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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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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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Upper body exercises to do when I have tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?

I've had tennis elbow for about two months now, on both sides. I've finally been to a sports medicine doctor about it and I'm going to physical therapy and both have cleared me to return to lifting ...
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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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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 somebody check if my workout is good for strength training & hypertrophy? Maybe give tips / adjustments if neccesary

Hello this is my first post here, here is my workout program at the moment: Day 1 Back Squat 5/3/1 Good Morning 3× 8-10 Leg Extension 3 sets x 8-10 Front Foot Elevated Smith Machine Split Squat 4× 8-...
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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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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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How to split a chest weightlifting workout for twice a week

I am an advanced beginner in terms of weightlifting but noticed I am not getting enough development in my chest, particularly my upper chest seems a bit less developed than the rest. Some of this ...
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How dangerous are kettlebells?

I never paid much attention to kettlebells until I saw a video that said they have numerous advantages over traditional dumbells. Swinging weights around as was demonstrated in the video looks ...
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Split routine into two-a-day workout schedule

I have been doing a 6 day/week push-pull-legs routine. I have one 90 minute gym session on each of those days. Recently my schedule has changed and I can only manage two 45 min gym sessions for 6 days/...
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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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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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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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Cause of upper-back pain?

Two weeks ago I was using this machine for lateral raises as part of my push-day weightlifting routine. On my third or fourth set I suddenly felt pain in my upper back, between the shoulder blades. I ...
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Looking for a critique of my current routine

I've been lifting since around March of last year. Starting late August/Early september, I started doing the routine I'll list below. It was off the recommendation of someone I know, so I'm curious as ...
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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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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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Help me improve my workout routine; I feel some muscle groups aren't getting enough attention

About myself: 29m, 5'2", 142lbs. Been doing some home workouts as well as running around the neighborhood, but decided it wasn't good enough so I've been going to gym for the past 4 months. ...
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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, ...
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