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Grip and resistance band placement on resistance band front squat for injury prevention

I am trying to figure out what is the safest resistance band placement on front squats. Here is the how I place resistance bands on front squat: I am thinking about placing the resistance bands on ...
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How to execute heavy glute bridges and hip thrusts with resistance bands?

I am trying to figure out how can I do heavy glute bridges with resistance bands safely. The reason I use resistance bands is it is portable and fit my current lifestyle. My current glute bridge is ...
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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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Yoga movements combinable with resistence training

I am looking for yoga poses such as glute bridge which I can use weights and resistance bands to make them more challenging. Any advice will be appreciated.
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How hard can I train during fasting?

How hard can I train during fasting, without diminishing training results too much? I am mostly thinking of multi-day fasts, but also when I plan to fast in the morning or have calorie-deficit the ...
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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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How can I add resistence to prone cobra movement?

I use prone cobra exercise for thoracic spine and lower traps. I want to apply progressive overload to this exercise. How can I add resistance properly to this exercise? Resistance bands, dumbbells ...
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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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Which mimimum set of resistance exercises should I do every day to offset the effects of sitting at work?

I am looking for a simple resistance training program that will offset the adverse effects of sitting on my muscles and posture. Taking a look at this figure: I see that I must strengthen the glutes ...
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Gym training for swimmers

A while ago I met a guy who was representing his country in swimming as junior. He said, that for every swimming season (6 times per week) they have session in gym, because, in his words: Swimming ...
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How does rep duration affect muscle growth? [duplicate]

The answer to this question has proven harder to find than I first thought it would be, so I decided to ask it here. My question is, what is the optimal rep duration in a resistance training regime ...
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Are digestive enzymes a must in whey supplements? [closed]

I have come across strong opinions which suggest that whey supplements without digestive enzymes are waste. The counter argument that our body has all necessary enzymes to digest whey and added ...
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Does SLOW reps have the similar effect as high resistance

If I do my reps slower, will it have a similar effect to increasing resistance? With respect to building muscles or improving max strength for example? Assume I go to failure / same level of fatigue ...
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What's a good strength training program for a beginner? [duplicate]

What are some good strength training options for someone just starting out? Specifically related to building a solid foundation of strength across all major muscle groups.
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What differences in the muscle structure can be seen when trained for Strength vs Hypertrophy vs Endurance?

This question is bugging me for few weeks now. Its not that I didn't try to look up. I never found a complete answer in an understandable language. From the articles I read over internet I could just ...
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why am i suddently so worn out in cardio?

I started gym 2 months ago and nearly every day except maybe 1 one rest day I will complete 1 hour cardio (about 500 calories, some days even 600-700) and an hour intense weight training targeting all ...
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Any input on fixing running form with resistance training?

Underwent a gait analysis for a sports conditioning class. We found that my gait is way too long/wide. I'm heel striking like it's going out of style. The rear leg is consistently way too far back. ...
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One Rep Max related terminology - What 5RM mean?

I was going through this article in the benefits of rest-pause exercise and seen this recommendation which I need a bit of help to interpret. New to rest-pause? Try this chest routine to ... ...
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Can I use butterfly as resistance training?

I've read about the importance about resistance training(strength training). As a swimmer, I can only do 25m butter for now. I can really feel the sourness in my upper body, I can use butterfly as ...
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Is it possible to effectively build muscle mass using resistance bands?

I will be living in Africa for the next year, with little access to a gym. I was thinking about purchasing a portable gym resistance band set, but I'm skeptical of the efficacy of resistance bands in ...
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eating less calories but still not losing weight, resistance training

I am 5'8 and 184 lbs. When I started the gym about a 6 weeks ago, I was 189 lbs. My goal was to lose weight with the help of cardio (running and bike), which was going fine until recently (past 1.5 ...
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Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?

For regular workouts there is information on the benefits and importance of doing pull-ups regularly. CrossFit even mentions it in this article. Men's Health even talks about this in one of their ...
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Are there such thing as best exercises for weightlifting?

I've heard this many times from powerlifters that I've work with, "All you really need is 3 lifts to hit all major muscle groups, and technically that's all you really need for maintenance, too." On ...