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Is this routine and diet good and should I continue doing it?

I started going to a gym a week ago because I want to build lean muscle and stay healthy, I'm 5'6" and 75kg. The coach gave me a beginner's plan, but I'm skeptical about it. I'm not sure if I'm on the ...
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Would this routine work?

I have been doing weightlifting for a while now, staying mainly to well know routines(greyskull LP, stronglifts->madcows) Basic information(Possibly relevant): Height 6ft Weight 75kg Bench 1RM ...
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How does one get past mental running barriers?

I used to be a competitive runner -- my best 5k is 17:10. For years, I was able to train hard, push myself, and rarely felt like running was ever "too hard". In recent years, running has become ...
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Using knee braces during bootcamp

Do knee caps really help to prevent knee/ LCL injuries? I do a lot of boot camp style/ PX90 workouts, my knees gets a good amount of impact when I do a lot of cardio during my workouts. Is it ...
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How reliable are compact squat racks and foldable benches

I live in an apartment, am in decent physical conditions, have done 4 straight months of workouts with dumbbells and body-weight exercises. I'm looking to move to simple barbell workouts to see where ...
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Why do some actions benefit us and others injure us in the long term?

I don't understand this very well. Some repetitive actions - lifting weights, for example - develop our muscles. And other actions can lead to long-term injuries. My old hockey coach told me how lorry ...
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Angiogenesis due to exercise

I was wondering if exercise only leads to more capillary bloodvessels, or if on the long term you can also grow more of the larger bloodvessels (e.g. if smaller bloodvessels grow wider).
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Is it fine to train in the sauna?

If I train in sauna for something like Maraton des Sables, can this have side effects on the long run? What about steam room? By training, I mean stretching, push-ups, squats, abs - aprox 10 reps ...
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What are the rules to be followed while doing push ups at home

Lately, I have started doing push ups at home. I have started this a year ago, paused and resumed it recently. In-order to maintain and keep of track of it, I am using an Android application. Having ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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What are good knee strengthening exercises to avoid knee injury?

I often have knee pain. I`ve been to the doctor already and luckily I don´t have any serious disorder. But I do need to strengthen my muscles around the knee to avoid injuries and pain. What are the ...
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125 views

Weight training without putting on fat

History The first time I started a strength program I found I could slowly lose a bit of fat during training. Training partner stopped, so did I and I lost a lot of fat (and bit of muscle). Looked ...
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Fitness plan for an achieving high school freshman

About myself: I am a high school freshman and in the past months it has dawned on me that exercise is way to important to ignore as I did for the ~8 months prior when I was struggling with anxiety ...
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Eating 7-8 meals for build muscle but loose fat. How?

I am trying to loose my belly fat, around my waist and i came across Kris's 12 week program, I eat like 5-6 meals a day. But i don't get the science of eating so much, when eating so much is the ...
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45 views

FitBit and kayaking

I have just started using FitBit. I am not much of a runner but I do kayak a lot. I was just curious whether anyone has experience using it while paddling and whether it clock each paddle stroke as ...
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57 views

Is it normal for my spine to be sticking out when I'm touching my toes? [closed]

When I strech (toe touching), my back seems to be at a bit of strain, and my spine seems to be sticking out. Is this normal?
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Constant fatigue [closed]

I struggle with a constant fatigue throughout my days. I feel my diet is good and balanced, I drink lots of water, and I exercise regularly. I also constantly have a tired and foggy mind, which is ...
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126 views

Dumbbell lifts vs Smith Machine lifts

The gym that I am a member of does not have any barbell free weight equipment, only dumbbells and the bar in the Smith machine (as well as other equipment such as cable machines, machines for specific ...
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1answer
38 views

What can you do with “running” hand weights?

A while ago I asked whether it was beneficial to run with hand weights. As a result, I pretty much stopped using them, and forgot all about them. Today I found my old hand weights in my closet, and so ...
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106 views

Is there a physiological reason why male to female transsexuals can't compete in women's weightlifting?

Let's assume the following for a moment: a person grows up as a man, with the matching hormonal profile for his first 20 years that person then decides to undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) ...
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102 views

Is this breakfast reasonably healthy (new to all this)

All, I have been trying to improve my breakfast situation from no breakfast or a really crappy breakfast. Because I changed by diet and cleaned it up a bit, I no longer binge eat at night. This of ...
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71 views

How to maintain rate of improvement from light excercise

Some months ago, I started performing semi-regular press-ups with the intention of building a bit of upper-body strength, endurance and tone. I'm 39 years old, and male. I've been doing three sets, ...
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How exactly does one execute an interval training properly?

I'm curious how to best execute the two parts of an interval training session, as mentioned on Wikipedia: Interval training can be described as short periods of work followed by rest. I assume ...
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1answer
59 views

Skull crusher workout issue

Usually, I do skull crusher exercise (1st or 2nd exercise of Triceps day and neutral position with an EZ bar) 3 sets with following weights (8-11 reps range). Earlier I used to do 20kg max (for 3rd ...
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1answer
35 views

Good walking Shoe and Insert

I have plantar fasciitis and I have come to notice off gait when i walk. When I say off I mean I can feel that when I pay attention to my stride I lean more on the left and more specifically I tend to ...
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does isometrics build myofibril hypertrophy?

