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Arm Drops During Breath Turn

I am trying to learn freestyle swimming and got the kicking nice and strong. I watched numerous videos about breathing and spoke to my instructor and everyone says: "Extend your arm, (almost as if) ...
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What is the proper procedure for showering in a gym locker room?

This is going to sound like a stupid question. I apologize. But I've had it on my mind for a while and it needed to be asked. My question is: how do you use the shower at the locker room at the gym? ...
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Simple Diet Advice?

I am off work for 2 weeks soon. I am not doing much (saving money really!) so I would like to use this time to focus on the gym a bit more. I have been doing Stronglifts with added cardio 3 times a ...
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Weight lifting and dental care

Are there any effects when it comes to weight lifting in our dental or teeth? Does lifting heavy will cause toothache?
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Best exercise to lose belly fat fast

I have had a couple of lower back surgeries in the past but I'm okay to do any activity. During the last 10 years I have gained a little more weight around the mid section but have been actively ...
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1answer
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Belly is becoming larger even though I am on diet

I've been on a diet since last month. I have decreased my food intake, and noticably my weight has lost a couple of pounds(5 lbs), my arms,legs have become more slender but I have been curious that my ...
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Increasing my cardio

I'm trying to lose weight and I want to know the best ways to increase my cardio? I try to push my self to at least run or use the bicycle for 30 or 40 min but if I'm on the treadmill I can sprint ...
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Standing Desk is giving me neck and upper back pain

I've had a geekdesk (height adjustable desk) for several months, and I've really liked it. My back feels great. I'm not tired. My legs have adjusted to standing a lot. Recently, my neck and upper ...
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Measure performance in kettlebell?

How can I measure my performance and how many calories I burn during swings, high pulls, etc, when exercising with kettlebells? I want to measure how effective I was during training. I am also ...
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Pedometers and setting stride length from your height - how accurate? [on hold]

Just looking at a couple of pedometer instruction leaflets, from different manufacturers, and spotted that they both suggest you can approximate your stride length from your height via the following ...
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Is there a way to aproximate one's weight with only a tape measure? [on hold]

Assume for a moment there are no scales capable of weighing a human but there is a tape measure. is there a way to use measurement data (and possible age) to get an approximation of one's weight?
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How do I measure Vo2Max at home without specialized equipment?

I'm about to start the Tabata routine to increase my cardio endurance. The best I've found is this calculator. Are those results accurate? If not, please suggest an alternative.
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What happens when you tend to lay in bed all day?

My father is over 60 years old and now retired due to problems with his eyesight (amblyopia, glaucoma, cataract). Other than that he's always been fairly healthy and active. However I am concerned ...
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Has anyone bothered to work out which somatotype they are: “endomorph, ”ectomorph“ or ”mesomorph" [closed]

Noticed a number of web sites, and it appears the GCSE P.E. syllabus in the UK (14-16 year olds), along with university sports medicine, physical education and physiotherapy syllabuses in the: UK(i), ...
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Music “slows down” during heavy lift?

Sometimes when I'm squatting around maximal loads, I notice what could almost be described as a doppler shift in the music playing from my headphones for a brief moment. The music (maybe my ...
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1answer
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How to keep track of muscle vs fat ratio

I very often read comments like "I am happy with the new [weigth lifting] routine because I am gaining weigth fast" (I undertand that means muscle mass or there would be no hapiness about that ...
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Why is swimming considered a safe exercise?

During my current physical I asked my doctor the reason for my persistent shin pain. Her opinion was that running can take a toll on various parts of the body, particularly the leg joints. She ...
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5/3/1 Assistance work for deadlift and OHP

I am running 531 3 days a week, combining the OHP and the deadlift on the same day. My question is what to do for assistance work on these days? For my squat and bench I'm running boring but big, but ...
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2answers
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How should I prepare for a marathon on an elliptical machine?

I recently got excited about the idea of running a marathon on an elliptical machine after reading this post on livestrong.org: Colonel Mastrianna, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Manpower, Personnel, ...
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Walking long distance vs cardio

Because for looking reasons (sweating) and lack of free time, I decided to convert my 40min cardio in the morning per day (I'm doing this usually), to walking to my office which is about 4.5km (2.79 ...
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3answers
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Proper Form and Technique for Dumbbell Clean

I'm currently working my way through starting strength (thanks to Dave Liepmann for the suggestion last time I posted on here) and I'm doing all of the initial exercises (squat, deadlift, bench press, ...
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Loosening tight muscles?

I have some extremely tight upper back muscles that seemingly no amount of stretching can loosen. What are some alternate or supplemental approaches I can take to loosen tight muscles outside of the ...
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What is the best pre-workout supplement for long distance running?

I recently came across a blog post called the Top 10 Rated Pre Workout Supplements of 2011, which compares a bunch of concoctions made of "stimulants, nitric oxide, creatine, and amino acids." There ...
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Auxiliary exercise to help my inverted rows to progress

Apart from some light auxiliary RTC work, my workouts consist of bodyweight squats, inverted rows and push ups, the two latter in the form of lighter versions on the bar of a Smith machine. I have ...
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Leg extension machine: Calculate calories burned and watt

I'm making an app to put on my leg extension machine and to make it track my exercises (movements up and down) and store them in my sports tracker (Garmin Connect). I have all the data needed (every ...
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1answer
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What effects will cycling for 60 minutes a day have on my body?

