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what is the best thing to eat right before a workout?

I have two related questions: What is the best time to eat before working out and what is the best thing to eat to get a good workout? Same question for post workout (should I eat immediately or ...
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Should you work through soreness?

I started working out on Tuesday and today is my second workout. I did squats on Tuesday and today my legs are still so sore I have trouble going from standing to sitting, sitting to standing, and ...
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Post running meal

I wonder what you recommend as a post-running meal. I've read that you're supposed to eat something right after the training to prevent your body storing your next big meal's calories as fat. I use ...
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Post workout carbs

The general advice is that after resistance training you should consume plenty of simple carbs to spike your insulin level and thus help getting nutrients to your muscles (and to replenish your ...
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Fruit as optimal post-workout snack? What else besides fruit?

A friend asked me once if eating a banana was a good post-work out snack, to which I gave him a knee jerk reply of "any fruit is a good post work-out snack". I've conditioned myself in to thinking ...
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Is protein powder recommended for older people after workouts?

This might be an odd question. My mom does walking exercises and aerobic videos and some very light weights (5lb). She knows that I make protein shakes (with spinach, berries, flax seed) after my ...
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What to expect in terms of post-exercise fatigue and what to do about it

2-4x/wk, I exercise from about 5:30--7pm (1 hr of weights + 4mi treadmill at 7:30-8:00 pace). I'd say I work out from a 5 to 8 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being highest intensity. I then shower, dine....
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What is the most effective and least time-consuming structured post-running (and post cooldown) stretching routine?

I've been following Tim Noakes' running program for approximately a week-and-half now: nice program. But I have a major quibble-cum-problem / issue: my post-running stretching routine. ... It's ...
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Short term and long term effect of delaying protein intake after workout

Today, after a high intensity leg workout, I had to wait 45 minutes before I could take in any food. Usually, I go with a fish/meat dinner, or simply a protein shake. I was wondering, how does this ...
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How to avoid post-training brain fuzziness

I know, brain fuzziness isn't a technical term, but hopefully it makes sense... I train in the mornings before work (because the gym is waaay too busy after work), usually around 0700, after waking ...
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How can I organize my meals to accomodate an evening workout?

My workout time is 7pm, when I get out from work and hit the gym. My goal is to loose weight, therefore I don't want to have any meals after 7-8pm. How can I accomodate the meals/snacks surrounding ...
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Are there benefits in having a post workout shake before a workout?

I usually workout at 12pm, take a PWO afterwards, and then lunch. It just occurred to me that I'm taking PWO 50 grams of protein + 30 in a meal in a very close proximity, and the body can probably ...
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Is it a myth to wait before eating, after workout, due to Krebs Cycle?

The Krebs cycle is a series of chemical reactions, which is used by living organisms to generate energy through the oxidization of acetate derived from carbohydrates, fats and proteins into carbon ...
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Need some foods or fruits recommendation for before and after gym workout

Can anybody recommends me the food or fruits or anythings which would help me in my workout before work out and after work out?? I am doing body building at the gym. Usually before half an hour i ...
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Is shakeology worth the price

I am doing the insanity fitness and I am currently in the first month. It's going pretty great. They keep pushing shakeology as a results and recovery drink pretty hard. But the thing is that it is $...
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Routine work-out suggestions

I used to go the gym since I was 16 then I stopped at 19 because of university (I used to do both martial arts and body building). Now I started again, and it's been one about 8 months since I re-...
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Is it normal to feel very tired, nauseous a few minutes after a workout?

I find that when I really push myself, my body doesn't reward me. This occurs usually only when I am doing upper body workouts. I feel like I am pushing myself and I can really feel my arms burn. ...
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Workouts don't become easier for me

I do an 8 minute workout every day with an application. My workout is a mix of different excercises (hindu push-ups, abdominal etc, 30 seconds each). before this I used to do easier work-outs. I've ...
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Should I drink muscle gainer on days when I'm not working out?

The thing is I have this trendy Mutant Muscle Gainer that advises me to take 4 cups of it in a day when I workout - 2 cups before the workout and 2 cups after. This goes pretty well to me. But the ...
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Muscles shorten when working out - why do I feel this most strongly in the lower back?

When I follow the normal routine of my gym including stretching after the workout, I strongly feel a shortening of my lower back muscle, to the point where I have a distinct hollow back after working ...
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What causes headaches after using the sauna?

I sometimes enjoy sitting in the sauna after my workout. But it seems whenever I do, I get a headache later in the evening. I use the sauna in the evening. I think I'm drinking enough water but maybe ...
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Carbs to increase weight without increasing fat?

I lost 8kg of fat in the past 6 months. I used to eat rice with some meat and fried things and I've replaced this for meat and vegetables. Now I'm trying to increase my weight, but without increasing ...
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Lemon Juice while workout [closed]

We are daily consuming 1 Lemon with 500ml of water as juice with sugar and salt , while workout we are taking a sip to stay hydrated. And wther it lose our weight or burn only fat ? (mostly ...
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Why Does Heavy Workout Make Me Want to Wear Sweater

I have noticed after tennis matches, the athletes will wear coats even though they are sweating profusely. After heavy workout, I notice I need to wear heavy sweater, even though it is 90 degrees ...
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Why are my legs still sore/untested? [duplicate]

Last night I did a bunch of calisthenic squats and now that it's the morning, my legs still feel like the way they felt right after the workout, weak and wobbly
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What do I have to eat immediately after workout?

This question differs a little from others which I found here ! Basically, I need to gain weight, both general weight and muscles. So what should I eat, just after finishing my workout ? Is it ok to ...
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Can i take shower immediately after taking whey protein? [on hold]

Can i take shower immediately after taking whey protein? Some of my friends suggested after workout(Taking whey) is not good for me. They said protein will not absorb as much. Any suggestions ...