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What's the best way for me to start weightlifting?

I've always wanted to lift weights and honestly have no idea where to begin. How do I get started? Do I need to join a gym? find a personal trainer? buy a book and weights? find a friend who ...
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Can I build some muscle? [duplicate]

I'm 15 and I'm super skinny. I'm about 5 feet 8 inches tall and My weight is about 4o k.g. I'm so weak. What exercise should I do and what should I eat?
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Is working on the same set of muscles in a day a sound advice for muscle building, what is the scientific reasoning behind it? [duplicate]

My gymmates told me that if I want to build my muscles, I should concentrate on one part of muscles ( eg: biceps) in one day, then move on to the next part of the muscles the other day. Never ever ...
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Best reference material or app for creating a workout regimine to loose weight? [duplicate]

I am really looking for a bible of working out. I have a home gym but nothing too complicated. So I really need something that will help me get started.
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9 answers
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Neck problems, are massages the best answer?

I'm in my mid-30s now, and much of work is done in front of a computer - all day and night. Gone are the days in which I play basketball, run track, and hit the weight room 5 or 6 days a week. I now ...
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8 votes
5 answers
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Specific exercises to cure anxiety

I have read somewhere that exercise can also help in curing depression and anxiety. I am suffering from anxiety from last 4-5 years. Is there any specific exercises that I can do to cure my anxiety ...
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3 answers
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Absolute Beginner in Weight Training

History: I am an absolute beginner to the world of fitness and nutrition. I'm a classical geek that spends most of the time in front of the computer writing code, fixing stuff. I've purchased a set ...
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Is 2-hour cardio healthy?

I would like to try doing 2 hour cardio everyday for a week. Maybe 3 hour if I can. I was wondering if there would be any side effects? My goal is to increase calory deficit to 2000-3000 daily. My ...
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Workout Suggestions for a 260lbs person that wont cause serious injury on the joints

I am 6"1 and around 264.5lbs (or around about 120kg). I really love working out and i have been losing some weight, but i can't do cardiovascular training or most body-weight type training due to the ...
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Good exercises for lower pecs without weights

Note: I'm just trying to get in shape over the summer while I'm away from school so I'm an amateur when it comes to physical fitness and I might not know what I'm talking about. As of right now I'm ...
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7 votes
3 answers
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How fit does my body need to be before starting weight training?

I used to lift weights, and I loved it. I'd like to get back into it. The problem is, I have all the symptoms that come with extended computer work. Anterior (and lateral) pelvic tilt, bound up ...
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3 answers
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Is it wrong to workout more than once a day?

Yesterday, I did a fairly heavy upper body workout around 11am. I worked my arms until I could barely move the EZ bar to put it away. A while later, at around 7pm, I had had a couple drinks, and ...
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3 votes
2 answers
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Biceps brachialis sorness but not brachii

I do push/pull days MWF, my pull days consisting of 9 sets of 4-8 reps compound back movements, and then 6-9 sets of 4-8 reps on bicep isolation. I do different arm positions for biceps (incline ...
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2 votes
5 answers
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How should I stay motivated every time I have a workout session? [closed]

I have begun to be feeling demoralized and I have trouble keeping my workout sessions. I'm doing a basic workout like: 50 push ups 30 dips 15 pull ups 20 diamond push ups and leg raises Sometime I ...
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Will Pilates kill my gains?

I am planning to start pilates for better posture and also weight training. I am planning to go to pilates in my rest days. But I am concerned with two things: 1) Will pilates kill my gains? Because ...
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What macros ratio should I follow?

I'm a skinny fat guy. Height: 184 CM, weight: 81 kg, body fat: 15%, Shape: shitty. Right now I started lifting heavy, and I'm following a maintenance calories intake. But, I don't know how to ...
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2 votes
2 answers
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Legs gave out after 55 squats? [closed]

I havent worked out consistently in 3 years, and have been trying to get back into it cuz i miss being skinny and fit. Im around 175lbs at 5'5" which is...not healthy at all if you look at the amount ...
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5 votes
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Should strength training be altered according to whether you're seeking size vs strength?

