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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

I have been tracking my calorie intake and expenditure for 18 months. I am maintaining my weight and getting stronger, which I assume means increased muscle and less fat. However my fat loss (by ...
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What type of walking for the breaks in C25K?

A friend and I are training for a 10K race, using a slightly modified version of C25K (running slightly longer, doing more repetitions in one run etc). We're doing about the same thing, but during a ...
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95 views

What is a reasonable schedule for increasing flexibility?

I have terrible general flexibility, which both causes discomfort and affects my form when exercising (for example, I fall off balance any time I try and do a squat). This is something that I'd very ...
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My trainer insists on stretching before any exercise, even warming up. Should I be worried?

He wants to start out by doing rather strenuous, even slightly painful, static stretches, mostly in the legs, followed by 10-20 minutes of cardio and then the rest of the workout is mostly lifting. We ...
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50 views

Plan to get Crossfit for (relatively) young male who hasn't worked out in over a year? [closed]

I am a user on this website who may not be familiar to you nowadays; but I am wondering about if someone could provide a safe, detailed exercise plan that creates decent muscular and cardiovascular ...
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36 views

Can the Vivosmart HR and a chest strap be used simultaneously with Garmin Connect software? [closed]

I'm very close to purchasing a Garmin Vivosmart HR. It appears to be a good 24/7 fitness tracker. However when I'm training, I would prefer to have the accuracy of a chest strap HR monitor. I ...
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1answer
148 views

Shoulder discomfort after starting StrongLifts

I recently came off a shoulder injury so I'm a little paranoid about using proper and perfect form for any exercise that involves my shoulders. I've started the SL program and incorporated dips to ...
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133 views

Do Sauna belts really help in losing belly, hips, and buttocks fat?

Do Sauna belts really help in losing belly, hips, and buttocks fat? How effective are they? Are there any side effects associated in using it?
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52 views

Exercise watches that can monitor irregular heart beats

Are there any exercise watches such as Apple Watch and fitbit watch that can monitor irregular heart beat? My heart beats irregularly for each hours approximately. I also plan to wear this watch to ...
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212 views

50 pushups as soon as waking up

When I wake up, I feel a surge of energy, so why waste it. I do a set of 50 pushups to start the day, and I feel great. But my question is this: I am sure that this is good for my body, but how will ...
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Food to take in before jogging

I basically jog for 30 minutes just after work at about 9:00 pm, before dinner. I sometimes have a full lunch at about 3:00 pm, but most of the time I have some fruit because I reach the office at ...
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53 views

Exercise that loads hamstring whilst reaching its peak ROM?

I've recently realised that I have very tight hamstrings - when lying flat on the ground, I can only lift each leg around 75 degrees off the floor when doing this: Though I'm keeping my legs ...
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35 views

How do you train for multiple aptitudes?

I've seen this infograph that explains what load, reps, sets etc. you will need to do for each goal or aptitude: But what would you do if your final goal was two of them? Say you wanted to get a ...
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1answer
253 views

Throwing punches while running

Why do people, particularity boxers, throw punches into the air while running? Is there a reason and is there a name for this?
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Preventing Hernia During Major Lifts

My workout regimen involves the three major lifts (squat, deadlift, bench). I do not squat very heavy (not more than 400 lbs), so I do not use a belt. In all lifts, I focus on keeping a tight core and ...
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Would lose skin tighten in the same amount of time it takes to lose weight the slow way? [closed]

Ok so if you lose a lot of weight very quickly and not focus on gaining muscle you will absolutely get loose skin. But it tightens back up anyway especially if you do gain muscle. I was thinking if ...
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106 views

Using packing peanuts to fill a punching bag?

