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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Why do so many guys deny their lower body? [closed]

So I have noticed a considerable amount of guys in my gym will not do any leg work(as much as 50% on some days).... All they do is bench and do bicep curls... Why don't a lot of guys wanna do leg work?...
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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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Will Pilates kill my gains?

I am planning to start pilates for better posture and also weight training. I am planning to go to pilates in my rest days. But I am concerned with two things: 1) Will pilates kill my gains? Because ...
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Thumbs up push ups muscles worked

I watch the AthleanX youtube channel a lot to learn a lot about the body's mechanical working as well as any training tips. In one video, Jeff recommends thumbs up push ups as a no equipment work out ...
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Why does running make you have to poop?

So I've always wondered what about running makes you have to go to the bathroom? Why is it that it seems to accelerate the downward progress of any ... you know ... Or maybe I'm the only one this ...
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Am I missing exercises for a balanced total body workout in a 3 day split?

I'm working on a 3-day split routine, about 5(+1 support) exercises per day. It's the first time I'm putting something together for myself, so I was hoping you'd be able to put in some comments. I ...
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Would this work for a teen looking to get lean?

I’m a 17 year-old teen guy and I’ve been doing some research on trying to get “lean” or just generally getting fit. Currently I have a basic model based on a single plan, but I wanted some suggestions ...
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Strengthening and conditioning to improve flips

I would like to be able to do handsprings and flips. I have been spending one afternoon a week practicing cartwheels, handstands, backbends, and walkovers. Though I'm getting used to the movements, I'...
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What is the best time for “me” to exercise?

Some people have argued that morning is the best time to hit the gym but for me personally this has not worked out. I am not a morning person, when I get up I am usually hungry and after breakfast I ...
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Carrying 10kg while doing cardio

I lost about 10kg. At the beginning, i was able to burn more calories because of the extra 10kg. If I carry a backpack of 10kg with me now while using elliptical cycle, will the burn rate be same ...
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What exercises can help my slightly concaved chest?

I have a condition known as Pectus Excavatum, more commonly referred to as a sunken or concaved chest. I was not born with this - it has developed as I grew up, and is relatively minor when compared ...
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What are the target muscles of kettlebell swings

I have got access to a pair of kettlebells (12 & 16 kg). Can anyone please let me know what are the target muscles while swinging? I hope they workout the gluteus and the hamstring.
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MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical

I am trying to get 4 hours of cardio per day following a modified version of Lyle McDonald's rapid fat loss. The first hour I do incline treadmill at 15% grade at 3.0 mph. This is about 9.65 METs. Is ...
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Decrease calf size

I'm a 18-year-old girl, I used to run (usually 1000/2000m competitions) and as a consequence now I'm left with quite big calves compered to the rest of my body. I'd like to know what I could do to ...
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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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Alternating muscle groups

This question has been asked here, but I have yet to see any explanation offered (even "we don't know why, but it's been tried and it doesn't work"). Will working out every day on different muscle ...
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What are the best ways to deal with headphone cords while exercising?

I'm looking to buy a new set of headphones; I don't care much about audio quality, so I use the same pair of headphones for running and normal use, and prefer the kind of earbuds that slip over the ...
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What should be the volume and intensity of a posture workout program?

I am exercising to obtain a better upper back posture. Hence, I started doing upper back exercises as shown here. But the thing is, I am not sure how the intensity and volume of these exercises should ...
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Exercise newbie: Pushups?

I've not long started to exercise and have slowly worked up over the last few months. Every day I do the following: 100 weight lifts (led down) 100 Sit ups 10 Pressups The problem is the press ...
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Is the optimal cadence for racing the same as for conditioning?

I read that 180 steps per minute is the "optimal" running cadence, but all running research seems geared towards racers. If I run purely for fitness, and don't care about my speed, should I target a ...
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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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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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Optimal cadence for endurance running

There seems to be a consensus that 180 steps per minute is a physiologically optimal running cadence. I don't understand how that can be universally true: Isn't the leg/arm system in running ...
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how can i give a proper shape or growth to my body [duplicate]

Height6'1" weight 56kg age 18and 1/2 i am too skiny in relate of my age i want to gain weight and want to make muscles but don't know how can you please tell me the proper diet or nutrients to do that ...
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When to start working front muscles for a person with kyphosis?

