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List of Beginner Dumbbell Exercises?

I have a set of dumbbells that I would like to use in the new year. Is there a handy list somewhere (preferably with pictures) of beginner exercises I can do with my dumbbells? I do not have a weight ...
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circuit training and walking schedule

I do circuit training at least 5 days a week (30 minutes). It is without equipment combining, running, mountain climbing, burpees, jumping jacks, pushups, squats, ab exercises, etc. I also walk for ...
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exercises for serratus and oblique muscles?

I am looking for some weight lifting exercises for the area under the pectoralis muscles, namely the serratus and oblique. I heard this is beneficial for people who play basketball, volleyball and ...
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554 views

What are the exercises that increases Stamina and Endurance of the body?

I am curious to know what kind or what forms of exercises increases stamina.Is it Running,Body building,swimming or else?
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Beginning the deadlift exercise

With so much misinformation all over the internet, how do I learn the Deadlift?
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Deadlift - belt or no belt?

The deadlift seems to put a lot of pressure on the spinal vertebrae. Is it safe to deadlift without a belt or does correct form completely eliminate the need for one?
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Is the deadlift necessary for an intermediate bodybuilder?

I have been lifting for 6 years (non professionally) yet never seriously tried the Deadlift exercise. Is this exercise necessary for intermediate\advanced bodybuilders in any way?
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1answer
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Advice needed in training for heavy mountain biking weekend

Hi I have a heavy moutain biking weekend coming up at the end of January. I have not been on the bike reguarly for the past 3 months and so my fitness has suffered. I wondered what best I could do ...
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What are the dangers of doing push-ups incorrectly?

Newbie here. I work long hours behind my computer and I do my best to keep an eye on ergonomics: paying attention to my posture, taking short breaks at regular intervals, that kinda thing. Recently I ...
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Adverse effects of NSAIDs during training?

I know that NSAIDs can worsen the healing process of certain tissues in body such as bones. It is the irony of the history that they are now so popular (they do have side-effects). I think this is ...
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Army Run - Train for long and heavy run

How can I train to run/jog/march while carrying 50 to 100 pounds. Such as training to do take the Fan Dance (SAS March) Fan Dance On my first attempt to train, I putted two 10 pounds ankle weights ...
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Why do I feel so cold after workout?

Recently I have started doing Insanity exercises. After a workout I obviously get drenched in sweat. After 5 or so minutes of cooling down, I really begin to feel the chills. I have to wear a sweater ...
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How to choose “Neutral shoes” for long distance endurance running?

This answer here mention that "neutral shoes" are better for long distance running. I have used Adidas Supernova for a very long time with inversion support (ofc changed them every year or so, tried ...
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Differences between hammer curl and a regular curl

What is the difference between a hammer curl and a regular curl? I understand the form differences. I'm looking for an anatomical answer. More specifically, what differences in muscle groups (in the ...
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1answer
295 views

Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome in methods such as X-ray, MRI or CT?

Medical term: Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome (aka runner knee). I am trying to find more scientific description about the syndrome, not just pain but what is it actually? How can a doctor see it from ...
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1answer
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How does Zumba Fitness 2 calculate the calories burned?

Zumba Fitness 2 keeps track of how many calories are burned in a session. However, there isn't any indication of what it uses to determine the amount burned. I have to take the number of face value. ...
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What's the point of the weekly 2-day break in Starting Strength's programming? Can a novice just skip that?

Starting Strength prescribes two daily lifting schedules (A and B), to be performed alternately on 3 non-consecutive days per week. That means something like this: S M T W T F S ...
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How should I Lift and eat so I can Gain Weight?

I want to be good at football next year so I'm lifting anywhere from 4 to 6 times a week. I'm a defensive lineman so I want to gain weight (in muscle of course). How should I lift (weight, reps, ...
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How do I warm up my biceps?

I have been going to gym for past 3 months. How do I warm up my biceps? Please give me some suggestion. I dont know the rules. What are the steps for improve my biceps? Whether work out in low ...
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Increase number of reps

I've been going to gym for a few months now. I was told that doing low reps with heavy weights builds strength and I've followed this low rep heavy training religiously and seen my strength improve. ...
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How can I learn essential self care?

I know that it is impossible for anyone to give me a complete answer on how I can lead a healthy, productive life without writing a book, but what I wish to ask is how can someone who possesses no ...
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Should I be stretching between weight lifting series?

Is it good to stretch the muscles one is exercising between weight lifting series? For example, if I am doing bench presses, should I stretch my chest and arms muscles in between one series and the ...
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481 views

when to stretch to help building muscle?

When is best to do stretching exercises in order to help building up muscle? Any times one should avoid or concentrate on?
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662 views

Which one adds to our body fat - carb or fatty foods?

I've learned that eating carb makes body release Insulin which in turn converts into body fat. I'm confused whether eating fat adds to our body fat or eating high carb foods like bread, rice, sugar ...
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Is Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii) an accurate representation of Zumba?

I just got Zumba Fitness 2 for the Nintendo Wii, and prior to receiving it I knew almost nothing about Zumba. I understand Zumba is a fitness routine based on Latin dance, but when playing the game ...
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2answers
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Can wearing tights while running cause pain in my knees?

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a pair of Nike tights to keep me warm while running during winter. And since I've been running in them, my right knee is hurting, to the point where even simple ...
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is it true that weight loss for people who have been quite over-weight for a long time will only result in loose skin?

