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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
159 views

How much should I speed train (% of total mileage)

How much should one speed train, in relation to my total mileage? Some resources (this one for instance) say that the amount of interval training should not exceed 7-15% of your total mileage. My ...
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Is it true that more calories give more energy, plain and simple?

I am asking this because I read a post jokingly titled, "Why fat people will hurt you." It mentioned there that, because heavier or obese people tend to eat more, they tend to store more energy. With ...
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getting bigger arms by doing just bicep / tricep exercises

I try to find time for 45 - 60 minutes, 2 - 3 times a week for resistance training, where I follow a circuit-training routine. Sometimes, I don't manage, but would manage to squeeze a short one of ...
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Fitness measurement based on pace and average heart rate

I would like an approach to use the data heart rate + pace from a run to give me a factor that will help me see my improvements on different runs. For example, if I have run at a pace of 5:30 with an ...
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How effective are respiratory training devices

I just stumbled over the Elevation Training Mask, which strives to simulate high altitude training by restricting air flow. Now I'm wondering how much sense such a device would make. Some question ...
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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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Fitness training with varicose veins

Recently my workout buddy was at a phlebologist who diagnosed varicose veins which have to be treated by surgery (just one large vein) the cause of this seems to be genetic and she now have to wear ...
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44 views

Which is the best exercise technique for different ages? [on hold]

Which is the exercise technique for various ages? 1.>age between 18 to 25 years 2.>age of 25 to 35 years 3.>age of 35 to 45 years 4.>age of 45 to 60 years 5.>age of greater than 60 years? Categories ...
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Good food for focussing [on hold]

What are good foods or meals that can help you focus on projects (Programming in my case), beyond things such as caffeine and supplements and drugs such as Ritalin?
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How to overcome fear?

I assume this is a very atypical question for this community, but I believe it's on-topic, so, I'll go ahead with this. I was hoping someone could help me resolve the problem of overcoming fear. To ...
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44 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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46 views

Is There a Fitness / Activity Tracker which Measures Heart Beat Rate?

Is teher any activity tracker (For the wrist, like FitBit or JawBone) which measures the heart rate in addition to all the other measurements? They all seem just to measure insignificant statistics. ...
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Calorie calculation, consumption and side effects of minimum intake

In short, my question is "How actually calorie calculation works?" Now, I will try to describe my question in detail. While surfing net I found a calculator which claimed that it can identify my ...
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58 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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1answer
70 views

When doing HIIT, how long should your intervals be?

I currently do a 1:2 ratio of high to low intensity. My high intensity interval lasts 60 seconds, and my low intensity one lasts 120 seconds. I do this on either the elliptical or the heavy bag (I'm ...
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920 views

Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high

I've read in multiple locations (including fitness se) that the recommended protein intake is a minimum of 0.8g/kg, and 2g/kg is a better target for fitness training. To me this seems outrageously ...
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45lb Plate - At home workout Ideas

I recently switched jobs and now the hours are pretty long and stressful. I still make time to workout in the morning for about a half hour every morning before I go to work. The only things I really ...
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Can starting regular exercise cause a breathing issue?

Hi I have just started doing regular cardiovascular exercise but I have found that I am sometimes struggling to feel satisfied when taking breaths and need to really breathe deeply or yawn but it ...
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Tight calves and tingling toes when running

I usually run 7 km in 50 minutes roughly 3 days a week. On some days I experience tight calves muscle which makes me stop running and even walking becomes painful. I get a this tingling toes before ...
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Does smoking affect muscle gain? [duplicate]

I smoke and work out. The former for pleasure, the latter for muscle building. Does my smoking habit affect the rate of my muscle gain?
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Left side more developed than right [duplicate]

So guys I am 19 and have been working out for last 4 months.The problem is my left side of the body is weaker but more developed.My deltoids,triceps.biceps and even chest muscles of left side are more ...
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37 views

What are Some Energy Boosters

First of all, I am not new to the world of fitness and bodybuilding. I have been training for 4 years straight. I've missed days here and there, but never been away for more than 3-4 days. I can lift ...
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Is Hair loss any way related to body building?

