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2answers
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Is there good scientific evidence on the effectiveness of rest days for building mass?

I'm wondering if there is any study that compares two groups doing identical exercises, except that one group has fewer rest days than the other. I have seen a lot of conflicting evidence on the ...
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3answers
41 views

Do calories burned for activity include RMR-burned calories?

Do calories burned for activity include RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) -burned calories? E.g. if one burns 300 calories walking 1 hour, does that include 100 calories burned per hour just by being ...
3
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1answer
49 views

Can shoes mask injuries or weaknesses?

A little background: I got a gait analysis from a major sports therapy hospital, and she said I overpronate and suggested me some stability shoes. I also have a weak IT band, which I'm currently doing ...
6
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4answers
183 views

Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?

What are some exercises that use weights or focus on strength that will increase your heart rate somewhat in order to burn more calories while also building muscle mass? One thing I thought of is ...
2
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2answers
76 views

Eating before a training session - what do you do to be “light”?

As well as weight lifting, I do some all-round training like running and Quads and Core (okay, the class name is officially "Legs Bums & Tums"). With these kinds of exercises it helps if you are ...
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1answer
25 views

seeking qualified sports medical advice (USA)

This stackexchange site frequently closes questions because people are asking questions that require a qualified medical practitioner. Recently, I have my own question that I think falls into that ...
3
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3answers
130 views

Weight loss and weight lifting

Hi all I am new here but would like to ask a question. I started out at 390 lbs and switched to a plant based diet on Jan 1st 2015. I am down to 335, now my question is 6 weeks ago I started lifting ...
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4answers
80 views

How Should I Tackle My Routine?

I am a 14 year old female, a little over 5'4 (162 cm), and weigh about 175 lbs (79 kg). Recently, I realized that I needed to get in shape and be healthy. I've got a lot of physical problems to ...
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2answers
95 views

Which is more effective for strength gain: a superset or multiple sets?

I recently read somewhere that a massive superset composing of all muscle groups,each working the muscle until fatigue is more effective than multiple sets of the same variety(without fatigue) or ...
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2answers
51 views

Is lactose free chocolate milk still a good recovery drink

So I have been weight training and doing a lot of cardio for five months now and after every workout I have my full cup of chocolate milk. Since I have a mild lactose intolerance issue I use lactose ...
3
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1answer
98 views

Uneven butt cheeks

I'm 15 years old and started lifting about 5-6 months ago. I started to lift because I wanted a booty and muscular legs. I have always been skinny so I am set on gaining weight in muscle. My right ...
3
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2answers
99 views

is it a bad idea to lift weights if I am feeling too sleepy?

It is late night and I am already feeling sleepy, but I don't want to skip my exercises for the day. Is it going to affect the output? I am not too worried about it, but it would be good to know.
3
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2answers
46 views

Parkour Basic Landing

I am a beginner at Parkour. I was trying out the Basic Landing. I had read that when doing it, your thighs and your lower legs must be at an angle of 90 degrees (not less than that). But I am unable ...
2
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1answer
38 views

Cat -Cow Stretch

I am trying to do the Cat-Cow Stretch and don't seem to know how to use those muscles. I got a physio routine from a doctor to help heal some inner-spinal muscles, which included among other similar ...
5
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1answer
108 views

Is swimming a good exercise for skinny people

I am underweight according to my BMI. I am male, my height is 183cm and I weigh 60 kg. I started to swim regularly in the last month. Mostly I will be doing free style. Will this routine reduce my ...
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2answers
112 views

Is it theoretically possible to burn fat without any training only based on diet?

Suppose a person(who doesn't do any sports) changes a diet, so that it has a "right" ratio of protein, carbs and fats, and a small carbs deficit. What will happen next? will he lose fat or muscle or ...
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4answers
174 views

Will doing heavy deadlifts once a week increase muscle size?

