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Squat form: out or down?

What's the right to squat: Focus on driving up and down, or on sticking one's backside out? From what guys at the gym say, and many pictures online, you need to be sticking yourself out. Yet from ...
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450 views

Will taking Vitamin D supplements harm my bodies ability to produce it itself?

It is known that the human body can produce vitamin D itself when exposed to enough sunlight. But will the body downregulate this natural production of vitamin D, if I take a vitamin D supplement? And ...
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Any reason for feeling nausea when working out?

I seldom exercise and hardly even go for a jog. I have been living this way for over 20 years. I have high metabolism and have a body shape of an ectomorph; I am skinny. Recently, I wanted to bulk ...
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Taking BCAAs before workouts - carbs or no carbs?

I'm seeing conflicting information on using BCAAs before a workout. One resource says to take them before a workout with carbs to help get the BCAAs into the muscles due to the insulin boost. Another ...
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806 views

What are the ways to reach the optimal running cadence (180 steps per minute)?

I have recently learned that the optimal stride rate is 180 steps per minute. Other than listening to a metronome while running, does anybody have any tips on what can I do to monitor my stride rate ...
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139 views

Getting back in shape: beating the odds against sedentary work-routines and team sports mentality

I am soon turning 27 and am in bitter realization that the years are working against me, physically speaking. I have a very compact body, at 177 cm.s I weigh around 94 kg.s even though I do not have a ...
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364 views

What is the equivalent of a 20 minutes hiit session in minutes of cardio?

How many minutes of cardio do you think I need to replace a 20 minutes hiit traditional session on a certain day that I suddenly want? (And I mean with the cardio of skipping rope at 70-85% of my ...
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789 views

Tips on un-racking weights for bench press

I'm about a month or two into the Stronglifts 5x5 programme and I've stalled on my bench-press. I'm stalling because I can't unrack the bar for the 5th set, the 4th set was pretty easy once I'd ...
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960 views

What different is going on in the initial stage of a cyclic ketogenic diet than after each 'carb up' weekend?

With the cyclic ketogenic diet, initially it takes roughly 2 to 4 weeks (or so I've been told) before the diet becomes easier and you start ketosis. I'm assuming that in this time the body is using up ...
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235 views

How to best burn 2-3 pounds of abdominal fat?

I workout 4 times a week, mainly power and weight exercises. I have a thin athletic build, but can't get rid of 2-3 pounds of fat around the abdomen that hide the 6 pack. What is the best exercise to ...
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Is sitting all day in anyway related to butt size?

I'm a programmer and I sit by the computer almost all day long, some days literally all day, and I heard that sitting all day is one reason why someone's butt can get bigger is that true? and if yes, ...
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What's a deadlift supposed to feel like?

I did my first "real" deadlift today, and, it's a very different feeling. Unlike a squat or a bench, where I clearly feel myself pushing against something, when I deadlifted (135 lbs, about what I'm ...
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1answer
472 views

Stability shoes causes pain when running

I have flat feet, and I went to a store for shoes recommendation. The guy then recommended Mizuno Wave Rider and I'd been wearing that for a few years. Did a few marathon, weekly runs and so on. As ...
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What's good technique to load plates when deadlifting?

I find it hard to load and unload plates when the bar is on the ground for deadlift. When the bar is on the rack, it's easy to put the 45 lbs on and off. But, when the bar is on the ground, it's ...
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Holding Breath while Exercising in Gym? [Weight Lifting Machines] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I breathe when lifting? I think that I unconsciously hold my breath while doing exercises involving different weightlifting machines in different positions. ...
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1k views

Tips on choosing a Stopwatch for interval training [closed]

I'm after a stopwatch for interval training (running). What features should I look for when buying one?
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2answers
1k views

Weighlifting shoes for a beginner

I'm getting into strength training, following the Starting Strength program, and they advise strongly to buy some weightlifting shoes. (Currently, I'm using some tough hiking sneakers, and don't feel ...
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1answer
413 views

What should I look for in a Starting Strength coach?

What should I look for in a coach? How do I find a good one? My goal is an occasional check up to help me with my form - price prevents regular sessions. I'm considering finding one of the Starting ...
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2answers
937 views

My back goes horizontal (forward) when squatting

When squatting, my back is too horizontal (forward). The bar goes forward of my toes. What should I do to correct this? Is it due to not keeping my lumbar tight enough? Also: I haven't checked ...
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1answer
816 views

What is the benefit of eating excess calories when strength training?

Is there a benefit to eating excess calories while strength training? Programs like Starting Strength suggest that a novice should be eating many calories in excess of what is needed, and that in the ...
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What is the best time of the day for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

I have heard a lot about benefits of HIIT; however, nobody seems to address when is the best time for such activities. I got this question when watching "The secret life of your body clock" (BBC ...
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2answers
179 views

What is the most natural form of Vitamin D supplementation? [closed]

I'd like to take cod liver oil or something similar to boost my vitamin D levels (which are low). I want something totally natural. Is there any way to take cod liver oil without feeling the reported ...
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Is it normal when starting squats to not have flexible enough ankles?

I've read a lot lately that if I want to build a lot of strength and start thinking seriously about putting on some size that I should use squats as a core workout. I'm only 65kg (143 pounds) and have ...
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331 views

What is the difference between the diet and workout regimes of lingerie/underwear models and fitness enthusiasts/marathon runners?

I was curious as to what the difference was regarding the diet and workout regimes of underwear models compared to say marathon runners and fitness enthusiasts. Surely they both monitor nutrition to ...
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How do I strengthen my false grip to do a muscle-up?

I have been learning to do muscle up for past few week and still could not do one. For the past few weeks I have been using my legs to try and kick myself up, but still could not do a muscle up. I ...
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2answers
225 views

I'm rather flexible, how should I stretch my hamstrings?