I assume the more we do body building, the more insulin, testosterone and growth hormones are utilised in bodybuilding and the less it involves in hair growth, which in turn results in hair loss. Any ...
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How long does the energy from MCT oil last?

I've read of the numerous benefits to using MCT oil as a source of energy. Supposedly it is not well stored but is quickly digested and thus goes straight to being ready for use as energy (without ...
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1answer
75 views

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

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 ...
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Is it possible to effectively build muscle mass using resistance bands?

I will be living in Africa for the next year, with little access to a gym. I was thinking about purchasing a portable gym resistance band set, but I'm skeptical of the efficacy of resistance bands in ...
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1answer
63 views

Right biceps is bigger than left biceps!

I was basically very thin but started putting on weight recently by doing regular exercises. I do exercises for my biceps as well. Although I do same number of repetitions for both hands, recently I ...
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Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?

I've heard this a million times: If you want to get massive, you have to do compound exercises, not isolation exercises. A specific example is the Hodge twins suggesting to do chin-ups rather ...
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Would weightlifting conflict with gymnastics/parkour?

I gather that bodyweight training is superior to weight training for gymnastics (http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/03/the-fundamentals-of-bodyweight-strength-training/). However, I enjoy weight ...
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What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?

Question: what kind of doctor should I see to assess whether or not my body fat can be reduced through further diet and exercise? Background: I've been an avid CrossFitter for over 2 years. I work ...
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Will convict conditioning book help me getting ripped [duplicate]

I want to know whether this book will help me getting ripped or I'll just gain muscle endurance without mass. I do want to be gain strength but I also want to be in a good shape and I don't have gyms ...
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1answer
18 views

Simplified endurance training

I have been getting fit an healthy the last couple of months. I have been toying with the idea of doing 10 reps x 5 exercises (set) as many times in a given session as I can. My thinking here is that ...
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1answer
59 views

Does someone sell latex-free jump stretch/exercise looped bands?

I have searched extensively for all sorts of different name combinations for latex-free jump stretch/exercise bands. I see that there are Theraband-style light bands that are latex-free, but all of ...
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157 views

I want to get ripped. Can bodyweight exercises do the job?

Can I get ripped without going to the gym ? I know it sounds lazy but I live in an area where there is no gyms at all. And going to the gym even twice a week can be really tedious for me. So .. Can ...
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63 views

Weigted vest exercises for bodybuilding at home

Since heavy barbells may be problematic in an appartement I am constantly looking find some alternatives to traditional barbell exercises which I can do at home. This time I want to ask, what ...
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641 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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Breakfast on Morning of Race

I'll be doing a triathlon next Sunday with the beginning of the race at 8:00 am. I'm going there as an amateur, but I've always been a competitive guy so I'll do my best to perform well. I've been ...
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What is the most important exercise one would do for Vertical Leap Improvements?

What fundamental exercises are done in order to develop a good vertical leap? Is there one exercise that is the base foundation in maximizing your overall vertical leap?
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Can long time protein synthesis get messed up by short/mid term protein surplus?

I can't quite remember where I read this, but there was an article on how much protein is too much. In the article, there was a point put forward that went basically like this: If you eat 400g ...
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71 views

How much protein per muscle mass?

Earlier topics such as Protein: How much is too much? acknowledge body mass but not muscle mass. I want to steer attention from recommendations in terms of body mass to muscle mass. I cannot ...
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1answer
156 views

Why parallettes have small height?

I want to build a PVC parallette at home and I noticed that all the parallettes are very small in height( as the diminutive french suffix ette indicates , pretty obvious , I know lol ) My question is ...
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43 views

Pilates video with male instructor [closed]

Where can I find Pilates exercise videos with a male instructor? For religious reasons I prefer to avoid watching women in tight clothing. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, but I am happy to buy ...
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2answers
201 views

is this a good workout plan for beginners

So im trying a 30 day workout plan and I was wondering if this is ok it starts with the first week being 2 sets then the second 3 sets then the third week 4 sets and the 4th week being five sets. It ...
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65 views

How to be strong and fit? [closed]

I'm 22 I'm normal in height almost 5.9 but my weight is around 56kgs, I'm looking lean. How can I be stronger?

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