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Does it affect one's stamina to take a long break from gym?

I had joined gym about two and a half years ago (when I was 18) where I used to workout on my arms, shoulders, chest and back. As a result of tough days with my studies, I had to discontinue my ...
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2answers
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Lack of confidence starting new routines at gym

Currently my workout is stagnating because I've been doing the same exercises for the last three workouts. I'm finding myself too shy to try new routines (eg. deadlifts), for fear I think, of doing ...
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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 ...
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108 views

Intermittent fasting and body building. Do they work together?

I've read an article today which has a really interesting part: Losing fat and gaining muscle can both be done, just not together. However, if we get away from the small timeframes and start ...
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2answers
156 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 ...
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1answer
80 views

Why is it hard to slow down or speed up in the second half of a long run?

I want to know what is the phenomenon, or if it exists, that makes you stay at the same pace after about 2 hours of running. Changing speeds whether its to slow down or speed up feels slightly painful ...
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Help with obtaining torso abs [duplicate]

I was wondering how I might be able to obtain abs. I would already say I have a lifestyle suited to gaining them. Every day of the week apart from Monday (rest day) I go running/biking anywhere from 2 ...
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1answer
41 views

will cardio compromise mass if I'm in a caloric surplus?

I am aware that it's not black and white simple. If I consume enough (90%clean) calories, will cardio still compromise mass? Or is a deficit the main cannibalistic factor?
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Do you know a lap timer that 'resets' each lap?

One of the things that really motivates me when swimming, cycling or running is 'racing myself'. However, all the lap timers I've found so far have the normal lap function of measuring the lap time, ...
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1answer
25 views

Switching from elliptical machine to running on road

I've been recovering from a knee injury for the past few months that I got playing football (soccer). Initially, when my knee was too sore to run properly, I started using the elliptical machine to ...
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2answers
94 views

Can one with a poor diet gain muscle if they work out?

My diet is healthy, but I am wondering just for the heck of it if a person with an unhealthy diet that lifts weights can still make gains in muscle mass or not. That is my question. Thank you.
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Training Plan for High School 3-5km cross-country Run

I've started to see the potential that I have in running after I came third in Division cross country with only 1 week of training beforehand and having no previous sport experience. I want to start ...
4
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1answer
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Fitness app advice?

StackExchange, I'm new here and have spent the past hour searching the site for potential answers to my question, to no avail. I did find this list of fitness apps: Creating a compendium of fitness ...
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1answer
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Bodyweight increased, but I'm getting strange measurements

Hi guys this is my 1st question on here. male 27yo I have begun working out again lately after a few years of no real physical activity. I have become skinny fat, with most fat around my stomach ...
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How do I separate my self-worth from physical achievement?

I am really new to this and realize this question may not fit here but couldn't find a great fit, so please let me know and I can move it. (Also, I'm posting on my husband's account, I'm not really a ...
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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 ...
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What kind of swimming exercises can I do to loose fat, improve my endurance and breath capacity?

I did a lot swimming when I was a kid and I would like to do again. Purpose is to do a bit sport because I don't do a lot (don't do any sport) and I lack a bit of sportive activity. Plus, I would like ...
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1answer
27 views

My left arm is much much stronger than my right! [duplicate]

I've been going to the gym for about three weeks now. For the first two bicep workouts I did 2.5kgs,for my third I tried with 5 but I couldn't even get my right arm to lift up just a little. However I ...
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0answers
13 views

Skateboarding vs rollerblading [closed]

I'm 6' tall, 230 lbs, early 30s. I'm totally new to skateboarding or rollerblading. What would be a good sport for me to get into ? My work is 4 miles away, I'm thinking about commuting to work this ...
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1answer
42 views

Kettlebell hurting my wrist

Swings and Get ups. I've been using kettlebells for a couple of years, but have not really done very much more than the swing, or used anything more than 16kg. The swing doesn't have the kettlebell ...
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4answers
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What activity level should I choose in calorie calculators?

My goal is to gain weight, primarily for muscle bodybuilding (not professional). In various online calorie calculators I need to choose my activity level. I'm always stuck on which one to choose. For ...
2
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0answers
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Are tricep overhead extensions shoulder healthy?

The thing is, the movement of a dumbbell tricep extension looks so complex that I wonder if it is shoulder safe or not. Can one do triceps overhead extensions without damaging shoulders? And if not, ...
2
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1answer
108 views

How to fill body with energy before climbing?

I go climbing on Sundays (starting at 2-3PM). Climbing is a very energy-consuming process and I need to have my body filled with energy, so I don't feel irresistable urge to eat after couple of hours ...
2
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1answer
22 views

Can I do bicep curls with a sore shoulder?

A few days ago my shoulder became sore/strained because of improper form while exercising. However, there is only mild aching and it is getting better day by day. I have been doing bicep curls, mainly ...
3
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1answer
60 views

Mysterious body mass gain: could it be water storage due to heat adaption?

Over the past two weeks, I've noticed about a 3-4 pound gain in body mass, without any noticeable change in appearance (like muscle definition, or what veins are visible where). I do seem to have the ...
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4answers
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Knee pain when running

After a run (cross country, mixed terrain, ~4 miles) I sometimes get knee pain. The pain is located beneath the knee cap. It goes away after a while, but sometimes resurfaces if I'm walking. I've ...
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2answers
268 views

what is causing knee pain after squats?

For several weeks now, I have noticed a mild pain on my right knee after squats, I am on strong lifts 5*5, 57Kg/179cm/M. My squats weight reached 115 lbs but for the last two sessions have brought it ...
2
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3answers
95 views

Should you really work on your legs the most?

