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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I want to increase my height (teen girl) with the help of excercise routines and diet

I am a 15 year old girl and 5'5 in height. How can I increase my height in terms of food and exercise? Is there some specific diet plan or routine practice required that could accomplish this? I ...
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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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Lifting Iron (strength training) vs pushups ( knuckle)+ body weight squats+situps

Assuming your aim is to get better at martial arts not bodybuilding (hence strength training: lets take Rippetoe's 3x5). Which would improve performance? Also can they be done side by side? because 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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Can I gain weight using diet, running and resistance training?

I am setting a goal to gain ~8kg in 3 months. I have an average body build. I know that to gain weight I need to increase daily Calorie intake and do exercise. I don't want to hire a personal trainer ...
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How to strengthen bicycling muscles without bicycling?

Research suggests that strength training can increase endurance. This should be combined with endurance work for maximum impact increase maximum strength to a point that the specific load being ...
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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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What is the resistance band's elastic length

I have a new set of Resistance cord that I bought. Assuming that all brand resistance tubes are quite similar, what is the length of extension that I can give to it? Each cord is of 4 feet length. ...
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Need a solution to help keep my run training program going!

All the hindrances involved in a training program for running during the summer I've been able to get around to some degree expect for one. A heat index of +90 deg F for nearly every run is taking a ...
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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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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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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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Sample Regimen for losing body fat and retaining lean mass

I'll be surprised if this is a duplicate, since the only questions I see on here similar are for gaining mass or something similar. I see questions that mention hiit, but don't mention specific hiit ...
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How do I exercise on the plane?

I'll be on the plane for 8 hours next 2 weeks. I know a bit exercise practice that I can do while sitting in the bus, ex. face to the right, then to the left, face down, face up, moving my shoulders, ...
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Home Calve Exercises

I'm a pretty skinny guy, and I've been weight lifting, working out, etc, and I've noticed some results with my upper body, but I'm as chicken-legged as ever. So, what are some good, rather simple ...
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What are the detrimental effects of over exercising?

I am doing the lchf diet and have been increasing my runs everyday to the point that I run about 2 hours plus daily at a 9 minute / km pace. I noticed that my heart rate was a bit elevated in daily ...
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Is taking protein shakes without exercising beneficial or dangerous?

My 25 year old brother joined a gym two months ago. He does one hour of exercise when he goes to gym. Due to excessive office work, he can't go to the gym regularly. He takes daily, 30 gram protein ...
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Should I take days off from working out - regardless of what my workout schedule is?

I'm currently working out where I alternate between cardio and weightlifting, and on my weightlifting days I alternate the body parts I target. Doing this I work out everyday, the idea being since ...
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How do I overcome this muscle / knee pain?

I'm a 24 year old software engineer that basically sits at a desk all day. Obviously, this isn't a healthy lifestyle, so I decided to start running in order to get in shape. I'm not an athlete by any ...
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Avoid chest exercises for flat chest

My goal is to have flat chest. Something in line with what Paul Walker has in this picture. From my general observation, I have found that surfers & swimmers have that kind of physique specially ...
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Possible training approach while in holidays

My workouts consist of weight-lifting followed by a moderate cardio session. I'm pretty used to it, but I have a growing concern; I'm visiting my folks for the holidays and I plan to stay there for 11 ...
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How can proper form be determined?

When learning a new exercise, it's a good idea to learn "proper form" to reduce the chances of injury, increase efficiency, etc. It's usually recommended to "run with proper form", "perform a bench ...
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Playing squash, but overweight, what I should watch out for?

I am planning on playing squash once a week with a friend of mine, so on a casual level, however I am overweight (well squash would help in that sense for me lose weight also) and I go to gym ...
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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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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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How to gain height after 21 years?(am racewalker)

I am a racewalker and need longer legs! I am 21 years old and my height is 5'5". I am really concerned about my height. I do stretching daily and I have gained 1cm in 1 month. Can you please help me ...
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Is supplementation counter productive when your goal is getting a six pack/lean mass?

