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When not doing fitness for a few weeks pains starts coming out here and there - why?

Have been noticing this for sometime, when I do regular weekly fitness like going to the gym I face post-workout inflammation or sore muscles but this is all very much expected and I noticed that if I ...
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What to do when you’ve never done anything before?

Having never been to a gym, not participated in sport for 20+ years and now feeling a need to get physically feed what the hell do I do? I am a 35yo + 16st 6ft 3 male who probably doesn’t look ...
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Natural alternatives for boosting creatine levels

How can I boost creatine levels without taking a supplement?
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Why do so many professional strength athletes eat tomatoes?

If you view the "what do I eat in a day" videos on youtube of strength athletes like strongmen (e.g. Eddie Hall) and powerlifters (e.g. Stefi Cohen) then it seems like almost all of them eat ...
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Is it true that high volume training builds vascularity?

I've seen somewhere that training with really high repetitions forces the body to build new capillaries and veins, is it true?
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Time training vs sets training

What is difference between the two different training protocols. Fixed sets * fixed reps * progressive weight Versus Fixed repetitions * progressive time. Say you can do 50 repetitions in 5 minutes, ...
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How to calculate fat percentage in daily calorie intake from goal body fat percentage?

I was wondering how could one calculate the proportion of fat in daily calorie intake to achieve particular Body Fat Percentage and BMI goals. Let's take my own example, here are some details: Age / ...
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Am I getting weaker?

So after a few weeks of working out in my house, I’ve started to notice some gains. At first, I was glad that my exercises were efficient and continued to work out, which at the time seemed to get ...
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Is ass to grass squat natural or a learned behaviour?

I can squat ass to grass, even lower, rest in a squat position with a barbell resting on my clavicles and chest and It is quite common for people in the gym to be able to relax in a squat position. ...
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What's the best depth for water walking?

I experience intense back pain when walking, and my massage therapist recommended that I walk in the pool instead of walking on dry land. My pool ranges in depth from 3 1/2 feet at the shallow end to ...
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Regarding flabby arms and stubborn lower body fat [duplicate]

I am a female with age 23. When I was a teenager, my weight increased to about 177 lbs. My fat is mostly deposited around my lower body and my arms are flabby. But, then I started going to the gym. ...
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Doctor Joel Seedman and Pulse\Speed training

If speed is dependant on force as Newton's first law of motion suggests then shouldn't training with no weights by moving limbs at really high speed be as effective as moving heavy weights at a slower ...
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How does losing fat and gaining weight work? [duplicate]

Can gaining weight whilst losing fat mass be a plausible thing to do and if so, how does it work?
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Regarding flabby skin and lower body fat

I am a female with age 23. When I was a teenager, my weight increased to about 177 lbs. My fat is mostly deposited around my lower body and my arms are flabby. But, then I started going to the gym. ...
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Bulking shake review / suggested modifications? (17 yo)

I am bulking and have crafted a shake that I drink 2x a day. Does this shake provide accurate nutritional value for bulking? What should I add/remove? The shake: 1 banana (105 cal) 3 packets of ...
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effective hypertrophy routine for calves

I struggle heavily with putting some meat onto my calves despite working them out quite good in my opinion. Right now, I am following a powerlifting routine that looks like this: Mon: S/B/D Tue: ...
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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

How does the average Joe and the plain Jane train and prepare to do 110 pull ups in a row non-stop super strict form and no hanging rest,both hands always holding the bar and at least one repetition ...
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Resistance band too tight on palm

I have a resistance band and I'm finding that it gets too tight on my palm when I pull. It gets wrinkled up and hurts my palm. How do I mitigate this?
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What should a trainer do when deadlifting straps fail?

I have deadlifting straps that wrap around the bar to assist my overhand deadlifting grip. Excluding hook grips, mixed grips, and working on increased grip strength, what is the next step up? Are ...
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Most time efficient training

This is not asking about opinions on what everyone thinks is best or their preferences. I'm looking for the most time efficient workout. Requirement are as follows: train at least 5 different ...
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Plie squats done wrong?

I've been trying plie squats and wall sit ups to improve the fitness of my pelvic region. However I feel most of my pressure on my thighs a little above my knees. Am I doing them wrong?
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How to learn to do 'big toe taps' excercise?

I hope someone here can answer this question. This excercise is described almost in all running books. It is very good for foot coordination and strengthening. Very good excercise for runners. The ...
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Do you use an HRV monitor?

I have lots of questions about HRV data, but I can't find a good source where questions are answered. Where are you getting your information? For example, this morning my morning reading was high, ...
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Routine for improving hip mobility for sumo deadlifts

I have always deadlifted in a conventional stance and have never had problems with hip mobility with my squat. Recently however, I found that when trying to follow “cues” in the sumo deadlift, such as ...
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Pedometer syncing with phone

I'm trying to find a pedometer—a small device that can fit into my pocket, or a shoe, but preferably not in my hand or around my wrist—that will be able to keep track of my steps seamlessly when I ...
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Back strength oscillating

My squat strength increases or remains the same, never goes down. The same with my bench strength. However my pull up strength tends to oscillate, some months I'm incredibly weak and some months I'm ...
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Best split for intermediate bodybuilder wanting to gain mass and work on smaller muscles too

I have been doing 3 day full body workouts for almost a year, deloading when necessary and changing reps, exercises, etc.. an example of a day is this: Chest bench press or shoulder press/incline ...
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How does body size correlate to strength?

