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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
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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
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. ...
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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
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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
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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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
34 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 ...
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2answers
70 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 ...
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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
140 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
476 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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