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What are the correct names of these deadlift exercises?

The first is a dumbbell deadlift. This should be considered to be analogous to a trap bar deadlift, since the absence of a bar in front of the shins means that forward knee travel is unrestricted, as ...
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Spreading aerobic activity

Yeah, you are free to spread out the activity however you want and it will give you similar benefits. Keep in mind that 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise is a recommendation to keep the general ...
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Need progressively harder isolation core & abs exercises

There's two separate issues here: definition and strength. Definition is primarily diet. Searching the web for ab/core exercises provides a wealth of options. Without equipment: Strict crunches ...
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Beginner work out routine review & questions

There's a lot going on in that question, but I'll try answering everything one by one: Compound lifts: include more than one muscle group at a time, there is not much more to it definition-wise. The ...
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Calisthenics: Opposite of 1 Hand Pullup

A case against one-arm handstand pushups I would definitely discourage even thinking about a one-arm handstand pushup as something that goes along with a one-arm pullup. It's not on the same level. ...
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Pullup bar attachment to make existing pullup bar lower

Closest to what you're asking for are basically "bars with hooks". Here's a pair from FitBar: Depending on your needs/goals something like a Metolius Rock Ring might end up being more ...
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Is Calves Raises barefoot a proper training method?

I wouldn't go as far to say that training barefoot is always superior to training with shoes on. There are situations where certain types of shoes provide some benefit to being completely barefoot. In ...
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Handstand Pushup Progression

The amount of info is very minimal so this is all I can give you: the only conclusion I make based on this picture is that you mainly need to work on mobility and form. It seems like you already have ...
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Does Active Flexibility Reduce Speed and Quickness?

If I am interpreting your question correctly, it boils down to something like "If someone has a muscle that can be stretched further, would it have less explosive potential?" TLDR: ...
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Spreading aerobic activity

The recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity comes from the World Health Organization's 2020 Adult Physical Activity Guidelines. These guidelines more precisely state that ...
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Increase Active Flexibility

Active flexibility is the combination of static flexibility in the muscle being stretched, and isometric strength at short muscle lengths in the antagonist of that muscle. So if you have the required ...
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Flexible: Stretch Hips and Rotate Internal

The 90/90 stretch: puts one hip in internal rotation and the other in external rotation. I think dynamic stretching may be better. This video shows some martial arts inspired dynamic external/...
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Abdominal excercises (with weight) - Easy on the back and fun to do

There is an entire science to your question, called "anti" workouts. The main goal of the core is to resist tension, not flex or bend, which is why your back might hurt. If done correctly, ...
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Squat Rack Pull Up Bar Attachment

An "adjustable pull-up bar" is the closest thing that you'll find that meets your needs. However, they come in a few variations and no one variation is going to do everything you want as ...
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Pullup bar attachment to make existing pullup bar lower

Gymnastic rings. They come with straps so you can adjust them to any height. Insanely adaptable.
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Shoulder Mobility: Standing and Lying Dislocation Exercise Difference

If you're just doing them as a stretching/mobility exercise, then there's no difference, as the range of motion through which your shoulders move is identical in both exercises. However this video ...
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Can one successfully exercise on interlocking foam mats when they are placed over carpeting?

Yes, my home gym has interlocking foam mats placed over carpet. I have never had problems with them detaching. Some things of note though, my carpet is not particularly fluffy, and my mats are about ...
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Shoulder Rod Stretch, Difference Using Wooden Bar Rod or Towel Rope

Unfortunately I can't explain the exact mechanics of it, but essentially the difference is with a pole your hands / arms are fixed into a certain rotation (let's call it parallel), whereas with a ...
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Good Active Flexibility Stretch for Mid Back

Have you tried any of the following: bow pose, dhanurasana or locust pose, salabhasana or snake pose, sarpasana I find all of them work on my mid-back (not necessarily exclusively or in isolation). ...
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Shoulder Stretch Lying Down, Proper technique?

The shoulder is a very complicated joint. Here are some of its parts: There are four rotator cuff muscles. The joint is also crossed by the long head of the bicep. The joint capsul is comprised of ...
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Shoulder Stretch Lying Down, Proper technique?

No, it's stretching the front of the shoulder (anterior deltoid), not the back. In that regard, it's a legitimate stretch, but more often done from a seated position rather than lying, since most ...
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Is mini stepper with bands vigorous activity?

Whether or not something is "moderate" or "vigorous" all depends on how fit you are and how hard you push yourself. There's no solid definition of what it means but in general the ...
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Exercise Equipment: Create Adjustable Rope Loop

You could use something like a loading pin. This one is from Rogue but I know GripGenie makes a high quality one and Amazon would have some knockoffs for cheaper. You could put your rope on a ...
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Walking to lose weight - what should I expect?

The secret to weight-loss is actually really simple: Calories in vs Calories out. Of course, we can go way more in-depth than that, and drinking 10 beers in a day for about 2000 calories vs eating ...
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What muscles do thumbs-up pushups work?

While this is an old question, I don't think any of the current answers are adequate. In the video linked, the exercise demonstrated is similar to a wide-grip pushup, but with the forearms supinated. ...
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What muscles do thumbs-up pushups work?

I don't know how old this is, the thumbs are pointing up because it helps engage your lats. You are driving your hands into the floor. Think of it as trying to do a face-down lat pull-down. You're ...
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What fitness activities can I do with my partner?

Burpees This can be fun while working out with your partner. Face each other and do burpees. This exercise is a combo- cardio and muscular development at the same time. Try to beat the partner. If I ...
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