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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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Are there any journals/studies on the benefits of full range of motion when doing an exercise?

I am quite curious if there are any papers in doing a full range of motion and the benefits towards them. Specifically, By training the full Range of motion, 1. Reduce muscular strength imbalances, ...
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Legs hurt while running despite rest period

I'm a relatively new runner and have managed to keep it up for about a month now of doing 2 miles or so every two days. I'm 5'11 and weigh 80.4kg However, I've come across a problem I cant seem to ...
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I need suggestion about gym workout

I'm male, my height is 5.6" and my weight is 78 kg. I already going to gym for 2 month (4 days a week) , I want to change my program, what is the best program for me? It hard for me to do it alone, ...
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Is my exercise routine healthy & how do I improve core strength and shape?

I am Quasar, a newbie here! I am 5' 6 (167 cm) and weigh 81 kgs(178 lbs), 32 years of age. Over the last 8 months, I enrolled for a bachelors course in an open university, for which I had to do some ...
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Fitness Chart That I need for gaining weight

I would like to have a chart of exercising that can help me gain weight I have started following by food habits. Now i need a set of proper exercise for 5days a week that can help me grow well in ...
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Difference between lateral pillar bridge ande side plank

The New York Times Advanced 7-minute Workout contains lateral pillar bridges, while their original 7-minute workout contains side planks. That seems strange to me, as both seem to refer to the same ...
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ISOLATION & UNILATERAL + COMPOUND & BILATERAL CORRELATION

Recently I came across many training variants, methods & styles and since I'm trying to build a lets say "tree of life" but for fitness categories & their subdivisions. I want to know if ...
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Continuous everyday workout and sudden drop in stamina, does it indicate a caloric deficiency?

Good day folks, I have been continuously working out (30-45 Minutes) everyday for the last 3 weeks and noticed a sudden drop in stamina for the last 3 days, i haven't changed my diet significantly. ...
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Is it okay to sit down in between workout sets?

After completing a set, I rest for 30 to 60 seconds, depending on the intensity of the workout. At times, during my arm and chest workout, I get so tired that during my rest periods, I sit down, as ...
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What unit is resistance on stationary bike?

I need to know how exactly speed is calculated on a stationary bike. For this I need to know in which units the resistance on the bike is set. The scale is from 1 to 25, but what exactly do these ...
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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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Should I change my exercise if walking appears to be doing fine?

I (Male in his 20s, 5'11'') currently weight about 240 Lbs, coming from 320 Lbs at my heaviest. This has largely been achieved through reduction of calories (around 1500-2000 a day, on average) ...
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Am I lifting too much too fast?

My goal is getting bigger muscles I am 6'4" tall and 43 years old man I have been training for a year now When I look at the weights I lift compared to the other guys in the gym (the big muscles ...
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10,000 Steps a day rule, what science is it based on?

I hear from many sources that 10,000 steps a day is the golden number for keeping you healthy. is there a scientific base for this. why not 15,000 or 8000.
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Is there any disadvantage in Mixing Excercises?

I done two sets of SEATED OVERHEAD DUMBBELL EXTENSION.... Now before completing third set, can i do one set of Incline Barbell Triceps Extension.... than again doing third set of SEATED OVERHEAD ...
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What should be my diet and exercise as I am all skinny and having only belly fat? [duplicate]

I am 22 yrs old with a weight of 45 kg and a height of 5'2". I am skinny, but I have belly fat. How can I best fix that with diet and exercise?
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Close to impossible: is it physically possible?

The calisthenic movement "close to impossible" is a clean straight arm pull up with the body as upright as possible, much like a bodyweight version of dumbbell pullovers. Is such a movement actually ...
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How can i solve my shoulder pain during exercises in gym? [closed]

My name is Aaron, and I'm 23 years old. I've been doing exercises for 1.5 years but I have one problem related to pain. When I am doing exercise of biceps, my shoulder starts hurting prior to biceps ...
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Recommended workout plan for someone with Ulcerative Colitis

I'm a 24 year old male. I'm out of shape, and I'm considering adopting a work out routine to remain healthy and fit. Here are some details about myself: Five years ago, I was diagnosed with ...
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When measuring heart-rate recovery, what should I compare?

I have been recently diagnosed with asthma. I have always had a hard time to get fit so I try to figure out if regular training has impact on my fitness. I have been running intervals for the last ...
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Macros seem way too high?

So I'm an 18 year old woman, 5'5 (166cm) and 171lbs (78kg). I want to lose about 10lbs max, I've been working out for about a year so the weight isn't all fat, I also have some muscle. I work out 3-4 ...
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“Warming up” - What is actuall happening in muscles and tendons?

