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8answers
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What is the proper procedure for showering in a gym locker room?

This is going to sound like a stupid question. I apologize. But I've had it on my mind for a while and it needed to be asked. My question is: how do you use the shower at the locker room at the gym? ...
4
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2answers
78 views

How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?

Assuming an average woman... a.k.a NOT already strong or very much in-shape for their chosen sport... And following the following training plan: First, get strong with a simple beginner barbell ...
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0answers
10 views

Sea Urchins and Joint Pain [on hold]

About a year ago I was stung by a small sea urchin off the coast of Dominican Republic. I went to a doctor and they pulled all but two spines out within an hour after being stung. I did not pull the ...
2
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1answer
54 views

Strengthening for performing Head Stand

I wish to perform head stands, however I need to make myself fit. On a daily basis I have been doing Downward Dog, with both feet touching floor, 20 seconds Tree Pose, each side 20 seconds What ...
4
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1answer
52 views

Growth hormone and training at night

Given this: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-gh and specifically the graphic there, is it theoretically possible that training hard / eg lifting intensely, at night takes advantage of peak ...
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2answers
2k views

Does Fitbit Flex Count Indoor Rowing Machine Strokes

I am thinking of purchasing a Fitbit Flex. I have an indoor rowing machine which is my main form of exercise other than walking. I can't do much else because of injuries. I wondered if my rowing ...
1
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1answer
47 views

Arms: Should I alternate target muscle during routine?

I've been running through a new arm routine the last few weeks and seeing some decent results. The way the routine is setup is biceps, triceps then wrists/forearm. My question is if I should be ...
21
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20answers
2k views

How can I make exercise more interesting?

I want to exercise. I really do. But it's boring. From conversations with others, I gather that exercise gives people a natural high, but I don't seem to get one myself. I used to try to play sports ...
1
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1answer
125 views

What workout regimen is appropriate for the recently malnourished?

Background: For past 3 years my weight was 55-58kgs. 3 years ago, I was able to do 25+ pushups w/o break, 10 pull ups (from dead hang to chest over bar), 10 dips. For past three years I survived on ...
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0answers
18 views

Is House Gecko's urine or House Rat's Urine poisonous? Does anyone know for sure? [closed]

Exposed food can attract Rats, Roches and other insects. And Insects will attract Geckos. Apparently, consuming anything that has been exposed to the urine of either Rats or Lizards can kill. Is that ...
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0answers
21 views

What would happen if someone overdoses on multivitamins? [closed]

So if someone downed the whole bottle, would they just urinate it out or would there be side effects? Thanks!
0
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1answer
36 views

15 minute regimen for bulky arms

What exercises would you recommend to be done in under 15 minutes for bulky arms. I have tried some weight exercises in the past, but they failed to show results because of lack of follow through. ...
2
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1answer
90 views

Weird work hours and workouts

I typically work 4am til NOON and live in a hot climate. I do hour-long PT sessions Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 1230-130 to lose weight. I am struggling with a couple of things, I feel burnt out, at ...
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1answer
21 views

Where can I get nutrition information about food? [closed]

I am plannign on making an app that uses nutritional information about food, but finding good and reliable sources in the Internet for it is proving to be a challenge. Every website displays ...
0
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1answer
31 views

How much HIIT or LISS is required to deplete liver glycogen after a 24 hour fast? [closed]

How much HIIT or LISS is required to deplete liver glycogen after a 24 hour fast? the purpose is to get into ketosis quickly.
4
votes
1answer
71 views

Are there disadvantages of a split routine where everything else is kept the same?

My new job and new address imply that, for some months, I will need to switch from gym to home workouts and under time restrictions. I had been doing a full body workout at the gym, with between two ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Is Creatine illegal in Australia? [closed]

I've done little bit of research on it and saw few links talking about Creatine is banned in Australia. Is that really true? I need to take health-examination before I return to Australia, are they ...
1
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1answer
35 views

Using heavier weights to focus on form. Bad idea?

I did crossfit for a while a few years ago, and as an influence from that my home workout today is mainly bodyweight exercises, kettlebell training and rowing. I've been training with a 16kg ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

What are the potential benefits of using inclined push-up bars?

What are the potential benefits of using inclined push-up bars vs the flat push-up bars? What is the correct way of holding and exercising with this kind of bars? Thank you
3
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4answers
22k views

Milk+honey helps gain weight?

I’m currently working on gaining weight to my body. I just want to know, adding honey to milk will helps for gaining weight or not? Some said, adding honey with hot milk and cold milk differs from ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Drinking how much water is considered too much water? [duplicate]

I exercise semi-regularly (2x a wk/~1 hr each session). Run several miles on 1 day, weight train the other day. Once in a while, a 3rd day playing 1 hr of basketball. I try to drink 80oz of water a ...
5
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2answers
20k views

is there any need to wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth) while doing gym workout

Here in India, lot of people doing workout in gym wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth or Drawers or Nappy), e.g. They say that if they don't wear it, they will suffer from Hernia. I have joined gym some days ...
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0answers
45 views

Neccessary to wear supporter

Is it neccessary to wear gym or athletic supporter while doing exercising(workout) at home . If yes than which exercises we can do without supporter for getting fit
7
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7answers
14k views

Will wearing thick clothes during cardio provide better weight loss results?

Is it true that i should wear thick clothes such as a hoody while doing cardio to sweat more? Or is it just water weight that gets put back on when you drink? I have heard both.
4
votes
6answers
4k views

How to lose weight if I have lower vertebrae problems?

