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How magical is Grapefruit Juice?

I heard a lot of benefits to drinking grapefruit juice on a daily basis - from enhancing caffeine to magically eating away fat....does anyone have any hard evidence/studies supporting any of this?
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The impact of Diet Cola on a low carb diet

I want to lose weight. I have signed up to DailyBurn to keep track of my weight with weekly weigh ins. I was confused over the different diets available (Atkins and Paleo were top runners up), so ...
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Can you do 5X5 program if your gym only has a smith machine and weights?

My gym has a smith machine and weights besides lot of machines. I am wondering if one can do the 5x5 program effectively with just the smith machine. I get the bench press and incline for your chest, ...
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Running shoes vs barefoot: which is better for squat and dead lift?

This answer mentions that you shouldn't do squat exercises in running shoes. Why is that? I don't feel like performing squats and dead lifts with running shoes are creating any issues for me, but ...
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How many days in a week should I work out?

I'm self-employed, which means I can arrange my time however I want, therefore I can hit the gym every day in a week. I also do have the energy to do so. But, I've heard it's not a good idea. Why so? ...
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How good/bad an idea is it to work out twice a day?

Let's imagine you're not limited by time/work, therefore you can work out twice a day, for example once in the morning and once in the evening (big time gap between those two work outs). Is this a ...
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Pulled a muscle - How to heal and relieve pain

I pulled a muscle in my neck and upperback. What is the best way to heal and relieve the pain? The advice on the web is not clear. Some people say apply heat, some say cold, and some say alternate ...
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What's the minimum amount of strength training that will yield a measurable benefit?

I'm not an athlete – I just want to be healthy and fit with decent muscular strength. What's the minimum amount of strength training that will yield a measurable benefit? For instance, sitting ...
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How to prevent calf cramps while swimming?

I haven't swum in a very long time, although I used to be able to swim with the crawl stroke pretty well as a kid. Now after a couple decades of not using that stroke my body has forgotten how. My ...
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What are the best methods to prevent and treat foot blisters?

I play a lot of 5-a-side football/soccer on concrete, although I used to get the same issues when playing on wooden court as well. I've tried plastering my feet in bandaids, double layer socks, and ...
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What kind of training accessories must one have to protect themselves at gym?

I am looking at some must haves that every guy must have on him to protect his wrist, knees, etc any other that may be useful for stretching. I need some guidance as I go to the gym regularly and do ...
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Dangerous to use barbell squat without padding?

Are you supposed to use foam padding on the bar when doing barbell squats? The answer seems inconsistent even from the same professional bodybuilder. I've seen Arnold Schwarzenegger sometimes go bare ...
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490 views

How many estimated percentage of my weight that I lift while doing elevated push ups

Question No. 1: How many estimated percentage of my weight that I lift while doing elevated push ups with my feet on my unstable bed about 60cm from the floor (so I also keep my balance work here) ? ...
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1answer
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Why is it important to recuperate between workouts?

After intensive workouts muscle soreness is a common phenomenon. I heard, that it is important to recuperate before working out again. However, I had the following experience: During a two week bike ...
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2answers
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What is the key to avoid injury when squatting with your body weight?

After seeing the suggestions about sport/exercise which are less stressful, or even good for my knees, I chose squatting. From the suggestions, it can be done with minimal space and equipment at my ...
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How do we know if we eat too little or not?

I have read that sometimes we feel hungry even when our bodies have enough food. I am trying to lose weight by eating a smaller portion of food each meal. Sometimes I feel hungry but I don't know ...
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2answers
478 views

Theory to burn Calories with muscle

Once I had a physical education teacher at the University tell me that he is experimenting with a theory. The theory is that muscle burns calories and that as muscle mass increases, the amount of ...
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back ache while jogging.

I recently started jogging slowly and I get a little back ache after jogging for 2 Km which stops me from jogging further. It is normal when i stop jogging. I am overweight by about 12-13 Kg. What I'd ...
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Sport that is less stressful to knees?

I have bad knees and wish to do more exercise to lose weight. Running and jogging is bad. Do you have other recommendation? I don't have a bike and my home just have no place for a bike. And I can't ...
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Daily stretch routine to increase flexibilty and overall fitness?

Is there a standard (as much as can be standard) stretch routine that if used regularly over a period of time will increase/maintain flexibility and help my overall fitness level? I have a set of ...
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1answer
143 views

no grain for good diet

I have read several books advising a no grain diet. The main argument in favor of this approach is that the human body is not meant to digest grains: people started to consume grains around 10000 ...
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1answer
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Daily weight variance - as high as 2 or 3 percent?

Of course, your weight varies throughout the day. Your weight is different morning/evening, before/after eating, and so on. Naturally if you are tracking your weight, you should measure your weight at ...
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1answer
464 views

How do I exercise on the plane?

I'll be on the plane for 8 hours next 2 weeks. I know a bit exercise practice that I can do while sitting in the bus, ex. face to the right, then to the left, face down, face up, moving my shoulders, ...
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314 views

What are some exercises for glutes and iliopsas that don't require equipment?

As mentioned in a previous question I am a 100/200m sprinter. I have, what I consider to be, a strong body for my sport (stats at the bottom of the post). Two muscle groups that I am looking to ...
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1answer
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Toenail partially kicked off and lifted up… what now? [closed]

About an hour ago, I was working out barefoot (yeah, I know... really, really bad idea), accidentally kicked the bench's base, and ended up with a big toenail that was still attached, but separated ...
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2answers
288 views

How can I lose 100 pounds?

