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What is this exercise/pose called?

Standing on one foot, other foot above the head, back arched, hands reach over the head, grasping the foot. So legs are in a 'splits' position. I wanna look into how to progress into such a position, ...
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2answers
48 views

Ice for recovery?

What are the benefits of using ice for recovery? I have heard that you should not use ice, if the goal is to recover faster.
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20 views

Should I run the next race? Or stay out because of my calves?

What is the best method to get to full recovery here so I can race? Last Saturday, I ran a 5k race, your typical high school race. After proper cool down for 30 minutes, later that night I biked 30 ...
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1answer
23 views

Longevity of Fat Adaptation for Endurance Athlete

I'm an adult male endurance runner, and earlier this year took on a moderately low-carb diet and became fat-adapted. My runs at first were your predictable sufferfest but after 6-8 weeks I got to a ...
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1answer
19 views

Could these symptoms be of a pulled hamstring?

This morning (Thursday) I was running intervals on the treadmill, 4 minutes running - 1 minute walking, and I did them just a little faster than I usually do them. At the fourth interval I started ...
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3answers
131 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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3answers
100 views

Afraid of dropping weight plates on feet

I recently started powerlifting (Starting Strength), and I have a rather frivolous concern. What if I drop a weight plate on my feet? Between warming up and work sets, there is a lot of ...
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3answers
145 views

Does stretching muscles help build / tone them?

Does stretching muscles (both right after a workout but also very much throughout the day afterwards, when you still often feel they could do with a good stretch), actually play a role in helping to ...
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1answer
150 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
55 views

Not breathing enough, lack of continuous breath, shallow breath - what to do to fix it?

I realized that my breathing pattern is very shallow, sometimes almost lacking. As a programmer I spend a lot of time at the computer. I do exercise regularly, although maybe not intensely enough. I ...
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6answers
247 views

How to improve my weight loss efforts?

Thanks for taking the time to read. I have joined my local gym and am currently on a mission to loose weight whilst also building core strength and fitness. I like bodyweight exercises, free ...
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4answers
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What to do against a burning sensation in my feet during long runs?

During long runs - usually everything 17 km and longer - the forepart of the sole of my feet very often gets a burning sensation. This makes it almost impossible to run and it really bother me as I ...
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1answer
180 views

Is it possible to lose 3 pounds of FAT per week?

I have a lot of fat lose. I weigh 210 pounds, and I was hoping to start losing weight (42 pounds of fat to be precise). According to my calculations, to do this in 14 weeks I need to lose 3 pounds per ...
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1answer
95 views

Losing 1.5 stones in a week healthy?

So it has been a week since I have been working and eating healthy. I weighed 14.5 stones and now I weigh 13 stones. My question is, what are the repercussions (if any) of losing weight quickly? I ...
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1answer
51 views

what is my rmr?

I have no idea how many calories im meant to be eating a day to lose weight... Some calculators tell me my maintence is 1400, some 1600 and some even 2200! I am female, 141 pounds (63kg), 168cm tall, ...
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0answers
13 views

What types of bootcamps are best for endurance?

I've been gradually losing weight and building strength after a leg injury a few years ago. I've been running long distances well and feel like I'm toned and ready for something more challenging, ...
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2answers
120 views

eating before or after working out?

I wake up at about 11am and head off to the gym an hour later. I do 1 hour cardio 1 hour weights... I am 145 pounds 170cm tall and female.... I sometimes do fasted cardio to burn from direct fat (aim ...
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3answers
104 views

Do body fat scales get more accurate with price, and if so, how exactly?

I'm currently considering getting a body fat scale that uses electrical impedance for my home. I understand about how body fat scales are a better measure of progress between measurements than ...
2
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3answers
129 views

Balancing StrongLifts with other workouts

I am very eager to start StrongLifts 5X5, but am apprehensive about how to balance it with my other physical activities. I know that recovery is key to the program’s success. Background I am a fit ...
2
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1answer
62 views

How much can i improve for a marathon in 2 months?

I can run 10K in 50 minutes if i try hard but normally one hour and i used to run 10K everyday morning.This is my longest distance covered and i never tried to go farther than that. I am ...
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5answers
419 views

Which muscles would I need to train for ambulance work?

TL;DR Version: Which muscle groups would I use when lifting an object from the floor with a straight back holding an object at chest height for an extended period of time whilst climbing stairs ...
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4answers
122 views

How to gain definition on my biceps?

I am a 17 year old guy, 190 lb, 5'11", work out six days a week after school targeting various muscle groups each day (legs, arms, chest, etc.). I have been working primarily on gaining strength, not ...
0
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3answers
114 views

Advice for training biceps?

I am a female, 145 pounds, 170cm tall. I work out 5 days a week doing 1 hour cardio & 1 hour lifting. I began this training program about 2.5 months ago... I am having trouble developing muscle ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Punchbag without boxing gloves, getting a headache

I was using the punchbag at the gym early on Saturday morning, just jab-straight combinations and trying to work on power for the second punch. What I experienced was a pain in my head when I hit the ...
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1answer
29 views

Does floor wipers help in getting rid of fat on hips?

Does floor wipers help in getting rid of fat on hips? Especially the fat that the guy is holding as shown in the figure? Or is there any specific exercise for the fat present at this region? My upper ...
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1answer
37 views

Increased stomach fat except around the pants line

Ever since going on a Nutella-binge last summer that I am still regretting, I have noticed a rather peculiar property of my stomach fat. I had a fairly good build before this incident, and right now ...
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2answers
263 views

Time window for fitness tracking - four weeks or longer?

