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1answer
35 views

Musical or theatre performance - should a performer up his calories?

I myself am a rock/metal guitarist and vocalist, and after a rehersal (more so a concert) that can last for more than an hour and half I really do feel exhausted sometimes. Note that this isn't my ...
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101 views

Is controlled release of muscle contraction more beneficial than free release?

I used to think that best way to train a muscle is to do reps very slowly, but from the ACSM's manual I learned that it is a myth. Now that made me wonder about controlled release of muscle ...
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96 views

Learning about fitness for skiing

I hope this question doesn't feel like a get-rich-quick scheme for fitness. I am struggling to get/stay fit for skiing. (Leisure). I have not been able to find any coaches which focus on fitness for ...
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0answers
170 views

How can I remove the security tag that holds shoes together? [closed]

I don't know what this thing is called (some kind of peg?), but it is that white peg-like thing that holds shoes together, often seen at shoe stores or places that also happen to sell shoes. I bought ...
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2answers
404 views

Overestimated calorie burn on an elliptical

I'm following a calorie count + elliptical routine for about two weeks now. My average calorie deficit should be about 500, but I don't see ~1 kg weight loss I expected. I'm very accurate at measuring ...
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2answers
388 views

Mixing exercises with multiple muscle groups

My current workout routine is as follows. Monday : Chest and Biceps Tuesday : Shoulder and Triceps Wednesday : Back and Legs. Repeat Mon and Tues for Thursday and Friday Saturday : Cricket (morning ...
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3answers
528 views

What are the best ways for a beginner to ease into running?

I have never been able to run even a quarter of a mile straight. Even now, I have to stop and catch my breath. I'd like to take up running. What are the best ways to ease into it?
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1k views

What is the differences between DotFit bars and PowerBars?

I am wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between DotFit bars and PowerBars? The gym I go to sell these bars but in supermarkets I see powerbars and not sure if they have different purposes ...
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1answer
45 views

Prevent back issues on the go, i.e. without office chair? [closed]

Common scenario for those who telecommute while traveling: You have to do extended office work in a hotel room, or in a rented apartment. Often there is no office chair, only a simple table and a ...
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1answer
141 views

Do you lose stamina when you workout?

I was wondering if you lose stamina when you workout and gain size. And Can you tell me if there is a way to increase your stamina while getting bigger and heavier.
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155 views

Does hypertrophy need to be maintained?

I'm familiar with the general idea of adaptation and super compensation, and the loss of strength if your body doesn't feel you need it anymore because the increased load isn't present. I've been ...
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3answers
99 views

How to train the muscles of fingers?

When I train fingers, I tend to do low rep and too high weights -- this is probably the wrong way to do it! Then next day I can feel some little pain or easily get blisters when skin so sore. I have a ...
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2answers
104 views

Does massage really help recovering from muscle soreness

Does massage really help muscle soreness? Also I would like to know how fast can a man recover from muscle soreness and what methods exist that really help preventing/recovering from muscle ...
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2answers
492 views

How do I arrange a beginner calisthenics workout and rest schedule?

I am a beginner at calisthenics and was wondering if someone could tell me the most basic workouts, along with their workouts and rest routine. I was able to do about 6-7 chin ups, 15-17 push ups ...
3
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1answer
114 views

Standing desk while working

Because I'm a web developer I usually work about 9-12 hours per day. 2 months ago I was 108kg(238 pounds) and after a hard eating plan and some exercise now I'm 97kg(213 pounds). My height is 1.83m ...
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2answers
3k views

If StrongLifts takes longer should you reduce volume?

I'm aware of what the report says but was advised to post the question. I am also interested in the responses more so that I can figure out how to proceed with my own gains. One of the main draws I ...
2
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2answers
441 views

Barbell squat breathing problem

Being in a good shape it's sometimes for me hard to breathe (I need to breath more and deeper) after doing barbell squats, especially after long omissions. Almost none of other exercises make me feel ...
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1answer
62 views

Does humidity reduce oxygene absorption?

