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Building muscle at home gym & cardio 4/5 days

I'm looking for a muscle-building program (4-5 days/week) that I can follow at my home gym. I have an elliptical bike, water rower, dumbbells, barbell (straight and EZ curl), and I'd like to ...
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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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Weekly Workout plan

This is my weekly workout plan just wanted to get feedback and advice. Monday: cycling in the morning and evening push-ups, abs, weights for tone and HIIT sprints. Tuesday: push-ups, abs, weights ...
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Critique my regimen please

I have a 6 day workout, abt 40min each day starts 3 to 6km on bike, usually about 8min Then one of: 1 - deadlift - 3 setd of 10 of body weight on Olympic bar squat - 3 sets of 10, ~80% body weight, ...
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How to order similar compound lifts in the same workout?

For a while I found myself performing similar compound lifts in the same workout session, e.g., flat bench press and inclined bench press, front squat and back squat, etc. Im uncertain whether I ...
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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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Planning to Make Strength & Conditioning Routine for Martial Arts

New to lifting and wanna start. Would appreciate if anyone could check my planned routine real quick. I wouldn't mind lowering my body fat percentage. But I'm mostly looking to improve athleticism for ...
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Incorporating daily strength exercises in an active lifestyle

I am a dancer, which means that I get a high intensity cardio and leg workout >=2 times a week, 3hrs each. However, I get almost no upper body strength training. I also have pretty much no time (...
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Baby lifting👶💪: 16kg × 2 dumbbell routine suggestion?

Baby seat is 16kg, baby is 10kg (assume will be 16 soon enough!). 👶💪 My gym is inaccessible until March, so going to buy a couple of 12kg dumbbells and: curls reverse curls Zottman curls rows bench ...
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Getting sick while working out

Healthy 41 year old, I've been working out regular for about 2 years now. 6' 193 lbs. When I work out I sometimes get sick. Worst case I get cold sweat, nausea, weakness, need to go to the bathroom. I ...
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When should a beginner switch from full-body workouts to a split?

I'm a beginner lifter and I discovered that full-body workouts are optimal for beginners. Now the question I have, is when should I consider switching from full-body workouts to a split routine like ...
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Are my exercises and their reps and sets good for fat loss?

I've organized my workout into 6 days: 2 sessions of upper-body workouts, lower-body workouts, and core workouts. The 7th day is a rest day. I am working out at home so these are my options. Please ...
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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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Is this a good plan to build muscle?

I am using Fitness AI ap that regulates variety, sets, reps, weight. It seems to always give (2 chest, 2 back, 1 shoulder) compound exercises for upper, and (3 leg, 2 ab) exercises for lower. They are ...
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Can I do a three-day (push/pull/legs) workout with no rest day between two of them?

I'm a 54-year-old beginner. I started going to the gym twice a week last October. I'd like to increase that to three times a week, and the personal trainer I had for a few months (who's no longer ...
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How to incorporate hip and core strength work in my workouts

I am a little confused about the best way to incorporate some hip and core strength work in my workout regimen. I am 48, and I am lifting weights 3-4 times per week mostly to gain muscle. So I have a ...
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How to adjust hypertropy workout when gym has limited dumbells

My current goal is hypertropy, to build some muscle. I am an advanced beginner when it comes to lifting. I usually working in the gym of my apartment complex, which is naturally very convenient. So ...
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Counting sets when doing supersets and multi-bodypart bodybuilding workout splits

So I am developing a workout program that combines strength training with some more athletic cardio/conditioning work. So I workout about 5 days a week. I usually do strength work on the first day, ...
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Am I missing any muscle group in my upper body workout?

I usually do these five exercieses on my upper body training: Dumbbell press Dumbbell military press/Dumbbell Seated Overhead Press Seated cable row Lat pulldown Dumbbell lateral rise Is there any ...
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How many micro workouts are enough?

For someone who trains 3 times a week, performing only body weight exercises, how many micro workouts are enough? What are the rules for micro workouts in terms of number of exercises, rest between ...
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Critique my workout routine

I workout on a 4 days cycle: All are 2 sets for 6-8 reps. Day 1, chest and triceps; 1x dumbell press warm up set (70% weight of working sets) flat dumbell press upper chest focused converging press ...
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Can someone critique my gym routine in my mid 30s?

