Questions tagged [gym]

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

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I have 7 weeks left for a power-lifting competition. It's my first time; how do I prepare?

I have been weight-training for almost 2 years now. I do it because I love it. That was the only reason I had been training, but I have a new goal now: to win in a local powerlifting competition. I ...
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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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How can I make Atlas stones loadable and calibrate-able?

I'm trying to make barbell loadable atlas stones that have accurate weights. Like, say, 50lbs, 100lbs, and 200lbs. It's hard to accurately calibrate the weight of atlas stones I would imagine as their ...
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Should an 18-year-old overweight woman take supplements?

My daughter is 18 years old and overweight. She has decided to join a gym. Would taking any supplements advisable since she has started working out?
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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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How does someone position their arms on this Reverse Fly machine?

My gym has just got this machine. Unfortunately, their idea of "easy-to-read" instructions is a stick man without hands, whose arms are obscured by the padding. Any video I have seen of a reverse ...
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Is there a point to owning my own dip belt, or should I just use gym's?

The only reason I want to get my own is because I don't want to use the public one at the gym... is that reasonable?
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Felt like vomiting while working out in the Gym!

While I was working out at the gym last week I felt like vomiting at the end. I started with a 10 minutes cardio and then a 45 Minutes weight training session. And finally, at the end I did ...
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Starting musculation at 30 years old, is it good?

I want to start musculation soon. I am 30 years old, I am 183cm / 77 kilogrames, the last time I did sport it was maybe 1 year and a half ago. I wanted to know if to be 30 years old could be more ...
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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 harm does it do if a bodybuilder wears no gloves when working out at a gym?

I am a novice bodybuilder. I naturally have had a dislike for wearing gloves in spite of the fact many veteran bodybuilders have recommended I buy and wear them. I am still ambivalent about whether a ...
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What should be the ideal power of a trademill motor for 70 kg man? [closed]

I want to create a trdemill for home purpose. My weight is around 70kg. So what should be the ideal power of motor to be used? Any video tutorial for making trademill will also help considering low ...
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Doing HIIT everyday and 3 day workout routine per week in the gym is good for my health? [closed]

I do 20 minutes of minutes and then 20 minutes of stretching every morning. I go gym for 3 day per gym. As i am a skinny fat guy. I want to remove my belly fat while growing muscle. So this is what i ...
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Will this help become more fit?

140ib 18 year old girl. My diet is generally good but I've never really dedicated my time to fitness. I want to get the yearly pass for the gym at my school so I can start regularly exercising. I'm ...
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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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Why is one sleepy/tired after playing basketball but not after running?

One may sleep very well last night. But after playing basketball(40 minutes, mild), he may become very sleepy. That is probably because his brain needs more oxygen. But why is he much better after ...
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Does sweating interfere to the muscle/weight gain?

Details I do train by 5x5 program to gain muscle and weight, 3 times in the gym per week, keeping my training sessions short: 30 - 45 min, each workout I wear very warm: t-shirt, hoodie, underpants ...
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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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What is the name of the test I had on my first day at gym?

I had been diagnosed diabetic recently and hence decided to go to gym for the first time. The gentleman there gave me a test that I suppose is checking my fitness or metabolism and it was basically ...
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Exercising with spectacles

I am planning to start going to the gym in a few days. I am an 18 year old boy. I wear spectacles with power of -4 in both eyes. I have a somewhat skinny physique, but I really want to improve it. My ...
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Is it possible to learn to “feel” that the right muscles(s) are being exercised?

This is about the kind of muscle exercises done by people for bodybuilding or strength training, where they want to focus on strengthening a specific muscle (or set of muscles). Is it possible that ...
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going to gym and workout with thin or fat body - which is better? [duplicate]

Basically My hands and shoulders looks thin and I have lot more belly fat. I want to make my hands and shoulders fat and want to reduce belly. Usually i eat 2/3 times rice in a day , less amount of ...
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Gym accesories for less force for grip

I am new to weight exercise and don't know much about different accessories in gym, moreover i have problem in my pinki finger controlling muscle so i want to avoid tighter grips, I found lifting hook ...
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Is having pure sugar during a workout a bad idea?

On my gym days, I have developed a habit of mixing about 70 grams of this complex, slow releasing carbohydrate supplement with about 60 grams of literally pure sugar, and about 24 ounces of water. I ...
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What is a good book for self-teaching, biomechanic and generally well rehabilitation?

Basically, I have lots of injuries and always get them, and would like to prevent them from happening again in the future, I believe they occur due to poor stretching or poor technique. I want to ...
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Losing My Arms Muscle

I am 22 year old male and i am software developer.I am doing gym for months but i got little fat in my belly.So to burn that i started doing cardio in morning and gym in evening. My schedule is like ...
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Gym training for swimmers

A while ago I met a guy who was representing his country in swimming as junior. He said, that for every swimming season (6 times per week) they have session in gym, because, in his words: Swimming ...
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Which side of a gym track should I walk on to be courteous to runners?

