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How do nutritional supplement companies come up with the recommended dosage?

Is there a standard or guideline to this? For instance, is there a prototypical person with an average weight they design dosage parameters for?
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What foods can I eat to keep my energy up in an office job in the afternoon?

About 2-3 hours after eating lunch I crash at work. My hands shake, I can't concentrate and I generally believe this has to do with low blood sugar. I've never been diagnosed with diabetes. My mom has ...
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Workout routine for 5 days a week

I understand that working consecutive days without rest isn't ideal because it doesn't give your muscles enough time to repair themselves, but what if your daily workouts isolate particular muscles? ...
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2answers
435 views

Incorporating kettlebell exercises into an existing workout plan

I've been working through Ripptoe's Starting Strength and Practical Programming books and training schedule, mostly aiming for basic fitness and building muscle mass. My current workout is mostly ...
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Is biltong healthy for a lean muscle weight trainer?

Is biltong healthy for me. I am trying to gain lean muscle but am starving all the time from all the training and I don't like protein shakes as it upsets my stomach?
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What exercises help toning and firming up after losing weight

I've managed to do something I never thought possible for myself, and lost about 5kg in one month. I'm aiming to continue this trend until I'm back below 100kg. I've managed this by walking most ...
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Is running on treadmills easier than running outdoors because the ground is pulled beneath the runner?

I know the smooth ground and no wind resistance make it easier. But does the ground being pulled beneath you make it easier too?
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Improvising some weights for lifting?

I've been making myself a very basic exercise routing that consists of biking and push-ups, sometimes running. I know it's very little but keep in mind I'm trying to gain weight but gain arm strength ...
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2answers
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How should I prepare for a marathon on an elliptical machine?

I recently got excited about the idea of running a marathon on an elliptical machine after reading this post on livestrong.org: Colonel Mastrianna, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Manpower, Personnel, ...
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117 views

Getting my younger brother to eat healthier

I have a younger brother (I'm 17, he's 13) and for a while I had no idea just how unhealthy he eats. Before addressing the question I should probably tell you more about his health condition. He's ...
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4answers
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Is this heart rate too high for a beginner runner?

I am a 38 year-old male beginner runner with a history of sport in my earlier years (but hated running by itself), I started the C25K program in mid-december to try to get some fitness back in after ...
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Lower back pain when stretching hamstrings

I went to defence forces 4 months ago and have had intense training and stuff without no good physical base before. Had to carry a 60 pound bag for miles on my back etc and now having lower back pain ...
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2answers
660 views

Power while swimming?

Here is a scatterplot matrix of elapsed times for the overall, swim, bike, and run legs of the 2009 Ironman Championship in Kona. Obviously, while the correlation is imperfect, it is still ...
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Eating before/after an evening workout?

If I'm working out in the evening (an hour of cardio at, say, 8pm-9pm), should I have dinner before or afterwards? What effects will it have on a) my workout if I eat beforehand and b) my recovery if ...
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Working out - do taller people have it harder?

Background: I was working out with some friends today and during one of the exercises (jump squats) I jokingly said to my buddy (who is 5'4" with a normal proportioned frame, I have a lean build) ...
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StrongLifts suggestions for women

Are there are programs similar to the StrongLifts program for women? Or the StrongLifts tailored for women?
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Big Tryout On the Way

I have my first college tryout coming up and I'm very nervous, I'm a center midfielder and I play soccer, What can I do to boost my explosiveness in my running and how can I make my touch better ...
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1answer
420 views

How should I recover if I accidentally deadlifted 5x5 instead of 1x5?

I forgot that in the StrongLifts program you only had to deadlift 1x5 and accidentally did 5x5, will this hurt my recovery? Should I skip my next deadlift during my next workout B?
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1answer
137 views

How healthy is my diet? For maintaining health, and become more fit

I've recently began to watch closely what I eat. I follow the following guidelines: -no refined carbs, eat whole grain organic carbs. I eat brown rice and whole wheat pasta. -lots of vegetables. I'm ...
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2answers
419 views

Foods I can eat a lot of and still be healthy

Plainly put: I like eating. However, my eating habits lead to me being overweight and adds possibility of health complications later on. I was wondering if there are any healthy foods (low cal, low ...
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3answers
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Wanting to lose weight cycling is this enough?

I had the opportunity to live in Antigua for 2.5 months and I got here about 2.5 weeks ago. I decided to ride my bike back and forth to work everyday to shed some pounds while I am here. I am a 5'3", ...
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2answers
279 views

talking to others at a gym [closed]

I joined a gym at new year with a friend an we were going twice a week be he is becoming les interested with every visit and I found my self alone the other night. Now while I quite enjoy the ...
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5answers
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Overhead press alternative to bench press?

I do my lifting at home and don't have a suitable bench. I'm currently using two ordinary monoblock chairs as my "bench" and I don't think I'm doing my bench presses right because my arms are ...
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3answers
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Am I taking too many vitamins and supplements?

I'm hoping to get some insight on the vitamins and supplements I'm taking. I'm afraid I'm taking too many or taking them incorrectly. Am I doing myself good or harming my body? First off, I am 21, ...
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2answers
404 views

2 weekly 1 hour cardio sessions vs 4 weekly sessions of 30 min

What is better for health, 2 weekly sessions of 1 hour of cardio or 4 weekly sessions of 30 minutes of cardio? Both at 65-85% of my max heartrate.
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1answer
792 views

Elliptical trainer for home use: Concerns about noise

My question is about how quiet an elliptical trainer is in use in a home setting. Background My wife and I jog irregularly but really enjoy it when we do get out. We find it tough in the winter in ...
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3answers
979 views

Profuse sweating during exercise, then chills

After I do Zumba, I wait 'til I quit sweating (I sweat more than anyone in class, always have sweated profusely when exercising or in the summer heat), theni I shower and dress. Later, anywhere from ...
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1answer
114 views

Advanced Fitness Program

Can anyone recommend somewhere where I can get or buy fitness programs for body building? I want to change my program every 6 weeks or so. I was using a personal trainer but he has moved to a ...
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345 views

How to build muscles and lose fat quickly within weeks?

