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How do I get a correct Running Threshold Power with Garmin

I normal run based on my heart rate or feeling. With my new Watch(Garmin Forerunner 955) I got access to training based on power. But my Running Threshold Power seems wrong(to high) or at least barely ...
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Can I damage my health if I box incorrectly (but for fun) with gloves and a standing punching bag?

I am a total boxing newbie and have bought a punching bag (not heavy) for the children and myself. It's really fun to hit it (with boxing gloves). I'm afraid I'm not doing it right, I don't know the ...
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How to lose weight?

Its been 4 years that i want to lose 6 10 kg... my height is 182 cm and my weight is 82 kg. I want, to start with, loose 5 kg... but i'm patient, i wait and years after years i lost 0. It seems to be ...
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Why do exercises which produce less fatigue at higher levels?

In reference to this answer, I want to ask why would we want to do low fatigue exercises at advanced levels? How I think about it right now is, fatigue and how exhausted the muscles are, is ...
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How to stop barbell rolling back to extend wrist in benchpress?

Some times when I bench press, I notice that the barbell likes to roll back along the surface of my palm to extend my wrist. Today I believe I got a wrist sprain due to it. What could I do to stop ...
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Is increasing cadence beneficial

OK, so I have just gotten back into running and am aiming for a quicker 5km pace. My current time per km is at 5:28, and I am aiming towards getting below a 5 minute pace as soon as possible. So what ...
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Does exercise improve health without losing fat?

Consider this scenario: A person has has a body fat percentage of >25% or whatever is considered clinically obese (i.e their weight may have detrimental effects on their health). This person, for ...
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Is there any real point in having exercise variety?

My work out involves rotating between the following six exercises, usually doing a combination of two at a time: Deadlift High bar back Squat Overhead press Bench Pendlay row Many workout ...
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Can fat loss be different for certain people?

Is there any research that shows different people responding to certain ways/degrees of fat loss better than others. Ie: Let’s say both people are the same weight, body fat, and level of fitness, and ...
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Maximum Weight One can Use for the Workout in the Gym

Without medicine (such as steroid), one cannot gain as much muscle as he/she wishes in the natural state. There is the upper limit of the maximum skeleton muscle one can gain through the workout in ...
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Critique my regimen please

I have a 6 day workout, abt 40min each day starts 3 to 6km on bike, usually about 8min Then one of: 1 - deadlift - 3 setd of 10 of body weight on Olympic bar squat - 3 sets of 10, ~80% body weight, ...
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How to order similar compound lifts in the same workout?

For a while I found myself performing similar compound lifts in the same workout session, e.g., flat bench press and inclined bench press, front squat and back squat, etc. Im uncertain whether I ...
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Does optimal posture change depending on the speed of a run?

So for some time I had incorporated approximately 1 hour run into my workout during which I covered 10~12 km. Since I was running on a threadmill with a constant elevation (2~2.5) I was adviced to run ...
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I can run long at a good pace but I am so slow on shorter runs

I am reasonably new to running but I’ve discovered I love running long. I have done several half marathons and I’m currently training for a full marathon but a lot of running with my athletics and XC ...
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Methods for lowering heart rate without affecting blood pressure? [closed]

Let's say someone has great blood pressure (let's say for example 125/70 with some variation) but tends to have a high resting heart rate (typically around 95-99) What are some methods to bring down ...
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What are the authentic Heart Rate Zones?

Every app and device have now have their own heart rate zones, they are so wildly different, and it seems no one went to the detail to explain the differences. For instance the traditional 50/60/70% ...
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Form guide for behind the neck press

There are more than ample for normal OHP but none for behind the neck press. In OHP, it was important to squeeze the glutes and keep the arms in the scapular plane. I am presuming that one would have ...
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Does drinking beer after exercise help restore muscles?

About ten years ago I attended a hiking camp. There was a girl who on every evening, after each day of hiking was drinking a full bottle of beer. She even believed everyone should do the same. I don't ...
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Are there guidelines for certain exercises?

I work in medical research and in medicine one important source of knowledge for good clinical practice are guidelines. Usually guidelines are made by some experts committee including and they usually ...
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Correct order during pushing movement

I’m doing pushing exercises to strengthen my serratus anterior. I understand it is worked when protracting one’s shoulder blades. During a pushing exercise, which should come first: shoulder ...
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Do the "big 5" barbell exercises lead to injuries in runners?

The background I am training for running and sport climbing; I also have a good barbell rack in the basement and have good technique for the "big 5" barbell exercises (squat, deadlift, bench ...
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How to split a chest weightlifting workout for twice a week

I am an advanced beginner in terms of weightlifting but noticed I am not getting enough development in my chest, particularly my upper chest seems a bit less developed than the rest. Some of this ...
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Delayed Onset Muscles Soreness (DOMS) and Muscle Growth

My own understanding of the delayed onset muscles soreness (DOMS) is that the skeleton muscle pain comes from the broken muscle fibres after the workout in the gym. Human body would repair these ...
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Can I run a massive calorie deficit to lose weight while maintaining muscle as long as I get my protein?

Can I run a massive calorie deficit to lose weight while maintaining muscle as long as I get my protein? backstory: I'd been trying and failing to do keto over the years as the diet is too strict for ...
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Should I cut/bulk or do body recomp?

