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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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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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How lifting low weight many times affect muscles? [duplicate]

My weight is about 165 lbs. My workout is basically a modification of Jason Blaha Ice Cream Fitness novice program. What If I will do two sets, each one with 30-60 repetitions with low weight, say 33 ...
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Will taking MassGainer and Creatine risk damage to my body in long run?

I've been taking MassGainer for the last week and I am going to buy some Creatine soon. This is my 5th year at the gym (I'm 28, 5'10", 68kg). I go thrice a week. I will never stop exercising (it's ...
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Is there a good activity tracker, in terms of calories spent, for skating and cycling?

I'm looking for a good activity tracker that I can use to measure how much calories I've used up while skating. The Fitbit Charge HR seems very promising, it's cheap (relatively), has a heart monitor ...
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54 views

a good diet for a person with high mind activity? [closed]

im 24 and 180cm height and about 95kg weight. i am a programmer and as you know its a job that needs to think and its a mind activity. i have a good diet and if i follow the orders of the diet it ...
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Should an overweight person not do Running and skipping because it can hurt knee joints?

My weight is 115 Kg and I want to lose weight. Some people suggested that I do running and skipping and say running can hurt my knees because of my weight. If running and skipping can hurt my knees, ...
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1answer
315 views

Bulldoze bulking - optimizing workout

I've been following the "Bulldozer Bulking" workout in an attempt to gain muscle with minimum fat gain. So far it has been working well, but I'm looking to optimize the actual workout I do depending ...
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2answers
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What is causing my post-run hip pain?

I am somewhat new to running, just picked it up about 2 years ago. My typical run is 30 minutes, about 2.5 miles. About three months ago I switched to a pair of minimalist-style Reeboks. For about a ...
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What's inside a giant gut? [closed]

When a person gets fatter, their gut becomes round and bloated. For example, this man: http://cfs7.blog.daum.net/image/22/blog/2007/10/16/14/58/471453134fcb8&filename=giant_gut.jpg What's inside ...
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1answer
91 views

How can I fix sloshing while running?

I have a fairly persistent problem with "sloshing" sounds when running. Specifically, on the downbeat of each step, I get this feeling and sound like there's fluid being dropped suddenly. It's ...
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41 views

Books about sports nutrition based up on scientific facts? [closed]

I'm looking for books about (sports-) nutrition based on scientific (meta-)studies. So far I only found books based up on a very limited group of subjects (mostly the author himself) and or ...
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My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day

I have been working out for ~6 months and have worked my legs once per week throughout this time, on their own day. My legs, especially my quads, ache to the point of finding it hard to walk, ...
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How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month

My BMI is 26.8, which means that I am in the overweight category. When one hits a gym regularly every day, what is the minimum amount of calories that he should burn in order to see a change in his ...
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1answer
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Ankle tiredness

So I'm in the first week of c25k and just finished my second run/walk, but even in the first week I had to skip one of the running periods. My ankles and the front of my shins were so fatigued that my ...
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Sharp rib pain after squats in StrongLifts 5x5, breathe problems

I'm on StrongLifts 5x5 program about 4 months now. I'm not a novice to strenght training. I used to do kalisthenics (I've completed convict conditioning program), gymnastics, kettlebell RKC, marathon ...
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1answer
66 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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2answers
67 views

cycle or swim without injury while training hard for a race

So I was a great swimmer (2k), cyclist (100+ milers) okish runner. (10k max) After the brain tumor like diagnosis and hospitalization, things went cold. Started running again in a few months and ...
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173 views

Legs sweating during exercise

I was working out yesterday, I have recently increased the pace at which I run at yesterday, for the first time my legs were sweating more than my upper body, usually it is my upper body that does the ...
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468 views

What foods can I eat to keep my energy up in an office job in the afternoon? [closed]

About 2-3 hours after eating lunch I crash at work. My hands shake, I can't concentrate and I generally believe this has to do with low blood sugar. I've never been diagnosed with diabetes. My mom has ...
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2answers
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Pain in the top of my foot

I'm having some minor (uncomfortable) pain in the outside top of my right foot (think around the inferior peroneal retinaculum or the inferior extensor retinaculum near the external malleolus). It ...
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3answers
80 views

High reps of explosive exercises?

We know the benefits of explosive exercise like clapping push ups, changing grip pull up, Bulgarian split squats. That is, they help increase power and speed. So if I do these with endurance rep ...
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5answers
590 views

What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?

It seems that the conclusion is that there is consensus BMI is a really unhelpful metric for determining ideal weight. Indeed, at 5'9" my ideal weight is about 150 according to BMI. The last time ...
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3answers
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Is there an optimum for swimming stroke rate?

I started swimming and trying to swim 1500m nonstop (as a first goal). I gradually increased my set distances. After 4 weeks I can swim 1000m nonstop. I guess I will reach 1500m in 2 weeks. One thing ...
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5answers
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I exercise daily but my weight is not decreasing

I am a 25 year old female and my weight is 141 lbs (63 kg) and my height 5.3 feet (1.63 m). I want to lose 20 lbs (9 kg). My current traning and eating: I do yoga for one hour in the morning ...
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4answers
204 views

What happens when you train one specific muscle (ex, biceps), and you don't eat enough protein?