My tracking for fitness is currently based on a 28 day (4 weeks) time window. For example, my goal is to have 3 high intensity exercises per week which means that over the four weeks, it should be 12. ...
0
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2answers
45 views

Practice for climbing stairs?

This will sound a little silly but: is there any training I can do for climbing stairs... that does not actually include just climbing them? I am in terrible shape (yes, I should change that... ...
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0answers
18 views

Size and strength of forearms/hands for professional tennis players?

I have been wondering this: what should your forearm size (rough indicator about the forearm strength) be in tennis? Are there studies that investigate the size of forearms between different players? ...
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1answer
41 views

What's wrong with non-drinkable water in public toilets? [closed]

I often go into a public toilet, and over the taps is a sign saying "Do not drink this water" owtte. I have occasionally drunk water from non-drinkable taps, and needless to say I didn't die. What's ...
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5answers
6k views

How does alcohol really affect gains?

I have been training with a personal trainer now for about a year; we work four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and do bodybuilding splits. So, we do dynamic lower core, heavy ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Should I take a wight gainer without doing workout?

I am working guy, I want to increase my weight, but the thing is I won't be able to do workout due to the work. But I have dumbbells and iron bar for regular exercise. Should I take a weight gainer ...
16
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6answers
6k views

Best way to breathe for long-distance running

What is the best way to breathe while running long-distance? One can breathe in through the nose only, the mouth only, or both nose and mouth. The same applies to breathing out. Are there studies ...
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1answer
43 views

Are low shoes suitable for running?

I play basketball, and I would like to improve my running speed and resistance. I obviously own a pair of basketball shoes, but I wouldn't like to use them outside the pitch to avoid degrading them ...
1
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2answers
91 views

exercise that can replace Pull-up?

I wonder, if there's a way to work out the arms similar to pull-up exercise, but without using pull-up bars? Indoor exercises are convenient. I could just do push-ups in the living room. However, ...
0
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3answers
80 views

Yoga for Flat abdomen

I have read in many articles that the key for flat abs is weight training. Such as squats and other stuffs and the nutrition too. But I have been doing the weight training for a while (approximately 6 ...
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0answers
35 views

Where is the end of PLP, if there is such a thing?

Most examples of the PLP work out program (Pull Up, Lunge, Push Up, +1 rep for each every day) finishes after 60 days. The Chad Waterburry PLP Challenge (before) lasted 182 days (results). Considering ...
2
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2answers
72 views

Biochemistry of working out while under psychosocial stress

Does anyone happen to know some sources or ideas regarding the biochemistry of working out while under socially-caused stress? This is a more in-depth follow-up, and focusing on the biochemistry, to ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Recommended max resistance on cycletrainers

I'm about to buy a trainer to start the indoor season on the bike. Different trainers come with a different maximum resistance, commonly ranging from 800-950 Watts. My main goal is finishing the ...
4
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0answers
36 views

adductor / hamstring weirdness in the bottom of squat

I've been squatting for several years and have done regional level competitions and some quasi-formal training and coaching. Normally I can get any additional answers I need from other fitness friends ...
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1answer
32 views

Does Red wine makes my color fairer? [closed]

My friend suggests me that Red wine makes me fairer. Please suggest your advice.
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1answer
52 views

When training on a weight lifting routine, how close to failure is optimal

How intense should training sessions in order to produce enough stress on the body, to have a reaction. E.g. If I know what my 10RM is on 7 exercises, who I always train at those values and increase ...
3
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3answers
144 views

Is it ok to just randomly ask someone to spot me?

I've been doing starting strength for a couple of weeks now and have a friend who has been training me in the technique and spotting me on the bench press. This last training session he didn't pitch ...
1
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2answers
38 views

I'm trying to choose BarBell for power lifting training.

I'm trying to choose BarBell for power lifting training. http://www.worldfitness.com.au/images/72-Barbell.jpg I'm asking you as a specialists. You know, there are top brands everywhere, when you ...
0
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2answers
42 views

Average speed of the general population over uneven ground

How fast might an average, not-particularly-fit human be expected to move over uneven ground in short (~50ft) distances?
0
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1answer
38 views

plank shakes - what does it mean? [duplicate]

I have been doing plank hold in good form since atleast 2-3 months. I get shakey after 10 seconds even though I can hold it between 60-75 seconds. I don't see any improvement in shakiness. What does ...
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0answers
17 views

Foot arches flatten during lunges

I find my right foot arch tends to flatten during lunges. How can I hold my arches? Any cues? There is no pain associated with this. I have imbalance of strength in both hips and legs. So, I ...
1
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2answers
77 views

Post workout supplements?

I have moved to a different city and joined the gym yesterday, last night my workout consisted of 15 minutes running on the treadmill at 10 mph with a 3% incline and 3 sets of leg presses, 35 ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

Leg Abductor Tremble

Today was my fourth or fifth time using the thigh abductors at the gym, and since I began, my inner thighs tremble. I found a similar question here, which has a good explanation of the different ...
2
votes
4answers
519 views

Is it okay to do workouts immediately after doing yoga?

Usually, I do yoga (pranayam and some asnas) around 1 hour and immediate after this I also do some set of workouts like leg raise, push ups, mountain climbers etc. Is that okay or should I have some ...

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