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What products are available that attach to existing fitness machines (weights/treadmills/cardio etc) to track usage?

We are trying to find an off the shelf system that we can attach to existing fitness machines in a gym that tracks machine usage on a user basis. So the idea would be to attach them to all machines ...
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466 views

How to strengthen *very gently* your grip in order to safely perform chin-ups? Are wrist wraps good?

I have recently started trying to do negative chin-ups in several occasions, but afterwards I feel a mild pain in both my left and right wrists. It is not the kind of "healthy" discomfort of sore ...
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Are there papers about Starting Strength or Strong lifts?

I read a bit abut these programs, I see some results in forums and in internet in general, but any reasonably good method and proper nutrition can get results. I would like to know if: Are there ...
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Why on Earth do most people enjoy unhealthy food?

I know some people may argue: "I actually love eating unsalted tuna with broccoli", but the sad truth is that most people don't. If I had to choose between a cheese burger with fries and unsalted ...
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482 views

How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?

After more than a month walking at a fast pace everyday, my body seems to be adapting and now I need to walk at a ridiculously forced high speed in order to feel it sort of challenging. So I want to ...
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How is muscle repair affected by a caloric deficit?

Background Weightlifting creates micro-tears in the muscle. Protein and other nutrients repair the tears so the muscle grows back stronger and larger. Question How is muscle repair affected by a ...
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How much exercise is “just enough”?

I'm in my early 40s, BMI=27, and my primary goal in exercising is to be healthy: to live as long and as ably/comfortably as I can. My secondary goals are to maintain a reasonably good weight ...
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Does Technoshape Equipment work?

Does Technoshape Equipment work? Has any one tried it? I heard it is very expensive and the machine uses pressure pause therapy for stomach sculpting. What is an alternative to it? ...
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How do gymnasts and dancers remain so slim, yet so agile and strong?

Having a very small percentage of body fat definitely helps, but even so, how is it possible to do backflips etc. being so slim, while people with huge muscles can't even lift off the ground. What ...
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76 views

Should I eat before or after my exercise?

I work from home quite often so don't get enough natural exercise, recently I decided to take a fast paced walk early in the morning to simulate the usual walk to work. I'm not sure if I should have ...
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1answer
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What are some good strength training routines for runners?

I'm looking for suggestions for a 60-90 minute session, complete with exercises, sets, weight, rep, etc. My primary goal is to build speed for 5k trail races.
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What are the strengths and weaknesses of shorter bouts of resistance training?

Currently I am assisting in collecting data for a study on movement patterns and coaching at a small fitness facility. The nature of my work does not provide consistent time to train, so I find ...
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How quickly does fitness depreciate?

For every day off, for example, what percentage of your overall fitness level decreases?
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Training on small/medium hills for a trail race with large hills

I live in an area with small hills. How do I make the most of these hills when training for a trail race with much larger hills? One of my favorite races is a 15-mile trail race with 3000+ ft (900+ ...
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Is it possible to avoid ligaments injuries by doing leg and knee excercises?

I once heard that it is possible to reduce ligament pain by taking supplements (eg: glucosamine). I am looking for exercises to perform to strengthen the knees and avoid ligament injuries. Which ...
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2answers
303 views

What is the maximum acceleration a human can generate? With which body part?

As I was reading the description on the back of a gaming mouse carton, "50g of acceleration", I was thinking: "A human hand cannot possibly get close to this kind of acceleration!" The ensuing ...
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Vertical jump and muscle mass

I play basketball and I want to increase my vertical jump but at the moment my arms are still skinny so would I be able to gain muscle mass on my arms as well as get my vertical jump higher?
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1answer
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Never skip leg day?

Currently I am gaining strength (and muscle) with a 3-way split. Back- biceps Chest - triceps Legs - Shoulder This however is my concern, I am getting married in 6 months and bought a suit which ...
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Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?

Are modern "barefoot running" or air-cushion running shoes better that the previous EVA-soles of the 80s and 90s? I feel better protected with the EVA, landing solidly on the heel, and have the ...
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61 views

Alternative to coffee

I'm not really sleep-deprived, but lately I've tried taking coffee before working out. I find that my performance was considerably better than without coffee and that I generally feel good afterwards. ...
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3answers
104 views

What is a low-impact exercise routine that slowly progresses towards more normal exercises?

I'm out of shape. I'm the kind of person who usually spends almost 10 to 16h a day in front of the computer nowadays but in the past I at least experienced or practiced about 10 different martial arts ...
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Is there a exercise to large hiatal hernia? [closed]

I'm going to gym for workout for 2.5 yrs now.last year i got antrial gastrities.i did a upper endoscope.then found that i have a large hiatal hernia. I think this happend when i did a exercise with ...
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66 views

How does 200g of toast relate to 500g of weight loss? [closed]

When I look at my 'calorie counter app' it says that two slices of Peanut Butter Toast (assuming 200g) are roughly 1427 kJ of energy. Then when I look at this post - I see a rule There are a ...
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1answer
32 views

diet alternatives

I'm 24 y.o. male, 173cm, 86kg, currently trying to lose fat and not lose muscles / means OR My current diet is Breakfast (~7.00): oatmeal / cottage cheese / eggs (~10.00 - 11.00): some ...
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Exercises that make the 'Core' strong

When I do planks, and some other exercises that require a higher level of stability than average, the trainer always tells me that my core is weak, and that I need to make it stronger. Can any of you ...
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97 views

Why does Starting Strength prescribe minor resets?

