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Lower back arch with pushup

I'm curious if the form described in this video is proper: https://www.exercise.com/exercises/perfect-push-up-wide-grip-slow When you move to 0:28, the back arch is more than evident. I believe this ...
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Alternative to Asics Gel Nimbus to run on treadmill [closed]

I got an Asics Gel Nimbus about a year ago. I was running 3km every two or three days before the Autumn/Winter came then I stopped because it was too cold for me. Now at the end of the winter a got a ...
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Bodyweight exercises too taxing on delts

Been doing calesthenics for 3-4 years and have progressed to intermediate and advanced exercises. However, I find that my deltoids seem to be constabtly overworked. Planche, dynamic handstand ...
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Will stomach bodyfat help to create faster muscle on biceps/chest than eating right

First,my title not sound good but it is a fact.What I want to tell is ,if we have in our body "fat" our system burn that "fat" and creating muscle.It "eats" lets call it ...
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Which is the role of biceps in a pull-up/chin-up?

I want to understand which is the precise role of biceps in a pull-up. Here it's written that; The pull-up is a closed-chain movement where the body is suspended by the hands and pulls up. As this ...
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Karvonen's formula gives higher target heart rates for deconditioned individuals. How can it make any sense from a health perspective?

Notation: T = Target heart rate M = Maximum heart rate R = Resting heart rate I = Intensity (a number between 0 and 1) Karvonen's formula: T = (M – R) × I + R which is equivalent to T = M × I + R × ...
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Are there hidden units in the Pandolf equation?

I've been reading up on several fitness areas and rucking caught my attention. I stumbled across the Pandolf equation for how many calories you burn, which is as follows (link to site where I found ...
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Most effective bodyweight exercises?

There are so many bodyweight workouts and exercises on the internet. I have always wondered which bodyweight exercises are the most effective. I'm trying to create my own bodyweight workout for the ...
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Bulking on a nutritionally complete drink? Is it better or worse than bulking on food? [closed]

For context, I'm a little above underweight at 58kgs and 5"4. I've been trying to bulk the last year and have had virtually no success; I gained 2 kgs but I suspect they've all been skinny fat ...
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Core exercise for Planche

I have been into bodyweight/calisthenichs training for 1 year now. After working on basic exercises (+30 pull ups/+40 dips/50 pushups/10ish handstand pushups to wall), I decided to start training for ...
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Is there any workout exercise for reducing belly fat/increasing abs strength which can be done without hurting Spine or lower back? [duplicate]

Please provide some information on some abs workout which can be done at home preferably without using equipment, and they are not harmful to spine/back/abdomen and are safe to do without trainer ...
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Which is the role of the chest in push-ups?

As simple as it may be, I find it so difficult to understand which is the chest role in a push-up (and so I don't have the proper mind-muscle connection on how activate my chest). Chest, as said here, ...
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How to maximize benefits when doing regular fasting?

Because of religious stuff I'll be fasting from around 5 AM to 8 PM meaning 15 hour a day for a whole month, I was thinking I should use this to lose some weight (85 kg, 177 cm) and specially belly ...
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Endurance workout with kettlebells

Is kettlebell swing an exercise that you can, with enough training to adapt, do for hours, just like you can row or swim for hours? Is it a viable workout to keep up the form in the winter, or it will ...
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How to achieve slim athletic physique? [duplicate]

I’m 17 years old and i’m street dance dancer. I feel like athletic training is the best way how to cover my needs and body goals. Im going for really strong muscles but kinda skinny physique. ...
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How can we incorporate bodyweight exercises in weight-lifting routines?

in my home I have some basic equipment (elastic bands, dumbbells of sufficient kgs, bench, pull-up bar). I can do more than just bodyweight exercise. But of course I can do much less than weight-...
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Bulking Troubles: how does diarrhea affect nutrition? [closed]

At 6pm, I unsuspectingly had a meal that quite likely contained lactose, something I've since realized I'm extremely allergic to. At 9m I had a regular 500kcal of salmon, pasta, and broccoli. At 11pm ...
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Drugs or foods that make physical exercise attractive, that facilitates the start of exercise?

I exercise every day, but it is hard thing to start doing it - I should do some 10-20 minute meditation before it, I am procrastinating things to delay the start of exercise, all thoughts about the ...
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Which is the proper final position in squat?

I struggle with understanding which is the proper final position of squat. Here this position is proposed: It's written that it's crucial to: lock the knees (i.e. having straight legs) lock the hips ...
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How should I calculate my pace for the popular distances?

Two weeks ago I finished a 10k race in 52:31. Now I want to try Half Marathon under 2 hours. For that I plan to follow this training plan: https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/half-marathon/...
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How to gain muscle and lose fat with running and weight lift?

I´m a 47 years old runner. I use to run 8k 5 times per week, and now I'm trying to lift weight to gain muscle but most importantly, to lose belly fat. I think that running to much, decreases my ...
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How to decrease testosterone naturally? [closed]

Title says everything,don't know what else to add. How do I lower testosterone without getting myself a diabetes and without using drugs?
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Can fasting reverse type 2 diabetes? [closed]

I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have a family history of the disease, this condition and the risk for health complications that may come with it can be scary. These days, there's a lot ...
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Is it correct to shrug during barbell row?

I have some doubts about how the trapezius is involved in barbell row. I'm a newbie in weight-lifting so I'm sorry if I won't be very accurate. What I mean with shrug I mean when your trapezius ...
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Drinking calories for bulking? Bad idea?

