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Best home workout that targets the pectoralis minor or the lower chest?

I have a good amount of upper chest but lack lower chest, giving my chest a somewhat breast-like appearance. I've gone online to figure out which home exercises I could do that targets mainly the ...
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ISOMETRIC exercises variants

Can ISOMETRIC exercises be both Isolation and also compound the way ISOTONIC exercises are? Since Isometric is all about tension without angle movement, it can include Isolation in its exercises ...
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Recommendations on a 4-day routine

I need some recommendation on a 4-day a week schedule. I do a full time job and have my MBA classes in the evening so I can't take out enough time for a 5 or 6 day a week schedule. My primary aim is ...
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Arched crunches (range of motion)

Doing crunches on the edge of a bed or over a pillow and using it to arch the lower back into an extended position. This will increase the range of motion for the abdominal muscles, but is it safe ...
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Serratus anterior

Which one of the two exercises can build more the serratus anterior; scapular presses on plank(one arm) or scapular presses on handstand? first one consits on getting down to an one arm plank and ...
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Dumbbell Workout for Fitness not Muscle Gain

Due to changes in my work situation, my gym membership cost is going to increase significantly. To save the monthly cost, I was considering getting some dumbbells and doing workouts at home three or ...
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What are the consequences of just eating sandwiches for breakfast and lunch?

I've wondered a long time if eating cereals with chocalate, honey and sandwiches with sandwich filling like jam, peanut butter, chocalate, syrup, cheese, salami etc. would be bad or good or maybe just ...
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Increasing calories daily

To build muscle is advised to increase my caloric intake by 20%....which to me seems like an extreme jump. I'm thinking about increasing my caloric intake by 10 kilocalories everyday. Once I reach ...
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Protein intake while intermittent fasting

I have started intermittent fasting and working out.I want to gain muscle and lose fat.So I have decided to take whey protein for the first time, but I'm confused when can I take it as my 16 hours ...
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What foods or substances can feed your muscles with energy without feeding the bad bacteria in your guts?

Many pathogenic bacteria (those promoting inflammation, insulin resistance etc) and fungi in the gut microbiome feed on sugar and starches (perhaps some good bacteria can feed on these too, I don't ...
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Diet/exercise plan for lean bulking

I'm currently skinny fat, currently lean-bulking. My age is 16, and I weigh 62kg with 180cm (136.4 lbs, 5'9") Normally, my diet is as follows: On days I workout or if I'm active during the day, I ...
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What is the best break timeframe between muscle building workouts, and is it ok to do cardio?

I hear multiple different people say multiple different things on the question, some people say no cardio on rest... but some people say its okay My current routine is : Monday : Upper Body Tuesday ...
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Working out arms twice a day

I guess working out the same muscle group twice a day may be a bad idea since it needs rest, but what about arms, considering they repair a lot faster? Currently I can do only 5-6 pull ups and my ...
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Full body 6 times a week

The Norwegian frequency project shows that training the same muscles 6 times a week granted double the strength gains than training 3 times a week. Training 6 times a week showed also muscle growth ...
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Will I get the same results if I perform half of my workout at one time and then the other half later in the day?

Assuming that the entire workout is for one muscle system (pushing, pulling, legs), would there be negative effects if I perform one part of the workout in the morning, for example, and the rest of it ...
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Does the GVT actually work for mass gain in non-enhanced lifters?

GVT is German volume training where 10 sets of 10 of a compound movement is done. I am in doubt because such high rep is more like endurance work as I have learnt from various sources.
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Is it easier to gain chest than other body parts?

so I have this problem - I haven't been exercising chest for 1.5 year now because I think it's way too big and bulky compared to the rest of my body ( read legs ) I've been doing legs(squats,...
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Split squats over normal squats

Today I tried split squats just for curiosity, did a superset of 5 sets with barbell and 5 with dumbbells and then a dropset with dumbbells. I already did supersets and drops with normal squats but I'...
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Diet for Muscle Building and Fat Loss

I'm a 5'10" male at 190 lbs. Some of this must be from muscle, but there is still a significant amount of fat I want to eliminate. I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5, believing that it will give me the muscle ...
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Muscle gain if we sleep 7 hours instead of 9 hours

Mr.A & Mr.B, Mr.C all three workout in same level & eat same amount of protein & Carbs.... Mr.A sleeps for 9 hours.... Mr.B sleeps for 8 hours.... Mr.C sleeps for 7 hours.... Is Mr. A ...
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How to gain strength and muscle with a power twister workout?

I've been doing power twister workout for the last 3 months and I noticed that I'm gaining strength, but no muscles (chest and arms). For the workout I’m using a 30kg power twister. I just bought a ...
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One butt muscle is getting bigger

I'm 20 yrs old and been working out, doing leg and butt workouts. I'm seeing great results on my left buttcheek, it's getting bigger, with more muscle and its firm. on the other hand, my right ...
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Multiple sets or Multiple exercises?

