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Triceps easier exercices

Since lock-down, I switched my training to calisthenics. I did diamond push-ups (3x10) but it was too much. I completed it at the time but, the next day my triceps weren't able to support weight. ...
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Heart rate tracker - abnormally high [closed]

So I've inherited a hand me down Garmin fenix 3hr, which I've been using for the previous 6 weeks. In the previous 5 out of 7 runs my heart rate has tracked much higher than I would normally expect. ...
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Lockdown: Economic alternative to treadmills or stationary bikes that provides with substantial exercise and calorie burning [closed]

Could someone provide me with recommendations on what to buy to run or cycle inside my (small) apartment, which does as little noise as possible (due to the neighbors, mostly elders), and that is less ...
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What's up with my body?

The attached profile images are views of my body from a few angles. I've been living with this body for a while, but it wasn't until a couple of months ago I really started to question myself. "Why is ...
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EIA and pain in lungs after a quick run [closed]

So I began running around 3 months ago after I quit smoking (15 years), and up until today my shortest mile time was around 11 minuets or so. Today I thought I would give a time lap a shot and ran ...
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Is “Hyperbolic Stretching” a real thing?

Hyperbolic Stretching is being advertised nearly non-stop on Facebook for me currently, offering a "simple, yet highly effective 8-minute per day routine that will skyrocket your athletic performance ...
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Shared space incline equipment options (living room)

I exercise in a shared family space, so no 'dedicated' exercise equipment would work. When doing weight lifting with dumbells/powerblocks, often the exercises require some form of 'incline' for chest ...
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What would happen if an adult was forced into a right split?

I have been reading there is no physiological reason why everyone cannot do a split. Each leg can form a 90 degree angle with the torso independently so there's no reason you can't do a split. The ...
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Squat progression to one-legged/pistol squats

I'm doing the startbodyweight.com routine. In the squat progression I find everything up to and including deep squats, close squats and beginner shrimp squats easy and I can do 20 of them without too ...
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Benefits of being relaxed after waking up in the morning [closed]

I want someone to help direct me to research (if there exists any) of the advantages both mental and physical of waking up in a relaxed manner. To contrast it we have scenario A where your alarm goes ...
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Workouts with 80 lbs. Kettlebell and Two 40 lbs. Dumbbells to build Muscle

Background on me: I'm 19 and I've been lifting for about 1.5 years now but more consistently for the past month and have been doing on-off for the past couple months since August, and as my university ...
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List of indoor exercises, which doesn't require any tools, and affects the whole body

I have a simple request, I want a list of exercises which I can do in my room, and doesn't require any tools, and will affect the whole body. I only want to be physically stronger to a point where I ...
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My nose is running when I'm exercising. Is it normal?

I can't exercise without paper handkerchiefs at hand (perhaps, you would call them kleenexes, but for me, kleenexes and paper handkerchiefs are different things, the latter are thicker). Whenever I ...
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I can't learn to do splits for almost three years. Can it be due to anatomical limitations?

I've been stretching since summer 2017 (probably, June, I don't recall exactly). My daily stretching takes approximately 20 minutes. Basically, I do the same set of exercises all this time (more or ...
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Does increasing muscular endurance make you stronger?

The argument "increasing strength makes sub-maximal lifts easier" is sometimes encountered. The way that it is presented seems to indicate that increasing maximal strength also increases endurance (...
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Problem While Doing Plyometric Pushups

Whenever i do plyometrics pushups my hands never fall in the same place they go completely side ways. Is this harmful and does this happen to everyone when they do plyo pushups or will this improve ...
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Is there a Fullbody Training which can be done in 5 Minutes or less?

The Background of this Question is, that at the current point in time i can not leave the house and have only very limited time for training. What i can do, is plug in some very short sessions during ...
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How does the founder exercise work?

I sometimes experience discomfort and pain in the lower back. I deadlift a heavy set once a week. This does not seem to be helping. And why should it? It makes my lower back able to stabilize against ...
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Is toe walking unhealthy?

Recently I was introduced to jogging. As a side effect I adopted a toe-contacts-first walking style. The heel usually contacts the ground towards the end of the step, taking up a lot of weight, but ...
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Used to Do StrongLifts But Now Have to Work-Out at Home due to COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, I have been gaining muscle mass and getting close to PRs across the 5 lifts specified in the Strong Lift Program. Now, many gyms are closed across the United States (and ...
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Sudden improvement in running heart rate - is this possible or what happened?

Background: I have been jogging/running for the last 6 years, on and off, about 1 - 10 times a month. My typical speed allows me 10-minute miles, sometimes only 11-minute miles; my BMI is 30-ε, age 56....
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Gyms nationawide are closed due to COVID-19. What is the best way to continue training for a powerlifting competition?

Across all of Canada, all GoodLife gyms, Fit4Less gyms, university gyms, and presumably other gyms are closed, and for a long time. I am training for a powerlifting competition and do not have my own ...
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Why am I losing weight but not belly fat?

I learned about CICO from Reddit and have been following it from the previous 15 days and have lost 3.1 Kg (6.1lbs) since then. I am a male, age 20, 5'6'' and my current weight is 78.5 Kg. On a day ...
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DOMS and other Side Effects from Bicycling

Am I right that Bicycling causes less DOMS, soreness and similar negative side-effects than other forms of cardio exercise? (For similar cardio results). What are the main negative side effects of ...
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What type of shoes are comfortable as well as don't break as easily for breakdance?