I recently bought an empty punching bag for, well punching, and I am trying to find a good source of filler. I have a plentiful source of free packing peanuts and was hoping these would work, but this ...
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1answer
81 views

Resting muscle groups within one session

Earlier this week, I realized that I was only going to get this one workout this week. I usually do 3-4 per week. I decided to do a full body program with some extra focus on legs, and got a squat ...
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How to increase muscles for a pull-up

I'm trying to get better at pull-ups. Currently I can do 3-4 unassisted* pull-ups, but would like to be able to steadily 3x10 pull-ups. What's the best way to achieve this? I attend a gym which ...
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0answers
32 views

Excess fat around jawline and hips [duplicate]

I'm quite fit, been going to the gym since August (stopped just into January and is about to start again) doing 60 forward leg swings and knee tucks (from hovering position), 30 reps on the ab wheel, ...
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1answer
81 views

Can I passively do anything to fix an anterior pelvic tilt?

I'm not sure I worded the question right, hope I can explain myself better here. If someone can help, please edit the title and remove this. I suffer from APT and have been trying to fix it for ...
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2answers
98 views

Should I jump rope even though I suffer from flat feet?

I have flat feet. I don't think it's that severe though. It was my leg day a couple of days back and I did squats, lunges, exntensions, curls and some rope jumps. However, today, my left knee hurts. ...
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1answer
175 views

Why can't I lift the same heavy weight as last time for the first reps

For example, I usually do 21kgs for my triceps, but if I have just started weightlifting that day, I can barely do a single rep or two and I have to rest. After 15 minutes, I can do the same 21kg with ...
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99 views

What's a good 30 yard time? [closed]

I'm a 15 year old freshman who ran a 3.54 at 30 yards. What would that translate to at 40 yards?
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132 views

cant do pushups or pull ups. please help me

I'm 21 years old next week. I weigh 41 kilos (~90lbs). My light body weight lead me to depression. I've been smoking cigarettes for the past 5 years, but I've finally made up my mind to get fit and ...
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22 views

CISSN vs ISSN-SNS [closed]

I've been looking at two sports nutrition certifications: CISSN: http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/CISSN.html ISSN-SNS: http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/SNS.html They both seem to be ...
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1answer
77 views

Is walking a warm up?

1) Is walking a warm up before brisk walking? if not what warm up exercise we should do? 2) Is walking a warm up before jogging? if not then what warm up exercise we should do?
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62 views

How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

What workouts can you do to determine each threshold between your heart rate zones? For example a lactate threshold pace can be determined by running as fast as possible for 30 minutes at a even ...
4
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1answer
46 views

Gym routine with Tennis

What would be some good additional exercises to do at the gym for 2 days a week with 7 days of tennis? Objective - Improve strength, mobility and endurance. (Not particularly in this order) I am ...
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2answers
68 views

Exercises to strengthen muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the knee [duplicate]

I suffered a knee injury back in July, that I had a friend of mine (he's a physiotherapist) look at briefly. His diagnosis was that I suffered either a minor MCL tear, or possibly a minor meniscus ...
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0answers
56 views

Does Intermittent fasting increase growth hormone secretion without negating strength gain benefits? [closed]

I have heard many claims, and done some reading, but I am not qualified by any means to determine the truth of the matter: Question: Will Intermittent fasting, increase growth hormone secretion ...
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0answers
29 views

FATS IN MY ABDOMEN PART [duplicate]

What work outs can I do if I'm having the middle part of my stomach large? Though the lower part, particularly the part around my navel (gut/belly) is not large?
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3answers
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Stretch marks from training

I am 22 1.75 m and 85 kg. I started training about four months ago, starting with bodyweight exercises and one time I tried to do a full 'flag'. After this I showered and I saw stretch marks on my ...
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1answer
33 views

Is consuming maltodextrin a good idea for replenishing energy between games?

this weekend my amateur team will be competing in a tournament (Quidditch - you can consider it as a high intensity exercise for 60 minutes.). We will play 4 games in a day with 1 or 2 hours between ...
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2answers
55 views

Thighs and calfs never sore after the workout [duplicate]

When I go to the gym for e.g. a hard chest workout, the next day or two I can feel my chest be a little sore while it tries to recover. But I never get this feeling with my thighs and calfs although ...
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3answers
78 views

What is the basic definition of cardiovascular exercise?

