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Flexibility exercises for better posture

Sorry guys, I know most of you know flexibility as the ability to flex, but in this thread I want to have answers regarding the other, less popular type. There are tons of exercises that will ...
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1answer
83 views

Training for shoveling snow

I'm a pretty active 45 year old weight lifter. Here in the mid atlantic our winters are annoying. And, when it snows, I have a lot of the white stuff to move via snow blower and shovel. What I am ...
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1answer
100 views

How much time needed to rebuild your body after long pause? [duplicate]

Let's say some average person was doing bodybuilding for a year or so. He gained some muscles, increased his weights in all exercises from 1.5 to 3 times. Then he had to do a break for a half a year. ...
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Is doing push-ups every day healthy?

I'm told it's best for a particular muscle group to give it a couple days of rest between workouts and therefore daily push-ups are detrimental to arm muscles. Is that correct? I'm asking from a ...
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676 views

Is cardio really counter-productive to “gains”?

I've heard from a lot of different places, perhaps with their tongue planted firmly in their cheek, that cardio is antithetical to "gains". I've only started hitting the gym since about a year ago. ...
3
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2answers
83 views

I'm missing my left leg, What can I do for exercise? [duplicate]

I need help, like 4 months ago. I can't seem to get out this hole I'm in. I cant move around really well. I have gained so much weight. I need advice.
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Is there any objective reason for the hatred towards the pulldown machine?

While I agree that a compound movement with free weights against gravity must recruit more muscles (and in a more balanced way) than a forced path on an isolation machine, I cannot understand certain ...
2
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3answers
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Wendler 5-3-1 without squats

I currently only have a bench, a barbell and a heap of weights, no squat rack. I want to work on Wendler 5-3-1 (without boring but big) in the standard fashion with one change. No squats(due to the ...
7
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6answers
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You've heard it said, “Lift with your knees, not your back.” What in the world is a deadlift, then?

I've done a lot research on proper form and near as I can tell the deadlift is a back lift. Doesn't this go completely against conventional wisdom? And when I'm out in the world, how should I be ...
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2answers
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When a muscle can flex so tight it's painful, is anything wrong?

As I train various muscle groups, I've noticed that I cannot flex a few of them the way I would biceps or quads. The flex becomes painfully tight verging on a muscle cramp before I finish the range of ...
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2answers
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For lying leg curls, should the pelvis tilt or be neutral?

If it does tilt, which way? This is on a flat bench. The reason I ask is that I am recruiting lower back muscles and glute muscles instead of just hamstrings, and a pelvic tilt shifts the focus to ...
2
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2answers
210 views

Alternative exercises for sprints due to knee pain

I have been following a conditioning heavy fitness plan in order to cut some weight and lose some body fat over the last three weeks. I am exercising six days a week, and two sessions involve sprints ...
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1answer
26 views

Is the Coach help necessary for achieving our goals in body building or only the avilability of equipment is enough

I am going to a gym and since few days I have observed that although the Gym has the equipment it does not has a coach.I see many who simply come to the Gym and randomly start their work out . I am ...
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54 views

If I were to weigh all the food and water I take in, and weigh all of the human waste I produced could that be used to determine weight gain or loss? [closed]

As the title says, I am curious if the difference between the total weight of all the food I take in during a week, and all the excrement and urine (and sweat) I release in a week would add up to the ...
5
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4answers
504 views

What are the benefits of women going panty-less underneath work-out pants?

I just joined a gym a few weeks ago and I've noticed that most of the women in the locker room are not wearing underwear underneath their work-out pants. Are there any actual benefits to this, or is ...
2
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1answer
45 views

Why does my waist hurt during pullups?

I have started doing pullups again(after a year or 2), past 2 years I had been doing other sports such as dancing, running, pushups so I am kindof in shape. But my waist(as can be seen from the ...
10
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1answer
364 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
267 views

Does burning calories by running depend only on distance, and not speed?

