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Any device that allows the execution of, or assists with specific exercises

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Ways to 'Air Punch' without increasing risk of elbow injury?

Boxing provides cardiovascular exercise. When someone doesn't have a boxing bag or pads, or if they're boxing in VR, they will often 'air punch' (punch the air) instead of punching a bag/pad. ...
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Can one successfully exercise on interlocking foam mats when they are placed over carpeting?

When interlocking foam mats are placed over carpeting, will they work for physical exercise? Or will they detach from each other all the time? In this context, I'm defining exercise as: Stretching ...
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Pull ups in house if not possible to have door pull up bar

I would like to do chin-ups in my house, but the door frames do not support pull up bars due to their construction. Also it is not possible to install in a wall. There is no park very near by and I ...
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Pullup bar attachment to make existing pullup bar lower

Has anyone seen equipment, a pullup bar that attaches to an existing pullup bar to make it lower. Like a pullup bar with hooks that attachs so athlete can use a lower height version? Note: Looking for ...
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Stepper or helper to get on a stationary bike

Is there any kind of widget/equipment that helps people get on a bike who have trouble doing it on their own? Specifically stationary bikes. Looking for something simple and practical
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How can I do pull-ups in my apartment with thick door trim?

Pull-ups are probably my favorite exercise and I love doing them! However, I recently moved into a new apartment where my trusty old pull-up bar didn't work because the moulding/trim on every door in ...
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Disassembling dumbbells

Can I take apart the disks from this kind of dumbbell? I see that the end caps are welded, so I don't know if this can be done.
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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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What is the right way to use this sit-up bench

What is the right way to use this curved inclined sit-up bench? Where do I keep my legs and should I lie all the way back?
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How to evaluate stationary bicycle resistance

I would like to understand how to evaluate the resistance range of a stationary bicycle before buying online, as I have maxed out the resistance on my current one. All of the bicycles I see online ...
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Do the calorie counters on exercise machines subtract resting calorie burn rate?

Let's say for the sake of the argument that a person would burn 100 calories per hour sitting on a chair. That person does an hour of exercise on a machine at the gym and the display states that 600 ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of hanging versus standing punchbags

Both with respect to training and handling, how do hanging and standing punchbags compare and what might be the better choice for amateur home use?
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Do mandatory cloth masks pose a risk to training?

Gyms in my province are changing up the rules once again, on Monday. This time around non-medical masks are required throughout the building while not exercising as well as while exercising (...
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Are there any advantages of round gymnastic rings over flattened?

There are round rings and similar (plastic too), but flattened at the botom. Seems obvious that second ones should be more convenient for hand, but still people mostly use round for some reason.
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Are wrist wraps at cross purposes with incline DB curls?

My wrist / carpal tunnel tends to get rather angry with me during exercises like dumbbell flies. (Presumably because the weight is supported by just the palms than a stacked forearm, and is under the ...
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Exercise Ball - build huge abs? [duplicate]

How can I build abs or huge abs with this ball? I have seen a lot of videos on YouTube but they don't say the time or the sets needed for an exercise ball routine. How much time and what days should I ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

I love doing HIIT with battle rope and sledgehammer. These cardio intensity is the highest two I ever have. I love battle rope most because it has almost no joint wearing. I separate loading to whole ...
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Is there a level of intensity in which you should train beltless?

For a competitive powerlifter, is there a level of intensity for which you should strive to not use a powerlifting belt (i.e. beltless)? For example, in my warm-up sets, I don't use a belt. However, ...
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How are you supposed to adjust this type of reverse fly(?) machine?

The gym has the above contraption I use alternating with the crossover station for upper back isolation. I’m at a loss however how I should adjust the seat and chest support; when I set it so my ...
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What is this exercise called, and will it substitute for hip thrusts?

The gym added a new gadget: You lock your shins into it and stand up from “sitting down” holding weights. The weight room is packed and I’m supposed to do hip thrusts, and it seems like this makes up ...
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How can I get a basic equivalent between free weight and machine "weight", i.e. stack pin?

I know that machines are different from free weights. That's a given: the machine limits the trajectory, eliminating the need for stabilizing forces, and reducing effectiveness in building core ...
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Is there any smart compact rower?

Is there any compact rower that can sync with MyFitnessPal? so one could keep track of rowing distance and calories burnt everyday?
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What should a trainer do when deadlifting straps fail?

I have deadlifting straps that wrap around the bar to assist my overhand deadlifting grip. Excluding hook grips, mixed grips, and working on increased grip strength, what is the next step up? Are ...
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How to clean a battle rope?

I have bought my battle rope for two years, a common 38mm diameter black one and should be made by artificial fiber. It is placed on ground for 2 years. Recently I carry it out on my shoulder, walk ...
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Bare feet vs lifting shoes for people with flat feet

I have extremely flat feet, and I was wondering if I should do my heavy lifts (squats, dead lifts) with dedicated lifting shoes, or with bare feet. Right now I'm doing my lifts bare-foot on a hard ...
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Shared space incline equipment options (living room)

I exercise in a shared family space, so no 'dedicated' exercise equipment would work. When doing weight lifting with dumbells/powerblocks, often the exercises require some form of 'incline' for chest ...
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How can I simulate the LifeCircuit 12 rep set on a non-electronic workout machine?