Today I went for a 6 Km run in Tokyo, the temperature was 27 degrees Celsius and the humidity 92%. It was much harder than usual today even though I am used to run the same distance 3 times a week at ...
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2answers
1k views

I can't breathe through my nose, does this cause excessive sweating during exercise?

I work out five or six days a week, I'm in pretty good shape. I'm not overweight either. However I sweat profusely whenever I exercise, within a few minutes of starting, and the sweat just pours off ...
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1answer
87 views

High metabolism problems

I fluctuate in my weight very regularly. I can gain 5 lbs in 1-2 days, no problem. But if I don't workout and or eat the same amount as I did the day before, the 5 lbs magically disappears. It's ...
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1answer
70 views

Tea ( w/ & w/o sugar ) and Calories [closed]

How does a cup of tea with 2-3 cubes of sugar affect the body? What if I drink 5 cups of tea with sugar? What are the disadvantages?
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4answers
14k views

If I can't get plenty of sleep, should I be doing anything different when trying to put on mass?

Getting plenty of sleep is really important for putting on size - something I am very aware of. Unfortunately, various circumstances lead to me not being able to get to the gym until about 9:30PM at ...
4
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1answer
132 views

How to create the leg drive and keep shoulder blades together while bench pressing?

I have heard various powerlifters on youtube to use the leg drive(1) and keep your shoulder blades tucked in or together throughout the rep(2) (just as we do on the low bar squats) while doing the ...
2
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2answers
106 views

Creatine supplementation for a Vegan athlete

Any thoughts on creatine supplementation (quick release capsules 4,000 mg) for weightlifting? I caveat this request with the fact that I am trying to limit my intake of animal products to a minimum ...
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2answers
283 views

thyroid gland and bodybuilding

I've talked a litte bit with an old bodybuilder and he says to me : "If you really want to gain weight you must stop eating 'sugar' and milk before arround 5pm," by sugar he meant fruits etc "because ...
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1answer
729 views

Why is porridge easy to digest? [closed]

What's the reasons that support the point that porridge is easy to digest ? Why a sick person is advised to eat porridge instead of rice ?
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4answers
76k views

How to gain weight for a naturally thin person?

I am a guy who haven't been working out(exercising) throughout my life. I live a very sedentary live, mostly at my desk reading books or using my computer. The nature of my field of work requires me ...
6
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2answers
331 views

Beginning the deadlift exercise

With so much misinformation all over the internet, how do I learn the Deadlift?
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2answers
3k views

Barbell Deadlift vs. Clean Deadlift

What is the main difference between a Barbell Deadlift and a Clean Deadlift? I watched these two videos over and over again and, despite each paging saying that the exercises work out different ...
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3answers
271 views

Training for an ultramarathon without hills

I am training for my first mountain ultramarathon :-) Unfortunately, I live in a completely flat location --- the biggest hill is about 20 meters. I use the hill extensively during my runs, but I am ...
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1answer
65 views

Is not running inclined forward necessarily bad form?

I have taken a running lesson with a pro and his comment was that I should be running inclined more forward. The way it is now (as I've found after the fact) is that I run pretty much perpendicular to ...
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1answer
78 views

How far to run at the beginning?

I would like to start running because someone told me that I can minimize my belly by running. I am not very trained so I am asking how far I should start running in the beginning. Thanks for ...
2
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3answers
137 views

What exactly does it mean to warm up?

I've heard many times that warming up lower the risk for injury, but I have no idea why that is. From the tag warmup A warm-up is light exercise usually performed before participating in ...
3
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2answers
895 views

What will be the impact of cycling 20 km a day in a city on my lungs?

I am planning to go my office using a bicycle. My office is 10 km away from my home. Half of the road is almost packed with motor cycles, diesel cars and buses. So I would like to know if this air ...
4
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3answers
2k views

How can I improve my grip on a slippery chin-up bar?

