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58 views

Sets all at once vs. “grease the groove”

I'm looking to increase my number of consecutive pushups from about 13 to at least 25. I've heard of basically two competing approaches: Do sets all at once a few times a week, as in the One ...
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24 views

Losing body fat

I am a 16 yo girl that has gained abit of weight the last year. I am a dancer and dance very often, but quite as I said, a year ago. I am 1.58 (5'2.5) and weight 53kg (120 lbs). I am not overweight ...
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65 views

Unable to maintain same reps through all the sets of an exercise

In the gym, I stick to 3 to 4 sets (4 sets for compound exercies and 3 sets for isolation exercises) of 10 reps each. But the problem is I'm unable to maintain 10 reps in 2nd and 3rd sets. I'm taking ...
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50 views

How would I go about jogging part of my commute back to home?

I work at 8.5 km from home. I often take my bicycle (about 30-35 minutes), but when the weather itself looks like it would rain, I take the bus or get a lift from my parents. The bus on the way home ...
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70 views

Sugar vs. Aspertame [closed]

A couple months ago I decided to stop drinking soda beverages that contained sugar, because despite cycling often and living a somewhat physically active lifestyle, I wanted to avoid Diabetes and the ...
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24 views

High reps of explosive exercises?

we know the benefits of explosive exercise like clapping push up,pull,changing grip pull up,bulgarian split squats.... that is increasing the power and speed,so if I do thease with endurance rep ...
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1answer
91 views

What is the function of myosatellite cells, and how do they relate to performance?

Three questions pertaining to myosatellite cells: What are myosatellite cells? What function do they have in the muscles? How do they relate to performance?
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75 views

I have 10 weeks to go from running 12 miles once every few weeks to running a 24 mile race/run. Can anyone advise me on a training plan?

I run approximately 10 - 12 miles every few weekends and then the odd 5 mile run in between. I have misjudged time and agreed to run a 24 mile run in just over 10 weeks. Can anyone advise me on a ...
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50 views

Toning jiggly loose muscle

My question is two part: I have very muscular thighs and legs coming from years of swimming and running since I was a tiny boy. The thing is both my thighs and legs are pretty jiggly when I don't ...
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2answers
50 views

what kinds of HIIT do/can you do on the treadmill

I am just looking to mix it up on the treadmill, Right now I do 50 minutes running at 8.5mph at 2% incline and then 15 minutes of HIIT 1 minute at 13mph and 1 minute at 5mph alternating at 2% incline, ...
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46 views

Spine standing out in the middle of the back

I've started training about 3 months ago. I had neglected my lower back training for a while before starting to train it again. Now, my body fat percentage is about 10% and my spine is very visible in ...
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2answers
69 views

Diet and compound exercises for mass gain [duplicate]

Im 5'11" and weighs 65kg, age is 25. I regularly hit gym.After a 20 minutes warm-up session, I do the concentrated exercises chest(monday), lats(tuesday) and so on. I follow the below diet: Morning: ...
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1answer
79 views

Bizarre heart rate while running

I went for a 4-mile run today and monitored my heart rate much more closely than usual. What I found was surprising. For the first 10-15 minutes of the run, which was gently uphill, my heart rate was ...
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2answers
89 views

Would I benefit from protein shakes?

My wife and I plan on doing some weight training and want to know if we should drink protein shakes? My plan is to eat dinner around 6pm and around 7:30pm start riding elliptical and after the ...
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0answers
36 views

What is a reasonable target heart-rate for beginners bodyweight workout?

I just started the beginner workout program of You Are Your Own Gym. The first two weeks are described as "low intensity" aimed at "muscular endurance" using "ladders". Is it meaningful to worry ...
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1answer
47 views

How can I build up the flexibility to do a ballet wide plie?

I can put my legs in the position for a ballet wide plie, but when I'm squatting up and down in that position in the context of a fast-paced Zumba-like dance class, I feel like my hips are going to ...
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1answer
39 views

Do you need streching after bodyweight workouts?

