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Why is it beneficial for powerlifters and heavy weight olympic lifters to not have low body fat?

Most powerlifters and heavy weight olympic lifters have a lot of muscle, but are not skinny, why not? Would excess fat not hinder them in their technical lifts?
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Should I wear running shoes to go running if I'm training for sports

I've started running lately. This is mainly to build up my stamina when I play sports like soccer, tennis etc. So far, I'm running my cross trainers. When I get to about 5km or more, my feet start to ...
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Can an active person eat more cholesterol?

Looking at the nutritional facts on an egg carton, I see that one medium sized egg satisfies 71% of the daily nutritional requirements for cholesterol. Many bodybuilders eat up to a dozen of eggs per ...
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What are workouts that I can do at home instead of walking outside?

I don't walk and even when I plan to walk I just say I will do that tomorrow and I don't. So I say to myself I should try something at home. I don't want to buy anything, do you know any workouts that ...
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Is it possible for one of a pair of muscles to feel the burn more than the other muscle in the pair?

The last two times I've done legs curls at the gym my left glute will feel the burn on the third set, but the right glute did not even though I made sure that both legs were putting in the same amount ...
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Can you overtrain?

This goes along with a prior question, what over-training signs to look for. Is there such a thing as over-training? or is it that you injure yourself from lack of proper training and don't perform ...
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What hydration system should I use for multiple activities?

Looking for a hydration pack that I can use for riding, running, snowboarding and (by removing the bladder and putting it into my travel pack) backpacking across Europe. My requirements are pretty ...
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What is tabata? How effective is it?

What exactly is Tabata ? Is it just a form of HIIT ? What makes Tabata effective in fat burning or providing thermogenic effects ?
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Unusual soreness in limbs

When I used to work out I'd sometimes get a deep sore feeling in arms and legs and even slight pain. It was similar to the feeling you get when you have buildup of lactic acid but not quite. Could ...
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Digestion and getting fitter [closed]

I've found that an obstacle to getting fitter is bad digestion especially when it comes to working out the belly area. When I worked out for a year or more I felt great but my stomach probably didn't ...
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What is the correct form for a deadlift?

I asked my gym instructor to check my deadlift form last night and he said I was doing it wrong. According to him: My hips were too low at the starting position - he says the hips should be as high ...
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How to stay fit with lowest possible calorie burn?

Suppose you were in a situation of restricted access to calories -- at or perhaps even below what you need to sustain your weight long-term -- but wanted to stay/get in the best shape possible under ...
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Effect of Sex/Male Orgasm on Athletic Performance

"Women weaken legs." -- Mickey from Rocky I I've often heard and have been told from coaches even that one should abstain from any sexual activity, irrespective of whether it is manual or with a ...
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Loose lower belly (Bellow Naval area)

My lower belly (the naval area and bellow it) seems a bit outward, I am not fat I am really slim, in fact my chest is just thin and normal, but the lower belly seems a bit outward. Please suggest me ...
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What are the best ways for a beginner to ease into running?

I have never been able to run even a quarter of a mile straight. Even now, at 23 years old, I have to stop and catch my breath. I'd like to take up running. What are the best ways to ease into it?
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How to deal with gas all day from nitric oxide?

I've started taking supplements that contain L-Arginine. The results so far have been amazing, except for the fact that the days I take the supplement I have gas all day and need to excuse myself ...
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How to replace the post-workout protein shake?

I always heard that the post-workout protein shake is the most crucial time to take fast-absorbing whey protein. I can't take a post-workout shake for these reasons: I live 30 minutes away from the ...
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Running wearing a jumper vs. running without

Does running with a jumper (i.e. causing yourself to sweat more during a workout) increase the effect of a workout? If the answer is no, then what does running in a jumper do? I've read it doesn't ...
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2answers
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How can I organize my meals to accomodate an evening workout?

My workout time is 7pm, when I get out from work and hit the gym. My goal is to loose weight, therefore I don't want to have any meals after 7-8pm. How can I accomodate the meals/snacks surrounding ...
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How to train for carrying heavy stuff?

In two weeks I'm going to carry old furniture from my parents home to the sidewalk in front of the house. How do I prepare for this event best? By training strength, endurance, cardio, HIIT, ...? I ...
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What is the scientific relation between Low-Carb diets and High levels of Cholesterol? [closed]

ok. I have been in a low-carb diet for the last 3 weeks. My lab report from friday showed a 213 MG/DL Total cholesterol from my last read on 2010 of 189. Is there any scientific correlation between ...
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Does cardio on the same day as going to the gym negatively interfere with each other?

After years of living with overweight I've been on a crusade against fat for a couple of month now with great success. I'm combining a low carb diet with the following training regime: Mo, Tue, Wed ...
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171 views

What kinds of sports are suitable/not suitable for Gerd?

For gastroesophageal reflux patient, what kinds of sports are helpful and what are not suitable? Should swimming be avoided? How about weight lifting, running, yoga, ...? Thanks and regards!
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Height of socks and sports

I was wondering what is the purpose for some socks to be low-cut? How high are socks suitable for which sports? Football/soccer players wear long socks, while some people in gym wear low-cut ones. ...
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1answer
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Looking for some advice on weight loss routine

So, I have summer to lose weight and this summer I have the motivation as well. I have an exercise bike, cross trainer, rowing machine, pullup/push up bars, free weights and a treadmill at my ...
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1answer
505 views

Very advanced exercises and workouts using only resistance bands [closed]

I am looking for very advanced, intense workouts or collections of exercises using only a resistance band. I am primarily interested in free online resources with good pictures or videos. However ...
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1answer
289 views

Does heat affect the macronutrient breakdown of cooking fats?