Rippetoe's Starting Strength recommends that when you fail to get all 3 X 5 reps for 3 workouts in a row on a given exercise, you do a "minor reset" in which you drop the weight of the work set to 90% ...
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1answer
154 views

Will squats help me build stronger legs

My goal is to make my legs strong and hard. Currently I do 60 Squats daily, and have done so for the last 7 days. Are squats a healthy/safe/effective way to build stronger leg muscles? Please keep in ...
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172 views

Less fitness for longer and healthier life

It is entranced into our minds that physical training improves your fitness and health and you live longer and brighter lives. However, it is also known, though less widespread, that taking more ...
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675 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. ...
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4answers
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Realistic best time for 5k?

I'd like to get some runner's perspectives on this one. I'm wondering what I might reasonably expect my 5K time to be. I currently run it in 28-29 minutes. I'm 31, 6'2, 200lbs, and I run a maximum ...
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1answer
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Arms are too long to snatch? Advice, please!

I've searched this forum and can't find anything similar to what I'm about to ask, so will go ahead and do so. I currently have a bodyweight snatch, so I don't think I"m doing too badly with the way ...
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Stiff calf after 20 minutes of cycling

My doctor has recommended cycling to heal from a leg injury. I think it is working, but, unfortunately, another problem is arising. My right leg was injured (in the Adductor) and I seem to ...
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2answers
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Recurring muscle pull in Upper-back/Neck when doing overhead press/bench press - form advice

When I was doing a 5x5 based workout a year or so ago, I had issues when trying to push the weight on the overhead press. Even though the weight felt comfortable in the sense that I could do at least ...
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How long does it take lungs to recover after quitting smoking? [duplicate]

I have smoked on and off since 18 I was . I just turned 21 in may. I have smoked tobacco . I averaged about 7 packs a week.
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Goal…in 10 months

19 yr old female 5'8" 137 lbs. 22% +/-3% BF (caliper test), mesomorph, pear shape Want to get to about 130 and have reasonably taut abdominal muscles. Getting ready for a friend's wedding, and I have ...
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1answer
46 views

When starting weights, do I need to take breaks?

I'm 35 and have essentially no prior training experience (only done walking and cycling). I've just started trying to work out more systematically to make my body more fit; I've been pretty out of ...
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1answer
19 views

How to change your morning and workout routine when moving new time zone?

I'm going for a long vacation to a different time zone (around 8 hours difference with what I live in now). How to change my day regimen in a proper way? Should I start to gradually shift my wake up ...
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231 views

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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1answer
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Calories burned the same?

Suppose you run 2 hours continuously at 6 mph at a 1% incline. Does this burn the same number of calories as running in six 20 minute intervals at 6 mph at a 1% incline?
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Is egg white powder a good alternative to whey protein?

I've been having a hard time increasing my protein intake. I live in a university dormitory where we are not allowed to cook. Cafeterias don't offer a lot of healthy options either (I'm from the ...
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5answers
1k views

Can someone who takes steroids get muscle mass even without lifting?

My impression given what I read on the internet about it was that steroids help your body recover much faster after workout. So for the recovering to work, you still have to damage your body in the ...
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1answer
59 views

How to effectively determine whether I am losing muscle or not

I am currently on calories deficit and my weight is decreasing. I do some exercises 5-6 days a week (mainly pullups). I try to eat enough protein, but didn't count the exact amount. How can I make ...
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1answer
45 views

Exercise frequency

Is doing 10 times 10 pull-ups during ~1 hour 5-6 time a week too often? Is it good for keeping current muscle level, combined with the right diet? Is it necessary to add weight to grow muscles? What ...
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1answer
73 views

Pullup Bar & Bodyweight exercises

First of all my excuses if this question seems stupid. I'm 19 years old and have a friend who is the same age as I do. He has been going to the gym for about 1,5 year, where he is mainly lifting ...
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2answers
109 views

As a recreational weight lifter, how do I ensure that I minimise long term health issues?

I have been weight lifting for two months (squat, bench and deadlift), and while I have been very happy with the short term benefits of my new routine, I'm concerned about the negative long term ...
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2answers
45 views

Can I skip carbohydrates altogether? [closed]

I'm currently following the Paleo Diet for a few months now, and I've skipping on the carbohydrates, although I give myself some "free" days to let myself eat fries or rice maybe once to twice a week. ...
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2answers
70 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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1answer
23 views

How to make scar tissue due to blisters heal faster in hands after tennis/fencing/climbing?

I got blister just to the point that holds a foil i.e. index finger. It irritates me in tennis, fencing and climbing. What are best methods to recover from scar tissue due to blister?
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753 views

Cable Squats vs Smith Machine Squats

Are cable machine squats easier to do than squats on a Smith machine? I'm able to do about 220 pounds on the cables, but I'm doubtful whether I'll be able to replicate the results on a Smith machine. ...
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86 views

What is the best thing to lose belly fat [closed]

I'm 15 years old, 5'6" and I weigh 140, and want to be 120. Would that be healthy?

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