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Easing finger pain during Pull-ups

I do pull ups on a pair of wooden rings. Before this I used to use metal bars at my local park. While I don't get a torn skin (where the fingers join the palm), like when I was using the bar, any more,...
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Upper body conditioning goals

I like training towards reaching certain goals rather than just training for the sake of training. It makes it easier for me to try getting into shape doing that. For the lower body, I have some ...
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Any Sledgehammer Tire target alternatives - Ballistic/Extremely High Density rubber OR Plyometric Foam? [Not exercise alternatives Pls] [duplicate]

Hi Can someone provide alternative to a tire for sledgehammer swing? I currently have a sledge hammer but cannot accommodate a tire in my home. I am thinking of using this - Can anyone comment? ...
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Importance of conditioning for weightlifting

I long struggled with improving how much weight I lifted for lats, chest and shoulder exercises. Things were much better with legs, calves, upper back and core. I long suspected that my body ...
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Training like a bull

What are the benefits of training like a real bull, by moving HEAVY things on the daily? Not full body every day, just heavy carries to overload the legs and traps. Like yoke carries alternated with ...
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Impact of cardio during caloric surplus (Bulking phase)

In two weeks: 5 sessions of intense cardio (sprinting) of 15 minutes each; 9 sessions of moderate to heavy lifting of 45 minutes to 1 hour each. This is my planned schedule, all of it during a ...
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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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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

I can easily run in place at a fair pace for literally hours after calves have been conditioned, burning well over 1,000 calories. I have thought this would roll over into distance running at the same ...
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As a beginner, I'm quite confused as to how much I should eat

First things first, I'm a 25 year old male and I'm currently 280 lbs. I've finally admitted that there is a real problem with my lifestyle and I'm hoping to drop my body fat from about 35% to 15-20%. ...
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Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

I am 23 years of age and played basketball professionally. Back when I was in practice, I had dynamic and explosive fitness to move quickly with strength. After my 2 year layoff, I have put on some ...
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You're as big and strong as you want: how to just maintain?

Let's say you've been lifting heavy ass weights, consistently eating well for a while, and you've accomplished the physique you wanted when you started doing exercise. You're pretty big, but you don't ...
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How to best train for rock climbing

I've gotten really into rock climbing. I love the adventure off the sport and how it gets me of the beaten path when I come to visit a place. I want to continue in my skill and get more serious so ...
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Does recommence of high intensity training has influence on resting HR?

The last 6 months I've done slow extensive runs of ± 60min, 3x / week, (HR between 145 - 155bpm) strength training 3x / week 1x/week martial art (BJJ/Muay Thai/MMA) training (technique+sparring), so ...
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Strengthening and conditioning to improve flips

I would like to be able to do handsprings and flips. I have been spending one afternoon a week practicing cartwheels, handstands, backbends, and walkovers. Though I'm getting used to the movements, I'...
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Is the optimal cadence for racing the same as for conditioning?

I read that 180 steps per minute is the "optimal" running cadence, but all running research seems geared towards racers. If I run purely for fitness, and don't care about my speed, should I target a ...
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Exercises to improve mental & cognitive skills?

I'm doing a 3 days workout routine and i would like to reserve a day to train other things than muscles...I practice martial arts 2 days a week. There are any exercises to improve my readiness , ...
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When to do conditioning while on Wendler's full body routine?

I'm running Wendler's "doing more with less" set up, as seen here http://www.jimwendler.com/2012/03/doing-more-with-less/ My question is when to fit in conditioning work (I.e. Hill/flat sprints). ...
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What does it mean to 'condition the body'?

I read on this page the phrase, 'Treading water – great all round body conditioner'. What does this mean, to condition the body? I've heard of 'conditioning' before (when reading fitness how-to's), ...
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How Do I increase my discipline and will power? [closed]

You need discipline and will power for just about everything in life. Exercising really helps develop them, but are there any particular exercises, or a particular mindset, or even food that will help ...
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What are the boundary conditions for effective conditioning?

I do muaythai and want to do something in between my (infrequent) training session to help my conditioning. I have a conceptual question about what works: On one hand, I often hear that at least 30 ...
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Beginner in physical fitness, need tips and advices

I am 18 years old, 174 cm tall, 60 kg weight male. I am very skinny, and haven't trained for ages. Last few years I've been living very unhealthy way of life - spending way too much time in front of ...
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First time indoor cycling (Spinning) with no fitness history?

Today I've enrolled myself on indoor cycling classes but I'm not sure now if that was a good idea. What I'm concerned about is if I will manage to cycle for about 50mins taking into account that I ...
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With time and equipment restrictions, how can I best maintain my tolerance to weightlifting while I'm away from the gym?

I have on several occasions taken an extended break from the gym for various reasons. When I return, I find it hard to continue my workouts (even at a lower weight) for about 2-3 weeks. Muscles take ...
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Combining HIIT and weight training

Im 22 years old, 170cm, ~90kh weight, starting some efforts to get in shape. Im going to the gym 3 times a week, I changed my diet to low-carb. My main objective is to lower my BF%, but i wouldnt mind ...
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Is this program good to achieve functional strength and fitness?

That's my plan - every week, at least two of the following: gym, one round of upper body pushing and pulling, leg workout in the 6 reps/3 sets range (edited to add: all isolation movements) + core ...
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What set of dry-land exercises can I perform that would be equivalent to swimming?

I like swimming a lot but only have access to it during the summer months when I have more time to exercise. Because of this, I get out of condition during the rest of the year and by the beginning of ...
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Would a Bulgarian Bag help my conditioning or long-distance running?

I am looking at different types of conditioning to boost my long-distance running speed and I've heard about the Bulgarian Bag which aims to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance while also ...
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What workout should I do if I want to prepare my condition?

During weekends I'm doing a lot of sports, e.g. snowshoeing in the winter and biking and hiking during summer. I personally think, my condition is slightly above average, but the problem is, I now ...
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Calling out for help from all quarters for a near-magical transformation [closed]

I am a wannabe fitness freak... Right now I am an overweight, almost obese, completely lazy, low self esteemed low-life with a dream of "magically" transforming myself into a fitness fanatic. ...
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Should you perform conditioning training until you cannot go on any longer?

I hear from time to time that people consider it valuable to perform conditioning training until you cannot go on any longer. Some people I have talked to are proud that they have trained until they ...
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What training pattern should I use to develop V-sit and V-hang?

I would like to acquire a V-sit and V-hang (from a neutral vertical hang; without chest or shoulder assistance). I can hold a passable L-sit for 5-10 seconds on parallettes, but not from a hang (...
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Gain weight while doing sports involving conditioning

Okay, first of all folks, I know there are already some questions about gaining weight. The question in this case and the main difference with the others is on the conditions to achieve the same goal:...
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How does one train for sports when the three metabolic pathways interact?

As I understand it, there are three mechanisms by which ATP is replenished: For intense 10-12 second efforts, ADP is directly converted back to ATP using creatine phosphate For efforts up to a ...
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What strength programs have been used by elite grapplers?

How do elite judo players, Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters, and wrestlers develop their strength? I am interested in their conditioning as well--running and the like--but primarily in resistance work. I ...