Questions tagged [workout]

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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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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How can we incorporate bodyweight exercises in weight-lifting routines?

in my home I have some basic equipment (elastic bands, dumbbells of sufficient kgs, bench, pull-up bar). I can do more than just bodyweight exercise. But of course I can do much less than weight-...
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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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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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App for partner workout [migrated]

I am looking for an app which provides any kind of partner mode or partner training (2 players ;)) Because I have not found such an app, The question is more like is there such an app? Any ...
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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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Why should the shoulder blades be protracted (at the top) in push - ups while in bench press not?

here (and somewhere else) it is written that: At the top of the push-up, your shoulder blades should be fully protracted—moving your shoulder blades away from the spine. As you descend, they will ...
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Low back on the way up of squat

I need some advices to understand if my low back posture is correct while squatting. Let's consider these pictures of me, referred to the way up of squat: Picture 1): I've arrived at the parallel. I ...
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Which is the role of glutes when extending your legs?

let's consider this table which shows agonist - antagonist muscles pairs in our body. Let's focus on a specific exercise, for instance squat. When you are rising up from the floor, your legs are ...
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Biceps and Triceps exercises: are both involved?

let's consider these two famous exercises: triceps pull-down, and biceps curl Both the exercises have the same starting and ending positions, and even the movement is the same: it's basically a ...
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How do I solve this persistent workout problem?

My problem is that with most of my exercises I get breathless before reaching anything close to failure and little pump. This breathlessness thing doesn't look like nothing serious but is really ...
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How can I achieve a body that is skinny but ripped? (Model body, Swimmer body)

I have recently been working out lately to begin a career in modeling, and I was curious as to how I can achieve a bigger body than what I am currently at right now which is around 135 lbs and a low ...
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How to start weightlifting?

Ive(f22) always been very fit and healthy, yet have never quite been happy with how my body looks. Im 5" tall and weigh 113lbs. I'm an endomorph and currently eat 1400 cals a day (I track my ...
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I don't feel my ab workouts

I've (F22, BMI=22.1) been doing a 10 min flat ab and slim waist workout I found on youtube, every day, for the past month. Although it has proven to be effective and I have lost a significant amount ...
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Weekly undulating periodization versus reverse linear periodization

I've been working out for about 5 years but really only the last few have been productive and gainful. I have a respectful amount of muscle, about 165lbs of lean mass or more. So I'm not sure if I'm a ...
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How to make sure all parts of my body are developed while working out?

How do I make sure I have a well rounded physique? That is, how to ensure that my for example back muscles are proportionally strong/large with my leg muscles and so on. Even if I train different ...
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Need advice for diet beginner

I recently decided to do fitness and diet more seriously.I am a male 31 years old - 183 cm - 77 Kg I don't know my body fat but since the confinement, I gained 4 Kg and no exercise during this period ^...
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Am I getting weaker?

So after a few weeks of working out in my house, I’ve started to notice some gains. At first, I was glad that my exercises were efficient and continued to work out, which at the time seemed to get ...
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Differences and clarification about Fats and Carbs and optimal carbs quantity for body building

I'm not an expert in nutrition, but I want to understand more. I do like cooking but I've always missed the science behind it. I do exercise everyday (lifting weights and yoga mainly) and I also ...
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Will my body eat up muscle mass if don’t eat anything for 30-40min after workout?

What will happen if I don’t eat anything after finishing my workout and eat after around 1hr. Will my body use muscle mass to compensate for the protein it need?
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Should I take a break from working out and if so, how long?

Well, I’m just going to be straight forward here. About a month and a half ago, I started working out in my house like every day for about two weeks. Then, I received a lot of work because I’m a ...
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How to get rid off from Pectus Carinatum aka Pigeon chest through diet and workout

I am about 21 years old and I have pigeon chest disease about 3-4 years ago. In start I can not even notice about it but time to time I felt really ashamed to pull off my shirt in front of any people, ...
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My nose is running when I'm exercising. Is it normal?

I can't exercise without paper handkerchiefs at hand (perhaps, you would call them kleenexes, but for me, kleenexes and paper handkerchiefs are different things, the latter are thicker). Whenever I ...
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How do I perform a V up on a pull up bar?

I am a new pole vaulter, and one of the exercises we've been doing is the V-up, touching your toes to your hands and further while hanging from a pull-up bar. My coach says most everyone should be ...
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Is it healthy to climb upstairs 9 storeys everyday?

My office is at the 9th floor. While everyone uses the elevator, I thought of using the stars instead. Is it a healthy choice to climb up 9 storeys everyday with the following conditions? Each floor ...
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Should you eat sugar before a muscle building workout?

Is eating sugar before a muscle building workout a good idea? Eating sugar could boost your energy levels and make you perform better. However, excess sugar turns into fat and if you don't exercise ...
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Movement without involving back (spine disc)?