I try hit the gym about 3-5 times a week (using a 3 day split program), and take something similar to Supplements SA Ganic-F Insane as pre-workout, and I've got protein shake that i use as a snack ...
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How Good is a Hand Cycle

I've injured my knee a bit and it has taken me off my bike for a little while. Someone suggested using a hand cycle at the gym to keep up cardio and calorie burning. How good is a hand cycle for ...
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Applications of fast muscles

It is my understanding that genetics plays a significant role in sprint speed. Fortunately, I have always been a fast sprinter and enjoy sprinting over any kind of long distance running. I presume ...
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Is it ok to exercise when I feel a strain in my muscles, if it's more than 3 days after a previous workout?

I have heard that muscles need to rest 48-72 hours. However sometimes even 80 hours after a workout, (the muscles aren't aching, that's for sure, but) I can still feel it, you know feel the strain. ...
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What is a good exercise to prepare for skiing?

I know that first time and/or slightly-out-of-shape skiiers have a tendency to be extremely sore after their first day on the slopes. What is a good exercise my wife and I can do to prepare for our ...
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What is the proper use of the abdominal muscle to reduce injury?

When performing different body strengthening exercises, I am at a loss on how to properly use my core abdominal muscles to complement the muscles that I am actively engaging. I know that one can ...
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Is there permanent damage done when exercising through cramps?

I had decided to bike a longer route than I usually do and ended up getting caught in the rain and biked back to my car with some extreme leg cramps. It was extremely painful, but I didn't want to get ...
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Is wearing weight adders on arms beneficial?

I am doing weight-lifting 3 times a week, 2-3 hours for each workout. Now I got a gift of arm weight adders (basically, a sand bag wrapped around forearm, each bag weights 1kg). I'm considering ...
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Why do my legs burn when I go for a walk?

I am a nationally competitive athlete, so I workout up to 7 times a week. I'm perfectly healthy and don't have any injuries. I also don't have any unusual pain while I workout, other than muscle ...
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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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What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.?

TL;DR I'm looking for some input for those of who have an active lifestyle, watch what you eat, try to stay in shape, but also aim to enjoy your time on vacation, as well. About Me I'm a 30 year ...
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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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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 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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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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How to train muscle which goes from buttocks to the waist?

This year I have returned to alpine skiing and found myself relatively fit for quite intensive skiing session (up to 10 runs per hour for 3-4 hours straight twice a day for 5 days) except for two ...
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Why is the order of exercise routines important?

Many advice me to do the exercises for shoulders, lats, chests first and then do the arm specific ones (biceps, triceps) or the abdominal ones. For eg the full-body workout from the exrx site. Is ...
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Profuse sweating during exercise, then chills

After I do Zumba, I wait 'til I quit sweating (I sweat more than anyone in class, always have sweated profusely when exercising or in the summer heat), theni I shower and dress. Later, anywhere from ...
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Breathe with mouth open while jogging and running?

While jogging it is advised by many to breathe by mouth because it increases the intake of oxygen which is required for performance. The problem with me or some of you may be that mouth gets dry as ...
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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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Physical Activity and METS

Suppose a person performs 3 horus of cardio at 9 METS. To obtain the same metabolic changes without exercise, would this require that the person wait 27 hours? Assume that the person's daily activity ...
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Difference between same repetition on each set and limit repetition on each set [duplicate]

What is the benefit difference between doing a move 20x3 and getting exhausted at the end and doing the same move up to the limit each set (28,20,13) I am currently waiting 1min between each set and ...
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Why do I get nauseous after working out, but ONLY in the afternoon or early evening?

I have been a regular exerciser for about 3 years now. I'm a 25 year old female weighing 121 lbs at 5'5" (just in case any of this will be pertinent). I typically like to run, bike, speed walk or use ...
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Bear crawls - Correct motions

I'm doing bear crawls as part of my exercises, but I'm getting conflicting interpretations about how exactly they are done. Do you: Bend your knees as you crawl across the floor. Keep them straight, ...