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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 ...
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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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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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56 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 ...
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1answer
345 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 ...
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1answer
104 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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55 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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23 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
35 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 ...
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0answers
19 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 ...
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1answer
92 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
190 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 ...
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3answers
134 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 ... ...
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1answer
56 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 ...
0
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1answer
94 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 ...
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1answer
39 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 ...
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2answers
38 views

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

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, ...
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1answer
52 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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1answer
108 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 ...
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1answer
51 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 ...
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1answer
87 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
116 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 ...
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616 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 ...
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1answer
116 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
36 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 ...
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2answers
156 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
109 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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0answers
106 views

What is the maximum acceleration a human can generate? With which body part?

As I was reading the description on the back of a gaming mouse carton, "50g of acceleration", I was thinking: "A human hand cannot possibly get close to this kind of acceleration!" The ensuing ...
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0answers
25 views

How can i, being a skinny person, gain weight? [duplicate]

I am underweight (6" & 54 kg). How can i gain weight and muscle ? Would doing specific workouts at gym be helpful for me ?
2
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1answer
98 views

Cable pull throughs as alternatives to traditional deadlifts

Im constantly looking for deadlift alternatives for my home workout program (or for home workouts in general, not only for me). This time I stumbled over an exercise called cable pull throughs (you ...
3
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1answer
123 views

What are the basics to slowly becoming a runner?

i always say i not a runner, I'm a swimmer! i really am not much of a runner and used to be a competitive swimmer and thinking maybe it is time to slowly get into running. How do i get into running ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Needing some tips on toning up [duplicate]

I have lost a good amount of weight, but now it is time to tone up and get ready for swim suit season.Not only toning up but i need to build some strength as well. What kind of exercises can help me ...
0
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2answers
106 views

Will doing wall sits slow down my running?

The wall sit, or Roman chair, is an exercise designed to strengthen the quadriceps. As such, it should increase muscle mass. However, how will doing such an exercise consistently affect my running? ...
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2answers
88 views

Mitigate workout exhaustion

When I had a really intensive training session (weights), the day after I'm so exhausted that I can't do anything the whole day. I can't even concentrate, so my work performance (desk job) degrades to ...
3
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1answer
90 views

How long do I wait after a failed lift?

I just failed a 455lb dead lift, tried to down scale to a 405lb which I've been able to pull 5 of previously and failed at that too. How long do I rest prior to reattempting a previous max (405lb at ...
2
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2answers
89 views

How to train general stamina (e.g. 12 minutes running)

There are activities where I consider my fitness above average: Long-term stamina (hiking or cycling for several hours) Going up a hill, or going up stairs I have friends (same sex, same age as ...
2
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1answer
53 views

Toe nails damaged after marathon

I find that my friend recently had a toe nail peeled off and the other leg's big toe nail is also about to peel off. He asked me why does it peel off, for which I didn't have any answer. Also the long ...
3
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5answers
232 views

Is it bad for me to taking protein shakes without working out?

Well I decide to start taking protein shakes, I am very active at work I am always on the move and I take long walks but I am no doing a real work out. How good or bad can it be for me to take the 35 ...
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2answers
148 views

Do I lose muscle mass if I do anaerobic exercises throughout my diet?

I'm on a diet for a month now. It consist of 5 meals with a sum of 1700 calories per day (2000 is the stable calorie intake per day for me). My diet has a high amount of protein (3 times body mass) ...
0
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1answer
107 views

Running + Strength (main goal: lose fat)

I've been following this schedules for a few weeks already and seeing improvements on upper body strength, stamina and losing stubborn belly fat, which is my main goal right now. REST 30' running ...
0
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2answers
51 views

Building cardio and lungs

I am 6'3 297 lbs at 37% body fat , it's bad I know I'm only 26 and have smoked 1-2 packs a day for 14 years. As of Christmas 2013 I have stopped smoking completely no relapses or cravings. I was ...
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1answer
79 views

Are Steroids Supplements? [closed]

Are anabolic steroids considered supplements? Can you please provide where you found the definition of a supplement.
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3answers
176 views

Relaxing after an evening workout?

I notice that if I work out after work (~6pm) and the intensity level is up, I sleep really poorly that evening. It's as if I can't relax in bed and I sleep very restlessly. What can I do to fall ...
0
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2answers
128 views

Yoga for muscle imbalances?

I used to follow a faulty workout regime that emphasised anterior chain more while stretching the posterior chain more, meaning horrendous posture and muscle strength imbalance. I'm considering yoga ...
1
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2answers
148 views

40/40/20 Ratio and 1.5g of protein per pound still a good rule of thumb?

Back in the day, the bodybuilder's diet (for growth) was the infamous 40/40/20. That is, 40% of calories from Protein, 40% of calories from Carbs, and 20% of calories from Fat. If we look at the ...
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3answers
91 views

Knee pain after jogging on an inclined pavement

I haven't been exercising for a while, and three days ago I decided I'd go jogging outdoors. I am currently in Germany, and like most of the pavements in Germany, they are inclined towards the road to ...
1
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2answers
75 views

How to Isolate Initial Push on Bench Press

I am finding that the weak point of my bench press is the initial push, especially when doing heavy singles/doubles/triples. If I can move the bar the first six inches or so, then I can typically lock ...
1
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4answers
106 views

Trying to gain weight in a healthy way, but getting a bigger or bloated belly as a result!

I started a month ago at about 62Kg and i'm now 64.3Kg. I'm also 1m74 and I'm 22 Years old. As stated in the title, I'm trying to gain weight in a healthy way, but I'm actually also getting a bigger ...
1
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3answers
73 views

How do I lose fat? I tried cycling but it does not work [duplicate]

I am doing cycling from last 6 months for loss of fat. I have a fat belly and my friends always makes joke on this. This is the reason I started cycling. But I did not get any result Please give me ...
0
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1answer
130 views

How can a scale measure body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned)?

The Runtastic Libra scale can measure body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned). That's a lot of measurements done through the skin of the feet from ...

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