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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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1answer
31 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 ...
4
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1answer
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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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20 views

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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1answer
40 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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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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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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1answer
50 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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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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22 views

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 ...
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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 ...
3
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1answer
581 views

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 ...
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 ...
2
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1answer
42 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 ...
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2answers
71 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 ...
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1answer
49 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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2answers
116 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 ...
1
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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 ...
1
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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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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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0answers
39 views

Testosterone, steroids, and supplements [closed]

For regular a person who workouts regularly, is there a healthy amount of illegal competition supplements for a person can use to make their goals easier? Basically, I want to know if illegal ...
1
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1answer
76 views

How Do I get a Six pack [closed]

My name is Jake and I'm 15 years old. I'm 5'10" and 140 pounds. I have been working out in gym for 2 weeks now and as I calculated my body fat percentage is around 14%-15%. My goal is to get a six ...
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2answers
57 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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0answers
41 views

what is the ideal weight for a 25 years old male? [closed]

I'm a 25 yo male with 180 cm (5,9 feet) height and 71 kg (156 lbs).. I still consider myself skinny and I'm convinced I should gain at least 10 kg, is there any ideal (healthy) weight according to my ...
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0answers
59 views

What kind of Exercise can be done amidst in office hours? [duplicate]

I am a typical office goer who sits around 9 - 10 hours in front of my system. There are no possibilities here to do any ground exercises. Usually I play badminton after office hours for atleast an ...
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1answer
61 views

Is this intensity of Jogging good to reduce fat? [duplicate]

According to a website the speed of Jogging is around 4 to 6 miles per hour, I'm doing something around (very little faster) 4 miles (6.4 Km) per hour, but I'm doing that uphill, so I go 213 feets (65 ...
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1answer
39 views

How would I prepare for long distance biking?

I'm getting ready to go to college in about 7 weeks. But, it's too far to walk and if I was to take the bus, it would use the money they give me for transportation. I'm also not allowed to take a taxi ...
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5answers
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Passive work out?

Are there passive ways of work out? Basically I'm quite lazy, for example running is tiresome, stretching is also somewhat painful. So pls suggest some passive ways of work out, that are easier to ...
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1answer
64 views

Fitting sports around weightlifting schedule and work

I'm not too sure how or why but I find myself in a position where i'm slowly obtaining more injuries year-by-year. In college I could go to the gym 4/5 times a week, play football (soccer) or ...
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1answer
51 views

Visceral fat (->cardio) or weak abs/back muscles (->power training)?

Background: Age: 23 Height: 180cm Weight: 70kg BMR: 1715 Calories/Day TDEE: 1972 Calories/Day I live an inactive life with highly irregular visits to the gym. I have a skinny-fat (mainly lean) ...
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2answers
37 views

What should I eat before a free weight circuit? [closed]

I am currently doing circuit training in the morning to tone up, loose fat (especially belly fat), and gain strength and maybe even some muscle. The following circuit is what I do Monday, Wednesday, ...
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2answers
53 views

How does one strengthen the muscle that keeps the neck erect?

This is really a two-part question: Which muscle keeps the neck upright? How does one strengthen it?
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1answer
93 views

Building Lean Muscles

How can one make sure that while exercising with healthy diet muscles don't get bigger. Rather amount of fat reduces and only internal lean muscles get build so that metabolic rate increases and one ...
0
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2answers
106 views

Stronglifts 5x5, Balancing and What Next? [closed]

Progressing well for the last couple of months on Stronglifts 5x5. (25 y/o, male, 6ft, 80 kg / 176 lbs weight / eatting a surplus of 3200 kcal) How to stop my Bench and Overhead Press lagging ...
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1answer
44 views

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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1answer
38 views

Guidelines for using spinning (stationary bike) as cross-training for long-distance running

I'm interested in using spinning (group stationary bike class) as part of a long-distance-running training plan (from half marathon to ultra marathon). Typical plans include running at least 4 days/wk ...
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1answer
119 views

For decreasing body fat percentage, many low-weight reps or few high weight reps?

I am interested in decreasing my body fat percentage. Right now it is hovering around 24% which is (at least) 10% higher than I would like it to be. I have started going to the gym to help rectify ...
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1answer
33 views

How can I educate myself about the human body to be able to come up with useful exercises [closed]

I know that personal trainers are usually well educated about the human body so that they know which exercise engages which groups of muscle. They often have very good awareness of how to use your ...
2
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1answer
53 views

How to prevent hands-slipping from a bar?

I'm doing some hanging knee raises and honestly, they are not hard at all on my stomach or legs, but the problem is that I cannot keep my hands up there on the pullup bar, they are constantly slipping ...
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2answers
67 views

Can we do swiming and bodybuilding in the same day [closed]

I have started bodybuilding and I also practice swimming,I ask if i can practice swiming in the morning and train bodybuilding in the evening.. or should i make a day for swiming and a day for ...
4
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2answers
97 views

Is power yoga equivalent to strength training in Gym?

Since power yoga includes many postures which involves lifting self body weight. For example 5th step of Surya Namskar makes one bearing whole body weight on arms,shoulder and feet fingers. There are ...
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3answers
54 views

how to distribute protein intake throughout the day

If I do my workout in the morning right after breakfast. How do I distribute my protein intake through out the day. I am going to be basing my diet on Beef Baked Beans Eggs Milk Also for workout ...
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1answer
22 views

What flips are unnecessary in parkour/freerunning? [closed]

When people in parkour videos do flips, they look cool, but is it really important to do it? To what extent should you do a flip (i.e. heights, obstacles)? Also, what flips should a beginner learn?
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1answer
58 views

Best Way to Control Breathing During Pushups?

What is a good way to control my breathing while doing push-ups? I really want to be able to do 100 push-ups come next school year. Currently, I can do 40 per set if I push myself. However, my ...
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2answers
47 views

What Exercises Replicate Swimming?

I`m training in order to take the American Red Cross Lifeguard pre-test/screening. In order to pass, I need to: Swim 20 yards, head-dive, retreive a 10 lb brick, swim on my back the 20 yards with ...
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1answer
47 views

How to burn fat while doing workout? [closed]

I use the food supplement Le Carnitine to burn fat. When using this, do i need to do cardio before or after workout? Which one is more effective for burning fat? OR can you offer another product to ...
3
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5answers
205 views

Is there a bicep exercise that uses no equipment?

I keep a regular workout routine, and due to living constraints I have tried to use bodyweight workouts as much as possible, with as little equipment as possible. So far I have been able to find ...
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3answers
77 views

When doing abdominal crunches, should I place my arms across my chest or behind my head?

I wonder whether I should place my arms across my chest or behind my head when doing abdominal crunches. I am interested in both the effectiveness of the exercise as well as injury prevention (e.g., ...
0
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0answers
5 views

Chilblains after a week of cold showers [migrated]

I decided to take a cold shower every morning when I woke up. It was painful, invigorating and a fun challenge. But then I got chilblains and and the doctor said keep your body as warm as possible (so ...

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