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Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine

I've been working out for a little over a year now. I'm not in great shape, but I do believe I have a better-than-average diet. My question is how I can get my bench press and pull ups to increase. ...
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Compare & contrast squat types

I am transitioning from a beginner program (5x5 Stronglifts) to an intermediate programme. Lots of exercise regimes recommend squats, but what is more suitable for developing: Powerlifting? ...
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56 views

Do I have a future with a torn acl? [closed]

I am currently 19 years old. I tore my acl 4 times and have gotten 3 surgeries. I am not very eager to go through a 4 surgery. My last tear was about a year ago and ever since then I been gradually ...
3
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1answer
19 views

How do you manage ferritin storages in endurance running?

Exhausted in running, endurance worsened unexpectedly, not sick, not overtrained -- symptoms can be a result of iron deficiency shown by too low ferritin storages. What are management techniques to ...
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Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) values for exercises with rest

I'm trying to figure out what MET values for various exercises mean. Cardio exercises seem pretty clear to me: 6 MET for bicycling means that one hour of bicycling for a person weighing 70 kg burns 6 ...
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1answer
106 views

Is alternating between push ups and pull ups everyday overtraining?

I've started working out consistently at home for the first time. My workouts include some daily exercises for improving posture (I have rounded shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt) and also some ...
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169 views

How do I adjust diet to the exercise cycle

Say you train hard for lean mass gain once a week+/-. How should you adjust your diet through the week? Assume fat-loss is a goal, but not direct fat-loss from exercise. (How should I eat around a ...
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1answer
109 views

Stretching during exercises?

Is it correct to make a brief stretching session even during physical activity, and not just at the end?
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199 views

Are squats a bad idea if you are overweight?

I wish to lose weight, and was thinking about doing squats to lose weight because they exercise most of the body. My brother, however, tells me that you shouldn't do squats if you are severely ...
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migraine after work out [closed]

Short Question Can moderate (sweating) workout trigger migraine? Details My wife had migraine twice before joining a gym when she was studying in classroom in May 2014 (at a gap of 2+ weeks) and ...
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1answer
49 views

What is a Dog-Trot in regards to humans?

Unfortunatly, all the people I've asked nearly describe it as a 'relaxed jog,' which tells me nothing. (This may be a shock to some, but my locomotion consists of stumble and sprint, never anything ...
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55 views

Achilles heel snapped twice without permanent damage [closed]

Yesterday i was faced with a strange "injury". Last week i lightly strained my achilles heel when making a strange twist with my foot. after a week of complete rest the pain fully subsided. Tuesday i ...
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1answer
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MY CHEST IS UNEQUAL.Help me make them equal.please [duplicate]

My chests are not equal.My left chest is fully outward and developed and where as my right is full pressed in.PLEASE help me to make both sides equal. this is affecting my abs to making them unequal.
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54 views

Neck discomfort after Overhead Press - is it serious? [closed]

I was doing overhead press and felt some pressure in my neck (I think I was straining my neck while I did them - weight was too heavy?). My neck was pretty sore after and I had trouble rotating it, ...
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102 views

How to reduce Weight? [duplicate]

I am 24 year old male, my height is 5'9" and weight is around 80 kg. How can I reduce it to around 65 kg in short span of time (around 6 months) Will Protein powder help in reducing my weight? ...
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1answer
59 views

Lower body exercises that would complement my cycling [duplicate]

I commute by bike and go to the gym two or three times each week. At the gym, I usually do upper body workouts, since I already cycle a lot. Not all my lower body muscles are exercised when I cycle. ...
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1answer
67 views

Soreness…DOMS?

Before I start off I do apologise if this is an obvious question, however I am new to this so bear with me :) I have started getting myself back into shape lately. Yesterday I started with a 20 ...
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2answers
150 views

Are there benefits of having Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera as pre-workout supplement?

Ashwagandha is referred as one of the best T-Booster supplement as mentioned here. Also Cellucor P6 T-Booster has Ashwagandha in it. My question is can i take Ashwagandha root/pills before workout? ...
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1answer
48 views

What difference does training with kettlebells make to the appearance?

I read that kettlebells training does not isolate the muscles, contrary to dumbbell or dead-lifts. What does this mean to the effects in the body? If you look at someone and try to guess how he was ...
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1answer
32 views

Recurring Sports Injury

I am an athlete for professional football club. However, I feel like I'm with the physio more than the grass. When I get over my hamstring strain, I don't want to sit on the bench again. I want to ...
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153 views

Arnie's pull-up strategy

Here's something Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote about how to increase the number of pull-ups you can do in one set: Let’s say that before you start training back one day you tell yourself you’re ...
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2answers
48 views

How to measure my Maximum Heart Rate with a stationary bike and a heart monitor?

I've just bought a heart monitor. It looks like the fundamental number for my training is my Maximum Heart Rate (MRH or Max HR). This number changes if you are cycling or running. I've seen ...
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0answers
38 views

Truck driver looking to get fit [closed]

I'm a team driver, and I'm trying to get fit I have changed my eating habits but I feel I really need to work out. I wanted to know what are some good work outs to do in my sleeper?
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1answer
60 views

Is flax seed (milled or raw) an appropriate after-workout protein?

I am inclined to understand that the current wisdom is that there's a certain period right after exercise where protein consumption is most beneficial. At work, which is where I generally get my ...
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2answers
218 views

Daily routine to lose weight, but I'm actually increasing weight. How do I fix it?

