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Do I need to obtain permission to use a high school track? [closed]

I'm in the middle of a running program that periodically requires the use of a standard track. I have a high school nearby with a track, but I'm not sure what my "rights" are with regard to it. I'm ...
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Should I do my deadlifts on leg day or on back day?

The way my workout is split is as follows: I do legs on Sundays which includes squats followed by deadlifts and then leg presses. On Mondays I do bi's and back. I do lat pulldowns, seated cable rows, ...
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I can't breathe through my nose, does this cause excessive sweating during exercise?

I work out five or six days a week, I'm in pretty good shape. I'm not overweight either. However I sweat profusely whenever I exercise, within a few minutes of starting, and the sweat just pours off ...
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328 views

Glucagon Supplementation for weight loss [closed]

I'm currently on the Dukan diet, so protein-only for the next week then protein and salad only. The basis of Dukan, like atkins, is to push your body into a state of Ketosis where it starts to burn ...
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When fat is burnt, where is it taken from?

I'm just curious if there is a general pattern of where fat is taken when it is spent during exercise. Is it taken more or less equally from all fat in the body, are some areas used more than others, ...
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6k views

Putting raw rolled oats in a protein shake? [closed]

If I put raw rolled oats in my morning protein shake (I was just thinking: oats, milk and a scoop) for my breakfast meal, would they just pass though my body without being absorbed? Or would they ...
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1answer
566 views

Caffeine, weight loss, muscle gain & stretch marks [closed]

I am searching for information regarding the effects of caffeine and found this website for the first time. For the last 3 weeks I´ve been trying to decrease my caffeine consumption, after having ...
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How to gain weight for a naturally thin person?

I am a guy who haven't been working out(exercising) throughout my life. I live a very sedentary live, mostly at my desk reading books or using my computer. The nature of my field of work requires me ...
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1answer
548 views

What are the performance benefits and drawbacks of toe socks over normal socks?

I bought a pair of Injinji toe socks recently to try them out. To date, I haven't noticed a huge difference in the way I perform my physical activities (mostly kung fu and an occasional run). If there ...
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885 views

What rotational-strength exercise should I incorporate into my training?

I already have a basic strength and conditioning program, and I play combat sports. So let's assume that the fundamentals of squatting, deadlifting, chinning, pressing, running, and sport-specific ...
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1answer
504 views

“Negative” Calorie Foods to Renew Energy

Apples, celery, cabbage, and etc. are considered "negative" calorie foods. While I understand that the "negative" portion of that statement is largely mythical in nature, as they are actually just ...
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884 views

Good form with little weight or bad form with a lot of weight?

I always hear people say to use an amount of weight so you can meet your goal amount of reps in good form. On the other hand however, all the videos that I've been watching on YouTube show people ...
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How do I cope with extreme pain from running on hard surfaces?

For the last 1/2 of 2011 I was going to my gym and working out 5-6 times per week. It was amazing! I preferred running on the treadmill as it was predictable with less impact. I also was able to ...
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320 views

Is supplementation counter productive when your goal is getting a six pack/lean mass?

I try hit the gym about 3-5 times a week (using a 3 day split program), and take something similar to Supplements SA Ganic-F Insane as pre-workout, and I've got protein shake that i use as a snack ...
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2answers
268 views

How to begin workout after 9 years of no workout?

I used to workout regularly (long time ago, by going to the gym), but it's about 9 years, I have had no workout or any such activity. I have put on some weight specially my belly and buttocks. I want ...
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1answer
1k views

Can I drink beer on the paleo diet? [closed]

I'm pretty sure it's all in the question. Let's assume I'm talking about the standard kind of beer, you know, the kind I can buy in a pub (as you can tell, I don't know much about beer).
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1answer
493 views

Good places to shop for paleo diet? [closed]

Do you have any recommendations on good places to shop to get paleo diet meals/ingredients? My status as of today: I don't shop much, and I barely cook. Premade meals are neat, and so are stores ...
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1answer
303 views

What can I eat the night before to help me get up in the morning? [closed]

What can I eat the night before I go to bed to help me get up in the morning? My issue is not waking up, or being lazy, nor is it my body being sore. But there are times when my body will refuse to ...
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284 views

Low weight exercises in between sets

I have had few back and shoulder injuries over the years which left me terrified of those happening again. The recovery was slow and I lost much of the ground I've gained since I had to go with lower ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I get rid of fat breast

I am computer science student. To do programming homework, I have left fat stomach and breast. In order to get rid of fat stomach, I have started to do sit-ups. However, How can I get rid of fat ...
3
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1answer
427 views

Squat calf machine v/s free weights Squats: Efficiency and knee safety

I recently tried to squat using the squat calf machine and I found it very practical and efficient for when you are training alone without a spotter. I have few questions: What are the main ...
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1answer
146 views

Good effect of meal size/timing on later mixed workout performance?

I'm do a mixed workout intended to have both muscle-building and general fitness boosting and want to understand how meal size prior to it affects value of that workout. Here are the relevant facts: ...
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Does eating carbs after workout improve absorption of protein shake?

I heard at my gym of some guys having a small snack consisting of carbs (a fruit or cereal bar) before the protein shake and their reasoning is that the carbs will be "burned" by the system first ...
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1answer
2k views

Recommended repetition speed on weight lifting

I am interested to know what is the recommended speed for each repetition on weight lifting. I have noticed that doing 4 seconds (2-up 2-down) makes my muscles very big but the amount of weight I can ...
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4answers
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How to Increase height naturally? Are those ads gimmicks?

I'm 5'6, weigh 137, male and close to be 24 soon. I am not happy with my height. I love sports, basketball, soccer, and others. Being this short have some influence on sport activities I ...
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2answers
871 views

Is the Tabata exercise method more effective than other forms of exercise?

