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Homeworkout alternative to deadlifts

What are some home workout alternatives to deadlifts? I don't have any gym equipment other than a resistance band.
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What's a good workout routine to build muscle for skinny physique? [duplicate]

I am 5"3 and I weigh 55 kgs. My goal is to build muscle. My workout routine consists of the following: 15-20 tricep dips (3 sets) 20 wide arms push-ups (3-5 sets) 12-15 diamond push up (3 sets)...
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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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What activities are good for your posture?

I'm looking for fitness related hobbies that are good to counteract a typical rounded-shoulder / desk posture. I spend a lot of time at a desk (even more so since the lockdown started) and it causes ...
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30 minutes warm up

Bodyweight athletes tend to spend a lot of time training, whilist the classic bodybuilder has quick 45 minutes sessions...a bodyweight athlete invests at least 30 minutes of training just for warming ...
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Is it possible to monitor the actual change of body fats from the apparent readings taken in the morning using BIA?

My weight scale (Tanita UM-070) provides body fat and total water level monitoring feature using Bioelectrical impedance analysis. As body Fat Percentage fluctuates in at the different times of the ...
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Supercompensation theory and lifting principles

Put plain and simply, is the theory of supercompensation true to reality? Has it been put to the test?
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Teres major pull-ups

Since the teres major does most of the actions of the latissimus dorsi, except spinal extension and scapular movement because it is not attached to the spine but to the scapula. I was wondering that ...
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What does overtraining feel like?

I have a goal, to make pull-ups my cardio. Kind of how babies struggle to walk but after some years they can do thousands of steps before they even begin to get tired. In the past days I have tried in ...
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Has any man achieved slow high kicks in their 30s?

My goal is to be able to do a slow, controlled side-kick movement significantly above waist level (ideally, head-height). Is there any evidence-based training program that would lead to that? I have ...
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When should someone with skinny physique buy mass-gain powder?

My goal is to gain weight and muscle. I'm currently 55 kgs, 5"4. My workout routine consists of pushups, triceps dips, curls with a resistance band, and squats. I am looking at some mass gainer ...
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Any tips on staying agile when you are sedentary most of the day

I used to be a lot more agile. But since the past 1 year, I have a job where I am sitting at my desk at home for the better part of the day. I can feel myself getting more "inert", I am ...
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What surface is ideal for jumping rope outdoors?

I bought a Rogue jump rope with steel cables, but found that none of the ceilings in my house are high enough for jump rope. There are some products for sale marketed as jump rope mats, but they are ...
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Decreasing number of push-ups

I'm 62 years old and I've been doing 100 push-ups a day since March. I do 20 at a time throughout the day. After I do a set of 20 push-ups, I do 20 curls. I've also put in a pull-up bar, and I try do ...
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Every minute on the minute

Does every minute on the minute count as multiple sets or as one long ass set? Every minute on the minute is doing something like 7 repetitions at the start of the minute, and when you finished the 7 ...
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does training make the abdominal muscles wider and not just thicker?

I noticed my abdominal muscle didn't get "taller" or thicker but they got wider...like really wider. I just watched some progress pictures and my abdomen is really wider. Is the fact that my ...
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Is the biological law of accomodation real?

The law of biological accommodation says "the response of a biological object to a given constant stimulus decreases over time. Thus, accommodation is the decrease in response of your body to a ...
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Muscular growth and genetic limit

Many people go by the belief that people have a genetic limit for how much muscle they can build in a lifetime and the closer they get to the limit the slower they gain muscle. I wanna know what ...
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Bring sally up Training and volume quantification

When one does the Bring Sally Up training with any exercise, does the time under tension count as additional volume, or is volume just about how many repetitions you do? For example, should 1 minute ...
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Advise ab training before resuming Strong Lifts 5 x 5?

I have been doing the Strong Lifts program for a year and a half at least before COVID closed all of the gyms. The program has been working very well; I have gained muscular mass, look good, and set ...
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Does Performing Easier Exercise Reduce Endurance?

Recently, I was injured. Before injury, I would do HIIT workouts that push my body to the limit. I do it regularly (4 or 5 times a week). During injury, I could only do running (around 1km everyday). ...
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How hard in a spinning class?

During my winter season (nov-mars) the only cycling I´m doing is a 1 hour spinning class every week. (I also do other aerobic/strength training 2-3 times a week). During the summer season I cycle 3-4 ...
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Why are chin-ups harder than pull-ups?

When looking at world records pull ups always have better numbers than chin ups. For example the record is 707 pull ups in 30 minutes versus 600 chin ups in 30 minutes and the weighted pull up is ...
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How to determe the contribution of the energy systems during exercise?

In a system where it is possible to create a training prescription informing the intensity time, for example: 5 minutes at 65% of HRmax and 3 minutes at 90%, how is it possible to calculate the ...
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Muscles used in ‘Straight Bridges’, and precursor exercises for them?

So I'm working on the exercises in Convict Conditioning, and got through the Level-1 ‘Short Bridges’ (well, intermediate-level) with no problem. I start doing the Level-2 ‘Straight Bridges’, and can't ...
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Which gives better results: bulk and cut, or slow and steady?

