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Is there an alternative to using an iPhone armband?

Running with a phone in my pocket is distracting due to the constant jiggle in my shorts. I have an iPhone 6. I need the phone tight to my body. Before I get an armband, I want to explore other ...
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Heavy weight vs Light weight?

My goal is to build muscle size. There is lot of information online which says like Arnold says(3rd point) you need to lift heavy to increase muscle size and there's other information as well like on ...
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How can I measure my physical progress if I am gaining muscle faster than I am losing fat? [duplicate]

I've been trying to build muscle/burn fat/generally get in shape for the past two months, but I have not been noticing much difference in my appearance. I don't expect to have lost 10lbs, but I can at ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

Even paces for marathons seem to be the norm, but seem to require very intense efforts near the finish. For example Greg McMillan recommends a fast finish long run to be done with an additional ...
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55 views

How can I adjust my fitness routine to account for my insulin resistance?

For the past few months I have been trying to lose fat/build muscle/generally become more fit, but have not been seeing any progress. After a bit of googling, I found that insulin resistance, which I ...
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1answer
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Bones in the back hurting while doing lie-down exercises

I'm quite the thin tall guy (75kg, 198cm) who recently began to switch up my usual exercise routine. When doing so I discovered that during most exercises done lying down, I have a bit of a problem ...
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What are some good alternative shoes for strength training?

According to this article, the principles for a good weight lifting shoe has the following properties: Not slippery Incompressible soles Excellent support Snug fit Among the cheapest alternatives ...
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How to stay energetic after work

I am very energetic when it comes to work. But once I reach home why I feel so tired that I can't focus on anything except sleeping. What could keep me going and keep me energized after office?
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Should your pelvis rotate when you walk and run?

chirunning.com says yes: The next step, once you've learned how to level your pelvis, is to learn to move that level pelvis as you walk and run. This happens by allowing your pelvis to rotate in ...
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Measuring progress in Bouldering

I have been climbing for 13 years now and have been competing for most of that. I have reached a plateau or at least a point where simply measuring progress with the grading system is not accurate ...
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Are there any advantages of being an ectomorph?

It can be on fitness, sports or just plain daily life. Everything I hear and know about ectomorphs is: They struggle to gain weight (be it fat or muscle) and they tend to lose the gains easily. ...
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1answer
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Continuous HRM with notification

I'm overwhelmed by the number of choices currently available and was hoping that someone here could help me out. I am looking for a wearable heart-rate and fitness monitor that fits the following: ...
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Is engaging your core really about posture?

I hear the phrase engage your core all the time, and honestly, I've never really understood what people saying it are trying to get me to do, and the answers to the question How to 'engage your core'? ...
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Benefits of Squatting from bottom position as rest position

So I was just thinking I got a home gym set up, and I can't really approach the bar under a power-rack as of yet...so I just clean it up over my head. I was interested in doing a back squat. But this ...
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1answer
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Having to clear throat constantly while running?

I'm an ex-smoker (for roughly 8 years) and have recently, in the last 4 months, started a fairly intense cardio regimen that I'm doing twice a day. I noticed while running that I'm having to ...
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1answer
123 views

Home Workout: My body has been disfigured. How do I even the both sides? [duplicate]

My left chest is smaller 50% than the right. My left back and butt are 30% bigger than the right. I am right handed so this might have happened. It wasn't so noticeable before but after I started ...
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1answer
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Calorie deficit to weightloss: evidence-based model

The accepted wisdom for converting a daily calorie deficit to resulting weight loss is roughly 3500 kcal to half a kg, with the amount of weight loss getting smaller with body weight. However, I'm ...
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Arm cross stretching behind the back, how to improve it?

My goal is to improve the flexibility in arms: I want to get symmetric flexibility to the right and left. I am right-handed in writing but left-handed in most club games. The right side is becoming ...
3
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1answer
340 views

Beginner in physical fitness, need tips and advices

I am 18 years old, 174 cm tall, 60 kg weight male. I am very skinny, and haven't trained for ages. Last few years I've been living very unhealthy way of life - spending way too much time in front of ...
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Patellofemoral Syndrome Exercises

For many years I have suffered from patellofemoral syndrome. My understanding is that, in my case, the cause is the relatively under developed VMO on both legs. I do a great deal of split squats and ...
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Why do my legs hurt so bad while running?

