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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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63 views

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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Overall body fitness routine at home

I am following the below routine at home in evening hours. 2 sets of 20 reps with 2 minutes break between sets. squats inclined pushups hip thrust walking lunges Normal pushups crunches followed ...
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0answers
23 views

I want to get healty or fit [duplicate]

I'm 17 years old male and I'm 45kg, and i want to change my lifestyle I want to get in shape or just healthy. And, I'm too thin I want to change that I need to gain weight but I dont know where or how ...
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1answer
37 views

Energy low after weight loss

During two quite active weeks, I lost about three kilos. After those weeks, I have been feeling low on energy, and more affected by how much food I have eaten the last few hours than before. In other ...
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42 views

Building big muscles leads to not enough testosterone?

So far I've been trying to build bigger and bigger muscles because I thought that it will lead to having more testosterone in excess, therefore have all the benefits that a man can have with high ...
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What kind of goals should I have if I want to be as healthy as possible?

I.e. If I want to live longer and avoid diseases. Should I target to build muscles or to be resistant as a marathoner? Is more exercise always better? (Besides risk of injuries of course)
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Studies About Rest Time

I'm trying to figure out how long I should rest between exercising a particular muscle group. Have any studies been done that correlate the muscle-mass gain with the number of days between sets? I'...
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25 views

Relationship between body fat percentage and heart rate / perspiration during aerobic exercise

I’m at 25% body fat and weight 87.5 KG. I use the cross trainer for 2-1 splits. My heart rate is 194-196 at resistance 10 recovering down to 186 at resistance 3. I can keep this routine up for 60-90 ...
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1answer
70 views

Lost weight wrong

Hey everyone I need some advice so I've kind of been at a plateu for a while now. Im currently 159 Lbs I am about 5'9. I started off the November of last year at 195 Lbs. I didn't know much about ...
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1answer
63 views

Competitions / tests for General Physical Preparedness?

I am searching for some test or competition, what measures the level of GPP. The test should be: complete - it should test absolute strength, relative strength and endurance (maybe more types of ...
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1answer
67 views

How to avoid post-training brain fuzziness

I know, brain fuzziness isn't a technical term, but hopefully it makes sense... I train in the mornings before work (because the gym is waaay too busy after work), usually around 0700, after waking ...
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I can't do enough chin ups

About 10 months back I got a pull up bar set up at home.It was very thick.I had problems gripping it.I couldn't do a single chin up on it.However after several days of trying,I was able to do a chin ...
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1answer
133 views

Is there any correlation between weightlifting and increased life expectancy?

I would like to know if, excluding genetic reasons, as much muscles I have I'll live longer and avoid more disease.
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133 views

I am trying to lose fat but keep fluctuating between losing 5lb and gaining it back a week later

I really don't know what I am doing wrong this time. I am going to the gym 5 times a week (every workday). I am eating 1600-1700 calories (TDEE recommended I eat 1800 to lose weight). And I am being ...
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1answer
18 views

Sore head during planking? [closed]

Just home from the gym, always finish my session with a few 10 seconds sets of planks followed by a small cool down on a treadmill. However this time round while doing my first set of 10 seconds my ...
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3answers
70 views

Mixing Things Up When Losing Weight

I've been on the same program for about 2 months now while trying to lose weight. I typically change programs every 3-6 months (Depending on the length of the program). However, I am really enjoying ...
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2answers
86 views

How to avoid muscle loss when doing prolonged cardio (around 15 days in a row)?

I know this question may seem irrelevant since there are many good answers addressing it, for example this one. However, the questions and answers I found are all about losing muscle while regularly ...
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4answers
71 views

Is this PPL routine suitible for my Goals?

Questions: Is the following routine suitable for my goals? Is the routine balanced and efficient? (eg. Am I doing too much of a specific exercise) Background: I am: 25, Male, 78kg, 5ft5. ...
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1answer
65 views

Effect of whey protein on blood cholesterol level

I am new to body-building ( started 4 months ago; workout 4 times a week ). Due to my lifestyle ( choices ), my diet only contains occasional white meat servings and very little red meat. My intake ...
5
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1answer
56 views

How quickly will my VO2 max fall off if I stop all exercise?

I have been exercising regularly for about 2 years and completed my first half Ironman earlier this year. I am currently recovering from ACL injury (from recreational basketball game). It has been ...
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1answer
96 views

How to train for a competitive 10 km in two week?

Good evening! I've been running in an athletic club for two years. I've just noticed that I will have a 10 km run in two weeks (actually the 4th of June). I said two weeks to speak generally and make ...
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Correlation between weight to loose, target number of days and steps to walk each day

The following specs describe my physique: Age: 23 Years Weight: 75 kgs Height: 5'9'' I'm a typical Indian IT professional with average diet. The only time I could spare to keep myself fit is at ...
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2answers
56 views

Should an underweight person avoid strenuous exercise?

Exercise is great, but should someone who is underweight (approximately 168cm and 49kg for a BMI of 17.4) focus on gaining weight (until a healthy weight is reached) before beginning strenuous ...
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2answers
68 views

Is there another exercise opposite to the Stomach Vacuum?

