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Building muscle and trimming fat at same time? bulking/cutting phases?

Hi I began gym 2/3 months ago. I go about 5 days a week and my routine is as follows: 30-60 min cardio, 45 minute weight lifting (targeting each muscle group on a different day) Currently: female, ...
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3answers
104 views

What should be the correct time to wear a belt (if any)?

My current body weight is 57 KG (125.6 pounds) and am 179 cms tall. I am on stronglift 5*5 and my squat weight has reached 110 pounds and deadlift at 155 pounds, while the weights for other ...
0
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1answer
67 views

Are protein shakes healthy and safe?

Are protein shakes healthy and safe? Because they look as medicine to me. Powder that you mix with water. This seems un-natural like pills or so. I'm actually very hesitant to use them, so I'm ...
2
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1answer
40 views

How to be healthy in irregular schedule?

I am a high school student, and from few days my regular schedule is disturbed. Means sometimes i need to wake up early while some time I sleep more than I need.That has affected directly to my ...
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1answer
48 views

Submaximal benching: are failed reps always controlled?

I saw a video of a guy catastrophically fail at benching and drop the bar from an almost locked position. I also learned that he later died of internal injuries. He even had 3 spotters, so I no longer ...
2
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1answer
57 views

How to Change My Diet When I Add Exercise

I'm naturally built and toned, and I was a swimmer. My arms have retained that, but through college my stomach has put on some weight. I'm now around 200 pounds at 5'10". Some is probably due to ...
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3answers
114 views

Advice for training biceps?

I am a female, 145 pounds, 170cm tall. I work out 5 days a week doing 1 hour cardio & 1 hour lifting. I began this training program about 2.5 months ago... I am having trouble developing muscle ...
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1answer
58 views

How to prevent injuries when running with peripheral neuropathy? [closed]

I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet and can't feel anything touching my skin. I can feel pressure when it is applied. What extra safety precautions should I take when starting a running program? ...
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53 views

What is good training to extend endurance before hitting the wall

I'm a cyclist and love the longer rides. These days I'm pretty careful on nutrition to avoid hitting the wall and if I'm honest haven't actually hit the wall in a while. I'm informed that endurance ...
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6answers
304 views

For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?

Suppose I want to do 50 pushups. I could do: 10 sets of 5 5 sets of 10 2 sets of 25 1 set of 50 Each option is more difficult than the last. But is it more beneficial? Is it "more pain, more ...
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3answers
90 views

Is heavy compound lifting enough for cardio fitness?

I've been sedentary for a long time and am currently working on becoming healthier. I'm lifting (SL 5x5) to increase my muscle mass while still losing small amounts of fat. But as part of getting ...
0
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1answer
26 views

When\how to start to train on a campus board

I've been climbing for a little while now, strength is improving thanks to gym sessions to top up climbing sessions but the campus board seems to be to beginner climbers like the sun to Icarus. It's ...
2
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3answers
162 views

why can't I do push up or pull up?

why can't I do a push up or pull up??I am not a fat guy but I can't do a single push up or pull up,I can lift pair of dumbbell of 20 kg and do 3 sets of 20 but I can't do more than 5 push up or pull ...
1
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1answer
39 views

Wondering about workout “rythm”

I'm very sorry for the title, please help me correct it, can't figure a better one! I've been practicing this shoulder workout of Mike Chang, and getting some positive results I wonder can i apply ...
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4answers
122 views

Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have

I use to work out 5-6days a week, 80-90mins, where I did weight training. I have good physics however I never had well defined abs. Now I'm working hard towards abs. I do abs workout every next day ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

Which muscles you need to train additionally for climbing to avoid unbalances? [duplicate]

Climbing strongly trains your upper back, your forearms, biceps, legs and upper back. (http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/muscles-worked-during-rock-climbing-3416.html) However, if you don't pay any ...
7
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3answers
470 views

How to become good at lifting and holding my girlfriend in arms?

I want to be able to lift my girlfriend in arms and hold her while walking for a while. It of course shouldn't seem struggling and I should be able to talk, laugh or even kiss while doing this. ...
1
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1answer
95 views

What causes headaches after using the sauna?

I sometimes enjoy sitting in the sauna after my workout. But it seems whenever I do, I get a headache later in the evening. I use the sauna in the evening. I think I'm drinking enough water but maybe ...
0
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1answer
16 views

Nordic Skiing training program?

I have been getting into Nordic Skate skiing the last few years and have my first ski marathon coming up this winter. I am looking for a book, website, magazine, etc that can help me prepare. In ...
0
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0answers
28 views

How to improve left hand grip strength?

During deadlifts, when the barbell is in its higest position (off the ground), I'm loosing my left hand grip. I'm trying my best to hold tight but I couldn't stop my fingers from uncurling the bar. ...
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2answers
48 views

Ice for recovery?

What are the benefits of using ice for recovery? I have heard that you should not use ice, if the goal is to recover faster.
2
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1answer
35 views

Calories burn rate calculation — scientific studies

There are many online calculators for measuring walking/running/bicycling calories burn rate. They differ in input parameters like some might need my weight as well as height and some don't. Almost ...
3
votes
2answers
62 views

Power rack outside / 5x5 workout during winter

Will be starting ICF 5x5 next month, however, If the only place you can store your power rack is outside, and consequently do your workouts, what would you say are 'must do's' for such a setup ? ...
4
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2answers
98 views

Relation of physical fitness and age

Why does the physical fitness tend to decline around the age of 30-35? It is obvious that many athletes(football, sprint etc.) tend to stagnate and 'lose' the physical fitness regarding speed, stamina ...
1
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1answer
35 views

Recommendations for a good fitness course for a 30+ newbie

So I used to be an avid runner (though never much good), but after a lung infection I got out of the routine and now just don't have the passion to start all over. I'd like to get back into good ...
2
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1answer
66 views

combining Greasing the Groove with regular strength workout

So I am interested in using Greasing the Groove(GtG) to increase my number of pullups and pushups. I am a beginner at strength training, so I figured I would post my question here. My goal is more to ...
5
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1answer
111 views

Why do we need a resting period?

