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Dumbell routine issue

Been doing weights the last few weeks now. Leaving my ego at the door - I'm a small build kinda guy. I started off at 5kg then worked my way up to 10. I'm currently doing 8-12 reps of bicep curls, ...
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A 2900-3200 Calories/Day Plan for Weight Loss?

I'm currently 172 lbs, 5'8", ~32" waist, and am trying to lose weight via losing fat, and have been trying to figure out a good amount to eat per day. My exercise per day is... hard to say exactly. ...
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Breathe with mouth open while jogging and running?

While jogging it is advised by many to breathe by mouth because it increases the intake of oxygen which is required for performance. The problem with me or some of you may be that mouth gets dry as ...
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What's the difference between eating 2000 Calories at once compared to eating 4 times a day at 500 Calories? [closed]

I wonder is there any difference in how many times I eat per day? Let's say I eat one big meal in the morning at 2000 Cal (at 9am). Is that any different than having 4 meals at 500 Cal throughout the ...
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Dumbbell exercise

Someone told me that while I am practicing weight lifting using dumbbells, namely lifting the dumbbell from low waist region to say shoulder or chest level, if I move my shoulders while lifting it up, ...
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Nombres standard de ejercicios fisicos de gimnasio [duplicate]

English I asked the same question in English and got useful answers. I would like to know if the names and terms used are any different for Spanish-speaking countries. As with my prior question, is ...
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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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Adding 1 kg on dumbell on only one side

I do workouts in my home and i have only 18 kg of weight plates in total. I do bicep exercises using dumbbells with equal weight plates on each side. My question is, can I add a 1 kg plate on one side ...
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Cardio/Circuit training post workout

I am pretty fit and working out since 2003. I have good muscle definition and am currently at 15% body fat. I want to flaunt my six packs in coming new year season :), so basically I am on very Low ...
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Routine for a fairly inactive person with a really bad knee and ankle

I am trying to get back into exercising again. I used to do it religiously 6 days a week and then life happened and I got out of my routine. I want to get back into a routine to get me to a point of ...
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About categories of bodybuilding exercises and their “opposites”

Sorry if this question seems to be from a ignorant point of view. I've been going to the gym to do bodybuilding. In my workout, my trainers have told me that exercises seem to be assigned opposing ...
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Standard names of common gym exercises

In my gym, the trainer gives me a routine of 5 days with 6 exercises each, a total of 30 different activities. They don't come with pictures but names, and I have difficulties recognizing which ...
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Would you recommended supplements for the average Joe/Jane? [closed]

I see a lot of people using pre-workout boosters and I tend to question myself if they are really necessary for the average gym user. I can understand it for pros though as they potentially have more ...
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Toenail injury playing soccer [closed]

I was playing soccer and I crashed my foot to the wall and hit my toenail, it was bleeding and a few days past and I saw my toenail black from it began bleeding. Later in the black thing on my toe got ...
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Do isometric exercises decrease flexibility?

When weight training I've been told that to avoid muscle inflexibility to always perform lifts through the full range of motion of the joint. Does this extend to isometric exercises, where there is ...
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Should I not eat before sleeping even If I workout in evening?

So I have read that we should not eat 2-3 hours before sleeping. If I workout in the evening, does that apply to me too?
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How do calories per distance vary with speed: walking, running, and sprinting?

In The Story of the Human Body on p. 85, it claims that running an equal distance at two different speeds uses equal calories: In fact, a running human's legs store and release energy so ...
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Is it safe to lift after a bout of insomnia? [closed]

Basically went to bed at midnight and didn't fall asleep until almost 4, so I got maybe 3 hours of sleep last night. To make matters worse I skipped my workout (Stronglifts 5x5) yesterday because ...
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Mileage increase after marathon

I Average 40 miles per week for running and ramping up to a marathon I peak at 60 miles. After the marathon I take two weeks off. The normal rule I go by is 10% for milage increases, but I am ...
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Is there a minimum intensity a strength program needs (payoff=0 below that threshold)?

I'd really appreciate some advice on a specific question I have about my workout programme. I am a 34 year old male of medium build, 1.80m (5ft10") tall. My purpose is simply to be "fitter", meaning a ...
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1answer
60 views

Can I avoid Squating by doing sumo deadlifts

I dont like squating, so Im avoiding doing squats. However I enjoy deadlifting and Im doing them every day. A different variation each day. Is it really necessary to squat actually if you can do sumo ...
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1answer
72 views

popping shoulders [closed]

Yesterday during my workout (chest, shoulder, triceps) something really odd happened, while doing incline bench press, one of my shoulders "popped" it didn't hurt, I was able to finish my reps. Then ...
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How to get young look? [closed]

I am software programmer and I do lots of research like software/database architecture most of the time. I recently got comment from my friends that I am looking older than my age. I am 28 and I am ...
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Climbing the stairs in digitigrade fashion - less efficient, harmful?

When going up a staircase at work, I recently realized that my heel barely ever touched the surface of the stairs. At first, I dismissed it, figuring that it just made sense to put the entire foot on ...
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1answer
35 views

Separate carbs and fat in a meal?

