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What is the best shoulder expansion exercise?

I am going nearly 3 month for a gym.My BMI is ok.My height is 173cm and my chest in 36 inch.Can I further expand my chest ?Is their any good exercise ?
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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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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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How Can I Heal/Prevent Jumper's (Patellar Tendinitis) Knee?

About me: 29 years old 170 lbs Active (mountain biking, skiing, basketball) In the last year or so I've started to develop symptoms of what I think is Jumper's Knee (pain right beneath the kneecap ...
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How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?

I am talking specifically about a paper called Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. It states that within the narrow range of 90-150 bpm, there is a ...
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Whey protein recommendation

I am a moderately active 35 y.o. Three days per week I go directly to an intensive cardio class right after work and get home at 10pm, famished because I don't have time to eat before. I thought of ...
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How to effectively determine whether I am losing muscle or not

I am currently on calories deficit and my weight is decreasing. I do some exercises 5-6 days a week (mainly pullups). I try to eat enough protein, but didn't count the exact amount. How can I make ...
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429 views

Is it okay to lift weights daily?

I used to live a sedentary life behind the desk. This year, I decided to change my lifestyle. I'm 6ft; I started with 236lbs on January 1st and currently weigh about 215lbs. What I do is simple: ...
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What is the most efficient way to take in calories during a run?

What is the most efficient way to take in calories during a run? An ultra-marathon, marathon, and ironman events all seem to be very dependent on being able to replenish your energy reserves. ...
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Weight Loss with Hyperthyroidism

I am over-weight, and have to loose at least 18 pounds. Despite my efforts, which I admit are not very consistent, I have not been able to make much of a difference. My doctor tells me that this could ...
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Taking body muscle to next level

I started lifting around November 2014. I was 84Kgs and I had 30% body fat with waist line of 37 inches. I have reduced my weight to 74Kgs, body fat to 20.2% and waist to 32.6 inches. I can see ...
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Dry land Training to Supplement Butterfly in Swimming

I am a swimmer, especially a butterflyer. I got a weight lifting set for Christmas, but I'm not entirely sure how to utilize it for butterfly, or even swimming in general. I read up on these ...
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What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?

I joined a gym 2 months ago, and have exercised almost daily. In the first 2-3 weeks I went to the gym almost daily exercising for about 45 mins (treadmill, weights etc) but I realised this was not ...
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how much should I be engaging my glutes during a plank?

I notice that when I plank, I can do a few different things. First of all, when I plank my elbows are together and slightly in front of my shoulders. I could choose to strongly engage my core ...
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How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?

I have seen some pretty damn strong natural females who can lift more than me and lots of other males. The interesting part is that people are always associating testosterone with strength in some way ...
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1answer
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What's the difference between cable seated rows on a pulley, and using the seated row machine?

I recently had to switch gyms. One of the downsides to my new gym is the seated row part of my current workout. There are two parts to the cable pulley machine that are sub-optimal for my situation: ...
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1answer
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Running with bunions: technique, shoes, etc

Are there any other runners out there who have bunions on their feet? If so, has running led to any long-term or short-term health problems? Is it worthwhile to get a special pair of shoes to ...
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Chest tightness and can't breath well [on hold]

I experience more chest tightness and muscle pain from lack of exercise than exercising. For example, I can wake up, just from standing up, I'll feel intense chest beating or irregular, heavy heart ...
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What are the optimal sets/reps for gaining speed?

For example, in strength training it is relatively common knowledge that if you want to see your lifts go up, you should focus on doing 3-5 sets of 5 relatively heavy reps, with 3-4 minutes rest in ...
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Starting to exercise after whiplash [on hold]

This obviously heavily depends on the severity and type of damage, so rather than making it specific to myself I'd like to ask at a general level what is the best way to start exercising again as one ...
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Is it bad for me to taking protein shakes without working out?

Well I decide to start taking protein shakes, I am very active at work I am always on the move and I take long walks but I am no doing a real work out. How good or bad can it be for me to take the 35 ...
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1answer
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I lost wight a lot but my waist size is exactly the same! Why?

I am (male - 28 years old) 171 cm. I was 68 kg (with waist 102 cm) two months ago and I am 63 kg now and still my waist 102 cm!! My food change was reducing fat intake and increasing vegetables and ...
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Ideal length of a cardio for someone who is losing weight

In a similar question the following is stated however I've read online that 30 minutes is better. Is there any conclusive study or research on the ideal length of a cardio for someone who is losing ...
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2answers
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Just finished 12-week shortcut to size. What's next?

I have just completed a popular mass building program by Jim Stoppani called "Shortcut to Size". I found it to be really well designed. There are subtle variations in exercises that become noticeable ...
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Walking very fast for 30 minutes, twice a day. In which measure is that “aerobic exercise”?

