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As a beginner, I'm quite confused as to how much I should eat

First things first, I'm a 25 year old male and I'm currently 280 lbs. I've finally admitted that there is a real problem with my lifestyle and I'm hoping to drop my body fat from about 35% to 15-20%. ...
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How to deal with multiple muscle imbalances? [duplicate]

I'm noticing muscle imbalances in multiple muscles. The left chest is wider than the right(meaning smaller in terms of Length and width not in Height), the left front delt is also bigger than the ...
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2answers
56 views

Holding weights on bench press flyes

After my regular 4 sets of flyes, I do one more set with heavy weight stretching my pectorals as long as I can just like the image attached, Stretching can last 10 to 15 seconds depending upon the ...
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0answers
43 views

Heart Rate Monitor, FitBit, iOS, and HealthKit

You can skip to The Bottom Line if you want to bypass some of the background information. Some Background Info I've been a distance runner for many years and alternate that with periods of weight ...
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1answer
52 views

What is the most inclusive exercise that does not require tools? [closed]

By most incluse I refer to activating the most muscle groups. The background of my question is the following thought: If you had to choose one single exercise to do every day, which one would it ...
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1answer
72 views

How to tighten core during normal activities?

I work out regularly but want to improve my core/ab strength. During the day I sit on a yoga ball or stand. All to often my stomach muscles relax when I grow lax. I searched for an ab belt that ...
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2answers
105 views

What does road biking do to improve your running?

Marathon training has greatly helped build my cardio in running such that my rare bicycle ride has been the longer than ever - and faster. This and the pushing part of the pedal stroke seem to be alot ...
2
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1answer
60 views

Toracic flexion during heavy deadlifts

Seems that during heavy deadlifts my upper back bends, this happens around heavy deadlifts. Note that my heavy deadlifts aren't that heavy, they are around 110Kg @ 67kg body weight. I am able to lift ...
4
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2answers
96 views

Farmer's walk: weights and distances [closed]

How would be a good farmer's walk routine for a beginner? How heavy should be the weights? How long the distance?
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3answers
199 views

What's wrong with workout routines for muscle building?

I am using a workout routine to gain more muscles in the upper body. For many months (5 so far) I've been following a plan which caused a 2cm (almost 1 inch) girth increase in my biceps and forearms ...
3
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3answers
379 views

Can starting strength be morphed to fit hypertrophy purposes?

If I take an 'off the shelf' starting strength workout and increase the repetitions to the 8-12 range per set, will it be an effective hypertrophy workout? Day 1 Squat 3x12 Bench 3x12 Snatch ...
4
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1answer
67 views

How to use equipment in outdoor “fitness stations”?

Councils in my city have started installing what I think of as adult playgrounds, things called "fitness stations" or "outdoor exercise equipment" apparently that have unusually shaped static objects ...
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119 views

Inmate workouts

This question is being asked for my friend who is an inmate. "I have gone from doing 1000 push ups every day (what else is there to do here?) with Sat/Sun rest days. To doing 1000 on Monday and ...
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2answers
105 views

Coping with a Lack of Access to Healthy Food & Lifestyle Changes

I would describe myself as an "ex-athlete", having done athletics for the bulk of my years up until age 18, culminating in very demanding training for my crew team (3+ hour cardio sessions and ...
3
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1answer
71 views

Trying to start Exercising again after almost 9 years

I'm 31 years old, overweight, and prior military. I used to run a lot and work out, but I've gotten lazier and lazier about it over the years. I haven't worked out at all in probably 8 to 9 years. ...
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0answers
11 views

Leg / lower body flexibility [duplicate]

I am practicing hanging leg raises, but I find it hard to extend my legs all the way so that they're straight. (I am bending my knees). What are some things I can do to improve how flexible I am, so ...
3
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2answers
129 views

Weight loss vs. running speed

So if I want to get fitter and be able to run faster, does trying to lose weight at the same time hinder this? I've read that on a calorie restricted diet, one has to take care to make sure they are ...
1
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1answer
88 views

Optimize single dumbbell routine?

