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114 views

What are the pros and cons of Jefferson vs conventional deadlifts?

I tried the Jefferson lift and it comes much more naturally to me than conventional deadlifts. But I can't find any quality research on this lift. I am especially interested in muscle activation and ...
2
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2answers
284 views

How far is a good length of running for children?

My daughter is 12 years old, she plays soccer competitively, and she runs four miles every day. She has been known to stress her body by exercising too much. Lately, she has been wanting to run ...
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2answers
107 views

Include Whey Protein in Diet Plan for Weight loss

I am a 23 year old/ 84 kg/ 178 cms overweight guy. I have started weight loss programme. I run around 6-6.5Kms (Treadmill + Eliptical), do some crunches, belly exercises and then do 2-3 sprints daily ...
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1answer
54 views

Are there actually substances that can make a person not just larger but also taller? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see adverts on internet peddling supplements that seems to be able to make a person, not just bigger, but also taller? Are any chemicals (whether legal or illegal) actually able to do ...
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2answers
120 views

What does it mean to “isometrically contract” some muscles?

On p. 284, the book "Body Sculpting Bible for Men" talks about a form of crunches that can be used to train the abdominal muscles. The first step for the instructions for these crunches says: ...
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1answer
100 views

Average Muscle breakdown by percentage (by weight) of the total

One often hears lower body accounts for 40% of total muscles mass. Going a step further, would it be possible to estimate for an average body, a given muscle group percentage of the total? Is there ...
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4answers
112 views

Tips to enable body to use stored fat

Is it possible to make body to use already stored fat ? Cutting down food is not always easy , sometimes it is hard to control hunger ; if do so most of the time it tends me to have a large meal when ...
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1answer
45 views

Minimizing Stomach Discomfort During Race with Caffeine

I know if I have coffee or a caffeinated drink before a hard workout or running race that there's a clear benefit. I can tell - I can push faster with less effort. The problem is my stomach. I have ...
2
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2answers
139 views

What are the detrimental effects of over exercising?

I am doing the lchf diet and have been increasing my runs everyday to the point that I run about 2 hours plus daily at a 9 minute / km pace. I noticed that my heart rate was a bit elevated in daily ...
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3answers
355 views

Is it healthy/unhealthy to consume too few calories so long as you're not starving yourself?

Several online calorie calculators tell me I should be consuming between 2100-2500 calories a day to lose weight (around 3000 to maintain my weight). For the past few weeks, I've been counting about ...
0
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2answers
64 views

Avoiding banned substances [closed]

I'm looking around for some good supplements and have been recommended Matrix Anabolic Gold, but I'm keen to check there's no banned substances in it. informed-sport.com is good for checking a ...
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2answers
81 views

Redline heart rate running

Just started to use HRT monitor on runtastic. My max heart rate I think should be 179. I am 41 and my resting HR is 45. Just ran 15k this morning and according to the data I was in redline (defined as ...
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1answer
21 views

Breathing technique Swings

What is the right breathing technique to get optimal output when doing swings ? I do now breath in when the the kettlebell moves backward and out when it is up
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0answers
34 views

I'm very thin. How can I gain muscle? [duplicate]

I'm 16.5 years old and my height is 5ft 4.5inch. My weight is 45.5 kg. Everybody says that I'm very thin. How can I gain muscle and look like a healthy man? I want to create quality muscle as well. ...
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1answer
55 views

Protein supplements for over weight people [closed]

Is it good to have protein supplements when over weight ? Is it possible to gain muscles by having proteins while having extra body fat ?
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2answers
61 views

Which gym workout routine after home training?

I do 6 series x (although I have often long periods of time between series) 20 push up, 10 pull up and 20 chin-up 4 times/week and run 10 km 3 times/week and stopped adding more reps(but I can do ...
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3answers
105 views

When to change Kettle-bell weight?

