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56 views

Do training breaks affect the 'novice effect'?

Starting Strength book mentions the 'novice effect', where a novice can gain strength very quickly and increase lifts every workout. Does taking a break during the novice phase affects this? Is ...
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47 views

How should I interpret this performance standards table?

Starting strength wiki refers to these strength standard tables. Are the values listed there the upper limit for the category, or the lower limit? In other words, I'm 81Kg and I'm able to squat ...
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51 views

Should I do weight training while sick?

If I catch a cold or have some sort or minor infection I usually feel I'm not on my top condition, however I'm healthy enough to go work and function normally. I feel I could also go to gym, but I'm ...
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429 views

Can I increase my height after 24? [duplicate]

I am 24 years old. I am ready to do exercise and yoga too..
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58 views

Replacing protein food with supplement

Working on a plan and working hard in gym and is more of connected to food and how much calories you take in. Sometime buying all supplements can shrink your budget. Given that, can i substitute ...
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3answers
103 views

Nutrition: I consume about 250g of maltodextrin daily. Possible negative effects? [closed]

So the headline is fairly self-explanatory, but basically I have been dissolving about 250g (1,000 calories worth) of maltodextrin in 64oz of water and drinking it throughout the day, in an effort to ...
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2answers
123 views

How to retain a proper posture when sitting, standing, walking?

How do people retain a proper posture when when sitting, standing, and walking? Here I am referring to a posture that is not overly stiff (like with high, tense, shoulders), but also not slouching. ...
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2answers
79 views

How far should one stretch when doing yoga?

What is the typical threshold for how far one should stretch in, say, doing a forward bend? There are different levels of discomfort—and I know one should not stretch to the point of pain, but when ...
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56 views

Is my training regime going to build muscle mass?

I'm aiming to build muscle mass by going to the outdoor gym in my area. This is the routine I've been doing for the last few months Saturday 5 sets of 10 pull ups 5 sets of 25 push ups Sunday 5 ...
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2answers
94 views

By systematical training, can strength and muscle continue to grow despite the aging?

Let's say if one starts a good, systematical strength training programme at the age of 30. I would say he should be physically much stronger when he turns 40. What if he just continue this training ...
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198 views

How does strength training affect one's health and life expectancy in the long run?

I understand that aerobic exercise are very beneficial for one's health, but I always have doubts about muscle training. I know that bodybuilding makes you heavier, stronger and more attractive, but ...
2
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1answer
70 views

Foot pain during all exercise - HIIT alternatives?

I'm at a loss for what to do. For a number of years now the outer underside of both of my feet cause me a lot if pain during excercise - running, cross trainer, walking!! I've tried different footwear ...
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55 views

Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances

I'm running a marathon in March (my 5th overall) and the last marathon I suffered with severe cramp after 23 miles. I've been advised to take 'salt tablets' by another runner. I've done some research ...
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2answers
64 views

Weight lifting gloves with straps between fingers

I recently purchased some (different to my usual) weight lifting gloves with extra padding on the palm, really for doing tricep dips on bars. Between the fingers are some straps, so the first two ...
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3answers
90 views

Should i do weight lifting for building muscles? I am already doing kickboxing on weekdays

On weekdays i am doing Kickboxing for an hour under the guidance of a recognized trainer in our area. Kickboxing is helping me a lot to tone the body and specially in weight loss. My height is 5'10 ...
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1answer
62 views

Problem in digestion

Basically I am software engineer so daily 8 hours I work by sitting only. There is no hard work , walking and anything. So now I am getting problem in digestion. Doctors says you have to do some hard ...
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2answers
127 views

Simplest diet that provides all essential nutrients [closed]

I know that this is a somehow broad question, especially because nothing here is being defined quantitatively, but I hope it's objectively answerable. Assuming an average adult male who exercises ...
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1answer
68 views

Healthy way of losing leg muscle

I have big legs. This stems from a bad habit I had as a child, that carried on until my late teens, where I would constantly be walking on my toes, essentially always flexing my calfs. Combine this ...
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6answers
2k views

Weight loss for morbidly obese woman over 40 [duplicate]

I am a 44 year old woman, standing at 4 feet 11 inches and weighing 95kg. How can I take this weight off without injuring myself ?
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1answer
68 views

Are there people who aren't destined to be runners(competive or leisure but not pro) and others not ? If not why? [closed]

I am pretty athletic for a female. I've always wanted to run outside regularly outside in all seasons and haven't yet. On a side note I joined a running room "beginners" group which wasn't so and as ...
3
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1answer
215 views

Why is my speed of thought reduced on days after doing a lot of sports?

I have noticed several times that my speed of thought is significantly reduced on days after doing a lot of (very tiring) sports. I notice this since I'm working on my master's thesis, thus having to ...
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0answers
25 views

Pain in my chest when doing shoulder shimmies

Long story short, I took some belly-dancing classes a few years back, and recently I've been following along videos with a friend of mine. I'm largely good, except for shoulder shimmies. Every time I ...
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2answers
117 views

Weight lifting and dental care

Are there any effects when it comes to weight lifting in our dental or teeth? Does lifting heavy will cause toothache?
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140 views

Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 36 Weeks

I'll try to keep this as short as possible but if this exceeds the limit then please bear with me. I'm 29 y/o Indian male and I was a serious (if not professional) body builder when I was younger. I ...
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3answers
90 views

5/3/1 Assistance work for deadlift and OHP

I am running 531 3 days a week, combining the OHP and the deadlift on the same day. My question is what to do for assistance work on these days? For my squat and bench I'm running boring but big, but ...
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2answers
67 views

Protein ,Fat and carbs for vegetarian-obese [closed]

I'm obese . Goal is to lose fat . What are the sources of protein for vegetarian ? I'm currently using Quorn product but range is limited . How about Fat and Carbs , do both need to low ?
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117 views

unable to do squats

I am a college football player, I have been playing football since young age but I am not doing any kind of squat or strength exercises because whenever I do I become immobile for 15 min. So if you ...
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1answer
74 views

What effects will cycling for 60 minutes a day have on my body?

