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1answer
17 views

Chronic Hamstring Problem

I play soccer once or twice a week and always seem to pull my hamstring once or twice a season. This has been happening for years. Even when I was in college and in shape I was struggling with this. ...
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4answers
224 views

Calorie calculations for weight reduction

When trying to calculate how much I should eat for weight reduction what should the base calories be based on? My current weight or my goal weight? I'm 5'8" at 240lbs wanting to drop to 180lbs or ...
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3answers
211 views

What is the effect of carb consumption on fat burning during exercise?

I do a fair amount of cycling over what some would consider long distance - ~40 mile rides every 2-3 weeks and shorter rides more frequently. I have to consume a fair quantity of high GI carbs while ...
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2answers
136 views

Can't sleep at night after workout

I've been going to gym for more than 10 years (I far away from being professional though). Recently (about 0.5 - 1 year) I've started noticing, that often after gym I can't fall asleep. Even if I ...
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1answer
31 views

Weight Loss with Hyperthyroidism

I am over-weight, and have to loose at least 18 pounds. Despite my efforts, which I admit are not very consistent, I have not been able to make much of a difference. My doctor tells me that this could ...
2
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2answers
143 views

how to measure my total fitness?

is there any way to measure my total fitness, like muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body fat composition. I mean an app or website to get my data ...
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4answers
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Exercises for “toughening” rotator cuffs

Everyone who benches knows and fears the torn rotator cuff. So it makes sense to be preemptive in avoiding it. Assuming I'm healthy and uninjured, what single exercise can I do to help avoid the tear? ...
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3answers
4k views

What is a good body muscle %?

I see references to body fat %, the ranges for great to obese, but I don't know where to find information on body muscle % or how to measure it? I'm assuming it goes up as body fat % goes down if ...
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1answer
46 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 ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Running with bunions: technique, shoes, etc

Are there any other runners out there who have bunions on their feet? If so, has running led to any long-term or short-term health problems? Is it worthwhile to get a special pair of shoes to ...
4
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4answers
171 views

Will doing heavy deadlifts once a week increase muscle size?

Because of time problems due to school, I only go to the gym once a week. On that day I do heavy deadlifts to get stronger (one of my goals), triceps, and calves. I'm small, and am wondering if this ...
4
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1answer
3k views

Chronic back pain after deadlift injury

I workout a lot and one day during my deadlift, I exceded my limit. So, I had a little pain a while after that in my lower back and it evolved a little bit. I went to the doctor and checked it. He ...
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2answers
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I'm not sore after doing squats. Am I doing something wrong?

I used to squat once, sometimes twice a week and I would get DOMs and soreness everytime, in my glutes, quads and other little muscles in those areas, it would hurt to sit and walk... I have decided ...
2
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3answers
135 views

Measuring body fat with uneven upper/lower body proportions

I am planning to start regular workouts in the gym and want to monitor my progress. Measuring body fat seems like a good starting point and I've already read about various methods to achieve that. I ...
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5answers
1k views

Any tips for getting motivated again?

I've been into a fitness routine for about 3 years. The last 5 weeks I've been unable to exercise due to sickness, work deadlines, and then a small holiday I had planned (which involved drinking, bad ...
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0answers
14 views

Weight level required when rep ranges differ, body science [duplicate]

So the generally believed and accepted theory is that low rep ranges (3-5) build strength and mid rep ranges (8-10) build mass. I have also heard that high rep ranges (15+) build muscle endurance, ...
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3answers
5k views

Weight gained using GOMAD strategy

@DaveLiepmann recommended drinking one gallon of milk a day for gaining quick mass. It does look like a good idea as it is discussed on stronglifts as well. But another article suggested it is not ...
2
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2answers
124 views

Does cardio decrease appetite?

I ran before lunch today, same breakfast and same lunch-size as always, I also lifted weights yesterday so it seems like I should be hungrier than usual. But I was too full to eat the dessert I bought ...
3
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1answer
74 views

Metabolic Equations for Anaroebic Exercise?

I know several metabolic equations for estimating VO2 (and therefore calories burned) for steady state exercise, but how is VO2 and caloric expenditure estimated through exercises like power lifting ...
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3answers
98 views

One body part a day or multiple?

I want to know how can I decide whether I should do one body part a day or do 2-3? I have a lean body and I want a lean muscular one. By body parts I mean: chest shoulders back biceps triceps legs ...
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4answers
49 views

body fat calculation formula for metric values

I cannot find a metric formula to calculate body fat composition. is there any right and valid metric formula for body fat calculation? if any one knows please recommend me. sorry for my bad ...
2
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1answer
33 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 ...
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4answers
4k views

How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?

My question Between now and two months from now when I'm able to see an orthopedic surgeon, what exercises can I do in a hotel room with only my body weight that will not aggravate the shoulder ...
2
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1answer
38 views

Cat -Cow Stretch

I am trying to do the Cat-Cow Stretch and don't seem to know how to use those muscles. I got a physio routine from a doctor to help heal some inner-spinal muscles, which included among other similar ...
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0answers
26 views

if physical inactivity causes metabolic dysregulation what about sleep?

