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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Deadlift and scapular retraction

most of the people say it's wrong to do the scapular retraction (by squeezing blades) during deadlifts. This and this are two references which explain that scapular retraction is not advised because: ...
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Progressive greasing the groove

Attached some pull up bars all over the place, got one in my office and 5 in my home. Gave myself a rule to always crank some bar to sternum chin ups everytime I pass by the bar. It's been great, ...
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Holding breath vs Inhaling in Eccentric and Exhaling in concentric

There are plenty of guides about heavy lifting which suggest to hold the breath to help brace the core. Here there is an example with squat. Picture taken from here. Many people agree with this as it ...
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Is a twitching sensation near the elbows during push ups an indicator af bad technique?

When doing push ups I tend to get a twitching sensation around my elbows towards the end of my workout. For push ups I tend to do 3 sets of to failure (12-16 reps). It usually occurs during my last ...
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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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Straight leg sliding lunge

I found on instagram following exercise. Some kind of straight leg sliding lunge performed by a track and field athlete. How is this exercise called and what is the purpose and focus of this exercise. ...
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How do I break a plateau for weighted pull up (2023)

Today 174cm, 64kg 25 years old, gender male Last year 174cm, 74kg 24 years old, gender male I also did some medical testing last year, my testosterone slightly below average but not considerably. ...
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Stall bar exercises

I recently purchased stall bars for my home gym. What exercises can I do on them? Are there resources for progressive routines available somewhere? I haven’t been able to come across much other than a ...
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What muscles are targeted by this rehab exercise? Trying to find an alternative with higher resistance

I hurt my back a couple of months ago, and began having pain in an area between by spine and my left shoulder blade. By pure chance I discovered an exercise last week which immensely relieves the pain....
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Recommended walking miles for sedentary person

I am 37 and almost all my while I sat in front of a computer (always had a bear belly) with little to no activity or sometimes regular gym and sometimes nothing but now I am having pain in my knees ...
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Cleaning the form of straddle planche

What are the best exercises to "clean" the form of the straddle planche? I have seen that many people use the bent arm planche as a matter of proprioception of the body, other use bands and ...
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Upper back pain when I do dragon flag with bent knees

I'd like to be able to do a dragon flag, so first I try to do it with bent knees. I can do this, but I feel a sharp pain in my upper back when I am about to raise my body from the floor. Once I am up, ...
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How do I convert from band resisted pullups to weight resisted pullups?

I have a doubled over red band which I anchored with a strap to the ground. I calculated that it provides about 30 pounds of resistance at the top of the movement. However, it resists less at the ...
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Instant soreness vs onset soreness

Hardly happening with upper body, more so with lower body. When I have some serious leg training I can barely walk for the rest of the day and the -muscular ache- starts during the workout. Which is ...
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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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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 can I set up gymnastic rings?

I am a gymnastics beginner who doesn't want to join a club, nor do I have rings, or a bar for pull-ups, front lever (progressions). However I do have paralletes. I was wondering they cheapest, ...
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Are plate-loaded vest comfortable for push-up/plank/dip/pull-up?

do you think this kind of product is comfortable for weighted push-ups/planks? I'm interested at buying it. Do you think it is a valid way to progress those exercises? My doubt is if it is ...
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Tired after a few sets

Ive noticed recentky that i my muscles get pretty fatiqued after some few sets of working out. For example since i train with high intensity and a 5x5 programm i do all my sets to failure. So lets say ...
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Training for TED (aka Impossible dip)

What would you recommend to start training the ted? (aka the impossible dip) I know that the main focus of this exercise is on the triceps and the elbow, so for the moment I'm doing bodyweight dips, ...
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Bodyweight exercises too taxing on delts

Been doing calesthenics for 3-4 years and have progressed to intermediate and advanced exercises. However, I find that my deltoids seem to be constabtly overworked. Planche, dynamic handstand ...
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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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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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Need to gain weight as soon as it possible

I am girl, I am only 17 years old, soon I am going to be 18. I am only 35 kg and my height is 154 cm. I really want to gain some weight, My body fitness is not good. I am not having proper body shape. ...
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