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Calorie calculation, consumption and side effects of minimum intake

In short, my question is "How actually calorie calculation works?" Now, I will try to describe my question in detail. While surfing net I found a calculator which claimed that it can identify my ...
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When doing HIIT, how long should your intervals be?

I currently do a 1:2 ratio of high to low intensity. My high intensity interval lasts 60 seconds, and my low intensity one lasts 120 seconds. I do this on either the elliptical or the heavy bag (I'm ...
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Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high

I've read in multiple locations (including fitness se) that the recommended protein intake is a minimum of 0.8g/kg, and 2g/kg is a better target for fitness training. To me this seems outrageously ...
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45lb Plate - At home workout Ideas

I recently switched jobs and now the hours are pretty long and stressful. I still make time to workout in the morning for about a half hour every morning before I go to work. The only things I really ...
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Can starting regular exercise cause a breathing issue?

Hi I have just started doing regular cardiovascular exercise but I have found that I am sometimes struggling to feel satisfied when taking breaths and need to really breathe deeply or yawn but it ...
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Tight calves and tingling toes when running

I usually run 7 km in 50 minutes roughly 3 days a week. On some days I experience tight calves muscle which makes me stop running and even walking becomes painful. I get a this tingling toes before ...
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Does smoking affect muscle gain? [duplicate]

I smoke and work out. The former for pleasure, the latter for muscle building. Does my smoking habit affect the rate of my muscle gain?
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Left side more developed than right [duplicate]

So guys I am 19 and have been working out for last 4 months.The problem is my left side of the body is weaker but more developed.My deltoids,triceps.biceps and even chest muscles of left side are more ...
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What are Some Energy Boosters

First of all, I am not new to the world of fitness and bodybuilding. I have been training for 4 years straight. I've missed days here and there, but never been away for more than 3-4 days. I can lift ...
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Is Hair loss any way related to body building?

I assume the more we do body building, the more insulin, testosterone and growth hormones are utilised in bodybuilding and the less it involves in hair growth, which in turn results in hair loss. Any ...
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How long does the energy from MCT oil last?

I've read of the numerous benefits to using MCT oil as a source of energy. Supposedly it is not well stored but is quickly digested and thus goes straight to being ready for use as energy (without ...
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Why perform chin-ups/pull-ups to failure on Starting Stenght?

I've seen both 'Practical Programming (2nd Ed) Novice Program' as in 'The Practical Programming Advanced Novice Program' is preescriben chin-ups/pull-ups to be performed to failure on each set. Each ...
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Is it possible to effectively build muscle mass using resistance bands?

I will be living in Africa for the next year, with little access to a gym. I was thinking about purchasing a portable gym resistance band set, but I'm skeptical of the efficacy of resistance bands in ...
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Right biceps is bigger than left biceps!

I was basically very thin but started putting on weight recently by doing regular exercises. I do exercises for my biceps as well. Although I do same number of repetitions for both hands, recently I ...
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Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?

I've heard this a million times: If you want to get massive, you have to do compound exercises, not isolation exercises. A specific example is the Hodge twins suggesting to do chin-ups rather ...
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Would weightlifting conflict with gymnastics/parkour?

I gather that bodyweight training is superior to weight training for gymnastics (http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/03/the-fundamentals-of-bodyweight-strength-training/). However, I enjoy weight ...
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What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?

Question: what kind of doctor should I see to assess whether or not my body fat can be reduced through further diet and exercise? Background: I've been an avid CrossFitter for over 2 years. I work ...
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Will convict conditioning book help me getting ripped [duplicate]

I want to know whether this book will help me getting ripped or I'll just gain muscle endurance without mass. I do want to be gain strength but I also want to be in a good shape and I don't have gyms ...
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Simplified endurance training

I have been getting fit an healthy the last couple of months. I have been toying with the idea of doing 10 reps x 5 exercises (set) as many times in a given session as I can. My thinking here is that ...
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Does someone sell latex-free jump stretch/exercise looped bands?

I have searched extensively for all sorts of different name combinations for latex-free jump stretch/exercise bands. I see that there are Theraband-style light bands that are latex-free, but all of ...
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I want to get ripped. Can bodyweight exercises do the job?

Can I get ripped without going to the gym ? I know it sounds lazy but I live in an area where there is no gyms at all. And going to the gym even twice a week can be really tedious for me. So .. Can ...
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Weigted vest exercises for bodybuilding at home

Since heavy barbells may be problematic in an appartement I am constantly looking find some alternatives to traditional barbell exercises which I can do at home. This time I want to ask, what ...
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Breakfast on Morning of Race

I'll be doing a triathlon next Sunday with the beginning of the race at 8:00 am. I'm going there as an amateur, but I've always been a competitive guy so I'll do my best to perform well. I've been ...
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What is the most important exercise one would do for Vertical Leap Improvements?

What fundamental exercises are done in order to develop a good vertical leap? Is there one exercise that is the base foundation in maximizing your overall vertical leap?
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Can long time protein synthesis get messed up by short/mid term protein surplus?

I can't quite remember where I read this, but there was an article on how much protein is too much. In the article, there was a point put forward that went basically like this: If you eat 400g ...
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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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Why parallettes have small height?

