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What movements are safe to 'do for time'?

Rookie here. Been studying and trying different things. I like trying to do "x number of move x in some amount of time". Some movements like Olympic weightlifting, should obviously not be done for ...
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Why pancreas releases less insulin? [closed]

Can anybody please tell me that why does pancreas releases less insulin than normal? Does it leads to Diabetes? Thanks
2
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1answer
75 views

Are all extra calories stored as fat or is there a limit?

Suppose that one day I ate really a lot of sugar and junk food. So I made a high surplus of calories. Are all of those extra calories going to be stored as fat? Or does the body have a limit for that? ...
4
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1answer
54 views

Weightlifting for people with scoliosis

I have mild scoliosis and have been told by every doctor I've spoken with to avoid lifting anything heavy. On the other hand, I've met a number of people who have scoliosis and have succeeded in ...
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1answer
23 views

What time frame might I expect to correct arm rotation?

My arms are rotated so that the back of my hands face directly forward. This is presumably from years and years of sitting at a computer. I am attempting to correct it by doing only pull exercises: ...
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23 views

Should I drain canned cod liver?

My product has 115g contents of which I drain 52grams of oil (which is roughly 450kcal). Should I keep draining it? Is it pointless to eat this product, because I'm either wasting it or taking in too ...
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3answers
415 views

Hack for fixed dumbbells

I've found different ways to add smaller increments to certain equipment in our gym. For example, for cables (where each plate weighs 15 lbs), I place a 5 lb or 10lb dumbbell above the first plate. ...
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0answers
15 views

What products are available that attach to existing fitness machines (weights/treadmills/cardio etc) to track usage?

We are trying to find an off the shelf system that we can attach to existing fitness machines in a gym that tracks machine usage on a user basis. So the idea would be to attach them to all machines ...
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2answers
52 views

Can drinking too much water lead to looking bloated?

I drink a lot of water. Easily 4 liters pure liquid on normal days, 5+ when exercising (5 days a week). I heard as a child, that salt and water are stored and produce compartments similar to fat. Is ...
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0answers
31 views

What are some nice accessories for a home gym? [closed]

We have all the proper fitness equipment but I'm looking for some ideas for niceties to make it even more inviting. Thanks
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121 views

Why on Earth do most people enjoy unhealthy food?

I know some people may argue: "I actually love eating unsalted tuna with broccoli", but the sad truth is that most people don't. If I had to choose between a cheese burger with fries and unsalted ...
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1answer
75 views

Should I eat before or after my exercise?

I work from home quite often so don't get enough natural exercise, recently I decided to take a fast paced walk early in the morning to simulate the usual walk to work. I'm not sure if I should have ...
0
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1answer
21 views

What are the strengths and weaknesses of shorter bouts of resistance training?

Currently I am assisting in collecting data for a study on movement patterns and coaching at a small fitness facility. The nature of my work does not provide consistent time to train, so I find ...
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Whats the functional difference between the rhomboid - middle trapezius muscle?

Both, the rhomboid - middle trapezius muscle retracts the shoulderblades together. So, what are the additional benefits of the rhomboid muscle? Thanks!
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192 views

How do gymnasts and dancers remain so slim, yet so agile and strong?

Having a very small percentage of body fat definitely helps, but even so, how is it possible to do backflips etc. being so slim, while people with huge muscles can't even lift off the ground. What ...
1
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1answer
94 views

How quickly does fitness depreciate?

For every day off, for example, what percentage of your overall fitness level decreases?
4
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1answer
81 views

What are some good strength training routines for runners?

I'm looking for suggestions for a 60-90 minute session, complete with exercises, sets, weight, rep, etc. My primary goal is to build speed for 5k trail races.
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3answers
40 views

Vertical jump and muscle mass

I play basketball and I want to increase my vertical jump but at the moment my arms are still skinny so would I be able to gain muscle mass on my arms as well as get my vertical jump higher?
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1answer
136 views

Never skip leg day?

Currently I am gaining strength (and muscle) with a 3-way split. Back- biceps Chest - triceps Legs - Shoulder This however is my concern, I am getting married in 6 months and bought a suit which ...
2
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0answers
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Bicycling 36 km per day in city traffic is feasible? [migrated]

I am planning (still in planning phase since last 1 month :( ) to use bicycle as my commute to and from office. My office is around 18 km away from my home. Almost half the road will be full of ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Alternative to coffee

I'm not really sleep-deprived, but lately I've tried taking coffee before working out. I find that my performance was considerably better than without coffee and that I generally feel good afterwards. ...
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0answers
26 views

Is there a exercise to large hiatal hernia?

I'm going to gym for workout for 2.5 yrs now.last year i got antrial gastrities.i did a upper endoscope.then found that i have a large hiatal hernia. I think this happend when i did a exercise with ...
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16 views

Strapless Heart Rate Monitor with phone sync

I used to wear Suunto M2 monitor with the strap; but strap getting dirty each time I use it, plus I can't save my heartrate data. It would be interesting to see my performance on the bigger scale. So ...
2
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3answers
99 views

What is a low-impact exercise routine that slowly progresses towards more normal exercises?

