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Why is it harder for women than men to do push ups?

From all sources I could find, women find it much harder than men to do push ups. Why is that? Has it only to do with arm muscles or has it to do with core musculature? Does it have anything to do ...
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How can I train just one side of the neck?

I'd like to find some correct and efficient excercises to train and develop just one side of the neck. I've played Tennis for several years and my neck is lightly asymmetric; my right side is more ...
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What are risks of bodybuilding?

Is there any risk of bodybuilding? Every exercise has it's features, and bodybuilding has it's too. What are risks that these features could possibly cause? Or risks from other than these features? If ...
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Does the smart band calculate the burnt aalaroies incorrectly? [closed]

I've recently purchased a smart band that I'm trying to calculate calories during the workout. My weight is 83kg. I'm climbing a step of stairs up then come down and repeat it for 50 minutes. My speed ...
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Is this yoga rod/pilates stick exercise helpfull to get better posture?

In a Tiktok video i saw this exercise in the image. You should do for 15 minutes daily to get a straight posture. Is this a legit exercise? I couldn't find anything about it in the internet and i fear ...
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Is having a high heart rate (180 bpm) dangerous if I had a pericarditis (benign heart condition) 4-5 years ago? [closed]

Tl;dr: I had pericarditis a few years ago and since I feel tired and my heart rate is fast. It's been a year since I jog on the daily (I try to run 10 km every two days) and my heart rate climbs ...
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Do I really need to track my carbs and fat if I'm hitting my daily calorie and protein numbers?

I have about a month of training experience and I'm currently on a cut (I consume 500 calories less than my TDEE). Since I'm aiming for body recomposition while maximizing my newbie gains. My daily ...
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Is my calf supposed to hurt while I’m doing the half middle splits?

I started learning the splits 3 months ago and while stretching my right half middle split, my extended leg tends to shift to the side and my calf hurts. I try to keep it straight but it makes my calf ...
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Would front squats involve lower traps?

I'm currently in need of strengthening my lower traps, but I also plan to be doing a lot of front squats (for a different reason). I'm sure front squats alone wouldn't be enough to strengthen my lower ...
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Can you improve and lower your active heartrate during exercise

Are you able to improve your heartrate at an active state? I know athletes have a lower resting heart rate, but I am interested in my heart rate not spiking so high when I weightlift. I noticed my ...
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How do I learn to control and improve awareness of my core?

I’ve been trying to regain awareness and control over my core since cancer treatment 4 years ago that involved several abdominal/pelvic surgeries. I’m struggling with basic core exercises like Pelvic ...
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Heavy kettlebell swing versus deadlift

Starting to see some guys working out with Russian swings used heavy dumbbells or self made kettlebells.. Guys be swinging around over 300 pounds for high reps. This looks like a really cool exercise ...
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Fitbit Charge 2 - elliptical - automatic detect vs manually logging? [closed]

Fitbit Charge 2 didn't record my elliptical session - could have been a glitch. I entered it afterwards, but then no information about my heart rate zone etc. is available. If I manually enter that I ...
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How can I out-train this bad diet? If I can't, what modifications can I make to my diet to push more weight?

Not sure if this is on-topic: a request for diet modification to help improve strength. If not, please advise on what to edit. Is there something I can change or add to my current diet (without it ...
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Angle of shoulder labrum

Is the shoulder labrum 90 degrees from the front of a person? Or is it offset a few degrees from perpendicular? What about on the Z axis-- is the labrum straight up-and-down or is it angled ...
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How to use METS to estimate additional caloric expenditure and weekly recommendations

I have a question regarding metabolic equivalents for exercises (METS) that I've been unable to google an answer to. It seems that it's either so incredibly obvious that it doesn't make sense to ask ...
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Gymnastics Rings vs Triangles

I have a set of triangle shaped resistance band handles (like this) that I've been using for pushups and pullups to make the exercise more difficult and to build up stabilizer muscles. Is there any ...
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Has a study been done about the benefits of a manual treadmill desk?

I found a study comparing the health benefits of standing desks and treadmill desks [here]. The overall conclusion is that standing desks provide some benefit, but treadmill desks provide a lot. It's ...
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Stretching for weightlifting

I've read from others that stretching can be very beneficial to weightlifting. I'm 44 years old and I notice myself getting injured easier and my muscles get tight/cramped more frequently than when I ...
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Best exercise to do with a dumbbell to build arm/shoulder muscles? [duplicate]

As the title implies, I have very limited equipment. Just a dumbbell and a floor where I can do sit-ups and push ups. What would be the best way to build arm/shoulder muscle with just these methods?
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Is arm shivering an indication that you need to reduce the weight you are lifting?

I'm pretty new to lifting (~1.5months) and I have been following the Bigger Leaner Stronger workouts. They mainly focus on high weight low rep training. The book asks you to lift about 70-80% of your ...
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What's with Russia and pull ups? [closed]

Russia got: A guy who can do pull up with 157 additional kilograms hanging off him, that's 355 pounds, more than most people can deadlift.. On Adam's Raw channel on YouTube A 7 year old girl who can ...
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Is there a finite set of arm and leg position combinations in ballet? [closed]

If you do an Internet search for Ballet positions, you'll find that the 1st through 5th positions are pretty well standardized for the legs. The arms, however, are all over the place. Here's an ...
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The 10-percent rule in running: how to start?

I'm 47 and I never ran for exercise in my life. I live next to an outdoor running track, so like everybody else during the pandemic I decided to start running: the very first day I ran just 1 lap (450 ...
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Is it good for the body to do some stretching at random times during the day?

