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How fast should a rep be in strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance goal workout?

I would like to know what is the tempo for a rep in any kind of the four workouts mentioned above in order to gain the best result in the relevant workout. I don't know if it is correct to give each ...
3
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1answer
131 views

What are the most common interval workout routines?

For interval runs what are the common types of workouts for runners training for distances of 5km or more? Example 10 repeats of 800 meters with 200 meter rests or 10x 200m with rests until HR drops ...
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Does Whey Protein cause damage to teenagers who haven't fully grown? [closed]

I am a teen, 15 I do quite a lot of gym work along with football. I am constantly sore and I feel that my work doesn't achieve anything because there isn't enough protein to repair and make my muscles ...
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1answer
56 views

What muscles are important for running down steep loose ground and what exercises strengthen them?

After running, descending, long miles on a steep trail I'm finding that the worst pain/soreness in my legs are due to loose earth like gravel. Its hard to tell which muscles are hurting and Ive only ...
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1answer
81 views

Where is the longest steep run to use for training in the eastern United States?

Steep being 12% grade or more, where is the longest steep run in the eastern United States? Or more broadly, where is the best place to train in the eastern US for races like the Hardrock 100 or ...
2
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1answer
51 views

Clenbuterol dangers? [closed]

Ive recently looked into the bronchial dilator clenbuterol for fat loss and body fat reduction aid. I'm wondering what if any comments anyone here had about this, mainly the dangers of it and long ...
3
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1answer
80 views

How to listen to the body during a run?

I am newbie in running and I am not interested in long runs or any records. I start to run weekly 10km 6 months ago, now I run for 20km (with a bit of effort). I would like to understand what the ...
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Plan for 120 km bicycle race

I have a 120 km bicycle race coming up this weekend, which is just outside of my comfort zone and I need a plan. When cycling with a team, I can keep 30 km/h for about 2:20 or so and do my fair share ...
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1answer
137 views

What's the best way to begin cutting down to lower (and even single) body fat percentages for an active, healthy father with a standard work schedule?

I'm a long-time reader, first-time poster. Some brief background info: I'm between 5'11 and 6' tall. I used to be a long distance runner in my 20s. I ran half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, regularly for ...
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1answer
56 views

tingling feeling in arm muscles while working out [closed]

When I'm working out with a new weight that i'm not used to (I actually do calisthenics, but I use a weight vest) towards the end of my work out, when I'm really feeling it, I notice that as I'm doing ...
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2answers
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Preparation for the muscleup [duplicate]

What is the ideal exercise foundation that will prepare me to for muscleups? Some ideas I am considering are: Losing weight until my BMI is well under 25 Weighted dips Weighted pull ups Negatives ...
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1answer
119 views

Testosterone levels. Fighters vs Bodybuilders

Who have the higher average testosterone levels? I know that bodybuilding boosts testosterone due to its exercises but what about fighters? All this danger they face.. not necessarily being afraid but ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Is running in smog a risk factor for developing asthma?

In some parts of the world smog is common year round. Should running outside be avoided in these areas? I prefer to run outside and have no health problems but am concerned about exposing my child to ...
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48 views

Eating disorder recovery [closed]

I have an eating disorder. And I want to recover right know I am at healthy weight 60 kilograms but eating under 200 calories per day. I want to know how to look like pre eating disorder. And how to ...
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2answers
66 views

Lower Chest Pushups?

I have been trying calisthenics and when doing pushups I find that the next day the muscles that I feel sore are the lats (gods know why) and my upper chest. The part near the clavicle. I was ...
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1answer
46 views

Overall body fitness routine at home

I am following the below routine at home in evening hours. 2 sets of 20 reps with 2 minutes break between sets. squats inclined pushups hip thrust walking lunges Normal pushups crunches followed ...
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0answers
23 views

I want to get healty or fit [duplicate]

I'm 17 years old male and I'm 45kg, and i want to change my lifestyle I want to get in shape or just healthy. And, I'm too thin I want to change that I need to gain weight but I dont know where or how ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Energy low after weight loss

During two quite active weeks, I lost about three kilos. After those weeks, I have been feeling low on energy, and more affected by how much food I have eaten the last few hours than before. In other ...
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1answer
46 views

Building big muscles leads to not enough testosterone?

So far I've been trying to build bigger and bigger muscles because I thought that it will lead to having more testosterone in excess, therefore have all the benefits that a man can have with high ...
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3answers
154 views

What kind of goals should I have if I want to be as healthy as possible?

I.e. If I want to live longer and avoid diseases. Should I target to build muscles or to be resistant as a marathoner? Is more exercise always better? (Besides risk of injuries of course)
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1answer
38 views

Studies About Rest Time

I'm trying to figure out how long I should rest between exercising a particular muscle group. Have any studies been done that correlate the muscle-mass gain with the number of days between sets? I'...
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1answer
27 views

Relationship between body fat percentage and heart rate / perspiration during aerobic exercise

I’m at 25% body fat and weight 87.5 KG. I use the cross trainer for 2-1 splits. My heart rate is 194-196 at resistance 10 recovering down to 186 at resistance 3. I can keep this routine up for 60-90 ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Lost weight wrong

Hey everyone I need some advice so I've kind of been at a plateu for a while now. Im currently 159 Lbs I am about 5'9. I started off the November of last year at 195 Lbs. I didn't know much about ...
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1answer
65 views

Competitions / tests for General Physical Preparedness?

