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Safe use of minitramp to develop hip and lower leg/for mobility in older deconditioned subjects

I've read high praise for this activity, and tried it a little bit in a gym. Not many people seem to do it. A good minitramp is very expense. Is it worthwhile to acquire one? How can it be used safely ...
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Fried eggs and boiled eggs, which is better for muscle build up? [closed]

I want to build a muscle body, and heard I should eat eggs, but I don't know if I should eat fried eggs or boiled eggs, is there any suggestion?
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Will climbing (bouldering) with the right amount of calories build muscle?

I love climbing, be it high wall or bouldering. Here's what I plan to do: 2 hours bouldering 3 times a week 1 hour calisthenics 1-2 times a week I weigh 62kg and I'm 6' tall - and will aim to eat ...
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1answer
70 views

Routine work-out suggestions

I used to go the gym since I was 16 then I stopped at 19 because of university (I used to do both martial arts and body building). Now I started again, and it's been one about 8 months since I ...
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1answer
61 views

What exercises can improve my squat depth? I'm limited by how far my knees go over my toes

I have trouble getting low in my attempts at "ass to grass" squats. I have realized my calves are to blame for lack of motion what should I do to improve their flexibility?
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Steady state interval vs high intensity interval for running endurance

I am looking at building endurance and all round fitness with the hopes of being able to run half marathon to marathon length runs, non competitively. I have very limited experience with running ...
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should a static shoulder hold feel sore after?

So I have a bit of shoulder impingement in my right shoulder and I am trying to do some shoulder and rotator cuff stabilization exercises to stregthen and loosen those muscles as Kelly Starrett ...
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Contribution of swimming to basic endurance

I am playing soccer on amateur level and want to change my off-season program for basic endurance from just running to a mix of running and swimming. I did a bit of research about swimming, but did ...
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Do programs from books like You Are Your Own Gym and Your Body Is Your Barbell work?

I've been lifting for the past 6 months but my nutrition side has been mediocre. Mostly due to lack of time as a student and dangling from home to gym to school. Recently, I came across books on ...
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1answer
54 views

Looking for weight lifting program for person with joint problems

I have been lifting weights over the last year and a half and I love it. Unfortunately I have had medical problems related to chronic inflammation/joint pain (possibly early arthritis, I am only 28!). ...
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64 views

Why Doms again?

I do weight lifting once a week starting with a warm up set of 2kg, then sets of 14kg, and then drop sets. The last time I did was the 17th of October and after that my muscles were sore and now again ...
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1answer
69 views

Quitting Body building or weight trainning [closed]

If i quit body building . will my body fat increase considerably and become obese
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104 views

Wendler 5/3/1: cut or not to cut?

I have been doing Wendler's 5/3/1 for about 6 weeks now (2 cycles) and am really enjoying it. I am lifting 4 days a week. For assistance, I've been following the boring but big template. Foodwise, ...
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20 views

Resistance bands [duplicate]

I need some advice regaurding resistance bands. I am thinking of buying one of them (and only one probably). I want it to develop muscles. I am not able to perform bodyweight exercises properly as my ...
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1answer
76 views

How can I get a feminine body? [closed]

I'm a newbie here, so please forgive me if such kind of a question has already been answered. So, I'm a male. Yeah, I might get a lot of backlash for this one, but I'll cut to the chase. I want a ...
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1answer
53 views

What healthy foods won't effect my cardio

What healthy types of foods would be healthy enough for me to keep running my long distances and not negativity effect my running?
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1answer
55 views

After strenuous exercise, can my heart rate stay elevated even while sleeping? [closed]

Yesterday I spent a couple hours climbing a mountain wearing a heavy pack. My Microsoft Band passively measured my heart rate and said I burned over 4000 calories over the course of the entire day. ...
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1answer
63 views

No visible results, can anyone help? [duplicate]

I’m 16 years old. I’ve been using gold whey protein for quite some time now n frankly I'm seeing no results so I was thinking of switching to inner armor hard mass gainer..think it's a good idea? And ...
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2answers
136 views

Deadlift form with less than 45 lb plates?

I've been working out for a while and just began to add deadlifts to my routine on back day. My problem is that I can't deadlift much. Mainly because I'm 400 lb and my knees aren't the best, I ...
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1answer
53 views

Am I eating enough for a bulk? [closed]

5'9 and weigh 139 pounds. I've decided to bulk and need help on my diet. This is what I ate today and I was wondering whether I should be eating more, or less to gain muscle and at the same time not ...
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1answer
100 views

Faced with an enormous Performance Dip

I'm a starting runner (been running for approx. just 2 years now) and I'm currently faced with an immense dip in my training performances. Let me start my story 2 months back. Beginning in September ...
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1answer
73 views

How can I learn to deadlift with proper form at home?

I've recently started lifting at home, I have some weights, a bench press setup, a barbell and two dumbbells. I would like to include deadlifts in my workout but I feel like I'm not doing it with ...
2
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1answer
35 views

XC Skiing as Cross Training for Running

I would like to Cross Country Ski this winter as cross training for my next Marathon. My question is if I can ski for a number of hours and will this impact my normal run training? My last marathon I ...
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1answer
112 views

Train full body in two days for four days straight

I have just started going to the gym and trying to lose weight (258 lbs ~= 117 kg) and I'm trying to make a schedule where I train my entire body twice a week. Previously to this, I last trained a ...
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74 views

How can you gain weight quickly? [closed]

My nephew was 60 kilograms, 17 years old and 5 foot 6 inches tall six months ago. He started weight training and now he weighs over 85 kilos. Is this possible without steroids & peptides?
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1answer
75 views

How should I structure my runs if I live in a particularly hilly area?

