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How accurate is the saying that fat loss occurs first in the place it was put on last, and vice versa?

I've heard that you lose fat in the areas it was last gained. Similarly, the last place you'll lose it is the area you first put on the weight. What is the reason behind this mechanism?
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Should I consult a doctor before start drinking protein shakes?

I have never drank any protein shakes in my life. I've been going for about a year in the gym (3-4 times per week) and I am thinking about starting to drink a protein shake after my workout. I'm an ...
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Glucose tablets before weightlifting?

Before my heavy weight training I take creatine an hour before, and eat a banana 30 minutes before. I am wondering if it would be beneficial to have a glucose tablet right before (or during) the ...
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2answers
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Is there any truth to the maxim “cardio kills gains”?

I have been meaning to ask this question for a while, and I hope that it's within the scope of this site's FAQ. For about half a year or so, I've been going to the gym approximately 5 times a week, ...
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How to get back that satisfying chest burn?

I can shock the chest muscles with supersets and hitting different angles using cables, weights and push-ups in supersets, but I can't make it burn anymore during the workout. I do varying inclines ...
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What kind of Weight Gaining Diet should a 5' 11" skinny framed man have? [duplicate]

Been tall and skinny all my life barely started putting some muscle on but still having a huge problem with getting to where my ideal weight should be around 175 lbs. I stay stuck at 160-165 lbs. I am ...
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1answer
26 views

How can I improve my heat tolerance, including increasing the amount that I sweat? [duplicate]

I grew up in Lousiana and couldn't do anything physical from about May to thru Sept. I live in southwest virginia and it's not nearly as humid and I still get overheadt mountain biking in 80F ...
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Is eating more calories than required ok for weight gain? [duplicate]

My weight is below bmi. I want to gain weight. Consuming more calories than needed good enough or should I also workout. I don't workout at all but I walk about 3-4 kms in a day during work.
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NASA's experiment of those who laid in bed for 70 days. What happened to their muscle mass?

I'd like to point out that the participants in the study had a caloric intake that would maintain their weight. Also, they were not allowed to move one bit from their bed. There was an exercising ...
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1answer
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Target the same muscles twice in a day?

Would working the same muscle group - twice in the same day - cause worthwhile extra muscle fiber tearing to later gain mass? Or is this not worthwhile (the extra tearing is only marginal) given the ...
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1answer
124 views

How to calculate calories burned while running

I am developing an app for running and I can't find precise formulas for calories burned while running. I need a various formulas based on gender, age, height, weight, distance, time and so on. Any ...
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Minimum amount of calories while preventing muscle catabolism? [closed]

I got a few pounds to shed and I've been considering a lot of different types of diet, but all of them say that no matter how low your calorie intake is, maintaining a large protein intake is crucial ...
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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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Does holding weights allow you to run faster?

I'm not talking about training with weights so that when you run without them you're muscles are used to pushing more weight so with less weight it'll be easier, I'm talking about while actually ...
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1answer
78 views

Does it become harder to lose weight as you age? [closed]

In general, the average person will experience worsening metabolism with age. What else takes place over time that makes it harder to lose weight at 40 versus say 20?
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Leg curl (hamstrings) machine - legs wide or narrow? Or both?

I've been using the leg curl machine recently, and I am wondering if how far apart one's legs are makes a difference to the exercise. Usually my feet are regular squat-width apart (shoulder width). ...
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3answers
116 views

If a protein is used for muscle repair, does it still offer 4 calories?

We know that protein offers 4 calories per gram, like carbohydrates do. Let's say though that a gram of protein has been broken down into aminos for tissue repair, does it still yield the 4 calories? ...
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running in the mornings [duplicate]

I have been running now for 2 months and completed a 10km training plan, and I love it. My wife works evening though and u don't go running until about 9.30pm (after dynamic warmups). Now I'm adding ...
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1answer
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Can muscle become “adapted” to one kind of exercise?

I have a gym at my house and i mostly workout alone with my dog only, a long time ago my brother who was doing workouts a long time had teach me some exercises but what i'm worried is if since i do ...
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1answer
58 views

Is this machine good for post-run stretching?

In Korea, there are many outdoor exercise machines in public places. This kind of machine is a particularly common one. Is this effectove as a post-run hamstring stretch? It feels good, but it is ...
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2answers
76 views

training without using wrist

I broke my wrist when I was a kid. I do body building but my wrist gets painful from time to time. I am looking for alternative workout plans without using my wrist, so I could give my wrist a rest ...
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developing calf and hip flexor flexibility

I've been doing karate for years now, but I've noticed that my calves and hip flexors are extremely inflexible. My knees can barely move past my toes when flexing my calves, and my hip flexors are so ...
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Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders

When I was a child, I had no problem with going across the monkey bars. Sure, my hands were usually sore afterwards (as much as anything because the outside bars had a tendency to oxidize and form ...
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1answer
55 views

Ear(s) making a muffle sound during high intensity weight training sessions

This happens almost every time when I do high intensity interval training (HIIT). Even though I'm a physical therapist and a master trainer, I still can't really figure this out. I've read online that ...
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2answers
72 views

Should one keep track of workouts and if so how? [closed]

To get fit in the gym / lifting weights, is it important to keep track of how much weight you lift, which exercises you do on which days? What's wrong with going by feel? What are the advantages of ...
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119 views

Ideal warm up and cool down durations for weight training

In a day of my gym routine I take about 60-70 minutes in the gym. Now, out of this, 10 min (fixed as per chart) each is taken in warm up and in cool down. I do any one of cross trainer, arc trainer, ...
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Is weight loss possible without cardio?