I have got 20kg kettle bell and able to do 30 swings without exhausting. Should I change the size of kettlebell(32 or 36 kg ?) or increase reps ?
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0answers
43 views

Extended chest pump - 1 and a half days

After a 6 month break after finishing a 10 week (5 day/week) fitness program, I restarted it last week. Last week I only went to gym 2 days out of five (Monday & Friday) and this week all the way ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Muscle spasm/contraction

Recently I have started a program to strengthen(and learning to activate) specific muscles relating to overpronation(abductor hallucis, flexor digitorum brevis etc.). After a few weeks I'm now able ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Eating a big meal around a weightlifting workout - before or after? [duplicate]

When is the best time to eat a big meal when weight training - before or after the workout? Also how much time before or after is optional / beneficial?
2
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3answers
152 views

All things being equal, does muscle build faster than fat burns?

I ask this question because I have been on a low-calorie diet and have been working out on my total gym once or twice a day and walking 2-2.5 miles a day five days a week for the past two weeks. In ...
2
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2answers
56 views

Cramping in the soles of my feet during certain stretches

I always used to be a very flexible person. In middle school, I could do full splits straddle and front-and-back on both sides. Even into high school and college, I continued to be able to do lotus ...
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2answers
78 views

The relation between sweating and how many calories we burn

Is how much we sweat an indicator of how much calories we burn? I am talking about the same person because how much we sweat is also related to how much the body is hydrated.
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2answers
278 views

How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?

I've heard of people actually just getting really huge (obese) to be able to generate more force. I don't know how effective it is, but I've seen 300-400 lb. people who don't regularly lift weights/go ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Will any lubricant work on any treadmill?

I bought the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk. The manual says to use only 100% silicone lubricant. Their product is overpriced, so I Googled "100% silicone treadmill lubricant" to look for other ...
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3answers
146 views

Gaining muscle after significant weight loss [slightly specific situation]

I'm male, 5'11, age 29. In 2008 I went from 260lbs to about 160lbs with very little exercise, and have hovered around that weight since then. My weight will fluctuate, with a high of around 175lbs. ...
5
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4answers
180 views

Training running speed going faster at 95-98% or longer at 80%

TL;DR.: For speed training, is it better to run longer at 80% of the max HR, or faster at 95% of the max HR? Long rant: I'm able to run 6Km in 50min if I control my speed based on the HR, by not ...
2
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1answer
45 views

Why does my waist hurt during pullups?

I have started doing pullups again(after a year or 2), past 2 years I had been doing other sports such as dancing, running, pushups so I am kindof in shape. But my waist(as can be seen from the ...
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2answers
45 views

Shaking muscle during rest day

I can't explain it much but that's what i feel. Sometimes a random muscle (for exemple, today is my "upper" abs) that shakes randomly.. What causes this ? Thank you
0
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1answer
152 views

arm muscle size not increasing

A few months ago, my triceps starting showing. I've been regularly going to gym and my diet consist of protein, crab and veggies (broccoli) and follow "Rule of third" 1/3 of protein, 1/3 of crab and ...
4
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2answers
187 views

Why does the body burn muscles instead of fat in a calorie deficit body?

Assumption There have been many articles and answers (even on this site) that exercising while on a calorie-deficit diet (or weightlifting/exercising for more than an hour) will not result in ...
2
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2answers
639 views

Should we do running and lifting on the same day or on different days?

While putting dishes from dish washer into the cabinets my arms got tired! So time to go back to gym and exercise! If I want to start for the first few weeks with moderate running in target heart zone ...
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1answer
63 views

How to leverage short bicycle ride to work?

I'm cycling every day to work. It is a very short distance (2km or 1 1/4 miles). I'm usually there in 6-7 minutes. How would I use this ride to increase my endurance? I read about tabata, would it ...
0
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1answer
360 views

Calories to eat while doing P90X3 and trying to lose weight

I am 179 pounds. I am currently in week 2 of P90X3 again. I want to build muscle, but ultimately get closer to 170lbs by the end-ish of this round of X3 which would be ~90 days. I guess it's also ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

How to use psoas in flutter kicks?