I am a relatively fit guy (180 cm, and normally 81 kg athletic) and a few weeks ago I started a daily routine to lose fat and gain some core muscle. I train martial arts so the goal is to get faster ...
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1answer
75 views

How can I tell if it is a cramp or tear? [closed]

Is there anyway I can tell a difference between a muscle cramp and a muscle tear? I was running today on the treadmill, and decided to increase the speed a little bit, but after some time my left calf ...
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1answer
69 views

Suggestions for Wendler 5/3/1 template with calisthenics

I've been following 5/3/1 with the boring but big assistance template for about 3 months now. I hurt my knee playing soccer a couple of weeks ago, which got me thinking about the following. I would ...
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1answer
60 views

Training for using war bows

I currently stump shoot (ie: jog/run/jump cross-country and take pot-shots at around 85% of full draw weight/length) with self-bows I carve. My average draw weight is 90lbs @ 28.5" full draw, but ...
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36 views

Help with my posture please? [closed]

My posture is really bad. I believe that i have upper-cross syndrome i think that is what its called..? anyway i have searching the web and youtube but nothing seems to help with my posture. When i do ...
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0answers
45 views

Is jogging prejudicial for ectomorphs trying to gain weight?

I used to run more than 10Km daily(except weekends), on a desperate attempt to develop some muscle on the thighs and calves, but 7months ago I stopped jogging. Of course doing daily runs didn't help, ...
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2answers
64 views

How much creatine should I eat on off-days?

I usually take creatine before and right after my workout with maltodextrin. Is it beneficial to take creatine on rest days too?
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1answer
32 views

Maximum wattage of a fat cell [closed]

How fast can fat be burned? I am not asking about how quickly weight can be lost but how much of a human's calorific need can be met by fat alone? Is it healthy to work at the maximum power output of ...
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1answer
79 views

Can Climbing stairs lead to good weight loss..?

I am newly climbing stairs and I clock myself to about 60 minutes of climbing up and down a single floor(2 sets of stairs). While I did this for a week easily, I found that in the subsequent week I ...
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1answer
102 views

How much protein can the body absorb within a meal?

Previous topics have examined the absorbable amount of protein per day (<0.8g/lb), but how much protein can the body absorb during a post-workout meal? This is of particular interest in ...
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1answer
41 views

How do we tone up at this point?

My friend and I had started working with Zumba Gold at the end of June 2015 for 5 days a week, from 20-30 minutes. We enjoy exercising to music which makes it less monotonous. We have also found ...
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2answers
85 views

What is a good training program for a beginner/intermediate mountaineer/rock climber?

My goal is to use the gym to get in shape for mountaineering and rock climbing on my vacations. I don't have access to rock walls or mountains so I try and use what I have: a gym, and running routes. ...
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2answers
49 views

If you suffer from a break or serious sprain, is it likely that joint will never feel exactly the same again?

So I suffered a serious sprain about a year ago that made it so I couldn't lift any weight for months; I guess it wasn't bad enough to require surgery but it still was a hit, and the (wrist) joint is ...
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1answer
57 views

What muscles are involved in the downward movement of the v-sit?

Can you help me with the muscles involved in the downward movement of the V sit? Downward would be eccentric but what muscles are the primary movers?
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1answer
139 views

Is it possible to move each toe individually?

I'm wondering if it is possible (probably with lot of training) to control each of my toe independently of the others. Big toe and pinky: no problem, but the three middle ones... I can't. This ...
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1answer
103 views

Should your pelvis rotate when you walk and run?

chirunning.com says yes: The next step, once you've learned how to level your pelvis, is to learn to move that level pelvis as you walk and run. This happens by allowing your pelvis to rotate in ...
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4answers
124 views

Has Anyone found a comfortable way to wear your mobile device when exercising?

I hate to wear armbands when working out and my headphones seem to get snagged. Has anyone used this shirt before?
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1answer
26 views

Flat feet causing knees to point in [closed]

Since I can remember, my knees have pointed inward when bending at the knees. If I stand with my feet an inch or two apart, facing forward, and start bending my knees, they quickly knock into each ...
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2answers
129 views

Is whey protein good for losing weight?

I have recently been trying to lose weight. I walk up to 20 km a day and I usually lose more calories than I eat. Walking is my hobby and I walk for around 3 hours a day with no breaks. I was ...
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1answer
123 views

Do push ups build/increase mass? [closed]

I've added 300 push ups per day for the last few months to my routine. Is this building muscle mass?
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0answers
39 views

Query on Guillotine press

I have been doing the guillotine press for two weeks due to the unavailability of an incline bench at my gym. I heard that it can cause serious rotator cuff injury in the longer run. I wanted to know ...
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1answer
78 views

Optimizing 10k finishing time until April 3rd

Today, I won a ticket to a local 10k (6.2 miles) event and now I would like to participate. I've been casually running for ~5 years in regular intervals (~2x/week), but didn't run for at least 3 ...
2
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1answer
143 views

How should squat form change based on proportions?

I recently learned that good, safe squat form could change based on body proportions, specifically the factor femur/spine length ratio. How exactly does one measure them both (from where to where, I ...
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0answers
29 views

Looking for a Structure Triax replacement for running

I am looking for a running shoe that is similar or identical to the old Nike Structure Triax. It has been changed to Structure Zoom and the toe box has become too pointy for me to wear them, but I ...
2
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3answers
102 views

Which exercises target agility and body slimming?

I'm 20 years old, female, and my body weight is OK. I'm interested in starting an exercise regime to slim my entire body (legs, chin, arms, and stomach mostly and in that order...) Without building ...
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0answers
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Carbohydrate intake query [closed]

I am trying to reduce my body fat percentage. I tried the low carb high protein routine but that made me very dizzy and I wasn't able to concentrate at all. I figured that my body doesn't respond well ...

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