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An activity that challenges one or more aspects of your body's abilities (strength, endurance, agility, etc), often with measurable resistances: weight, time, reps.

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How commonplace are routines like phul/phat/gcdlz among pro bodybuilders/fitness models?

This is actually for a paper for school but I was wondering what type of workout routines professional bodybuilders/fitness models use? Do people use routines that are commonly recommended like phul/...
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How do I complete a workout like this?

I found a workout online that would help me with my current pull-up goal. I don't know if there is a specific way to complete it, but I'll put it under here. Perform & Progress The Following 2x/...
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Dealing with hydration for working out in the evening

when I work out during the day, I usually drink about 1.5L of water during my workout. However, sometimes the only time of day when I can work out is late in the evening and, with such a quantity of ...
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How can I have a flat tummy? [duplicate]

I work from home at my desk. I run ~8-9 miles a week and hit the gym to lift ~2 times a week. Doing barbell exercises, pushups, pullups, etc. I'm in decent physical shape, but I can't for the life of ...
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How to transition from a bulk to a cut?

I have a quick question and it mainly revolves around the macros for transitioning from a bulk to a cut. So when someone reaches their desired weight / goal from a bulk and they decide to cut to take ...
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How to make upper and lower abs more visible

new guy here, and I greeting everyone in Physical Fitness thread. I have a question about my body. On 20 December 2021, I started abs workout only until today. 1. I am doing every morning like 10 o ...
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Why not pushing the knees out of the toes in Squat?

there is lots of information on the web about feet and knees out in Squat. Firstly, I'd like to summarise it here to make it clear. As explained here by Athlean X, in the Squat: a bit of external ...
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How would you replace the bench press for chest hypertrophy?

although I like the bench press very much, I think I'll stop doing it as it causes me right scapula pain in the point shown in figure. This probem occurs if I perform barbell bench press, dumbbell ...
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Recommendation how to select aerobic trainer for home

I am considering buying ab aerobic trainer for my home because I have relatively high cholesterol. But I have two constraints: I have a relatively small space with dimensions 1m x 2m. I'd like it to ...
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Does the often you exercise, the higher calorie intake need to gain weight and muscles? [duplicate]

I'm a hardgainer and my genetics makes me skinny. I want to get bulk and have muscle but the being a poor young asian guy hinders me to eat good foods. I cant afford mass gainers nor whey protein, I ...
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Stepper or helper to get on a stationary bike

Is there any kind of widget/equipment that helps people get on a bike who have trouble doing it on their own? Specifically stationary bikes. Looking for something simple and practical
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Training frequency in relation to recovery and soreness

Currently I am training on a 3-day full body workout split. It alternates between two workouts (A/B) with different focus, though every major muscle group is still trained in every workout. I train ...
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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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Opinions on my Workout/Diet plan

Please don't hurt me if I am making mistakes, its my first time posting. I started "Operation Christmas" last week. After loosing 10-15 kg (down to 80kg) over the last few months with ...
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How to use the treadmill to be fit and healthy without losing muscle and shape?

I'm male, 29 years old, 72kg, 172cm height. First of all, I don't like to look skinny. I just need to stay fit. I have a treadmill and a situp machine, I just wanted to find out what is the best ...
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Shoulder-Blades Position in Overhead Press

I still haven't found a precise description of what the shoulder blades should do during the overhead press. Precisely: About the sagittal plane, should they be retracted (pinched together), neutral ...
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How to be balanced and stable in Good Morning + Squat

This exercise (Good Morning + Squat) is taken from this video of Olesiy Torokhtiy: GIF I wanted to explore the best technique to do that. My first doubt is about the balance. The barbell is not above ...
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Activation Cues for the Serratus Anterior

I suffer from a mild winged scapula and I wanted to train my serratus anterior to try to fix it. There are lots exercises I've found for it. For instance: Serratus Jabs Wall Slides These two ...
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Why is shoulders internal rotation often seen as the devil?

Shoulders internal rotation is seen in many exercises (bench press, pull ups, barbell row etc) as the devil, whilst external rotation is suggested without limits. This is an example, referred to a ...
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Should the barbell touch my shins in deadlift?

I'm extremely confused about this topic as each source gives a different opinion. Here, for instance, but also in this video, it is said that the barbell must touch the shins. The first source says: ...
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Is the hook grip as effective as the bulldog grip in press/jerk movements?

many sources (1, 2 for instance) state that the best grip for the overhead press is the bulldog grip as it makes the moment arm between the barbell and the wrist zero. Now let's consider a clean and ...
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Do squat and deadlift work the hip flexors and extensors in a balanced way?

I've seen plenty of leg routines based entirely (or almost entirely) on squats and deadlifts. My simple question is this routine is balanced. Both in squat and deadlift the hip flexors shortens on the ...
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How can we be balanced during a snatch?

I'll take this video of Lü Xiaojun as a reference. Let's consider the power phase, that is the moment I'm curious to understand better. At this point, his hips and the bar are very close to each ...
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How much weight should we place on our heel and how much in our forefoot during squat?

it is known that the best feet setup for squat is the so called tripod stance, which wants you place your weight in three points of the foot: Base of pinky toe Base of big toe Heel My question is ...
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Analysis of the bar path in bench press

I wanted to do a deep analysis of the reason behind the ideal bar path in bench press. There are many sources telling us that the ideal bar path is something like this (a J pattern on the way up, and ...
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Which is the proper shoulder-blades setup for front squat?

