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4answers
100 views

What is the most optimum way to get best results out of protein shakes?

I am 31 years old, here is my 4 days plan: Tuesday: Biceps only - 1 hour Wednesday: Triceps only - 1 hour Thursday: Chest only - 1 hour Friday: Shoulder + Back - 1 + 1 hours Saturday+Sunday+Monday: ...
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1answer
63 views

Is it true that 50% of nuts protein are not usable? [closed]

I read somewhere that nuts are not good source of protein because only 50% of their protein are usable by body, Is it true? And if it is, why?
7
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3answers
108 views

How do I fix my Power Clean?

Background: I am changing my current barbell routine from StrongLifts to Starting Strength. Problem: One of the five lifts in Starting Strength is the Power Clean, and my form is absolutely abysmal ...
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1answer
59 views

Do Inverted Rows prepare you for Pull Ups?

Among other stupid injuries a year ago I got wrist tendinitis after trying negative and chair-assisted pull ups, and so those things are out of the menu. My road towards pull ups must cross either the ...
1
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2answers
30 views

TDEE has increased?

Is it normal for a person's TDEE to increase during cold weather? This week has been brutally cold over here and I have noticed that even though I am eating more calories I am losing weight (fat and ...
3
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2answers
310 views

What is the best time for “me” to exercise?

Some people have argued that morning is the best time to hit the gym but for me personally this has not worked out. I am not a morning person, when I get up I am usually hungry and after breakfast I ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?

I read an article that says Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance: Here's an excerpt: To improve athletic performance, eight capsules (each containing one gram of fish oil) has been ...
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2answers
27 views

Increased heart rate during the night

Hi am 138kgs (300 lbs) and recently bought a DVD for aerobic exercise. I've started doing this every evening before bed. The problem is each time I exercise I don't sleep well, since my heart races ...
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2answers
59 views

What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health? [closed]

I am wondering if anything in the following ingredients list would be considered harmful. I understand that these are all FDA approved ingredients, however aspartame is a good example of an ingredient ...
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3answers
82 views

How can I ensure I am working the muscles in each leg equally?

I have a problem with my knee where it hurts a lot when my leg takes weight (for example, I can do one-legged squats with one leg but not with the other because my knee hurts too much). This knee ...
3
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2answers
83 views

Short term and long term effect of delaying protein intake after workout

Today, after a high intensity leg workout, I had to wait 45 minutes before I could take in any food. Usually, I go with a fish/meat dinner, or simply a protein shake. I was wondering, how does this ...
2
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1answer
136 views

Why can't I sprint anymore? Why am I heavy?

My name is Dardan. I am 16 years old and I am a good football (soccer) player who has been linked with academies. The main part of my game is my dribbling, and for this, I have always been very fast ...
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2answers
41 views

Unexplained constant weight gain

My weight has been constantly increasing for the past 2 weeks at about a total of 6kg.. and i am very worried. I used to be much leaner and could have tons of food without putting on much weight ...
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1answer
31 views

Is it okay to use a treadmill to lose weight? [on hold]

how long should I wait to exercise after eating Chips and a 32FL Oz Gatorade. My other question what machine should I use to lose a lot of weight?
0
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1answer
42 views

Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?

I have been running every third day for six months now. About a month ago I added a simple, full-body resistance training workout each day before running: BW Squats progression Inverted Row ...
1
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1answer
39 views

MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical

I am trying to get 4 hours of cardio per day following a modified version of Lyle McDonald's rapid fat loss. The first hour I do incline treadmill at 15% grade at 3.0 mph. This is about 9.65 METs. Is ...
6
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6answers
198 views

What should I do if I can just barely complete the lift sets?

It is often recommended to do a given number of sets of a given number of repetitions of weight lifts (regardless of your exact training methodology, which mainly dictates the number of sets and ...
0
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2answers
27 views

Examples of exercises for pregnant lady (10wks, previous just cross-trainer)

I'm trying to find some varied exercises for a pregnant lady, 10 weeks into her pregnancy. Speaking the the doctor, she said that the amount of exercise should be no more than what you were doing ...
4
votes
1answer
105 views

Should I get 7h of sleep or as much as I need (namely 12h)?

I remember a study that showed that people who get less or more than 7h of sleep die sooner (the larger the deviation, the sooner they die). However, I don't think this study normalized against ...
5
votes
3answers
153 views

Hydration guidelines: Institute of Medicine vs. “drink when you're thirsty”?

The Institute of Medicine recommends 3.5L of beverages every day for adult males that are physically active (of course, there are a lot of factors that can change this recommendation somewhat). The ...
2
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2answers
47 views

Good resistance bands for the office?

I work a distance from home and find it difficult to commit to getting to the gym after work, which I'm trying to do because I want to build more muscle. I was thinking that a good, strong resistance ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Best way to start excercising after taking a break

If i just started to work out after a 4-5 week break would it be best to start slowly or just pick up my old pace? The 'sport' im referring to is fitness. Im currently debating with myself whether or ...
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0answers
33 views

Best way to start working-out again after a break [duplicate]

If i just started to work out after a 4-5 week break would it be best to start slowly or just pick up my old pace? The 'sport' im referring to is fitness. Im currently debating with myself whether or ...
0
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2answers
58 views

muscle group schedule and creatine cycling

I am 20 yrs old and 61kg(134.482 lbs) is it ok if i work-out the whole week as long as I isolate the different muscle group? Mon: Chest / Lower Back Tues: Bicep / Tricep Wed: Shoulder / Legs and so ...
3
votes
2answers
109 views

what's the reality that keeps progressive strength training from being constant?

I'm looking at my progressive intermediate weight training program, and I'm a little more than halfway through my 12 week program. As expected it's been terrific, I've steadily been gaining strength ...
1
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2answers
88 views

What's the Best Way to Lose Fat and Keep Muscle?

