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Should I not eat before sleeping even If I workout in evening?

So I have read that we should not eat 2-3 hours before sleeping. If I workout in the evening, does that apply to me too?
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How do calories per distance vary with speed: walking, running, and sprinting?

In The Story of the Human Body on p. 85, it claims that running an equal distance at two different speeds uses equal calories: In fact, a running human's legs store and release energy so ...
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Is it safe to lift after a bout of insomnia? [closed]

Basically went to bed at midnight and didn't fall asleep until almost 4, so I got maybe 3 hours of sleep last night. To make matters worse I skipped my workout (Stronglifts 5x5) yesterday because ...
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Mileage increase after marathon

I Average 40 miles per week for running and ramping up to a marathon I peak at 60 miles. After the marathon I take two weeks off. The normal rule I go by is 10% for milage increases, but I am ...
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Is there a minimum intensity a strength program needs (payoff=0 below that threshold)?

I'd really appreciate some advice on a specific question I have about my workout programme. I am a 34 year old male of medium build, 1.80m (5ft10") tall. My purpose is simply to be "fitter", meaning a ...
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60 views

Can I avoid Squating by doing sumo deadlifts

I dont like squating, so Im avoiding doing squats. However I enjoy deadlifting and Im doing them every day. A different variation each day. Is it really necessary to squat actually if you can do sumo ...
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70 views

popping shoulders [closed]

Yesterday during my workout (chest, shoulder, triceps) something really odd happened, while doing incline bench press, one of my shoulders "popped" it didn't hurt, I was able to finish my reps. Then ...
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45 views

How to get young look? [closed]

I am software programmer and I do lots of research like software/database architecture most of the time. I recently got comment from my friends that I am looking older than my age. I am 28 and I am ...
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Climbing the stairs in digitigrade fashion - less efficient, harmful?

When going up a staircase at work, I recently realized that my heel barely ever touched the surface of the stairs. At first, I dismissed it, figuring that it just made sense to put the entire foot on ...
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1answer
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Separate carbs and fat in a meal?

I'm a boxer and I'm trying to cut a little weight while getting enough calories (of the right sort) to be able to train every day (3x high intensity and 3x medium intensity workouts per week). I try ...
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127 views

Does your weight have “momentum”

I'm obviously NOT talking about physics here - obviously your body has mass and therefore momentum. What I mean is ... I've been tracking my weight over the last 18 months or so, and I know a fair ...
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62 views

How can I get used to running above my lactate threshold and get better at middle distance running?

I'm a long distance runner and I mostly compete in road races 6 miles to 13 miles but I want to get much better at middle distance races and racing in the 2-5 mile range. I've been trying to train for ...
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Smoking marijuana while working out? [closed]

So I am 20, I recently began smoking marijuana and am now doing it during my training sessions(in between sets, for example). When I am doing a curl I might lift with one hand and smoke with the other ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

Even paces for marathons seem to be the norm, but seem to require very intense efforts near the finish. For example Greg McMillan recommends a fast finish long run to be done with an additional ...
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Max heart rate: is it bad to train in Zone 5 for 30 mins?

I recently got a heart rate monitor and have been trying to beat my time each week on the exercise bike. I'd say I'm in pretty good shape. During the 30 mins workout I am in zone 5, with an average ...
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1answer
66 views

What if I don't get DOMS, not enough workout? [duplicate]

So I follow a 3 day routine (routine makes me repeat 2 muscle groups a week)which consists of(I'm unsure of some of the names of the exercises, sorry in advance): Day one: Bench press/Dumbbell ...
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1answer
109 views

Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?

I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5. I hit gym in the night hours and this is the situation: BW: 64kgs Saturday: Rest Sun: 6km walk Mon: Squat 75kg 3sets of 5 reps, Bench 42.5kg 5x5, Barbell Row 42.5kg 5x5 Tue ...
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How do you make progress in two different pressing exercises at once? [closed]

How do I program both benching and dumbell overhead press with the goal of getting better at both?
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Not getting stronger at standing dumbell overhead press

It doesn't make any sense. I did 7 sets of 4 reps with 45 lb dumbbells each hand yesterday and today I tried to do a set with 50 lbs each hand for 2 reps and I couldn't do 2. I could only do 1 before ...
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1answer
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Pelvis position when doing leg front stretching and free flow of blood in the vessels

Following the advise of physiotherapist to work towards front split, because I almost cannot raise my legs after sitting 24h behind the desk, I recently started to stretch and for the first weeks felt ...
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2answers
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Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
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Workout procedures [duplicate]

I am a young person, slim in figure, in fact too slim. I want to develop my biceps and all other cuts and shapes of the body. There are many videos named "six PAC abs in 6 mins" etc. on the YouTube. I ...
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How can I track my heart rate without my cell phone?

I race go karts, and I'm looking for a way to track my heart rate while I'm on the track. Ideally, I'd like to do it with some sort of time code so I can match my heart rate up with different corners. ...
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102 views

How to create a good personalized bodyweight workout plan

I'm currently in the position where I want to start working out, but I do not want to aimlessly begin doing just anything. First my target goal for training is an overall fitness to counter my ...
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Kickboxing workout structure

What is a good way to structure home kickboxing workouts? I have a punching bag and protective gear and am technically and physically capable of doing most punches and kicks. I am going to start ...
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1answer
74 views

What movements differ between the appearance of running casual and running fast?

