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Tabata Training— should I separate upper and lower body?

I'm a 60-year-old male. I'm a professional whitewater kayaking instructor, and I like to compete in kayak surfing. My goal is to get in as good a shape for those sports as my limited time allows. ...
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Can I remove the nasty rubber smell from new equipment?

I just bought a Burn Machine device which has two rotating handles within a frame. It is weighted and functions similar to using a speedbag (see picture below). I've been using it a lot ever since I ...
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Rubber residue on weights stains clothing, carpets, hands

I bought a set of CAP dumbbells from Costco. The black rubber leaves residue on my hands, my clothing, and my carpet. Soap and water removed it from my hands. 'Resolve' carpet powder removed most (not ...
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Core/Abdominal Exercises with Lordosis

I have hyperlordosis as a result of very weak lower abs. I have been doing a lot of leg work on my hamstrings and glutes to strengthen my posterior chain, but I am having trouble finding any proper ...
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1answer
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Build muscle in Arms

I don't see any muscle at all in my arms ; I'm 98KG , with BMI of 28. Is it possible to get some improvement using dumbbells only at home ? It is a mystery to me how people build their muscles , is ...
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At Home Regime To Build Upper Body Muscle

At the age of 19, I've come to accept for many years that my lower body would take complete and total predominance when it comes to my muscle mass. However, over the last year or so, I've been ...
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cardio before or after weights?

145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. been doing cardio & weight lifting for 2 months with good diet, goal is to lose body fat and gain muscle. what is the science behind doing weights before/after ...
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What is the effect of carb consumption on fat burning during exercise?

I do a fair amount of cycling over what some would consider long distance - ~40 mile rides every 2-3 weeks and shorter rides more frequently. I have to consume a fair quantity of high GI carbs while ...
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What can I do to strengthen my hand?

About 6 weeks ago, I was doing heavy cleans from the blocks. On the last, my knee lined up with my elbow and forearm, catching the weight and forcing my hand to bend backward. I can use it day to day, ...
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How bad is smoking after eating

I can't help but think that smoking after eating (especially something oily) is worse than just smoking on say an empty stomach or smoking hours after a meal.I have tried to look this up but I can't ...
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1answer
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Consuming Spirulina with Wheat Grass

I maintain a pretty healthy life style and I exercise 6 days a week as follows: I run at least 3 days every week totaling to 20Kms. And, on other days I do PullUps,Push UPs, sun salutes and light ...
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Caffeine and creatine

I have read from a number of online sources that creatine isn't as effective when taken with caffeine. I also read that if you space out the caffeine consumption from the creatine consumption, it may ...
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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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What quiet exercises should I be fitting into a short morning workout for all-round fitness?

I'm a 40 year old man who manages to maintain a basic level of fitness. Most days I do a couple of sets of press-ups, walk my 10,000 steps and cycle a couple of miles. But I'm not kidding myself that ...
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What do people mean by injuries that occur when you are lifting weights?

I am trying to include some extra stretching in my workout routine so I was looking at some Youtube videos and blog articles about it. However, a lot of people say you must do stretching in order to ...
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Stretching muscles while they are engaged

I've heard a theory that it is better to stretch muscles while they are (lightly?) engaged. The reason was said to be that muscle engagement will cause the muscles themselves, rather than the tendons, ...
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1answer
229 views

Bulldoze bulking - optimizing workout

I've been following the "Bulldozer Bulking" workout in an attempt to gain muscle with minimum fat gain. So far it has been working well, but I'm looking to optimize the actual workout I do depending ...
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1answer
50 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 ...
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1answer
23 views

vitamin D as a supplement

If I take a multivitamin, is there a benefit to taking a supplement of a specific vitamin (ex. Vitamin D)? In the winter, I have read taking Vitamin D helps give more energy. I find myself more tired ...
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43 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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Kung Fu + Gym = Bad Idea?

I've been regularly going to the gym around 3 - 5 times a week. I do not do crazy workout like some other people. I only do resistance training enough to may be build some muscle in a few months. I ...
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2answers
118 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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3 day split workout + running between workout days?

I recently started going to the gym again after a year of little to no sports except long runs and walks and virtually no upper body exercises except a year of PT (popped my shoulder in a bad ...
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1answer
59 views

179bpm Average on 5k

I am a former in shape-now out of shape male weighing 227lbs. Recently I bought a heart rate monitor and took off for a 5k run; At an average pace of 6:27/km it felt challenging. I would not have ...
5
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1answer
51 views

Breathing out during swimming freestyle

When breathing out during swimming, I've come across conflicting info - a swim instructor years ago told me to "exhale it all out immediately", so after I take in my breath, once my head is submerged, ...
2
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2answers
47 views

Exercise advice for newbie

I'm a 22 year old male currently employed as a Program Developer(sedentary work).I weigh 110Kg's and am 186cm's high. I started working out about last week. I normally do 30mins of cardio on bicycle ...
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57 views

Why is my left foot going numb when I run? (when it was not a problem previously)

I've been running regularly (once or twice per week) for four months, wearing the same shoes each time. However, the last two times I've run, my left foot has gone numb about 2 miles into the run. ...
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3answers
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What is a suitable post-marathon training plan?

