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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What do you call this injury? [closed]

When exercising, though rarely, something might occur where the bones in my knee suddenly move and then move back, all within a split-second. One recent example I can think of is while I was doing a ...
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Alcohol Free beers and diet [closed]

I was wondering if an alcohol-free beer will compromise my diet. Also, I was wondering that after aerobic long-running, if it is "allowed", to drink an alcohol-free beer, to replenish some ...
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Abs exercises for abs with no contact between back and surface

I made lots of abs exercises in order to strengthen my abs and make it 6 packs. Unfortunately, I injured my back while doing the exercises. I would to know if there are any exercises that can be done ...
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Normal push-ups versus cross push-ups

How do normal push-ups compare with push-ups with the arms in a cross position? I am guessing that it produces less hypertrophy because the range of motion is way shorter, but I want experts' opinions....
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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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Is the glute max the only muscle activated during the pigeon hip extension?

So I have trouble activating the glute max on the left hip. For example when I do the donkey kick exercise with the right hip I can feel the glute max activating, and I also can squeeze it. But on the ...
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Walking vs Biking a mile

I have about a mile walk every morning -- would I get more exercise biking or walking that same mile? Some background: I am trying to lose weight -- I am right now using MyFitnessPal to track my ...
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What to do when you’ve never done anything before?

Having never been to a gym, not participated in sport for 20+ years and now feeling a need to get physically feed what the hell do I do? I am a 35yo + 16st 6ft 3 male who probably doesn’t look ...
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Back lever, what muscles does it work?

So back levers are kind of basic bodyweight exercises, not to the level of doing a push... Where most people who never trained in their entire life can still pull off a few push ups...but usually only ...
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Correct way to start Meditation and Fitness Exercise

I have browsed many questions but didn't find answers to my queries. Anyways, here is my very straightforward question to all experts and community members here. I'm 27 and just started doing ...
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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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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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How can I cool down fast after an outdoor workout in a hot & humid climate?

I live in a tropical city, and with treadmills in air-conditioned gym off limits due to Covid, I've recently taken up predawn jogging. However, while the jog itself is still tolerable, after I stop ...
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Doctor Joel Seedman and Pulse\Speed training

If speed is dependant on force as Newton's first law of motion suggests then shouldn't training with no weights by moving limbs at really high speed be as effective as moving heavy weights at a slower ...
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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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Is there a name for a reverse push-up executed by pushing with the elbows?

Is there a name for a reverse push-up executed by pushing with the elbows? Example:
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How to learn to do 'big toe taps' excercise?

I hope someone here can answer this question. This excercise is described almost in all running books. It is very good for foot coordination and strengthening. Very good excercise for runners. The ...
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Abdominal excercises (with weight) - Easy on the back and fun to do

With most abdominal exercises I tend to get a pain in my back. I've been looking all over for exercises that are hard on the abdomen, but; easy on the back. Whenever I find some reference to an ...
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Pedometer syncing with phone

I'm trying to find a pedometer—a small device that can fit into my pocket, or a shoe, but preferably not in my hand or around my wrist—that will be able to keep track of my steps seamlessly when I ...
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What is a set in weekly volume?

If one performs multiple "rounds" with only 30 to 60 seconds of rest, are they considered to be different sets or just one really big set? What about 15 seconds of rest, or 120 seconds of rest? Where ...
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Do some exercises cause injuries? Or is lack of strength the cause of injuries?

When comparing gymnastics leg training to barbell training one assumes that sissy squats cause more injuries. I believe this idea was born from the youtuber Athlean-X, also known as the most famous ...
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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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Exercises with one hand

I broke my arm a week ago and am now in a cast to my elbow. I've been working on pull-ups/pushups/crunches for over three months, but now I obviously can't anymore. What are some body-weight exercises ...
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What is a jump rope good for?

I have a jump rope, and my pulse sure goes up while jumping. But what am I exercising exactly?
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Why do my legs hurt while jumping rope?

I used to skip in the passed, but always ended up stopping after a week when I could no longer handle the pain in the lower legs, i.e. knees, shins, feet. Looking at these diagrams from Foottrainer....
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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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On what exactly are current exercise recommendations based?

WHO, CDC and such all recommend the same thing which is 75 min a week of vigorous exercice minimum + 2 weight-lifting sessions. In the UK the NHS recommends the same, I suppose we find the same in ...
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is the squat a complete exercise for the legs?

