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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Should I train all muscles or concentrate on some muscles in each session?

Say I train 3 times a week. Which alternative is better: Just train all target muscles in each session, no focus on any muscles on any session, or Dedicate each session to some muscles. For example: ...
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Is there such a thing as a minimum amount of exercise per week?

To be healthy, we're supposed to exercise at least x hours a week, one can read here and there. But does it depend on the person? Does it have to be divided into daily pieces or can it safely be ...
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What are good non-bicycling exercises with a knee injury?

I banged up my knee in an accident and I won't be able to bicycle for a few months. I'd like to keep up my cardio and calorie burning as much as possible during my time off. What kinds of things can ...
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When do our bodies burn our fat?

I've heard that our body burns carbohydrates when we begin exercising, and after 20 minutes the body will burn fat instead. Is this true?
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Looking for a mobile app that can help me coordinate my workout with my personal trainer [closed]

Not looking for opinion on which one is the "best app out there" I have started working out with a personal trainer and have not been able to find an app where: The Personal Trainer can design my ...
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Minimum exercise to maintain muscles?

After a year of strength training and cardios, I'm fit and well built. Starting next year I'll be very busy due to work and family and I won't have time to properly exercise. But I don't want to lsoe ...
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Why does the body burn muscles instead of fat in a calorie deficit body?

Assumption There have been many articles and answers (even on this site) that exercising while on a calorie-deficit diet (or weightlifting/exercising for more than an hour) will not result in ...
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How can I improve my vertical?

I have been playing basketball a lot lately and I'd like to improve my vertical. Currently it's not terribly bad, but I'm guessing below the average competitive basketball player (somewhere around 30-...
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Exercising at higher temperatures

Aside from the obvious safety concerns of heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heat prostration, etc., what is known about the detriments or benefits of exercising at higher-than-comfortable temperature/...
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How do I treat chafing?

I believe that just about every sports athlete and fitness guru has run into this problem. I've addressed already what to do to prevent chaffing, but let's say that we didn't follow that. What are ...
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Can you do circuit training every day?

Is circuit training most beneficial if you do it everyday? Should you take days off or alternate with something else to get better results?
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What can I do to improve my eating and exercise habits, in order to be more healthy?

At the present moment, I am 5'8", 17, and weigh 210 pounds. At the beginning of the summer, or maybe a little before, I started to pay more attention to what I ate and how I exercised. Though, it is ...
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What is the missing metric to this graph: days/week exercised -vs ______?

I was shown this graph in a college PE class on general fitness. I remember the general shape, and that the bottom metric was in reference to the number of days per week that a person exercised. The ...
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Am I taking too many vitamins and supplements?

I'm hoping to get some insight on the vitamins and supplements I'm taking. I'm afraid I'm taking too many or taking them incorrectly. Am I doing myself good or harming my body? First off, I am 21, ...
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what are the best techniques for getting back into shape

i had an injury recently that prohibited me from working over for several months. Now that i am healed, i am having a hard time motivating to get back into the gym to work out (as its not a habit,etc)...
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Ways to motivate employers for exercise time?

We have more than 700 personnel in our human resources department that sit several hours per day. When we alert them for exercise twenty percent stand up for this. We worry about this and are ...
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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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Stationary cycling and soreness

I've been using my stationary bike to do cardio 3 times a week for about 50 minutes each session for almost 2 months now. When I started off, I found it very uncomfortable to sit on the seat, so I ...
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Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night

It started happening a while ago and has been getting worse. I usually workout from 6-7 in the evening (unfortunately can't workout any time before that due to my schedule) and go to bed around 10:30 (...
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Strength training after back injury

I recently injured my back and am anxious to get back to the gym, but I'm used to free-weight exercises and not exactly excited about having to use machines. Are there good options for lower body, ...
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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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is there any need to wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth) while doing gym workout

Here in India, lot of people doing workout in gym wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth or Drawers or Nappy), e.g. They say that if they don't wear it, they will suffer from Hernia. I have joined gym some days ...
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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 learn essential self care?

I know that it is impossible for anyone to give me a complete answer on how I can lead a healthy, productive life without writing a book, but what I wish to ask is how can someone who possesses no ...
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What are the benefits of incline while on a treadmill?

