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Bio-mechanical analysis of squat: torque on the knee and on the hip

There are many biomechanical analyzes of the squat on the web, but there are lots of things are not clear for me. Let's consider for instance a high-bar back squat. An analysis is provided by this ...
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Playing soccer in morning bad?

I've read that in morning the discs in spine are full of fluid and vulnerable so how much duration must I've wait after waking up to go out and play soccer without having any adverse effects? I ...
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Is it possible to train for a 1/2 marathon while powerlifting?

I have been a casual runner for over 10 years now and have run 1/2 marathons and a full marathon previously. During this time I was lifting as well, but more in a bodybuilding format rather than ...
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Is it possible to increase your height through workout? [duplicate]

I really love to play a basketball game, because of my height I am not able to get success in sports. later on one of my friends suggested to do height increase workouts, also suggested me to take the ...
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Can hands-and-knees poses cause elbow bursitis?

A few weeks ago, I had my first-ever experience with elbow bursitis after doing a gentle yoga class with a lot of time spent on hands and knees (table pose, cat-cow, lifting one leg and the opposite ...
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Mind-muscle cues for hips flexion without tilting the pelvis

I need some cues about how to flex the hips (for instance in deadlift, squat or to get into the starting position of barbell row) without causing anterior or posterior pelvic tilt. Of course bracing ...
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Finding resources for tailoring a home workout automagically

I am lean and have some basic equipment at home (barbells, floor mat, elastic band) and would like to develop some sort of routine. Before the pandemic, I used to go to the gym and had some rotation ...
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What are the 'twisties'?

Simone Biles dropped out of the finals of the 2020 Olympics due to experiencing 'twisties'. I understand that this is some kind of mental phenomenon that would prevent her from competing. What is this ...
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Question about the time needed for carb loading in bodybuilding

I've been trying for days to ask this question on sites like Reddit, but have had no luck! I never even thought to check StackExchange to see if there was a fitness community! Big mistake! Hopefully ...
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When does one stop & start again ramping their lifts?

I have been heavy weight lifting on and off for several years. I have most recently been focusing on squats, deadlifts, bench press, overhead press, and sometimes rows. Because I also do other workout ...
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Popping feeling and pain in tricep

I have been lifting weights for the last 15+ years and had a coach for powerlifting for about 4 years. Over this time, I have somewhat consistently had a popping feeling and sometimes pain in my ...
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Pigeon Chest. Surgery or no? Does it look bad? Can it be reduced in appearance via workout? [closed]

I'm 16 years old and will turn 17 in September. Recently, I've started playing football, running and using weights (running and weights have been on and off for a year or two). Football is something I'...
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What are some possible reasons why one suddenly loses strength and is unable to progress in resistance training?

I am 28 years old and have been working out for more than 10 years, suddenly I lost strength in all my lifts and am unable to progress for a year now. My training routine is as follows Monday: 5 sets ...
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On what should a deadlift beginner try to improve?

I've been doing Deadlifts for 2 months now and I wanted to get some opinions on my Form (or if I should mainly focus on improving). I think that my lower back looks weird but maybe its just a layer of ...
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Work around ligament light pain

Related to this question, but not the same. Case: You have a light ligament pain and you strength train. A medical professional has cleared you out for exercising. What's the path that minimizes the ...
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Is there fat that once gained is permanently there (for example: chin)? [closed]

I gained lot of weight in less than 6 months (about 10kg) because I started taking medicine which as a side effect had higher desire to eat. Now I am losing some weight and am getting closer to ...
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Longest range activity without needing to bend over to pick object back up [migrated]

I'm not sure if this is the right stack; let me know if this question is best suited elsewhere. I quite like a variety of activities and sports which involve precise throwing or hitting, such as ...
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Why do Olympic weightlifters not wear a belt for snatch?

I’ve noticed while watching the olympics that many lifters aren’t wearing a belt for their snatch, but do for their clean and jerk. Is there a reason they aren’t wearing one for the snatch?
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How should jogging with a stroller change your stride?

I’ve recently purchased a double jogging stroller. I’m not a great runner to begin with—typically only lasting between 1 and 2 miles. I don’t know much about formal form concepts, but I was told once ...
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Can air pollution negatively affect your physical performance?

I've been plateaued for months. I can't increase my reps even by one more (I do, among other things, pushups with weights in a backpack, ≈30kg). Currently, I train any particular group of muscles, e.g....
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How can we define unambiguously flexion and extension?

As written here, Flexion refers to a movement that decreases the angle between two body parts. Flexion at the elbow is decreasing the angle between the ulna and the humerus. When the knee flexes, the ...
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At my current exercise plan, what is an estimated time of growth change?

I'm around 5'8 144 lbs and for the past two months I have been consistently doing at least 30 minute cardio running, 30 minutes of oblique + upper + lower ab exercises and dieting really well with ...
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Why is (said to be) safe to posteriorly tilt the pelvis in hip thrust?

There are many people showing images and videos in which posterior pelvic tilt is suggested to maximize the glutes activation in some exercises. One of this is hip thrust. Since glutes may ...
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Low protein level read from smart scale

I am using a smart scale and an apple watch 6 for about half a year now. I managed to reduce my weight a little and looks like my sleep improved. I definitely paying more attention to the numbers then ...
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Strength Training: How to experiment to get your optimal Frequency and Volume

I've been lifting with low volume (up to 3 sets) 6 or 7 times a week, with progressive overload, for over a year with some deloading periods. I've seen notable progress but I think I'm having trouble ...
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If doing aerobics after drinking, does it slow down fat sediment caused by drinking?

