Making one's body work. Includes walking, jogging, running, lifting weights, playing sports, cycling and any active play. The opposite of watching TV.

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Stride, heart, respiration in sync when running… What's this called?

Background: I wasn't the fittest kid -- still not as an adult -- and I wasn't fond of running, as I'd get exhausted quickly and/or get a side-ache/stitch. In general I avoided exerting myself. On one ...
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Bodyweight Exercise Resources

Does anyone have any idea of what might be taken to be the bible of bodyweight exercises? Many years ago, Bill Pearl put out a book that pretty much shows you any weight lifting exercise you might ...
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Does exercising on an empty stomach cause muscle damage?

I am interested in exercising first thing in the morning when before I eat due to my schedule. I have always heard that this causes damage to your body due to the nature of fasting while sleeping. ...
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What exercises should I start with?

I'm recovering from dengue and chikungunya. My neck is very stiff also my shoulders, my back is tense. Swallowing is difficult. I'm having muscle/joint weakness and pain. It's hard to exercise. My ...
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Biochemistry of working out while under psychosocial stress

Does anyone happen to know some sources or ideas regarding the biochemistry of working out while under socially-caused stress? This is a more in-depth follow-up, and focusing on the biochemistry, to ...
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building muscle on a calorie defecit?

Currently: 145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. Been working out for 3 months doing cardio & intense weight lifting 5 times week with a good diet. My question: it is believed that you cannot gain ...
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Is it possible to get taller after 25? [duplicate]

I'm 25 years old and will become 26 in few months. I'm 173cm, is it possible to still get height with certain exercises? Note that I'm 75KGs with 7KGs as extra weight and now I'm working out to lose ...
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How to improve this Workout

Workout has been updated I would like to create a fitness routine, using body weight movements. I really like the idea of calisthenics. Right now, I am doing 3 circuits of: Push-ups (semi-close ...
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Red meat cancer risk after removing adipositas cancer risk

While reading a lot of uncited or badly cited popular science literature, I came across the claim that consuming red meat increases the risk of cancer. Said literature also claims in seemingly ...
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Should I be worried that my pelvis pops during leg raises?

When I do leg raises I feel a slight pop around where my right leg connects to my pelvic region. It's been this way for years. It doesn't hurt and this exercise is the only thing that causes it. In ...
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How to aid recovery as I get older (& try to get fit again)

In the past 3 years I have gone from a solid 185 lbs that surfed several times a week, ran 4 miles daily & ran marathons to a 215 lb sedentary desk jockey. I am trying to get back on the wagon ...
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Looking for equivalent workout to Upright Barbell Row excersie

i'm looking for an equivalent workout to this shoulder workout i've been practicing. I had to stop practicing this because my wrists hurt! (both my wrists were broken when i was a kid) Any help is ...
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Should I exercise when my muscles are aching?

I exercised for the first time in a long time yesterday. This is what I did: 500 jumping jacks at moderate pace 100 jumping jacks at fast pace 10 min of running in place at moderate pace 100 ...
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How does muscle confusion work?

I just found out about P90x and it seems they use the muscle confusion theory. But how does it work neurologically and as far as creating muscle mass is concerned? What would a typical routine be? ...
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Is this an effective workout? [closed]

Now, I know that this video is for pure comedy, but the man in the white shirt doing an effective workout at all? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGR960H1Jmw If not, then why so?
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What should I do to remove my belly fat?

I saw this question and it is exactly what I am asking. However, there is one issue with me I want to explain. I am only 137 pound. Kind of skinny for a 24 years old guy. But, its been 4-5 years ...
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What are key points to focus on when trying to increase the size and definition of the bicep?

How does one work the bicep to it's max? Admittedly, I know I'm guilty of lack of symmetry because I do a lot of exercise that build my triceps. Therefore, I think my biceps have suffered and I ...
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Doing Strength training everyday

I am 5'8 and 84kgs. I used to do all regular sets of exercises like biceps, triceps, chests etc. Yesterday, my GYM trainer walked up to me and said that i need to reduce my belly and do nothing else. ...
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Is my exercise routine healthy?

I read a few guides concerning push up programs and training the belly muscles and started my own routine, based on what I read. However I also read in this SE that an unbalanced training (e.g. only ...
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What exercise would get heart pumping fast very quickly? [closed]

Is there an exercise that could get your heart rate up to around 90% of max in 1-2 minutes? Or if not, or if that's not safe... what's the fastest most efficient safe way to get your heart pumping ...
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What to eat before and after gain weight workout?

I want to gain weight, but im confused what to eat before and after exercise(gain weight).Can someone name healthy foods or snacks? And also do i need to eat more on before or after exercise? Also ...
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Does sitting for longer hours really have an effect on the body?

After going through this link I am confused about whether to believe what the link claims. If it's true then most of us are affected already because most of us are doing desk jobs from 9-5 or simply ...
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How many Burpees do I have to do per day to lose a lot of fat fast?

I hate exercise, I find it excruciatingly boring. But I am overweight and need to lose fat fast. The main reason why I find it boring is because it takes too long and I don't like doing a a variety of ...
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Questions on the effectiveness and safety of weighted pistol squats

I recently stopped doing front squats due to bicep tendonitis in my left arm and I peaked at 215 for 5 reps. So now since I am unable to do front squats due to this tendonitis I have picked up pistol ...
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Should cows milk be avoided during periods of heavy exertion?

