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Will this method make me lose weight and reach my maintenance goal weight? [closed]

I am guessing that I eat(or ate) too much (before) and that is why I am obese. What I eat include a Asian diet with occasional eating out. It also included regular snacking until about a year ago ...
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How to balance work, exercise, and life

I work from 8 to 17, and I have to wake up at 6:30 to get to my work on time(7:45 to 7:55).and when I get home (around 18:40) I'm so tired and hungry that I lie on the couch and eat and watch TV ...
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Cardio at training days or not?

So at the moment, i'm working out in 3 splits: Split: Leg + Shoulder, Tuesday Split: Chest + Biceps, Thursday Split: Back + Triceps, Saturday This is just for building up muscles, but now i ...
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How does muscle length and range of movement correlate?

First, I'm free to admit that I don't know exactly where along a limb the muscle mass really is and also that I have a very simplistic view of "short muscle" - so if I'm conceptually wrong, please ...
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Is it possible to reduce lower belly fat without reducing the fat at other parts of the body? [duplicate]

I want to reduce the fat at my lower belly, but not at other parts of my body. Is this even possible? What exercise/diet routine that I can follow to achieve this?
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Best routine to lose weight? [duplicate]

I am wanting to lose half a stone maybe a stone before the years out. I have just started. I am doing a intense 15 minute work out (push ups, planks, star jumps, forward lounges etc) then 3 different ...
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What does road biking do to improve your running?

Marathon training has greatly helped build my cardio in running such that my rare bicycle ride has been the longer than ever - and faster. This and the pushing part of the pedal stroke seem to be alot ...
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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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Eating pasta and developing a sixpack

I know that it's very important to have a proper diet when you want to develop a sixpack. I often read that one should avoid pasta, rice, potatoes, bread and so on. However, I like this stuff very ...
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Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?

I've heard this a million times: If you want to get massive, you have to do compound exercises, not isolation exercises. A specific example is the Hodge twins suggesting to do chin-ups rather ...
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Are there benefits of having Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera as pre-workout supplement?

Ashwagandha is referred as one of the best T-Booster supplement as mentioned here. Also Cellucor P6 T-Booster has Ashwagandha in it. My question is can i take Ashwagandha root/pills before workout? ...
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How many sessions of planks should I do a day?

http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2012/05/prilepin-tables-for-bodyweight-strength-isometric-and-eccentric-exercises/ Using this article as my guide, I should repeat the plank for 6 times as I can only ...
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Yoga without the spiritualism

I am a big fan of yoga. I am looking to start practicing at least 3 times a week. My issue is I do not have time for a trainer as my job is time consuming. I have tried watching videos but I get ...
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How to deal with multiple muscle imbalances? [duplicate]

I'm noticing muscle imbalances in multiple muscles. The left chest is wider than the right(meaning smaller in terms of Length and width not in Height), the left front delt is also bigger than the ...
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Holding weights on bench press flyes

After my regular 4 sets of flyes, I do one more set with heavy weight stretching my pectorals as long as I can just like the image attached, Stretching can last 10 to 15 seconds depending upon the ...
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Safe use of minitramp to develop hip and lower leg/for mobility in older deconditioned subjects

I've read high praise for this activity, and tried it a little bit in a gym. Not many people seem to do it. A good minitramp is very expense. Is it worthwhile to acquire one? How can it be used safely ...
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Toracic flexion during heavy deadlifts

Seems that during heavy deadlifts my upper back bends, this happens around heavy deadlifts. Note that my heavy deadlifts aren't that heavy, they are around 110Kg @ 67kg body weight. I am able to lift ...
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What's wrong with workout routines for muscle building?

I am using a workout routine to gain more muscles in the upper body. For many months (5 so far) I've been following a plan which caused a 2cm (almost 1 inch) girth increase in my biceps and forearms ...
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What is the most inclusive exercise that does not require tools? [closed]

By most incluse I refer to activating the most muscle groups. The background of my question is the following thought: If you had to choose one single exercise to do every day, which one would it ...
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Heart Rate Monitor, FitBit, iOS, and HealthKit

You can skip to The Bottom Line if you want to bypass some of the background information. Some Background Info I've been a distance runner for many years and alternate that with periods of weight ...
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How to tighten core during normal activities?

I work out regularly but want to improve my core/ab strength. During the day I sit on a yoga ball or stand. All to often my stomach muscles relax when I grow lax. I searched for an ab belt that ...
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Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?

I can normally do a 10 kilometer in one hour, but when I try hard, I can do it in 50 minutes. Can exercises like swimming, push-ups and other body weight exercises, doing exercise with an ab roller, ...
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Farmer's walk: weights and distances [closed]

How would be a good farmer's walk routine for a beginner? How heavy should be the weights? How long the distance?
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Does running in Vibrams (or some other minimalist shoes) make you run faster?

I have been running for about 20 years, mostly 10-21 km over the past few years. This past year I've transitioned into running in Vibrams - in the simplest model I found - and about two month ago I ...
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1answer
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Optimize single dumbbell routine?

