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Treadmill running shoes recommendation

I haven't really exercised for quite a few years now and I'd like to get back on the bandwagon this year starting with some treadmill running (along with some other gym based things like ellipticals ...
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counting total calories intake more than

I have started following series to build muscle, in this page the calories is 2712, the author says to have 6 meals a day including calories from your workout. Now if i do simple maths as do breakdown ...
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29 views

General stretches for a group of dancers?

I do modern dancing and my teacher asked me to lead the warm-up / stretch for the other students before class starts. I know that individuals have different needs and should probably have specialized ...
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1answer
67 views

How can I do a recomp?

I am 17, and I used to be really skinny, but I had great cardiovascular health. I decided to bulk up and I started bodyweight exercises and ate at a surplus. The thing is, I gained a lot of fat and ...
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Is engaging your core really about posture?

I hear the phrase engage your core all the time, and honestly, I've never really understood what people saying it are trying to get me to do, and the answers to the question How to 'engage your core'? ...
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What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?

What exercises would be in a complete, but minimalist, general fitness workout? This would include strength, conditioning, and mobility. I am looking for the quickest workout using the fewest, ...
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Is there a correct way to run? [duplicate]

I started to run two days ago, but i am not sure if i am doing this correctly. I am interested in know if there is some tips and tricks about run, dos & don'ts. Thanks!
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54 views

Looking for weight lifting program for person with joint problems

I have been lifting weights over the last year and a half and I love it. Unfortunately I have had medical problems related to chronic inflammation/joint pain (possibly early arthritis, I am only 28!). ...
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Scapular contraction: should I always do it?

I have been working out at home for a few months with mostly successful results. I just came back from a shoulder injury that I'm pretty sure was caused by improper form in both bench press and dips: ...
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1answer
83 views

Can one get ripped by just playing a/some sport(s)? [closed]

I've been getting in shape lately. I was kind of fat some months ago and I'm not anymore (thanks to a bit of running, a bit of sports like volleyball, and a bit of eating better). I have a decent body ...
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102 views

Complete and minimal flexibility workout?

I would like to increase my flexibility. Not necessarily every single part of my body but I would like to hit most if not all areas. I would like a set of several exercises that I can do one day or ...
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0answers
52 views

How Many Jumping Jacks Does It Take To Jump In A Circle [closed]

So for the new year I promised to myself that I would start doing more exercise. I talked to my doctor and she told me that one of the best exercises for beginners is jumping jacks. However, I want to ...
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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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I'm very thin. How can I gain muscle? [duplicate]

I'm 16.5 years old and my height is 5ft 4.5inch. My weight is 45.5 kg. Everybody says that I'm very thin. How can I gain muscle and look like a healthy man? I want to create quality muscle as well.
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1answer
54 views

how to use supplement nutrition? [closed]

I have started the gym 40 days ago , and ever since I managed to jump from 69 KG to 78 KG as I used true mass protein and amino X but now I have few fat around my belly which is I never had before. ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Max heart rate over 190 at 51 [duplicate]

I'm 51 and, when cycling or running, (I do about 120-150 km per week) I find myself comfortable at over 160 BPM and even at 180 BPM for a few km or when climbing a long climb (5-8 km, which means ...
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1answer
49 views

Are protein powders unhealthy for a teen athlete? [closed]

I startet working out 5 months ago. Until now i havent used anything that didnt come from my kitchen table. Yesterday i ordered from bodybuilding.com a 5 lbs gold protein and 15 quest protein bars. Im ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Locker room procedure [closed]

Is it normal for people to walk around the locker room completely nude and also sit there texting letting the penis and balls go where ever they want?
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2answers
105 views

More sets with smaller weight vs. more reps with higher weight

I have read the old saying that one should focus on more weight and fewer reps for muscle gain and vice versa for endurance gain. I have also read about most exercises that a set should be between 8 ...
4
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2answers
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Are night sweats common after long workouts?

I've had a couple running events recently that have been pushing my endurance (a competitive half marathon, and running 20+ trail miles for a fun-run). The night following these events I've woken ...
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1answer
56 views

Pain in knees, quadriceps, ankle on jogging [closed]

I am an 80 kg guy, height 5'6", and I have been jogging for like 5-6 months now. Initially, I used to jog in a park, 1-1.5 km a day. Then I gained a lot of weight and didn't have time for jogging, but ...
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1answer
104 views

Does training of some major muscles groups enhance overall muscle growth?

There is a popular (e.g. link 1, link 2) theory, that is, if you train big muscle groups (e.g. legs, chest), it will increase the overall growth of muscles all over the body; the trained muscle will ...
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12answers
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How to count laps while swimming?

I always lose track of laps while swimming more than 1km freestyle in a pool. Is there any gadget or technique which helps counting laps?
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3answers
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Having joint pain and “cracking” after getting back to working out with weights

I have been getting back into working out (both running and weights) and its going pretty well as i am getting back into it and being pretty consistent. The one issue is that i have started to get a ...
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5answers
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As long as I do enough exercise, can the effects of junk food intake be offset?

So it's been explained to me that it's basically just a matter of burning more energy than you consume. So say, in theory, if I were to do heaps and heaps and heaps of exercise every day. But then I ...
2
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3answers
942 views

Tightening Dumbbells

What are some good methods of tightening bolts on dumbbells? This is not directly related to fitness or nutrition, but most people here have likely encountered loose weights at the gym. Our ...
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2answers
59 views

Is it good for training upper and lower abs in alternative days?

