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Is my pull up routine an effective way to improve my pull ups?

First off all, I want to start with saying I do not go to the gym often anymore as my current main sport is football. However, I do really want to improve on how many pull ups I am able to do, which ...
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Cutting volume down

I'm currently on a cut while maintaining my resistance training, that is 3x/week FBW with a total of 12 sets per body part. I have recently started to notice that my regeneration is kinda compromised ...
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How often should you grease the groove?

I am trying to grease the groove with pull ups. I wonder how many times per week should someone workout eg. 5 consecutive days, and 2 days rest? 6 consecutive days and 1 day of rest? Or should the ...
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Slow Progress At My Sessions

I started lifting at the age of 18 (currently 20) . I was basically a skinny fat kid with little muscle and very weak. In the first year I only trained for 5 months which my strength went up fairly ...
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14 year old abdominal training

When I was 13 I started training abs (sit ups), first I did 60 one day, 2 series of 30 and started from there. From there my progresion multiplied, started doing 120, 250, 500 and so on but I did this ...
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What are some possible reasons why one suddenly loses strength and is unable to progress in resistance training? [closed]

I am 28 years old and have been working out for more than 10 years, suddenly I lost strength in all my lifts and am unable to progress for a year now. My training routine is as follows Monday: 5 sets ...
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Can I improve running stamina by increasing intensity rather than duration?

I want to increase my stamina when running, I know that the standard way to do so, is to increase the duration of the workout session, for example a runner may start by running for 30 minutes straight ...
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Pullup and chinup progression and calisthenics

I started training calisthenics a month ago. Ive managed to go from 0 chinups to doing 8 . However i have some concerns. While i can do 8 chinups in my first set unfortunately if i dont use an ...
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How to strengthen the muscles of the fitness mindset?

This is a question focusing on the mental side to fitness I've been working out for the last 6 months - primarily on a squat, deadlift, benchpress routine - and I'm quite enjoying it. I've seen some ...
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Expected progress for beginners in 6 months

I've started weight training a few weeks ago with light weights. 39 years, 189cm, 89kg, never trained before. Right now I'm doing 2 sets of 10 reps with 6.5kg dumbells in bench press. I can do more, ...
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My homegym workout doesn't allow me to add 1 rep at each set of my Military Seated Dumbells Press

I want to increase my reps on the Dumbells Seated OHP. But I can't. I even tend to regress (reps decrease) ; I eat a lot and I sleep well. I'm tired every day, I don't know why. You will find the reps ...
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Does a untrained beginner get muscle mass gains, or strength gains, or both without applying progressive overload?

I've read somewhere that they get gains without applying progressive overload. That would mean one could get bigger muscles without getting stronger, because he doesn't add reps/weight each workout.
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Struggling making size and strength gains with calisthenics

This is probably discussion. I don't know how else to ask a specific question. I don't know any other serious fitness forum. This is the only one. Should I change the whole routine or just some ...
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Relationship between lunges (dumbbells) and squat

Let's imagine that my 5RM in the squat is 85kg because I'm just starting out. So I can only contract physiologically slowly, and to avoid injuries I stretch slowly. The last rep is quite well done, ...
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How does one gauge progress in bodybuilding?

On topic of bodybuilding, while there are many resources telling you how you should exercise, they usually don't tell you what rule-of-thumb signals and changes show if you're actually doing things ...
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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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Is it possible to apply progressive overload on squat with +10 kg resistance increments by resistance bands?

I am wondering is it possible to progress on squat with +10 kg resistance band increments. My squat progress will be similar to the following program: 5 * 3 60 kg 5 * 4 60 kg 5 * 5 60 kg   5 ...
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How to adapt the progression in hypertrophy routines?