This sounds like a very specific question, but Im only interested in the reason for the general or common impressions I hear on my running form. What I hear much of the time is that I appear to be ...
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1answer
33 views

Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

I am 23 years of age and played basketball professionally. Back when I was in practice, I had dynamic and explosive fitness to move quickly with strength. After my 2 year layoff, I have put on some ...
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4answers
107 views

How do I overcome fear of open water swimming?

I consider myself a very good swimmer; I know how to swim well. My strength is in swimming pool swimming. Recently, I have been open water swimming in the ocean. I always swim right to the edge of the ...
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1answer
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I can only do body weight squats with proper form - how to compensate?

I only do body weight squats as whenever I use a barbell or dumbbell my form goes crooked i.e I shift on the right side while going down; probably because I am a tall guy. I've tried researching but ...
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1answer
41 views

Bend knees when stretching hamstrings?

whenever i do the straight leg hamstring stretches i only seem to feel it behind my knees and not in the upper hamstring area. It doesn't feel good stretching like this, and if i stretch too much with ...
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1answer
54 views

If you can't flexed-arm hang, are you necessarily cheating on your pull-ups?

I can do pull-ups in the 6-8 range, but I can't flexed-arm hang with my chin over the bar for more than a few seconds. Have I unwittingly been using momentum to get my chin to the bar without a full ...
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1answer
79 views

Weight Loss without the gym [duplicate]

I need to reduce my belly fat but due to certain unavoidable reasons I do not have access to a gym. What should I do? Where should I start?
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180 views

Why am I not seeing any change in body composition or weight?

I started stronglifts 5x5 on almost a month ago, and while I do seem to be getting stronger, since I have been able to increase the weight every workout, I don't see any real change in my body ...
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1answer
61 views

Breaking plateau on grease-the-groove chin-ups

About a year ago, I started using grease-the-groove to go from exactly 0 chin-ups to my current max of 5-6. My schedule is to do GTG 3X/week in a somewhat condensed way: if I'm also lifting that day ...
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2answers
63 views

Focussing on burning calories and six pack abs and an overall change

My native language is not English so I apologize if some terms are not correctly stated. I regularly go to the gym twice a week. What I do there is 10 minutes crosstrainer, leg press, chest press, ...
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0answers
27 views

Helping a preschooler overcome fear and encourage trust [closed]

I run a preschool gymnastics program at a large gymnastics facility in my area. I have been the director for 4 years and have been teaching dance and preschool gymnastics for 9 years. Not once in my ...
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1answer
128 views

Normative ratio between squat and lunge?

I squat and deadlift with a barbell regularly. I know how much I can lift with variants of those exercises on a given day. I'd like to use that knowledge to better understand how much I should expect ...
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1answer
56 views

Lifting with minimal extension

Every morning while at the gym, there is a fellow whom always lifts in an ..peculiar style to me. He doesn't do extreme amounts of weight, very doable for full extension in per-say a dumbbell chest ...
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0answers
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How to get taller? Are there exercises or food? [duplicate]

I have 17 years old and I am not as tall as I want. Many people have said to me that I will not grow any taller than I am. I think there's a special training and special food make the body taller. Is ...
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4answers
1k views

Should I be worried about my fitness in old age?

I'm 40 now, but ever since 30 I've been concerned about being fit when I get to age 60-80. The thought of shuffling everywhere instead of dancing or being able to lift a box of books is terrifying. I ...
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4answers
2k views

Is 45 minutes after working out already too late for restocking on protein and carbs?

I'm a boxer and after a workout I like to fix myself a recovery shake with protein, healthy fats and some carbs. After training I need some time to shower and change and then drive home. I'd say it ...
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1answer
63 views

Why can't i do pull ups And Why i feel loss of hearing after push ups?

I am able to do chin-ups for about 3 reps. But when I try to do pull-ups, I can't lift myself up. Why is that? These are same exercises which works almost the same muscles. Does anyone have an ...
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1answer
61 views

I am not gaining body weight and I am now 23 years old

I've done a lot workout and also tried all possible ways still I'm not gaining weight. My height is 5.7" and weight is 50Kg only. And I'm 23 years old now. Me and my friend joined the gym and did ...
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2answers
49 views

Should i be supplementing my protein intake as a runner?

I have been running for 3 months now and am not sure if i am eating enough protein. I am practically a vegetarian purely because i find meat makes me feel heavy and it is pretty calorie dense. I ...
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1answer
93 views

Is HIIT healthy practiced long term?

I have done steady rate cardio for the bulk of my cardio exercises. I recently found out about HIIT and it's after burner effect and am interested to give it a try. I am still apprehensive about ...
6
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3answers
151 views

Is warmup before lifting really necessary in real world outside the gym?

I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5 for close to two months now. I'm happily making steady progress. All the excitement of lifting personal best weight every other day in gym got diluted last week. I wanted to ...
2
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1answer
81 views

New to running, beginner questions

I need to pass a fitness test that involves being able to run X distance in Y minutes. I've never done any running before (have always hated it, when I've had to for school, etc.), so I'm well and ...
3
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1answer
93 views

Why can't I do barbell curls?

I am able to do, with heavier weights, concentration curl, hammer curl, and preacher curl with little difficulty, but when I do barbell curls I get exhausted or it's like there is no stamina in me. I ...
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0answers
30 views

How to build muscle [closed]

How to build muscle with out playing gym and I want to know the exercises I should do with details , can I do it at home. if I can can you send timetable
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2answers
60 views

Mixing Whey + BCAA + Glutamine

I'm currently taking my Whey with additional BCAA and Glutamine powders. Some people are skeptical about the benefits, I tested it myself, and for me it works. I'm a little in doubt with one certain ...

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