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Questions tagged [bodyweight-exercises]

Bodyweight exercises use the body as resistance. Exemplary exercises are push ups, planks, pull ups and squats.

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what can I do to overcome my love handles? [duplicate]

I am worried about my Love Handles.They are increasing day by day .Please suggest me some exercise to make them at 0 level.Thanks
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Proper dead hang form - elbows locked out or slightly bent?

I would like to understand whether it is/isn't a good idea to completely lock out (completely straighten) the elbows while hanging from a pull up bar - either at the bottom of a pull up or just while ...
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Forearms exercises without weights

Do you have any sports or body weight based exercises to improve forearm strength ? To explain a bit my requirements, I'm travelling a lot and I do not always have the opportunity to access weights ...
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I am an Overweight Male and want to get ripped where do I start

I am 23, 6'1", and weigh 212 pounds. I want to get lean by the summer and start a new healthy lifestyle. I play soccer every Sunday and play air-soft or mountain bike every other Saturday. I get ...
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Lighter weights or heavier weights for getting bigger/gaining muscle mass?

I've been hitting gym regularly for two weeks and doing workouts 6 days a week. My program includes 3 sets - 10 reps for each workout. So, my question is related to whether one has to lift heavier ...
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What is the hardest bodyweight chest exercise?

By "the hardest bodyweight chest exercise", I mean the one that requires the most amount of skill and strength. Is there a bodyweight chest equivalent to the handstand pushup or the front lever, for ...
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How to love push-ups? [duplicate]

Which benefits has push-ups? I do push-ups many times but my muscles doesn't grow and I lost my motivation for this exercise. Could anyone tell me what is the gold side of push-ups?
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A different approach to 100 push-ups / 20 pull-ups challenge

Many trainer websites and apps for challenges such as 200 squats, 100 push-ups, 20 pull-ups, etc., have you do five sets of certain repetitions every other day. I wanted to run by you a different ...
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What should my shoulders position be when doing ring support hold

When performing ring support hold, should I concentrate on having my shoulder blades retracted/clenched, and my chest forward, or is it fine if my shoulders are protracted?
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Should I adjust the intensity (weight) between sets of weighted pull ups?

I'm training weighted pull-ups to increase my 1 RM. My understanding is that I should do 5 reps or less. My question is should I adjust the weight each set to keep hitting 5 reps? Or should I just ...
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Can we do exercises during mensturational cycle?

Some people often says that during menses we should stop exercises because it have negative effects...
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How can I know that my weight is enough according to my height and age?

How can I know that my weight is enough according to height and age . I think my weight is less according to height and age. I am 22 years old , my height is ...
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Will too much muscle exercise harm the muscle?

Will too much muscle exercise harm the muscle? I am planning to do push-ups challenge, but will I damage my arms if do too much of them?
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Possible to tear muscles with body weight exercises

I don't have a personal trainer, a gym membership, or really any gym equipment (such as dumbbells), so for my daily workout/training (to gain muscle) I have resorted to using body weight exercises. ...
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Am I training too infrequently with this compound-only plan, and should I add anything more?

I was running Reddit Bodyweight Fitness' recommended routine for awhile, but I want to do more of a split so I can focus more on individual exercises and not feel as rushed. Currently I am thinking of ...
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One Arm Chin Up training

My current physical level right now is; maximum 7 assisted one arm chin ups with hand on mid-way forearm. maximum 5 assisted one arm chin ups with hand on elbow maximum 1 assisted one arm chin up ...
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How to properly track weights on bodyweight exercises?

I'm tracking my weights for every exercise I'm doing in my workout routine, so that I can see when I'm improving and increasing the weights or even when I had to decrease the weight indicating maybe I ...
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Should I rest in between my workouts

I downloaded an app 3 weeks ago for my home workout. Normally, for progressive overload, it increases the number of reps for each workout every week. But the issue here is, when i was told to do 16 ...
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Arched crunches (range of motion)

Doing crunches on the edge of a bed or over a pillow and using it to arch the lower back into an extended position. This will increase the range of motion for the abdominal muscles, but is it safe ...
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Functional weekly workout routine

I want to to find or create a weekly workout routine. I'm not interested to become muscular. I don't want to spend money (for example gym or equipment). I don't like running only workouts. I want to ...
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Serratus anterior

Which one of the two exercises can build more the serratus anterior; scapular presses on plank(one arm) or scapular presses on handstand? first one consits on getting down to an one arm plank and ...
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Calisthenics how many skills?

Most people suggest to train one skill at once, but wouldn't it work just fine by doing one skill per bodypart? Training multiple skills at once Hamstrings= Nordic curls Quadriceps= Matrix squat ...
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Pavel Tsatsouline StrongFirst program and endorsing kettlebells and bodyweight

Isn't it a contradiction to aim for increasing strength first, and then ,focusing on kettlebells and bodyweight exercises? Wouldn't the first imply that you should be using heavy (or heavier) ...
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How are Sisal ropes compared to Manila ropes in Gym Climbing, in terms of hand feel as well as other characteristics?