So it seems burning calories by jogging/running only depends on the distance covered, and not the speed. http://www.runnersworld.com/tools/calories-burned-calculator Is this correct? Even if I ran ...
3
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1answer
114 views

Correct form of cuban rotation with a single dumbbell

What is the correct way to perform cuban rotation with a single dumbbell? I am experimenting with cuban rotation as an assistance exercise for olympic lifting and gymnastic arm balances. My current ...
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2answers
94 views

Barefoot running vs any footwear

Not considering stones or sharp objects on a terrain. With barefoot, I mean real barefoot, not "barefoot" shoes. Could we say that since barefoot running (and not getting injured) is feasible, ...
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2answers
2k views

Fitbit Flex accuracy in counting steps

Yesterday, I traveled 4.46 miles on my Octane Q37xi, which should correlate to roughly 9,000 steps. My dashboard only recorded 4,402 steps, less than half. I assumed the problem could be the stride ...
0
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1answer
99 views

Active minutes on Flex

How is it possible to spend 45-60 min on the treadmill at 3 mph and only record 4 active minutes? I believe the Fitbit flex is not accurately counting active minutes.
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7answers
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What exercises are good to build up to performing chin-ups?

I can't do a single decent chin-up, are there any easy alternatives that I could build up in quantity as a forerunner to being able to do chin-ups? Alternatively are there are any weights exercises ...
0
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3answers
75 views

How much do I need to sleep? [closed]

I'm a 16 years old guy and I'm not getting enough time to complete my daily jobs. So, I decided to cut my sleep but after reading a few articles it seem not to be a good option. I used to sleep 8 hrs ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Proper workout and diet plan for busy person [duplicate]

I'm 21 and currently working 5x a week 8am - 5pm. I work out 1 1/2 hour after work, every other day 3x a week and eating rice and meat in breakfast and lunch vegetable or fish at dinner. I'm one of ...
3
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2answers
63 views

Serratus anterior exercise

Although I can workout the other muscles effectively, with this one I'm really struggling. Each time I try some exercise I feel pain in my shoulders and I've to stop. As far as I understand the ...
0
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2answers
998 views

Compression Sleeves/Socks for Achilles Tendonitis

This year I've been running much more than years past, and I have my first trail half marathon (with 2500' of elevation gain) coming up in 1 week. 3 weeks ago I was running a hilly training run and my ...
9
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2answers
520 views

100 push-up. I went from 36 to 28 after being sick. Is it normal? How can I improve?

I am 29 years old, weigh 72kg (174cm tall), my goal is to do 100 "good form" push ups. I am following the hundred push ups training program. I initially did 30, then I got up to 36. Then I paused for ...
3
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4answers
175 views

Gaining strength at constant body weight vs bulking up followed by losing weight

Calorie intake restriction while trying to gain strength seems not to be easy, and I have experienced with my own eyes an improvement from one workout to another, by simply eating more than usual in ...
2
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2answers
202 views

Which exercises are ok in days between push ups

i love push ups and im doing (5-6) push ups at this moment and increasing the amount every session, but as i heard about rest days i want to know what exercises are ok to do during rest days? Actually ...
3
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1answer
142 views

How to avoid Creatine dependence?

I am an vegetarian and ectomorph. I started taking Creatine after workouts for a while. And it seems like I need to supplement creatine every day or else my body goes back to its old form. Is there ...
9
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4answers
1k views

Presses or squats first?

The general consensus of exercise order seems to be larger muscle groups first, smaller muscle groups after. So squats or deadlifts would precede presses and pull ups. I started out doing that, and it ...
2
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1answer
43 views

What's this move called in gymnastics?

This is what I've seen as stunts in movies. I have no real visual examples but I might be able to explain in words? It's when you run forward then start to flip. First both hands on the floor, then ...
2
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1answer
79 views

Foot pain during all exercise - HIIT alternatives?