When I'm standing I can have my hands flat on the floor and not feel much of a stretch in my hamstrings. Currently I've been lying on my back, and with one leg straight out in front, pull the other ...
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1answer
414 views

Will the pain from running in Vibrams on roads go away?

I have been running in Vibrams now for quite a while (up to 8 miles at a time, at a 8:20 pace). It is almost completely painless when I don't run on roads. However, when I do, my feet hurt as though I ...
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3answers
4k views

Can one be on a ketogenic diet and not go to the gym?

I was researching the ketogenic diet and as I understand it, it's basically the same as Atkins except that it allows for a high fat intake. Also, under a ketogenic diet you have days where you 'carb ...
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337 views

What constitutes a low carb diet?

What constitutes a low carb diet? I've been trying to limit daily intake of of carbohydrates in my diet to under 100g. Would limiting it even lower improve results in terms of weight loss? Also, ...
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How to maintain muscle during breaks from training?

I m 25 years old and have been going to the gym for the past 3 years. Recently, I took 10 days off due to illness and noticed that I lost muscle. This happens whenever I take a break from the gym. ...
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Why are my knees hurting after a treadmill run?

I am trying to get back in shape and started running. After a few runs (treadmill at the gym) both my knees are really hurting. Is this due to a lack of stretching? Is this overcompensating for ...
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3answers
782 views

Why is it important to breathe whilst exercising?

I just bought some push-up bars to give my wrists a break and was interested to see that the leaflet in it was keen to advise me that "it is very important to breathe normally whilst exercising - do ...
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2answers
745 views

Need to get back into shape. Is there a slightly lighter p90x type-thing?

I need to start working out. Since a teenager I've been slightly overweight (10-15lbs, nothing crazy) but quite active usually doing Wrestling, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, multiple times a ...
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3answers
3k views

legs pain during and after running

I just started running a week back. I am following a program that starts slowly and increases run interval week by week (c25k). I was fine in the first week but on the first day of week two, which ...
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1answer
117 views

What are some stretching exercises for golf?

I have heard of stretching your hip flexors and shoulders. Simply googling is leaving me with a bad taste on explanation on which stretching exercises to do, and especially on detail information on ...
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1answer
218 views

How Antioxidants affects Metabolism? [closed]

I'd like to know how antioxidants affects the metabolism and which ones are essential for metabolism processes.
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15k views

Toning/Cutting while doing Stronglifts(5x5)

I am a 19 year old male and trying to lose some fat (got a bit of love handles). I'm gonna guess I'm around 18-20% body fat. I've been doing stronglifts for 2 months ish to get stronger, I'm at 255 ...
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4answers
3k views

Meal Replacement Shakes - Why aren't they healthy to consume for all nutrition? [closed]

In my research it seems properly made meal replacement shakes with fresh fruits and vegtables and balanced for proper nutrition are healthy as a possible replacement for one or two meals a day. ...
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4answers
361 views

Should one focus on just losing weight or changing physical appearance?

When aiming to change how your body looks, for instance less fat on arms and legs, should you focus on monitoring how much weight you lose or train hard and keep going until you have the body you ...
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1answer
4k views

Are there any benefits to running in the heat?

I live in Texas and with the summer coming up, my lunch time runs are becoming less enjoyable. I have goal races that will occur in September (Olympic Triathlon) and November (Marathon) where the ...
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1answer
179 views

running on an incline vs running faster on a flat plane

I've started working out on the tredmill at 12km/hr for 30 minutes almost every day. For the last 3 minutes I kick it up to 14-15km/hr. Is this a good workout or am I better to run on an incline but ...
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2answers
98 views

What is the best way of resting for the noon in office? [closed]

I work in an office that has no room for a bed to take a nap. But I feel real sleepy after lunch and feel tired in the afternoon, is there any good way of resting for the noon in an typical office ...
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6answers
7k views

What exercise would get heart pumping fast very quickly? [closed]

Is there an exercise that could get your heart rate up to around 90% of max in 1-2 minutes? Or if not, or if that's not safe... what's the fastest most efficient safe way to get your heart pumping ...
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2answers
3k views

How do I use bumper plates?

In videos, I see people dropping the weights after power cleans. I tried it at the gym. It was horribly loud and the cap of the barbell popped off. I hear I should be using bumper plates. How do I ...
3
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1answer
309 views

Will a vegan diet affect my bodybuilding progress?

I am a vegetarian, and I don't eat eggs. I want to start body building and I am wondering how I can continue without eating eggs. In any case I will not eat eggs I want to solely continue a vegetarian ...
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5answers
2k views

Alternatives for a treadmill in an apartment complex?

We moved into a new apartment and were planning to buy a treadmill. But the apartment management denied permission to have treadmill as it may cause disturbance to other tenants and also the ...
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0answers
313 views

Which is healthier: Mayo, Honey Mustard or Oil + Vinegar? [closed]

Which is healthier on a sub sandwich? Mayo, Honey Mustard or Oil + Vinegar?
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1answer
106 views

Am i on the right track for muscle up?

I have started training to do muscle up yesterday. It is understandable if my shoudle or wrist get pain when i training to do it. But my elbow pain too. Is it ok? For my dips i could go all the way ...
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3answers
8k views

Are sit-ups harmful to female anatomy?

I talked with a female friend about how to lose her small fat tummy. I suggested to her that she do sit-ups every day. She read in a book that doing sit-ups is harmful to women, because they may have ...
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1answer
259 views

Unhealthy Weight Loss

I'm an 18 year old male, who, although not unhealthy weight (originally 182 lbs) saw that too much of was in fat. Also for the past two years or so I have been doing crunches fairly regularly, and ...

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