I heard that people who have been over-weight for a while have 'permanently' stretched their skin, and for that reason weight loss will only result in loose skin (appearance wise). Doesn't age have ...
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1answer
517 views

Preservatives in protein-shake powder?

I purchased protein shake powder a few months ago. I've been storing it at room temperature in my kitchen, temporarily also in the fridge. Produced in 08/2010, expriation date 02/2012. What kind of ...
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562 views

How can I best modify starting strength to fit with a team practice schedule and cardiovascular conditioning?

I have two goals: improve speed and vertical, and improve at my sport (ultimate). It seems from my relatively untrained state, the biggest gains in speed and vertical will come from strength ...
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lower back pain after running

I started a program to run 30' after 8 weeks. I am in week 2. I am overweight in 20 kilograms The problem that I have is a pain in my lower back. Is not shortly after the training, I feel the pain ...
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564 views

How to Rehab a Bicep Tear

I'm writing this on behalf of my gym instructor who unfortunately doesn't have Internet access. Last fortnight he suffered a slight tear in his left bicep while moving some heavy equipment. He has ...
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1answer
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Difficulty breathing in push-up position

I've been out of shape for several years, but finally starting to get back into exercising. I've been doing pretty heavy aerobic exercises for the past two months. For the most part, I'm doing ok - ...
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6answers
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Squat /Deadlift with torn ACL?

I tore my left knee ACL 6 months playing soccer. After the incident I was able to go to a Dr and he told me I need to let the inflammation come down and then get surgery. He said I don't need to do ...
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Equality of different protein sources

From my summary reading around the internet, there seems to be a preference for meats as a protein source (e.g., see this SO answer). My question is, is there a difference—with respect to ...
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406 views

Accurately Calibrated Plates

Various manufacturers of Olympic and weightlifting plates use different standards for accuracy. Is there a good resource for comparing price versus accuracy? Can anyone suggest some manufacturers ...
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1answer
405 views

What kind of exercise can I do while having neck, shoulder and back pain?

About 2 weeks ago I started having really annoying pain in the neck, shoulders and to lesser extent back. I think the immediate cause could have been sleeping in draught under inadequate cover and ...
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1answer
310 views

How much cardio for someone with an athletic build?

For someone who is skinny, has an athletic build, and is trying to put on weight through strength training, how much cardio should they include in their workout? Currently, my workout routine is ...
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2answers
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Foods for gaining muscle for a new gym guy [duplicate]

I am going to gym and doing weight lift and other exercise for last three months,my target is to gain weight and muscle.Unfortunately I didnt gain weight and my muscle didnt increase(bicep and tricep ...
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540 views

Week without a gym, what instead?

I am doing Starting Strength program and I am going to my hometown for Christmas. I won't be able to access a gym there. What can I do instead? I don't like the idea of not doing anything for a week, ...
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What can I do to prevent cramps after 19 km?

The last 3-4 times I have run half-marathon or similar distances, I have experienced the preliminary symptoms of cramps around the 19 km mark. It comes as a suddenly "bite" in the upper part of my ...
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How to train for Parkour as middle aged beginner

I got interested in Parkour and like to start to train for it. I used to do weight lifting and running short distances, but it's more than ten years now and I'm out of shape. So getting in shape again ...
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1answer
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Why do I feel pressure in my ears while breathing hard?

When I first started practicing kung fu, I went from zero activity to doing moderate to intense exercises three times a week. Often times, I would feel pressure in my ears when breathing really hard. ...
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1answer
185 views

Losing weight without losing body size?

I recently lost a lot of weight (from 107kg to 90kg) using a combination of a lot of bike riding and some nutrition changes, but I don't see any difference in my body size - my gut seems the same size ...
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Intensive training after 8 years

Long time ago I used to run in the mornings, workout in the gym 2 days a week, and some martial arts. I was not a gym freak at all but I had some nice definition. Now 8 years later (and 30 years ...
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is the so called “afterburn workout” good for someone with overweight

I weight 242 lbs (110kg) with 5' 9" (182cm). I want to lose weight. My workout the last month was to walk an hour every other day. Right now walk doesn't make me feel tired, so I run. But I can only ...
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1answer
2k views

Is there a general purpose sneaker for casual sports activities?

I am looking for a pair of athletic shoes that I can wear for various sports. Despite martial arts being my main regular form of exercise, once in a while my friends will get together for an impromptu ...
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2answers
254 views

Advice for improving metabolism burn: how do we keep it in high gear?

According to Mayo Clinic about 60% - 75% of the calories burned are non-exercise related. It seems each person's metabolism adjusts to ensure proper support of the body with the focus on efficient ...
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437 views

Barefoot running in cold weather

I've recently moved to a new city where I've been told the temperature usually settles around -20 deg C in the mid-winter. I either run in Merrell Pace gloves or VFFs, and I've found that when the ...
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2answers
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What is difference between Yoga and Power Yoga?

How do you differentiate between Yoga and Power-Yoga? What are the key differences between them? How should one maintain intake of food before or after doing yoga? Can both types be done on the same ...
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I'm doing Starting Strength M/W/F but have a PT appointment on Thursday; how to adapt?

I've been consistently doing Rippetoe's Starting Strength program every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for two months. Today (Thursday), I've got an appointment with an instructor to go through some ...

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