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What can I do to stop losing my sleep for several days after a HIIT?

I'm already reaching my forties and I'm a software developer, not very fit. I do workout with some regularity but never exert myself too much. There are days when I do some HIIT though. I have ...
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Expected progress for beginners in 6 months

I've started weight training a few weeks ago with light weights. 39 years, 189cm, 89kg, never trained before. Right now I'm doing 2 sets of 10 reps with 6.5kg dumbells in bench press. I can do more, ...
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Will my body eat up muscle mass if don’t eat anything for 30-40min after workout?

What will happen if I don’t eat anything after finishing my workout and eat after around 1hr. Will my body use muscle mass to compensate for the protein it need?
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My homegym workout doesn't allow me to add 1 rep at each set of my Military Seated Dumbells Press

I want to increase my reps on the Dumbells Seated OHP. But I can't. I even tend to regress (reps decrease) ; I eat a lot and I sleep well. I'm tired every day, I don't know why. You will find the reps ...
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How do I calculate the calories and proteins intake given these parameters?

I know it depends on many parameters, and it's subjective. I'm asking for an approximation, I don't need exact values. My goal is to get "bigger", to gain muscles weight. I'm 1.85m. 75.3 Kgs. Due ...
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How to improve my body image? [closed]

My body is like this ever since i lost 36 kg a year ago : https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvIT2Y7GmEM6gTDTJsn5RJDAH5w3 Please , can someone give me some exercises , or any true and tested methode to improve my ...
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Does waking up in the night affect muscle recovery? [duplicate]

After 24h of the last workout I feel a bit of sorenes in those muscle groups I worked on. When I put myself in bed I start to feel how my muscles relax, etc... and I imagine that they continue with ...
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What health risks do shoulder bracing posture correction devices present?

I've recently seen a slew of products which brace your shoulders back to correct your posture passively. An example can be seen in the photo below. There are many devices and they're in the same form ...
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Pain on lower outside of knee after running for 20 minutes

I do short runs of about 20 minutes per week (around 2.5 miles per run). Sometimes towards the end or while cycling I develop discomfort on the lower outside of the knee (pictured). The pain is mostly ...
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Flexibility and Strength training, which muscles is are being trained in this video

I lift weights and I do yoga regularly. I did notice I'm a bit stiff so I was looking for some stretching/mobility exercises I could integrate maybe after/before I do weight lifting or even ...
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On what exactly are current exercise recommendations based?

WHO, CDC and such all recommend the same thing which is 75 min a week of vigorous exercice minimum + 2 weight-lifting sessions. In the UK the NHS recommends the same, I suppose we find the same in ...
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Does Tabata 4-minute workout work? [duplicate]

I've recently heard about Tabata workout which takes just 4 minutes to perform. Is it possible to achieve the result shown in this video or it's very specific and doesn't suit everyone? I'm 17yo, ...
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Avoid tennis elbow when squatting

I took a break from barbell squats. Got diagnosed with tennis elbow, received a cortisone injection, got a medical elbow strap and haven't been doing any heavy back squats in the 3-6 rep range for ...
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Shoulder pain at top of pull-up

Most of what I find online is shoulder pain when one's body is at the bottom of a pull-up. Each set I do is 8-10 reps, and I've been doing about 7 sets every day for a few months. Prior to that, I ...
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Should I take a break from working out and if so, how long?

Well, I’m just going to be straight forward here. About a month and a half ago, I started working out in my house like every day for about two weeks. Then, I received a lot of work because I’m a ...
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How is isometric strength physiologically different than isotonic?

Other questions want to know how to train for isometric strength. I want to know what is physiologically different about a person who can hold static weights vs. a person who can lift heavy weights in ...
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Slimming down big muscular (upper) legs

I am a short guy with pretty big legs, mainly the upper legs. In general I don't have a lot of body fat but the legs do have some body fat. My question is how to target these so that they slim down a ...
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What's the point of aerobic exercise when you can just do anaerobic exercises?

So you should do both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. But the thing is, if I do anaerobic exercises, I am getting aerobic work done as well. Say I go out and do interval training (i.e., anaerobic ...
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when does the body starts gluconeogenesis during fasting

I have started with bodybuilding recently. I lie in the BMI range of overweight currently and looking forward to getting ripped in the shortest amount of time. I am following Intermittent fasting of ...
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Is there anybody else who can't gain reps in 4x4 OHP?

I'm following a bodybuilding workout in which I want to do dumbells overhead military press every 2 days in order to increase my reps and my weights faster than on the others exercises. So I'm doing ...
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How to get rid off from Pectus Carinatum aka Pigeon chest through diet and workout

I am about 21 years old and I have pigeon chest disease about 3-4 years ago. In start I can not even notice about it but time to time I felt really ashamed to pull off my shirt in front of any people, ...
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How to start during pandemic?

I'm not sure if you want my history here, but here it is, feel free to remove if it's irrelevant I have between 100 and 110kg (don't have a scale), 185cm, 28y, male. I was 120kg 3 years ago when I ...
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How can I cool down fast after an outdoor workout in a hot & humid climate?

I live in a tropical city, and with treadmills in air-conditioned gym off limits due to Covid, I've recently taken up predawn jogging. However, while the jog itself is still tolerable, after I stop ...
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When and how often should I train my core/abs?

About me I'm 16, 181 cm. I don't really know the max weight I can lift, because I only have 5 kg dumbells at home. Can do 7-9 pull-ups. For the past two or so months I have been training at home ...
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How to use abs when they have never been properly used before?

