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Pulsometer that can export pulse vs time information

I want to train high intensity interval in running and would like to buy a pulsometer that can export later pulse recording to the computer (preferably in mac os x), do you know any?
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The value of strength training vs. the time/effort it takes

I've been working out with a mixture of strength training and cardiovascular exercise (and some stretching), and wanted to better assess to what degree the strength training is worth the time and ...
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615 views

Books for learning about strength training and nutrition?

The topic of strength training and nutrition (with respect to fitness) is undeniably complex. As a result of the topic's complexity, there have been many bad books and resources produced over the ...
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530 views

Any way to help muscles grow during rest, besides food (protein etc.)?

Since muscles grow when they are resting, has anyone got any tips, supplements or anything at all that will help my muscles grow more effectively during resting period?
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330 views

Why do I have sore achy Muscles for Days?

A few years ago I joined a gym to lose weight. As a result I lost 1 and a half stones, but it is now coming back to haunt me! Now I want to get back into shape all over physically. Before using ...
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778 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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930 views

Obtaining protein from alternative non-meat sources for bodybuilding

I have allergies towards egg whites and meat. I cannot eat chicken, beef, or pork. Others meats though like quail, fish are fine. What products can I substitute for eggs and meat? I would like to get ...
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Will push ups, pull ups, sit ups and interval training get me ripped?

I hardly have any time at all, so I'm considering doing push ups, pull ups, sit ups and interval training every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Then once I can do a certain amount of each I will ...
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535 views

Is vigorous drumming an effective exercise?

From the "any exercise is better than no exercise" perspective, I'd imagine that playing drums at high tempo would be considered effective - it certainly can work up a sweat and obviously must burn ...
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856 views

Will doing this workout make me ripped?

Please rate and tell me if im doing something wrong or not efficient. I have a full time job and a child so my time is VERY limited. I also have next to no money to buy weights or gym membership. I ...
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What exercises can I do to equalize differences in upper-body strength?

I've been struggling with bench recently and have discovered that if my spotter supports the right side of the bar, I'm able to complete the set with considerably greater ease than if I did it on my ...
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1answer
276 views

How should I track workouts on a magnetic exercise bike?

I recently bought a magnetic exercise bike to try and get extra training in around the family (normally do mountain biking using android app and mapmyride.com). I am a bit confused as to how I can ...
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Best way to breathe for long-distance running

What is the best way to breathe while running long-distance? One can breathe in through the nose only, the mouth only, or both nose and mouth. The same applies to breathing out. Are there studies ...
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Max Heart Rate for HIIT with weights

I've started doing HIIT with weights and with that have done lots of reading and research. One thing I've read of course is with HIIT you need to increase intensity. When lifting weights should I be ...
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329 views

Is it possible to gain weight while training for marathon

I'm training 4 days a week to gain weight; some mass. But i'm also running 3 days a week to prepare for a marathon. Will I be able to gain some weight while running. I eat a lot of calories, carbs ...
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2k views

Mixed versus overhand grip on deadlifts?

Whenever I see instructional videos on standard deadlifts, the lifter is using either mixed grip or overhand grip; however they never go on to differentiate why they are using that particular grip or ...
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1answer
220 views

Would a Bulgarian Bag help my conditioning or long-distance running?

I am looking at different types of conditioning to boost my long-distance running speed and I've heard about the Bulgarian Bag which aims to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance while also ...
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Should I “feel the burn” during a workout?

I am aware of the other question on feeling the burn, but that question seems to be about feeling the burn after a workout. My question is, should I feel the burn during the workout. At the moment ...
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1answer
164 views

different muscle fiber types relation to size/strength

The accepted theory (I think) is that quick-twich (white) muscle is responsible for sprinting and weight lifting and slow-switch (red) muscle is for endurance. We know that too much endurance ...
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1answer
452 views

Is this “Cardiac diet” a healthy way to lose weight?

I read that this diet is potentially dangerous and I wanted some feedback before I continue. I read that it is dangerous due to the super low calorie intake and the types of foods involved; basically ...
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14k views

How to do deadlifts with dumbbells?

I dont have access to a barbell, yet i still want to try and do deadlifts, so i was wondering if anybody knows how to explain to me the proper technique, or maybe even refer me to an article or video ...
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1answer
364 views

Best stretching and strengthening exercise for Gluteal muscle

When I play games (3-4 hours) like Cricket or Basketball, my Gluteal muscles ache a lot. I've heard that swimming can help them stretch, but I can't swim (though I plan to learn) What other exercises ...
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1answer
405 views

Can the proteins in Whey protein contribute to nasal allergies?

I think I've worked out when my allergies got a lot worse.. its when I started going to the gym which was also when I started taking whey protein. Has anyone experienced a correlation and or know of ...
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0answers
29 views

Will weight exercises help mitigate wrist pain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is working out a healthy alternative to combat RSI (Repetitive Stress Injuries) Long hours in front of my laptop have weakened my hands and wrists and caused me to have ...
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4answers
39k views

Are squats with dumbbells as effective as squats with barbells?

I was wondering, if I were to use the same amount of weight with dumbbells as I would with a barbell while doing a squat, will I get the same benefits as I would using a barbell? Now I understand ...
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2answers
448 views

How do I get over my fear of sport after experiencing (witnessing) an injury?

I am a college student. I was playing football until a few months ago. When I was playing football my body was fit and fine. Also I had good stamina. One day I saw a football accident clip on the ...
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1answer
692 views

How does calcium help protein to be absorbed

This answer about calcium supplements and strength-building mentions calcium helping the body to absorb protein, a claim I have also heard several times before. Can anyone offer a deeper explanation ...
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3answers
287 views

Is my current strength building workout good to start off with?