I would like to keep training but these days my back pain and sciatica is back again (which I had several years ago). What are the exercises and movements I can do without hurting my back in the Gym? ...
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Please review my workout plan using gymnastic rings

I have a simple bodyweight gym at home which includes: pull up bar gymnastic rings on bar a 40lb brick My workout plan is 3X a week, around 45m-1h: Pullups 8 reps, 3set. Alternate with dip, 90s ...
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Relationship between lunges (dumbbells) and squat

Let's imagine that my 5RM in the squat is 85kg because I'm just starting out. So I can only contract physiologically slowly, and to avoid injuries I stretch slowly. The last rep is quite well done, ...
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Is this the correct way to do full body workouts?

I am a beginner in fitness. Last year, I have done bro-splits and this year I am doing full body workouts. I workout 3 times in a week (M, W, F) for about 1hr 30mins. A sample workout for a day would ...
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What to eat after a night workout right before sleep?

Due my working times (software engineer), I tend to workout at times between 20 and 21 o'clock. And finish 22 o'clock. Firs thing I do is to drink my whey isolate protein shake and then I go home. ...
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Is my body resisting the training, or I'm just old?

I am a software engineer (mid 30's) who lived his life without really any physical activity (no sport at all). Fitness level == -1. I tried to do gym twice in my life and stopped after a while (for ...
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Do I have to workout harder and harder?

About a year and a half ago (and having quit smoking six months prior) I decided to lose weight because my bathroom scale told me that I was on the lower end of the "obese" category. Since then, ...
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Is it necessary to have a break from a high caffeine intake for workouts?

I've seen sources where its discussed that the body gets use to the amount of caffeine that is being absorbed and does not create the effect desired. Is it necessary to have a week of no / very low ...
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Sudden burst of energy

So a back story first; yesterday I played some badminton games with my friends, and I kind of pushed myself a bit harder than usual. Usually I'll get out of breath after 2-3 sets of a game (I'm easy ...
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What workout routine is best for a 14 year old?

I'm a skinny 14 year old weighing about 50 kg, and I need to find a good workout routine (doesn't matter how long). I'm looking for a workout that targets my biceps, triceps and core. Can you suggest ...
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How to target the upper middle / inner part of the chest?

What exercises can you do to target the upper middle/inner part of the chest? Is it as simple as doing incline chest press?
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What are the name of this workouts?

I saw these workouts from Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali pictures: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Please tell me the name of this all workouts! Thank you in advance!
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Treadmill: Importance of belt width?

Treadmills come in different belt widths. From a workout perspective, what is the importance of belt width?
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My anatomy: What exercizes should I do? Is there any YouTuber/Instgramer that looks like me to help me understand what kind of work-out I should do? [closed]

Musculation should be highly customized, according to the anatomy e.g.. I've practiced for almost 2 years, without any result (in term of hypertrophy, strength / weights, etc.) Below is my current ...
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Training for hypertrophy by increasing the work-out volume results in a muscle endurance decrease: Why?

To explain the question, I must talk about two periods. I will be as brief as possible so that you will be happy to read my question. Then, at the end of this post, you will find the details. First ...
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Why after only one week of not working out my body gets so sore?

Two weeks ago I got sick and could not workout at all for a whole week. After the week I felt that I really needed to do a workout, I took it easy and started by doing yoga. A day after doing yoga I ...
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What is the best way to lose weight playing Dance Dance Revolution?

To work out, I play Dance Dance Revolution and similar games. I think it counts as high-interval training, like repeatedly sprinting 400 meter laps: A typical level lasts 90 to 150 seconds, and a play ...
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Why is it common for doctors / trainers / physical therapists to advise clients against doing valsalva (either partial or full) when lifting?

Are these folks taught in school (or as part of their licensing process) that valsalva is unsafe? Do they advise against it for liability reasons? (e.g., they're more likely to face a lawsuit from a ...
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what can I do to overcome my love handles? [duplicate]

I am worried about my Love Handles.They are increasing day by day .Please suggest me some exercise to make them at 0 level.Thanks
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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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Brachial plexus compression: What to do and what to avoid?

I got diagnosed with brachial plexus compression (basically the pectoralis compresses the nerves going to the arm at the brachial plexus, which entraps them at that point). Unfortunatly the only thing ...
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Is working in orchard like workout in gym?

I have recently bought an small orchard and I work there time to time. Like shoveling pruning etc. Is this good for my health and muscles like gym? My purpose is not to build big muscles. I just ...
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Is that really good for the body to eat a lot of small meals instead of three regular meals?

It is often explained that bodybuilders eat many small meals a day to have a regular intake of calories and macronutrients. I wonder if this is really good for the digestive system to have a full ...

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