My local outdoor pool has a chin-up bar (as part of a deployable multi-gym thing), but because it has to survive the elements, it's just a plain galvanized steel bar. The bar is less than an inch in ...
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3answers
26k views

Using a rowing machine for abdominal muscles

I was used to doing running and cycling but now I want to work more on my abdominal muscles. I had read from some sources that a rowing machine is good for that. From other sources I have read ...
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1answer
116 views

Stride, heart, respiration in sync when running… What's this called?

Background: I wasn't the fittest kid -- still not as an adult -- and I wasn't fond of running, as I'd get exhausted quickly and/or get a side-ache/stitch. In general I avoided exerting myself. On one ...
2
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1answer
213 views

Why do artificial steroids build muscle while artificial leptin does nothing to prevent hunger? [closed]

I've recently been reading about leptin and leptin resistance and I have a question that has been nagging me. It seems like one of the first things that researchers tried after the discovery of ...
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2answers
37 views

Warmups and trainings for Shoulder cuff?

I started tennis 1 year ago and now I started fencing. I successfully recovered from Ulnar claw here by strengthening forearms. Now I have poor blood circulation in shoulder cuff (reasons can be too ...
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1answer
95 views

Does bicycling improve abs?

I have been noticing recently that my abdominal area (over the stomach) has been getting really firm. I think it is the abdominal muscles. I have been bycycling fairly hard for about an hour every ...
5
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2answers
2k views

Tightness in tendon - what can I do to fix it?

I have been running for about two years now, on and off, and recently I have had a mild - but annoying - pain behind my right knee. I went to an orthopedist, who gave me a cortizone shot, but told me ...
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4answers
77 views

Advice needed for Skinny to Muscular [duplicate]

I'm very skinny boy ( Height 5'11" weight 65kgs ) . I'm daily eating only 2 meals a day due to work . Is there any alternative solution for transforming to athletic or physically fit body?? I can't ...
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2answers
61 views

Protein about to expire

I have whey protein which is almost expired but some still left. Is that bad idea to consume anymore? English is not my first language, please edit for clarity, then remove this comment!
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3answers
121 views

ways to improve a glute/leg workout?

I am female, 145 pounds and 170cm tall. I go to gym 4 times a week and do split training. I have noticed quite some gains on my legs but not really my ass. Here is my workout: (I am not sure of what ...
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3answers
393 views

What are realistic strength goals?

In this question (How do you motivate yourself to keep exercising?) I read it's good practice to set fitness goals. Because I kept losing motivation and my goal was just to get more muscle, I wanted ...
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0answers
57 views

Safe weekly amount of crosstraining for over 40 healthy adults

I am a 42 yr old male. About a month ago I finished a running program that has me now well adapted to running 3 times a week for half an hour (the famous C25K, non-commercial and freely available at ...
2
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1answer
120 views

Concerned after many squats and suddenly felt sick / super-sleepy / light-headed for 1 whole hour?

Heavy sickness and tiredness and distant/faint feeling lasted one whole hour - feeling a little faint is normal for squats on a heavy weight obviously, but slightly concerned about length of time this ...
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7answers
3k views

Bodyweight Exercise Resources

Does anyone have any idea of what might be taken to be the bible of bodyweight exercises? Many years ago, Bill Pearl put out a book that pretty much shows you any weight lifting exercise you might ...
0
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1answer
82 views

How badly would lower-than-average testosterone affect strength-only gains?

For males and females. For this example, I am male, so let's focus on males. First of all, assumptions: Muscle size is not important to me. I don't feel as though I have to build muscle to be ...
12
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6answers
37k views

Is it bad that my feet turn outward when I run?

I recently started going to a personal trainer and he noticed that my feet turn out to the sides when I run. He said that I should try to correct this, but I'm not sure how to do it. Is it bad that I ...

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