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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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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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Plank and issues

Every day In the beginning I held planks for 25 seconds to strengthen my core and improve my posture, then after two weeks, I increased the plank to 45 seconds and then later to 60 seconds. Now I ...
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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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What exercises should I start to relieve my backache?

I'm a working lady and I have an office job which requires me to sit almost 8 hours a day. Due to continuous sitting I've been experiencing occasional backache.It is a worrisome situation because it ...
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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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What are the psychological benefits of regular exercise?

Most children enjoy physical activities such as riding their bicycles, team sports, swimming and running. These activities are like exercise which can be done regularly. What are the psychological ...
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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. ...
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Accessing hope for physical fitness

I made major gains in losing weight and I did it by finding a community around weight loss. It provided me with hope to see others follow these steps and lose weight and it gave me clarity for what to ...
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How to overcome shyness at the gym and start seeing results?

I'v been on a diet for around 3 months now (since July) and I joined a gym around the same time. Since then, I've been having a lot of salads and in-taking more protein. I'm starting to see progress ...
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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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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 ...