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Will doing a large amount of shoulder presses interspersed throughout the day improve strength?

Using a kettlebell while sitting at my desk to do occasional shoulder presses over the course of a few hours, I wonder if there's any benefit or am I just risking injury? What volume would I have to ...
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can Tai chi have any health benefits for elderly people?

The movements of Tai Chi is pretty slow and I doubt that it can bring any health benefits for elderly people. So can Tai chi have any health benefits for elderly people?
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153 views

What are the effects of long-term, mass-consumption of sugared, carbonated drinks and what can be done to stop? [closed]

I am a long-term, high-frequency consumer of soft drinks specifically Coca-Cola and Pepsi. In 2015 I am resolved to kick the habit once and for all but it is proving challenging. My average daily ...
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22 views

I need to gain weight [duplicate]

I'm currently 60kg and need to be 65-70kg to join the military I've tried different diets the last year but just cant put on the extra weight any suggestions please??
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1answer
47 views

What happened to the quality of the inner backside of running shoes?

I'm an occasional runner (2-3 times/week, 10+ km each run). In 2007 I bought ASICS Gel Kayano 12 (TN600) to run with until 2013 (between 3000 and 4000 kilometers). They started to fall apart and I got ...
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3answers
163 views

Fitness Under Extreme Time Constraints

Context Unfortunately, due to some recent (positive) life events, I now have very little time to perform physical exercise. We're talking, sub-three mins twice a day**. Under normal time constraints ...
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108 views

Is it necessary to stretch arms after jogging?

The title says it all, a friend told me that after jogging is necessary to stretch arms and legs, But is this true?, I don't find that the muscles of the arms work enough to need stretching.
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2answers
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How to strengthen upper back without heavy dumbbell

I like doing bent-over rows. However, I've quickly outgrown my 50lb dumbbell, and am not strong enough yet to do pullups. I haven't any other equipment. What else can I do to get to the point where I ...
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108 views

Why do deadlifts hurt my lower back

I recently started doing Stronglifts. My bar weighs 40 lbs instead of 45, so here were my starting weights: Squat: 90 lbs (5RM was 205 earlier in the year) Bench: 90 lbs (5RM was 190 earlier in the ...
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1answer
19 views

Core/Abdominal Exercises with Lordosis

I have hyperlordosis as a result of very weak lower abs. I have been doing a lot of leg work on my hamstrings and glutes to strengthen my posterior chain, but I am having trouble finding any proper ...
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2answers
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How to activate glutes on a pear?

First off: I do not have access to a gym, nor do I have any money to buy any equipment. I own a pilates ball, a cheap-crap cross-trainer and a yoga mat. I don't know if there's anyone on here who can ...
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1answer
109 views

What kind of muscle workout was Mike Tyson was doing?

I'm looking for the details of the muscle workouts that Mike Tyson was doing when he was training. I need to know what muscle groups he was concentrating on, and what workouts he was doing for those ...
2
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1answer
60 views

Not straight angle in Sumo/Plie squat hinting of inflexibility in groins, hips, back or elsewhere?

I am trying to understand the reason for the angle in plie/sumo squat: where I think I get more angle than the girl here. What can cause the angle in sumo squat? Is it due to poor hips ...
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42 views

Fitness tracker - Pebble vs FitBit

I am looking to buy a fitness tracker band. After my initial research I landed up with Pebble watch & Fitbit Flex. Although they fall under different categories, they are in the same price range ...
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0answers
22 views

How do I increase my height? [duplicate]

I am 22 years old my height is 5 feet 4 inches and I want to increase my height. In my studying days I went to gym and my muscles became stronger. Are there any exercises to in a similar way increase ...
0
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1answer
28 views

60-year old dad passes out after 1/2 an hour of badminton [closed]

My dad is 60 years old. I have never played any kind of sports for 30 years. However, he's working with geography and sometimes (maybe a week per month) he has to hike in the jungle as a part of his ...
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3answers
138 views

Weird result of working biceps and triceps? strength depeleting?

