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long run pace not stable

I'm preparing for a couple of 10km race taking place in 2 and 3 months. I've started 4 weeks ago a training program suggesting specific training based on heart rate, and each week I should do a long ...
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What is the difference between running intervals and repeats?

I thought running repeats were a long distance version of intervals but Ive been reading up on intervals and found mile and km long interval workouts. Whats the difference between running intervals ...
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Short + Frequent or Long + Rare swims?

I go to the pool nearly everyday, and I swim laps (25y lengths, 50y laps). I noticed that swimming 10-12 laps (250-300y) doesn't really tire me out, so I can do it daily. But, swimming a mile (33 laps,...
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I can swim a lot of breaststroke, but not freestyle. Why?

I can swim a mile (66 lengths, 1650y) of breasstroke in about 40 minutes - 45 mins. But I cant swim more than 3 or 4 laps of freestyle. They use the same muscles. Why is this?
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1answer
42 views

How Much Protein Do I Need To Build Mass?

I am a female. 113 pounds. I am going to start working out because I want my butt to get bigger. I have whey protein. These are the questions I have: How much protein do I need overall in order to ...
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2answers
216 views

Breathe with mouth open while jogging and running?

While jogging it is advised by many to breathe by mouth because it increases the intake of oxygen which is required for performance. The problem with me or some of you may be that mouth gets dry as ...
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Why does it become hard to breathe in when running fast

After some time heavy belly breathing it feels like the throat shrinks and it becomes hard to breathe in. Eventually I have to stop breathing for a few seconds, while still running, to be able to ...
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Yoga for Flat abdomen

I have read in many articles that the key for flat abs is weight training. Such as squats and other stuffs and the nutrition too. But I have been doing the weight training for a while (approximately 6 ...
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1answer
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Can i take shower immediately after taking whey protein? [on hold]

Can i take shower immediately after taking whey protein? Some of my friends suggested after workout(Taking whey) is not good for me. They said protein will not absorb as much. Any suggestions ...
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Does Higher Eating Frequency Increase Metabolism? [migrated]

Note: I asked this question on the Skeptics exchange and was redirected here. Also note, I was informed that it may have been a duplicate on the Skeptics forum, but I was subsequently linked to a post ...
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What do I have to eat immediately after workout?

This question differs a little from others which I found here ! Basically, I need to gain weight, both general weight and muscles. So what should I eat, just after finishing my workout ? Is it ok to ...
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Does anyone know what causes muscles to shake uncontrollably while under stress?

My question is related to the following, I think: Why is my body shaking during certain exercises? I would like to know how this works on the muscle/biology level. The best thing I can imagine, ...
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2answers
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What are the Alternatives of One Arm Dumbbell Row?

I have recently started using from last one month. After getting up from beginner level, I am moving to alternatives of few exercise. I am asking this to know about One arm dumbbell row alternatives. ...
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3answers
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Does Weight Gaining Workout Stunt Growth?

Hi I'm 16 years and 10months old. My height is 5'5'' and weight is only 47kg. I'm too much thin so that I haven't any girlfriend. I want to be healthy. I want to start weight gaining workout. But I'm ...
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1answer
42 views

Felling the “burn”

I have been working with lighter weights and doing endurance workouts for the past year or two. I have been using heavier weights that I can only usually do about 4-8 reps on at a time. My only query ...
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3answers
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Does keeping your abdominal muscles flexed increase metabolism and reduce weight?

I have heard that if the abdominal muscles are flexed deliberately (kind of forcibly) throughout the day, it increases metabolism and helps reduce weight. I have a few questions regarding this as I am ...
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1answer
52 views

I need help making a workout routine [on hold]

Background: I am a stay at home mom. My diet is healthy and of no concern as I do not need to lose or gain weight. Everything I make is diabetic friendly (for my father). I am a 115lb, 5'2 female. ...
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3answers
563 views

Losing weight without losing muscle

What recommendations exist to lose weight without losing muscle? How much strength training is usually adequate to maintain muscle mass during a healthy weight loss diet? I've been losing weight ...
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4answers
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How to lose weight if I have lower vertebrae problems?

According to my doctor I am having lower back disc problems. I feel pain there almost all the times when I stand or bend my body backward. Now, I am gaining fat and don't know how I can lose it as I ...
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1answer
26 views

How to quickly improve flexibility

So I am a boy scout, and for one merit badge we have to make some fitness improvements. I followed the plans we had to make practiced and such, but throughout the twelve week program, I didn't manage ...
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2answers
37 views

Is moving the legs forward on pull-ups a bad thing?

I always do my pull-ups with my legs stretched out, no matter the height of the bar. But, the thing that bothers me is that I can't manage to keep my legs in a straight line with my upper body during ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to learn to swimming without trainer, alone?