I have been sedentary for most of my adult life so am looking to see what I can do to be fitter. I'm not aiming to run a marathon or enter the Worlds Strongest Man, just improve my fitness, but for a ...
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3answers
91 views

Build muscle in Arms

I don't see any muscle at all in my arms ; I'm 98KG , with BMI of 28. Is it possible to get some improvement using dumbbells only at home ? It is a mystery to me how people build their muscles , is ...
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1answer
32 views

Consuming Spirulina with Wheat Grass [closed]

I maintain a pretty healthy life style and I exercise 6 days a week as follows: I run at least 3 days every week totaling to 20Kms. And, on other days I do PullUps,Push UPs, sun salutes and light ...
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38 views

Stretching muscles while they are engaged

I've heard a theory that it is better to stretch muscles while they are (lightly?) engaged. The reason was said to be that muscle engagement will cause the muscles themselves, rather than the tendons, ...
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1answer
95 views

Caffeine and creatine

I have read from a number of online sources that creatine isn't as effective when taken with caffeine. I also read that if you space out the caffeine consumption from the creatine consumption, it may ...
0
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1answer
46 views

vitamin D as a supplement [closed]

If I take a multivitamin, is there a benefit to taking a supplement of a specific vitamin (ex. Vitamin D)? In the winter, I have read taking Vitamin D helps give more energy. I find myself more tired ...
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3answers
84 views

What do people mean by injuries that occur when you are lifting weights?

I am trying to include some extra stretching in my workout routine so I was looking at some Youtube videos and blog articles about it. However, a lot of people say you must do stretching in order to ...
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1answer
86 views

What can I do to strengthen my hand? [closed]

About 6 weeks ago, I was doing heavy cleans from the blocks. On the last, my knee lined up with my elbow and forearm, catching the weight and forcing my hand to bend backward. I can use it day to day, ...
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2answers
107 views

Exercise advice for newbie

I'm a 22 year old male currently employed as a Program Developer(sedentary work).I weigh 110Kg's and am 186cm's high. I started working out about last week. I normally do 30mins of cardio on bicycle ...
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1answer
18 views

Partial cramping in VM after squats

I've experienced this twice now. A few hours after my workout, I'll be lounging around (with my leg bent) and suddenly get a slight burn in my VM ("the teardrop"). If I straighten my leg, the burn ...
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7answers
2k views

What quiet exercises should I be fitting into a short morning workout for all-round fitness?

I'm a 40 year old man who manages to maintain a basic level of fitness. Most days I do a couple of sets of press-ups, walk my 10,000 steps and cycle a couple of miles. But I'm not kidding myself that ...
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2answers
64 views

Negative rep workouts - how often?

Negative reps, i.e. reps that focus on the eccentric part of the movement rather than the concentric, are supposed to result in more intensive damage to your muscle, and have also been shown to give ...
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3answers
56 views

Proper Form and Technique for Dumbbell Clean

I'm currently working my way through starting strength (thanks to Dave Liepmann for the suggestion last time I posted on here) and I'm doing all of the initial exercises (squat, deadlift, bench press, ...
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1answer
30 views

What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?

I suspect mine is too loose as it will occasionally slip mid-stride causing my landing to slip forward a bit. Details would be helpful. Update: If it's relevant, it's a Life Fitness T5-0 treadmill.
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3answers
107 views

Why is my left foot going numb when I run? (when it was not a problem previously)

I've been running regularly (once or twice per week) for four months, wearing the same shoes each time. However, the last two times I've run, my left foot has gone numb about 2 miles into the run. ...
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0answers
30 views

Can grazing lead to insulin resistence? [closed]

For the last couple of years I've embraced the grazing food strategy, eating 5 small meals a day. Recently I've been reading a book (The Story of the Human Body) and have started to learn a bit more ...
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1answer
116 views

Will taking the stairs daily improve fitness for an obese adult

I'm an obese adult, weighing 316lbs. I have started to try and lose some weight and would like to do something about my fitness levels. I have begun to take the stairs (5 flights) and when I get ...
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0answers
29 views

How do I deal with episodic insomnia during puberty [closed]

Hello there I know this is probably off-topic for this community but I really need help, and was the closest QnA site for health that I found. Plus, I am already a StackExchange user. I also tried ...
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3answers
106 views

Is there a website / service with publicly accessible database of workouts?

I am looking for a website / service that has database of different popular strength-related workouts. Ideally it would be something with API, but a website with exhaustive list of easily accessible ...
1
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1answer
88 views

179bpm Average on 5k [duplicate]

I am a former in shape-now out of shape male weighing 227lbs. Recently I bought a heart rate monitor and took off for a 5k run; At an average pace of 6:27/km it felt challenging. I would not have ...
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3answers
128 views

six months and no major change in losing fat

I been on a plan for 6 months, i eat according to the nutrition and also the supplement. Although it is 12 weeks program but as for me its been 6 months and i am hardly seeing any results. Now i have ...
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1answer
78 views

Is it right that working out before 18-20 may stop growth [duplicate]

My coach always recommend me to start working out but my friends also say to me that when i start the workout i might never get taller and since i am a basketball player my height matter for me but i ...
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1answer
160 views

When does maximum muscle repair and growth take place after a strength workout?

Every strength routine includes rest days between workouts, so that the natural processes of tissue repair and muscle growth are allowed. I guess this process of repair and growth happens mostly ...

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