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What exercises can I do to improve the muscles supporting the thoracic spine?

I have a desk job and I notice quite a bit of stiffness around the upper spine. I remember hearing in an episode of Barbell Shrugged that the number one reason people end up in nursing homes is loss ...
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What is the impact of changes in weight placement during weighted dips?

People commonly increase the difficulty of dips by either adding weight around the neck or waist as shown below: Less commonly are using a weighted vest or backpack to add resistance. So, how ...
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2answers
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Weight lifting always leading to illness

For about a year now I've been doing the StrongLifts 5x5 weight lifting program. It was about 6 months in that I started to have to pause occasionally while I got over a minor cold - I thought it was ...
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They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities?

They say sitting to much is our generation's smoking but what about for someone who has a disability that prevents them from standing for long periods or just plain moving? I have a physical ...
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1answer
26 views

Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?

My coworkers and I decided to start doing a 30 second max effort "workout" every hour to help us keep from getting too "desk bound" and to add a little bit more volume to our normal workout routines. ...
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8 views

How often to train to get muscle mass

I know this is a frequently asked question and it has a a lot of answers on various websites. However, I couldn't get a specific answer for my routine! I'm interested in bodyweight training and I was ...
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I am 5 ft 6 and 56 kilos. best work out routine for me to get a flat stomach

I am 5 ft 6 around 56 kilograms. I have some belly fat. i am a programmer so i sit / lie on a bean bag for 8-10 hours everyday. I have started working out. I walk on a treadmill for 3 times for 10 ...
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50 views

Alternative exercise to “Cuff dribbles”

I have just read an article in bodybuilding.com about a balanced shoulder workout to build shoulder muscles in a healthy and safe way. Here is the link: ...
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91 views

Is once-per-week training enough for building muscle

I recently read Convict conditioning book and in the workout routines part the author put a routine for beginners in which trainees workout an exercise only once per week. But I've read on the ...
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2answers
112 views

Health benefits of numerous mini-exercise sessions per day

I have a desk job which involves a frankly ridiculous number of phone meetings. As a generally hyperactive person, I take advantage of my wireless headset and pace back and forth, do dips using my ...
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1answer
43 views

My forearm hurts, should I lower my barbell weight?

I have just increased my barbell weight from 18kg to 24kg for when I am doing bicep curls. I've noticed that I am getting a slight pain in my forearm (closer to my elbow) as I raise the bar. Is this ...
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1answer
27 views

Skull crusher exercise positions

Usually I do flat skull crushers for Triceps but I have seen some guys doing it in incline and decline way. What is the difference between incline, decline and flat modes? Is it same as we do ...
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1answer
61 views

Can I beat Arnold in arm wrestling? [on hold]

NOTE: I know this question is off-topic, but I feel compelled to ask it here. Arnold Schwarzenegger: He's 66 years old now, and I know you can see all recent videos of him working out, his arm size ...
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2answers
57 views

What easy exercises can I add to my routine?

I'd like to think I workout every day but in reality I might workout every other day, on a good week. Right now my routine consists of around 3 sets of between 15 and 20 push ups, around 30 reps with ...
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4answers
8k views

what is the best thing to eat right before a workout?

I have two related questions: What is the best time to eat before working out and what is the best thing to eat to get a good workout? Same question for post workout (should I eat immediately or ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Why do I lose the flexibility gained from stretching?

Every time I stretch for a few minutes, I seem to be more flexible than before. But, after a few hours of resting, the flexibility gained seems to be lost again and my flexibility is back where I ...
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1answer
49 views

Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?

I could normally do a 10 kilometer in one hour but when i try hard i can do it in 50 minutes. Can excercises like swimming, pushups and other body weight exercises,doing excercise with ab roller,doing ...
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2answers
135 views

Yoga for muscle imbalances?

I used to follow a faulty workout regime that emphasised anterior chain more while stretching the posterior chain more, meaning horrendous posture and muscle strength imbalance. I'm considering yoga ...
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1answer
32 views

Exercise order for a particular body part?

I have been working out for more than a year now. As there are multiple exercises for a particular body part, is there any order one needs to follow? Say for example, for chest, people generally do ...
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3answers
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Recomposition vs weight loss

I understand recomposition to be about trading away fat for new muscle. How is it different than weight loss as a goal? Would it ever be recommended to focus on purely weight loss first, and then ...
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0answers
17 views

urine test result what does it mean [on hold]

I have this result of my urine test and I dont know what does this mean, anyone here could help? (refer below)
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6answers
677 views

Does fat actually “harden” or is there something else going on?

I read about subcutaneous and visceral fat and I understand it's the latter that is hard (and therefore cannot really be perceived by a person by touching and feeling around on the skin I assume). ...
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11answers
2k views

Experiences with 'barefoot' running

I have heard a lot about the 'barefoot' running idea that has seemed to gain a lot of popularity with the book "Born to Run". The main idea is that the human foot has evolved to be very effective at ...
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2answers
145 views

How to get reduce the size of my nipples? [closed]

I am male (23) , i was normal like all the boys in my age group until my 16th year ,One day i felt small pain on my nipples after that i could able to see my size of nipples increasing , And now i ...
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3answers
6k views

How does the cyclic-ketogenic diet allow weight loss and muscle gain?

The common notion is that in order to gain muscle you must be a "calorie surplus", and in order to burn fat/lose weight you must be a in a "calorie deficit. However the cyclic-ketogenic diet claims ...
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1answer
27 views

hip and oblique muscle imbalance

I have a strength imbalance in both side of my hips as well as obliques. For this reason, I tend to descend somewhere towards left (my stronger side) and not in the middle during squats. I also find ...
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1answer
35 views

weight training and Muscle imbalance (?)