I'm 24 years old and I weigh 215 lbs, and I'm 6,2. I think I have a skinny fat body with a lot of belly fat and 41 41-inch waist size. I have been trying to build muscles while losing fat but I'm ...
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How dangerous are kettlebells?

I never paid much attention to kettlebells until I saw a video that said they have numerous advantages over traditional dumbells. Swinging weights around as was demonstrated in the video looks ...
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Straight leg sliding lunge

I found on instagram following exercise. Some kind of straight leg sliding lunge performed by a track and field athlete. How is this exercise called and what is the purpose and focus of this exercise. ...
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Active Isolated Stretches

I purchased The Wharton Stretch Book which advocates active isolated stretching [AIS] and it seems great, I can't find a ton of information online about it though. Are there any critiques of AIS or ...
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What scientific studies compare electric muscle stimulation versus resistance training?

I know this is a wide open topic with countless nuances, but I need to start somewhere. Will someone please provide a reference to scientific literature comparing the effects of electric muscle ...
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My chest is uneven but not as in left and right chest

So i have been exercising for some time at home i dont go to the gym but everything has been improving i can see progress and in my chest aswell but only a part. So i have looked up what to do how to ...
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Increase range of motion on flat bench dumbbell chest fly

Are there any extra benefits, and is it safe to use increased range of motion in the stretched position of the chest fly movement? I have found that while holding my arms straight out is fine, when I ...
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Discomfort but not pain in joints

This is easier to explain with a specific example: let's say you've had jumper's knee (Patellar tendinitis) in the past caused by running. Pain underneath the knee that comes on during a run and ...
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How can you train your grip to accommodate a wide variety of holding options?

Based on this hand grip, is there a way to train your grip for different holding positions using alternative options not shown in the video? Additionally, is there an exhaustive list available that ...
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Are flared elbows better for upper chest?

I was told that the positioning of the clavicular head meant that the muscle was activated best when the arms are flared, almost 90° to the body. I'm just wodnering if this is true?
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"Before failure" sets - a good idea?

I learnt that sets till failure have different drawbacks like increased risk of injury, overtraining, fatigue and potentially less muscle growth in the long term (here and here, for example). The ...
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What level of seasonal variation in VO2 Max should I expect

I recently tried 80:20 training,but after two months my VO2 max went down by a couple of points (and my zone 2 pace got much worse). But I wondered if that might not be due to the 80:20 training, but ...
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Are smart scales consistent in their mistakes?

I'm looking to improve my body composition. Smart scales might help with that since they claim to measure body-fat percentage and more, but I've read several articles claiming that smart scales aren't ...
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I dont want to gain weight, how do cheat days work?

You need 3500 calories above maintence per week to gain one pound of body fat, so if I eat 1500 calories above my maintance I won't gain fat like that. I dont want to gain weight, but I always had, ...
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Explanation of bench press form

I know from experience that the proper form for best muscle activation and the most power is opening the chest. Done by tightening the traps to retract the scapula and contracting your lats to bring ...
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What is the difference between doing a sandbag clean/kettlebell swing versus something like a Romanian deadlift?

This question is phrased in a strange way, but I could not think of a more concrete way to phrase is. I am trying to understand how different types of training fit into my own fitness goals. I am in ...
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How does the targeted musculature differ when lateral raises are done with DBs held to a front facing angle?

Alfred does lateral raises with his palms facing toward each other, and the dumbbells parallel with his forward facing feet. Bob does them with his palms facing forward and the dumbbells parallel with ...
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Dynamic warmups in Yoga class

I'm currently trying to become a Yoga instructor and I have been thinking about my sequence of movements. I have never seen dynamic warmups like Jumping Jack, High Knee, Inchworms, Burpees etc in a ...
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Does sequential position of squats and deadlifts within a workout effect the hormonal benefit?

Folks like Charters William are fond of saying that squats and deadlifts are vital for natural body builders due to their function of stimulating testosterone and other muscle building hormone ...
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Vertical Sit-up Bench

I have been searching the internet for this piece of equipment. I like doing that style of sit-ups. It doesn't tighten my hamstrings or compress my back. Does anyone know what this equipment is called?...
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Does a straight and very slightly turned out trail of footsteps indicate a problem?

Obviously your feet shouldn't be turned out a lot while running (question about it), but I've been thinking about whether mine are turned out too much or not. Also my foot steps are pretty much in a ...
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Help with planning cut while incorporating bodybuilding and muay thai

I'm eager to get rid of belly fat and love handles while building lean muscle. While I plan to maintain a calorie deficit, I'm curious about the role of cardio. Is it necessary for achieving these ...
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Advice re: weighted pull-ups for women

I see a lot of advice on (weighted) pull-ups on the internet, but nothing specifically for women, so hopefully someone can help me out with some wisdom. :) I'm relatively new to working out, but I ...
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Are circuit style gyms suited for hypertrophy progression?

I have access to a gym offering circuit training with weight machines, meaning people have to use every machine for a timed set of 1 minute and then a 15 sec break to switch to the next machine. My ...
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Bulk or Cut after month long break

Apologies for the all too generic question, however I'm really unsure of what to do from here. Backstory: For the past year ive been consistently training and tracking my food, and have made very good ...
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How do I strengthen the ability to open a door knob?

Is there a way to strengthen the hand palm twist motion? A 50 years old is training using kettlebells as well as hand barbells daily. However, he has difficulties in twist motion of the hand palm ...
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