I'm out of shape. I'm the kind of person who usually spends almost 10 to 16h a day in front of the computer nowadays but in the past I at least experienced or practiced about 10 different martial arts ...
3
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2answers
164 views

Less fitness for longer and healthier life

It is entranced into our minds that physical training improves your fitness and health and you live longer and brighter lives. However, it is also known, though less widespread, that taking more ...
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1answer
144 views

Will squats help me build stronger legs

My goal is to make my legs strong and hard. Currently I do 60 Squats daily, and have done so for the last 7 days. Are squats a healthy/safe/effective way to build stronger leg muscles? Please keep in ...
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1answer
34 views

Pre intense soccer game preparation strategies

I have an intense soccer game coming on this Sunday, it's now Monday in my time and I have around 6 days to prepare for the game. A couple of things about my current situation which I need your advice ...
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0answers
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How long does it take lungs to recover after quitting smoking? [duplicate]

I have smoked on and off since 18 I was . I just turned 21 in may. I have smoked tobacco . I averaged about 7 packs a week.
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1answer
32 views

diet alternatives

I'm 24 y.o. male, 173cm, 86kg, currently trying to lose fat and not lose muscles / means OR My current diet is Breakfast (~7.00): oatmeal / cottage cheese / eggs (~10.00 - 11.00): some ...
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3answers
85 views

Why does Starting Strength prescribe minor resets?

Rippetoe's Starting Strength recommends that when you fail to get all 3 X 5 reps for 3 workouts in a row on a given exercise, you do a "minor reset" in which you drop the weight of the work set to 90% ...
2
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1answer
46 views

When starting weights, do I need to take breaks?

I'm 35 and have essentially no prior training experience (only done walking and cycling). I've just started trying to work out more systematically to make my body more fit; I've been pretty out of ...
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2answers
45 views

Goal…in 10 months

19 yr old female 5'8" 137 lbs. 22% +/-3% BF (caliper test), mesomorph, pear shape Want to get to about 130 and have reasonably taut abdominal muscles. Getting ready for a friend's wedding, and I have ...
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0answers
22 views

Stiff calf after 20 minutes of cycling

My doctor has recommended cycling to heal from a leg injury. I think it is working, but, unfortunately, another problem is arising. My right leg was injured (in the Adductor) and I seem to ...
0
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1answer
18 views

How to change your morning and workout routine when moving new time zone?

I'm going for a long vacation to a different time zone (around 8 hours difference with what I live in now). How to change my day regimen in a proper way? Should I start to gradually shift my wake up ...
4
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1answer
81 views

Arms are too long to snatch? Advice, please!

I've searched this forum and can't find anything similar to what I'm about to ask, so will go ahead and do so. I currently have a bodyweight snatch, so I don't think I"m doing too badly with the way ...
3
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1answer
55 views

How to effectively determine whether I am losing muscle or not

I am currently on calories deficit and my weight is decreasing. I do some exercises 5-6 days a week (mainly pullups). I try to eat enough protein, but didn't count the exact amount. How can I make ...
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1answer
61 views

How does 200g of toast relate to 500g of weight loss? [closed]

When I look at my 'calorie counter app' it says that two slices of Peanut Butter Toast (assuming 200g) are roughly 1427 kJ of energy. Then when I look at this post - I see a rule There are a ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Pullup Bar & Bodyweight exercises

First of all my excuses if this question seems stupid. I'm 19 years old and have a friend who is the same age as I do. He has been going to the gym for about 1,5 year, where he is mainly lifting ...
0
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1answer
24 views

Calories burned the same?

Suppose you run 2 hours continuously at 6 mph at a 1% incline. Does this burn the same number of calories as running in six 20 minute intervals at 6 mph at a 1% incline?
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2answers
27 views

Gaining LBM while doing cardio

I notice that I am losing fat and gaining muscle while doing cardio (running 6.1 mph at a 1% incline). Why is this? I am already very lean (6'2", 9% bf male).
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3answers
57 views

Is egg white powder a good alternative to whey protein?

I've been having a hard time increasing my protein intake. I live in a university dormitory where we are not allowed to cook. Cafeterias don't offer a lot of healthy options either (I'm from the ...
0
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2answers
37 views

Shoulder pain after training - How to continue?

I started weight lifting training again after a pause of 5 years. I started really slowly, always did a good warm up (10 min cardio + first sets with reduced weight). After two months of training I ...
4
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2answers
104 views

As a recreational weight lifter, how do I ensure that I minimise long term health issues?

I have been weight lifting for two months (squat, bench and deadlift), and while I have been very happy with the short term benefits of my new routine, I'm concerned about the negative long term ...
0
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1answer
45 views

Exercise frequency

Is doing 10 times 10 pull-ups during ~1 hour 5-6 time a week too often? Is it good for keeping current muscle level, combined with the right diet? Is it necessary to add weight to grow muscles? What ...
0
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1answer
30 views

How do I lose body fat without losing body weight?

Right now, I'm currently doing light exercises every other day, and I am following the Paleo Diet. By light exercises, I mean : 10 pushups 15 squats 15 arm lifts Repeat for 3 sets In the months ...
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2answers
44 views

Can I skip carbohydrates altogether?

I'm currently following the Paleo Diet for a few months now, and I've skipping on the carbohydrates, although I give myself some "free" days to let myself eat fries or rice maybe once to twice a week. ...
0
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2answers
34 views

How to improve mobility of shoulders where arms straight together behind back?

I attended one beginner course in CFT Lauttasaari where they said that this is a common problem with guys and recommended stick/bar training to improve flexibility and range of motion. This is ...
5
votes
5answers
1k views

Can someone who takes steroids get muscle mass even without lifting?

My impression given what I read on the internet about it was that steroids help your body recover much faster after workout. So for the recovering to work, you still have to damage your body in the ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Calories Burned

Suppose a person's BMR is 1600 calories. He eats 5000 calories on say Monday. He also runs for 2 hours burning approximately 1200 calories. Let's say the TEF is 500 calories. Also suppose he fasts on ...
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What is that sound coming from my joints, and should I be worried about it? [duplicate]

All the time my joints make noises, I usually go to gym three times a week and also go swimming once a week; So I want to know making noise is normal for my joints? before I thought noises are due to ...

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