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Resting muscle groups within one session

Earlier this week, I realized that I was only going to get this one workout this week. I usually do 3-4 per week. I decided to do a full body program with some extra focus on legs, and got a squat ...
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I can't hold a plank for long - how do I get more effect out of a session?

I can hold a plank for 20-30 seconds tops, far shorter after I have done some other work. I have a couple of ideas on how to get more volume and effect out of a session: Hold until holding the ...
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Will taking the stairs daily improve fitness for an obese adult

I'm an obese adult, weighing 316lbs. I have started to try and lose some weight and would like to do something about my fitness levels. I have begun to take the stairs (5 flights) and when I get ...
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cant do pushups or pull ups. please help me

I'm 21 years old next week. I weigh 41 kilos (~90lbs). My light body weight lead me to depression. I've been smoking cigarettes for the past 5 years, but I've finally made up my mind to get fit and ...
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Help me balance my cardio, circuit-training, and weight lifting workouts

I've been off the horse for a few months now, but I'm ready to climb back on and in trying to make a schedule I'm remembering something that I've been confused about for a while. There are three ...
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Gym routine with Tennis

What would be some good additional exercises to do at the gym for 2 days a week with 7 days of tennis? Objective - Improve strength, mobility and endurance. (Not particularly in this order) I am ...
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Weight change but clothes still fit

I'm 15 5'9.5 and weigh 151lb I recently used to weigh 145 but my clothes still fit and my waist is still 32.5 inches and it had been a few months since I've weight lifted I just started back so I ...
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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 ...
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Can wearing tights while running cause pain in my knees?

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a pair of tights to keep me warm while running during winter. And since I've been running in them, my right knee is hurting, to the point where even simple walking ...
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Excess fat around jawline and hips [duplicate]

I'm quite fit, been going to the gym since August (stopped just into January and is about to start again) doing 60 forward leg swings and knee tucks (from hovering position), 30 reps on the ab wheel, ...
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1answer
158 views

Core/Abdominal Exercises with Lordosis

I have hyperlordosis as a result of very weak lower abs. I have been doing a lot of leg work on my hamstrings and glutes to strengthen my posterior chain, but I am having trouble finding any proper ...
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73 views

What's a good 30 yard time? [closed]

I'm a 15 year old freshman who ran a 3.54 at 30 yards. What would that translate to at 40 yards?
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Should I jump rope even though I suffer from flat feet?

I have flat feet. I don't think it's that severe though. It was my leg day a couple of days back and I did squats, lunges, exntensions, curls and some rope jumps. However, today, my left knee hurts. ...
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109 views

Why can't I lift the same heavy weight as last time for the first reps

For example, I usually do 21kgs for my triceps, but if I have just started weightlifting that day, I can barely do a single rep or two and I have to rest. After 15 minutes, I can do the same 21kg with ...
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1answer
232 views

How does Vo2max dieting differ from normal gym more endurance-training dieting? How much intake is enough?

This is my second week of vo2max training where each week has 2 rest days. I train the whole body during the week. I need to eat a lot. If I am not eating enough, catabolism wakes me up. I already ...
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6answers
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What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?

I joined a gym 2 months ago, and have exercised almost daily. In the first 2-3 weeks I went to the gym almost daily exercising for about 45 mins (treadmill, weights etc) but I realised this was not ...
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How does muscle build up when we exercise?

I want to put on some muscles, so I thought the best way to get started is to learn how the process of muscle build up works. I want to start from the basics to get good results. So, how exactly do ...
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2answers
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What are the functional effects of hypertrophy?

Hypertrophy means that your muscles are bigger, but does this mean that they don't perform better or worse than smaller muscles? Is it really possible for hypertrophy of the muscles to have no ...
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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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2answers
286 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 ...
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Can't sleep at night after workout

I've been going to gym for more than 10 years (I far away from being professional though). Recently (about 0.5 - 1 year) I've started noticing, that often after gym I can't fall asleep. Even if I ...
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67 views

Is walking a warm up?

1) Is walking a warm up before brisk walking? if not what warm up exercise we should do? 2) Is walking a warm up before jogging? if not then what warm up exercise we should do?
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163 views

Running with bunions: technique, shoes, etc

Are there any other runners out there who have bunions on their feet? If so, has running led to any long-term or short-term health problems? Is it worthwhile to get a special pair of shoes to ...
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Do NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, etc.) actually speed up healing or do they just mask pain?

I have a minor muscle pull in my lower back (right side). The initial pull happened Friday, but I re-aggravated it somewhat last night. I'm trying to heal this injury as quickly as possible for an ...
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CISSN vs ISSN-SNS [closed]

I've been looking at two sports nutrition certifications: CISSN: http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/CISSN.html ISSN-SNS: http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/SNS.html They both seem to be ...
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3answers
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How to increase reps on pullups/dips while doing a 2-day-split?

