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Developing a training routine outside the gym

I am a CS student and hence spend long hours sitting on my desk. I am trying to establish a routine targeted towards cardio (since I have had asthma in the past) and building muscle mass(since my ...
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Training for 1.5 mile run

What is the best training programme to improve 1.5 mile run times? For reference, my starting point is about 9:30, aiming for 8:30.
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Should I eat before a workout or just during the day

I've heard several theories regarding when you should eat, especially protein. Eat carbs before a workout and protein in a "window" of 30mins after a workout. Eat through the day. so that in the end ...
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Abs are built in the kitchen, but what about obliques and lower abs?

I've made some major changes as to what I cook within the kitchen, such as using Coconut Oil, substituting in sweet potatoes, etc. But I've, as of so far, haven't seen much improvement/visibility in ...
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Free alternatives to nike training club for windows or linux pc

Are there free alternatives for the Nike Training Club, which run on a windows or linux pc or just online via web-browser? List of features, from the iTunes App Store description: Full-body ...
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814 views

Going to gym twice a day

I was thinking about going to gym in morning for cardio type exercises and then in evening do some weight training, my main goal is to get 6 pack and get ripped. Do you think going to the gym twice a ...
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Should exercises for the rotator cuff be done at the same time as other shoulder's exercises?

I'm interested in doing exercises for strengthening the rotator's cuff, as suggested in this question/answer and other good resources. My question is, do these deserve their own spot in the training ...
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Is this program good to achieve functional strength and fitness?

That's my plan - every week, at least two of the following: gym, one round of upper body pushing and pulling, leg workout in the 6 reps/3 sets range (edited to add: all isolation movements) + core ...
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Why do my forearms and the tops of my hands hurt?

It feels as if the tendons on the top of my hand and in my forearm (just near the wrist) are very tight and it is painful. I started noticing it in wrestling two years ago and it was very painful but ...
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Pain just above knees after squats

Few days ago i watched a youtube video about how to do squats properly. I followed those steps and did squats but later on i felt pain just above my knees. I was not even able to stand up properly for ...
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Do compression socks help prevent shin splints?

Will compression socks help prevent shin splints? The pain has been occurring on and off for a couple of months.
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542 views

The relationship between basal metabolic rate, calories, and activity level

I have a base BMR of about 2200 calories without the activity multiplier using this formula: 66 + (6.23*240) + (12.7 * 70) - (6.88*31) I supervise an automotive shop and generally consider walking, ...
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Is there a general purpose sneaker for casual sports activities?

I am looking for a pair of athletic shoes that I can wear for various sports. Despite martial arts being my main regular form of exercise, once in a while my friends will get together for an impromptu ...
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What is Pilates and what are some good resources on it?

What is the Pilates? What kind of training/equipment does it involve? Can beginners do Pilates? Are there any good resources in terms of book/websites on Pilates?
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Rubber residue on weights stains clothing, carpets, hands

I bought a set of CAP dumbbells from Costco. The black rubber leaves residue on my hands, my clothing, and my carpet. Soap and water removed it from my hands. 'Resolve' carpet powder removed most (not ...
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How can I lose muscle mass in my quads and ham strings (thighs?)

I would really appreciate the help on how to lose muscle mass in the thigh area? Ever since I recovered from weight loss (40kg back up to 46kg, age 20, female, 1.66m), I started taking lysine and ...
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165 views

Never skip leg day?

Currently I am gaining strength (and muscle) with a 3-way split. Back- biceps Chest - triceps Legs - Shoulder This however is my concern, I am getting married in 6 months and bought a suit which ...
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Ice for recovery?

What are the benefits of using ice for recovery? I have heard that you should not use ice, if the goal is to recover faster.
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Exercises to Tighten My Body During Weight Loss?

I'm 25 years old and 173cm height. I was fat almost all my life until the age of 23 when I decided to lose fat. At that time I was 88 KG. Then in 6 months I lost until I became 72KGs. What I did was ...
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calorie restriction connection to muscle building

I am about average weight (145 pounds, 170cm tall) and about 2 months ago I joined gym and doing 1 hour cardio (pretty intense) then 1 hour lifting (targeting each different muscle group, really push ...
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347 views

Sticking it out for longer

I am running to loose weight, I like using the treadmill, I put it on 2% incline and set the speed to 10.0 mph. Now the thing is, I think this is more of a mental barrier than a physical one, I always ...
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How many times can one do crossfit in a week?

I go to crossfit everyday of the week except on sunday (because there is no class on sunday). I weigh 220 lbs and considered over weight, so I struggle a lot to complete the workout. I am not sure, if ...
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Correct workout regime

I am a complete beginner. I have started with the cardio exercises in the gym. The treadmill, the elliptical stepper and the cycle. On the treadmill I run at 10kmph for 10 minutes. On the cycle I ...
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108 views

How to compensate for extended cardio as body builder

I'm am doing body building as a hobby with 4 training sessions a week lasting for 60 to 90 minutes. I had good results with an intake of around 3.500 calories per day, the usual low carb diet. My goal ...
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160 views

Skull crusher exercise positions

Usually I do flat skull crushers for Triceps but I have seen some guys doing it in incline and decline way. What is the difference between incline, decline and flat modes? Is it same as we do ...
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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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How to ease tight soleus

I'm slowly starting to increase my running frequency (average distance of 5-7km) after a sporadic couple of months with injury. I'm noticing that my calves are always sore and very tight/pumped when ...
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393 views

Total Gym To Get A Ripped Body

I' m busy with my work routine and I don't have time to go to a Gym. But I want to have a ripped body. So I m thinking to buy a Total Gym product. I have seen it have no effect like a real GYM. But I ...
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Can external rotations help an already torn rotator cuff?