When I read about strength training, the advice often comes with the assumption that the reader wants to get "big". I want to achieve strength, but would prefer not to increase size too much if ...
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3 votes
3 answers
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Underweight female-gym routines?

So, I am 5'4" and weigh 90 pound (20 yrs old). I went to the gym for the first time today and well, for squats I can't even lift the bar itself. As for the leg press, I can do it but not with any ...
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3 votes
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Identify the muscle group associated with back rounding and straightening

I am trying to improve my deadlifts. One trouble area is the bottom of the deadlift when I just pick up the barbell and my back wants to round--though I resist that. I want to figure out what muscle/...
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Protein supplement recommendation based on diet

I am body building along with 1 day cardio but i think that i am not taking enough protein in a day. So this is what my diet is : Preworkout : Milk or sometimes oats with milk After workout : 1 ...
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3 votes
4 answers
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Feeling always tired even doing exercices

I am 28, 174 cm, 110 KG of pure fat :D and I always feel tired. I used to cycle to work about 20 KM per day but In a low pace, about 9-10Km/h. Now I changed my job and I cycle 15 km to get to drop my ...
John Doe's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
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New to fitness. Joined Gym. Trainer is always busy. What do I do?

I joined Gym recently. The trainers dont help much. I was given a card with what exercises to do (2 day split with cardio). I do not know how to operate the machines. No one helps. I would love to do ...
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4 votes
2 answers
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Cardio or Strength training?

I'm absolutely new to fitness and want to start exercising. So which should I start first? I want to build lean masculine body.
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Determine weaker muscle group

I've heard that it's useful to determine your weakest muscle group and to work more on it. Sometimes it can been clearly seen, but if not, how do I actually do it? Is there some approximate ...
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3 votes
2 answers
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Seemingly useless workout

A little background: In January of last year, I decided to shed some weight. I was then 97 Kg (213 pounds), and 1.93 meters tall (6.3 feet). Even without working out, last September, I weighed 82 Kg ...
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DEXA scan showing I gain more muscle when restricting calories. Why?

It's common parlance in the bodybuilding and muscle building world to assume that you need a surplus or diet above TDEE over constant periods called "bulking" in order to build muscle. I refused to do ...
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4 votes
1 answer
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Body Building for 40+

I am 42 and would like to start doing some body building exercises (especially my chest and arms). Is this something achievable or the age factor will be an obstacle? if so, can I use same routines ...
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2 votes
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Is this workout plan sufficient

I only weightlift at home since we have a bench press with a preacher, bicep curl, leg extension, and leg curl. And also stationary bike with elliptical for cardios. Morning (Fasting): Cardio: ...
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1 vote
2 answers
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I need suggestion about gym workout

I'm male, my height is 5.6" and my weight is 78 kg. I already going to gym for 2 month (4 days a week) , I want to change my program, what is the best program for me? It hard for me to do it alone, ...
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Are BCAA supplements and/or creatine necessary when balancing power and cardio training?

Background: I am 33 y.o. about 1.77 (which is like 5'10in) around 200-205 lbs. According to BMI measurements I am overweight but in reality I have a big frame, broad shoulders and compact built, ...
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2 votes
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Things to do during rest days

Currently, my workout consists of (exclusively) high-intensity exercises (some sprinting HIIT, pullups, and more). After a few attempts at research and help from this community, I've come to accept ...
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2 answers
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Is this good or not

I need some help. I made a plan for my exercises and they go like this. Monday-biceps,1 hour Tuesday-chest,1 hour Wednesday-Rest Thursday-shoulders,1 hour Friday-triceps,1 hour Rest Rest I do ...
Anonymous's user avatar
1 vote
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Is 21 minutes of bodyweight training really enough?

