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

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Doing exclusively fartlek-style workouts

I have this one cycling routine that I love. It's just loops on a 6-mile path which has fairly hilly, including two fair-sized hills. I usually do 3-4 loops (takes 60-90 minutes). This essentially ...
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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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Natural long stride - compatible with elliptical trainer?

I'm contemplating buying my first elliptical trainer. Budget isn't much of an issue, so I'm not limited to any specific models. I'm not asking for buying recommendations, but the fast I'm not limited ...
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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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Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognitive Abilities?

I've heard that especially endurance training helps to increase cognitive abilities due to increased efficiency of oxygen transportation. But I am sure there must be more to this. What are the effects ...
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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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Fight sugar cravings after cardio

In this pandemic time, I am looking for a way to improve my physical shape. I am 40, and my weight was 135 kilos 3 years ago. I lost 25 kilos, but I am slowly gaining weight again (I got 10 kilos in ...
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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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Free weights VS pulleys progressions in large favor of pulleys, do I have some illness?

Why is it so difficult for me to progress with "free weights" (dumbbells, bars, machines with free weights) and so easy to progress with machines of types "pulleys" and "machines with a pulley"? ...
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How to train with no offseason

I was looking at various training plans on the net, as I'm working up a routine for coaching a new team sparring group for our martial arts "circuit", and one thing struck me. All of the plans that I ...
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Pacing for run training plan

So I am working on a half marathon training plan with a doable goal pace, but it will be a healty PR for me. The plan that I am using has a chart for various paces at distances. It's the Nike 1/2 ...
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Do I need to enhance my performance in CrossFit by extra working out with fitness equipment and machines?

I've just start going to CrossFit training, my background is gymnastic and snowboarding plus I run three times per week about (30 km/19 miles). I'm 27 years old. I do really good when it comes to ...
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What bio-metrics are important for health tracking?

I have been tracking many of my bio-metrics using a Weight watchers scale that uses electrical impedance measurements to calculate fat%, water %, muscle %, bone mass, and BMI, as well as using a ...
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Fine tuning skull crusher weight/reps/form

Most of my workouts involve starting off with four sets of three (4x3) using about 85% of my max weight for the areas I'm focusing on that day. Then I finish up with lighter weight and high reps (3x10 ...
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Am I really training?

I’m 35 y.o. Female. Exercise 4-5 times a week. Mostly cycling, some swimming and interval circuit training or weights. I do it all very intuitively. Not a program or workout plan. I want to improve my ...
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Training for hypertrophy by increasing the work-out volume results in a muscle endurance decrease: Why?

To explain the question, I must talk about two periods. I will be as brief as possible so that you will be happy to read my question. Then, at the end of this post, you will find the details. First ...
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Flywheel Working mass parameters of a cross trainer

I have read that better cross trainer devices offer more flywheel mass with 5kg bare minimum. Now I have found one offer which tells me there is a flywheel with 9kg having a working mass of 24 kg. ...

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