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Exercise-frequency is the number of exercises you do per time unit

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My experiments to my body

I'm doing an experiment with my own body. Experiment is such that - Do push ups until your you fall on the ground and cannot push your body up further. Do squats until your legs vibrate very fast. Do ...
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Training frequency in relation to recovery and soreness

Currently I am training on a 3-day full body workout split. It alternates between two workouts (A/B) with different focus, though every major muscle group is still trained in every workout. I train ...
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Strength Training: How to experiment to get your optimal Frequency and Volume

I've been lifting with low volume (up to 3 sets) 6 or 7 times a week, with progressive overload, for over a year with some deloading periods. I've seen notable progress but I think I'm having trouble ...
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If I've got only two days for the gym, should they be consecutive or not for best results?

If I've got only two days for the gym per week, should they be consecutive or not for best results? Thanks
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Beginners need less training—but when do they stop being beginners?

Various papers and professionals suggest that beginner lifters benefit from limiting their training. One session of training seems to be optimal for rookies, and anything more actually slows them down....
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working out 3 times a day

Five days a week I walk for 1.5 miles (about 20 minutes) in the morning around 7am, strength train in the afternoon (about 1 hr) around 1 pm, and walk again for 1.5 miles (about 20 minutes) in the ...
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Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? Also same question but for fitness [closed]

runners, lifters, scientists, engineers, geeks, gamers, casuals. I am asking the following: "Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? ...
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Muscle groups that benefit from increased exercise frequency?

I've heard several points of opinion that some muscle groups benefit better for more frequent resistance training, in some cases 5 or six times in a week, and I was hoping to find some support or ...
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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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Does how I spread out Push-Ups through out the day matter? [duplicate]

So, case 1: I do 20 push-ups every two hours until I have a total of 100 push-ups. Or, case 2: I do 100 push-ups in one session. I take a breather every few push-ups, but I do reach my 100 total, but ...
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Full body 6 times a week

The Norwegian frequency project shows that training the same muscles 6 times a week granted double the strength gains than training 3 times a week. Training 6 times a week showed also muscle growth ...
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Relationship between frequency and workout plans

Assuming Person A and Person B exercises their muscle groups twice per week for maximum hypertrophy. Considering that the only thing that seperates the two men is how they approach their workout, ...
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Periodic workout routine to fix anterior pelvic tilt?

I have recently discovered that the reason my body curves out at my lower back is because of anterior pelvis tilt. I have spent a while looking at possible fixes, but all the sites that I have found ...
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Group same muscles exercise

Which is better for gaining bigger muscles. To group all exercises for the same muscle or distribute over the whole day in other words Option 1 : First Chest exercise 1 then Bi ex 1 then Tri ex 1 ...
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Exercise grouping - Should I group exercises targeting the same part of the body?

I am doing groups of exercises in the same day. My usual pattern is to do one exercise each of Chest, Shoulders, Back, Bicep, and Tricep respectively. After finishing I do another exercise for Chest, ...
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What is the minimum amount of deadlifting sessions a week that is still productive? [closed]

I am a 44 yr old male. I have been lifting weights for 3 ~ 4 yr now. The beginning was difficult, but in the last 2 ~ 3 years I have made progress without injuries. I hit the gym twice a week and, ...
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Minimum Effective Dose of Exercise for Cognitive Enhancement [closed]

Given the exercise goal of enhancing cognitive function (higher energy levels, better memory and/or better reasoning skills), what is the Minimum Effective Dose of exercise required for a young adult (...
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How many pushups are harmful for the body? [closed]

I work on my computer at office in 45-50 minutes blocks and then take a break. During the break, I walk around and drink a glass of water and do a fixed number of pushups. Just over a year ago, I ...
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Exercising Twice a Day

I believe it's ok, but wanted to cross reference. Is it ok to exercise twice a day, 12 hours apart if say, you know next day you will not have chance to exercise? In this case I'd do low-impact ...
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Adapting to exercise

I've finally reached the point where it's harder for me not to exercise. Naturally, looking around for info, I've discovered something that was not previously known to me: recovering from workouts isn'...
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How much rest time is necessary between intense cardio sessions?

I've often heard it recommended to allow for an "off day" between strength training a specific muscle group to give it time to recover, and thus grow stronger. However, I haven't heard the same for ...
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how much I can improve in 3 months

173cm - 67 kg I can do 50kg Bench Press (40kg if I do alone) 40kg Incline Bench Press 12kg Alternate Hammer Curl 10kg Alternating Deltoid Raise 10kg Front Two-Dumbbell Raise I do these twice a ...
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Exercise frequency

Is doing 10 times 10 pull-ups during ~1 hour 5-6 time a week too often? Is it good for keeping current muscle level, combined with the right diet? Is it necessary to add weight to grow muscles? What ...
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effectiveness when interleaving parts of workout

My current weigth-training-plan is roughly like this: arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-B 10-reps ... 2min pause leg-...
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Alternating squats and deadlift

Intro: I do a 3-day split, and work out 3-4 times per week, meaning if I work out 4 days one week, I will have repeated the workout I started with. That is, no auxiliary routine for extra days, just ...
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Is once-per-week training enough for building muscle

I recently read Convict conditioning book and in the workout routines part the author put a routine for beginners in which trainees workout an exercise only once per week. But I've read on the ...
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The effects of strength training volume on recovery

I'm a member of a competitive (Master's) rowing team and a former bodybuilder (20 years). My coach recently announced that as a team, we need to spend more time (six to seven days per week, 45 ...
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Crossfit Times MWF or TWTh

I've been doing crossfit for about 7 months now, and I'm extremely happy with the results. For the amount of time I put in and the amount of results I see, I can hardly believe it. I've recently ...
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Long overtraining - What is the solution and how much time is needed to recover?

