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Need Help Urgently? Mental and Heavy Legs [closed]

I'd rather not say my name. I am sixteen years old and I used to consider myself decent. My position is usually RW/RM. But lately I can't understand what is happening to me. The main part of my game ...
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How do I avoid straining neck muscles when doing pull ups?

I would like to train for a pull up contest with my friend. I can do ten now, and want to get to twenty or so. The problem I'm having is that when I do a session of pull ups, later that day or the ...
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Can't run can't bike.. how do I maintain cardio? [closed]

So, I am normally a bicycle commuter. Also, I am normally late, so I sprint through company property (occasionally being chastised) to get into position on time. Sadly, I have been diagnosed with ...
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What is the right protein for me? I'm struggling to find one [closed]

I am a 14 year old athlete who plays football at academy and also internationally with a few caps. My pre-season has started and I need some protein to assist with my training and training goals. I ...
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The most ideal weight increment in 1 week without stretch mark?

I once increased my weight very fast (around 2-3kg/week), that time without doing workout, and using so called "supplement" by doctor. However, it left some stretch marks when my weight is decreased ...
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What do I have to eat immediately after workout?

This question differs a little from others which I found here ! Basically, I need to gain weight, both general weight and muscles. So what should I eat, just after finishing my workout ? Is it ok to ...
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What is the “fat burning zone”?

We have all seen it on countless cardio machines and some may have questioned its validity. There is (nearly) always a mode/program you can select called some variation of "fat burning". This is ...
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How should I stay motivated every time I have a workout session? [closed]

I have begun to be feeling demoralized and I have trouble keeping my workout sessions. I'm doing a basic workout like: 50 push ups 30 dips 15 pull ups 20 diamond push ups and leg raises Sometime ...
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Can I reach a target strength using high reps of lower weights?

I think the answer is "No." So here goes: I want to lift 60 pounds smoothly about 45 times in an hour (to assist with archery target practice with 60 pound bow). Right now I can only lift 60 ...
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What is the scientific explanation for beginning weightlifters' ability to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously?

I'm sure you have heard this a million times in bodybuilding articles and forums: Only beginner weightlifters can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. For intermediate and advanced ...
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What kind of interesting exercises can I do to lose weight? [closed]

I am 128 Kgs. I have been escaping most physical problems but recently 2 things caught my attention: Pain in knees when subjected to prolonged cold weather/sitting in a position for too long. I am ...
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2answers
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How does doing more repetitions improve muscle definition?

I always heard people saying lifting heavier weights helps build muscle mass while doing more repetitions helps improve muscle definition. I have no trouble understanding the former. But how does one ...
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4answers
1k views

How can runners carry water?

Well, most obvious solution would be something like a drinkers helmet: But jokes aside, what is an effective way to carry water when training for a marathon or just casually running long-distance? ...
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Lateral raises - shoulder blades and elbows

1) Should the shoulder blades be constantly retracted or retracted at all when doing lateral raises? 2) Should the elbows be straight or have a a bend in them?
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758 views

What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?

Question: what kind of doctor should I see to assess whether or not my body fat can be reduced through further diet and exercise? Background: I've been an avid CrossFitter for over 2 years. I work ...
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1answer
169 views

Workout to the failure is enough to get stronger. What is the need to have sets?

As far as I understand, push the muscle to the failure state in 5 to 15 reps will help me increase muscle growth production. If I need to do more than 15 reps to get failure, I simply build endurance, ...
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What reps/sets should I use in bodyweight excersices, if I need to train for total count of repetitions?

For example, I'm currently doing a lot of push-ups, and I need to increase number of push-ups I am able to do in a row (currently, I can do 34 push-ups in a single attempt). My current routine is ...
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244 views

How effective are standing desks?

How effective at improving flexibility/posture/fitness/general health is using a standing desk instead of a sitting desk?
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39 views

Is the “New Australian Method for Back Pain” scientific?

Jemmett's Spinal Stabilization book claims that a new "Australian method" to back pain developed by "Carolyn Richardson, Julie Hides, Paul Hodges and Gwen Jull" has revolutionized back PT. Is there ...
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4answers
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Push ups and (blood?) pressure?

When I do push-ups, I notice pronounced pressure increases in my head, eyes, ears. I do 20, with what I hope is top form: slow (about up and down in 2 sec), chest and forehead touch floor each time, ...
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Are there advantages to breaking up a workout?

For instance, say you're doing an HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training) routine, and you can choose between Routine 1 ad Routine 2. In Routine 1 you would be doing 3 full-body sessions per week, and in ...
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What's the deal with those raw eggs eaten by Rocky before training

I'm entering on this fitness life now, aged almost 30. I never used to care about it, but I realize I'm late on this as I have stopped all my sporting life and become sedentary. I've been in the gym ...
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Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...
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What are the differences between a “Cutting Workout” and a “Bulking Workout”?

