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Can you "grease the groove" for every exercise (not just pullups)

Say you're stuck on a 120 kg benchpress for 2 reps. Can you apply "grease the groove" on the bench press so that you increase reps? Will this yield muscle gain? more generally, can it be ...
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An interesting case regarding weight loss

I have an interesting background related to my fitness. In February 2021, I weighed 108kg( 19 year old male with height 183cm). I was always an ambitious, motivated and hard-working person but I had ...
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Can I altranate bicep workout as heavy day and light day?

I workout 6 days a week Day 1 Chest/ tricep Day 2 Back/ bicep Day 3 Legs/ core/ shoulders Day 4 Rest Day 5 Chest/ tricep Day 6 Back/ bicep Day 7 Legs/ core/ shoulders On back bicep days, I am ...
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What is this muscle ? Gluteus medius or something else?

I am wondering what is the muscle circled in the below picture ? I feel like it's the gluteus medius muscle but I am not quite sure since it seems to go quite high in the back. Moreover some people ...
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How long does muscle growth from a workout actually take?

If one does a single workout and measures the size of the muscle both immediately before it and a week afterward, then presumably it would be bigger after than before. But what if the second ...
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What is the best position for pull ups to target one's lower pecs?

Palms facing same direction to your front, Palms facing back in toward you, or Palms facing each other roughly parallel to your ears?
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Saturated versus all other fats [closed]

You mention "fat" often and as a collective value; but isn't there a big difference between saturated and all the others (Unsat, Mono, Poly, Etc), in terms of metabolism and what is used ...
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Are there any good exercises to make pectus carinatum less noticeable and exercises that can help get rid of rib flare

I am 14 years old, 5'7, and weighed 118 last time I checked. One side of my sternum protrudes more than the other side leading me to believe I have pectus carinatum. It's noticeable even from the ...
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Benefits of doing this home workout every day

Recently, I saw this home workout video on youtube. The workout includes: Jumping jacks to start the workout and warm the body up, steam engines to get the core warmed up as well, squats, burpees, ...
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How many magic workout secrets are there really?

I'm still new to lifting but I've come across a lot of pages advertising for example Chris Hemsworth's workout program or Chris Evans etc. I understand that they're likely not showing the real program ...
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Does taking painkillers reduce muscle gain?

When I have muscle soreness after training, I generally take a light OTC painkiller/anti-inflammatory. To me, it just makes sense to not be in pain if you don't have to be. I have had friends tell me ...
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My experiments to my body

I'm doing an experiment with my own body. Experiment is such that - Do push ups until your you fall on the ground and cannot push your body up further. Do squats until your legs vibrate very fast. Do ...
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How important is Regular Exercise vs Amount of Exercise?

I know a lot of people who will work out once every couple of weeks, and I wondered how much they were getting out of it. Say Person A does 25 pushups every day in one set, except an occasional rest ...
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What exercises can I do to grow my lower abs at the gym? [duplicate]

I'm going to the gym and nowadays the only exercise I do for my abs is by using the abs machine with weights but I can see only the upper part of my abs grow. What kind of exercises can I do for the ...
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Why are natural bodybuilders so big?

I have noticed that a lot of natural bodybuilders (or at least people who claim to be natural) are insanely muscular for a natural athlete. Jim Cordova for example is very big and it's hard to believe ...
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Why is 40 pushups a day not doing anything?

My goal is to build muscle, especially in the arms/biceps. Originally I was doing about 10 pushups a day along with some bicep stretches (wall stretch, using rollers, deltoid stretch, etc). In mid-...
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Building the thigh muscles near the knee area

My thighs are around 22.5 inches /57cm when I measure them around the highest girth of the thighs, these can be considered average thigh circumfrence I believe, nothing too big nor too small. But the ...
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Recommend chest exercises that will activate/help feel mind muscle connection

I'm trying to build muscle (not much like the professionals but just to get into an aesthetic shape and feel the joy after working out). I've got everything set. I'm a little over a month into working ...
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Is the protein deprivation method backed by research? [closed]

It seems that nowdays anyone who has worked out even for a little bit, suddenly he becomes an expert and writes a book about diet and fitness. One such case is the protein deprivation method. I have ...
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Controlling muscle growth from running

Background: I'm a 28 year old male, 176cm, 68kg. I used to go swimming for 60min three times a week before the pandemic. Due to the latter, public pools in my country have shut down, and I have not ...
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How can I build a muscular body if I am skinny [duplicate]

I’m 18 y.o. My height is 6 feet and my weight is about 150 pounds. Nevertheless, I look very skinny. Muscles of my torso and arms are weak and small. However, my legs look normal. I tried to go to the ...
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Is sugar really the enemy? [closed]

I have been researching online a lot regarding the truth of sugar and there's so many mixed opinion. I was hoping for some objective opinion regarding the matter and hopefully backed with scientific ...
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How am I gaining muscle but not weight? [closed]

I am 19, 67kg and have been training for around 3-4 years so I am not a ‘newbie’. I am gaining muscle however whenever I weigh myself, I gain very little to no weight at all? I am confused as to where ...
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How much keto (low carb) diet when combined with protein intake is likely to hamper muscle growth?

I am 37 years old male, recently went on the keto diet for 3 months and lost ~13 kg (but still have a way to go), to sustain the gains I started working out to gain more muscles and increase my ...
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How to fix scoliosis for better/safer perfomence in a gym?

I'm 18 y.o. and I wanna fix my scoliosis for safer perfomance in a gym with heavy weights. What should I do for this? My left shoulder higher then my right shoulder
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Can I make bigger my rib cage doing breathing squats, pullover etc.?