Alcohol tricks body to believe there is too much energy in blood, so body is enabled, or forced, to store fat. So, if one does aerobics or endurance training to burn calories after drinking, does it ...
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How to increase push-up set? [duplicate]

I started to practice push-up since two weeks ago. Embarrassingly, I was able to do 1 set of 10 and 3 sets of 5, but now I can do 1 set of 20-25 and 3 sets of 10. I know that is nothing, so I want ...
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Why is it said that a thumbless grip shifts the tension away from the forearms?

I've read and I've been told that using a thumbless grip, especially in pull-ups and pull-down: It allows lessening the load on the forearm muscles and better targeting of the bigger back muscles – ...
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DOMS after deloading

After 7 months of consistent lifting I took a 3 week break. For my first session back I dropped the weight to ~60% 1RM for two 4 rep sets to ease back in. Despite the relatively "easy" ...
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Brisk walking and weight loss calculation

Suppose that i need 1000 kcal a day as BMR and i am a sendentary person. I eat at max 1000 kcal a day. If i start brisk walking for 500 kcal a day, that would mean, considering a 70% of energy source ...
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What is the best way to track te 7 Minute Workout in fitness tracking apps, like Runkeeper?

Apps like Runkeeper have a number of different exercise types to help track the type of workout that you've done. Some of the ones built into Runkeeper include Strength Training, Circuit Training, ...
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Bodyweight glute training progression?

Squats have some decent bodyweight progression. But the squat is a vertical upward movement and the glutes deal with lateral and forward movements. Hence why the squat is for hips and quads and the ...
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What is a great way to condition for a high school basketball player?

I've heard so many different methodologies in training for basketball, but I'm not sure which is best. I've heard programs such as: running 3 miles Running Cooper Test (longest distance ran in 12 ...
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On Caloric Surplus [closed]

I am a 6’1” 19 year old male weighing about 81kg on average, I regularly exercise (4-5 days a week weightlifting) and have a fairly physical job. I am on my feet lifting things around nearly every day....
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Why should the knee point outwards in squat?

it's known and written everywhere that knee valgus in squat is bad. But I still haven't found a mechanical explanation of this, and even the best knee setup is not clearly described by most guides (...
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When to switch to intermediate or advanced workout plan

When is the appropriate time to switch to an intermediate or advanced workout routine? A lot of articles state time as the variable, such as 3-5 years for advanced, or 1 for intermediate but I see a ...
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What can classify someone as a non-responder and what to do?

My friend is training with me doing calisthenics. He is consistent with his training and diet, gaining weight when weighed at the end of every week. I did a little bit of research for him as to why he ...
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Can I improve running stamina by increasing intensity rather than duration?

I want to increase my stamina when running, I know that the standard way to do so, is to increase the duration of the workout session, for example a runner may start by running for 30 minutes straight ...
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Are crunches actually a back exercise?

When doing crunches I always feel a burn in my back, started googling around and realized that there are spinal flexors, on the spine, like....spinal flexors directly attached to the spine, might ...
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Doing exclusively fartlek-style workouts

I have this one cycling routine that I love. It's just loops on a 6-mile path which has fairly hilly, including two fair-sized hills. I usually do 3-4 loops (takes 60-90 minutes). This essentially ...
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Cannot keep elbows straight in bench press

I need some advices about how to keep my elbows straight under the bar during bench press. It is known that having elbows in front of the bar creates unnecessary torque on both the elbow and the ...
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Why isn't a problem to arch the upper/middle back in many exercises?

it is known that keeping a neutral lower back under load is crucial to avoid injuries and/or low back pain. This because both an overextended back or a flat/flexed back squeeze the spinal discs, as ...
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Can you determine if imbalances are muscular or mechanical?

Yesterday I tried out a new exercise, the Hatfield Squat, and then further to the Hatfield split-squat. I really noticed a difference between the two sides when doing the split squat. With my left ...
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Rolling of the arm/elbow during tricep extension

Much to my frustration, my arm/elbow rolls inward towards the end of each movement when doing tricep extension exercises. Is this to be expected, or is there something I can do to prevent this? To ...
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Scapulas position in freestyle/front crawl

here a general analysis if muscles involved in freestyle/front crawl is shown. On page 9, it is written that: When the arm that is close to the body similar to its position in the fundamental ...
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Metabolic equivalent of task (MET) values for shadowboxing

Metabolic equivalents (METs) for various activities at different intensity levels can be found on the Compendium of Physical Activities website, but it doesn't list any for shadowboxing, noting only ...
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Inching forward during final rep

I find that during weight training, I can send efferent signals, or bursts of energy, to "inch forward" repeatedly during my final, overloaded rep. This gives an increased duration of time ...
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How to increase pull up bar hanging time

I have a pull up bar at home. I could hang at most 10 seconds as of now. There are two issues It starts paining Callus I tried putting a towel/hand glove but it feels like I lose the grip. The grip ...
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How to balance when doing pistol squats?

I have been doing pistol squats the last few weeks and I feel that my lack of balance is keeping from progressing. I want to find a way to focus only on muscle strength and not balance, what are some ...
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If someone is doing a weighted Bulgarian Squat and keeps the height of the weight static, is their leg doing the same amount of work?

This might be a ridiculous question but some other lifters and I got into a debate about it. So, imagine someone is doing Bulgarian Squats. However instead of the dumbbell being held at his chest, the ...

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