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Workouts on a hurt toe?

In the middle of August, I had the toenail removed from my left big toe. As such, I've been out of the gym since, mainly because any slight movement caused pain as my toe was healing. My toe has ...
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How does a layperson measure the effectiveness of a strength building program?

People who have difficulty articulating their fitness goals may begin a workout program with the hope that it will simply "build strength". Also, workout programs are not uncommonly recommended ...
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Weight training with barbell against two kettlebells

What difference does it make for my training if I don't use a barbell, but have two kettlebells (or two dumbbells)? To restrict possible answers, imagine a comparison for deadlifts, squats or bench ...
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Stomach muscles burn after doing crunches?

I used to be able to do 100+ crunches, but now I can only do 40 and my abs feel like they're burning so badly(after). I don't do crunches often anymore. I lost weight(about 5 pounds) before this ...
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1answer
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Weights after a broken Collar Bone

I broke my Collar Bone back at the beginning of April which resulted in me having an operation to repair the damage and have a metal plate put in. I was given the all clear to return to the gym ...
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44 views

What does it mean if I burn more calories than I intake?

I'm really unhealthy. I have virtually no physical activity. Well I'm trying to change this. So to start out, I'm doing couch to 5k. If you don't know what it is, it's just a beginner running ...
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2answers
31 views

Weight-gain through Protein shakes

Well I do very little working out because I have a busy schedule with working and school...every now and then I'll try to walk around the neighborhood for 40 minutes,but this is every blue moon I'm ...
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2answers
49 views

Need help dropping body fat to 8-12%?

So I am a 16 yr old young male nearing 17, about 160 Ibs, about 6'0, and in the 13-15% body fat range. I'd like to get down to 8-12% instead. Currently, I train my chest, traps, triceps, and legs ...
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3answers
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Barbell position during squats

When I squat, I cannot find a proper position that completely alleviates discomfort from the barbell. If it's too high, I find that I immediately feel a strain in my neck. Any further, it feels like ...
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28 views

Are chin ups or pull ups more beneficial?

So I am wondering about a question many others probably have. We all know that the mechanics of pull ups and chin ups are somewhat, but not very, similar, and we know chin ups activate biceps more, ...
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4answers
803 views

Is it okay to take a one week break from the gym after the first one and a half months of training?

I am trying to increase muscle mass. I completed my first month and a half of training. Is it okay to take a one week break and come back the week after? Will it affect my performance?
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Squats technique flat feet

When I'm doing squats my knees go forward further than my toes. Also when I'm standing up I tend to move weight more towards my toes. I was told that this technique is wrong but it seems like I can't ...
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the gristle in my knee after torn PCL

I have an unsettling gristly noise in my right knee when I squat (only when I squat thank God!) that's related to my torn PCL. I am just now getting my stabilizing muscles reactivated and thus full ...
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28 views

Treatment for pain in fingers after workout

I just began weightlifting three times a week. The workout consists things like deadlifts, squats, barbell rows, dumbell bench presses, etc... I've been feeling pain in my fingers afterwards and ...
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2answers
79 views

is it healthy to run everyday at least 5 km when overweight? [duplicate]

I'm 180 cm and 94 kg and I run every day about 5 km with pace 5:00-5:30 min/km and on weekends I run 10+ km. Is it healthy for my body in general?
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130 views

Not losing weight if exercising everyday

I've noticed that I'm losing weight when not exercising for about 3 days and exercising the next 2, while not losing any weight if exercising 5-6 days a week. While the additional weight might be ...
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2answers
108 views

Under What Conditions Will Muscles End Up Weaker After Work Out?

A very, very common situation for me is this - I work out, I rest, I come back weaker. A number of books/people have given reasons for this: Not enough sleep. Not enough protein. Frequency too high. ...
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1answer
735 views

Do explosive movements necessarily lead to injury over time?

Many exercise movements are recommended to be performed slowly, deliberately, and under control. Slow and controlled movements help to mitigate the risk of sudden and excessive stress and twists ...
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2answers
110 views

Workout using only dumbbells to burn fat and build muscles?

