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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should you exercise your whole body or can you just focus on certain areas?

I am trying to build muscle and I want to focus on increasing the size of my thighs and glutes and possibly slim down my waist. However, I was wondering whether I should exercise other parts of my ...
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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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Is it safe to exercise barefoot?

I don’t like to wear shoes in-house. Is it safe to exercise barefoot on carpet? What if I use a thin mattress on top of the carpet? What about HIIT exercises like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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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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Is it ok to sleep right after the exercise in the morning?

I am a working professional staying with wife and a 2 yr old kid. My wife has to go to Yoga at 5-7 AM in the morning which, in order to stay with sleeping kid, makes me to wake up at 4 for my exercise ...
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Why do women have more lower body strength than upper body strength

Do not talk about men. I would just like to know why women have more lower body strength than they do in their upper body. Is it because women's' hips tend to be wider because of childbirth? What is ...
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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: A Workout for Your Eyes ...
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Why do we Clench our teeth when exerting?

I have heard that clenching teeth will help you lift more weight, how does clenching your teeth help you to lift more weight? Why do we clench our teeth when exercising?if it can cause dental damage ...
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Are there any exercise that engage almost all of your muscles?

Are there any exercises that engage all or almost all(about 50%) of your muscles? If there are any exercise like this what are they called?
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Is circuit training superior to conventional weight training?

I know that there have been studies that show that more rest between sets, given the same volume, leads to significantly more gains, at the expense of more time in the gym, so circuit training would ...
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giving the left shoulder a rest. can I train squats and\or the right arm?

Despite being cautious with the bench press I noticed I feel my left shoulder a bit more when I do reverse grip lat pull down as per the picture below. I was considering training the right arms and\...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

I've been boxing for a eleven years now, but no matter what I do, I can't strengthen my hands. Every time I get into a gripping match with someone, I lose, and I can't seem to find any exercises that ...
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Should we keep shoulders shrugged during an overhead carry?

During overhead press we need to shrug our shoulders at the top of the movement. Apparently its for creating space for rotator cuff tendons. As the exercise description on stronglifts says-- Shrug ...
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Is wearing Langot necessary to do Push ups at home?

I have been doing home workout routine of 100 Decline push ups and 50 diamond push ups. I have been wearing a Langot (loin Cloth) to cover my testicles from any harm since I stared working out 10 ...
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Aerobic exercise less effective than believed for fat loss?

Along the lines of this question on activity and weight loss, there was a study published in 2016, that essentially found that the body will self adjust, to keep calorie expenditure relatively stable ...
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Do people with slow metabolism tend to gain weight (fat) if they stop exercising?

So, my height is 5'4" and I weigh around 83 kg which gives a pretty bad ratio of BMI. My Triglyceride level is 238 mg/dl (desirable amount should be <160), HDL Cholesterol is 31 mg/dl (borderline ...
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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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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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How to include people with disabilities in your gym [closed]

The last time you had a disabled person in your gym? If you're like most owners of fitness companies, it's probably been a long time. How can you handle this situation?
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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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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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Brachial plexus compression: What to do and what to avoid?

I got diagnosed with brachial plexus compression (basically the pectoralis compresses the nerves going to the arm at the brachial plexus, which entraps them at that point). Unfortunatly the only thing ...
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Are standing desks good for one's sedentary career? [duplicate]

Say I'm a professional coder / data scientist / banker, and I spend most of Monday - Friday sitting at my desk, doing stressful work on a couple of computer screens. If I switch to a standing desk, ...
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Which exercises provide an eccentric load to the gluteus minimus?

Which exercises provide an eccentric load to the gluteus minimus? I found exercises that provides eccentric load to the gluteus medius and maximus, but haven't found anything eccentric for the ...
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My calf’s are always in pain [closed]

This started happening only recently. In high school about a couple years ago I used to play a lot of sports. Almost every day I’d be either playing soccer, basket ball, or football. I never had any ...
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What to do after joining the gym?

I am sorry if the question was very vague, Ill clear it out here, I am 26 soon turning 27 by August, I weigh 70 Kgs, I have thin arms but a very fat belly, all I want is a healthy body, maybe work out ...
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Weighted exercises for lower abs

Even at 15+% bodyfat, I've been able to get my upper abs to show clearly by doing weighted exercises: Cable crunches and weighted russian twists[1]. Looking back on it, I'd even say it wasn't that ...
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Best and simple exercise for thighs?

Excluding gym instruments, best exercise to strengthen and make them look good and healthy?
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Exercises that work well with a standing desk setup?

For eight hours a day I have the ability to sit or stand at my desk while I work. I'd like to think I can multitask during this time and get some proper stretching or exercise in while also focusing ...
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I am using dumbbells to exercise and I was wondering what to do when you go to the maximum dumbbell you have?

I am using dumbbells to exercise and I was wondering what to do when you go to the maximum dumbbell weight you have? Should I increase the amount of sets I do and if so how many sets is to high or is ...
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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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Only static training the erector spinae?

A lot of training programs only include Deadlifts, Squats and stuff, which not really take the erector spinae through a full range of motion, but rather only statically involve them by holding your ...

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