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Why do we push knees out into forearms when deadlifting?

This is a step mentioned in some deadlifting tutorials I read. I can't get why this is done. Could someone elaborate?

user avatar asked by Tryst with Freedom Score of 3
user avatar answered by Thomas Markov Score of 5

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Do Electric Muscle Stimulators really work for losing weight?

For whom doesn't know, EMS definition: Electrical Muscle Stimulation, also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle ...

user avatar asked by Diogo Score of 7
user avatar answered by BackInShapeBuddy Score of 6

If my lower back feels tired after squats, am I doing something wrong?

When I squat, I tend to squat very deeply. Lately I've been noticing that my lower back feels a bit worn out afterwards. It doesn't hurt - I don't feel like I've injured my back, but it feels like it'...

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user avatar asked by Ryan Elkins Score of 13
user avatar answered by Dave Liepmann Score of 10

Why does standing for too long make knees sore?

I don't seem to get sore knees unless i stand still for extended periods of time. My knees are fine when I skateboard or do exercise though so it made me curious. EDIT: I skateboard for more than 4 ...

user avatar asked by trusktr Score of 2
user avatar answered by Lauren Score of 5

I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle?

I am a man in my twenties. Although I am 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm) tall, I weigh only 100 pounds (45 kg). I want to gain weight as soon as possible. How do I gain weight and muscle as fast as possible?

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user avatar asked by Mrinal Baruah Score of 101
user avatar answered by Dave Liepmann Score of 143

Uneven chest after pushups

This happened last year that when I used to do pushups, I realized my chest got uneven, and its more than just a bit but still only noticeable to me. I do wrist pushups properly but don't understand ...

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user avatar asked by Ashfame Score of 6

What is the proper procedure for showering in a gym locker room?

This is going to sound like a stupid question. I apologize. But I've had it on my mind for a while and it needed to be asked. My question is: how do you use the shower at the locker room at the gym? ...

user avatar asked by Joshua Carmody Score of 34
user avatar answered by Berin Loritsch Score of 20

My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day

I have been working out for ~6 months and have worked my legs once per week throughout this time, on their own day. My legs, especially my quads, ache to the point of finding it hard to walk, ...

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user avatar asked by Marty Score of 27
user avatar answered by Daniel Score of 18
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