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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How to prevent a plateau when you are in a caloric deficit?

I'm M, 21, 5'6''. Some months ago, I tried losing weight without any resistance training i.e through dieting alone (by creating a deficit of ~ 1500 calories everyday). My weight was 85Kg and I dropped ...
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How to start weightlifting?

Ive(f22) always been very fit and healthy, yet have never quite been happy with how my body looks. Im 5" tall and weigh 113lbs. I'm an endomorph and currently eat 1400 cals a day (I track my ...
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Full body workout spread throughout the day?

Stressed for time, I figured I could use my work breaks to get in some strength/weight workouts. My idea is to use the short breaks to do one workout every break. Example: Two minute deadlift specific ...
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Are warm-up sets redundant with other mobility warm-ups? How to shave time off of lengthy workouts?

Trying to figure out how to get a proper warm-up without also spending forever on it; for a while I’d only been doing warm-up sets at 5x40%, 5x60%, 3x80% on the big compound lift which goes first in ...
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Do the rules of thumb “keep it simple” and “eat a lot” and such necessarily hold true for older lifters?

tl;dr: I’m 36; working out (weightlifting) is “something I also do with my life”; I’m not keen on dramatic lifestyle changes due to feeling chronically overwhelmed finding time for work+chores+gym+...
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Difference between landmine row with rope versus v-handle

What is the major difference when using a landmine row with the following attachments in terms of muscles worked?: v-handle rope (do you spread the rope at the top?) classic t bar eyelets
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How should I approach a “cursed” exercise that’s more frustrating than challenging?

I’ve been following a semi-elaborate routine which adds intensity by using rest-pause training. Most of it is going well, except for the lunges in Legs B, with a goal of 50 reps over 5 sets. (My ...
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Does the “stabilization argument” also hold for pull exercises?

The argument in favor of free weight exercises like barbell bench press or barbell squat (as opposed to their machine equivalents) is that as you lift the weight, you also need to stabilize it, which ...
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Emollients to reduce friction during exercise

I've had a lot of skin problems over the last few years as a result of weight training in the gym, due to the friction under my arms. The doctor suggested I try some kind of emollient before ...
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How to gain muscles and be fit with low testosterone?

I am male,35 years old, 75 kg (with a lot of fat around the chest and belly), and 180 cm. I have been doing Karate for 20 years since I was 7 years old. I was very fit but after my back injury (I have ...
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Supercompensation theory and lifting principles

Put plain and simply, is the theory of supercompensation true to reality? Has it been put to the test?
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Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? Also same question but for fitness [closed]

runners, lifters, scientists, engineers, geeks, gamers, casuals. I am asking the following: "Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? ...
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Skinny fat - does cardio only burn fat up to a point?

My paradigm: weight training and cardio. Each work toward their own ends—that is, building muscle and burning fat, respectively. But if this is the case, why are people who are considered "skinny fat"...
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Do weightlifting belts improve or hurt long-term development of core strength?

Weightlifting belts are reportedly used by a quarter of recreational weight trainers, and their benefits to lifting performance is supported by a large body of research. The data suggest that belts ...
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Bare feet vs lifting shoes for people with flat feet

I have extremely flat feet, and I was wondering if I should do my heavy lifts (squats, dead lifts) with dedicated lifting shoes, or with bare feet. Right now I'm doing my lifts bare-foot on a hard ...
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I can't lift the weights I lifted last times

Here is my dumbbells' press (bench) performance in the last two times of my chest workout: before last time bench's training (dumbbells' press) 32.5kg - 10 reps 32.5kg 10 reps 32.5kg - 10 reps 35 ...
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Increase bench press 1RM

I want to increase my 1RM on bench press. I lift about 2 years. At the beginning it went great and fast. But when I reached 220 lbs it stopped. It hasn't changed in the last year. I go bench press ...
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Shared space incline equipment options (living room)

I exercise in a shared family space, so no 'dedicated' exercise equipment would work. When doing weight lifting with dumbells/powerblocks, often the exercises require some form of 'incline' for chest ...
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Does increasing muscular endurance make you stronger?

The argument "increasing strength makes sub-maximal lifts easier" is sometimes encountered. The way that it is presented seems to indicate that increasing maximal strength also increases endurance (...
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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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How to train and build up for loading heavy dumbbells for chest and shoulder press?

For chest & shoulder press, a typical way to get load (or set up initial position) is to kick dumbbells up with feet, with advantage of momentum ( & use of biceps) bring the dumbbells to ...
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Does heavy metal music increase strength?

Alright, hear me out here. So far my study is n = 1 but I can state, with confidence, that I lift far more weight while listening to heavy metal music. I don't have a scientific factor but if I had to ...
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Calorie timing with workouts

When it comes to gaining, I usually go for a 3500 calorie a day diet, work out four times a week and end up gaining weight as both muscle and fat. I’m working on a plan to calculate my macros more ...
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Is there anyway carrying additional fat on the body could be an asset for lifting weight?

Such as the body will take the energy to burn fat for recovery, or weight lifting on an empty stomach? Or does it not work like that?
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Ideal number of recovery days for strength training when working to maximum

I’m familiar with the standard schedule of strength training any particular group of muscles three times a week, and therefore one recovery day between each routine, with a double recovery day once a ...
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Minimum age for weight training

My nephew, age 14, wants to go to the gym. The most important step is already done - he bought some protein powder (careful, irony). However, my sister is opposed to that idea since in her opinion, 14 ...
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How do you calculate a starting weight from a RPE?

For example; Paused Bench -- 3 sets, 4 reps @ 8 RPE. My interpretation: perform paused bench press for 3 sets of 4 repetitions at a weight in which you could do two more reps. However, am I just ...
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Does Wilks score favour heavier lifters?

I've discovered that there's something called a Wilks score used to compare lifting results for different weight classes and I went ahead and started testing it using values obtained from Male ...
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When should I change my program?

In my gym you could freely change your program every 3 month (included in the subscription with a professional coach). However I feel it's a good program and I can still progress with it. What should ...
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How many weightlifting styles are there?

Some weeks ago, my coach was explaining the starting positions, he pointed out the two different starting positions, he called them the East European and Chinese styles. I was trying to pay ...
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Issues With Lowerbody Muscle Recovery

I've been trying to follow 4 day split as described here: https://www.aworkoutroutine.com/the-muscle-building-workout-routine/ The the upper body workouts are no problem. I might be a little bit sore ...
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Safety in heavy landmine squats and presses

What are possible safety risks when doing heavy landmine exercises like variations of squats, presses or thrusters and how to avoid them? Since you are standing at the end of the barbell and because ...
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Is a minimal finger length required to make hook grip effective?

I am playing with hook grip sometimes, and for me it is weaker grip than regular grip. with hook grip I lift a smaller maximal weight, with hook grip I can hold submaximal weight for smaller duration,...
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Is weightlifting without cardio sufficient for for cutting body fat down to 10% or lower

I am currently cutting body fat. I am on a calorie deficit cutting my carbs down to .75 to 1 gram per lb of my bodyweight. I am taking 200 g of protein (I am 200 pounds). I have a baby at the house so ...
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What is the impact between various levels of tightness with weight belts?

I've seen some people use their belts as tight as they can physically cinch it while others have recommended only a 'snugness' to the belt. What factors are important to keep in mind when tightening a ...
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Constant load exercise?

I'm obsessed with maximizing efficiency. I noticed that most of the exercises with most muscles, the torque required isn't constant. For example when doing a bicep curl, the load is low at the bottom ...
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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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