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unable to cross stretch and touch the arms from behind the back

I have a query regarding arm flexibility. Please refer to the picture attached. As you can see the person is not able to cross stretch and touch the arms behind the back, how to fix this issue please ?...
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Suitable way for exercising upper body

I'm currently using 30 day fitness challenge app, Full-body workout medium plan 2, it's great and working fine but I feel that it's only exercising my lower body. I want to exercise my upper body (arm ...
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is it normal to have uneven chest if you’re just starting working out?m

So i have been in an accident and broke my left arm. And i started working out and noticed my left chest is smaller. Would my chest be even if i just keep on working out or do i need a specific ...
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Does dieting and workouts mix well?

I recently started to diet so I could loose some weight. My main question is if I diet and do some workouts for targeted areas will I loose fat or not? I am not looking for muscles I just want to ...
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How to reduce body fat?

I've decided to reduce fat, I want to increase my stamina as I feel tiered after walking a half mile and my final target is to get 6-pack abs and good biceps , triceps and chest. Introduction: I'm ...
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How effective is a push-up/pull-up routine?

How effective is a routine consisting entirely of push-ups and pull-ups for the upper body (excluding abs)? Does the volume matter for the answer to this question? Thank you.
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squat much more than bench: need to introduce more upper-body lifts?

My program for 6 months is 5x5 (stronglifts). My last workout ("A") was squat 3x5 300lbs bench 5x5 167lbs row 5x5 112lbs My workout "B" is: squat overhead press 5x5 105lbs deadlift 1x5 265lbs (...
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Feeling uneasy at 90-100 BPM and it takes time to lower it down

I've a sedentary life style, however, I'm trying to be more active recently. Whenever I do any activity with moderate intensity e.g. trimming plants, going up/down stairs, running even for a 200m or ...
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what activity elevates your center of gravity? [closed]

what sport or workout would elevate your center of mass/gravity? bigger arms, tighter calves. would sprinting be a good exercise for this?
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Using a speed rope?

So I found a speed rope, those really light jump ropes in my garage, and I need to exercise, so I took it in my house. I went on YouTube, but it seemed there were only tutorials using a heavy rope and ...
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Is it possible to gain 1.5-2 inches on arms and 2 inches on chest without protein supplement

I started working out quite recently and my trainer at the gym gave me the following diet plan as soon as I joined: As you can see, most of the items are regular day to day meals (I'm an Indian and ...
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Body Building for 40+

I am 42 and would like to start doing some body building exercises (especially my chest and arms). Is this something achievable or the age factor will be an obstacle? if so, can I use same routines ...
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Muscle pain after workout [duplicate]

Actually when I workout some day. Like lifted dumbles,or do sit-ups , then I feel everything is normal,I actually could do without any problem.. But the next day I always feel pain in my muscles of ...
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How to build a bigger and stronger upper body?

I am a football (soccer) player and an occasional hiker. I am also a relatively new gardener and some of the works demand a lot from upper body strength. It seems to me that my upper body is really ...
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Arms Workout per Week

I doing gym for almost 5 months.I got nice shoulders and chest.But when it come to arms i feel something left out.I was thinking of doing arms 2-3 times a week.Is it good to do that and if i do that ...
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Warming up without legs [closed]

I got a little excited at the gym yesterday doing barbell squats and now my legs are really sore. Not just fatigue -- sharp pain in my quads. I've done it before and I know it will take a few days to ...
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Lifting Ratio between different parts of your body [closed]

I want to avoid overtraining certain part of my body with respect to other parts, I'd like to maintain a certain equilibrium in my body. What I want is basically a ratio of the weights i should lift ...
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How to lie down on your back properly during Yoga?

If you know about Yoga, then you know we have to lie on our back during Uttanpadasana (Raised Foot Pose). I do this comfortably. But I'm doubtful if I'm lying down properly or not. How I lie is in ...
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Bicep training. how to get maximum from it?

What is the fastest way of building massive biceps? I weigh 75kg. I am5 '11'' tall. I take 150gms of proteins. I do 5 sets of barbell and dumbell curls each. My biceps currently is 14 inches. I work ...
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What should I start with to gain upper body strength

I'm trying to join the Canadian military, and need to pass the FORCE fitness test. I have never really kept up on my fitness, and for the test, I need to be able to do Sandbag Lift: 30 consecutive ...
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What's wrong with workout routines for muscle building?

I am using a workout routine to gain more muscles in the upper body. For many months (5 so far) I've been following a plan which caused a 2cm (almost 1 inch) girth increase in my biceps and forearms ...
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Truck driver looking to get fit [closed]

I'm a team driver, and I'm trying to get fit I have changed my eating habits but I feel I really need to work out. I wanted to know what are some good work outs to do in my sleeper?
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Query on Guillotine press

I have been doing the guillotine press for two weeks due to the unavailability of an incline bench at my gym. I heard that it can cause serious rotator cuff injury when used long term. I wanted to ...
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Relation between upper body workout and wrist size

Does regular upper-body workout lead to an increase in the circumference of the wrist? I'm thinking of exercises like bench press, curls, etc.
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Weakness in shoulder a few days after archery. Why did I get weaker why?

