The body rebuilding itself after injury or training stimulus.

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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 I'...
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Regaining lost strength and muscles

I have always been strong, broad shouldered and musculus, mostly genetic I think. Though now in my forties, I have less mass than a few years ago. If I want to regain, can or should I train ...
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How to help recovery after long-distance cycling race?

Yesterday I finished an anual bike race - 100km of cross-country riding with 6000m total elevation that many amateurs (over 2000) around here attempt. For most people it takes between 5 and 12 hours ...
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Getting back in shape after being bedridden for 4 months

Background:I have suffered a severe shoulder injury, and have therefore been completely bedridden the last four months. This has resulted in some extra kilos around my belly, enough to make me look ...
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Recovery Run vs Rest Day

I have question with regards to rest days & recovery runs. The last three days I ran rather intensely (Interval & Intesive Durationrun). Today i was supposed to take a "rest day". (To be ...
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What is the best way to recover after a long bike ride?

I just did a long bike ride (75 miles) and my legs are starting to hurt alot (tightening up, soreness, etc). The ride was about 10 hours ago and this was more than i have ridden in the past. What is ...
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Studies About Rest Time

I'm trying to figure out how long I should rest between exercising a particular muscle group. Have any studies been done that correlate the muscle-mass gain with the number of days between sets? I'...
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Knee and muscle mobility following injury [closed]

I am a footballer at a high level and I am undergoing problems with regards to growth. In November 14 I shattered new bone in my knee due to growth I was out for 10months and returned September Last ...
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What are the strengths and weaknesses of shorter bouts of resistance training?

Currently I am assisting in collecting data for a study on movement patterns and coaching at a small fitness facility. The nature of my work does not provide consistent time to train, so I find ...
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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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Is alternating between push ups and pull ups everyday overtraining?

I've started working out consistently at home for the first time. My workouts include some daily exercises for improving posture (I have rounded shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt) and also some ...
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What's a good exercise to help with Tennis or Golf Elbow?

I'm starting to have pain in the elbow, from lifting, and everything points to tennis or golf elbow. What are some good exercises to help with the pain and recovery?
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Immersion Pressure Healing for Post-Exercise Soreness

There is this idea I just heard/read about, in particular running, where after you've completed a distance run you can reduce post-exercise fatigue by immersing your legs in water (hot or cold) ...
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What is the effective time interval limit for recovery right after the exercise [closed]

In the literature there are some contradictory findings about the food intake after exercise. What is the effective time to start eating after exercise and how many hours later the effectiveness ...
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Do we need contiguous sleep for gains?

We know that sleep is important for gains, but does that sleep need to be contiguous? What if we slept in phases, each time waking up after REM sleep, and then going to bed a couple hours later? Or ...
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Strengthening rolled ankle

I know we have the question about what to do immediately after a rolled ankle, but this is different. About 5 months ago I rolled my ankle, and I rested it and went to physio. However, it's still ...
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What is the best posture (stand, sit, etc) to take when resting during intense training (such as for kickboxing)?

Background In college, I had the honor of participating in a wrestling training seminar led by a coach of an elite wrestling program in the States. During the lesson, he (the coach) mentioned that he ...
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“Continuous Passive Motion” (CPM) for Joint Healing, Effective? How?

First of all - I expect this question to get very little attention: It's amazing how little attention people who work out seem to give to joint health. Anyway, it seems that moving the joint "...
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Eating before/after an evening workout?

If I'm working out in the evening (an hour of cardio at, say, 8pm-9pm), should I have dinner before or afterwards? What effects will it have on a) my workout if I eat beforehand and b) my recovery if ...
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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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Is having a cold shower right after squatting a risk to the health?

I'm doing this challenge where u do 50 squats the first day and 100 the second and 150 the third n so on for 30 days. I'm used to squatting so its really not a big deal for me. I have this habit of ...
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Recovery lifestyle such as training scheduling and dieting for gluten-intolerant endurance runner?

Gluten-intolerance has surprises such as supplements with gluten, non-gluten products with gluten-contamination and non-absorption of necessary building products such as proteins and vitamins to the ...
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Exercises/Self-massage with shoulder pain

I used to row competitively, but had to stop around 9 months ago due to bursitis in my right shoulder. I got treated, mostly cortisone, but it never really got a lot better– a new doctor diagnosed ...
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Weakness in shoulder a few days after archery. Why did I get weaker why?

I am a 14 year old girl, and not in very good shape. 5 days ago I went to archery practice, with my 40lb bow. The first 40 arrows weren't a problem for me, but when I got to 50 I began to shake. I ...
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Do I need to take creatine and L-glutamine on rest days to maintain a load?

I use creatine and L-glutamine for my workouts, typically taking the L-glutamine about an hour before my workout, and creatine immediately after. (I don't take them together because I understand they ...
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How to regain endurance after a long period of rest?

