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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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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What is the correct workout order? (I.e. warm-up, mobility work, lifts, stretches, cooling down)

So here's a couple of things that a workout can consist of: Warm-up cardio Cooling-down cardio Mobility drills Dynamic stretching Static stretching Fat-burning/endurance training cardio Warm-up sets ...
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Yawning during physical activity

I'm not a very active person and I work behind a desk, but I am trying to be more active and get into better shape. I am overweight, but not obese. (According to this chart.) I bike, walk, have been ...
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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

I can easily run in place at a fair pace for literally hours after calves have been conditioned, burning well over 1,000 calories. I have thought this would roll over into distance running at the same ...
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Do prone raises work the Supraspinatus?

I'm thinking of Prone Y/I Raises in particular. I think I once read somewhere that having a 120 degree abduction is most effective for engaging the supraspinatus, though I'm not sure how true this is....
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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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Prevent wrist-injuries when doing curls with high weight

I am doing 25 pound dumb bell curls for a while and now I'd like to move to 35 pounds. The problem is, that I am afraid that my wrist will get injured with that much weight. Will wrist bands help or ...
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How to strengthen my ankle after an injury? [duplicate]

I sprained my ankle a couple years ago. Nowadays, if I do hard physical exercises continuously for a couple of days, it bungs and my ligaments start to hurt and I cannot encumber it. It usually occurs ...
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Identification and Effectiveness of excercise

I saw this exercise and i cant remember where but it is a chest exercise, You lie down on floor, put dumbbell on your chest, grab it firmly with both hands in middle and raise it to top and them back ...
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cant do my 10 reps

My target is to get bulked The problem is that sometimes when I increase weight I cant finish the 10 reps in the set, so I stop at 7 or 6. Shall I reduce weight so I can finish the whole 10 or shall ...
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More hours in the gym

Does spending more hours in the gym makes you getting bulkier and reach the body you after faster? I know that rest is needed to get bulkier but if I exercise the same muscle over and over in the same ...
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Point of cross body hammer curl

what is point of cross body hammer curl , aren't they same as hammer curl work same muscle, is their any benefit except tat they can carry more weight ?
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Alternative to lat pulldown

I know the Lat Pulldown is a great exercise for the back, but whenever I do it, my shoulder starts hurting. Is there an alternative to it in without overhead movement, where the hand does not move ...
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Weight difference in excercise for same muscle

I wanted to workout by posterior delts, so I was doing revese chest fly on machine and I was able to do it with 80 pounds, but when Dumbbell Bent-Over Reverse Fly i am doing i can take only 10 pounds ...
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Are abs muscles able to grow?

So, my full gym experience is around 2 years (counted only periods without long breaks, first time visited gym at the end of 2013 etc). Last 1.5 year only once I was skipping for 1.5 month because of ...
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Exercise for standing from position sitting on the ground?

If I'm sitting on a chair or even on a low step, I have no problems standing up with no assistance or touching or holding onto anything. If I'm sitting butt on the ground, I don't seem to have the ...
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Can I do crunch and twist exercise on bed?

Exercises like crunch and twist in which we have to lean on floor but can we do this on a bed? Our bed mattress is mostly hard.
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What is the best way to gain size in ankle area

How can I increase ankle mass?
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If the main part in getting "six pack abs" is removing fat, why don't we see people during famine have "six-packs"?

According to the answers to this other question and this other question, the most important thing in getting "six packs abs" seems to be removing the fat around the stomach. In fact the answers ...
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walking to lose weight - what should I expect?

I am 46 years old have had hysterectomy and I am over weight. I started taking Karate about a tear ago and trying to lose weight. I just cant seem to do it. the first of June my co worker and I ...
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Am I losing weight too slowly?

I used to be a national, competitive swimmer - University put a stop to that. So from a 11st, 6ft swimmer I turned into 16st 12lbs after 3 years. I decided to start my gym work to get this under ...
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How to select running shoes for performance?

For the exercise running shoe illiterate, there are so many different varieties of exercise running shoes and so many different brand choices that it becomes overwhelming when looking for the right ...
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wrist curl and reverse wrist curl

Why reverse wrist curl is difficult as compared to wrist curl, I recently started training my wrists and I find it, are muscles for reverse wrist curl weaker by nature?
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proper wrist extension movement [closed]

When doing wrist curls or reverse one should dumbbell should move in plane perpendicular to ground or should it follow normal curved path as ulnar is shorter so weight moves toward ulnar side ...
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Proper form for excercise

I had lots of injury in gym and I kept hearing it is because of bad form. I am sure i was doing correct form in half of them. Does proper form never cause injury?
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Angle importance in Inclined Chest fly

How important is angle in inclined chest fly, i found that if angle is low chest fly become more difficult and my biceps also get engaged but if angle is high near 90 than more pressure in chest? ...
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Walking faster V/s Running

What is difference b/n walking fast and running, which different muscles get activated are they different for both? I am asking cause I found my calves getting tightened more while walking fast while ...
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What does under armor actually do?

