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How to increase speed in freestyle kicks?

I swim 2 km or more per day and 4 days a week. In that distance I use the kickboard and do freestyle kicks (200 m). It takes around 120 second to complete every 50 m in that kick session. Can ...
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Will EPO increase my running ability?

I recently read that Lance Armstrong used EPO to win cycling championships. I wish to improve my ability to run long distances quickly. Will taking EPO be good for this, and are there any negative ...
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Creatine and protein schedule

I'm 17 and I workout 5 times a week with my uncle after school for conditioning for football next year and I need to get stronger and bigger and we lift everyday and run on the treadmill everyday and ...
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Cutting phase: indicators for muscle loss

I want to cut for a while and lower my fat percentage. As everybody I want to maximize fat loss and minimize muscle loss. Are there any warning indicators that my body is burning muscles instead of ...
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How to increase my speed in Olympic distance triathlon?

I am training for Olympic distance triathlons or longer. My schedule is as follows: Mon: Rest Tue-Fri: Swim 8km or more Sat-Sun: Cycle 100km or Run 10km I don't have any particularly weak ...
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Squats and deadlifts after knee surgery

I'm 22 years old and had knee surgery almost 7 months ago to fix damaged cartilage (I was a distance runner). The damaged cartilage was right in the weight bearing portion of my knee (medial femoral ...
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Building a first-time workout based on my lifestyle

I'm 6'2" and 270lbs. I'm not all fat, for some reason, but I've never worked out before. I've just decided that I'm going to be joining a local gym and was wondering if there was a tool online that ...
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338 views

Can I estimate a real world speed using a Cycling Machine in the Gym?

I am training to do a charity cycle ride and I want to supplement my road training with some work on a cycle machine in the gym. My difficulty is that I don't know what to set the resistance level to ...
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1answer
374 views

Overhead Squat Assistance Work

My next fitness goal is 15 overhead squats with a barbell that has been loaded with my own bodyweight. I just went today and tried my first set. After lots of stretching and warmups, I did three ...
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How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?

I was told that I was doing the squats incorrectly because I was lifting the heels. I was told to try and do them without lifting the heels but I can't lower myself more than a few centimeters. The ...
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832 views

Would lots of walking allow me to lean out while lifting and eating a lot?

Suppose I'm on a hypercaloric diet (i.e bulking diet), lifting weights, and I also go for a walk 3 hours a day. Walking is not an aerobic exercise, so the ratio of glycogen vs fat used as fuel is ...
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65 views

underweight girl with the intention of gaining weight and muscle [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle? I'm a 20 year old girl and underweight. I'd like to gain more weight so I do not look like a skinny girl. I'm in need ...
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215 views

What is the optimal time to train in order to see gains in size and strength?

I am a 21 year old male, currently on my own program that can be found here. It is quite intense and I was wondering what the optimal time to train for strength would be? Please Note: I lift ...
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105 views

Improve Timings Running the same Track

I have been walking/running a 4km track each day for the past 7 days, and always finish in a time period of 30 minutes. Prior to this, I had not done any regular running before, but I played a ...
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322 views

What precautions to take when running in wintertime?

What are the precautions one should take when running in wintertime (-2 to -10 Celsius, 28 to 14 F)? I want to know in terms of clothing: what is the most appropriate? Should I end a run close to home ...
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1answer
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How to train with grippers to avoid finger joints injuries?

How to safely train with grippers to avoid problems with fingers and joints? I've once started training with Heavy Grip 150lbs, which was too hard for me on begin. But after a few weeks I've forced ...
10
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1answer
197 views

Does running twice a day regularly increase my risk of injuries?

I live about 3.2 miles from where I work, and the most efficient way to commute is running there in the morning and back in the evening. Is 2 runs a day 3-5 days a week healthy? Does it increase my ...
6
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1answer
252 views

How to avoid developing callus wearing vibrams with no socks?

