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Rolling of the arm/elbow during tricep extension

Much to my frustration, my arm/elbow rolls inward towards the end of each movement when doing tricep extension exercises. Is this to be expected, or is there something I can do to prevent this? To ...
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Scapulas position in freestyle/front crawl

here a general analysis if muscles involved in freestyle/front crawl is shown. On page 9, it is written that: When the arm that is close to the body similar to its position in the fundamental ...
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Metabolic equivalent of task (MET) values for shadowboxing

Metabolic equivalents (METs) for various activities at different intensity levels can be found on the Compendium of Physical Activities website, but it doesn't list any for shadowboxing, noting only ...
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Inching forward during final rep

I find that during weight training, I can send efferent signals, or bursts of energy, to "inch forward" repeatedly during my final, overloaded rep. This gives an increased duration of time ...
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How to increase pull up bar hanging time

I have a pull up bar at home. I could hang at most 10 seconds as of now. There are two issues It starts paining Callus I tried putting a towel/hand glove but it feels like I lose the grip. The grip ...
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How to balance when doing pistol squats?

I have been doing pistol squats the last few weeks and I feel that my lack of balance is keeping from progressing. I want to find a way to focus only on muscle strength and not balance, what are some ...
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If someone is doing a weighted Bulgarian Squat and keeps the height of the weight static, is their leg doing the same amount of work?

This might be a ridiculous question but some other lifters and I got into a debate about it. So, imagine someone is doing Bulgarian Squats. However instead of the dumbbell being held at his chest, the ...
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How does one train "against limits of endurance"?

I understand that limits of endurance are: limited amount of lactate one can reabsorb limited amount of carbs one can "refill" Assuming I cycle slow enough that I will never create more ...
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Why does my right elbow joint make a popping noise when I do pullups, pushups or dumbell curls? [closed]

Everytime I do these exercises, specifically pull ups and push ups, I always hear a popping or cracking noise only in my right elbow for some reason. Even from stretching it, it still makes this sound....
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Good diet plan for 16 yr old active boy (carbs and protein) [closed]

Recently I have been wanting to get more in shape, and I was always pretty fit. However doing a lot of research, I noticed I only do exercises, but in terms of food and dieting I have never even ...
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Exercises to hide bulging lower hip bone

Now, I have seen a lot of posts about individuals with wide hips, but I feel that my body structure is quite uniquely problematic. I have relatively broad shoulders, a very thin waist, and a normal ...
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Starting to run - Tips for beginners [closed]

(EDITED TO BE MORE GENERAL) I'm doing a 14 week start-to-run course to exercise more as I have a desk job and sit a lot during the day. The course is 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) which ...
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Any risk of injuries from barbell row wider than shoulder grip?

I bought a set of dumbbells that comes with an attachment to combine both dumbbells to be a barbell. If I only add plates on sides away from my shoulder, I can stack the weight to 24 kg max. If I add ...
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How can I troubleshoot fitness tracker distance inaccuracy?

I went on a hike today with a friend. We both walked side-by-side the entire time. She turned her Google Fit app on "Hike", which GPS-tracked the entire hike. At the same time as she, I ...
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How can we be in balance while performing the barbell hack squat?

Unlike conventional squat and deadlift, in the barbell hack squat the barbell won't be over our midfoot. How can we balance properly? I've seen also that some people start with the barbell on a ...
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How can we prevent shoulder impingement in the overhead press?

Here it is written, about the Overhead Press, that At the bottom position, you need to be initiating the press in something called the scapular plane. Such that at the bottom position your elbows are ...
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Does a protein intake-induced Glucagon rise keep regulating lipolysis? [closed]

“Also, glucagon (0.01 and 1 nM) dose-dependently increased basal and isoproterenol-stimulated lipolysis up to 3.7- and 1.7-fold, respectively, compared to control. In addition, glucagon did not change ...
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HIIT Zone 5 without Cycling, Sprinting, Swimming

The original HIIT research papers studied the benefits of HIIT, but only when the participants were achieving Zone 5 (90-95 % of Max HR) Are there exercises that lends well with the HIIT 20 seconds ...
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Is it normal to zercher squat 3 times less than one can back squat?

I've done a set of 180kg x 5 lowbar backsquat today (hip crease below knee), and decided to follow up with zerchers. I could not do more than 3 reps with 100kg, and ended up doing 3 sets of 60kg x 4-5 ...
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Should general workouts be done before Starting Strength 5x5?

I'm planning to put my wife on the Starting Strength 5x5 program starting next week. She's 28 years old and has no experience with weight training. Is it a good idea to go ahead and start with the ...
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Will reducing rest between sets make push ups better for hypertrophy?

Some personal stats: 52 yo. 140 lbs. 5'9" My max for push ups in one set is around 35. My 1RM for bench is 145 lbs. If I use 75% 1RM for doing sets of 10 reps, I should lift around 110 lbs. If I ...
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Are situps considered a good core workout?

I was going through an article : https://www.verywellfit.com/top-best-ab-exercises-1230723 This seems to be a reputable website. I was surprised the trainer didn't mention situps in it. What could ...
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16 yr old male push ups + vertical? [closed]

My friend recently asked me a question about how many push ups or chin ups he should be able to do for the "average" of a 16 year old male, roughly 5' 8 and 140 lbs. He is pretty fit in my ...
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Pullup and chinup progression and calisthenics

I started training calisthenics a month ago. Ive managed to go from 0 chinups to doing 8 . However i have some concerns. While i can do 8 chinups in my first set unfortunately if i dont use an ...
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Is there a standard indicator for heart rate vs. running speed?

