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"Do exercise X every day" - what about the recovery time?

I often read about people/ sites saying to do some exercise on a daily basis. For example, I often read that one should do planks every day. This does not make sense to me because usually you should ...
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Exercises for a person with limited mobility to lose weight

I'm recovering after hard doctor's error that attacked my legs mobility. Legs returned theirs mobility, but they're weak. Are there any exercises I can do lying on back or sitting to loose weight? ...
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Running after leg day - good or bad idea? [duplicate]

After I've done a leg day going heavy with squats and/or leg press, is it OK to do a 5-7k run? I find that it's good for my mental health to have a run mixed into my routine, but I wonder if that ...
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How to find out timing of supercompensation?

Supercompensation refers to the post training period during which the trained function/parameter has a higher performance capacity than it did prior to the training period (source). One should train ...
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Conceptualizing role of recovery in muscle building

I am trying to figure out how to think about recovery when wanting to muscle build. So far I've been going about seven weeks a day, but seeing videos of people like Tom Platz, Mike Mentzer and Dorian ...
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Does the body allocate a lot of resources to heal muscle strain such that you feel fatigue?

I was training in Judo and I injured my muscle on the left buttock pretty bad (a pretty bad muscle strain / pulled muscle). It feels painful in the buttock when I walk or doing certain movements that ...
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Efficiency of my workout program [closed]

I've been lifting for 6 months and I follow this program: Day Exercises Monday Front SquatsDumbbell LungesLeg extensionsLeg PressOverhead PressLateral RaisesFace Pulls Tuesday Bench PressIncline ...
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Pressured on time, thinking of doing full-body workouts instead of splits

I've always done some split, 3-way, or upper/lower splits, but due to lack of time, I want to start doing full-body workouts and two a week. Each workout should include all major muscle groups: Legs, ...
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Is persistent DOMS a sign of low testosterone?

I am highly active guy, 6ft, over 235lbs, muscular frame; walk around 10,000 steps per day and gym 3-4 times a week. I know that such high level of activity will naturally put strain on my muscles but ...
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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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After intense workouts, my muscles only start to cramp 2 days after the work out, but when I was younger, I got cramping the day after. Why?

I'm a 34 year old male. My fitness level is above average, but I won't say it's much more than that. Unsurprisingly, after intense power workouts, especially after a while of not working on a certain ...
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How do daily push-ups (as in army bootcamp) lead to muscle growth

Accepted knowledge in these communities and with most trainers is recovery days are when the body grows. And that sans recovery days you're only breaking down muscle fibers without letting them grow ...
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What are the therapeutic effects of 1250nm IR light? [closed]

Some niche biohacking oriented companies make red light therapy lamps emitting a spectrum of 639, 660, 850 & 880 nm light citing a particular authoritative book on the scientifically demonstrated ...
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Post-exercise muscle soreness

I’m a vigorous 72yo who enjoys pushing his limits via cycling, swimming, Pilates or weights. In the evenings on a day of a challenging 1 hr workout I will recline in my zero gravity chair to read but ...
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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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Why does weight training cause so much more DOMS than even extremely arduous bike rides?

One thing I do not fully grasp is why I have so much more intense Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness ("DOMS") after a bout of weightlifting at the gym during "leg day" versus an equally ...
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How to achieve slim athletic physique? [duplicate]

I’m 17 years old and i’m street dance dancer. I feel like athletic training is the best way how to cover my needs and body goals. Im going for really strong muscles but kinda skinny physique. ...
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Time to full improvement after single workout with strength training

I'm a 29 y/o male starting strength training for the first time. I've done cardio my whole life and there were 3 rules of thumb I had in terms of time expectations: It takes about 4 months after ...
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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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What is the quickest way of replenishing glycogen stores post-workout?

I've recently taken up training for cycling quite intensively, and I was wondering what would be the fastest way of replenishing my glycogen stores before the next day's workout? I've drawn up a ...
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Chest strengthening without weights or press ups

After 6+ weeks of no exercise and lockdown I found that just 10 press ups brought pain to my main neck muscle. So I have a painful sternocleidomastoid but I want to strengthen my chest (well, ...
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Body building is sore, slow, and needs rest, but the heart doesn't. Why?

I have a question about heart muscle rebuild after high intensity cardio. I wonder if it is a proper question in this forum. If you think not, please kindly tell me where it should be. Building muscle ...
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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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Is overtraing just an overdose? A bypassable overdose?

The human body works in a way such that small doses of poison can slowly build up resistance to that poison in a progressive manner. But the same poison in quantities too large for the body to process ...
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Should I take a break from working out and if so, how long?

