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

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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 to fix sliding problem on exercise mats at heavy resistance band movements?

I need an exercise mat that super strong and prevent sliding on each side. I have done different types of things but none of them worked. I am open to any advice or product recommendation. Note: I ...
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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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Please help me to name this exercise!

So essentially you get the olympic bar and then place a weight on one end and straddle the bar so that you can pick it up and then lift the weighted end towards your chest while the other end stays on ...
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How to build a pull up bar for a doorway with a door?

I'd like to build a diy pull up bar very similar to this one, but I have a problem: none of the rooms in my house have the necessary frame-without-a-door setup that it requires. Does anyone know of a ...
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what is the name of this exercise machine nunes is using to exercise punches?

what is the name of this exercise machine nunes is using to exercise punches?
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Is doing squats using a rack with rails defeating the purpose?

I moved recently and the gym here doesnt have a free standing squat rack. Instead it has one of these racks with rails http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/354582/file-499385451-jpg/images/Equipment/About_-...
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Will leaving weight on my bar when I'm done damage it?

Sometimes, especially after I deadlift, the prospect of pulling the plates off the bar and carrying (rolling) them back to their place seems an unpleasant chore. I work out in my garage, so leaving ...
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Heart rate monitor compatibility

I am shopping for a heart rate monitor that I can wear during exercise (I am ok with wearing a chest strap), and I'm very confused about compatibility of monitors with gym equipment (treadmills, ...
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How to prevent swimming goggles from fogging [duplicate]

Hopefully there are some avid swimmers on this exchange that can help me out here. I recently have taken up swimming as an exercise since my gym has a great pool. However, I have noticed that my ...
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Missing mounting brackets for doorway pull bar. Alternatives? [closed]

I recently got a pull up bar from a friend, but he was missing the mounting brackets/cups to put it up in the doorway. Since I can't find the mounting brackets sold separately anywhere on the internet,...
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How effective are standing desks?

How effective at improving flexibility/posture/fitness/general health is using a standing desk instead of a sitting desk?
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Is the wheel important in a sling trainer?

I'm considering getting myself a sling trainer, after I was able to try one at a gym. I found one major difference between cheap ones, and expensive ones (as the one on the gym), which is the wheel, ...
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Inzer single prong belt, need thoughts and/or comments about size issue

I need some solid input from you guys. My friend let me try his Inzer lever belt, it's a size medium, here's the thing though, the medium measurements for the lever belt are 30 to 33. When I used ...
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Why is it easier to lift weight using a belt?

As question states, I can life a lot more on deadlift and squat by using a belt to brace against, why? Is it cheating?
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How to use equipment in outdoor “fitness stations”?

Councils in my city have started installing what I think of as adult playgrounds, things called "fitness stations" or "outdoor exercise equipment" apparently that have unusually shaped static objects ...
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Advise on Exercise machine for weight loss

After baby number 2, I weigh 70kg and am trying to lose weight ideally to 60kg. Can you please advise on which exercise machine to purchase for cardio. Something that does not take up a lot of space ...
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How to safely release the bar in the power rack when doing squats?

I'm using a power rack to squat and press. So far I still haven't missed a rep (I started Stronglifts a few weeks ago), but I'm wondering what exactly would be the safest way to release the bar into ...
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Exercise watches that can monitor irregular heart beats

Are there any exercise watches such as Apple Watch and fitbit watch that can monitor irregular heart beat? My heart beats irregularly for each hours approximately. I also plan to wear this watch to ...
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Do wee need to wear underwear while doing skipping exercise? [closed]

Do we need to wear underwear while doing skipping exercise and running?
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straps and exercising with callus

Yesterday, I forgot my straps and got an opened callus on my hand during wide grip pull-ups. Some guy in the gym gave me an elastic band and I continued exercising, though weights were a bit less (...
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Equipment for deadlifts with arm injury

At the very beginning of this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8WiRpPoZu8 the woman is using some sort of a belt harness to make up for her unfortunately now missing hand, but it is flashed too ...
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Securing feet in an indoor rowing machine

Most rowing machines in gyms I've come across use simple straps to secure your feet, like those shown below: The problem I've always found is that after a few strokes the straps loosen, which I feel ...
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Confusion regarding barbells

My gym has these really weird bars - one is tiny, and the other one has a fat grip lining it. Which one would be preferable to use for squatting? The smaller one is between 4 and 5 feet, and the ...
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How can I get taller and be mucular at the same time? [duplicate]

I'm 15 and I was wondering if I can do weight training and workouts but without stunting my growth because that's what I hear a lot that this happens with teens if they start this so advice? (Also ...
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Are there any rope strength exercises?

Just by using a regular rope for rope jumping. Some of us are on a budget. :P I can only think of one back exercise. Hang the rope over a bar (can be a pullup bar, or regular outdoors workout bar in ...
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Do activity trackers count steps when you don't move your arms?

I have a Jawbone up which I wear on my wrist. As far as I know it calculates my step count by measuring the movements of my arm when I walk/run. So if I have my hands inside the hoodie pockets(when it'...
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Rubber residue on weights stains clothing, carpets, hands [closed]

I bought a set of CAP dumbbells from Costco. The black rubber leaves residue on my hands, my clothing, and my carpet. Soap and water removed it from my hands. 'Resolve' carpet powder removed most (not ...
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Typical screw and screw anchor for sling trainer?

I happen to have a a screw with an eye sticking idly in my living room ceiling, and I'm thinking about using it to hang a rope for bodyweight rows etc. The screw is 8mmx50mm (thread x length of anchor)...
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What products are available that attach to existing fitness machines (weights/treadmills/cardio etc) to track usage?

We are trying to find an off the shelf system that we can attach to existing fitness machines in a gym that tracks machine usage on a user basis. So the idea would be to attach them to all machines ...
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Recommended max resistance on cycletrainers

I'm about to buy a trainer to start the indoor season on the bike. Different trainers come with a different maximum resistance, commonly ranging from 800-950 Watts. My main goal is finishing the ...