Assuming you are not lactose intolerant, does milk have any specific negative effects on you during heavy exertion? We're not talking about milk calories or fat related to weight loss. Does milk ...
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How to warm up for sprinting

I have never sprinted before, so I have never done any warm ups or know of proper form for sprinting. I am asking for advice as I want to minimise the possibility of injury.
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How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?

I've found various online "calculators" for looking up how many calories are burned when doing an exercise like using an Elliptical machine. Is there a way to calculate how many calories I burned ...
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How long should I wait after dinner before I start exercising?

It's hot outside and I want to exercise after dinner, when it is a little cooler. Typically, I jog for a couple of miles or play one hour of tennis or basketball. I'm wondering how long I should wait ...
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What is a jump rope good for?

I have a jump rope, and my pulse sure goes up while jumping. But what am I exercising exactly?
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Can anyone recommend science-based skeptical literature or media about exercise? [closed]

I'm searching around for answers to various fitness questions as I try to figure out how to incorporate exercise into my life, but I grow frustrated with all the fads, conjectures and ideologies out ...
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Training exercises for a change in climate

After three months I will be moving to a new country, and according to travel tips the period of adjustment may take as long as six months especially if I am used to a humid climate, and that I might ...
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Simple Starting Calisthenic Workout Schedule

I am trying to find or recreate a simple calisthenic workout I got from Health class in high school maybe 20 years ago. It was a one or two page schedule that increased weekly (and possibly varied ...
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Hi, I am unable to go further in my workouts. I mean physically unable to go on. What should I do [closed]

My brother uses the elliptical machine. Once he gets to 30 minutes he is unable to go any further. He just says he is physically exhausted. What can he do to help himself over this?
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Angiogenesis due to exercise

I was wondering if exercise only leads to more capillary bloodvessels, or if on the long term you can also grow more of the larger bloodvessels (e.g. if smaller bloodvessels grow wider).
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Can i start exercising two months before my marriage?

Can I start exercising two months before my marriage? Some of them telling, stop exercising before two months of your marriage. What can I do?
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Health benefits of numerous mini-exercise sessions per day

I have a desk job which involves a frankly ridiculous number of phone meetings. As a generally hyperactive person, I take advantage of my wireless headset and pace back and forth, do dips using my ...
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is it OK to drink glucose water during workout?

I have started exercising a month ago. I do a two hour workout starting with 20 Min of cardio and then weights. I sweat a lot, and by a lot I mean wetting the floor kind of sweat. I weigh 600-700 ...
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Effectiveness of TRX System

I am an early 20s fairly active person and volunteer firefighter. I am looking to increase strength and speed as an amateur athlete and be a more effective fireman. I have been lifting for 6 years now ...
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How much should I worry about eating more when exercising?

It's been a long time since I last spent any serious time working out. And the skinny and fit kid I used to be is now a lightly overweight and unfit man. I weigh 12st (at 5' 7'') and have had to buy ...
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How do I minimize calf muscle pain as I get back into running?

I just started running again, all last week and again today. I start off slow, then increase the speed gradually. Very shortly into it my calves start to hurt incredibly. It starts after about 2 ...
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How can i get some motivation for re-starting my workouts?

My name is Frederico Azevedo and i'm new here in stack exchange. First of all, i'm sorry for my english. It is not my first language. I am overweight and i really need to lose some weight, not just ...
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Do the squats Zack and Cloud do actually do anything in real life

In the Final Fantasy VII games Zack and Cloud seem to imply that the squats they do are like the ultimate form of exercise with Zack claiming that's really the only exercise he does (ofcause excluding ...
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Will wearing thick clothes during cardio provide better weight loss results?

Is it true that i should wear thick clothes such as a hoody while doing cardio to sweat more? Or is it just water weight that gets put back on when you drink? I have heard both.
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How to maintain rate of improvement from light excercise

Some months ago, I started performing semi-regular press-ups with the intention of building a bit of upper-body strength, endurance and tone. I'm 39 years old, and male. I've been doing three sets, ...
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Is it normal for my spine to be sticking out when I'm touching my toes? [closed]

When I strech (toe touching), my back seems to be at a bit of strain, and my spine seems to be sticking out. Is this normal?
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Is it possible to be mentally active while exercising?

I have a mentally-stressful work (engineering) and sometimes I find myself thinking/mulling over a problem even when work's over. I tried many times concentrating while exercising (both repetitive ...
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Are ab exercises more usefull to reduce belly fat than other exercises?

I have little bit belly fat which I want to reduce. So I started ab exercises (like sit-ups and crunches) month ago. It's much more difficult to me to do these kind of exercises than other e.g. ...
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How can I get in shape in one month?

My best friend is getting married next month and I'm in the wedding. It turns out they invited my ex whom I haven't seen in a year. I would like to get into shape quickly. However I work long days in ...
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Correct workout regime

I am a complete beginner. I have started with the cardio exercises in the gym. The treadmill, the elliptical stepper and the cycle. On the treadmill I run at 10kmph for 10 minutes. On the cycle I ...
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Calories Burnt whilst excercising [duplicate]

What is the best way to calculate calories burnt whilst exercising, mainly running without the use of a website or app. I am looking for a formula, it only needs to be an estimate. Thanks.