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Does possession of a certain quantity of bodyfat effect the body’s capacity to build muscle?

Does possession of a certain quantity of bodyfat effect the body’s capacity to build muscle? Or is it an irrelevant factor? In order to build muscle, which adds weight to the body, a caloric surplus ...
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The Maths of Exercise

Lets say for whatever reason You can't do a pushup to save your life. You can't manage the technique and it hurts you too much. Or lets say you're like me and can't do a sit up to save your life ...
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Lighter weights or heavier weights for getting bigger/gaining muscle mass?

I've been hitting gym regularly for two weeks and doing workouts 6 days a week. My program includes 3 sets - 10 reps for each workout. So, my question is related to whether one has to lift heavier ...
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Why does deadlifts makes you feel like you are going to pass out? Can it be avoided?

More than any of the other exercises that I do, whenever I complete a set (10 reps) of deadlifts (appx 175 pounds not as much as I see other people do), I feel the need to hold on to something or sit ...
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Which infusion to take after training, at noon and before going to bed?

After training (powerlifting and hypertrophy, a little cardio), I need to rehydrate and calm my nervous system. 2 hours later I go to bed, the idea being also to calm my nervous system or even to take ...
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Why do I look the same after 9 months of gym?

I have been hitting the gym for past 5 years but I did take long breaks in the middle, one of them being a year long and others being one to three months. However, recently I have been going to the ...
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Strength program

I am 29 and been working out for about a decade now and feel like i hit a point where my strength is not developing anymore. My total in squat, deadlift and bench was stuck between 1305 and 1350lbs ...
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Protein Intake did not work

Past month , I increased my protein intake to 165 grams (I weigh 81 kgs , Male) ,I workout with weights and cardio at the end , and abs every alternate day , but today when I had my body measurements ,...
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Have I really put on 14 lbs after only 4 Crossfit sessions?

I'm a skinny, unfit 24-year-old male weighing 143.3 pounds (65 kg). I started Crossfit two weeks ago (along with a healthy, fruit and protein-rich diet) on the basis of 2 workouts per week. Today, I ...
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Whole Body Mobility Routine

I'm currently trying to assemble a little mobility routine for myself. I got two, a little more detailled, questions: When should I perform mobility exercises: Before the workout, in order to get ...
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Man ( with Cancer ) Vs Mountain

Evening everyone, I've entered this years Man Vs Mountain and yes I do have Cancer....I'm looking for a training plan to get me ready for this challenge. I'm running every 2 days ...
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Leg's Locked when doing the Side Splits

I'm trying to teach myself to do the side splits. However, I'm slightly hyper-extended in my knees, so I end up majorly locking and hyper-extending my knees when I try to do the splits. This, in ...
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Yoga movements combinable with resistence training

I am looking for yoga poses such as glute bridge which I can use weights and resistance bands to make them more challenging. Any advice will be appreciated.
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I have exactly one month and ten days to get in unbelievable shape

This will be my first and probably only post on here. I have physical fitness tests for my police program in Quebec, Canada, in exactly 1 month and 10 days as the title says. Tests are: -2,8km in ...
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How much carbohydrate intake can exercise offset on a ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet advises keeping carb intake under 50 grams per day, and ideally under 20 grams. Assuming that a person performs intense cardio exercise (e.g. crossfit), burning, say, 400 calories ...
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Body fat processing [closed]

Edit: I reformulated the question. I don't know if my question fits into the category physical fitness or bio-chemistry / biology. My question is, why does a human experience hunger or appetite when ...
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is it good to combine swimming and weight workout?

I want to gain muscle and lose belly fat, so i'll really like to combine these 2 ways of working out but i don't know if it's good and how could i make a routine.
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How to gain mass and wight [duplicate]

I am 6-2 I weigh 8 stone and I can’t seem to work out if working on one muscle a day is better than working on a group of muscle a day I also have a fast metabolism and I can’t seen to get a good ...
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Meal plan for newbie gains

So i had my body composition analysis done and have the following (summary of what is important - i guess): Weight: 71Kg Height: 178cm Body Fat Percentage: 19.8% Skeletal Muscle Mass 32.2kg Fat ...
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Does foam rolling and “smashing and flossing” work?

I am the lucky (?) owner of a copy of the book "Becoming a Supple Leopard" by Kelly Starrett. In this book on page 139 he introduces a concept that he calls sliding surfaces: "To ensure suppleness, ...
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In polarized training, what are the disadvantages of substituting the easy training with the 180 minus age heart rate?

Polarized training involves high volumes of zone 1 and zone 2 intensities when doing the easy workouts. For the hard workouts, it involves HIIT, so the ratio is about 80/20. Basically, it means ...
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How to get stronger and gain muscle at home without any equipment? [duplicate]

So I've started doing pushups to get stronger and to gain more muscle. Right now this is what I do: 10 reps 30-60 secs break 12 reps 30-60 secs break 14 reps 30-60 secs break and so on What are some ...
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Worst posture ever? Please help me! [closed]

I'll try to keep this short. I'm 28M 6ft3, I played sports literally everyday from young age to 18 also was a very active kid always running etc. I did become a computer nerd from about 18 to 24 but ...
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I cannot sit in 90° on ground

When I sit on the ground I cannot sit in 90° Instead I only get something like 110° I also cannot touch my foots with bend legs. Are there any special excercises that can help me to get more ...
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Is it healthy to drink liquids that are high in sugar during a bike ride?