I'm at a loss for what to do. For a number of years now the outer underside of both of my feet cause me a lot if pain during excercise - running, cross trainer, walking!! I've tried different footwear ...
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1answer
90 views

Is this normal?

Just to introduce myself and add some detail to my question, I am a 13 year old boy. I play rugby, rugby league, soccer and mountain bike usually twice a week. that adds up to 4 days a week of rugby, ...
1
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1answer
77 views

Should I care about Low Testosterone? [closed]

My doctor wants to start some testosterone treatments on me because he says my levels are too low (they are 231 ng/dL and he said it should be between 348 to 1197). The question I have is, given that ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

Is my current nutrition enough to support my body building goals?

I am new to to bodybuilding. Though I have worked out previously for more than 6 months on and off, I haven't really followed a proper schedule or had the right nutrition. My goal is to have lean ...
3
votes
3answers
136 views

How can I ensure I am working the muscles in each leg equally?

I have a problem with my knee where it hurts a lot when my leg takes weight (for example, I can do one-legged squats with one leg but not with the other because my knee hurts too much). This knee ...
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2answers
42 views

Do I need a rest day?

I currently work out 6 days a week. However, I'm not 'Pumping Iron'. I do mainly body-weight exercises. 'A' Days(upper body): 3 sets of: push-ups chin-ups pull-ups dips 'B' Days (core/lower ...
4
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3answers
3k views

Pendlay Row: It doesnt connect the lats

This is a part of the StrongLift 5*5 Program, where one workout is Squats, Bench Press, Pendlay Row and the other is Squats, OHP and Deadlift.The weight increases by 5 pounds on every workout. While ...
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2answers
35 views

Is there some formula to calculate body fat % from BMR value? [closed]

I have a Fat Scale which measures my weight, body fat %, muscle mass, bone mass, BMR, AMR etc. Its beurer BF-750. The problem with this machine is if I set my activity level different it shows my body ...
0
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2answers
50 views

Gym effect at evening [duplicate]

What is best time for gym and exercise? Till now I was going to gym in morning. But now due to some timing change in my job , I will have to go gym in the evening. But I have heard from many people ...
3
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5answers
413 views

I get out of breath, like doing cardio, while deadlifting

I just started weightlifting a couple of weeks ago. Right now, I'm deadlifting 65 lbs for 3 sets of 15. When I'm done deadlifting, I usually breathe heavily and have a high heart rate, like I had just ...
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0answers
17 views

running and air pollution PM 2.5 [duplicate]

My question relates to this question here: Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise? At what air pollution index is it advisable to not go outside running? I ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

Standing Desk is giving me neck and upper back pain

I've had a geekdesk (height adjustable desk) for several months, and I've really liked it. My back feels great. I'm not tired. My legs have adjusted to standing a lot. Recently, my neck and upper ...
1
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1answer
45 views

What kind of feet do I have?

Running has evolved into a popular enough sport that it seems like you can get a special pair of shoes for almost every type of feet. My only problem is trying to identify exactly what type of feet I ...
3
votes
4answers
101 views

How to reduce stiff back when waking up? [closed]

My back is stiff and it hurts after sleep. What can I do to reduce the pain? I sit in the office most of the day. I don't have an exercise program but I cycle to work.
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2answers
63 views

Does exercising when only partially recovered benefit your performance in the long run?

I wonder how training a particular muscle when not recovered fully affects long term performance gains. I know there is evidence that this does negatively affect short term performance, as well as ...
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2answers
59 views

Replacing protein food with supplement

Working on a plan and working hard in gym and is more of connected to food and how much calories you take in. Sometime buying all supplements can shrink your budget. Given that, can i substitute ...
1
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1answer
36 views

Core stability - how often and long?

I've recently taken up trail running (as an ammateur) and discovered I lack in body balance on steep sections. My legs are also prone to injuries (minor ones, but annoying). I was told that core ...

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