I keep a close watch on the nutritional content of my food for weight-control purposes, and I don't know how to account for the fats I use when cooking. For example, I've been accounting for butter as ...
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537 views

Is it possible to become relatively fit without going for runs?

My stats: Navel Waste 25" Height 5'9" BMI 24.8 Body fat: 19% 167.5 pounds.(from an online calculator) This is from a body weight of 147 pounds 2 years ago, and a Navel waste of about 33". I have just ...
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2answers
343 views

Routine to strengthen Back and Arms

What machines in a typical gym would help improve my strength with regards to lifting, carrying and so on? I take it I should be looking at improving muscles in my arms and upper back?
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What can I do for cardio while I am on vacation with no equipment?

I started exercising and eating healthier 3 months ago and am really motivated and on a great schedule. I swim for 30 minutes 2-3 times a week, hike with elevation gain 2.2 miles 1-2 times a week ...
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Help coming up with a workout routine

I've been overweight most of my life. I'm 28, 5'7", and about 350 lbs. But it wasn't as bad until I was 21 or so. I have recently decided that I want and need to lose weight for better health. I have ...
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Weight is higher in the Evening than the Morning?

I am trying to lose weight, more accurately I am trying to lose weight around my stomach area (overall I am a healthy weight), and I have taken to weighing myself in the morning and evening. Mostly to ...
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More energy than normal - should I push myself?

Somedays (like today) I feel literally like I could move mountains! Is there any harm to pushing yourself harder on these good days? Just likes it's okay to slow down on the low energy days (I'm ...
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How much should I spend for olympic weights?

I'm willing to start some serious training at home. I'm totally new to weight lifting, but I'd still prefer to buy quality long-lasting equipement from the start, instead of wasting money into cheap ...
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My Weight Loss Diet - Opinions?

I eat: At least 2 chicken breasts a day. Usually a pack of noodles and a flour wrap. 2-4 Chocolate wheetabix. Bear in mind that I used to eat over 3000 calories a day and do no exercise, ...
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If I am on a low-carb diet, is it necessary to take vitamin supplements?

I have been reading this guide to low-carb dieting: http://wilstar.com/lowcarb/theplan.htm and it recommends that I should take regular vitamin supplements. Is there something that exists in ...
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1answer
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Sleepiness after weightlifting but only after taking a week-long break

I've been lifting weights since January 2010. I typically follow one routine for six weeks and then take a week (sometimes two) off before starting a modified routine. What I've noticed is that ...
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Alternative sources of potassium to the banana?

I have started working out recently and my muscles hurt to say the least. I heard potassium helps with that and that bananas are a good source of it. The thing is that I hate the taste of bananas. Is ...
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Does duration or intensity or both affect how many calories are burned in a cardio workout.

Is there a relationship between heart-rate over time and calories burned, or is it just duration? What about a non-cardio workout?
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Is It Possible To Gain Mass With Out Increasing The Workout?

For the past couple weeks I've unintentionally kept my workout exactly the same. Same reps, same weight. Not a lack of motivation, it's just when I'm done I can't do any more. But the crazy thing is, ...
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Is it true that Diet is far more effective than Exercise for fat loss?

I recently read Lyle MDonald's article here about the relaitve merits of exercise versus dieting for fat loss. He makes the argument (with numbers to back up his case) that in terms of calories lost, ...
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Cardio vs. Weight lifting. Which one is better for losing weight?

Cardio burns more calories during the exercise, but weight-lifting builds more muscle which in turn raises your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate). I have a little over an hour to workout each day during ...
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Can I do “Couch to 5k” twice per week instead of 3 times?

I'm currently trying to do the Stronglifts 5x5 weight training program and the Couch to 5k running program at the same time. I'm finding it hard to find time for both, especially with adequate rest. ...
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1answer
212 views

Combining supplements

I take several supplements that are listed to be taken on an empty stomach. Since having an empty stomach all day and taking these one at a time is counterproductive, can I take all of these at one ...
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Heavy head after running

Twice now, I've had the phenomenom that after a running competition, my head has gone very heavy and woozy. Its kindof hard to describe, but it sortof feels like needlepricks in my forehead, along ...
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I need an effective excercise for wings/chest

I need an effective exercise for chest wings. Basically my body is normal, but my chest is almost same in width to my lower body and the belly. I want my chest/wings to be more in width, so it becomes ...
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1answer
897 views

Do raw eggs contain protein inhibitors

I have read on other nutrition forums that raw eggs contain some protein inhibitor that prevents humans from digesting the protein correctly. They say when you cook the egg it destroys this inhibitor ...
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1answer
229 views

Is running good ?

I have recently come across several books describing workout plans that were not including any kind of running or cycling or swimming. Only weight lifting and free weight training were included in ...
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Why doesn't it add up when calculating the macronutrient calories for a food? [closed]

I'm wondering why this isn't adding up: 10 oz. of Chicken Breast 300 calories Carb: 0g Protein: 60g Fat: 3.8g When calculating the calories that come from each macro in the food: Carbs: 0 * ...
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How does alcohol really affect gains?

I have been training with a personal trainer now for about a year; we work four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and do bodybuilding splits. So, we do dynamic lower core, heavy ...

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