I've been through countless types of workout routines, diet plans, detoxes and the works. The best type of workout I've used is Cross Training and I'm on a low carb, high protein, high fiber, high ...
1
vote
1answer
10 views

Is it common to have one sore hangstring / IT band?

I've been running for years and only my left IT band has been sore lately. No recent injuries (rolled my last ankle something good 7 months ago) and haven't added any additional mileage lately. I ...
3
votes
1answer
40 views

How to pick up and rack dumbbells safely?

My current gym has no barbells, only dumbbells. I'm continuing my Starting Strength program of squats, bench press, overhead press, and a dumbbell dead lift. But, I have trouble racking and carrying ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

How come fat people can't float? [closed]

I was wondering, if fat floats, how is it so that a fat guy with let's say 70% body fat is unable to float on water?
1
vote
1answer
55 views

weight loss/diet plan help

I need help coming up with a weight loss plan. I hit my highest weight at 290lbs! I got back down to 280 by watching what I eat but I started gaining it back again. I need help! What foods should I ...
2
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0answers
33 views

Correct technique for ab wheel rollout or must the hip flexors work isometrically?

I see two slightly distinct ways to do kneeling ab wheel rollouts. Hip does not bend, hip flexors are worked isometrically only, movement extends only as far as this is doable. As seen in this ...
1
vote
2answers
67 views

Best way to achieve muscle activation in the lower abs?

I have back problems and need to work on my posture, one element is the lower ab to 'pull' my lower back into a more upright position (I tend to fall into a hollow back). When I ask about ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

Why do so many fitness websites still reference somatotypes?

Sites like bodybuilding.com, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Strength, etc. still use terms such as "endomorph, "ectomorph" and "mesomorph". These so-called "somatotypes" were invented by the psychologist ...
2
votes
2answers
79 views

How can I lose muscle mass in my quads and ham strings (thighs?)

I would really appreciate the help on how to lose muscle mass in the thigh area? Ever since I recovered from weight loss (40kg back up to 46kg, age 20, female, 1.66m), I started taking lysine and ...
0
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2answers
34 views

Vertical jump and body weight

So I got 2 months and I want to maintain my vertical jump or increase a bit. But also I want to get my bodyweight from 52kg to 57-59kg in those two months. I would like to know how I would be able to ...
6
votes
2answers
110 views

Training on an empty stomach vs full

Just wondering if there's any information on training on an empty stomach and eating afterwards vs training on a full stomach? I have heard (no sources) that eating a proper balanced meal after a ...
2
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2answers
46 views

I want to train the forearms which variation of push-ups is suitable

I have been doing finger push-ups with standing slant against the wall for 2-3 weeks with 3 sets of 20 for the biceps.Now i want to improve and be able to lift weights.After going through this post ...
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1answer
68 views

Reducing body fat from low-ish to low in a short space of time

I'm pretty active in the gym, going 5 times a week with a mixture of weight training & aerobic (spin classes). One thing I'm not finding the time for lately is running. Anyway I had one of those ...
11
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1answer
132 views

8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?

I see lots of recommendations of drinking enough water. Another usual fitness recommendation is getting a decent amount of sleep in order to help muscle growth and tissue repair (precious testosterone ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

What movements are safe to 'do for time'?

Rookie here. Been studying and trying different things. I like trying to do "x number of move x in some amount of time". Some movements like Olympic weightlifting, should obviously not be done for ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

Are all extra calories stored as fat or is there a limit?

Suppose that one day I ate really a lot of sugar and junk food. So I made a high surplus of calories. Are all of those extra calories going to be stored as fat? Or does the body have a limit for that? ...
4
votes
1answer
58 views

Weightlifting for people with scoliosis

I have mild scoliosis and have been told by every doctor I've spoken with to avoid lifting anything heavy. On the other hand, I've met a number of people who have scoliosis and have succeeded in ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

What time frame might I expect to correct arm rotation?

My arms are rotated so that the back of my hands face directly forward. This is presumably from years and years of sitting at a computer. I am attempting to correct it by doing only pull exercises: ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Should I drain canned cod liver?

My product has 115g contents of which I drain 52grams of oil (which is roughly 450kcal). Should I keep draining it? Is it pointless to eat this product, because I'm either wasting it or taking in too ...
5
votes
3answers
430 views

Hack for fixed dumbbells

I've found different ways to add smaller increments to certain equipment in our gym. For example, for cables (where each plate weighs 15 lbs), I place a 5 lb or 10lb dumbbell above the first plate. ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

What products are available that attach to existing fitness machines (weights/treadmills/cardio etc) to track usage?

We are trying to find an off the shelf system that we can attach to existing fitness machines in a gym that tracks machine usage on a user basis. So the idea would be to attach them to all machines ...
1
vote
2answers
67 views

Can drinking too much water lead to looking bloated?

I drink a lot of water. Easily 4 liters pure liquid on normal days, 5+ when exercising (5 days a week). I heard as a child, that salt and water are stored and produce compartments similar to fat. Is ...
8
votes
2answers
140 views

Why on Earth do most people enjoy unhealthy food?

I know some people may argue: "I actually love eating unsalted tuna with broccoli", but the sad truth is that most people don't. If I had to choose between a cheese burger with fries and unsalted ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Should I eat before or after my exercise?

I work from home quite often so don't get enough natural exercise, recently I decided to take a fast paced walk early in the morning to simulate the usual walk to work. I'm not sure if I should have ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

What are the strengths and weaknesses of shorter bouts of resistance training?

Currently I am assisting in collecting data for a study on movement patterns and coaching at a small fitness facility. The nature of my work does not provide consistent time to train, so I find ...

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