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Strength is the ability of the body to exert force. Questions are about training methods for improving strength.

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Correct order during pushing movement

I’m doing pushing exercises to strengthen my serratus anterior. I understand it is worked when protracting one’s shoulder blades. During a pushing exercise, which should come first: shoulder ...
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"Before failure" sets - a good idea?

I learnt that sets till failure have different drawbacks like increased risk of injury, overtraining, fatigue and potentially less muscle growth in the long term (here and here, for example). The ...
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Do 1RM calculation formulae start to become inaccurate as the rep counts go way up?

Since I did a set of 20x50kg barbell bench press tonight, according to my workout tracking app, my 1RM for BBBP is therefore 150kg. However, I simply know this to be false as I’ve never been able to ...
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Does post-workout cold immersion dampen strength as well as hypertrophic gains?

Andrew Hibernian has discussed research suggesting that hypertrophic gains are lost when one undergoes immersive cold exposure within 6 hours after training. I’m wondering if this six hour window is a ...
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Does the dicothomy Cardio vs Strenght training even exits?

Experts have told us that a combination of Cardio and Strength is best for health, however I haven't been able to find why is exercise is divided in Cardio and strength? Does every type of physical ...
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Is my approach to cutting body fat good?

I've researched and understood that in order to cut my fat, I need to be in a caloric deficit of around 500 calories, do lots of cardiovascular exercise to lose fat, and do a moderate amount of ...
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Is this workout schedule good for cutting fat and maintaining muscle mass?

Day 1: Upper Body + Cardio Upper Body Strength: Push-Ups: 3 sets of 12 reps Dumbbell Rows: 3 sets of 12 reps per arm Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps Bicep Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps Tricep Dips: ...
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Does cold water immersion at moderate temperatures like 20C inhibit strength and hypertrophy?

It is well known that cold water immersion at more icy temperatures within 6 hours of working out will negate some or many of one’s muscular gains. Though apparently this doesn’t apply to cold showers ...
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How do I break a plateau for weighted pull up (2023)

Today 174cm, 64kg 25 years old, gender male Last year 174cm, 74kg 24 years old, gender male I also did some medical testing last year, my testosterone slightly below average but not considerably. ...
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Help? Schedule and correct exercise question

I’m 18 years old, 122 pounds, and 5’5. I do not want to be muscular I just want to lean out because I am “skinny fat”. I started doing “strength training” 30 minute videos 3 times a week with 10 pound ...
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Critique my workout routine

I workout on a 4 days cycle: All are 2 sets for 6-8 reps. Day 1, chest and triceps; 1x dumbell press warm up set (70% weight of working sets) flat dumbell press upper chest focused converging press ...
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How fast can you expect to increase your rep numbers in comparison to increasing strength or size?

I have been doing some basic calisthenics for about a year now. Mainly just doing push ups, inverted rows, squats (I mix the squats with lunges sometimes) 3 times per week for 3 sets each, every set ...
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Why my lifts are getting stronger every week

I started deadlifting for like 1 month now, i never workout back in the gym and chest also i enjoy more doing pull ups and push ups for this muscle group. So when i started deadlifting once a week i ...
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What muscles are worked by this exercise (dumbbell around-the-world lateral raise), and does it have a different name?

I've stumbled on this exercise in my own experimentation and then searched for and found this video which seems to mirror what I've been doing fairly closely (although I've been seated against a right-...
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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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If you can 50 pusbups in a go, why not make it harder by slowing down the tempo?

As titled. Why do people say pushups are useless for muscle growth if you can do them in high rep? Why not just slow down the tempo and making it hard enough that you can do only 10 reps? Why is this ...
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How to correct a leg dysmorphia

I am currently training my legs at home by doing Bulgarian Split squats 4 times a week. When I began, I always felt it more on the left quad. It lags behind the right one because the left one is ...
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Losing the last 2-3kg and maintaining strength

I've been dieting for a few months now, and progress has been quick: from 73kg to 55kg today since late August. I've been lifting heavy and managing using a lower kcal diet, however, as I approach my ...
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Is it normal to plateau or stop making visible progress after a year of training?

I have been weightlifting now for a little over a year and I am wondering is it normal to hit a plateau meaning I am not seeing visible results anymore. I know visible results aren't priority but I am ...
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I have always wondered this, is it better to do cardio prior to lifting or after lifting? [duplicate]

I constantly see on social media (i.e. TikTok and Instagram) that people insist on doing cardio before heavy lifting and others saying the complete opposite that they would rather do it after for ...
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Advice needed on home gym equipment purchase

I and my wife would like to purchase one or multiple pieces of training equipment / machines, so we can do all our fitness from home. The general requirements in this context are: Nothing that puts ...
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How does Cocaine affect physical performance?

I would think it would subjectively seem to enhance performance, but would like to see the objective fact of how it affects things like strength and intelligence as being both positive or negative. Is ...
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bamboo barbells/ unstable loads and research papers [duplicate]

I've been told that there are lots of research papers on this new kind of barbell, but I can't find any of them on google scholar or research gate. Do such papers exist? If so could you give me a list ...
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How can I prevent muscle loss (some strength loss is okay) when I incorporate Muay Thai in my training at the cost of losing some time for my workout?

Currently I workout as follows: 6 hours a week where 70-90 minutes of cardio in total. No bench press or squats (the why part isn't relevant here) Isolated muscle workouts for upper, abdominal ...
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Is it true that you do not lose ANY muscle mass if you're in a conservative deficit, eat high protein and do resistance training?