Following a couple of stellar reviews, I decided to end a period of indecisiveness, got myself You Are Your Own Gym, read through the explainy part and started the Basic Program. I wonder why YAYOG ...
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1answer
30 views

Progressing from supinated to pronated chinups/pullups

I've been getting better and better at doing chinups/pullups but I'm only able to do the "easy" ones, the ones with supinated grip, palms facing me. I'm overweight but not enormous (185cm, 100+kg) ...
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2answers
90 views

Do BCAA's only help with muscle gain or do they help with weight loss?

About me: 145 pounds, 170cm tall & female. Aim: build muscle and & lose body fat. Currently: training 5 times a week (1 hour cardio, 1 hour weight training). Question: Would BCAA's only ...
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0answers
22 views

Road Cycling on a Gravel Path [closed]

Recently I have started cycling on a new route. About half of it is road but the other half is sort of a gravel path. It is not bumpy (I'm on a road bike here) but it is certainly not smooth like a ...
2
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1answer
57 views

Correcting squat form, mild knee pain, numb thumb

Basically started with the low bar squat (following StrongLift 5*5) but being very skinny (179 cm, 58 KG) the bar doesn't rest at the shelf created in scapula as described by Mark Rippetoe in this ...
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4answers
179 views

Replacement for chicken breast for high protein?

Preparing chicken breasts is very time consuming, and also expensive. Is there another alternative that is cheap, easy and quick to make, and has the same amount of protein? I'm a student so time and ...
2
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1answer
63 views

Does fat turn into muscles?

So I'm overweight and I'm trying to lose weight. My question is: does the over fat turn into muscles with training? Because I was wondering if doing cardio and some lifting will just get me lose ...
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1answer
47 views

Lifting then cardio or vice versa for better fat burning?

I want to lose fat because I'm overweight. My excercise routine at the gym involves lifting and cardio. But I always wonder, which one to do first? Should I do lifting and then cardio or the opposite? ...
2
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0answers
68 views

Tabata Training— should I separate upper and lower body?

I'm a 60-year-old male. I'm a professional whitewater kayaking instructor, and I like to compete in kayak surfing. My goal is to get in as good a shape for those sports as my limited time allows. ...
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0answers
21 views

Can your muscles get smaller?

So basically i been working out for couple weeks now and at the first couple weeks i could see my arms getting bigger and now it looks like Its getting smaller. Am i doing something worng?
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1answer
82 views

What happens if don't consume enough fat?

My aim is to build body. I've been working out in gym for past 2-3 weeks now. I train my full body hard thrice a week and 2 hours per workout day. Considering myself "very active" Interactive DRI for ...
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1answer
143 views

What differences in the muscle structure can be seen when trained for Strength vs Hypertrophy vs Endurance?

This question is bugging me for few weeks now. Its not that I didn't try to look up. I never found a complete answer in an understandable language. From the articles I read over internet I could just ...
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0answers
32 views

Boxing workout for losing fat?

I started working out at the gym today. I'm 25 year old, 173cm, 78kg. I'm overweight and I need to lose weight. I'm doing one hour of cardio and I lift weights as well. In the gym there is a boxing ...
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1answer
45 views

Is there any specific time to do push-ups

I have started doing push-up at home, after discontinuing from the regular gym. But, these days, I am leaving home early in the morning at 7:00 AM for work, I couldn't find time for push-ups in the ...
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2answers
60 views

Regurgitating during exercise

So yesterday I did 55 minutes on the treadmill, the settings were 30 minutes at 9mph and 25 minutes at 8mph, all 55 minutes were done at 2% incline... then I did some squats, nothing heavy, it was ...
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1answer
77 views

Losing body fat

I'm currently assisting my dad in losing a significant amount of weight. He's 60, 6'0", weighs 230lbs (104kg) and eats very healthily, maintaining a well balanced diet. The trouble is he doesn't ...
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2answers
36 views

effectiveness when interleaving parts of workout

My current weigth-training-plan is roughly like this: arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-B 10-reps ... 2min pause ...
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2answers
52 views

