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Increased heart rate during the night

Hi am 138kgs (300 lbs) and recently bought a DVD for aerobic exercise. I've started doing this every evening before bed. The problem is each time I exercise I don't sleep well, since my heart races ...
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How to improve free stroke swimming skill

At this moment, I am able to swimming 3KM by breathstroke without taking rest. But each time I swim with free-stroke, I can hardly complete a 50M session, and my legs become soar and fatigue, ...
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716 views

In a bench press, are there any tricks for determining which muscles are the weakest?

Is there some trick to determine which of the three basic muscles is the weakest in a bench press? I'm referring to the pectorals, shoulders and triceps. I have been working my chest with dumbbell ...
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3answers
378 views

Small woman and want to get bigger

I'm a 35 year old woman and I weigh 105. I want to gain 20 pounds and add shape to my figure. I know what I need to do to gain weight, but what exercises can i do that will help me maintain the ...
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1answer
89 views

Skinny guy would like to get bigger (of course bigger muscles) but how? [duplicate]

I'm 21 and I'm 178cm with 71 kg. I would like to reach 80kg. I went to gym first 1,5 moths ago and I go to gym 3 times a week for 1 hour. (1 or more) I like in a university dorm so I can't eat a lot ...
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1answer
180 views

Should I get 7h of sleep or as much as I need (namely 12h)?

I remember a study that showed that people who get less or more than 7h of sleep die sooner (the larger the deviation, the sooner they die). However, I don't think this study normalized against ...
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2answers
318 views

When to do conditioning while on Wendler's full body routine?

I'm running Wendler's "doing more with less" set up, as seen here http://www.jimwendler.com/2012/03/doing-more-with-less/ My question is when to fit in conditioning work (I.e. Hill/flat sprints). ...
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1answer
50 views

Pre intense soccer game preparation strategies

I have an intense soccer game coming on this Sunday, it's now Monday in my time and I have around 6 days to prepare for the game. A couple of things about my current situation which I need your advice ...
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481 views

How do I fix my Power Clean?

Background: I am changing my current barbell routine from StrongLifts to Starting Strength. Problem: One of the five lifts in Starting Strength is the Power Clean, and my form is absolutely abysmal ...
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2answers
208 views

How does running style impact health and performance?

I want to be able to run and I can however I suffer from severe shin splints whenever I do so, it has been suggested to me in the past that this could be prevented by one of two main reasons. Reason ...
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2answers
118 views

TDEE has increased?

Is it normal for a person's TDEE to increase during cold weather? This week has been brutally cold over here and I have noticed that even though I am eating more calories I am losing weight (fat and ...
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3answers
203 views

Hydration guidelines: Institute of Medicine vs. “drink when you're thirsty”?

The Institute of Medicine recommends 3.5L of beverages every day for adult males that are physically active (of course, there are a lot of factors that can change this recommendation somewhat). The ...
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1answer
2k views

Do Inverted Rows prepare you for Pull Ups?

Among other stupid injuries a year ago I got wrist tendinitis after trying negative and chair-assisted pull ups, and so those things are out of the menu. My road towards pull ups must cross either the ...
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What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health? [closed]

I am wondering if anything in the following ingredients list would be considered harmful. I understand that these are all FDA approved ingredients, however aspartame is a good example of an ingredient ...
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1answer
118 views

Should I have run faster during the race, or was I just more motivated than the others

Last Friday I did my first running race: 6.2km I ran 35.58min (35.10 netto time), which is my personal best. What I found rather strange is, that although I was already running faster than I ever did ...
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3answers
89 views

preventing muscle and energy level loss after an upset stomach

I would like to ask whats the quickest way to regain energy or maintain energy levels after an upset stomach. Assume that the upset stomach is a one off thing. My question has to do with preventing ...
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2answers
22k views

Working out after a long period of not exercising

I haven't worked out in about 2 years and I want to start exercising again. My diet is also pretty bad- I eat a lot of fast food. I am only about 5 pounds over weight though, (5'10, 155 lbs) but I ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance? [closed]

I read an article that says Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance: Here's an excerpt: To improve athletic performance, eight capsules (each containing one gram of fish oil) has been ...
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0answers
38 views

Best way to start working-out again after a break [duplicate]

If i just started to work out after a 4-5 week break would it be best to start slowly or just pick up my old pace? The 'sport' im referring to is fitness. Im currently debating with myself whether or ...
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2answers
92 views

Unexplained constant weight gain [closed]

My weight has been constantly increasing for the past 2 weeks at about a total of 6kg.. and i am very worried. I used to be much leaner and could have tons of food without putting on much weight (...
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1answer
58 views

Is it okay to use a treadmill to lose weight? [closed]

how long should I wait to exercise after eating Chips and a 32FL Oz Gatorade. My other question what machine should I use to lose a lot of weight?
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2answers
216 views

Short term and long term effect of delaying protein intake after workout

Today, after a high intensity leg workout, I had to wait 45 minutes before I could take in any food. Usually, I go with a fish/meat dinner, or simply a protein shake. I was wondering, how does this ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Why can't I sprint anymore? Why am I heavy?

My name is Dardan. I am 16 years old and I am a good football (soccer) player who has been linked with academies. The main part of my game is my dribbling, and for this, I have always been very fast ...
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6answers
263 views

What should I do if I can just barely complete the lift sets?

It is often recommended to do a given number of sets of a given number of repetitions of weight lifts (regardless of your exact training methodology, which mainly dictates the number of sets and ...
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2answers
141 views

muscle group schedule and creatine cycling

I am 20 yrs old and 61kg(134.482 lbs) is it ok if i work-out the whole week as long as I isolate the different muscle group? Mon: Chest / Lower Back Tues: Bicep / Tricep Wed: Shoulder / Legs and so ...
6
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3answers
295 views

Why are female steroid-using bodybuilders less muscular than male ones?

