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Is the muscle pump after exercise due to increased cellular Na (due to reduced ATP availability)?

Cellular hypoxia leads to reduced ATP, resulting in Na/K ATPase down regulation reducing the activity of the Na/K pump. (edit removed the original link since I'm limited to two links in a question ...
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ReFirm - Shrinking Fat Cells

There is a product called ReFirm by Complete Nutrition. I cannot find it on their website, but the commercials on the radio claim that this stuff works by "shrinking your fat cells." I know in ...
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Is there a benefit to doing crunches over sit-ups?

Leaving aside the health risks (As per Wikipedia, "Some argue that situps can be dangerous due to high compressive lumbar load"), is there any benefit to doing crunches as opposed to sit-ups? From ...
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69 views

Whey protein consumption leading to Celiac disease? [closed]

My age is 21. I am 5' 4" (162 cm) and weighed 42kgs when I started hitting the gym back in the first week of May. A couple weeks later, as recommended by my dietitian, I started consuming the Dymatize ...
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72 views

Please recommend some exercise on legs

Some background: I'm doing push-ups now, around 100-200 push-ups a day, 2-3 times a week, each day i'll do it in around 4-5 groups, each group 40-50 push-ups. I'm also doing plank, for the core ...
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226 views

What is the best way of getting into open water swimming?

I am considering training for a triathlon and wondered what the best approach is when starting out with open water swimming? Also would you recommend buying a wetsuit straight away? Does it tend to ...
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46 views

How to Treat Impinged Rotator Cuff?

I'm 6 weeks into a beginner barbell program (Stronglifts 5x5) and have recently hit a wall in my overhead press at 75lbs. Over the last week or so I've had pain in my left shoulder - matching an ...
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Should I have run faster during the race, or was I just more motivated than the others [closed]

Last Friday I did my first running race: 6.2km I ran 35.58min (35.10 netto time), which is my personal best. What I found rather strange is, that although I was already running faster than I ever did ...
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Weakness & Lack of Strength

I want a great physique, instead of good, for this I need a lot of hard work, good food & Strength. But the problem is that my stamina is not so good, because of that i am unable to lift weight ...
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Dealing with torsional knee stress during Dance Dance Revolution

During high school I got really good at Dance Dance Revolution (i.e: a video game where you rhythmically stomp on four squares). Now 10 years later, I am trying to make a comeback. When I play, I ...
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1answer
78 views

How much fat I can safely lose? [duplicate]

I'm 25 years old (soon will be 26), height 174cm and weight is 77KGs. After reading some questions here I realized that in order to achieve my dream body shape (link) I need to lose as much fat as I ...
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1answer
53 views

How to reduce belly? [duplicate]

I have been doing crossfit for past 4 months, but I haven't lost any weight. I saw Rich Froning video on youtube and starting taking some amino acids drink. Other than that, I don't consume any other ...
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1answer
47 views

How many times can one do crossfit in a week?

I go to crossfit everyday of the week except on sunday (because there is no class on sunday). I weigh 220 lbs and considered over weight, so I struggle a lot to complete the workout. I am not sure, if ...
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0answers
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I want to gain weight using bodyweight exercises [duplicate]

I just turned 18 last month , and I'm tired of looking skinny.My body already shows well-defined muscles but they are too small. I surfed through the internet and found out , I might be cateogrized in ...
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59 views

I want to incorporate barbell front squats into my workouts, does anyone have good tips for doing it correctly?

I wanted to try using front squats in my workouts. They always seemed technically tough to me and a bit intimidating, does anyone have good tips on how to perform them properly? For front squats, I ...
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2answers
78 views

StrongLift 5x5 and lower back pain

After doing around 8 months of bodybuilding routines with little gains I finally decided to switch to a powerlifting workout, StrongLift 5.5 by Mehdi, I am 178 cm tall, weight around 57.4 Kg. Before ...
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Effectiveness of TRX System

I am an early 20s fairly active person and volunteer firefighter. I am looking to increase strength and speed as an amateur athlete and be a more effective fireman. I have been lifting for 6 years now ...
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How long should i wait to see fat reduction in my body?

I am 26 year old male weighing 72.5 kg and height 169cm, I have started working out(Mostly of weight training and bit of cardio) since a month and have reduced from 74.5kg. There is improvement in ...
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D-Ribose and keto

Hoping someone can help me out on this, I understand glycolysis is the breakdown of glucose(sugars) into pyruvic acid which is then oxidized further down a series of reactions to produce what we know ...
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3answers
123 views

Can protein shake be blamed for not losing weight

I'm trying to lose my tummy, I am following a plan. I eat accordingly and stay away from sugar, I do have protein shake post workout, and in work out have my BCAA. It's been a month, I take 1-2 days ...
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1answer
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Wendlers(5/3/1), how is each future mesocycles weight calculated?

At the end of each mesocycle, how does one calculate next cycles weights? Do I test my one rep max at the end of each cycle? It seems that you are meant to test your one rep max at the start of the ...
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Chubbyness from the face and body

I am 26 years old male. I exercise, run etc but my chubbiness wont just go especially from the face as you can see. Any good suggestions? So I can look more rugged.
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5answers
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not feeling abs working out

first of all I just want to say that I have an Excessive Anterior Pelvic Tilt. When I am working out my abs I don't feel anything except when I do crunches on the machine. any other workout just ...
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Effects of altitude on athletic performance

It is well known that the performance of athletes who suddenly move to a location at a higher altitude than they are used to will suffer; when sports events such as the Olympics are held in a high ...
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2answers
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Shoulders tire during EZ-bar curls

When I'm doing standing bar curls for a high rep-count (and especially during the 21-rep challenge), my shoulders are absolutely burning by the time I get close to finished. I'm focusing on keeping ...
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1answer
64 views

Wendler's routine, should I adjust? (KG)

I am doing Wendler's routine, and am still in my first mesocycle. I hadn't progressed on other routines for six months, doing them properly, such as Stronglifts, mad cow, greyskull and a few others, ...
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2answers
129 views

Tried and true at home workout?

