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Chronic Hamstring Problem

I play soccer once or twice a week and always seem to pull my hamstring once or twice a season. This has been happening for years. Even when I was in college and in shape I was struggling with this. ...
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Any tips for getting motivated again?

I've been into a fitness routine for about 3 years. The last 5 weeks I've been unable to exercise due to sickness, work deadlines, and then a small holiday I had planned (which involved drinking, bad ...
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58 views

can we measure our cardiovascular endurance from swimming?

as you know, cardiovascular endurance in swimming is something that cannot be avoided. and I think, swimming will challenge our cardiovascular endurance more than other thing like running. I'm ...
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59 views

body fat calculation formula for metric values

I cannot find a metric formula to calculate body fat composition. is there any right and valid metric formula for body fat calculation? if any one knows please recommend me. sorry for my bad ...
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3answers
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One body part a day or multiple?

I want to know how can I decide whether I should do one body part a day or do 2-3? I have a lean body and I want a lean muscular one. By body parts I mean: chest shoulders back biceps triceps legs ...
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1answer
53 views

What is the best combination of muscle groups to workout together? [closed]

I have not exercised properly in about a few years and I'm dying to get back into it. I've put together the following routine : Monday: Leg Day and Abs Tuesday: Chest Wednesday: Back and Abs ...
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how to measure my total fitness?

is there any way to measure my total fitness, like muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body fat composition. I mean an app or website to get my data ...
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2answers
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Can Ab Exercise Be Done Everyday [duplicate]

I heard that ab muscles are tiny and can be exercised everyday. Is this true, or do we need to take 1 to 2 day break in-between, just like the other muscle groups, i.e. arms, shoulders, back, chest, ...
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46 views

Is there any advantage to doing flips during big drops in parkour?

I know that there's a fair amount of debate in the community about the distinction between parkour (getting from point A to point B in the straightest line possible as efficiently as possible) versus ...
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1answer
92 views

How do you maintain a healthy shoulder? [closed]

Shoulders problems are usually the bottleneck in training heavy weights, what kind of exercise or stretches would you do to ensure a healthy shoulder?
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2answers
77 views

Train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle

How to train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus? (proper moves, use of rubber tubing, elbow support brace, etc.)
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2answers
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Pullup progression with muscle-ups as long-term goal

Background In the grand scheme of things, my pullups have been one exercise where I don't see much progression. I've "always" been able to do 3-5 pullups by nature, and even now, after several years, ...
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1answer
59 views

What are some of the body weight workouts to do post run?

I am looking for some exercise to do at home without needing any weights. I only have access to a medicine ball. I'm looking for exercises that complement and will help me with running. Like box ...
2
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3answers
58 views

Exercising in the gym and asthma

i'm a 23 years old male with asthma ( the main allergens being dust and acaris).My condition has been quite stable for some years now since i don't get attacks at all and i can pretty much function ...
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1answer
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Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?

I started practicing medieval full contact, which means I have to fight for several minutes in a 30kg++ steel armour. For me to be physically fit for this sport, I decided (among other things) to ...
2
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2answers
128 views

Does cardio decrease appetite?

I ran before lunch today, same breakfast and same lunch-size as always, I also lifted weights yesterday so it seems like I should be hungrier than usual. But I was too full to eat the dessert I bought ...
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1answer
44 views

Uneven upper/lower body

My head appears proportionally large compared to my upper body, and my lower body appears very small/thin compared to my upper body. I am male around 5'7 and 108 pounds (49 kg). What might be causing ...
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2answers
104 views

slouched shoulders get better when i open my hands

I have really big problems with my posture. I spent a lot of time sitting at computer for many years. My shoulders are rounded, they go forward and due to this my neck is overloaded. I have also ...
2
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3answers
160 views

Guidelines on whey protein, glutamine, creatine, amino acid supplements

I am 27 and I have been underweight for many years. Recently, I began to have consistent training sessions in a nearby gym. My personal trainer advise me to buy several supplements. They include whey ...
5
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4answers
178 views

Exercises for “toughening” rotator cuffs

Everyone who benches knows and fears the torn rotator cuff. So it makes sense to be preemptive in avoiding it. Assuming I'm healthy and uninjured, what single exercise can I do to help avoid the tear? ...
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2answers
103 views

Is there good scientific evidence on the effectiveness of rest days for building mass?

I'm wondering if there is any study that compares two groups doing identical exercises, except that one group has fewer rest days than the other. I have seen a lot of conflicting evidence on the ...
2
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3answers
47 views

Do calories burned for activity include RMR-burned calories?

Do calories burned for activity include RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) -burned calories? E.g. if one burns 300 calories walking 1 hour, does that include 100 calories burned per hour just by being ...
3
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1answer
50 views

Can shoes mask injuries or weaknesses?

A little background: I got a gait analysis from a major sports therapy hospital, and she said I overpronate and suggested me some stability shoes. I also have a weak IT band, which I'm currently doing ...
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4answers
187 views

Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?

What are some exercises that use weights or focus on strength that will increase your heart rate somewhat in order to burn more calories while also building muscle mass? One thing I thought of is ...
2
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2answers
79 views

Eating before a training session - what do you do to be “light”?

As well as weight lifting, I do some all-round training like running and Quads and Core (okay, the class name is officially "Legs Bums & Tums"). With these kinds of exercises it helps if you are ...
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1answer
25 views

seeking qualified sports medical advice (USA)

This stackexchange site frequently closes questions because people are asking questions that require a qualified medical practitioner. Recently, I have my own question that I think falls into that ...
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3answers
135 views

Weight loss and weight lifting

Hi all I am new here but would like to ask a question. I started out at 390 lbs and switched to a plant based diet on Jan 1st 2015. I am down to 335, now my question is 6 weeks ago I started lifting ...
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4answers
82 views

How Should I Tackle My Routine?

