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Can I gain muscle mass doing push ups?

I just started training, but because I don't have the time to go to a gym, I decided to do push-ups instead. However, I've read that push-ups won't increase muscle mass. I have the following routine: ...
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79 views

How to do exercises properly?

Previously I had asked for a "minimum" program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule, and minimum time to do it. The answer is to doing pull-up, squat and dip until failure every ...
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2answers
51 views

What should I eat so I'm not feeling hungry anymore while consuming as few calories as possible? [on hold]

I'm looking to lose some percent of bodyfat again but the biggest problem I face is that I'm hungry all the time. I'm still working out 5 days a week btw. So this is what I'm looking for: Get rid ...
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1answer
120 views

Regaining lost strength and muscles

I have always been strong, broad shouldered and musculus, mostly genetic I think. Though now in my forties, I have less mass than a few years ago. If I want to regain, can or should I train ...
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2answers
25 views

How to help recovery after long-distance cycling race?

Yesterday I finished an anual bike race - 100km of cross-country riding with 6000m total elevation that many amateurs (over 2000) around here attempt. For most people it takes between 5 and 12 hours ...
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6answers
77k views

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 ...
3
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2answers
145 views

Push-ups form and progression

I am a 15 year old boy. Height: 5 feet 6 inches. Weight: 61kg. I am unable to do push-ups properly. I can do up to 8 knee push-ups. However after that I can't keep my shoulders in their place and ...
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35 views

Is whey protein safe?

I just started working out a few months ago and just yesterday decided to try whey protein to help with my fat loss, which I haven't made much progress in even after switching to a healthy(er) diet. ...
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2answers
453 views

Should I start exercising right away or increase my weight first?

I'm a 26 years old guy and I used to be super skinny until I increased my weight recently by limiting my physical activities and forcing myself to eat more. Now, my BMI is 19, which is considered "...
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1answer
80 views

What is the difference between a Deadlift and a Romanian Deadlift?

I understand they are meant to work out different muscles and RDL is meant to hit glutes more. What is a normal strength standard for them? If my Deadlift is 130kg 1RM what should I start at when ...
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3answers
103 views

Ways to tone my stomach area up? [duplicate]

In the last six months I've lost around 34/35kg. Though I'm skeptical myself a lot of people have told me that I've lost a lot of weight and they can see it. My initial goal was to get to 75kg and ...
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3answers
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Dull pain/soreness in upper back muscles behind right shoulder bone after pushups

After pushups I experience a dull pain and soreness in my back muscles behind my right shoulder. I believe its in the rhomboids. The dull pain varies in magnitude and is never completely debilitating. ...
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2answers
127 views

risks of running a marathon without adequate preparation

I'm discovering the running and I like it. I currently have race two 10km events (1 hour) and one 22km (2h 15') autonomy in a park. During the 20km race I had very little bad knee, perhaps due to ...
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1answer
16k views

What happens when you tend to lay in bed all day?

My father is over 60 years old and now retired due to problems with his eyesight (amblyopia, glaucoma, cataract). Other than that he's always been fairly healthy and active. However I am concerned ...
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2answers
254 views

Marathon training in Vibram FiveFingers

I've recently started training for the London marathon 2013. I've been running with Brooks Pure trainers for a few months now and have been getting on really well with them. I'm now really tempted to ...
4
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1answer
62 views

Need Help Urgently? Mental and Heavy Legs

I'd rather not say my name. I am sixteen years old and I used to consider myself decent. My position is usually RW/RM. But lately I can't understand what is happening to me. The main part of my game ...
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2answers
14k views

How do I avoid straining neck muscles when doing pull ups?

I would like to train for a pull up contest with my friend. I can do ten now, and want to get to twenty or so. The problem I'm having is that when I do a session of pull ups, later that day or the ...
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4answers
113 views

Can't run can't bike.. how do I maintain cardio? [on hold]

So, I am normally a bicycle commuter. Also, I am normally late, so I sprint through company property (occasionally being chastised) to get into position on time. Sadly, I have been diagnosed with ...
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1answer
32 views

What is the right protein for me? I'm struggling to find one [on hold]

I am a 14 year old athlete who plays football at academy and also internationally with a few caps. My pre-season has started and I need some protein to assist with my training and training goals. I ...
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7answers
1k views

Neck problems, are massages the best answer?

I'm in my mid-30s now, and much of work is done in front of a computer - all day and night. Gone are the days in which I play basketball, run track, and hit the weight room 5 or 6 days a week. I now ...
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2answers
51 views

The most ideal weight increment in 1 week without stretch mark?

I once increased my weight very fast (around 2-3kg/week), that time without doing workout, and using so called "supplement" by doctor. However, it left some stretch marks when my weight is decreased ...
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2answers
36 views

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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2answers
69 views

What is the “fat burning zone”?

We have all seen it on countless cardio machines and some may have questioned its validity. There is (nearly) always a mode/program you can select called some variation of "fat burning". This is ...
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5answers
89 views

How should I stay motivated every time I have a workout session? [on hold]

I have begun to be feeling demoralized and I have trouble keeping my workout sessions. I'm doing a basic workout like: 50 push ups 30 dips 15 pull ups 20 diamond push ups and leg raises Sometime ...
2
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5answers
104 views

Can I reach a target strength using high reps of lower weights?