Hi fellow fitness enthusiasts and personal trainers. Thanks to my gym closing down and me moving, I'll need to train at least 6 months without a gym. At home I have a 15kg dumbbell. Since I'm not ...
3
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2answers
71 views

Having difficulty stretching legs on my back with towel

I've been stretching my legs recently as they were feeling a bit tight. I'm doing a series of different stretches but I've been concentrating mainly on my hamstrings. I can now touch my toes for 60 ...
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2answers
115 views

Bulk or cut? (pics)

I don't know anymore. Info: 20/M/165(75kg)/6'1/16%BF(omron fat loss monitor). I've been dieting since February (175lb/79kg), and began losing weight two weeks later (when I bought a food scale). I ...
1
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1answer
92 views

Boosting Testosterone with exercise?

Can you really increase Testosterone by exercising in certain ways? What kind of exercise routines support higher testosterone levels? How aligned with boosting Testosterone is increasing mass? How ...
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2answers
59 views

Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine

I've been working out for a little over a year now. I'm not in great shape, but I do believe I have a better-than-average diet. My question is how I can get my bench press and pull ups to increase. ...
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3answers
142 views

Compare & contrast squat types

I am transitioning from a beginner program (5x5 Stronglifts) to an intermediate programme. Lots of exercise regimes recommend squats, but what is more suitable for developing: Powerlifting? ...
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1answer
53 views

Do I have a future with a torn acl? [closed]

I am currently 19 years old. I tore my acl 4 times and have gotten 3 surgeries. I am not very eager to go through a 4 surgery. My last tear was about a year ago and ever since then I been gradually ...
8
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2answers
98 views

Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) values for exercises with rest

I'm trying to figure out what MET values for various exercises mean. Cardio exercises seem pretty clear to me: 6 MET for bicycling means that one hour of bicycling for a person weighing 70 kg burns 6 ...
1
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1answer
89 views

Is alternating between push ups and pull ups everyday overtraining?

I've started working out consistently at home for the first time. My workouts include some daily exercises for improving posture (I have rounded shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt) and also some ...
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5answers
165 views

How do I adjust diet to the exercise cycle

Say you train hard for lean mass gain once a week+/-. How should you adjust your diet through the week? Assume fat-loss is a goal, but not direct fat-loss from exercise. (How should I eat around a ...
2
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1answer
109 views

Stretching during exercises?

Is it correct to make a brief stretching session even during physical activity, and not just at the end?
8
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1answer
190 views

Are squats a bad idea if you are overweight?

I wish to lose weight, and was thinking about doing squats to lose weight because they exercise most of the body. My brother, however, tells me that you shouldn't do squats if you are severely ...
3
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2answers
496 views

migraine after work out [closed]

Short Question Can moderate (sweating) workout trigger migraine? Details My wife had migraine twice before joining a gym when she was studying in classroom in May 2014 (at a gap of 2+ weeks) and ...
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1answer
47 views

What is a Dog-Trot in regards to humans?

Unfortunatly, all the people I've asked nearly describe it as a 'relaxed jog,' which tells me nothing. (This may be a shock to some, but my locomotion consists of stumble and sprint, never anything ...
2
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0answers
53 views

Achilles heel snapped twice without permanent damage [closed]

Yesterday i was faced with a strange "injury". Last week i lightly strained my achilles heel when making a strange twist with my foot. after a week of complete rest the pain fully subsided. Tuesday i ...
0
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1answer
78 views

MY CHEST IS UNEQUAL.Help me make them equal.please [duplicate]

My chests are not equal.My left chest is fully outward and developed and where as my right is full pressed in.PLEASE help me to make both sides equal. this is affecting my abs to making them unequal.
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53 views

Neck discomfort after Overhead Press - is it serious? [closed]

