An activity that challenges one or more aspects of your body's abilities (strength, endurance, agility, etc), often with measurable resistances: weight, time, reps.

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The most ideal weight increment in 1 week without stretch mark?

I once increased my weight very fast (around 2-3kg/week), that time without doing workout, and using so called "supplement" by doctor. However, it left some stretch marks when my weight is decreased ...
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How should I stay motivated every time I have a workout session? [on hold]

I have begun to be feeling demoralized and I have trouble keeping my workout sessions. I'm doing a basic workout like: 50 push ups 30 dips 15 pull ups 20 diamond push ups and leg raises Sometime ...
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Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...
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What are the differences between a “Cutting Workout” and a “Bulking Workout”?

Using the JFit categories here. The workouts fit into Bulking, Cutting, General, Sport. I understand that progression on a cut will be limited and you should assume that both the cut or bulk are clean ...
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How to prevent getting nauseated during workouts?

Last night at the gym, I apparently pushed myself a little too hard, and I threw up all over the shower. I'd rather not do that again, so: What causes this? What can I do to increase how much work ...
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How to stay in shape during a workout hiatus?

I had a retinal hemorrhage a week ago and was told by my doctor to not work out for a month. What can I do to minimize the amount of muscle that is atrophied over that month, without stressing/over-...
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What is the effect of masturbation on weightlifitng ability?

For years I'm listening from everyone that we have to stop masturbation and also limit sex as it let down process of gaining muscle. Also everyone in gym suggests me to completely stop masturbation. ...
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What is the meaning of: 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps?

I first encountered the 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps instruction here. Some say those are movement timings for concentric contraction, pause and eccentric contraction. Somewhere else, there where theories ...
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Should we workout with a cold?

I am suffering from a cold right now. I didn't want to break my workout routine, so, I continued to exercise. But during my session, I was not that energetic. Also, I have read on the internet that ...
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How important is periodization in force training?

How important is a periodization planning in a weight, force training? I mean the exercises you do in a gym besides the cardios. I'm not a professional in the field, but I started to study ...
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Is using compression clothing during a work out a good or bad idea?

I recently saw a question here about using compression clothing while exercising. I do not have any compression clothing. But if it they are a valid exercise tool to enhance a workout I would like ...
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tingling feeling in arm muscles while working out [closed]

When I'm working out with a new weight that i'm not used to (I actually do calisthenics, but I use a weight vest) towards the end of my work out, when I'm really feeling it, I notice that as I'm doing ...
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BODY by SCIENCE - THE BIG 5 WORKOUT for home [closed]

Is there a way to practice the BIG 5 WORKOUT at home with minimal equipment? Is there a video or pictures I can use for it? Does practicing with the BODY SCIENCE method helps to improve the aerobic ...
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Is this workout plan sufficient

I only weightlift at home since we have a bench press with a preacher, bicep curl, leg extension, and leg curl. And also stationary bike with elliptical for cardios. Morning (Fasting): Cardio: ...
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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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Is it a good idea to drink whey protein before going out to gym? [closed]

Is it a good idea if I have my whey protein before I go out to workout in the morning (around 7am)? From my place to gym is around 40 minutes.
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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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What should be recorded in my workout journal

What kinds of information should be kept in my workout journal? Should it just be a matrix of stats (exercise name, weight, reps, and date) or is there other important information that should be ...
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What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition?

When doing work out with weights, what is the impact of trade-off between amount of weights working with number of times an exercise is repeated For example, I can repeat an exercise 10x3 times ...
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Can I use ON Whey Protein and P90X Recovery Formula together?

I'm doing Body Beast. I was using P90X Recovery Formula after workout but it's doesn't have enough protein for me to reach my goals. So I've decided to use Whey protein too. What is the best time to ...
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Do I have to feel worn out to be losing weight?

I am currently trying to lose ten lbs, and was not doing so well, until a few minutes ago I hopped on the scale, and it turns out I've lost 20. That's down significantly more than 10 lbs from when I ...
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Fat and Saturated Fat [closed]

When I buy a product, and it says like Nutrition per 100g is Fat 100g Saturated 30g When I count my calories then, should I write that the amount of fat is 70g and the saturated is 30g, so it ...
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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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Is my workout plan good ? (16 year old male) [closed]

http://evilcyber.com/fitness/home-workout-plan-for-teenagers/ I have started doing this workout plan. Is it OK? I aim on all muscles, but mostly on abs and biceps. Me: ~57.5 kg 172 cm 16 years old ...
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How does muscle length and range of movement correlate?

First, I'm free to admit that I don't know exactly where along a limb the muscle mass really is and also that I have a very simplistic view of "short muscle" - so if I'm conceptually wrong, please ...
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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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Should I “feel the burn” during a workout?

