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One set to failure for biceps

Can I expect any visually noticeable change from 1 set to fialure of bicep curls within one year? Or would it take way more years to gain some sleeve size with such low volume? One set a day to ...
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Triceps burn during any movement [closed]

One day I was benching and my triceps just started aching alot and felt weak. Ever since then they burn during any movement even holding my phone in the air burns my triceps
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My biceps got really tight during a workout and now they always hurt [closed]

After training back and biceps one day my biceps got really tight and ever since then any exercise I do that involves my biceps just makes them hurt so much and they fatigue straight away even on the ...
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What is the optimal length and amount of sessions per week for optimal muscle gain?

For maximum muscle gain, one is recommended to do 3-5 sets 8-12 reps, the less reps the more strength training it becomes. Now in regard to the number of sessions per week and the length of sessions I ...
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Are food intolerances tests accurate? [closed]

Are the food intolerances hair tests accurate? Are the blood sample ones accurate?
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Confusion about reps vs time under tension: aren't these two things contradictory?

So I was reading about hypertrophy, and heard that the optimal "time under tension" is about 45-60 seconds. Elsewhere, I read that the optimal rep range for hypertrophy is 8-12 sets. These ...
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Need a review of my diet plan [closed]

I'm trying to bulk up. My weight is 211lb, but I'm high(6'1) and skinny. I can't achieve my goal: 3700 calories per day. I can eat only 2500 at best. My daily intake of protein 160g, carbs 210g, fat ...
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How to increase weight in barbell row? [closed]

My max in this exercise is 253lbs for 2-3 reps with cheating. Any advice how can I increase my weight in a barbell row, because I guess I've reached a plateau (haven't added weight almost 4 months)?
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Can glucosamine by trec really help get rid of shoulder and knee pain? [closed]

I bought glucosamine by trec last month and I didn't noticed any improvement in my shoulder(when I'm benching, doing overhead press with dumbbells it's still discomfort/pain) and my knees still hurts. ...
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Why and how does fat also make you stronger?

If a 200 pounds man gains an additional 50 pounds of fat he will be stronger than before. Why is that? How does fat contribute to lifting stuff?
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Good programs for physical fitness [closed]

I know about the following - Beachbody Bodybuilding.com Any suggestions for other good websites that provide complete workout plans for GYM and Functional Fitness
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How to evaluate stationary bicycle resistance

I would like to understand how to evaluate the resistance range of a stationary bicycle before buying online, as I have maxed out the resistance on my current one. All of the bicycles I see online ...
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Single foot turned outwards, knee pain

I have a persistent problem that I can't manage by myself by stretches & strenghtening. First of all I'm 35 and for last 10 years I was running, mostly trail running and mountain running for no ...
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uneven pull ups

when i do a pull up my right shoulder seems to be higher and i don’t know why. anyone know how to fix this? i am right handed if this helps
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What is an optimal way to evade a punch? [migrated]

I want to know what is the best way to evade a punch in mma, dodging, parrying, blocking or stepping back (so that you are out of reach)? Specifically I am looking for a a way to evade a punch such ...
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Need fixing my workout routine for body recomposition

I just turned 40 and haven't trained much my whole life. I was skinny when I was young but with the years I've put on some fat. Now I'm 6.1 for 175lbs with 20% body fat. In April, I've decided to ...
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Help with bicep and tricep pain on both arms [closed]

During one back and biceps workout I got a really tight feeling on both my biceps on the last exercise (overhead preacher machine) ever since then my biceps hurt during any exercise involving them and ...
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Scientifically speaking, how are strength and endurance not the same thing?

Let's say you can do a heavy lift once, and that's your maximum strength. Then let's say you decrease that weight by half and do as many repetitions as you can until your muscles don't move anymore. ...
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Is a 2.93 30 yard dash good for a 16year old [duplicate]

The 2.93 was from a moving start, but I'm not a sprinter
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Has the relation between clomid and muscle gain been shown scientifically

Are there any scientific studies that show any correlation (or show a lack of correlation) with taking clomid for muscle gains. There are plenty that show it raising your T levels, and people have ...
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What shoulder muscles do side-planks work?

Apparently side-planks are a great exercise to improve shoulder stability, but I'm having trouble finding out what shoulder muscles are actually worked when doing it? Am I right in thinking it would ...
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Power Clean Form Check (and technique questions)

I would like a form check for my power clean please. I just started doing these and I want to get better at the Olympic lifts down the line (Clean & Jerk and Snatch). Videos: Set 4 and Set 5 - ...
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Does lifting form/technique always break down when performing the heaviest work-set for the first time?

So, I keep finding myself in this situation all the time. I am adding 5 to 10 pounds to some of my lifts every week or so. Every time I am lifting the new weight (old weight + 5 lbs), I see my form/...
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How hip adductors stabilize core in case of weak abs

In the case of weak lower abs I always read that a common compensation pattern consists of hip adductors taking over core stabilization, that works harder to stabilize the core. But I genuinely don't ...
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Does alcohol really helps to get substances into the blood faster? [closed]

I saw the video where Arnold Schwarzenegger cooks some protein cocktail and adds Austrian Schnapps to the mix, saying that it's to make everything get faster to the blood. Is it true or some kind of a ...
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How much keto (low carb) diet when combined with protein intake is likely to hamper muscle growth?

