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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 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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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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Should you not work out within an hour of waking up?

Is there any truth to the claim that you should wait (at least) an hour after you wake up, before you start a workout. I've heard something about "the back is not lubricated enough before that" but ...
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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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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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Are stretch marks normal?

I'm an 18 year old athlete, 210 lbs. I work out a lot, working on gaining strength and muscle. After a really intense workout I'll get stretch marks along some of the areas that I worked such as ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Elbow pain due to tricep exercise

After doing 'kickbacks', I have started to experience extreme pain in my elbow. I want to know, what possibly I might have done to cause this pain. Also, I want to know how do I cure the pain? I ...
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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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Feel dizzy while doing crunches

I have recently started doing exercise for my abs. I exercise in following pattern Do 40 Jumping jacks 25 High knees then 15 basic crunches 15 bicycle crunches 10 alternate heel touches I have ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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