which is to get more muscle and get stronger. I don't have the best diet but I do ...
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Is it possible to permanently lower one's breathing rate?

There's a lot of talk on the internet about lowering one's breathing rate through breathing exercises, but the implication seems to be that this lowered rate is temporary, and that once one ...
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How far can you go with eccentric body exercises?

Oops! This got longer than what I have intended, so please bear with me! Let me start off by saying that it's the first time I see a website about fitness where I can hope of receiving empirical ...
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Fitness app advice? [closed]

StackExchange, I'm new here and have spent the past hour searching the site for potential answers to my question, to no avail. I did find this list of fitness apps: Creating a compendium of fitness ...
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Is Hypertrophy-Specific-Training Enough to Maintain Maximal Strength Levels?

For starters, I usually train specifically for maximal strength gains. As my strength has increased, I've trained to lift maximally using a belt. Unfortunately, I recently injured a couple of my ...
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What can I do to prevent my (outer) shins from tightening while running?

My shins (specifically the Tibialis Anterior muscle - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tibialis_anterior_2.png) often tighten up while I'm running. This has happened my whole life when running ...
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What physical endurance exercise can I fit into a 5-minute routine without any equipment?

I want to get into exercise for my own personal well-being and fitness, and I don't want to do 'target' exercise (which I know doesn't work) but rather I want to improve my physical endurance so that ...
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Possible training approach while in holidays

My workouts consist of weight-lifting followed by a moderate cardio session. I'm pretty used to it, but I have a growing concern; I'm visiting my folks for the holidays and I plan to stay there for 11 ...
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How healthy is my diet? For maintaining health, and become more fit

I've recently began to watch closely what I eat. I follow the following guidelines: -no refined carbs, eat whole grain organic carbs. I eat brown rice and whole wheat pasta. -lots of vegetables. I'm ...
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How to eat healthy and maintain weight while travelling / being on vacation?

My situation is I am really trying to get very fit and loose weight. When I am home, I am doing really well. I follow a pretty extreme diet, which basically has become a lifestyle. All is well, and ...
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What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.?

TL;DR I'm looking for some input for those of who have an active lifestyle, watch what you eat, try to stay in shape, but also aim to enjoy your time on vacation, as well. About Me I'm a 30 year ...
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Free Weight Exercises

I'm lokking for home exercises that I can do easily. I'm looking to see a photo or video and apply the exercise, do you know any good free or paid websites for this thing?
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What are exercises you can do on a bus?

I'm going to leave on a bus tour of Europe soon. I figure that all this time on a bus isn't going to be good for me, so I was wondering if there is any exercise I could do on the bus. For example, ...
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What kind of cardio exercises can be performed without a gym or fitness equipment?

For a healthy heart, I've got myself into a habit of stopping by the gym after work and using the fitness equipment (treadmill, stair machine, etc.) or using the stationary bike I have at home. ...
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2answers
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Drinking water too close to bed time

I train in the evenings, sometimes pretty late. The training is typically grappling or weight lifting and so I usually feel the need to drink a lot of water afterwards. Unfortunately, this means my ...
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If the more you eat the stronger you get, then why doesn't everyone just eat like 10,000 calories?

I have heard it has been proven that the more you eat the stronger you get. So if this is true why doesn't everyone who wishes to gain strength just eat a ton of calories?
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Suggested Diet. Is my personal trainer trying to kill me?

I'm a newbie at the gym, I've been training for 4 months now. I bought the whole package at the gym, so I have a personal trainer and a nutritionist. The thing is that I'm skinny, I'm 1.83m (6") tall ...

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