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Pilates: Trouble sitting with legs straight. How should I adapt the exercises?

When doing Pilates, I find it very difficult to sit on the mat with my legs straight in front of me. Due to my tight hamstrings and lower back, my centre of gravity is behind my bottom, so I will ...
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Can dehydration really lower our resting metabolic rate?

Ok, that's it. I've read about how dehydration can "slow down" our metabolism one time too many, so I decided to conduct my own research - and find out once and for all, whether or not that's just ...
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Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Is it a good practice to meditate or do some breathing exercises (like Pranayam, Analom-Vilom) soon after daily gym exercise? It felt to me that during our gym exercises the heartbeat rate increases ...
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Specific exercises to cure anxiety

I have read somewhere that exercise can also help in curing depression and anxiety. I am suffering from anxiety from last 4-5 years. Is there any specific exercises that I can do to cure my anxiety ...
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What are side effects of excessive kefir usage? [closed]

I drink 1 liter of kefir a day because I find it extremely helpful to lose weight. But recently i heard that excessive usage might cause some diseases like podagra. However I was unable to find more ...
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29 views

Techniques to reduce elbow pain during back day [closed]

Heads up: I have a muscle imbalance between my left and right back, my right back is more developed. Yesterday I went to the gym for my usual back day. I started with perhaps 3 sets of neutral close ...
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101 views

How do male gymnasts train in order to get muscular?

Having learnt a bit about weightlifting programs using barbells and other stuff, now I wonder how male gymnasts train in order to become muscular and strong. Do they use weights in the same way as ...
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Can you gain strength in your legs with bodyweight squats only?

A known book about bodyweight training written by a fictitious convict athlete, states that you can gain strength in your legs without using weights at all, by means of exercise variations that will ...
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Shrugs - To roll or not to roll?

This is going to be a short question, because there's very little depth to it. I've been bulking lately, and to have something to focus on, aesthetically, my shoulder region is getting some love. And ...
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How many days should I run

I am 34 years old with average fitness. I started running since last year and usually run about 5 kms, 3 to 4 times a week. I would like to know if it seems reasonable. Another question I have is - ...
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42 views

Is it better to overload weights on pushups or bench press for healthy shoulders?

Pushups are often recommended as a shoulder healthy alternative for training chest, so I am wondering is it better to overload weight for pushups once you can do 20+ perfect form normal pushups or is ...
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What happens to people who are sitting 8-10h per day?

I'm a 20 year old girl and I'm an employed programmer. My job consists of so-called "coding" all day long. I don't want to say that I don't get off of the computer at all, but the time I spend doing ...
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28 views

Why can't I extend forearm after working out? [closed]

I'm 14, I have a stocky body type and I wanted to get stronger for the summer To make a long story short I was lifting weights on arm day doing reverse dumbar curls for your forearms(50 lbs) It ...
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How many sessions of planks should I do a day?

http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2012/05/prilepin-tables-for-bodyweight-strength-isometric-and-eccentric-exercises/ Using this article as my guide, I should repeat the plank for 6 times as I can only ...
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Is there any benefit to dumbbell flys on a flat bench vs dumbbell flys on an incline bench?

So like the title says : Is there any benefit to dumbbell flys on a flat bench vs dumbbell flys on an incline bench? Does one position offer something the other does not?
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Things to do during rest days

Currently, my workout consists of (exclusively) high-intensity exercises (some sprinting HIIT, pullups, and more). After a few attempts at research and help from this community, I've come to accept ...
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61 views

Yoga for Muscle Gain?

So, I'm not exactly a gym-going kind of guy; I like outdoor action sports like trail running and mountain biking. However, I've come to a point where all this lower body exercise has made me sort of ...
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Is this overtraining?

I'm in a bulk phase, and found myself with more time in the mornings for workouts. I isolate and work specific muscle groups hard (high weight, moderate reps), 6 days a week and rest for one day. The ...
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25 views

How can the CNS possibly need recovery after a strength workout?

In the last days I have read here and there some comments about CNS (central nervous system) fatigue produced by heavy lifting, and about allowing recovery for the CNS, not only the muscles. It does ...
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Alternating muscle groups

This question has been asked here, but I have yet to see any explanation offered (even "we don't know why, but it's been tried and it doesn't work"). Will working out every day on different muscle ...
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What are some exercises that let me sit properly?

What are some exercises that let me sit properly? I'm a 23, healthy male but never sit properly in a chair in my life. As a kid I forced myself to hunch to hide my belly and it was the reason of my ...
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Can being hit with a tennis ball on the eye lead to pain in the ear and head? [closed]

I was recently hit with a tennis ball on the left eye. Though the shot was not powerful and there was no visible injury, I did have some pain in the eye for three days. Then the pain went away and I ...
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161 views

Adapting to exercise

I've finally reached the point where it's harder for me not to exercise. Naturally, looking around for info, I've discovered something that was not previously known to me: recovering from workouts ...
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Lower back, during weighted pull-up and dips

I've read that doing weighted pull-up and dips with weight using straps can lead to hernia and lower back problems. (specifically damaging intervertebral disc and pressuring femoral artery(with ...
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1answer
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Is casein a better choice for people with limited recovery ability?

