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161 views

How to do exercises properly?

Previously I had asked for a "minimum" program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule, and minimum time to do it. The answer is to doing pull-up, squat and dip until failure every ...
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2answers
78 views

What should I eat so I'm not feeling hungry anymore while consuming as few calories as possible? [closed]

I'm looking to lose some percent of bodyfat again but the biggest problem I face is that I'm hungry all the time. I'm still working out 5 days a week btw. So this is what I'm looking for: Get rid ...
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1answer
33 views

How to help recovery after long-distance cycling race?

Yesterday I finished an anual bike race - 100km of cross-country riding with 6000m total elevation that many amateurs (over 2000) around here attempt. For most people it takes between 5 and 12 hours ...
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6answers
77k views

What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?

I joined a gym 2 months ago, and have exercised almost daily. In the first 2-3 weeks I went to the gym almost daily exercising for about 45 mins (treadmill, weights etc) but I realised this was not ...
4
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2answers
180 views

Push-ups form and progression

I am a 15 year old boy. Height: 5 feet 6 inches. Weight: 61kg. I am unable to do push-ups properly. I can do up to 8 knee push-ups. However after that I can't keep my shoulders in their place and ...
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3answers
77 views

Is whey protein safe? [closed]

I just started working out a few months ago and just yesterday decided to try whey protein to help with my fat loss, which I haven't made much progress in even after switching to a healthy(er) diet. ...
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2answers
539 views

Should I start exercising right away or increase my weight first?

I'm a 26 years old guy and I used to be super skinny until I increased my weight recently by limiting my physical activities and forcing myself to eat more. Now, my BMI is 19, which is considered "...
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1answer
118 views

What is the difference between a Deadlift and a Romanian Deadlift?

I understand they are meant to work out different muscles and RDL is meant to hit glutes more. What is a normal strength standard for them? If my Deadlift is 130kg 1RM what should I start at when ...
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Dull pain/soreness in upper back muscles behind right shoulder bone after pushups

After pushups I experience a dull pain and soreness in my back muscles behind my right shoulder. I believe its in the rhomboids. The dull pain varies in magnitude and is never completely debilitating. ...
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2answers
161 views

risks of running a marathon without adequate preparation

I'm discovering the running and I like it. I currently have race two 10km events (1 hour) and one 22km (2h 15') autonomy in a park. During the 20km race I had very little bad knee, perhaps due to ...
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1answer
18k views

What happens when you tend to lay in bed all day?

My father is over 60 years old and now retired due to problems with his eyesight (amblyopia, glaucoma, cataract). Other than that he's always been fairly healthy and active. However I am concerned ...
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2answers
256 views

Marathon training in Vibram FiveFingers

I've recently started training for the London marathon 2013. I've been running with Brooks Pure trainers for a few months now and have been getting on really well with them. I'm now really tempted to ...
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1answer
96 views

Need Help Urgently? Mental and Heavy Legs [closed]

I'd rather not say my name. I am sixteen years old and I used to consider myself decent. My position is usually RW/RM. But lately I can't understand what is happening to me. The main part of my game ...
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2answers
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How do I avoid straining neck muscles when doing pull ups?

I would like to train for a pull up contest with my friend. I can do ten now, and want to get to twenty or so. The problem I'm having is that when I do a session of pull ups, later that day or the ...
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4answers
119 views

Can't run can't bike.. how do I maintain cardio? [closed]

So, I am normally a bicycle commuter. Also, I am normally late, so I sprint through company property (occasionally being chastised) to get into position on time. Sadly, I have been diagnosed with ...
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1answer
43 views

What is the right protein for me? I'm struggling to find one [closed]

I am a 14 year old athlete who plays football at academy and also internationally with a few caps. My pre-season has started and I need some protein to assist with my training and training goals. I ...
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2answers
66 views

The most ideal weight increment in 1 week without stretch mark?

I once increased my weight very fast (around 2-3kg/week), that time without doing workout, and using so called "supplement" by doctor. However, it left some stretch marks when my weight is decreased ...
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2answers
95 views

What is the “fat burning zone”?

We have all seen it on countless cardio machines and some may have questioned its validity. There is (nearly) always a mode/program you can select called some variation of "fat burning". This is ...
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5answers
93 views

How should I stay motivated every time I have a workout session? [closed]

I have begun to be feeling demoralized and I have trouble keeping my workout sessions. I'm doing a basic workout like: 50 push ups 30 dips 15 pull ups 20 diamond push ups and leg raises Sometime ...
2
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5answers
117 views

Can I reach a target strength using high reps of lower weights?

I think the answer is "No." So here goes: I want to lift 60 pounds smoothly about 45 times in an hour (to assist with archery target practice with 60 pound bow). Right now I can only lift 60 ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the scientific explanation for beginning weightlifters' ability to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously?

I'm sure you have heard this a million times in bodybuilding articles and forums: Only beginner weightlifters can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. For intermediate and advanced ...
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3answers
195 views

What kind of interesting exercises can I do to lose weight? [closed]

I am 128 Kgs. I have been escaping most physical problems but recently 2 things caught my attention: Pain in knees when subjected to prolonged cold weather/sitting in a position for too long. I am ...
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2answers
5k views

How does doing more repetitions improve muscle definition?

I always heard people saying lifting heavier weights helps build muscle mass while doing more repetitions helps improve muscle definition. I have no trouble understanding the former. But how does one ...
8
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4answers
1k views

How can runners carry water?

Well, most obvious solution would be something like a drinkers helmet: But jokes aside, what is an effective way to carry water when training for a marathon or just casually running long-distance? ...
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1answer
23 views

Lateral raises - shoulder blades and elbows

1) Should the shoulder blades be constantly retracted or retracted at all when doing lateral raises? 2) Should the elbows be straight or have a a bend in them?
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5answers
765 views

What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?

