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What workout routine is best for a 14 year old?

I'm a skinny 14 year old weighing about 50 kg, and I need to find a good workout routine (doesn't matter how long). I'm looking for a workout that targets my biceps, triceps and core. Can you suggest ...
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Ideal order and structure of routine?

Some of the routines I've had have multiple muscles in the same day. For example: Day 1 has Chest, Back, Biceps and Shoulders while Day 3 has Triceps, Legs, Chest and Shoulders I'm currently trying ...
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6 months in calisthenics and still almost no progress

26yo. 183cm 73kg. Male. Calisthenics. Routine: bwf RR Started in October. Couldn't do anything then. I progressed in strength, sure. But compared to others, progress is too slow. 6 months should be ...
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Tensions of the strength curve

Influencing the strength curve during a weight training workout. I have read about the strength curve and the fact that certain exercises for the same muscle have their peak contraction or (hardest ...
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Hard gaining mass in the upper body, recommendations

So I'm an ectomorph male 175cm 70kg and have been going to the gym for almost 2 years. I haven't seen a real improvement at all. My main goal is to increase the size of my arms mostly, and the ...
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Is protein the only intake needed for muscle gain?

There are three types of muscles in the human body: Skeletal Muscle, Smooth Muscle and Cardiac Muscle (heart muscle). Among them, we focus on the weight gain of skeletal muscles only. Skeletal ...
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Is there an upper limit to building muscle each week?

When a person seeks to build muscle (with proper food and exercise), is there an upper limit to how much can be built in the span of a week?
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36 eggs a day, is it legit?

I watched a video about Vince Gironda's 36 egg a day diet in which it states that the diet is similar to taking a cycle a dianabol. The basics of this idea is that eating dozens of eggs per day would ...
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How do I prevent lightheadedness during deadlifting?

Often when I deadlift, I start feeling quite dizzy after about 5 reps despite feeling that I am nowhere near failure. Usually, this makes me need to have temporary rests between reps and take a few ...
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Does possession of a certain quantity of bodyfat effect the body’s capacity to build muscle?

Does possession of a certain quantity of bodyfat effect the body’s capacity to build muscle? Or is it an irrelevant factor? In order to build muscle, which adds weight to the body, a caloric surplus ...
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is it good to combine swimming and weight workout?

I want to gain muscle and lose belly fat, so i'll really like to combine these 2 ways of working out but i don't know if it's good and how could i make a routine.
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How do I improve my body composition?

Hey! So over the past year I lost a bunch of weight ( I was 69kg and now I am 54 ish). But I really want to build muscle especially around my glutes and my back! As you can see I have very little ...
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Lose Body Fat And Keeping Muscles Problem

I have issue with keeping muscles and losing body fat. When I try to gain I gain 1:1 muscles vs body fat or sometime more fat and same wise versa losing time 1:1. When Looking lose more muscles than ...
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Exercise Variation and Periodisation

I guess I can say it is widly known to change your workout routine from time to time (may that be to focus more on certain muscles, hit muscles a little different, rule out muscle imbalances or simply ...
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Natural, cheap protein food [closed]

Does anybody know some natural, healthy and cheap protein food for workout? Thanks in advance!
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Should I be doing push-ups if I can do dips in order to hit chest muscles?

I was doing the following exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBJTLMaJZrQ for some weeks. I had been doing just 3 sets of normal push-ups till the fatigue before, so it took only a few weeks for ...
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Why am I stronger in isometrics?

I can only curl with one arm 21 kilograms once, this is my maximum but I can hold at 90° degrees 30 kilograms for for up to 2 minutes then my arm starts to shake too much. So I'm clearly immensely ...
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How to know if eating sufficient calories for muscle growth?

As brief background: years ago I was obsessed with getting a 6-pack. I was possibly the worst body type: skinny but with a flabby midsection. After years of P90X, I didn't quite achieve a 6-pack, but ...
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Are drop sets effective?

A very commonly performed action in bodybuilding is the drop set. In which, you do your working sets. Then on the last set, you go to failure, drop the weight, go to failure, drop the weight, go to ...
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Gaining muscle with calisthenics

I’m a skinny guy (6:2 145lb) and I’ve been trying to put on muscle mass. I’ve started calisthenics and I’m doing chin-ups now. I’m doing half the amount of max reps every day and I’m eating more ...
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Leg curls and hamstring training in general

Simply put, out of all hamstring exercises like leg curls, deadlifts, good mornings, nordic curls and so on... which one builds more leg muscle?
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Which muscle group am I missing in my workout routine?

Every day, I do this: Pull-ups. Suspension dips. Leg lift (for abs). Side planks for abs. Biceps curls. Triceps curls. Chest-pull. Single-legged squat, up to full extension, including calf raise. ...
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Doing any sort of exercise too slow recommended?

I need to gain muscle. So I am talking about exercises to gain muscles such as push-ups, pull-ups, push-downs etc., My method of doing is keeping relatively more weight and doing very slowly. For ...
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How do I know whether my diet is good or whether it's total crap?

I'm trying to gain muscle and become fit without getting too pumped up. I've made this diet and my question is, how do I check if my diet is any good? edit 1: My warm meal isn't included but that ...
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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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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 ...