I've always wondered why treadmills have inclines. It seems to me that, on a pure physics level, you shouldn't be expending any more energy, since you're not actually doing any lifting. Of course, ...
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Do different workouts require different diets?

Would you recommended a different post-workout diet depending on the type of exercise - yoga class, lifting weights, long distance running, swimming?
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Age's impact on strength workouts

I'm going on the big 50 soon - my typical workout week is 3 days of strength training (squat Sunday, Bench Tue and Deads on Thu) and 1-2 days of aerobic training (Tabata and heavy bag). I've been ...
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Recommend exercises to replace swimming

As it heads towards winter and our swimming pool becomes unbearably cold, what is a good daily exercise I can do to replace my daily swimming? The aim is something low impact, works out most of the ...
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Method of exercising

What is the difference between the normal weight training motions (e.g. bench press lifting it up and down) and holding a weight at a certain point (e.g. holding a weight in the middle of a press for ...
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Training for using war bows

I currently stump shoot (ie: jog/run/jump cross-country and take pot-shots at around 85% of full draw weight/length) with self-bows I carve. My average draw weight is 90lbs @ 28.5" full draw, but ...
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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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What's the healthiest order to do things when you wake up? [duplicate]

I understand it's healthy to exercise in the morning but should it be done after or before having breakfast or a snack? Also, it seems pointless to shower before exercising so I guess that should be ...
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What is causing a bad/strange reaction about 1 to 3 minutes after finishing my runs

Occasionally after I finish running I will be overcome with an urge to gag and a feeling like I have a ball of phlegm stuck in my throat. I usually end up on my knees hacking and spitting up phlegm ...
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circuit training and walking schedule

I do circuit training at least 5 days a week (30 minutes). It is without equipment combining, running, mountain climbing, burpees, jumping jacks, pushups, squats, ab exercises, etc. I also walk for ...
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Why do we ice after strenuous exercise?

Inflammation is an essential part of healing. From Wikipedia: It has been further theorized that the acute localized inflammatory responses to muscular contraction during exercise [...] are a ...
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How often should I do Calisthenic workouts?

I'm doing calisthenic workout for a year. So I'm not beginner. But I'm confused about the frequency of the routines. My workout program is like this: Monday: Lower Body Tuesday: Upper Body ...
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Correct seated Row technique

I would like to know the correct seated Rows technique. I wanted to use this exercise to develop the middle back particularly the lower Traps/middle Traps and Rhomboids. I already do Deadlifts and ...
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Exercises with one hand

I broke my arm a week ago and am now in a cast to my elbow. I've been working on pull-ups/pushups/crunches for over three months, but now I obviously can't anymore. What are some body-weight exercises ...
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Is the Tabata exercise method more effective than other forms of exercise?

I came across this article while searching for workout tips, with the main claim being: This training method is so simple, yet so incredibly difficult, that athletes tend to try it once, ...
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How much rest time is necessary between intense cardio sessions?

I've often heard it recommended to allow for an "off day" between strength training a specific muscle group to give it time to recover, and thus grow stronger. However, I haven't heard the same for ...
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Does exercising help to treat varicosis?

Does exercising help to treat varicosis? Which exercises do you suggest me to do? They are at the beginning phase. It is difficult for an outsider to recognize them unless he inspects my legs ...
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Serratus anterior exercise

Although I can workout the other muscles effectively, with this one I'm really struggling. Each time I try some exercise I feel pain in my shoulders and I've to stop. As far as I understand the ...
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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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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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How to keep flexibility with weight training?

I heard that weight training will lower a person's flexibility over time. How to preserve the flexibility while getting stronger? Is the answer taking up yoga classes at the same time? Or, is there an ...
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What kind of indoor exercises are recommended for getting rid of stress and depression?

I do NOT have any backache problems, nor any pain in the joints. Recommendations please, keeping these points in view.
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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 can I do to stay fit in the car?

I know a number of coworkers who spend 2+ hours a day in the car. What can they do to burn more calories and stay healthy while behind the wheel?
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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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How do i increase bone density or size through physical exercise?

I am 26 yrs old. Even though my BMI is 20, I look lean. I just want to increase bone density or size by doing physical exercise to prevent loss of bone density when I reach old age.