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Working out with a purpose, in pursuit of a goal.

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Building up to distance at required speed

I need to be able to run 2.4k in about 12.5 minutes, which means I can basically do the whole run at 12kmh. I can't do anywhere near that. I can just about run about half of that at 8kmh with a 12kmh ...
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How can you train your grip to accommodate a wide variety of holding options?

Based on this hand grip, is there a way to train your grip for different holding positions using alternative options not shown in the video? Additionally, is there an exhaustive list available that ...
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How to figure out how long to rest in-between workouts?

I'm trying to figure out how to program rest days into my workouts so as to avoid injury. In this video, Dr Stu Mcgill explain, how even if we are working with safe tolerable loads, well under our ...
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How do I know if I am overtraining? [duplicate]

I've plateaued at about body weight bench, squat, deadlift and about eighty percent body weight barbell row. I believe the reason for it maybe that I am overtraining. I go to the gym everday of the ...
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New Lactate Threshold after interval training?

I understand what lactate threshold is, and the "normal" procedure for guesstimating it (short of a lab trial with actual measurements) seems to be to run a private 20 minute race after ...
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How do I set interesting, achievable mid-term (strength) fitness goals?

I've been going to the gym 3-6 times a week regularly for the past 5+ years, with occasional breaks for injuries. I'm no longer a beginner, but I am having a hard time figuring out how to set ...
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How to practice a Revolving Pull-up Bar

How can I practice on Revolving Pull-up Bar. I do well in regular Pull-up Bar (~30 pull ups). What is the best way to practice and what is the step by step protocol to train myself for using Revolving ...
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Running medium distances with vs. without hydrating

For runs up to 10 km, I find I can go without drinking water without significant discomfort. I drink about 750ml beforehand. After coming back, I'll drink up a good amount of fluids. Is there an ...
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Stair climbing: moderate or vigorous?

CDC recommends: at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, I found it difficult to incorporate activity like swimming ...
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Help? Schedule and correct exercise question

I’m 18 years old, 122 pounds, and 5’5. I do not want to be muscular I just want to lean out because I am “skinny fat”. I started doing “strength training” 30 minute videos 3 times a week with 10 pound ...
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How to maintain a physical level with sickness

Since I became a parent I'm permanently sick. During the summer it was quite well which means from June until November I wasn't sick once but before June and also since November now I'm sick all the ...
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Am I doing something wrong with my AMRAP routine?

I like to exercise to improve my condition to improve my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Said that I like to do some bodyweight exercises, Runs, swimming and HIIT. Recently I notice on my Garmin my HIIT benefits ...
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How can you best train your labrum?

I've torn my labrum twice. Same labrum both times, right shoulder. Also- both doing the same exercise, Military Press (or shoulder press). The injuries were 10 years apart. One required surgery and ...
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Why don't we train hip flexors?

I've been snooping around for a while now, and while there's no lack of reasons to stretch them, no one seems to be training their hip flexors. What's the reason for this? Because they're a smaller ...
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Is that a good fitness plan to get back into shape?

Some information about me: 26 years old 90 Kg Nearly no muscles, just all fat Big belly little endurance No sport for the last 10 years Home Office job + PC player (So sitting all day long) My ...
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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 at a professional sports center. The upshot was that to get into zone 2 on a ...
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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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