I am 37 years old male, recently went on the keto diet for 3 months and lost ~13 kg (but still have a way to go), to sustain the gains I started working out to gain more muscles and increase my ...
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Need some biceps [closed]

Categorically can't do pull ups or bicep curls. I need something really hard to challenge my biceps, they are my weakest point and the hardest thing to train without equipment.
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Can therapeutic training be dangerous?

Kinda depressed and the only thing that gets me through is training. spend about 5 hours training everyday, because when I don't train, I think... And when I think shit goes south and I just want to ...
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I have started creatine just now and need to go on a fitness break

I am 42 and have started taking creatine monohydrate just two days back for the 1st time and now have to go on an emergency leave which will not afford me the chance of work out for next 10 days or so....
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How can I tell the difference between bad ergonomics and weak muscles?

I'm 50 and I've always struggled with bad posture, although I've never really had any negative symptoms other than looking bad. But I know that posture and core strength are supposed to be important ...
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When will I stall? [closed]

Currently doing EMOM with 11 push ups per minute. Started 1 janurary 2021 with 77 push ups in 7 minutes and now I'm at 121 in 11 minutes. At the moment it's quite fairly easy, not easy like I could do ...
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Tough workouts directly after waking up

I set up a new training plan for me and the only time during the day I have enough space for cycling training (with two children and a full time job) is directly after getting up. So I get up at 5am, ...
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Squat form check: How to fix inconsistency in hitting depth and inconsistent torso angle?

I would like a form check for my squats please. One major problem with my high-bar squats (I haven't learnt to do low-bar squats yet) is that I can't get enough depth and my reps are not consistent ...
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What are the risks and chances of hanging with loose shoulders?

In the climbing scene it is common to train finger strength by hanging from small holds. It seems to be a consensus that hanging with relaxed shoulders is considered to be dangerous and unhealthy for ...
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Deadlift and scapular retraction

most of the people say it's wrong to do the scapular retraction (by squeezing blades) during deadlifts. This and this are two references which explain that scapular retraction is not advised because: ...
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The most efficient and painless way to gain weight [duplicate]

I am 187cm (in between 6'1 and 6'2 feet, i suppose) tall and weigh 61 kg. I understand that I am way too skinny and I need to gain weight in a some way. My relatives insist on eating more rich in fat ...
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How can I build strength in my back without doing power movements?

I am a reasonably experienced weightlifter and lift relatively heavy weight for my body weight. I have generally been doing free-weight back squat and straight leg deadlifts with dumbbells. However, ...
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Do all the calories affect the weight gain in a same way? [closed]

Usually, the amount of food person needs to eat to stay in the same shape is measured in calories : i.e if one consumes less - he loses the weight, and in the opposite situation - there is a weight ...
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How to safely add a long run to a weekly routine?

I run about 15-20 miles per week (usually 4 runs but the occasional 5, more than 3 but fewer than 6 miles at a time). I would like to be able to (eventually) work up to a long run (10-15 mi) for ...
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How to fix scoliosis for better/safer perfomence in a gym?

I'm 18 y.o. and I wanna fix my scoliosis for safer perfomance in a gym with heavy weights. What should I do for this? My left shoulder higher then my right shoulder
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Safety Precautions with Arm Blaster

What safety precautions should I take with an arm blaster? Because I bought on and plan to use it to it's maximum capacity.
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Burn fat while maintaining flexibility

I am a female aerialist (lyra, silks, etc.) And I have reached a point where I can not advance unless I burn some fat off my mid section. I'm not overweight but that is what I need to achieve however ...
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Help create a weight-training program with a focus on martial arts

I started lifting weights in August 2020 to get stronger for my martial arts. I have been training Muay Thai/Kick Boxing and Boxing for a little while, and I intend to train Jiujutsu and Judo once ...
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Best method of jogging

Which is the best technique of jogging out of following 2 that will have a better / faster results when it comes to weight reduction? Start by walking for about 5 mins, then continuously jog for 40 ...
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Losing fat while gaining muscle

I would appreciate someone to help me out here. I'm looking for a way, if any, to lose fat and put on some muscle. I am actually below the estimated ideal body weight (67 Kgs for a 179 cms 20 year old ...
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How to get huge triceps?

I have very weak triceps (15.3 inches) and chest (44 inches). I'm working out for almost 4 years but my bench press still under 154lb. The last few months I worked out harder on this muscle group, but ...
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Can I make bigger my rib cage doing breathing squats, pullover etc.?

I wanna make my rib cage bigger for better chest size. I've heard that breathing squats, pullover, traction raider (it's like pullover without weight link(video on russian)) could help me get bigger ...
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Back pain: Should I take surgery with a herniated disc [closed]

enter image description here Here is my CT SCAN for a herniated disc. L4: spondylolysis level 1 L4/5; L5/S1: herniated disc Could you please give me your advice: should I take surgery in this ...
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Does shoulder strength and flexibility affect your pullups?

I am an intermediate athlete who has been training seriously for 3-4 years, and recently I am experiencing a bit of pain in my rear delts when doing pull-ups. My biceps and my lats are both enjoying ...
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How do I solve this persistent workout problem?

My problem is that with most of my exercises I get breathless before reaching anything close to failure and little pump. This breathlessness thing doesn't look like nothing serious but is really ...

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