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109 views

How do I improve my grip?

I have grip issues... I know sounds interesting. Anyway, I need to improve my ability to hold on to something longer than just a few minutes without hurting myself. I'm going to undertake a long ...
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2answers
44k views

Is FitBit useful for weight lifting? [closed]

Does anyone have any real experience with using FitBit or any other monitor for weight lifting. I'm interested in tracking calories burned without guessing.
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35 views

Knee: dull pain after the game [closed]

Saturday I was on soccer training, during a shot on goal from left leg I felt slight unpleasant sensation in left knee (right side of the knee). And it's all, but three hours after the game dull pain ...
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4answers
307 views

Burning biceps productive?

Yesterday I worked out with 10lb dumbbells and now I feel that burning sensation in my arms. I have heard that this means it's time to get heavier weights. I do reps of 60 to feel the burn, and I ...
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1answer
82 views

Wholegrains considered as slow digesting carbs?

For the person who is doing a resistance training with a spot on diet with all the meals weighed and protein and Carb proportions balanced, can grains be the main source of complex carbs, if weight ...
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2answers
223 views

How can I make my thighs and calfs slimmer?

I have done a lot of cycling and stopped a few months back, any exercise (such as squats, lunges etc.) just give me huge thighs and what I do not understand is, everyone else seems to look really nice ...
2
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2answers
264 views

How can I fix my 'computer body'?

I have spent so many years at the computer. I work out and run so I am toned. Weights once a week (deadlift, squats, just started shrugs). I run 1-3 times a week, 3 miles. Three times a week I do ...
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1answer
121 views

Standing up suddenly causes tunnel vision? [closed]

Occasionally, when I stand up after laying flat on a bed or couch I will take a few steps and then start to have tunnel/ darkened vision, a slight headache, and sometimes lose some balance, once ...
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1answer
627 views

The best workout for defining muscles [duplicate]

I would like to know how can I achieve defined muscles. I am not really after gaining tons of muscles, instead I'd like to be somehow like this guy, having my muscles defined. Can you please tell me a ...
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1answer
64 views

Tennis is good to lose weight?

I've heard that tennis is not a good sport to lose weight, that someone who plays tennis just loses sugar in the blood. Is it maybe because the style of this sport, that we don't need endurance to ...
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1answer
8k views

Just found a hemorrhoid. Should I lift this friday?

I'm 23 and god only knows how this could've happened. It could either be from the other day when I got trigger happy and evacuated my bowels quickly(I wasn't bearing down hard I just push it all out ...
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1answer
142 views

No carbs before sleep. But how long before?

Facts You need carbs (preferebaly fast absorbing type) after a full on gym session to fuel the muscle and stop the body from losing muscle. It's always recomended not to take carbs before sleep. (I ...
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7answers
392 views

Good exercise for when all your muscles are sore?

After a long hiatus, I've decided it's time to get my fat ass back in shape. To this end, I'm getting up a couple hours early every morning and doing a some Cardio, weights four times a week, and a ...
5
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1answer
588 views

What credibility or scientific backing does 1g protein per 1lb of body weight have for its applications?

Say you're of an average weight, not really fat, just skinny and want to put on pounds. People who want to add muscle but are not yet serious bodybuilders(if that's even their goal)are advised to ...
4
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3answers
278 views

Lifting to failure - good form?

Does lifting to failure mean when you can't do a set with good form, or you can't lift at all? Also, what does "good form" mean? Let's say for bench press - if may arms shake and move sideways, but it ...
5
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2answers
229 views

What is an effective and safe way to train shoulders out of the gym?

I am a house call personal trainer. I go to my clients' homes and train them there. I bring along the equipment which consists of a foam roller, a mat, valslides and resistance bands. At first I ...
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1answer
176 views

Bulletproof coffee and green tea [closed]

Is the combination of Bulletproof coffee and green tea a good one? I currently fast and have green tea supplements as a morning supplement and maybe a cup or two of breakfast tea during the day, on ...
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3answers
446 views

Lifting babies for strength

I'm a new father (7 months in), and sometimes struggling to pick up and carry my child (previously trained mostly for marathons, so I'm not blessed with copious upper body strength). As of now, the ...
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2answers
686 views

Will drinking distilled water improve muscle definition?