I have always been a sport junkie, running once a week 15 miles, doing weight lifting and practicing kettlebells. After the new year the doctors found a tumor in my chest and luckily now after the ...
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My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day

I have been working out for ~6 months and have worked my legs once per week throughout this time, on their own day. My legs, especially my quads, ache to the point of finding it hard to walk, ...
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Optimal exercise for reducing inflammation markers

What type of exercise (HIIT, weight lifting, aerobic) is optimal for reducing proinflammatory cytokines (like TNF-alpha) and increasing anti-inflammatory cytokines (like IL-10)? CRP levels drop with ...
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Under What Conditions Will Muscles End Up Weaker After Work Out?

A very, very common situation for me is this - I work out, I rest, I come back weaker. A number of books/people have given reasons for this: Not enough sleep. Not enough protein. Frequency too high. ...
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Suggestions for workout to build muscle fast after suffering from bad wrist injury?

I had a bad wrist injury that is taking about 2 months to recover. I did do some upper body during treatment, but I stopped because it hurt too much and the doctors and my friends told me not to. On ...
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Basic compound lift based workout composition and scheduling

I'm 25 years old , 5 feet 11 inches tall and weigh 235 pounds. Over the last couple of months I have been following a 4 day workout program based on the following schedule : Monday : Chest Tuesday :...
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How useful is to drink an isotonic drink after a short running session?

I've been doing short runs this summer (~5k in more or less half an hour) and I decided to buy this powder to make isotonic drinks to recover after the exercise. I know that in such a short time I ...
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the gristle in my knee after torn PCL

I have an unsettling gristly noise in my right knee when I squat (only when I squat thank God!) that's related to my torn PCL. I am just now getting my stabilizing muscles reactivated and thus full ...
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Pain after squats (sprain?)

After the latest legs day I had pain in the inner side of the place between leg and groin. It hurts only during the lowers part of the squat and press machine (I didn't notice anything during that ...
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What happens to your muscles when you stop working out for several years?

I go through spurts of working out. I'll decide to get a gym membership, achieve decent results over six months, and then, for whatever reason at the time, I'll stop and won't exercise at all for ...
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Taking supplements - Glutamine, brown rice protein, creatine

It's my first time taking supplements...because I need to add more muscle mass. I do a lot of olympic weightlifting, so I squat(front & back) everyday, lots of static holds (around 200kg) - ...
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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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Adapting to exercise

I've finally reached the point where it's harder for me not to exercise. Naturally, looking around for info, I've discovered something that was not previously known to me: recovering from workouts isn'...
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Things to do during rest days

Currently, my workout consists of (exclusively) high-intensity exercises (some sprinting HIIT, pullups, and more). After a few attempts at research and help from this community, I've come to accept ...
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How can the CNS possibly need recovery after a strength workout?

In the last days I have read here and there some comments about CNS (central nervous system) fatigue produced by heavy lifting, and about allowing recovery for the CNS, not only the muscles. It does ...
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Can light activity on recovery days accelerate progress?

I am just starting off and have made a 3 days per week routine with body weight and dumbbell exercises. I am not seeing much of a progress in terms of fat loss two weeks into the routine.(I do 16-20 ...
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Are there disadvantages of a split routine where everything else is kept the same?

My new job and new address imply that, for some months, I will need to switch from gym to home workouts and under time restrictions. I had been doing a full body workout at the gym, with between two ...
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Precautions for difficulty faced on first day of gym

This was quite bad day today in the gym and that too my first day. I vomited after doing just 20 sit ups in the final session of the day. I'm newbie in fitness and don't know too much terms and i ...
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Upper body workout following a groin pull

What kind of upper body weight lifting and strengthening exercises can I resume if I pulled my groin 1 1/2 weeks ago? I think it is about a grade 1 groin pull, maybe 1.5
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Stiff muscle recovery after running

After running, sometimes my legs muscles are stiff. What's a way to speed up "recovery" when this happens?
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How much time needed to rebuild your body after long pause? [duplicate]

Let's say some average person was doing bodybuilding for a year or so. He gained some muscles, increased his weights in all exercises from 1.5 to 3 times. Then he had to do a break for a half a year. ...
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Does exercising when only partially recovered benefit your performance in the long run?

I wonder how training a particular muscle when not recovered fully affects long term performance gains. I know there is evidence that this does negatively affect short term performance, as well as ...
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Should I wait until my muscles are 100% free of any signal of soreness before training for strength again?

I am trying to avoid injuries at all costs while still training for strength. I seem not to have the greatest recovery ability (42 yr male, healthy but unable to sleep more than 6 hours a day on ...
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How to relax the palm muscles after cycling?

I cycled 200 km. My palms are feeling a bit numb and like a mild electric shock is passed through my palms. Can anyone please suggest any relaxation exercise for my palms?
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Why is my speed of thought reduced on days after doing a lot of sports?

I have noticed several times that my speed of thought is significantly reduced on days after doing a lot of (very tiring) sports. I notice this since I'm working on my master's thesis, thus having to ...