Well, I’m just going to be straight forward here. About a month and a half ago, I started working out in my house like every day for about two weeks. Then, I received a lot of work because I’m a ...
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Ideal number of recovery days for strength training when working to maximum

I’m familiar with the standard schedule of strength training any particular group of muscles three times a week, and therefore one recovery day between each routine, with a double recovery day once a ...
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Do I need continuous sleep in order to maximise muscle growth?

I’ve been getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. However, I occasionally wake up once or twice to go to the toilet (twice is very rare). It’s quite easy for me to get back to sleep, therefore these ...
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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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When in the day should I train to optimize Recovery and to limit DOMS?

Assuming that the exercise does not influence the quality and timing of sleep. If I do not sleep much the day before, should I train later in the day.
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Difference between percussive massage devices?

I recently did a CrossFit competition and there was a company offering free recovery treatments. One of the options was a percussion massage using a massage gun. It helped loosen up my back ...
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Foam roller and massage ball

I want to buy a foam roller and massage ball for self massage and myofascial release. What are things/features to look out for when buying these? Also, is it worth to invest in a known brand or do the ...
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Does volume influence duration of super-compensation phases?

I was recently climbing for a good 4 hours, and afterwards I did weighted pullups (Enough weight to hit my 2RM). I did 6 sets of that, then i did the same with some intense pushup variations, and ...
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Biceps workout without supplement pain more than 4 days: Do i need whey?

I saw an expert in Youtube said that muscle recovery took 3 days (roughly 72 hours) but it not same with my case. I'm not bodybuilding and not using any kind of supplement. I'm doing more for ...
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Should I rest in between my workouts

I downloaded an app 3 weeks ago for my home workout. Normally, for progressive overload, it increases the number of reps for each workout every week. But the issue here is, when i was told to do 16 ...
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Relieve muscle tension between the shoulder blades

I got some pain between the shoulder blade and spinal for a week now. It's not really a strong pain, but it really bothers me over time. My doctor did feel my muscles there and said its a muscle ...
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Frequency of ''Full body'' training [closed]

I've been thinking about doing full body 4 or even 5 times a week. Can this be optimal for muscle growth and endurance? Edit: Training history 5 months of starting strength, hated it and tried ...
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Did I tear some kind of core supportive muscle / what injury did I do to myself? [closed]

I've just had a really nasty pain in my side, on the pelvis/pelvic girdle. It feels like it was related to some core supportive muscle. While it's mostly resolved within 72 hours, I'm curious what I ...
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How to strengthen skeletal muscles [closed]

Was wondering if anyone could advise, my skeletal muscles are very weak, no strength which is leaving me unbalanced and un steady on feet, and my arms feel the same somewhat floppy, is there any ...
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Does eating sugar before sleeping reduce muscle regeneration and growth?

I was very underweight most of my life (BMI 15-16) and gained a bit of weight (BMI 18.5 now) during the recent months via training (at home) and eating more. Most of that gained weight is apparently ...
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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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how to keep the chest tendon injury free while training heavy bench press?

Here and here you can see me bench press 200 Kg. I don't bench 200Kg 440 Lbs all year long. After reaching the 200, it goes down gradually back to 160 and then 160 for 2 reps and slowly up. I use ...
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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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Sore glutes from running

General question: why would the upper glute area (piriformis, gluteus minimus, gluteus medius) get disproportionately tight and sore from running? For me, the tightness and soreness in this specific ...
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What can help me build muscle faster than diet, exercise, and rest alone?

I was thinking of doing an amateur bodybuilding show, but I'm drug-free and build muscle super-slowly no matter what. I am in need of going to a local bodybuilding show that I signed up for, but it's ...
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Twitching/shaking after intense exercise? How to lessen it?

So I am emasculated by the roid boys at the gym who can grind through dozens of sets and look like they're just starting their workout after spending days in the sauna. I often have to compensate for ...
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Can stretching add symmetry to the abs or make legs slimmer and reduce muscle pain after workouts?

I have been doing fitness and bodybuilding for years and have heard people talk about the "amazing" effects of stretching. I would like to know if they are true and based on any scientific facts. ...
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Sexual arousal to speed up recovery?

Is it a viable post-workout method to make one's self sexually aroused for prolonged periods of time? Studies show that sexual arousal increases test. in both males and females and etc. I assume this ...
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I feel recuperated immediately the next day after an intense workout. Okay to workout more?

This question kind of seems like the "am I working out too hard?" question, but it's a bit different. This question asks about whether or not one should trust their body or a timeframe. I worked my ...
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left and right shoulders are asymmetrical

My left and right shoulders are asymmetrical. My left shoulder seems attached with my upper chest perfectly whereas my right shoulder and upper chest has a gap between them. How can i make them equal? ...
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Does the PC muscle recover faster in comparison to the other muscles?

I often read "if you exercise your PC muscles every day you will see great results". This is counter-intuitive to me, having been working out for many years. I know for sure that if I don't rest ...
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