Advice on my 7 day bodybuilding routine? First off, I am male, 6’3”, 255lbs, have been training for 10 years or so, am 34 years old. I have always built my own routines, but I think I am starting to ...
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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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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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What would be a good full-body workout session for muscle growth which only needs to be performed twice a week?

Since I want to focus more on running, I don't have much time practicing bodybuilding anymore. I want to switch to a full body workout that still promotes muscle growth but only needs to be performed ...
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How many workouts should I do per gym workout session?

I am new to fitness and want to get on the right foot from some of you experience goers. I am very flexible to trying any great ideas and I am very open minded.My goal is to bulk up and gain muscle ...
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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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Are there any problems with this workout program for simultaneous muscle growth and weight loss?

I am trying to lose weight while gaining muscle. I decided to do a 5 day/week split ("bro split"?) to have a smaller portion of weightlifting per day, since I like to go to gym often anyways....
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Is doing 4 sets of 6 pushups 3x per week enough for a beginner push workout regarding hypertrophy and strength

I am 24 years old and a beginner when it comes to fitness in general. I recently started doing calisthenics regularly. I do 3 workouts per week. One workout consists of a push, pull, core and leg ...
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Training leg adductors and abductors while I have really weak ankles/calves

I am getting back into weight lifting after the covid pause. During covid I ended up losing a lot of muscle through a combination of not eating enough and not going to the gym. So I am trying to get ...
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What kind of exercises should I do to make hard labor easier/safer?

I live a mostly sedentary life but have recently started doing some work on a farm on the weekends. I'm 30 years old but I'm worried about getting injured moving straight into high-strain work -- ...
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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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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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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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Suggestions on Postpartum exercises

I know that everyone is different and you should be getting cleared by your MD, but once they do clear you, what are some good exercises to do to help your body recover? Specifically to help with ...
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Abs routine - How many days?

Is there proof that shows whether it is better to do abs everyday or with resting days in-between? I have been doing an abs workout Monday to Friday for a couple of months now. My diet is pretty solid ...
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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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An honest review of my workout

So im a 14 year old beginner wanting a body like bruce lee, Muscles but not too big like the bodybuilders, and six pack and stuff. And i did some research of workouts that could maybe help me, and i ...
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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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how to adapt kettlebell exercises for muscle endurance

I want to work on building more muscle endurance, because I do a lot of long hiking. Hikes can last for a few hours, so I find that my back and hips and legs start to fatigue after walking for a ...
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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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Similar exercise(s) repeated throughout the day

My current practice is to pick a single exercise or 2-3 related exercises and keep doing them throughout the day in a pyramid kinda structure. For example, early this morning I did kettleball swings - ...
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A lightweight program to stay fit in a small space and time

I am 1.72cm and 70 kg. I have limited space in my house, and don't really have time to get out of it to places for exercise. I have very small motivation to put my time into exercising in a day, one ...
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Home workout plan for a person who sits all the day for studying [closed]

I have a University Entrance Exam in next year and I aim to study at home every day as much as I can (near 12 hours per day). To avoid obesity, keeping my body and brain healthy and having better mood,...
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Fixed workout routine (for 6 weeks) vs day-to-day variable routine?

There are tons of videos from fitness experts who recommend that you follow a fixed program for an average of about 6 weeks to maximize muscle growth. And this is also the philosophy with which I have ...
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At what point does bulking and working out hit diminishing returns?

I've been bulking for 3 years, going from 48kgs to 69kgs at a height of 5"3 (male, unfortunately). My stats are pitiful. bench - 70kgs squat - 90kgs deadlift - 120kgs I started from the bar in ...
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Reducing calorie intake or doing more cardio exercise, which one is more effective for losing fat?

I am interested to know which approach is more effective if someone likes to hold his current muscle bulk but only lose fat? Is it better to keep the previous diet but add more cardio exercises? Or ...
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How important is Regular Exercise vs Amount of Exercise?

I know a lot of people who will work out once every couple of weeks, and I wondered how much they were getting out of it. Say Person A does 25 pushups every day in one set, except an occasional rest ...
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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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Got great results in strength but almost none visually

Started working out 3 times a week in April 2021 with the following plan: Week 1: Day 1: Squats, Bench + assistance exercises Day 2: Deadlift, Military press + assistance exercises Day 3: Squats, ...
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