I wanna make my rib cage bigger for better chest size. I've heard that breathing squats, pullover, traction raider (it's like pullover without weight link(video on russian)) could help me get bigger ...
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Bulking up in maintainance calories

As an intermediate individual in fitness with decent bit of muscle definition and body fat, I was hoping to bulk up. However, I fear that with with a surplus I might end up gaining unnecessary fat ...
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Diet to increase muscle mass [duplicate]

I am a person who weighs 77 kilos, my height is 1.75 and I go to the gym 5 times a week and my goal is to weigh 80 kilograms, could you recommend a diet in which I can increase my muscle mass ...
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What is waste product of muscle synthesis, creating unquenchable thirst?

I know there's an assumption in the question but here's the situation. I'm on a lifting program I really enjoy, based on 3x/week compound barbell movements with progressive overload. I know you have ...
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Core Workout - efficacy of doing Pallof Press and Cable Woodchopper exercises together

I'm looking to build the frontal (rectus) and oblique (side) abs a bit with standing exercises. I've started doing cable woodchoppers (chest height) and pallof press' (with legs practically together). ...
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Can 3000+ callories cause diarrhea?

I'm eating over 3000+(eat mostly buckwheat, rice, pilaf, pork, pork chops and boiled eggs). And I'm taking a few supplements(nitrobolon and hmb by Trec). Can something in my diet cause diarrhea or ...
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Are squats on the tip of the feet and bending back good for the legs?

In some video, I saw a guy showing a very effective, according to him, squat technique for working out your legs at home. The technique is such: a person should bend back, pulling their hands back ...
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Do I really need to track my carbs and fat if I'm hitting my daily calorie and protein numbers?

I have about a month of training experience and I'm currently on a cut (I consume 500 calories less than my TDEE). Since I'm aiming for body recomposition while maximizing my newbie gains. My daily ...
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Should I do full body if I'm working out over 3 years?

Can I build more muscles if I'm gonna do full body instead of split(which is, I heard, for athletes who use steroids)? And I hears that we need only 24-72 hours to fully recover and supercompensate. ...
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If I do not have access to casein protein, is there a hack I can do with whey protein isolate to make it digest more slowly?

As I already understand, the benefit of casein protein is that it is slow absorbing, and hence able to keep our bodies in a positive nitrogen balance over an extended period of time. This makes it ...
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Should I use Nitrobolon for better muscles growth?

I've been searching about nitrobolone, but I found only shop pages. Is nitrobolon(technutrition) realy can help me improve my work out and improve muscles strength and growth? Is it better than ...
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Is protein intake before workout useful?

So to give a little concept: My schedule: 8:30 AM I start working 9:00 AM I eat breakfast like a salad with chicken (approx 15-20g protein). 13:00 PM Rice with chicken and veggies (30-45g) 15:00 PM ...
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Is physiology of muscle growth a pseudoscience?

It seams that there is no actual scientific research in the physiology of muscle growth. All the studies done are far from scientific since all of those are statistical studies, the results of which ...
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Does speed cause hypertrophy?

I was messing up on the bar and wanted to test myself. I activated a timer of 30 seconds and jumped on the bar trying to rep as many pull-ups as I could before the time ran out. I did 13 in the 30 ...
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Validity of the Casey Butt Calculator

Is there any validity to the Casey Butt Calculator? The calculator seems to originate from a single study of a few individuals, all ranging on the same weight, and it proposes that the average height-...
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Homeworkout alternative to deadlifts

What are some home workout alternatives to deadlifts? I don't have any gym equipment other than a resistance band.
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Which gives better results: bulk and cut, or slow and steady?

In this video, Greg Doucette explains that bulking then cutting is a waste of time because even though muscle is built faster in a surplus, all the extra muscle is lost when cutting. But in the same ...
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Am I getting weaker?

So after a few weeks of working out in my house, I’ve started to notice some gains. At first, I was glad that my exercises were efficient and continued to work out, which at the time seemed to get ...
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Supplements to aid in body recomposition. (Beginner)

Is the consumption of supplemental products such as protein, creatine, and/or l-carnitine beneficial for the development of muscle and loss of fat? What evidence exists to support that, and does being ...
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Intermittent fasting - losing more muscle than fat [closed]

I've started intermittent fasting a week ago. First eating 8am, last 4-5pm, limited to 1800 kcals, around 100g carbs, 70g fat, and 190g protein. I'm 94kgs, 172cm, with 19.6% body fat at the moment, ...
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Beginner Hypertrophy for Planet Fitness?

I'm requesting a basic muscle-building program (4-5 days per week) that can be followed at Planet Fitness. By Planet Fitness I mean mostly machines and dumbbells (since they don't have free-weight ...
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What are the general principles of losing weight without getting loose skin and stretch marks?

I have seen strongmen Eddie Hall and Terry Hollands lose weight without getting loose skin. Maybe it's because of the massive amount of pure muscles they carried before losing weight. While I am ...
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How to increase weight speedily? [duplicate]

I am 19 years old boy. My height is 5.5, weight is 46 kg. I know I'm underweight. I've been taking exercise for approx. 2 years. I've achieved toned body but unable to gain muscles. What should I do ...
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Will fat help you gain muscle?

If you are heavier you will be stronger wether this is by fat or by muscle I think we can all agree on that. (I'm not talking about overly fat because at that point it would probably not hold true due ...
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How to gain muscle whilst losing fat

I have an athletic body type (not fat but not skinny) but I am trying to gain muscle and lose fat. Do people have any recommendations for diet and training? What I am doing right now: Shortened my ...
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