Questions tagged [strength-training]

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

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One set 7 days/week vs 2 sets 3-4 days/week to optimize both strength and hypertrophy

For strength/hypertrophy, is there any evidence that better results are achieved by doing a lower volume workout 7 days a week instead of a higher volume workout 3-4 days a week, or vice versa, ...
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What are some exercises that I can do for an easily dislocated shoulder?

Before you answer, here's some background to my shoulder's condition: I seem to have a chronically weak shoulder. For instance, when I play basketball I like to try hard to intercept passes from the ...
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Negative squats

Can doing negative squats with a belt, going down slowly then using arms to go back up be used to break a squat stalls? If not, are there any other benefit on using negative squats?
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Deadlifts:Which is the best stance: normal or wide?

If you had to do one,the normal shoulder width or a sumo stance or something else, which one would you do for general strength training?I have noticed that glutes activation is more in the wide stance ...
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If optimal rep range is 8-12 for hypertrophy, why does my aesthetics focused program has 5 reps for some workouts?

I've been following coolcicada's PPL routine for a while and I love it, but I choose this program over others just because the creator claims it's hyperthropy and aesthetics focused, he doesn't talk ...
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Can Pistol Squats replace Barbell Squats?

I am at the point where I can do consist pistol squats weighted. It seems to me that pistol squats are much safer than heavy weight back squats. Can pistol squats be a replacement for back-squats?
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Partial reps for muscle growth

I've been thinking about it for some time now and came to the conclusion that chin ups and pull ups are ego-lifting partial repetitions, even when the chin is over the bar or when the chest is over ...
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Training like a bull

What are the benefits of training like a real bull, by moving HEAVY things on the daily? Not full body every day, just heavy carries to overload the legs and traps. Like yoke carries alternated with ...
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Totally ditching chest training

What are the implications and negative side effects of NOT training the chest muscles? I train my entire body from the jaw and neck down to the feet but I'm thinking on making the pectoral muscles ...
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How to train musculation during a fasting period?

I've just finished my first musculation session. But I am a little bit affraid about my diet in a futur period, In 2 months, I'll not be able to eat till night during one month, so no breakfast, no ...
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I have 7 weeks left for a power-lifting competition. It's my first time; how do I prepare?

I have been weight-training for almost 2 years now. I do it because I love it. That was the only reason I had been training, but I have a new goal now: to win in a local powerlifting competition. I ...
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StrongLifts 5x5 and running on alternate days

I want to start working on building muscles and keep athletic body. These days I run for 2.8 mi (~ 25 mins) 5 days/week. I am planning to start Stronglifts 5x5 program and as 5x5 is only 3 times a ...
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Does long distance running prevent muscle/strength gain?

I've read at Mark Rippetoe's website that a long distance running is where catabolic process prevail, and muscle/strength gain is where anabolic process prevail. Therefore, they should somehow impede ...
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Do obese and unfit people tend to be stronger than slender people who train?

Yes I know the question in the title seems weird... As weird as what I recently read: I used to weigh more than 300 pounds. I smoked like a house on fire, I drank like a blues guitarist, I ate ...
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how much cardio and weight training per day for beginners

I am skinny fat , physically bit weak boy [ 26 age ] with 6.1 tall [ 1.83 ] and reduced my body weight from 78 kg [ 171 pounds] to 71 kgs [156 pounds] . still i have some belly and i wanted to ...
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Felt like vomiting while working out in the Gym!

While I was working out at the gym last week I felt like vomiting at the end. I started with a 10 minutes cardio and then a 45 Minutes weight training session. And finally, at the end I did ...
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How to combine strength, hypertrophy and stability in one weight training program

I just read about a training program used by US Army Rangers: https://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/full-spectrum-strong-army-ranger-workout-army This program seems attractive ...
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A workout regimen for regaining strength and pleateau breaking?

I have had been training for almost 8 months had gains but then I discovered an inguinal hernia and had a lap. surgery.As I was out from gym I lost muscle mass.**But since am back now,I noticed that I ...
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Strenght-gain period in fullbody workout way

Well, last month I started to feel really tired after my gym sessions and, what most important here, my weights are not growing up anymore. As a matter of fact I being doing full body workout during ...
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Fear-control the nerve system [closed]

I want to prevent a situation when comes to me or to be ready. Firstly,we all have fear me too.The problem is when I get afraid my legs are shaking, I think I will fill out what I have eat and think ...
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Rotator Cuff Exercise in The Context Of A 5 Day Workout

I apologize if this already has an answer, but the wither questions all seemed slightly different, so I’ll give it a shot here and see what I get. Currently I have a five day work out plan setup like ...
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What would be the best at home exercises I can do when I can't get to the gym? [duplicate]

I'm 22, in college and I can't always get out to the gym as often as I'd like due to hours of it being open and my hours of availability. I've no health problems, just out of shape. Very thin/lean ...
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Lower trapezius usefulness?

Almost every back anatomy diagram I see draws a giant trapezius muscle across the upper back. I work out frequently and I would say (for my body type/size) I have rather large "upper" traps, but have ...
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Whether or not to buy weighted vest

I'm looking into buying a weighted chest vest (probably adjustable 140 lbs in 2.5 increments) and adustable ankle and wrist weights. I do alot of walking and moving around at work but I'm not wanting ...
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Interval of time and Conditions for doing push ups and strength training?