I have no time to go to the gym, my house is very small to buy large gym equipments and all I can buy is a set of dumbbells. I have only one hour per day to train. Currently I'm 79 KGs and I want to ...
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0answers
42 views

Protein powder? [on hold]

I have always been anti-protein powder because of all unnatural ingredients in them, but I've heard good about the "fitness guru's protein, so I want to know if any of these ingredients is a detriment ...
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4answers
141 views

When is 5x5 deadlifts too much volume?

I am curious what the science is behind strength gains on the dead lift and when it is ideal to stop working on 5x5 rep scheme and switch to something lower, as low as perhaps 1x5. Currently I can ...
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2answers
107 views

Is this a proper training schedule for best results?

I am a 54 year old male that has been weight training for over a year. I run a construction business and work pretty much everyday. Sometimes it's difficult after work, but I try to lift every day. ...
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2answers
50 views

In which case I would feel better?

In both cases, daily calorie deficit is equal. Calorie intakes and TDEEs are different. In which case I would feel better? Case 1: [Calorie intake of 0.8*BMR] and [doing exercise] Case 2: ...
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1answer
32 views

Should I include lightweight in my workout if I have an endurance based goal?

So I have goals involving bulking and getting stronger(increasing my bench, squat, curl, etc.), but recently I have put into action a goal to do 100 push ups in a row. Will lifting lighter weights ...
3
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1answer
48 views

Shoulder feels sore/strained after 10 sets of 10 on Bench Press?

So I went to the gym today, I got on the bench and did 10 sets of 10 reps, using medium weight, took about 30 minutes to complete, only thing I did other than biking and a few chin ups, and now my ...
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3answers
97 views

How long until a new workout/diet is assessed?

How long is a reasonable amount of time to assess whether or not a new workout and/or diet regimen is working? I've heard many people complain about not losing weight after a week but I've also ...
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2answers
58 views

Pinky finger movement affected by lifting weights?

Since I started lifting several months ago, I have noticed that my pinkies' (both of them) movement has been affected. This is more noticeable right after waking up in the morning, and consists on the ...
2
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1answer
37 views

Calculate how many pounds to lose from BMI [on hold]

Given a BMI, is there a way to calculate how many pounds one has to lose to reach a healthy BMI? I'm 5'10", 190 lbs., BMI is 27.3.
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3answers
111 views

Push Ups vs Machines

Why can't I do push ups (lol) but I can perfectly do 13 kilos 4series 30 reps, in a tricep or bicep workout? Plus it's a compound movement meaning I'm not enfoquing everything on just one muscle? If ...
2
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1answer
36 views

Gym for a 14 year old? [duplicate]

So I'm skinny, and I began going to the gym, I started first weekends doing very small weight (5 kilos) but in a correct form, doing 4 series of 15 reps for every exercise/machine I did/used, I don't ...
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1answer
67 views

How long someone can stay awake? [closed]

I cant escape sleeping a single night, though I tried. But 2 of my friends claimed that they did stay awake around 30 days nonstop! Nothing would be more difficult to believing than this to me! I ...
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1answer
36 views

the right excerise progragram for me? [duplicate]

I'm 23 years old 1.68~1.7 meter and I have spent the past 16 years in a sedentary lifestyle. Most of my body isn't fat with the exception of my belly which is 107 centimeters. What is the best program ...
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0answers
26 views

Increased consumption of green salads - does it indicate deficiency of certain minerals / vitamins? [closed]

My wife (aged 35, weighting ca. 54kg) suddenly started craving for green salads, this passion lasts for about six months already. She usually consumes a standard supermarket box of rucola leaves or ...
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4answers
125 views

Are protein supplements used outside of bodybuilding?

The phrase "protein supplement" suggests a substance that can be consumed to offset a protein deficiency. Searching the net for "protein deficiency", however, I was unable to find any sources ...
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2answers
49 views

Should I push through and keep lifting if my knee and wrist are giving mild pain?

