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Why is my leg mobility limited even when it doesn't feel like I'm stretching a muscle?

Scenario: I'm standing up straight, trying to raise one knee up in front of me, like I'm marching. Problem: I can't raise it up even to 90 degrees. See photo below. Ordinarily if my mobility is ...
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Does green tea keep it's weight-loss benefits after multiple brewing? [closed]

Just as in the title, I am wondering if I can brew the same leaves multiple times when I'm using green tea as a weight loss helper. I like quality tea but it also costs much and dumping the leaves ...
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Is statement “PEDs compensate the genetic dissadvantages” valid? [migrated]

I heard the hypothesis that PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs) compensate for genetic disadvantages in athletes, thus the PEDs make the sport more "fair". I do not really care about the philosophic ...
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What is the easy, progressive way to build muscles for 3 days a week workout plan?

I understand that if I want to build muscles I have to follow through a plan that gradually increase the number of reps and weights, probably some plans like this: Find the max: You can get a rough ...
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Bench Press Form Check

I've been working on my technique for the barbell bench press. I used to do a pretty flat bench press but I've recently tried to use the technique taught by Scot Mendelson. Namely, the setting onto ...
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How to find optimal number of sets/reps for maximum growth? [closed]

I think there are a lot of question like this, but what I am looking for isn't some numbers like 4x8 , etc. I want to find a formula that gives us some understanding to find when we are growing more ...
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How important is exercise quality

Inspired by this post: Can I get an honest review about my workout plan? I am mainly trying to improve overall health. I'm not training for any particular goal. I only wish to get/stay healthy. I ...
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What percent of mucle growth is possible without steroids consumption? [closed]

I am interested to know, if someone does bodybuilding exercises with good rest, enough protein, high presure workout, etc, but without consuming any steroids, how much of muscle gorwth is possible for ...
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What percent of mucle growth is possible without steroids consumption? [duplicate]

I am interested to know, if someone does bodybuilding exercises with good rest, enough protein, high presure workout, etc, but without consuming any steroids, how much of muscle gorwth is possible for ...
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Leg workout for someone without barbell or heavy DB?

I live in a remote area of the city where there's no affordable gym nearby,in my apartment gym there are only DB upto 12.5kg,leg extn and curl machine.Any suggestions how to plan my leg workout with ...
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How to not burn muscle mass?

I have an athletic body type (not fat but not skinny) but I am trying to gain muscle and lose fat. Are there any diets or recommendations people have? What I am doing right now: Shortened my ...
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Elasticity in the Squat

I've seen the term elasticity used in weightlifting. Things like touch-and-go bench press and bouncing your deadlifts repetitions For squats I've now heard it used in two different ways: You have ...
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Unexplained muscle mass loss

Recently my gym bought a fat analyzer (InBody scanner). I have used it twice now. I'm a bit perplexed and disappointed by the results. A little back story: I'm 39. I've been maintaining the same ...
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Alternative to South beach diet [closed]

For 10 years south beach diet has been a great tool of weight control for me. It really changed my life. Then I got depressed of having to stay so much away from carbs and my weight started to go up. ...
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1h Cardio at 120-130 bpm EVERY DAY

I have been trying to lose weight so I adjusted my diet. I also have a new hobby, that is to do 1 hour of cardio every day on a stationary bike. I have been doing this for 1 month and I love it, I ...
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Do i need continuous sleep in order to maximise muscle growth?

I’ve been getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. However, I occasionally wake up once or twice to go to the toilet (Twice is very rare). It’s quite easy for me to get back to sleep, therefore these ...
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Weight put on due to stress eating [closed]

Due to some personal issues I have been stress eating/binge eating for last 7- 8 months and have put on 11 kg weight. I was 64kg a few months back (which I was trying to drop to 59) and now I am ...
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Are they proven benefits on 5:2 intermittent fasting on human? [closed]

Same question was posted at Medical Science SE, but it was closed as "off-topic". I thought that this question will have a better chance here. 5:2 intermittent fasting is For two days a week, you ...
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Bottle necks to body building?

I often hear youtubers talking about pushing the nutrients and drugs into the muscle via the increased bloodflow during exercise. It makes me wonder, let's say if someone hypothetically took weight ...
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How to breath and brace during squat?

I have three questions here: How do I brace my belly during a squat? I have tried bracing and inhaling before going down, then when coming back up I breath, but, this give me a bit of a headache. How ...
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Can I get an honest review about my workout plan?

I'm 24, and an absolute beginner when it comes to working out. I just googled exercises that you could do at home and then decided to try them out. Its been a few months but I don't really see any ...
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Is there a database of stretches?

I'm looking for an online digital database (or encyclopedia of sorts, preferably free but open to paid options as well) of all the types of stretching (static, dynamic, PNF, etc). Big plus if there's ...
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Weighing before and after sport to determine lost water

Would weighing myself before and after sport give an accurate estimate of how much water I lost? As in, if I weigh 1kg less after sport, that would suggest that I lost one liter of water?
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Is it necessary to train 'outer' pecs or 'inner' pecs?

For years the three Staples of chest development I have known have been upper pecs, middle pecs, and lower pecs. There are a lot of posts about inner and outer oec development.. and even a lot of ...
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Is it useful to train arms in circuit, 10 reps?

