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How long before first marathon? [closed]

For someone of a healthy weight and in good cardiovascular shape (swimming and cycling) how long should I wait before my first marathon? Until last month I never ran more than 5 miles in my life, but ...
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Running-101: For beginners who would like to give up smoking

I am a computer science major. All I do is stay seated and code, 24/7, which made me a nocturnal,obnoxious, and anti-social creature. I want to make a change in my sedentary lifestyle. I want to run ...
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How to stay fit on vacation?

I am doing CrossFit on a regular basis. However, this summer I will be on a 4-week-long vacation. I have seen this question: What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.? ...
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If I could do a split as an adolescent, can I relearn to do a split now?

When I was in middle school, I could do full side and front splits. I even occasionally did at school the party trick of setting one foot on each chair and controlling my descent into a full split as ...
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When should I use incline and speed intervals versus incline and speed ramps?

I have access to a treadmill that has speed workouts and incline workouts. There are two types of each - intervals and ramps. In an interval, it alternates between a resting speed or resting incline ...
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What do I write on a program schedule?

I have a program that looks like this: Roughly, it's a leg day, arm day and cardio day. It was put together for me as part of the "bonus PT sessions" on joining a gym. What would one normally ...
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What causes a “pump” feeling in muscles?

I think its fairly common knowledge that if you pick a medium weight (for you) dumbbell up and smash out 12 bicep curls you will feel a "pump" in your muscles as they grow temporarily. I have seen ...
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What muscle am I stretching when I pull my chin back and tilt my head to the side

For a long time I've suffered from back pain, neck pain and pain around the eye--all on the right side. Just recently I found out that I can make the facial pain immediately disappear (during the ...
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What is wrong with a beginner following the Rock workout schedule?

So I am about 5 months into training and I am struggling to come up with a suitable routine. My gym buddy suggested me to do what rock does, which is simply-put, one muscle group a day, 2 day rest, ...
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Cholesterol level in your body and Running

I easily get out of breath when I am: Climbing stairs - not quickly but normally When I go for jogging in ground (stadium/park) But when I run on treadmill I can easily run for continuous 15 mins ...
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Background: This question was prompted by a few comments from user:michael Reading through a recent New York Times article related to the subject prompted me to prove further into the topic of ...
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Body twisting exercise after back injury

I've been wondering if Torso / Back twisting exercises (like twisting from side to side, with weight or without weight) can be harmful to the back. Mainly, if you'd have a herniated disc - would a ...
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71 views

I want to improve my lower body!

I love my body, but I want to know what exercises I should do in order to improve it and to obtain thicker and more toned thighs and legs, and a larger (more lifted) butt. My thighs are already ...
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What are the most common mistakes in using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal? [closed]

Which are the most common mistakes people make when using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal regarding making entries and utilizing these? How can we avoid them? EDIT: if you can think of more ...
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Is there something that I'm eating that is causing weight gain? [closed]

I'm mostly asking this question to make sure that there isn't something I'm overlooking. I've been eating a fairly specific diet for about the last 6 months - mostly because I like it - and I've ...
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I've been running and eating significantly less but weight loss has seemingly stopped

I started running about 2 months ago to lose weight and along with this I also eat a lot less (1000-1500 calories a day). I started off around 200 lbs and got down to 188.6 but a few weeks ago the ...
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304 views

Osta-Red Supplements [closed]

I have been researching into the Osta-Red supplements online. From the reviews I have been reading they seem to be great for lean muscle mass building without water retention or potential side effects ...
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65 views

Should I tell people about my fitness goals for better accountability?

I have heard that by telling people about my goals I am more likely to achieve them. Is this true?
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50 views

I need help making a diet / meal plan for [Exercise Regime]. What do I do?

I have general fitness goals: Lower resting heart rate, low bodyfat percentage, good BMI, healthy skin etc. How do plan my diet to achieve this when combined with my general fitness exercise regime of ...
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Knee and muscle mobility following injury [closed]

I am a footballer at a high level and I am undergoing problems with regards to growth. In November 14 I shattered new bone in my knee due to growth I was out for 10months and returned September Last ...
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Taking L-Carnitine, how much is too much? [closed]

Hi I actually have a question about supplements. I am female and 24 yrs old. I am currently taking 4 capsules a day of L-Carnitine (Levocarnitine Tartrate) by Vital Strength I believe each capsule has ...
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43 views

Should I go for a run before buying running shoes?

I was recently told that one should buy running shoes at the end of the day because our feet will swell over the course of the day. The thinking was if you bought them at the start of the day you ...
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When running intervals is it common to have pace peaks in the first 200 meters?

Ive always had an uneven pace during the fast intervals of 0.25, 0.5 miles or 1km no matter how much effort I put into keeping a flat pace, but lately Ive notice the same on some other Strava and ...
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67 views

Is it healthier to be able to put weight on easily or with difficulty? [closed]

Some context: I find it incredibly easy to gain weight, both muscle and fat. I'm a normal weight, but I keep to a reasonably diet and exercise regularly (squash and weights) My housemate cannot gain ...
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1answer
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MadCow Routine - When to stop / restart?

