All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
0answers
43 views

How is the force transmission through the leg/thigh affected by the feet stance in Deadlift?

let's consider two extreme stances for deadlift (very narrow, which I see it is used by many powerlifters, and very large, i.e. a Sumo Deadlift). How does the stance change the force transmission and ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

Relative benefits of jogging and walking

My understanding is that comparing slow jogging and brisk walking, both done at the same speed, jogging involves more effort and is therefore better exercise as only one foot is on the ground at any ...
6
votes
0answers
51 views

How do nerves become fatigued?

(From Wikipedia) In novice strength trainers, the muscle's ability to generate force is most strongly limited by nerve’s ability to sustain a high-frequency signal. After a period of maximum ...
-1
votes
0answers
30 views

What is the average calves size? [closed]

my calves are growing enormously. What should be the average calves Size for men
3
votes
1answer
36 views

How do you incorporate/interpret velocity data for a workout?

During a recent squat session I tried out a bar tracking app and unexpectedly it also provided a bunch of velocity data for the set. I know that velocity based training is a thing but I always thought ...
1
vote
2answers
112 views

Can you workout back everyday in a 6 day workout

I've recently read articles about working out your back in each workout, but separating the horizontal from vertical pulling exercises. I was curious with 6 day workouts or 6 day upper lower body ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

chest pain down of my nipple - relief - breathing [closed]

Hello, I feel a small pain on my right side chest.Exactly it is down of my nipple ,on the right side. In the image it seems exactly the pain area.I have colored with red color the specific area. Last ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Snatch: Mind Cues to Improve Hip Contact and Prevent Bar Swinging Forwards

my goal is to gradually learn to do the Snatch. I joined a specific course of Snatch and Clean but it turned out to be extremely bad: the coaches are good but they are two and we are 60 people. Each ...
1
vote
1answer
267 views

How to convert repetition number to hold-time?

I do bodyweight circuit training where isotonic and isometric exercises are mixed. So I want to know how to convert repetition number for dynamic exercises to hold-time for static ones. For example, I ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

Avoid hitting forehead in snatch

I started doing snatches recently and I need to learn many things. First of all, I'm a bit afraid of when we get under the bar. Precisely, I'm afraid of hitting my forehead. For instance, let's ...
0
votes
0answers
192 views

Which is better for core strength: cycling or running?

The question title is fairly self-explanatory. I used to be moderately fit because I cycled to the office, but two years of home working has seen my fitness levels plummet. I recently injured my back ...
3
votes
1answer
512 views

How does a "seated chest press" machine differ from a regular bench press?

I have a multi-gym machine very similar to the one shown. It allows me to emulate a bench press from a seated position, I think this is exercise is called a seated chest press? I have never done a a ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Training frequency in relation to recovery and soreness

Currently I am training on a 3-day full body workout split. It alternates between two workouts (A/B) with different focus, though every major muscle group is still trained in every workout. I train ...
2
votes
1answer
236 views

Should I lock my knees doing Leg Press?

When using a leg press machine for reps, what should the range of motion be? And specifically, should I lock out my knees or not?
0
votes
1answer
41 views

If high volume of work at high frequency stimulates muscle growth, why does computer work cause RSI?

Typing for 8 hours a day places the muscles and tendons under much more stress than any strength training or stretching routine a physiotherapist might prescribe to someone suffering from RSI. And yet ...
4
votes
1answer
61 views

Why do many people start the Snatch with a very upright torso?

As explained there in an excellent way, performing deadlifts with a too upright trunk (or, equivalently, with hips too low) is not optimal as it puts the shoulders behind the bar, instead of above the ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Advice on How to use Westside For Skinny Bastards

So, I am currently using WS4SB3 and I have questions regarding the program. Do I have to use the conditioning or can I just use the programs for 4 days without conditioning? Can I modify the training ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Pain after push ups and plank

I am feeling pain in my upper back after doing push ups and planks in a same day. Pain is there from last 2 days. I don't know what causes pain in my upper back. Is bad form cause pain or overdoing ...
1
vote
1answer
128 views

Does hypertrophy work for people with bad genetics?

