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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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Whats the optimal height for a pull up bar?

I was looking at some door frame pull up bars yesterday. Now I was standing in my door frame and tried to imagine at which height the bar would be and it seemed a bit low (although I am a bit smaller ...
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I haven't worked out in years, how should I go about starting?

As the title says, I haven't worked out in quite some time. I am 23 and I would really like to get into shape, put on SOME muscle. I am 5'9" and weigh about 130 - 140 pounds, so I'm pretty tiny. I ...
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864 views

What is the scientific explanation for beginning weightlifters' ability to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously?

I'm sure you have heard this a million times in bodybuilding articles and forums: Only beginner weightlifters can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. For intermediate and advanced ...
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How to optimize effort?

Say I run 5 times a week, 2 hard sessions and 3 easy sessions are usually considered better than 5 sessions at the same level. What would be the best approach to estimate how optimal my effort is ...
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Standing Desk is giving me neck and upper back pain

I've had a geekdesk (height adjustable desk) for several months, and I've really liked it. My back feels great. I'm not tired. My legs have adjusted to standing a lot. Recently, my neck and upper ...
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If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?

The FitBit Activity Tracker (on the website, Android application, and I would presume the iPhone application as well) lets you log various activities so you can track and share them with your friends. ...
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Recovering from rolled ankle

I very recently rolled my ankle playing basketball. It is nothing serious, but in the wake of the injury my ankle has definitely been hurting when I walk. What steps can I take to ensure a proper and ...
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Does one exercise per body part work?

Does one exercise per body part work? I met a guy at the gym who does only one exercise per body part and he is huge and very ripped. He has been working out for long time though. He is also purely ...
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710 views

Weighted Ruck Marches / Hiking for Aerobic Exercise

I've grown incredibly bored with your more traditional cardio exercises: running, swimming, cycling, elliptical, et cetera. I'm traditionally a weight lifter, but the aerobic side is suffering due ...
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Running first thing in the morning

I am currently training for a marathon. Due to a change in my schedule starting Dec 1, mornings will be the only time I can run. I heard that it takes about an hour for the body to absorb water, so ...
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Why does the Bill Starr Rehab protocol work, if it does?

From here and other places around the internet, the Bill Starr rehab protocol for muscle-belly injuries is described like this: Wait 3-4 days until the pain starts to “blur”, which indicates ...
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Symmetrical body workouts to compensate for imbalance

The problem with my body is that I'm so right handed so that my left upper body almost look wasted. My MAC (Mid Arm Circumference) on my left side is 30 while my MAC on my right side is 36. It's the ...
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What foods will help reduce my weight? [closed]

I am really obese. I am 5'7" weighing around 93 kg. I should be around 65 kg ideally, i.e I am 28 kg overweight which I want to lose. I have always been fat since my childhood so losing the weight e ...
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Importance of flexibility

First, some context: I'm a 32 years old developer who spends most of the day sit, go to swimming classes once a week, and does weightlifting (at home) whenever it finds time, now moving from ...
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193 views

Straight arm tricep kickbacks. How straight should my arm be?

I just can't seem to get my arm dead straight with any weight. I can get it 95% straight with about 15lbs, but there comes a point where my shoulder starts lifting instead and my tricep is just not ...
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318 views

How do I get my legs higher for a kong?

I can do a kong over something about the size of a picnic table, however I notice that on anything longer, my legs start to fall, and I have to bring my feet down. However many traceurs can get ...
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1answer
190 views

What exercises produce longer, higher running jumps?

I want a higher and longer jump. What exercises should I use to jump further and higher? I'm specifically talking about jumping from a running start. I am only interested in bodyweight exercises for ...
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1answer
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Can I work my arms every other day?

As I understand it arms recover quite quickly (24 hours or less). Arms are, without a doubt, my weakest point. I've been blessed with good leg genetics but my arms are completely out of proportion in ...
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How many sets and reps should I do as a beginner?

About a year ago, I asked a question looking for a list of beginner dumbbell exercises. A user suggested this helpful website, which I promptly bookmarked. Having procrastinated for the past 10 months ...
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Are there any recommended exercises to help manage a torn rotator cuff? [closed]

With a torn rotator cuff that isn't quite bad enough to warrant surgery but still painful enough that my mother can't do much with that arm, are there any recommended exercises to at least keep arm ...
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871 views

What work/rest timings should I use for my HIIT workouts?

I've heard a lot about the benefits of HIIT training over cardio at a constant level so I want to incorporate some into my training. What timings of work to rest should I use? I read about the ...
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1answer
956 views

Finger/Hand strength exercises for spin bowling in cricket?

I am in the process of transitioning from being a medium pace summer cricket bowler to being a spin bowler in indoor cricket. In particular I'm playing around with some 'caroom ball' style variations. ...
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2answers
501 views

Exercises to recover from mild pain around the 3rd lumbar vertebrae?

