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Similar exercise(s) repeated throughout the day

My current practice is to pick a single exercise or 2-3 related exercises and keep doing them throughout the day in a pyramid kinda structure. For example, early this morning I did kettleball swings - ...
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Shoulder Mobility: Standing and Lying Dislocation Exercise Difference

Whats the difference between the Standing Stick shoulder mobility exercise, standing up and lying down? Do they exercise different muscle groups? Trying to understand the difference between doing the ...
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Is this normal to have a uneven chest when your a beginner to the gym [duplicate]

Hey I have a uneven chest and I just started working out will it eventually even out or do I have to do something to help it ![enter i
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Zone 2 on stationary bike

I am currently doing my zone 2 training on a treadmill. To know how to titrate my running speed, I did a VO2Max test a professional sports center. The upshot was that to get into zone 2 on a treadmill ...
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Beginner work out routine review & questions

This is my routine I’ve been doing for 5 months now: Monday - Chest, Arms, Cardio Tuesday - Back, Shoulders. Wednesday - Legs, Abs, Cardio Thursday - Chest, Arms Friday - Back, Shoulders. Cardio ...
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Is mini stepper with bands vigorous activity?

Some recommendations state that: do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week My question is: is training on a mini stepper with ...
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What kind of bands exercise are appropriate for mini stepper

I bought a mini stepper with bands. But I am curious: What kind of band movements are appropriate for the mini steppers in general? I saw this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfkpdMXEzuQ, but ...
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Recommendation how to select aerobic trainer for home

I am considering buying ab aerobic trainer for my home because I have relatively high cholesterol. But I have two constraints: I have a relatively small space with dimensions 1m x 2m. I'd like it to ...
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Advice on How to use Westside For Skinny Bastards

So, I am currently using WS4SB3 and I have questions regarding the program. Do I have to use the conditioning or can I just use the programs for 4 days without conditioning? Can I modify the training ...
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Agility Training?

Everyone here is trying to max out their strength attribute and for some their charisma attribute with aesthetic muscles. But what about agility? I want to be able to dodge, fall from heights unharmed,...
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Progressive greasing the groove

Attached some pull up bars all over the place, got one in my office and 5 in my home. Gave myself a rule to always crank some bar to sternum chin ups everytime I pass by the bar. It's been great, ...
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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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What's a normal amount/rate of water loss during exercise

I've recently thought to measure my weight before and after exercise sessions, and was surprised by the result. I assume that the loss over the session is almost exclusively water loss. Are these ...
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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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Training by faking movements

This is a strange question and it's more theoretical than practical, but still I've been thinking about this a bit and it looks like an interesting topic to talk about. Is it possible to train muscles ...
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Breaststroke swimming - is it moderate or vigorous?

physical activity guidelines recommend At least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking But it also says I can do for 75 minutes vigorous level activity. My main ...
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Karvonen's formula gives higher target heart rates for deconditioned individuals. How can it make any sense from a health perspective?

Notation: T = Target heart rate M = Maximum heart rate R = Resting heart rate I = Intensity (a number between 0 and 1) Karvonen's formula: T = (M – R) × I + R which is equivalent to T = M × I + R × ...
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Should i keep running when i feel like i can't properly breathe?

I started running a couple of weeks ago and it's super fun. The past couple of years i've run a couple of times a month and done weight lifting for muscle mass. This has been fine. Since i started ...
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Low back on the way up of squat

I need some advices to understand if my low back posture is correct while squatting. Let's consider these pictures of me, referred to the way up of squat: Picture 1): I've arrived at the parallel. I ...
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What is the optimal length and amount of sessions per week for optimal muscle gain?

For maximum muscle gain, one is recommended to do 3-5 sets 8-12 reps, the less reps the more strength training it becomes. Now in regard to the number of sessions per week and the length of sessions I ...
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Power Clean Form Check (and technique questions)

I would like a form check for my power clean please. I just started doing these and I want to get better at the Olympic lifts down the line (Clean & Jerk and Snatch). Videos: Set 4 and Set 5 - ...
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Tough workouts directly after waking up

I set up a new training plan for me and the only time during the day I have enough space for cycling training (with two children and a full time job) is directly after getting up. So I get up at 5am, ...
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Indoor training plan for 0-5k

Is it possible to get 0-5k training programme to do at home indoors? I would like to start running but am nervous about starting my training outside in public when I can’t even run to the end of the ...
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On 80/20 training, what exactly counts as the "tough 20%"?

I have read JohnP (and others) say this many times: There are two big mistakes that most amateur runners make. They go too hard on their easy days, and not hard enough on their hard days. This ...
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When do repetitions stop being heavy?

