Questions tagged [workout-routines]

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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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What is the best time of the day for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

I have heard a lot about benefits of HIIT; however, nobody seems to address when is the best time for such activities. I got this question when watching "The secret life of your body clock" (BBC ...
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Can I get a good review on my 3-day gym, 1-day bodyweight-and-resistance-band workout plan?

I am currently 22 years old, 65 kg, and 5'8". My goal is to build an aesthetic and strong body. (want to gain mass) Since June 26th 2022 to mid August 2022 I followed the below home workout ...
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Will this workout build strong muscles for an intermediate bodybuilder?

So if I go to the gym 5 days a week and do this sort of workout with about 1700 calories a day, healthy diet with a mesomorph bodytype and about 8.5 hours of sleep each night, will this routine build ...
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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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Trimming fat since gaining (mostly) muscle weight [duplicate]

I'm 6'1" and I've weighed 150lbs most of my adult life. Then in 2019, I worked my way up to 180lbs and I've been maintaining that weight ever since. I lift weights 3-5x per week and eat 4-5 meals ...
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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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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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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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Workouts with 80 lbs. Kettlebell and Two 40 lbs. Dumbbells to build Muscle

Background on me: I'm 19 and I've been lifting for about 1.5 years now but more consistently for the past month and have been doing on-off for the past couple months since August, and as my university ...
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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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If "bro splits" don't work, why is literally every muscular guy in my gym doing them?

Surely they must be doing something right then? I keep hearing internet people criticize the "bro splits" (programs where you train each muscle group on its own dedicated day of the week), ...
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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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Should i be just doing weights or add cardio too

I am 25 now. I kind of felt like I was too slim and weak; so joined the nearest gym in Feb 2014. I really feel good. The gym trainer gave me diet schedules and as a part of it, I take 4 eggs a day. I ...
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Does one exercise per body part work?

Does one exercise per body part work? I met a guy at the gym who does only one exercise per body part and he is huge and very ripped. He has been working out for long time though. He is also purely ...
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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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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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Optimizing weekly routine for a total time of 2 hours/week

Sorry if that's a duplicate, but I was not able to find a good fit. We want to optimize our weekly workouts for a given total amount of time. Currently we are doing interval/circle training (arm ...
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Would it be conducive to do calisthenics on top of working in the construction field?

I recently began to start working with my father doing construction work (he is a welder and mainly deals with steel). Naturally, he uses heavy equipment (propane tanks, welding generators, heavy ...
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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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Workouts for increasing T levels?

What are some good home exercises meant more for increasing T levels rather than muscle gain? I'm aware deadlifts and squats more than fit the bill - what about home workouts? As someone with shite ...
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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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rock abs -lower abs [duplicate]

I would like to ask about abs. I have checked Running and six pack abs and this one https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/25-best-lower-ab-workouts/ . Both of them are great,but aren't good for ...
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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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I am a 28 year old, i am trying to gain weight, is the following workout good enough?

I am 28, male, weight: 53kg, height: 178cm. After some research on the internet, i made this workout routine to do at home: Day 1: chest, shoulder, tris (pushups-benchpress-tricep curl-barbell ...
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Define lower chest ( dumbells of 5 kg -after 10kg and goes on ) - Home

I have seen many answers on how "to define the lower chest". I see something interesting as an answer "As your feet go higher, you're targeting more of the lower-chest." Is that ...
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Can you workout back everyday in a 6 day workout

I've recently read articles about working out your back in each workout, but separating the horizontal from vertical pulling exercises. I was curious with 6 day workouts or 6 day upper lower body ...
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How to include a skill into your workout

I want to learn handstand and I think that I have the sufficient strength, so my main goal is to learn how to balance. The problem is that I don’t know how to include it to my workout, I can’t train 1-...
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Full Body A/B Split Workout Review

I've been working out for a while now, doing different programs (SL 5x5, GZCLP, various full body routines). Since my weeks vary in busyness and I want to throw in some other activity occasionally (...
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Agility Training?

Everyone here is trying to max out their strength attribute and for some their charisma attribute with aesthetic muscles. But what about agility? I want to be able to dodge, fall from heights unharmed,...
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Loose lower belly (Below navel area)

My lower belly (the navel area and below it) sticks out a bit. I am not fat. I am really slim; in fact my chest is just thin and normal, but the lower belly sticks out a bit. I examined myself, and it ...
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What fitness activities can I do with my partner?

So, my life has changed pretty drastically over the past year. Both me and my fiancée have gotten new full-time jobs, and have moved into the country. However, this means that our lifestyle has ...
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Recommendation for Beginner's Workout Routine - No Free Weights?

I'm a 45M, 220 lbs, and probably around 20% fat. I'd like to get into an exercise routine that can ease me into hopefully a long term and more serious commitment to fitness. I'm looking for an ...
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Shoulder dumbbell press scapula and shoulder positioning

I have noticed that the typical db shoulder press starts from a position where elbows and arms(including dumbbells) are perfectly parallel to the body in most images I see online, looking like the end ...
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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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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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Dumbbell bench press: how to get into position

when I practice dummbbell bench press, I'm afraid more of how to get into the right position than how to perform the exercise. Precisely, these are the steps that should be performed (images taken ...
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What can classify someone as a non-responder and what to do?

My friend is training with me doing calisthenics. He is consistent with his training and diet, gaining weight when weighed at the end of every week. I did a little bit of research for him as to why he ...
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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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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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Is this a good workout towards abs?

So I have decided that I wanted to workout some more. I am a footballer, so I already have a pretty normal body and a good diet. Anyways, I have been trying to also improve my stamina and trying to ...
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What are some short 30-minute body-weight lift routines for travel.

I travel a good bit for my job. As a result, the weeks that I travel often involve a lack of physical activity since I am primarily a weight lifter when it comes to exercise and most hotel gyms have ...
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Incremental hand resistance. How stronger should my next gripper be?

Almost two year ago, I had started training my grip strength using grippers. At first I've used a cheap wooden gripper of unknown strength (though I think it's less than 50 lb). I trained on it for ...
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Name of exercise and muscles worked

Is there a specific name for an exercise where you carry weights a small distance place them on the ground pick them up again and do the same. Also, what major muscles would this exercise work out.
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Why is "squeezing your abs" advised even for exercise where there is high risk of posterior pelvic tilt?

It's known that squeezing the abs is one of the most important rule of (to my knowledge) all workout exercises, especially with weights The reason of this is the ability of ths abs to stabilize the ...
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How many calories are burned doing Starting Strength, Stronglifts, or equivalent?

Trying to estimate TDEE and don't really know how many calories are burned during 5x5 strength workouts, or equivalent weightlifting time spent in the gym. Want to make sure I am eating enough, and ...

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