I have wondered this for so long. Because I live in Florida, and I've been told that I need under armor for working out outside because it supposedly works like magic to take moisture away from your ...
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Best way to fix rounding shoulders? [duplicate]

I recently started a programming job and have notice my shoulders have started to round. I try to sit with good posture but my posture breaks after a certain time and I don't notice it. I workout 5 ...
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Bar bell shrugs difiicult

I am doing barbell shrugs as dumbbells has maxed out, but i am finding doing same weights with barbell is bit difficult as compared to dumbbell as my hands are in front. Is there any science behind it?...
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Pain Point in Bicep curl [closed]

I am doing bicep curls standard nothing special, But I don't feel muscle soreness in middle of biceps, i fell it near lower end of it, near elbow one. is it normal or am I doing curls wrong?
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Cable Pulldown wrong muscle activation

I am doing this excercise for back. But what I felt was that my biceps were getting more tensed than my back, what is I am doing wrong? P.S. my trainer is worst, dont teach much , but office gym so ...
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Drowning in the sea when swimming [closed]

Drowning in the sea is a common phenomenon in Summer. I have heard a lot of things about why it may happen, and I have searched on the Internet, but I've found a lot of different answers. I will ask a ...
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Effectiveness of Abdominal Vacuum [duplicate]

How effective is the Abdominal Vacuum? I like the exercise because I can do it anywhere, sitting on a chair, walking, sitting in bus, but I don't feel any pain like I do in other muscles after ...
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abs at home workouts-diet

I have watched a lot of videos on YouTube and have searched on Google but I am disappointed because my abs aren't as defined as I think they should be. My food intake is good, I have cut out sugar and ...
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Dumb bell pullover muscles

I am doing dumb bell pullover as shown in excercise Except that i lie down completly on bench, when I bring DB up i kinda feel twitch around my delts , is it normal , does shoulder also involve in ...
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Shoulder shrug with weight limitation

I am doing shoulder shrugs, I can do 66 pounds, but that is max weight available. My question is can i use barbell like dumbbells and do side shrugs or does weight being far away from center will ...
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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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Faster way to lose weight for med test [duplicate]

I had to lose 6kg for my medical test, i already lost 2kgs but I'm stuck now and not loosing weight anymore.someone please tell me a faster and effective way to do this, i just have to lose as much ...
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How to reduce fatigue after office?

I work 9-6 in a software company. There's not much physical movement in office. I experience fatigue on reaching home. What can I do on weekends and even weekdays so that I don't feel tired after ...
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What is this weird exercise given to me by my Trainer for chest?

My trainer told me about this exercise for the chest, but I couldn't find it on BodyBuilding.com What it involve is to have dumbbells on your sides with arm straight at initial position and then move ...
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Neck Excercise utility

What would be use of Neck exercise (excluding treps muscle), does it look good visually or does it help in lifting? I don't see any utility in training them.
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Back Pain after workout and Remedies

Why does back pain hurt after doing exercises that has nothing to do with back , line bicep curl etc.? Can I strengthen my lower back to avoid this pain ?
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What kind of exercise would you recommend for relatively fit person working from home?

I am a freelance programmer working from home, I recently realized that my physical condition is getting worse so I would like to start with some sort of exercise program which I can do at home, it ...
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What is the best time for a short walk before or after the meal? [closed]

I was wondering what is the best time for a short brisk walk, before or after a heavy meal. I searched for it but I found some people online suggesting to walk after the meal citing some of the ...
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Sites that create personalized workout routine based on target weight?

Are there sites (free or otherwise) that will create a workout routine based on what your target goal is? For example, my girlfriend (who's heavyset and does weights) measures 5'8" and weighs about ...
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No access to gym for a month

I have been in gym for 3 months. It's quite rewarding, while I will travel to another place for one month during which I have no access to gym. My question is, during the one month, what can I do to ...
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Shoulder training technique

Why elbows have to be bent for shoulder exercises like front and lateral dumbbell raise? Does it harm or benefit any other muscle?
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Proper hand placement for chest flys?

I was doing butterfly chest excercise with machine as shown here But, my trainer said I am doing it wrong as my hands should be straight when coming to front. While earlier, my elbow was bent when I ...
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Biceps increase without curls

I get intense pain in arm when I do biceps curls either with dumbbell or bar, I am fine with exercise of other part of body u.e. triceps back , chest etc, Is there any exercise of biceps which does ...

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