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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Feel dizzy while doing crunches

I have recently started doing exercise for my abs. I exercise in following pattern Do 40 Jumping jacks 25 High knees then 15 basic crunches 15 bicycle crunches 10 alternate heel touches I have ...
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Is my workout complete?

I read on this site that a full workout consists of a pushing exercise, a pulling exercise and a legs exercise. For the pushing exercise I have bench presses. For the legs exercise I have weighted ...
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What else should I eat besides my post workout shake?

I am starting a 12-Week program to gain muscle mass and weight. I'm taking Dymatize Elite Mass High-protein muscle gainer as a supplement. I take one scoop before workout and two scoops along with a ...
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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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Suggestions on vitamin c supplements [closed]

One of my friend is taking a gym training in any institute and he suggested me to take a limcy medicine which contain vitamin c after workout and its a very cheap tablets which anybody can afford. ...
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5x5 Workout Plan becomes ineffective?

I started doing the 5x5 workout halfway through last summer, and have significantly increased my squat, bench, overhead press, row, and deadlifting weight. I weigh around 160 lbs., and it seems as ...
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effects of sweating while working out

Are there any connection with sweating and working out? Does sweating more means that I am burning calories? or is it ok not to sweat while working out?
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Is upright row bad for the shoulder?

I have replaced them with shrugs in my new workout, but after reading, http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/ss/slideshow-9-least-effective-exercises (slide 6) and ...
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How long until a new workout/diet is assessed?

How long is a reasonable amount of time to assess whether or not a new workout and/or diet regimen is working? I've heard many people complain about not losing weight after a week but I've also ...
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How should I work out if I cannot eat enough calories?

I am a hard gainer and small eater. I have been trying to change that, to get used to eating more, but so far I am losing the battle. My body refuses food when it is not hungry, which happens usually ...
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Suggestions for strength workouts DVDs

In market, there are many cardio DVDs out there, to be done in Home or in Gym.For example I like Insanity and 21 Day Fix. I have been doing cardio for 2 years. Now I want to introduce Strength ...
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I am sweating while lifting?

I lift for an hr. and a half every other day... I have noticed that as I get further in(after 1 hr. of lifting I am breaking a sweat...) my face turns red and I sweat. Should this occur with weights? ...
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How do I get perfect chest shape for men?

I am in fitness since 4 years and doing lots of sports and also going to gym. I have tried all kind of chest exercises whether in GYM or HOUSE. But still I did not achieve the perfect chest shape with ...
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How to Increase height naturally? Are those ads gimmicks?

I'm 5'6, weigh 137, male and close to be 24 soon. I am not happy with my height. I love sports, basketball, soccer, and others. Being this short have some influence on sport activities I ...
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Does electric muscle stimulation help with sprains or strains? [closed]

Say you got a sprain or strain on your lower back, hamstrings, and glutes, with my understanding, it contracts the muscles, if you were to workout while wearing these, can it help regenerate muscle ...
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How to create a workout routine based on the goal physique?

Currently I am following Jason Blaha's Ice Cream Fitness 5x5 Novice Program. Different workouts will result in different body physiques. So how do you create your own workout routine so that it will ...
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what is causing knee pain after squats?

For several weeks now, I have noticed a mild pain on my right knee after squats, I am on strong lifts 5*5, 57Kg/179cm/M. My squats weight reached 115 lbs but for the last two sessions have brought it ...
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Friend is benching 405 through a “secret workout?”

My friend probably in his late 20s at the gym tells me his secret to benching 405 is a secret workout he does daily. This confuses me, because he told me another day that his only exercise was the gym ...
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Are machines really less beneficial? [duplicate]

I have interviewed someone who has been bodybuilding for probably 20-30 years, and they say machines are less beneficial than barbells and dumbbells. Is this true?
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How to reduce fatigue at the gym

I used to go to the gym 2-3 years ago. But now I rarely go, because after a break I can't really do any cardio: after 7-15 minutes at a treadmill I get really tired. I usually go 10-14kmph and going ...
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What are good books on general exercise principles?

I'm looking for a good book that will teach me general principles of exercise. I don't want to learn about any specific workout programs. I'm really just seeking to learn more about fitness so I can ...
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meal after late workout

Due to my schedule I start workout at about 20:00 and finish around 22:00. I have to get up at 7:00 so I have a dilemma of not wanting to eat much before I go to sleep and the need to eat protein and ...
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Legs training program

I'm male 90kg 172cm. I've been going to gym for about 3 weeks. It seems like my legs are weak compared to upper body. For example I could hardly do 4x15 squats with 40/45kg during 1/2 week, while I ...
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Any social website for sharing and tracking fitness workouts?

I track my running on DailyMile. The interface is simple, I can share with Facebook and I get inspired watching the running logs of my friends. Is there a similar social website for general fitness? ...
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What additional exercises do I add to the Madcow 5x5 program?

I just started the MadCow program and appreciate the approach to weekly improvements and regimentation - BUT, I'm used to doing 15-18 exercises per workout (3-4 times a week for about 1 1/2 hours) - ...
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Assisted PullUp Machine or Inverted Row?