Hi fellow fitness enthusiasts and personal trainers. Thanks to my gym closing down and me moving, I'll need to train at least 6 months without a gym. At home I have a 15kg dumbbell. Since I'm not ...
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Coping with a Lack of Access to Healthy Food & Lifestyle Changes

I would describe myself as an "ex-athlete", having done athletics for the bulk of my years up until age 18, culminating in very demanding training for my crew team (3+ hour cardio sessions and ...
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Why do sprinters have muscular arms?

I would like to know why all Olympic sprinters have muscular arms. They probably have muscular arms to help them sprint, but the reason is unclear. These are the two paradoxes I cannot fathom: Heavy ...
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Inmate workouts

This question is being asked for my friend who is an inmate. "I have gone from doing 1000 push ups every day (what else is there to do here?) with Sat/Sun rest days. To doing 1000 on Monday and ...
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Daily routine to lose weight, but I'm actually increasing weight. How do I fix it?

I am a relatively fit guy (180 cm, and normally 81 kg athletic) and a few weeks ago I started a daily routine to lose fat and gain some core muscle. I train martial arts so the goal is to get faster ...
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Compare & contrast squat types

I am transitioning from a beginner program (5x5 Stronglifts) to an intermediate programme. Lots of exercise regimes recommend squats, but what is more suitable for developing: Powerlifting? ...
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How to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?

Firstly, is losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time possible? If it is possible, what is the general nutrition and exercise plan to do it? Secondly, is losing fat and gaining muscle at the ...
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Can starting strength be morphed to fit hypertrophy purposes?

If I take an 'off the shelf' starting strength workout and increase the repetitions to the 8-12 range per set, will it be an effective hypertrophy workout? Day 1 Squat 3x12 Bench 3x12 Snatch ...
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Why is my outer hip tight when doing some inner thigh stretches?

Bound angle pose (pictured below) is supposed to stretch the inner thigh muscles and groin, but I can't even get to the point of feeling anything in in those areas because something in my outer hips ...
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How can I strengthen my lower back

I was diagnosed for "Muscle Spasm" a while ago for my lower back pain. The pain went away for about a year and then came back again. I had a blood test taken and found out that I am deficient in ...
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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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How to use equipment in outdoor “fitness stations”?

Councils in my city have started installing what I think of as adult playgrounds, things called "fitness stations" or "outdoor exercise equipment" apparently that have unusually shaped static objects ...
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Stubborn Chest Fat/One side of chest length longer

I have two questions regarding this picture of myself: How can I get rid of that stubborn chest fat that's surrounding my nipples? As you can see the right side of my chest is longer than my left ...
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Are squats a bad idea if you are overweight?

I wish to lose weight, and was thinking about doing squats to lose weight because they exercise most of the body. My brother, however, tells me that you shouldn't do squats if you are severely ...
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Is whey protein good for losing weight?

I have recently been trying to lose weight. I walk up to 20 km a day and I usually lose more calories than I eat. Walking is my hobby and I walk for around 3 hours a day with no breaks. I was ...
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1answer
109 views

Stretching during exercises?

Is it correct to make a brief stretching session even during physical activity, and not just at the end?
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129 views

Weight loss vs. running speed

So if I want to get fitter and be able to run faster, does trying to lose weight at the same time hinder this? I've read that on a calorie restricted diet, one has to take care to make sure they are ...
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1answer
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Trying to start Exercising again after almost 9 years

I'm 31 years old, overweight, and prior military. I used to run a lot and work out, but I've gotten lazier and lazier about it over the years. I haven't worked out at all in probably 8 to 9 years. ...
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Do knee pads exist meant to protect your knees from falls?

I've recently taken up trail running, but I know a person who permanently damaged her knee in a momentary fall. Are there any knee pads in existence that are meant to protect your knees from impact ...
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How to get rid of oversleeping?

I've got a quite intense body transformation coming up, and it is quite time consuming. Therefore I have finally decided I need to get rid of my worst habit - oversleeping. It seems, that every time ...
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1answer
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Spine standing out in the middle of the back

I've started training about 3 months ago. I had neglected my lower back training for a while before starting to train it again. Now, my body fat percentage is about 10% and my spine is very visible in ...
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Stationary cycling and soreness

I've been using my stationary bike to do cardio 3 times a week for about 50 minutes each session for almost 2 months now. When I started off, I found it very uncomfortable to sit on the seat, so I ...
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Leg / lower body flexibility [duplicate]

I am practicing hanging leg raises, but I find it hard to extend my legs all the way so that they're straight. (I am bending my knees). What are some things I can do to improve how flexible I am, so ...
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6answers
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Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?

Over the last 2 months or so of doing heavy squats (200 lbs - 262 lbs) I've frequently had pain in my knees. During the last 2 weeks, it's been especially persistent and seems to be mostly in my left ...
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2answers
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Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) values for exercises with rest

I'm trying to figure out what MET values for various exercises mean. Cardio exercises seem pretty clear to me: 6 MET for bicycling means that one hour of bicycling for a person weighing 70 kg burns 6 ...
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How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?

I've found various online "calculators" for looking up how many calories are burned when doing an exercise like using an Elliptical machine. Is there a way to calculate how many calories I burned ...

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