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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 to keep flexibility after stretching

I stretch almost every day, and I have been doing so for a few months. My hands stop short almost a hand length from my toes. After I stretch, I can touch them. The next day, I'm back to zero. This ...
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Struggling making size and strength gains with calisthenics

This is probably discussion. I don't know how else to ask a specific question. I don't know any other serious fitness forum. This is the only one. Should I change the whole routine or just some ...
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Are mass gainers useful to meet calorie requirements?

I am trying to hit 3000 kcals. I get about 2000 cals from normal food. Is it ok to use mass gainer (like Optimum nutrition) to get the remaining? What are some side effects I should watch out for?
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Coming back from injury, advise on deadlifts

Coming back from a car crash injury, was going to the gym a lot but had dropped deadlifts, recently re added to routine on light weights just as I know they are essential. The injury was me ...
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What's the best exercise to train the biceps?

I was wondering if there has been done a scientific study on what is the best study to work the biceps. I've tried different exercises like barbell rows but I find them hard to grow.
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How should I approach a “cursed” exercise that’s more frustrating than challenging?

I’ve been following a semi-elaborate routine which adds intensity by using rest-pause training. Most of it is going well, except for the lunges in Legs B, with a goal of 50 reps over 5 sets. (My ...
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Drop in the ocean

the training of the average gym bro is just a drop in the ocean, each muscle gets at most 7 hours of stimulus out of 168 weekly hours, when considering the most DEDICATED and EXTREME people. if it is ...
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Need suggestion on crucial weight loss

I was 108 kgs, I lost nearly 28 kgs of it in 5-6 months with a lot of learning and errors, got to 80 kgs, I lost it with dieting, and walking and a lot of it. I use to walk 14-18 km every day, had ...
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‘Perfect’ one-arm push-ups

In the video below, the guy does a perfect one-arm push-up: no bending of the body, chest to the ground, the body in perfect line, and with legs at shoulder width. https://youtu.be/IkG8rCCXnE8 I was ...
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Foot splay whilst running

Hi all, I’ve noticed that I have foot splay just on the right hand side whilst running. Is this a problem or just a natural quirk? Anyone else experience this? Thanks all.
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Losing weight without being hungry

Other than eating soups, wraps, salads and filler food with few calories per volume, what other strategies are there to keep hunger at bay? A 20% to 30% calorie deficit results in a decent sensation ...
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How do you keep the barbell close to your legs when doing the Romanian Deadlift?

In the Romanian deadlift, you must keep the barbell pressed against your legs, in order to minimize the stress on your lower back. Now take a look at the below picture of the RDL being performed: Is ...
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getting red eyes after training [closed]

as the title says, is it normal to get visible veins in the eyes making them seem red after working out? I experienced puking and passing out from training before, but never noticed my eyes going red. ...
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What's the difference between bulking with cardio or maintaining without?

Person A is lifting weights and eating at maintenance. Person B is lifting weights, eating above maintenance, but also doing cardio to burn off the extra calories they ate. So, in other words, both A ...
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Normal push-ups versus cross push-ups

How do normal push-ups compare with push-ups with the arms in a cross position? I am guessing that it produces less hypertrophy because the range of motion is way shorter, but I want experts' opinions....
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Are sit-ups actually harmful?

I have seen several references to situps being harmful due to "high compressive lumbar load" and recommending crunches. When researching where the quote came from, it looks like every reference quotes ...
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Why can't you lose/maintain fat on a bulk?

Everyone I've ever talked to has said that you will gain some, or a lot of, fat on a bulk. Why? Logic 1: If you lift weights, your body wants to grow your muscles. Logic 2: Your body can only grow ...
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What was the macronutrient ratio of early humans and primitive tribes? [closed]

I have lately been trying to get into a diet and there are so many confusing and contradicting information everywhere. From Keto (90% fat) to Mediterranean (25% fat) to Low fat (< 10%) diet, all ...
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Why do weightlifters (Olympic) get better at weightlifting while staying at the same weight-class? [duplicate]

Elite Olympic weightlifters stay at the same weight class for years, even though they don't develop any more technique after five to seven years. If they don't develop more muscle and their technique ...
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High jump skills in Olympics games [closed]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_jump_at_the_Olympics https://youtu.be/zW87tVnDKIU What are the skills required for High jump in Olympics games? Do you feel the Athelete will find it more difficult ...
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is it good to combine swimming and weight workout?

I want to gain muscle and lose belly fat, so i'll really like to combine these 2 ways of working out but i don't know if it's good and how could i make a routine.
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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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Will a vegan diet help for weight loss and physique?

Some people say that vegan food is good for health, but is it good for bodybuilding and weight loss? As an additional wrinkle, although I am not diabetic, my family has a history of diabetes so I am ...
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Is it a bad idea to do double dumbbell exercises with a single dumbbell?

My sad home gym consists of an exercise bench and a single adjustable-weight dumbbell. I've been using this random Athlean-X video as a template, but three of the suggested eight exercises use two ...
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Does the body's insulin response change during exercise?

Lots of people will tell you that if you eat too much sugar you will get a blood sugar peak and then a corresponding drop due to the production of insulin, leaving you low in energy and craving more ...
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Is it bad if i don't have pain after exercise?