It is common knowledge that the better shape a person is in - the lower their heart rate is at rest, and, I think, the lower their heart rate is for a given speed when running. I would like to know: ...
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Confused about the numbers on the grippers

I've got heavy grip 150lbs a long time ago, but was never able to close it. Some time ago I've got heavy grip 100lbs and I was able to improve my grip strength to the extend that I'm able to close 150 ...
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Can you lose weight by "training you brain"?

Factually speaking, when comparing the brain to your muscles, your muscles are incredibly energy efficient. The brain of a non-obese person makes up only 2% of their weight but accounts for 20% of the ...
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Training by faking movements

This is a strange question and it's more theoretical than practical, but still I've been thinking about this a bit and it looks like an interesting topic to talk about. Is it possible to train muscles ...
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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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Chest heart rate straps don’t work for me any more

I’ve used heart rate straps for over a decade in conjunction with various Garmin Forerunners. But for the last year or so they just haven’t worked for me. First thing that happened was I lost my Wahoo ...
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Building the thigh muscles near the knee area

My thighs are around 22.5 inches /57cm when I measure them around the highest girth of the thighs, these can be considered average thigh circumfrence I believe, nothing too big nor too small. But the ...
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Why should we put our feet forward in Smith Machine Squat?

Here (and elsewhere) this statement is written about the difference between a standard barbell squat and a smith machine squat: One major difference between the barbell squat and the Smith machine ...
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Why is recovery time (off days) needed from HIT workout if the goal is cardiovascular and not muscle gain

I apologize in advance if the question is too naive. I have a goal of doing two sessions of 50 burpees every day as fast as I can. I achieved 10 consecutive days so far. My goal is to improve my ...
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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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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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What is this calf gym machine called?

I would like to buy a calf machine like the one on the picture below. When they have adjustable weights and the shoulder pads, does anyone know what they are called then?
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How to rack/unrack the barbell properly in bench press

I have seen in my gym plenty of people unracking/racking the barbell like Jeremy Ethier in the following picture. He has the bar exactly above his eyes. But when I bench press, I don't feel safe when ...
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Can heart rate comparison over time estimate heart muscle growth?

As far as I know, the intensive cardio workouts over a long period of time cause heart growth. The heart muscle is bigger and can pump more blood with one heart beat, allowing the same effort with ...
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What could be reasons that my lower back gets tired quickly, and how can I work out to strengthen it?

Me: Male, 80-90 kg, 5 feet 10 inches. Background: For my entire adult life I have been getting tired in my lower back if I spend an hour walking around at the mall. Once I participated in a canoeing ...
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Is the protein deprivation method backed by research? [closed]

It seems that nowdays anyone who has worked out even for a little bit, suddenly he becomes an expert and writes a book about diet and fitness. One such case is the protein deprivation method. I have ...
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Effect of poor blood circulation on running ability [closed]

As background, I am a teenager and very fit. (I exercise intensely for 30-60 minutes 5 out of 7 days of the week.) I am pretty sure that my legs suffer from poor blood circulation, so I am wondering ...
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Holding breath vs Inhaling in Eccentric and Exhaling in concentric

There are plenty of guides about heavy lifting which suggest to hold the breath to help brace the core. Here there is an example with squat. Picture taken from here. Many people agree with this as it ...
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Why did fitness apps seem to misrepresent calories burned between a bicycle ride and hike workout?

I've been an avid fitness practitioner for about 14 years now. For the last 7 ish years, I've run 3-4 times per week and up until a recent injury, I was running for an hour at a time, usually about 7-...
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Why should we start a pull-up with already retracted shoulder-blades?

in this video about pull-ups it is suggested to depress and retract the shoulder-blades before starting a pull-up (and keeping them depressed and retracted during the whole exercise). Well, I'd like ...
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Recommended walking miles for sedentary person

I am 37 and almost all my while I sat in front of a computer (always had a bear belly) with little to no activity or sometimes regular gym and sometimes nothing but now I am having pain in my knees ...
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Training for TED (aka Impossible dip)

What would you recommend to start training the ted? (aka the impossible dip) I know that the main focus of this exercise is on the triceps and the elbow, so for the moment I'm doing bodyweight dips, ...
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Which is the proper grip for dumbbell biceps curl?

is it better for dumbbell biceps curl: a high palm grip (such as that of deadlift) a bulldog low palm grip (such as that of bench press and overhead press) a traditional low palm grip My opinion: ...
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How do people who work out on their own handle safety when lifting weight bars?

It's a classic scene : in a gym setting with a number of people around (not all of them actively engaged in exercising), a person who wants to lift a weight/bar asks somebody to watch them, or spot ...
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How can I adapt a weight loss diet to take into account intense mental work?

I'm a software engineer, and when I get home from work, my hobbies are generally intellectual. So you could say that in a typical day, I do a full work day of intense intellectual effort, and then go ...
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What are some studies about the optimal diet plan for muscle building? [duplicate]

Most fitness magazines and sites advise to eat 6 times per day and consume huge amounts of protein, usually 1 gram per pound, but I have seen suggestions like 2-3 grams per pound which is way too much....

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