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What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?

I am wondering if anything in the following ingredients list would be considered harmful. I understand that these are all FDA approved ingredients, however aspartame is a good example of an ingredient ...
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Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?

I read an article that says Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance: Here's an exert: To improve athletic performance, eight capsules (each containing one gram of fish oil) has been taken ...
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Good resistance bands for the office?

I work a distance from home and find it difficult to commit to getting to the gym after work, which I'm trying to do because I want to build more muscle. I was thinking that a good, strong resistance ...
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increased hert rate during the night

Hi am 138kgs and recently bought a dvd for aerobic exercise that I v started to doing every evening before bed when I knock of the problem is each time I exercise I don't sleep well my heart races in ...
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How can I ensure I am working the muscles in each leg equally?

I have a problem with my knee where it hurts a lot when my leg takes weight (for example, I can do one-legged squats with one leg but not with the other because my knee hurts too much). This knee ...
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Is it okay to use a treadmill to lose weight?

how long should I wait to exercise after eating Chips and a 32FL Oz Gatorade. My other question what machine should I use to lose a lot of weight?
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Short term and long term effect of delaying protein intake after workout

Today, after a high intensity leg workout, I had to wait 45 minutes before I could take in any food. Usually, I go with a fish/meat dinner, or simply a protein shake. I was wondering, how does this ...
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Why can't I sprint anymore? Why am I heavy?

My name is Dardan. I am 16 years old and I am a good football (soccer) player who has been linked with academies. The main part of my game is my dribbling, and for this, I have always been very fast ...
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What should I do if I can just barely complete the lift sets?

It is often recommended to do a given number of sets of a given number of repetitions of weight lifts (regardless of your exact training methodology, which mainly dictates the number of sets and ...
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Hydration guidelines: Institute of Medicine vs. “drink when you're thirsty”?

The Institute of Medicine recommends 3.5L of beverages every day for adult males that are physically active (of course, there are a lot of factors that can change this recommendation somewhat). The ...
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Unexplained constant weight gain

My weight has been constantly increasing for the past 2 weeks at about a total of 6kg.. and i am very worried. I used to be much leaner and could have tons of food without putting on much weight ...
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muscle group schedule and creatine cycling

I am 20 yrs old and 61kg(134.482 lbs) is it ok if i work-out the whole week as long as I isolate the different muscle group? Mon: Chest / Lower Back Tues: Bicep / Tricep Wed: Shoulder / Legs and so ...
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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.
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Why are female steroid-using bodybuilders less muscular than male ones?

Given that steroids and growth hormone etc. are taken by both male and female bodybuilders, why are the male bodybuilders always more muscular? Presumably women's doses aren't lower than men's. Also, ...
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Approx. how many calories can I figure I burn per mile?

I walk, on average, a 15 minute mile and on flat terrain. I weight 150 lbs and I'm about 5' 7" with a medium build. I'm trying to manage my overall health and want to ensure my exercise is balancing ...
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Which activities increase flexibility?

Normally we look to stretching exercises, and then yoga as ways to increase flexibility. If you don't enjoy stretching and yoga, then increasing flexibility becomes a chore. What other activities are ...
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Examples of exercises for pregnant lady (10wks, previous just cross-trainer)

I'm trying to find some varied exercises for a pregnant lady, 10 weeks into her pregnancy. Speaking the the doctor, she said that the amount of exercise should be no more than what you were doing ...
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adductor / hamstring weirdness in the bottom of squat

I've been squatting for several years and have done regional level competitions and some quasi-formal training and coaching. Normally I can get any additional answers I need from other fitness friends ...
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MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical

I am trying to get 4 hours of cardio per day following a modified version of Lyle McDonald's rapid fat loss. The first hour I do incline treadmill at 15% grade at 3.0 mph. This is about 9.65 METs. Is ...
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Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?

I have been running every third day for six months now. About a month ago I added a simple, full-body resistance training workout each day before running: BW Squats progression Inverted Row ...
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what is Zoom In-Chair Whitening? [on hold]

I am always drink tea, is this the reason that my teeth so yellow? I want to do some teeth whitening, my friend recommend to me a teeth whitening Melbourne clinic,they have Zoom In-Chair Whitening, ...
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Should I get 7h of sleep or as much as I need (namely 12h)?

I remember a study that showed that people who get less or more than 7h of sleep die sooner (the larger the deviation, the sooner they die). However, I don't think this study normalized against ...
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8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?

I see lots of recommendations of drinking enough water. Another usual fitness recommendation is getting a decent amount of sleep in order to help muscle growth and tissue repair (precious testosterone ...
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Glycogen Depletion and Binging [on hold]

Suppose a person fasts and exercises for a few days to deplete glycogen. If he eats say 10000 calories, would most of those calories be used to replenish glycogen stores? What if those calories were ...
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Best way to start excercising after taking a break

If i just started to work out after a 4-5 week break would it be best to start slowly or just pick up my old pace? The 'sport' im referring to is fitness. Im currently debating with myself whether or ...
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Periodicity of Muscle Mass

Once someone reaches a certain muscle state, if they undergo muscular atrophy and lose it, is it easier to get back to it than if they had never reached it. Is this a biological effect and if so is ...
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Why do so many fitness websites still reference somatotypes?