I am a 14 year old girl, and not in very good shape. 5 days ago I went to archery practice, with my 40lb bow. The first 40 arrows weren't a problem for me, but when I got to 50 I began to shake. I ...
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Best routines to build muscle mass [closed]

I'm 5'9'' and 153 lbs now and 24 years old. I've been working out regularly for a year now. But I feel that the results now is not as impressive as it used to be. I go to the gym 4 times a week, 2 ...
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What exercises are best for keeping firm/nonsaggy pectorals? [duplicate]

I always remember the nature boy rick flair when I was a young kid and his old man saggy chest... Now i'm getting older and that image bugs me some (so does the mirror). I'm assuming certain types ...
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How to widen the upper body (make distance between shoulders slightly higher)?

I just wanna know if there are any daily routines or exercises that - do not necessarily build muscles but in fact - make the distance between your shoulders higher and eventually widen the very upper ...
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Shoulder feels sore/strained after 10 sets of 10 on Bench Press?

So I went to the gym today, I got on the bench and did 10 sets of 10 reps, using medium weight, took about 30 minutes to complete, only thing I did other than biking and a few chin ups, and now my ...
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Why do so many guys deny their lower body? [closed]

So I have noticed a considerable amount of guys in my gym will not do any leg work(as much as 50% on some days).... All they do is bench and do bicep curls... Why don't a lot of guys wanna do leg work?...
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Will doing 60,000 arm circles in a day cap your delts?

I am really eager to know how to achieve those coconut shoulders! Could someone who has them that isn't a drug user please say how they got them?!
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Good exercises for lower pecs without weights

Note: I'm just trying to get in shape over the summer while I'm away from school so I'm an amateur when it comes to physical fitness and I might not know what I'm talking about. As of right now I'm ...
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Focus on body part hard on one day, or spread it over multiple days?

My current workout schedule is 5 straight days. 3 days upper body weights, 2 days elliptical and abs, alternating days. I was reading up on how alternating sets is best if you want to increase the ...
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2-day split with weak grip: vertical/horizontal or push/pull?

I have been doing a full-body workout for five months now. The main pull exercise was the inverted row. I have been lowering the Smith bar since I started five months ago. Currently I am "lifting" 66%...
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Bulking up a (relatively) small chest

Compared to my shoulders and arms (and even my abs), my chest is virtually non-existent. For as long as I can remember I've always had pretty muscular arms & shoulders (most likely down to ...
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What are some shoulder healthy way to train tricep?

It seems like most workout targeting tricep is harmful to shoulders (dips, overhead extension), I have suffer from shoulder impingement from the past and would like work out my tricep in a healthy way ...
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Please revise my workout routine according to my body detail

My goal is to overcome my "skinny-fat" body. I am already working-out passionately but I want to hear advises from you guys about my workout routines. I have listed 2 different routines that I ...
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Weird result of working biceps and triceps? strength depeleting?

Earlier I used to do regular pushups about 30-40 and was able to perform about 5 chinups everyday. I left training for a while and then for the past few weeks started training with 10kg dumbbells. ...
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Seeking suggestions for lifestyle changes beneficial for upper body strength [closed]

I am interested in identifying lifestyle changes which are beneficial to upper-body strength while also being practical for accomplishing other common tasks. In other words, activities which fit into ...
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i'm getting out of shape left bicep cause weight is not acting on my left bicep [closed]

I am from India. My problem is that my left hand is quite bent, so weight is not acting properly on my left hand. My left bicep looks a bit smaller and looser than the right one. When i do chin ups, ...
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How to maintain rate of improvement from light excercise

Some months ago, I started performing semi-regular press-ups with the intention of building a bit of upper-body strength, endurance and tone. I'm 39 years old, and male. I've been doing three sets, ...
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Adding Core/Abs exercises to my routine

My workout routine is as follows: Chest/Biceps Legs Back/Triceps Shoulders and Legs again. I want to include some good core/ab exercises, please recommend some and tell me on which routines ...
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Lifting babies for strength

I'm a new father (7 months in), and sometimes struggling to pick up and carry my child (previously trained mostly for marathons, so I'm not blessed with copious upper body strength). As of now, the ...
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is it important to keep both shoulders at equal strength? (If so, why?)

My wife got a hairline fracture in the ball of her shoulder joint about two years ago. Unfortunately, it still hurts when she exercises that shoulder, which limits how much she can train it. If she ...
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How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?

My question Between now and two months from now when I'm able to see an orthopedic surgeon, what exercises can I do in a hotel room with only my body weight that will not aggravate the shoulder ...
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Upper-body cardio

I have a knee injury, so I cannot do things like running, cycling, jumping, or virtually anything else that puts pressure on the legs. What are good upper-body exercises that I could use to burn fat?
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What is a good upper body strength routine for a cyclist

I have previously done the starting strength program, which puts emphasis on compound exercises with a lower body focus. Recently I have started commuting to work on my bicycle, and my commute ...
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How to achieve a “marathon runner's” physique by just working out? [duplicate]

By marathon runner's physique what I mean is a body type that is not bulky but muscular. Something like just a real lean build with low body fat percentages, muscles showing naturally without even ...
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How to workout around a tight Levator Scapulae

My left Levator Scapulae is tight like hell today (probably from incorrectly lifting a heavy gas bottle yesterday) and it is causing some undesirable effects. It is even noticeable in the mirror. I ...
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Training for muscle ups

Hi I've been wanting to do a muscle up ever since I knew they were possible and was wondering what muscles and how you should train for one at home. I occasionally go to a gym with a pull up bar with ...