I have been sedentary for most of my adult life so am looking to see what I can do to be fitter. I'm not aiming to run a marathon or enter the Worlds Strongest Man, just improve my fitness, but for a ...
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1answer
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What should I be looking for in bio monitors?

I recently got an android phone and with the power of technology I hope that added data on how my body is reacting to exercise may give me insights into what my fitness regimen may be missing. What ...
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Do I need to change my work out routine every so often?

At my gym, a trainer provided me with an exercise routine. The first day, I work on my chest and biceps, the second, on my legs etc.. And later, he told that after three months I should go to see him ...
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Does burning calories by running depend only on distance, and not speed?

So it seems burning calories by jogging/running only depends on the distance covered, and not the speed. http://www.runnersworld.com/tools/calories-burned-calculator Is this correct? Even if I ran ...
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Fastest mode of transport - inline skates vs scooter vs longboard [on hold]

Over a 4 mile fairly hilly journey what would be the fastest mode of transport: Inline skates Scooter Longboard / skateboard
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How does Vo2max dieting differ from normal gym more endurance-training dieting? How much intake is enough?

This is my second week of vo2max training where each week has 2 rest days. I train the whole body during the week. I need to eat a lot. If I am not eating enough, catabolism wakes me up. I already ...
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1answer
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Is fat gain directly proportional to number of calories consumed for the same substance, or does it taper off.

My intuition tells me the following: Let's assume on top of my regular diet, I eat a cupcake and as a result of eating that cupcake I put on 50g of fat. Now lets let's assume instead of eating one of ...
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What are the benefits of women going panty-less underneath work-out pants?

I just joined a gym a few weeks ago and I've noticed that most of the women in the locker room are not wearing underwear underneath their work-out pants. Are there any actual benefits to this, or is ...
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1answer
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Do I really need climbing shoes for indoor boulder climbing?

Indoor boulder climbing is pretty safe and climbing shoes are quite expansive. Are they really a necessity? Wouldn't my running shoes do the job just as well? Or even socks? Or ballet shoes..?
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1answer
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Tabata Training— should I separate upper and lower body?

I'm a 60-year-old male. I'm a professional whitewater kayaking instructor, and I like to compete in kayak surfing. My goal is to get in as good a shape for those sports as my limited time allows. ...
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1answer
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Core/Abdominal Exercises with Lordosis

I have hyperlordosis as a result of very weak lower abs. I have been doing a lot of leg work on my hamstrings and glutes to strengthen my posterior chain, but I am having trouble finding any proper ...
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1answer
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Deadlift form and individual morphometry

I'm a beginner lifter (female) doing Starting Strength. I'm having a problem with my deadlift form that I think might be partly related to individual morphometry. So, what happens is this: I set up ...
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What is the effect of carb consumption on fat burning during exercise?

I do a fair amount of cycling over what some would consider long distance - ~40 mile rides every 2-3 weeks and shorter rides more frequently. I have to consume a fair quantity of high GI carbs while ...
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1answer
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Shaking when doing the exercise [duplicate]

I usually go for a good half hour intensive spin session on the bike before starting any weights. However when doing leg extensions on a weight machine, I've noticed that although my legs don't feel ...
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3answers
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When bending forward to touch toes, why is bad to bounce?

My yoga instructor always asks me not to bounce while trying to touch my toes. I'm not able to statically bend and touch my toes, without bending my knees. So I used to bounce up and down. But he ...
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1answer
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Bulldoze bulking - optimizing workout

I've been following the "Bulldozer Bulking" workout in an attempt to gain muscle with minimum fat gain. So far it has been working well, but I'm looking to optimize the actual workout I do depending ...
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2answers
121 views

Simplest diet that provides all essential nutrients [closed]

I know that this is a somehow broad question, especially because nothing here is being defined quantitatively, but I hope it's objectively answerable. Assuming an average adult male who exercises ...
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1answer
212 views

Don't feel muscle soreness until after a day

so, I only get this with my legs (meaning my quads and hamstrings and inner thighs) and my glutes...so here is my squat routine: 120kg - 2 sets of 6 repetitions followed by 1 set of 4 (it is really ...
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1answer
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Are there any rope strength exercises?

Just by using a regular rope for rope jumping. Some of us are on a budget. :P I can only think of one back exercise. Hang the rope over a bar (can be a pullup bar, or regular outdoors workout bar in ...
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3answers
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How much do the plates in Crossfit weigh?

I've been a long time bodybuilder, but never tried Crossfit. I watched some videos of Crossfit athletes use large plates of the same size as the 45 pound plates I find in bodybuilding gyms. I am ...
2
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1answer
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Metabolic Equations for Anaroebic Exercise?

I know several metabolic equations for estimating VO2 (and therefore calories burned) for steady state exercise, but how is VO2 and caloric expenditure estimated through exercises like power lifting ...
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1answer
658 views

Roughly how many calories does one pull-up burn?

Here are my back-of-the-envelope calculations. I account only for the energy expended in pulling your body mass up. Say you are 70kg (approx 155lbs) and a pull up raises your mass up by 60cm (approx ...
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1answer
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Exercises to correct bad shoulder posture

My shoulder posture is somehow incorrect. My shoulders and neck are leaned forward and scapulae are pointing out. I think that the shoulders are also a little rotated forward. I think some of my ...
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How can I find my old race results?

I know, I know, this is only tangentially related to physical fitness, but it seems like the most appropriate of the Stack Exchange sites to post this question. I've been running for about twenty ...

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