I just got a new client who informed that both of his rotater cuffs are torn. From My understanding, it seems as though I should avoid all upper body exercises so that I don't injure them further. I ...
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402 views

On weight loss diet while lifting

Will lifting weights slow my weight loss? Since muscle weighs more than fat, will I look better but weigh (on the scale) more?
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196 views

How to have short work outs per day to compensate 1 day gym

I have started to do workouts just recently, and I am doing weight training, but I seem to have a very busy schedule so I only get to go to the gym once a week. What I do currently though is I jog ...
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Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?

I've been reading about protein shakes, it's benefits and side effects. However i've used it many times as my post workout recovery drink. I have no doubt in the benefits i get in my protein shake, i ...
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What determines recovery speed, progressiveness, and patternized approaches to falling within the compounds of a structured recovery program? [closed]

Aside from my poor genetics, high body fat, poor fitness, Social Anxiety, bad sleeping patterns, and poverty I can not determine the correct approach to measuring recovery between workouts. Albeit I ...
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On the influence of the total number of sets, particularly with regard to tendon progress

I am staying away from the "as-much-as-you-can". Now, in the dumbbells part of my workout I simply mimic a linear load progression at fixed number of reps, á la SL5x5. I just use smaller increments ...
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335 views

What amount of excess calories, and in what proportion of macro-nutrients, is most effective to bulk up while doing Starting Strength?

My ultimate goal, as detailed in this question, is to "build sufficient strength to do standard powerlifts (squats/presses/deadlifts) in multiples of bodyweight - e.g DL 3x my body weight, Squat 2x my ...
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Can I drink beer and do gym?

I heard few of my friends saying doing gym after drinking a liter beer will give a better result. Is it true? Does drinking beer and going to gym a good practice?
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Does uncooked oatmeal get less absorbed by the body? [closed]

When I properly prepare my oatmeal, that is by boiling and cooking it for roughly a minute, it really burdens my body to consume it. I feel fatigued an hour after eating it and my stomach feels heavy. ...
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Why would someone do Pilates as their main fitness activity?

What are reasons for someone to do Pilates as his or her main fitness activity (like how other people do strength training, yoga, or running)? What does doing Pilates entail?
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Are there any side effect with SlenderTone system abs belt? [duplicate]

I want to know if the Slendertone belt has any negative effects on muscles or on the mind. I have read some reviews and feedback online and found nothing dangerous about it. Is it an effect device for ...
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Substitute for squats and squat jumps that put less stress on knees

Are there exercises (or sequences of exercises) which work the same muscle groups as regular squats or squat jumps with comparable intensity, but which put less stress on the knee (are safer for the ...
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Does lifting weights pull back you weight losing process?

I am out of shape(else why would I be here, lol), I weigh 185 pounds, 178cm height(5'9'' I guess). Lately I have been trying to work out and lift some weights for around 4 weeks, but yesterday I was ...
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So am I at a calorie deficit now?

I am 21, 6'4 and 19 stone (266 pounds) and my estimated BMR is 2545.58 Last night I did 90 minutes walking at a slow pace. This estimates I burned between 319-440 calories. ...
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645 views

How can I improve my speed and precision when playing football (soccer)?

I have been playing non-competitive five-a-side football with school and work colleagues for a few years, and have drifted in and out of it as people move away, the weather puts people off, people get ...
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How to lose only belly fat in 2 weeks

Me: I am 191cm 71kg. I am fairly defined except my stomach. My training: I currently do heavy free weight sessions 4 times a week: chest, back/arms, legs and shoulders/arms. My diet: High ...
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165 views

Duration between workout and dinner

I am undergoing with weight training and cardiovascular exercises these days majorly for reducing belly fat and for strengthening muscles as well . After workout i feel hungry so i immediately takes ...
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Is my current strength building workout good to start off with?

So I'm about 6 feet tall (183 cm) and weigh about 180lbs (75kgs). I'm looking to get a more toned stomach and gain more strength in my arms. I don't want huge muscles, I just want to get to a more ...
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300 views

Body Fat % Measuring Device

I want to closely monitor my body fat % but I'm not sure which scale/device is best for doing so. Are the scales with built in boy fat % calculators or the handle measuring devices accurate and to ...
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Does the amount of breathing (holding breath/breathing fast) affect the calories burned during a workout (not heavylifting)?

Why I even think it could have any effect: maybe when the body has deficit of the oxygen, the burning reaction modifies to burn more sugar/fat/whatever (i.e. instead of burning each molecule ...
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Will calcium supplements affect my strength gain?

I've just started taking calcium supplements, 1 tablet each day with each tablet containing 650mg of calcium. This is to try and negate the effects soda can have on on making it hard for bones to ...
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How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?

I want to know how to calculate how much muscle mass one has as opposed actually body fat.

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