I finally moved to another location and a new job, and today I entered into a new gym. My idea was initially to go on with the same workout I had been doing for the last 5 months, but I am quite ...
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Are stretch marks normal?

I'm an 18 year old athlete, 210 lbs. I work out a lot, working on gaining strength and muscle. After a really intense workout I'll get stretch marks along some of the areas that I worked such as ...
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Will training for size increase my strength?

There are a lot of suggestions to do 8-12 reps with short rest for size and less reps with longer rest for strength. Won't my strength increase if I do size workouts with gradual increase of the ...
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Breathing during abs workout (Weider 6)

I'm following a series of daily abs exercises to gain a "6 pack" (is it called this way?). As one can see at Weider's Six page all exercises include pulling up legs, chest and face, holding the ...
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Focus on body part hard on one day, or spread it over multiple days?

My current workout schedule is 5 straight days. 3 days upper body weights, 2 days elliptical and abs, alternating days. I was reading up on how alternating sets is best if you want to increase the ...
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Workout Suggestions for a 260lbs person that wont cause serious injury on the joints

I am 6"1 and around 264.5lbs (or around about 120kg). I really love working out and i have been losing some weight, but i can't do cardiovascular training or most body-weight type training due to the ...
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Does Weight Gaining Workout Stunt Growth?

Hi I'm 16 years and 10months old. My height is 5'5'' and weight is only 47kg. I'm too much thin so that I haven't any girlfriend. I want to be healthy. I want to start weight gaining workout. But I'm ...
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Seemingly useless workout

A little background: In January of last year, I decided to shed some weight. I was then 97 Kg (213 pounds), and 1.93 meters tall (6.3 feet). Even without working out, last September, I weighed 82 Kg ...
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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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Interval Timing Indicators

I am looking for a way to get some indicator that X time has passed and have it keep repeating. For example, maybe an iPhone app that plays a particular sounds every X seconds where X can be ...
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I'm trying to build mass, and I had a great upper body workout yesterday, but I only got about an hour and a half of sleep last night

Does this completely negate my workout? Is there something I can do to compensate for it today? I know it was only one session, but I just absolutely hate the feeling that the entire session wasted. ...
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How often can one do a calisthenics workout?

I was just exposed to Calisthenics and I loved what these people could do on the pull up bar. I researched and found out a few routines for the beginners and would like to start up with them. However ...
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What fitness activities can I do with my partner?

So, my life has changed pretty drastically over the past year. Both me and my fiancée have gotten new full-time jobs, and have moved into the country. However, this means that our lifestyle has ...
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Which gym workout routine after home training?

I do 6 series x (although I have often long periods of time between series) 20 push up, 10 pull up and 20 chin-up 4 times/week and run 10 km 3 times/week and stopped adding more reps(but I can do ...
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Is workout necessary for being healthy?

According to the NHS - and the WHO and CDC say the same - muscle-strenghtening activity is more or less necessary (otherwise they would not recommend it for the general public) in order to "build and ...
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Are there benefits of working out slowly?

I'm working out at a nearby gym. I noticed that most of the people in there are avid to lift more weight but as they don't have the needed strength, they do it faster than they could do with less ...
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Troubleshooting “Body By Science” workout

I've been doing a workout inspired by Body By Science for the last 5 weeks. I can't do the whole book justice in a quick post, but in a nutshell it recommends doing a single set of 3-5 exercises ...
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Should one keep track of workouts and if so how? [closed]

To get fit in the gym / lifting weights, is it important to keep track of how much weight you lift, which exercises you do on which days? What's wrong with going by feel? What are the advantages of ...
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What are some of the body weight workouts to do post run?

I am looking for some exercise to do at home without needing any weights. I only have access to a medicine ball. I'm looking for exercises that complement and will help me with running. Like box ...
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How can I make exercise more interesting?

I want to exercise. I really do. But it's boring. From conversations with others, I gather that exercise gives people a natural high, but I don't seem to get one myself. I used to try to play sports ...
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is there any need to wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth) while doing gym workout

Here in India, lot of people doing workout in gym wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth or Drawers or Nappy), e.g. They say that if they don't wear it, they will suffer from Hernia. I have joined gym some days ...
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Internal left knee pain causing muscles imbalance

I have been doing Tae Bo workout for about one year while having internal left knee injury. Actually,It is not so painful when doing squats or kicks, but I feel the pain when I do leg launches ...
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What do we mean by “aerobic” and “anaerobic”?

I'm sure there are lots of us who aren't so clear on the distinction "aerobic" and "anaerobic": exercise, running, conditions, and so on. So: what is the difference between the two?
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a complete reference for workout and exercises tips with animated pictures

I'm looking for a free well-documented and of course a complete reference for learning workout and fitness exercises with animated pictures (.GIF format). while googleing I found ...
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What happens when you train one specific muscle (ex, biceps), and you don't eat enough protein?

Does the body break other muscles (ex, legs, chest, etc) to get the needed protein to repair the microdamage ? This is very interesting question that has always been on my head.