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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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What is a good way to incorporate additional weight training into an existing one?

I am 45 years old, 5'-10", 145lbs, and ~12%-15% body fat. I have always been light and over the last year have had the desire to gain more muscle mass. I workout consistently now at noon for 45 ...
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Exercise Order in a Push-Pull 2-Split

I'm currently building myself a 2-Split Push-Pull workout routine and have a little struggle with the order in which to put the exercises. Three rules of thumb I was following with my previous Upper-...
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how to know the type of weight increase?

I am 43 years old and 192 cm tall I have been working out (weight lifting) for more than a year I see improvements in my muscles mass and I see significant weight increase (from 95 kg to 112 kg) ...
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Push-Pull Workout Routine without a separate Leg-Day?

I'd like to, in the future, use a Push-Pull workout routine without a separate training day for my legs. In a 3-split the extra training day for legs essentially would result in something like an ...
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Romanian Deadlifts: Do they focus on Lower Back or Hamstrings more?

When setting up a workout routine, I opted towards the RDL instead of the "regular ones", because the owner of the gym I got to prefers us not to deadlift (don't ask me about it...) and I thought RDLs ...
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Combining weightlifting and martial arts

MY HISTORY I am a 27 year old man that has been weightlifting seriously for more than one year now. I have also doing some martial arts before, and want to get back at it again. Height: 178cm/5 ft ...
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How can I improve my vertical and be more explosive?

I play volleyball and I weight train almost everyday. What exercises/muscles should I work to improve my vertical and be more explosive? Anything helps!
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Machine Leg Curl vs Glute-Ham-Raise

Often when arguing about the Leg Curl Machine being bad (eg. hurt your knees in many cases), people refer to the Glute-Ham-Raise as a way better (less harmful) alternative. To me, the movements of ...
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Leg Training with Patella alta

A few days ago I visited my doctor because I got pain right besides and under my kneecap in the right leg when walking and going up/down stairs (only when extending my leg and only sometimes, it's ...
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Weight training for body re-composition [on hold]

I'm 5 '11 183 pounds and about 23% body fat. I'm new to working out and I'd like some help with a weight training (and cardio if needed) program. I'm looking to build on lean muscle mass and lose fat. ...
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Train upper and lower Abs

Is it useful/recommended to train upper and lower abs in the same workout routine. For example use crunches (which seem to focus more on upper abs) and leg raises (which seem to focus more on lower ...
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Dead lift - Is it better to pick up racked weight or start from the ground?

I have always started my dead-lifting by starting with a racked bar (I pick up the bar without the need of bending down), but recently someone told me that a better way to dead-lift is to start by ...
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Assisting Muscles fatigue to quickly

Often times when exercising, my assisting muscles (muscles I'm holding the bar with for example) fatigue way quicker than the actual muscle I'm trying to train. Most noticible its on the Lat Pulldown. ...
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Flat Sneaker (eg. Chucks) for Weight-Lifting

I often hear about people using sneakers with a flat, level sole (like Chucks or something similar) for weight-lifting. What are the benefits of that, if there even are any? These people argue, that ...
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Leg Extensions and Curls less harmful to your Knee with Light Weights

I want to change my workout routine a little and do Leg Extensions and Curls. Since I'm already lifting heavy on other exercises, I want to do the two with relative light weights but thererfor high ...
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Purposely cheating on part of the reps to overcome a plateau?

I just read about an interesting method to actually overcome plateaus fairly quick. It involves purposely cheating on part of the reps you do. For example, using cheating to your advantage one would ...
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What are some good back lifts if I don't have a lat pull?

I'm trying to just do a home gym situation for now, because I don't want to spend the time to go to a gym. I'm doing pull ups, which has been great, and I'm also doing overhead presses and lateral ...
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What program to follow if I have a lifting competition in 4 week?

I am novice gym goer and even though my lifts are very beginning-intermidiate level,I am wondering what type of training should I do to prepare for the event.My weight is 62kg at 5'6" and my squat and ...
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Wrist Rotation when Bent Over Rowing with a Barbell

Recently I included Barbell Bent Over Rows (Underhand Grip) into my workout routine. When performing them, my wrists are (pretty much) perfectly in line with my forearm at the beginning. But when I'm ...
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How to engage Glutes in Conventional Deadlift?

Pre-Information:- Personal Information I have been going to Gym for last 45 days only. Watched Numerous of videos at youtube. Technique Understanding Understand Conventional deadlift is a ...
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Romanian Deadlifts vs. Back Extension

I'm going to a fairly small gym (because I live in a very rural area) with very little various possibilities when it comes to equipment and stuff. I'm doing back extension with extra weight for ...
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How much of a surplus is reasonable? (Help for a new weight-lifter)

My name is Sean and I am pretty new to weight-lifting. I've been trying to get healthier for the past few months, and for the past month or so I have been trying to get more experience with resistance ...
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Max. Weight vs. Volume - what to orient on?

I'm always reading about total volume being one of (or even the) most important factor when it comes to building muscle. In order to progressivly overload, I try to add weight everytime I can in the ...
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Is Isolation Work really useless?

Under a question in this stack I someone commented under the answer I gave, that additional isolation work is useless (+ providing some studies about it). The example reffered to Squats as compound a ...
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High weights at shoulder barbell press

I was attentioned at the gym today by a "gym bro" that doing shoulder presses with the barbell at a total of 50kg barbell + weigths is dangerous and nobody should do it. I am doing 5x5 reps and i find ...
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Are Cable-Exercises superior over Dumbbells on Flying-Motions?

