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Is mini stepper with bands vigorous activity?

Some recommendations state that: do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week My question is: is training on a mini stepper with ...
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walking to lose weight - what should I expect?

I am 46 years old have had hysterectomy and I am over weight. I started taking Karate about a tear ago and trying to lose weight. I just cant seem to do it. the first of June my co worker and I ...
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Is Lamb meat easier to digest than chicken meat? [closed]

I am having a feeling that Lamb meat is easier to digest than chicken meat. I cooked and ate both of them, and the lamb seems to be taking less time to digest. Can anyone confirm this?
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Practical applications of the earthquake/bamboo bar

My gym recently purchased this weird bar: I have yet to see anyone actually use it. From what I can tell, the point is to hang weights off the sides and they swing at each rep. The idea (I guess) is ...
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Increase Active Flexibility

I am able to do the Front and Side splits (on the floor and against a wall). However, when just lifting my leg up in front extended casually from standing position, the most I can get it up is 90 ...
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What kind of bands exercise are appropriate for mini stepper

I bought a mini stepper with bands. But I am curious: What kind of band movements are appropriate for the mini steppers in general? I saw this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfkpdMXEzuQ, but ...
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Is focusing on the breathing an external focus, or internal focus, and is there research to back this up?

Just wondering if there is any research out there illustrating that focusing on your breath means your focus is external (because you're focusing on a reaction to the environment, as air is part of ...
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Is it possible to bulk up and reduce belly fat at the same time?

I had a misconception that doing lots of abdominal exercises/crunches helps to reduce belly fat. I want to bulk up at the moment, for which I believe I have to follow a calorie surplus diet. But, If I ...
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How would carrying extra 50kg effect your body when you are walking on a small incline?

Say you are average at height and lean and you have a 50kg extra load on you wrapped around your body. What are the reactions you'd experience?
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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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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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Does faster heart rate always mean burn of calories?

Let's say I drink a cup of coffee which has strong effect on me my heart rate increases noticeably. Does that mean I would be burning fat even I'm just sitting? Does faster heart rate always equal to ...
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Short Workouts or 1 Long One: minimum bound on short one duration [closed]

I have read it is ok to do Short Workouts vs 1 Long One. For example consider I intend to do 20 minutes daily on a stepper or bike. Can I spread it on 4 times 5 minutes sessions? My question what is ...
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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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What excercise I can do with Full Thickness Tear Supraspinatus? [closed]

I am 46 years old and had Full-Thickness Tear Supraspinatus due to Seated Overhead Press exercise around 3 years ago I was recommended to have a surgery but I did not since then I did not train I ...
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Squat Rack Pull Up Bar Attachment

I have a squat rack at home. Are there Pull Up Bar attachments for Squat racks? I know Dip Bar attachments exist. Currently looking for a Full width pullup bar attachment. (bar extends fully from ...
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Does it make most sense to do deep or shallow squats if your focus is glutes?

In Russian, we have a saying, "The deeper you squat, the firmer your butt is" (in Russian, it rhymes, "Чем ниже сяд, тем крепче зад"). However, sumo squats are not deep at all but ...
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Naturally increasing my Metabolism

I see all kinds of commercials on the TV about how to lose X amount of weight in Y amount of time, and how this old guy looks surprisingly like this younger guy, even though he's not supposed to. My ...
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Is the Overhead position of the Overhead Press the same as that of the Overhead Squat?

I've got many doubts on if there is any difference between the overhead position of the Overhead Press and that of the Overhead Squat. Let me clarify. The proper final position of the Overhead Press ...
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Why do I always get strength but not muscular gain?

I am going in the gym for some time and I notice that while I improved my strenght and resistance a lot (I can lift heavier weights and for more repetitions) but I don't notice them growing. What am I ...
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Vegan protein digestion/absorption speed? (Soy, pea, wheat, rice) [closed]

Whey causes fast release of protein in blood. Casein causes slow release of protein in blood. This can be used e.g. to use use whey after sport and casein before going to bed. But what about vegan ...
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Would the caloric deficit work? [duplicate]

I've been wondering if someone stores fat more in his legs, and has a skinny upper body, what should he do to lose this fat? should he try a caloric deficit? but since I heard that when you lose fat ...
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Do muscles start growing evenly?

I've searched information about this but I'm not able to find anything. For example, when I started exercising, my pecs began growing near the armpits, and then the rest. Did this part grow faster ...
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Can tired lats make the back weak and cause injury?

After I got back from my bike ride, I was feeling energetic so I did some ring pullups and then attempted some goblet squats. As I finished up the squats I was putting the weight back in a sort of ...
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14 year old abdominal training

When I was 13 I started training abs (sit ups), first I did 60 one day, 2 series of 30 and started from there. From there my progresion multiplied, started doing 120, 250, 500 and so on but I did this ...
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High testosterone, but can't get muscular or ripped easily?

