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Lower back strength-training and running for tennis

I have been building muscles half a year successfully. I today run first time for a long time 1.5 hours. I feel a kind of good tension or gentle pain at my middle back (T10). I have not had a ...
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Stride, heart, respiration in sync when running… What's this called?

Background: I wasn't the fittest kid -- still not as an adult -- and I wasn't fond of running, as I'd get exhausted quickly and/or get a side-ache/stitch. In general I avoided exerting myself. On one ...
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Does the amount of calories burned during sleep differ from your basal metabolic rate?

My understanding is that one's basal metabolic rate is for when you are inactive. Of course, when you are asleep, you are not moving. But I would guess there are differences in how the body ...
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Pelvis & spine rub during Army sit-ups

I'm a basic level fitness individual who has recently begun training for ROTC in the fall. During my sit-ups my spine and pelvis has been rubbing and popping making these sir ups extremely ...
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Cardio in swimming : long distances or interval training?

I'm practicing a martial art and I'd like to work on my cardio. To do that most people run, but I've had knee problems so I'd rather pick up swimming instead (I also enjoy it more to be honest...). ...
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How does Vo2max dieting differ from normal gym more endurance-training dieting? How much intake is enough?

This is my second week of vo2max training where each week has 2 rest days. I train the whole body during the week. I need to eat a lot. If I am not eating enough, catabolism wakes me up. I already ...
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Not breathing enough, lack of continuous breath, shallow breath - what to do to fix it?

I realized that my breathing pattern is very shallow, sometimes almost lacking. As a programmer I spend a lot of time at the computer. I do exercise regularly, although maybe not intensely enough. I ...
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Is there a good and bad kind of soreness after exercise?

I vaguely remember being told that there are two kind of soreness after exercise, one indicate good things (e.g. your muscle is being trained) and the other bad (e.g. you didn't warm up or cool down ...
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Building muscle and trimming fat at same time? bulking/cutting phases?

Hi I began gym 2/3 months ago. I go about 5 days a week and my routine is as follows: 30-60 min cardio, 45 minute weight lifting (targeting each muscle group on a different day) Currently: female, ...
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What should be the correct time to wear a belt (if any)?

My current body weight is 57 KG (125.6 pounds) and am 179 cms tall. I am on stronglift 5*5 and my squat weight has reached 110 pounds and deadlift at 155 pounds, while the weights for other ...
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77 views

Are protein shakes healthy and safe? [duplicate]

Are protein shakes healthy and safe? Because they look as medicine to me. Powder that you mix with water. This seems un-natural like pills or so. I'm actually very hesitant to use them, so I'm ...
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How to be healthy in irregular schedule?

I am a high school student, and from few days my regular schedule is disturbed. Means sometimes i need to wake up early while some time I sleep more than I need.That has affected directly to my ...
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50 views

Submaximal benching: are failed reps always controlled?

I saw a video of a guy catastrophically fail at benching and drop the bar from an almost locked position. I also learned that he later died of internal injuries. He even had 3 spotters, so I no longer ...
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61 views

How to Change My Diet When I Add Exercise

I'm naturally built and toned, and I was a swimmer. My arms have retained that, but through college my stomach has put on some weight. I'm now around 200 pounds at 5'10". Some is probably due to ...
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Advice for training biceps?

I am a female, 145 pounds, 170cm tall. I work out 5 days a week doing 1 hour cardio & 1 hour lifting. I began this training program about 2.5 months ago... I am having trouble developing muscle ...
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62 views

How to prevent injuries when running with peripheral neuropathy? [closed]

I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet and can't feel anything touching my skin. I can feel pressure when it is applied. What extra safety precautions should I take when starting a running program? ...
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71 views

What is good training to extend endurance before hitting the wall

I'm a cyclist and love the longer rides. These days I'm pretty careful on nutrition to avoid hitting the wall and if I'm honest haven't actually hit the wall in a while. I'm informed that endurance ...
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351 views

For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?

Suppose I want to do 50 pushups. I could do: 10 sets of 5 5 sets of 10 2 sets of 25 1 set of 50 Each option is more difficult than the last. But is it more beneficial? Is it "more pain, more ...
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Is heavy compound lifting enough for cardio fitness?

I've been sedentary for a long time and am currently working on becoming healthier. I'm lifting (SL 5x5) to increase my muscle mass while still losing small amounts of fat. But as part of getting ...
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39 views

When\how to start to train on a campus board

I've been climbing for a little while now, strength is improving thanks to gym sessions to top up climbing sessions but the campus board seems to be to beginner climbers like the sun to Icarus. It's ...
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648 views

why can't I do push up or pull up?

why can't I do a push up or pull up??I am not a fat guy but I can't do a single push up or pull up,I can lift pair of dumbbell of 20 kg and do 3 sets of 20 but I can't do more than 5 push up or pull ...
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41 views

Wondering about workout “rythm”

I'm very sorry for the title, please help me correct it, can't figure a better one! I've been practicing this shoulder workout of Mike Chang, and getting some positive results I wonder can i apply ...
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Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have

I use to work out 5-6days a week, 80-90mins, where I did weight training. I have good physics however I never had well defined abs. Now I'm working hard towards abs. I do abs workout every next day ...
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68 views

Which muscles you need to train additionally for climbing to avoid unbalances? [duplicate]

Climbing strongly trains your upper back, your forearms, biceps, legs and upper back. (http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/muscles-worked-during-rock-climbing-3416.html) However, if you don't pay any ...
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683 views

How to become good at lifting and holding my girlfriend in arms?

