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If “bro splits” don't work, why is literally every muscular guy in my gym doing them?

Surely they must be doing something right then? I keep hearing internet people criticize the "bro splits" (programs where you train each muscle group on its own dedicated day of the week), ...
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Are mass gainers useful to meet calorie requirements?

I am trying to hit 3000 kcals. I get about 2000 cals from normal food. Is it ok to use mass gainer (like Optimum nutrition) to get the remaining? What are some side effects I should watch out for?
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Drop in the ocean

the training of the average gym bro is just a drop in the ocean, each muscle gets at most 7 hours of stimulus out of 168 weekly hours, when considering the most DEDICATED and EXTREME people. if it is ...
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How should I approach a “cursed” exercise that’s more frustrating than challenging?

I’ve been following a semi-elaborate routine which adds intensity by using rest-pause training. Most of it is going well, except for the lunges in Legs B, with a goal of 50 reps over 5 sets. (My ...
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What's the best exercise to train the biceps?

I was wondering if there has been done a scientific study on what is the best study to work the biceps. I've tried different exercises like barbell rows but I find them hard to grow.
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getting red eyes after training [closed]

as the title says, is it normal to get visible veins in the eyes making them seem red after working out? I experienced puking and passing out from training before, but never noticed my eyes going red. ...
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How do you keep the barbell close to your legs when doing the Romanian Deadlift?

In the Romanian deadlift, you must keep the barbell pressed against your legs, in order to minimize the stress on your lower back. Now take a look at the below picture of the RDL being performed: Is ...
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‘Perfect’ one-arm push-ups

In the video below, the guy does a perfect one-arm push-up: no bending of the body, chest to the ground, the body in perfect line, and with legs at shoulder width. https://youtu.be/IkG8rCCXnE8 I was ...
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What's the difference between bulking with cardio or maintaining without?

Person A is lifting weights and eating at maintenance. Person B is lifting weights, eating above maintenance, but also doing cardio to burn off the extra calories they ate. So, in other words, both A ...
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Why can't you lose/maintain fat on a bulk?

Everyone I've ever talked to has said that you will gain some, or a lot of, fat on a bulk. Why? Logic 1: If you lift weights, your body wants to grow your muscles. Logic 2: Your body can only grow ...
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Normal push-ups versus cross push-ups

How do normal push-ups compare with push-ups with the arms in a cross position? I am guessing that it produces less hypertrophy because the range of motion is way shorter, but I want experts' opinions....
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High jump skills in Olympics games [closed]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_jump_at_the_Olympics https://youtu.be/zW87tVnDKIU What are the skills required for High jump in Olympics games? Do you feel the Athelete will find it more difficult ...
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What was the macronutrient ratio of early humans and primitive tribes? [closed]

I have lately been trying to get into a diet and there are so many confusing and contradicting information everywhere. From Keto (90% fat) to Mediterranean (25% fat) to Low fat (< 10%) diet, all ...
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How to make sure all parts of my body are developed while working out?

How do I make sure I have a well rounded physique? That is, how to ensure that my for example back muscles are proportionally strong/large with my leg muscles and so on. Even if I train different ...
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Is it a bad idea to do double dumbbell exercises with a single dumbbell?

My sad home gym consists of an exercise bench and a single adjustable-weight dumbbell. I've been using this random Athlean-X video as a template, but three of the suggested eight exercises use two ...
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10-minute ab workouts: how often?

The internet is full of 10-minute ab workout routines. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p7-YC91Q74 Do these work? The routines are very different from the usual weightlifting-based approach ...
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Why do I feel sleepy after the day I play soccer? [closed]

I am 27 with no health conditions, recently started playing soccer( after a very year long break) and I play it intensely( I keep on sweating even after I take a bath after the game).I have 5 meals ...
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What would happen if one added more sets to Starting Strength or Stronglifts?

The number of sets in routines like Starting Strength or Stronglifts seems absurdly low. For example, doing Starting Strength, you are on average doing 4.5 sets per week on the bench press. That's ...
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Why do weightlifters (Olympic) get better at weightlifting while staying at the same weight-class? [duplicate]

Elite Olympic weightlifters stay at the same weight class for years, even though they don't develop any more technique after five to seven years. If they don't develop more muscle and their technique ...
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How can i calculate body mass index (BMI)? [duplicate]

Is it standard measure to say if someone is fit or not. Iam 20 years old male weight 75kg, Height 5.5ft.
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Does the “stabilization argument” also hold for pull exercises?

The argument in favor of free weight exercises like barbell bench press or barbell squat (as opposed to their machine equivalents) is that as you lift the weight, you also need to stabilize it, which ...
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How do you (gently) strengthen the tops of the feet for poses like Urdhva Mukha Svanasana?

I've been doing yoga for several years now, and I still can't really tolerate the pressure or pain that comes with going to the tops of the feet in this pose, such that I stay on my toes instead. For ...
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Does the body's insulin response change during exercise?

Lots of people will tell you that if you eat too much sugar you will get a blood sugar peak and then a corresponding drop due to the production of insulin, leaving you low in energy and craving more ...
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Is it bad if i don't have pain after exercise?