I'm using huel powder to increase my caloric intake as part of a bulking regime. Concrete, I try to get about 1600 kcals of huel per day, with other 1400 kcals coming from food. My question is: Given ...
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Is a heavy bag and walking enough to lose large amounts of weight

So I have recently gotten a heavy bag from a friend who was selling one. It’s not the heaviest of bags it’s 70 pounds. I have never done any boxing or any real working out but ever since covid started ...
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Controlling muscle growth from running

Background: I'm a 28 year old male, 176cm, 68kg. I used to go swimming for 60min three times a week before the pandemic. Due to the latter, public pools in my country have shut down, and I have not ...
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Running shoes to avoid tendinitis

I like to run long distances (7-17 miles) on the trail, but occasionally or partially I also run on the road. I have got pain similar to tendinitis in my left ankle, and I started looking for new ...
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How to make dips harder?

I have been doing dips for a long time now and they start to get too easy. Right now, I can do many reps on traditional dips so the exercise gets a little boring. Therefore, I am looking for a way to ...
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Why is posterior pelvic tilt safe in plank and hip thrusts?

It's known that in almost all bodybuilding exercises we shouldn't anteriorly or posteriorly tilt the pelvis since an excessive load (provided by some additional weights but also by our body weight) ...
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Bulking on a high fibre diet?

I'm trying to bulk up at a target of 3000 kcals per day. I'm using huel powder to meet 1600kcals (so about 4 shakes per day); the rest comes from real food. I've noticed that I'm having to poop about ...
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Why does my heart rate become much more elevated only AFTER a hard effort?

I've noticed a recurring pattern when I do sustained hard runs in which my heart rate increases in an expected, gradual way during a hard bout (e.g., running uphill for an hour or doing a 30-min set ...
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Why does the FDA recommend only 50g of protein for an adult male?

I have seen in a number of places that in order to maintain muscle mass you should eat something like 0.8-1g of protein per pound per day. Like the person in this question, I'm finding that I really ...
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Name of exercise and muscles worked

Is there a specific name for an exercise where you carry weights a small distance place them on the ground pick them up again and do the same. Also, what major muscles would this exercise work out.
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Physical activity guidelines for Americans - muscle strengthening

Physical activity guidelines for Americans says that for best results in addition to 150 min aerobic exercise one should do Physical activities to strengthen your muscles are recommended at least 2 ...
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Brisk walking vs Brisk walking at home (in place)

I think some recommendations say that in order to get health benefits (e.g. have lower risk of some possible health issues in the future) one should do "do at least 150 minutes of moderate ...
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Chosing simple exercise for home

Imagine following exercise. You do walking with relatively fast temp but you are still standing on the same place. I am talking about walking at home. Like in this image (just the original video has ...
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How does back extension work?

Why is "back extension" exercise called "back extension"? Let's consider the following picture taken from here: Well, in this picture I cannot appreciate any back extension. What ...
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Should i keep running when i feel like i can't properly breathe?

I started running a couple of weeks ago and it's super fun. The past couple of years i've run a couple of times a month and done weight lifting for muscle mass. This has been fine. Since i started ...
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Walking benefits

They say walking is good for health. But even above article sometimes mentiones brisk walking. So I am confused. Is normal walking, e.g. with normal speed how you would say walk in the street, also ...
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App for partner workout [migrated]

I am looking for an app which provides any kind of partner mode or partner training (2 players ;)) Because I have not found such an app, The question is more like is there such an app? Any ...
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Why is “squeezing your abs” advised even for exercise where there is high risk of posterior pelvic tilt?

It's known that squeezing the abs is one of the most important rule of (to my knowledge) all workout exercises, especially with weights The reason of this is the ability of ths abs to stabilize the ...
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How to stop swinging and rotating during one arm dead hang?

I can two hand dead hang for 1.5 - 2.5 minutes. When I try one arm dead hang I can't stop rotating and swinging, so my time is probably 15 seconds. How can I achieve balance?
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Do chest muscles depend on wrist size as well?

I dont have particularly good wrists. But I am determined. Is it possible to get a good chest by working hard, or is it predetermined that I cannot have a good chest because of my wrist size?
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Do lat pulldowns / pullups help to improve posture?

If you have rounded shoulders / a scapular anterior tilt... will doing things like pull-ups/downs help to fix it? I've read mixed opinions on this topic so it's hard to know what to believe. Some ...
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How can I build a muscular body if I am skinny [duplicate]

I’m 18 y.o. My height is 6 feet and my weight is about 150 pounds. Nevertheless, I look very skinny. Muscles of my torso and arms are weak and small. However, my legs look normal. I tried to go to the ...
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Why is “squatting the deadlift” bad?

In this article the author explains why squatting the deadlift (i.e. deadlifting with a too upright posture) is bad. He writes: This in turn both creates unfavourable leverages that cause more ...
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How Can I Optimize my Bench Press Training

Last week I learned that my states RAW bench press record in my weight class is only 15-25 pounds heavier than my current 1RM, so I am going to break it. The record is sitting at 286.60 lbs, and ...
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Incremental hand resistance. How stronger should my next gripper be?

Almost two year ago, I had started training my grip strength using grippers. At first I've used a cheap wooden gripper of unknown strength (though I think it's less than 50 lb). I trained on it for ...
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What is a good workout that includes bouldering/climbing?

My goal is weight loss (especially around the belly) and general fitness. I also really love bouldering/climbing so I've got both a membership at a climbing place and one in a "regular" gym. ...

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