I once heard that basic definition of cardiovascular exercise is "exercise that increase heartbeat for a specific amount of time" Is this true? If yes, can I choose any exercise(like toe touching,leg ...
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0answers
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Is spot reduction a myth? [duplicate]

If yes,then can any cardiovascular exercise reduce fat from the entire body? i don't want to do exercises like lunges,squats and crunches,but i want to reduce fat from entire body,can i choose any ...
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2answers
34 views

Are there two or four movements for each rep of a Single-Leg Romanian deadlift?

The description in the book describes touching the right hand in front of the left foot while the right leg goes up, then says to repeat it with the left hand going down, and that you've completed one ...
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1answer
30 views

Abdominal Apron variance 3“ at base on left while 1.5” on the right. Exercise Regimen to equalize [duplicate]

I am diabetic with surgical repair of both shoulders total replacement and 2nd right toe amputation with right great toe partial amputation. I have had neck surgery C-6,7 ACDF and have lower lumbar ...
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6answers
297 views

No more gym, what to do?

Due to recently events back at my parents house, I decided to help with some of the expenses, this lead me to sacrificing my membership to the gym. I know there are at-home workouts, but I am unsure ...
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0answers
22 views

Recovery lifestyle such as training scheduling and dieting for gluten-intolerant endurance runner?

Gluten-intolerance has surprises such as supplements with gluten, non-gluten products with gluten-contamination and non-absorption of necessary building products such as proteins and vitamins to the ...
4
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4answers
199 views

climbing 8 floor stairs daily is it a good practice

Every day I climb 8 stories of stairs. I'm 23, and my friends say if we daily climb 8 stories that in the future there will be knee problems and all. Are they right? If so can you suggest any better ...
2
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1answer
70 views

Reducing side plank stress on arms

I have recently added side planks to my regular workout in order to get a better workout for my obliques. However, once I've been in the plank for about a minute, I start to feel considerable joint ...
4
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4answers
162 views

How can I motivate myself if I am feeling bored of running?

After really enjoying running for a couple of years and running a few times a week and entering some races, I have lost the motivation to go out after work in the dark and cold and put in the hours. ...
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2answers
48 views

Trying to get in shape

I'm 5'1 and 90 pounds. For my age (I'm 13 years old), I'm underweight. Some of you may be like don't worry about this, you're so young but I still will worry about it. For those of you who say "eat ...
2
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1answer
82 views

Warmup for weight lifting: cardio or smaller weight reps? [duplicate]

So far, I have been following a routine where I warmup to an exercise with smaller weights of the target weight (I maintain an excel sheet to make sure I do at least as much as last time). Eg, for ...
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2answers
75 views

What exercise to perform at the gym to be able to perform muscle ups?

Just wondering what set of exercises do you recommend to be able to perform muscle ups ? Thanks
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2answers
107 views

What are the functional effects of hypertrophy?

Hypertrophy means that your muscles are bigger, but does this mean that they don't perform better or worse than smaller muscles? Is it really possible for hypertrophy of the muscles to have no ...
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1answer
37 views

How close to accurate is a HR sensor for calorie burn?

I have a basic Polar HR sensor. Am in very good shape and do lots of cardio a week. In a 60 minute cardio session I can hardly break 400 calorie burn while my friends boast over 600 burn with a Fitbit ...
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2answers
54 views

Is it possible for a person in their 80s or 90s to beat up someone in their 20s if they are both the same gender and weight? [closed]

So I am wondering not if it is probable but if it is possible for a 90 year old to smash a 20 year old down to a pulp in a fight, ever; is it possible; if so, what are the chances? Has this ever ...

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