I've just completed the London Marathon and am now at a stage where I want to keep running and bring down my mileage gradually rather than just stop. Are there any plans to follow for this?
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Negative rep workouts - how often?

Negative reps, i.e. reps that focus on the eccentric part of the movement rather than the concentric, are supposed to result in more intensive damage to your muscle, and have also been shown to give ...
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1answer
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Partial cramping in VM after squats

I've experienced this twice now. A few hours after my workout, I'll be lounging around (with my leg bent) and suddenly get a slight burn in my VM ("the teardrop"). If I straighten my leg, the burn ...
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Climbing stairs

Is there a negative side to climbing stairs as an exercise? It's a very practical and quick exercise to get my heart pumping strongly every day. (30 floors) I use the lift to come down to avoid ...
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1answer
49 views

Exercises to correct bad shoulder posture

My shoulder posture is somehow incorrect. My shoulders and neck are leaned forward and scapulae are pointing out. I think that the shoulders are also a little rotated forward. I think some of my ...
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2answers
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Proper Form and Technique for Dumbbell Clean

I'm currently working my way through starting strength (thanks to Dave Liepmann for the suggestion last time I posted on here) and I'm doing all of the initial exercises (squat, deadlift, bench press, ...
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2answers
278 views

Muscle mass with dumbbells only

Last summer I didn't have a job and had a lot of free time so I often was at the gym and achieved some results there. But in March things changed and I am waking up at 5:45 am and coming home at 8 pm ...
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2answers
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Calories and Memory

Suppose your TDEE is 2000 calories and you have been eating 2300 calories for 2 weeks. If you want to lose weight, should you fast for a few days so that the average number of calories you consume ...
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1answer
23 views

What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?

I suspect mine is too loose as it will occasionally slip mid-stride causing my landing to slip forward a bit. Details would be helpful. Update: If it's relevant, it's a Life Fitness T5-0 treadmill.
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How do I deal with episodic insomnia during puberty

Hello there I know this is probably off-topic for this community but I really need help, and was the closest QnA site for health that I found. Plus, I am already a StackExchange user. I also tried ...
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1answer
57 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 ...
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If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?

The FitBit Activity Tracker (on the website, Android application, and I would presume the iPhone application as well) lets you log various activities so you can track and share them with your friends. ...
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0answers
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Can grazing lead to insulin resistence?

For the last couple of years I've embraced the grazing food strategy, eating 5 small meals a day. Recently I've been reading a book (The Story of the Human Body) and have started to learn a bit more ...
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1answer
81 views

Will taking the stairs daily improve fitness for an obese adult

I'm an obese adult, weighing 316lbs. I have started to try and lose some weight and would like to do something about my fitness levels. I have begun to take the stairs (5 flights) and when I get ...
8
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1answer
119 views

When does maximum muscle repair and growth take place after a strength workout?

Every strength routine includes rest days between workouts, so that the natural processes of tissue repair and muscle growth are allowed. I guess this process of repair and growth happens mostly ...
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1answer
12 views

Why does blood pressure and heart rate spike during illness? [on hold]

What are the physiological changes that occur that causes our blood pressure and heart rate to be slightly elevated during time of illness such as a flu ?
3
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3answers
431 views

How can i do pull ups at home?

So, here's the thing: i am on a situation in which i can't go to the gym. However, I Still want / need to do some pull ups. How can i do it at home without having to buy anything? I've already tried ...
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2answers
54 views

How many calories are used to move a computer mouse?

Different Process Tracing tools are used to study people's information search behavior. One of these is called Mouselab mouselabweb.org. In Mouselab information is presented in a matrix format, the ...
0
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3answers
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six months and no major change in losing fat

I been on a plan for 6 months, i eat according to the nutrition and also the supplement. Although it is 12 weeks program but as for me its been 6 months and i am hardly seeing any results. Now i have ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Shoulder pain, around the cuff. Any help? [on hold]

I have pain (not too bad) in the right shoulder. Annoying pain. I believe it could be rotator cuff related, and there is some soreness. I have had a shoulder cuff injury there before but it cleared ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Is there a website / service with publicly accessible database of workouts?

I am looking for a website / service that has database of different popular strength-related workouts. Ideally it would be something with API, but a website with exhaustive list of easily accessible ...
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0answers
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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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Is there a good list of which fiber-containing foods contain soluable fiber, and which contain insoluable fiber?

I am in the process of learning the various diets which treat Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), such as the SCD diet, the GAPS diet, and the FODMAP diet. Although it is said that ...

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