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409 views

How do I kick properly while swimming

I am a beginner in swimming and it's been just 5 days into instructor lead coaching in the pool. I have mastered floating and classes are focused on freestyle. I still don't know if I am kicking ...
2
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2answers
119 views

Squats & Oats,Diet, and muscle mass

I've been wondering if I could do regular squats instead of squats with weights (because I have none & there's no gym near) I want to build a bigger butt but I heard that it won't work if you ...
5
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4answers
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How do I minimize calf muscle pain as I get back into running?

I just started running again, all last week and again today. I start off slow, then increase the speed gradually. Very shortly into it my calves start to hurt incredibly. It starts after about 2 ...
3
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3answers
152 views

Would I gain from this?

I used to lift weights every other day. But 2years have passed and I've probably lost most of what I gained in 1year of lifting. If I started back, I would only want to lift on Friday, Saturday, and ...
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3answers
72 views

Will doing 60,000 arm circles in a day cap your delts?

I am really eager to know how to achieve those coconut shoulders! Could someone who has them that isn't a drug user please say how they got them?!
3
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1answer
106 views

How often should one serious about bodybuilding have a cave day?

So I am a bodybuilder and I cave every 10 days, which doesn't seem that bad really, but how often should a bodybuilder actually cave. How frequently? How rarely?
5
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1answer
44 views

Do we use large or small muscles when keeping our knees unlocked?

Part of my fitness routine involves standing for 20 minutes with the knees ever so slightly unlocked. The goal of this routine, theoretically, is to build up the so called "postural" muscles, which ...
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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 ...
3
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2answers
76 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 ...
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2answers
394 views

Will Pilates kill my gains?

I am planning to start pilates for better posture and also weight training. I am planning to go to pilates in my rest days. But I am concerned with two things: 1) Will pilates kill my gains? Because ...
3
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1answer
87 views

Thumbs up push ups muscles worked

I watch the AthleanX youtube channel a lot to learn a lot about the body's mechanical working as well as any training tips. In one video, Jeff recommends thumbs up push ups as a no equipment work out ...
3
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1answer
55 views

How to create a workout routine based on the goal physique?

Currently I am following Jason Blaha's Ice Cream Fitness 5x5 Novice Program. Different workouts will result in different body physiques. So how do you create your own workout routine so that it will ...
2
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1answer
76 views

Muscular guy built up calves of steel by carrying buckets of water up and down stairs at state prison?

A friend of mine, while serving his prison sentence, claims he was able to build his calf muscles by carrying heavy buckets of water up and down the stairs. Is this possible?
2
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2answers
125 views

Need some foods or fruits recommendation for before and after gym workout

Can anybody recommends me the food or fruits or anythings which would help me in my workout before work out and after work out?? I am doing body building at the gym. Usually before half an hour i ...
4
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8answers
3k views

What is the cheapest protein source?

I have recently moved away from home and would like to continue weightlifting/gaining muscle. Food cost however is a big problem. My question is: what is a really cheap protein source? From my own ...
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3answers
44 views

Will dumbbell rows cause back problems?

So we all know that dumbbell rows are good for your lats, but I am worried about the position you're in when performing them. You are bending over with a knee on the bench while pulling the weight up, ...
1
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2answers
56 views

Does it affect one's stamina to take a long break from gym?

I had joined gym about two and a half years ago (when I was 18) where I used to workout on my arms, shoulders, chest and back. As a result of tough days with my studies, I had to discontinue my ...
6
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2answers
104 views

Lack of confidence starting new routines at gym

Currently my workout is stagnating because I've been doing the same exercises for the last three workouts. I'm finding myself too shy to try new routines (eg. deadlifts), for fear I think, of doing ...
1
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1answer
2k views

What causes headaches after using the sauna?

I sometimes enjoy sitting in the sauna after my workout. But it seems whenever I do, I get a headache later in the evening. I use the sauna in the evening. I think I'm drinking enough water but maybe ...
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1answer
86 views

Will eating lots of eggs and peanut butter, and drinking a lot of milk help bulk you?

If I eat 5 eggs a day, have 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, and 36 ounces of white fat free milk a day combined with moderate weights and cardio each day, is this healthy?
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2answers
108 views

Intermittent fasting and body building. Do they work together?

I've read an article today which has a really interesting part: Losing fat and gaining muscle can both be done, just not together. However, if we get away from the small timeframes and start ...
1
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2answers
156 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 ...
3
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1answer
77 views

Why is it hard to slow down or speed up in the second half of a long run?

I want to know what is the phenomenon, or if it exists, that makes you stay at the same pace after about 2 hours of running. Changing speeds whether its to slow down or speed up feels slightly painful ...
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0answers
17 views

Help with obtaining torso abs [duplicate]

I was wondering how I might be able to obtain abs. I would already say I have a lifestyle suited to gaining them. Every day of the week apart from Monday (rest day) I go running/biking anywhere from 2 ...
1
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1answer
40 views

will cardio compromise mass if I'm in a caloric surplus?

I am aware that it's not black and white simple. If I consume enough (90%clean) calories, will cardio still compromise mass? Or is a deficit the main cannibalistic factor?
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1answer
32 views

Do you know a lap timer that 'resets' each lap?

One of the things that really motivates me when swimming, cycling or running is 'racing myself'. However, all the lap timers I've found so far have the normal lap function of measuring the lap time, ...
1
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1answer
25 views

Switching from elliptical machine to running on road

I've been recovering from a knee injury for the past few months that I got playing football (soccer). Initially, when my knee was too sore to run properly, I started using the elliptical machine to ...
3
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2answers
92 views

Can one with a poor diet gain muscle if they work out?