Sites like bodybuilding.com, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Strength, etc. still use terms such as "endomorph, "ectomorph" and "mesomorph". These so-called "somatotypes" were invented by the psychologist ...
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what's the reality that keeps progressive strength training from being constant?

I'm looking at my progressive intermediate weight training program, and I'm a little more than halfway through my 12 week program. As expected it's been terrific, I've steadily been gaining strength ...
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Big chest and lats with simple bodyweight routine?

I'd like to build my chest, shoulders, and lats using a simple bodyweight routine that I can do at home. It seems like there are a million options out there, but I just want something simple I can ...
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What kind of home exercises are helpful when one trains martial arts?

I have recently started training martial arts (mostly striking, some wrestling). I have trainings twice a week (monday/wednesday). Trainings are pretty demanding, even after 3 months. I don't train ...
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What can I do to maintain equal size and strength in both hands?

I m 25 years old and I m going to gym for 3 days in a week. When I workout for biceps in heavy weight, my partner realized that my left hand is exerting more strength than my right hand. When I look ...
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Breakfast before or after jogging?

Provided that I'm not hungry, should I eat breakfast before or after a 30-minutes morning jog? Update: There are many answers detailing opinions -- thanks! If someone could supply evidence supporting ...
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Is there a best time of the day to exercise?

For weight loss results is there a time of day that is most beneficial to exercise?
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Back to the gym: should I bulk or cut first?

I used to lift weights at the gym some years ago and my intention is to get back in shape this month. I'm still in reasonable shape, around 18-20% body fat. I'd like to maximize my gains/losses as ...
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Is there any benefit of “real” running outdoors vs running on a treadmill in gym?

I'm a lazy person, so running while staying in the same place appeals to me. Are there any benefits to running outside worth considering, besides aesthetics and feeling the wind in your hair?
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Can you do circuit training every day?

Is circuit training most beneficial if you do it everyday? Should you take days off or alternate with something else to get better results?
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Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?

Everything I've read says to do 1 set of 5 deadlifts or you risk injury. Is this true? He is suggesting that I start at 115 lbs and move up to 175 by my 5th set, which is near my max. Would this be ...
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What's the Best Way to Lose Fat and Keep Muscle?

I've been through countless types of workout routines, diet plans, detoxes and the works. The best type of workout I've used is Cross Training and I'm on a low carb, high protein, high fiber, high ...
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Good walking Shoe and Insert

I have plantar fasciitis and I have come to notice off gait when i walk. When I say off I mean I can feel that when I pay attention to my stride I lean more on the left and more specifically I tend to ...
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How to pick up and rack dumbbells safely?

My current gym has no barbells, only dumbbells. I'm continuing my Starting Strength program of squats, bench press, overhead press, and a dumbbell dead lift. But, I have trouble racking and carrying ...
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Is it common to have one sore hangstring / IT band?

I've been running for years and only my left IT band has been sore lately. No recent injuries (rolled my last ankle something good 7 months ago) and haven't added any additional mileage lately. I ...
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I keep pulling/getting pain in the same muscle even when I don't exercise it

I pulled a muscle directly under my shoulder blade (dorsal muscles?) a couple of months ago while carrying something heavy - not as I picked it up but as I was walking with it, I felt the muscle "go". ...
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Best way to achieve muscle activation in the lower abs?

I have back problems and need to work on my posture, one element is the lower ab to 'pull' my lower back into a more upright position (I tend to fall into a hollow back). When I ask about ...
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does strong coffee or spirit help digesting food? [on hold]

during my trip in Germany, friends recommend have a cup of strong coffee (double espresso etc) after a full meal, saying it's good for digesting. however my French friends would recommend strong ...
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Going to the Gym with C5-C6 Disc Bulge [on hold]

I have C5-C6 Disc Bulge causing minimal nerve compression.Will going to the gym make this worse,are there any exercises i need to avoid?
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How come fat people can't float? [on hold]

I was wondering, if fat floats, how is it so that a fat guy with let's say 70% body fat is unable to float on water?
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weight loss/diet plan help

I need help coming up with a weight loss plan. I hit my highest weight at 290lbs! I got back down to 280 by watching what I eat but I started gaining it back again. I need help! What foods should I ...
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Plank Progressions

So, I have been doing workout routine for a while now. IDK exactly how effective it is, but it certainly seems effective for me and I like it because each exercise is something I can scale up(by ...
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What are the pros and cons of board bench pressing?

What are the pros/cons of board bench pressing? I know it helps reduce shoulder strain, but what benefits are there based on being able to lift more weight and what cons since you don't have full ...
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Stretches/exercises to sit cross legged

I'm a reasonably fit male with an athletic background, but can't sit cross-legged. Whenever I do, my knees stay really high and I have to really bend my ankles to get into the position at all. When I ...

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