According to my doctor I am having lower back disc problems. I feel pain there almost all the times when I stand or bend my body backward. Now, I am gaining fat and don't know how I can lose it as I ...
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votes
2answers
51 views

Does green tea causes weight loss or other side effects? [closed]

I am a 26 year old lean person. I think I have less weight than the normal person of the same age. I know about the use of green tea for loosing weight. I want to ask if I start drinking green tea, ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Having a stronger right hand than left hand

I recently started training with a friend of mine, and on the days that we do push force exercises he keeps telling that he doesn't feel satisfied from the workout. Now this was very strange to me ...
10
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2answers
6k views

How much does body fat affect body temperature?

I'm currently about 30 lbs overweight. I'm also generally much warmer than many others around me, and am constantly seeking ways to cool off. I'm already working on slimming down, but I'm wondering - ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Internal left knee pain causing muscles imbalance

I have been doing Tae Bo workout for about one year while having internal left knee injury. Actually,It is not so painful when doing squats or kicks, but I feel the pain when I do leg launches ...
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votes
1answer
24 views

Does daily consumption of beetroot make you dependent on it for proper production of red blood cells? [closed]

Beetroot seems to have an EPO-like effect on your red blood cell production. Regular use of EPO also seems to make your body dependent on it for proper red blood cell production. Can regular ...
3
votes
1answer
84 views

Fatigued triceps in freestyle swimming

I used to swim a long time ago and after a break of several years, I took it up again about 6 months ago. However, my triceps (i.e the lateral part of the back of my upper arms) still get fatigued ...
2
votes
2answers
52 views

Overhand pullups - inner forearms ache but why?

I can do underhand pullups quite comfortably (working the biceps), but I find the overhand ones more difficult, almost certainly because my back muscles aren't as strong as those at the front. On ...
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votes
2answers
78 views

Is it safe to exercise while in the shower? [closed]

I've had the idea of doing squats while I was in the shower to be able to do exercises simultaneously with another task. Given the size of my current shower room, I won't be able to do other exercises ...
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votes
1answer
31 views

What happens when you consume protein shakes too fast? [closed]

For example, imagine the amount of time it takes to eat 1Kg of chicken (~230g protein). I can't see how you could take any less than a whole day to consume that much meat. On the other hand, you ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

squatting barefoot, bad reputation for gym! [closed]

today I was going to gym, I had running shoes and I knew that squatting in running shoes is not recommended. So I went barefoot then after my squat finished one of the gym folks came and told me that ...
8
votes
8answers
21k views

Do protein shakes push you out of ketosis?

I'm on a ketogenic diet and have stopped taking protein shakes (excepting post-workout protein powder with water) because I've heard that it may cause an insulin spike. Is it true that protein powder ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Can TaeBo keep my cardio up?

I do TaeBo workout everyday at home, and I want to know if that is good enough or can you point me to another workout
1
vote
4answers
110 views

Is it good to combine weights, punchbag, and cardio in same workout?

I'm thinking of doing a 5 day split day 1 chest day 2 back day 3 legs day 4 shoulders day 5 arms,each day consisting of 30 minutes weights 10 minutes of bag work, and 20 minutes of cardio. Is that a ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Dry land Training to Supplement Butterfly in Swimming

I am a swimmer, especially a butterflyer. I got a weight lifting set for Christmas, but I'm not entirely sure how to utilize it for butterfly, or even swimming in general. I read up on these ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Do fitter people have higher heart rates while exercising

I know that fitter people have lower resting heart rates but what about while they are exercising? My guess is that because it is 'better' the heart can now achieve more beats per minute and so the ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How should I prepare for a marathon on an elliptical machine?

I recently got excited about the idea of running a marathon on an elliptical machine after reading this post on livestrong.org: Colonel Mastrianna, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Manpower, Personnel, ...
1
vote
3answers
92 views

Doing push ups over a 8-10 hour period

I am doing 400 push ups every other day. I do 40 at a time, but I do them over an 8-10 hour period. Am I really benefitting from this?
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votes
1answer
27 views

the speed of a person drinking water and the benefits in variations [closed]

I woke up this morning after having a few drinks last night and felt particularly dehydrated. Now, what I proceeded to do was drink a pint of water in, more or less, one go. I then went on to drink ...
7
votes
3answers
174 views

What do we mean by “aerobic” and “anaerobic”?

I'm sure there are lots of us who aren't so clear on the distinction "aerobic" and "anaerobic": exercise, running, conditions, and so on. So: what is the difference between the two?
3
votes
1answer
49 views

Is there a stretching equivalent of the food pyramid?

As most people know, the food pyramid the diagram at the depicts all the essential food one should eat to maintain a healthy diet. The pyramid serves to guide individuals to make better choices when ...
3
votes
3answers
242 views

Precautions for difficulty faced on first day of gym

This was quite bad day today in the gym and that too my first day. I vomited after doing just 20 sit ups in the final session of the day. I'm newbie in fitness and don't know too much terms and i ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

running with a bad knee

I hurt my knee about a decade ago. I want to run but I find running normally causes my knee to hurt, sometimes for days on end and it can hurt to bend or put weight on it. I saw a doctor about it. He ...
1
vote
4answers
83 views

How to maintain evenness of muscles while driving manual car

So lately I have been commuting to work in my manual transmission car for 1.5 hours each way (yes I know but it's only for a year long placement) and I notice that it is a lot more effort for my left ...
2
votes
2answers
114 views

What's a good snack or meal to have before weightlifting?

When I haven't lifted weights in a while, I often get nauseous during my workout, usually causing me to not finish it. I read that eating properly before going to the gym may help avoid this. Has ...
4
votes
3answers
79 views

How can I make my elderly father exercise regularly?

My father is in his late 60s. He has problems with pain in his spine. Yet his lifestyle is not very active. He doesn't move a lot and spends a lot of time watching TV. I think his muscles will be ...

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