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Is there a phone app to direct me at the gym?

Is there an app which can tell me exactly what to do at the gym (from a pre-prepared program), and then I click "next" when I've done it? For example "Do 10 reps of 40KG on the x ...
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How do I lose fat without losing what little muscle i have? [duplicate]

I'm skinny fat. (Little muscle with alot of fat). I don't wanna lose what little muscle I have but want to lose fat. What do I do?
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How to choose Bulgarian split squats or front foot-elevated split squats?

Why would one want to do front foot-elevated split squats instead of Bulgarian split squats, or vice versa? In terms of which muscles they provide greater stimulus to, whether they're more useful for ...
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Training Plan for the Bodybuilding

A NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer) trainer said that the training for the bodybuilding should consist of both muscle building period and max strength ...
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Why do exercises which produce less fatigue at higher levels?

In reference to this answer, I want to ask why would we want to do low fatigue exercises at advanced levels? How I think about it right now is, fatigue and how exhausted the muscles are, is ...
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Help with planning cut while incorporating bodybuilding and muay thai

I'm eager to get rid of belly fat and love handles while building lean muscle. While I plan to maintain a calorie deficit, I'm curious about the role of cardio. Is it necessary for achieving these ...
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How do I know I am squatting properly?

I've had a long layoff from the gym due to health reasons but am finally able to get back into it now. Recently I've been doing some backsquats (for the first time in years)... I noticed I was getting ...
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Maximum skeleton muscle mass in human body

I am wondering whether there is a way or formula, which considers all elements (sex, age, weight, height etc.), to calculate the maximum skeleton mass one can obtain through the workout in the gym? ...
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Does deadlifting with steel plates on a deadlift platform damage the floor?

Does lifting with steel plates on a deadlift platform damage the floor? This gym doesn't allow metal plates on the deadlift platform, only bumpers. The platform is on the first floor but there is a ...
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stretching after work out [duplicate]

Is strertching after every workout is optimal and good to our body? I ussually do a strength traninig. I notice that I feel better after that but I dont know if it is good
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Decomposition of the skeleton muscle by alcohol

I know that alcohol could suppress the testosterone, which is necessary for the construction of skeleton muscle, in human body; therefore, taking alcohol could slow down the growth of skeleton muscle. ...
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How much did Gold’s gym in Venice Beach cost to belong to or train at in its golden age?

And why did all of the greatest body builders apparently train there? If this is better suited to history, then please feel free to migrate it.
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Can someone critique my gym routine in my mid 30s?

Advice on my 7 day bodybuilding routine? First off, I am male, 6’3”, 255lbs, have been training for 10 years or so, am 34 years old. I have always built my own routines, but I think I am starting to ...
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Why my lifts are getting stronger every week

I started deadlifting for like 1 month now, i never workout back in the gym and chest also i enjoy more doing pull ups and push ups for this muscle group. So when i started deadlifting once a week i ...
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Any advantages of DB press over pushups?

Apart from heavier loads, are there any advantages of doing DB presses over pushups? I took it that pushups would be classed as being better as I just assumed they would work more muscles fibres, but ...
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How many workouts should I do per gym workout session?

I am new to fitness and want to get on the right foot from some of you experience goers. I am very flexible to trying any great ideas and I am very open minded.My goal is to bulk up and gain muscle ...
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What can I do that doesn't involve arms?

I have a tricep injury and it's gonna be a long time until it's better. So I'm trying to think of anything fitness related I can still do, so that I dont go crazy. I've put together a gym routine that ...
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Next steps to supplement home gym routine?

I've now got a three piece home gym... A doorframe mounted pull-up bar, a gymform abxelerate spring loaded sit-up machine, and some makeshift dip bars. My routine has basically become one or two sets ...
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Can one successfully exercise on interlocking foam mats when they are placed over carpeting?

When interlocking foam mats are placed over carpeting, will they work for physical exercise? Or will they detach from each other all the time? In this context, I'm defining exercise as: Stretching ...
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How do I keep CONSTANT WATTAGE power on indoor bikes?

I have started with Zone 2 training, where it is important to keep constant wattage How would I do this on the equipment which supports this the best? Should it correct me by varying resistance or ...
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Advice for planning a weekly schedule

My current weight is 86 kg, I have lost already 20 kg since February this year using water fasting and intermittent fasting. Now I have been on a pause from the water fast for two months, doing just ...
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Should I lock my knees doing Leg Press?

When using a leg press machine for reps, what should the range of motion be? And specifically, should I lock out my knees or not?
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Bodyfitness vs bikini fitness - genetics

It is known that a lot can be done with the body, but are there any specific genetic conditions that allow you to choose a proper category in bodybuilding? I'm a bit confused by the category ...
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Why should we put our feet forward in Smith Machine Squat?

Here (and elsewhere) this statement is written about the difference between a standard barbell squat and a smith machine squat: One major difference between the barbell squat and the Smith machine ...
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What is this calf gym machine called?

I would like to buy a calf machine like the one on the picture below. When they have adjustable weights and the shoulder pads, does anyone know what they are called then?
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How do people who work out on their own handle safety when lifting weight bars?

