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Stretch glute without injuring knee

I have tight glutes and have been stretching using several poses, mainly pretzel and figure 4. However I have been getting pain in the outside of my knees doing these stretches. How can I stretch my ...
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How do convert “3500 calories per pound” to kJ/kg?

This blog makes a reference to the 'rule of thumb' about “3500 calories per pound” There are a couple of useful observations at this point. First, the “3500 calories per pound” rule of thumb is ...
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Are situps actually harmful?

I have seen several references to situps being harmful due to "high compressive lumbar load" and recommending crunches. When researching where the quote came from, it looks like every reference quotes ...
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Male ejaculation after exercise

is it possible for a man to have intercourse with a woman and not have an orgasm or ejaculate at all while still maintaining an erection? even if the woman had three orgasms? What are the causes of ...
4
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1answer
46 views

How long does it take for muscles to recover?

I lift weights to get stronger and to look better, I wonder how long does it take for muscle to recover after workout. I do typical workout routine for every muscle group, I work out every muscle ...
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34 views

How can I remove the security tag that holds shoes together? [on hold]

I don't know what this thing is called (some kind of peg?), but it is that white peg-like thing that holds shoes together, often seen at shoe stores or places that also happen to sell shoes. I bought ...
3
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2answers
71 views

Lifting Iron (strength training) vs pushups ( knuckle)+ body weight squats+situps

Assuming your aim is to get better at martial arts not bodybuilding (hence strength training: lets take Rippetoe's 3x5). Which would improve performance? Also can they be done side by side? because I ...
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45 views

Mixing exercises with multiple muscle groups

My current workout routine is as follows. Monday : Chest and Biceps Tuesday : Shoulder and Triceps Wednesday : Back and Legs. Repeat Mon and Tues for Thursday and Friday Saturday : Cricket (morning ...
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Is olive oil overhyped? [on hold]

What makes me think this? 1: The olive is a fruit, the oil is made by crushing the whole olive WITH the kernel. Plants kernels and seeds are toxic and contain antinutrients(i'm not saying MORTAL, ...
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33 views

Prevent back issues on the go, i.e. without office chair?

Common scenario for those who telecommute while traveling: You have to do extended office work in a hotel room, or in a rented apartment. Often there is no office chair, only a simple table and a ...
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3answers
59 views

Does hypertrophy need to be maintained?

I'm familiar with the general idea of adaptation and super compensation, and the loss of strength if your body doesn't feel you need it anymore because the increased load isn't present. I've been ...
3
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2answers
43 views

Stretches/exercises to sit cross legged

I'm a reasonably fit male with an athletic background, but can't sit cross-legged. Whenever I do, my knees stay really high and I have to really bend my ankles to get into the position at all. When I ...
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1answer
48 views

Beginner Runner. Cannot go any further

I started running for fun in the early-mid summer this year. I am relatively healthy, average BMI, late 20's, healthy eating guy. I generally run on pavements, roads and tracks. I have relatively good ...
1
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1answer
46 views

Having to clear throat constantly while running?

I'm an ex-smoker (for roughly 8 years) and have recently, in the last 4 months, started a fairly intense cardio regimen that I'm doing twice a day. I noticed while running that I'm having to ...
3
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2answers
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Does massage really help recovering from muscle soreness

Does massage really help muscle soreness? Also I would like to know how fast can a man recover from muscle soreness and what methods exist that really help preventing/recovering from muscle ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Standing desk while working

Because I'm a web developer I usually work about 9-12 hours per day. 2 months ago I was 108kg(238 pounds) and after a hard eating plan and some exercise now I'm 97kg(213 pounds). My height is 1.83m ...
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2answers
79 views

Overestimated calorie burn on an elliptical

I'm following a calorie count + elliptical routine for about two weeks now. My average calorie deficit should be about 500, but I don't see ~1 kg weight loss I expected. I'm very accurate at measuring ...
3
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2answers
40 views

In double overhand grip for the deadlift, do the fingertips touch the palm?

The bar tends to slip down until my fingers are like hooks and the bar is barely touching my palm. Should I be gripping tighter?
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1answer
33 views

High metabolism problems

I fluctuate in my weight very regularly. I can gain 5 lbs in 1-2 days, no problem. But if I don't workout and or eat the same amount as I did the day before, the 5 lbs magically disappears. It's ...
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Work out 5 times a week, out of breath

So I exercise 5 times a week by lifting weights as well as 30 mins of cardio and some stretching every day. I still find myself running out of breath when walking uphill during my daily commute, for ...
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34 views

What does it mean to be an athlete? [on hold]

What does it mean to be an athlete? Are there any characteristics I should have to call myself an athlete? Like some criteria of fitness level or so. (e.g. how much I can run, fast ... etc). What are ...
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0answers
15 views

Will hypothyroidism affect my exercising and or bodybuilding

I am 51 years old, 5'1", 150 lbs, and I have hypothyroidism. I ride my bike about 5 miles a week. I walk about 2 miles a week. I do 30 minutes of light exercise a day. Should I be doing more ...
2
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1answer
36 views

I keep pulling/getting pain in the same muscle even when I don't exercise it

I pulled a muscle directly under my shoulder blade (dorsal muscles?) a couple of months ago while carrying something heavy - not as I picked it up but as I was walking with it, I felt the muscle "go". ...
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24 views

Cheap telemedicine solution [closed]

I'm looking to develop a cheap telemedicine solution for remote underserved areas in the developing world. Imagine this : a cheap $40 android tablet that can do video conferencing hooked to a unit ...
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1answer
51 views

Tea ( w/ & w/o sugar ) and Calories [closed]

How does a cup of tea with 2-3 cubes of sugar affect the body? What if I drink 5 cups of tea with sugar? What are the disadvantages?
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252 views

Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night

It started happening a while ago and has been getting worse. I usually workout from 6-7 in the evening (unfortunately can't workout any time before that due to my schedule) and go to bed around 10:30 ...
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23 views

Do dexamethasone iontophoreses weaken tendons? [closed]

I've got a mild epicondylitis following tennis practice session 10 days ago. My general practitioner advised me to do some iontophoreses with dexamethasone. I know that cortisone injections are ...
1
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1answer
53 views

How to create the leg drive and keep shoulder blades together while bench pressing?

