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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Can exercises help relax your muscles?

I have heard that there are eye relaxation exercises, and some other muscle relaxation exercises, however exercising requires the use of energy, how is this possible? Links: (https://www.zeiss.com/...
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Will wearing ankle weights all day long while sitting vast majority of time build my muscles? [duplicate]

Following this question. In case I sit most of time, will ankle weights strength my muscles and bones?
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Longer time to stand up from left Crossed Leg Sit crossed leg

Why does it take me a long time to stand up from a Crossed Leg Sit when my left leg is behind than my right leg behind (see linked video)? Does it relate to the mind or to the physical leg muscle?
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Weekly plan that focuses on running, but includes weight and flexibility training

My partner and I are fairly avid runners. We do a few races a year of varying lengths and we typically aim for 3-5 runs per week, including one run of 6+ miles. We are interested in more full-body ...
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Why do we Clench our teeth when exerting?

I have heard that clenching teeth will help you lift more weight, how does clenching your teeth help you to lift more weight? Why do we clench our teeth when exercising?if it can cause dental damage ...
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Are there any exercise that engage almost all of your muscles?

Are there any exercises that engage all or almost all(about 50%) of your muscles? If there are any exercise like this what are they called?
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Is circuit training superior to conventional weight training?

I know that there have been studies that show that more rest between sets, given the same volume, leads to significantly more gains, at the expense of more time in the gym, so circuit training would ...
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giving the left shoulder a rest. can I train squats and\or the right arm?

Despite being cautious with the bench press I noticed I feel my left shoulder a bit more when I do reverse grip lat pull down as per the picture below. I was considering training the right arms and\...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

I've been boxing for a eleven years now, but no matter what I do, I can't strengthen my hands. Every time I get into a gripping match with someone, I lose, and I can't seem to find any exercises that ...
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Should we keep shoulders shrugged during an overhead carry?

During overhead press we need to shrug our shoulders at the top of the movement. Apparently its for creating space for rotator cuff tendons. As the exercise description on stronglifts says-- Shrug ...
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Is wearing Langot necessary to do Push ups at home?

I have been doing home workout routine of 100 Decline push ups and 50 diamond push ups. I have been wearing a Langot (loin Cloth) to cover my testicles from any harm since I stared working out 10 ...
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Aerobic exercise less effective than believed for fat loss?

Along the lines of this question on activity and weight loss, there was a study published in 2016, that essentially found that the body will self adjust, to keep calorie expenditure relatively stable ...
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Do people with slow metabolism tend to gain weight (fat) if they stop exercising?

So, my height is 5'4" and I weigh around 83 kg which gives a pretty bad ratio of BMI. My Triglyceride level is 238 mg/dl (desirable amount should be <160), HDL Cholesterol is 31 mg/dl (borderline ...
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What are post-workout l-glutamine supplementation benefits?

This question excludes all possible benefits for the workout itself or exercise performance. It concerns post workout general well-being. What does glutamine help with when it comes to post-workout ...
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Why is cardio recommended besides weight lifting for good health?

Current standard exercise recommendation (CDC, NHS, Mayo Clinic, etc) is: 75 min of vigorous exercise + at least 2 sessions of strength training per week. I don't get this sharp distinction between ...
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How to include people with disabilities in your gym [closed]

The last time you had a disabled person in your gym? If you're like most owners of fitness companies, it's probably been a long time. How can you handle this situation?
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What is the best way to lose weight playing Dance Dance Revolution?

To work out, I play Dance Dance Revolution and similar games. I think it counts as high-interval training, like repeatedly sprinting 400 meter laps: A typical level lasts 90 to 150 seconds, and a play ...
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How to stop feeling so uncomfortable after working out?

I am fit and used to exercise a lot until I stopped a year ago. I decided to resume physical activities recently, but I noticed that it makes me feel much worse than before. I tried Brazilian Jiu-...
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Brachial plexus compression: What to do and what to avoid?

I got diagnosed with brachial plexus compression (basically the pectoralis compresses the nerves going to the arm at the brachial plexus, which entraps them at that point). Unfortunatly the only thing ...
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Are standing desks good for one's sedentary career? [duplicate]

Say I'm a professional coder / data scientist / banker, and I spend most of Monday - Friday sitting at my desk, doing stressful work on a couple of computer screens. If I switch to a standing desk, ...
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Which exercises provide an eccentric load to the gluteus minimus?

Which exercises provide an eccentric load to the gluteus minimus? I found exercises that provides eccentric load to the gluteus medius and maximus, but haven't found anything eccentric for the ...
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My calf’s are always in pain [closed]

This started happening only recently. In high school about a couple years ago I used to play a lot of sports. Almost every day I’d be either playing soccer, basket ball, or football. I never had any ...
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What to do after joining the gym?

I am sorry if the question was very vague, Ill clear it out here, I am 26 soon turning 27 by August, I weigh 70 Kgs, I have thin arms but a very fat belly, all I want is a healthy body, maybe work out ...
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Weighted exercises for lower abs

Even at 15+% bodyfat, I've been able to get my upper abs to show clearly by doing weighted exercises: Cable crunches and weighted russian twists[1]. Looking back on it, I'd even say it wasn't that ...
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Best and simple exercise for thighs?