Does the body break other muscles (ex, legs, chest, etc) to get the needed protein to repair the microdamage ? This is very interesting question that has always been on my head.
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129 views

Losing stomach fat without losing weight [duplicate]

There are many questions already on this website which are more about spot reduction. I am aware that you cannot just lose belly fat without losing overall body fat. My question is I am more of a lean ...
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2answers
75 views

Weight lifting gloves with straps between fingers

I recently purchased some (different to my usual) weight lifting gloves with extra padding on the palm, really for doing tricep dips on bars. Between the fingers are some straps, so the first two ...
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2answers
612 views

What is the meaning of: 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps?

I first encountered the 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps instruction here. Some say those are movement timings for concentric contraction, pause and eccentric contraction. Somewhere else, there where theories ...
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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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53 views

Identifying filling foods for cutting / fat loss

I'm looking into reducing calorie intake for cutting while maintaining the feeling of satiety. How can one identify foods that are filling? NutritionData.Self.com has a useful "Fullness factor", but ...
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1answer
128 views

How does muscle confusion work?

I just found out about P90x and it seems they use the muscle confusion theory. But how does it work neurologically and as far as creating muscle mass is concerned? What would a typical routine be? ...
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1answer
91 views

Is stretching more difficult once the muscle mass is bigger?

I was wondering if, assuming one gains lots of muscle while not stretching regularly, the process of stretching is more difficult or at least more painful after. This isn't about the benefits of ...
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1answer
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how much should I be engaging my glutes during a plank?

I notice that when I plank, I can do a few different things. First of all, when I plank my elbows are together and slightly in front of my shoulders. I could choose to strongly engage my core ...
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1answer
22 views

Upper body workout following a groin pull

What kind of upper body weight lifting and strengthening exercises can I resume if I pulled my groin 1 1/2 weeks ago? I think it is about a grade 1 groin pull, maybe 1.5
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2answers
778 views

Safe training regime to work towards center and front splits

I want to improve my flexiblity to be able to to center and front splits. Is there any safe exercise program to follow which will lead me to this goal? During the week I have time to stretch for 10 ...
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182 views

Training running speed going faster at 95-98% or longer at 80%

TL;DR.: For speed training, is it better to run longer at 80% of the max HR, or faster at 95% of the max HR? Long rant: I'm able to run 6Km in 50min if I control my speed based on the HR, by not ...
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Which muscles to train and how for horizontal oversplit?

I have become extremely flexible within two months after changing my squats going totally down with slow negatives/aggressive up-down, it has improved my vertical split massively. Side oversplit looks ...
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117 views

Stiff muscle recovery after running

After running, sometimes my legs muscles are stiff. What's a way to speed up "recovery" when this happens?
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849 views

Flexibility Training for Taekwondo?

I'm a taekwondo pupil and weightlifter in between sessions. Thing is some of my high kicks are troubled by a lack of flexibility around "I don't know where " mainly the Dollyo Chagui and Yop Chagui ...
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Can someone who takes steroids get muscle mass even without lifting?

My impression given what I read on the internet about it was that steroids help your body recover much faster after workout. So for the recovering to work, you still have to damage your body in the ...
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2answers
53 views

Heavy Bag appropriate length

I would like to ask what is the appropriate length for a heavy bag. I understand that the heavy bag weight should be approximately half the trainee's weight, but I have not found any sources about the ...
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4answers
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Can anyone provide any evidence that Intermittent fasting (IF) can increase weight/fat loss?

There are many ways to do intermittent fasting (IF) or a "reduced meal frequency" diet - like skipping breakfast, eating only during a certain time-window in the afternoon, or even eating just a ...
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1answer
41 views

can i increase my height when i am 18? [duplicate]

Sir i am 18 yr old male, i wanna get taller, presently i am 5'8 inches (172 cms) can i get taller at least 5'11 (180 cms) or 6 foot please Most of my friends are 6 foot and i am the short one even ...
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39k views

What is the most effective way to improve a saggy belly?

I used to have a fairly flat stomach but I had a baby 4 months ago by c-section and my lower abdomen is quite saggy. What can I do to lose the extra weight there and get it taut?
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1answer
923 views

What is the right kind of protein for that job?

There are so many kinds of protein available in the market that it does your head in . I have done my homework but still not sure as to when to use which one. Following is what I have understood so ...
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3answers
1k views

Protein shakes for weight loss

I have recently started regular swimming with the main goal of weight loss. Im curious as to whether protein shakes would help me lose weight? Increased muscle growth burns calories but then the ...
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2answers
1k views

How to choose the right protein shake?

I never consumed any protein shakes before but I am considering it now because I want to cut back on my meat intake. I am currently 30 years old and weight 145 lbs, hit the gym once or twice a week ...
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4answers
118 views

Use of protein shake without working out [closed]

I would like to know if it is safe to drink a protein shake once a day when I don't work out. I may have to walk a lot and I just have one meal a day, according to Tim Hortons some time. So I was ...
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2answers
107 views

Include Whey Protein in Diet Plan for Weight loss

I am a 23 year old/ 84 kg/ 178 cms overweight guy. I have started weight loss programme. I run around 6-6.5Kms (Treadmill + Eliptical), do some crunches, belly exercises and then do 2-3 sprints daily ...

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