I have been advised by my doctor not to do any running, dancing type of exercise which puts stress on my legs due to a leg condition. Being on bed rest for nearly a month and a very sedentary ...
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2answers
164 views

Why does one get a potbelly if one stops working out?

I have always been someone who could eat as much as I wanted, but never get an inch of muscle or fat. My stamina was decent for a person who wasn't really a sportsman. I could play for hours and run a ...
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1answer
61 views

How can I get taller and be mucular at the same time? [duplicate]

I'm 15 and I was wondering if I can do weight training and workouts but without stunting my growth because that's what I hear a lot that this happens with teens if they start this so advice? (Also ...
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2answers
474 views

Just finished 12-week shortcut to size. What's next?

I have just completed a popular mass building program by Jim Stoppani called "Shortcut to Size". I found it to be really well designed. There are subtle variations in exercises that become noticeable ...
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3answers
215 views

All activity is the same for weight loss?

There was a recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, where they took a cohort of 96 obese people and started them on different exercise regimens, as well as a targeted 30% deficit in daily ...
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1answer
67 views

Significance of dead body pose in yoga

My yoga instructor always asks me to finish off my session with the dead body pose. I understand the need and benefits of a cooling off session but when I'm hard pressed for time I sometimes skip it. ...
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1answer
53 views

Does my routine adversely affect me?

I am a 15 year old male, and I started exercising about 6 months ago. However I managed to procure a pair of dumbbells at the beginning of April, and have been exercising with them so far. My question ...
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2answers
81 views

Yoga & Weight-Loss

Yoga is known to improve the flexibility of human body, and also improves muscle tone. But does it actually helps in weight-loss?
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56 views

Weight Loss with Hyperthyroidism

I am over-weight, and have to loose at least 18 pounds. Despite my efforts, which I admit are not very consistent, I have not been able to make much of a difference. My doctor tells me that this could ...
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1answer
63 views

I am a physically disabled person and I want to gain weight

I am a 22 year old guy with elbow problems. Eight years before, I fell down from the stairs and my elbow fractured. The doctor could not help me, so I am physically disabled. I cannot straighten my ...
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1answer
53 views

Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy routine not working

I am working out from last 8 months and I have had significant improvement in mass gain as well as strength gain. I was earlier focusing on strength with 3-4 sets of 5-6 reps with weights as heavy as ...
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2answers
66 views

3-Site Skinfold Test Procedure

I've visited various websites about the 3-site skinfold test, but none seem to deal with my issue. I'm not exactly light (non-athletic 220 lb at 6'), and I'm trying to use fat percentage for my ...
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3answers
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I'm not sore after doing squats. Am I doing something wrong?

I used to squat once, sometimes twice a week and I would get DOMs and soreness everytime, in my glutes, quads and other little muscles in those areas, it would hurt to sit and walk... I have decided ...
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2answers
134 views

Bulking up a (relatively) small chest

Compared to my shoulders and arms (and even my abs), my chest is virtually non-existent. For as long as I can remember I've always had pretty muscular arms & shoulders (most likely down to ...
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1answer
20 views

Chronic Hamstring Problem

I play soccer once or twice a week and always seem to pull my hamstring once or twice a season. This has been happening for years. Even when I was in college and in shape I was struggling with this. ...
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Any tips for getting motivated again?

I've been into a fitness routine for about 3 years. The last 5 weeks I've been unable to exercise due to sickness, work deadlines, and then a small holiday I had planned (which involved drinking, bad ...
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1answer
57 views

can we measure our cardiovascular endurance from swimming?

as you know, cardiovascular endurance in swimming is something that cannot be avoided. and I think, swimming will challenge our cardiovascular endurance more than other thing like running. I'm ...
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4answers
58 views

body fat calculation formula for metric values

I cannot find a metric formula to calculate body fat composition. is there any right and valid metric formula for body fat calculation? if any one knows please recommend me. sorry for my bad ...
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3answers
104 views

One body part a day or multiple?

I want to know how can I decide whether I should do one body part a day or do 2-3? I have a lean body and I want a lean muscular one. By body parts I mean: chest shoulders back biceps triceps legs ...
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1answer
52 views

What is the best combination of muscle groups to workout together? [closed]

I have not exercised properly in about a few years and I'm dying to get back into it. I've put together the following routine : Monday: Leg Day and Abs Tuesday: Chest Wednesday: Back and Abs ...
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3answers
196 views

how to measure my total fitness?

is there any way to measure my total fitness, like muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body fat composition. I mean an app or website to get my data ...
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2answers
85 views

Can Ab Exercise Be Done Everyday [duplicate]

I heard that ab muscles are tiny and can be exercised everyday. Is this true, or do we need to take 1 to 2 day break in-between, just like the other muscle groups, i.e. arms, shoulders, back, chest, ...
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1answer
46 views

Is there any advantage to doing flips during big drops in parkour?

I know that there's a fair amount of debate in the community about the distinction between parkour (getting from point A to point B in the straightest line possible as efficiently as possible) versus ...
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1answer
91 views

How do you maintain a healthy shoulder? [closed]

Shoulders problems are usually the bottleneck in training heavy weights, what kind of exercise or stretches would you do to ensure a healthy shoulder?

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