Why does it seem that a lot of heavy and big people are weak, objectively weak? I met a few muscular guys, quite bigger than me who were weaker than me. I don't think it's a bout specificity of ...
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How do i know if I'm working out right?

I've been doing push ups + planks + tricep dips. My question is, how do I know if it's working? Apart from a slight, almost imperceptible, increment in muscular build at the end of my session, I ...
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Going to gym after cycling for 20 kms

Today I went cycling around Tokyo for 20 kilometres. Sometimes the roads were straight, sometimes I had to sharply climb, and sometimes I was lucky enough to just leave the bike itself and it was ...
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What is a set in weekly volume?

If one performs multiple "rounds" with only 30 to 60 seconds of rest, are they considered to be different sets or just one really big set? What about 15 seconds of rest, or 120 seconds of rest? Where ...
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I removed the hand gripper's soft foam grip. Is this dangerous?

So a long time ago I bought these hand grippers and removed the soft foam grip that you use when using the grippers. I believe I was thinking that if my hands have to deal with the hard plastic that's ...
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Why does my fitness watch show calories whereas calories on food packages are in kilo calories?

I am trying to track the calories which I burn during my exercises using wearable fitness tracker watch (Gear Fit2 Pro), but I am pretty confused by the amount of calories which the watch shows me. ...
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What should I do this quarantine? [closed]

I am 18 years old and trying to reduce my body fat percentage. Unfortunately, while this quarantine has finally given me the chance to, it has also taken out my best means. I used to jog, and often ...
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Deriving TDEE from calorie intake and weight changes over time

I have historical data for my own calorie intake and weight over the past few years. I'd like to calculate my TDEE from this data. Can anyone point me towards an appropriate mathematical model? ...
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Shrimp squats exercise

Are shrimps squats safe to perform as a main lift for the lower body? Bodyweight shrimp squats seem to be harder or as hard as weighted normal squats, so I thought about just ditching the two legged ...
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How do you get stronger pound per pound?

I don't want to be big or heavy. I want to be stronger at my existing weight, or preferably even lighter. Is it possible to get stronger whilst remaining at the same weight or while losing weight?
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How do you meet your daily protein goals?

I'm pretty new to lifting and I've learnt that you need ATLEAST 1gm/lb of bodyweight protein each day. When you are cutting, your protein requirements should be ~ 1.5-1.8gm/lb of your body weight (...
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High volume progression

Many people swear by 10x10 while others say it's a useless gimmick because not enough weight can be used or because the body can't recover. German volume training is 10 sets of 10 repetitions with ...
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At what point does running faster give diminishing returns?

I understand that one has to run fast enough to get their heartrate at a sufficiently high level to improve cardiovascular and lung health, but at what point does running faster give diminishing ...
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Do some exercises cause injuries? Or is lack of strength the cause of injuries?

When comparing gymnastics leg training to barbell training one assumes that sissy squats cause more injuries. I believe this idea was born from the youtuber Athlean-X, also known as the most famous ...
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Squat accessory movements - Does the inclusion of both leg extensions and sissy squats make sense?

When considering quad accessory movements to compliment squats, does it make sense to include both leg extensions and (machine) sissy squats? Or put another way, are these exercises sufficiently ...
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What exactly do fitness guides mean when they give a relative V̇O₂max?

Take the following quote from Jack Daniels – Daniels' Running Formula (2014) as an example: [...] E running is typically performed at about 59 to 74 percent of V̇O₂max [...] Here, the author seems ...
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Home workout with zero equipment [duplicate]

Covid has hit my city pretty bad, so I'm holed up in my apartment trying to avoid contact with the outside as much as possible. I don't have any equipment in my home and I don't plan on buying any for ...
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Low stamina HIIT training

For weight loss, I'm trying HIIT. But the problem is I have very low stamina. I can't keep up with most of the exercises for more than a few minutes. I have a desk job and I don't get much time to ...
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Fixing posterior shin splits while running

After months of running, I have discovered that I have a problem with the way I run, or with the way I step when I am running. This wrong way of running has made me always suffer from (posterior ...
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Skinny fat - does cardio only burn fat up to a point?

My paradigm: weight training and cardio. Each work toward their own ends—that is, building muscle and burning fat, respectively. But if this is the case, why are people who are considered "skinny fat"...
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Beginner's exercise scheduling

Male, 29, 108kgs, mostly fat. Started exercising about four weeks ago. I've been starting with Les Mills On Demand. I've been struggling a little as my thighs are much weaker than the other muscle ...
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Do weightlifting belts improve or hurt long-term development of core strength?

Weightlifting belts are reportedly used by a quarter of recreational weight trainers, and their benefits to lifting performance is supported by a large body of research. The data suggest that belts ...
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How to clean a battle rope?

I have bought my battle rope for two years, a common 38mm diameter black one and should be made by artificial fiber. It is placed on ground for 2 years. Recently I carry it out on my shoulder, walk ...

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