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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Tendon strenghtening with overspeed eccentrics

"Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme forces such as rapid acceleration -deceleration, jumping, and landing." - North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy : ...
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Back and squats

When I front squat to 90 degrees my back folds like an accordion then the squat becomes a two phase exercise Leg lift>Back extension. If however I squat below the knee, until my legs touch my calves ...
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What is a different between different kind of pushup workout? [closed]

I want to know there is number of variety pushup styles. Traditional pushup Wide-grip pushup Close-grip pushup Clap pushup One-leg pushup Dead-stop pushup Eccentric pushup Spider-Man pushup One-armed ...
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Multiple sets or Multiple exercises?

When aiming for size is it better to focus on one compound movement for the back muscles in a German volume training manner (10 sets of 10 repetitions) or is it more optimal to do 1 single set of 10 ...
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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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What muscles would benefit from walking with a boulder cradled in both arms?

This seems to have been a very common exercise in ancient civilizations. What muscle groups would benefit from this? I'd be surprised if this is a really effective workout, but I'm not against it.
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Pin squats vs full squat vs box squats

Pin squats with pins below the knees vs Box squats with box below the knees vs Full squat below the knee Which squat variation is better for muscle growth in the posterior chain? Personally I feel ...
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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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Hanging leg curls

Has anyone tried hanging from a bar with a dumbbell between the legs and trying to do leg curls? For leg/knee raises it works fine, I'm asking cause I don't want to injure myself in the gym while ...
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Home back exercises without equipment

What exercises can be done anywhere with no equipment, not even a bar for the upper back muscles and is as easy to learn as a bodyweight push up.
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How long would it take for a skinny man to get fit and 6 pack? [closed]

My info: Man. Age: 28 Height: 174 cm (5' 8 ½") Weight: 50 kg (110 lb) Waist: 71 cm (28") I really want to get fatter fast and also fit.
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Why does my belly stick out so much when I am relaxed but have a six pack when I am flexing?

. I need help on figuring this out! Please
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Negative squats

Can doing negative squats with a belt, going down slowly then using arms to go back up be used to break a squat stalls? If not, are there any other benefit on using negative squats?
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Why are regular push-ups the norm?

With knuckle push-ups having the two additional benefits of building up wrist strength and knuckle toughness compared to the convention push up, why aren’t knuckle push-ups considered the “standard” ...
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Weight gaining with or without gym

I am 25 yrs old standing 173cm and weighing 53kgs. I have job which is totally sitting one for at least 8 hrs a day. After that also I dont have much physical work. I want to gain weight so where ...
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Motorized inversion chair (or table) that flip person on stomach? [closed]

Are there motorized inversion chairs/tables that will allow a person to remain strapped in, and flip on their stomach? I'd like it to be motorized as well. All of the inversion chairs/tables I'm ...
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Exercise to improve sleep

I understand that cardiovascular exercise raises the body temperature immediately, making it harder to sleep at the moment. But then, after 5 hours, your body temperature falls below what it was right ...
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How to reduce body fat?

I've decided to reduce fat, I want to increase my stamina as I feel tiered after walking a half mile and my final target is to get 6-pack abs and good biceps , triceps and chest. Introduction: I'm ...
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iliotibial band pain when trying to increase cadence and run faster

late 30s 1.8metre 85kg after spending about 1.5 months running at around 7.5 min / km 153 spm avg heart rate 155 to 160 bpm vertical oscillation 11cm 10km per run 30km+ per week, i've been working ...
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Does walking, running and jogging improve the health?

I am a working person and I don't do much exercise except I go for walking, running and jogging every week. Will it improve my health or not and how?
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Pulldowns from waist

A few years ago I was doing seated lat pulldowns. The gym instructor came by and suggested an additional exercise. Using the same machine I stood up and started with my upper arms by my sides and my ...
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Working Biceps and Triceps the next day after Chest and Back

Majority of the people don't recommend working out biceps and triceps the day after chest and back, the primary reason being that your biceps and triceps get a little bit of burn during the chest and ...
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What would be drawbacks (apart from pain) and benefits to go to gym with sore muscles?

I have been lazy... so after a few year break I decided to hit the gym again. I put on only fraction of weight of what I was doing 'back then'... and I couldn't even go through all the exercises, I ...
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Exercises for bow legs?