So, basically the question says it all. This question pop out today at work, a colleague is trying to increase muscle definition and thought at this... I've read it can lead to undernourishment ...
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1answer
142 views

thick/jumbo jump ropes

Does anyone have experience with a polydac jumprope? They seem to range from 1 inch to 2 inches and from 2lbs to 7lbs? I'm use to using a standard and speed jump rope, but these look like an ...
2
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2answers
217 views

Planning My Workout

I'm a 16 year old a little fat girl and I have some problems with my body shape. I have a pear shaped body shape and I want to get rid of that as much as it's possible. I want to be fit and healthy. ...
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2answers
138 views

Chest workout to decrease muscular chest pain

My dad has been having a lot of chest pain lately. He went to the doctor, and got tested for a few things. The tests were all negative (the good kind), and the doctor told him that the pain must be ...
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3answers
433 views

Gaining Muscle/Strength over age 50

How much muscle/strength could I really expect to gain over age 50? I'm lifting on a regular basis, eating healthy, taking in a lot of protein, have been tested for testosterone levels (at 480 which ...
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4answers
2k views

Is wiping off sweat during “indoor” cardio counterproductive?

I do about an hour or so of high-intensity cardio each day, usually on an arch trainer or elliptical, depending on what's available. I find that I sweat a lot. The workout itself doesn't feel ...
2
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1answer
67 views

reverse grip lateral pulldown

when trying to workout the lats/ lower-lats, does using a reverse grip actually provide any utility in honing in on the lower lats? Or is the reverse grip just a strategy to have a stronger grip? ...
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2answers
536 views

Doing crunches for month and after that stop doing it effect body shape?

I've done crunches for one month regularly in the gym and after that I stopped exercising. And my stomach came out after two months. So is it because I stop doing crunches ? What should I do in order ...
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4answers
134 views

Isolation exercises for back training

I have built a routine which main goal is hypertrophy, and goes with the following strategy: large muscles groups (back, legs, chest) are trained with 3-4 X 8 supersets, usually isolation + compound ...
4
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1answer
7k views

Does not starting with the empty bar in StrongLifts 5x5 really hinder your ability to add weight every workout?

First, I'd like to supplement with general info about SL 5x5 so I can put my question into context. Sometimes in the newsletter emails I get from Mehdi where people ask him random questions about ...
2
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1answer
152 views

Mass doubling for a healthy man from marathon training (summer) to weight training (winter)? Normal?

I have trained a variety of sports such as soccer, swimming, skiing -- and later in the university got interested in weight-lifting. I do 6 months' fat-burning training such as marathon etc (summer) ...
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3answers
178 views

Legs cramping in cold weather after leg workouts

Why are my legs cramping in cold weather the day that I work them out? Recently, after I workout my legs, usually pretty intense workouts that range from high intensity to low rep high weight, they ...
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2answers
51 views

elbow pain due to jerks [closed]

While playing Handball,pain starts to develop in my right elbow due to sudden jerks on the right hand,whenever there is a sudden jerk in my elbow continuously, pain develops and at times it becomes ...
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1answer
69 views

weight training and Muscle imbalance (?)

From last 6 months, I started with a knee issue and I find gradually more and more joints like hips, shoulder, ankle becoming noisy (as in popping/ snapping /noises like rubbing of cartilage) and ...
2
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1answer
74 views

When training on a weight lifting routine, how close to failure is optimal

How intense should training sessions in order to produce enough stress on the body, to have a reaction. E.g. If I know what my 10RM is on 7 exercises, who I always train at those values and increase ...
2
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1answer
353 views

What is the purpose of “light” days in a lifting routine

Several well known routines Texas Method, Madcows, All Pros contain "light" or "medium" days. If the goal of these days is to rest and recovery, wouldn't someone be better off doing no exercises? Do ...
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5answers
358 views

What kind of exercises can one do to just lose weight but not gain muscles?