I learn to swim and I have a common swimming pool in my apartment. But we don't have any trainer and I can't afford personal trainer. I don't know swimming but want to learn. Can i learn without any ...
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1answer
246 views

Weight change but clothes still fit

I'm 15 5'9.5 and weigh 151lb I recently used to weigh 145 but my clothes still fit and my waist is still 32.5 inches and it had been a few months since I've weight lifted I just started back so I don'...
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0answers
15 views

How to increase stamina and gain weight [on hold]

I'm 5 ft 8 inches and underweight and need to put on apt weight and stay fit. Please suggest a diet and exercise routine.
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0answers
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I am getting bloating regularly, is this because of whey protein or complete intake of protein? [on hold]

I go for gym so i follow below diet close to 70 - 80% of time My diet includes. breakfast:35-70gm of oats+1 banana + 4 egg whites lunch : 1 to 1 1/2 cup rice with indian curries or some ...
2
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1answer
43 views

Skateboarding After Thirty

I'm a 33 year old male that has recently taken up skateboarding for the physical and mental health benefits. For the first few weeks I became cardiovascularly and respitorially fatigued before ...
2
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0answers
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HIIT vs steady state: long term health effects

Most articles nowadays seem to favor High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) compared to Steady State Cardio (SS), for various reasons like faster fat loss and getting higher levels of cardio fitness ...
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2answers
74 views

Is 21 minutes of bodyweight training really enough?

For a bit of back story, I did a lot of sports when I was younger, but stopped when I went to University, put on a lot of weight and ended up weight 14 stone. To slim down I took up running, and lost ...
3
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1answer
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Abdominal breathing vs proper posture

I am having trouble "reconciling" having a proper posture while doing abdominal breathing. If I understand correctly, proper posture should involve pulling the abdomen in, among other things, while ...
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1answer
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Why do my muscles ache the day after I lift ? How come not asap after my workout or during?

They say muscles ache after a workout because the workout causes wear and tear of the muscles. Why doesn't the pain start asap ?
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2answers
58 views

Why soreness happened as late as 30 hours after excerising? [duplicate]

Two days ago at the evening (30 h ago) I did interval excercise after a month of inactivity (except for everyday biking to and back from work). Yesterday I felt little soreness and did nothing more ...
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1answer
44 views

Types of stretching

I know that there are different types of stretching, such as dynamic and static. How many other types of stretching do exist and what are the basic differences between them?
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1answer
309 views

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
50 views

How to finish Half Maraton in under 2 hour? I have 4 months to prepare [duplicate]

I run a half marathon in January 2016, completed this in 2 hour 40 mins. After that I got little lazy and didn't spend much time in training. Sometimes I go for running around 8 KM, around 2-3 days a ...
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0answers
15 views

Why does my right ankle burn [on hold]

I'm 26 been working since April as a house keeper but here lately my angel hurts when I walk sit stand idk what's up with it I've been very active I've tried ice hot ice packs heat pack nothing ...
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1answer
208 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 ...
3
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2answers
118 views

why arms flabby after 5x5 stronglifts?

A little background I have been lifting for a couple years now as a newb but have been able to get my muscles a bit toned and defined they were a bit flabby but not to the extent they are now. This is ...
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2answers
1k views

Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders

When I was a child, I had no problem with going across the monkey bars. Sure, my hands were usually sore afterwards (as much as anything because the outside bars had a tendency to oxidize and form ...
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1answer
58 views

Minimum water temperature for swimming workout

What is the minimum water temperature for swimming workouts, like 1-2 km swims? I love swimming in lakes and rivers and am generally okay with cooler water (especially if swimming intensely), but I'm ...
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3answers
73 views

Right abs are more worked (and possibly poor posture), how can I correct that?

Recently I've been jogging and working my arms with some exercises. Although I feel both legs and arms more or less equally tired I also feel I have much more strength with my leg and right arm. I ...
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8answers
5k views

How can an overweight engineer get back in shape?

One year later - if anyone sees this note, just to say thanks. I now have 10% body fat, 85kg (started at 130!), and I run demi-marathons. After reading a vast quantity of books and papers (about 60 ...
3
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1answer
34 views

Missing mounting brackets for doorway pull bar. Alternatives? [closed]

I recently got a pull up bar from a friend, but he was missing the mounting brackets/cups to put it up in the doorway. Since I can't find the mounting brackets sold separately anywhere on the internet,...
2
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3answers
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Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

I am 23 years of age and played basketball professionally. Back when I was in practice, I had dynamic and explosive fitness to move quickly with strength. After my 2 year layoff, I have put on some ...
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2answers
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What material of underwear should I use for running?

I have had this doubt for quiet some time now. The place where I live is quite hot & humid. So, I wear cotton briefs always, including while running. While I run the half marathons or while I go ...
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3answers
36k views

How do I properly breathe while swimming freestyle?

While using the freestyle technique of swimming, what is the proper way to breathe? Is using the nose to breathe out while under better or is there any difference? Is there a specific number of '...
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1answer
24 views

How to swim when I've problem with intervertebral disc

I'd like to hear opinion about which style should I be swimming by when I'm facing problem mentioned in the title... Definitely I cannot do crawl, today I tried breaststroke but I found it painfull ...
5
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3answers
587 views

Swimming practice for adult beginner

I've just started learning how to swim as an adult but I am feeling that one hour lesson a week is just not enough. I hardly can move forward with my arms and certainly I almost move backwards using ...
6
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2answers
273 views

Open water swimming in winter

What are the dangers of open water swimming in winter? What do you do to avoid them?
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2answers
87 views

swim workouts from swim-a-mile website

I've just completed the 0 to 1 mile swim program (http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/ZeroTo1mile.html). Now I am planning to follow the workouts in http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/IntroToSwimWorkouts.html ...
4
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2answers
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How to improve swimming performance in the gym?

Question is quite simple. I'm looking for gym-specific bunch of exercises which can help me to build up swimming performance/endurance/speed. So, when I'm not in the water I can still be continuously ...

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