I started on a long journey from being almost morbidly obese with test around 320 ng/dl to where I am now -- lean, 13-14% bodyfat and test recorded at 800 -- highest ever record for myself early in ...
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What exercises can I do to grow my lower abs at the gym? [duplicate]

I'm going to the gym and nowadays the only exercise I do for my abs is by using the abs machine with weights but I can see only the upper part of my abs grow. What kind of exercises can I do for the ...
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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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25/M/5'11" Lack of energy at gym, lack of appetite at home... what do I do?

Two years ago I used to be 66-68 kg. I could lift quite well and I used to eat a lot for my size, at every meal. I didn't continue going to the gym. Mostly due to covid and laziness. Now I am 74-76 kg,...
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Unable to catch the Clean

I've started to perform the Clean from a month, and I often have an issue: when I try to catch the bar, it lands on my upper chest instead on my collarbone. The following picture shows the point where ...
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How is the weight gain formula consistent with the law of conservation of mass?

Here are some points I have come to understand: Weight gain is a result of caloric surplus; specifically, every 3500 calories of surplus consumed corresponds to about 1 pound of additional bodyweight ...
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Pike Pushup: Hands and feet closer a healthy option?

This is an example of Pike Pushups. One progression is to place your feet on a high platform to make it harder. I was curious if another method would be to have feet and hands vertical closer to ...
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Exercise index (Pike pushups first or regular ones)

I don’t know which exercise should I do the first Pike pushups or regular pushups. I heard that you should start with the hardest exercise, which is pike pu for me but also I heard that you should ...
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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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Breathing in Cold Water while doing a Front Crawl

I took a pause from swimming, and when I returned, the water temperature is about 11 Celsius. I'm finding that I am running out of breath much faster than usual. I can usually get 3 strokes before ...
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Is spot reduction necessarily a myth?

I have always known this to be a fact that spot reduction is a myth, but this article tends to claim otherwise. Here is a point, I'd like to highlight from the article: Theoretically, we have a ...
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Pullup bar attachment to make existing pullup bar lower

Has anyone seen equipment, a pullup bar that attaches to an existing pullup bar to make it lower. Like a pullup bar with hooks that attachs so athlete can use a lower height version? Note: Looking for ...
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Keeping the same volume while moving from pull ups to archer or uneven

I want to change the pull up variation from regular to archer or uneven (when you place on arm above the other) but I don’t know how to keep the same volume. I usually do 3 sets of 9 or 10 reps, so ...
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Is it good to do aerobic exercise after getting mild hypothermia?

I'm looking into the science of cold water swimming from the perspective of a triathlete. Conventional advice states that after swimming in the cold our peripheral body temperature is low and we ...
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Why are my ribs sore after doing push ups and sit ups?

My ribs are sore after doing push ups and sit ups. Why? Are there muscles in between my ribs? Could it be something else other than muscles that is sore, like tendons, etc?
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Chest/Abs training for a thin young man (4 times for 6 months) [closed]

I need your advice. I'm a thin guy who spends most of his time sitting (SW developer). I'm between thin and fit, and I want to get this fit. Basically, abs and chest. My body: Age: 26 Height: 1.79m (...
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Train for swimming long distances

I want to swim 3000 m non-stop for an event coming up next month. I have got three different plans for training to that event, them coming from a great coach. Those plans are concentrating on the 20*...
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Good ab exercises?

For context, I can do about 40 strict form crunches, 12-13 pullups, 30+ pushups. I've seen a little improvement in definition but not a lot. What are some other progressively harder isolation ...
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How to gain the strength to successfully perform a pull up [duplicate]

I have very little upper body strength and stamina and have never been able to do a pull up but I'd like to be able to. When holding on to the bar hanging, my arms fully extended I'm unable to lift ...
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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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Strengthening internal rotation / Subscapularis

What are the most effective ways of strengthening the Subscapularis muscle? I know most places on the internet say this isn't necessary, because apparently the subscap is always too strong and often ...
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Arm placement on treadmill

I've recently started walking on the treadmill (usually 3.2 - 3.5mph) and I've been having awful shin pain. I noticed today that if I let my arms hang by my sides when I walk the shin pain goes away ...
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On the grip of chin ups

I noticed that when I do chin ups with a close grip the exercise becomes easier and I can do a lot if reps. But when I increase the distance between my hands the exercise becomes harder, so why is ...
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Recommend chest exercises that will activate/help feel mind muscle connection

I'm trying to build muscle (not much like the professionals but just to get into an aesthetic shape and feel the joy after working out). I've got everything set. I'm a little over a month into working ...
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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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