For someone with sh*t genetics, does it make sense to do isolation exercises Context, I can do 12 pull-ups, 30+ pushups, 100kg squat (1 rep max), 65 kg benchpress but quite skinny for 63 kg 5'3". ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

How can I do pull-ups in my apartment with thick door trim?

Pull-ups are probably my favorite exercise and I love doing them! However, I recently moved into a new apartment where my trusty old pull-up bar didn't work because the moulding/trim on every door in ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

What is the best 3day/week lifting routine to preserve muscle mass after doing 6day/week lifting for the past six months?

I have been lifting for the last six months. Doing 6-7days/week (chest/triceps/shoulders),(back/biceps),(legs) body split. I really like my progress and the muscle mass I have gained. However, due to ...
0
votes
2answers
188 views

Is it worthwhile to "randomly" do sets when I feel I have the energy?

I'm sort of a beginner to weight training. Often I find I can't fit in everything I want to do in my workouts given my time constraints - I can work out at most 5 times a week for about 1.5 hours, and ...
3
votes
2answers
138 views

How to include a skill into your workout

I want to learn handstand and I think that I have the sufficient strength, so my main goal is to learn how to balance. The problem is that I don’t know how to include it to my workout, I can’t train 1-...
2
votes
3answers
252 views

Why are strength programs limited to compounds?

I get the idea of low rep ranges for strength training. My question is, why are are most strength training programs limited to ohp, deadlifts, squat, benchpress? Why is there no use of machine? In ...
2
votes
1answer
299 views

If hypertrophy is all it takes to build (tear) muscle, why aren't home workouts more popular

Most big guys at the gym say that home workouts cannot increase muscle mass as much as weights at the gym. Eg: a bench press is far more effective at working the chest than pushups. My understanding, ...
0
votes
0answers
207 views

High-Bar Back Squat being easier than Bodyweight Squat

As difficult as it may seem, I'm able to keep a more neutral spine and feel a better balance in a high-bar back squat (and with sufficient load, obviously not so heavy to worsen my technique) as ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Apply high frequency rapid up and down movement at the muscle's current maximum stretch point

Introducing up and down vibration in muscle's current maximum stretch point is wrong right? For a example what they doing in 2:23 upward, Hot Yoga and CONTORTION, flexibility, Total Body Stretch - ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Opinions on my Workout/Diet plan

Please don't hurt me if I am making mistakes, its my first time posting. I started "Operation Christmas" last week. After loosing 10-15 kg (down to 80kg) over the last few months with ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to use the treadmill to be fit and healthy without losing muscle and shape?

I'm male, 29 years old, 72kg, 172cm height. First of all, I don't like to look skinny. I just need to stay fit. I have a treadmill and a situp machine, I just wanted to find out what is the best ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views

Does neck bridge / roll targets all neck muscles?

Does the neck bridge/roll à la Mike Tyson target all neck muscles, and can it be used as a sole neck exercise,or should it be combined with other neck exercises? My goal is not to simply make my neck ...
1
vote
0answers
95 views

Calculating walking and ascends to the marathon milleage

I'd like to be able to run marathons on the regular basis. Currently I'm running about 40 km per week, which enables me to run half marathons almost every week (mostly trail running, with about 800-...
0
votes
2answers
79 views

Good ab exercises?

For context, I can do about 40 strict form crunches, 12-13 pullups, 30+ pushups. I've seen a little improvement in definition but not a lot. What are some other progressively harder isolation ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Shoulder discomfort

When I'm doing incline curls with my elbows behind my body, or lat pulldowns and I'm at the very top of the movement, or when I'm doing cable chest flies, I feel a discomfort or irritation throughout ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Is there a relation between eating high sugar items and burnout?