Is there a FREE 1200 to 1400 calorie diet plan that has regular food (like normal food you buy in a local store) with no Hummas or Lamb or soy beans, something like eggs bread beans and rice burgers ...
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1answer
922 views

Cycling for weight loss

I am a 30yr old male, and I have a 10km (20km round trip) commute to work. - About 60/40 bike lane/road, and its a city = so can be stop-starty with traffic lights in rush hour. I was only riding ...
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4answers
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Constantly feeling tired despite sufficient sleep and regular exercises.

For the past few years I have often been feeling tired all the time. Thus I have decided to take a friend advice and start exercising everyday in the morning and ensuring that I have about 7 hours of ...
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10answers
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Running with a backpack

I carpool to work in the mornings but I run home after work. I have tried running with a regular backpack and that didnt work. It bounced up and down too much and wore out my shoulders. I am now ...
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1answer
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Bloating after swimming

I swim 3-4 times a week. Occasionally, much less often then ~1 year ago, I get extremely bloated after swimming. My stomach is completely full of air to the point that I can not stand up straight. ...
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What is the most nutrient-dense source of vitamin E? [closed]

I know this is a simple question, but it hasn't been asked on here yet (so it seems from my search results). What is the most nutrient-dense source of vitamin E?
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7answers
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Alternatives to Vibram Five Fingers

I'd like to wear VFFs for running, but unfortunately I have odd shaped/length toes and feet that make these almost impossible to wear. Are there any reasonably priced alternatives that I could look ...
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7answers
1k views

Any trick to make going to the gym less intimidating?

I went to the gym last week, and the experience was quite intimidating. Everyone there was a regular, who knew exactly what to do, whereas I was a newcomer who tried to understand how the equipment ...
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5answers
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What's a good running goal for getting started?

I used to be fit and have started at the gym to get fit once again. I've never really been a runner but have started on the treadmill (along with bikes) to improve my cardio fitness. I want to set ...
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1answer
210 views

What is a recovery meal, and of what should it consist?

People sometimes talk about a "recovery meal". What is a recovery meal? When should one eat the recovery meal? Of what should it consist? There may be variation depending on the preceding ...
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6answers
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Why do distance running training programs tell you to do long runs so slowly?

I'm trying to improve my times in the half marathon and the marathon, so I've been reading a lot of training plans for races at those distances. One thing I've noticed is that most of these programs ...
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4answers
263 views

Should I stretch before exercising?

Should stretching be done before exercise? Does the type of exercise (running, weight training, swimming) affect the answer?
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4answers
887 views

Recommended amount of cardio exercise

For cardiovascular health (not training, or endurance, or other reasons for exercising), how frequently is it recommended to do cardio? What is the minimum to have any effect, what is the maximum ...
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1answer
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What should I eat or drink before jogging?

I'm planning to run at least 5 times a week with the aim to lose weight and improve my overall health. Now I want to know how should prepare myself with regards to eating and drinking to get the most ...
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2answers
131 views

Tired and sick feeling fixed by eating

I, despite eating normally and drinking normally, on very rare occasion seem to hit a wall or something. I get really tired and start yawning very regularly and usually also start feeling light headed ...
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2answers
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What exercises should I do to strengthen my groin muscles?

I had pulled my groin muscle, so I cooled it with ice after the injury occurred and took 2 days of rest. Now I am feeling better, but I want to prevent the injury from reoccurring. So can anyone ...
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169 views

Free Weight Exercises

I'm lokking for home exercises that I can do easily. I'm looking to see a photo or video and apply the exercise, do you know any good free or paid websites for this thing?
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1answer
169 views

The resistance piston on my exercise machine squeaks

Is it OK to lubricate these things. If so with what? If not does it mean my machine is on its last days? It is a Cardio Glide.
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3answers
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How to strengthen my wrists?

While my wrists are fine in general, some of the more strenuous exercises I (try to) do are painful sometimes; for example, one-armed pushups. I used to have more problems, even when doing pull ups ...
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1answer
478 views

What damage is possible due to hyperextension? [closed]

I found a page that lists ligament and cartilage damage, but is it possible that the hyperextension of a joint can leave bone fragments in the joint?
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1answer
136 views

Help me calculate my “Meursault / Hours” equivalent?

Here we have Meursault the town, and here we have the end result: http://www.drouhin.com/en/wines/bottle/meursault.jpg Now. When I exercise, my target heart rate according to The Walking Site is ...
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2answers
3k views

Blurred vision during weightlifting

When I'm working out and have to lift some heavy weight, I find that I can do it much better if I close my eyes, like focusing on the movement, but I notice that no one is closing their eyes while ...
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3answers
2k views

Are Vibram FiveFinger shoes good for biking?

Preface: I've used a standing desk before and loved it, I'm going to switch back very soon. I also bike every day, my commute is at least 9.8 miles. The bike I use has cages on the pedals and I'm ...
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4answers
4k views

I can't stop sleeping? [closed]

I've always had a bit of trouble waking up in the morning - I tend to be a "zombie" for a few minutes, wanting to do nothing but go back to sleep, until my brain kicks in. Even an alarm clock won't ...
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5answers
5k views

What are good cardio exercises for a one legged man?

I am a right leg amputee. I am trying to lose weight. With success. But I want to vary my workouts. Right now I do the following: Long Walks (with crutches or my 15 lb artificial leg); Sit-ups; ...

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