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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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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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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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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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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Just finished 12-week shortcut to size. What's next?

I have just completed a popular mass building program by Jim Stoppani called "Shortcut to Size". I found it to be really well designed. There are subtle variations in exercises that become noticeable ...
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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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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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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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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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How to do barbell overhead press such that kinetic chain stays activated throughout the set?

Can anyone please suggest how to do barbell overhead press such that kinetic chain stays activated throughout the set? I also need clarification on inhalation and exhalation pattern.
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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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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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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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How to lose manboobs?

Well this one is embarrassing as hell to ask, but its a real issue for me. I do dips often, as people say that's good, but different people say different things - that bench press will make them more ...
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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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Differences in unilateral set

I often see people doing unilateral exercises at the gym, but almost none of them do the same thing. For instance, if someone wants to do X sets of Y reps of an exercise unilaterally, they can do : ...
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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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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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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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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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Isometric training

I just found about isometric training and wanted to try it out but from what I see you have to do bench presses,squats and deadlifts. My question is: Is isometric training made for any exercise or ...
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Exercise Database with Pictures

I am finishing designing a personal trainer and fitness app and looking for an exercise database including pictures of the exercises. I have found a couple different websites, but the information and ...
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Barbell Curl Form

I've recently began lifting weights again. When doing curls, whether it's barbell or dumbbell, my right elbow sometimes likes to try and pull away and point out to my side, once fatigue starts to set ...
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What is the opposite exercise of push ups?

I've been doing push ups on a daily basis, and I feel like I need to also train the opposite muscles, to make sure I'm training evenly. What would be a good counter-exercise for push ups?
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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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What type or amount of weight training is beneficial for a beginning swimmer?

I started swimming regularly about a month ago, and I can currently swim freestyle less than 75m before I have to stop and recover for a short time. I have a simple goal of being able to cover 500m ...
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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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Purpose of rectus abdominis training

It looks like the rectus abdominis plays a role in posture and contributes a bit towards increasing intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Also, it is used for trunk/lumbar flexion as well. However, what ...
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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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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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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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Having a stronger right hand than left hand

I recently started training with a friend of mine, and on the days that we do push force exercises he keeps telling that he doesn't feel satisfied from the workout. Now this was very strange to me ...
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Mixing high intensity and high volume in a single session

It seems to be generally agreed upon that high intensity (i.e. heavy weights) for fewer reps, tends to make you stronger, while high volume (i.e. less weight) for more reps, tends to make you bigger ...
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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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Train hamstrings unilateral?

In my opinion, it's pretty much like common sense that it can be quite effective to not only train bilateral (Squats, Bench Press, Bent over Rows, Deadlifts) but also unilateral (Split Squats, DB ...
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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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Strength program

I am 29 and been working out for about a decade now and feel like i hit a point where my strength is not developing anymore. My total in squat, deadlift and bench was stuck between 1305 and 1350lbs ...
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How to strengthen my wrists?

While my wrists are fine in general, some of the more strenuous exercises I (try to) do are painful sometimes; for example, one-armed pushups. I used to have more problems, even when doing pull ups (...
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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 ...
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Why is it dangerous to swing a weight?

I am aware that swinging weights does not optimally activate the targeted muscle, but I do not understand why everybody says you can get hurt swinging a weight. Athletes in other sports have been ...
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If my lower back feels tired after squats, am I doing something wrong?

When I squat, I tend to squat very deeply. Lately I've been noticing that my lower back feels a bit worn out afterwards. It doesn't hurt - I don't feel like I've injured my back, but it feels like it'...
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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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I am an Overweight Male and want to get ripped where do I start

I am 23, 6'1", and weigh 212 pounds. I want to get lean by the summer and start a new healthy lifestyle. I play soccer every Sunday and play air-soft or mountain bike every other Saturday. I get ...
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How much will I be able to bench press?

We recently purchased a family gym membership, as our daughter has gotten into weight lifting to help her with sports. I told her I would go to the gym with her tomorrow night, and I'm nervous about ...
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Whole Body Mobility Routine

I'm currently trying to assemble a little mobility routine for myself. I got two, a little more detailled, questions: When should I perform mobility exercises: Before the workout, in order to get ...
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Lighter weights or heavier weights for getting bigger/gaining muscle mass?

I've been hitting gym regularly for two weeks and doing workouts 6 days a week. My program includes 3 sets - 10 reps for each workout. So, my question is related to whether one has to lift heavier ...