Questions tagged [gym]

A building or room where one can workout. Gyms also frequently have specialized equipment.

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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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Lost 4 kg after 1st month of gym, then it stopped and I did not lose a pound after that. Was my second month of training a total waste? why is that?

I joined the gym 2 months ago. Today was the end of the 2nd month. As had I lost 4 kg at the end of 1st month, I was so excited to see an even smaller number on the scale today. Shockingly, I have not ...
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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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How to find the right fitness class?

There are many fitness clubs and centers in my city area. How to choose the most appropriate option for me ? At this point I don't really know what is the most important to ask for regarding ...
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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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How to loose weight when nearly 400 pounds

So as the title says I'm nearly 400 pounds around 380 to get a little closer, I'm 6"4-5' 20 going to be 21 so i feel like that young enough and have no idea what to do. I've tried going for runs and ...
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Ways to strengthen VMO

A while back, I had some tracking issues with my kneecap. The physio prescribed me some straight-leg extensions to strengthen my VMO (vastus medialis oblique muscle) and reduce muscle imbalance with ...
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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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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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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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What are some flexible workout routines that don't require a change in diet to be effective?

I know there's plenty of similar questions, but none that answered what I have to ask exactly. Here's my situation. I'm a 23 year old male, about 6'0 ft. tall, and about 180 lbs. I have a gut, and I'...
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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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How to increase Pull-ups

I am going back to gym after a long break. Even when I used to go regularly and work with a trainer I gained muscle and got in shape. But the only one thing impossible for me is the pull ups. My max ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Adding Core/Abs exercises to my routine

My workout routine is as follows: Chest/Biceps Legs Back/Triceps Shoulders and Legs again. I want to include some good core/ab exercises, please recommend some and tell me on which routines ...
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Taking multivitamin tablets without workout , will it cause any problems ?

I was doing workout last year and was regularly taking multivitamins and whey protein. But now, I am resting after a bone fracture, So I am no regular to Gym. I am not taking meat and heavy foods now ...
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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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Cardio Machines which let me get my data

I am looking for a gym Cardio Machines (brands) which will let me get data representing what I have done. It should be possible to view it with hearth rate data in a meaningful way, preferably in a ...
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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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What is courtesy in a gym?

I've always been kind of creeped out by gyms; many people doing things and no one is talking. I started working at a place with a gym that has lots of machines in a relatively small space. I have no ...
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Cross fit gym safe?

I've recently signed up to a cross fit gym. I hear about people getting injured but also about people gaining strength and mobility after injury through cross fit activities. Does anyone know anything ...
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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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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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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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Stronglift's Squat method bad for knees?

I have been following Stronglifts 5x5 method for a week now. I am way too overweight: Age: 21yrs, Weight: 95kg, Height: 5ft6in. I started most of the exercises with lower weights than recommended by ...
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Is it beneficial to stay warm after a workout to support muscle gain?

I work out for 1 hour daily in the morning. My trainer told me to stay warm i.e. keep the muscles warm, throughout the day (or at least most of the time) because it helps muscle gain. That is, he ...
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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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Why do I look the same after 9 months of gym?

I have been hitting the gym for past 5 years but I did take long breaks in the middle, one of them being a year long and others being one to three months. However, recently I have been going to the ...
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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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If I do biceps and triceps on the same day, what will be the routine for other days?

I am training back and biceps, chest and triceps, legs and shoulders as my routine. But I don't feel much stronger when I am doing biceps and triceps on different. I want to change the routine so that ...
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Warming up calf muscles for general work out session

I'm at the gym 2-3 times per week and run a standard set of machines (full body work out) to stay healthy and (hopefully) tune my body a bit. One of the machines for training the legs always causes ...
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Searching for the name of the gym equipment which allows foot press

A gym had a machine which allowed the user to sit on its chair and push the pedals back with his feat, the pedals had variable weights. this was attached to a very big equipment with many other ...
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Weed, sex and gym

I have very simple question - Is it bad to have sex and/or get high after gym? How those activities affect gains and mass growth? Thanks a lot!
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Do I lack mental toughness?

I have been working out on and off since I was a teen. However, I never have been compliant with routines for over a year at a time. It seems to be a psychological thing. Because a hardship in my life ...
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How to deal with a person that consistently misuses the squat rack?

There's a guy at my gym who I see fairly consistently. He doesn't exactly work out in the traditional sense, but alternates between stretching routines and doing a small handful of karate kicks/...
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What is a minimum ceiling height for a home gym?

My house has a cellar about 4.5x3m 15' X 10') it's quite dry anyway but we're in the process of converting it. We have a few options for the space but a gym would be great... Except the ceiling is ...

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