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How do I work out my lower abs while having a hip flexor (illiacus) injury?

About 25 years ago, I had a partial tear in my hip flexor (specifically illiacus muscle). It eventually got better but I didn't rehab it properly at the time. As a result, I have a specific spot in my ...
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Micronutrients requirement after exercise or biking

How do you ensure you're getting enough vitamins and minerals after exercising or biking? Any tips for balancing your post-workout meals?
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How much does tensioned pause in the exercise increases in the effort?

First please correct me if using incorrect english terms. I'm very used to write in IT english forums, but fitness is an area I'm not familiar with the proper language. I started doing bodybuilding 3 ...
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Strange Bench Press

I have an issue with my bench press. Its a strange plateau. I am able to bench press 120lbs x 8. However, I cant even do 135lbs x 2. Seems like I should be able to do at least 4. Anyone have any ...
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Protein intake relative to lean body weight

Background 72 years old chronologically 54 years old functionally (by a number of tests) Height 5'9.5" Mesomorph Withings scale measurements Weight 197 lbs Body fat 17.1% Lean mass 79.3% ...
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Why not alternate GtG and traditional workouts for a particular movement week-by-week?

Everything I've read about greasing the groove (GtG) says to do it 4-6 weeks straight, and to omit the muscle in question from any traditional workouts during that time. But if I want to maximize reps ...
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Should the amount of protein in a diet change based on exercise?

Should the amount of protein consumed in a diet vary with more exercise? Would it make a difference if that exercise is strength training or cardio? Protein is for repairing and building muscle, and ...
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Not Sure If I'm Doing Body Recomp Right

Ok so on my weight loss journey i kinda ignored the warnings about getting "skinny fat". I basically was just in a calorie deficit but i was scared i'd get bulky if i worked out. I'm 5'3, ...
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Is It Advisable to Do Chest Workouts with Sore Legs and Three Consecutive Gym Days?

I did a back workout at the gym yesterday and a leg workout today. I'm certain my legs will be sore tomorrow morning. Would it be a good idea to do chest exercises like bench presses and chest flies ...
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The workout tracker that shows ranking [closed]

What is the name of the workout app that shows your ranking in different exercises? It was like you did 50 kg Bench press you are stronger than 30% of the people.
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HRM recording app for android with data export option

During my workouts, I need to use compound timer. At the same time, I need to use my phone to record data from HRM monitor. There are many applications that can connect to my HRM and run in background:...
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Is it a roman chair? What is its use?

The following equipment is being sold online as Roman Chair. Is it? I believe Roman Chair can be used for hyperextension, but the equipment shown in the images cannot be. What else can it be used for?
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How effective was the Abflex™ by Martin Van Der Hoeven?

In 1994 to 1996 or so, there were infomercials that aired in the late afternoon in the northwestern USA, about a piece of exercise equipment called an Abflex. To use it, you would sit and pull on the ...
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Barbell hitting neck when doing behind the neck over headpressing

On the return path of the barbell in behind the neck overheadpress, the barbell sometimes hits my neck. Are there any cues so that I can make it so that the barbell lands perfectly back on my trap?
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Is it possible to be "too tired" to fall asleep?

I have noticed that on days where I push myself physically more than normal, for example a long hike, running a half-marathon, starting lifting weights again after a long break etc. My body will feel ...
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If you only have two sessions a week to exercise, what type of exercise is ideal for general health?

There are related questions, such as: What is the correct dose and frequency of aerobic exercise for unconditioned middle age people? However, my question asks in particular about limited time budgets,...
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Is this a decent diet plan for losing weight and building muscle?

A bit of my history: I'm 32 and for the last 12+ years suffered from many mental health issues, due to which my weight kept going up & down. I would feel good for a few months and hit the gym and ...
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How to see personal records of 100m, 400m and 800m on garmin connect?

On the personal records of my garmin connect I can see 1k, 5k, 1mile etc, but I don't know how to see my fastest 100 metres or 400 metres or 800meters. Is there an extension or other app or fitness ...
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What does it mean to "activate" glutes (focus on biology, not specific exercises)?

Especially for runners, you find plenty of advice to "activate" glutes - the logic seems to be that those muscles are usually switched off for most of the time (i.e., when sitting in front ...
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Does a VO2 max test have a mental discipline component?

I've often wondered about the "Max" portion of a VO2Max test? Is there a component of the test that is dependent not on how far you can push your body, but on how far you are willing to push ...
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Why doesn't my Garmin VO2 max estimate agree with the Cooper test estimate?

I've been performing Cooper tests each month to track my fitness. Basically you run as far as you can in 12 minutes and estimate your VO2 max using the formula, where d12 is the distance covered in ...
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Exercise to "dislocate the shoulder"

I watched this short video on YouTube which is called "Dislocating my shoulder for the first time (gymnastics dislocate)". It looks like this: My questions are: Is the shoulder actually ...
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Seeking Advice on Enhancing Upper Body Strength and Muscle Mass

I'm looking to develop a workout plan that utilizes full gym equipment, focusing particularly on my upper body. My forearms and biceps are relatively thin, and currently, I can manage 13 reps x 3 sets ...
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what type of activity level should i choose?

I'm not entirely sure what I am; either sedentary or lightly active. I usually average my steps from 7k-10k a day but besides that I don't really exercise much, perhaps a 1-minute plank 3 times a day ...
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Which movement can maximally contract the gastrocnemius?

