Questions tagged [strength]

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

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Chest strengthening without weights or press ups

After 6+ weeks of no exercise and lockdown I found that just 10 press ups brought pain to my main neck muscle. So I have a painful sternocleidomastoid but I want to strengthen my chest (well, ...
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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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What exercises to do for posterior chain if I have shin splints?

What exercises can I do for my posterior chain if I have shin splints? Can I squat or deadlift?
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Slow training versus Explosive training

super slow lifting is superior Two studies were done with untrained men (N= 65) and women (N= 82),(mean age= 53.6) who trained two to three times per week for eight to 10 weeks on a 13 exercise ...
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How to make sure all parts of my body are developed while working out?

How do I make sure I have a well rounded physique? That is, how to ensure that my for example back muscles are proportionally strong/large with my leg muscles and so on. Even if I train different ...
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How do you (gently) strengthen the tops of the feet for poses like Urdhva Mukha Svanasana?

I've been doing yoga for several years now, and I still can't really tolerate the pressure or pain that comes with going to the tops of the feet in this pose, such that I stay on my toes instead. For ...
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Is it possible to gain weight while exercising?

I'm 17, about 5'3 and around 60kg (although I haven't touched a scale since a surgery when I was 15). I look quite skinny, especially as a lot of the fat seems to be concentrated in my thighs. I used ...
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How accurate are one repetition maximum calculators?

It is quite obvious that every online calculator is off because of individual differences, but math tends to be spot on everything and when it doesn't it's because we lack the needed data... With ...
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Routine to fix strength / mobility issues

Over the last couple of years Ive had a host of problems with my joints. Problems caused by tightness, weakness and trigger points... often in those muscles that most people don't know exist until ...
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Proper way to start exercising after long gap

I am 5'7" tall and my weight is 80 kg. As you can guess, I am fat. I have lots of fat. At one point of time (2016) I wasn't very fat (68 kg) and I was able to perform 10 pull ups, 35-40 push ups, ...
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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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Resistance band too tight on palm

I have a resistance band and I'm finding that it gets too tight on my palm when I pull. It gets wrinkled up and hurts my palm. How do I mitigate this?
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Back strength oscillating

My squat strength increases or remains the same, never goes down. The same with my bench strength. However my pull up strength tends to oscillate, some months I'm incredibly weak and some months I'm ...
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How does body size correlate to strength?

Why does it seem that a lot of heavy and big people are weak, objectively weak? I met a few muscular guys, quite bigger than me who were weaker than me. I don't think it's a bout specificity of ...
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How do you get stronger pound per pound?

I don't want to be big or heavy. I want to be stronger at my existing weight, or preferably even lighter. Is it possible to get stronger whilst remaining at the same weight or while losing weight?
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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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Are the basic barbell lifts not enough for the “core”?

One viewpoint is that the basic barbell lifts train the "core" sufficiently. And indeed it seems reasonable that anyone who can squat and deadlift large weights have very strong core muscles. Dr. ...
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Lifting slowly makes you weaker

I heard that lifting with a slow tempo not only makes it slower to build strength but also causes strength loss over time. And that lifting at higher velocities is always better for strength growth. ...
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Finger push ups

Push ups variation where you support your body on fingertips, does this variation actually build forearm strength ir is it mostly about pain tolerance to the skin being pressed by the sharp finger ...
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Does “Greasing the groove” work and if so why?

"Greasing the groove (GtG) is doing approximately half the number of repetitions that you are capable of, with 15 or more minutes of rest in between, troughout the day, every day, with an occasional ...
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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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Flexibility and Strength training, which muscles is are being trained in this video

I lift weights and I do yoga regularly. I did notice I'm a bit stiff so I was looking for some stretching/mobility exercises I could integrate maybe after/before I do weight lifting or even ...
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On what exactly are current exercise recommendations based?

WHO, CDC and such all recommend the same thing which is 75 min a week of vigorous exercice minimum + 2 weight-lifting sessions. In the UK the NHS recommends the same, I suppose we find the same in ...
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Should I take a break from working out and if so, how long?

Well, I’m just going to be straight forward here. About a month and a half ago, I started working out in my house like every day for about two weeks. Then, I received a lot of work because I’m a ...
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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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Gyms nationawide are closed due to COVID-19. What is the best way to continue training for a powerlifting competition?