Whenever I eat jalebi(https://www.google.com/search?q=jalebi&sxsrf=AOaemvLoukrX2zzGB2yp2_E1g2T0hg-OzA:1633437023903&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Hypertrophy detecting machines?

Per my understanding, muscle fibers need to be sufficiently damaged in order for them to later regrow. How does objectively know whether the muscle is sufficiently damaged? Is there an electric ...
4
votes
1answer
73 views

How do you relieve a cramp in an awkward part of your body?

I occasionally get random cramps in weird parts of my body. Parts that I can't seem to find a way to stretch. The only thing I can do is try to massage it or use my vibrating massage ball against it. ...
0
votes
1answer
139 views

14 year old abdominal training

When I was 13 I started training abs (sit ups), first I did 60 one day, 2 series of 30 and started from there. From there my progresion multiplied, started doing 120, 250, 500 and so on but I did this ...
0
votes
0answers
162 views

Tired after a few sets

Ive noticed recentky that i my muscles get pretty fatiqued after some few sets of working out. For example since i train with high intensity and a 5x5 programm i do all my sets to failure. So lets say ...
12
votes
2answers
7k views

Gym Etiquette: Is it bad to hog a squat rack?

I'm currently doing a workout program involving squats, overhead press, deadlifts, and curls. All of this is done with a barbell and squat rack. However it means I'm now using the rack for 30-40 mins ...
3
votes
2answers
164 views

Is it possible to work on strength and power on the same day?

I read Triphasic Training by Cal Dietz and he mentioned that you should only be training one parameter at a time. First work on increasing absolute strength for 6 weeks (w/ weight 80% of 1RM). After ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Severe pain in knees after running [closed]

I am totally new here in this fitnees forum. I am telling my problem from the start. I started running in the morning for around almost a month ago. I used to run 1.5 kms with a more or less constant ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

How much time do I have to recover for a football match after intense bicycling for 6 hours as a delivery person?

I am working as a Uber Eats in my bicycle this work is really intense I need to be faster than my competitors with motorbikers, fast for my competitors no take my orders. I really like this job ...
2
votes
2answers
99 views

How much important it is to keep a neutral spine during heavy squat and deadlift?

Keeping a neutral spine have been traditionally considered a must in lifting exercises, especially heavy ones like Squat and Deadlift. The reason I've always been told is that it evenly distributes ...
1
vote
1answer
171 views

Is StrongLifts 5x5 for powerlifting or bodybuilding?

Powerlifters focus on building strength. Powerlifters tend to lift heavier weight for fewer set and reps (relative to bodybuilders). Bodybuilders focus on building muscle size and aesthetics. ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Genetic Potential for muscle building [duplicate]

Main Question: How much of a role does genetics play in muscle-building and what are some objective ways to tell one's genetic potential? Context: Asking because unfortunately I grew up in one of the ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

What is the ideal Run Zone

About me: I'm 40y old. I'm training in martial arts for more than 20y. Nowadays I'm not competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but the main set is still there (training and fight as hard as possible) ...
1
vote
3answers
115 views

Deadlift Form - legs vs back?

In this video it's described as a standing leg press to the knees, followed by back movement. I have a question about the standing leg press part. How much of that motion is coming from the legs vs ...
0
votes
2answers
77 views

How to convert strength to power in basketball?

We have been lifting for strength with the 1x20RM program but now we are getting closer to pre-season and would like to start converting the strength to power. How can i convert their strength to ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

What do you call a rock climbing wall with spinning wall sections?

At a local sports complex there's a rock climbing wall where all the "holds" are spinning wheels, so you have to really watch your balance. What is the standard name for this type of ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

Why did many lifters of the past use to lower the bar in their clean/snatch whilst now they drop it?

I've noticed that in some old competitions there were many athletes who did not drop the bar, but instead lowered it. You may see them in this video. Why has this habit changed? Nowadays, all the ...

15 30 50 per page
1
2 3 4 5
189