I walk every day 30 minutes from my apartment to my office in the morning, and then another 30 minutes back in the evening. I do it at a very fast pace. I would say I walk as fast as one can fast ...
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1answer
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presistent cramps for months

Recently i been getting a lot of cramps. In my calf, feet and even hand. Its like if i curl my feet or hand, a little i get cramp. When i stretch my leg, i get it in my calf. I been a constant trainer ...
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Exercise newbie: Pushups?

I've not long started to exercise and have slowly worked up over the last few months. Every day I do the following: 100 weight lifts (led down) 100 Sit ups 10 Pressups The problem is the press ...
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1answer
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Frequency of shoulder rehabilitation exercises

I injured my rotator cuff muscles on my shoulder, due to over intensity while bench pressing. The pain has now mostly subsided, so I've started rehabilitating it with rotator cuff exercises and was ...
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What are some safe chest exercise for people with shoulder impingement?

Are there any safe chest exercise you can do when you have shoulder impingement? Or should you avoid all forms of chest exercise in general?
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1answer
67 views

Spine standing out in the middle of the back

I've started training about 3 months ago. I had neglected my lower back training for a while before starting to train it again. Now, my body fat percentage is about 10% and my spine is very visible in ...
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1answer
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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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Can someone who takes steroids get muscle mass even without lifting?

My impression given what I read on the internet about it was that steroids help your body recover much faster after workout. So for the recovering to work, you still have to damage your body in the ...
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2answers
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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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55 views

Is sleeping past midnight bad for your liver? [on hold]

I've been hearing that sleeping late past midnight is bad for your liver (like from my mom and friends who heard it from their moms as well), but without any foundation supporting it. Is it really ...
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2answers
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What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.?

TL;DR I'm looking for some input for those of who have an active lifestyle, watch what you eat, try to stay in shape, but also aim to enjoy your time on vacation, as well. About Me I'm a 30 year ...
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84 views

How to improve left hand grip strength?

During deadlifts, when the barbell is in its higest position (off the ground), I'm loosing my left hand grip. I'm trying my best to hold tight but I couldn't stop my fingers from uncurling the bar. ...
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Chronic back pain after deadlift injury

I workout a lot and one day during my deadlift, I exceded my limit. So, I had a little pain a while after that in my lower back and it evolved a little bit. I went to the doctor and checked it. He ...
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1answer
77 views

How do I fix skinny biceps? [duplicate]

I've been working out quite awhile and this has always plagued me, skinny biceps. I'm not a small guy(6'2 185lb) and I can curl a decent amount of weight (45's) and I have large triceps, but no matter ...
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1k views

Is there a benefit to weightlifting without pushing yourself?

Sometimes when I'm at the gym, I am not motivated enough or I don't feel energetic enough to really push myself and force myself to really struggle with those last 2-3 reps in each set. Times like ...
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5answers
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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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4answers
298 views

Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have

I use to work out 5-6days a week, 80-90mins, where I did weight training. I have a good physique, however I never had well defined abs. Now I'm working hard towards abs. I do abs workout every other ...
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Does the glucose level affect the pH level in blood? [closed]

I am going for a competition and i would like to know more about the relation between the pH level and glucose level in the blood.
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2answers
58 views

Lower back pain due to ab workout

I seem to have an issue with my lower back. Whenever I am doing a workout for the lower ab region, even though I tighten the ab muscles, my lower back hurts a lot that I have to use a warm water pack ...
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2answers
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What exercises can someone with Ligamentous laxity do for supple and strong muscles

I have been diagnosed with Ligamentous laxity. I have practiced numerous sports, but have hurt my joints repeatedly. I need exercises, preferably using my body weight. I also want to focus on ...
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5answers
191 views

Specific exercises to cure anxiety

I have read somewhere that exercise can also help in curing depression and anxiety. I am suffering from anxiety from last 4-5 years. Is there any specific exercises that I can do to cure my anxiety ...
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1answer
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Is the optimal cadence for racing the same as for conditioning?

I read that 180 steps per minute is the "optimal" running cadence, but all running research seems geared towards racers. If I run purely for fitness, and don't care about my speed, should I target a ...
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1answer
79 views

What is the missing metric to this graph: days/week exercised -vs ______?

I was shown this graph in a college PE class on general fitness. I remember the general shape, and that the bottom metric was in reference to the number of days per week that a person exercised. The ...
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1answer
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Difficulty Maintaining Activation of Hamstrings After PCL Tear

You know the cringe factor that causes you to shiver or grimace when you think about fingernails on chalkboard? The flinch, the drawing back sensation-- the stability issues and gristly-cartilage ...
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Is there a simple meal delivery service for a weight gain diet? (skinny guy who does not know how to cook) [closed]

Ok, so I am tired of being skinny (133 pounds 5'7) and I would like to eat 6 times a day. I work from home but I am terrible in the kitchen. I really don't like / don't know how to cook stuff. ...
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5answers
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Protein: Mixing with hot liquids

Is it safe to mix protein powders with hot liquids like coffee? I did this once a while back and it turned into a rubbery blob that sat on top of the coffee. I tried to look it up but there wasnt much ...

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