It's a classic scene : in a gym setting with a number of people around (not all of them actively engaged in exercising), a person who wants to lift a weight/bar asks somebody to watch them, or spot ...
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Tingling in tricep muscles when working out [closed]

Whenever I work out chest and triceps, or any push exercise really, I get a tingling in my tricep area on my arm. It didn’t hurt however I stop my set whenever I feel it. It only started happening ...
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Is there much benefit to a micro weights session?

My workout (ideally daily but perhaps 4 times a week in reality) is limited to an hour and my main focus is fat loss, so generally 40min cardio. I'd love to regularly include weights but realistically ...
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DIY ski machine [closed]

Rather than pay $1000 plus for just a brand name, could one make a ski machine out of 2 simple cable, pulley and weights hung from a bar? Or do you really need a flywheel as resistance? Thanks
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

I love doing HIIT with battle rope and sledgehammer. These cardio intensity is the highest two I ever have. I love battle rope most because it has almost no joint wearing. I separate loading to whole ...
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If I've got only two days for the gym, should they be consecutive or not for best results?

If I've got only two days for the gym per week, should they be consecutive or not for best results? Thanks
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Emollients to reduce friction during exercise

I've had a lot of skin problems over the last few years as a result of weight training in the gym, due to the friction under my arms. The doctor suggested I try some kind of emollient before ...
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When not doing fitness for a few weeks pains starts coming out here and there - why?

Have been noticing this for sometime, when I do regular weekly fitness like going to the gym I face post-workout inflammation or sore muscles but this is all very much expected and I noticed that if I ...
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Going to gym after cycling for 20 kms

Today I went cycling around Tokyo for 20 kilometres. Sometimes the roads were straight, sometimes I had to sharply climb, and sometimes I was lucky enough to just leave the bike itself and it was ...
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Leg workout for someone without barbell or heavy DB?

I live in a remote area of the city where there's no affordable gym nearby,in my apartment gym there are only DB upto 12.5kg,leg extn and curl machine.Any suggestions how to plan my leg workout with ...
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Do I need continuous sleep in order to maximise muscle growth?

I’ve been getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. However, I occasionally wake up once or twice to go to the toilet (twice is very rare). It’s quite easy for me to get back to sleep, therefore these ...
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How to breath and brace during squat?

I have three questions here: How do I brace my belly during a squat? I have tried bracing and inhaling before going down, then when coming back up I breath, but, this give me a bit of a headache. How ...
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sugget me some excersise which need to follow to avoid to injury? [closed]

friend, I am Trishna from India. As per my age, I am a little bit overweight that is why I plan to join the gym near me. But few of my friend teel that they get an injury when they doing exercise. I ...
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Should I stop GYM?

I am 31 man, doing gym 3 to 4 times per week (sometimes 5) every session is about 1hour, and mostly during my lunch break. My goal was to loose weight and gain muscle as I was (and still) a real ...
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Bouldering vs Rock Climbing

I have recently enrolled myself into a rock climbing gym here at Sydney. I liked the idea of climbing but did not ever got the chance till date. Well, my question is: what to do first, Bouldering or ...
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Going on a 2 month exchange program and I don't know what will happen to my muscle gains

This December I'm leaving for an exchange program in the United States in which I will be spending 1 month in a family home in California, and the rest of the time touring around the country. The ...
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Which gym is ideal? A gym with warm temperature or a cooler one

It's been about more than a month that I have been going to a gym to lose some weight and build some strength. In general, we have AC in a gym, but in my gym they don't have AC and no ceiling fan, ...
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Is my body resisting the training, or I'm just old?

I am a software engineer (mid 30's) who lived his life without really any physical activity (no sport at all). Fitness level == -1. I tried to do gym twice in my life and stopped after a while (for ...
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How to start going to gym the right way? [duplicate]

I'm doing some home exercises for quite some time, but I also want to start going to the gym, the problem is I don't know how to do the exercises there, nor I know how any of the fitness instruments ...
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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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how many days it will take to get pain away? [duplicate]

I have joined the gym yesterday as a beginner. In the gym, what they asked me to with machines I have done. From that moment my joints and neck are getting sore and today this pain increased. So my ...
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Best flooring option for a home gym?

I'm turning an unused bedroom into a dedicated home gym. Nothing fancy, a couple of bikes plus a small multigym and/or weights. Currently there is an old, stained carpet on top of period (uneven ...
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Risk of infection at the gym?

When I dead-lift, I sometimes scrape my legs from the bar threads. Do I risk getting an infection because of this?
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What is the best exercise to increase leg size

I have been going to the gym for nearly 4 years. My weight is currently 65kg. My upper body is healthy in comparison to my legs, so now I am focusing on my legs. I do exercise daily for legs, but ...
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What are the least awkward freeweight exercises for an obese person?

I want to try freeweights but am very self-conscious and shy. I would like to start with a short routine to get myself used to the freeweight section of the gym. It doesn't have to be optimal in the ...
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