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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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everybody body is different, but is 5 months enough to see visual changes?

I know I sound desperate to see visual changes, but I have been training for 5 months, 4 days a week program, bulking, eating good, and my weight has increased by 10kg in the last 5 months, the weight ...
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Is my weekly gym routine balanced enough?

I aim to go gym 4 times a week. My goal at the moment is to tone my stomach and to improve my general fitness overall. Recently I've become a bit concerned that my routine isn't balanced enough but ...
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Seeking Comprehensive Back Workout Suggestions with Cable Machine

I'm in search of a comprehensive back workout lasting around 1-2 hours, specifically utilizing the cable machine. So far, I've thought of including: Lat pull-downs Seated cable rows I'm uncertain ...
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Seeking Advice on Smith Machine Use: Safe Exercises and Proper Form

I've recently begun using the vertical path smith machine at the gym, which supports a variety of exercises such as squats, overhead presses, calf raises, and bench presses. However, I often hear ...
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Mixture of BCAA and Creatine

Can I mix BCAA and creatine powder together and dissolve them into the water? Can I drink them together? Should I choose creatine monohydrate or creatine complex? Which one is better for power ...
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Help with planning cut while incorporating bodybuilding and muay thai

I'm eager to get rid of belly fat and love handles while building lean muscle. While I plan to maintain a calorie deficit, I'm curious about the role of cardio. Is it necessary for achieving these ...
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Maximum skeleton muscle mass in human body

I am wondering whether there is a way or formula, which considers all elements (sex, age, weight, height etc.), to calculate the maximum skeleton mass one can obtain through the workout in the gym? ...
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Is it possible to train a woman's body at home?

I am a 19 year old girl. I want to have a lean physique like leanbeefpatty, who is a Tiktok star. I have trained myself for a few months before, but I stopped doing it because of summer heat. My ...
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Routine Feedback

Any thoughts on this routine? Trying to lose a little fat and build muscle (180cm 74.5kg with belly fat). I think im lacking shoulders, what can i do to improve this plan on that part? Day 1. Upper ...
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Felt like passing out doing Bulgarian Split Squats

I've been doing Bulgarian split squats for more than a year. Now I do 4 sets of 8 - 12 reps. I always feel like passing out between sets, and often need 5 minutes or more to recover. After I'm done ...
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Is this workout routine good?

2 times a week (6 days), increase weight, set, rep over time I'm a beginner (about 1 month now). The weight in the pictures aren't accurate though I am mostly worried about growing a balanced body, ...
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How should I start working out to burn fat

Im 14 year old 1.75/1.73. I weight 61 kg/134 pounds, I do swimming(daily), taekwondo(only saturdays), and really just that. Im skinny but I have a little much of belly fat. Im not really strong. I ...
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Unracking the Chest Press Machine without Pedals

previously I used to workout in a gym where there was a chest press machine with pedals like that However my actual gym just has a plate loaded chest press without pedals: Since my shoulders hurt ...
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Good workout plan?

Is this a good glutes workout plan? Monday: Hip thrusts: 100 kg KAS glute bridges Romanian deadlift: 70 kg Abduction machine: 170 kg Reverse lunges smith machine: 45 kg Step ups smith machine: ...
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Quad focused workout routine non really satisfied about my progress. What could I change about it?

I was wandering if someone could help me figure out if I'm training legs the right way because lately I'm not seeing much progress on this department. I train 4 times per week, I have a quad focused ...
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Workout routine feedback?

I am a 19-year-old, 140lbs male. I have been using the routine below for about two months now (with somewhat frequent unstructured lifting before), and I've definitely gained muscle/strength (just hit ...
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How do I know if I’m losing fat or muscle mass?

If I work out and do treadmill to become fitter with the goal of losing weight, how do I know if I’m losing muscle mass or fat if I’m losing weight? Thanks.
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Relatively new to working out, but have made my own routine I've been trying for a bit and wanna know what I could or should change about it

So I started working out around September of last year, and along the way I sort of formed my own routine. It's a take on PPL, and so far it's not only been making alright results but it's very ...
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Creatine and Protein Intake

I have read on numerous websites that taking creatine and whey protein together adds no benefit, but then something does not make sense to me. Muscles are made up of protein, when you drink protein ...
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Should I work out my non-injured side?

Due to severe shoulder capsule inflammation (frozen shoulder) I have been told by my doctor not to work out my shoulder, arm, chest etc for about three months Of course I'm working out my legs and ...
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Does rest time vary depending on the exercise or muscle group? For example, do compound exercises require greater rest time than isolation exercises?

I'm curious if rest time varies depending on the exercise. I certainly feel more tired after doing a compound exercise like squats compared to an isolation exercise like a leg press, both of which ...
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Is that a good fitness plan to get back into shape?

Some information about me: 26 years old 90 Kg Nearly no muscles, just all fat Big belly little endurance No sport for the last 10 years Home Office job + PC player (So sitting all day long) My ...
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Sudden drop in deadlift performance

For about 2.5 weeks, I have noticed a significant decrease in my deadlift performance, while my other lifts (squat & bench press) have remained somewhat constant. I used to be able to deadlift 180 ...
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Good workout split for absolute beginner with Planet Fitness equipment? (skinny want to build muscle whole-body)

Complete beginner to any type of gym-based activity here, I'm on a budget using my friends Black Card to go to Planet Fitness. I'm trying to find a good workout split online but it's been pretty ...
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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

I started "Operation Christmas" last week. After losing 10-15 kg (down to 80kg) over the last few months with running 3 times a week, I now want to build some muscle, obviously without ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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