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Seeking Comprehensive Back Workout Suggestions with Cable Machine

I'm in search of a comprehensive back workout lasting around 1-2 hours, specifically utilizing the cable machine. So far, I've thought of including: Lat pull-downs Seated cable rows I'm uncertain ...
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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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Chest supported row with big dumbbells

I'am accustomed to performing chest supported row in a 30 degrees bench with dumbbells. My current problem is that I'm performing it with 32kg dumbbell per side and they start to limit my range of ...
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Why is a high number of sets more effective for muscle growth?

There are plenty of studies that suggest that a higher number of sets is better for building muscle, but no study I have seen addresses why it's true, if it is true. Progressive overload seems to be ...
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Unracking the Chest Press Machine without Pedals

previously I used to workout in a gym where there was a chest press machine with pedals like that However my actual gym just has a plate loaded chest press without pedals: Since my shoulders hurt ...
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Are plate-loaded vest comfortable for push-up/plank/dip/pull-up?

do you think this kind of product is comfortable for weighted push-ups/planks? I'm interested at buying it. Do you think it is a valid way to progress those exercises? My doubt is if it is ...
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Banded facepulls vs DB rear delt flys

A while back I had a very stubborn case of tricep tendonitis/osis. I rehabbed it with slow-tempo tricep exercises as prescribed by my PT, but it came back a few years later. Another PT said it was ...
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What exactly is Metabolic Resistance Training? How effective is it?

So I randomly came across this book by 50 Cent called, Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life. Reading the table of contents I saw a chapter talking about MRT (...
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Is there evidence that the effort-result-relation in resistance training is linear?

Is there any scientific evidence that the relation between training effort (measured as the amount of time spent training for the purpose of this question) and training result (increase in strength, ...
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How to make dips harder?

I have been doing dips for a long time now and they start to get too easy. Right now, I can do many reps on traditional dips so the exercise gets a little boring. Therefore, I am looking for a way to ...
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How does a 125# stack have 300# resistance?

How does a 125# stack have 300# resistance? I've asked this question again and again, but I've still never gotten an answer to my question. I understand the "band" type because as the band ...
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Converting a 10k step goal to a mini stepper

I purchased a mini stepper during one of the early lockdowns to keep the blood flowing at my standing desk. I’m interested in upping the overall steps I get in per day. I’ve never measured steps ...
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Reducing the dangers of upright rows

I am aware of the debate on the dangers of upright barbell rows and I acknowledge both sides. The fact of the matter is that it is a great compound exercise but a huge bummer is that it deserves ...
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How to make a slow walking burn more calories?

I walk with my kid. If I walk at her speed, I cannot exercise enough. If she runs with me, she cannot last long. If I run and she walks, she is out of my sight and may be dangerous. I am looking for a ...
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Back issues with single-leg deadlifts

So I've seen the following post, but there doesn't appear to be any mention of what the shoulders should do during a single-leg deadlift: Correct form and technique in single leg db deadlifts in ...
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Muscle groups that benefit from increased exercise frequency?

I've heard several points of opinion that some muscle groups benefit better for more frequent resistance training, in some cases 5 or six times in a week, and I was hoping to find some support or ...
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How to determine the resistance of resistance bands when it is not marked

I just bought a set of 3 resistance bands: yellow 5#, green 15#, & blue 15#. I'm wondering, is this the amount of pounds they represent when fully stretched? I saw another post and someone ...
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What kind of anaerobic exercises should one avoid during lower back pain?

So, I went to an orthopaedic because I was experiencing lower back pain for several months and got an X-Ray done. The report says that my L5 is sacralised, L4 has spondylolisthesis, and a mild forward ...
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Do people with slow metabolism tend to gain weight (fat) if they stop exercising?

So, my height is 5'4" and I weigh around 83 kg which gives a pretty bad ratio of BMI. My Triglyceride level is 238 mg/dl (desirable amount should be <160), HDL Cholesterol is 31 mg/dl (borderline ...
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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 ...
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What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?

When working out with weights, what is the impact of the trade-off between the amount of weights used the number of times an exercise is repeated For example, I can perform an exercise 3 sets x 10 ...
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