When I do flares or footwork with a new shoe it only takes a couple of practices for it to start getting torn in these locations. What are some shoe types that are built for breakdance? Shoes that I ...
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Reset Time During Run on Life Fitness CLST Integrity Treadmill

I’m trying to do a six-minute mile. I’ve found the CLST treadmills take 25 seconds to get up to ten miles per hour. But if it takes that long to get up to speed, I’m losing time/seconds at the very ...
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How do I know when I have to bulk?

I'm 27 years old, I weigh 80 kilos (176.37 pounds) at 20% body-fat, and I'm 181 cm (5'9" foot) tall. I have been in a gym for about 2.5 years, and I have lost 12 kilos from when I started, losing ~10% ...
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Impact of bicycling on muscle loss

I think one of the most effective methods for calorie burning is cycling , but I'm not sure can cycling actually cause muscle loss? I mean cycling for 1 hour a day , 1 or 2 months regularly and with ...
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Are stiff legged deadlifts and renegade rows enough to fulfill a back exercise requirements?

Particularly over bent over rows, which I don't like doing. And pull ups, which I cant do yet and don't have a bar in any case.
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How to train and build up for loading heavy dumbbells for chest and shoulder press?

For chest & shoulder press, a typical way to get load (or set up initial position) is to kick dumbbells up with feet, with advantage of momentum ( & use of biceps) bring the dumbbells to ...
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How can you determine the percentage of tempo and endurance for your weekly trainings?

On my recent question What should you do between short running series? I got interesting comments regarding how to train for a 10 K race on a pace of 4 min/km: (...) far more effective - and less ...
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Abbreviated core workout routine

I am looking for a very abbreviated (3-4 sets per week, to failure) core workout routine. I have access to free weights and not much else. I can deadlift (within reason - see background) and I don't ...
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What kind of cardio training gives the least soreness?

What kind of cardio training (biking, running etc) gives least Soreness, DOMS and similar problems? (Related to results and time spent). I am mostly interested in Gym individual training, home ...
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I switched my routine from full-body to split: the result is worse than I expected

I have been going to the gym for 2 years and 3 months now. My primary goal is to build muscle. I have to admit that in the first 2 years, I only used machines. Sometimes I used dumbbells, but no ...
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Rehabbing stubborn tendonosis

I've had tricep tendonosis for over 4 years. I've seen numerous physios and put countless hours of my own research into it. Most of my rehab efforts have been with slow tempo / eccentric exercises. ...
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RPE for a timed set?

I've learnt the RPE scale based on reps-in-reserve (e.g. 8 = 2 reps left, 9 = 1 rep left, 10 = max). If someone were to ask you for an RPE for a timed exercise, such as holding a plank for 1-minute, ...
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Neck circles during warm up / neck circles during dancing, healthy, unhealthy, proof?

I was reading here: https://sequencewiz.org/2014/03/11/neck-circles-can-compress-cervical-nerves-cause-issues/ I remember well that I was educated as well in high school, to not do neck circles. My ...
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Does heavy metal music increase strength?

Alright, hear me out here. So far my study is n = 1 but I can state, with confidence, that I lift far more weight while listening to heavy metal music. I don't have a scientific factor but if I had to ...
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Calorie timing with workouts

When it comes to gaining, I usually go for a 3500 calorie a day diet, work out four times a week and end up gaining weight as both muscle and fat. I’m working on a plan to calculate my macros more ...
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How to incorporate progressive overload into my “plateauing” situation

So I have been going to the gym for a decent while now (a couple of years) and have always noticed a problem that I may not have addressed ever and I might be going at the wrong way. I am aware that ...
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Can you get jacked-up without weights (more broadly, without equipment) or supplements?

My experience seems to show that you can't significantly change anything regarding your physique with solely your body weight, even if you work out regularly for years. On the other hand, you can find ...
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How do I avoid this physique? Any exercises I should do/not do?

This is not me. But a LOT of dudes at my gym look like this, and honestly, I want to avoid ending up with a similar physique. In particular, I feel like there's some disproportionately sized arms ...
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What kind of Life Fitness machines are the biceps curl and triceps extension machines at Planet Fitness?

What kind of Life Fitness machines are the biceps curl and triceps extension machines at Planet Fitness? I’m talking about the ones that are not in the 30 minute express section, but are with the ...
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How can I simulate the LifeCircuit 12 rep set on a non-electronic workout machine?

I enjoyed the LifeCircuit computerized strength equipment, which apparently do not exist anymore. How can I simulate that 12 rep set that those machines featured on a typical non-computerized workout ...
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How many pounds is the dropdown incremental weight on the Optima Series machines at Planet Fitness?

How many pounds is the dropdown incremental weight on the Optima Series machines at Planet Fitness? I have no idea how much weight it adds because there is no number on it.
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Caloric density of abdominal and subcutaneous belly fat [closed]

Adipose tissue can't be just fat. If it was just fat it would be mostly liquid and slosh around. So I guess it must also have lower caloric density than pure fat, i.e. you lose more weight for a given ...
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Extremely out of breath when working out and how to improve

A bit of background...I have been doing a 3 day a week workout. I use equipment in my basement and I have an 8 month old so possibly less sleep than average joe. I started about 8 months ago with a 2-...
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My pushups don't increase

I don't know what to do. I'm desperate. I do pushups regularly for almost three years but not only haven't I managed to reach some decent increase pace (I hope you understand what I mean by my clumsy ...
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Is there anyway carrying additional fat on the body could be an asset for lifting weight?

Such as the body will take the energy to burn fat for recovery, or weight lifting on an empty stomach? Or does it not work like that?
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How to increase weight speedily? [duplicate]

I am 19 years old boy. My height is 5.5, weight is 46 kg. I know I'm underweight. I've been taking exercise for approx. 2 years. I've achieved toned body but unable to gain muscles. What should I do ...

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