In high-bar back squat it is good to have retracted and elevated shoulder-blades in order to create a pad in the upper traps that allows us to keep the barbell in a stable position. Now, what about ...
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Bio-mechanical analysis of squat: torque on the knee and on the hip

There are many biomechanical analyzes of the squat on the web, but there are lots of things are not clear for me. Let's consider for instance a high-bar back squat. An analysis is provided by this ...
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Mind-muscle cues for hips flexion without tilting the pelvis

I need some cues about how to flex the hips (for instance in deadlift, squat or to get into the starting position of barbell row) without causing anterior or posterior pelvic tilt. Of course bracing ...
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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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Why is it said that a thumbless grip shifts the tension away from the forearms?

I've read and I've been told that using a thumbless grip, especially in pull-ups and pull-down: It allows lessening the load on the forearm muscles and better targeting of the bigger back muscles – ...
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Why should the knee point outwards in squat?

it's known and written everywhere that knee valgus in squat is bad. But I still haven't found a mechanical explanation of this, and even the best knee setup is not clearly described by most guides (...
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When to switch to intermediate or advanced workout plan

When is the appropriate time to switch to an intermediate or advanced workout routine? A lot of articles state time as the variable, such as 3-5 years for advanced, or 1 for intermediate but I see a ...
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Why isn't a problem to arch the upper/middle back in many exercises?

it is known that keeping a neutral lower back under load is crucial to avoid injuries and/or low back pain. This because both an overextended back or a flat/flexed back squeeze the spinal discs, as ...
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How can we be in balance while performing the barbell hack squat?

Unlike conventional squat and deadlift, in the barbell hack squat the barbell won't be over our midfoot. How can we balance properly? I've seen also that some people start with the barbell on a ...
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How can we prevent shoulder impingement in the overhead press?

Here it is written, about the Overhead Press, that At the bottom position, you need to be initiating the press in something called the scapular plane. Such that at the bottom position your elbows are ...
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Are situps considered a good core workout?

I was going through an article : https://www.verywellfit.com/top-best-ab-exercises-1230723 This seems to be a reputable website. I was surprised the trainer didn't mention situps in it. What could ...
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Curious about shorter higher intensity workouts of the BeFit program

I've been working out at home for about six years using workouts I've found on the Fitness Blender website. I should note that I've never had a personal trainer. The workouts did a great deal for me ...
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Why should we put our feet forward in Smith Machine Squat?

Here (and elsewhere) this statement is written about the difference between a standard barbell squat and a smith machine squat: One major difference between the barbell squat and the Smith machine ...
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How to rack/unrack the barbell properly in bench press

I have seen in my gym plenty of people unracking/racking the barbell like Jeremy Ethier in the following picture. He has the bar exactly above his eyes. But when I bench press, I don't feel safe when ...
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Holding breath vs Inhaling in Eccentric and Exhaling in concentric

There are plenty of guides about heavy lifting which suggest to hold the breath to help brace the core. Here there is an example with squat. Picture taken from here. Many people agree with this as it ...
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Why should we start a pull-up with already retracted shoulder-blades?

in this video about pull-ups it is suggested to depress and retract the shoulder-blades before starting a pull-up (and keeping them depressed and retracted during the whole exercise). Well, I'd like ...
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Which is the proper grip for dumbbell biceps curl?

is it better for dumbbell biceps curl: a high palm grip (such as that of deadlift) a bulldog low palm grip (such as that of bench press and overhead press) a traditional low palm grip My opinion: ...
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Tingling in tricep muscles when working out [closed]

Whenever I work out chest and triceps, or any push exercise really, I get a tingling in my tricep area on my arm. It didn’t hurt however I stop my set whenever I feel it. It only started happening ...
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How can the wrist wraps reduce wrist pain in handstand/push-ups etc?

I have seen plenty of people wearing these wrist wraps with the aim of reducing wrist pain in exercises like handstand, push-ups etc where their wrists are kept in an extended position with a huge ...
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What are Microworkouts, and what can they accomplish?

Sure, it's not hard to find definitions, but I'm finding them contradictory (thanks, Internet). Microworkouts - most efficient way to benefit: Micro-workouts, also referred to as high-intensity ...
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Continuing body building after a gap of 3 years

I discovered body building when I was 16. Everyone told me to start off slow and gradually increase. But I wouldn't get the pump with smaller weights/lesser reps of comfortable weight. I started with ...
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Which is the role of biceps in a pull-up/chin-up?

I want to understand which is the precise role of biceps in a pull-up. Here it's written that; The pull-up is a closed-chain movement where the body is suspended by the hands and pulls up. As this ...
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Which is the role of the chest in push-ups?

As simple as it may be, I find it so difficult to understand which is the chest role in a push-up (and so I don't have the proper mind-muscle connection on how activate my chest). Chest, as said here, ...
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Which is the proper final position in squat?

I struggle with understanding which is the proper final position of squat. Here this position is proposed: It's written that it's crucial to: lock the knees (i.e. having straight legs) lock the hips ...
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How can I build a muscular body if I am skinny [duplicate]

I’m 18 y.o. My height is 6 feet and my weight is about 150 pounds. Nevertheless, I look very skinny. Muscles of my torso and arms are weak and small. However, my legs look normal. I tried to go to the ...

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