I enjoyed the LifeCircuit computerized strength equipment, which apparently do not exist anymore. How can I simulate that 12 rep set that those machines featured on a typical non-computerized workout ...
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I bought strength bands from Decathlon but I don't know how to use them

How can I use them to supply my grip at deadlift or pull-ups? They are very different than https://www.decathlon.fr/p/sangle-de-tirage-musculation-souleve-de-terre-deadlift-traction/_/R-p-158597 Did ...
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Working out with a shorter left forearm and malformed hand

Here are pictures of my right and left hands (in order): My right arm is generally normal except the hand, though the elbow motion is somewhat limited compared to normal people. (I can’t bend it ...
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How can I listen to music while running?

I want to listen to music while running, but I have a hard time finding a good way to do so. My phone is quite big, and my watch is a standard running watch, not a smart watch. I live in a place with ...
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Accuracy of calorie measurements

When I use a Concept2 indoor rower, I also start a Workout on my Apple Watch. Both devices have a heart rate monitor, and both are measuring my calories. Yet there is a wide difference between the ...
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Length recommendation of safety spotters for a home gym

When planning my new home gym I stumbled over the question of how long safety spotters should be. For example the kingsbox royal series seems to be a reasonable option to me but has only 51 cm safety ...
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Starting Strength without a power rack in a home gym

As a 28 year old desk worker, I'm noticing I'm getting fluffy around the waist and my strength has diminished even more over the years. I used to do aerobic sports so I wasn't out of shape during my ...
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How much floor space does a basic multigym need?

I'm setting up a dedicated home gym in a room about 4x3.5m (13x12' approx) with a high ceiling. I'm interested in a multigym and two cardio machines (bike+x-trainer) but how much space does a multigym ...
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How are elastic bands rated for resistance?

I'm using an elastic band labelled "60 kg". During the exercise, I stretch it from 100% length (where it offers no resistance at all) to maybe 200% length (which does not appear to be its stretch ...
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Cardio Machines which let me get my data

I am looking for a gym Cardio Machines (brands) which will let me get data representing what I have done. It should be possible to view it with hearth rate data in a meaningful way, preferably in a ...
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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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Recommendations/tips/improvements for a training program with my current gear

I am 18 years old, 66kg (146lbs) and 180cm (5'11"). Gear: treadmill, power tower (pull/chin-ups and dips), two dumbbells with weights of 30kg (max. of 20kg per dumbbell), a resistance cable and a ...
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Practical applications of the earthquake/bamboo bar

My gym recently purchased this weird bar: I have yet to see anyone actually use it. From what I can tell, the point is to hang weights off the sides and they swing at each rep. The idea (I guess) is ...
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How can I make Atlas stones loadable and calibrate-able?

I'm trying to make barbell loadable atlas stones that have accurate weights. Like, say, 50lbs, 100lbs, and 200lbs. It's hard to accurately calibrate the weight of atlas stones I would imagine as their ...
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How to even out a punching bag when the weight gets settled on the bottom?

I just got a second hand punching bag which is filled with fiber. It seems like some of the weight has settled on the bottom. What can be done to distribute it?
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What are all the barbell collar types?

I've seen all kinds of barbell collars, and I'd like to know all of them and what the pro/con break downs are if possible. For example, what is this collar: It kinda looks like an Olympic Russian ...
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Wheel ab workout equipment

I am considering buying an ab wheel. Will exercising with it make my abs look stronger and more apparent? I'm not sure if an ab wheel will have a substantial effect on my abs in a short time. Lower ...
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How to handle bathing suit and towel for high school PE?

My 9th grader has swimming every other day and loves it -- but the bathing suit and towel are a constant problem, getting forgotten, growing mold in a plastic bag in the knapsack, etc. What's a good ...
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Small equipments for abs

I want to build my abs. I am eating well, and I wonder if there is a piece of small equipment that could be helpful for me to build abs.
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Is it my grip or is it the bar?

I have 200 lb. hand gripper which is very accurate. I can close these grippers for about 2 reps perfectly -- and don't cheat using the other hand to "set" it. In general, my hands are stronger than ...
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Exercise band lateral walk muscles used?

What muscles are used in sidewalking with a resistance band?
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which is better for a pull up tree branch or actual bar

I currently dont have a bar, but luckily I have a tree branch about 5 inches in diameter, I can jump to and hang easily off. Should I be expecting to do more or less reps on an actual bar. I should ...
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Feasible to use an exercise step with risers as a bench?

I want to stepping and benching to my exercise routine. Instead of two pieces of equipment, is it feasible to also use a step with risers as a bench? I know I could use a bench as a stepper, but as ...
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Cheap form of whole-body HIIT

I am planning to do HIIT and want to buy one (cheap, under $100) piece of equipment for the whole body. I cannot sprint because I live in a busy city with few open spaces, however I would be fine ...
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