I am sitting a lot in the front of the computer, sometimes in not the very best position, mostly seated at the desk but also at home with the laptop not sited on the chair. Sometimes I have a mild ...
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1answer
294 views

Fitness assessments

I would like to do all kind of fitness related assessments that are not to difficult/costly. They should produce reports that can be understood by similar professionals. Ideally it should be ...
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324 views

Exercise for shoulders strength with no special equipment

I'm traveling to a long period and neither able to attend a gym on a regular basis, nor to have equipment like dumbbells. I'm keen to do full-body workouts, but still can't find an exercise for ...
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Exercise scientific understanding of this leg exercise program

This is a follow up question to this one: Substitute for squats and squat jumps that put less stress on knees I have found this leg exercise program which tries to minimize knee strain ...
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3answers
377 views

How often should one eat to stay physically fit?

I've heard people claim that one should eat small meals every 4 hours (some people even go as far as waking up in the middle of the night to do this), While others advocate a daily fast of 16 hours ...
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1answer
2k views

How does muscle build up when we exercise?

I want to put on some muscles, so I thought the best way to get started is to learn how the process of muscle build up works. I want to start from the basics to get good results. So, how exactly do ...
3
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1answer
84 views

Low weight causing health problems

I'm a 20 year old man. My height is 162cm (approx. 5feet 4in) but my weight is only 42kg (approx 92 pounds). This makes my BMI to be approx 16.00. The low weight is not genetic or the result of any ...
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How to lose weight in about 32 hours [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tricks to lose weight in 48 hours I have a photoshoot Saturday morning and I'm looking for ways to lose weight for me to be able to fit into my dress. Unfortunately, ...
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1answer
107 views

My current office chair makes back ache [closed]

I know this is probably not a usual question you see on here but anyways. I have over the past year purchased three different office chairs. They have all seemed fine for the first few months, however ...
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2answers
277 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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2answers
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Why would someone do Pilates as their main fitness activity?

What are reasons for someone to do Pilates as his or her main fitness activity (like how other people do strength training, yoga, or running)? What does doing Pilates entail?
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How to maintain the hygiene of rockclimbing shoes?

I go climbing about twice a week, and after a month or so my shoes are quite dirty. Not only do they smell, but I can actually see the dirt on the inside (probably from walking around barefoot on ...
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is it necessary to do exercise that target only one muscle a day

I live in India and have joined 4-5 gyms in last 4-5 years in different cities. Every time people do and also suggest me to do exercise that target only one muscle per day. e.g. on Monday only biceps ...
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1answer
836 views

Firstbeat Energy Expenditure Algorithm

I am looking for an implementation (or a document that describes the actual algorithm) for the energy expenditure/VO2/EPOC calculation from the heart rate variability. A few white papers about ...
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415 views

Should I concentrate on leg lengthiness exercises first or leg thickening exercises first?

Should I concentrate on leg lengthiness exercises first or leg thickening exercises first? I am a guy age 30. Height : 5 feet 6 inches (1.67m). I have short and thin legs as compared to my upper ...
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1answer
103 views

burn arm fat not feasible in my case

All my life I have been doing exercise (running, jogging, swimming, dancing, basket ball, martial arts, and gym stuff) I know there are many genetic factors that make me almost impossible to reduce ...
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1answer
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Are 15 reps too many for increasing muscular endurance?

I'm going to gym and i want to improve muscular endurance . My trainer (actually he's not a professional trainer, and i'm not trusting him) told me you have to do high reps with low weights . For ...
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1answer
381 views

Nutrition plan for weight gain

I have been training for nearly 2 years now. I started first at age 15 in gym for about one month but stopped because I didn't know how to train back then. When I turned 16 I got dumbbells and only ...
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230 views

Is there a problem with my gym routine?

I try to go the gym every night, at about 10pm - 12pm. Is it good to go at this time? My aim is to become thinner, I am quite stocky, I have never been to the gym to increase muscle size, only to ...
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3answers
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How to structure a high intensity interval training (HIIT) program?

I have read some good things about high intensity interval training (HIIT) programs, and wanted to give one a try. The problem is I don't know how the structure of one works, so I cannot build one ...
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1answer
615 views

Gym time after lunch

Normally, when I wake up I don't have any hunger. I eat directly at 12:30 sharp due to work hours so I can go to the gym in afternoon? My question is: how much time should I wait for before I ...
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How to organise a second weekly run session?

I've been asked about organising a run session for my Triathlon club. The club already has a well established run session on a Tuesday night, and would like hold another on Thursday (the one relating ...
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1answer
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Calf pain / tightens [closed]

When i do a long run (4 miles) or tempo run, I will get a sharp pain suddenly causing me to slow down to a walk. I will then proceed to ice when I get back home. Any ideas what it might be.
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1answer
265 views

Is there cardio or weight loss benefit to doing the Tabata (HIIT) workout more than once a day?

I'm doing the Tabata Workout. I can easily spend more than the 4m/day on it. I work from home so I can take a 5m break and ride the exercise bike anytime I like. Would there be a benefit from doing ...
5
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1answer
230 views

Marathon training in Vibram FiveFingers

I've recently started training for the London marathon 2013. I've been running with Brooks Pure trainers for a few months now and have been getting on really well with them. I'm now really tempted to ...
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How do I measure Vo2Max at home without specialized equipment?

I'm about to start the Tabata routine to increase my cardio endurance. The best I've found is this calculator. Are those results accurate? If not, please suggest an alternative.
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Is it advantageous to be fit when young?

Let us assume that we have two people. The first person starts exercising at 20 years old and continues to do so for the rest of his life. The second person doesn't exercise in his 20's, but when he ...

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