Does the Stomach Vacuum have some opposite exercise to it, like expanding the stomach? Or is this useless?
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4answers
78 views

Front squats lagging behind back squats by too much

Background I've noticed that my front squats are seriously lagging behind. I know that most people have a weaker front squat than back squat, but mine is about 50-60% behind in terms of 5-8RM. I ...
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2answers
57 views

Benefits of Overhead KB Walks

Can someone explain to me cumulative benefits of the following: Friend and I went for a Saturday walk at a park. We each had a kettle bells and they weighed 35lbs and 55lbs respectively. The track ...
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2answers
150 views

Developing very strong Quadriceps

I'm 43 old and I have practiced martial arts for the last few years. My thighs have strong muscles but I don't think they are strong enough. Some of the practitioners in my martial art have thighs ...
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2answers
81 views

Is HIT (High intensity training) is appropriate for improving cardio aerobic for competition?

I'm at age of 43 and I practice martial arts. In sparring and competition I struggle with breathlessness. Is HIT the best way to improve my cardio and aerobic level? Are there additional ways to ...
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144 views

BODY by SCIENCE - THE BIG 5 WORKOUT for home [closed]

Is there a way to practice the BIG 5 WORKOUT at home with minimal equipment? Is there a video or pictures I can use for it? Does practicing with the BODY SCIENCE method helps to improve the aerobic ...
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1answer
33 views

Workout plan for fitness-studio

I recently started to visit a gym 2-3 times a week, because, as a programmer, I need some movement. Additionally, I have very low blood pressure which causes me nearly to faint sometimes when doing ...
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8answers
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How can a obese person with a spine and leg injury lose weight?

How can a person who is 160 KG and 180 CM tall change into a healthy person who weighs 75~80 KG? How can one plan for this? Jogging is not possible because he has a leg injury and spine problem at L3 ...
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2answers
61 views

Cycling and abs exercises [closed]

I commute to my work by bicycle everyday except weekend 12.6 km and back (totalling 25.2). I cycle this route in low-intensity between 60%-70% MHR. I would like to add some abs exercises as my belly ...
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1answer
27 views

French-press and load

Let's say I'm doing french-press: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQJl5yYOEbE with two options. Once with wide grip, and elbows kept wide. Next time close grip, elbows - the same. Other parts of move -...
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1answer
37 views

When to take Epsom salt baths / use Magnesium oil?

During what period of time after a training session is it optimal to take an Epsom salt bath or use magnesium oil, when you expect DOMS/muscle soreness?
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1answer
58 views

Im 14 and I ran 20 miles is that healthy [closed]

Is it really healthy to run that much for my age? I so how much should I run. Should I do it in moderation, or do it all in one day. I'm not sure if this is safe for my body. Please give me some ...
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1answer
28 views

Taping for calf cramps

Once a month, I play three games of ultimate frisbee in a single day for an ongoing competition. I usually start getting calf cramps halfway through the third game. Now, I know the main ways to ...
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1answer
44 views

How long before first marathon? [closed]

For someone of a healthy weight and in good cardiovascular shape (swimming and cycling) how long should I wait before my first marathon? Until last month I never ran more than 5 miles in my life, but ...
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4answers
170 views

Running-101: For beginners who would like to give up smoking

I am a computer science major. All I do is stay seated and code, 24/7, which made me a nocturnal,obnoxious, and anti-social creature. I want to make a change in my sedentary lifestyle. I want to run ...
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4answers
99 views

How to stay fit on vacation?

I am doing CrossFit on a regular basis. However, this summer I will be on a 4-week-long vacation. I have seen this question: What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.? ...
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1answer
41 views

If I could do a split as an adolescent, can I relearn to do a split now?

When I was in middle school, I could do full side and front splits. I even occasionally did at school the party trick of setting one foot on each chair and controlling my descent into a full split as ...
2
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0answers
39 views

When should I use incline and speed intervals versus incline and speed ramps?

I have access to a treadmill that has speed workouts and incline workouts. There are two types of each - intervals and ramps. In an interval, it alternates between a resting speed or resting incline ...
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2answers
43 views

What do I write on a program schedule?

I have a program that looks like this: Roughly, it's a leg day, arm day and cardio day. It was put together for me as part of the "bonus PT sessions" on joining a gym. What would one normally ...
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64 views

What causes a “pump” feeling in muscles?

I think its fairly common knowledge that if you pick a medium weight (for you) dumbbell up and smash out 12 bicep curls you will feel a "pump" in your muscles as they grow temporarily. I have seen ...
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1answer
33 views

What muscle am I stretching when I pull my chin back and tilt my head to the side

For a long time I've suffered from back pain, neck pain and pain around the eye--all on the right side. Just recently I found out that I can make the facial pain immediately disappear (during the ...
3
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2answers
179 views

What is wrong with a beginner following the Rock workout schedule?

So I am about 5 months into training and I am struggling to come up with a suitable routine. My gym buddy suggested me to do what rock does, which is simply-put, one muscle group a day, 2 day rest, ...
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1answer
40 views

Cholesterol level in your body and Running

I easily get out of breath when I am: Climbing stairs - not quickly but normally When I go for jogging in ground (stadium/park) But when I run on treadmill I can easily run for continuous 15 mins ...
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3answers
202 views

Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Background: This question was prompted by a few comments from user:michael Reading through a recent New York Times article related to the subject prompted me to prove further into the topic of ...
4
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2answers
67 views

Body twisting exercise after back injury

I've been wondering if Torso / Back twisting exercises (like twisting from side to side, with weight or without weight) can be harmful to the back. Mainly, if you'd have a herniated disc - would a ...

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