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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Do muscles deform bones?

I remember reading about bones can have their shape deformed by muscles pulling on them. also this website suggets that bones along the shaft get wider and thicker These forces squash, twist and bend ...
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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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Front raises as main exercises

My second main exercise after front squats is the front raise from hanging barbell to overhead for personal reasons. To increase the strength of the lift is it necessary to implement complementary ...
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How to use METS to estimate additional caloric expenditure and weekly recommendations

I have a question regarding metabolic equivalents for exercises (METS) that I've been unable to google an answer to. It seems that it's either so incredibly obvious that it doesn't make sense to ask ...
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As a beginner, should I match breathing to exercise or exercise to breathing?

I started light exercises in Ring Fit Adventure to get rid of some of corona-fat and rebuild stamina lost during chain of medical stuff. Its going well however I can't match breath-in breath-out tempo ...
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Replacing top poly exercises because of herniated discs

I have herniated discs at the bottom of my back. I can't do OHP, or even horizontal unilateral dumbells rowing from now. I can't do kettlebell flexion of my top body for side abs for example. I think ...
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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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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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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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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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Blood lactate and glucose

When you exercise blood lactate levels tend to increase as a function of intensity. At the same time, I have seen in a few research papers that blood glucose levels tend to drop as lactate increases ...
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Injury cause in elbow position

I have experienced two injuries: one doing bent over dumb bell row like this I got injured when my elbow left contact with my torso and flared up outside and got sharp pain in my shoulder. Other ...
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Alternatives for exercises to prevent pain on inside of elbow

(Please note this is not a duplicate from https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/29643/treating-pain-on-inside-of-elbow-possibly-tendonitis. The background is the same hence the same start, but ...
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Extended chest pump - 1 and a half days

After a 6 month break after finishing a 10 week (5 day/week) fitness program, I restarted it last week. Last week I only went to gym 2 days out of five (Monday & Friday) and this week all the way ...
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Fast-twitch hand muscle exercises?

A friend who spent some time in the military told me about a silent language in which the hands are signed in short, rapid bursts. Really, really rapid bursts, actually. I've seen videos of both wing ...
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uneven pull ups

when i do a pull up my right shoulder seems to be higher and i don’t know why. anyone know how to fix this? i am right handed if this helps
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Recommendation for exercises one can do during Shin splints

Please recommend some exercises which I can do if I've got shin splints. I want to keep my body fit during my recovery, so any exercise is a welcome. I don't have access to a pool or a bicycle so that ...
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Maintaining muscle with indirect work

Let's says a beginner builds a big chest from horizontal movements and then switches to vertical movements only. Would the chest atrophy or maintain it's strength and size? Or vice versa, if someone ...
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How much time does it take to learn a planche?

I can do 1 controlled negative planche on the ground and 4 push ups in advanced tucked planche with straight legs pointing down and horizontal torso on dip bars. In how much time should I be able to ...
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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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Does intermittent fasting (e.g., time-restricted) without calorie reduction/increase make it easier or more difficult to gain muscles when exercising?

Does intermittent fasting (e.g., time-restricted such as 16-hour fasting and 8-hour eating windows) without calorie reduction/increase make it easier or more difficult to gain muscles when exercising?...
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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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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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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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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 ...