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What is the effect of masturbation on weightlifitng ability?

For years I'm listening from everyone that we have to stop masturbation and also limit sex as it let down process of gaining muscle. Also everyone in gym suggests me to completely stop masturbation. ...
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Is my training working for me [on hold]

I am finding that my hard runs (5.31min/km) my avg HR is around 160, but I am not running to exhaustion by any means, and recover pretty well after 10min rest or so. Usually use a harder negative ...
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0answers
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Am I estimating my caloric intake correctly for a healthy diet plan?

I am 5'10", 192 lbs., 28 years old, male. My BMR (just using the average from online calculators) is: ~1960 calories. I average 5 miles (walking) per day, usually around 2.5 hours of activity. Using ...
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3answers
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Recovery Run vs Rest Day

I have question with regards to rest days & recovery runs. The last three days I ran rather intensely (Interval & Intesive Durationrun). Today i was supposed to take a "rest day". (To be ...
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1answer
63 views

How to train for marathon

I really really want to train for a marathon, but I can't find anybody to do it with me, and I just can't seem to be able to train alone. At the beginning of the year I found someone to do these ...
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1answer
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How to calculate your RMR accurately?

For a couple of months I'm trying to get leaner, therefore I'm logging my overall food intake in order to keep a constant amount of calories deficit. I'm a male, 22 y/o, 186 cm/6'1", 82 kg/181 lbs. ...
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How much protein should I be eating?

I am 59 yrs old, 6'5" and I currently weigh 245lbs, up from my lowest of 230lbs, after having lost 110lbs last year. I have a desk job during the day and I work out with weights 3 times a week for ...
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3answers
94 views

Am I exercising out too much? [on hold]

So I am a 17 year old fat boy with a height of 5'9" and weigh around 183 pounds. I can't change my eating habits, I just love fast food and could't resist. So I decided to exercise as much as possible....
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How often should you rest? - Running [closed]

I'm an athlete and run around 5 times a week, often 6 miles each time, how often should I have a rest day? Should I cut the 5 times a week down to 3/4 times?
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I've been running and eating significantly less but weight loss has seemingly stopped

I started running about 2 months ago to lose weight and along with this I also eat a lot less (1000-1500 calories a day). I started off around 200 lbs and got down to 188.6 but a few weeks ago the ...
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5answers
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Gym has max 30 kgs dumbbells; how to progress?

My local gym has dumbbells up to 30 kgs. I can bench several multiples of that. How to do progressive flys and DB presses with this limitation? (There is a pec fly machine, but it tops out at 80 kgs) ...
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What does it mean to “cring your corn?” [closed]

I believe that it is something sexual and therefore obviously physical but I am not quite sure. If anyone knows please answer. Thanks.
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How should I do when doing the “minimum” program?

Previously I had asked for a "minimum" program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule, and minimum time to do it. The answer is to doing pull-up, squat and dip until failure every ...
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2answers
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Impact of weekly collossal cheat days

I know a guy who follows a very strict diet and trains regularly, but once a week he will have an extremely indulgent cheat day (5,000-10,000 calories, typically ice-cream-based). How does this ...
2
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1answer
62 views

How to shred max body fat although my physique is athletic

I've been working out for nearly 5 years and I am vegetarian(not even eggs) . Although I am in good lean shape but I wonder how bodybuilder shred almost all the fats from their body and look so ripped....
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1answer
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Training advice to maintain run pace when you have less time

I'm training 4-5 times a week for a 10K race, I gave myself a target pace that I can probably achieve. The race will be in 2 weeks, then I'll add a couple of trail races 3 weeks and 6 weeks later (...
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2answers
78 views

Should I change my diet based on rice and vegetables? [closed]

I'm a very busy person so I can't spend an hour a day cooking things, so six month ago I made a method which consisted of having vegetables already cut in the fridge and every time I need to eat I ...
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What is the difference between running intervals and repeats?

I thought running repeats where a long distance version of intervals but Ive been reading up on intervals and found mile and km long interval workouts. Whats the difference between running intervals ...
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Can't swim, even after a semester's worth of swimming classes, practice, and personal training,

I am at a loss as to why I still can't swim. During a college swim class taught by the school's men's varsity swim coach (at a Division I program in the United States), we learned all the building ...
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1answer
82 views

Why is my belly fat so loose/watery/un-rigid?

I have been working out for the past 9 months and I have lost around 30kg. I started at 130kg and now I am at 100kg but at the same time I have built up a lot of muscle in my arms, back, chest, and ...
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2answers
56 views

Calories burned

I don't understand the formula for calories burned based on hear rate. According to it, a person with a lower weight, doing the same exercise for the same amount of time will burn LESS calories than ...
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3answers
520 views

Diet chart to gain 10-12kg weight [closed]

I have gone through many questions on this site and others, but, I can't find exactly what exactly I'm looking for, so, I am asking it again here. I am a 23 year old male. I am trying to gain at ...
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3answers
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What is a good time to row 10,000m on a Concept C2 rowing machine?

Just starting to get back into exercising after a 3 year absence (and letting myself go a bit). I recently started rowing as it is quite intense and involves the full body. I'd just like to know what ...
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2answers
12k views

Dull pain/soreness in upper back muscles behind right shoulder bone after pushups

After pushups I experience a dull pain and soreness in my back muscles behind my right shoulder. I believe its in the rhomboids. The dull pain varies in magnitude and is never completely debilitating. ...
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3answers
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How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?