I am a 31 years old man. 76kg weight. 180cm tall and It is the third week that, I do body-building. Usually when i do Barbell Squat or Deadlift, I sweat a lot and I breath fast. After exercise, I ...
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10-minute ab workouts: how often?

The internet is full of 10-minute ab workout routines. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p7-YC91Q74 Do these work? The routines are very different from the usual weightlifting-based approach ...
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What would happen if one added more sets to Starting Strength or Stronglifts?

The number of sets in routines like Starting Strength or Stronglifts seems absurdly low. For example, doing Starting Strength, you are on average doing 4.5 sets per week on the bench press. That's ...
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Why do I feel sleepy after the day I play soccer? [closed]

I am 27 with no health conditions, recently started playing soccer( after a very year long break) and I play it intensely( I keep on sweating even after I take a bath after the game).I have 5 meals ...
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Why do dips hurt the sternum for beginners, but German hangs don't?

Often, when beginners try dips for the first time, they feel a pain in their sternum. I have felt it too: I was able to do more than 60 push-ups in 60 seconds and bench 120 kilograms years ago, but my ...
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How can i calculate body mass index (BMI)? [duplicate]

Is it standard measure to say if someone is fit or not. Iam 20 years old male weight 75kg, Height 5.5ft.
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Body fat % difference between man and woman setting

I have started my fitness journey a month ago, by not drinking sodas any more and after that I have started to add more exercises to my life and a bit healthier diet. I have started to lose some ...
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Can exercises help relax your muscles?

I have heard that there are eye relaxation exercises, and some other muscle relaxation exercises, however exercising requires the use of energy, how is this possible? Links: (https://www.zeiss.com/...
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Does the “stabilization argument” also hold for pull exercises?

The argument in favor of free weight exercises like barbell bench press or barbell squat (as opposed to their machine equivalents) is that as you lift the weight, you also need to stabilize it, which ...
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How do you (gently) strengthen the tops of the feet for poses like Urdhva Mukha Svanasana?

I've been doing yoga for several years now, and I still can't really tolerate the pressure or pain that comes with going to the tops of the feet in this pose, such that I stay on my toes instead. For ...
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Training to hold your breath for longer underwater

Is there any type of training you can do to help maintain your breath underwater? When diving in a lake, using only diving goggles, I can hold my breath for about 10 seconds before needing to surface. ...
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Home weight gaining exercise list

I want to gain some more weight with a better shape. But unfortunately I don't have enough time to go to a gym. I am trying to some push ups (3 sets) and some free hand exercises at home. I am not ...
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Getting a planche with only psuedo planche push ups

i don't like weight training, the idea of having to travel to the gym, having to deal with people and waiting for machines or barbells sucks. plus I like training shirtless, which I can't in a gym. i ...
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Do barometers in smartwatches work underwater? [closed]

Do barometers in smartwatches work underwater? Eg Garmin Forerunner 645, waterproof up to 5 ATM, is equiped with “barometric altimeter”, but in description only mentions air pressure. Does it work ...
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Taking a week off from couch to 5k

There's a related question here: Is it really necessary take one entire week to rest from running? but it seems like that person was already a seasoned runner. I'm going from almost zero physical ...
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Does anyone know the app that goes to this generic Activity tracker watch? [closed]

I got this watch about three years ago but lost the packaging and the app that goes with it so I can't use it. It was pretty cheap, maybe $35. There are no markings or branding on it at all, it's ...
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Buying an exercise bike: magnetic versus spin

In the previous decade, I was a relatively strong cyclist, doing an average of 120 to 150 kilometres per week. I've since moved and had a kid, and just can't find the time for long outdoor rides. I've ...
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is there a point to increase testorone and is it actually possible? [closed]

many ads on the internet about increasing testorone, and everywhere you go where the argument is fitness there's aleays guys preaching about how not masturbating, eating steaks and 12 eggs a day while ...
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Temporary drop in heart rate 2 minutes into a run, every run

I've been tracking my heart rate while running and have noticed that, every single run, my heart beat has a small, but noticeable, drop between 1:50 and 2:10 minutes into the run (after stretching and ...
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How to eat healthy and maintain weight while travelling / being on vacation?

My situation is I am really trying to get very fit and loose weight. When I am home, I am doing really well. I follow a pretty extreme diet, which basically has become a lifestyle. All is well, and ...
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What will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?

I am a 31-year-old man, am 180 centimetres tall, and weigh 75 kilograms. I am on a Bulking diet. According to this TDEE calculator, I need 219 grams of protein, which is too much for me. In my daily ...
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working out 3 times a day

Five days a week I walk for 1.5 miles (about 20 minutes) in the morning around 7am, strength train in the afternoon (about 1 hr) around 1 pm, and walk again for 1.5 miles (about 20 minutes) in the ...
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Can I train skills (planche, handstand, etc) in the evening and dips at a later time of the day?

I have been working out for a year and have started to do more body-weight training four months ago. I want to achieve skills that are chest-, triceps- and shoulder-oriented. But I also want to get a ...
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How to gain muscles and be fit with low testosterone?

I am male,35 years old, 75 kg (with a lot of fat around the chest and belly), and 180 cm. I have been doing Karate for 20 years since I was 7 years old. I was very fit but after my back injury (I have ...

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