A week ago, followed by 4-5 months of high intensive training I decided to take a break from the gym. I felt very disappointed and discouraged as I was training very hard and there were no gains, ...
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Bodybuilding - Myofibrillar and Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy - Building muscles

I'm training for two years, trying to develop muscles (for astethics, being big and not for strength training). I read that in order to do that I should work more on my sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. As I'...
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BodyBuilding - Plateau and a new Workout Plan - Intermediate - Advanced

I have been traning my current session since December, that is about three months. If I consider my whole 3 years of traning sessions I would say this one to be the best. I learnt some new ideas ...
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Why am I unable to do more than 20 push-ups at a time?

I have been doing push-ups for sometime now, starting 6 or 7 years ago. I haven't been too regular, but about 3 quarters of the days in these years I used to be regular. My problem is I can't do more ...
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I am 22 years old & 5feet 2inches tall. I wanna become taller. what do I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Increase height naturally? Are those ads gimmicks? I am 22 years old. And I am just 5feet 2inches tall. I wanna become taller. I have heard that there is an injection ...
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How often can I perform high intensity interval training per day?

I am currently beginning with HIIT and so can't take to its full intensity. I was wondering can ( rather, should ) I do it multiple times in a day, say 2 to 3 (perhaps even more) times in a day or ...
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Workout routine for 5 days a week

I understand that working consecutive days without rest isn't ideal because it doesn't give your muscles enough time to repair themselves, but what if your daily workouts isolate particular muscles? ...
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Are small workouts worth the time?

I have a set of adjustable dumbbells in the basement that I haven't used in awhile and every time I start an exercise regiment, it never lasts. I would like to start using them again, minimally. But, ...
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How should I integrate CrossFit with Martial Arts training for endurance and strength gains?

I have been practicing martial art for a number of years, usually about 3 times a week. Recently I've come to conclusion that my fitness level (which is rather low) impedes my progress and MA training ...
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Is it ok to exercise when I feel a strain in my muscles, if it's more than 3 days after a previous workout?

I have heard that muscles need to rest 48-72 hours. However sometimes even 80 hours after a workout, (the muscles aren't aching, that's for sure, but) I can still feel it, you know feel the strain. ...
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How can I reconcile the need for rest with "greasing the groove" on pull ups?

I'm currently doing Stronglifts 5x5, and I've read a lot of material about strength training. Everything I've read so far indicates that sufficient rest is essential to making progress and building ...
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Are functional movement exercises healthy to do everyday?

A friend mentioned maxing out pushups as a challenge for ten days in a row. To me, this does not sound particularly healthy since it all but guarantees torn up muscles and they need time to rest. ...
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Improve my bouldering performance on a budget

I've just started indoor bouldering and it's an enormous amount of fun! But I'm really struggling to get going. I can just-just finish the easiest routes (and not even all of them) and then I'm ...
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What's the minimum amount of strength training that will yield a measurable benefit?

I'm not an athlete – I just want to be healthy and fit with decent muscular strength. What's the minimum amount of strength training that will yield a measurable benefit? For instance, sitting ...
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Recommended amount of cardio exercise

For cardiovascular health (not training, or endurance, or other reasons for exercising), how frequently is it recommended to do cardio? What is the minimum to have any effect, what is the maximum ...
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Can I do "Couch to 5k" twice per week instead of 3 times?

I'm currently trying to do the Stronglifts 5x5 weight training program and the Couch to 5k running program at the same time. I'm finding it hard to find time for both, especially with adequate rest. ...
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Are small and frequent training sessions good or bad?

I'm using Pomodoro Technique (working on some tasks for 25 minutes, then taking 5 minutes break, and so on). In those 5 minutes breaks I like to do some training - like 3 sets of push-up and 3 sets ...
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Alternating exercise to get faster fitness gains

In roughly 12 weeks I am going on an alpine mountaineering holiday with friends. I'm sure that the fitter I am the more I will enjoy it. I've started doing the couch to 5k program to improve my ...
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What are some signs of overtraining?

I'm currently working out 5-6 days a week, typically 3 days of weights and 2-3 of HIIT/Tabata. My focus is on strength and endurance training (not size). When I feel tired I take a day off...some ...
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Should I train all muscles or concentrate on some muscles in each session?

Say I train 3 times a week. Which alternative is better: Just train all target muscles in each session, no focus on any muscles on any session, or Dedicate each session to some muscles. For example: ...
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Upper and lower body proportion, gaining muscle losing fat

Let me start by saying that I am a Systems Engineer and have been working professionally for the past 10 years, in a very demanding and stress oriented environment. This has not allowed me to care ...
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How much exercise for children?

When I was a kid we spent nearly every waking moment playing games and such OUTSIDE. We didn't have computers or video games to consume our time. Today's kids have a lot of modern devices that keep ...
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