Using the JFit categories here. The workouts fit into Bulking, Cutting, General, Sport. I understand that progression on a cut will be limited and you should assume that both the cut or bulk are clean ...
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1answer
41 views

Is it healthy to eat cereal-like food instead of rice or pasta each meal five days a week? [closed]

The pantry in my workplace has various kinds of cereal-like food, which might contain some dry berries or bran or ..., and look good. It doesn’t offer beans, pasta or rice. I know cereal-like food ...
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1answer
80 views

Does SLOW reps have the same effect as high resistance

If I do my reps slower, will it have a similar effect to increasing resistance? With respect to building muscles for example? Assume I go to failure / same level of fatigue in both cases.
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1answer
45 views

Maitaining current form

I'm interested in maintaining current physical form with minimal training time, including situations with forced breaks from training. Usually I train 3 times a week for about 80-100 minutes, most 3-...
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2answers
211 views

Bizarre heart rate while running [closed]

I went for a 4-mile run today and monitored my heart rate much more closely than usual. What I found was surprising. For the first 10-15 minutes of the run, which was gently uphill, my heart rate was ...
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2answers
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I am a track athlete, Does gymnastic help a track and field athlete, in terms of getting faster, pole vault and throwing?

I do the decathlon and am very weak in the pole vault, do you guys think that gymnastic will aid in strength and help increase my athletic ability. Does it aid in speed also I want to really know
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1answer
39 views

When to take Epsom salt baths / use Magnesium oil?

During what period of time after a training session is it optimal to take an Epsom salt bath or use magnesium oil, when you expect DOMS/muscle soreness?
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0answers
59 views

Runners advice for Night Trails

Next autumn & winter we would like to participate in some nighttime-trails. The distance is in no way a problem for us. But as we are unfamiliar with nighttime trailruns, I was wondering if ...
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Getting back in shape after being bedridden for 4 months

Background:I have suffered a severe shoulder injury, and have therefore been completely bedridden the last four months. This has resulted in some extra kilos around my belly, enough to make me look ...
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4answers
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How to avoid toe injury in martial arts?

How do I prevent injuries in my toes while kickboxing? Specially the big toe and the small one? I have heard about taping but is there a strengthening exercise to prevent injury or such? If you ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Weight loss stopped (even gaining a bit weight) [closed]

I've started excercising and following diet to lose weight this January. I weigh 110 kilogramms now, and I was somewhere around 125 before. I've lost the first 10 kgs in one month, now nearly nothing, ...
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66 views

I tried a new diet and I think my blood sugar is too low, do I need more carbs?

My wife and I started the "whole 30" diet, which is a little more strict than paleo but for 30 days. My hope was that I would build better habits and identify some foods that may be causing problems. ...
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4answers
364 views

I can't swallow CLA pills, looking for alternatives [on hold]

I have too much belly fat and trying to burn them. But because of my chronic sinusitis (it's affecting my throat) I'm not able to swallow CLA pills, they are too big. I see that there are no liquid ...
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2answers
10k views

How to prevent getting nauseated during workouts?

Last night at the gym, I apparently pushed myself a little too hard, and I threw up all over the shower. I'd rather not do that again, so: What causes this? What can I do to increase how much work ...
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1answer
48 views

Scientific evidence for physical, not psychological, somatotying

What actual evidence is there, for or against, towards somatotypes on a physical level.
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1answer
105 views

How is hypertrophy (muscle-gain) provoked?

What are the mechanisms that must be present in order for me to gain lean muscle mass (purely from a training perspective)?
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1answer
33 views

Burned calories formula with conversation factor

Ive found topic about burned calories formula which is available here. But as a I am looking at it, some lines are not as clear understandable for me as I expected. As you can see, there are some ...
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3answers
82 views

How to stay in shape during a workout hiatus?

I had a retinal hemorrhage a week ago and was told by my doctor to not work out for a month. What can I do to minimize the amount of muscle that is atrophied over that month, without stressing/over-...
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229 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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2answers
142 views

Why is this “minimum” program flawed (every 2nd day do dips, squats and pull-ups until failure)?

Early this year, I asked a question to make an uncomplicated plan/program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule. That is, I don't need to open a schedule to check the plan. I ...
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2answers
374 views

Is there a simple program that I don't have to look up at all? [duplicate]

In an effort to make a regular basis for working out, and as an extension of my previous question*, I am looking for a simple plan that satisfies these requirements: No equipment require, or simple ...
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5answers
326k views

What is the effect of masturbation on weightlifitng ability?

For years I'm listening from everyone that we have to stop masturbation and also limit sex as it let down process of gaining muscle. Also everyone in gym suggests me to completely stop masturbation. ...
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2answers
28 views

Is my training working for me [closed]

I am finding that my hard runs (5.31min/km) my avg HR is around 160, but I am not running to exhaustion by any means, and recover pretty well after 10min rest or so. Usually use a harder negative ...
2
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3answers
106 views

Recovery Run vs Rest Day

I have question with regards to rest days & recovery runs. The last three days I ran rather intensely (Interval & Intesive Durationrun). Today i was supposed to take a "rest day". (To be ...
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1answer
69 views

How to train for marathon

I really really want to train for a marathon, but I can't find anybody to do it with me, and I just can't seem to be able to train alone. At the beginning of the year I found someone to do these ...
0
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1answer
25 views

How to calculate your RMR accurately?

For a couple of months I'm trying to get leaner, therefore I'm logging my overall food intake in order to keep a constant amount of calories deficit. I'm a male, 22 y/o, 186 cm/6'1", 82 kg/181 lbs. ...
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3answers
104 views

Am I exercising out too much? [closed]

So I am a 17 year old fat boy with a height of 5'9" and weigh around 183 pounds. I can't change my eating habits, I just love fast food and could't resist. So I decided to exercise as much as possible....

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