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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Why is (said to be) safe to posteriorly tilt the pelvis in hip thrust?

There are many people showing images and videos in which posterior pelvic tilt is suggested to maximize the glutes activation in some exercises. One of this is hip thrust. Since glutes may ...
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Deadlift and scapular retraction

most of the people say it's wrong to do the scapular retraction (by squeezing blades) during deadlifts. This and this are two references which explain that scapular retraction is not advised because: ...
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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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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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Which will produce faster fat loss results in a caloric deficit, myofibrillar or sarcoplasmic hypertrophy?

With all other things equal, such as a caloric deficit of about 15-20% TDEE, ~1-1.2g protein/lb. body weight, approximately the same amount of time spent in the gym, a solid routine, and no cardio, ...
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Can you improve and lower your active heartrate during exercise

Are you able to improve your heartrate at an active state? I know athletes have a lower resting heart rate, but I am interested in my heart rate not spiking so high when I weightlift. I noticed my ...
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How much competition weight loss can be considered safe?

When I watch professional martial arts fights, I often find myself baffled how fighters that - judging by the looks - share my body composition compete in weight classes that are more than 10 kg below ...
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Is the Overhead position of the Overhead Press the same as that of the Overhead Squat?

I've got many doubts on if there is any difference between the overhead position of the Overhead Press and that of the Overhead Squat. Let me clarify. The proper final position of the Overhead Press ...
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Popping feeling and pain in tricep

I have been lifting weights for the last 15+ years and had a coach for powerlifting for about 4 years. Over this time, I have somewhat consistently had a popping feeling and sometimes pain in my ...
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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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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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Exercise Variation and Periodisation

I guess I can say it is widly known to change your workout routine from time to time (may that be to focus more on certain muscles, hit muscles a little different, rule out muscle imbalances or simply ...
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Retraction of the Scapula in Lat-Pulldowns

In a Lat-Pulldown, is one supposed to retract their scapula before the movement begins and keep it that way the whole exercise or to protract at the top of the movement, retract again and then do the ...
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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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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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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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How can I make Atlas stones loadable and calibrate-able?

I'm trying to make barbell loadable atlas stones that have accurate weights. Like, say, 50lbs, 100lbs, and 200lbs. It's hard to accurately calibrate the weight of atlas stones I would imagine as their ...
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Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein before/during/after a weightlifting session: what type of carbohydrate?

I read on {1}: It has been established that the ingestion of carbohydrate and protein before (13,14) and/or after exercise (5,10,11,13–15) inhibits protein breakdown and stimulates muscle protein ...
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What exercises would help recover from thoracic spinal trauma?

Had surgery and radiation 3 years ago on a tumor inside my spinal cord in my thoracic spine. This causes weakness, numbness and uncontrolled movement in my left leg to the point where people often ...
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Treatment for pain in fingers after workout

I just began weightlifting three times a week. The workout consists things like deadlifts, squats, barbell rows, dumbell bench presses, etc... I've been feeling pain in my fingers afterwards and they'...
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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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Can't go below 16-17% body fat. What is wrong with my diet?

I started to loose weight 1 year ago, when I began to practice MMA. Few months ago I realized I lost too much weight so I began weightlifting. I was around 79 kg ( 174 pounds ) last year and my ...
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High-Bar Back Squat being easier than Bodyweight Squat

As difficult as it may seem, I'm able to keep a more neutral spine and feel a better balance in a high-bar back squat (and with sufficient load, obviously not so heavy to worsen my technique) as ...
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Why is posterior pelvic tilt safe in plank and hip thrusts?

It's known that in almost all bodybuilding exercises we shouldn't anteriorly or posteriorly tilt the pelvis since an excessive load (provided by some additional weights but also by our body weight) ...
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DIY strap safeties

Disclaimer I'm not an engineer (ok, I am, but not that sort. And even if I was that sort, I'm not your engineer. Give me money and we'll talk.). None of this should be taken as advice. Not even &...
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Does exercise help to increase flexibility / mobility?

I'm recently getting back into the gym after a long layoff. I've found that my whole body, especially my legs, has a lot of tightness and trigger points going on. This will no doubt be because of how ...
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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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German Volume Training 10 sets X 10 reps

I am curious as to what others experiences with this training program are. Did you gain the 5-12 lbs of muscle over the 6 week period that promoters such as Charles Poliquin claim to be the norm ? ...
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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 ...
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Addiction to fitness help

So I finally got a job that starts in February. During my studies and job finding days I always have made fitness my top priority in life. I always plan my workouts in the morning, and which days, and ...
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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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Tricep extensions, stand up or lie down?

When performing tricep extensions, is it better to be lying flat on a bench or standing upright? Is there pros / cons that support either case? I usually perform them with both hands simultaneously, ...