Because of time problems due to school, I only go to the gym once a week. On that day I do heavy deadlifts to get stronger (one of my goals), triceps, and calves. I'm small, and am wondering if this ...
4
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1answer
56 views

How can you build tolerance to neck muscle strains?

Every now and then at climbing competitions I'll need to do pull-ups while my head is looking to the left or right. I've hurt my neck a couple times doing this. I get a muscle strain or pinched nerve ...
3
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2answers
230 views

Pyramid training - High to low or low to high

Why is it better to pyramid up to your max during sets compared to starting out with your max and then slowing bringing down the weight after? Obviously, this is after stretching and warmup sets ...
2
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1answer
64 views

What are some shoulder healthy way to train tricep?

It seems like most workout targeting tricep is harmful to shoulders (dips, overhead extension), I have suffer from shoulder impingement from the past and would like work out my tricep in a healthy way ...
1
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1answer
33 views

Does massage therapy help rebuild and gain muscle faster?

I was wondering if massage therapy can help rebuild and gain muscle faster. Or is it just for relaxation? I want to go to a massage center this weekend after a month of training.
3
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1answer
61 views

Endurance activities and carbohydrates: when are they needed

Generally, I keep my carbohydrates low, less than 100 grams a day if I can. I do a fair amount of running and strength training. I participate in regional amateur competitions for the same. I'll be ...
2
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2answers
44 views

What is the proper use of the abdominal muscle to reduce injury?

When performing different body strengthening exercises, I am at a loss on how to properly use my core abdominal muscles to complement the muscles that I am actively engaging. I know that one can ...
2
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1answer
58 views

Strengthening for performing Head Stand

I wish to perform head stands, however I need to make myself fit. On a daily basis I have been doing Downward Dog, with both feet touching floor, 20 seconds Tree Pose, each side 20 seconds What ...
4
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2answers
83 views

How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?

Assuming an average woman... a.k.a NOT already strong or very much in-shape for their chosen sport... And following the following training plan: First, get strong with a simple beginner barbell ...
4
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1answer
60 views

Growth hormone and training at night

Given this: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-gh and specifically the graphic there, is it theoretically possible that training hard / eg lifting intensely, at night takes advantage of peak ...
3
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0answers
78 views

Fitness tests, is there a consensus on which to use? [closed]

Is there a consensus over which of the many test batteries in existence (YMCA, Harvard Step, Queens Step, Kindle, Rockport, VO2max...) best assess / quantify your current level of fitness / ability, ...
0
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1answer
42 views

15 minute regimen for bulky arms

What exercises would you recommend to be done in under 15 minutes for bulky arms. I have tried some weight exercises in the past, but they failed to show results because of lack of follow through. ...
1
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1answer
52 views

Arms: Should I alternate target muscle during routine?

I've been running through a new arm routine the last few weeks and seeing some decent results. The way the routine is setup is biceps, triceps then wrists/forearm. My question is if I should be ...
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1answer
22 views

Where can I get nutrition information about food? [closed]

I am plannign on making an app that uses nutritional information about food, but finding good and reliable sources in the Internet for it is proving to be a challenge. Every website displays ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Is Creatine illegal in Australia? [closed]

I've done little bit of research on it and saw few links talking about Creatine is banned in Australia. Is that really true? I need to take health-examination before I return to Australia, are they ...
1
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1answer
39 views

Using heavier weights to focus on form. Bad idea?

I did crossfit for a while a few years ago, and as an influence from that my home workout today is mainly bodyweight exercises, kettlebell training and rowing. I've been training with a 16kg ...
4
votes
1answer
76 views

Are there disadvantages of a split routine where everything else is kept the same?