I am searching for some test or competition, what measures the level of GPP. The test should be: complete - it should test absolute strength, relative strength and endurance (maybe more types of ...
3
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1answer
69 views

How to avoid post-training brain fuzziness

I know, brain fuzziness isn't a technical term, but hopefully it makes sense... I train in the mornings before work (because the gym is waaay too busy after work), usually around 0700, after waking ...
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3answers
130 views

I can't do enough chin ups

About 10 months back I got a pull up bar set up at home.It was very thick.I had problems gripping it.I couldn't do a single chin up on it.However after several days of trying,I was able to do a chin ...
4
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1answer
135 views

Is there any correlation between weightlifting and increased life expectancy?

I would like to know if, excluding genetic reasons, as much muscles I have I'll live longer and avoid more disease.
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4answers
138 views

I am trying to lose fat but keep fluctuating between losing 5lb and gaining it back a week later

I really don't know what I am doing wrong this time. I am going to the gym 5 times a week (every workday). I am eating 1600-1700 calories (TDEE recommended I eat 1800 to lose weight). And I am being ...
1
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1answer
19 views

Sore head during planking? [closed]

Just home from the gym, always finish my session with a few 10 seconds sets of planks followed by a small cool down on a treadmill. However this time round while doing my first set of 10 seconds my ...
2
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3answers
72 views

Mixing Things Up When Losing Weight

I've been on the same program for about 2 months now while trying to lose weight. I typically change programs every 3-6 months (Depending on the length of the program). However, I am really enjoying ...
6
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2answers
95 views

How to avoid muscle loss when doing prolonged cardio (around 15 days in a row)?

I know this question may seem irrelevant since there are many good answers addressing it, for example this one. However, the questions and answers I found are all about losing muscle while regularly ...
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4answers
78 views

Is this PPL routine suitible for my Goals?

Questions: Is the following routine suitable for my goals? Is the routine balanced and efficient? (eg. Am I doing too much of a specific exercise) Background: I am: 25, Male, 78kg, 5ft5. ...
4
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1answer
73 views

Effect of whey protein on blood cholesterol level

I am new to body-building ( started 4 months ago; workout 4 times a week ). Due to my lifestyle ( choices ), my diet only contains occasional white meat servings and very little red meat. My intake ...
5
votes
1answer
57 views

How quickly will my VO2 max fall off if I stop all exercise?

I have been exercising regularly for about 2 years and completed my first half Ironman earlier this year. I am currently recovering from ACL injury (from recreational basketball game). It has been ...
7
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1answer
98 views

How to train for a competitive 10 km in two week?

Good evening! I've been running in an athletic club for two years. I've just noticed that I will have a 10 km run in two weeks (actually the 4th of June). I said two weeks to speak generally and make ...
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2answers
45 views

Correlation between weight to loose, target number of days and steps to walk each day

The following specs describe my physique: Age: 23 Years Weight: 75 kgs Height: 5'9'' I'm a typical Indian IT professional with average diet. The only time I could spare to keep myself fit is at ...
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2answers
60 views

Should an underweight person avoid strenuous exercise?

Exercise is great, but should someone who is underweight (approximately 168cm and 49kg for a BMI of 17.4) focus on gaining weight (until a healthy weight is reached) before beginning strenuous ...
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2answers
73 views

Is there another exercise opposite to the Stomach Vacuum?

Does the Stomach Vacuum have some opposite exercise to it, like expanding the stomach? Or is this useless?
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4answers
86 views

Front squats lagging behind back squats by too much

Background I've noticed that my front squats are seriously lagging behind. I know that most people have a weaker front squat than back squat, but mine is about 50-60% behind in terms of 5-8RM. I ...
5
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2answers
61 views

Benefits of Overhead KB Walks

Can someone explain to me cumulative benefits of the following: Friend and I went for a Saturday walk at a park. We each had a kettle bells and they weighed 35lbs and 55lbs respectively. The track ...
4
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2answers
152 views

Developing very strong Quadriceps

I'm 43 old and I have practiced martial arts for the last few years. My thighs have strong muscles but I don't think they are strong enough. Some of the practitioners in my martial art have thighs ...
3
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2answers
85 views

Is HIT (High intensity training) is appropriate for improving cardio aerobic for competition?

I'm at age of 43 and I practice martial arts. In sparring and competition I struggle with breathlessness. Is HIT the best way to improve my cardio and aerobic level? Are there additional ways to ...
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3answers
149 views

BODY by SCIENCE - THE BIG 5 WORKOUT for home [closed]

Is there a way to practice the BIG 5 WORKOUT at home with minimal equipment? Is there a video or pictures I can use for it? Does practicing with the BODY SCIENCE method helps to improve the aerobic ...
2
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1answer
34 views

Workout plan for fitness-studio

I recently started to visit a gym 2-3 times a week, because, as a programmer, I need some movement. Additionally, I have very low blood pressure which causes me nearly to faint sometimes when doing ...
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8answers
4k views

How can a obese person with a spine and leg injury lose weight?

How can a person who is 160 KG and 180 CM tall change into a healthy person who weighs 75~80 KG? How can one plan for this? Jogging is not possible because he has a leg injury and spine problem at L3 ...
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2answers
64 views

Cycling and abs exercises [closed]

I commute to my work by bicycle everyday except weekend 12.6 km and back (totalling 25.2). I cycle this route in low-intensity between 60%-70% MHR. I would like to add some abs exercises as my belly ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

French-press and load

Let's say I'm doing french-press: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQJl5yYOEbE with two options. Once with wide grip, and elbows kept wide. Next time close grip, elbows - the same. Other parts of move -...
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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?
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1answer
61 views

Im 14 and I ran 20 miles is that healthy [closed]

Is it really healthy to run that much for my age? I so how much should I run. Should I do it in moderation, or do it all in one day. I'm not sure if this is safe for my body. Please give me some ...
2
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1answer
29 views

Taping for calf cramps

Once a month, I play three games of ultimate frisbee in a single day for an ongoing competition. I usually start getting calf cramps halfway through the third game. Now, I know the main ways to ...

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