I'm short in time, during my pull work-out. I only have approx. 15min, max.20 to train my arms. The exercises I'd want to do are: supination curl, dumbells bird (post. delt.), neutral curl, pronation ...
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Beginner runner/jogger heart rate question [closed]

I am an it guy 220 lbs 6ft1 35 years old. With chest strap measurement my maximum heart rate is around 192 bpm. (Did warmup and 3 minutes thread mill intervals to measure) For a long period of time, ...
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Overactivity in one muscle of the agonist-antagonist pair and eventual desirability in athletes

I used to be an amateur athlete until I was 16 and I was diagnosed with brain cancer in which case I was left wheelchair-bound because of paresis in my left leg and inability to step on it. I was left ...
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Minimum age for weight training

My nephew, age 14, wants to go to the gym. The most important step is already done - he bought some protein powder (careful, irony). However, my sister is opposed to that idea since in her opinion, 14 ...
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Gaining Fat, Losing Muscle?

So I am working out for around 1 and a half years now, about 1 year ago I started tracking my body fat and my muscle percentage. It both was stable at 14% fat and 44.5% muscle. Last two weeks I ...
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High heart rate but not winded

I'm 31 and in decent shape, but I also have pretty bad exercise asthma. Normally, when I work out, especially running and other cardio stuff, my breath-fitness tops out when I'm getting around 170-...
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How do you calculate a starting weight from a RPE?

For example; Paused Bench -- 3 sets, 4 reps @ 8 RPE. My interpretation: perform paused bench press for 3 sets of 4 repetitions at a weight in which you could do two more reps. However, am I just ...
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Muscle spasms in legs during long distance running

Last spring I ran a half marathon. I trained rather well for it and hit distance close to and equal to 13 miles in my training. I managed these training runs without incident. However, during the race ...
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If I eat carbohydrates in place of sugar, will I lose weight? [closed]

I often try to have healthier snacks instead of sugary snacks. However, lots of alternative snacks are carbohydrate based, such as crackers and bread sticks. Both carbohydrates and sugar break down ...
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Is there a difference in doing 10 pushups per day for a year and doing 3,6K pushups in a day?

Is there a difference in doing 10 pushups per day for a year and doing 3650 pushups in a day? I guess the muscle is being stimulated the same, no mather when. Also the 10 pushups from 1 year ago ...
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Stop sweating - viable physical goal?

I'm 25% body fat and I sweat a lot. I'm not especially fat at 180cm but the truth is I get winded climbing 3 flights of stairs. Can I train to reduce fat so that it doesn't insulate my body as much ...
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Is it healthy to climb upstairs 9 storeys everyday?

My office is at the 9th floor. While everyone uses the elevator, I thought of using the stars instead. Is it a healthy choice to climb up 9 storeys everyday with the following conditions? Each floor ...
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Can repeated hyperventilation change the setpoint for oxygen sensitivity?

In recent years, breath-hold diving as a competitive sport has developed tremendously. I'm interested in generally understanding the consequences of training for maximum breath hold times on a person'...
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Every Friday afternoon, I crash and just sleep for 4 or 5 hours straight. Am i sick? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right Stack Exchange (but couldn't find a better one). It's been happening for quite a while, and I really wish I weren't like this, because it does take a lot of time away ...
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Is this a valid stretch?

I was in a group stretching thing at work led by a colleague (so no training or qualifications) and wasn’t sure about one of the stretches. It started with us standing and pushing both arms up above ...
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Exercises and diets to reduce waist & chest size [duplicate]

I have bigger tummy and male boobs. I'm ready to follow some serious diet and I can spend 2 hours for gym exercise. When I was searching for diets. I feel Keto or Paleo diet can help me I guess. ...
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Is intuitive training as effective as HIIT training?

I have recently read about a new type of training - Intuitive training - And it explains how it can be done as an alternative to HIIT training while allowing you to form a healthy relationship with ...
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How does being in a calorie surplus prevent muscle breakdown?

From my knowledge, being in a calorie deficit causes more muscle breakdown because your body requires protein which it gets from the muscle. However, being in a calorie surplus regardless of how much ...
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how can i improve my stamina? [duplicate]

I tried to "run" and i used the land-posts as a short goal but even that short distance gave me a hard time. I really need an idea or advice of how i can properly improve my stamina (safely). Right ...
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I feel heavy when I run and is lacking lower body strength need help

Every time I run in P.E. (Physical Education) it seems I'm last of many. When it comes to speed I struggle but for long distance runs I'm able to last longer than most people. Specifically: the impact ...
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Efficient method to determine IPF squat depth?

This isn't a question about what squat depth is, however, so we're on the same page I am using the IPF's official powerlifting definition: [...] the lifter must bend the knees and lower the body ...
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Free app to write reps, weighs, sets and see progression? [closed]

This app should handle this case: My first squat set is 7 reps failure at 120kg, then 10s rest pause, then 2 reps failure at 120kg then 10s rest pause, then 9 reps failure at 100kg,then 10s rest pause,...
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Does Wilks score favour heavier lifters?

I've discovered that there's something called a Wilks score used to compare lifting results for different weight classes and I went ahead and started testing it using values obtained from Male ...
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I bought strength bands from Decathlon but I don't know how to use them

How can I use them to supply my grip at deadlift or pull-ups? They are very different than https://www.decathlon.fr/p/sangle-de-tirage-musculation-souleve-de-terre-deadlift-traction/_/R-p-158597 Did ...
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Should I bench press without an arch during training?

I currently barbell bench press twice a week; a 1x5 on Tuesday and a 5x5 on Friday. On each of these days, I perform all of my reps with a powerlifting style bench press setup: back arch and leg drive ...
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How much muscle will be created while adding 1KG body weight? [closed]

I like to know, will body create more muscle when someone gets 1KG fat? I mean if a person has 60KG body weight, then he will eat a lot and his body weight arises to 120KG for example, and he don't do ...

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