I had really bad headaches right after long rides, so I went to a doctor. They recommended that I drink a sports drink during the ride to replace my lost electrolytes, or get a premade mix from the ...
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Can I increase flexibility by strengthening muscles?

I do not believe in static stretching. When one stretch one is telling the nervous system that it is safe to allow a larger range of motion (ROM). This has to be repeated daily over months for the ...
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Do squats make your butt hard

Can doing squats make your butt hard since you're developing muscles there
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When should I take my protein shakes?

When should I take my protein shakes bearing in mind I only do crossfit twice a week? Should I also take it on rest days?
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Why do people still hire personal trainers?

Why do people hire personal trainers, when there is such an abundance of exercise knowledge on the internet?
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Fingers Lock in Curl Position

I found that my fingers often lock in a curled position when I clench something really tightly for a while so that it hurts to open. I first noticed this after arm-wrestling. Then I noticed it again ...
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Almost dysfunctional after training?

I recently started training again after a couple months off. I have a good diet with the correct macros for growth and I'm making reasonable progress but I have a problem that after I train I become ...
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Any exercise tips for people with spinal fusion and those who are short, but want to maintain their weight?

I am an 18 year old who's 4 ft 10 who had a spinal fusion done five years ago. I am currently 93 lbs and have been working out on my recumbent bike since the beginning of January of 2019. Due to the ...
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Is it breathing through the nose good for running?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of breathing with one's nose while running? Is it a good idea to develop this habit? I'm referring to relatively slow, long runs, and for experienced runners.
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Instantly increasing flexibility by becoming angry as a result of pain

When a person experiences severe pain his body enters some sort of "survival mode" and as a result his flexibility (and strength I seem to remember) is increased. This is demonstrated here by Charles ...
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Uneven glutes/ lopsided gluteshtlifting [duplicate]

I have been weight lifting for 4 years. I mostly work on my glutes the hardest but I make sure to work on every other body part per week. I have been dealing with in even glutes for at least 7 ...
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How does running speed corellate to burnt calories?

I'm thinking of something like, say, a line diagram. The horizontal axis would be "running speed" and the vertical axis something like "calories per minute". Has this matter ever been scientifically ...
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What is the hardest bodyweight chest exercise?

By "the hardest bodyweight chest exercise", I mean the one that requires the most amount of skill and strength. Is there a bodyweight chest equivalent to the handstand pushup or the front lever, for ...
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Only static training the erector spinae?

A lot of training programs only include Deadlifts, Squats and stuff, which not really take the erector spinae through a full range of motion, but rather only statically involve them by holding your ...
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What are some exercises which are effective yet easy on the articulations

I have some back issues (mild scoliosis and kyphosis) and a history of joint problems in all of my close relatives. Thus, I kinda want to take care of my back and of my articulations. At the same ...
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How to stay fit and eat clean while being a college student?

I am a college student, and wanted to know since I am stuck with the meal plan, and don't have much income to go out and buy groceries every other weekend, what are good ways to eat healthy and how to ...
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What to do after failing the Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression

I've been doing LP for 4 months. I've gained 10kg in the first 3 months (from 83-93kg), rest between sets, enough sleep, no injuries, and adding weight on the bar. I did not get weaker on any of the ...
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Warmup sets necessary/recommended on follow up exercises?

I often heard and read about warmup sets being highly recommended before performing exercises with full working load and therefor do them myself. However now I was wondering, are warmup sets on follow ...
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If I do biceps and triceps on the same day, what will be the routine for other days?

I am training back and biceps, chest and triceps, legs and shoulders as my routine. But I don't feel much stronger when I am doing biceps and triceps on different. I want to change the routine so that ...
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Flat dumbbell press and incline dumbbell press (45°) [retraction,weights motion path]

How to retract my scapula? On YouTube people often show retraction in such a way that it creates an ass-crack in between the shoulder blades, but when I try to retract like them, I retract but such ...
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How do I improve my body composition?

Hey! So over the past year I lost a bunch of weight ( I was 69kg and now I am 54 ish). But I really want to build muscle especially around my glutes and my back! As you can see I have very little ...
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Is this fitness program balanced in which muscles it hits?

Here is what I am doing: Day 1 - Chest and Biceps Dumbbell Press 5x5 Incline Dumbbell Press 3x8 Cable Flys 4x12 Weighted Chinups 4x8 Bicep Curls 4x8 Reverse Cable Curls 3x10 Leg Raises 3x15 Split ...
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Strengthening rotator cuffs - other muscles taking over?

I try to strengthen my rotator cuff muscles in order to prevent injuries when lifting weights. I do some internal as well as external rotation movements with an elastic band before my actual workout. ...
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What happened to Kettlebell swings?

A few years ago, Kettlebell swings were the big new thing in fitness. Some people were saying that swings are the perfect full body exercise. However, at the gym I go to in Portland, OR, I rarely ...
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Steady-state running vs HIIT: which burns more fat and less muscle?

I currently follow steady-state training and run at 7mph for 13 minutes. My heart beats between 170 to 180 during my training session. I burn around 180cal and run for 1.5 miles throughout my session. ...
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Can you gain size without correct eating plans/schedules?

As the title states. Is it possible to gain muscle if for example I eat 80% of the recommended calories and protein etc.. and I don't eat before/after the gym would I ever build muscle? I do follow ...

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