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397 views

At Home Regime To Build Upper Body Muscle

At the age of 19, I've come to accept for many years that my lower body would take complete and total predominance when it comes to my muscle mass. However, over the last year or so, I've been ...
2
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2answers
205 views

cardio before or after weights?

145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. been doing cardio & weight lifting for 2 months with good diet, goal is to lose body fat and gain muscle. what is the science behind doing weights before/after ...
0
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1answer
86 views

What can I do to strengthen my hand? [closed]

About 6 weeks ago, I was doing heavy cleans from the blocks. On the last, my knee lined up with my elbow and forearm, catching the weight and forcing my hand to bend backward. I can use it day to day, ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Consuming Spirulina with Wheat Grass [closed]

I maintain a pretty healthy life style and I exercise 6 days a week as follows: I run at least 3 days every week totaling to 20Kms. And, on other days I do PullUps,Push UPs, sun salutes and light ...
1
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1answer
86 views

Caffeine and creatine

I have read from a number of online sources that creatine isn't as effective when taken with caffeine. I also read that if you space out the caffeine consumption from the creatine consumption, it may ...
4
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2answers
58 views

Redline heart rate running

Just started to use HRT monitor on runtastic. My max heart rate I think should be 179. I am 41 and my resting HR is 45. Just ran 15k this morning and according to the data I was in redline (defined as ...
14
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7answers
2k views

What quiet exercises should I be fitting into a short morning workout for all-round fitness?

I'm a 40 year old man who manages to maintain a basic level of fitness. Most days I do a couple of sets of press-ups, walk my 10,000 steps and cycle a couple of miles. But I'm not kidding myself that ...
3
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3answers
84 views

What do people mean by injuries that occur when you are lifting weights?

I am trying to include some extra stretching in my workout routine so I was looking at some Youtube videos and blog articles about it. However, a lot of people say you must do stretching in order to ...
1
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0answers
35 views

Stretching muscles while they are engaged

I've heard a theory that it is better to stretch muscles while they are (lightly?) engaged. The reason was said to be that muscle engagement will cause the muscles themselves, rather than the tendons, ...
3
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1answer
65 views

What are the pros and cons of Jefferson vs conventional deadlifts?

I tried the Jefferson lift and it comes much more naturally to me than conventional deadlifts. But I can't find any quality research on this lift. I am especially interested in muscle activation and ...
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1answer
49 views

Are there actually substances that can make a person not just larger but also taller? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see adverts on internet peddling supplements that seems to be able to make a person, not just bigger, but also taller? Are any chemicals (whether legal or illegal) actually able to do ...
8
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3answers
1k views

Kung Fu + Gym = Bad Idea?

I've been regularly going to the gym around 3 - 5 times a week. I do not do crazy workout like some other people. I only do resistance training enough to may be build some muscle in a few months. I ...
2
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2answers
137 views

What are the detrimental effects of over exercising?

I am doing the lchf diet and have been increasing my runs everyday to the point that I run about 2 hours plus daily at a 9 minute / km pace. I noticed that my heart rate was a bit elevated in daily ...
0
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2answers
71 views

3 day split workout + running between workout days?

I recently started going to the gym again after a year of little to no sports except long runs and walks and virtually no upper body exercises except a year of PT (popped my shoulder in a bad ...
1
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1answer
78 views

179bpm Average on 5k [duplicate]

I am a former in shape-now out of shape male weighing 227lbs. Recently I bought a heart rate monitor and took off for a 5k run; At an average pace of 6:27/km it felt challenging. I would not have ...
5
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1answer
60 views

Breathing out during swimming freestyle [duplicate]

When breathing out during swimming, I've come across conflicting info - a swim instructor years ago told me to "exhale it all out immediately", so after I take in my breath, once my head is submerged, ...
1
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2answers
101 views

Exercise advice for newbie

I'm a 22 year old male currently employed as a Program Developer(sedentary work).I weigh 110Kg's and am 186cm's high. I started working out about last week. I normally do 30mins of cardio on bicycle ...
1
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2answers
78 views

Why is my left foot going numb when I run? (when it was not a problem previously)

I've been running regularly (once or twice per week) for four months, wearing the same shoes each time. However, the last two times I've run, my left foot has gone numb about 2 miles into the run. ...
4
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2answers
87 views

What is a suitable post-marathon training plan?

