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The most ideal weight increment in 1 week without stretch mark?

I once increased my weight very fast (around 2-3kg/week), that time without doing workout, and using so called "supplement" by doctor. However, it left some stretch marks when my weight is decreased ...
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What do I have to eat immediately after workout?

This question differs a little from others which I found here ! Basically, I need to gain weight, both general weight and muscles. So what should I eat, just after finishing my workout ? Is it ok to ...
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What is the right protein for me? I'm struggling to find one

I am a 14 year old athlete who plays football at academy and also internationally with a few caps. My pre-season has started and I need some protein to assist with my training and training goals. I ...
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Neck problems, are massages the best answer?

I'm in my mid-30s now, and much of work is done in front of a computer - all day and night. Gone are the days in which I play basketball, run track, and hit the weight room 5 or 6 days a week. I now ...
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What is the “fat burning zone”?

We have all seen it on countless cardio machines and some may have questioned its validity. There is (nearly) always a mode/program you can select called some variation of "fat burning". This is ...
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What is the difference between a Deadlift and a Romanian Deadlift?

I understand they are meant to work out different muscles and RDL is meant to hit glutes more. What is a normal strength standard for them? If my Deadlift is 130kg 1RM what should I start at when ...
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How should I stay motivated every time I have a workout session?

I have begun to be feeling demoralized and I have trouble keeping my workout sessions. I'm doing a basic workout like: 50 push ups 30 dips 15 pull ups 20 diamond push ups and leg raises Sometime ...
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Ways to tone my stomach area up?

In the last six months I've lost around 34/35kg. Though I'm skeptical myself a lot of people have told me that I've lost a lot of weight and they can see it. My initial goal was to get to 75kg and ...
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Can I reach a target strength using high reps of lower weights?

I think the answer is "No." So here goes: I want to lift 60 pounds smoothly about 45 times in an hour (to assist with archery target practice with 60 pound bow). Right now I can only lift 60 ...
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What is the scientific explanation for beginning weightlifters' ability to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously?

I'm sure you have heard this a million times in bodybuilding articles and forums: Only beginner weightlifters can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. For intermediate and advanced ...
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What kind of interesting exercises can I do to lose weight?

I am 128 Kgs. I have been escaping most physical problems but recently 2 things caught my attention: Pain in knees when subjected to prolonged cold weather/sitting in a position for too long. I am ...
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How does doing more repetitions improve muscle definition?

I always heard people saying lifting heavier weights helps build muscle mass while doing more repetitions helps improve muscle definition. I have no trouble understanding the former. But how does one ...
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How can runners carry water?

Well, most obvious solution would be something like a drinkers helmet: But jokes aside, what is an effective way to carry water when training for a marathon or just casually running long-distance? ...
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1answer
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Bring whey/gainer using tupperware container? [on hold]

Is it safe to bring around whey/gainer using tupperware container (although mine is not really air proof) for 1 week?
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1answer
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Lateral raises - shoulder blades and elbows

1) Should the shoulder blades be constantly retracted or retracted at all when doing lateral raises? 2) Should the elbows be straight or have a a bend in them?
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99 views

Can't run can't bike.. how do I maintain cardio? [on hold]

So, I am normally a bicycle commuter. Also, I am normally late, so I sprint through company property (occasionally being chastised) to get into position on time. Sadly, I have been diagnosed with ...
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1answer
220 views

Weight change but clothes still fit

I'm 15 5'9.5 and weigh 151lb I recently used to weigh 145 but my clothes still fit and my waist is still 32.5 inches and it had been a few months since I've weight lifted I just started back so I don'...
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702 views

What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?

Question: what kind of doctor should I see to assess whether or not my body fat can be reduced through further diet and exercise? Background: I've been an avid CrossFitter for over 2 years. I work ...
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1answer
55 views

Workout to the failure is enough to get stronger. What is the need to have sets?

