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building muscle on a calorie defecit?

Currently: 145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. Been working out for 3 months doing cardio & intense weight lifting 5 times week with a good diet. My question: it is believed that you cannot gain ...
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Suddenly not sore anymore?

I began tranining split training 3 months ago, about 4 days a week. I am normally SO SORE after every workout and have been making gains in strength and size. I took about 2 weeks off from the gym ...
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How to prevent blisters on plam during normal excercises such as dumb bells

I normally lift dumb bells of about 7-8 kg(5 sets with 10 each) and later do pull-ups (2 sets of 25 with a gap in between)and later the chest press(2 sets of 25 with upto 20 kgs).Although in all these ...
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Is it safe for me to run an 8k in 30 minutes?

I have never ran in an organization or on a team before. I've ran the mile once in 5th grade and once in 8th grade. I've been skateboarding 1+ hrs per session, 5+ times per week for the last ten ...
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0answers
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Improving breathing in a deeply bent leg situation (diaphragm compression?)

I don't know if this is something idiosyncratic or just something that everyone deals with, but I have a difficult time breathing when my diaphragm is compressed, such as when I'm crouching (which ...
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Taking BCAAs before workouts - carbs or no carbs?

I'm seeing conflicting information on using BCAAs before a workout. One resource says to take them before a workout with carbs to help get the BCAAs into the muscles due to the insulin boost. Another ...
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How do I stretch the shin muscles?

I have read an answer here suggesting that two muscles be stretched to avoid shin tightening. I don't know how that works. How do I correctly stretch these muscles to avoid shin tightening?
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Why do I keep regaining weight and feel lethargic on my diet?

I am posting a composite profile of a chronic dieter who doesn't seem to get anywhere from both my own experience and others. I've read about BMR, calories, and I get it. Fewer calories in, more ...
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Does someone sell latex-free jump stretch/exercise looped bands?

I have searched extensively for all sorts of different name combinations for latex-free jump stretch/exercise bands. I see that there are Theraband-style light bands that are latex-free, but all of ...
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234 views

Is LCHF diet the best and easy way to loose fat?

Does the low carb Atkins type diet really works when it comes to losing fat ? Is it better and easier to do than the low fat diet ? How long does it take to enter ketosis (nutritional) while on a LCHF ...
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Leukonychia with an athletic person, how to treat it? Zinc? [closed]

Vo2max training result into transparent urea, not sure why perhaps not enough eating things and getting/absorbing minerals -- apparently particularly Zinc. I have Leukonychia (white spots in nails). ...
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How to keep swimming stroke consistent while swimming?

I've been swimming lengths for about a year and usually swim 2000 metres during workouts. I structure my swims into different intervals and they are long distances, fast pace and sprints. What I find ...
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1answer
130 views

Effect of an asymmetric weight distribution on a hack squat machine

In a hack squat machine (see figure above), does it matter if I put more washers on one side? May this asymmetry cause an asymmetry of my effort in performing this exercise? For example, if I put ...
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1answer
155 views

Is it possible to get taller after 25? [duplicate]

I'm 25 years old and will become 26 in few months. I'm 173cm, is it possible to still get height with certain exercises? Note that I'm 75KGs with 7KGs as extra weight and now I'm working out to lose ...
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Is running barefoot on pavement beneficial or detrimental to flat feet?

I have been told by the doctor that barefoot walking is good as long as it is on a rugged surface (grass, gravel, sand, ...) but I should not walk barefoot on a pavement or home. Simultaneously, ...
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2answers
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Strength training for health tips for an endomorph?

I am about to embark on a strength training program, most likely Starting Strength possibly blended with aspects of Strong Lifts. I am a 32yr old male who is out of shape (weak and terrible cardio) ...
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104 views

How many calories should I exactly eat for building body?