Across all of Canada, all GoodLife gyms, Fit4Less gyms, university gyms, and presumably other gyms are closed, and for a long time. I am training for a powerlifting competition and do not have my own ...
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Does heavy metal music increase strength?

Alright, hear me out here. So far my study is n = 1 but I can state, with confidence, that I lift far more weight while listening to heavy metal music. I don't have a scientific factor but if I had to ...
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My pushups don't increase

I don't know what to do. I'm desperate. I do pushups regularly for almost three years but not only haven't I managed to reach some decent increase pace (I hope you understand what I mean by my clumsy ...
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Does Wilks score favour heavier lifters?

I've discovered that there's something called a Wilks score used to compare lifting results for different weight classes and I went ahead and started testing it using values obtained from Male ...
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Nutrition Planning Help for Lean Muscle and Strength

Right now my main goal is total body transformation. I am on a caloric deficit and getting stronger each week and have lost about 10 lbs of fat so far from 170 to 160. My target weight goal is 150. ...
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How to strengthen my triceps for dumbells bench?

I do dumbells bench press on Tuesday, and my triceps on Saturday. I would have expected my triceps not to limit my bench press practice anymore, but instead, they didn't have a positive effect. Worse: ...
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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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Soy Protein and Protein Requirements

I'm attempting to go a couple of weeks on a vegan diet inspired by "The Game Changers". However, everywhere I look I see most vegan recipes including soy: soy mince, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, or soy ...
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What assistance to 5/3/1 for beginner

After not training for a couple of years I am just starting again, and decided to use the 5/3/1 template. I am pretty much set on using 5/3/1 but if you can make a (very) good case for another program ...
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Morning Barbell and Bodyweight Routine

I want to gain weight and build muscle. I currently do not want to make time to go to a gym. I have a barbell. I do not have a bench. I have received instructions on form at a gym. For the past two ...
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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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Resistance bands strengths

Not sure if this would actually be the correct place to ask this (perhaps math or physics?). Say I have some resistance bands (to help doing pull ups). Green band is marked as being able to assist ...
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What Gains Could be Expected, if Any, from Very Short Workouts Throughout the Day?

I have an office job with a weight bench and dumbbell set nearby, and was wondering if I could expect any strength or muscle gains with very short workouts spaced throughout the day, say, 1 set of 5-...
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Is it better to eat protein-rich food the day you work out or the day you rest?

I know it is best to eat something after workout. But lets assume I can't do that for argument sake. So, my question is, if I work out say on Monday evening and rest on Tuesday. Is it better to ...
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How should I proceed to get normal weight?

My height is around 174.8 cm and weight is around 55 Kgs. The problem is, I wasn't under weight when I was around 14-15 years old. Now I'm 26 years old. I never paid attention to it until after ...
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Is this the correct way to do full body workouts?

I am a beginner in fitness. Last year, I have done bro-splits and this year I am doing full body workouts. I workout 3 times in a week (M, W, F) for about 1hr 30mins. A sample workout for a day would ...
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What workout routine is best for a 14 year old?

I'm a skinny 14 year old weighing about 50 kg, and I need to find a good workout routine (doesn't matter how long). I'm looking for a workout that targets my biceps, triceps and core. Can you suggest ...
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Accessory Lift Weight vs. Compound Lift 1RM

Q: Is there an analytical relationship between the weight of your compound lift one rep max and the various accessory workouts of that muscle group? For example, if I can squat 315 lb, is there a ...
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My anatomy: What exercizes should I do? Is there any YouTuber/Instgramer that looks like me to help me understand what kind of work-out I should do?

Musculation should be highly customized, according to the anatomy e.g.. I've practiced for almost 2 years, without any result (in term of hypertrophy, strength / weights, etc.) Below is my current ...
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Are partial reps okay?

Now I am new to the gym (well, returning after a 10 year break) and unsurprisingly have lost a lot of strength and endurance over the years. After about a month of weight lifting, I've noticed that my ...
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Doing only two or three reps with heavy weights dozens of times a day

As the title suggests I am interested to know if doing a few repetitions with moderate or heavy weights multiple times a day is as good as a "normal" workout. For example doing three weighted pullups ...
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Better for arms & shoulder: breaststroke or freestyle swimming?

I know both are good, but between freestyle and breaststroke, which is more efficient in strengthening arms, shoulders, and upper body?

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