I am a 31 years old man. 76kg weight. 180cm tall and It is the third week that, I do body-building. Usually when i do Barbell Squat or Deadlift, I sweat a lot and I breath fast. After exercise, I ...
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Do barometers in smartwatches work underwater? [closed]

Do barometers in smartwatches work underwater? Eg Garmin Forerunner 645, waterproof up to 5 ATM, is equiped with “barometric altimeter”, but in description only mentions air pressure. Does it work ...
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Training to hold your breath for longer underwater

Is there any type of training you can do to help maintain your breath underwater? When diving in a lake, using only diving goggles, I can hold my breath for about 10 seconds before needing to surface. ...
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Does anyone know the app that goes to this generic Activity tracker watch? [closed]

I got this watch about three years ago but lost the packaging and the app that goes with it so I can't use it. It was pretty cheap, maybe $35. There are no markings or branding on it at all, it's ...
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Taking a week off from couch to 5k

There's a related question here: Is it really necessary take one entire week to rest from running? but it seems like that person was already a seasoned runner. I'm going from almost zero physical ...
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is there a point to increase testorone and is it actually possible? [closed]

many ads on the internet about increasing testorone, and everywhere you go where the argument is fitness there's aleays guys preaching about how not masturbating, eating steaks and 12 eggs a day while ...
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Why do dips hurt the sternum for beginners, but German hangs don't?

Often, when beginners try dips for the first time, they feel a pain in their sternum. I have felt it too: I was able to do more than 60 push-ups in 60 seconds and bench 120 kilograms years ago, but my ...
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Getting a planche with only psuedo planche push ups

i don't like weight training, the idea of having to travel to the gym, having to deal with people and waiting for machines or barbells sucks. plus I like training shirtless, which I can't in a gym. i ...
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Temporary drop in heart rate 2 minutes into a run, every run

I've been tracking my heart rate while running and have noticed that, every single run, my heart beat has a small, but noticeable, drop between 1:50 and 2:10 minutes into the run (after stretching and ...
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Can I train skills (planche, handstand, etc) in the evening and dips at a later time of the day?

I have been working out for a year and have started to do more body-weight training four months ago. I want to achieve skills that are chest-, triceps- and shoulder-oriented. But I also want to get a ...
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What will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?

I am a 31-year-old man, am 180 centimetres tall, and weigh 75 kilograms. I am on a Bulking diet. According to this TDEE calculator, I need 219 grams of protein, which is too much for me. In my daily ...
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working out 3 times a day

Five days a week I walk for 1.5 miles (about 20 minutes) in the morning around 7am, strength train in the afternoon (about 1 hr) around 1 pm, and walk again for 1.5 miles (about 20 minutes) in the ...
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Fastest form of “consistency” when running

When running, especially in areas of varying inclines, is it faster to keep a consistent pace or consistent effort? In other words, should a runner put more effort into up-hills or slow down to ...
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Emollients to reduce friction during exercise

I've had a lot of skin problems over the last few years as a result of weight training in the gym, due to the friction under my arms. The doctor suggested I try some kind of emollient before ...
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Body fat % difference between man and woman setting

I have started my fitness journey a month ago, by not drinking sodas any more and after that I have started to add more exercises to my life and a bit healthier diet. I have started to lose some ...
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Is it possible to gain weight while exercising?

I'm 17, about 5'3 and around 60kg (although I haven't touched a scale since a surgery when I was 15). I look quite skinny, especially as a lot of the fat seems to be concentrated in my thighs. I used ...
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What is the proper scapula position for “shoulder capsule mobilization”?

I'm trying to do a shoulder capsule mobilization movement from Becoming a Supple Leopard, but I can't figure out how to position my shoulder and scapula. For reference, the text says: To set your ...
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Does cardio build muscle?

One of the factors of muscle growth is mechanical tension which can be achieved throughout various methods. One of them is moving weights around, the other is pushing maximally against an immovable ...
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Elliptical vs jogging

We recently bought an elliptical machine to exercise at home since most other options are shut down for now. When I use it I can go 45 minutes to an hour without stopping, even at high resistance and ...
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Reducing the dangers of upright rows

I am aware of the debate on the dangers of upright barbell rows and I acknowledge both sides. The fact of the matter is that it is a great compound exercise but a huge bummer is that it deserves ...
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How can I improve my renegade row?

I've been using the ASICS Studio app for workouts recently. I've seen an improvement in my ability to do several exercises, but one of the ones that I still struggle with is the renegade row. I'm not ...
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Instant soreness vs onset soreness

Hardly happening with upper body, more so with lower body. When I have some serious leg training I can barely walk for the rest of the day and the -muscular ache- starts during the workout. Which is ...
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Is there any smart compact rower?

Is there any compact rower that can sync with MyFitnessPal? so one could keep track of rowing distance and calories burnt everyday?
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Need suggestion on crucial weight loss

I was 108 kgs, I lost nearly 28 kgs of it in 5-6 months with a lot of learning and errors, got to 80 kgs, I lost it with dieting, and walking and a lot of it. I use to walk 14-18 km every day, had ...
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My knees fall when I do push-ups. Is it weakness, or bad form?

I've just started doing push-ups, and whenever I am approaching a 0-degree angle (so my elbows and shoulders are about even) my knees collapse to the ground. This is, of course, not ideal. Is it ...
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1 hour leg training maximized work for time

I have 60 minutes to train quads, calves and hamstrings. Adductors would be a good bonus too. Equipment: zero Goal: swollen muscles to make them look big using the 60 minutes as effectively as ...
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How do you interpret the provided calories over food packages?

I have started to track the calories which I receive in each meal. I have chicken filet which you can find an image of it below. It claims in each 100g of it, there is only 22g protein and 3g salt, 5g ...

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