The title is little ambiguous. But my situation puts that into context: My weight 60kgs & height 5'6". I've started weight training for body building for past 3 weeks. Its written every where to ...
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How can I improve this workout

I've been doing a body weight workout that I found on www.nerdfitness.com regularly for a while now (scaling it up as needed), the workout in its current state is as follows: 3 circuits with ~1-2 min ...
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2answers
768 views

Training the twitch fibre muscles for faster punching and kicking

I am after some exercises which work the fast twitch fibre muscles, both isometric and weight training wise. Could you guys please suggest some? I also wanted to know, when I curl a dumbell I pull it ...
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2answers
207 views

Is my training volume too large for optimal gains

I lift weights about three times a week, I don't do splits, always full-body. Here's what a typical lifting sessions looks like for me: 5 min warmup 4*5 pullups 10*3 or 5*5 bench press 3+3+1+1+1+3 ...
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1answer
31k views

Should I run before or after the workout

I've been going to some different gyms in the past few years and at every new place I would ask for a new training plan. One radical difference I observed was that some suggested me to run on the ...
2
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1answer
203 views

Ideal body weight for medium frame

I thought that this might be something someone has asked before but I cannot find it so here it goes... I am a 46 year old male. Weight 180 and height 5'10. According to every chart out there, I am ...
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266 views

How to lose fat while lifting weights and not doing any cardio?

I have found that lifting heavy helps with pain in my joints. As such I have no particular goal like muscle gain or endurance, etc. Its just that I don't go for too low reps and rapid progression so ...
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would wearing copper rings cause any toxicity? [closed]

I've been wearing a copper ring in my left hand for more than 2 years and I my friend recently asked me to remove it,saying it will add some toxins into me .Is it true? Or is he is seriously kidding? ...
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634 views

For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?

Suppose I want to do 50 pushups. I could do: 10 sets of 5 5 sets of 10 2 sets of 25 1 set of 50 Each option is more difficult than the last. But is it more beneficial? Is it "more pain, more ...
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3answers
89 views

How to lose weight [duplicate]

I am an boy of age 17, weight 92KG (200 lbs) and height 5'6" these are the exercises I perform currently 1-25 knee pushups (5 sets 5 reps) 2-5 min on the spot running(1 min Marching 30 sec jogging ...
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2answers
282 views

Should I take protein supplements with my regimen and, if so, how often?

I started going to the gym over a month ago, twice a week, to try and build some strength and muscle definition with weight training. I also have tae kwon do training every Monday and Wednesday ...
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1answer
70 views

Weak knees - recumbent bike VS elliptical

My knees are on the weak side. When I bend, they make snap, crackle, pop. I eat healthy and portioned control because the extra weight would worsen my knees. I was told that 30 minutes recumbent ...
2
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4answers
209 views

Which muscle training is most effective to burn fat on an untrained person?

I need to reduce my body fat back to healthy levels. The general condition is not nice either (overweight, not well trained...), but I am focussing on the body fat. I noticed that just doing some ...
3
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1answer
361 views

Why do I get more tired by walking than by running

I have been doing a jogging training program for four weeks now and I can easily jog for 30 minutes. I would guess than walking at my normal speed would be fine but if there is a slope I start ...
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4answers
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How much protein should I eat on off-days?

I'm aware that eating protein is important on the day of your weight lifting session. The most important time to eat protein is right after the session. But I've never heard advice on when to eat and ...
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1answer
422 views

At what point during my weekly routine should I be consuming extra protein

I go through a bi-weekly exercise program that includes long distance running, sprints, front crawl, upper body compound exercise and stretching. I would think my metabolism and protein needs varies ...
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1answer
2k views

Is it ok to use elliptical trainer barefoot?