I was doing overhead press and felt some pressure in my neck (I think I was straining my neck while I did them - weight was too heavy?). My neck was pretty sore after and I had trouble rotating it, ...
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3answers
102 views

How to reduce Weight? [duplicate]

I am 24 year old male, my height is 5'9" and weight is around 80 kg. How can I reduce it to around 65 kg in short span of time (around 6 months) Will Protein powder help in reducing my weight? ...
1
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1answer
58 views

Lower body exercises that would complement my cycling [duplicate]

I commute by bike and go to the gym two or three times each week. At the gym, I usually do upper body workouts, since I already cycle a lot. Not all my lower body muscles are exercised when I cycle. ...
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1answer
66 views

Soreness…DOMS?

Before I start off I do apologise if this is an obvious question, however I am new to this so bear with me :) I have started getting myself back into shape lately. Yesterday I started with a 20 ...
1
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2answers
81 views

Are there benefits of having Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera as pre-workout supplement?

Ashwagandha is referred as one of the best T-Booster supplement as mentioned here. Also Cellucor P6 T-Booster has Ashwagandha in it. My question is can i take Ashwagandha root/pills before workout? ...
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1answer
46 views

What difference does training with kettlebells make to the appearance?

I read that kettlebells training does not isolate the muscles, contrary to dumbbell or dead-lifts. What does this mean to the effects in the body? If you look at someone and try to guess how he was ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Recurring Sports Injury

I am an athlete for professional football club. However, I feel like I'm with the physio more than the grass. When I get over my hamstring strain, I don't want to sit on the bench again. I want to ...
5
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2answers
150 views

Arnie's pull-up strategy

Here's something Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote about how to increase the number of pull-ups you can do in one set: Let’s say that before you start training back one day you tell yourself you’re ...
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2answers
42 views

How to measure my Maximum Heart Rate with a stationary bike and a heart monitor?

I've just bought a heart monitor. It looks like the fundamental number for my training is my Maximum Heart Rate (MRH or Max HR). This number changes if you are cycling or running. I've seen ...
1
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0answers
37 views

Truck driver looking to get fit [closed]

I'm a team driver, and I'm trying to get fit I have changed my eating habits but I feel I really need to work out. I wanted to know what are some good work outs to do in my sleeper?
3
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1answer
56 views

Is flax seed (milled or raw) an appropriate after-workout protein?

I am inclined to understand that the current wisdom is that there's a certain period right after exercise where protein consumption is most beneficial. At work, which is where I generally get my ...
3
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2answers
214 views

Daily routine to lose weight, but I'm actually increasing weight. How do I fix it?

I am a relatively fit guy (180 cm, and normally 81 kg athletic) and a few weeks ago I started a daily routine to lose fat and gain some core muscle. I train martial arts so the goal is to get faster ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

How can I tell if it is a cramp or tear? [closed]

Is there anyway I can tell a difference between a muscle cramp and a muscle tear? I was running today on the treadmill, and decided to increase the speed a little bit, but after some time my left calf ...
1
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1answer
58 views

Suggestions for Wendler 5/3/1 template with calisthenics

I've been following 5/3/1 with the boring but big assistance template for about 3 months now. I hurt my knee playing soccer a couple of weeks ago, which got me thinking about the following. I would ...
5
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1answer
60 views

Training for using war bows

I currently stump shoot (ie: jog/run/jump cross-country and take pot-shots at around 85% of full draw weight/length) with self-bows I carve. My average draw weight is 90lbs @ 28.5" full draw, but ...
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0answers
35 views

Help with my posture please? [closed]

My posture is really bad. I believe that i have upper-cross syndrome i think that is what its called..? anyway i have searching the web and youtube but nothing seems to help with my posture. When i do ...
2
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0answers
41 views

Is jogging prejudicial for ectomorphs trying to gain weight?

I used to run more than 10Km daily(except weekends), on a desperate attempt to develop some muscle on the thighs and calves, but 7months ago I stopped jogging. Of course doing daily runs didn't help, ...

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