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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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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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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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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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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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Ball vs heel strike when walking or light jogging?

I've found I have two different foot usages when I walk, stride or lightly jog/run. Sometimes I touch down with the heel first. I either roll or more usually, tread/lift. Other times I extend the ...
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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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Are "Simple Carbohydrates" EVER necessary in supporting a moderate to vigerous exercise routine?

The general advice I've read, including from Dietary Guidelines for Americans essentially states "prefer complex carbohydrates to simple carbohydrates." This is generally due to the fact ...
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Asymmetric Bar Placement in Overhead Position

Hell there, I have an issue in any kind of exercises involving the Overhead Position (Overhead Press e Overhead Squat). Precisely, at the Overhead lockout position (shoulder blades elevated and arms ...
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How is the force transmission through the leg/thigh affected by the feet stance in Deadlift?

let's consider two extreme stances for deadlift (very narrow, which I see it is used by many powerlifters, and very large, i.e. a Sumo Deadlift). How does the stance change the force transmission and ...
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Stepper or helper to get on a stationary bike

Is there any kind of widget/equipment that helps people get on a bike who have trouble doing it on their own? Specifically stationary bikes. Looking for something simple and practical
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Relative benefits of jogging and walking

My understanding is that comparing slow jogging and brisk walking, both done at the same speed, jogging involves more effort and is therefore better exercise as only one foot is on the ground at any ...
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How do nerves become fatigued?

(From Wikipedia) In novice strength trainers, the muscle's ability to generate force is most strongly limited by nerve’s ability to sustain a high-frequency signal. After a period of maximum ...
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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 do you incorporate/interpret velocity data for a workout?

During a recent squat session I tried out a bar tracking app and unexpectedly it also provided a bunch of velocity data for the set. I know that velocity based training is a thing but I always thought ...
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Snatch: Mind Cues to Improve Hip Contact and Prevent Bar Swinging Forwards

my goal is to gradually learn to do the Snatch. I joined a specific course of Snatch and Clean but it turned out to be extremely bad: the coaches are good but they are two and we are 60 people. Each ...
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Pain after push ups and plank

I am feeling pain in my upper back after doing push ups and planks in a same day. Pain is there from last 2 days. I don't know what causes pain in my upper back. Is bad form cause pain or overdoing ...
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How to convert repetition number to hold-time?

I do bodyweight circuit training where isotonic and isometric exercises are mixed. So I want to know how to convert repetition number for dynamic exercises to hold-time for static ones. For example, I ...
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What is the opposite exercise of push ups?

I've been doing push ups on a daily basis, and I feel like I need to also train the opposite muscles, to make sure I'm training evenly. What would be a good counter-exercise for push ups?
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Why are strength programs limited to compounds?

I get the idea of low rep ranges for strength training. My question is, why are are most strength training programs limited to ohp, deadlifts, squat, benchpress? Why is there no use of machine? In ...

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