I want to be able to lift my girlfriend in arms and hold her while walking for a while. It of course shouldn't seem struggling and I should be able to talk, laugh or even kiss while doing this. ...
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441 views

What causes headaches after using the sauna?

I sometimes enjoy sitting in the sauna after my workout. But it seems whenever I do, I get a headache later in the evening. I use the sauna in the evening. I think I'm drinking enough water but maybe ...
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1answer
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Nordic Skiing training program?

I have been getting into Nordic Skate skiing the last few years and have my first ski marathon coming up this winter. I am looking for a book, website, magazine, etc that can help me prepare. In ...
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How to improve left hand grip strength?

During deadlifts, when the barbell is in its higest position (off the ground), I'm loosing my left hand grip. I'm trying my best to hold tight but I couldn't stop my fingers from uncurling the bar. ...
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50 views

Ice for recovery?

What are the benefits of using ice for recovery? I have heard that you should not use ice, if the goal is to recover faster.
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1answer
46 views

Calories burn rate calculation — scientific studies

There are many online calculators for measuring walking/running/bicycling calories burn rate. They differ in input parameters like some might need my weight as well as height and some don't. Almost ...
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2answers
81 views

Power rack outside / 5x5 workout during winter

Will be starting ICF 5x5 next month, however, If the only place you can store your power rack is outside, and consequently do your workouts, what would you say are 'must do's' for such a setup ? ...
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105 views

Relation of physical fitness and age

Why does the physical fitness tend to decline around the age of 30-35? It is obvious that many athletes(football, sprint etc.) tend to stagnate and 'lose' the physical fitness regarding speed, stamina ...
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1answer
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Recommendations for a good fitness course for a 30+ newbie

So I used to be an avid runner (though never much good), but after a lung infection I got out of the routine and now just don't have the passion to start all over. I'd like to get back into good ...
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1answer
90 views

combining Greasing the Groove with regular strength workout

So I am interested in using Greasing the Groove(GtG) to increase my number of pullups and pushups. I am a beginner at strength training, so I figured I would post my question here. My goal is more to ...
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1answer
114 views

Why do we need a resting period?

Everything you read about training tells you: Resting is just as important as training. I understand that if I train to much I get a negative training result. But do we really have to rest like ...
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1answer
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Need advice on current food intake

This week I started doing 1 hour of yoga and 30 minutes of mixed exercises every morning. I also started a diet but am a little confused regarding my food intake. Could I get a second opinion? Does ...
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How to strengthen my forearms?

17 year old athlete, 190lb 5'11" I want to really gain some definition and strength for my forearms but don't really know how to go about it. Any recommendations on good exercises to do or other ...
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4answers
137 views

How to gain definition on my biceps?

I am a 17 year old guy, 190 lb, 5'11", work out six days a week after school targeting various muscle groups each day (legs, arms, chest, etc.). I have been working primarily on gaining strength, not ...
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1answer
106 views

is running speed only a (body weight) / (leg strength) ratio?

I want to be able to run fast. Sub (7.5-min / mile) at a marathon distance. I am trying to figure out why I can't run that pace for even 1-mile. I am not interested in endurance yet. Building ...
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1answer
51 views

optimal resting period for strength

I'm currently doing a (mainly) body-weight routine that involves 3 circuits of: 15 close grip push ups 15 squats plank 1-2 min 5 chin-ups 5 pull-ups (just started the *ups lagging behind in that ...
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Is calcium citrate safe to consume for vegans? [closed]

Can taking calcium supplements increase the risk of a heart attack? advises against calcium supplements, contrary to Calcium Supplements: Is there any good and no harmful calcium supplement out ...
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2answers
183 views

Is there any benefit of stationary running indoors?

I ask further to Is there any benefit of "real" running outdoors vs running on a treadmill in gym?. I consulted ...
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2answers
52 views

Unequally sore muscles

I'm a high school cross country runner, and after several races and runs I've noticed that my right calf is almost always more tired after a run, and then more sore the next day. My right leg is not ...
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Developing strength and ability, versus attrition

I'd like to increase my strength and ability in more gymnastic areas of fitness, but I also don't want to have long-term pain, either now or when I'm older. I've put my whole body weight on my wrist ...
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1answer
75 views

one day - left arm, next day - right arm

Is it ok to train only one arm in this day and then next day the other arm. I am asking because now I am training left and right biceps for example in the same day and feel rather tired in the end ...
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3answers
99 views

building muscle on a calorie defecit?

Currently: 145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. Been working out for 3 months doing cardio & intense weight lifting 5 times week with a good diet. My question: it is believed that you cannot gain ...
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2answers
76 views

Put on love handles since picking up internship. Advice?

About 8 months ago I started my internship at a software firm. Its a 9-4 stationary job. Ever since then I been slowly putting on fat around my waist. This has been very new to me since I always ...
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75 views

Why do good lifts feel effortless?

I am curious what explains the difference between perceived effort and absolute effort for different types of movements. For example pull-ups and burpees always feel hard, while a 1RM snatch sometimes ...
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1answer
33 views

Approx. how many calories can I figure I burn per mile?

I walk, on average, a 15 minute mile and on flat terrain. I weight 150 lbs and I'm about 5' 7" with a medium build. I'm trying to manage my overall health and want to ensure my exercise is balancing ...
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Exercises for stiffened shoulder?

I kayaked last week and found out that I can't do a normal stroke on the left side. Exercising on dry land showed that I have some stiffness and pain when I do the paddling movement, which includes ...

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