I want to build a PVC parallette at home and I noticed that all the parallettes are very small in height( as the diminutive french suffix ette indicates , pretty obvious , I know lol ) My question is ...
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is this a good workout plan for beginners

So im trying a 30 day workout plan and I was wondering if this is ok it starts with the first week being 2 sets then the second 3 sets then the third week 4 sets and the 4th week being five sets. It ...
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How to be strong and fit? [closed]

I'm 22 I'm normal in height almost 5.9 but my weight is around 56kgs, I'm looking lean. How can I be stronger?
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What is wrong with CrossFit?

Background Information When I started exercising a few months ago, I started with P90X and Insanity (Insanity for the mornings and P90X for the evenings). As a result, I'm getting used to high ...
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1answer
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what are some great foot stretching exercises

I've just walked a couple of miles on a hike and my feet are really sore. I'm wondering if there were any good feet stretching exercises that I could do without any specialized exercise equipment. ...
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1answer
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Cramping in chest after working out

Sometimes 1/2 day to a day after a tough workout, when I lean forward, I get a severe cramping in my chest...it feels like a bad muscle cramp in my ribs (just above the sternum on the right hand ...
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Does exercising late at night kill your “afterburn”

I've read about this so called "afterburn" effect resulting from high intensity workouts. For up to the next 24 hours, your body is supposed to burn more calories than it normally would. I always ...
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Exercises to correct bad shoulder posture

My shoulder posture is somehow incorrect. My shoulders and neck are leaned forward and scapulae are pointing out. I think that the shoulders are also a little rotated forward. I think some of my ...
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Safe exercises after L5-S1 disc problem

I have been diagnosticated with an L5-S1 disc protrusion which is less than a herniation. Most of the disc herniations occurs at L5-S1 disc, so I think it is a common problem. It happens a few months ...
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Do accurate strapless heart rate monitors exist?

I'm a runner. I've been using a Garmin with GPS to track my runs, which I enjoy. I have issues with the chest strap, though. (Not just Garmin's.) I find chest straps to be very uncomfortable to wear; ...
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Meal Replacement Shakes - Why aren't they healthy to consume for all nutrition?

In my research it seems properly made meal replacement shakes with fresh fruits and vegtables and balanced for proper nutrition are healthy as a possible replacement for one or two meals a day. ...
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What can I do to prevent my (outer) shins from tightening while running?

My shins (specifically the Tibialis Anterior muscle - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tibialis_anterior_2.png) often tighten up while I'm running. This has happened my whole life when running ...
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Cutting phase: indicators for muscle loss

I want to cut for a while and lower my fat percentage. As everybody I want to maximize fat loss and minimize muscle loss. Are there any warning indicators that my body is burning muscles instead of ...
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Question about Newbie Gains

So I read about something called 'Newbie Gains', which is essentially how new people starting a workout routine will see themselves gaining a lot of muscle mass in the initial first few weeks of ...
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Knuckle vs. palm pushups

What are the differences between open-palm and knuckle push-up forms in terms of benefits, risks, and muscle development? Open-palm: Knuckle:
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What is the optimum age for running a marathon for men?

I'm 27 and soon to be approaching my 3rd marathon, this time in London. I'm not a competitive runner but enjoy the physical and mental challenge that a marathon brings. I've spoken to a fellow ...
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Wearing orthotics in lifting shoes

I am planning to start taking Olympic lifting classes. Since I want to take it seriously, I wanted to makes sure I am geared properly. Currently, I am using orthotics due to the leg length discrepancy ...
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What is a good way to dry out extra fat after extensive muscle training program?

I have not accumulated muscles (5-6 times training per week) two months without burning fat because I do not want to lose muscles. Nutrition Some say I should eat little BCAA before sleeping. ...
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sweating and body fat

I am 49 yrs old and I am in very good shape. While taking a cycling class at the gym today someone commented on how much I was sweating. The instructor chimed in ad made the comment that I need to ...
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1answer
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Which barbell exercises can be done in an appartement?

I am considering to buy a barbell set (max. ~120kg) to train at home (2nd floor). However I am not sure about how dangerous this would be to the floor pavement, and how loud this could be to the ...
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Can one calculate the energy expenditure of specific lifts?

So I was wondering if there are formulas to calculate the energy expenditure of common lifts, like deadlifts, bench press, squat etc. I know that every formula could only be an approximation, due to ...
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Barefoot Running: What is the right form?

I recently bought a pair of minimalistic running shoes. As I did some "research" beforehand, I came to the conclusion that whether barefoot running is considered "good" or "healthy" is mainly based on ...
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Should i drink proteinshakes or eat proteinbars on my chilldays?

I'm trying to gain weight and I bought a 'Rice & Protein' Lean Muscle Mass supplement. I also made some healthy proteinbars which also have a bit of this supplement inside them. I started a month ...
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Due to the office timings (1 to 10 PM) doing workout late in the morning 10:00 AM has any impact on fitness?

Due to the office timings (1 to 10 PM) i do workout/yoga late in the morning around 10:00 AM and also go to bed late in the night around 1or 2 AM. So does this time slot has any impact on the physical ...

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