So I'm about 6 feet tall (183 cm) and weigh about 180lbs (75kgs). I'm looking to get a more toned stomach and gain more strength in my arms. I don't want huge muscles, I just want to get to a more ...
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1answer
356 views

Does adding an extra set constitute as progressive overload?

I understand that in order to get results out of a workout one must invoke progress overload into the workout. One way of doing this is to have less rest time, and another way is to increase the ...
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6answers
297 views

How do I start a diet?

I want to lose weight. I have noticed that I gained more than 20 kilos in the last 2 years. I want really to lose these as soon as possible. What is your advice? Please note I don't like running and ...
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1answer
109 views

How do I know how much running in football is safe for me?

Football can require quite a lot of running. Sometimes after exceptionally intense moments I find myself briefly unable to satiate the need for breathing, at which point I wonder if I’m doing ...
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3answers
513 views

Does a calorie deficit affect how my body fights a cold?

I've been maintaining a 500-1000 calorie deficit for a while but I've recently caught a cold. I naturally feel like crap and want to recover ASAP. I'm wondering if suspending the diet will help me ...
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1answer
1k views

How many liters of water a day [for teenager] keep the doctor away? [closed]

Just curious... Some people say 8 glasses of water but some say that is too much and can result in overhydration. How many liters of water should a 16-years-old teenager (boy) drink a day?
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4answers
202 views

how to choose a gym membership for weight loss?

What are the factors to consider while choosing a gym membership? I want to reduce my weight by 20Kg in 3 months and so need a gym. I have never been to a gym in my life and would like to know what ...
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2answers
345 views

How do I get non-sports people to get exercise or do an activity?

Basically, we ask people to come play football, basketball, run, or even something easy like just throwing the frisbee around and no one can ever make it. They either don't respond at all, or have ...
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1answer
94 views

What are the most up to date consolidated daily health maintenance measures? [closed]

Title could be enough. But since this question is so simple that it looks a bit absurd or obvious... Unlike many questions out there in this site, I'm looking for fitness (rest included) in the ...
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2answers
7k views

Pros and Cons of the Tunturi R25 Magnetic Rowing Machine

I bought a new tunturi R25 rowing machine to replace one I had for years of the same make. The new one is a magnetic rower, while the old one is a piston. here is the new one. I got it and put it ...
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2answers
962 views

Failure to do 16 pushups

I'm sporting moderately for about half of a year, dropped lots of weight and got some muscle. The only problem there is, is with pushup repetitions. Previous summer I was doing 10-15 normal pushup ...
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1answer
249 views

Does shortening stride length (and running for a longer time) require the same effort as a longer stride (for a shorter time)?

I'm currently training for a 10k with my girlfriend: the goal is to complete the race without stopping rather than any specific time. However, I'm a foot taller than she is so when we do runs, I ...
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1answer
569 views

What should I eat before/after a workout?

I go to gym almost all days. For every workout I use to weight train one muscular zone and run about 50 minutes (at low rates, about 130/140 bpm). My target is to burn as most fat as I can (I'm male, ...
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3answers
2k views

Combining weight-lifting (starting strength) with rockclimbing?

I've been following the Starting Strength program for a few weeks now, on and off. Unfortunately, I haven't been as regular as I'd like (lets chalk it up to student life), but I feel I'm making ...
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3answers
367 views

Does fat make you fat?

I understand that there are good and bad fats. I'm talking about the good ones, the fat that comes from avocado, flax seed oil, etc. I am obese at the moment and wish to lose body fat quickly. I am ...
0
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1answer
5k views

Is it possible for muscles to shrink after a workout?

I've just started a HIIT training routine and after two workouts my arms (triceps & biceps) grew 1/4 inch. I went to the gym this morning and after I got home 12 hours later measured my arms and ...
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2answers
271 views

Body Fat % Measuring Device

I want to closely monitor my body fat % but I'm not sure which scale/device is best for doing so. Are the scales with built in boy fat % calculators or the handle measuring devices accurate and to ...
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1answer
213 views

Side effects of doing half of a “doubled” workout

The P90X chest and back workout consists of a set of exercises which are done in two sets... do each exercise (pushups, pullups, rows, etc) for X seconds (varies for each exercise), and then repeat ...
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1answer
884 views

Does the amount of breathing (holding breath/breathing fast) affect the calories burned during a workout (not heavylifting)?

Why I even think it could have any effect: maybe when the body has deficit of the oxygen, the burning reaction modifies to burn more sugar/fat/whatever (i.e. instead of burning each molecule ...
2
votes
2answers
802 views

Multiple short workouts vs one long session

I'm a 20-year-old male, and it's been a while since I've done anything physical, so I'm trying to build some muscle. However, I'm a full time student and I work 20 hours a week, which doesn't leave me ...
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2answers
872 views

What are exercises you can do on a bus?

I'm going to leave on a bus tour of Europe soon. I figure that all this time on a bus isn't going to be good for me, so I was wondering if there is any exercise I could do on the bus. For example, ...
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2answers
2k views

How worried should I be about overexertion?

I'm fairly young (about 30), and I ride my bike almost every day (commuting) and try to push myself, so I'm in decent shape. I also like to do longer rides, which involve riding steep roads up a ...
1
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1answer
926 views

Over-exaggerated posture during squats?

Whenever I do squats I am so intent on making a straight back I feel like I am over-exaggerating my posture. The end result is, instead of a slouched back I feel like my back is arching to far in the ...

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