I've just completed the London Marathon and am now at a stage where I want to keep running and bring down my mileage gradually rather than just stop. Are there any plans to follow for this?
1
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2answers
61 views

Negative rep workouts - how often?

Negative reps, i.e. reps that focus on the eccentric part of the movement rather than the concentric, are supposed to result in more intensive damage to your muscle, and have also been shown to give ...
0
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1answer
17 views

Partial cramping in VM after squats

I've experienced this twice now. A few hours after my workout, I'll be lounging around (with my leg bent) and suddenly get a slight burn in my VM ("the teardrop"). If I straighten my leg, the burn ...
3
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3answers
104 views

Climbing stairs

Is there a negative side to climbing stairs as an exercise? It's a very practical and quick exercise to get my heart pumping strongly every day. (30 floors) I use the lift to come down to avoid ...
1
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2answers
291 views

Muscle mass with dumbbells only

Last summer I didn't have a job and had a lot of free time so I often was at the gym and achieved some results there. But in March things changed and I am waking up at 5:45 am and coming home at 8 pm ...
0
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1answer
26 views

What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?

I suspect mine is too loose as it will occasionally slip mid-stride causing my landing to slip forward a bit. Details would be helpful. Update: If it's relevant, it's a Life Fitness T5-0 treadmill.
1
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0answers
28 views

How do I deal with episodic insomnia during puberty [closed]

Hello there I know this is probably off-topic for this community but I really need help, and was the closest QnA site for health that I found. Plus, I am already a StackExchange user. I also tried ...
1
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1answer
60 views

How to leverage short bicycle ride to work?

I'm cycling every day to work. It is a very short distance (2km or 1 1/4 miles). I'm usually there in 6-7 minutes. How would I use this ride to increase my endurance? I read about tabata, would it ...
6
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2answers
51k views

If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?

The FitBit Activity Tracker (on the website, Android application, and I would presume the iPhone application as well) lets you log various activities so you can track and share them with your friends. ...
1
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0answers
29 views

Can grazing lead to insulin resistence? [closed]

For the last couple of years I've embraced the grazing food strategy, eating 5 small meals a day. Recently I've been reading a book (The Story of the Human Body) and have started to learn a bit more ...
5
votes
1answer
111 views

Will taking the stairs daily improve fitness for an obese adult

I'm an obese adult, weighing 316lbs. I have started to try and lose some weight and would like to do something about my fitness levels. I have begun to take the stairs (5 flights) and when I get ...
8
votes
1answer
149 views

When does maximum muscle repair and growth take place after a strength workout?

Every strength routine includes rest days between workouts, so that the natural processes of tissue repair and muscle growth are allowed. I guess this process of repair and growth happens mostly ...
3
votes
3answers
436 views

How can i do pull ups at home?

So, here's the thing: i am on a situation in which i can't go to the gym. However, I Still want / need to do some pull ups. How can i do it at home without having to buy anything? I've already tried ...
0
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3answers
124 views

six months and no major change in losing fat

I been on a plan for 6 months, i eat according to the nutrition and also the supplement. Although it is 12 weeks program but as for me its been 6 months and i am hardly seeing any results. Now i have ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Shoulder pain, around the cuff. Any help? [closed]

I have pain (not too bad) in the right shoulder. Annoying pain. I believe it could be rotator cuff related, and there is some soreness. I have had a shoulder cuff injury there before but it cleared ...
1
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0answers
70 views