My diet is healthy, but I am wondering just for the heck of it if a person with an unhealthy diet that lifts weights can still make gains in muscle mass or not. That is my question. Thank you.
4
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2answers
207 views

Training Plan for High School 3-5km cross-country Run

I've started to see the potential that I have in running after I came third in Division cross country with only 1 week of training beforehand and having no previous sport experience. I want to start ...
4
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1answer
100 views

Fitness app advice?

StackExchange, I'm new here and have spent the past hour searching the site for potential answers to my question, to no avail. I did find this list of fitness apps: Creating a compendium of fitness ...
3
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1answer
45 views

Bodyweight increased, but I'm getting strange measurements

Hi guys this is my 1st question on here. male 27yo I have begun working out again lately after a few years of no real physical activity. I have become skinny fat, with most fat around my stomach ...
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1answer
43 views

Is having a cold shower right after squatting a risk to the health?

I'm doing this challenge where u do 50 squats the first day and 100 the second and 150 the third n so on for 30 days. I'm used to squatting so its really not a big deal for me. I have this habit of ...
4
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3answers
98 views

How do I separate my self-worth from physical achievement?

I am really new to this and realize this question may not fit here but couldn't find a great fit, so please let me know and I can move it. (Also, I'm posting on my husband's account, I'm not really a ...
45
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3answers
35k views

Why does running make you have to poop?

So I've always wondered what about running makes you have to go to the bathroom? Why is it that it seems to accelerate the downward progress of any ... you know ... Or maybe I'm the only one this ...
1
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3answers
64 views

What kind of swimming exercises can I do to loose fat, improve my endurance and breath capacity?

I did a lot swimming when I was a kid and I would like to do again. Purpose is to do a bit sport because I don't do a lot (don't do any sport) and I lack a bit of sportive activity. Plus, I would like ...
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1answer
27 views

My left arm is much much stronger than my right! [duplicate]

I've been going to the gym for about three weeks now. For the first two bicep workouts I did 2.5kgs,for my third I tried with 5 but I couldn't even get my right arm to lift up just a little. However I ...
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0answers
13 views

Skateboarding vs rollerblading [closed]

I'm 6' tall, 230 lbs, early 30s. I'm totally new to skateboarding or rollerblading. What would be a good sport for me to get into ? My work is 4 miles away, I'm thinking about commuting to work this ...
7
votes
1answer
41 views

Kettlebell hurting my wrist

Swings and Get ups. I've been using kettlebells for a couple of years, but have not really done very much more than the swing, or used anything more than 16kg. The swing doesn't have the kettlebell ...
6
votes
4answers
8k views

What activity level should I choose in calorie calculators?

My goal is to gain weight, primarily for muscle bodybuilding (not professional). In various online calorie calculators I need to choose my activity level. I'm always stuck on which one to choose. For ...
2
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0answers
32 views

Are tricep overhead extensions shoulder healthy?

The thing is, the movement of a dumbbell tricep extension looks so complex that I wonder if it is shoulder safe or not. Can one do triceps overhead extensions without damaging shoulders? And if not, ...
2
votes
1answer
108 views

How to fill body with energy before climbing?

I go climbing on Sundays (starting at 2-3PM). Climbing is a very energy-consuming process and I need to have my body filled with energy, so I don't feel irresistable urge to eat after couple of hours ...
2
votes
1answer
22 views

Can I do bicep curls with a sore shoulder?

A few days ago my shoulder became sore/strained because of improper form while exercising. However, there is only mild aching and it is getting better day by day. I have been doing bicep curls, mainly ...
3
votes
1answer
60 views

Mysterious body mass gain: could it be water storage due to heat adaption?

Over the past two weeks, I've noticed about a 3-4 pound gain in body mass, without any noticeable change in appearance (like muscle definition, or what veins are visible where). I do seem to have the ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

Knee pain when running

After a run (cross country, mixed terrain, ~4 miles) I sometimes get knee pain. The pain is located beneath the knee cap. It goes away after a while, but sometimes resurfaces if I'm walking. I've ...
1
vote
2answers
267 views

what is causing knee pain after squats?

For several weeks now, I have noticed a mild pain on my right knee after squats, I am on strong lifts 5*5, 57Kg/179cm/M. My squats weight reached 115 lbs but for the last two sessions have brought it ...
2
votes
3answers
92 views

Should you really work on your legs the most?

Since your legs are the biggest muscle group on your body, should they be worked more than the rest of the body? And should the chest and shoulders be the most worked on upper body becuase they are ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Physical exercise or weight training for Burning extra fats on cheek,neck and belly? [duplicate]

I am 172 cm and 76 kg. I have a little bit fat on cheek,neck and belly. I am working-out in gym from past 4 months. I have good result with my body muscles(Biceps,Chest,Shoulder,back,legs) But I ...
2
votes
0answers
12 views

How do I get over this hip flexor strain?

While doing squats, I strained my hip flexor in my right leg. This was two weeks ago. I foolishly did a lot of stretching the next few days (especially the lunge stretch), which actually inflammed my ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Pilates breathing and core engagement

I am new to pilates and have been working on my lateral breathing. It gets tiring doing it alone. But when I do it with simple mat exercise like roll up, I sometimes feel like I am out of breath or ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Pilates mat vs reformer ? which is better?

I have a sway in my back. I am new to Pilates and it seems to correct the backache and sway in the back tremendously. But Pilates mat(at home) makes me feel stronger and posture corrects afterwards. ...

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