My gym has a track that is used for walking and running. I often walk on it at a time when there are also runners. Unfortunately, I don't know if I should be walking on the inside or the outside of ...
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Going at the gym in early in the morning other than in the evening, how hard should I go?

I'm a member of a local gym which I attend three/four times at week, after my work schedule is finished. Lately I've been waking up early in the morning, early enough that I'm thinking to go at the ...
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Comparing intensity of different strength training workouts

I go to the gym 3 times a week. I am currently doing 5x5, but I was on 5/3/1 before and plan to do it again once I stall with 5x5, but my point is, over a few years I try different programs and ...
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Getting ripped only by dumbells

I am a man who, due to privacy issues, do not like to go to the gym. But one of my biggest dreams, like any other men in my age (20's), is to have a beautiful body and ripped muscles. I have been ...
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Please help me to name this exercise!

So essentially you get the olympic bar and then place a weight on one end and straddle the bar so that you can pick it up and then lift the weighted end towards your chest while the other end stays on ...
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Workout in the morning [closed]

I'm going to start going to the gym before work which is going at 7AM. My question is when do i have my breakfast? Before or after the GYM and if before the GYM how much time do i need to process ...
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How Long to Rest After Back Spasm

It's been three days that I have not hit the gym. I got a back spasm when I was doing squats due to heavy weights. My back is fine now but I feel pain sometimes in left of my lower back above my ...
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What is the best gym routine for Indians to get flat stomach.? [duplicate]

We Indians are very crazy about food though we know that can affect our body. I want to know what will be the best diet and gym routine for Indians to get good muscles and flat stomach. There are ...
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Why has my appetite decreased so much since working out more frequently?

I've looked around elsewhere on the site, and other articles online, but I cannot seem to find anything to confirm either way. I've always been a sporty person, playing different sports regularly as ...
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How do I beat gym anxiety?

Whenever I go to a gym to train I get really nervous because I feel as though people are looking at me or that they think I look stupid. It just really makes me not want to go to the gym at all and I ...
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Can DeadLift help me to perform muscleup and press handstand?

I love calisthenics, but once i tried to perform a muscle and ended up with an injury in my right shoulder. Is there any exercise like DeadLift that could help me to do muscle up and press handstand ?...
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Can't go below 16-17% body fat. What is wrong with my diet?

I started to loose weight 1 year ago, when I began to practice MMA. Few months ago I realized I lost too much weight so I began weightlifting. I was around 79 kg ( 174 pounds ) last year and my ...
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Fitness plan suggestions?

I am a 15 year old male, standing at a tiny 5 foot 6 inches and weigh in at 8 stone and 1.1 pound, my fat index is only 10.7% and from my research this suggests that I should go on a lean or "...
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What is the best way to arrange your sets at the gym? [closed]

So let's say today I'm doing back, and biceps. For simplicity, let's assume I want to do 3 different exercises to target by back (Back 1, Back 2, and Back 3), and 3 different exercises to target my ...
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Can I gain muscle(or at least stop losing muscles I have) at age 33 by going to gym and targeting weight loss?

I'm 33 years old now. 3 years ago I had good muscular body with 65 kg weight and used to go gym regularly. Three years ago I got married, and my life got changed. I gained 15 kg weight, huge belly ...
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How can I gain more weight and a 6 pack? [duplicate]

I'm 16, 6'1 and I weigh 132 pounds. I have checked and this is under what I should weigh. I currently go to a gym every other day. I'm looking to gain a bit more weight, muscle and hopefully a 6 pack....
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What Gym exercises should i do to reduce weight instead of shaping muscles? [duplicate]

I am 5 feet and 4 inches high. I am weighing 83kg these days. My tummy has bulged out, looking bad. I am caring for my diet, having lemon water in morning. But now i want to do gym exercises to reduce ...
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Why do I never have muscle soreness at my back?

I workout hard at the gym I'm training for like 6 months now and I am wondering why do I never have muscle soreness at my back, I workout very hard, after every training my arms, chest, feet every ...
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How to protect valuables at gym [closed]

Yesterday, during the 1 hour I was at the gym, someone forced the lock and got into my locker. When I was done showering I came back to my locker and opened my combination lock as normal, and opened ...
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How to progress in gym after you hit weight loss plateau? [duplicate]

I am a big guy, I was 6 feet 2 and weighed 110 KG when I decided to get into better shape. I have had a fear of Gym and never went to one till now. I started doing weight lifting 4 days a week and ...
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How can i get some weight efficiently? [duplicate]

Currently, I'm 16 years old at 56.8 kilos and I was pretty much your typical "skinny". I joined a local gym about 9 months ago and in spite of some occasions where I would skip a week I've been going ...
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Approach to the irregular weight training

I know that the key to success in weight training is consistency and regime: never skipping a workout and so on. I manage to be consistent sometimes, sometimes not (and these tend to be periods of 4-6 ...
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Cycling vs Gym(Exercise) for weight loss [closed]

Just like others I am looking for weight loss. For this time I have two options buying a bicycle or joining a gym to lose extra weight and get the body in shape just like a normal human and not a gym ...