Question: what kind of doctor should I see to assess whether or not my body fat can be reduced through further diet and exercise? Background: I've been an avid CrossFitter for over 2 years. I work ...
5
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1answer
171 views

Workout to the failure is enough to get stronger. What is the need to have sets?

As far as I understand, push the muscle to the failure state in 5 to 15 reps will help me increase muscle growth production. If I need to do more than 15 reps to get failure, I simply build endurance, ...
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3answers
5k views

What reps/sets should I use in bodyweight excersices, if I need to train for total count of repetitions?

For example, I'm currently doing a lot of push-ups, and I need to increase number of push-ups I am able to do in a row (currently, I can do 34 push-ups in a single attempt). My current routine is ...
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5answers
245 views

How effective are standing desks?

How effective at improving flexibility/posture/fitness/general health is using a standing desk instead of a sitting desk?
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0answers
40 views

Is the “New Australian Method for Back Pain” scientific?

Jemmett's Spinal Stabilization book claims that a new "Australian method" to back pain developed by "Carolyn Richardson, Julie Hides, Paul Hodges and Gwen Jull" has revolutionized back PT. Is there ...
6
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4answers
13k views

Push ups and (blood?) pressure?

When I do push-ups, I notice pronounced pressure increases in my head, eyes, ears. I do 20, with what I hope is top form: slow (about up and down in 2 sec), chest and forehead touch floor each time, ...
5
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3answers
149 views

Are there advantages to breaking up a workout?

For instance, say you're doing an HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training) routine, and you can choose between Routine 1 ad Routine 2. In Routine 1 you would be doing 3 full-body sessions per week, and in ...
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2answers
3k views

What's the deal with those raw eggs eaten by Rocky before training

I'm entering on this fitness life now, aged almost 30. I never used to care about it, but I realize I'm late on this as I have stopped all my sporting life and become sedentary. I've been in the gym ...
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5answers
9k views

Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...
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2answers
95 views

What are the differences between a “Cutting Workout” and a “Bulking Workout”?

Using the JFit categories here. The workouts fit into Bulking, Cutting, General, Sport. I understand that progression on a cut will be limited and you should assume that both the cut or bulk are clean ...
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1answer
41 views

Is it healthy to eat cereal-like food instead of rice or pasta each meal five days a week? [closed]

The pantry in my workplace has various kinds of cereal-like food, which might contain some dry berries or bran or ..., and look good. It doesn’t offer beans, pasta or rice. I know cereal-like food ...
3
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1answer
80 views

Does SLOW reps have the same effect as high resistance

If I do my reps slower, will it have a similar effect to increasing resistance? With respect to building muscles for example? Assume I go to failure / same level of fatigue in both cases.
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1answer
45 views

Maitaining current form

I'm interested in maintaining current physical form with minimal training time, including situations with forced breaks from training. Usually I train 3 times a week for about 80-100 minutes, most 3-...
1
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2answers
211 views

Bizarre heart rate while running [closed]

I went for a 4-mile run today and monitored my heart rate much more closely than usual. What I found was surprising. For the first 10-15 minutes of the run, which was gently uphill, my heart rate was ...
2
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2answers
33 views

I am a track athlete, Does gymnastic help a track and field athlete, in terms of getting faster, pole vault and throwing?

I do the decathlon and am very weak in the pole vault, do you guys think that gymnastic will aid in strength and help increase my athletic ability. Does it aid in speed also I want to really know
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1answer
39 views

When to take Epsom salt baths / use Magnesium oil?

During what period of time after a training session is it optimal to take an Epsom salt bath or use magnesium oil, when you expect DOMS/muscle soreness?
2
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0answers
59 views

Runners advice for Night Trails

Next autumn & winter we would like to participate in some nighttime-trails. The distance is in no way a problem for us. But as we are unfamiliar with nighttime trailruns, I was wondering if ...
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3answers
120 views

Getting back in shape after being bedridden for 4 months

Background:I have suffered a severe shoulder injury, and have therefore been completely bedridden the last four months. This has resulted in some extra kilos around my belly, enough to make me look ...
2
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4answers
2k views

How to avoid toe injury in martial arts?

How do I prevent injuries in my toes while kickboxing? Specially the big toe and the small one? I have heard about taping but is there a strengthening exercise to prevent injury or such? If you ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Weight loss stopped (even gaining a bit weight) [closed]

I've started excercising and following diet to lose weight this January. I weigh 110 kilogramms now, and I was somewhere around 125 before. I've lost the first 10 kgs in one month, now nearly nothing, ...
1
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2answers
66 views

I tried a new diet and I think my blood sugar is too low, do I need more carbs?

My wife and I started the "whole 30" diet, which is a little more strict than paleo but for 30 days. My hope was that I would build better habits and identify some foods that may be causing problems. ...
2
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4answers
366 views

I can't swallow CLA pills, looking for alternatives [closed]

I have too much belly fat and trying to burn them. But because of my chronic sinusitis (it's affecting my throat) I'm not able to swallow CLA pills, they are too big. I see that there are no liquid ...
11
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2answers
10k views

How to prevent getting nauseated during workouts?

Last night at the gym, I apparently pushed myself a little too hard, and I threw up all over the shower. I'd rather not do that again, so: What causes this? What can I do to increase how much work ...
4
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1answer
48 views

Scientific evidence for physical, not psychological, somatotying

What actual evidence is there, for or against, towards somatotypes on a physical level.
2
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1answer
106 views

How is hypertrophy (muscle-gain) provoked?

What are the mechanisms that must be present in order for me to gain lean muscle mass (purely from a training perspective)?

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