Questions tagged [strength-training]

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

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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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Is the biological law of accomodation real?

The law of biological accommodation says "the response of a biological object to a given constant stimulus decreases over time. Thus, accommodation is the decrease in response of your body to a ...
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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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High volume progression

Many people swear by 10x10 while others say it's a useless gimmick because not enough weight can be used or because the body can't recover. German volume training is 10 sets of 10 repetitions with ...
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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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One-sided lat exercises

After an injury (broken collarbone, shoulder blade and rib) last year I'm trying to get back up to strength. It's several months since I was cleared to resume normal exercise, so this question is ...
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Is variation of movement important in strength training? [closed]

Exercise is the thing we must do to replicate the conditions under which physiology was - and still is - adapted, the conditions in which we are physically normal. In other words, exercise is ...
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How should I train strength if I want to stay pain-free and have good mobility?

"My best powerlifting accomplishment in the 275-pound weight class was a 1,000-pound squat, 675-pound bench press, 700-pound deadlift, and a 2,375 total. No, I wasn't strong at all! Sure, I could ...
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Looking for a good rotational exercise to add to Starting Strength program

I follow the Starting Strength program. I like that is built around natural movement patterns. The deadlift for instance is really just picking something heavy up from the ground. This is both useful ...
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Exercise Equipment for Patellar Sublaxation

I've been prone to patellar sublaxation since I was a small kid. Have been doing PT exercises every day at home, not a single incident of patella coming out. I also do recumbent station bike 30 ...
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Training upper back muscles with kettelbells (or other small equipment)

My studio gives no opportunity to mount pull up bar, and the pull up station takes too much place. I don't want to purchase any big devices because they take a lot of place. Can I train my upper back ...
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Doing Pushups without taking enough protein

I will join a gym for strength training after 30 days, so until that time, if i do pushups daily , will it help me in gym ? because currently i am taking only 25-30gms of protein/day, once i start ...
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Unable to maintain weights and increase in reps from work out session to session, why?

I train everyday except wednesday and sunday (I only do abs). Monday: legs Tuesday: chest & calves & lateral delts Thursday: back & calves & back delts Friday: delts & trapezes ...
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Starting Strength without a power rack in a home gym

As a 28 year old desk worker, I'm noticing I'm getting fluffy around the waist and my strength has diminished even more over the years. I used to do aerobic sports so I wasn't out of shape during my ...
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Is it viable to do 1x100%5RM 3 times a week?

I begin each exercise of my workout with a set splitted into 3 sub-sets. - 100% 5RM - 30s rest pause - 3 or 4 reps with the same weight - 30s rest pause - 4 or 5 reps with decreased weight denoted X ...
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Beginner in running ( did 4 months weight training)

(Just to give you an idea about my background, I have been doing weight training from the age of 14 but i did it for 20 days then went on lay off for 2 month so on and same goes for running...without ...
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Powerlifting and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Combine Both?

My hopes and wishes have come true: a new Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy is opening down the street from my work. I am excited. However, since previously leaving BJJ I have started powerlifting. I want ...
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Training Pull Ups to failure with more volume

I hear a lot that you should not train pull ups to failure, so I usually do strength training with lots of rest in between sets. The reps depend on whether I choose to do Fighter pull up mode (5-4-3-2-...
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Warming up and “Greasing the groove” method

"Greasing the groove" or GtG is a training method developed by Pavel Tsatsouline, and made popular through his book 1999 "Power to the People! : Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American." ...
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Workouts to Strengthen the Rib Cage

A few years ago I used to do Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. During a competitive roll, I popped a rib out of place when my opponent put his knee (and full weight) on my side. That injury took me out for three ...
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Failed Sets: What to do Next?

I've been following an online 12-week program for power-lifting and strongman training. The program weights are designed around your 1RM. Each week the program increases the weight and if the past ...
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When to use Weightlifting Protection & Supports?

During a typical week at the gym, I see multiple types of weightlifting protection, supports, and aids used by a variety of people, myself included. Things like weightlifting belts, wrist wraps, wrist ...
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Aerobic exercise less effective than believed for fat loss?

Along the lines of this question on activity and weight loss, there was a study published in 2016, that essentially found that the body will self adjust, to keep calorie expenditure relatively stable ...
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What lifting does science advise for a middle-aged man with a family history of heart disease?

People lift for many reasons: to add muscle or to lose weight. Ignoring those reasons, what does science say about lifting for longevity? I'm a runner, I've been going to the gym for a year to two, ...
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What should I do to get closer to the ideal waist/chest ratio of 0.77? [closed]

I am a 65 year-old male. Weight is 163 lbs. I exercise every day. My waist/chest ratio is 0.88. How can I get closer to the ideal ratio of 0.77?
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To have a nicely balanced physique what strength comparisons should you have?

So compare your squat to bench press, bench press to overhead press and overhead press to bicep curl for example.
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Is this amount of fatigue normal?

I've started the following light excercising regimen: light warm-up (~10 min); a 5 short sets of pull-ups (around 16 total); some jumping and few sets of 50-60 mountain climbers in between of pull-...
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How can a glute be developed to twerk? [closed]

It seems that most people who are able to twerk have big glutes, not necessarily muscular but a big fatty. Is it necessary to have a fat deposits on glute muscles to be able to get the control?
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Can all isolation exercises be alternated side-to-side?

I was curious to know the following. Since plenty of Isolation exercises out there have the capacity to be alternated...hence: by having a unilateral nature such as the concentration curl, they can ...

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