I'm a boxer and I'm trying to cut a little weight while getting enough calories (of the right sort) to be able to train every day (3x high intensity and 3x medium intensity workouts per week). I try ...
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127 views

Does your weight have “momentum”

I'm obviously NOT talking about physics here - obviously your body has mass and therefore momentum. What I mean is ... I've been tracking my weight over the last 18 months or so, and I know a fair ...
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1answer
63 views

How can I get used to running above my lactate threshold and get better at middle distance running?

I'm a long distance runner and I mostly compete in road races 6 miles to 13 miles but I want to get much better at middle distance races and racing in the 2-5 mile range. I've been trying to train for ...
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77 views

Smoking marijuana while working out? [closed]

So I am 20, I recently began smoking marijuana and am now doing it during my training sessions(in between sets, for example). When I am doing a curl I might lift with one hand and smoke with the other ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

Even paces for marathons seem to be the norm, but seem to require very intense efforts near the finish. For example Greg McMillan recommends a fast finish long run to be done with an additional ...
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Max heart rate: is it bad to train in Zone 5 for 30 mins?

I recently got a heart rate monitor and have been trying to beat my time each week on the exercise bike. I'd say I'm in pretty good shape. During the 30 mins workout I am in zone 5, with an average ...
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1answer
67 views

What if I don't get DOMS, not enough workout? [duplicate]

So I follow a 3 day routine (routine makes me repeat 2 muscle groups a week)which consists of(I'm unsure of some of the names of the exercises, sorry in advance): Day one: Bench press/Dumbbell ...
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1answer
109 views

Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?

I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5. I hit gym in the night hours and this is the situation: BW: 64kgs Saturday: Rest Sun: 6km walk Mon: Squat 75kg 3sets of 5 reps, Bench 42.5kg 5x5, Barbell Row 42.5kg 5x5 Tue ...
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How do you make progress in two different pressing exercises at once? [closed]

How do I program both benching and dumbell overhead press with the goal of getting better at both?
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Not getting stronger at standing dumbell overhead press

It doesn't make any sense. I did 7 sets of 4 reps with 45 lb dumbbells each hand yesterday and today I tried to do a set with 50 lbs each hand for 2 reps and I couldn't do 2. I could only do 1 before ...
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1answer
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Pelvis position when doing leg front stretching and free flow of blood in the vessels

Following the advise of physiotherapist to work towards front split, because I almost cannot raise my legs after sitting 24h behind the desk, I recently started to stretch and for the first weeks felt ...
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Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
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Workout procedures [duplicate]

I am a young person, slim in figure, in fact too slim. I want to develop my biceps and all other cuts and shapes of the body. There are many videos named "six PAC abs in 6 mins" etc. on the YouTube. I ...
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How can I track my heart rate without my cell phone?

I race go karts, and I'm looking for a way to track my heart rate while I'm on the track. Ideally, I'd like to do it with some sort of time code so I can match my heart rate up with different corners. ...
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102 views

How to create a good personalized bodyweight workout plan

I'm currently in the position where I want to start working out, but I do not want to aimlessly begin doing just anything. First my target goal for training is an overall fitness to counter my ...
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Kickboxing workout structure

What is a good way to structure home kickboxing workouts? I have a punching bag and protective gear and am technically and physically capable of doing most punches and kicks. I am going to start ...
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1answer
74 views

What movements differ between the appearance of running casual and running fast?

This sounds like a very specific question, but Im only interested in the reason for the general or common impressions I hear on my running form. What I hear much of the time is that I appear to be ...
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1answer
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Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

I am 23 years of age and played basketball professionally. Back when I was in practice, I had dynamic and explosive fitness to move quickly with strength. After my 2 year layoff, I have put on some ...
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How do I overcome fear of open water swimming?

I consider myself a very good swimmer; I know how to swim well. My strength is in swimming pool swimming. Recently, I have been open water swimming in the ocean. I always swim right to the edge of the ...
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I can only do body weight squats with proper form - how to compensate?

I only do body weight squats as whenever I use a barbell or dumbbell my form goes crooked i.e I shift on the right side while going down; probably because I am a tall guy. I've tried researching but ...
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1answer
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Bend knees when stretching hamstrings?

whenever i do the straight leg hamstring stretches i only seem to feel it behind my knees and not in the upper hamstring area. It doesn't feel good stretching like this, and if i stretch too much with ...
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1answer
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If you can't flexed-arm hang, are you necessarily cheating on your pull-ups?

I can do pull-ups in the 6-8 range, but I can't flexed-arm hang with my chin over the bar for more than a few seconds. Have I unwittingly been using momentum to get my chin to the bar without a full ...
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1answer
79 views

Weight Loss without the gym [duplicate]

I need to reduce my belly fat but due to certain unavoidable reasons I do not have access to a gym. What should I do? Where should I start?
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184 views

Why am I not seeing any change in body composition or weight?

I started stronglifts 5x5 on almost a month ago, and while I do seem to be getting stronger, since I have been able to increase the weight every workout, I don't see any real change in my body ...
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1answer
61 views

Breaking plateau on grease-the-groove chin-ups

About a year ago, I started using grease-the-groove to go from exactly 0 chin-ups to my current max of 5-6. My schedule is to do GTG 3X/week in a somewhat condensed way: if I'm also lifting that day ...
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2answers
63 views

Focussing on burning calories and six pack abs and an overall change

My native language is not English so I apologize if some terms are not correctly stated. I regularly go to the gym twice a week. What I do there is 10 minutes crosstrainer, leg press, chest press, ...

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