My new job and new address imply that, for some months, I will need to switch from gym to home workouts and under time restrictions. I had been doing a full body workout at the gym, with between two ...
0
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1answer
70 views

Drinking how much water is considered too much water? [duplicate]

I exercise semi-regularly (2x a wk/~1 hr each session). Run several miles on 1 day, weight train the other day. Once in a while, a 3rd day playing 1 hr of basketball. I try to drink 80oz of water a ...
2
votes
6answers
266 views

What are some simple things I can do to drop weight? [closed]

I have a strange problem. For as long as I can remember, I've always been a bit overweight, even when I was a pre-teen. Although I've never been outright obese, I've gotten close to what most would ...
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votes
2answers
55 views

Does green tea causes weight loss or other side effects? [closed]

I am a 26 year old lean person. I think I have less weight than the normal person of the same age. I know about the use of green tea for loosing weight. I want to ask if I start drinking green tea, ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Internal left knee pain causing muscles imbalance

I have been doing Tae Bo workout for about one year while having internal left knee injury. Actually,It is not so painful when doing squats or kicks, but I feel the pain when I do leg launches ...
2
votes
2answers
58 views

Overhand pullups - inner forearms ache but why?

I can do underhand pullups quite comfortably (working the biceps), but I find the overhand ones more difficult, almost certainly because my back muscles aren't as strong as those at the front. On ...
0
votes
1answer
158 views

squatting barefoot, bad reputation for gym! [closed]

today I was going to gym, I had running shoes and I knew that squatting in running shoes is not recommended. So I went barefoot then after my squat finished one of the gym folks came and told me that ...
-1
votes
1answer
28 views

Does daily consumption of beetroot make you dependent on it for proper production of red blood cells? [closed]

Beetroot seems to have an EPO-like effect on your red blood cell production. Regular use of EPO also seems to make your body dependent on it for proper red blood cell production. Can regular ...
0
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1answer
89 views

Do fitter people have higher heart rates while exercising

I know that fitter people have lower resting heart rates but what about while they are exercising? My guess is that because it is 'better' the heart can now achieve more beats per minute and so the ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Dry land Training to Supplement Butterfly in Swimming

I am a swimmer, especially a butterflyer. I got a weight lifting set for Christmas, but I'm not entirely sure how to utilize it for butterfly, or even swimming in general. I read up on these ...
1
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1answer
48 views

Can TaeBo keep my cardio up?

I do TaeBo workout everyday at home, and I want to know if that is good enough or can you point me to another workout
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votes
2answers
98 views

Is it safe to exercise while in the shower? [closed]

I've had the idea of doing squats while I was in the shower to be able to do exercises simultaneously with another task. Given the size of my current shower room, I won't be able to do other exercises ...
3
votes
4answers
128 views

Squatting with dumbbells. Cannot reach parallel. Is it really important?

I'm about to start working out at home. I have 40kg x 2 dumbbells and want to squat with them. Given I keep the dumbbells at my sides, because of the diameter of plates it isn't possible to reach ...
1
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4answers
112 views

Is it good to combine weights, punchbag, and cardio in same workout?

I'm thinking of doing a 5 day split day 1 chest day 2 back day 3 legs day 4 shoulders day 5 arms,each day consisting of 30 minutes weights 10 minutes of bag work, and 20 minutes of cardio. Is that a ...
-1
votes
1answer
28 views

the speed of a person drinking water and the benefits in variations [closed]

I woke up this morning after having a few drinks last night and felt particularly dehydrated. Now, what I proceeded to do was drink a pint of water in, more or less, one go. I then went on to drink ...
3
votes
1answer
58 views

Is there a stretching equivalent of the food pyramid?

As most people know, the food pyramid the diagram at the depicts all the essential food one should eat to maintain a healthy diet. The pyramid serves to guide individuals to make better choices when ...
2
votes
0answers
58 views

running with a bad knee

I hurt my knee about a decade ago. I want to run but I find running normally causes my knee to hurt, sometimes for days on end and it can hurt to bend or put weight on it. I saw a doctor about it. He ...
2
votes
5answers
83 views

Why does my max heart rate not go above 140 bpm?

24 years old. Resting heart rate is 63 bpm. I weight 150 lbs, 5'3 feet. I have asthma but I take inhalers before I exercise. With or without my inhalers my max heart rate does not go above 140/141 ...

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