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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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What is the best time of the day for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

I have heard a lot about benefits of HIIT; however, nobody seems to address when is the best time for such activities. I got this question when watching "The secret life of your body clock" (BBC ...
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Measure reaction time [closed]

I want to measure my reaction time. My goal is to have a simple way to measure how fast I react. Something like this: light on the left side, I press a button on the left side light on the right, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Chest/Abs training for a thin young man (4 times for 6 months) [closed]

I need your advice. I'm a thin guy who spends most of his time sitting (SW developer). I'm between thin and fit, and I want to get this fit. Basically, abs and chest. My body: Age: 26 Height: 1.79m (...
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Weight vs resistance

I've always heard hardcore lifters saying that resistance is not the same as weight. Bascially that 100lb of resistance is not equal to 100lbs of weight. Imagine a bowflex vs a cable machine. I'd ...
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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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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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How do I workout my heart rate zones for training?

Is there a relatively easy way to get better values for my heart rate zones if I already have a heart rate monitor? A couple workouts I've done have my heart rate in the "hard" zone for 90-95% of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How is it possible to use a higher percentage of our theoretical strength?

I've read somewhere ( Why is muscle size not proportional to strength?) that under normal circumstances, even when we try our hardest, we can use only 20-30% of our strength. Under what circumstances ...
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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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How sports specific is cardio?

To what degree is cardio/endurance training sports specific? Are there any academic references detailing it? Background: I recently (a little over a month ago) starting training in Brazilian Jiu ...
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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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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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training without using wrist

I broke my wrist when I was a kid. I do body building but my wrist gets painful from time to time. I am looking for alternative workout plans without using my wrist, so I could give my wrist a rest ...
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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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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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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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As a beginner, should I incorporate polarized training instead of HIIT or endurance as this study says?

I'm a new triathlete, most in sprint distances. I go about 5 hours a week of training right now (im not that good yet) and will go more over the next year. I read a study a friend gave to me (https://...
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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 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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Safe way to train for the front and back flip?

Pretty simple question: Is there a safe way to train for the front and back flip without killing myself?
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Underhand press ups

Are weighted and unweighted underhand press ups safer than normal press ups? Some forums says underhand bench press has 30% more upper pectoral activation and since the bench press and the press up ...

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