My body takes several days to recover after each full-body workout. Several things may play a role on this fact (lack of abundant sleep, mid-age, whatever) but in any case it is very noticeable and I ...
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Seemingly useless workout

A little background: In January of last year, I decided to shed some weight. I was then 97 Kg (213 pounds), and 1.93 meters tall (6.3 feet). Even without working out, last September, I weighed 82 Kg ...
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Training with a stitch is good or bad? [closed]

Sometimes when I begin training, I get a stitch. I'm simply wondering whether there is any issue with resisting the pain and continuing? People say that you should listen to your body if it's ...
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94 views

How to increase BMR by 100%?

I'm researching about how to increase BMR efficiently. (Note that BMR, not TDEE) I want to increase mine by 100% in the long term. How can I do that? A way is increasing muscle obvisously. Also we ...
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How to improve my speed?

I'm 14 and play soccer on a team. I am small and not very fast. I'm not fully physically developed yet so I don't know if certain exercises could stunt my growth or cause injuries, etc. Does anyone ...
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One doctor says bone is broken, other says it isn't [closed]

You consult the expertise of a professional when you are not knowledgeable about the area yourself. I asked about finding a good doctor but unfortunately that got closed so I'll try to be more ...
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How to Strengthen Legs at Home

Between job, taking care of family, and studying for certifications, it's a miracle I even have time to exercise. I can easily purchase heavier dumbbells to work my upper body, but how to add ...
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84 views

How scientific are the Prilepin tables?

Are the prilepin tables like this one http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2012/05/prilepin-tables-for-bodyweight-strength-isometric-and-eccentric-exercises/ attested by scientists? Or are they just ...
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66 views

What is an ideal visceral fat percentage?

I had a review at my gym yesterday, and the trainer measured my body fat percentage, weight, height etc and exclaimed that, my body fat percentage needs improving (it is right now at 8%), he had never ...
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Wrist pain with UHG deadlifts and fat grip pullups

About six months ago, I hurt my wrist whilst doing deadlifts with an underhanded grip (i.e. the position at the top of the deadlift looks like the bottom of a bicep curl). The pain was at the base of ...
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54 views

P90x nutrition guide

I want to start P90x, but I don't have enough time for their nutrition. I don't want to prepare anything, also I don't have access to some of the suggested foods. I prefer to have dinner and other ...
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54 views

is there an app which has running speed goal, measures speed, gives audio feedback?

checked the help centre and it said questions about gadgets are on topic, so I thought this was close enough. Is there an android app which has a running speed goal, measures speed, gives audio ...
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Checking Body width

Recently I was shown changes in my pant size from last year of same month and the width was like half of finger size wider from what was last year. I do have tummy but it got me thinking as I use to ...
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I want to gain weight [duplicate]

I am 5' 11" and weight 52kg. I want to gain waight. what diet and free hand exercises do you recommened?
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my son is 19 years now. is it too late for him to start his sport career? [closed]

my son is 19 now. He is very interested in sports(especially tennis) but haven't learnt any sport in specific. He wanted to make his career in sports . Is it too late for him to start now?
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Which rep range contributes to the most hypertrophy of calves?

I've watched videos of two big bodybuilders, Jay Cutler and Hunter Labrada. Both bodybuilders start with the premise of "your calves are being used all day long...". Jay Cutler finishes with You ...
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Is double-men deadlift or squat or bench-press common?

I'd like to try them out with my gym buddy, is it commonly done in the gym?
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63 views

Doing rotator cuff exercises prior to bench press and shoulder press and any other exercises

Is it a good idea to do rotator cuff exercises (as a means of prevention of injury) using weights prior to doing exercises that utilize the rotator cuff such as the shoulder press or bench press and ...
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What is a good (indoors) exercise regiment for a computer scientist? [duplicate]

I'm starting an exercise regiment to help combat the negative effects of my lifestyle - specifically, hours upon hours of necessary sitting at a computer desk reading and typing away at text for hours ...
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91 views

Theory and meaning of the Wilks score?

The Wilks score is used to compare powerlifting scores for lifters of different body weights. A coefficient 500 Coeff = -----------------------------------------, ...
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5answers
135 views

What physical endurance exercise can I fit into a 5-minute routine without any equipment?

I want to get into exercise for my own personal well-being and fitness, and I don't want to do 'target' exercise (which I know doesn't work) but rather I want to improve my physical endurance so that ...
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1answer
31 views

How to implement micro periodization in a routine covering a wide rep spectrum

I wanted to train for strength, with no hurry. Forced by the personal need of building strong conective tissue and avoid injury at all costs (42 yr, untrained, somehow prone to injury) I implemented ...
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68 views

Long period one time training or divide it into two times a day

I usually train 4 times a week, and for each day, I usually do 1 hour weight training + 30 mins HIIT cardio running training. For other days I simplely do some light running or swimming. I did my ...
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111 views

Push-ups: All at once or spread across the day?

Should I do say 30 push-ups in a row (maybe 3 sets with 30 sec pause in between) or should I do 4-5 sets of 10 spread across the day when I want strength in my arm? My main focus is tennis and ...
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3answers
55 views

Stretch for Squats muscles

I'm not a professional athlete or anything, but I swim about 1,5 miles and run 5-8 miles everyday. I can't afford a trainer and don't have time for gym (except on weekends...). For a couple of days ...
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4answers
96 views

reduce body weight without accurate calorie counts and going to gym

I am a guy from a middle class family. 6 months back, I was around 80 kg, but currently I am at 92 kg. I have a big belly also. I cannot afford a personal trainer to tell me what to eat and when to ...

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