When performing flying-motions (e.g. flies, lateral raise) is using cables superior over using dumbbells? Theoretically doing this sort of motion with cables should result in a more or less even ...
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Do heavy partial reps have any benefit?

Many people will claim that heavy partial reps using a load above one's 1 rep max is beneficial for building strength, but i don't think this is the case. The claim is that since one uses more weight ...
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Train Calfs and Abs weight- or repetition-based?

I'm doing one-legged standing calf raises and crunches in my workout routine. A lot of people talk about training these two muscle groups (calfs and abs) specifically based on repetition, therefor ...
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Is combined strength and cardio training bad?

TL;DR: Is combining weights and cardio within the same exercise unwise or unproductive? This video talks about cardio during weight training and describes how combining the two in a certain way can ...
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Is deloading already useful or not?

I recently read about a Deload-Week (doing about 40-60% of either the weights or reps you usually use/do for a week) in order to give your muscles a little time to recover without completly stopping ...
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How to properly track weights on bodyweight exercises?

I'm tracking my weights for every exercise I'm doing in my workout routine, so that I can see when I'm improving and increasing the weights or even when I had to decrease the weight indicating maybe I ...
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Nutrition and fitness

I have been doing 5×5 Stronglifts three days a week with the same number of running days on the rest (from lifting) days. I have, for a long time, consuming the following type of diet and activity, ...
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Best ways to add explosive strength to a barbell training/HIT program?

I am a 45 year old male. For 2 months I have been training weights acccording to the Starting Strength program twice a week. That is except for the power clean which I have not been doing yet. My ...
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Am I lifting too much too fast?

My goal is getting bigger muscles I am 6'4" tall and 43 years old man I have been training for a year now When I look at the weights I lift compared to the other guys in the gym (the big muscles ...
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I started weightlifting more seriously and now my shoulders are popping

I've had small stints of weightlifting my entire life, but recently I've tried to get more serious about it. I started taking supplements, I added more routines, I started following recommended lift ...
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Effective ways to lose weight and gain muscle

I am a 21 year old male, overweight with BMI 27.6, body fat 21.5%. My goal is to lose weight and gain muscle. I am no expert in fitness so I'm here hoping to gain professional insight. My plan: I ...
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Water in protein shakes doesn't count?

I'm doing a weightlifting program with a trainer, which includes diet as part of something she monitors. For water, she's recommending a certain amount, but says I should not be including the water I ...
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Loading the bar asymmetrically

At what weight will loading a standard Olympic bar on a rack from one side move the centre of gravity outside the rack and cause a wreck? I've never used enough weight to have this happen but I'm ...
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Who else does behind-the-neck presses this way?

This instagram post shows cyclist Robert Förstemann doing deep behind-the-neck presses (touching but not resting on the traps) with a wide grip, about the grip I would use for a back squat (but ...
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Will I gain mass effectively with this program? Slightly modified stronglifts 5x5

I'm very skinny (184cm, 61kg) and I have a really hard time gaining weight. I'm completely free for summer so I can sleep 9 hours a day and eat a lot of food, and I have no other stressors. I will ...
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How is she aligning the hips?

I don't understand how do you move your hips out of socket: https://youtu.be/CaFou7EqRrw?t=3m34s She's saying she's: Moving the hip socket forward Moves the leg up and down Moves the hip back How ...
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Importance of conditioning for weightlifting

I long struggled with improving how much weight I lifted for lats, chest and shoulder exercises. Things were much better with legs, calves, upper back and core. I long suspected that my body ...
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Are mobility exercises treating the symptom instead of the cause?

I have just started barbell training following the stronglifts 5x5 program. Since I am having some problems with the squat I am taking some lessons from a personal trainer. In the first session he ...
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Does “bracing” the core increase the risk of injuries like hernia?

I have had an inguinal hernia surgery about an year ago,and am back to normal lifting,now in case of lifting weights near the PR's we know that we have to brace the core in order to keep the torso ...
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Weight training for muscular endurance

I have just started doing Stronglifts 5x5 (which is almost the same as Starting Strength). Hopefully in say 6 months time I have made good progress, but are also starting to plateu. In order to get ...
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What training approach should I have to miss gym for 2 months?

So I have to go out of the city for 2 months to my hometown.Now I do have a gym there but it's a very small and simple gym,they do have basic equipment but the weights are not much heavy.For ex.I need ...
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Can calories burn calculated with heart rate? [duplicate]

I am thinking of buying xiaomi band to measure my heart rate to give me my calories burn calculation while burning does anybody have any experience with it? I think xiaomi band can be used as a heart ...
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How do I know whether it is the time to increase weight or to increase reps?

Considering that low weight, high rep workouts stimulate muscle growth more than high weight, low rep workouts - How do I know whether it is the time to increase weight or to increase reps? Aim is ...
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How can I transition from obese to Mesomorph?

I am an obese person and have been working out for about two months now, I’ve been doing 30min cardio and 30 min lifting (usually upper body 3 x 10-12 , 110-130 lbs depending on area). I know that ...
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How much can be developed the low pecs of chest

i have visible low pecs but i don't know if i ended on that spot or i can develop it much more.My question concluded the previous sentence is how much can be developed the low pecs of chest?I think it ...