The most basic, traditional calf exercise is the calf raise. But even in maximum plantar flexion, my gastrocnemius can be completely relaxed. I can flex my gastrocnemius, but what movement requires it ...
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Abs bulging out as I do crunch type exercise

I have started my exercise journey and over the past 6-8 months been actively following programs to build up my fitness and lose weight. I am generally getting stronger and losing fat/gaining muscle ...
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Is there a phone app to direct me at the gym?

Is there an app which can tell me exactly what to do at the gym (from a pre-prepared program), and then I click "next" when I've done it? For example "Do 10 reps of 40KG on the x ...
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How do i get 8 hours deep sleep? [closed]

I am trying to improve my sleep, most of the time I get about 6 hours and half to 6 hours and 50 minutes of sleep, sometimes I only sleep 4-5 hours, and sometimes 8 hours I have problem with having ...
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everybody body is different, but is 5 months enough to see visual changes?

I know I sound desperate to see visual changes, but I have been training for 5 months, 4 days a week program, bulking, eating good, and my weight has increased by 10kg in the last 5 months, the weight ...
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Cold Shower Question?

A friend of mine wants to grow muscles as their ultimate goal. To start, my friend wakes up at around 7am and takes a cold bath for 5 minutes followed by some yoga and push-ups. Then they do high-...
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Can walking be an effective way to gain muscle mass on the calves?

Recently I have been focusing on walking for steps, and moving more? With this the question popped in my head of if walking can increase muscle mass on the calves? If so is there a certain way to walk ...
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Is there a mathematical expression linking effort required to lift a weight and the weight value?

I have no idea if this is the right forum but here we go I'm basically wondering if there is a math expression linking the amount of effort required to lift a weight at the gym, and the value of the ...
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Building muscle at home gym & cardio 4/5 days

I'm looking for a muscle-building program (4-5 days/week) that I can follow at my home gym. I have an elliptical bike, water rower, dumbbells, barbell (straight and EZ curl), and I'd like to ...
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How to stop wrist from curling during row?

I notice that when I do rowing motion like pendlay row, then my wrist sometimes curl at top of rep. How can I stop this from happening and keep it straight=?
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What do these instructions say on the LifeCircuit Seated Row? [closed]

Can anyone read what the instructions say under "adjust seat"? Thanks. https://www.encanfnp.ca/files/products/1634053591_20211004_145004jpg.jpg
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Does Leg Press Direction Matter?

Recently I encountered a leg press machine that works in the reverse direction than a typical leg press machine. Instead of pushing the weights forward with your legs you push your seat backwards ...
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Is aqua jogging on mat or water treadmill best?

I have knee issues and have been encouraged to look at aqua therapy by the doctors. I am considering getting something like an endless/therapy pool for walking and swimming. Some seem to have a pad ...
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BJJ Grappling Dummy For Conditioning Standards

I was recommended to use a grappling dummy to build my conditioning for BJJ (with exercises similar to the ones shown here). However, I want to know what a good level of conditioning would be if I ...
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ROM in triceps exercises

I found that the exercises for the triceps vary in the range of motion. See the triceps kickbacks, for example, where it makes little sense to bent the arm more than till around 90 degrees. On the ...
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Is my weekly gym routine balanced enough?

I aim to go gym 4 times a week. My goal at the moment is to tone my stomach and to improve my general fitness overall. Recently I've become a bit concerned that my routine isn't balanced enough but ...
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How do I lose fat without losing what little muscle i have? [duplicate]

I'm skinny fat. (Little muscle with alot of fat). I don't wanna lose what little muscle I have but want to lose fat. What do I do?
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Is spot accumulation of body fat a myth?

It has been widely stated that spot reduction is a myth. I came across the reverse effect proposed here (starting at 3:43), where a bodybuilder states that, if You train a specific muscle, the body ...
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Seeking Comprehensive Back Workout Suggestions with Cable Machine

I'm in search of a comprehensive back workout lasting around 1-2 hours, specifically utilizing the cable machine. So far, I've thought of including: Lat pull-downs Seated cable rows I'm uncertain ...
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How to get taller [closed]

I am 14 years old and only 155 cm my mother is 150 cm and my father is 170 how can I get taller I am going to the gym and I am afraid of stopping to get taller because of weight lifting and If it ...
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Weekly Workout plan

This is my weekly workout plan just wanted to get feedback and advice. Monday: cycling in the morning and evening push-ups, abs, weights for tone and HIIT sprints. Tuesday: push-ups, abs, weights ...
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Trying to calculate my macros as a trans man?

I'm a trans man, 20, who is currently transitioning. I am looking to calculate my macros, drop some weight, and tone myself up some, but I am unsure of which options to choose on the calculators. At ...
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Do unused tube bands expire?

I have a set of unused resistance tube bands that has been sitting in the box for years. Visually inspecting the bands, they appear pliable and show no signs of cracking. Are these safe to use, or ...
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Seeking Advice on Smith Machine Use: Safe Exercises and Proper Form

I've recently begun using the vertical path smith machine at the gym, which supports a variety of exercises such as squats, overhead presses, calf raises, and bench presses. However, I often hear ...
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Order of exercise in full body workout routine

I do full body workouts from home on alternate days, and I was wondering if there is a particular order to target specific muscle groups of the body. I usually go from bottom to top as in, legs first, ...
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Circuit training with usual break times - a good idea?

Short: Is it better to train each exercise in a row or should we rather do a "circuit training" with same exercises and same break lengths? Let's say we have a full body workout with pull, ...
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