I am a 24 year old male in decent shape, and I want to include workouts in my weekly schedule as a part of my life. Currently my goal is to gain strength, and I'm not interested in gaining muscle mass ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to practice freestyle breathing with a kick board?

I have been trying to achieve "one goggle in the water" side breathing, but even using flippers and three kick boards to keep my body as high as humanly possible, basic face anatomy dictates that if ...
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4answers
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Squatting is causing pain in my quadriceps

This is not a medical/health question; this is a question on why doing squats is causing me a burning/painful sensation in my quadriceps. I normally work my legs using squats only for now ... I just ...
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3answers
109 views

How much should I worry about eating more when exercising?

It's been a long time since I last spent any serious time working out. And the skinny and fit kid I used to be is now a lightly overweight and unfit man. I weigh 12st (at 5' 7'') and have had to buy ...
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1answer
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Almond Bread vs Gain Based Bread [closed]

When almond bread breaks down in my body, do the carbohydrates turn into sugar? I know that any grain based bread when breaking down in my body, will turn the carbohydrates into sugar in my body.
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How much running is advisable for over weight person?

I am 5 feet 11 inches tall and weigh about 95 kilograms. Is it advisable to jog/run for 20 minutes a day? Do i risk injuring my knees? The idea behind runnning is to loose weight and gain a lot of ...
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2answers
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Chest bench press using a machine

I have been working out for 1.5 years now. For chest bench press(with a barbell), I do 10(rep)x30(kg) 10(rep)x40(kg) 8(rep)x50(kg) I feel quite a pain in my front delts while doing and for 2 days ...
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1answer
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Squatting with bruised knee

So these past couple weekends, a couple and friends and I have gotten together and played soccer. Somehow, I always manage to run into someone, and injuring (bruising?) my knee. The inside of my knee ...
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2answers
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Pressups on fingers to get bigger wrists - am I doing more harm than good? What precautions to take?

Though I do moderate weightlifting, bar pullups, monkey bars and things, my wrists are quite small (more like a lady's!) and so I want to build them up to be thicker (I would imagine this is a weak ...
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2answers
90 views

Adding Whey Protein to fitness goal

Some background - Its been around 8 months since I have been exercising regularly, I am 178 cm tall, used to weigh 52.4 Kg when I had started, I have increased to 57.8 till date. Though I was advised ...
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3answers
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Muscles shake irregularly during workout?

I've been working out for a while now and I realized that my muscles shake whenever I lift weight. It doesn't seem like it's because of the weight. I could halve the weight on a bench press bar and ...
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4answers
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How to eat healthy and maintain weight while travelling / being on vacation?

My situation is I am really trying to get very fit and loose weight. When I am home, I am doing really well. I follow a pretty extreme diet, which basically has become a lifestyle. All is well, and ...
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2answers
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Muscle size reduction sans loss

I'm in a rather weird situation here. I've been doing weights for about a year; it's been going well due to a good trainer (my brother), good attitude and suchlike. I've been able to keep going 4 days ...
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1answer
128 views

What is the difference between rest and sleep? Can inactivity replace sleep?

I've just been reading about the importance of rest days and why sleep is important. According to Lego Stormtroopr, sleep is something you can't work around. I work at a desk in an office all day. ...
2
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3answers
137 views

Ideal Human Nutrition for athletic ability and longevity

I am an athlete (competitive running accompanied by yoga, calisthenics, and swimming) seeking the ideal diet. I've been advised to adopt diet plans ranging from Veganism to Paleo, Whole Food Plant ...
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3answers
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I don't have time to go to the gym

Due to a change of workplace, and a tight work routine, I don't have time to go the gym when I'm out of work anymore. To make things worse, I have a knee injury that makes almost impossible to jog. ...
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1answer
45 views

Persistence sleepiness [closed]

I kept on observing it. If I sleep for 6-7 hours, I will feel sleepy all throughout the day. I tried sleeping 11pm for a change, then I woke up 9am. I still feel sleepy. I can't work on my homeworks ...
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1answer
83 views

What is the maximum weight which adjustable dumbell handles can take?

Recently I haven't had much time to go to the gym so I decided to buy my own dumbells. I quickly realized adjustable dumbells are more cheaper than normal dumbells. I came across this: ...
0
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3answers
70 views

Food prior to intense cardio

I have recently been on a mission to lose weight and have successfully managed to lose 20 kgs in 4 and a half months via circuit training thrice a week and 8K runs twice a week. I have gone down from ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Locking of the jaw during workout related stress

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is involved in energy expenditure as it drives the body to respond to stress. So when one is lifting weight or doing a pullup or pushup and is about to finish the ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Insulin secretion treshold [closed]

Does insulin is secreted all the time (even when i eat tiny amounts of carbs/sugar) or only when blood sugar reaches a certain treshold? I cannot find any good info on the net about this thing.
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Does slowly increasing calories mean lean gains?

Have there ever been any academic studies on how slowly increasing calories vs quickly increasing calories effects muscle gain and body fat for people who weight train / body build? By slowly ...
7
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1answer
138 views

Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?

I cycle a lot, I run a bit, and I swim once per week. I have been training once per week for 5 months now. When I started, I could barely swim a length of freestyle. Now I can swim a lap with ease. ...
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2answers
60 views

How can i get some motivation for re-starting my workouts?

My name is Frederico Azevedo and i'm new here in stack exchange. First of all, i'm sorry for my english. It is not my first language. I am overweight and i really need to lose some weight, not just ...

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