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Can Ab Exercise Be Done Everyday

I heard that ab muscles are tiny and can be exercised everyday. Is this true, or do we need to take 1 to 2 day break in-between, just like the other muscle groups, i.e. arms, shoulders, back, chest, ...
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How do I get my legs higher for a kong?

I can do a kong over something about the size of a picnic table, however I notice that on anything longer, my legs start to fall, and I have to bring my feet down. However many traceurs can get ...
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What is the best combination of muscle groups to workout together?

I have not exercised properly in about a few years and I'm dying to get back into it. I've put together the following routine : Monday: Leg Day and Abs Tuesday: Chest Wednesday: Back and Abs ...
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how to measure my total fitness?

is there any way to measure my total fitness, like muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body fat composition. I mean an app or website to get my data ...
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357 views

Is doing pull-ups/chin-ups with a backpack full of weights bad?

I exercise regularly, at home. I consider pull-ups and chin-ups to be the more important exercises in my regimen. Since I do strength training I tend to keep all exercises below 5 reps. When there ...
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1answer
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Is there any advantage to doing flips during big drops in parkour?

I know that there's a fair amount of debate in the community about the distinction between parkour (getting from point A to point B in the straightest line possible as efficiently as possible) versus ...
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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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1answer
35 views

How do you maintain a healthy shoulder?

Shoulders problems are usually the bottleneck in training heavy weights, what kind of exercise or stretches would you do to ensure a healthy shoulder?
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Train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle

How to train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus? (proper moves, use of rubber tubing, elbow support brace, etc.)
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Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?

What are some exercises that use weights or focus on strength that will increase your heart rate somewhat in order to burn more calories while also building muscle mass? One thing I thought of is ...
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Exercises for “toughening” rotator cuffs

Everyone who benches knows and fears the torn rotator cuff. So it makes sense to be preemptive in avoiding it. Assuming I'm healthy and uninjured, what single exercise can I do to help avoid the tear? ...
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1answer
20 views

Pullup progression with muscle-ups as long-term goal

Background In the grand scheme of things, my pullups have been one exercise where I don't see much progression. I've "always" been able to do 3-5 pullups by nature, and even now, after several years, ...
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2answers
107 views

Purpose of this machine?

Hi I see this machine in the gym and I see a lot of people using it, but I never understood its purpose or its importance. Why and for what to use?
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How do I construct a cutting plan?

As the title suggests, I was wondering how one should go about constructing a proper cutting diet and workout plan? I will be finishing with a bulking routine at the end of August, and I would like to ...
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1answer
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What are some of the body weight workouts to do post run?

I am looking for some exercise to do at home without needing any weights. I only have access to a medicine ball. I'm looking for exercises that complement and will help me with running. Like box ...
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1answer
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Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?

I started practicing medieval full contact, which means I have to fight for several minutes in a 30kg++ steel armour. For me to be physically fit for this sport, I decided (among other things) to ...
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How to improve left hand grip strength?

During deadlifts, when the barbell is in its higest position (off the ground), I'm loosing my left hand grip. I'm trying my best to hold tight but I couldn't stop my fingers from uncurling the bar. ...
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487 views

How to overcome grip strength as sticking point for deadlifts?

Coming from a Body Building background I have started experimenting with powerlifting recently. I especially like deadlifting a lot and want to improve my maximum weight for singles and doubles. ...
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Supplement and when to take them [on hold]

I am 62 years old. I currently don't take any medications. I do take supplements. My question is of the list of vitamins I take, can they all be taken together? And, is it better to take them in the ...
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3answers
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Exercising in the gym and asthma

i'm a 23 years old male with asthma ( the main allergens being dust and acaris).My condition has been quite stable for some years now since i don't get attacks at all and i can pretty much function ...
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1answer
19 views

Increasing ankle (dorsiflexion) mobility

I have my own method for this and I'd like either confirmation that it's an acceptable solution or a reason why it's not and better alternatives. The reason I'm framing the question like this is ...
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2answers
50 views

Does cardio decrease appetite?

I ran before lunch today, same breakfast and same lunch-size as always, I also lifted weights yesterday so it seems like I should be hungrier than usual. But I was too full to eat the dessert I bought ...
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Running with a backpack

I carpool to work in the mornings but I run home after work. I have tried running with a regular backpack and that didnt work. It bounced up and down too much and wore out my shoulders. I am now ...
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1answer
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Uneven upper/lower body

My head appears proportionally large compared to my upper body, and my lower body appears very small/thin compared to my upper body. I am male around 5'7 and 108 pounds (49 kg). What might be causing ...
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4answers
82 views

To lose fat in ketosis should I avoid fatty foods? [on hold]

I'm 95kg, 195cm tall. Aiming to lose some fat, eating < 50g carbs a day. I know I need fat to generate ketones for healthy brain function, should I avoid eating fat so that my body uses my own ...
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2answers
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slouched shoulders get better when i open my hands

I have really big problems with my posture. I spent a lot of time sitting at computer for many years. My shoulders are rounded, they go forward and due to this my neck is overloaded. I have also ...
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0answers
70 views

Fitness tests, is there a consensus on which to use? [on hold]

Is there a consensus over which of the many test batteries in existence (YMCA, Harvard Step, Queens Step, Kindle, Rockport, VO2max...) best assess / quantify your current level of fitness / ability, ...
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3answers
93 views

Guidelines on whey protein, glutamine, creatine, amino acid supplements

I am 27 and I have been underweight for many years. Recently, I began to have consistent training sessions in a nearby gym. My personal trainer advise me to buy several supplements. They include whey ...
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2answers
646 views

How should I transition into minimalist running shoes?

