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Questions tagged [weightlifting]

Resistance training with barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and other weights. Questions involving how to lift and maximizing lifting performance. Includes powerlifting, bodybuilding and Olympic lifting.

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Best method for transitioning into Hook Grip for barbell?

I'm looking to get my hook grip developed to the point where I can lift with it without pain/injury. I'm also concerned about the impact that hook grip may have on my ability to play piano/keyboard. ...
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What would it take to deplete glycogen stores in biceps?

So I had a question about weight lifting with biceps and how the fuel is provided. Muscles use ATP for fuel. This available atp is constantly being replenished with the glycogen in the muscle, when ...
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Can you split a day in a routine across two days?

I’m trying to get back to working out more regularly after a chaotic year of mostly off gym. I picked up a push/legs/pull split routine from a guide I was using before, switching from an upper/lower/...
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Pec minor dip alternative

I’ve been doing this Pec Minor Dip that I found on a YouTube channel for a while now. It feels good during the middle of a chest day routine, but gives me wrist trouble, even with wrist wraps. Is ...
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Should I stop GYM?

I am 31 man, doing gym 3 to 4 times per week (sometimes 5) every session is about 1hour, and mostly during my lunch break. My goal was to loose weight and gain muscle as I was (and still) a real ...
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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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What happen if I only workout my lower body?

So I have some medical condition that prevents me from doing most of the upper body workouts such as shoulder and back. I only can do very lightweight for the upper body for arms. I've been lifting ...
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Heel height in weightlifting shoes

I was looking at a couple of weightlifting shoes. One pair had a 0.5 inch (~1.27 cm) raised heel and the other had a 1 inch (~3.54 cm) raised heel. They were both from the same company and both cost ...
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Optimal volume (sets/reps) per week?

After training for about a year now, I am noticing I gained some muscle (not sure how much, but I'd say under 5kg/10lbs). So I would not say I am a beginner, but I'd like to add on at least 5/10lbs of ...
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core strengthening for weak lower back

I have a weak L3 (the 3rd disc up from my pelvis) - that is, it is given to pressing against the nerve, causing discomfort (no actual pain, as yet) locally and, when I don't pay attention for long ...
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Morning Barbell and Bodyweight Routine

I want to gain weight and build muscle. I currently do not want to make time to go to a gym. I have a barbell. I do not have a bench. I have received instructions on form at a gym. For the past two ...
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Morning weight workouts and nutrition

I want to switch to morning weight workouts rather than evening ones. I am trying to lose fat and build muscle. Part of that is low carb diet high in protein. What should I eat before my morning ...
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Is it viable to do 1x100%5RM 3 times a week?

I begin each exercise of my workout with a set splitted into 3 sub-sets. - 100% 5RM - 30s rest pause - 3 or 4 reps with the same weight - 30s rest pause - 4 or 5 reps with decreased weight denoted X ...
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How to strengthen wrists to prevent pain while lifting

I do Crossfit for about two months, during these two months, we have tried as many techniques as possible, like deadlift, snatches, clean and jerk, power clean and thruster. Ever since I tried ...
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Strength training with arthritis & headaches - looking for resources

I would like to find resources for reducing exertion headaches while having arthritis in my neck (C2-C3). I was diagnosed with this 10 years ago and I don't do the kind of strength training I would ...
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Beginner in running ( did 4 months weight training)

(Just to give you an idea about my background, I have been doing weight training from the age of 14 but i did it for 20 days then went on lay off for 2 month so on and same goes for running...without ...
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How to determine how much weight should you start with for dumbbell squats and sit-ups as a beginner?

For an underweight skinny adult, how much weight is recommended? Is there any guide for this where I can read about it, and calculate it for me? NOTE: If this question seems opinion based, kindly ...
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Are these exercises okay for weight gain for an underweight person? [duplicate]

NOTE: Yes I'll eat also, not only exercise :) I read many questions where exercises were mentioned for beginners to (eat and) gain weight. dumbbell squats dumbbell lunges dumbbell sit-ups ...
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How can I learn about dumbbells and the weight I should lift?

I've asked a couple of questions recently. But this question is different. Now, I'm moving to next step. I'm very skinny and I look very weak to most people I meet. My aim is to make my BMI normal. ...
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How should I proceed to get normal weight?

My height is around 174.8 cm and weight is around 55 Kgs. The problem is, I wasn't under weight when I was around 14-15 years old. Now I'm 26 years old. I never paid attention to it until after ...
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Is there any point to doing Intermittent Fasting, while working out in the morning and having a serving of Pre-Workout?

I recently learned that consuming pre-workout (LIT AF) and water will indeed break my fast. For the past 2 weeks, I have been waking up early to go get a early morning lift (Push, pull, legs is my ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

I've been boxing for a eleven years now, but no matter what I do, I can't strengthen my hands. Every time I get into a gripping match with someone, I lose, and I can't seem to find any exercises that ...
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Preventing shoulder pain after weight lifting?

