Questions tagged [home-exercise]

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Building muscle at home gym & cardio 4/5 days

I'm looking for a muscle-building program (4-5 days/week) that I can follow at my home gym. I have an elliptical bike, water rower, dumbbells, barbell (straight and EZ curl), and I'd like to ...
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Order of exercise in full body workout routine

I do full body workouts from home on alternate days, and I was wondering if there is a particular order to target specific muscle groups of the body. I usually go from bottom to top as in, legs first, ...
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What should I look for in a fitness exercise mat?

I want to buy an exercise mat. I just did a quick check on Amazon and it was like I expected, you get mats in all different price ranges. What are possible differences between cheap and expensive ...
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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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Is it really a good idea to force yourself to do exercises, health-wise?

I read this BBC article on how exercise can get your gut microbiom in order. Among other things, it says that mice that did voluntary exercises "were found to have significantly lower numbers of ...
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One hundred breaths exercise

Following this named one hundred breaths exercise. I would like to know what is its sources? Is it Tai Chi? Is there a tutorial that explains how to do it step by step and what is its benefits?
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Is it possible to do dips with correct form on this home workout bar?

I have a home workout pull-up bar like the one you see on this image: https://sc04.alicdn.com/kf/Hcc0fc33b7d954a59b1e0c5a57e223431R/252614994/Hcc0fc33b7d954a59b1e0c5a57e223431R.jpg The bar is 100% ...
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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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As a begginer, is better a push-pull split or a upper body split

im 20M and i´ve started excercising about a month ago. I cant go to the gym, but i have access to a calisthenics park and some weights. For now, i have been alternating a push day (where i usually use ...
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What exercises are good for improving shoulder posture?

I’m primarily interested in rectifying my posture so that my shoulders don’t curl inward toward each other, my sternum and my centre chest. It’s been suggested that I must strengthen my rotator cuffs ...
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Fitness trampoline - what is the advantage?

I'm looking for possibilities to do a intensive cardio training at home. Someone advised me to buy a fitness trampoline which actually surprised me a little. I would like to know the additional ...
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How do I hit all three delt heads all at once with only dumbbells and resistance bands available?

I'm currently trying to sort of redesign my whole home workout. I did make some improvements. For example, I discovered that pushups, even with resistance bands, are an inferior exercise when triceps ...
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NO MORE GYM - Suggested At-Home upper and lower-body workout to bulk?

I'm a 36 year old male. I've been working out consistently for the past 14 weeks, going to the gym 4 days/week to workout different muscle groups. I've made a lot of gains, however, I'm about to ...
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How can you tone up your forearms at home with little gym equipment?

Is there anything you can do with your forearms if you don't have a barbell, a collar, a horizontal bar, nor a rope machine? I have dumbbells and a couple of bands, though. I've been watching this ...
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What are the pros and cons of 5' Vs 6' Vs 7' barbells for amateur use?

As I understand it, 7' is the standard bar length for gyms and competitive lifting, but 5 and 6 foot versions are also available for home gym use (focusing on standard olympic 2" bar). What ...
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My pushups don't increase

I don't know what to do. I'm desperate. I do pushups regularly for almost three years but not only haven't I managed to reach some decent increase pace (I hope you understand what I mean by my clumsy ...
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My workout routine and diet seem to be poorly matching my expectations - can anyone advice on how to improve it

I'm 19, male and I've started my routine more or less 2 years ago cuz I was ugly. I wanted to end up with a six pack and a nice waistline as well as get taller. I never did any sports before on ...
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Home workout plan for a person who sits all the day for studying [closed]

I have a University Entrance Exam in next year and I aim to study at home every day as much as I can (near 12 hours per day). To avoid obesity, keeping my body and brain healthy and having better mood,...
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Should distance between rings change if the straps are shorter?

I've read that the standard distance between rings is 50cm but in gymnastics, rings are hung on long straps (ropes)? In a home gym where you attach to your ceiling or hang from a pull-up bar to use ...
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All gym exercises at home

I have the following things: Dumbbells (to which weight plates can be added or removed) A barbell A pull up bar A resisitance band A horizontal bench like furniture I don't have any machines which ...
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Why are pull up bars mounted so high up?

I want to put a wall mounted pull up bar in my home gym. Wherever I've seen one in a gym before, they are at such a height I have to jump and catch the bar, which is embarrassing if you miss! Is there ...
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Pull ups in house if not possible to have door pull up bar

I would like to do chin-ups in my house, but the door frames do not support pull up bars due to their construction. Also it is not possible to install in a wall. There is no park very near by and I ...
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Training muscles for scuba diving

I'm a keen trail runner, and when scuba diving you're using only your legs to propel, so in theory everything should be fine. However, I'm getting cramps and I need to move slowly to prevent them. It ...
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How can I do pull-ups in my apartment with thick door trim?