Some people like models or actors have to look their best for certain occasions like a shooting. They have special training programs and diets that allow them to improve their looks within several ...
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2answers
2k views

I've had a growing pain in my foot over the last few days. How can I reduce it/prevent further injury?

I've had a pain in my right foot that has grown over the past few days. I first noticed it 2 days ok. Yesterday, I had to stop and rest every ~5 minutes of walking, as the pain became too great. Today ...
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2answers
485 views

Is this appropriate training for a person with lumbar L4-L5 and neck C4-C5 protuding disks?

Today I went to the gym for the first time to get the program from my trainer. I warned him I have protuding disks in my lumbar and neck areas (lumbar L4-L5 and neck C4-C5). I am going through ...
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3answers
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What are some good stretches to help with squatting?

It seems a lot of form problems with the squats are caused by inadequate flexibility - I think mainly in the hamstrings and also the shoulders. What are some good stretches that can be used to ...
8
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1answer
2k views

Do I need to gain weight if I'm overweight? (Starting StrongLifts program)

I'm 5'6 and 176 lbs with a high body fat %. I am overweight (with man boobs and big belly with love handles) and just started the StrongLifts 5x5 program. While reading the starter pdf included, ...
8
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2answers
339 views

Are small workouts worth the time?

I have a set of adjustable dumbbells in the basement that I haven't used in awhile and every time I start an exercise regiment, it never lasts. I would like to start using them again, minimally. But, ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the best Olympic weightlifting instructional?

I am moving from strength training to power training in order to improve athletic performance. Specifically, I am adding the clean and jerk (no snatch for now) to my program. I am not looking to ...
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3answers
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How Can I Heal/Prevent Jumper's (Patellar Tendinitis) Knee?

About me: 29 years old 170 lbs Active (mountain biking, skiing, basketball) In the last year or so I've started to develop symptoms of what I think is Jumper's Knee (pain right beneath the kneecap ...
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1answer
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I need some tips in increasing my weight and body sturcture [closed]

i am here to ask how can i increase my weight, and shape up my body. I eat following stuff daily: Morning Breakfast at 6:00 am - Milk, Mix fruit Museli, tea Morning Breakfast at 10:00 am - fried ...
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9answers
2k views

Improving freestyle swimming pace

I've started getting into freestyle swimming after doing a moderate amount of running for a long time (~50 km a month). I am doing three 1000m sessions a week and have improved to the point of ...
2
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3answers
707 views

What style earphone is most appropriate for jogging and running?

I've seen 3 type of sport earphones so far, there are: Neckband styles that wrap around the back of your head (such as the Sennheiser PMX 680i) Earclip styles that hang over your ear (like the ...
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6answers
282 views

What would I need to track fitness effort?

What, in addition to an Android device with GPS, would I need to track fitness effort? I am thinking of perhaps something like a Fitbit, or can the Android do the same? Also probably a hearth rate ...
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4answers
6k views

How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?

I want to know how to calculate how much muscle mass one has as opposed actually body fat.
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3answers
1k views

What is good workout attire for weight lifting?

I want to know what the best practices are for workout attire, what kind of clothes should one use? Loose fitting clothing, moisture wicking etc? I'm not asking for discussion but what is commonly ...
7
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2answers
306 views

Why is there an emphasis on consuming protein for muscle repair and gain?

I've heard it explained before but I still don't understand why there is such an emphasis on consuming lots of protein. My trainers say I should consume 1 gram of protein per body weight (and then ...
3
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2answers
458 views

What should skinny people do to track progress?

Since skinny people, like myself, need to track their progress while building muscle mass and staying feet; what should I be looking at? Right now I'm measuring muscle, weight, and body fat but is ...
5
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3answers
260 views

Running in boots comfortably down mountain trails

Once a week, I run down a small mountain (3 km, 450 m denivelation). 1/3 is asphalt, but 2/3 of it is a trail consisting of rocks and roots poking through mud, covered with dead leaves and the ...
3
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2answers
332 views

Increased irritability with ultra-low body fat?

Yesterday, reading in my newspaper I discovered an interview with a professional boxer (at the end of his career). He said preparing for an upcoming fight has been really hard... getting body weight ...
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1answer
291 views

Digestion vs Absoption of different protein sources

I was reading an article about whey vs casein, which said casein is digested very slowly. I remember reading casein peptides in the blood stream are used by the body in a much slower way. I've a ...
1
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1answer
210 views

What's the best back exercise to balance out the dumbbell press from the profile?

In order for the body to have a balanced look I believe in doing exercises in pairs. For leg extensions I will also go leg curls. For arm curls I'll do cable tricep pushdowns, etc. But what is the ...
5
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3answers
2k views

Are barefoot shoes suitable for multi-terrain obstacle courses?

I'm planning on doing the Warrior Dash later this year. It is a 3.2 mile (5K) race course through mountainous terrain, mud, and water. In addition, there will also be obstacles along the way such as: ...
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3answers
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Insomnia caused by Glutamine or other Supplements?

I am currently using MRM All Naturall Gainer (image of ingredients) at noon and L-Glutamine 500% DV. in the morning as a supplement for my workout and am experiencing insomnia. I am not sure though if ...

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