Average Muscle breakdown by percentage (by weight) of the total

One often hears lower body accounts for 40% of total muscles mass. Going a step further, would it be possible to estimate for an average body, a given muscle group percentage of the total? Is there ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Best remedies for Anterior shin splints? [duplicate]

I work on doing toe taps to strengthen the front of the shin and calf stretches - admittedly, and obviously, I need to do more. What else can I do to help fight off Anterior shin splints? ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Is it right that working out before 18-20 may stop growth [duplicate]

My coach always recommend me to start working out but my friends also say to me that when i start the workout i might never get taller and since i am a basketball player my height matter for me but i ...
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votes
1answer
30 views

Is my meal & workout plan suitable for losing fat and gaining muscles? [duplicate]

The below list is not exactly how I usually eat but approximately correct. Furthermore, I've used calories calculator to check their calories just to help you give me better recommendation. In ...
4
votes
1answer
162 views

Can a two weeks pause have a positive impact on strength training?

I am 42 yr old and have been doing a simple bodyweight squat/push/pull routine every third day for a few months. Then I had not any time for exercising any more during 13 days. Today I came back to ...
1
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0answers
31 views

Measure performance in kettlebell?

How can I measure my performance and how many calories I burn during swings, high pulls, etc, when exercising with kettlebells? I want to measure how effective I was during training. I am also ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Is it necessary to stretch legs after jogging if I walk before and after?

so I'm asking this because I'm out jogging every other day on a hill near my house, but to get to the hill I walk about 30 minutes and I try to walk fast (to go home I walk another 30 minutes), so I ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Become a Spartan program from movie 300

When the movie 300 was released, there was a site that promoted a "Become a Spartan" fitness program. I believe it was an 8 or 16 week program where the intensity increased a lot each week. I can't ...
7
votes
1answer
200 views

What happens to your muscles when you stop working out for several years?

I go through spurts of working out. I'll decide to get a gym membership, achieve decent results over six months, and then, for whatever reason at the time, I'll stop and won't exercise at all for ...
42
votes
3answers
30k views

Why does running make you have to poop?

So I've always wondered what about running makes you have to go to the bathroom? Why is it that it seems to accelerate the downward progress of any ... you know ... Or maybe I'm the only one this ...
3
votes
2answers
92 views

What might happen if I get very low blood sugar during a run and continue running?

During a recent run, due to low blood sugar, I developed double vision. Otherwise, I felt great. Out of prudence, I quit and decided to walk home. I had eaten nothing for 14 hours before the run, so I ...
0
votes
4answers
110 views

Tips to enable body to use stored fat

Is it possible to make body to use already stored fat ? Cutting down food is not always easy , sometimes it is hard to control hunger ; if do so most of the time it tends me to have a large meal when ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

A possible way to increase an inch in bicep/tricep for a Diabetic person

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetics a year ago. For quite some time it was a shock to me. but with time I got over it. Now I have joined the gym. I want to increase the size on my biceps/ triceps ...
0
votes
2answers
82 views

Include Whey Protein in Diet Plan for Weight loss

I am a 23 year old/ 84 kg/ 178 cms overweight guy. I have started weight loss programme. I run around 6-6.5Kms (Treadmill + Eliptical), do some crunches, belly exercises and then do 2-3 sprints daily ...
2
votes
2answers
58 views

Incline Row Machine vs BB Pendlay Rows

I'm doing SL5x5 and, for my without tonight, I swapped the normal Pendlay rows with the incline row machine. I was quite shocked at the weight difference. Normally, I'd be rowing around 115 but with ...
2
votes
4answers
9k views

BCAA together with whey protein

I've recently bought BCAA powder, monohydrate creatine and whey protein, and I'm wondering if I'm able to take BCAA together with the whey protein or creatine? I've heard from people you should take ...
1
vote
2answers
252 views

hip and oblique muscle imbalance

I have a strength imbalance in both side of my hips as well as obliques. For this reason, I tend to descend somewhere towards left (my stronger side) and not in the middle during squats. I also find ...

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