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Complete and minimal flexibility workout?

I would like to increase my flexibility. Not necessarily every single part of my body but I would like to hit most if not all areas. I would like a set of several exercises that I can do one day or ...
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Is it feasible to train for a marathon in 15 weeks? I've just run a 1:55 half-marathon with no training

I signed up for a half marathon (there were half + full marathon races for the same event), taking place in April '16, and started training last week (Around 13 December). I'm not a regular runner (or ...
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How to train for leg explosive power?

One of my physical test requirements are standing broad jumps. What methods are there to train for standing broad jumps or leg explosive power in general? And which precautions do I have to take so ...
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How do I prepare for a 10K in one week's time?

I need to prepare for a 10K in a week. This is my first 10K and till now I can only run 4K continuously. I have problems of acidity which affects my run every other week once. How do I get ahead of ...
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Powerballs are real training tool?

I started to go to fencing few weeks ago and got myself a powerball to strengthen my wrist. But even if after you use until you can feel in your arms that you made an effort, I didn't notice many ...
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Could I do a 1-series split exercise workout routine?

All of my friends who workout tell me that I they do a 1 muscle group a week training routine in the gym and that I should do the same. My problem is that I hate that and I don't want to go to gym for ...
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Including full non-lifting body workouts

I've been quite enjoying my tiring lifting routines, and I feel really good about developing muscle and strength, but I still want to lose body fat, not really for looking slimmer, just to look more ...
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What exercises will help me open jars?

After failing to open a jar the other day it came to me that the strength required to do so is not built in most exercises and also that it is a common test of strength in daily life. Therefore I ...
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How can I get used to running above my lactate threshold and get better at middle distance running?

I'm a long distance runner and I mostly compete in road races 6 miles to 13 miles but I want to get much better at middle distance races and racing in the 2-5 mile range. I've been trying to train for ...
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What movements differ between the appearance of running casual and running fast?

This sounds like a very specific question, but Im only interested in the reason for the general or common impressions I hear on my running form. What I hear much of the time is that I appear to be ...
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What if I don't get DOMS, not enough workout? [duplicate]

So I follow a 3 day routine (routine makes me repeat 2 muscle groups a week)which consists of(I'm unsure of some of the names of the exercises, sorry in advance): Day one: Bench press/Dumbbell Flys(...
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Focussing on burning calories and six pack abs and an overall change

My native language is not English so I apologize if some terms are not correctly stated. I regularly go to the gym twice a week. What I do there is 10 minutes crosstrainer, leg press, chest press, ...
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Difficulty to eat healthy food and weight loss

First of all a couple of background lines to my question, so you can better understand what I am talking about. I am a 31 y.o. man, working pretty much all day at my desk, with little-to-no-time at ...
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How can one estimate distance covered while on a pedal exerciser?

I’ve been finding it difficult to track my progress while cycling on a pedal exerciser. Is there a tracker that can provide a true estimate of the distance covered while training like this?
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Safe way to train for the front and back flip?

Pretty simple question: Is there a safe way to train for the front and back flip without killing myself?
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Taking body muscle to next level

I started lifting around November 2014. I was 84Kgs and I had 30% body fat with waist line of 37 inches. I have reduced my weight to 74Kgs, body fat to 20.2% and waist to 32.6 inches. I can see ...
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Why do I consume so much air? [closed]

I am a volunteer firefighter and once every year we have to pass a fitness test to prove we are physically capable of working as a firefighter. One part of this test is to do a sport program with a ...
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Am I doing the right amount of volume for biceps? [closed]

I know biceps are small muscle group and they can recover quickly. I do 5 to 11 sets with different exercises(these sets contain dropsets) My workout log looks like this:- Warm up sets: Set 1:2kg db ...
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Would Training with same volume on cutting phase as on bulking result in loss of muscle?

For the first time I am going to start a cutting phase so i have a number of questions: Q1:Would Training with same volume on cutting phase as on bulking result in loss of muscle to provide energy ...
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Are running track lap distances standard? What are they?

I'd like to know what the lap distances are for each lane on a standard running track. I saw marks for a mile and other distances but didn't really look for it while I was there. Are the lane ...
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What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?

In 2015, I ran four races of three different distances - 2 5ks (9:20/mile and 9:04/mile), a 10k (11:15/mile), and a half marathon (11:50/mile). In 2016, I'm planning on running 2-4 5ks, 1-2 10ks, a ...
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How can I train legs when I have hip dysplasia?