Exrx and other sources claim that flutter kicks are a good psoas exercise. My psoas are tight, and I use a tennis ball to loosen them up. When I do flutter kicks, I feel the workout in my hip ...
4
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2answers
80 views

Toenail removed - realistically, how long before I can start running again?

I injured myself accidentally on Friday and wound up in Accident & Emergency (ER) where I had to have an X-Ray and my toenail removed and my toe tidied up a bit. Although I've lost nails before, ...
3
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1answer
48 views

Doing Yoga in Socks

Is doing yoga in regular socks okay? Are the yoga toe socks better, the same, or worse than doing yoga barefoot? Just a little background: I am going to soon begin a yoga class at my local gym, but ...
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4answers
1k views

How old should children be to train with weights?

I have heard a lot of different answers for this, from six to eighteen. I would like for someone who actually knows what age is appropriate to answer this. Also, how much weight training is safe for ...
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0answers
34 views

Best diet for lots of cycling and 3 kettlebell workouts a week?

I cycle 140 miles a week and do a high, medium and light intensity kettlebell workout. It seems to me like I need a high carb and high (ish) protein diet to sustain this. Currently I eat anything but ...
0
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2answers
51 views

Dizzines with Insanity workout at the second month

I started insanity workout and finished the sixth week and stopped for some reasons. A month later I decided to start again and did the fit test, which was really painful with a state of mind of ...
6
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1answer
124 views

What can be the negative effects associated with an overtrained, overdeveloped back?

As we know, overtraining the chest, leading to overdevelopment in relation to the back and associated postural muscles, can also lead to hampered performance due to Upper Cross Syndrome. This is ...
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0answers
19 views

Typical screw and screw anchor for sling trainer?

I happen to have a a screw with an eye sticking idly in my living room ceiling, and I'm thinking about using it to hang a rope for bodyweight rows etc. The screw is 8mmx50mm (thread x length of ...
4
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2answers
361 views

Is doing pull-ups/chin-ups with a backpack full of weights bad?

I exercise regularly, at home. I consider pull-ups and chin-ups to be the more important exercises in my regimen. Since I do strength training I tend to keep all exercises below 5 reps. When there ...
0
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1answer
68 views

German Volume Training 10 sets X 10 reps

I am curious as to what others experiences with this training program are. Did you gain the 5-12 lbs of muscle over the 6 week period that promoters such as Charles Poliquin claim to be the norm ? ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Fitbit Flex accuracy in counting steps

Yesterday, I traveled 4.46 miles on my Octane Q37xi, which should correlate to roughly 9,000 steps. My dashboard only recorded 4,402 steps, less than half. I assumed the problem could be the stride ...
0
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1answer
94 views

Critique my SL + Greyskull hybrid

I really like Strong Lifts, but it isn't working well for me anymore. Too many resets and not making it past previous resets. Admittedly, my lack of progress is likely attributable more to my lack of ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

Fatigued triceps in freestyle swimming

I used to swim a long time ago and after a break of several years, I took it up again about 6 months ago. However, my triceps (i.e the lateral part of the back of my upper arms) still get fatigued ...
0
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0answers
23 views

What are the differences between using gripper and wrist curls?

What is the target & result difference between using a hand gripper, doing palm up wrist curl & doing palm down wrist curl? I want to know exactly which muscles they target also I want to ...
3
votes
2answers
46 views

Dealing with ankle cramps in open water

I sometimes get cramps in my ankles when swimming freestyle. What are some good strategies for dealing with them during an open water race? Preventative measures would also be of interest.
7
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2answers
670 views

How does superhuman strength work?

I totally know this is not the best question for here because it goes beyond just fitness-y stuff and into all of that science stuff more so, but let's consider I am asking this is a good-hearted, ...

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