In this pic I added the first day of my MadCow spreadsheet. My question(s) are: When do I stop (start over)? For example, if I started Week 6 and I will try to squat 5 reps of 110kg But I only ...
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44 views

Gain Weight because im under weight to my age [closed]

I plan on eating at least 100-200g of mixed nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds) everyday (on top of regular diet) for the purpose of gaining weight. I was wondering, can eating too much nuts cause bad ...
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108 views

Is it a good idea to drink whey protein before going out to gym? [closed]

Is it a good idea if I have my whey protein before I go out to workout in the morning (around 7am)? From my place to gym is around 40 minutes.
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How to calculate calories burned when running? [duplicate]

I am making a personal GPS running app, kinda like RunKeeper, for iOS. The parameters I currently have available are: Position Time Distance Avg phase Runner weight Runner height Is this ...
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1answer
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Do heat and/or compression provably aid in preventing injury?

There are sleeves for the elbows and knees which trap heat and, depending on thickness and elasticity, provide compression. They're typically made of neoprene. Ignoring the aspects of support and ...
2
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1answer
76 views

Why do we superset?

Supersets combine two or more exercises with similar motions with an aim to maximize the amount of work of an individual muscle or group of muscles. The exercises are performed with no rest period ...
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136 views

What's the reason for bulking up?

There is a popular fb page that represents bodybuilders in my nation , admins always speak about how you should eat lots of food to pack on muscle mass.They actually recommend that people should eat ...
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274 views

Doubts about the SL 5X5 program

This week I started doing the StrongLifts 5X5 program but I already have some questions regarding 2 situations. I know posting 2 questions is not very well received but I'd hate to post 2 questions ...
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Stick with progressing rep ranges or switch to small weight increments?

I'd like to keep this question general, but it's rather situational so excuse the extra fluff. At the end of February I finished 6 months of doing Johnny Candito's linear program, control variant. ...
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Getting back in shape after being bedridden for 4 months

Background:I have suffered a severe shoulder injury, and have therefore been completely bedridden the last four months. This has resulted in some extra kilos around my belly, enough to make me look ...
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1answer
164 views

What is the basis behind Push-Pull-Legs routines?

There is a lot of praise for Push-Pull-Legs style routines where you have a session mainly "pulling" focusing on back and then next week you are "pushing", focusing on your back. I understand that ...
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59 views

Want to get in shape [duplicate]

Guys I want to get in shape. I want to know how can I reduce belly fat. I am of 5ft 3 inches. Having a weight of 70 kg. With a lot of fat on my belly. I am 22 years old. I want to know what workout ...
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1answer
47 views

Muscles twitching during non-workout activity [duplicate]

I've had periods in time where I'm just sitting in the office and all of the sudden one of triceps would start twitching like once per second or a bit more spread out. It doesn't hurt, but it's ...
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Is this workout plan sufficient

I only weightlift at home since we have a bench press with a preacher, bicep curl, leg extension, and leg curl. And also stationary bike with elliptical for cardios. Morning (Fasting): Cardio: ...
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1answer
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What are some good strength exercises for different skiing practises?

The ankles and muscles foot to knee are particularly challenged. Similar question to this here on marathons but now focus on skiing and external weights can be used: this can be related to roller ...
2
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1answer
100 views

Recoving figure after eating unhealthily for a period

I have had visible abdominal muscles before. After eating unhealthily for a period of time I want to get back to my original shape where my abs are visible. My goal is to have visible abs by ...
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2answers
106 views

Weight loss/gain around rib cage (women)

I bought my wedding dress back in December and it fit perfectly. I have been away for 4 months for a ski season and have come home to find my dress is too small around my rib cage and won't do up. ...
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59 views

How do I fix my uneven butt?

I'm 5'2, 106 lbs and my right cheek is larger and sags more then my left one. I haven't been doing a work out plan, but I have noticed this problem in me for a while. I also noticed that my right hip ...
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What are the best places on the body to cool off during exercise?

My wife is making me some "cooling" clothes out of material from Frogg Toggs (evaporative cooling towels). I think the best places to have that are: Back Neck (all the way around) lats (along my ...
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Training one arm only [duplicate]

There is already a similar question but it doesn't solve my doubts. I have my arm in a cast for some weeks because I broke my hand. I guess that I can train legs and core as much as I want, given that ...
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3answers
886 views

What should be the best plan for me to lose fat and gain muscle

3 months ago I joined a gym. I am following a diet and doing mostly cardio workouts. To date I have lost 5-6kg (I weighed 85kg before I started). I have a couple of questions: Should I continue ...
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196 views

How long to wait between reps?

How long can I wait between reps before I can't count the rep? This isn't specific to deadlifts, but when I've watched lifters deadlift, they start the next rep immediately after. When I deadlift, ...
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2answers
127 views

Does the body store fat in a (First in Last out)FILO order?

Not sure if this is the right forum for this doubt. (Pl feel free to remove this line if it is. Else, pl suggest the appropriate forum) I have read in an article that the body stores fat in a FILO ...
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1answer
22 views

Is the wheel important in a sling trainer?

I'm considering getting myself a sling trainer, after I was able to try one at a gym. I found one major difference between cheap ones, and expensive ones (as the one on the gym), which is the wheel, ...
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1answer
46 views

Does the PC muscle recover faster in comparison to the other muscles?

I often read "if you exercise your PC muscles every day you will see great results". This is counter-intuitive to me, having been working out for many years. I know for sure that if I don't rest ...
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2answers
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How to get my face (mouth to be precise) out of the water for breathing while doing a breast stroke?

Currently I am a beginner and trying to learn breast stroke(some say it is the easiest of all strokes). I am fine with the leg movement in this. However,after maybe one or two leg strokes, I can't ...

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