My friend is 16 years old and has slight bow legs. He can't afford physiotherapy, but I've seen many exercises online that I want to share with him. I'm just not sure which are the best, or how many ...
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How to prevent nausea/stomach ache during workouts

I have been lifting for about 5 years now and every so often I get a churning stomach ache about 30 minutes into my workout (which consists of a 5-minute cardio warm up and then powerlifting exercises ...
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Correct exercise extension

I am getting a bit confused with extension exercises, e.g. Back Extension and Glute extension. I don't have a specific machine, so I improvise using my normal bench to do it. What is the difference ...
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Strenght-gain period in fullbody workout way

Well, last month I started to feel really tired after my gym sessions and, what most important here, my weights are not growing up anymore. As a matter of fact I being doing full body workout during ...
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Catalogue for exercise names and images [closed]

I do not have a very reliable internet connection. What I am looking for is one website or pdf file that has a list of all exercises (like dead lifts, glute bridges, hip thrusts) e.t.c. in one page or ...
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Arnold Dumbbell Press mechanism

Why it is beneficial or harmful to rotate my arm at top, if i dont rotate will it impinge any muscle or nerve?
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Incline curl difficulty

I was doing this inclined curl source What i found that i could curl 25 pound with normal curl but with incline curl I can do only half of that, what is reason for decrease in strength ?
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Excercise to avoid Back Pain after crunches

There are number of articles saying some hip flexors inflexibility cause stress on spine and hence cause pain in lower back due to crunches or leg lift or even squats. What can i do as exercise which ...
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Lower back pain from carrying a baby

I have pain, from time to time, above each of my hips on my lower back caused by, for example, walking around with a baby. What exercises would you recommend for strengthening these areas. I can also ...
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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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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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Identification and effected muscles of excercise

What is this excercise and which muscles it works out?
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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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1 hour of weights, followed by 1 hour of swimming, followed by 1 hour of jogging: analysis? [closed]

ive put on 40kg over the past 18 months due to eating large portions and a total lack of exercise. I used to be incredibly fit, and would regularly (weekly) follow the exercise regime outlined in ...
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Excercise to strengthen for writing speed

I have a exam which involves lots of writing 50 pages 3 hr , nine times in 6 days. I can increase my speed by simply writing practice, but is there any Gym exercise so that my writing muscles will be ...
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Exercises to reduce waist width

I am on the upper limit of large in terms of weight (70kg). I'm not short (about 179cm) My shoulders are wide compared to my stomach width. The only problem is, after my body curves in from the ...
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Why is it that my Deltoid muscle cracks sometimes when I lift my arm?

I have come to situations where I finish exercising, or not even exercising , I lift my right arm, and within the shoulder muscle (Deltoid); the muscle cracks (inside the muscle). My left shoulder ...
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Hitting a plateau in exercises

I've been training for 4 months now and for certain exercises I feel like I'm hitting a plateau. I'm planning to change my program so it contains new exercises. For new exercises I will start from ...
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How does a middle-aged person know when he is over-exercising? [closed]

The middle-aged person is in his early 40s. His sole purpose of exercising is to keep healthy. Looking good and having an attractive body is not a concern. Over-exercising can lead to damage of body ...
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Most efficient way to burn fat?

What is most efficient way to burn fat? Not the fastest. I want to know how to target fat specifically if possible or just calories in general if not for the least effort output. Time spent ...
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How would it possible to do Hammer Curls on Gymnastic Rings?

I googled around but did not find any clear ways except for this one quote from 2012 where its not clear how that was being done/ practiced. Any thoughts/ ideas on how this can be done? Because ...
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Interval of time and Conditions for doing push ups and strength training?

Is it necessary that our body be warmed up before doing push ups? (Condition) Is it OK to do strength exercise (mainly push ups) every 2-3 hours? (Definitely not just after and before eating, but do ...
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Looking for new ideas for exercises

Sworkit is pretty good for demonstrating and explaining various exercises, but I'm looking for something more. Like difficult and weird exercises, you know, something with an unfamiliar range of ...
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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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What factors affect underwater swimming endurance and how to improve it?

I have a good 45 minute cardiovascular workout just before swimming. Although I’ve got my breath back when I go in I imagine my body is still depleted in some way? What factors affect my (or anyone’s)...
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How to maximize the benefits of a long time at the gym?

I have been exercising regularly (daily with a resting day per week) at the gym for a couple of months now. As I am quite busy, I exercise about one hour each session. This includes intensive (for my ...
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Rest time and training other muscles

I am doing althernative days training I mean one day Chest/Arms/Abs the other day Back/Shoulders/Legs I know rest is important for muscle growth So If I trained my chest/Arms/Abs on Monday idially ...

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