For a bit of back story, I did a lot of sports when I was younger, but stopped when I went to University, put on a lot of weight and ended up weight 14 stone. To slim down I took up running, and lost ...
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Dedicate one whole day for abs

I work out three days a week, two times per day (very early and very late in the day), just because I like it (I don't have a massive body, but literally working out makes me feel good so I go there ...
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Taking time off work to weight lift

I need opinion / advice / information... basically, I want to take a week or more off work, to weightlift everyday, and increase my lifts as much as I can. Even during work days, I squat in the ...
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3 answers
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What kind of exercise would you recommend for relatively fit person working from home?

I am a freelance programmer working from home, I recently realized that my physical condition is getting worse so I would like to start with some sort of exercise program which I can do at home, it ...
Petr Mensik's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
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Will this workout build strong muscles for an intermediate bodybuilder?

So if I go to the gym 5 days a week and do this sort of workout with about 1700 calories a day, healthy diet with a mesomorph bodytype and about 8.5 hours of sleep each night, will this routine build ...
YourFriend's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
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Workout using only dumbbells to burn fat and build muscles?

I have no time to go to the gym, my house is very small to buy large gym equipments and all I can buy is a set of dumbbells. I have only one hour per day to train. Currently I'm 79 KGs and I want to ...
Jack Twain's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
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Smoking marijuana while working out? [closed]

So I am 20, I recently began smoking marijuana and am now doing it during my training sessions(in between sets, for example). When I am doing a curl I might lift with one hand and smoke with the other ...
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2 votes
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Powerlift/strongman program for beginner?

Im 270lb 6'2, starting back into the gym, i've gone 4 times now. I've always wanted to see if I could excel in max strength and strongmen type of lifts. I've seen this What's a good strength ...
Fattiewin's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
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Training different parts in turn

I work on my abs twice a week, usually I do it on my leg, chest days. Can I train chest and abs in turn? Example: 30min chest 5min abs 10min chest 5min abs 5min shoulder 5min abs 5min shoulder 5min ...
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What are some exercises that let me sit properly?

What are some exercises that let me sit properly? I'm a 23, healthy male but never sit properly in a chair in my life. As a kid I forced myself to hunch to hide my belly and it was the reason of my ...
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Rest day for a male in 30s who do planking and burpees?

So far I have been doing this 3 consecutive days of 20 burpees x 2 1 minute planking x 3 and then rest What is the recommended resting for me?
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Home- chest workouts-gym bar only in floor

My food intake is proper. I want to focus only to the workouts :D Hi there ,i want to obtain chest.I have only this gym bar as you see.In the image there are 10pounds each side.I have and more pounds....
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Basic compound lift based workout composition and scheduling

I'm 25 years old , 5 feet 11 inches tall and weigh 235 pounds. Over the last couple of months I have been following a 4 day workout program based on the following schedule : Monday : Chest Tuesday :...
Aditya Kaushik's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
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Biceps increase without curls

I get intense pain in arm when I do biceps curls either with dumbbell or bar, I am fine with exercise of other part of body u.e. triceps back , chest etc, Is there any exercise of biceps which does ...
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Really Bad posture now hurting me whats the best solution?

Hi i am 17 year old and have been using computers since age of 11. I had bit lower back pains but never bothered to inquire about it. I have sat most of my life and now i am 17 since 2 years my back ...
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Suggest better workout schedule to get ripped body [duplicate]

Currently, I'm doing strength exercises and cardio exercises on alternate days, 6 days a week. In strength exercise: Chest & triceps. Biceps & back. Legs & shoulder. 4-5 exercises with ...
Dikesh Gandhi's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
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As in winter we naturally increase our calorie burn, is this the best season for weight loss?

Considering that we don't have any other social deadline and a period of one year, and as in winter we naturally increase our calorie burn to keep our body functions, are the colder seasons the best ...
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