How can I make my legs stronger when I have hip dysplasia on both sides? If I google "legs training", every search result states training will include a lot of variants of squatting. And they say, ...
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Advanced High Frequency Training

I've been working on body weight training for just over a year now. After the initial beginner routine, full body/3 day per week, I went to a 2 day split/4 days per week, and to a 3 day split/9 days ...
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Too high pulse while running [duplicate]

I'm 36 so my max pulse is about 184. I'm a bit overweight, 98 kg. My problem is that I can't hold my pulse down. My usual pulse is about 148-154 (~80%). I'm not able to run slower. I would like to run ...
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Losing Chest Area Fat [duplicate]

What weight exercises are recommended to lose fat from the chest area, my upper chest is starting to become lean but lower part of my chest is still fatty also all the way around (under armpits) My ...
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What are the benefits of performing the full motion of the exercise as opposed to holding it part way through? [duplicate]

To clarify I'll provide some examples of what I mean by "holding": Say when you are doing a situp, you can hold the position part way through and then just stay there and it will work your muscles. ...
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When should I focus on reps?

I started working out in January 2014, and managed to drop from 250-260lbs ish to 218lbs in a year and I felt very accomplished. For other reasons, I stopped training and got back to working out on ...
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Program Feedback

My intent was to run a version of 5/3/1 over the school year, as it allows for consistency and not having to worry about how much I need to lift each training session. However, my engineering design ...
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Does a runner automatically slow down when your body's water content is lower than normal?

Please ignore dehydration issues. Is there any evidence or does anyone know if losing water without replacing it will make you slow down? I was shocked to see that I lost about 5 lbs of water weight ...
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If you can run short distance fast then can it be extended for longer distances without dropping off?

If you can run one mile in 5:30 then are you guaranteed to be able to extend that pace to 5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon distance? Ignoring time needed for exercising and building up for the ...
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How to choose between single set or double set?

I am doing a single set in my gym that is only bicep a single day,tricep other day like this. My Weekly routine: Monday:bicep tuesday Tricep Wednesday Chest thurday Back Friday shoulder Saturday ...
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Is it safe to run with thunder storms overhead in an overcast sky when you live near saltwater? [closed]

I want to run and need to know this to be able to get some runs in to keep on schedule. I haven't grown up near the gulf or ocean, so I dont know how close to the truth this is. Sometimes when there ...
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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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Why is it hard to slow down or speed up in the second half of a long run?

I want to know what is the phenomenon, or if it exists, that makes you stay at the same pace after about 2 hours of running. Changing speeds whether its to slow down or speed up feels slightly painful ...
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will cardio compromise mass if I'm in a caloric surplus?

I am aware that it's not black and white simple. If I consume enough (90%clean) calories, will cardio still compromise mass? Or is a deficit the main cannibalistic factor?
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Max reps, boredom and carpet-burn

Is there any consensus on the maximum number of reps you should perform, before rotating? Curious as I find I get bored, or start to get say carpet burn (sit-ups), if the number exceeds a hundred. ...
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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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How can I train for a marathon with a damaged toe?

I've recently severely damaged the ligaments on my big toe, and can barely walk and have been advised that it is likely to take at least 6 weeks before I can run on it again. Unfortunately, this ...
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Gym, meditation and studying [closed]

I am doing sports and going to gym for several years now. I am student and month ago I started meditating. I would like to know how would you organize, in what order would you: Go to training ...
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Is it better to reschedule workout than skip it?

I go to gym 3 days a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (chest, shoulders, biceps/back, triceps/legs). This Friday, however, I'm going to leave the city till the next Tuesday. Is it better to ...
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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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Training with a stitch is good or bad? [closed]

Sometimes when I begin training, I get a stitch. I'm simply wondering whether there is any issue with resisting the pain and continuing? People say that you should listen to your body if it's ...
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What is a good training program for a Quidditch Snitch?

For those of you who aren't Harry Potter fans, Quidditch is a wizard sport played on broomstick that has been modified for us non-flying people and is now pretty popular (Quidditch World Cup is coming ...
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real time visualization of heart rate data on a graph [closed]

I want an app that will visualize my heart rate on a graph real-time while I do exercise. The heart rate information will be coming from a smart bluetooth (4.0) sensor. Preferably, the software ...
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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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Safe exercises after L5-S1 disc problem

I have been diagnosticated with an L5-S1 disc protrusion which is less than a herniation. Most of the disc herniations occurs at L5-S1 disc, so I think it is a common problem. It happens a few months ...
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training without using wrist

I broke my wrist when I was a kid. I do body building but my wrist gets painful from time to time. I am looking for alternative workout plans without using my wrist, so I could give my wrist a rest ...
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Training plan for a sailor at sea

My friend is a sailor and has a bit of a problem with designing a training plan for himself. While at home, he does various activities, he likes swimming and rock climbing, sometimes he plays squash. ...
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Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?

What are some exercises that use weights or focus on strength that will increase your heart rate somewhat in order to burn more calories while also building muscle mass? One thing I thought of is ...
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Guidelines on whey protein, glutamine, creatine, amino acid supplements

I am 27 and I have been underweight for many years. Recently, I began to have consistent training sessions in a nearby gym. My personal trainer advise me to buy several supplements. They include whey ...