Excluding gym instruments, best exercise to strengthen and make them look good and healthy?
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Exercises that work well with a standing desk setup?

For eight hours a day I have the ability to sit or stand at my desk while I work. I'd like to think I can multitask during this time and get some proper stretching or exercise in while also focusing ...
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I am using dumbbells to exercise and I was wondering what to do when you go to the maximum dumbbell you have?

I am using dumbbells to exercise and I was wondering what to do when you go to the maximum dumbbell weight you have? Should I increase the amount of sets I do and if so how many sets is to high or is ...
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Any exercise tips for people with spinal fusion and those who are short, but want to maintain their weight?

I am an 18 year old who's 4 ft 10 who had a spinal fusion done five years ago. I am currently 93 lbs and have been working out on my recumbent bike since the beginning of January of 2019. Due to the ...
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Only static training the erector spinae?

A lot of training programs only include Deadlifts, Squats and stuff, which not really take the erector spinae through a full range of motion, but rather only statically involve them by holding your ...
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What are some exercises which are effective yet easy on the articulations

I have some back issues (mild scoliosis and kyphosis) and a history of joint problems in all of my close relatives. Thus, I kinda want to take care of my back and of my articulations. At the same ...
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What happened to Kettlebell swings?

A few years ago, Kettlebell swings were the big new thing in fitness. Some people were saying that swings are the perfect full body exercise. However, at the gym I go to in Portland, OR, I rarely ...
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Practice program for home

My work make me stay on a desk along time and that make me usually very lazy , so is there any recommended practice program to do it at home ?
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Does 12 10 minute cardio sessions equal one 120 minute session?

If I jump rope and achieve a heart rate of 150 bpm for 10 minutes and I do this 12 times a day is that going to burn an equal number of calories and strengthen my cardio system as much as jumping rope ...
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Effect on Calories required when working out

This is not specific to myself but it's something I'm interested in. So if you download one of the fitness apps and it says enter your details etc... and for example it says to lose weight you need to ...
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Leg Exercise Volume being way higher compared to Upper Body?

When setting up a suitable workout routine, I often stumble upon routines that feature two or more exercises per training day for Quads and Hamstrings (e.g. Squats and Bulgarian Split Squats or ...
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What is this exercise called and what is it's purpose

Referring to the image below, the arm involved in the exercise is bent to 90 degrees throughout the exercise, as if doing hammer curls, only that the arm stays in that position throughout this ...
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Exercise Variation and Periodisation

I guess I can say it is widly known to change your workout routine from time to time (may that be to focus more on certain muscles, hit muscles a little different, rule out muscle imbalances or simply ...
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Increasing height at 20 [duplicate]

I'm 20 years old and my height is 163 cm. I checked many answers at stack exchange and on going through one of the answers here, I got to know that fusion of growth plates determine the height. Also, ...
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A total balanced body workout in a 3 day split?

I'm setting up a routine but I have some help needed figuring out whether my routine covers all the muscles to avoid imbalances since this is the first time I do such a thing on my own. My goals are: ...
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Can riding a bicycle increase stamina? [closed]

As in our daily busy life we have to do some exercise to make our self fit and fine .Me as a student and also a working women surely needs a lot of exercise. I'm found of riding bicycle but it tired ...
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Stallion, on floor with barbell and band

Stallion is an exercise proposed by Bret Contreras a PhD in sport science I recently learned about The Stallion from freakishly strong powerlifter Chris Duffin, who at a bodyweight of 220 has ...
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Gluteus Medius doesn't feel like it is doing the work?

I'm currently trying to train my gluteus medius in order to provide a more stable stance while squatting. My knees feel kind of wobbly while doing such motions and I read that this would help. To ...
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Does massaging the muscle help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?

After exercising, I begin to feel pain within my muscles which I've concluded as DOMS, so I wondered if I can massage the pain away. At some point I realised that the muscles just have to recover. But ...
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Are there any significant benefits in increasing my exercise frequency from 3 times a week to 5 times a week?

I have a sedentary job. Currently I'm exercising 3 times a week, in the gym: 30~ 35 minutes of intensive cardiovascular exercise, and 25~30 minutes of strength training. Are there any significant ...
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Does pushups help in straightning back?

Straight back is very important thing and most of the people does not have a straight back. Normally people tend to sit with bending and hence faces problems in long run. Does pushups help in getting ...
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Lose weight in half month

If we have to lose 5 to 7 kg weight in one and a half month then which exercise are more effective?
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Is it unhealthy to to go from resting to exercise several times a day?

I think I heard somewhere that it is bad for your body if you constantly go from resting to active by doing some sort of intense exercise straight before and after resting (for example, on the couch ...
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Controlling heart rate by breathing whilst training

I have been a regular at my local gym twice a week for several years. When I exercise in the gym on an elliptical trainer I always try to limit my max heart rate to 162bpm (200-my age). I also try to ...
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Underhand press ups

Are weighted and unweighted underhand press ups safer than normal press ups? Some forums says underhand bench press has 30% more upper pectoral activation and since the bench press and the press up ...
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antagonistic movements: Dips Into Chin ups or Overhead press into Chin upss

Post inspired by What are supersets and are they even worth doing? The video has sources suggesting that antagonistc supersets are superior to normal sets in terms of muscle growth and strength gain. ...