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Where should I buy dumbbells weights/bar from

I am wondering where I should buy dumbbells from for a cheap price but also relitavely good quality. I currently am considering buying this: 4x 5kg York Fitness Cast Iron Discs 1x York Fitness ...
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Homemade Mass/Protein Blend

I'm a classic ectomorph aged at 18, I've been hitting the gym hard for about a month now and have been able to observer some sort of progress with both machines and free weights. However, even though ...
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1answer
14 views

What is this part of the knee?

There is a large cord I can see and feel on the lateral (outside) part of my knee and I'm wondering what it is, as it hurts sometimes. Does anyone know what it is? I think it is the LCL, the IT band ...
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Lat Pulldown vs. Pullups

An old coach of mine told me that pullups are way more effective than using the lat pulldown machine. Is this true and if so why? If not, then why is it not?
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What is meant by 'frequency', ' volume', and 'intensity'?

It seems like 'frequency', 'volume', and 'intensity' correspond to lifting sessions per week or sets per session or reps per set or total reps or weight per rep but I'm not sure which term goes ...
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21 views

What are these types of “crunches” called and details about them? And are they harmful?

This may seem a little bit funny, because I don't even know if they exist! I saw this in the anime Dragon Ball Z. Goku, hanging upside down with his hands on his neck, touches his head to his knees ...
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17 views

Crossfit pullups [on hold]

You may have seen those crossfit guys doing pullups on the gyms. But why guys?? Why? I asked a crossfit trainer and he said "we are doing this because we need to be explosive and do more pull ups" . I ...
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1answer
16 views

How can I quickly build muscle and slowly lose fat?

I suppose I'm your typical skinny fat. I don't have a lot of muscle, but I do have a bit of a gut. My main goal is to bulk up, with a secondary goal of losing fat. Thus, I'm aiming to build muscle ...
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Does recommence of high intensity training has influence on resting HR?

The last 6 months I've done slow extensive runs of ± 60min, 3x / week, (HR between 145 - 155bpm) strength training 3x / week 1x/week martial art (BJJ/Muay Thai/MMA) training (technique+sparring), so ...
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1answer
31 views

What could be causing the pain in my shoulder during chest presses and pull-downs? [on hold]

I experience pain in my left shoulder during wide grip lat pull-down (more when arms are in the lower part of the movement). I do wide grip pull-ups without any problems at the same time. It also ...
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1answer
26 views

bent over barbell row biceps usage

I was told that I mainly use biceps to perform bent over barbell rows. However, I feel like I'm using my back. How can I find out to which extent are hands absorbing the load?
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19 views

How big is a “cup” in MyFitnessPal? [on hold]

A lot of MyFitnessPal's measurements come in cups, even things that ordinarily don't come in cups. Of course, one cup can contain more than another cup Question: How big are MyFitnessPal's cups? ...
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0answers
18 views

How to accurately keep track of calories? [on hold]

If I'm cooking, I can easily count the number of calories that I'm consuming per meal by taking to fraction of the total product that I'm putting into each serving. Whenever you go out or eat someone ...
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1answer
11 views

Can you calculate % of V02 max at which you're working using pulse ox readings?

Can you calculate % of V02 max at which you're working (assuming it's >100%) by measuring change in blood oxygenation with a pulse ox? My understanding is that working at >100% VO2 max means you're ...
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3answers
34 views
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Elbow grinding sensation after starting workout

First up, I know there are any elbow noise questions out there, but they do not describe my experience completely. Okay so I'm 18 yrs old and very skinny with little muscle, and I started gym a month ...
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1answer
33 views

Combining body building and grappling

I am training to build body mass. Does a grappling session once a week, which lasts for 2 hours, will effect my muscle size or performance at the gym. I want to do the session on a day that I dont ...
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0answers
50 views

What causes fatigue and light head when running?

I recently replaced running with biking for my workouts. Reason being, I get very light headed and my feet feel the burning sensation quite quickly into my run. After I run (lets say 4 miles), I feel ...
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1answer
81 views

Calories consumed on workout days vs. off days

I've read this post but I'm still a bit confused. If my bmr is approximately 2500 calories and I'm looking to loose weight by having a caloric deficit and 3500/week deficit goal, should I be ...
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0answers
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How do I improve my tracking while flipping?

I have been attempting to get the hang of various flips off of the diving board into the pool. One of the problems I run into is that I'm very bad at tracking where I am in a flip so as to know when ...
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1answer
38 views

Absolute beginner : dumbbells and incline bench

I got a set of dumbbells and an incline bench, and just started some basic exercises. I used only 2.5kg per arm but found difficult to do set of 3 x 12. I noticed my hands were not moving under 100% ...
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0answers
19 views

Preventing illness (colds, sore throat etc.) [migrated]

I'm sure most of you here are in a similar position to myself - we work in an open plan office, we go to a public gym, have kids (little germ magnets)... lots of opportunities for catching coughs ...
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1answer
29 views

Securing feet in an indoor rowing machine

Most rowing machines in gyms I've come across use simple straps to secure your feet, like those shown below: The problem I've always found is that after a few strokes the straps loosen, which I ...
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2answers
82 views

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
79 views

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
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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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Incline press, adjust just the back part of the seat ok?

In some incline bench presses, people will move the entire seat onto an incline. However, I would like to know if you can just move the back so your legs are still on or near the ground and not ...
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1answer
61 views

Only eating 3X a week but working out 6 days a week? [closed]

So my schedule might look something like this: Monday: Chest, delts, triceps No food Tuesday: Leg day 6000 calories Wednesday: Back, delts, ...
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0answers
27 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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0answers
48 views

What if you only ate vegetables and fruits? [closed]

What would happen if say someone decided to change their diet to strictly plant based. Then what?
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1answer
75 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 ...
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1answer
42 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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2answers
188 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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0answers
51 views

What muscles make girls like you? [closed]

Which muscle groups do women find attractive on men the most?
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1answer
26 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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1answer
56 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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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
38 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 ...
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1answer
333 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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3answers
53 views

How to make protein shake palatable? [closed]

I don't like the ingredients in most commercially available protein shakes/MRPs, so I make my own: whey protein, coconut oil, creatine, hmb, honey. Unfortunately, it a) tastes absolutely horrible, b) ...
4
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1answer
42 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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0answers
54 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
54 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 ...

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