Earlier I used to do regular pushups about 30-40 and was able to perform about 5 chinups everyday. I left training for a while and then for the past few weeks started training with 10kg dumbbells. ...
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0answers
21 views

Is it good form to put your legs directly on your back when doing pull-ups? [duplicate]

I know with pull ups, it's ideal to cross your legs together and put them behind you, to reduce momentum from your legs. However, I tend to put them directly onto my back, and I've noticed this ends ...
2
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1answer
71 views

Intelligently/Optimally Designed Exercise Routines (Sources and Information)

I'm looking for sources where I can get information on design of exercise routines, specifically information that has good scientific backing. My ultimate goal is to design an exercise routine that ...
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2answers
101 views

Lost 60kg, went too extreme and caused damage? Feeling overwhelmed

Sorry for the weird title, I could not find a better way to phrase it. Also not the best in english, but I will try my best. About me: 23 years old Male 178~ cm 82kg 20%+ bodyfat Just a quick ...
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2answers
37 views

To lose fat in ketosis should I avoid fatty foods?

I'm 95kg, 195cm tall. Aiming to lose some fat, eating < 50g carbs a day. I know I need fat to generate ketones for healthy brain function, should I avoid eating fat so that my body uses my own ...
2
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0answers
43 views

Effect of smoking cigarettes on performance at the gym [closed]

What, biologically, is different on a day you smoke cigarettes and then hit the gym?
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1answer
113 views

Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?

Dmitry Klokov, olympic medalist and renowned heavyweight lifter, does something very unusual with his feet in both the snatch and the clean and jerk. In the below picture, he can be seen with his ...
2
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1answer
73 views

Facial muscles and tightening the skin

Muscles like your biceps or your quadriceps, the muscles we are used to working out are called skeletal muscles and their contractions and extensions help control our bones. The muscles on our ...
2
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1answer
18 views

Any reason to (or not to) vary foot position in seated calf raise?

At the gym today, someone advised me to vary my foot position to better target the different muscles in the calf. Specifically, they advised that I laterally and medially rotate my foot. Intuitively, ...
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1answer
64 views

How can one improve performance on the back scratch test (zipper test)?

The Apley Scratch Test (aka zipper test, or Back Scratch Test) involves trying to touch your middle fingers behind your back, with one arm reaching back over the shoulder and the other reaching up ...
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3answers
959 views

For burning fat, is it better to jog for 45 minutes straight, or break them up by 15 minutes, three times a day?

If my goal is to burn fat, is it better to do three 15 minute workouts in a day, or one 45 minute continuous workout? My current plan is: 15 minute jog before work, 15 minutes before lunch, and 15 ...
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1answer
51 views

incresing weight , breast and height growth [duplicate]

I am a 19 years old girl. My weight is 37 kg only. My height is 5"3. I am a very slim and skinny girl. My problem is, my breasts are very small or you can say I have no breasts. I want to gain weight ...
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1answer
24 views

Does working other muscles improve recovery?

When you work out muscle group A on one day, and muscle group B on another day, does muscle group A benefit from the second workout? I don't mean overlap (e.g., working nearby muscle groups). ...
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5answers
136 views

Why am I gaining weight?

Over the past couple of months, I have done several tiny improvements to intake lesser calories and burn more calories. For example: breakfast with cereals instead of two multigrain bread slices ...
4
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1answer
293 views

Good clean bulking meals

I've been clean bulking for a long while but after eating the same things for a long while it gets hard to keep eating it every day. Do you guys have any advice on meals with many complex carbs, ...
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1answer
20 views

What kind of fat floats to the top of chicken soup? [closed]

When I freeze the chicken soup, fat floats to the top. Is this Trans, saturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated? Thanks in advance.
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2answers
51 views

Pilates- Taking time to learn form versus… actually doing it?

