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An exercise/program designed to increase your muscle mass/lifting capacity.

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How can I as an middleaged non athlete implement lower body plyometrics in a safe and time efficient manner?

The lower body portion of my current strength program is: Wed: 3x5 Back squat 3x8 Bent over rows Sat: 3x5 Back squat 1x5 Deadlift I want to incorporate a little bit of moderate plyometrics. Not so ...
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Is Stronglift 5 x 5 really suitable for all beginners? Even those with messed up muscle imabalances?

The Stronglifts website says it scales from beginners to advanced lifters. I'm a complete beginner and I'm not so sure if it's suitable for me. Mainly because I suffer from bad anterior pelvic tilt, ...
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Why does this strength training regime lead to a plateau

I work out at a Kieser Gym, a large franchise in the DACH region with a focus on machine training for health. The standard protocol for almost all exercises is: train full range of motion on the ...
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Bodyfitness vs bikini fitness - genetics

It is known that a lot can be done with the body, but are there any specific genetic conditions that allow you to choose a proper category in bodybuilding? I'm a bit confused by the category ...
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Are there scenarios where waist trainers..... useful?

Ok. I know almost everyone who read the title is currently typing out a big "no" as an answer. Possibly typing something about how it doesn't help with fat loss and risks reorganizing ...
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How can I design an experiment to compare the strength of flexor muscles?

How would I design an experiment to compare the strength of the flexor muscles of the arm in students from my class? How could I use this experimental design to find out whether exercise improves the ...
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When does one stop & start again ramping their lifts?

I have been heavy weight lifting on and off for several years. I have most recently been focusing on squats, deadlifts, bench press, overhead press, and sometimes rows. Because I also do other workout ...
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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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Strength Training: How to experiment to get your optimal Frequency and Volume

I've been lifting with low volume (up to 3 sets) 6 or 7 times a week, with progressive overload, for over a year with some deloading periods. I've seen notable progress but I think I'm having trouble ...
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What can classify someone as a non-responder and what to do?

My friend is training with me doing calisthenics. He is consistent with his training and diet, gaining weight when weighed at the end of every week. I did a little bit of research for him as to why he ...
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Exercises to hide bulging lower hip bone

Now, I have seen a lot of posts about individuals with wide hips, but I feel that my body structure is quite uniquely problematic. I have relatively broad shoulders, a very thin waist, and a normal ...
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Should general workouts be done before Starting Strength 5x5?

I'm planning to put my wife on the Starting Strength 5x5 program starting next week. She's 28 years old and has no experience with weight training. Is it a good idea to go ahead and start with the ...
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Most effective bodyweight exercises?

There are so many bodyweight workouts and exercises on the internet. I have always wondered which bodyweight exercises are the most effective. I'm trying to create my own bodyweight workout for the ...
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Name of exercise and muscles worked

Is there a specific name for an exercise where you carry weights a small distance place them on the ground pick them up again and do the same. Also, what major muscles would this exercise work out.
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How Can I Optimize my Bench Press Training

Last week I learned that my states RAW bench press record in my weight class is only 15-25 pounds heavier than my current 1RM, so I am going to break it. The record is sitting at 286.60 lbs, and ...
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Should one incorporate rotation exercises into strength training to get strong hips?

Consider a right punch (cross) from boxing (1): hip extension at the rear leg causes a forward momentum of the body that has to be countered by an extension moment at the front knee. This hip ...
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How can I train my internal hip rotators?

I think it may be useful to train my internal hip rotators. "If you squat or deadlift and push your knees out, you’re strengthening the external rotators and without also strengthening the ...
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Fat on lower stomach and obliques [duplicate]

Not sure if this is a right place to ask, I started working out 6 months back and since then I have noticed some decent development however, I have some stubborn fat in my lower belly and obliques. I ...
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Stretching and hypertrophy/strength

So hypertrophy from weightlifting is due to microtears in muscle fibers. Intense stretching also causes microtears, so why doesn't (or does?) stretching lead to hypertrophy and muscle gain? Stretching ...
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Is deloading useful for recovering?

I think I'm I have a tendon or ligament à bit hurted at the bottom left side of my left chest because for 1 month I've rushed at weights (I've increased it to fast). Should I decrease the weight and ...
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Do the effects of Morning Neuromuscular Deficit make morning training inferior to afternoon training?

It seems to be widely accepted in fitness folklore that people are typically stronger in the afternoons than they are in the early mornings. This phenomenon, called Morning Neuromuscular Deficit is ...
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Biceps and Triceps exercises: are both involved?

let's consider these two famous exercises: triceps pull-down, and biceps curl Both the exercises have the same starting and ending positions, and even the movement is the same: it's basically a ...
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Squat form check: How to fix inconsistency in hitting depth and inconsistent torso angle?

Update: Here is a new form check request: Squat form check (no. 2) I would like a form check for my squats please. One major problem with my high-bar squats (I haven't learnt to do low-bar squats yet)...
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Help create a weight-training program with a focus on martial arts

I started lifting weights in August 2020 to get stronger for my martial arts. I have been training Muay Thai/Kick Boxing and Boxing for a little while, and I intend to train Jiujutsu and Judo once ...
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Dumbbell Pallof Press?