We are talking about people who are novices or early intermediates. There's no question that if you are advanced (i.e you are close to your genetic potential), you will lose muscle unless you take ...
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Is this a effective workout split for a 15 year old 65 kg been going to the gym for about 6 months [closed]

Eat 2800 calories a day and lots of protein All 3 sets Push upper body Bench press 6-10 Incline dumbbell press 6-10 Chest flys 6-12 Shoulder press 6-12 Later raises cable/dumbbell 6-12 Tricep pull ...
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If a child scooters everyday, does it make one leg of him/her larger than the other?

My six-year-old daughter scooters every day for about an hour. She feels very comfortable scootering with her right leg on the scooter and refuses to switch legs. My question is: If she keeps doing ...
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What book(s) for beginning routines at PF for 50-year old with 10 years off with strength as a first goal? [closed]

Problem: I have not had an exercise routine in 10 years. I now want to build strength again and look good, and improve my cardiovascular health (stop being winded so easily). I just joined Planet ...
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How know have internal hip rotation or postirior or anterior pelvic tilt [closed]

My left leg is internally rotated. But I don't know that I have internal rotation or anterior or postirior pelvic tilt. My left knee also paining badly and my walking is not properly. Don't know how ...
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Saturated versus all other fats [closed]

You mention "fat" often and as a collective value; but isn't there a big difference between saturated and all the others (Unsat, Mono, Poly, Etc), in terms of metabolism and what is used ...
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Weight of isolation exercises compared to compound

Let's say I'm doing chest presses with 18KG dumbbells, how heavy should my skullcrushers / DB tricep extensions be? In the past I used to do skullcrushers at around 20–25KG (in total, including the ...
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Does standing on one leg strengthen gluteus medius?

Many people who work office jobs and live sedentary lives end up having weak gluteus medius muscles, which can have consequences such as poor form when jogging or running. With stand-up desks growing ...
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PPL split - is it only for people with good genetics/high starting strength?

I found this program on leangains https://leangains.com/the-minimalist/ A (day 1) Bench press 1 set to failure Immediately followed by pushups to failure Followed by another set of bench (with a lot ...
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How to avoid "leading shoulders" when doing benchpress

https://youtu.be/xQTMhydmWAM?t=159 Sometimes I get into this position, when my shoulder is doing the majority of the work. What are some exercises to fix this? I imagine it would involve scapula ...
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How do I complete a workout like this?

I found a workout online that would help me with my current pull-up goal. I don't know if there is a specific way to complete it, but I'll put it under here. Perform & Progress The Following 2x/...
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How to measure progression?

Mehdi in his blog says Start with the bar and you could be Squatting 100kg/220lb for 5×5 in 12 weeks Ok. So say born in a 3rd world country, born to parents with a combined height of 5"2, ...
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How much strength progress can I expect on a cut if I'm fat? Is it even required given that I don't want to get more fat?

Please help an early novice here! I'm fat (28%bf, 170lbs, 5'6'') and am following stronglifts 5x5 with some arm, forearm work. S:B:D is 143:95:225. I'm planning to cut down to 140lbs so I can lean ...
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Best exercises to take my strength to the next level

I'm currently doing compound exercises only - bench press, back squat, deadlift, pull-ups and overhead press. And I would say my numbers are OK except for bench press and overhead press which are ...
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How to build strength for 40lb kettlebell turkish getup and snatch with just body weight

Background: I am in a situation where I do not have access to a gym nor have any additional weights around nor equipment like parallete, pullup, dip bars etc. The only odd thing I have is a 40lb ...
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Calisthenics: Opposite of 1 Hand Pullup

What is the calisthenics opposite equivalent of the 1 Hand Pullup? Is the 1 Handstand Pushup even possible against the wall? I also tried 2 handstand pushup, placing weights on a dipbelt (only like 20 ...
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Additional exercise to backstroke swimming

I've started backstroke swimming around 3 times a week and want to add just a little strength training to it. The problem with swimming is, that it seems to use so many muscle groups that it seems you ...
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Handstand Pushup Progression

I am doing handstand pushups. What is a good way to increase progression of handstand pushups without using a weight vest? I am open to suggestions using a wall, or not against a wall. Thanks,
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Pike Pushup: Hands and feet closer a healthy option?

This is an example of Pike Pushups. One progression is to place your feet on a high platform to make it harder. I was curious if another method would be to have feet and hands vertical closer to ...
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Pullup bar attachment to make existing pullup bar lower

Has anyone seen equipment, a pullup bar that attaches to an existing pullup bar to make it lower. Like a pullup bar with hooks that attachs so athlete can use a lower height version? Note: Looking for ...
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Asymmetric Bar Placement in Overhead Position

Hell there, I have an issue in any kind of exercises involving the Overhead Position (Overhead Press e Overhead Squat). Precisely, at the Overhead lockout position (shoulder blades elevated and arms ...
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Why are strength programs limited to compounds?

I get the idea of low rep ranges for strength training. My question is, why are are most strength training programs limited to ohp, deadlifts, squat, benchpress? Why is there no use of machine? In ...
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Is it possible to work on strength and power on the same day?

I read Triphasic Training by Cal Dietz and he mentioned that you should only be training one parameter at a time. First work on increasing absolute strength for 6 weeks (w/ weight 80% of 1RM). After ...
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How to convert strength to power in basketball?

We have been lifting for strength with the 1x20RM program but now we are getting closer to pre-season and would like to start converting the strength to power. How can i convert their strength to ...
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Shoulder pain when benching heavy

I have recently been pushing my bench weight to the point where I'm just barely able to push the bar up on my last rep of the set. I've recently noticed that I've been getting a sharp shoulder pain in ...
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Very weak bent over row caused by lateral scapular winging?

Since my childhood, I'd been affected by lateral scapular winging that never really affected my life and me while doing sports (mainly soccer, martial arts / combat sports and some inline hockey). It ...
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