I know it does increase strength but does it build more sarcomere and is good to do compound exercise isometrics or isolation exercise isometrics?
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Learning about fitness for skiing

I hope this question doesn't feel like a get-rich-quick scheme for fitness. I am struggling to get/stay fit for skiing. (Leisure). I have not been able to find any coaches which focus on fitness for ...
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1answer
56 views

Sleep longer the night after workout

I like to swim laps as it is not only healthy, but a sort of meditation. Most days, I will swim a mile or so late (because that's when the pool is open). I noticed that as I do this every day, I ...
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1answer
57 views

What is a good general fitness routine?

I'm looking for a good all-purpose fitness routine. In the past I have followed training plans for triathlons, power lifting, and P90X. At the moment I'm not training for anything specific, but ...
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1answer
55 views

Does slowing negative and positive movements of exercises build muscle

I've heard that the perfect form of bodyweight exercises need to be slow. For instance, in pull ups, I have to go up in 2 seconds, pause a second at the top position and then go down in 2 seconds. ...
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1answer
83 views

Is it possible to be mentally active while exercising?

I have a mentally-stressful work (engineering) and sometimes I find myself thinking/mulling over a problem even when work's over. I tried many times concentrating while exercising (both repetitive ...
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1answer
69 views

How come home gym is less productive than going to the real gym? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is something that other people experience or it's just me but I tend to be way less "physically active" at home during weekends rather than when I go to the gym. Except the fact ...
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0answers
32 views

How to know when to stop practice under symptomatic allergic rhinitis

I skipped one half marathon because of my too high levels of IgE in blood. The reason was that I was not sure if I can do it under such condition. I was also not sure about when to stop if something ...
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2answers
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How can I learn to kick with a different pattern?

My biggest problem with front-crawl (freestyle) swimming is that I naturally kick four times per cycle (i.e. twice per hand), such that I'm always kicking with the same foot when a hand enters the ...
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133 views

Stamina for running long

Although I am not obese I tend to get very exhausted after 2-3 minutes of running (max). So how can I increase the stamina for running. Although I take healthy diet but still get exhausted easily. I ...
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117 views

vascularity in males

I have a question that although I exercise (calesthenics, sometimes weightlifting, running) I can't seem to be attaining any vascularity. I have read on the net about the water intake, genes playing a ...
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49 views

Exhuastion before and after workout

I have been working out for 2 weeks and I have noticed that I am very lazy. Even though I take supplements I tend to stay so lazy that except for gym time, I don't get off the couch. Except the gym, I ...
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1answer
56 views

Chalice Squat Variation - Safe and Effective?

To replace the barbell back or front squat, I stand a heavy (80lb+) dumbell end-on on the floor, grasp the upper weights, and stand up. Is this a good alternative to the chalice squat? (Much more ...
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1answer
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Preventing leg injury when running

I'm trying to get back into running. The main reason I stopped last time was due to shin splints. I have been taking it much easier this time, reducing pace, time between runs, and distances. This has ...
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1answer
62 views

why one leg soleus muscle can be bigger than the other leg?

I have my left soleus muscle more stronger than my other soleus, you can see it with no effort, I think it must be because of my form of running, my right leg is shorter so maybe that could be the ...
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3answers
839 views

Coffee with sugar after cycling (or any cardio)?

There is ample discussion on the internet suggesting that we need carbs after exercise (for example here and here). The second link also shows contradicting answers: complex carbs vs simple sugars. ...
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1answer
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How to keep the legs healthy when climbing stairs

My favorite sport is climbing staircases by foot, then going down by elevator and going up again by feet, etc. I feel it hurts the legs much less than jogging, since I don't 'fall' on my legs while ...
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1answer
77 views

Weight training and cardio

I am training on weights for 3 alternative days in a week on Mon, Wed and Fri for about an hour and on Tuesday and Thursday I am doing cardio on tread mill for an hour. I am not sure if this is ok to ...
2
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1answer
34 views

How to eliminate pain while performing half-pigeon?

I practice yoga fairly frequently -- a minimum of 2 times per week, usually Warm Vinyasa flow. One pose that I have been unable to get comfortable in is half-pigeon, despite increased flexibility ...
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1answer
82 views

What can I do if weight decreasing stopped after I reached half of my goal?

When I started my diet I was at 82kg now my weight oscillates between 74 and 75kg. I've read that I should target 0.5-1kg weekly weight loss. I tried out a diet with 0.75. I've calculated that my BMR ...
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110 views

How to run faster every time without injuries ?

How to run faster ? I am trying to improve my running speed... my fastest time for 400 m is 1 minute 30 seconds... I am trying to break this time since 1 month but I cant... What technique I ...
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2answers
67 views

How much carrot juice should I drink to get orange? [closed]

I want to be orange. Have an orange skin to look tanned without exposing myself to the sun. I read that it is possible to get orange color of skin by drinking lots of carrot juice. How much carrot ...
2
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1answer
60 views

Shoulders and lats give up before abs during hanging leg raises

I've already mastered leg raises on the floor and I was advised to progress to a harder variation of leg raises which is the hanging knee raises. The problem is that my shoulders and lats give up ...
2
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2answers
75 views

Is it necessary for a vegan to supplement protein?

Is it necessary for a vegan who wants to build muscle to take a protein supplement, or can they get enough protein from diet alone?
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143 views

Vegan trying to build muscle: how much protein should I eat and how can I get it?

First I want to say I know absolutely nothing about food or nutrition. So please write in terms I can understand. I am 18 years old and I exercise in order to help in building muscle. My weight is 53 ...

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