When aiming for size is it better to focus on one compound movement for the back muscles in a German volume training manner (10 sets of 10 repetitions) or is it more optimal to do 1 single set of 10 ...
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workout with minimum protein

What will happen if peoples workout and don't take enough protein or take less protein than the required amount and consume enough carbohydrates & fats? Example : if person need 150g per day as ...
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Pin squats vs full squat vs box squats

Pin squats with pins below the knees vs Box squats with box below the knees vs Full squat below the knee Which squat variation is better for muscle growth in the posterior chain? Personally I feel ...
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Weight loss conundrum [duplicate]

I want to know how I can lose fat and gain muscle simultaneously. This is my current situation. I have fat chest. I have small arms. Fat stomach. Belly fat in back. I am going to gym four days ...
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How Can I remove my muscle weakness? Please advise

I’m new to this site and was wondering if someone could advise After exercise (running) I’ve been left with a lot of weakness in my calf muscles (making it difficult to walk) and arm muscles ( so ...
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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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Which diet at begining of musculation on bulking period?

I started musculation and I did only 3 sessions for now. I want to gain muscles so basically I've started by having 4200 kcal per day and having 3 trainings per week. I am more or less a skinny fat (...
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How is muscle micro-damage different from physical muscle damage?

It is often claimed that muscle damage is a cause for muscle strength and hypertrophy, but if this is the case, then if i cause some micro-tears to a muscle using, say, some tiny needles, would that ...
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How to develop the smaller muscles of the back?

Whenever we see a muscular back,we think of the lats, middle back and the lower.But there are many smaller muscles which make an asthetic back.Any exercise to isolate those smaller muscle groups?
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Why do muscle gain articles focus on total calories rather than protein for skinny high metabolism body types?

A lot of articles on the internet suggest to up the calories intake to gain muscle mass, especially if you are a skinny body type with high metabolism. I am confused, because aren't muscles grown ...
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Ways to train calves with blocked ankle?

I'm a 26 year old male and I have been fitnessing for almost a year now with the purpose of gaining weight. I was born with malformation in my right foot (the bones were all in wrong positions) and a ...
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Working Biceps and Triceps the next day after Chest and Back

Majority of the people don't recommend working out biceps and triceps the day after chest and back, the primary reason being that your biceps and triceps get a little bit of burn during the chest and ...
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Loose fat, gain muscle simultaneously

I'm a 28 year old man having done weight training on & off for last 5 years, having height 5'11", waist 38" and weight 95 KGs. My goal is to gain muscle and loose fat simultaneously over a long ...
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Is protein shake diet good?

I am 100kg, 196cm tall, 26 y.o, male. I am trying a diet consisting of: Breakfast - Anabolic Protein shake (not mentioning brand intentionally) 564 kCal 53g Protein 81g Carbs 2.6 Fat Lunch - ...
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Underweight female-gym routines?

So, I am 5'4" and weigh 90 pound (20 yrs old). I went to the gym for the first time today and well, for squats I can't even lift the bar itself. As for the leg press, I can do it but not with any ...
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Can I take a protein shake twice a day?

I am currently on a plan to build some muscle mass. I am 172 cm tall male and I weigh 140 pounds. I can't afford to go to the gym so I bought a pair of dumbbells and I mostly do the following ...
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Eating not right -gain muscles or no

Eating right has many advantages on our health and can help building muscles. On the other hand fast foods, sugar etc. are detrimental for gaining muscles. What is the reason for this? If a thin guy ...
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Focus on 1 muscle group or not

I am thinking of building some muscle to help burn off the excess fat on my body. Of every part of my body, my abdomen has the most fat. So, I was thinking of focusing on my abs and obliques. But I ...
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Adding a 4th day, how to alter my current routine?

78kg, 1.86m, male, skinnyfat I've recently started training more serious again (been working out twice a week for the past 6 months). Now I'm aiming for 4 times a week. My goal is to reduce my fat ...
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Muscles Won't grow even after following Good diet and Routine

I have been lifting weights for the past 1 year or so and my muscles barely show, i can see some growth but nothing more then that. Before starting lifting i was skinny fat(mostly around the waist ...
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I grew fat due to age-related changes. Will I gain muscle mass more easily now?

I'm a 25 year old male and I added 20 pounds of fat in the last 3 months. My father had a similar experience at the same age, so I guess it's age-related. Before my mid-20s, gaining muscle, actually ...
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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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I want to get ripped but don't know where to start. HELP! [duplicate]

I'm a smalls scrony 18 year old, and I want to get ripped! I have no self confidence issues, I just hate people taking advantage of me beacuse I'm a smaller build! I'm never hungry but I eat enough to ...
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Muscles-strenght-height by avoiding ldl cholesterol [closed]

First,why is bad ldl cholesterol is affecting bad the muscle growth ? The truth is I want to obtain muscle but with no eating it can't be obtained ,I don't want to have muscle with ldl cholesterol....
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Home- chest workouts-gym bar only in floor

My food intake is proper. I want to focus only to the workouts :D Hi there ,i want to obtain chest.I have only this gym bar as you see.In the image there are 10pounds each side.I have and more pounds....
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New to working out, is this good?

I want to do martial arts but I'm very physically weak, I struggle to do 15 push ups in one go. I've got a very slim build and a bony body (this helps in fights because I have a harder than normal ...
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Gaining muscle/strength while losing weight [duplicate]

TLDR: What can I do at gym wise, the gym is Planet Fitness, and nutrition wise to gain strength and muscle and also lose weight? I'm 17, going to be 18 in August, and I've wanted to be muscular and ...
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Can't get big arms in a sparing calorie deficit?

I don't count calories, but know I'm getting leaner on my current diet and it's 100% fat loss. I am having trouble building biceps size however. I have worked my biceps for a long time and they do not ...