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 does thick saliva form in your mouth after heavy exercise?

After (or during) heavy excercise (jogging, working out, etc.) I always start to get very thick, heavy saliva building up in my mouth which I really feel like spitting out. Why does this type of ...
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Should I start exercising right away or increase my weight first?

I'm a 26 years old guy and I used to be super skinny until I increased my weight recently by limiting my physical activities and forcing myself to eat more. Now, my BMI is 19, which is considered "...
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Ways to tone my stomach area up? [duplicate]

In the last six months I've lost around 34/35kg. Though I'm skeptical myself a lot of people have told me that I've lost a lot of weight and they can see it. My initial goal was to get to 75kg and ...
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Maitaining current form

I'm interested in maintaining current physical form with minimal training time, including situations with forced breaks from training. Usually I train 3 times a week for about 80-100 minutes, most 3-...
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Am I exercising out too much? [closed]

So I am a 17 year old fat boy with a height of 5'9" and weigh around 183 pounds. I can't change my eating habits, I just love fast food and could't resist. So I decided to exercise as much as possible....
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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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Uneven butt question [duplicate]

I am 21 years ols, and o I have noticed that my left butt chick is lower than my right one. I tried for the last 7 weeks to concentrate on "lifting" it, but I can't seem to see any differences. What ...
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How to increase BMI and gain weight in a healthy way? [duplicate]

What are the best foods and exercise for quick weight gain? what are BMI increasing diets?
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Can simply tightening your muscles replace lifting weights for gaining strength? And if so, can electrical stimulation cause it?

This question is two parts. First, can tightening your muscles repeatedly increase their strength similarly to lifting weights? Second, if this is true, can electrical stimulation of the muscles make ...
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Should we exercise when our blood pressure is high?

I normally can control my blood pressure (120/80) by managing to have healthy life style, following my nutritionist's diet guide, enough rest/sleep, no stress and regular exercise. But this morning (...
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I can't do enough chin ups

About 10 months back I got a pull up bar set up at home.It was very thick.I had problems gripping it.I couldn't do a single chin up on it.However after several days of trying,I was able to do a chin ...
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I want to get healty or fit [duplicate]

I'm 17 years old male and I'm 45kg, and i want to change my lifestyle I want to get in shape or just healthy. And, I'm too thin I want to change that I need to gain weight but I dont know where or how ...
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I lost 5 kgs in first 3 months of gym but now i am stuck

I am 21 years 5ft 6in and my weight is 80 kg. I started going to the gym about 4 months back and lost 5 kgs, but now I am stuck. I seem to look slimmer but the scale doesn't move. I am doing 20 min ...
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Body twisting exercise after back injury

I've been wondering if Torso / Back twisting exercises (like twisting from side to side, with weight or without weight) can be harmful to the back. Mainly, if you'd have a herniated disc - would a ...
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How to recognize a Runner's Knee?

I started my exercise routine back up in June and recently started getting into walking/running around my neighborhood on my off days from lifting weights. Last week I pushed myself a little harder ...
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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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Gain Weight because im under weight to my age [closed]

I plan on eating at least 100-200g of mixed nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds) everyday (on top of regular diet) for the purpose of gaining weight. I was wondering, can eating too much nuts cause bad ...
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MadCow Routine - When to stop / restart?

In this pic I added the first day of my MadCow spreadsheet. My question(s) are: When do I stop (start over)? For example, if I started Week 6 and I will try to squat 5 reps of 110kg But I only ...
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Shaking muscle during rest day

The day after a workout, I sometimes develop twitching in a random muscle; my triceps, or today my "upper" abs shake randomly. What causes this ?
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What is the basis behind Push-Pull-Legs routines?

There is a lot of praise for Push-Pull-Legs style routines where you have a session mainly "pulling" focusing on back and then next week you are "pushing", focusing on your back. I understand that ...
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Does anyone know what causes muscles to shake uncontrolably while under stress?

My question is related to the following, I think: Why is my body shaking during certain exercises? But I would like to know how this works on muscle/biology level. The best thing I can imagine, ...
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What can I do to alleviate hip/groin pain on the upstroke?

I used to be able to ride my bike for miles and do spin classes with no problems. I stopped when I started working a graveyard shift. It entailed sitting for hours on end. I did this for a few years. ...
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Question About Max Heart Rate?

I have a question regarding max heart while exercising. I'm 28 years old, in relatively good shape, 6' 1" 230 lbs. According to the old formula my max heart rate would be 192, and the new formula 195. ...
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What are the benefits to eating immediately after exercising?