I came across this article while searching for workout tips, with the main claim being: This training method is so simple, yet so incredibly difficult, that athletes tend to try it once, ...
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4answers
9k views

How to gain weight without supplements and non veg

I am a 22-year-old eggetarian guy. I hate all non-vegetarian food, so changing my diet is not an option for me. I eat milk shakes, milk products, and eggs every day. I have tried all protein milk, ...
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1answer
817 views

How well do severe under pronators cope with barefoot shoes?

Has anyone with a high arch switched to barefoot shoes? If so, how far are you able to run in them? Have you felt pain in your knees? Does the arch of your foot feel like it has been over-stretched? ...
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2answers
167 views

Using energy stored in the body vs eating beforehand

I often go for a long ride on Saturday mornings, typically riding about 55km before breakfast. I do the ride before eating anything in the morning. Another friend does the same ride but needs to eat ...
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3answers
221 views

Does my workout time have to be consistent?

How important is it to have a consistent workout time? If I workout one day at 6am, the next day at 8pm and then the next day at 3pm for example, will this have a negative impact or a negligible ...
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3answers
258 views

Revised strength building workout - Is this decent? Can it be improved?

Based on my answers to this question, I have made modifications to my workout and would like input if it is now good or if it can still be improved. My revised routine is as follows: 10 pushups. 10 ...
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2answers
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Is it ok to heel-strike while walking?

I know that, while running, humans aren't designed to land heel-first, and should, instead, land on the balls of their feet. I've tried this while walking, but it is much more difficult to do, and I'm ...
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2answers
7k views

Is it bad to use a blender with protein powder

Is it true that using a blender with protein powder, like whey, is bad because the blender can break up the amino acids? This sounds crazy to me, but I've heard it more than once, so I thought I'd ...
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2answers
377 views

Does Vitamin C help with recovery?

There is this gym legend going around where I train. My intake is 1g in the morning and 1g at night. My current training habit is: Weight lifting: (1 hour/5 days a week) Cardio: (1 hour of ...
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1answer
240 views

How to lose fat even if “fit”?

I'm a 20 years old male who's always been fit. I love sport, and I always practice them such as football, rock climbing, skateboardind... and more. But I want to have a toned body. We never see my ...
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1answer
378 views

What is changing in my body as I become more fit (i.e., raising my HR @ VT)

I'm getting into a better routine of training regularly and I know I'm getting more fit. I can go for longer at the same rate of exertion that used to blow me out after a couple of minutes. I haven't ...
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3answers
297 views

Headache when working out

Recently, I've started getting headaches mainly after leg-pressing on the machine. They used to be pretty short and only last a few minutes, but they got worse and now they last for the full work-out ...
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2answers
161 views

Is it sets per muscle or sets per exercise?

When doing an exercise with the goal in mind of doing 5 sets per exercise, are those 5 sets for the muscle or for the exercise? Meaning as follows; if i want to do both flat and incline bench presses ...
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1answer
308 views

Assistance Exercises for Full Snatch

I'm a serious recreational lifter. I enjoy doing the power and Olympic lifts but find the over-head squat portion of the full snatch to be difficult. I can easily do the squat-clean and press with ...
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1answer
288 views

Strength Training for Running Books - Strength without Mass

I'm a middle-distance endurance runner (58kg BM) and I'm a fan of physiology books such as Lore Of Running by Tim Noakes and De Castella on Running. Can anybody suggest books related to building lean ...
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1answer
2k views

Pull-ups: Pain on shoulder joint when lowering body - how to recover from, and prevent or avoid?

I just started doing pull-ups about two weeks ago on a pull-up bar (the one that fits on a doorframe - similar to this). A day after I started, I got muscle pains all over my shoulder and upper arm. ...
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0answers
217 views

What type of doctor does hormone replacement therapy? [closed]

I show all the signs of low testosterone even though I am just 23. What type of specialist do I need to see to get tested for low testosterone levels and get treated if needed?
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2answers
2k views

Can re-introducing meat cause stomach pain? [closed]

I've been on a meat sabbatical recently over lent and I've gone forty days without meat. Before my break I was a pretty keen carnivore, and now that I've started eating meat again I've been having ...
6
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1answer
2k views

I can run better after swimming, how come?

I found out that when I go swimming in the evening (from 5:30 - 6:30), that my running (from 8:30 - 9:30) seems to go a lot better. (Eg. I'm less tired, I have less need for stretching - I stretch to ...
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2answers
684 views

What is the differences between DotFit bars and PowerBars?

I am wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between DotFit bars and PowerBars? The gym I go to sell these bars but in supermarkets I see powerbars and not sure if they have different purposes ...
2
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4answers
3k views

What are good books on muscle building heavily based on science?

Please suggest few books on the topic of muscle building, that are heavily backed by scientific research. I prefer them to be light on concrete training programs, but heavy on facts and research ...
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2answers
4k views

Is engaging your core really about posture?

I hear the phrase engage your core all the time, and honestly, I've never really understood what people saying it are trying to get me to do, and the answers to the question How to 'engage your core'? ...
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2answers
6k views

Stronglifts 5x5 Deadlifts: Am I supposed to increase weight with only 1x5 each time?

I was looking at this program and it seems that deadlifting only 1 set of 5 repetitions each working day is too little to achieve the goal of adding weight each time. Or have I misunderstood it?
2
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3answers
534 views

How to warm up for sprinting

I have never sprinted before, so I have never done any warm ups or know of proper form for sprinting. I am asking for advice as I want to minimise the possibility of injury.
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2answers
749 views

Will building up running reduce knee pain

I've been working on strength/cardio for 4 months now and I'm getting pretty fit. Due to a bad hand injury I was avoiding running and instead used the stationary bike and eliptical for cardio. The ...

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