I think the answer is "No." So here goes: I want to lift 60 pounds smoothly about 45 times in an hour (to assist with archery target practice with 60 pound bow). Right now I can only lift 60 ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the scientific explanation for beginning weightlifters' ability to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously?

I'm sure you have heard this a million times in bodybuilding articles and forums: Only beginner weightlifters can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. For intermediate and advanced ...
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3answers
193 views

What kind of interesting exercises can I do to lose weight?

I am 128 Kgs. I have been escaping most physical problems but recently 2 things caught my attention: Pain in knees when subjected to prolonged cold weather/sitting in a position for too long. I am ...
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2answers
5k views

How does doing more repetitions improve muscle definition?

I always heard people saying lifting heavier weights helps build muscle mass while doing more repetitions helps improve muscle definition. I have no trouble understanding the former. But how does one ...
8
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4answers
1k views

How can runners carry water?

Well, most obvious solution would be something like a drinkers helmet: But jokes aside, what is an effective way to carry water when training for a marathon or just casually running long-distance? ...
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1answer
23 views

Bring whey/gainer using tupperware container? [on hold]

Is it safe to bring around whey/gainer using tupperware container (although mine is not really air proof) for 1 week?
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1answer
13 views

Lateral raises - shoulder blades and elbows

1) Should the shoulder blades be constantly retracted or retracted at all when doing lateral raises? 2) Should the elbows be straight or have a a bend in them?
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1answer
227 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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5answers
709 views

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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1answer
100 views

Workout to the failure is enough to get stronger. What is the need to have sets?

As far as I understand, push the muscle to the failure state in 5 to 15 reps will help me increase muscle growth production. If I need to do more than 15 reps to get failure, I simply build endurance, ...
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3answers
5k views

What reps/sets should I use in bodyweight excersices, if I need to train for total count of repetitions?

For example, I'm currently doing a lot of push-ups, and I need to increase number of push-ups I am able to do in a row (currently, I can do 34 push-ups in a single attempt). My current routine is ...
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0answers
12 views

What is more important in fish oil supplements - concentration of EPA + DHA or just total volume? [on hold]

There are all sorts of fish oils with different concentrations of EPA + DHA. For example, one soft-gel may be 1000mg of fish oil but contain 180mg of EPA, 120mg of DHA and 700mg of "something else". ...
13
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5answers
213 views

How effective are standing desks?

How effective at improving flexibility/posture/fitness/general health is using a standing desk instead of a sitting desk?
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0answers
22 views

Is the “New Australian Method for Back Pain” scientific?

Jemmett's Spinal Stabilization book claims that a new "Australian method" to back pain developed by "Carolyn Richardson, Julie Hides, Paul Hodges and Gwen Jull" has revolutionized back PT. Is there ...
3
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1answer
295 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
33 views

How to make protein powder dissolve into liquid consistency everytime? [closed]

I have been using sunwarrior protein powder and mixing in glass with spoon. I noticed that sometimes it would dissolve quickly and give a awesome liquid like consistency. However at other times I ...
6
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4answers
13k views

Push ups and (blood?) pressure?

When I do push-ups, I notice pronounced pressure increases in my head, eyes, ears. I do 20, with what I hope is top form: slow (about up and down in 2 sec), chest and forehead touch floor each time, ...
5
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3answers
128 views

Are there advantages to breaking up a workout?

For instance, say you're doing an HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training) routine, and you can choose between Routine 1 ad Routine 2. In Routine 1 you would be doing 3 full-body sessions per week, and in ...
5
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3answers
142 views

Relation between upper body workout and wrist size

Does regular upper-body workout lead to an increase in the circumference of the wrist? I'm thinking of exercises like bench press, curls, etc.
12
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2answers
2k views

What's the deal with those raw eggs eaten by Rocky before training

I'm entering on this fitness life now, aged almost 30. I never used to care about it, but I realize I'm late on this as I have stopped all my sporting life and become sedentary. I've been in the gym ...
56
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5answers
9k views

Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...
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2answers
76 views

What are the differences between a “Cutting Workout” and a “Bulking Workout”?

Using the JFit categories here. The workouts fit into Bulking, Cutting, General, Sport. I understand that progression on a cut will be limited and you should assume that both the cut or bulk are clean ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Is it healthy to eat cereal-like food instead of rice or pasta each meal five days a week? [closed]

The pantry in my workplace has various kinds of cereal-like food, which might contain some dry berries or bran or ..., and look good. It doesn’t offer beans, pasta or rice. I know cereal-like food ...
3
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1answer
65 views

Does SLOW reps have the same effect as high resistance

If I do my reps slower, will it have a similar effect to increasing resistance? With respect to building muscles for example? Assume I go to failure / same level of fatigue in both cases.
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1answer
40 views

Maitaining current form

I'm interested in maintaining current physical form with minimal training time, including situations with forced breaks from training. Usually I train 3 times a week for about 80-100 minutes, most 3-...
1
vote
2answers
208 views

Bizarre heart rate while running [closed]

I went for a 4-mile run today and monitored my heart rate much more closely than usual. What I found was surprising. For the first 10-15 minutes of the run, which was gently uphill, my heart rate was ...

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