In this video, Greg Doucette explains that bulking then cutting is a waste of time because even though muscle is built faster in a surplus, all the extra muscle is lost when cutting. But in the same ...
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How does absorption differ between vegan and animal protein powder?

Post workout, will an animal based protein powder (such as casein, whey) be better absorbed or utilized by the body than a vegan one (pea, soy, rice, blend), even if they contain the same exact amino-...
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Back lever, what muscles does it work?

So back levers are kind of basic bodyweight exercises, not to the level of doing a push... Where most people who never trained in their entire life can still pull off a few push ups...but usually only ...
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Science of doing kip-ups

When I first started training, I did not know how to kip. I had no clue how it worked. People said it was instinctive, and that everyone knows how to kip without training it. Well—I don't! How does ...
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Prolonged sitting is bad; so is prolonged standing. But what about regularly shifting between the two?

Prolonged sitting is bad, the same goes for standing. Okay, how about regularly shifting between the two by some given intervals, is that still bad?
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Wearing tights while doing squats and deadlifts

Is it healthy to wear tights while doing squats and deadlifts? I bought a pair of tights and did some squats and deadlifts, not problems at all but I am just worried whether it is healthy to do so or ...
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Are there any benefits for exercising with Ivanko Super Gripper in comparison to other hand grippers?

There are many hand grippers in the market. I would like to know if there is any benefit for using the following Ivanko Super Gripper in comparison to other hand grippers: https://www.youtube.com/...
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How accurate are one repetition maximum calculators?

It is quite obvious that every online calculator is off because of individual differences, but math tends to be spot on everything and when it doesn't it's because we lack the needed data... With ...
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Are there any benefits to using a sit-up bench for sit-ups?

I would like to know if doing sit-ups from the floor (lying on my back) produces different results from doing sit-ups using a sit-up bench? Are there any other instruments that are better than using ...
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Routine to fix strength / mobility issues

Over the last couple of years Ive had a host of problems with my joints. Problems caused by tightness, weakness and trigger points... often in those muscles that most people don't know exist until ...
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Best way to perform sit-ups in order to avoid bruising

I am about 47. I have done regular sit ups for about half a year. The results are good and I almost have a 6-pack. However, I now feel a slight pain in my back. I have realized that the contact ...
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Need advice for diet beginner

I recently decided to do fitness and diet more seriously.I am a male 31 years old - 183 cm - 77 Kg I don't know my body fat but since the confinement, I gained 4 Kg and no exercise during this period ^...
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How can I keep running and doing HIIT training with tendonitis?

I was recently diagnosed with Achilles' tendinitis in my right Achilles heel. I usually run 30 minutes twice a week and do HIIT training 2-3 times a week (circuit training including burpees, squats, ...
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Heart rate zones in people with blood disorders

I have a type of anaemia, called thalassemia, a not too uncommon blood disorder which reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the red blood cells. Therefore, when I exercise I have slightly elevated ...
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How to unlock movements? One arm handstand push up

Everyone and even their grandmas can do handstands, but few can hold an one arm handstand. And apparently no one can do an one arm handstand and do a press up, Matteo Spinazzola is the closest one to ...
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Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? Also same question but for fitness [closed]

runners, lifters, scientists, engineers, geeks, gamers, casuals. I am asking the following: "Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? ...
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Proper way to start exercising after long gap

I am 5'7" tall and my weight is 80 kg. As you can guess, I am fat. I have lots of fat. At one point of time (2016) I wasn't very fat (68 kg) and I was able to perform 10 pull ups, 35-40 push ups, ...
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How to maintain spinal decompression?

Did some experiments on my height: 167cm after heavy squats 170cm after a short walk 175cm after hanging on a bar 176cm after hanging on a bar with weights After hanging, I'm taller than normally,...
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Is the glute max the only muscle activated during the pigeon hip extension?

So I have trouble activating the glute max on the left hip. For example when I do the donkey kick exercise with the right hip I can feel the glute max activating, and I also can squeeze it. But on the ...
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What is the thesis behind Leonard Schwartz' Heavy Hands

I love to walk and am looking at upping my game. I stumbled upon Heavyhands Walking by Leonard Schwartz see here Before I buy the book I thought I should ask folks here of their expert opinion on what ...
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Dancing instead of running

I'm considering...actually, I already decided that I want yo substitute running with dancing. Why? Cause it makes life funnier. Is there any drawback and therefore I should keep running at least a ...
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Does this exercise stretch hip flexors?

Unfortunately I can't find much information on this question anywhere. Hope someone here can help to clear things out. I know the classic exercise for hip flexor (psoas) stretch is the kneeling hip ...
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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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Deadlift with spinal flexion [Jefferson Curl]

Jefferson Curls as illustrated in the video is preached as good exercise for injury prevention and relief for back pain as well as flexibility exercise. From reading around sport forums it seems a ...
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Is the bench useless?

Apparently function of the tricep is also pulling the humerus back, and function of the chest is also pulling the humerus down. And Indeed pullovers are listen as both back and chest builders. And ...

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