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What should be the correct time to wear a belt (if any)?

My current body weight is 57 KG (125.6 pounds) and am 179 cms tall. I am on stronglift 5*5 and my squat weight has reached 110 pounds and deadlift at 155 pounds, while the weights for other ...
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Cardio in swimming : long distances or interval training?

I'm practicing a martial art and I'd like to work on my cardio. To do that most people run, but I've had knee problems so I'd rather pick up swimming instead (I also enjoy it more to be honest...). ...
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Intensity of daily cycling to and from work

I cycle daily (five days a week) to and from work. It is not far, 9 km each way, and takes me 20-25 minutes, depending on direction and intensity. If I cycle with full intensity, my legs are quite ...
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1answer
31 views

optimal resting period for strength

I'm currently doing a (mainly) body-weight routine that involves 3 circuits of: 15 close grip push ups 15 squats plank 1-2 min 5 chin-ups 5 pull-ups (just started the *ups lagging behind in that ...
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Do We Still Fast In Phase 3?

I'm doing the Man 2.0 (Romaniello) workout program and was curious from any fellow members here doing this, or know about how it works, if we're to continue the 16 hour daily 16-hour fasts/one cheat ...
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why can't I do push up or pull up?

why can't I do a push up or pull up??I am not a fat guy but I can't do a single push up or pull up,I can lift pair of dumbbell of 20 kg and do 3 sets of 20 but I can't do more than 5 push up or pull ...
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1answer
51 views

How to prevent injuries when running with peripheral neuropathy? [on hold]

I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet and can't feel anything touching my skin. I can feel pressure when it is applied. What extra safety precautions should I take when starting a running program? ...
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For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?

Suppose I want to do 50 pushups. I could do: 10 sets of 5 5 sets of 10 2 sets of 25 1 set of 50 Each option is more difficult than the last. But is it more beneficial? Is it "more pain, more ...
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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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2answers
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Need advice on current food intake

This week I started doing 1 hour of yoga and 30 minutes of mixed exercises every morning. I also started a diet but am a little confused regarding my food intake. Could I get a second opinion? Does ...
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Need help with lower back pain while on stronglifts 5x5

I just started doing strong lifts 5x5 program and am paranoid about hurting myself. I am almost 300 lbs, and haven't done much exercise other than walking for the past long as I can remember. I was ...
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1answer
121 views

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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1answer
24 views

Not breathing enough, lack of continuous breath, shallow breath - what to do to fix it?

I realized that my breathing pattern is very shallow, sometimes almost lacking. As a programmer I spend a lot of time at the computer. I do exercise regularly, although maybe not intensely enough. I ...
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Diet for pain recovery

I've damaged my lower back doing some stupid stuff and i can't train for the moment. I 'm wondering is there is a "special" diet for muscle pain recovery. Like if i overload veggies or somethig like ...
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0answers
29 views

Injury - But want to burn calories

Saturday night I went for a 20 mile run then I was skipping hard and fast for 2 hours after that, I went to bed on sunday at 3:30 in the morning, I woke up at 9am but I found that my ankle has been ...
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1answer
29 views

building muscle and fat at same time? bulking/cutting phases?

Hi I began gym 2/3 months ago. I go about 5 days a week and my routine is as follows: 30-60 min cardio, 45 minute weight lifting (targeting each muscle group on a different day) Currently: female, ...
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1answer
32 views

Is there a good and bad kind of soreness after exercise?

I vaguely remember being told that there are two kind of soreness after exercise, one indicate good things (e.g. your muscle is being trained) and the other bad (e.g. you didn't warm up or cool down ...
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How to gain muscles by weight lifting (from BMI 20½ to ?)

What should my diet be if I want to gain weight and gain muscles being somewhat slim and having lost weight and muscles (used to be 69 kg, now 64 kg) ? I exercise every day situps, pushups and biceps ...
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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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1answer
20 views

How to be healthy in irregular schedule?

I am a high school student, and from few days my regular schedule is disturbed. Means sometimes i need to wake up early while some time I sleep more than I need.That has affected directly to my ...
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1answer
29 views

Are protein shakes healthy and safe?

Are protein shakes healthy and safe? Because they look as medicine to me. Powder that you mix with water. This seems un-natural like pills or so. I'm actually very hesitant to use them, so I'm ...
10
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7answers
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My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day

I have been working out for ~6 months and have worked my legs once per week throughout this time, on their own day. My legs, especially my quads, ache to the point of finding it hard to walk, ...
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2answers
240 views

Time window for fitness tracking - four weeks or longer?

My tracking for fitness is currently based on a 28 day (4 weeks) time window. For example, my goal is to have 3 high intensity exercises per week which means that over the four weeks, it should be 12. ...
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3answers
103 views

How to improve this Workout

Workout has been updated I would like to create a fitness routine, using body weight movements. I really like the idea of calisthenics. Right now, I am doing 3 circuits of: Push-ups (semi-close ...
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1answer
37 views

Submaximal benching: are failed reps always controlled?

I saw a video of a guy catastrophically fail at benching and drop the bar from an almost locked position. I also learned that he later died of internal injuries. He even had 3 spotters, so I no longer ...
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3answers
372 views

How to become good at lifting and holding my girlfriend in arms?