Everything you read about training tells you: Resting is just as important as training. I understand that if I train to much I get a negative training result. But do we really have to rest like ...
0
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1answer
59 views

Need advice on current food intake

This week I started doing 1 hour of yoga and 30 minutes of mixed exercises every morning. I also started a diet but am a little confused regarding my food intake. Could I get a second opinion? Does ...
1
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2answers
71 views

How to strengthen my forearms?

17 year old athlete, 190lb 5'11" I want to really gain some definition and strength for my forearms but don't really know how to go about it. Any recommendations on good exercises to do or other ...
0
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4answers
120 views

How to gain definition on my biceps?

I am a 17 year old guy, 190 lb, 5'11", work out six days a week after school targeting various muscle groups each day (legs, arms, chest, etc.). I have been working primarily on gaining strength, not ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

is running speed only a (body weight) / (leg strength) ratio?

I want to be able to run fast. Sub (7.5-min / mile) at a marathon distance. I am trying to figure out why I can't run that pace for even 1-mile. I am not interested in endurance yet. Building ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

optimal resting period for strength

I'm currently doing a (mainly) body-weight routine that involves 3 circuits of: 15 close grip push ups 15 squats plank 1-2 min 5 chin-ups 5 pull-ups (just started the *ups lagging behind in that ...
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votes
1answer
18 views

Is calcium citrate safe to consume for vegans? [closed]

Can taking calcium supplements increase the risk of a heart attack? advises against calcium supplements, contrary to Calcium Supplements: Is there any good and no harmful calcium supplement out ...
2
votes
2answers
95 views

Is there any benefit of stationary running indoors?

I ask further to Is there any benefit of "real" running outdoors vs running on a treadmill in gym?. I consulted ...
1
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2answers
50 views

Unequally sore muscles

I'm a high school cross country runner, and after several races and runs I've noticed that my right calf is almost always more tired after a run, and then more sore the next day. My right leg is not ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Developing strength and ability, versus attrition

I'd like to increase my strength and ability in more gymnastic areas of fitness, but I also don't want to have long-term pain, either now or when I'm older. I've put my whole body weight on my wrist ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

one day - left arm, next day - right arm

Is it ok to train only one arm in this day and then next day the other arm. I am asking because now I am training left and right biceps for example in the same day and feel rather tired in the end ...
0
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3answers
89 views

building muscle on a calorie defecit?

Currently: 145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. Been working out for 3 months doing cardio & intense weight lifting 5 times week with a good diet. My question: it is believed that you cannot gain ...
0
votes
2answers
73 views

Put on love handles since picking up internship. Advice?

About 8 months ago I started my internship at a software firm. Its a 9-4 stationary job. Ever since then I been slowly putting on fat around my waist. This has been very new to me since I always ...
1
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0answers
70 views

Why do good lifts feel effortless?

I am curious what explains the difference between perceived effort and absolute effort for different types of movements. For example pull-ups and burpees always feel hard, while a 1RM snatch sometimes ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Approx. how many calories can I figure I burn per mile?

I walk, on average, a 15 minute mile and on flat terrain. I weight 150 lbs and I'm about 5' 7" with a medium build. I'm trying to manage my overall health and want to ensure my exercise is balancing ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Exercises for stiffened shoulder?

I kayaked last week and found out that I can't do a normal stroke on the left side. Exercising on dry land showed that I have some stiffness and pain when I do the paddling movement, which includes ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Training program to make the left part of the body stronger for the right-handed tennis player

I want to improve my current training program in improving the left-hand side of my body. I currently assist only by the right hand but going to practice more with left-hand and then probably later ...
0
votes
4answers
116 views

“Tricep Dumbbell Kickback” causing fatigue pain in back side of shoulder

"Tricep Dumbbell Kickback" is my favorite exercise to work on triceps but fatigue pain (Not a pain because I am hurt). I can't hold weight with elbow at 90 degree position. The position that I chose ...
1
vote
2answers
85 views

Squat progressions

I am starting a (mainly) body-weight fitness routine and I have found squats to be WAY to easy. There are two progressions I can try that I know of: I can try to work towards pistol squats OR I ...
-1
votes
1answer
57 views

Legs sweating during exercise

I was working out yesterday, I have recently increased the pace at which I run at yesterday, for the first time my legs were sweating more than my upper body, usually it is my upper body that does the ...
5
votes
4answers
126 views

How to get started with Pull-Ups? [duplicate]

My other half is a total newbie in Fitness activities. She has had a tough time to even get through a single set of 5 Pull-Ups. Whats the best way to get started with Pull-Ups? And, How do I support ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Why is cheese not allowed on the slow carb diet? [closed]

Most cheese is low in carbohydrates and according to one site it has almost no glycemic effect (b/c it's so low in carbs) Lots of sources say most Cheese (except for Cottage Cheese and Feta and ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Do you lose stamina when you workout?

I was wondering if you lose stamina when you workout and gain size. And Can you tell me if there is a way to increase your stamina while getting bigger and heavier.
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Recovery plan from tennis shoulder

Shoulder pain is caused by the assisting movement of tennis when you os humerus moves 2 cm outward from the normal position in each assist. The rubber band is my first choice. However, I do not have ...

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