Questions tagged [exercise]

Making one's body work. Includes walking, jogging, running, lifting weights, playing sports, cycling and any active play. The opposite of watching TV.

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Exercise Equipment: Create Adjustable Rope Loop

I am looking for a way to create an Adjustable Circle Loop with Rope. I can do this with Gymnastics Ring Straps using a Buckle system (seen below). Just curious if there is any equipment to create an ...
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Flexible: Stretch Hips and Rotate Internal

The following 2 Exercises will Rotate the Hips External. I am curious if anyone knows any stretches to Rotate the Hips Internal (opposite direction).
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Breaststroke swimming - is it moderate or vigorous?

physical activity guidelines recommend At least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking But it also says I can do for 75 minutes vigorous level activity. My main ...
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How to maximize benefits when doing regular fasting?

Because of religious stuff I'll be fasting from around 5 AM to 8 PM meaning 15 hour a day for a whole month, I was thinking I should use this to lose some weight (85 kg, 177 cm) and specially belly ...
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Physical activity guidelines for Americans - muscle strengthening

Physical activity guidelines for Americans says that for best results in addition to 150 min aerobic exercise one should do Physical activities to strengthen your muscles are recommended at least 2 ...
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Brisk walking vs Brisk walking at home (in place)

I think some recommendations say that in order to get health benefits (e.g. have lower risk of some possible health issues in the future) one should do "do at least 150 minutes of moderate ...
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Chosing simple exercise for home

Imagine following exercise. You do walking with relatively fast temp but you are still standing on the same place. I am talking about walking at home. Like in this image (just the original video has ...
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Should i keep running when i feel like i can't properly breathe?

I started running a couple of weeks ago and it's super fun. The past couple of years i've run a couple of times a month and done weight lifting for muscle mass. This has been fine. Since i started ...
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Walking benefits

They say walking is good for health. But even above article sometimes mentiones brisk walking. So I am confused. Is normal walking, e.g. with normal speed how you would say walk in the street, also ...
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Do lat pulldowns / pullups help to improve posture?

If you have rounded shoulders / a scapular anterior tilt... will doing things like pull-ups/downs help to fix it? I've read mixed opinions on this topic so it's hard to know what to believe. Some ...
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How exactly are you supposed to loose belly-fat? [duplicate]

Im really at a loss to what I can further do to loose weight. The bottom part of my body is ripped. I really like the toned look of my legs, but this darn belly fat does not seem to want to go ...
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What are the different abdominal muscles and how can they be isolated?

I'm reading about a conditional called Diastasis Recti where the abs separate, leading to a strange 'doming' effect when doing a sit-up/crunch or similar. It's mentioned that someone with this ...
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Natural long stride - compatible with elliptical trainer?

I'm contemplating buying my first elliptical trainer. Budget isn't much of an issue, so I'm not limited to any specific models. I'm not asking for buying recommendations, but the fast I'm not limited ...
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Belly fat didn't Seem to reduce [duplicate]

I need some advices from experts. I am a 30 years old male and my height is 5'9" (175 cms). My weight was 85 Kgs. So I started running and intermediate fasting. I lost 12 Kgs in 4 months. After ...
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uneven pull ups

when i do a pull up my right shoulder seems to be higher and i don’t know why. anyone know how to fix this? i am right handed if this helps
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Calories and Specific Excercise Training

I have a particular exercise regiment that I currently trying out, and I would like to learn from someone else's thoughts about the number of calories I should ingest, and how much I burning in each ...
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Types of Excercises with my Particular Excercise Band

40 in Resistance Band I have the preceding resistance band I was wondering what type of exercises I can do with it. So far I have been doing overhead resistance pull apart, and a biceps curl for ...
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Front raises as main exercises

My second main exercise after front squats is the front raise from hanging barbell to overhead for personal reasons. To increase the strength of the lift is it necessary to implement complementary ...
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Please see my routine

I work most of my time typing or writing. I got myself a bench, a squat rack, a barbell, a dumbbell. I told the shopkeeper that I don't get time to exercise 1-2 hours at a stretch and so he has ...
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Core Workout - efficacy of doing Pallof Press and Cable Woodchopper exercises together

I'm looking to build the frontal (rectus) and oblique (side) abs a bit with standing exercises. I've started doing cable woodchoppers (chest height) and pallof press' (with legs practically together). ...
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How to practice for Beep/Bleep Test (Multi Stage FitnessTestP

apologies if this is a little long-winded, however, I am looking for some advice. I'm currently in England and we are in a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. I have a selection event for the Army ...
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Are squats on the tip of the feet and bending back good for the legs?

In some video, I saw a guy showing a very effective, according to him, squat technique for working out your legs at home. The technique is such: a person should bend back, pulling their hands back ...
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How can I train just one side of the neck?

I'd like to find some correct and efficient excercises to train and develop just one side of the neck. I've played Tennis for several years and my neck is lightly asymmetric; my right side is more ...
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How to use METS to estimate additional caloric expenditure and weekly recommendations

I have a question regarding metabolic equivalents for exercises (METS) that I've been unable to google an answer to. It seems that it's either so incredibly obvious that it doesn't make sense to ask ...
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How to manage sudden increase in appetite after new workouts

I(F22, BMI 22.1) recently swapped my fitness routine from mainly cardio and light resistance to more weight and strength training. Although Im taking it gradually my appetite has gone awol. I use to ...
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How to benefit from exercise without any lasting damage?