Is it necessary that our body be warmed up before doing push ups? (Condition) Is it OK to do strength exercise (mainly push ups) every 2-3 hours? (Definitely not just after and before eating, but do ...
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How does frequency affect recovery, controlling for intensity and volume?

What exactly is the body's mechanism to recover from the stress of strength training and to adapt to greater loads, and how does frequency of training affect this mechanism? For illustration, ...
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Is this back program complete?

I have some years of strength training experience but haven't lifted in a couple of years. To get back on track I am following a Starting Strengh/Stronglifts hybrid (basically stronglifts 3x5). I ...
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Does running/biking suffice as a leg workout?

I'm currently overweight and have been doing the 5x5 program pretty consistently but want to integrate more cardio into my workout plan. After jogging, my legs/knees feel pretty tired as it is and am ...
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What is the suggested starting weight for The Greyskull Linear Progression?

This week: 72kg Body weight. Bench 85kg 5 sets of 3. Deadlift 110kg 5 sets of 2. Squat 95kg 5 sets of 3. I am interested in using the Greyskull Linear Progression program. But I can not seem to find ...
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abs at home workouts-diet

I have watched a lot of videos on YouTube and have searched on Google but I am disappointed because my abs aren't as defined as I think they should be. My food intake is good, I have cut out sugar and ...
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training abs every day, several times a day

It's all about body fat we all know it that about abs.I have heard much methods but I am curious about "no stop abs workouts". I plan on lots of abs training everyday (and good nutritional food). My ...
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How Can I avoid Plateau?

I am workingout about 6 weeks. I don't want to hit plateau. My question is I have to change the workouts am doing or I have to increase the weight to make a change in my routine?? Example : I am ...
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Shoulder training technique

Why elbows have to be bent for shoulder exercises like front and lateral dumbbell raise? Does it harm or benefit any other muscle?
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Plank Workout Ruotine? [closed]

Ok guys I'm working on tightening my core and getting a six pack back. Currently I max out at 60 seconds for a single plank I was wondering if anyone could help me set up a plank workout routine. ...
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Powerlifting vs Strongman

For beginners, is there a much a difference in training and diet regimen whether one's "end" goal is strongman or powerlifting? Does training/diet for the two diverge only at advanced levels, or even ...
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Stronglifts 5x5- How can I catch up on weak dead lift and bench?

I've started stronglifts 5x5 about 7 weeks ago. I have started out with a completely empty bar (20kgs) and moved up to the following: Squat 105Kg, Deadlift 102.5Kg, Bench 62.5Kg, OH Press 55Kg, Row ...
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What is the minimum amount of deadlifting sessions a week that is still productive? [closed]

I am a 44 yr old male. I have been lifting weights for 3 ~ 4 yr now. The beginning was difficult, but in the last 2 ~ 3 years I have made progress without injuries. I hit the gym twice a week and, ...
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Dumbbell for arms with different strenght

I had bone fracture in my right arm couple of years ago and it is not same in strength as left one. While doing exercise like bicep curl I find while I can take 10kg on left I can take only 7.5 on ...
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Difference between 3x5 Over head press and 3x12 shoulder press?

I've been doing following the Push Pull Legs (PPL) plan, In my Push workout routine, there is shoulder press with 3 sets of 12 reps. However, the instructions say that I can alternate this with Over ...
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What would cause a sudden drop in motivation and workout avoidance?

A little bit of background which might help in appraising the situation. If you want to avoid the fluff, the actual concrete question in bold at the bottom. Up until the start of April this year I've ...
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Should I use workout supplements to decrease food amounts?

Some background: I have been working out in the gym for more than a year now after previous experience of 3 years during high-school. Also I have been running for 9 years, used to run half a marathon ...
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Stronglifts 5X5 Question about Gains and injuries

I've been doing sronglifts 5x5 off and on for about a year and a half. I've had to stop for a quite some time due to a knee injury (bad form) I've worked on it though and I think Ive fixed it. If my ...
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Does Overhead Press damage your Shoulders? Can Pendlay Rows cause Herniated Disk?

Are the claims in the following video true regarding Overhead Press (also known as military and shoulder press) and Pendlay rows. Overhead Press Video Section Row Video Section That is, does the ...
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Is a 600 lb. deadlift possible at 160?

My goal is to hit 600 lbs. RAW on a deadlift -- no straps, belts, suits, or steroids. I am currently 160 and do not plan to gain anymore weight. My max dead is 315 lbs. now. I would need to almost ...
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Comparing intensity of different strength training workouts

I go to the gym 3 times a week. I am currently doing 5x5, but I was on 5/3/1 before and plan to do it again once I stall with 5x5, but my point is, over a few years I try different programs and ...
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Strength training and longevity

There is a definite correlation with people who strength train and longevity. Even if it is just becuase they slow age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) people who strength train tend to live longer. ...
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Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting: How much does height affect strength?

For powerlifting and olympic lifting, the height of a person obviously has some affect. A taller person has a longer bar path which takes more power to travel. The height of a person can also affect ...
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What pair of muscles provides the most power for running?

Generally alot of muscles are involved when you are running according to Google, but which one provides the most power?
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Distributing workout throughout day

Let's say my workout for a given day includes 3 sets of squats, 3 sets of bench press and 3 sets of rows. Usually, one would do this in a 45 minute workout. Alternatively, I could spread out the ...
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Heavy Weights Then Nap?

I am on a routine of heavy weights, full body circuit training. When I am done, I am obviously tired, but sometimes I feel like actually taking a nap. Are there any ill effects to taking a rest ...

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