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Research that says exercise counteracts bad diet

I remember glancing at an article saying that exercise can counteract the negative effects of diet. I was wondering if anyone has the links to that body of research.
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Does BMI really matter?

I've been going to the gym around 3 - 5 times a week for 2 solid months now. I do a variety of weight training exercises and up to 20 minutes of running on a treadmill. I have a fairly balanced diet ...
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149 views

Keeping in shape with a terrible sitting-job

I work in a big IT company and it's really hard to keep yourself fit when sitting in front of your monitor for 10 hours per day (I'm doing even more than 8 hours per day to get a permanent position). ...
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441 views

How to breathe in lifts requiring tight core (squats, deadlifts)

I am a bit confused about the correct breathing technique in lifts that require core strength. Take the squat as example: 1) Some people say that it is very important to breathe in at the top of ...
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Body Transformation Programme

I was seeking for a best body transformation programme in New Delhi, India. Could anyone please help me on this? And how much tym it takes to transform and gain muscles?
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Is 20 minutes of HIIT cardio on a stationary bike going to kill recovery on 5/3/1 + Trimuvirate?

to make a long question short, I'm currently doing Wendler's 5/3/1 with the Triumvirate assistance. I'm following the exercises he has in his book as part of the triumvirate because I am interested in ...
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Is there any reason I shouldn't run two days in a row as a beginner?

I'm by no means the fittest person in the world, I've had a few false starts on a couch to 5k mainly due to finding it difficult to find the time to get out and run. Is there any reason, assuming ...
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58 views

Gaining muscle but scale showing more body fat percentage?

I have been recently training for muscle gain - less reps, more weight, lean proteins, complex carbs, no processed food...and all that jazz. I have been also taking some supplements (protein, ...
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Barbell Squats: Maintaing correct form

Today finally I did the barbell squats, I called a trainer to check out my form, but turned out he himself didn't know the correct form: his knees were going way forward his toes and he was holding ...
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DOMS: Good or Bad?

DOMS or Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness, everyone who trains regularly has to suffer from it. But very recently I came across an article that says muscle growth isn't at all related to muscle ...
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Are there special considerations to be made when training for a night race?

I am training to run my first half-marathon, which will take place roughly 8 months from now. The majority of the races that I have seen advertised all seem to begin early in the day, usually in the ...
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1answer
52 views

How to fill body with energy before climbing?

I go climbing on Sundays (starting at 2-3PM). Climbing is a very energy-consuming process and I need to have my body filled with energy, so I don't feel irresistable urge to eat after couple of hours ...
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1answer
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Length of sit vs. stand at adjustable desk?

Are there any general guidelines (not hard rules), on how long you should sit vs. stand at an adjustable desk? Especially as you begin to adjust to one. This is in part following up on the answer to ...
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Chocolate and coconut

I work out 4 times a week. 20 minutes running 40 minutes weight. Usually from 7pm to 8pm. I just want to eat healthy food, not supplements. I have heard that chocolate an coconut are good and healthy ...
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For bench press, should I use dumbbells, a barbell, or the Smith machine?

With my new workout, my trainer has kept a whole day for the chest. Before this I used to decline dumbbell press and do incline smith bench press. Current workout has, Decline, Flat and Incline ...
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693 views

Self Training vs Personal Training at the gym

I have been working out for the past 5 months and gains have been moderate (I am an ectomorph, very skinny), have gained around 5 Kg following a workout plan given to me by a trainer. I select weights ...
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1answer
43 views

What are the risks of wearing ankle weights during normal activity?

In this question, there's some discussion of the effect of wearing ankle weights all day. Some answers also go into health risks, sadly without citing sources. What are the risks when wearing ankle ...
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Information overload makes me unsure of how to lose fat weight

Good morning, I am an avid lurker here and I try to answers that I feel confidently knowledgeable about to answer but after much reading between answers to my own questions, other questions, and ...
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3answers
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How to reduce stiff back when waking up?

My back is stiff and it hurts after sleep. What can I do to reduce the pain? I sit in the office most of the day. I don't have an exercise program but I cycle to work.
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Is there a correlation between a heart risks and high BMI for someone with a low body fat percentage?

While Body-Mass Index isn't the worlds most accurate indicator, it does correlate quite nicely with body fat, as the graph below shows. One of the uses of BMI in this case, is that a high BMI is ...
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Improve overhead press by clean'ing

I just read an article that states that one way to improve overhead press'ing is first to clean the bar, this would better tighten the lats/core as opposed to pressing directly off of a rack. Does ...
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1answer
36 views

Improve Sled Pull for Mountaineering

I am training to climb Mt. McKinley where I will be pulling uphill a 60lb sled with a 60lb pack on my back for 8-9 hours. I would like to know, other than actually pulling a sled, what exercises ...
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3answers
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What is long distance running? How much is too much?

So let's say you're running 30 minutes to one hour each day, under what category is that? It certainly isn't warm-up, cause it's pretty long. Is that considered long distance running? Or is long ...
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Is upright row bad for the shoulder?

I have replaced them with shrugs in my new workout, but after reading, http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/ss/slideshow-9-least-effective-exercises (slide 6) and ...
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3answers
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What do Watts really mean on an exercise bike?

