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Is my training working for me [closed]

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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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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Can I reach a target strength using high reps of lower weights?

I think the answer is "No." So here goes: I want to lift 60 pounds smoothly about 45 times in an hour (to assist with archery target practice with 60 pound bow). Right now I can only lift 60 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Training: quality vs quantity

Quite some time ago I trained has a shot put athlete, only at a regional level. I trained hard but only about 1h30 per day, 3 to 4 day per week. I never made great marks. Later I had to abandon the ...
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Training zones and training plans

I decided to recently try create my own cycling training plan, but I think I misinterpreted some of the info and am overtraining. I used Strava to get a lot of information and also read up from online ...
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Whats the difference between stretching and massaging muscles?

In terms of fitness, what are the differences between massaging and stretching? Do they have different roles in muscle recovery?
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Is muscle gain making my pants tighter?

I have lost about 100 pounds over the past few years, focusing primarily on weight loss. Now that I have lost the weight, and I look kind of scrawny underneath what was fat, I'm trying to gain muscle ...
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What is the body part used to track fitness progress?

I have lost about 100 pounds in the past few years. The arteries in my forearms are beginning to become much more visible, and they appear to show up more, but my weight has gone back up 10 pounds ...
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High or low glycemic index between training?

I am currently doing a lot of physical activities and I'm in doubt what kind of carbs I need to ingest to avoid exhaustin mid-training. In my mornings I usualy lift weights (for this, my nutrition is ...
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Weird weight loss pattern

So, I've started a weight loss plan 2 months ago and I'm steadily losing weight. However, I usually gain 1-2lbs over a week, then suddenly shed 3lbs overnight. This cycle repeats itself. I weight ...
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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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Should we workout with a cold?

I am suffering from a cold right now. I didn't want to break my workout routine, so, I continued to exercise. But during my session, I was not that energetic. Also, I have read on the internet that ...
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scientific papers on muscle growth in (severely) undertrained males?

It's common knowledge that weak individuals tend to pick up strength at a rapid pace given some 3x a week barbell training program. Some (starting strength) say there's massive lean body mass (LBM) ...
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How effective are standing desks?

How effective at improving flexibility/posture/fitness/general health is using a standing desk instead of a sitting desk?
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What should hands do during Barbell Squats?

I normally just leave my hands hanging on the bar while I squat, however I sometimes find myself pulling the bar downwards or pushing the bar upwards. When I push the bar with my hands, the weight ...
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Ensuring Physical Health while sat idle most of the day

I spend a good portion of my day sat in a office chair. I have heard from various sources about the importance of breaks for eyestrain and physical wellbeing. With that in mind, how often should I ...
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Shoulder isolation exercises

Background My shoulders have some catching up to do, compared to the rest of my torso, and I'm set on doing more overhead presses to have my compound exercises geared towards defining shoulders more. ...
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Can simply tightening your muscles replace lifting weights for gaining strength? And if so, can electrical stimulation cause it?

This question is two parts. First, can tightening your muscles repeatedly increase their strength similarly to lifting weights? Second, if this is true, can electrical stimulation of the muscles make ...
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What are some good alternatives to Calf Raises?

My gym has one of these: http://www.precor.com/en-gb/commercial/products/strength/plate-loaded/super-squat-624 You load up some weight (180kg in my case), face it, shoulder under and do calf raises. ...
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What is a DEXA reading?

What is a DEXA reading? In another question, "What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?", an answer suggested getting a DEXA reading. My brief research shows that it checks bone ...
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How fast should a rep be in strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance goal workout?

I would like to know what is the tempo for a rep in any kind of the four workouts mentioned above in order to gain the best result in the relevant workout. I don't know if it is correct to give each ...
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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 ...
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Does Whey Protein cause damage to teenagers who haven't fully grown? [closed]

I am a teen, 15 I do quite a lot of gym work along with football. I am constantly sore and I feel that my work doesn't achieve anything because there isn't enough protein to repair and make my muscles ...
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What muscles are important for running down steep loose ground and what exercises strengthen them?

After running, descending, long miles on a steep trail I'm finding that the worst pain/soreness in my legs are due to loose earth like gravel. Its hard to tell which muscles are hurting and Ive only ...
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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
50 views

Clenbuterol dangers? [closed]

Ive recently looked into the bronchial dilator clenbuterol for fat loss and body fat reduction aid. I'm wondering what if any comments anyone here had about this, mainly the dangers of it and long ...
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1answer
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How to listen to the body during a run?

I am newbie in running and I am not interested in long runs or any records. I start to run weekly 10km 6 months ago, now I run for 20km (with a bit of effort). I would like to understand what the ...
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Plan for 120 km bicycle race

I have a 120 km bicycle race coming up this weekend, which is just outside of my comfort zone and I need a plan. When cycling with a team, I can keep 30 km/h for about 2:20 or so and do my fair share ...
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What's the best way to begin cutting down to lower (and even single) body fat percentages for an active, healthy father with a standard work schedule?

I'm a long-time reader, first-time poster. Some brief background info: I'm between 5'11 and 6' tall. I used to be a long distance runner in my 20s. I ran half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, regularly for ...
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50 views

tingling feeling in arm muscles while working out [closed]

When I'm working out with a new weight that i'm not used to (I actually do calisthenics, but I use a weight vest) towards the end of my work out, when I'm really feeling it, I notice that as I'm doing ...
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2answers
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Preparation for the muscleup [duplicate]

What is the ideal exercise foundation that will prepare me to for muscleups? Some ideas I am considering are: Losing weight until my BMI is well under 25 Weighted dips Weighted pull ups Negatives ...
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1answer
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Testosterone levels. Fighters vs Bodybuilders

Who have the higher average testosterone levels? I know that bodybuilding boosts testosterone due to its exercises but what about fighters? All this danger they face.. not necessarily being afraid but ...
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1answer
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Is running in smog a risk factor for developing asthma?

In some parts of the world smog is common year round. Should running outside be avoided in these areas? I prefer to run outside and have no health problems but am concerned about exposing my child to ...
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Eating disorder recovery [closed]

I have an eating disorder. And I want to recover right know I am at healthy weight 60 kilograms but eating under 200 calories per day. I want to know how to look like pre eating disorder. And how to ...
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Lower Chest Pushups?

I have been trying calisthenics and when doing pushups I find that the next day the muscles that I feel sore are the lats (gods know why) and my upper chest. The part near the clavicle. I was ...

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