I bought this manual on the Pilates method and upon reading it, I was pretty surprised how wrong my form has been all along. This manual has enough detail for each exercise to effectively keep ...
2
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2answers
106 views

how to lose bum fat

I am 14 and four months ago i was 80kg, and i realised that i needed to lose weight so i went on the folowig diet: Breakfast: semi-skimmed milk with the cereal of my choice (1 bowl) break: apple ...
3
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1answer
43 views

Effects of strength training on how fast injuries heal

Suppose you have an injury on one body part (muscles or ligaments,...). Is there any scientific evidence that strength training the other (not injured) body parts speeds up the healing process of the ...
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Depleting Muscle Glycogen and Fat Burning

Suppose I do the following exercise: As many body weight squats as possible in 1 minute without stopping with a 10 second rest. Repeat 15 times. Would this deplete the muscle glycogen in my legs? ...
3
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1answer
40 views

What resources are recommended to learn more about cuing specifically?

As strength coaches, we can sometimes fall victim to using terms that are too technical for the client to understand. I'd like to know if a compendium exists that revolves around external cuing, ...
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1answer
25 views

Would short Achilles tendons keep you from touching your toes?

I am 69 and I do stretching exercises such as touching my toes. Today I discovered that my nine year old granddaughter, who suffers with short achilles tendons, also can not bend over ... barely at ...
2
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2answers
85 views

What are the advantages and disadvantages to doing higher rep squats?

It seems like most routines call for sets of 5 reps. Is the 8-12 rep set completely dated or does it still have a place?
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2answers
113 views

Home workout exercises with minimal equipment

I'd like to start doing workouts with the goal of becoming stronger, building endurance, and being more fit in general.(Also, I don't currently need to worry about losing weight, 5'6" 125 lbs.) Why ...
2
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1answer
22 views

HOW should I do running intervals for martial arts?

TL;DR: Exactly HOW should I do running intervals to supplement Muay Thai? I'm a relative beginner at Muay Thai (and, compared to many people here, a casual one who only trains 2X/week) and am ...
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0answers
16 views

Getting back into aerobic shape

I had a good year-plus daily biking habit (the commute). Since leaving the last company two months ago, I've been doing little more than sitting on my ass. I've a ski trip planned for a couple weeks ...
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1answer
68 views

Will exercising for a shorter time at a higher resistance on a bike give the same benefit?

I read an article a few weeks ago that mentioned a study finding that you need to use an exercise bike for 40 minutes before you see any benefit from it. Unfortunately I can't find the article ...
2
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3answers
56 views

Muscular tiredness from biking — is it endurance related?

I bike every now and then, but used to ride bike quite often before. One thing that never has changed is how I get dead tired instantly. The tiredness is muscular and it's all in the legs, like a ...
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2answers
42 views

Maintaining muscle mass while training for half-marathon

I’ve been training for my first half-marathon; running a lot of long distance lately. I’ve found it difficult to maintain muscle mass in my arms and chest, due to all of the calories I’m burning ...
2
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3answers
76 views

Seeking suggestions for lifestyle changes beneficial for upper body strength [closed]

I am interested in identifying lifestyle changes which are beneficial to upper-body strength while also being practical for accomplishing other common tasks. In other words, activities which fit into ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

How many calories are burnt by walking upstairs with a 30kg (66 pounds) backpack and ankle weights?

I train for mountaineering by walking upstairs as described in the question's title. The ankle weights are 2kg each (about 4.5 pounds). I am 75kg (165 pounds), 178cm (5'8"). I am very interested in ...
2
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1answer
52 views

When a muscle can flex so tight it's painful, is anything wrong?

As I train various muscle groups, I've noticed that I cannot flex a few of them the way I would biceps or quads. The flex becomes painfully tight verging on a muscle cramp before I finish the range of ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Im trying to loose weight in my thighs but im gaining alot of muscle in them and its making them bigger [duplicate]

Im a female,16, and i weigh about 130. Im trying to loose weight in my legs but im gaining so much muscle in them that they will not slim down, its like that fat turned into muscle and i dont know how ...
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1answer
32 views

Lean Body Mass Averages [closed]

A lot of information exists on average body weights, heights, and body fat percentages. I'd like to know what the average lean body mass is, in particular so I can identify whether or not my body fat ...

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