I want to be able to lift my girlfriend in arms and hold her while walking for a while. It of course shouldn't seem struggling and I should be able to talk, laugh or even kiss while doing this. ...
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3answers
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I am skinny, would joining a gym make me skinnier?

I am 17 and I am skinny according to BMI. I am thinking to join a gym to gain muscle and strength. Some people contradict me saying that I will get even more skinner if I do so. Should I join gym?
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Making a training plan for medieval swordsmen / reenactment

Some of my friends are into history reenactment and historical fencing. Doing this is quite demanding in terms of fitness, so I wanted to help them develop a training plan to follow. What would be ...
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2answers
44 views

Advice for training biceps?

I am a female, 145 pounds, 170cm tall. I work out 5 days a week doing 1 hour cardio & 1 hour lifting. I began this training program about 2.5 months ago... I am having trouble developing muscle ...
2
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1answer
30 views

How to Change My Diet When I Add Exercise

I'm naturally built and toned, and I was a swimmer. My arms have retained that, but through college my stomach has put on some weight. I'm now around 200 pounds at 5'10". Some is probably due to ...
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1answer
57 views

eating before or after working out?

I wake up at about 11am and head off to the gym an hour later. I do 1 hour cardio 1 hour weights... I am 145 pounds 170cm tall and female.... I sometimes do fasted cardio to burn from direct fat (aim ...
2
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2answers
6k views

When is the best time to drink PHD Diet Whey Protein

I am looking to burn fat and gain muscle during my sports off season. I gym about 3 times a week, and take PHD diet whey. I have one in the morning and one after going to the gym in the evening. ...
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2answers
54 views

Red meat cancer risk after removing adipositas cancer risk

While reading a lot of uncited or badly cited popular science literature, I came across the claim that consuming red meat increases the risk of cancer. Said literature also claims in seemingly ...
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0answers
43 views

What is good training to extend endurance before hitting the wall

I'm a cyclist and love the longer rides. These days I'm pretty careful on nutrition to avoid hitting the wall and if I'm honest haven't actually hit the wall in a while. I'm informed that endurance ...
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1answer
14 views

Nordic Skiing training program?

I have been getting into Nordic Skate skiing the last few years and have my first ski marathon coming up this winter. I am looking for a book, website, magazine, etc that can help me prepare. In ...
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1answer
73 views

Why is cheese not allowed on the slow carb diet?

Most cheese is low in carbohydrates and according to one site it has almost no glycemic effect (b/c it's so low in carbs) Lots of sources say most Cheese (except for Cottage Cheese and Feta and ...
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4answers
8k views

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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2answers
73 views

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
20 views

When\how to start to train on a campus board

I've been climbing for a little while now, strength is improving thanks to gym sessions to top up climbing sessions but the campus board seems to be to beginner climbers like the sun to Icarus. It's ...
1
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3answers
59 views

Is heavy compound lifting enough for cardio fitness?

I've been sedentary for a long time and am currently working on becoming healthier. I'm lifting (SL 5x5) to increase my muscle mass while still losing small amounts of fat. But as part of getting ...
3
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2answers
42 views

Power rack outside / 5x5 workout during winter

Will be starting ICF 5x5 next month, however, If the only place you can store your power rack is outside, and consequently do your workouts, what would you say are 'must do's' for such a setup ? ...
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0answers
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Coffee/Tea and Effects on Skin Tone & Complesion [closed]

Does drinking coffee/tea can affect the tone and complexion of skin? If yes, then is it temporary change of skin tone or slow & permanant change? Also what is the amount/quantity safe to drink ...
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Why do we need a resting period?

Everything you read about training tells you: Resting is just as important as training. I understand that if I train to much I get a negative training result. But do we really have to rest like ...
5
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1answer
454 views

Why perform chin-ups/pull-ups to failure on Starting Strength?

I've seen both 'Practical Programming (2nd Ed) Novice Program' as in 'The Practical Programming Advanced Novice Program' is preescriben chin-ups/pull-ups to be performed to failure on each set. Each ...
14
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6answers
25k views

How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?

I was told that I was doing the squats incorrectly because I was lifting the heels. I was told to try and do them without lifting the heels but I can't lower myself more than a few centimeters. The ...
1
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1answer
36 views

Wondering about workout “rythm”

I'm very sorry for the title, please help me correct it, can't figure a better one! I've been practicing this shoulder workout of Mike Chang, and getting some positive results I wonder can i apply ...
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0answers
19 views

Getting a buzz on consuming the least amount of calories [closed]

After doing a little a research I know that beer is bad and I'm very much interested in what drink is higher in calories: Dry red/white wine or 40% abv spirit diluted to the same alcohol content as ...
4
votes
3answers
125 views

Is it fine to train in the sauna?

If I train in sauna for something like Maraton des Sables, can this have side effects on the long run? What about steam room? By training, I mean stretching, push-ups, squats, abs - aprox 10 reps ...
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0answers
25 views

Do “ice baths” work? How and why? [duplicate]

Does having an ice bath (i.e. a very cold bath of water that you submerge yourself in) after exercise aid recovery? How and why? Is this all a bit of a myth?
2
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1answer
38 views

Which muscles you need to train additionally for climbing to avoid unbalances? [duplicate]

Climbing strongly trains your upper back, your forearms, biceps, legs and upper back. (http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/muscles-worked-during-rock-climbing-3416.html) However, if you don't pay any ...

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