Is it possible to still perform the Pallof Press correctly with dumbbells? If my understanding of this exercise is correct, it is more of an anti-rotation exercise and I'm uncertain if the benefits ...
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Do mandatory cloth masks pose a risk to training?

Gyms in my province are changing up the rules once again, on Monday. This time around non-medical masks are required throughout the building while not exercising as well as while exercising (...
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How can I out-train this bad diet? If I can't, what modifications can I make to my diet to push more weight?

Not sure if this is on-topic: a request for diet modification to help improve strength. If not, please advise on what to edit. Is there something I can change or add to my current diet (without it ...
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How to start weightlifting?

Ive(f22) always been very fit and healthy, yet have never quite been happy with how my body looks. Im 5" tall and weigh 113lbs. I'm an endomorph and currently eat 1400 cals a day (I track my ...
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Should squats come last in a workout-plan?

I noticed that after doing squats I become very exhausted and tired, which seems to heavily affect my performance on the exercises following afterwards. Some of my collegues insist that squats should ...
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How can you strengthen lower back at home?

Following this video are there any exercises I can do at home with no equipment but my body weight in order to strengthen my lower back? Is there a way to indicate my progress over time? I would like ...
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Is there a way for self assessment of my lower back and abs muscles?

I would like to know if there any tests I can do at home to self assess of my lower back and abs muscles strength and other parameters?
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Has any man achieved slow high kicks in their 30s?

My goal is to be able to do a slow, controlled side-kick movement significantly above waist level (ideally, head-height). Is there any evidence-based training program that would lead to that? I have ...
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Why do so many professional strength athletes eat tomatoes?

If you view the "what do I eat in a day" videos on youtube of strength athletes like strongmen (e.g. Eddie Hall) and powerlifters (e.g. Stefi Cohen) then it seems like almost all of them eat ...
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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

How does the average Joe and the plain Jane train and prepare to do 110 pull ups in a row non-stop super strict form and no hanging rest,both hands always holding the bar and at least one repetition ...
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Most time efficient training

This is not asking about opinions on what everyone thinks is best or their preferences. I'm looking for the most time efficient workout. Requirement are as follows: train at least 5 different ...
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Routine for improving hip mobility for sumo deadlifts

I have always deadlifted in a conventional stance and have never had problems with hip mobility with my squat. Recently however, I found that when trying to follow “cues” in the sumo deadlift, such as ...
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Do some exercises cause injuries? Or is lack of strength the cause of injuries?

When comparing gymnastics leg training to barbell training one assumes that sissy squats cause more injuries. I believe this idea was born from the youtuber Athlean-X, also known as the most famous ...
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Squat accessory movements - Does the inclusion of both leg extensions and sissy squats make sense?

When considering quad accessory movements to compliment squats, does it make sense to include both leg extensions and (machine) sissy squats? Or put another way, are these exercises sufficiently ...
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Do weightlifting belts improve or hurt long-term development of core strength?

Weightlifting belts are reportedly used by a quarter of recreational weight trainers, and their benefits to lifting performance is supported by a large body of research. The data suggest that belts ...
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What is most important for strength: frequency or volume?

One popular fullbody barbell strength training program prescribes 3 set (x 5 reps) 3 times a week. Another one prescribes 5 set (x 5 reps) 3 times a week. In order to save time, thinking that volume ...
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Rep ranges and the effect of "breaking" up a set

I understand there are lots of unresearched questions here about rep range. This question is not about what rep range is "best" for some purpose. The research on this topic is well summarized in this ...
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How do I calculate the calories and proteins intake given these parameters?

I know it depends on many parameters, and it's subjective. I'm asking for an approximation, I don't need exact values. My goal is to get "bigger", to gain muscles weight. I'm 1.85m. 75.3 Kgs. Due ...
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Is there anybody else who can't gain reps in 4x4 OHP?

I'm following a bodybuilding workout in which I want to do dumbells overhead military press every 2 days in order to increase my reps and my weights faster than on the others exercises. So I'm doing ...
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Increase bench press 1RM

I want to increase my 1RM on bench press. I lift about 2 years. At the beginning it went great and fast. But when I reached 220 lbs it stopped. It hasn't changed in the last year. I go bench press ...
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Does increasing muscular endurance make you stronger?

The argument "increasing strength makes sub-maximal lifts easier" is sometimes encountered. The way that it is presented seems to indicate that increasing maximal strength also increases endurance (...
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RPE for a timed set?

I've learnt the RPE scale based on reps-in-reserve (e.g. 8 = 2 reps left, 9 = 1 rep left, 10 = max). If someone were to ask you for an RPE for a timed exercise, such as holding a plank for 1-minute, ...
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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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Is there a difference in doing 10 pushups per day for a year and doing 3,6K pushups in a day?

Is there a difference in doing 10 pushups per day for a year and doing 3650 pushups in a day? I guess the muscle is being stimulated the same, no mather when. Also the 10 pushups from 1 year ago ...
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Are there studies on the number of sets that should be performed per exercise?

It's now well established that the number of hard sets correlates well with hypertrophy. Are there any studies that investigate how a given number of sets should be distributed among different ...
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Strength Training to increase Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

The question "aerobic vs. anaerobic workouts [...]" shows that anaerobic exercise has positive benefits for weight loss since anaerobic exercise has been found to induce a high change in RMR: 7% ...

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