I had to switch from Starting Strength to a 2-day-split because of recovery. The new routine is a push/pull split, done 4 times a week, which looks like this: Sunday/Wednesday: Squat 3x5 Bench Press ...
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0answers
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

What workouts can you do to determine each threshold between your heart rate zones? For example a lactate threshold pace can be determined by running as fast as possible for 30 minutes at a even ...
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2answers
57 views

Exercises to strengthen muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the knee [duplicate]

I suffered a knee injury back in July, that I had a friend of mine (he's a physiotherapist) look at briefly. His diagnosis was that I suffered either a minor MCL tear, or possibly a minor meniscus ...
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2answers
65 views

Mileage increase after marathon

I Average 40 miles per week for running and ramping up to a marathon I peak at 60 miles. After the marathon I take two weeks off. The normal rule I go by is 10% for milage increases, but I am ...
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2answers
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Bruising on the bottom side of feet from long runs?

Whenever I go for a long run or put extensive stress on my feet I end up bruising on the bottom side of my feet. The bruises are incredibly painful but only last a day. They occur near the ball of my ...
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128 views

Should I not eat before sleeping even If I workout in evening?

So I have read that we should not eat 2-3 hours before sleeping. If I workout in the evening, does that apply to me too?
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4answers
146 views

How can I motivate myself if I am feeling bored of running?

After really enjoying running for a couple of years and running a few times a week and entering some races, I have lost the motivation to go out after work in the dark and cold and put in the hours. ...
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1answer
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Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

I am 23 years of age and played basketball professionally. Back when I was in practice, I had dynamic and explosive fitness to move quickly with strength. After my 2 year layoff, I have put on some ...
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3answers
67 views

What is the basic definition of cardiovascular exercise?

I once heard that basic definition of cardiovascular exercise is "exercise that increase heartbeat for a specific amount of time" Is this true? If yes, can I choose any exercise(like toe touching,leg ...
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2answers
165 views

How to build a decent muscular ripped physique at home by using only bodyweight exercises?

How to build a descent muscular ripped physique at home? I already know that physique achieved at home cannot be compared to the physique achieved at gym by lifting heave weights. But since gym is ...
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1answer
84 views

How often and how long should yoga be practiced for optimal health benefit?

Yoga is a very varied way of exercise -- e.g., doing Surya Namaskar many times will of course improve one's stamina; most of the yoga asanas will build both strength and flexibility; some will help to ...
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814 views

What are some safe chest exercise for people with shoulder impingement?

Are there any safe chest exercise you can do when you have shoulder impingement? Or should you avoid all forms of chest exercise in general?
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Does Intermittent fasting increase growth hormone secretion without negating strength gain benefits? [closed]

I have heard many claims, and done some reading, but I am not qualified by any means to determine the truth of the matter: Question: Will Intermittent fasting, increase growth hormone secretion ...
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1answer
23 views

Is consuming maltodextrin a good idea for replenishing energy between games?

this weekend my amateur team will be competing in a tournament (Quidditch - you can consider it as a high intensity exercise for 60 minutes.). We will play 4 games in a day with 1 or 2 hours between ...
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4answers
167 views

climbing 8 floor stairs daily is it a good practice

Every day I climb 8 stories of stairs. I'm 23, and my friends say if we daily climb 8 stories that in the future there will be knee problems and all. Are they right? If so can you suggest any better ...
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277 views

All activity is the same for weight loss?

There was a recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, where they took a cohort of 96 obese people and started them on different exercise regimens, as well as a targeted 30% deficit in daily ...
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2answers
52 views

Thighs and calfs never sore after the workout [duplicate]

When I go to the gym for e.g. a hard chest workout, the next day or two I can feel my chest be a little sore while it tries to recover. But I never get this feeling with my thighs and calfs although ...
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0answers
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FATS IN MY ABDOMEN PART [duplicate]

What work outs can I do if I'm having the middle part of my stomach large? Though the lower part, particularly the part around my navel (gut/belly) is not large?
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2answers
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cycling 10km everyday for fitness and weightloss

I am 38 year old male 173cm height and weighing 80kgs and yes my bmi is little above normal. I have been on and off working out in gym through my 20s but never serious could bench max 80kg. I recent ...
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1answer
61 views

Breaking plateau on grease-the-groove chin-ups

About a year ago, I started using grease-the-groove to go from exactly 0 chin-ups to my current max of 5-6. My schedule is to do GTG 3X/week in a somewhat condensed way: if I'm also lifting that day ...
0
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3answers
735 views

arm muscle size not increasing

A few months ago, my triceps starting showing. I've been regularly going to gym and my diet consist of protein, carbs and veggies (broccoli) and follow "Rule of third" 1/3 of protein, 1/3 of carbs and ...
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6answers
260 views

No more gym, what to do?

Due to recently events back at my parents house, I decided to help with some of the expenses, this lead me to sacrificing my membership to the gym. I know there are at-home workouts, but I am unsure ...
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0answers
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Is spot reduction a myth? [duplicate]

If yes,then can any cardiovascular exercise reduce fat from the entire body? i don't want to do exercises like lunges,squats and crunches,but i want to reduce fat from entire body,can i choose any ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Abdominal Apron variance 3“ at base on left while 1.5” on the right. Exercise Regimen to equalize [duplicate]

I am diabetic with surgical repair of both shoulders total replacement and 2nd right toe amputation with right great toe partial amputation. I have had neck surgery C-6,7 ACDF and have lower lumbar ...
0
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2answers
26 views

Are there two or four movements for each rep of a Single-Leg Romanian deadlift?

The description in the book describes touching the right hand in front of the left foot while the right leg goes up, then says to repeat it with the left hand going down, and that you've completed one ...

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