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Correct order during pushing movement

I’m doing pushing exercises to strengthen my serratus anterior. I understand it is worked when protracting one’s shoulder blades. During a pushing exercise, which should come first: shoulder ...
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What is accomplished by standing dumbbell lat raises that isn’t accomplished by starting Arnold presses?

I’ve been told before that Arnold presses work the entire shoulder and that lateral raises specifically target the lateral deltoids. Does that mean that Arnold presses target everything that lat ...
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Have the effect of pull-up, but without equipment

Push-up: no equipment I don't need any equipment for push-ups. I can do that almost everywhere. It strengthens specific muscles very effectively. Pull-up: requires a bar Pull-up needs a bar that is ...
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What muscles are worked by “reverse dips “?

Imagine being upside down with one’s shoulders resting on some dip bars and elbows bent beside the ribs pointing upwards with forearms coming back down for hands to also grip the bars. So it’s like a ...
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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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Angle of shoulder labrum

Is the shoulder labrum 90 degrees from the front of a person? Or is it offset a few degrees from perpendicular? What about on the Z axis-- is the labrum straight up-and-down or is it angled ...
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Tongue muscle mechanics

All muscles work by flexing, different cells pulling onto each other. So how does one extend the tongue and elongates it in order to pull your tongue out of the mouth?
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Are my forearms too long for a Power Clean?

In "Starting Strength", Mark Rippetoe wrote that there are people who simply cannot rack the bar as required for a Power Clean due to an "abysmal anatomy". I am indeed having a hard time racking the ...
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How fast swimming increases lungs volume?

It's easy to find a lot of information of how much swimmer's lungs are bigger than in general population and how it compares to other activities (with musicians playing wind instruments being on the ...
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My anatomy: What exercizes should I do? Is there any YouTuber/Instgramer that looks like me to help me understand what kind of work-out I should do? [closed]

Musculation should be highly customized, according to the anatomy e.g.. I've practiced for almost 2 years, without any result (in term of hypertrophy, strength / weights, etc.) Below is my current ...
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Rotator Cuff Muscles Categorization

Is the rotator cuff considered part of the shoulder or back? I heard on an Athlean X video I'll link below this one is a branch of the back muscles above and below the spine of the scapula, however ...
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I have atrophied pectorals. How should I train them ? Pictures

Before I show you my photos taken from different angles, I want to explain how I train. Biological informations AND Diseases I'm a 22.5yo male, 1.70m (67 inches), I think I'm between [20 ; 25]% BF. I ...
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Is my torso short for my legs length? [duplicate]

I can't touch my toes with my finger tips when bending(feel tightness in my hamstrings),and when compared to my friend,the degree of bend was same but for that he could touch his toes,but I couldn't.I ...
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Exercise for the face muscles

Do exercises for the face muscles actually change it? I know that they won't reduce the fat locally, but if our face muscles are like other muscles, they should adapt to a higher load. So is it all ...
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Is it possible to load different areas of the muscle lengthwise?

I have a bicep that is thick at the insertion point near the elbow and thin closer to the shoulder. When I did various dumbbell​ and barbell curls and experienced soreness, the sore area was the ...
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Do we use large or small muscles when keeping our knees unlocked?

Part of my fitness routine involves standing for 20 minutes with the knees ever so slightly unlocked. The goal of this routine, theoretically, is to build up the so called "postural" muscles, which ...
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What is this part of the knee?

There is a large cord I can see and feel on the lateral (outside) part of my knee and I'm wondering what it is, as it hurts sometimes. Does anyone know what it is? I think it is the LCL, the IT band ...
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What muscles are used to create and oppose posterior pelvic tilt when the upper body is leaning forward?

I have no difficulty tilting my pelvis in a seated or standing position, or in a quarter squat when my body is upright. When my upper body is tilted forward 30 degrees, however, curling my tailbone ...
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Which muscle or tendon inserts on the front of the thigh and bears more load when the knees are flexed than extended?

This muscle or tendon feels maximum stress when supporting body weight with the knees flexed 90 degrees or more, but flexing the quadriceps with the leg straight doesn't involve it at all. It can ...
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What lower back muscle or tendon is located near the inside of the iliac crest and helps rotate the femur?

I can feel twin bumps on either side of my lower spine which I believe are protrusions from the iliac crest -- approximately where the erector spinae appear to originate. I can generate pain in this ...
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When are the physical benefits of a single workout realized?

When does your body actually build muscle in response to fatigue from a workout? For example, if you slam your arms in one work out ( say any combination of, curls, pullups, pushups, bench press, etc....
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What are superficial muscles?

Articles like the wikipedia entry for the Forearm distinguish between superficial, intermediate, and deep muscles. What is the difference between these muscle levels? What are some readily ...
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Back and neck problems from sitting in front of a computer

I am a computer programmer who spends more than 8-10 hours a day at the desk. I want to know which is the appropriate kind or design of the chair that a computer programmer must use, and what types of ...
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Basic anatomy for weight lifting and starting strength?

Reading the Starting Strength book, he throws around a lot of anatomical terms. Yet, surprisingly, there's no diagram or chart or glossary explaining what all these are. What's the best way to learn ...
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How does a muscle grow step-by-step?

I am trying to understand how a muscle such as the bicep grows step-by-step. For example (but not limited to): How nutrients line up? Which are essentials? What exactly do they do? It's hard to make ...
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Cold kidneys after exercise

After running or cycling when it's not all that warm outside the area around my kidneys (just above waistline, at the sides, towards the back) is particularly cold and stays cold for longer than the ...
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