I am a 14 year old female, a little over 5'4 (162 cm), and weigh about 175 lbs (79 kg). Recently, I realized that I needed to get in shape and be healthy. I've got a lot of physical problems to ...
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2answers
98 views

Which is more effective for strength gain: a superset or multiple sets?

I recently read somewhere that a massive superset composing of all muscle groups,each working the muscle until fatigue is more effective than multiple sets of the same variety(without fatigue) or ...
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2answers
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Is lactose free chocolate milk still a good recovery drink

So I have been weight training and doing a lot of cardio for five months now and after every workout I have my full cup of chocolate milk. Since I have a mild lactose intolerance issue I use lactose ...
3
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1answer
144 views

Uneven butt cheeks

I'm 15 years old and started lifting about 5-6 months ago. I started to lift because I wanted a booty and muscular legs. I have always been skinny so I am set on gaining weight in muscle. My right ...
3
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2answers
101 views

is it a bad idea to lift weights if I am feeling too sleepy?

It is late night and I am already feeling sleepy, but I don't want to skip my exercises for the day. Is it going to affect the output? I am not too worried about it, but it would be good to know.
3
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2answers
46 views

Parkour Basic Landing

I am a beginner at Parkour. I was trying out the Basic Landing. I had read that when doing it, your thighs and your lower legs must be at an angle of 90 degrees (not less than that). But I am unable ...
2
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1answer
42 views

Cat -Cow Stretch

I am trying to do the Cat-Cow Stretch and don't seem to know how to use those muscles. I got a physio routine from a doctor to help heal some inner-spinal muscles, which included among other similar ...
5
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1answer
131 views

Is swimming a good exercise for skinny people

I am underweight according to my BMI. I am male, my height is 183cm and I weigh 60 kg. I started to swim regularly in the last month. Mostly I will be doing free style. Will this routine reduce my ...
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2answers
116 views

Is it theoretically possible to burn fat without any training only based on diet?

Suppose a person(who doesn't do any sports) changes a diet, so that it has a "right" ratio of protein, carbs and fats, and a small carbs deficit. What will happen next? will he lose fat or muscle or ...
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4answers
200 views

Will doing heavy deadlifts once a week increase muscle size?

Because of time problems due to school, I only go to the gym once a week. On that day I do heavy deadlifts to get stronger (one of my goals), triceps, and calves. I'm small, and am wondering if this ...
4
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1answer
56 views

How can you build tolerance to neck muscle strains?

Every now and then at climbing competitions I'll need to do pull-ups while my head is looking to the left or right. I've hurt my neck a couple times doing this. I get a muscle strain or pinched nerve ...
3
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2answers
241 views

Pyramid training - High to low or low to high

Why is it better to pyramid up to your max during sets compared to starting out with your max and then slowing bringing down the weight after? Obviously, this is after stretching and warmup sets ...
2
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1answer
68 views

What are some shoulder healthy way to train tricep?

It seems like most workout targeting tricep is harmful to shoulders (dips, overhead extension), I have suffer from shoulder impingement from the past and would like work out my tricep in a healthy way ...
1
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1answer
36 views

Does massage therapy help rebuild and gain muscle faster?

I was wondering if massage therapy can help rebuild and gain muscle faster. Or is it just for relaxation? I want to go to a massage center this weekend after a month of training.
3
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1answer
63 views

Endurance activities and carbohydrates: when are they needed

Generally, I keep my carbohydrates low, less than 100 grams a day if I can. I do a fair amount of running and strength training. I participate in regional amateur competitions for the same. I'll be ...
2
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2answers
45 views

What is the proper use of the abdominal muscle to reduce injury?

When performing different body strengthening exercises, I am at a loss on how to properly use my core abdominal muscles to complement the muscles that I am actively engaging. I know that one can ...
2
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1answer
62 views

Strengthening for performing Head Stand

I wish to perform head stands, however I need to make myself fit. On a daily basis I have been doing Downward Dog, with both feet touching floor, 20 seconds Tree Pose, each side 20 seconds What ...
4
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2answers
84 views

How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?

Assuming an average woman... a.k.a NOT already strong or very much in-shape for their chosen sport... And following the following training plan: First, get strong with a simple beginner barbell ...
4
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1answer
62 views

Growth hormone and training at night

Given this: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-gh and specifically the graphic there, is it theoretically possible that training hard / eg lifting intensely, at night takes advantage of peak ...
3
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0answers
85 views

Fitness tests, is there a consensus on which to use? [closed]

Is there a consensus over which of the many test batteries in existence (YMCA, Harvard Step, Queens Step, Kindle, Rockport, VO2max...) best assess / quantify your current level of fitness / ability, ...
0
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1answer
42 views

15 minute regimen for bulky arms

What exercises would you recommend to be done in under 15 minutes for bulky arms. I have tried some weight exercises in the past, but they failed to show results because of lack of follow through. ...
1
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1answer
55 views

Arms: Should I alternate target muscle during routine?

I've been running through a new arm routine the last few weeks and seeing some decent results. The way the routine is setup is biceps, triceps then wrists/forearm. My question is if I should be ...
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1answer
22 views

Where can I get nutrition information about food? [closed]

I am plannign on making an app that uses nutritional information about food, but finding good and reliable sources in the Internet for it is proving to be a challenge. Every website displays ...

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