The bikes at my gym show your current power output in Watts and I'm trying to figure out what this means in some tangible form. I know 1 Watt = 1 Joule / second. I know 1 Joule = 0.239 calories. So ...
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2answers
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Is my heart rate too high to run?

I recently joined a gym, with the sole purpose of getting fit. In my induction I had a checkup and had a resting heart-rate of 99. After a few months I'm down to 64, which is far more normal of ...
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Cardio: Energy boost and improved fitness

I do cardiovascular work for two reasons of equal importance... For the betterment of my fitness For the post-workout increase in mental energy and well being I usually do some intervallic type ...
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5answers
320 views

If I lift weights and eat exactly my calorie requirements, what will happen to my body?

I know I won't lose or gain weight if I lift and eat my exact calorie requirement (including the calories burnt during a workout) - but what will happen to my bodyfat percentage? Will no muscle grow ...
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128 views

The leg workout

I am an ectomorph, looking to increase muscle and mass. My previous leg workout was, Smith Squats Dumbbell lunges Leg extension Leg curls and Calf raises New workout is, Leg Press Leg ...
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1answer
145 views

Can alternating grip result in muscle imbalances?

I have been taking my strength seriously the last 4 months and managed to get my deadlift from 55kg to 117.5kg. I have also ditched wrist straps and use alternating grip as it allows me to actually ...
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2answers
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Why does water taste different after a workout? [closed]

I noticed this years ago and it's always intrigued me. When I drink water after an exhausting workout the water tastes different.
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1answer
69 views

Drills for sea swimming

Has anyone got experience swimming in the sea? I live in India and the sea near my house is Bay of Bengal. This sea is madly violent. Crossing the initial waves is really tough. Being the first day ...
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4answers
245 views

Good workout regimen for building muscle and losing fat?

So I am looking to start working out regularly, and I need some recommendations on exercises to do/weight lifting techniques. I am 17 and consider myself athletic. I play lacrosse, soccer, and ...
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0answers
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Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?

I bought a pair of Nike Hyperfeel shoes and they are amazing to run in, but I now have huge blisters on my both of my ankles and a small one on the ball of my left foot. I got the impression that the ...
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128 views

What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?

I live a sedentary life. 12 hours+ on the computer, as its my job and I am a gamer. Lately I have been fed up with this lifestyle and have decided to make gradual changes to a healthier state. I ...
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3answers
84 views

HIIT in the living room

I am looking for an aerobic training system for the living room: Should be possible to start with low aerobic load and gradually increase to high intensity, like HIIT or interval training. Ideally ...
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1answer
58 views

What to drink during a triathlon

I'm doing my first triathlon and I'm wondering what to have in my water bottle during the bike ride. People will be handing out plain water during the run. It's this weekend 1500m Swim, 40km Cycle, ...
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1answer
66 views

How do i arrange a beginner calisthenics workout and rest schedule?

I am a beginner at calisthenics and was wondering if someone could tell me the most basic workouts along with their workout and rest routine. I was able to do about 6-7 chin ups, 15-17 push ups 30-40 ...
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2answers
62 views

Should one replace burned calories?

Question: Should you replace calories burned after exercise (specifically when you already take exercise levels into account while calculating your food goals)? Example: I calculate my ...
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9answers
485 views

Best home gym to replace going to the gym

I'm looking for the best home gym/equipment to replace going to an actual gym. I have a severely disabled child who needs a lot of care, thus interfering with my gym sessions. I would really like to ...
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1answer
75 views

Weight Loss after reaching a plateau

I am a 46 year old male (Height 170 cms and Weight 179.7 lbs) and I have just been diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic two months back and put on a mild oral medication by my doctor. I prefer exercising ...
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Help standing back up from lunge position

When I do lunges or when I run, when I have one leg in front I cannot get back into a standing position. I have actually fallen down running because I couldn't get my leg to straighten up to move my ...
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Cola Zero: What are the effects [closed]

Bascially you gain weight if you intake more calorie than what you actually burn. So, if I take cola zero, which has 1 kcal per can, does that make me fat or gain weight? What are the disadvantages? ...
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Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?

My question is really general and doesn't pertain to any one specific individual but seeing the question about the Bizzy diet on here makes me question. Its workout plans instructs individuals to ...
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1answer
36 views

What is the optimal heart rate in the rest phase of high intensity interval training?

I am doing HIIT running. I push myself to 85-90% of my maximum heart rate in the high intensity interval. In the rest phase, my heart rate usually stays high for a while, then quickly drops. I jog ...
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4answers
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Best information to keep in a exercise journal and how to keep it

My main focus is on weight lifting - the big five: deadlift, squat, press, bench and row - I also add in accessory exercises and try (really I do) to get 1-2 cardio workouts in. My current approach ...
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3answers
153 views

Working abs after regular workout

A guy in my gym suggested not to work for abs after regular/other body part workout. Reason was that, if you do abs after regular workout, muscles get loose and your workout will go waste. How true ...
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1answer
67 views

help me adapt the bizzy diet to my needs

This question is specifically about the bizzy diet. But I guess it could pertain to any other diet. My goal is to lose the 8 kgs of mostly fat I've accumulated all over my body the past year. I want ...
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2answers
80 views

Daily Yoga routine

I wish to find some universal yoga complex for every day, for 30-45 min. to do it at home to make it a habit. I wached a lot of videos, read a lot, even loaded a mobile app. with different sessions ...
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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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