Many people have the idea that there are some kind of magical beginner gains, like in the beginning when one first starts training everything is easier and then it gets incredibly harder with time ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of hanging versus standing punchbags

Both with respect to training and handling, how do hanging and standing punchbags compare and what might be the better choice for amateur home use?
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Is this routine good?

https://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/kb/recommended_routine Somehow my body doesn't supercompensate. And why does the line at the end of the supercompensation goes back to the baseline? ...
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Understanding training plan notation

Not sure if this is the right place to post, but I saw this training plan which I want to start following, and I do not understand how to interpret it. So for example: Day 1 says 1000m swimming but ...
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50 km / 30 mi march in a week - how to prepare?

I've got a 30 mile march in a week. It's not a race but there's a time limit of 12 hours to finish the course. I'm quite fit and took part in a similar event last year, but my girlfriend is less fit ...
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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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Beginners need less training—but when do they stop being beginners?

Various papers and professionals suggest that beginner lifters benefit from limiting their training. One session of training seems to be optimal for rookies, and anything more actually slows them down....
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Can you be good both at cycling and running?

In a chat group of a local cycling community a hot debate arose about running. This is something that most cyclists shun greatly and few can manage it for a few kilometers. Personally I can run for a ...
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Is the opposite/reverse plank good for the abdominals?

In reference to this video (at about minute 6): Is the opposite/reverse plank good for abs, and can it help to gain a 6-pack?
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‘Perfect’ one-arm push-ups

In the video below, the guy does a perfect one-arm push-up: no bending of the body, chest to the ground, the body in perfect line, and with legs at shoulder width. https://youtu.be/IkG8rCCXnE8 I was ...
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How hard in a spinning class?

During my winter season (nov-mars) the only cycling I´m doing is a 1 hour spinning class every week. (I also do other aerobic/strength training 2-3 times a week). During the summer season I cycle 3-4 ...
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How to learn to do 'big toe taps' excercise?

I hope someone here can answer this question. This excercise is described almost in all running books. It is very good for foot coordination and strengthening. Very good excercise for runners. The ...
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How do i know if I'm working out right?

I've been doing push ups + planks + tricep dips. My question is, how do I know if it's working? Apart from a slight, almost imperceptible, increment in muscular build at the end of my session, I just ...
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Why does my fitness watch show calories whereas calories on food packages are in kilo calories?

I am trying to track the calories which I burn during my exercises using wearable fitness tracker watch (Gear Fit2 Pro), but I am pretty confused by the amount of calories which the watch shows me. ...
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What exactly do fitness guides mean when they give a relative V̇O₂max?

Take the following quote from Jack Daniels – Daniels' Running Formula (2014) as an example: [...] E running is typically performed at about 59 to 74 percent of V̇O₂max [...] Here, the author seems ...
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How to build an even body with bodyweight only

I do body-weight only, and with clothes on I look skinny. With clothes off I look deformed because the only parts of my body that get bigger are the back and the butt. How does one adjust their ...
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Can running in hot-humid climate have dangerous health consequences with respect to age?

background info I've been running twice a week, ever since I was 17 years old (currently in my 30's). Running always takes place outside (never in a gym or an air-conditioned space). I run in most ...
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Is muscular failure real or just mental block from pain?

After a certain number of repetitions usually the muscle being stressed starts aching, the pain grows until it becomes unbearable then one can still continue pushing the muscle to higher extremes but ...
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Is muscle pump alone enough to stimulate muscular growth?

The idea is that muscles won't keep growing once you achieve a certain amount of strength, and you need to always make the exercise harder. But is it the only way? Is there any evidence that muscle ...
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Is speed muscular or technical?

Is a training a muscle to be stronger result in the muscle contracting faster thus making one's limb movements faster? Or is speed entirely defined by structure and techniques like limb length, ...
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Exercise choices when having crunchy knees [closed]

I want to do some light workout at home but I am concerned about my crunchy knee. One side of me says "stop using that knee!" and the other says "that knee needs some love with mobility drills to oil ...
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Is there a Fullbody Training which can be done in 5 Minutes or less?

The Background of this Question is, that at the current point in time i can not leave the house and have only very limited time for training. What i can do, is plug in some very short sessions during ...
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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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Is intuitive training as effective as HIIT training?

I have recently read about a new type of training - Intuitive training - And it explains how it can be done as an alternative to HIIT training while allowing you to form a healthy relationship with ...
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Decide whether to workout in a particular day

I'm a college student and I would like to start exercising. I used to run a lot back in middle school and high school, but I stopped in college. The primary reason is that my typical day in college ...
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Does training for running and swimming simultaneously give better combined effect?

I am now training for marathon running and marathon swimming simultaneously for coming races in both sports. Will this be likely to give me better or worse performance than if I only do a single ...
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