Pull-ups are probably my favorite exercise and I love doing them! However, I recently moved into a new apartment where my trusty old pull-up bar didn't work because the moulding/trim on every door in ...
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Finding resources for tailoring a home workout automagically

I am lean and have some basic equipment at home (barbells, floor mat, elastic band) and would like to develop some sort of routine. Before the pandemic, I used to go to the gym and had some rotation ...
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How to increase push-up set? [duplicate]

I started to practice push-up since two weeks ago. Embarrassingly, I was able to do 1 set of 10 and 3 sets of 5, but now I can do 1 set of 20-25 and 3 sets of 10. I know that is nothing, so I want ...
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Are there any established home workout routines for strength gains? [duplicate]

Most strength routines I've looked at focus on deadlift, squats, benchpress, all with parameteized volume and intensity ranges. Things have changed due to covid. Are there any established equivalent ...
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Feel dizzy while doing crunches

I have recently started doing exercise for my abs. I exercise in following pattern Do 40 Jumping jacks 25 High knees then 15 basic crunches 15 bicycle crunches 10 alternate heel touches I have ...
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Chosing simple exercise for home

Imagine following exercise. You do walking with relatively fast temp but you are still standing on the same place. I am talking about walking at home. Like in this image (just the original video has ...
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How to adjust weights to my short stature?

TLDR: I'm significantly shorter than an average man. How should I (or Should I) take this into account when choosing my weights? I'm an absolute beginner who has recently started exercising with ...
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Hanging knee raises on Short pull-up bar/ form

I am curious how to do hanging knee raises on a short pull up bar in a home gym. I've read that although your arms are engaged, they should be extended. Naturally even a pull-up bar at 7 feet high ...
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Can I use rings off a pull-up bar?

I've seen people online espousing the benefits of rings for all sorts of exercise. I don't want to fix mounts onto my ceiling so I wondered whether I can hang them from a pull-up bar? You'd have quite ...
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Is alternating between push ups and pull ups everyday overtraining?

I've started working out consistently at home for the first time. My workouts include some daily exercises for improving posture (I have rounded shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt) and also some ...
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How to evaluate stationary bicycle resistance

I would like to understand how to evaluate the resistance range of a stationary bicycle before buying online, as I have maxed out the resistance on my current one. All of the bicycles I see online ...
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Converting a 10k step goal to a mini stepper

I purchased a mini stepper during one of the early lockdowns to keep the blood flowing at my standing desk. I’m interested in upping the overall steps I get in per day. I’ve never measured steps ...
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Abs exercises for abs with no contact between back and surface

I made lots of abs exercises in order to strengthen my abs and make it 6 packs. Unfortunately, I injured my back while doing the exercises. I would to know if there are any exercises that can be done ...
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Is it a bad idea to do double dumbbell exercises with a single dumbbell?

My sad home gym consists of an exercise bench and a single adjustable-weight dumbbell. I've been using this random Athlean-X video as a template, but three of the suggested eight exercises use two ...
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Home weight gaining exercise list

I want to gain some more weight with a better shape. But unfortunately I don't have enough time to go to a gym. I am trying to some push ups (3 sets) and some free hand exercises at home. I am not ...
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When you lose weight, what exactly do you lose?

I'm a bit overweight. I acquired some home body impedance scales (not entirely sure how accurate these are) and the app has ranges on it for normal, overweight, etc. Specifically, currently I am 107....
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Is it possible to gain weight while exercising?

I'm 17, about 5'3 and around 60kg (although I haven't touched a scale since a surgery when I was 15). I look quite skinny, especially as a lot of the fat seems to be concentrated in my thighs. I used ...
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Is there any smart compact rower?

Is there any compact rower that can sync with MyFitnessPal? so one could keep track of rowing distance and calories burnt everyday?
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What should I do this quarantine? [closed]

I am 18 years old and trying to reduce my body fat percentage. Unfortunately, while this quarantine has finally given me the chance to, it has also taken out my best means. I used to jog, and often ...
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What kind of exercises can I do at home with no equipment?

My current exercise/fitness plan involves just healthier eating and running at least 3 days a week. However, I want to try to include some exercises that I can do on my off-days from running in order ...
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Gyms nationawide are closed due to COVID-19. What is the best way to continue training for a powerlifting competition?

Across all of Canada, all GoodLife gyms, Fit4Less gyms, university gyms, and presumably other gyms are closed, and for a long time. I am training for a powerlifting competition and do not have my own ...
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Which one to choose for a home routine: pushups vs floor dumbbell presses?

As a part of a good workout I'm struggling between floor presses with dumbbells and basic pushups. What are the pros/cons of choosing one over the other? Both seem similar compound movements that ...
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When blood flow to the brain increases during exercise, how many hours does it stay this way afterwards?

It is a well-known fact that the blood flow to the brain quite increased during an exercise because of the blood vessels dilation. How long does it stay this way? I want to try short exercises and ...
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Calories burned working out Vs cardio?

I recently got a home multi gym but my main goal is to lose fat then work on muscle, so I tend to prioritise cardio and only do weights of I have extra time. Which generally means it doesn't get used! ...
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Good hypertrophy program if you only have dumbbells?

So I'm stuck staying at home now and for the foreseeable future, and I don't have enough equipment to keep up with strength goals. Specifically, I have no barbell, no rack, etc. I do have dumbbells ...
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Indoor jump rope as a temporary supplement for long-distance running?

Due to very bad smog situation that will last at least couple of weeks, I can't go running outside. I was thinking I could supplement long distance running by some jump rope excercises at home. I am ...
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Does Tabata 4-minute workout work? [duplicate]

I've recently heard about Tabata workout which takes just 4 minutes to perform. Is it possible to achieve the result shown in this video or it's very specific and doesn't suit everyone? I'm 17yo, ...