My trainer suggested me to do 3 days upper abs, external obliques and 3 days lower abs, internal obliques alternatively in a week. Is it a good approach to burn fat and get abs quickly?
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2answers
98 views

How did I lose weight now? [closed]

How am I losing weight now? so, when I started working out, I went from a 44 inch waist to a 39.5, with a weight loss from 92 to 87 kgs. Ever since that, I pretty much quit working out. Whenever I ...
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2answers
146 views

Exercise for office worker who spend most of the day sitting

What kind of exercise is most beneficial, if I am spending most of my time sitting in the office? I have been working out for quite some time, with 60% of my workout targeted on pectorals and thighs. ...
0
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2answers
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No-equipment substitutes for Chair Step and Chair-assisted Triceps Dip exercises

The traditional "7 Minute Workout" includes two exercises that require a chair or other elevated surface, the ones mentioned above in the title. Due to an unfortunate incident involving a guest who ...
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1answer
80 views

Why milk is not vegan? [closed]

I asked the same question to many persons but none of them gave me a satistfied answer. If you want to say milk contains BACTERIA thats why its not vegan then every thing in the world would not be a ...
2
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3answers
171 views

What does it mean to 'condition the body'?

I read on this page the phrase, 'Treading water – great all round body conditioner'. What does this mean, to condition the body? I've heard of 'conditioning' before (when reading fitness how-to's), ...
2
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3answers
75 views

Exercises that don't involve forearms

About 10 days ago I started feeling a strong pain in my right forearm in certain movements. I consulted the doctor and he said it's presumably a stretched tendon, the expected healing time is up to ...
2
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4answers
173 views

Supersets vs Exercise to failure

One of the approaches for gaining muscle mass is to do exercises to failure. Obviously some of the exercises can be quite dangerous if doing them without a spotter, like bench-presses. Others can be ...
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11answers
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What is a reasonable rate of weight loss to work towards?

I often like to set short term goals that don't really work for weight loss. I'm wondering if there is a general principle I should obey like 'lose 1 kilogram per two weeks' - what sort of rate of ...
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3answers
91 views

Is it ok, if i put my leg up on the bench while bench press

If this position is wrong? and when bringing the weight down, Do i need to rest bar on my chest slightly?
4
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1answer
61 views

Shrug the traps in Overhead Press?

I'm trying to learn to Overhead press and while reading the stronglifts.com guide I came across a safety warning where it says your bones will hit by lifting at that angle and to ensure that this ...
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3answers
118 views

I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?

So I have to drop a little bit of some back story and a stat or two to give some context. I'm a small-ish dude, 5'8, nothing special, and weighed 180lb when I really tried to jump start my "fitness ...
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1answer
34 views

Should Let-Me-Ins be affecting my legs this much?

I'm trying to get through Mark Lauren's You Are Your Own Gym Beginner program, as per my earlier question on ladders, Failure in ladder exercises - Am I misunderstanding rest periods?. When doing the ...
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2answers
55 views

What core strengthening exercises put the least pressure on the lower back? [closed]

I'm looking for effective exercises to strengthen the entire core while minimizing stress and flexing on the lower back. No exercises recommended here will be performed without a doctor's approval so ...
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4answers
110 views

Stretches to make my wrist more flexible

I recently punched someone, and now my right wrist is not as flexible as the left one. I can bend it to around 45 degrees but then it becomes painful, so I have to stop. I need to make it more ...
4
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5answers
6k views

Pain in left palm while doing push-ups

I am a very skinny guy, 180cm tall, weigh 63kg. Even being as thin as I am, I had started to develop a potbelly. So I decided to do small rounds of working out about 10 days ago whenever I can, which ...
3
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2answers
6k views

What are superficial muscles?

Articles like the wikipedia entry for the Forearm distinguish between superficial, intermediate, and deep muscles. What is the difference between these muscle levels? What are some readily ...
6
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6answers
2k views

Very overweight person trying to get fit

I'm very overweight, 6'1, 142 kgs (313 pounds) 36 years of age. I had a work accident a few years ago and never really got active after and then I felt too "big" to exercise but I want to fight that ...
2
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1answer
174 views

Would only doing exercises on a regular basis, without worry about anything else, help grow muscle?

I'm male 24. I'm occupied with my office work so I'm trying to minimize the effort in exercise as best as I could. This means that I don't go to the gym, and I don't buy any equipment. The only thing ...
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1answer
28 views

When to start lifting after sprained ankle?

I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago and I was wondering if it would be bad to start lifting again. I'm thinking of doing Leg Press to get started before I tackle squats. I still lack some mobility in my ...
1
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1answer
54 views

What is Olympic dumbbell?

What is olympic dumbbell? Is it a kind of dumbbell or just a dumbbell brand name? Is it something different from ordinary dumbbell?
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2answers
146 views

Is it feasible to train for a marathon in 15 weeks? I've just run a 1:55 half-marathon with no training

I signed up for a half marathon (there were half + full marathon races for the same event), taking place in April '16, and started training last week (Around 13 December). I'm not a regular runner (or ...
4
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4answers
196 views

Combining different muscle groups

When I started going to gym, it happened that I had chest+shoulders+biceps day, back+triceps day and legs day. But I've heard many times that people tend to do chest+triceps because triceps works ...
2
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4answers
129 views

Gym has max 30 kgs dumbbells; how to progress?

My local gym has dumbbells up to 30 kgs. I can bench several multiples of that. How to do progressive flys and DB presses with this limitation? (There is a pec fly machine, but it tops out at 80 kgs) ...

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