2
votes
4answers
65 views

How do I find exercise / jogging trail difficulty?

I'm interested in starting out jogging. I live in California (northern CA and occasionally southern CA). Are there any resources / websites that will identify and categorize local exercise and ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Practical steps for preventing lower back issues (e.g. “throwing out” back)

Maybe an off-topic question, so if so please let me know where to post this. What at-home stretches/exercises/practices have helped you guys reduce the risk of a lower back injury, specifically the ...
2
votes
2answers
91 views

Couch to 5k, twice a week or 3 times a week?

As the title says, I'm a bit confused about the standard Couch to 5k. The common recommendation will have you running 3 times a week with intervals changing from walking to running. I myself followed ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Groin mounted heart monitor

Are groin mounted heart rate monitors, that would be suitable for use during exercise, available as consumer items. I ask because I am interested in heart rate tracking, but I want to be able to ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

At-home routine to balance rock climbing

I'm looking to improve my at-home body-weight training routine. It's a kind of circular training I've devised to balance my rock climbing. Climbers who don't do complementary training end up with over ...
2
votes
2answers
45 views

Climbing Stairs and Calories Burnt

I climb stairs to work (20 floors) every day . The least amount of work my body is doing my gaining potential energy (P.E) = mgh where m is mass , g is acc. due to gravity and h is height . Assuming ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

Endurance and stamina issues in swimming

It has been a week since I started swimming in a long course pool. I am not able to swim more than 50m freestyle at a stretch. I am having issues with stamina at the end of 50m. I swim everyday for 1 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Running with lumbar spinal stenosis [closed]

I have Lumbar Spinal Stenosis as described in this question. Since my injury I have been using the elliptical machine, but sometimes I still dream of running. Before my injury I usually ran either ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Fitness equipment for back muscles

I used to go this gym which had an equipment for back muscles training. The equipment helped me get rid of horrendous back pain I had for several years. I am looking to buy one of these for myself ...
3
votes
2answers
262 views

How is the Bulgarian Method so effective?

Given that we need to give our bodies ample rest between workouts, how is the Bulgarian Method so successful (or successful at least for the lifters who trained under Ivan Abadjiev)? Is it purely ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Coming back from a “break”

Due to hormonal issues(hypothyroidism) I stopped working out around a week after my last post here (feb 17 2016). When the levels of the thyroid hormone are low, the person becomes more lethargic, ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

Lemon Juice while workout [closed]

We are daily consuming 1 Lemon with 500ml of water as juice with sugar and salt , while workout we are taking a sip to stay hydrated. And wther it lose our weight or burn only fat ? (mostly ...
0
votes
2answers
64 views

Weakness in weightlifting with Keto Diet

I feel a lot weaker with weightlifting since going ketogentic.... does anyone else have this experience? Are there hacks to get around this?
5
votes
4answers
148 views

Should strength training be altered according to whether you're seeking size vs strength?

When I read about strength training, the advice often comes with the assumption that the reader wants to get "big". I want to achieve strength, but would prefer not to increase size too much if ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Ketogenic diet , side effects and precautions

Hi I have recently searched about the idea of the ketogenic diet and found it very interesting. I have understood the basic principles but can someone please emphasize on what's important in order to ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Is my workout plan good ? (16 year old male) [closed]

http://evilcyber.com/fitness/home-workout-plan-for-teenagers/ I have started doing this workout plan. Is it OK? I aim on all muscles, but mostly on abs and biceps. Me: ~57.5 kg 172 cm 16 years old ...
3
votes
4answers
133 views

Feeling always tired even doing exercices

I am 28, 174 cm, 110 KG of pure fat :D and I always feel tired. I used to cycle to work about 20 KM per day but In a low pace, about 9-10Km/h. Now I changed my job and I cycle 15 km to get to drop my ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Do I need to take L-glutamine if the whey protein contains it?

I started off just taking L-glutamine before and after my workout and creatine after my workout. I just started taking whey protein and noticed it contains L-glutamine. Should I continue to take the ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

Legs sore after starting treadmill. Should I continue or wait? [duplicate]

Today is Wednesday, and last Saturday I started using a treadmill (I'm 5'11' and weigh about 210 lb). Since I'm just starting out, I know my body needs to get used to it. After jogging for 30 minutes ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Ab workout with lumbar spinal stenosis

I am 32 years old, and a few months ago I had a lower back pains which kept me up at nights, NSAIDs eased the pain but I was left with a mild pain in the lower back. I had an x-ray which showed a ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

Cardio vs. Fat burn workout

I would like to know the difference between cardio workout and fat burn workout. What is preferable in which case of training? EDIT: I would like to know if in the cardio training phase someone is ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

In ketosis, does ketone production comes from stored fat or eaten fat? [closed]

I'm wondering once you are in Ketosis, what is the fuel used to produce the ketones: stored body fat or the fat I eat in the meals? Or both?
-3
votes
1answer
38 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Alternatives to a normal meal after running?

I run 10 km twice per week. After running, I am very thirsty, so I drink a lot in the following few hours. I feel that drinking so much interferes with a normal meal. I am used to this schedule on my ...
4
votes
2answers
172 views

As a beginner, I'm quite confused as to how much I should eat

First things first, I'm a 25 year old male and I'm currently 280 lbs. I've finally admitted that there is a real problem with my lifestyle and I'm hoping to drop my body fat from about 35% to 15-20%. ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
59 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
108 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
102 views

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?
2
votes
3answers
205 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
391 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
70 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
129 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
105 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
137 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
76 views

Having difficulty stretching legs on my back with towel

I've been stretching my legs recently as they were feeling a bit tight. I'm doing a series of different stretches but I've been concentrating mainly on my hamstrings. I can now touch my toes for 60 ...
-1
votes
2answers
117 views

Bulk or cut? (pics)

I don't know anymore. Info: 20/M/165(75kg)/6'1/16%BF(omron fat loss monitor). I've been dieting since February (175lb/79kg), and began losing weight two weeks later (when I bought a food scale). I ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

Boosting Testosterone with exercise?

Can you really increase Testosterone by exercising in certain ways? What kind of exercise routines support higher testosterone levels? How aligned with boosting Testosterone is increasing mass? How ...
1
vote
2answers
61 views

Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine

I've been working out for a little over a year now. I'm not in great shape, but I do believe I have a better-than-average diet. My question is how I can get my bench press and pull ups to increase. ...
3
votes
3answers
142 views

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? ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Do I have a future with a torn acl? [closed]

I am currently 19 years old. I tore my acl 4 times and have gotten 3 surgeries. I am not very eager to go through a 4 surgery. My last tear was about a year ago and ever since then I been gradually ...

15 30 50 per page