I am a 20 year old male. I never had this problem before. I stopped running for almost a year, but am now again starting to jog to remain fit. I have been running now for almost two weeks, but I get ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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Dealing with DOMS

I recently restarted my gym lifestyle and as expected DOMS made their appearance, specially chest shoulder area, now my issue is not how to deal with them on a daily basis but specifically when I ...
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Stronglifts 5x5: Start in deficit and move to surplus when reaching 5RM on lifts

I have 2.5 years experience, have been cutting since January 1th, and I think I'm done cutting after April. This will be my longest and by far the best cut so far, I've counted calories with MFP, been ...
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1answer
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Lunge - Deep painful stretch in Hamstrings

Lately I have been trying out some new excercises to train my legs. One of which is the Lunge. Now I noticed that when doing them without weight, I had no problem at all. But when I took about 10kg ...
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1answer
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MY CHEST IS UNEQUAL.Help me make them equal.please [duplicate]

My chests are not equal.My left chest is fully outward and developed and where as my right is full pressed in.PLEASE help me to make both sides equal. this is affecting my abs to making them unequal.
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Tingling sensation at fast lifting

Up do date, I could make 10 pull ups. I pull up slowly. This helps me to recover energy by breathing. Breathing is intensified just to supply the energy I needed to lift myself. Today however, I ...
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1answer
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Doing splits for fat people

I am 1.78 metres tall, weighs 125 kg(last I checked) and had a gut size of 46'. Is it possible at all for me to do the splits, and if yes, are there any good methods/advices for me on how to do the ...
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1answer
64 views

I need help to be able to focus during my work outs [duplicate]

I stop working out few months ago because of work I travel a lot and I lost a lot of muscle . I got me a membership at a gym but is so hard for me to concentrate and motivate myself while I'm at the ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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118 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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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What is a good training program for a beginner/intermediate mountaineer/rock climber?

My goal is to use the gym to get in shape for mountaineering and rock climbing on my vacations. I don't have access to rock walls or mountains so I try and use what I have: a gym, and running routes. ...
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4answers
124 views

Has Anyone found a comfortable way to wear your mobile device when exercising?

I hate to wear armbands when working out and my headphones seem to get snagged. Has anyone used this shirt before?
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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 ...
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2answers
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Scheme 3-4 times fitness a week - Hypertrophy [closed]

Note: my goal is hypertrophy I have stopped for half a year working out. Now I lost practically all of my muscle I had built up before. I'm trying to get back into fitness, preferably 3-4 times a ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Is it good to lift weights and do intervals for muscles?

I would like to change my routine (lifting weights twice a week) to lifting weights once (on Mondays) and doing an interval training (on Thursdays). By interval training I mean running 1 minute at top ...
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Is it possible to self learn any hand combat skills or martial arts?

I've been planning to enroll in some sort of combat training, specifically boxing, however due to financial constraints I haven't had a chance (my yearly gym subscription already consumed by budget). ...
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0answers
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Running with an anal abscess

I apologize if this is a bit esoteric. Due to vagaries of my excretory system, I'm prone to the occasional anal abscess, basically a swelling around the anus that's itchy and painful to the touch. ...
2
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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 ...
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How to build my quads at home?

I am scrawny. I've always been scrawny. But a few years ago I've lost the muscle tone in my hips and I developed intermittent knee pains before of that. In the passing year I lost my lower back ...
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2answers
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How can I gain muscle in two months without using weights?

What can a 15 year old boy who weighs 145 pounds and is 6' tall do to gain a lot of muscle and size without using weights? I'm looking for results in two months and I work out for half an hour a day. ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?

I have read on various places that exercising for a prolonged period of time with excessive water intake can be dangerous. It may lead to water intoxication (hyponatremia). After some searches and a ...
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0answers
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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 ...
2
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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How do we tone up at this point?

My friend and I had started working with Zumba Gold at the end of June 2015 for 5 days a week, from 20-30 minutes. We enjoy exercising to music which makes it less monotonous. We have also found ...
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1answer
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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 ...

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