I suffered a serious sprain four months ago. So serious that my hand felt like it was going to fall off for the next three months after lifting. Or, in the first month, even doing one push up, and the ...
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2answers
101 views

I bench and squat way more than what I deadlift?

So I am pretty confused here because my deadlift is supposed to be more than my bench and squat. Currently, my bench is 225 while my squat is 315. My deadlift is only 135. I don't know why this is. ...
2
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1answer
100 views

Core training on “rest” days

I started a gym routine 2 months ago consisting of just Pull-ups, Bench presses, Squats(with barbell), Dead-lifts and Military Presses And for the abs Hanging L raises, Russian twists and planks. I ...
2
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4answers
140 views

How much weight lifting will require me to eat protein supplements?

I am 32 years old and weigh 67 kilograms (148 pounds). I recently started going to the gym. I would like to know how much weight lifting I need to do where I will be required to consume protein ...
5
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1answer
54 views

What is the physiological mechanism of 'gaining stamina' for a particular exercise

A recent question centered on the fact that higher and higher rep counts for an exercise (e.g. pushups) stop building strength, but 'build stamina.' Do they in fact build any sort of muscle-specific ...
2
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1answer
60 views

Will barbell squats really strengthen back/deltoid/traps muscles?

So when you squat you are carrying a large amount of weight on your back as we know and I'm trying to figure out if that holding that weight on your back and shoulders would build them, too?
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1answer
38 views

Calf cramps after swimming - pain persisting 2 days later [duplicate]

So, 2 days ago I was swimming in the ocean with my kids for a while, I also did some freestyle swimming for exercise - about 250M. I swim a decent amount but that plus just swimming with my kids was ...
6
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4answers
170 views

Lose weight: run small everyday or long once in a week?

In order to improve my endurance and lose some weight efficiently while avoiding injury, is it better to run for a short time (20-30 min) everyday, hence not much time between runs, or longer (1 hour ...
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8answers
3k views

What is meant by the assertion that high repetitions of pushups do not build strength?

I intuitively think of the act of performing an arbitrarily large number of pushups as one requiring a considerable amount of strength. However, sometimes it is claimed that this is not the case. ...
6
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2answers
170 views

How much harder is it to burn calories in hot weather?

I make walks to try to keep a little fit and to burn calories/fat. At a temperature of about 16°C I can walk 10K in just above 2 hrs with almost no rest and not being excessively tired afterwards. I ...
3
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4answers
188 views

It is possible to achieve low body fat % without cardio?

I want to have a six pack but I absolutely hate cardio. And, I already do 4 hours of martial arts every week. Is it possible to get a single digit body fat % without cardio?
2
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1answer
87 views

Is it necessary to alternate the mixed grip for deadlifts?

When I deadlift, I'm using left hand over, right hand under. Are there any differences if I switch the hands? Are there any benefits to switching or cons to not switching?
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2answers
82 views

How should I work out if I cannot eat enough calories?

I am a hard gainer and small eater. I have been trying to change that, to get used to eating more, but so far I am losing the battle. My body refuses food when it is not hungry, which happens usually ...
3
votes
2answers
113 views

Should I perform exercises in full range of motion if my goal is to build muscle

I'm quite experienced in fitness and bodybuilding by that I mean I have been lifting weights for about 5 years, I'm not professional nor fitness "guru" or expert in anyway but I'm still always asking ...
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0answers
13 views

Does Google My Tracks app display Total Calorie Burn or Net Calorie Burn?

I use Google's My Tracks app, which displays a "calories" value for each run. However, it is not specified if this is "Total Calories Burned" (the estimated actual amount of energy used by the body ...
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1answer
28 views

Suggestions for strength workouts DVDs

In market, there are many cardio DVDs out there, to be done in Home or in Gym.For example I like Insanity and 21 Day Fix. I have been doing cardio for 2 years. Now I want to introduce Strength ...

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