This week I am starting a program of squats twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays. They will not be heavy squats, but a volume training. 10 sets of 10 reps with 100-110 Kg Squats in this case, are ...
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How to strengthen skeletal muscles [closed]

Was wondering if anyone could advise, my skeletal muscles are very weak, no strength which is leaving me unbalanced and un steady on feet, and my arms feel the same somewhat floppy, is there any ...
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Slimming down big muscular (upper) legs

I am a short guy with pretty big legs, mainly the upper legs. In general I don't have a lot of body fat but the legs do have some body fat. My question is how to target these so that they slim down a ...
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How to use abs when they have never been properly used before?

I'm quite confident that I have never used my abdominal muscles in a correct manner, at least consciously. I've always done my sit-ups and crunches using my back to do the work - and can only do few ...
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When and how often should I train my core/abs?

About me I'm 16, 181 cm. I don't really know the max weight I can lift, because I only have 5 kg dumbells at home. Can do 7-9 pull-ups. For the past two or so months I have been training at home ...
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I don't think I can lose fat

Okay, so my title was probably exaggerating. However, I have a variety of questions regarding physical fitness that I would love to be answered! I am an 18-year-old university student studying ...
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List of indoor exercises, which doesn't require any tools, and affects the whole body

I have a simple request, I want a list of exercises which I can do in my room, and doesn't require any tools, and will affect the whole body. I only want to be physically stronger to a point where I ...
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How do I avoid this physique? Any exercises I should do/not do?

This is not me. But a LOT of dudes at my gym look like this, and honestly, I want to avoid ending up with a similar physique. In particular, I feel like there's some disproportionately sized arms ...
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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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Looking for a replacement excercise for hamstring curl/glute ham raise

I'm in the process of transitioning to a new powerlifting routine that prescribes either hamstring curls or glute-ham-raises as an accessory exercise. Those make perfect sense and would address some ...
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How important is exercise quality

Inspired by this post: Can I get an honest review about my workout plan? I am mainly trying to improve overall health. I'm not training for any particular goal. I only wish to get/stay healthy. I ...
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What percent of mucle growth is possible without steroids consumption? [duplicate]

I am interested to know, if someone does bodybuilding exercises with good rest, enough protein, high presure workout, etc, but without consuming any steroids, how much of muscle gorwth is possible for ...
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Lower leg training

The lower leg has about 14 muscle, most people only train 2 muscles the Soleus and the Gastrocnemius. Are there any compound movements that work more than just the calf but more lower leg muscles at ...
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Overactivity in one muscle of the agonist-antagonist pair and eventual desirability in athletes

I used to be an amateur athlete until I was 16 and I was diagnosed with brain cancer in which case I was left wheelchair-bound because of paresis in my left leg and inability to step on it. I was left ...
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Cardio or Strength training?

I'm absolutely new to fitness and want to start exercising. So which should I start first? I want to build lean masculine body.
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Should I use weights training for endurance or for strength to deal with aching back?

I'm a programmer and I spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer typing, and this seems to be too much strain for my back and upper hand muscles. All the orthopedists I talked to said these ...
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Is it healthy to climb upstairs 9 storeys everyday?

My office is at the 9th floor. While everyone uses the elevator, I thought of using the stars instead. Is it a healthy choice to climb up 9 storeys everyday with the following conditions? Each floor ...
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Exercises and diets to reduce waist & chest size [duplicate]

I have bigger tummy and male boobs. I'm ready to follow some serious diet and I can spend 2 hours for gym exercise. When I was searching for diets. I feel Keto or Paleo diet can help me I guess. ...
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Reliable way to know what muscles are hit during each exercise?

I have installed many apps and searched the web, however, I can't find reliable information about which muscles are hit during each exercise. Some apps claim that exercises like pullovers hit only ...
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Does over-exercising reduce muscle gain?

I know that over-exercising can have psychological effects and cause you to become more stressed or get a lack of sleep. However, are there actually any physical disadvantages to over-exercising. ...
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Does a paper round count as exercise?

I do a paper round every week and deliver 245 papers. I carry a heavy bag full of newspapers and pull a trolley full of newspapers. I am constantly moving between houses. Sometimes I run, jog or walk ...
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Do Growth plates determine height [duplicate]

Having checked other SE answers and ongoing through one of the answers here, I got to know that fusion of growth plates determine the height. Does that mean that someone's growth plates have not ...

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