I hear of many piano players that do "warm up" excercises (and by that, they mean that they play on the piano a bit, for example Hanon, or things like that). I myself have also made the experience ...
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Help me making my next training plan [closed]

I finding good training for my own. STATE: Started home traning a week ago. (daily 90 min of traning) I have not fixed training set for me yet. This period, only just doing as I can do. The first ...
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Difficult to keep legs up during double lying leg raise

I've been doing pilates recently and we often do a lying leg raise, either with or without bent knees: Doing a singular leg is fine for me, I have no issues. However doing a double leg raise and I ...
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Blood lactate and glucose

When you exercise blood lactate levels tend to increase as a function of intensity. At the same time, I have seen in a few research papers that blood glucose levels tend to drop as lactate increases ...
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Bench press, dips, push ups

How does carryover work? If I get a stronger chest with any random exercise does the bench press go up? Or is there the need to do similar exercises like push ups and dips in order for carryover ...
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Split squats over normal squats

Today I tried split squats just for curiosity, did a superset of 5 sets with barbell and 5 with dumbbells and then a dropset with dumbbells. I already did supersets and drops with normal squats but I'...
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Would adding weight to a daily work increase any benefit?

The rule with trying to lose weight is to burn more in exercise than what you eat. Eating healthy reduces the chance of you over eating and taking in more calories than you would burn off. I'm ...
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How many times I should repeat plank?

I am 25 year male. I can hold the plank position for 1 min. How many times should I repeat that? What should be the interval? I am a beginner so please enlighten me with the correct info so that I won'...
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Correct way to track varying exercises

Tracking an exercise like the squat is easy (seeing as it's one motion), ie: weight [40kg] - sets [3] - reps [6]. But what about an exercise like the biceps curl. They can be done at the same time or ...
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How can I transition from obese to Mesomorph?

I am an obese person and have been working out for about two months now, I’ve been doing 30min cardio and 30 min lifting (usually upper body 3 x 10-12 , 110-130 lbs depending on area). I know that ...
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What are the benefits of box jumps compared to the stair climber?

From my research, both exercises - box jump/vertical jump and the stair climber - generally activate the same type of muscle regions (legs as well as core) on top of strengthening the cardiovascular ...
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Tendon strenghtening with overspeed eccentrics

"Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme forces such as rapid acceleration -deceleration, jumping, and landing." - North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy : ...
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Is it better to eat dinner before you exercise or after [duplicate]

I usually eat breakfast at 7 am; Lunch at 12 pm; I get home from work at 6 pm and eat dinner. I go to sleep around 11 pm. Is it better to eat dinner before you exercise or after? The one downside ...
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Back and squats

When I front squat to 90 degrees my back folds like an accordion then the squat becomes a two phase exercise Leg lift>Back extension. If however I squat below the knee, until my legs touch my calves ...
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What is a different between different kind of pushup workout? [closed]

I want to know there is number of variety pushup styles. Traditional pushup Wide-grip pushup Close-grip pushup Clap pushup One-leg pushup Dead-stop pushup Eccentric pushup Spider-Man pushup One-armed ...
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Multiple sets or Multiple exercises?

When aiming for size is it better to focus on one compound movement for the back muscles in a German volume training manner (10 sets of 10 repetitions) or is it more optimal to do 1 single set of 10 ...
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How to strengthen skeletal muscles

Was wondering if anyone could advise, my skeletal muscles are very weak, no strength which is leaving me unbalanced and un steady on feet, and my arms feel the same somewhat floppy, is there any ...
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What muscles would benefit from walking with a boulder cradled in both arms?

This seems to have been a very common exercise in ancient civilizations. What muscle groups would benefit from this? I'd be surprised if this is a really effective workout, but I'm not against it.
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Pin squats vs full squat vs box squats

Pin squats with pins below the knees vs Box squats with box below the knees vs Full squat below the knee Which squat variation is better for muscle growth in the posterior chain? Personally I feel ...
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Lower leg training

The lower leg has about 14 muscle, most people only train 2 muscles the Soleus and the Gastrocnemius. Are there any compound movements that work more than just the calf but more lower leg muscles at ...
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Hanging leg curls

Has anyone tried hanging from a bar with a dumbbell between the legs and trying to do leg curls? For leg/knee raises it works fine, I'm asking cause I don't want to injure myself in the gym while ...
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Home back exercises without equipment

What exercises can be done anywhere with no equipment, not even a bar for the upper back muscles and is as easy to learn as a bodyweight push up.
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How long would it take for a skinny man to get fit and 6 pack? [closed]

My info: Man. Age: 28 Height: 174 cm (5' 8 ½") Weight: 50 kg (110 lb) Waist: 71 cm (28") I really want to get fatter fast and also fit.
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Puked first day at gym [duplicate]

I am 23/F, 155cm, 61kg and started gym recently. I previously used to be thinner so I never went to a gym (stupid, I know). But I used to do and love aerobics in (2012-2013) - I also used to do ...
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Negative squats

Can doing negative squats with a belt, going down slowly then using arms to go back up be used to break a squat stalls? If not, are there any other benefit on using negative squats?
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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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Weight gaining with or without gym

I am 25 yrs old standing 173cm and weighing 53kgs. I have job which is totally sitting one for at least 8 hrs a day. After that also I dont have much physical work. I want to gain weight so where ...
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Motorized inversion chair (or table) that flip person on stomach? [closed]

Are there motorized inversion chairs/tables that will allow a person to remain strapped in, and flip on their stomach? I'd like it to be motorized as well. All of the inversion chairs/tables I'm ...