I have spent the last few years running in stability shoes with orthotics (Brooks Adrenaline line) to prevent ankle pain caused by overpronation. My joints and muscles are fine after long runs ...
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1answer
43 views

Can shoes mask injuries or weaknesses?

A little background: I got a gait analysis from a major sports therapy hospital, and she said I overpronate and suggested me some stability shoes. I also have a weak IT band, which I'm currently doing ...
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5answers
926 views

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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3answers
109 views

Weight loss and weight lifting

Hi all I am new here but would like to ask a question. I started out at 390 lbs and switched to a plant based diet on Jan 1st 2015. I am down to 335, now my question is 6 weeks ago I started lifting ...
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4answers
2k views

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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3answers
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Resistance band deadlifts

I don't have a bar with heavy weights at home but want to incorporate deadlifts into my workout program. I experimented a bit with dumbbell deadlifts, but the 10 kg dumbbells I used feel very light ...
3
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2answers
61 views

Is there good scientific evidence on the effectiveness of rest days for building mass?

I'm wondering if there is any study that compares two groups doing identical exercises, except that one group has fewer rest days than the other. I have seen a lot of conflicting evidence on the ...
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4answers
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arms (biceps & triceps) are never sore the next day following workout

I do a full body workout (legs, chest, back, biceps, triceps, abs). The next day I always feel a bit sore in general. However, nowhere whenever I train have I felt sore in my biceps or triceps. For ...
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3answers
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Do calories burned for activity include RMR-burned calories?

Do calories burned for activity include RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) -burned calories? E.g. if one burns 300 calories walking 1 hour, does that include 100 calories burned per hour just by being ...
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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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Stay regular while juicing? [closed]

I mean this as a serious question: I want to start doing more juicing and have considered a juice fast. However, I also have a lot of social obligations and things that have me "out and about" and ...
2
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2answers
137 views

Deadlift and Rack Lifts

My max deadlift (for now) is 435lbs, my above knee max rack lift is 605lbs, my just below knee max rack lift is 450lbs....does this indicate that my 'take off' is the weak part of the lift? and if so, ...
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1answer
315 views

How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?

I exercise every alternate day - which means 7 times a fortnight. I mix it up ever so often, but I generally do a mixture of about 45 minutes of cardio (either a run at >10.5 or intervals on the ...
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4answers
1k views

Is a drastic calorie reduction harmful? [on hold]

For a long time I was consuming 4000 calories a day. This was between soda and various "junk foods". I was surprised to find my protein, carb and fat levels were pretty close to what they should have ...
2
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2answers
63 views

Eating before a training session - what do you do to be “light”?

As well as weight lifting, I do some all-round training like running and Quads and Core (okay, the class name is officially "Legs Bums & Tums"). With these kinds of exercises it helps if you are ...
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2answers
47 views

Is it normal to feel very tired, nauseous a few minutes after a workout?

I find that when I really push myself, my body doesn't reward me. This occurs usually only when I am doing upper body workouts. I feel like I am pushing myself and I can really feel my arms burn. ...
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4answers
96 views

Mixing high intensity and high volume in a single session

It seems to be generally agreed upon that high intensity (i.e. heavy weights) for fewer reps, tends to make you stronger, while high volume (i.e. less weight) for more reps, tends to make you bigger ...
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1answer
25 views

needed help for diet, protienshake, mass gainer, creatine vitamin pills [on hold]

I have a very slim body like only about 3 to 5% fat and I am doing workout with heavy natural diet plus mass gainer by ON. I have been working for three months but their is only increase of 1 kg. So ...
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3answers
71 views

Which is more effective for strength gain: a superset or multiple sets?

I recently read somewhere that a massive superset composing of all muscle groups,each working the muscle until fatigue is more effective than multiple sets of the same variety(without fatigue) or ...
3
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2answers
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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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ballpark nutrional info for the below dish [closed]

Could some give come up with an approximate nutritional info (individually for the salad, rice, humus and chicken) for a dish that looks like this? ...
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3answers
131 views

Please revise my workout routine according to my body detail

My goal is to overcome my "skinny-fat" body. I am already working-out passionately but I want to hear advises from you guys about my workout routines. I have listed 2 different routines that I ...

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