Given that steroids and growth hormone etc. are taken by both male and female bodybuilders, why are the male bodybuilders always more muscular? Presumably women's doses aren't lower than men's. Also, ...
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2answers
52 views

Examples of exercises for pregnant lady (10wks, previous just cross-trainer)

I'm trying to find some varied exercises for a pregnant lady, 10 weeks into her pregnancy. Speaking the the doctor, she said that the amount of exercise should be no more than what you were doing ...
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1answer
75 views

adductor / hamstring weirdness in the bottom of squat

I've been squatting for several years and have done regional level competitions and some quasi-formal training and coaching. Normally I can get any additional answers I need from other fitness friends ...
12
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1answer
412 views

8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?

I see lots of recommendations of drinking enough water. Another usual fitness recommendation is getting a decent amount of sleep in order to help muscle growth and tissue repair (precious testosterone ...
5
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2answers
201 views

what's the reality that keeps progressive strength training from being constant?

I'm looking at my progressive intermediate weight training program, and I'm a little more than halfway through my 12 week program. As expected it's been terrific, I've steadily been gaining strength ...
3
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5answers
13k views

Big chest and lats with simple bodyweight routine?

I'd like to build my chest, shoulders, and lats using a simple bodyweight routine that I can do at home. It seems like there are a million options out there, but I just want something simple I can ...
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8answers
2k views

What kind of home exercises are helpful when one trains martial arts?

I have recently started training martial arts (mostly striking, some wrestling). I have trainings twice a week (monday/wednesday). Trainings are pretty demanding, even after 3 months. I don't train ...
2
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1answer
843 views

What can I do to maintain equal size and strength in both hands?

I m 25 years old and I m going to gym for 3 days in a week. When I workout for biceps in heavy weight, my partner realized that my left hand is exerting more strength than my right hand. When I look ...
6
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5answers
6k views

Back to the gym: should I bulk or cut first?

I used to lift weights at the gym some years ago and my intention is to get back in shape this month. I'm still in reasonable shape, around 18-20% body fat. I'd like to maximize my gains/losses as ...
67
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10answers
5k views

Is there any benefit of “real” running outdoors vs running on a treadmill in gym?

I'm a lazy person, so running while staying in the same place appeals to me. Are there any benefits to running outside worth considering, besides aesthetics and feeling the wind in your hair?
6
votes
2answers
12k views

Can you do circuit training every day?

Is circuit training most beneficial if you do it everyday? Should you take days off or alternate with something else to get better results?
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2answers
138 views

What's the Best Way to Lose Fat and Keep Muscle?

I've been through countless types of workout routines, diet plans, detoxes and the works. The best type of workout I've used is Cross Training and I'm on a low carb, high protein, high fiber, high ...
4
votes
1answer
233 views

How to pick up and rack dumbbells safely?

My current gym has no barbells, only dumbbells. I'm continuing my Starting Strength program of squats, bench press, overhead press, and a dumbbell dead lift. But, I have trouble racking and carrying ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

Is it common to have one sore hangstring / IT band?

I've been running for years and only my left IT band has been sore lately. No recent injuries (rolled my last ankle something good 7 months ago) and haven't added any additional mileage lately. I ...
3
votes
1answer
215 views

I keep pulling/getting pain in the same muscle even when I don't exercise it

I pulled a muscle directly under my shoulder blade (dorsal muscles?) a couple of months ago while carrying something heavy - not as I picked it up but as I was walking with it, I felt the muscle "go". ...
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vote
1answer
99 views

How come fat people can't float? [closed]

I was wondering, if fat floats, how is it so that a fat guy with let's say 70% body fat is unable to float on water?
1
vote
1answer
75 views

weight loss/diet plan help

I need help coming up with a weight loss plan. I hit my highest weight at 290lbs! I got back down to 280 by watching what I eat but I started gaining it back again. I need help! What foods should I ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

What are the pros and cons of board bench pressing?

What are the pros/cons of board bench pressing? I know it helps reduce shoulder strain, but what benefits are there based on being able to lift more weight and what cons since you don't have full ROM (...
6
votes
2answers
168 views

Training on an empty stomach vs full

Just wondering if there's any information on training on an empty stomach and eating afterwards vs training on a full stomach? I have heard (no sources) that eating a proper balanced meal after a ...
6
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3answers
285 views

Time window for fitness tracking - four weeks or longer?

My tracking for fitness is currently based on a 28 day (4 weeks) time window. For example, my goal is to have 3 high intensity exercises per week which means that over the four weeks, it should be 12. ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How can I lose muscle mass in my quads and ham strings (thighs?)

I would really appreciate the help on how to lose muscle mass in the thigh area? Ever since I recovered from weight loss (40kg back up to 46kg, age 20, female, 1.66m), I started taking lysine and ...
1
vote
1answer
648 views

Locking of the jaw during workout related stress

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is involved in energy expenditure as it drives the body to respond to stress. So when one is lifting weight or doing a pullup or pushup and is about to finish the ...
0
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2answers
138 views

Vertical jump and body weight

So I got 2 months and I want to maintain my vertical jump or increase a bit. But also I want to get my bodyweight from 52kg to 57-59kg in those two months. I would like to know how I would be able to ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

What should my heart rate be while running / working out?

When I run for 8-10 minutes my heart rate goes to 195-200 bpm, I have used several calculators online to determine my maximum heart rate but they all seem to say to my maximum heart rate should be ...
4
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1answer
120 views

Weightlifting for people with scoliosis

I have mild scoliosis and have been told by every doctor I've spoken with to avoid lifting anything heavy. On the other hand, I've met a number of people who have scoliosis and have succeeded in ...

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