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How can I strengthen my lower back

I was diagnosed for "Muscle Spasm" a while ago for my lower back pain. The pain went away for about a year and then came back again. I had a blood test taken and found out that I am deficient in ...
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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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Regaining endurance after an illness

In late 2007, I fell really sick. As a result, I spent the next two years or so being unable to eat enough proteins to meet my daily needs and didn't do any physical exercise. When I recovered, I ...
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Training Program to become stronger alpine Skier?

I'd like to hear from someone who is more of an advanced downhill skier, like someone who has competed in slalom or mogul events, or is a veteran back-country skier. Is there a template program you ...
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How to Strengthen Legs at Home

Between job, taking care of family, and studying for certifications, it's a miracle I even have time to exercise. I can easily purchase heavier dumbbells to work my upper body, but how to add ...
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What are good exercises that increase power, without having heavy weights?

I teach basketball to high school kids and want to keep increasing their power output. However, the boys don't have access to heavy weights but to have access to bands and lighter (20lb) dumbbells. Is ...
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Leg Strength Exercises

What are some good exercises that utilize free weights to increase leg strength?
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Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

I am 23 years of age and played basketball professionally. Back when I was in practice, I had dynamic and explosive fitness to move quickly with strength. After my 2 year layoff, I have put on some ...
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What are some exercises for glutes and iliopsas that don't require equipment?

As mentioned in a previous question I am a 100/200m sprinter. I have, what I consider to be, a strong body for my sport (stats at the bottom of the post). Two muscle groups that I am looking to ...
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Uneven butt cheeks

I'm 15 years old and started lifting about 5-6 months ago. I started to lift because I wanted a booty and muscular legs. I have always been skinny so I am set on gaining weight in muscle. My right ...
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Bio-mechanical analysis of squat: torque on the knee and on the hip

There are many biomechanical analyzes of the squat on the web, but there are lots of things are not clear for me. Let's consider for instance a high-bar back squat. An analysis is provided by this ...
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Lower back rounding

Strengthening and building a muscle optimally requires the muscle to be stretched against resistance then contracted. Then why is it band to round the lower back,shouldn't it strengthen the spinal ...
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Will training upper and lower body on separate days have an effect on the other?

If you have a mainly lower body program, like running, and you rest 3 days a week, will training arms on those days have an effect on the running?
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Toning jiggly loose muscle

My question has two parts: I have very muscular thighs and legs coming from years of swimming and running since I was younger. The thing is, both my thighs and legs are pretty jiggly when I don't ...
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Building lower body strength using a stationary bike?

I am wondering how effectively a stationary bicycle can be used at building lower-body strength vis-a-vis weight-based exercises like squats and lunges. For instance, if I put a stationary bicycle on ...
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How can you strengthen lower back at home?

Following this video are there any exercises I can do at home with no equipment but my body weight in order to strengthen my lower back? Is there a way to indicate my progress over time? I would like ...
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I feel heavy when I run and is lacking lower body strength need help

Every time I run in P.E. (Physical Education) it seems I'm last of many. When it comes to speed I struggle but for long distance runs I'm able to last longer than most people. Specifically: the impact ...
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Issues With Lowerbody Muscle Recovery

I've been trying to follow 4 day split as described here: https://www.aworkoutroutine.com/the-muscle-building-workout-routine/ The the upper body workouts are no problem. I might be a little bit sore ...
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Squatting/Deadlifting - Form when adding weight

OK, so, the gym I go to has standard weight plates, from 5KG to 25KG going up in 5KG increments...the other day, I was front squatting, I wanted to go up a little, but realised I can't go up in 1KG ...
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How to tackle weak glutes?

I noticed that compared to my overall body,my glutes look a bit small.(I find a full glutes look very athletic and supplement a good lower body look).Also I don't do any glute isolation as I don't ...
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What are some training types that strengthen getting up muscles?

While standing in a position like this I want to be able to jump off the ground easily with one foot). Normal squats don't work well for this kind of a movement. Pistol squat is a better practice, ...
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Training like a bull

What are the benefits of training like a real bull, by moving HEAVY things on the daily? Not full body every day, just heavy carries to overload the legs and traps. Like yoke carries alternated with ...
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I want to improve my lower body!

I love my body, but I want to know what exercises I should do in order to improve it and to obtain thicker and more toned thighs and legs, and a larger (more lifted) butt. My thighs are already ...
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Bodyweight Squats v. Barbell Squats for Calf Development/Involvement?

So we already know that barbell squats pack on more mass than air squats; no mystery there. But I am wondering about the role that calves play in both of these. I have heard air squats involve minimal ...
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Lower body exercises that would complement my cycling [duplicate]

I commute by bike and go to the gym two or three times each week. At the gym, I usually do upper body workouts, since I already cycle a lot. Not all my lower body muscles are exercised when I cycle. ...
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can only lift lower body and core

For the next 6 months or so I can't lift upper body as I'm recovering from labrum repair surgery. I can't squat (bar goes on back, I would assume is not good) or deadlift (pulls on shoulder), but I ...
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When to start lifting after sprained ankle?

I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago and I was wondering if it would be bad to start lifting again. I'm thinking of doing Leg Press to get started before I tackle squats. I still lack some mobility in my ...
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Exercises for glutes?

Glutes are the biggest muscle on our body. I know that someone is going to suggest leg press or the squat for working them, but I am seeking an exercise, primarily with weights, that hits your glute ...
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Rate my upper/lower split

About me I'm 16 years old, can bench about 45kg, do 16 pull ups, 120 kg leg press for 10 reps, 15 kg barbell biceps curl for about 6 reps I've been looking through all sorts of upper/lower splits, ...
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Strenghtening Achilles tendon @home.

I've twisted my ankle once, it was terribly bad, I was immobilized for many month (lack of proper rehabilitation made it worse, in my country of origin you get only 'necessary' medical services from ...
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Experiencing cramps in posterior pelvic crest after even light jogs

Brief background: I am an experienced athlete, 30 yrs old, 190lb/5'11; I play soccer and have always had a very fast 300m. Last couple of months, I have been doing crossfit. I have been going up in ...
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Gluteus Maximus Development Tips For Men

I'm 29 years old, 5'10", 165 pound, 12% body fat percentage man. I have so small Gluteus Maximus size and I want to gain some size there. I do hip thrusts, glute bridges, squats, deadlifts, hyper ...
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Flat lower back and pain [closed]

I have pain in the lower part of my back. When I go to the gym I try to not overload that part of my body. I just bought a foam roller to stretch out my back before and after my workout. I also seem ...
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Three weeks of sore legs - possible overtraining - how should I address this?

I've been working out for about two and a half years and have been mostly using Fitness Blender (which is wonderful). I had reached the point where I could comfortably do one of their 40 minute level ...
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Protecting upper and lower back during many exercises

I have always been told that in many bodybuilding exercises (for instance chest and back exercises, but also squat, deadlift etc) it's very important to protect the back through the scapular adduction ...