I have been jogging in Vibrams for over 8 months. I used to only do 2-3 miles in them, but have recently started doing 5 miles about 4 times a week. The forefoot of my right foot started developing ...
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2answers
393 views

How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength?

I am 21 year old male and my overall aim is to lean up and build some more muscle/ increase strength, there fore I have adopted a higher protein intake and lowered my calorific intake, could I get ...
3
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1answer
208 views

Is it a good idea to do really a lot of push-ups?

Is it a good idea to do really a lot of push-ups? I'm currently doing 70-80 in one series, but after long training I'm hoping to do much much more. Of course every exercise is good for muscles and ...
8
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5answers
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Safe exercises after L5-S1 disc problem

I have been diagnosticated with an L5-S1 disc protrusion which is less than a herniation. Most of the disc herniations occurs at L5-S1 disc, so I think it is a common problem. It happens a few months ...
2
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1answer
360 views

How to gain weight? By higher calorie intake or muscle building through exercise?

My BMI is 18.5. Age 24, height 172.5 cm and weight 55 kg. I am undergoing training for triathlon. I swim 3 to 4 days a week (6-8 km in 4.5hrs - 6 hrs). I cycle around 50 km a week in 2.5 hrs. I run ...
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1answer
172 views

Does weight come off where it went on?

Although we know we can't target where weight comes off, if someone gained 20 pounds of fat and then lost 20 pounds of fat with no muscle gain or loss, would they look the same as before? Could it go ...
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3answers
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How to get rid of belly fat (six pack) without losing weight?

I combine BJJ and Muay Thai and from time to time I run for hours. But I still have some belly fat remaining and it's hard to get rid of it. A colleague's advise was to eat less greasy and lots of ...
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2answers
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Is it rude to drop bumper plates in a gym when on a platform?

My gym has a weights platform and bumper plates which are only allowed to be used on the platform. Naturally, it seems logical that dropping weights with bumper plates onto the platform should be ...
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3answers
439 views

Rest between warm-up sets

In a strength program (e.g., 3x5 or 5x5) where one warms up to their work weight with non-taxing sets, say: 2 x 5 x 20% work weight 1 x 5 x 40% work weight 1 x 3 x 60% work weight 1 x 2 x 80% work ...
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1answer
145 views

Generally healthy male, just had bad six months and now have chafing when running

I'm male, 29, 5'9" ish, ~ 70kg My normal routine is Gym on Monday (weights only), 2hrs Kickboxing on Tuesday and maybe thursday and an hour of (pretty intense) 5-a-side football on Wednesdays. Then I ...
7
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1answer
178 views

Training Program to become stronger alpine Skier?

I'd like to hear from someone who is more of an advanced downhill skier, like someone who has competed in slalom or mogul events, or is a veteran back-country skier. Is there a template program you ...
4
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3answers
249 views

Cardio / HIIT with a collapsed arch

I have a collapsed arch in one of my feet due to a past injury. I have doctor-prescribed orthotics and have been cleared for any and all exercise activity. My primary goal is weight loss. It seems ...
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How do I get higher in a pullup?

When performing a pullup, what techniques would be ideal for getting higher than chin-even-with-bar? When I perform pullups, I can get the bar to the base of my neck / my collarbone if I pull ...
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2answers
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Simple Starting Calisthenic Workout Schedule

I am trying to find or recreate a simple calisthenic workout I got from Health class in high school maybe 20 years ago. It was a one or two page schedule that increased weekly (and possibly varied ...
3
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4answers
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Push-ups for stamina development?