I posted Why is exercise good for you? But I wanted to dig a little deeper into one specific point. I can grasp the concept that the body responds to the microdamage of exercise by building up the ...
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As a beginner, should I match breathing to exercise or exercise to breathing?

I started light exercises in Ring Fit Adventure to get rid of some of corona-fat and rebuild stamina lost during chain of medical stuff. Its going well however I can't match breath-in breath-out tempo ...
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Why is exercise good for you?

I'm willing to accept the common wisdom that exercise is good for you. But at the same time, I wonder how this can be true. Man-made objects tend to wear out faster with more use. For example, if you ...
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Recommendation for exercises one can do during Shin splints

Please recommend some exercises which I can do if I've got shin splints. I want to keep my body fit during my recovery, so any exercise is a welcome. I don't have access to a pool or a bicycle so that ...
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Do muscles deform bones?

I remember reading about bones can have their shape deformed by muscles pulling on them. also this website suggets that bones along the shaft get wider and thicker These forces squash, twist and bend ...
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Replacing top poly exercises because of herniated discs

I have herniated discs at the bottom of my back. I can't do OHP, or even horizontal unilateral dumbells rowing from now. I can't do kettlebell flexion of my top body for side abs for example. I think ...
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Maintaining muscle with indirect work

Let's says a beginner builds a big chest from horizontal movements and then switches to vertical movements only. Would the chest atrophy or maintain it's strength and size? Or vice versa, if someone ...
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Are bench dips a good option to get beginners used to full-depth dips?

Many people get shoulder or chest pain when doing dips without experience. Are bench dips a good preparation exercise for beginners? Do they help reduce injuries and discomfort when doing dips? ...
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How much back work is required to counter-act high volumes pressing

What is the minimum amount of scapular work one needs, in order to maintain good posture when doing extremely high pressing volume, considering one starts with a back strength on elite level and a ...
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Which body-weight exercise stresses the largest number of muscles?

If we have to make a list of the body-weight exercises to see which is best based on only two factors— which causes hypertrophy of the greatest number of different muscles which is difficult for ...
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What exercises to do for posterior chain if I have shin splints?

What exercises can I do for my posterior chain if I have shin splints? Can I squat or deadlift?
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Slow training versus Explosive training

super slow lifting is superior Two studies were done with untrained men (N= 65) and women (N= 82),(mean age= 53.6) who trained two to three times per week for eight to 10 weeks on a 13 exercise ...
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Can you be good both at cycling and running?

In a chat group of a local cycling community a hot debate arose about running. This is something that most cyclists shun greatly and few can manage it for a few kilometers. Personally I can run for a ...
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Abs exercises for abs with no contact between back and surface

I made lots of abs exercises in order to strengthen my abs and make it 6 packs. Unfortunately, I injured my back while doing the exercises. I would to know if there are any exercises that can be done ...
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Normal push-ups versus cross push-ups

How do normal push-ups compare with push-ups with the arms in a cross position? I am guessing that it produces less hypertrophy because the range of motion is way shorter, but I want experts' opinions....
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Any tips on staying agile when you are sedentary most of the day?

I used to be a lot more agile. But since the past 1 year, I have a job where I am sitting at my desk at home for the better part of the day. I can feel myself getting more "inert", I am ...
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Back lever, what muscles does it work?

So back levers are kind of basic bodyweight exercises, not to the level of doing a push... Where most people who never trained in their entire life can still pull off a few push ups...but usually only ...
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Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? Also same question but for fitness [closed]

runners, lifters, scientists, engineers, geeks, gamers, casuals. I am asking the following: "Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? ...
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Is the glute max the only muscle activated during the pigeon hip extension?

So I have trouble activating the glute max on the left hip. For example when I do the donkey kick exercise with the right hip I can feel the glute max activating, and I also can squeeze it. But on the ...
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What to do when you’ve never done anything before?

Having never been to a gym, not participated in sport for 20+ years and now feeling a need to get physically feed what the hell do I do? I am a 35yo + 16st 6ft 3 male who probably doesn’t look ...
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Doctor Joel Seedman and Pulse\Speed training

If speed is dependant on force as Newton's first law of motion suggests then shouldn't training with no weights by moving limbs at really high speed be as effective as moving heavy weights at a slower ...
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How to learn to do 'big toe taps' excercise?

I hope someone here can answer this question. This excercise is described almost in all running books. It is very good for foot coordination and strengthening. Very good excercise for runners. The ...
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Pedometer syncing with phone

I'm trying to find a pedometer—a small device that can fit into my pocket, or a shoe, but preferably not in my hand or around my wrist—that will be able to keep track of my steps seamlessly when I ...
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What is a set in weekly volume?

If one performs multiple "rounds" with only 30 to 60 seconds of rest, are they considered to be different sets or just one really big set? What about 15 seconds of rest, or 120 seconds of rest? Where ...
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Do some exercises cause injuries? Or is lack of strength the cause of injuries?

When comparing gymnastics leg training to barbell training one assumes that sissy squats cause more injuries. I believe this idea was born from the youtuber Athlean-X, also known as the most famous ...

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