It happens to me that when I go for a run, then my body does not really feel like stretching. Then, after an hour or so, I can do that and it relaxes me a lot. Also, I may be somewhere outside during ...
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How do I convert from band resisted pullups to weight resisted pullups?

I have a doubled over red band which I anchored with a strap to the ground. I calculated that it provides about 30 pounds of resistance at the top of the movement. However, it resists less at the ...
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Understanding training plan notation

Not sure if this is the right place to post, but I saw this training plan which I want to start following, and I do not understand how to interpret it. So for example: Day 1 says 1000m swimming but ...
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Why do we bicep curl?

Turns that I can reverse curl as much as I can bicep curl normally... At least when using a barbell my bicep curl is 1:1 to my reverse curl, when using a dumbell is more like 4/5... Do why do we bicep ...
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What limits your jump rope routine?

I'm a 115lbs 35-year old male and I've recently put aside my weight training to focus on cardio. I've always jumped rope to warm up but now I'm really trying to focus on it and I've noticed something.....
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Help and advice on weight-loss and building stamina

I'm a 19 yr old male that is roughly 1.7m tall and 98.5kg heavy. I've wanted to start losing weight in the past but because of extraneous factors, have only recently been able to have the time. Now ...
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Fat burning in ketogenic mode?

Typically, they say that you need to train for some time until your body can start actively burning fat. But then, to my understanding, while doing ketogenic diet, you can "reprogram" your ...
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Are wrist wraps at cross purposes with incline DB curls?

My wrist / carpal tunnel tends to get rather angry with me during exercises like dumbbell flies. (Presumably because the weight is supported by just the palms than a stacked forearm, and is under the ...
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Maximum heart rate during a 5k or 10k run

Just bought a running watch and went for a 5k run and then the other day for a 10k run. There is a range of a heart rate that is originally set up at 75 bpm at lower end and 175 bpm at higher end. Now,...
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How to recover from lifting something very heavy?

I lifted a 30 kilogram bag upstairs one step at time- properly using my legs and centre of gravity . My core is solid from situps and cross crunches. I have weightlifting 4 years using 8 kilogram ...
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Should I do full body if I'm working out over 3 years?

Can I build more muscles if I'm gonna do full body instead of split(which is, I heard, for athletes who use steroids)? And I hears that we need only 24-72 hours to fully recover and supercompensate. ...
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Chest strengthening without weights or press ups

After 6+ weeks of no exercise and lockdown I found that just 10 press ups brought pain to my main neck muscle. So I have a painful sternocleidomastoid but I want to strengthen my chest (well, ...
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Exercise Ball - build huge abs?

How can I build abs or huge abs with this ball? I have seen a lot of videos on YouTube but they don't say the time or the sets needed for an exercise ball routine. How much time and what days should I ...
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50 km / 30 mi march in a week - how to prepare?

I've got a 30 mile march in a week. It's not a race but there's a time limit of 12 hours to finish the course. I'm quite fit and took part in a similar event last year, but my girlfriend is less fit ...
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Light-head after squats

I have been trying to get into regular exercising and started with a few reps of no-weight squats at home. I have high BMI of around 30 (though my bone-density is also high) for a reference. I did 15 ...
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Body building is sore, slow, and needs rest, but the heart doesn't. Why?

I have a question about heart muscle rebuild after high intensity cardio. I wonder if it is a proper question in this forum. If you think not, please kindly tell me where it should be. Building muscle ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

I love doing HIIT with battle rope and sledgehammer. These cardio intensity is the highest two I ever have. I love battle rope most because it has almost no joint wearing. I separate loading to whole ...
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What actions would stop the signal cascades yielding mitochondria growth during basic endurance training?

I often read to either train in HIT or LIT, because that training leads to growth in volume or density of mitochondria. See e.g. https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1113/EP085319. It is ...
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How to manage sudden increase in appetite after new workouts

I(F22, BMI 22.1) recently swapped my fitness routine from mainly cardio and light resistance to more weight and strength training. Although Im taking it gradually my appetite has gone awol. I use to ...
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If I do not have access to casein protein, is there a hack I can do with whey protein isolate to make it digest more slowly?

As I already understand, the benefit of casein protein is that it is slow absorbing, and hence able to keep our bodies in a positive nitrogen balance over an extended period of time. This makes it ...
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Rate my upper/lower split

About me I'm 16 years old, can bench about 45kg, do 16 pull ups, 120 kg leg press for 10 reps, 15 kg barbell biceps curl for about 6 reps I've been looking through all sorts of upper/lower splits, ...
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Does having muscular areas deter fat buildup in those areas?

My question is mostly stated in the title. Let's say you have particularly muscular abs or arms. Does that mean when fat starts building up, it will not build up in those areas? Much thanks
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Should I use Nitrobolon for better muscles growth?

I've been searching about nitrobolone, but I found only shop pages. Is nitrobolon(technutrition) realy can help me improve my work out and improve muscles strength and growth? Is it better than ...
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How to prevent a plateau when you are in a caloric deficit?

I'm M, 21, 5'6''. Some months ago, I tried losing weight without any resistance training i.e through dieting alone (by creating a deficit of ~ 1500 calories everyday). My weight was 85Kg and I dropped ...
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How to see during swimming for short sighted people

I am learning to swim right now so I can go to water parks when summer rolls around. However, I am very short sighted. Under water I use prescription goggles to see, but when I get out of the pool or ...
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Is there any running gear that doesn't require washing and doesn't stink after every use?

I want to minimize the time I spend on washing my running gear, and the probelem is always that I have to do a significant amount of laundry because I'm running everyday, and sweating in my gear. Is ...

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