My name is Chris and I have a question about how to introduce the "variable" progression in my hypertrophy routine. I have been practising fitness for 15 years now but was not until 2 years ago that ...
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How much can the body change in 6 weeks? [closed]

Without harming your health, and ignoring magic, if you are a male, 37, out of sports for several years, slightly overweight, but willing to work hard in these 6 weeks for personal reasons. How much ...
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Progressing into iron cross

I'm wondering how one can progess into an iron cross. My shoulders are strong enough for stuff like handstands, muscle-ups and human flag, but this movement is very different. I'm wondering what kind ...
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Walking to lose weight - what should I expect?

I am 46 years old have had hysterectomy and I am over weight. I started taking Karate about a year ago and trying to lose weight. I just cant seem to do it. The first of June my co worker and I ...
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How long does it take for my muscles to grow weaker if i skip the gym?

What is the number of days since the last time i went to the gym in which i will start feeling weaker and start losing the progress I've made?
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Am I doing abs workout right and how should I check my progress?

I am doing abs workout (7 minute app workout 1-2 per day) for "that slightly muscular sexy abs" for 2 month now, but I don't really see any visual progress and this makes me really sad =( Should I ...
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Pull-ups - should I start greasing the groove?

I started working out a couple of months ago. Currently, I can do 5-6 clean normal pull-ups and 7-8 clean chin-ups. So far my training has involved going to the gym 2-3 a week. If I wanted to ...
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Stick with progressing rep ranges or switch to small weight increments?

I'd like to keep this question general, but it's rather situational so excuse the extra fluff. At the end of February I finished 6 months of doing Johnny Candito's linear program, control variant. ...
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How can I measure my physical progress if I am gaining muscle faster than I am losing fat? [duplicate]

I've been trying to build muscle/burn fat/generally get in shape for the past two months, but I have not been noticing much difference in my appearance. I don't expect to have lost 10lbs, but I can at ...
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Measuring progress in Bouldering

I have been climbing for 13 years now and have been competing for most of that. I have reached a plateau or at least a point where simply measuring progress with the grading system is not accurate ...
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How can you test/measure muscular speed? [closed]

It's easy to see progress in a person's strength; they started at being able to bench x now they can bench x*2. The same is true for lots of strength exercises. What tests or measurements are there ...
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Pullup progression with muscle-ups as long-term goal

Background In the grand scheme of things, my pullups have been one exercise where I don't see much progression. I've "always" been able to do 3-5 pullups by nature, and even now, after several years, ...
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Best protocol for self assisted pull-ups?

I can't do full body weight pull ups, so I do self assisted ones. I try to follow the form described on exrx. I have a few questions that are probably linked, so I ask them as one: What is the best ...
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Plank Progressions

So, I have been doing workout routine for a while now. IDK exactly how effective it is, but it certainly seems effective for me and I like it because each exercise is something I can scale up(by ...
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Squat progressions

I am starting a (mainly) body-weight fitness routine and I have found squats to be WAY to easy. There are two progressions I can try that I know of: I can try to work towards pistol squats OR I ...
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Stalled progress on a particular weight machine

I have been using the Hoist "Rock-It" weight machine circuit at my gym for almost three months now, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I have been making steady progress on most of the machines, in ...
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What are you views on progress between rep range vs. fixed reps?

Assuming the goal is to progress in size and strength using weight training, what are you thoughts on a routine that either: 1) Uses a rep range of 5-8 (for example), where you start workout day 1 ...
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What is the correct plan to transition from normal to handstand push-ups?

I'm looking to become fit in my upper body without having to go to the gyms. Right now I'm working on my pushups. I can do 30 normal pushups in one go, if pumping as fast as I can. I'm 6ft and 160lbs. ...
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Stronglifts - Why is my bench press/row progress lagging behind?

I have been following the Stronglifts program since February of this year, so I've been at it about 6 months. I had tried the program before, but I had been away from it for some time, so I started ...
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Going backwards in training, do I need a break?

I've been steadily progressing with the Starting Strength program for a couple of months now. But my last two trips to the gym have been a disaster. When I started the program I could only ...
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