What are the best strategies to reduce the risk of shoulder/back pain after weight lifting? It doesn't feel the same as soreness, I feel like maybe it's from either poor exercise performance/form or ...
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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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Non-Dairy Protein Powder (And Some Concerns)

Not sure where to post this (here or the Vegan page, but since it's about weight lifting, I'll start here:) So I know it's been asked a lot, but I have some slightly different information that I ...
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Unable to keep lower back straight during Romanian Deadlift

When performing Romanian Deadlifts (currently RPE of 8-10), I'm pretty much unable to keep my lower back straight after a few reps. In regular Deadlifts I don't have that issue (probably because the ...
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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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Correct dumbbell upright row with externally rotation

Let me tell you a little bit of background first. At first, I have found a video on ATHLEAN-X, which is this one, that warns against doing doing barbell upright row. This is because the exercise will ...
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When to use Weightlifting Protection & Supports?

During a typical week at the gym, I see multiple types of weightlifting protection, supports, and aids used by a variety of people, myself included. Things like weightlifting belts, wrist wraps, wrist ...
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Aerobic exercise less effective than believed for fat loss?

Along the lines of this question on activity and weight loss, there was a study published in 2016, that essentially found that the body will self adjust, to keep calorie expenditure relatively stable ...
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What are post-workout l-glutamine supplementation benefits?

This question excludes all possible benefits for the workout itself or exercise performance. It concerns post workout general well-being. What does glutamine help with when it comes to post-workout ...
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How does one gauge progress in bodybuilding?

On topic of bodybuilding, while there are many resources telling you how you should exercise, they usually don't tell you what rule-of-thumb signals and changes show if you're actually doing things ...
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Accessory Lift Weight vs. Compound Lift 1RM

Q: Is there an analytical relationship between the weight of your compound lift one rep max and the various accessory workouts of that muscle group? For example, if I can squat 315 lb, is there a ...
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Why is cardio recommended besides weight lifting for good health?

Current standard exercise recommendation (CDC, NHS, Mayo Clinic, etc) is: 75 min of vigorous exercise + at least 2 sessions of strength training per week. I don't get this sharp distinction between ...
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Fixing Range of Motion Weaknesses

This answer (regarding if partial reps are actually effective when the muscle just can't use full range of motion) suggests to use partial reps to target the weaker muscles and "catch them up". The ...
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How to correct muscle imbalance in front half vs back half of my body

I have a 9-5 desk job and also spend large parts of my free time sitting down. Whilst a small change in this direction is possible a large part of it isn't practical and therefore an answer such as, ...
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Squat Progress and Development

I'm focusing on powerlifting and weightlifting. I am 59kg in weight. I am currently able to deadlift 170kg for 1RM and squat 120kg for 1RM. As you can see, there is a very big difference between the ...
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Squat development [duplicate]

I'm focusing on powerlifting and weightlifting. I am 59kg in weight. I am currently able to deadlift 170kg for 1RM and 120kg for 1RM. As you can see, there is a very big difference between the two ...
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What are some ways to improve muscle endurance?

I have recently returned to the gym and I am trying to get back to my former glory (and exceed eventually). The big problem I see is that I can complete a set with full range of motion, but following ...
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Are partial reps okay?

Now I am new to the gym (well, returning after a 10 year break) and unsurprisingly have lost a lot of strength and endurance over the years. After about a month of weight lifting, I've noticed that my ...
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Is planking with a weightlifting belt beneficial?

I have anterior pelvic tilt so whenever I do any sort of ab work, my psoas muscle takes over and I feel intense pain in my lower back. I have tried to activate my abs by planking but my stomach sags ...
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If I workout harder after a longer time off, should I decrease the frequency of my workouts?

I generally lift every 3-4 days, and run when I get the energy. My lifting routine says to lift every other day, but I've never felt good doing this, and like I said, I throw in running as well. I ...
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Touching weight stack on every rep

I heard that in one set (12 reps) using weight machine, you shouldn't make the weight to touch the stack (that is, it must remain "floated") every rep. Is it true? What's the reason?
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Questions about working out

I started going to the gym about 3 weeks ago and I'm confused about some things: When I started, my muscles were sore after the workout and I did some research and found out that it's completely ...
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What's the necessity of cardio for fat burning?

I hear all rumors about that only with cardio you will burn fat properly. But why should I do cardio, instead of weightlifting? isn't it all about the caloric deficit? I don't see why I should replace ...
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To have a nicely balanced physique what strength comparisons should you have?

So compare your squat to bench press, bench press to overhead press and overhead press to bicep curl for example.
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Is it possible to periodize from set to set?

Whole books have been written on the subject of periodization for strength training. The essence seems to be to work in different rep ranges. 5 or less for strength and 8-12 for hypertrophy. A simple ...
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What would be a good powerbuilding routine for mass and strength?

If I focus only in strength training I tend not to gain much size and if I stop doing core lifts for even I week, I tend to lose the 1RM numbers quite easily. Therefore I am looking to develop a ...
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Fixing uneven chest size

So I've been working out pretty consistently for the past two years, and I've always had much more volume in my left pectoral than my right. Is there a convenient way for me to correct this? My weight ...
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What is the purpose of dropping weights?

I see a lot of exercise training videos, particularly for dead lifts that seem to recommend this. The trainers will do several reps of the dead lift and upon completion of the last lift, they simply ...