I am aware of the other question on feeling the burn, but that question seems to be about feeling the burn after a workout. My question is, should I feel the burn during the workout. At the moment ...
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My elliptical cycle is too easy for me… I don't want to throw it away. What can I do with it?

I bought an elliptical cycle to lose weight. After losing some weight and getting used to it now it feels as easy as walking. It is basically useless now. But I don't want it to go to waste. So I'm ...
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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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Truck driver looking to get fit [closed]

I'm a team driver, and I'm trying to get fit I have changed my eating habits but I feel I really need to work out. I wanted to know what are some good work outs to do in my sleeper?
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Teen Looking to transform

Height: 5'11 Weight: 160 lbs (fluctuates anywhere from 156 - 160) Body fat percentage: According to the internet, I'm at about 13% Hi, I'd like to know how I can "start" working out. I'll be 16 in ...
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Weight loss plateau

I am desperate. I've always heard that when you hit a plateau you can adjust your workouts or your eating habits. I've done BOTH, and seen absolutely no progress in my weight loss. I started out at an ...
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Lacking the amount of energy that needs for a good workout at gym

I daily plan to workout and hit at the gym but I come home fully exhausted. I lack the amount of energy that needs for a good workout at gym. How can I cope up with this? Anything that could keep me ...
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Subseting with second muscle group [duplicate]

Just a question about subsetting: My week is broken up to two muscle groups on 4 days a week. Let's say I'm doing back and Bis on the same day; would it be bad if I subset my back exercises with my ...
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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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Is it really wrong to eat immediately after a weight loss workout?

I heard that eating after weight loss workout will reduce the effect of losing weight. I heard I should wait for at least 2-3 hours before eating anything or body won't consume fat or something like ...
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What is the importance of being focused during exercise?

During workout at the gym, I see people busy with their phones. That made me wonder how does focus help in training? Although to common sense it appeals that I should focus but what exactly happens ...
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climbing 8 floor stairs daily is it a good practice

Every day I climb 8 stories of stairs. I'm 23, and my friends say if we daily climb 8 stories that in the future there will be knee problems and all. Are they right? If so can you suggest any better ...
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FATS IN MY ABDOMEN PART [duplicate]

What work outs can I do if I'm having the middle part of my stomach large? Though the lower part, particularly the part around my navel (gut/belly) is not large?
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How close to accurate is a HR sensor for calorie burn?

I have a basic Polar HR sensor. Am in very good shape and do lots of cardio a week. In a 60 minute cardio session I can hardly break 400 calorie burn while my friends boast over 600 burn with a Fitbit ...
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What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?

What exercises would be in a complete, but minimalist, general fitness workout? This would include strength, conditioning, and mobility. I am looking for the quickest workout using the fewest, ...
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How did I lose weight now? [closed]

How am I losing weight now? so, when I started working out, I went from a 44 inch waist to a 39.5, with a weight loss from 92 to 87 kgs. Ever since that, I pretty much quit working out. Whenever I ...
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Is it right that working out before 18-20 may stop growth [duplicate]

My coach always recommend me to start working out but my friends also say to me that when i start the workout i might never get taller and since i am a basketball player my height matter for me but i ...
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What is the best way to cool down after a workout?

It takes me 10-15 minutes to cool down - body temp wise - after a work out, this is after a 'cool down' in the gym and a cold'ish shower. It becomes an issue when I workout at lunch time. Does ...
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How to lose waist fat?

I have been working out for 3 years and am in a good shape. My only problem is that I have extraordinary huge love handles and some belly fat that I can't seem to lose! I workout in the morning 3-5 ...
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Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?

I've been reading about protein shakes, it's benefits and side effects. However i've used it many times as my post workout recovery drink. I have no doubt in the benefits i get in my protein shake, i ...
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Hallucinating Smells [closed]

I've been going to various gyms in the past 4 years, doing mostly cardio (treadmill & elliptical) and sometimes free weights. There have been many varying conditions afterward, such as driving ...
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Going to gym every day when I have very low physical activity

I know this question has been asked before but my situation is a bit different. Beside going to the gym, I literally have no other physical activity. I'm a programmer and I spend most of the day ...
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Should I be worried about my fitness in old age?

I'm 40 now, but ever since 30 I've been concerned about being fit when I get to age 60-80. The thought of shuffling everywhere instead of dancing or being able to lift a box of books is terrifying. I ...
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Adding 1 kg on dumbell on only one side

I do workouts in my home and i have only 18 kg of weight plates in total. I do bicep exercises using dumbbells with equal weight plates on each side. My question is, can I add a 1 kg plate on one side ...