How are Sisal ropes compared to Manila ropes in Gym Climbing, in terms of hand feel as well as other characteristics? I wish to learn and slowly build capacity for Gym Rope Climbing. Let's assume ...
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Will higher level of intensity induce hypertrophy/strength

I perform body-weight exercises. There is a general understanding of improving strength, hypertrophy, or endurance based on the number of reps you can do at a particular difficulty. Let's say I can ...
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What next, after Pistol Squats

I perform body-weight exercises and so far had something to progress to without requiring weights. I am now able to do 8-12 reps of Pistol Squats. To strengthen my legs further is there any other more ...
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Specific form of pull up technique question

I'm on progression of doing a muscle up and currently on the level of doing the following pull up exercise https://youtu.be/q1iSDKwTuiY?t=173 but I can't wrap my head around it, in the video it's ...
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One butt muscle is getting bigger

I'm 20 yrs old and been working out, doing leg and butt workouts. I'm seeing great results on my left buttcheek, it's getting bigger, with more muscle and its firm. on the other hand, my right ...
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Why are regular push-ups the norm?

With knuckle push-ups having the two additional benefits of building up wrist strength and knuckle toughness compared to the convention push up, why aren’t knuckle push-ups considered the “standard” ...
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How can I safely increase gluteal load in the bulgarian squat?

In this video it is stated that lengthening the foot stance increases gluteal load. However, this also forces a flatter back angle, when a lot of people say that it's important to keep your back ...
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How long after a long run can one (body weight) exercise?

Is it a good idea to engage in relatively heavy session of upper body + core calisthenics (read, push-ups/pull-ups/chin-ups) about 12 hours after a long run (10k+) - assuming one is feeling fine and ...
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Hanging upside down

I want to get my legs to be strong enough to hang upside down by holding my entire body with just my feet. Couldn't find anything other than just some tibialis antirior dumbell curls and exercises ...
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Skill learning while Bodybuilding

Can I learn calisthenics skills while doing bodybuilding workouts. I am currently doing a 3 day full body split and would love to learn the movements like planche and front lever. Plz help.
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Is there a purpose for this slapping at the top of reps?

This question led me to this video, apparently of Dejan "STIPKE" Stipic, doing various feats of bodyweight strength. In the pull-ups, dips, and squats, there's a fellow beside him who gives a light ...
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Home chest push ups-middle-inner-low

I will be focusing on push-ups because I have no money for a gym. I have checked out many videos, reading a lot, but I would like your help to achieve the best results I can for doing push-ups at home ...
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Handstand technique - Should I lock my elbows?

In working toward a full handstand, I'm scaling by starting on the wall and holding my form for as long as possible. The question I have is around handstand technique--particularly elbow locking. ...
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Scaling Bodyweight Dips

After a long hiatus from any form of workout, I'm attempting to scale myself back into a regular bodyweight routine. The only issue I'm having is with Dips. I don't have access to a set of parallel ...
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“Triceps” dips completely alleviate shoulder pain?

I'm no expert in glenohumeral anatomy, but I've noticed that if I do "triceps-style" bar dips, I have no pain nor impingement in the shoulder joint whatsoever. This is the version of dips where the ...
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Is this program suited for strength end moderate growth?

I'm doing bodyweight excercises for some years now with mediocre results (I know that the results can be way better when lifting, but due to time constraints, doing BWE at home is the way to go for me)...
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How would it possible to do Hammer Curls on Gymnastic Rings?

I googled around but did not find any clear ways except for this one quote from 2012 where its not clear how that was being done/ practiced. Any thoughts/ ideas on how this can be done? Because ...
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Lose weight at home? [duplicate]

I have a question that's been runnin round my mind for a while now..... I don't have access to a gym, so I decided about doing body weight exercise but I don't know which ones to do!?! I'm not fat but ...
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Sodium - reduce salt from a salty food? [closed]

How to reduce sodium from canned foods? Canned foods such as tuna contain protein but do contain a lot of sodium too. Is there smart way to remove sodium from the food? Maybe by boiling or using ...
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Are abs muscles able to grow?

So, my full gym experience is around 2 years (counted only periods without long breaks, first time visited gym at the end of 2013 etc). Last 1.5 year only once I was skipping for 1.5 month because of ...
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How would you acheive a full body workout in a bare cube room? [closed]

Scenario: You are stuck in cube room. The room is completely bare. It is 10 metres by 10 metres by 10 metres. There are no weights of any kind in the room. The room is well lit and ventilated. You ...
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ankle weights for glutes

i've been reading about ankle weights. And i was wondering if they really help for glute exercise. Also, if my thighs are gonna be bigger. If you have an experience, please, share!
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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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After 2 years cannot do push or pull up - is it more than a strength issue? [duplicate]

31 yo F, 5'9", 67kg. Been working out about 3/4 yrs. Previously was 'skinny fat' - no core strength, fitness or even sports ever. About two years ago, after a year+ of weights, I wanted to start ...
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Modified pull ups when the bar is too low

I would like to be much better at pull-ups. I can sort of just barely almost do two in a row - on a sufficiently high bar. Trouble is I am tall enough that in almost all gyms, I can reach the pull-...
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Normal life with heavy weights

On a animated TV show (dragon ball Z) characters would have clothes which seamed 3 times there weight. Gradually building up weights (say a pound a day), could one be able to carry evenly across there ...
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Is Lifting Weights at Home, Without a Rack, A Viable Option For Me?

The gyms in my area are overcrowded and full of smith machines. Some of the cheaper ones don't even have smith machines. I've decided to lift weights at home, but I have a limited amount of space and ...