Even half an hour of sitting or lying down is enough to negatively change gene expression relating to energy metabolism then what about sleep where you lie down for 8+ hour? Not getting enough sleep ...
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1answer
77 views

How do you maintain a healthy shoulder? [closed]

Shoulders problems are usually the bottleneck in training heavy weights, what kind of exercise or stretches would you do to ensure a healthy shoulder?
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2answers
61 views

Train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle

How to train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus? (proper moves, use of rubber tubing, elbow support brace, etc.)
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1answer
30 views

What is the best combination of muscle groups to workout together? [closed]

I have not exercised properly in about a few years and I'm dying to get back into it. I've put together the following routine : Monday: Leg Day and Abs Tuesday: Chest Wednesday: Back and Abs ...
8
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6answers
11k views

Is it normal when starting squats to not have flexible enough ankles?

I've read a lot lately that if I want to build a lot of strength and start thinking seriously about putting on some size that I should use squats as a core workout. I'm only 65kg (143 pounds) and have ...
2
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2answers
79 views

Can Ab Exercise Be Done Everyday [duplicate]

I heard that ab muscles are tiny and can be exercised everyday. Is this true, or do we need to take 1 to 2 day break in-between, just like the other muscle groups, i.e. arms, shoulders, back, chest, ...
10
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4answers
339 views

How do I get my legs higher for a kong?

I can do a kong over something about the size of a picnic table, however I notice that on anything longer, my legs start to fall, and I have to bring my feet down. However many traceurs can get ...
1
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1answer
39 views

Is there any advantage to doing flips during big drops in parkour?

I know that there's a fair amount of debate in the community about the distinction between parkour (getting from point A to point B in the straightest line possible as efficiently as possible) versus ...
6
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4answers
181 views

Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?

What are some exercises that use weights or focus on strength that will increase your heart rate somewhat in order to burn more calories while also building muscle mass? One thing I thought of is ...
5
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2answers
117 views

Purpose of this machine?

Hi I see this machine in the gym and I see a lot of people using it, but I never understood its purpose or its importance. Why and for what to use?
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2answers
231 views

How do I construct a cutting plan?

As the title suggests, I was wondering how one should go about constructing a proper cutting diet and workout plan? I will be finishing with a bulking routine at the end of August, and I would like to ...
1
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1answer
55 views

What are some of the body weight workouts to do post run?

I am looking for some exercise to do at home without needing any weights. I only have access to a medicine ball. I'm looking for exercises that complement and will help me with running. Like box ...
12
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1answer
1k views

Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?

I started practicing medieval full contact, which means I have to fight for several minutes in a 30kg++ steel armour. For me to be physically fit for this sport, I decided (among other things) to ...
0
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2answers
55 views

How to improve left hand grip strength?

During deadlifts, when the barbell is in its higest position (off the ground), I'm loosing my left hand grip. I'm trying my best to hold tight but I couldn't stop my fingers from uncurling the bar. ...
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4answers
567 views

How to overcome grip strength as sticking point for deadlifts?

Coming from a Body Building background I have started experimenting with powerlifting recently. I especially like deadlifting a lot and want to improve my maximum weight for singles and doubles. ...
2
votes
3answers
52 views

Exercising in the gym and asthma

i'm a 23 years old male with asthma ( the main allergens being dust and acaris).My condition has been quite stable for some years now since i don't get attacks at all and i can pretty much function ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Increasing ankle (dorsiflexion) mobility

I have my own method for this and I'd like either confirmation that it's an acceptable solution or a reason why it's not and better alternatives. The reason I'm framing the question like this is ...
20
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11answers
3k views

Running with a backpack

I carpool to work in the mornings but I run home after work. I have tried running with a regular backpack and that didnt work. It bounced up and down too much and wore out my shoulders. I am now ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Uneven upper/lower body

My head appears proportionally large compared to my upper body, and my lower body appears very small/thin compared to my upper body. I am male around 5'7 and 108 pounds (49 kg). What might be causing ...
1
vote
4answers
84 views

To lose fat in ketosis should I avoid fatty foods? [closed]

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 ...
1
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2answers
83 views

slouched shoulders get better when i open my hands

I have really big problems with my posture. I spent a lot of time sitting at computer for many years. My shoulders are rounded, they go forward and due to this my neck is overloaded. I have also ...
3
votes
0answers
78 views

Fitness tests, is there a consensus on which to use? [closed]

Is there a consensus over which of the many test batteries in existence (YMCA, Harvard Step, Queens Step, Kindle, Rockport, VO2max...) best assess / quantify your current level of fitness / ability, ...
2
votes
3answers
138 views

Guidelines on whey protein, glutamine, creatine, amino acid supplements

I am 27 and I have been underweight for many years. Recently, I began to have consistent training sessions in a nearby gym. My personal trainer advise me to buy several supplements. They include whey ...
11
votes
2answers
664 views

How should I transition into minimalist running shoes?

I have spent the last few years running in stability shoes with orthotics (Brooks Adrenaline line) to prevent ankle pain caused by overpronation. My joints and muscles are fine after long runs ...
3
votes
1answer
49 views

Can shoes mask injuries or weaknesses?

A little background: I got a gait analysis from a major sports therapy hospital, and she said I overpronate and suggested me some stability shoes. I also have a weak IT band, which I'm currently doing ...
3
votes
3answers
127 views

Weight loss and weight lifting

Hi all I am new here but would like to ask a question. I started out at 390 lbs and switched to a plant based diet on Jan 1st 2015. I am down to 335, now my question is 6 weeks ago I started lifting ...

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