I exercise every alternate day - which means 7 times a fortnight. I mix it up ever so often, but I generally do a mixture of about 45 minutes of cardio (either a run at >10.5 or intervals on the ...
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3answers
124 views

Why is my big calorie deficit not resulting in weight loss? [closed]

About 6-8 weeks ago I started have a green drink/protein shake for breakfast lunch and sometimes dinner. I eat meals on the weekends. I have a few beers. I exercise 5-6 days a week, usually during ...
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1answer
40 views

Is it possible to maintain or improve as a runner doing mostly races?

Is it possible to improve or maintain your speed at any distance by doing the following: Hard workouts 1-3 times every two weeks where 75% or more are races and the rest are race pace workouts. Easy ...
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3answers
61 views

Do I need to be over my maintenance or my actual calories burned to build muscle?

Attempting body recomposition by cycling calories on workout/non-workout days... but, I can't find any sources that really agree on how many calories I need to eat. For instance here's two articles ...
3
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1answer
51 views

Does long term severe salt restriction enhance athletic performance?

We can read here that the Yanomamo Indians do fine on a diet that hardly contains any salt. They live in hot humid conditions so they'll certainly lose liquids in the form of sweat of the order of 1 ...
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2answers
44 views

Lose weight-> Gain weight-> Lose weight

I have gone through multiple transformations from fat to fit to fat to fit to fat. I did many things until I found the ketogenic diet which worked great for me. When I am on a ketogenic diet, I am ...
3
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1answer
125 views

What are the most common interval workout routines?

For interval runs what are the common types of workouts for runners training for distances of 5km or more? Example 10 repeats of 800 meters with 200 meter rests or 10x 200m with rests until HR drops ...
3
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1answer
62 views

Can too much calories pose a health risk?

I am a skinny guy and want to gain weight. I do regular exercises and decided that I need to eat more in order to gain weight. I made a protein shake weighing about 300g and it has 1672 calories. ...
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3answers
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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

There are numerous online calorie calculators for running (e.g. from runners world). What is the underlying formula for calculating energy expenditure while running? This post has an excellent ...
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2answers
45 views

Calculate calories burned [closed]

I want to calculate the calorie burned by any person.If i have the height ,weight,sex,distance walks or run.Is there any formula that help me to calculate the calorie burned just by above four factors....
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1answer
169 views

Calories burn rate calculation — scientific studies

There are many online calculators for measuring walking/running/bicycling calories burn rate. They differ in input parameters like some might need my weight as well as height and some don't. Almost ...
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7answers
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How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?

I've found various online "calculators" for looking up how many calories are burned when doing an exercise like using an Elliptical machine. Is there a way to calculate how many calories I burned ...
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2answers
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should I continue weightlifting even though it makes my body bigger?

Female, 15, 110 pound, 5'3" Goal: smaller figure and toned body I've started weight training about a week now. I start with a very light weight 1kg for arms. The next day it became very sore and ...
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2answers
62 views

Protein Shake VS. Tuna [closed]

I am currently on a workout plan. for lunch I have one pouch of tuna and one whole avocado. I am getting a little sick of tuna. Can I replace my pouch of tuna and avocado for a protein shake? The ...
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1answer
32 views

What are some good strength exercises for different skiing practises?

The ankles and muscles foot to knee are particularly challenged. Similar question to this here on marathons but now focus on skiing and external weights can be used: this can be related to roller ...
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0answers
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Fingers, hands and wrists specific stretching exercices

I am looking for some specific exercices for fingers, hands and wrists to improve the flexibility and not the strength. This is because I suffered of a bad tendinitis mostly to the flexor tendon of ...
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0answers
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What is a more durable alternative to the Leguano running shoe?

My current running shoe is the Leguano as shown below. While I like the barefoot experience the shoe provides as well as its compactness, I dislike its short durability. After wearing it for half a ...
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1answer
76 views

Where is the longest steep run to use for training in the eastern United States?

Steep being 12% grade or more, where is the longest steep run in the eastern United States? Or more broadly, where is the best place to train in the eastern US for races like the Hardrock 100 or ...
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1answer
55 views

Uneven butt question [duplicate]

I am 21 years ols, and o I have noticed that my left butt chick is lower than my right one. I tried for the last 7 weeks to concentrate on "lifting" it, but I can't seem to see any differences. What ...
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3answers
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Muscular tiredness from biking — is it endurance related?

I bike every now and then, but used to ride bike quite often before. One thing that never has changed is how I get dead tired instantly. The tiredness is muscular and it's all in the legs, like a ...
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2answers
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How is muscle repair affected by a caloric deficit?

Background Weightlifting creates micro-tears in the muscle. Protein and other nutrients repair the tears so the muscle grows back stronger and larger. Question How is muscle repair affected by a ...
2
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2answers
82 views

Weight loss/gain around rib cage (women)

I bought my wedding dress back in December and it fit perfectly. I have been away for 4 months for a ski season and have come home to find my dress is too small around my rib cage and won't do up. ...
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1answer
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Rapid fatigue and swelling

I'm 23 yo, 6'4 and 180 pounds. I've been working out for approximately 3 years. This includes weight training and calisthenics. I also play basketball here and there. So I consider myself fit and ...
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1answer
44 views

How to increase BMI and gain weight in a healthy way? [duplicate]

What are the best foods and exercise for quick weight gain? what are BMI increasing diets?

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