Since your legs are the biggest muscle group on your body, should they be worked more than the rest of the body? And should the chest and shoulders be the most worked on upper body becuase they are ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Physical exercise or weight training for Burning extra fats on cheek,neck and belly? [duplicate]

I am 172 cm and 76 kg. I have a little bit fat on cheek,neck and belly. I am working-out in gym from past 4 months. I have good result with my body muscles(Biceps,Chest,Shoulder,back,legs) But I ...
2
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0answers
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How do I get over this hip flexor strain?

While doing squats, I strained my hip flexor in my right leg. This was two weeks ago. I foolishly did a lot of stretching the next few days (especially the lunge stretch), which actually inflammed my ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Pilates breathing and core engagement

I am new to pilates and have been working on my lateral breathing. It gets tiring doing it alone. But when I do it with simple mat exercise like roll up, I sometimes feel like I am out of breath or ...
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0answers
32 views

Pilates mat vs reformer ? which is better?

I have a sway in my back. I am new to Pilates and it seems to correct the backache and sway in the back tremendously. But Pilates mat(at home) makes me feel stronger and posture corrects afterwards. ...
2
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1answer
22 views

Can you calculate % of V02 max at which you're working using pulse ox readings?

Can you calculate % of V02 max at which you're working (assuming it's >100%) by measuring change in blood oxygenation with a pulse ox? My understanding is that working at >100% VO2 max means you're ...
4
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1answer
53 views

Womans Abdominal issues

I've had 2 kids, neither recently. My 2nd pregnancy caused extreme weight gain and severe stretch marks on the lowest part of my abdomen, between the belly button n the pubic bone and between both ...
2
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1answer
67 views

Max reps, boredom and carpet-burn

Is there any consensus on the maximum number of reps you should perform, before rotating? Curious as I find I get bored, or start to get say carpet burn (sit-ups), if the number exceeds a hundred. ...
4
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4answers
371 views

Am I missing exercises for a balanced total body workout in a 3 day split?

I'm working on a 3-day split routine, about 5(+1 support) exercises per day. It's the first time I'm putting something together for myself, so I was hoping you'd be able to put in some comments. I ...
1
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1answer
65 views

Will this workout build strong muscles for an intermediate bodybuilder?

So if I go to the gym 5 days a week and do this sort of workout with about 1700 calories a day, healthy diet with a mesomorph bodytype and about 8.5 hours of sleep each night, will this routine build ...
4
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1answer
52 views

Gaining internal hip rotation good for touching toes?

My problem is tight or rather too stretched hamstrings, so i'm trying to solve this problem. Hamstring stretches make me feel unstable so i think they are tight already. I HAVE A KNOT LEFT LOWER BACK ...
3
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1answer
67 views

Training schedule for 10KM running

I've running for a year target for 10km, however, I never able to run 10km without taking many breaks. Usually I need to break on every 1km or 2km, I don't follow any schedule but I know there is ...
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2answers
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Will biking 5 miles 5 days a week shrink or strengthen my leg muscles?

So I am training for a triathlon, I am biking 5 miles a day 5 days each week. I also do a chest-biceps workout rotating every other day 5 days a week. I figure that presses, incline presses, curls, ...
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1answer
1k views

Will EPO increase my running ability?

I recently read that Lance Armstrong used EPO to win cycling championships. I wish to improve my ability to run long distances quickly. Will taking EPO be good for this, and are there any negative ...
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3answers
379 views

Is it time for me to get serious about losing weight? (pics)

Age:22 Height:5'7 Weight:230lbs Waist:38 inches Could be denial but I don't think its that concerning.
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2answers
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How many extra calories do I burn when running with a jogging stroller?

I'm curious how to figure out how much extra work I'm doing pushing a jogging stroller while running? I have a 20 lb baby sitting in an otherwise empty Bob Evolution stroller.
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1answer
37 views

workout program for weight increase

I created my self a program, I just wanted to be sure if this is realistic and achivable. starting point what I can do right now. ...
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0answers
32 views

What part of my knee is this? I took a picture [duplicate]

I have pain sometimes in this spot, there is a bump on the lateral (outside) part of my knee, and this bump is a little bigger than on the other knee. I am wondering what the bump is and if there is a ...
0
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1answer
81 views

What is this part of the knee?

There is a large cord I can see and feel on the lateral (outside) part of my knee and I'm wondering what it is, as it hurts sometimes. Does anyone know what it is? I think it is the LCL, the IT band ...
6
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3answers
109 views

Elbow grinding sensation after starting workout

First up, I know there are any elbow noise questions out there, but they do not describe my experience completely. Okay so I'm 18 yrs old and very skinny with little muscle, and I started gym a month ...
2
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2answers
85 views

Workout Frequency and Tempo for Bodybuilding? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do some work out to gain mass and muscles. In order to develop muscles and gain weight: Is it better to do full body workouts day after day or do specific muscle groups every day ...
2
votes
3answers
76 views

Homemade Mass/Protein Blend [closed]

I'm a classic ectomorph aged at 18, I've been hitting the gym hard for about a month now and have been able to observer some sort of progress with both machines and free weights. However, even though ...
8
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1answer
120 views

Exercise ideas for 400 pound double leg amputee

I am a female double leg amputee that weighs about 400lbs. I haven't exercised in about 20 years. I have a whole host of medical problems and have been told that I have to lose weight. I am modifying ...

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