I live in a particularly hilly area and have just finished c25k. I have mostly run around the neighbourhood for the past 8 weeks and as a result the vast majority of my runs have incorporated some ...
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1answer
24 views

Nutrition during rock climbing workouts

I go rock climbing roughly 3 days a week for 2 hours per session. As you can imagine, this exercise really challenges my all around muscular endurance. How should I be nourishing myself before, ...
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31 views

Thickness of gymnastics rings

I want to buy some wooden gymnastics rings for my home gym. I have found models with 2.8,2.9,3.0,3.1 and 3.2 cm diameter. Since I have small hands my first idea was to go with the 2.8 cm rings. ...
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2answers
55 views

What kind of food can help someone gain weight easily but also would be easy to lose [closed]

It's protein or carbs or what so that one can gain weight for a movie project but after completing it would also be easier to get back into shape.
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0answers
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combining crossfit with stronglifts - both scheduling and weight intensity

I am in okay shape, so I decided to join a crossfit box. I have been doing crossfit for about months now, and I really enjoy it. However, I find that I am having trouble doing some of the more ...
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1answer
56 views

Triceps exercises that don't put much pressure on the elbow joints

I used to be a big fan of overhead triceps presses, however, I noticed that with increased weight my joints started to ache. Sometimes I even hear a pop sound and after that my joints hurt for up to a ...
2
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1answer
89 views

How much coffee is too much if I'm lifting/dieting

I've been working out 5 days a week. Lifting followed by a 20-30 min cardio session. I've been sticking to my diet as well. "Good" carbs, good amount of proteins, veggies, no soda, only water and ...
2
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1answer
44 views

Can HIIT be done at a lower resistance?

during the high interval phase, can i do it in a high intensity but low resistance? or the resistance should be also high to be more effective in fat burning? i've been doing HIIT on elliptical ...
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1answer
68 views

evidence based 'how to squat guide' and gym more generally

I'm looking for an evidence-based 'how to squat' guide (and actually the gym more generally). Free online would be great but for the gym generally I'd be happy to buy a book. Obviously everyone's ...
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99 views

Working too hard

I have worked with calisthenics for over a month now, and now I want to work harder for my goal. I am 15 years old and my parents say that I work out way too hard. I exercise 6 times a week. My ...
2
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1answer
88 views

Starting Strength, time to move on?

I'm 41 years old, 1.82m tall and weigh 82kg. I have been on strength training for 14 months (2.5 stronglifts, 11.5 starting strength). I didn't do the program, as Riptoe would put it. I never got ...
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1answer
60 views

Bench press - unracking bar bell

What is the correct way to unrack the barbell when bench pressing? Should you attempt to almost slide it as opposed to simply lifting it up? I know sliding is a lot easier if the hooks are flat but ...
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2answers
73 views

Can Starting Strength be made faster?

At my work weight it takes me between 60 and 75 minutes to finish the novice Starting Strength program. I would like to be in and out of the gym in about 40 min. When I diminish my work weights I'm ...
2
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1answer
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Bench press - shoulders down and back

I'm unclear on exactly what keeping "shoulders down and back means". Does "down" mean extending your chest such that the shoulders stay back in position? And back meaning simply don't shrug them up ...
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1answer
33 views

Bench press - arm position

I fully extend my arms when bringing the barbell up from my chest, is this the correct approach or should they not be fully locked?
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1answer
78 views

Body building workout equivalent to Starting Strength?

I have been following a strength training program for about 14 months (Stronglifts 2.5 months, Starting Strength the remaining time). I'm getting a bit bored of it (going to the gym feels like a ...
2
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2answers
251 views

Relation between grip strength and power output

I would say that I have a fairly strong grip. But when I pull 170 kg I feel the bar starting to slip (double overhand, no straps, no hook grip) right before lockout, so I missed the full lockout, ...
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1answer
24 views

Do energy Gels help in long Tennis matches

I do a lot of long distance running and I normally take a gel if I am racing and it goes longer than 2 hours. (Like a Marathon) My question is for tennis would I get the same benefit? For example, a ...
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1answer
79 views

Predicted 1RM accuracy

In how far is a predicted one repetition maximum (1RM) accurate if there are several seconds between reps? For example using this website. Example: Let's say I do 10 x 150kg on the deadlift with ...
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25 views

Can you develop a sensitivity to eggs? [closed]

I've always loved eggs as a great source of protein. It's definitely one of my favorite foods. However, over the past year I've noticed that my stomach has become rather "sensitive" to eggs and they ...
2
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0answers
86 views

What is a muscle knot?

After starting lifting, or perhaps it was from bad posture at my desk job, I got what I think is a muscle knot and I'd like to know more about them. What causes muscle knots? On both a higher level ...
2
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0answers
37 views

Optimal exercise for reducing inflammation markers

What type of exercise (HIIT, weight lifting, aerobic) is optimal for reducing proinflammatory cytokines (like TNF-alpha) and increasing anti-inflammatory cytokines (like IL-10)? CRP levels drop with ...
3
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2answers
125 views

Integrating Olympic lifting exercises into Strong Lifts

I did Olympic weightlifting for 4 months with dream of becoming a competitive lifter but unfortunately had to move out of town and here I don't have access to any coach or even a proper gym for that ...
2
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1answer
52 views

Bar bell position when coming down during deadlift

Simple question. I'm aware that the bar bell has to touch the shins and thighs as it's coming up BUT as it's coming down should it or should you force it to touch your shins? I find that as the bar ...
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1answer
66 views

How to properly do dips?

I haven't been able to find as much information on how to properly do dips compared to all the other information I've been able to find on squats, deadlifts, etc. Dips just don't seem to be as ...

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