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How do we tone up at this point?

My friend and I had started working with Zumba Gold at the end of June 2015 for 5 days a week, from 20-30 minutes. We enjoy exercising to music which makes it less monotonous. We have also found ...
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Running with lumbar spinal stenosis [closed]

I have Lumbar Spinal Stenosis as described in this question. Since my injury I have been using the elliptical machine, but sometimes I still dream of running. Before my injury I usually ran either ...
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Can lactate be created in kethosis? [migrated]

After looking at Cori Cycle (from wikipedia) I have a question about how the lactate can be produced in kethosis. According to this article: in a low-glucose state, where the body senses that ...
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Fitness equipment for back muscles

I used to go this gym which had an equipment for back muscles training. The equipment helped me get rid of horrendous back pain I had for several years. I am looking to buy one of these for myself ...
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Feeling always tired even doing exercices

I am 28, 174 cm, 110 KG of pure fat :D and I always feel tired. I used to cycle to work about 20 KM per day but In a low pace, about 9-10Km/h. Now I changed my job and I cycle 15 km to get to drop my ...
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Coming back from a “break”

Due to hormonal issues(hypothyroidism) I stopped working out around a week after my last post here (feb 17 2016). When the levels of the thyroid hormone are low, the person becomes more lethargic, ...
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Should I stretch every day?

For workouts, I know that it's not effective to train the same muscle group every day because the muscle needs time to recover. Does the same principle also apply to stretching? Is it still ...
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Weakness in weightlifting with Keto Diet

I feel a lot weaker with weightlifting since going ketogentic.... does anyone else have this experience? Are there hacks to get around this?
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Ketogenic diet , side effects and precautions

Hi I have recently searched about the idea of the ketogenic diet and found it very interesting. I have understood the basic principles but can someone please emphasize on what's important in order to ...
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Legs sore after starting treadmill. Should I continue or wait? [duplicate]

Today is Wednesday, and last Saturday I started using a treadmill (I'm 5'11' and weigh about 210 lb). Since I'm just starting out, I know my body needs to get used to it. After jogging for 30 minutes ...
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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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Is my workout plan good ? (16 year old male) [closed]

http://evilcyber.com/fitness/home-workout-plan-for-teenagers/ I have started doing this workout plan. Is it OK? I aim on all muscles, but mostly on abs and biceps. Me: ~57.5 kg 172 cm 16 years old ...
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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. ...
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Can you do a lot of cardio to lose weight but keep your muscle mass?

I was wondering, if i do more cardio like + 45 min more on my current 30 min, with proper diet and strenght exercises and calorie intake, could i preserve my muscle mass and just lose fat?
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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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80 views

In ketosis, does ketone production comes from stored fat or eaten fat? [closed]

I'm wondering once you are in Ketosis, what is the fuel used to produce the ketones: stored body fat or the fat I eat in the meals? Or both?
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Ab workout with lumbar spinal stenosis

I am 32 years old, and a few months ago I had a lower back pains which kept me up at nights, NSAIDs eased the pain but I was left with a mild pain in the lower back. I had an x-ray which showed a ...
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1answer
33 views

Do I need to take L-glutamine if the whey protein contains it?

I started off just taking L-glutamine before and after my workout and creatine after my workout. I just started taking whey protein and noticed it contains L-glutamine. Should I continue to take the ...
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63 views

How important is periodization in force training?

How important is a periodization planning in a weight, force training? I mean the exercises you do in a gym besides the cardios. I'm not a professional in the field, but I started to study ...
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How do you do knuckle pushups without injuring yourself?

This question is primarily addressed to those who have done knuckle pushups consistently for several years. I've been doing 100+ knuckle pushups for about two years everyday, and I've developed ...
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4answers
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How can I increase bicep width?

How can I increase bicep width? I am happy with my bicep peak, but I am having trouble increasing the width of my biceps. My arms look rather big from the side but when you look at them head on they ...
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1answer
60 views

Alternatives to a normal meal after running?

I run 10 km twice per week. After running, I am very thirsty, so I drink a lot in the following few hours. I feel that drinking so much interferes with a normal meal. I am used to this schedule on my ...
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Cardio vs. Fat burn workout

I would like to know the difference between cardio workout and fat burn workout. What is preferable in which case of training? EDIT: I would like to know if in the cardio training phase someone is ...
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Will this method make me lose weight and reach my maintenance goal weight? [closed]

I am guessing that I eat(or ate) too much (before) and that is why I am obese. What I eat include a Asian diet with occasional eating out. It also included regular snacking until about a year ago ...
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209 views

How to balance work, exercise, and life

I work from 8 to 17, and I have to wake up at 6:30 to get to my work on time(7:45 to 7:55).and when I get home (around 18:40) I'm so tired and hungry that I lie on the couch and eat and watch TV ...
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187 views

Cardio at training days or not?

So at the moment, i'm working out in 3 splits: Split: Leg + Shoulder, Tuesday Split: Chest + Biceps, Thursday Split: Back + Triceps, Saturday This is just for building up muscles, but now i ...
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116 views

How does muscle length and range of movement correlate?

First, I'm free to admit that I don't know exactly where along a limb the muscle mass really is and also that I have a very simplistic view of "short muscle" - so if I'm conceptually wrong, please ...
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Is it possible to reduce lower belly fat without reducing the fat at other parts of the body? [duplicate]

I want to reduce the fat at my lower belly, but not at other parts of my body. Is this even possible? What exercise/diet routine that I can follow to achieve this?
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53 views

Best routine to lose weight? [duplicate]

I am wanting to lose half a stone maybe a stone before the years out. I have just started. I am doing a intense 15 minute work out (push ups, planks, star jumps, forward lounges etc) then 3 different ...
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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 ...
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3answers
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Can I increase strength without lifting more weight?

So I have been doing weight training for a couple of months now. Using the idea of progressive overloading I have been increasing the weight by about 5kg every week or 2 or 3. Since I'm working out at ...
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4answers
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Eating pasta and developing a sixpack

I know that it's very important to have a proper diet when you want to develop a sixpack. I often read that one should avoid pasta, rice, potatoes, bread and so on. However, I like this stuff very ...
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Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?

I've heard this a million times: If you want to get massive, you have to do compound exercises, not isolation exercises. A specific example is the Hodge twins suggesting to do chin-ups rather ...
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5answers
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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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10answers
5k views

Yoga without the spiritualism

I am a big fan of yoga. I am looking to start practicing at least 3 times a week. My issue is I do not have time for a trainer as my job is time consuming. I have tried watching videos but I get ...
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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
58 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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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 ...
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3answers
202 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 ...
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1answer
53 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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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
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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4answers
326 views

Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?

I can normally do a 10 kilometer in one hour, but when I try hard, I can do it in 50 minutes. Can exercises like swimming, push-ups and other body weight exercises, doing exercise with an ab roller, ...
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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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4answers
1k views

Does running in Vibrams (or some other minimalist shoes) make you run faster?

I have been running for about 20 years, mostly 10-21 km over the past few years. This past year I've transitioned into running in Vibrams - in the simplest model I found - and about two month ago I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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4answers
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Why do sprinters have muscular arms?

I would like to know why all Olympic sprinters have muscular arms. They probably have muscular arms to help them sprint, but the reason is unclear. These are the two paradoxes I cannot fathom: Heavy ...
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2answers
120 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
215 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 ...

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