A friend, who is one of our planet's elite athletes, explained to me that it is best to eat immediately after exercising. He said that there is a short window after exercising where the body can use ...
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treadmills vs walking

I am 300+ lbs Obelix. Still struggling with Obesity. I am NOT looking for recommendation - "Oh you dont need this ... have you tried this ...tried that ? " I have a precise question. If I spend 2 ...
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When should I do accessory work?

When should I be doing accessory work? Does the timing largely depend on me, or is there a conventional/preferred time to do them? Should I stick it at the end of a workout day after the core lifts ...
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Alternatives for exercises to prevent pain on inside of elbow

(Please note this is not a duplicate from Treating pain on inside of elbow (possibly tendonitis). The background is the same hence the same start, but this question is about prevention through ...
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What indications are there that a muscular adaptation has been triggered?

There is plenty of discussion around optimal sets/reps for various types of adaptations to be triggered. If someone is interested only in maintenance, or a minimal workout, they might want to know ...
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How do I get a four foot butt?

This article says these twins do 2000 squats per day. I'm up to 75. I squat straight down, then straight up, even holding a 5 lb weight behind my back. My jeans only feel tight around my thighs. What ...
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Bones in the back hurting while doing lie-down exercises

I'm quite the thin tall guy (75kg, 198cm) who recently began to switch up my usual exercise routine. When doing so I discovered that during most exercises done lying down, I have a bit of a problem ...
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MY CHEST IS UNEQUAL.Help me make them equal.please [duplicate]

My chests are not equal.My left chest is fully outward and developed and where as my right is full pressed in.PLEASE help me to make both sides equal. this is affecting my abs to making them unequal.
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Has Anyone found a comfortable way to wear your mobile device when exercising?

I hate to wear armbands when working out and my headphones seem to get snagged. Has anyone used this shirt before?
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Feeling always tired even doing exercices

I am 28, 174 cm, 110 KG of pure fat :D and I always feel tired. I used to cycle to work about 20 KM per day but In a low pace, about 9-10Km/h. Now I changed my job and I cycle 15 km to get to drop my ...
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Best routine to lose weight? [duplicate]

I am wanting to lose half a stone maybe a stone before the years out. I have just started. I am doing a intense 15 minute work out (push ups, planks, star jumps, forward lounges etc) then 3 different ...
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What is the most inclusive exercise that does not require tools? [closed]

By most incluse I refer to activating the most muscle groups. The background of my question is the following thought: If you had to choose one single exercise to do every day, which one would it ...
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Farmer's walk: weights and distances [closed]

How would be a good farmer's walk routine for a beginner? How heavy should be the weights? How long the distance?
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Are squats a bad idea if you are overweight?

I wish to lose weight, and was thinking about doing squats to lose weight because they exercise most of the body. My brother, however, tells me that you shouldn't do squats if you are severely ...
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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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Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) values for exercises with rest

I'm trying to figure out what MET values for various exercises mean. Cardio exercises seem pretty clear to me: 6 MET for bicycling means that one hour of bicycling for a person weighing 70 kg burns 6 *...
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Lower body exercises that would complement my cycling [duplicate]

I commute by bike and go to the gym two or three times each week. At the gym, I usually do upper body workouts, since I already cycle a lot. Not all my lower body muscles are exercised when I cycle. ...
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Is flax seed (milled or raw) an appropriate after-workout protein?

I am inclined to understand that the current wisdom is that there's a certain period right after exercise where protein consumption is most beneficial. At work, which is where I generally get my ...
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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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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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Feeling and Looking Young [closed]

I am software programmer and I do lots of research like software/database architecture most of the time. I recently got comment from my friends that I am looking older than my age. I am 28 and I am ...
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What muscles are involved in the downward movement of the v-sit?

Can you help me with the muscles involved in the downward movement of the V sit? Downward would be eccentric but what muscles are the primary movers?
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Which exercises target agility and body slimming?

I'm 20 years old, female, and my body weight is OK. I'm interested in starting an exercise regime to slim my entire body (legs, chin, arms, and stomach mostly and in that order...) Without building ...
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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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Unable to compete nearly 1st set reps?

I do 5 sets of push-ups every other day. I do alternating workouts, like in the first day, I do push-ups for increased reps, then the next day I do weighted push-ups for 2 sets with added weights and ...
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Need some guidance to begin body transformation [duplicate]

Introduction Good day everyone. I've been wanting to improve my physique for some time now but I haven't still because I'm scared. I've been leading a very sedentary life and it's made me unhealthy ...
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Gas out of lung while doing russian twists

when I'm doing russian twist I can feel air went out of my mouth with slight wheezing sound. I mean the physics is obvious (ofc gas go out when I do exercise that put pressure on lung) but I just want ...