Can push-ups be used to develop stamina? For instance, could a trainee use them like running for the lower body, like doing push-ups for an hour without rest? The physical workers that work all day ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Is it normal to have heart palpitations in colder weather? [closed]

I am moderately active, normal blood pressure, fairly average weight and build. I've noticed that when I'm running in cold weather, about 5-10 minutes into my run I start to get what feel like heart ...
3
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2answers
137 views

Using a stopwatch for intervals

I have a 30 lap/split memory stopwatch that I got for doing sprints. I thought it would be a little more intuitive, but it doesn't look like stopwatches are really meant to capture what I'm trying to ...
7
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2answers
907 views

Training upper body without stressing lower body

Because of a knee injury (right knee) I'm looking for ways to keep my upper body in shape until the injury is over. I've already found some exercises to keep my arms in shape without using my leg(s) ...
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2answers
849 views

Which one is best to maintain healthy body either yoga or Gym? [closed]

Nowadays we don't considering our body with day to day life, all are working day night shifts in our office environments with in front of machines and computers etc.,definitely they will affect our ...
6
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3answers
188 views

Alternating between similar exercises

I read multiple times that the body gets used to certain exercises and will adapt to them, so the training effect for doing the same exercise minimizes. And although two quite similar exercises will ...
4
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1answer
199 views

What are the short term effects of caffeine on workout?

Note that this question is related to Excessive caffeine consumption effect on heart/body. The question and answers however only cover long term usage effects, I want to know about the short term ...
2
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1answer
161 views

Is it unhealthy to drink cold water? [closed]

I've heard it's healthy to drink warm water that is close to (internal) body temperature so that energy doesn't go into warming it up and that it doesn't "shock" the system. Does that mean it's ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Do you have a post training window with regard to eating any foods? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it true that you can eat anything you want within 15 minutes of working out without putting on weight? My friend and I were having an argument where he was saying ...
3
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2answers
418 views

Chin-ups on a bar versus straps

I've been doing chin-up negs to try and work up to unassisted chin-ups, but not having a bar at home or even a space or even a standard door to put one, nor local availability of a reasonably pricing ...
5
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4answers
4k views

Why might assisted chin-ups not be recommended to build up to unassisted ones?

Johnny Pain, author of the GreySkull LP program, does not recommend doing assisted chin-ups to build up to unassisted ones, claiming all they'll make you good at is assisted chin-ups. For instance, on ...
6
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3answers
4k views

Are bent rows a good substitute for lat pulldowns?

I've been working through the set of plates on a pulldown machine (w/ v-grip) trying to get to the stage where I can do chin-ups. At 90kg now, not far off my bodyweight of 102kg. But the pulldown ...
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1answer
74 views

Is there any info available on how to measure daily eating calories perfectly? [closed]

I am trying the measuring calorie eating for reducing fat but couldn't find a way to measure the calories i am eating ..Is there any ways to do this perfectly ? thanks Shihab
4
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1answer
171 views

What stretches can I do to kick higher in martial arts?

I'm in good physical health, exercise regularly and having been training capoeira for about a year. While technique is certainly a part of it, I've still been unable to kick more than waist high with ...
2
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0answers
353 views

Why are kettlebells so expensive? [closed]

Compared to other free weights, kettlebells seem disproportionately expensive per kg. A quick search turns up only speculation, so an acceptable answer should have a source. Plausible(?) hypothesis ...
7
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3answers
4k views

How much glycogen is burned in weightlifting?

I'm trying to roughly match my carbohydrate intake to my rate of glycogen depletion with the goal of replenishing without overdoing. Is there an established way to estimate how much glycogen an ...
2
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1answer
323 views

Will eating more calories help in mountain climbing?

For my mountain climbing activities, will eating more calories will allow me to perform a bit better / longer? Is there is an upper limit on the amount of calories a person's body can absorb every ...
7
votes
3answers
6k views

best way to build cardio endurance?

I was wondering what is the best way to improve my cardiovascular endurance. I am a moderately fit guy and I am going in to the navy In less than a month and a half and I would like to be in the best ...
9
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3answers
628 views

How long before a judo tournament should I switch from strength to conditioning?

I've got a judo tournament in early May for which I want to be strong, quick in my reaction time and strength output, and in condition. Since it's still pretty far in the future, I'm working on ...

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