I want to lose weight but at the same time I don't want to gain any more muscle mass than what I already have. However, whenever I research exercises I could do the results always seem to show more ...
4
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3answers
7k views

One Rep Max related terminology - What 5RM mean?

I was going through this article in the benefits of rest-pause exercise and seen this recommendation which I need a bit of help to interpret. New to rest-pause? Try this chest routine to ... ...
3
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1answer
144 views

Fitness measurement based on pace and average heart rate

I would like an approach to use the data heart rate + pace from a run to give me a factor that will help me see my improvements on different runs. For example, if I have run at a pace of 5:30 with an ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Metallic taste/smell with exertion

If I "push it" on the treadmill or during a race, for a sustained amount of time (as little as, say, 10 minutes), I will likely experience something that is a little hard to describe but I will ...
1
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1answer
67 views

Off a bulk and now cutting

So I just finished a bulk phase and I'm entering a cutting program. I've been losing weight so far, but my question is does it really matter if I don't reach my calorie deficit target? It's at 2700 ...
0
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2answers
59 views

How to solve major calorie deficiency problem for very active person on plant-based diet with insufficient appetite? [closed]

I follow a plant-based diet - basically Joel Furhman's diet as outlined in his books. No oils, no processed foods. I'm a very active female, 27 years old and working out on average 1-2 hours a day, ...
2
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1answer
65 views

What should I be doing to improve the quality of my interval training?

Currently I'm running 12 400m repeats on a track, with 3 minutes for each repeat: so roughly a minute and a half of recovery between each lap. What constitutes 'good' quality for these intervals? eg ...
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2answers
156 views

Is this a suitable diet for weight loss?

I am 23 old male and in weigh 62 kg at a height of 5.1. I want to lose weight; how can I alter my diet to better accomplish this? My food intake and exercise: Breakfast: a few grams of chickpeas ...
1
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1answer
86 views

Can external rotations help an already torn rotator cuff?

I just got a new client who informed that both of his rotater cuffs are torn. From My understanding, it seems as though I should avoid all upper body exercises so that I don't injure them further. I ...
1
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1answer
815 views

Is ZMA really effective?

Is there any scientific evidence showing that ZMA (Zinc monomethionine and aspartate and Magnesium Aspartate) is effective as a supplement for training? It is supposed to help in muscle recovery and ...
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1answer
289 views

cant do push-ups

I am 1.83m (6 feet) tall and my weight is 100kg. I started running from last month and now I can run 2 miles with a 10 Min walking gap in between. One week ago I joined a gym. The problem is that on ...
3
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3answers
49k views

Milk+honey helps gain weight?

I’m currently working on gaining weight to my body. I just want to know, adding honey to milk will helps for gaining weight or not? Some said, adding honey with hot milk and cold milk differs from ...
1
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1answer
298 views

May I take a sleep immedietely after doing exercise?

I'm currently working on my body building. I found that it is good to do some small exercises like weight lift and thandal on morning. I’m waking at 5:30 am since I need to do some official work on ...
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1answer
248 views

What is better for you - a whole wheat piece of toast or a scooped out whole wheat bagel? [closed]

I was having a debate with someone around this on which is healthier having egg whites on: A piece of whole wheat toast A scooped out whole wheat bagel I thought the toast was still much healthier ...
5
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2answers
273 views

Outdoing years of bad habits and getting into shape

I'm 23 years old (150 lbs, 5'-7") and in pretty bad physical shape. I've been smoking/drinking for the past 7 years and also been living a very sedentary lifestyle. I spend about 8 hours on the ...
0
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3answers
131 views

How can i be more motivated to eat healthier?

Ok so i am needing some help, it is not that I'm fat or anything but i have noticed my eating habits has gone a little out of hand the thing is that i have a medical issue and that the medication I'm ...

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