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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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What kind of home exercises are helpful when one trains martial arts?

I have recently started training martial arts (mostly striking, some wrestling). I have trainings twice a week (monday/wednesday). Trainings are pretty demanding, even after 3 months. I don't train ...
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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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I want to get ripped. Can bodyweight exercises do the job?

Can I get ripped without going to the gym ? I know it sounds lazy but I live in an area where there is no gyms at all. And going to the gym even twice a week can be really tedious for me. So .. Can ...
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Whats the optimal height for a pull up bar?

I was looking at some door frame pull up bars yesterday. Now I was standing in my door frame and tried to imagine at which height the bar would be and it seemed a bit low (although I am a bit smaller ...
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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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No more gym, what to do?

Due to recently events back at my parents house, I decided to help with some of the expenses, this lead me to sacrificing my membership to the gym. I know there are at-home workouts, but I am unsure ...
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Position of weight during weighted pull ups

I am finally able to do 5 pull ups. As this puts me in the optimal rep range for strength gains I thought about adding weight to stay in that rep range. I do my exercises at home, that's why I ...
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Home exercises for training for indoor rock climbing

I like to exercises while watching TV, and don't particularly want to get more home exercise equipment (like a bar or stand). What equipment I have is mostly stuff my wife has used for pilates and ...
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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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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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Fitness training with varicose veins

Recently my workout buddy was at a phlebologist who diagnosed varicose veins which have to be treated by surgery (just one large vein) the cause of this seems to be genetic and she now have to wear ...
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which is better for a pull up tree branch or actual bar

I currently dont have a bar, but luckily I have a tree branch about 5 inches in diameter, I can jump to and hang easily off. Should I be expecting to do more or less reps on an actual bar. I should ...
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At Home Regime To Build Upper Body Muscle

At the age of 19, I've come to accept for many years that my lower body would take complete and total predominance when it comes to my muscle mass. However, over the last year or so, I've been less-...
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Dynamic stretching as warm up

I'm mostly doing bodyweight exercises at home and have noticed that I can do most exercises better after a short warm up session. At the moment my warm up consists simply trying to get the muscles I ...
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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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Training for shoveling snow

I'm a pretty active 45 year old weight lifter. Here in the mid atlantic our winters are annoying. And, when it snows, I have a lot of the white stuff to move via snow blower and shovel. What I am ...
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What exercise routine can I do at home to get a sixpack?

I am interested in gaining more definition in my stomach and chest area. I suppose I would like to work towards having a well defined sixpack, although that is not as important to me as gaining some ...
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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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Can you get jacked-up without weights (more broadly, without equipment) or supplements?

My experience seems to show that you can't significantly change anything regarding your physique with solely your body weight, even if you work out regularly for years. On the other hand, you can find ...
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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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How can I get stronger while involved in other physical activities?

I am training for some time now but I don't feel like my schedule is in balance. I switch between: Scheme 1: Neck Flexion (neck) Lying Neck Extension (neck) Arnold Press (shoulder) Rear Lateral ...
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Exercise for shoulders strength with no special equipment

I'm traveling to a long period and neither able to attend a gym on a regular basis, nor to have equipment like dumbbells. I'm keen to do full-body workouts, but still can't find an exercise for ...
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Dumbbells: Why do a few heavy plates feel much heavier than many lighter ones?

I recently quit the local gym (budget restrictions) and started to workout from home instead. I bought a little set of 2x30kg adjustable dumbbells, and built a little bench for doing dumbbell bench ...
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Tried and true at home workout?

I am a 24 year old male in decent shape, and I want to include workouts in my weekly schedule as a part of my life. Currently my goal is to gain strength, and I'm not interested in gaining muscle mass ...
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Combining home exercise with limited equipment with gym

I would like to start alternating workouts/stretchings that I can do from home (with my limited equipment, listed below), with gym sessions (because I am a student, I have access to a full equiped gym)...
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How to lift heavy stuff in an apartment?

I am looking for a compound free height gym, but all I find is machine gyms for bodybuilders or losing fat. I will buy that Starting Strength book, and some equipment, I soon will move into a very ...
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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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List of indoor exercises, which doesn't require any tools, and affects the whole body

I have a simple request, I want a list of exercises which I can do in my room, and doesn't require any tools, and will affect the whole body. I only want to be physically stronger to a point where I ...
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Does writing with the non-dominant hand help the general coordination?

I've recently started learning to spin poi (it's not important; you may think about dancing) and found that my left hand requires a great deal more attention to follow the trajectory I have in mind ...
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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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Prevent Injuries At Home Gym on Carpet

I have started some exercise programs at home such as P90X and Insanity. However, I have found that working out on my carpet has proven to be difficult in a number of ways. For example, when jumping ...
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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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How would it possible to do Hammer Curls on Gymnastic Rings?

I googled around but did not find any clear ways except for this one quote from 2012 where its not clear how that was being done/ practiced. Any thoughts/ ideas on how this can be done? Because ...
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Any Yoga routine for Skinny Guys to Gain Muscles?

As I know Yoga can give us many benefits in many ways to our body. I am a skinny guy and I think yoga will also help me to gain muscles. But is there any regular Yoga routine for Skinny Guy Rules to ...
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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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difference between gym weights and home weights

at home I have a york fitness bar and york weight plates...the bar is 5kg I believe...I stack 4x10kg plates and 2x5kg plates on there for a total of 50kg. Now at the gym the bar is 20kg, but it is ...
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Is the Insanity Workout worth it?

I'm 18, average height and quite skinny - not a fan of the whole idea of going to a gym to lift weights, and not after getting big, just fit. Is the Insanity workout a good approach? If it is, should ...
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Difference between same repetition on each set and limit repetition on each set [duplicate]

What is the benefit difference between doing a move 20x3 and getting exhausted at the end and doing the same move up to the limit each set (28,20,13) I am currently waiting 1min between each set and ...
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Why not just increase the number of sets?

Suppose that you want to gain muscle mass by using a pair of dumbbells which are NOT so challenging for you anymore. You could probably increase the resistance with heavier weights, but you train at ...
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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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Is Freeletics a good way to start doing exercise?

I am a 21 years old male around 180 cm and 72 kg. I often do cardio exercise but I've never done any kind of strength related exercise. I want to start doing some and I was considering Freeletics as ...
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HIIT in the living room

I am looking for an aerobic training system for the living room: Should be possible to start with low aerobic load and gradually increase to high intensity, like HIIT or interval training. Ideally ...
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Fitness with a busted ankle

I injured my right ankle a couple weeks ago and I had to put a stop to all my running and cycling. I'd like to keep exercising, but I have limited options. I can stand on my right leg, but no squats ...
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Man-boobs in the way when doing cardio

I very recently started exercising. I'm not extremely out of shape 95-100kg but still when on the treadmill my manboobs and my belly bounce up and down and are generally in the way. I do realize they'...
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Which exercises are ok in days between push ups

i love push ups and im doing (5-6) push ups at this moment and increasing the amount every session, but as i heard about rest days i want to know what exercises are ok to do during rest days? Actually ...
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What easy exercises can I add to my routine?

I'd like to think I workout every day but in reality I might workout every other day, on a good week. Right now my routine consists of around 3 sets of between 15 and 20 push ups, around 30 reps with ...
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What is a good DVD based fitness video program for me?

About me: I am 36 years old, male, 173cm, 74 kg. Did lots of intense sports during High-School (Basketball, Running, Fitness, Cycling, and "fun sports" like skateboarding). After High-School, stopped ...
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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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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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