I'm quite confident that I have never used my abdominal muscles in a correct manner, at least consciously. I've always done my sit-ups and crunches using my back to do the work - and can only do few ...
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Exercise choices when having crunchy knees [closed]

I want to do some light workout at home but I am concerned about my crunchy knee. One side of me says "stop using that knee!" and the other says "that knee needs some love with mobility drills to oil ...
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Advice on ankle weights?

I’m trying to lose about 30lbs, however, with the world shut down I obviously can’t get to a gym. I work, a lot, and was thinking about wearing ankle weights to work everyday to help with burning more ...
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How many calories does the human body naturally burn per day?

Our body is constantly building, repairing and regulating cells, whether we exercise or not. So our bodies are taking care of itself. I'm a male, 5'6 tall and I weigh 74 KGs, I have a desk job, but I ...
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Increase bench press 1RM

I want to increase my 1RM on bench press. I lift about 2 years. At the beginning it went great and fast. But when I reached 220 lbs it stopped. It hasn't changed in the last year. I go bench press ...
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Triceps easier exercices

Since lock-down, I switched my training to calisthenics. I did diamond push-ups (3x10) but it was too much. I completed it at the time but, the next day my triceps weren't able to support weight. ...
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What's up with my body?

The attached profile images are views of my body from a few angles. I've been living with this body for a while, but it wasn't until a couple of months ago I really started to question myself. "Why is ...
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Is “Hyperbolic Stretching” a real thing?

Hyperbolic Stretching is being advertised nearly non-stop on Facebook for me currently, offering a "simple, yet highly effective 8-minute per day routine that will skyrocket your athletic performance ...
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Shared space incline equipment options (living room)

I exercise in a shared family space, so no 'dedicated' exercise equipment would work. When doing weight lifting with dumbells/powerblocks, often the exercises require some form of 'incline' for chest ...
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What would happen if an adult was forced into a right split?

I have been reading there is no physiological reason why everyone cannot do a split. Each leg can form a 90 degree angle with the torso independently so there's no reason you can't do a split. The ...
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Squat progression to one-legged/pistol squats

I'm doing the startbodyweight.com routine. In the squat progression I find everything up to and including deep squats, close squats and beginner shrimp squats easy and I can do 20 of them without too ...
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Workouts with 80 lbs. Kettlebell and Two 40 lbs. Dumbbells to build Muscle

Background on me: I'm 19 and I've been lifting for about 1.5 years now but more consistently for the past month and have been doing on-off for the past couple months since August, and as my university ...
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List of indoor exercises, which doesn't require any tools, and affects the whole body

I have a simple request, I want a list of exercises which I can do in my room, and doesn't require any tools, and will affect the whole body. I only want to be physically stronger to a point where I ...
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My nose is running when I'm exercising. Is it normal?

I can't exercise without paper handkerchiefs at hand (perhaps, you would call them kleenexes, but for me, kleenexes and paper handkerchiefs are different things, the latter are thicker). Whenever I ...
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I can't learn to do splits for almost three years. Can it be due to anatomical limitations?

I've been stretching since summer 2017 (probably, June, I don't recall exactly). My daily stretching takes approximately 20 minutes. Basically, I do the same set of exercises all this time (more or ...
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Does increasing muscular endurance make you stronger?

The argument "increasing strength makes sub-maximal lifts easier" is sometimes encountered. The way that it is presented seems to indicate that increasing maximal strength also increases endurance (...
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Problem While Doing Plyometric Pushups

Whenever i do plyometrics pushups my hands never fall in the same place they go completely side ways. Is this harmful and does this happen to everyone when they do plyo pushups or will this improve ...
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Is there a Fullbody Training which can be done in 5 Minutes or less?

The Background of this Question is, that at the current point in time i can not leave the house and have only very limited time for training. What i can do, is plug in some very short sessions during ...
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How does the founder exercise work?

I sometimes experience discomfort and pain in the lower back. I deadlift a heavy set once a week. This does not seem to be helping. And why should it? It makes my lower back able to stabilize against ...
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Is toe walking unhealthy?

Recently I was introduced to jogging. As a side effect I adopted a toe-contacts-first walking style. The heel usually contacts the ground towards the end of the step, taking up a lot of weight, but ...
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Used to Do StrongLifts But Now Have to Work-Out at Home due to COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, I have been gaining muscle mass and getting close to PRs across the 5 lifts specified in the Strong Lift Program. Now, many gyms are closed across the United States (and ...
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Sudden improvement in running heart rate - is this possible or what happened?

Background: I have been jogging/running for the last 6 years, on and off, about 1 - 10 times a month. My typical speed allows me 10-minute miles, sometimes only 11-minute miles; my BMI is 30-ε, age 56....
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Gyms nationawide are closed due to COVID-19. What is the best way to continue training for a powerlifting competition?

Across all of Canada, all GoodLife gyms, Fit4Less gyms, university gyms, and presumably other gyms are closed, and for a long time. I am training for a powerlifting competition and do not have my own ...
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Why am I losing weight but not belly fat?

I learned about CICO from Reddit and have been following it from the previous 15 days and have lost 3.1 Kg (6.1lbs) since then. I am a male, age 20, 5'6'' and my current weight is 78.5 Kg. On a day ...
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DOMS and other Side Effects from Bicycling

Am I right that Bicycling causes less DOMS, soreness and similar negative side-effects than other forms of cardio exercise? (For similar cardio results). What are the main negative side effects of ...
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What type of shoes are comfortable as well as don't break as easily for breakdance?

When I do flares or footwork with a new shoe it only takes a couple of practices for it to start getting torn in these locations. What are some shoe types that are built for breakdance? Shoes that I ...

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