Losing Weight ASAP but in the right way [closed]

Okay, to start off, my stats: Age : 22 Height : 172cm Weight : 95kg I just want to lose wieght in the most effective way. Currently I'm working out (at least 3-4 times a week). I skip meals ...
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3answers
118 views

Doing Strength training everyday

I am 5'8 and 84kgs. I used to do all regular sets of exercises like biceps, triceps, chests etc. Yesterday, my GYM trainer walked up to me and said that i need to reduce my belly and do nothing else. ...
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2answers
139 views

Running, how many times a week? With what average speed? For how long?

I see advices that we shouldn't go to gym every day. But is it for everybody? or for the people that do serious stuff? or if I just go run 1 mile in 13 minutes, do I still need to take a brake? Does ...
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1answer
64 views

Cardio or gym machines for best fat burning? [duplicate]

So I made a contract with a gym to lose fat and become fit. My goal is something like this Now I'm over weight so I need to lose fat (I think something like 14KG). I told the trainer in the gym ...
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0answers
50 views

What effect does restricted oxygen in cardio have on muscle damage & repair?

As we all know, cardio and strength training have completely different effects on your muscles, and your body's response to them. Strength training trains the body to make those big anaerobic muscle ...
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3answers
40 views

Threshold consistency - how consistent is consistent enough?

I'm running 5 minute repeats on a track, with a rest after each one of a minute, and I've been told to run them consistently, rather than going out fast on the first one and then getting increasingly ...
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1answer
82 views

How does muscle confusion work?

I just found out about P90x and it seems they use the muscle confusion theory. But how does it work neurologically and as far as creating muscle mass is concerned? What would a typical routine be? ...
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2answers
51 views

Will 20 minutes of jump rope per day improve long distance running?

I do intervals of 2 minutes of jump rope with a 1 minute break in between each interval, during which I walk around briskly. Will this improve my long distance running time?
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3answers
74 views

Do I just have to forget about lifting weights?

Started gym 2 months ago - 5 days a week (1 hour cardio, 1 hour weights). 145 pounds, 170cm, female. I am eating a calorie deficit and realize my gains are only newbie gains.. I will forever be ...
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2answers
120 views

eating before or after working out?

I wake up at about 11am and head off to the gym an hour later. I do 1 hour cardio 1 hour weights... I am 145 pounds 170cm tall and female.... I sometimes do fasted cardio to burn from direct fat (aim ...
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2answers
127 views

cardio before or after weights?

145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. been doing cardio & weight lifting for 2 months with good diet, goal is to lose body fat and gain muscle. what is the science behind doing weights before/after ...
1
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1answer
85 views

Do front squats compress the spine?

Just curious I regularly do 225 front squats and was wondering what are the long term effects on the spine with this exercise or any squats for that matter? Since the bar is placed in the front and ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Alternatives for high-carb foods

At work my lunch usually consists of chicken/fish (mackerel/tuna) and a filler in the form of pasta/brown rice. I want to start cutting out more carbs out of my diet as my dinners in most cases ...
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1answer
60 views

What to eat before and after gain weight workout?

I want to gain weight, but im confused what to eat before and after exercise(gain weight).Can someone name healthy foods or snacks? And also do i need to eat more on before or after exercise? Also ...
2
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2answers
235 views

Pendlay Row: It doesnt connect the lats

This is a part of the StrongLift 5*5 Program, where one workout is Squats, Bench Press, Pendlay Row and the other is Squats, OHP and Deadlift.The weight increases by 5 pounds on every workout. While ...
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1answer
44 views

How much dumbell weight will i lift?

My height is 155cm and weight is 36.5kg. i posted it if someone can help me out. I need to know how much weight i can lift given that data or their any other app that calculate it. I am underweight ...
1
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2answers
47 views

How to sleep while sore

So this question comes as I lie in bed, legs aching, incapable of falling asleep. I worked out in the evening today since I couldn't get to the gym in the morning, and had a successful deadlift and ...

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