It turns out that, while I'm working out at a elliptical trainer, it much comfortable to me to be barefoot than to wear any kind of footwear. So this is something completely different from treadmill - ...
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1answer
196 views

Shoulder pain during pull ups

I've recently started to get shoulder pain from pullups. I try to get 50+ pulls ups in once a week, but the last two weeks, after 10 the pain is enough to make me stop. What can I do to alleviate ...
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2answers
58 views

Unequally sore muscles

I'm a high school cross country runner, and after several races and runs I've noticed that my right calf is almost always more tired after a run, and then more sore the next day. My right leg is not ...
2
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3answers
98 views

Possible overtraining

I have been following the below mentioned regime since June Upper Body (A) - Dumbbell Shoulder press, Incline Push ups, Barbell rows Lower body (B) - Goblet squat, Barbell deadlift, dumbbell lunges ...
3
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4answers
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What can explain my feet cramping while using swim fins when I swim in the afternoon/evening?

I've been swimming for the last couple years and currently swim 4 times a week. Two of those days I swim in the morning, the other two are in the evening. Whenever I swim in the evening and swim a set ...
2
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6answers
1k views

not feeling abs working out

first of all I just want to say that I have an Excessive Anterior Pelvic Tilt. When I am working out my abs I don't feel anything except when I do crunches on the machine. any other workout just ...
4
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2answers
436 views

Calves hurt in the front (the tibialis anterior muscle) from walking fast?

I often brisk walk for rapid reaching of destination, and my legs aren't in bad shape; I have always been a walker, do calf exercises, but the front part of the calf (as mentioned in title). Why would ...
3
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4answers
319 views

Building muscle and trimming fat at same time? bulking/cutting phases?

Hi I began gym 2/3 months ago. I go about 5 days a week and my routine is as follows: 30-60 min cardio, 45 minute weight lifting (targeting each muscle group on a different day) Currently: female, ...
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4answers
4k views

Why do I get blisters from wearing Vibrams?

So today I had my first run with my Vibram Bikila's, but strangely enough I ended up with blisters: I checked the inside of the Vibrams and saw there were some stitching's on the place where ...
4
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4answers
626 views

Intensity of daily cycling to and from work

I cycle daily (five days a week) to and from work. It is not far, 9 km each way, and takes me 20-25 minutes, depending on direction and intensity. If I cycle with full intensity, my legs are quite ...
4
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3answers
234 views

Cardio in swimming : long distances or interval training?

I'm practicing a martial art and I'd like to work on my cardio. To do that most people run, but I've had knee problems so I'd rather pick up swimming instead (I also enjoy it more to be honest...). ...
2
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1answer
605 views

Muscles fibres, hypertrophy and energy systems

I've asked a few questions on this site about, and have been doing some reading, on: muscle fibre types (slow twich and fast twitch) hypertrophy (myofibrillar and sarcoplasmic) energy systems ...
2
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1answer
565 views

Does the amount of calories burned during sleep differ from your basal metabolic rate?

My understanding is that one's basal metabolic rate is for when you are inactive. Of course, when you are asleep, you are not moving. But I would guess there are differences in how the body ...
5
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2answers
139 views

Do BCAA's only help with muscle gain or do they help with weight loss?

About me: 145 pounds, 170cm tall & female. Aim: build muscle and & lose body fat. Currently: training 5 times a week (1 hour cardio, 1 hour weight training). Question: Would BCAA's only ...
4
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3answers
151 views

What should be the correct time to wear a belt (if any)?

My current body weight is 57 KG (125.6 pounds) and am 179 cms tall. I am on stronglift 5*5 and my squat weight has reached 110 pounds and deadlift at 155 pounds, while the weights for other ...
3
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1answer
90 views

Is there any specific time to do push-ups

I have started doing push-up at home, after discontinuing from the regular gym. But, these days, I am leaving home early in the morning at 7:00 AM for work, I couldn't find time for push-ups in the ...
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1answer
75 views

optimal resting period for strength

I'm currently doing a (mainly) body-weight routine that involves 3 circuits of: 15 close grip push ups 15 squats plank 1-2 min 5 chin-ups 5 pull-ups (just started the *ups lagging behind in that ...
2
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3answers
12k views

why can't I do push up or pull up?

why can't I do a push up or pull up??I am not a fat guy but I can't do a single push up or pull up,I can lift pair of dumbbell of 20 kg and do 3 sets of 20 but I can't do more than 5 push up or pull ...

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