I heard that if one has kyphosis, it is harmful to work front muscles (abs, pecs) since they will worsen the problem. So given a person has started doing correct exercises to correct his back, when is ...
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Exercise for proper blood circulation to brain

Few days ago I was watching some episodes of a series continuously for 4-5 hours. As I am not habitual to it I started getting minute headaches. Doctor told me that it is due to brain requires more ...
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How to exercise for kyphosis?

I have a slight kyphosis and I have seen this, this and other videos as beneficial exercises. My questions are: What should be the weekly workout plan for these exercises? Should it be once a day, ...
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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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Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Is it a good practice to meditate or do some breathing exercises (like Pranayam, Analom-Vilom) soon after daily gym exercise? It felt to me that during our gym exercises the heartbeat rate increases ...
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What are some exercises that let me sit properly?

What are some exercises that let me sit properly? I'm a 23, healthy male but never sit properly in a chair in my life. As a kid I forced myself to hunch to hide my belly and it was the reason of my ...
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How to increase BMR by 100%?

I'm researching about how to increase BMR efficiently. (Note that BMR, not TDEE) I want to increase mine by 100% in the long term. How can I do that? A way is increasing muscle obvisously. Also we ...
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Are there any Android apps similar to RunKeeper, but for things other than running or cardio workouts?

RunKeeper is great for tracking running outside, with the GPS and coaching. More recently, I've started using the ability to track workouts on ellipticals and treadmills. However, I haven't found a ...
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What is the effect of carb consumption on fat burning during exercise?

I do a fair amount of cycling over what some would consider long distance - ~40 mile rides every 2-3 weeks and shorter rides more frequently. I have to consume a fair quantity of high GI carbs while ...
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What is a good (indoors) exercise regiment for a computer scientist? [duplicate]

I'm starting an exercise regiment to help combat the negative effects of my lifestyle - specifically, hours upon hours of necessary sitting at a computer desk reading and typing away at text for hours ...
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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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How hard I should push myself?

How hard I should push myself? I started to enjoy pushing my limits, thankfully :) I use elliptical cycle for cardio for at least 30 mins a day. On average I use it at level 8/8, with 14kmh and ...
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What fitness activities can I do with my partner?

So, my life has changed pretty drastically over the past year. Both me and my fiancée have gotten new full-time jobs, and have moved into the country. However, this means that our lifestyle has ...
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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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Effects of 0 calorie drinks on weight loss [closed]

Is there any conclusive study or research on effects of 0 calorie drinks on weight loss? As far as I know these drinks have nothing that the body can digest, so body doesn't store anything from ...
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Exercises and workouts in Navy?

I am thinking about joining the Navy. However, I don't know their usual daily workouts/exercise. What is the average daily Navy workout?
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Muscles targeted by swimming? [closed]

I know it's cardio. But I still would like to know the muscles built by swimming. Which muscles are targeted by swimming?
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How long to chest press 250 if currently at 205 [closed]

How much longer will it take to max chest press out to 250 pounds if currently at 205?
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BMR VS muscle weight? [closed]

Jim has 50kg of muscle. Lee has 25kg of muscle. They both are 100kg, 20yo, male, eat 2000cal every day, consume same things, do the same things, live in the same place. Basically only difference is ...
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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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What happens if I stop exercising?

Let's say after a year of strength training and cardios, I'm fit and well built. For some reason, I stop exercising at all and maintain a random diet that is consistent with my daily calory burn. ...
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I'm unable to run because of flat feet. Is there anyway for me to run?

I've never run in my life more than 300 meters because muscles below my knee swell and my feet and ankle hurts. Most of the muscle below my knee stiffen. When that happens, it hurts to walk and it is ...
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Exercise advice for newbie

I'm a 22 year old male currently employed as a Program Developer(sedentary work).I weigh 110Kg's and am 186cm's high. I started working out about last week. I normally do 30mins of cardio on bicycle ...
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can we measure our cardiovascular endurance from swimming?

as you know, cardiovascular endurance in swimming is something that cannot be avoided. and I think, swimming will challenge our cardiovascular endurance more than other thing like running. I'm ...
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How can I get taller and be mucular at the same time? [duplicate]

I'm 15 and I was wondering if I can do weight training and workouts but without stunting my growth because that's what I hear a lot that this happens with teens if they start this so advice? (Also ...
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What is the best combination of muscle groups to workout together? [closed]

I have not exercised properly in about a few years and I'm dying to get back into it. I've put together the following routine : Monday: Leg Day and Abs Tuesday: Chest Wednesday: Back and Abs ...