I have heard various powerlifters on youtube to use the leg drive(1) and keep your shoulder blades tucked in or together throughout the rep(2) (just as we do on the low bar squats) while doing the ...
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1answer
36 views

Why is porridge easy to digest? [closed]

What's the reasons that support the point that porridge is easy to digest ? Why a sick person is advised to eat porridge instead of rice ?
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52 views

Creatine supplementation for a Vegan athlete

Any thoughts on creatine supplementation (quick release capsules 4,000 mg) for weightlifting? I caveat this request with the fact that I am trying to limit my intake of animal products to a minimum ...
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0answers
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What does expiring Fish Oil capsule contents turn into and what is its effect on human psyche? [closed]

See title. I think it might turn into NZT-48 like the from "Limitless" with Branden Cooper.. Regards.
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How to make scar tissue due to blisters heal faster in hands after tennis/fencing/climbing?

I got blister just to the point that holds a foil i.e. index finger. It irritates me in tennis, fencing and climbing -- I am using ClimbOn and different Nivea lotions to heal it faster besides ...
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0answers
14 views

Heavy Bag appropriate length

I would like to ask what is the appropriate length for a heavy bag. I understand that the heavy bag weight should be approximately half the trainee's weight, but I have not found any sources about the ...
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0answers
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Activities and Pains during recovery time from tennis

I have recovered now 7 days after intensive tennis training of 3 months. I now feel some small itching pains in my both wrists and foot arches, for instance after 7 days of rest (doing really no ...
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1answer
38 views

Is not running inclined forward necessarily bad form?

I have taken a running lesson with a pro and his comment was that I should be running inclined more forward. The way it is now (as I've found after the fact) is that I run pretty much perpendicular to ...
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28 views

Optimized sleep schedule and how important is it ?

I am asking myself, how does an optimized sleep schedule for a good fitness life look like. What is so "optimized" and how important the sleep schedule is?
2
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1answer
38 views

How far to run at the beginning?

I would like to start running because someone told me that I can minimize my belly by running. I am not very trained so I am asking how far I should start running in the beginning. Thanks for ...
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Difference between BodyMetrix Pro and Personal

Been researching and it would appear that the only difference between the two is with the Pro you get an extra gel, and the Personal Software is severely limited. Has anyone used both systems? ...
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FitBit Flex Active Minutes

I don't understand why my FitBit will record "Active Minutes" when I workout and then when I log my "exercise" to get the calories closer, it subtracts out the time from "Active Minutes." It's very ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Counting calories and following the limit

I want to ask how do you count the calories for example of something with undefined calories like a soup or some new sort of home made sandwiches. Also I would like to know how can I calculate my ...
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3answers
59 views

How to train the muscles of fingers?

When I train fingers, I tend to do low rep and too high weights -- this is probably the wrong way to do it! Then next day I can feel some little pain or easily get blisters when skin so sore. I have a ...
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23 views

How to learn these movements? [migrated]

I just watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjFrcoGC6w and I really want to learn how to do that. What's the name of these stuff? I'm 26 years old, is it possible to learn this? How ...
0
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3answers
49 views

Simple tips for preventing hunger?

I have not smoked for one year and several months, but since then I gained about 30kg. I am sure that if I start smoking again I will lose some weight, but I don't want to start smoke anymore. I am ...
0
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1answer
10 views

Amounts for Pre workout and Glutamine

I got neon sport volt, unfortunately it doesn't say how much water to mix it in. It says one scoop but doesn't say how much water, same with GNC Glutamine as it doesn't say how much powder to use! I ...
0
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3answers
71 views

What should my heart rate be while running / working out?

When I run for 8-10 minutes my heart rate goes to 195-200 bpm, I have used several calculators online to determine my maximum heart rate but they all seem to say to my maximum heart rate should be ...
7
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1answer
64 views

How can the conventional deadlift be harder at the top than the bottom?

This video is the example I'm talking about in particular. But outside this, I've heard of and seen people having trouble at the top of a deadlift while not having such trouble at the bottom. To ...
0
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1answer
25 views

i'm getting out of shape left bicep cause weight is not acting on my left bicep

I am from India. My problem is that my left hand is quite bent, so weight is not acting properly on my left hand. My left bicep looks a bit smaller and looser than the right one. When i do chin ups, ...
3
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3answers
116 views

I get out of breath, like doing cardio, while deadlifting

I just started weightlifting a couple of weeks ago. Right now, I'm deadlifting 65 lbs for 3 sets of 15. When I'm done deadlifting, I usually breathe heavily and have a high heart rate, like I had just ...
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2answers
22 views

Warmups and trainings for Shoulder cuff?

I started tennis 1 year ago and now I started fencing. I successfully recovered from Ulnar claw here by strengthening forearms. Now I have poor blood circulation in shoulder cuff (reasons can be too ...
2
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1answer
61 views

Why do artificial steroids build muscle while artificial leptin does nothing to prevent hunger? [closed]

I've recently been reading about leptin and leptin resistance and I have a question that has been nagging me. It seems like one of the first things that researchers tried after the discovery of ...

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