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If one is in caloric deficit to lose fat, how will this affect one's muscle building?
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In order to build muscle, your muscles need three things: exertion, rest, and fuel. [1] The exertion and rest portions come from a proper workout and rest routine. The point of concern for your ...

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How much more weight can you hold with chalked hands?
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My anecdotal findings are that I can lift between 15-20% more with a chalked mixed grip than I can by using a non-chalked mixed grip. My n=1 study occurred this past week when I forgot to pack my ...

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Do static holds build power?
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The physics definition of power is: (1) power = change in work / change in time where, (2) work = force * displacement (3) force = mass * acceleration (4) acceleration = change in velocity / change in ...

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Lower back arch with pushup
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I'm not sure why all the downvotes but I do think the form could be improved a touch. While I would not say it is highly improper I think the athlete could benefit from squeezing the glutes in a bit ...

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Drugs or foods that make physical exercise attractive, that facilitates the start of exercise?
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My immediate thought is a pre-workout formula. In my personal experience, high amounts of caffeine and beta-alanine will get you moving. The beta-alanine is what gives a sort of tingling feeling that ...

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Equation/s used for running training-pace calculators
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I don't know anything about running; I haven't gone on a run in 5+ years. However, when inspecting the Calculate button from Runner's World, the site runs a function called runConversion(). A quick ...

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Efficient method to determine IPF squat depth?
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I attempted @Dark Hippo's method of using a "piece of string" at the correct height. I used a band along with the safety pins of a power rack to set up something I could bump to know I hit ...

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Shared space incline equipment options (living room)
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In this pandemic-based home workout era, anything goes for me. Yesterday, I did incline dumbbell chest press while sitting in my office chair with it reclined. This was my more successful attempt. ...

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Abbreviated core workout routine
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If you're looking to do 3-4 sets per week of one exercise then I think you'd be better off just playing more intensely with your dogs. That's way too low of a volume to even matter. Maybe get a ...

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I switched my routine from full-body to split: the result is worse than I expected
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I noticed that I was getting stronger each day and I built some muscles. [...] After those 2 years, I thought I should level-up myself, from beginner to intermediate level. [...] Yep, I just learnt ...

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My pushups don't increase
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Lots of individuals have pointed out some ways you could adapt your workout routine -- that's the stress side of fitness. Let's look at another aspect that no one has really pointed out yet: recovery. ...

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What are the common causes for asymmetrical hips during the figure-four stretch?
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The issue seems to be that you've got varied flexibility between the two sides of your hips. I'm not certain if one is more flexible than the other or if one is more inflexible than the other but it ...

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Ideal number of recovery days for strength training when working to maximum
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There's a lot of science behind rest days but I'm going to give you an anecdotal answer. I had personally been doing my own 5x5 and 5RM training split. Everyday was a new 5RM attempt and it was going ...

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Looking for a replacement excercise for hamstring curl/glute ham raise
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I've performed natural glute ham raises as a substitute. They're like GHRs but with a fall/push-up at the end. When I first did them I had a partner holding my ankles but after that, I also had to get ...

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Is there evidence that the effort-result-relation in resistance training is linear?
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Is there any scientific evidence that the relation between training effort (measured as the amount of time spent training for the purpose of this question) and training result (increase in strength, ...

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Squat Rack Pull Up Bar Attachment
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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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Is Stronglift 5 x 5 really suitable for all beginners? Even those with messed up muscle imabalances?
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There's nothing in DeeV's answer that I disagree with. If you can lift the bar, you can do barbell movement's. Everyone started somewhere. In high-school I went to a buddy's place and needed a spot ...

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Possible to determine amount of creatine from package details?
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There is a standard way to read supplement labels. The linked webpage is a useful visualization. There is an "active" section and an "other" or "non-active" section in a ...

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Why did fitness apps seem to misrepresent calories burned between a bicycle ride and hike workout?
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If an app tells you how many calories you burned, it's telling you its estimate on how many calories you burned. The more data you can feed into the app the more accurate it will be but it's still an ...

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How can I adapt a weight loss diet to take into account intense mental work?
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You need to make it easy. Fool-proof. Whenever you find yourself "failing" the diet, look at why and what you can do about it. If you can get yourself in the habit of eating healthier, it ...

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Cast iron plates seem heavier than rubber coated
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Weight plates marked as 45 lb will typically weigh between 43-47 lb, about +-5% (maybe 10% on the high end), unless they're calibrated plates (in which case they should be with 10 grams). My old gym ...

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How Can I Optimize my Bench Press Training
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I think that's a great challenge. Oddly enough, you could probably weigh in clothed with your pockets full and snag that 198 record, but that aside. First thing you'll want to do is find a meet. ...

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Do I weigh less after a shower?
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You will weigh less after a hot shower, and, you hit the nail on the head; sweating and dehydration. You're losing water weight in a hot shower and depending on how long and how hot your shower is, ...

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Types of Excercises with my Particular Excercise Band
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To be honest, you can probably add it onto anything: Banded deadlifts Banded squats and different versions Banded push-ups Band-assisted pull-ups/chin-ups Banded rows or seated rows Banded face-pulls ...

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How can fitness trackers estimate VO2 max without knowing how hard the exercise is?
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No, the fitness tracker cannot tell that exercise has changed. This will result in a skewed value. Fitness trackers usually look at your age, weight, sex, heart rate, overall fitness level, and effort ...

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Walking with incremental weights?
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Going for a walk with a weighted vest or backpack is called Rucking, or a Loaded March. Rucking is pretty simple and has lots of positive benefits. You'll definitely burn more calories than just ...

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Should I deload to be able to do a movement explosively?
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Moving weight explosively is more of a mind-set than a specific velocity. You don't need to deload the weight in order to be explosive, rather, you need to be trying to move the weight as fast as ...

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Squats lagging behind deadlift
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Some people are afraid of heavy squats mainly due to the fear of being crushed. This mental block on the lift might make some people increase the weight at a slower pace just to make sure they're safe....

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Extremely out of breath when working out and how to improve
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I think you should take a look at your work capacity. Here's a great article about work capacity from StrongerByScience and I suggest giving it a read overall. Their definition of work capacity is: ...

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How much protein should I be consuming in a day
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My main goals are to build more muscle around my abs, arms, back, shoulders, bum, and inner thigh area to look slender and good. Although I don't want to get bulky and get massive legs. First things ...

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