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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
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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. ...
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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
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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
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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 ...
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1answer
39 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 ...
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6answers
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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 ...
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3answers
141 views

Is it fine to train in the sauna?

If I train in sauna for something like Maraton des Sables, can this have side effects on the long run? What about steam room? By training, I mean stretching, push-ups, squats, abs - aprox 10 reps ...
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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, ...
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3answers
79 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
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
26 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 ...
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1answer
53 views

How to proceed with my nutrition and exercise plans to get better results?

I have been intense weight-lifting for 6-7 years and I have stopped doing so for almost a year. I am 32yrs old, 1.86m tall and I weight (now)88kgr. I have never been fat or slim and I can say that I ...
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0answers
33 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 ...
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3answers
139 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 ...
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2answers
35 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 ...
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2answers
108 views

How to ease tight soleus

I'm slowly starting to increase my running frequency (average distance of 5-7km) after a sporadic couple of months with injury. I'm noticing that my calves are always sore and very tight/pumped when ...
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1answer
16 views

Musical or theatre performance - should a performer up his calories?

I myself am a rock/metal guitarist and vocalist, and after a rehersal (more so a concert) that can last for more than an hour and half I really do feel exhausted sometimes. Note that this isn't my ...
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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?
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1answer
65 views

How to Treat Impinged Rotator Cuff?

I'm 6 weeks into a beginner barbell program (Stronglifts 5x5) and have recently hit a wall in my overhead press at 75lbs. Over the last week or so I've had pain in my left shoulder - matching an ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
55 views

Learning about fitness for skiing

I hope this question doesn't feel like a get-rich-quick scheme for fitness. I am struggling to get/stay fit for skiing. (Leisure). I have not been able to find any coaches which focus on fitness for ...
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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 ...
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2answers
17 views

preventing muscle and energy level loss after an upset stomach

I would like to ask whats the quickest way to regain energy or maintain energy levels after an upset stomach. Assume that the upset stomach is a one off thing. My question has to do with preventing ...
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4answers
472 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 ...
4
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1answer
172 views

How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?

I exercise every alternate day - which means 7 times a fortnight. I mix it up ever so often, but I generally do a mixture of about 45 minutes of cardio (either a run at >10.5 or intervals on the ...
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10answers
2k views

Does eating late at night cause weight gain?

I like to keep a latish schedule, sleeping often around 2-3 AM, I'm often eating odds and ends late at night. If someone eats Meals A, B & C of certain calorie content, and then timeshifts his ...
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14answers
46k views

I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle?

I am a man in my twenties. Although I am 5 feet 6 inches tall, I weigh only 100 pounds. I want to gain weight as soon as possible. How do I gain weight and muscle as fast as possible?
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2answers
97 views

Relation of physical fitness and age

Why does the physical fitness tend to decline around the age of 30-35? It is obvious that many athletes(football, sprint etc.) tend to stagnate and 'lose' the physical fitness regarding speed, stamina ...
2
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2answers
140 views

Improve running style

Recently I started running (never ran before for longer than 1 or 2 kilometers, or maybe just few times). After 2 weeks of 3x5 Km plus last time 8 km my right knee started hurting so I stopped. The ...
0
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1answer
15 views

Gently stretching a lightly sprained ankle

I went over on my ankle (inversion) about halfway through a 5k run. Seemed ok at the time but 24h later I can feel the muscle 'pang' when I walk on it. Currently it's not overly sore but I know that ...
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1answer
42 views

Lower back strength-training and running for tennis

I have been building muscles half a year successfully. I today run first time for a long time 1.5 hours. I feel a kind of good tension or gentle pain at my middle back (T10). I have not had a ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Slight uneven forearms

My left forearm is slightly smaller than my right. Are there any bodyweight exercises I could do to even these out a little? I don't know how noticeable it is to others, but to me it is very ...
0
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1answer
64 views

Exercises without arms

I have a bad injury from my hand through my elbow. What are some exercises I can do? I can't use my whole right arm at all, please help as I don't know what to do for a work out.
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2answers
37 views

Train for triathlon without moving arm

I've had a shoulder operation a little while back, and now I'm barely allowed to use my arm the coming 6 months. This is standard procedure for this type of surgery, as it needs time to heal. I'm a ...
0
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3answers
89 views

building muscle on a calorie defecit?

Currently: 145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. Been working out for 3 months doing cardio & intense weight lifting 5 times week with a good diet. My question: it is believed that you cannot gain ...
2
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2answers
87 views

Suddenly not sore anymore?

I began tranining split training 3 months ago, about 4 days a week. I am normally SO SORE after every workout and have been making gains in strength and size. I took about 2 weeks off from the gym ...
0
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2answers
33 views

How to prevent blisters on plam during normal excercises such as dumb bells

I normally lift dumb bells of about 7-8 kg(5 sets with 10 each) and later do pull-ups (2 sets of 25 with a gap in between)and later the chest press(2 sets of 25 with upto 20 kgs).Although in all these ...
2
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2answers
146 views

Is it safe for me to run an 8k in 30 minutes?

I have never ran in an organization or on a team before. I've ran the mile once in 5th grade and once in 8th grade. I've been skateboarding 1+ hrs per session, 5+ times per week for the last ten ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Improving breathing in a deeply bent leg situation (diaphragm compression?)

I don't know if this is something idiosyncratic or just something that everyone deals with, but I have a difficult time breathing when my diaphragm is compressed, such as when I'm crouching (which ...
1
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2answers
806 views

Taking BCAAs before workouts - carbs or no carbs?

I'm seeing conflicting information on using BCAAs before a workout. One resource says to take them before a workout with carbs to help get the BCAAs into the muscles due to the insulin boost. Another ...
1
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1answer
45 views

How do I stretch the shin muscles?

I have read an answer here suggesting that two muscles be stretched to avoid shin tightening. I don't know how that works. How do I correctly stretch these muscles to avoid shin tightening?
2
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3answers
2k views

Why do I keep regaining weight and feel lethargic on my diet?

I am posting a composite profile of a chronic dieter who doesn't seem to get anywhere from both my own experience and others. I've read about BMR, calories, and I get it. Fewer calories in, more ...

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