From last 6 months, I started with a knee issue and I find gradually more and more joints like hips, shoulder, ankle becoming noisy (as in popping/ snapping /noises like rubbing of cartilage) and ...
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4answers
236 views

Should I run a marathon without training for it if I'm training for half-marathon?

In a few weeks I'm going to run my first half-marathon. I ran a lot of 10K races, but never a marathon. Should I run a marathon a couple of months later my half-marathon, without a specific ...
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2answers
54 views

What is a suitable post-marathon training plan?

I've just completed the London Marathon and am now at a stage where I want to keep running and bring down my mileage gradually rather than just stop. Are there any plans to follow for this?
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1answer
41 views

Is it okay if i skip lunch or has any adverse effect on Fitness?

As per my daily schdule i do exercise around 1 hour daily which includes yoga and some basic workouts then eat a small bowl nuts then after ghis i have heavy breakfast which generally includes ...
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0answers
32 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
99 views

How much faster can I expect to run with less body weight?

How much faster can I expect to run my 10 K races when I've lost 10 kg (18 lbs) per September 1 this year, compared to when I weighed 80 kg, in March of this year? Some context. I'm an experienced ...
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1answer
118 views

Weightloss seems stagnant despite much efforts

I've been following a random weightloss/fitness plan since January 1st and it seemed to be working. I started with 236 lbs and by the first week of February, my weight fluctuated around 215 lbs. I ...
2
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2answers
109 views

Substituting dumbell bench press for barbell bench press

I would like to begin with the strong lifts 5x5 program. The only problem I have is the lack of a spotter or power rack for the bench press. Would it be a good idea to do dumbell bench press instead? ...
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0answers
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surgical problem [closed]

I had appendectomy about 11yrs ago. However since then, I have not been looking healthy; I look pale. I am worried about this. There is a foreign body which the doctor used to stitch the inner wound ...
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2answers
135 views

I can't get any abdominal activation, how to fix?

Whenever I do exercises like hanging leg raises or cable crunches, or just generally any crunch or ab exercise, I don't really feel like I'm getting any good abdominal/core activation and so after ...
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1answer
83 views

Cardio and muscle growth

I have spent 7 years doing practically no exercise at all and eating all the crap I wanted. Weird thing is that during all this time I have been pretty muscular. Recently I started doing some ...
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1answer
32 views

Does Potassium Deficiency Really Cause Cramps?

Accordign to Ace Fitness, it is a myth that potassium deficiency causes cramps, since there isn't enough potassium in sweat to deplete potassium. Sodium deficiency is blamed instead. Is this true?
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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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2answers
61 views

Fatigue after a certain amount of reps, no matter what the weight is!

I have noticed that I fatigue and develop a swollen or "tight" feeling in my muscles from doing too many reps. The amount of reps defined as "too many" is any over about 5. I notice that even if I'm ...
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2answers
104 views

Why am I earning more nikefuel than other people?

I'm using Nike+SportBand (a pedometer) and I got about 262 nikeFuel per kilometer. My friend has Nike+Running App (tracking using GPS) in his android phone and he gets 207 nikefuel per kilometer. He ...
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2answers
79 views

Does Jack3d Micro increase Metabolism?

I am over weight and I need to lose weight. I am planning to hit back to Gym soon and work hard on the Cardio. Of course Diet is really important and I need to be careful what I am eating. I am ...
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2answers
79 views

Is it “odd” that I've never tried on Nike Running shoes in a running shop?

This may not be a good fit for the Q&A format of Physical Fitnes, but I'll try anyway. I've been running for a decade or so, and despite trying lots of different running shoes in specialist ...
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0answers
13 views

iphone finess app that you swap an exercise out for another [closed]

I am currently Using Alpha Trainer. I like it because it creates a program based on my goals at that time. I can track them as far as reps and weight are concerned. However, some of the exercises I ...
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0answers
25 views

Initial weight loss, followed by 2 weeks of inactivity

I am a 38 year old male, 5 ft 10in weighing 82 kg. I started going to the gym regularly about 5 months ago - 4 or 5 days a week, each day doing 1000kcal worth of cardio plus some weight training. ...
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1answer
85 views

How do pre workouts provide energy?

After doing much extensive reading and self learning I've always been under the assumption that the only things that can genuinely give you "energy" are macro nutrients since the body can utilize them ...
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0answers
43 views

an issue with weight [closed]

I have a growth hormone disorder. it is way through the roof and it hinders in my fitness goals. I am overweight by 20 kilograms, but none if it is fat. it is all muscle and it is so because if my ...
2
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1answer
141 views

Diet plan - looking for feedback

I'm currently working on weight loss. I'm 25 years old, and work most of the day in the front of the computer(work). Height: 183cm, weight: 89kg I'm doing 3x15 pushups and 3x25 crunches every day. ...
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2answers
71 views

Need help for workout, supplement and nutrition

I need some help for my workout routine, supplement guide and nutrition program. Current: Weight: 151 BF: 19.4% Target: Weight: 160 BF: 10-12% Workout: I was doing workout my self from last 2 ...
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1answer
44 views

How to maintain calorie with exercise

I have few doubt about calories. (3 questions) My measurement : Height 5 feet 11 inches Weight: 75 Kg Other than at my lower belly, I have not much visible fat in my body. Lets for an example, I ...

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