As far as I understand, push the muscle to the failure state in 5 to 15 reps will help me increase muscle growth production. If I need to do more than 15 reps to get failure, I simply build endurance, ...
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3answers
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What reps/sets should I use in bodyweight excersices, if I need to train for total count of repetitions?

For example, I'm currently doing a lot of push-ups, and I need to increase number of push-ups I am able to do in a row (currently, I can do 34 push-ups in a single attempt). My current routine is ...
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0answers
11 views

What is more important in fish oil supplements - concentration of EPA + DHA or just total volume? [on hold]

There are all sorts of fish oils with different concentrations of EPA + DHA. For example, one soft-gel may be 1000mg of fish oil but contain 180mg of EPA, 120mg of DHA and 700mg of "something else". ...
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5answers
206 views

How effective are standing desks?

How effective at improving flexibility/posture/fitness/general health is using a standing desk instead of a sitting desk?
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Is the “New Australian Method for Back Pain” scientific?

Jemmett's Spinal Stabilization book claims that a new "Australian method" to back pain developed by "Carolyn Richardson, Julie Hides, Paul Hodges and Gwen Jull" has revolutionized back PT. Is there ...
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1answer
292 views

How does Vo2max dieting differ from normal gym more endurance-training dieting? How much intake is enough?

This is my second week of vo2max training where each week has 2 rest days. I train the whole body during the week. I need to eat a lot. If I am not eating enough, catabolism wakes me up. I already ...
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1answer
28 views

How to make protein powder dissolve into liquid consistency everytime? [on hold]

I have been using sunwarrior protein powder and mixing in glass with spoon. I noticed that sometimes it would dissolve quickly and give a awesome liquid like consistency. However at other times I ...
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4answers
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Push ups and (blood?) pressure?

When I do push-ups, I notice pronounced pressure increases in my head, eyes, ears. I do 20, with what I hope is top form: slow (about up and down in 2 sec), chest and forehead touch floor each time, ...
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3answers
116 views

Are there advantages to breaking up a workout?

For instance, say you're doing an HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training) routine, and you can choose between Routine 1 ad Routine 2. In Routine 1 you would be doing 3 full-body sessions per week, and in ...
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3answers
137 views

Relation between upper body workout and wrist size

Does regular upper-body workout lead to an increase in the circumference of the wrist? I'm thinking of exercises like bench press, curls, etc.
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2answers
2k views

What's the deal with those raw eggs eaten by Rocky before training

I'm entering on this fitness life now, aged almost 30. I never used to care about it, but I realize I'm late on this as I have stopped all my sporting life and become sedentary. I've been in the gym ...
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5answers
9k views

Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...
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2answers
73 views

What are the differences between a “Cutting Workout” and a “Bulking Workout”?

Using the JFit categories here. The workouts fit into Bulking, Cutting, General, Sport. I understand that progression on a cut will be limited and you should assume that both the cut or bulk are clean ...
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1answer
34 views

Is it healthy to eat cereal-like food instead of rice or pasta each meal five days a week? [on hold]

The pantry in my workplace has various kinds of cereal-like food, which might contain some dry berries or bran or ..., and look good. It doesn’t offer beans, pasta or rice. I know cereal-like food ...
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1answer
59 views

Does SLOW reps have the same effect as high resistance

If I do my reps slower, will it have a similar effect to increasing resistance? With respect to building muscles for example? Assume I go to failure / same level of fatigue in both cases.
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1answer
37 views

Maitaining current form

I'm interested in maintaining current physical form with minimal training time, including situations with forced breaks from training. Usually I train 3 times a week for about 80-100 minutes, most 3-...
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2answers
208 views

Bizarre heart rate while running [on hold]

I went for a 4-mile run today and monitored my heart rate much more closely than usual. What I found was surprising. For the first 10-15 minutes of the run, which was gently uphill, my heart rate was ...
6
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1answer
200 views

Running with bunions: technique, shoes, etc

Are there any other runners out there who have bunions on their feet? If so, has running led to any long-term or short-term health problems? Is it worthwhile to get a special pair of shoes to ...
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2answers
32 views

I am a track athlete, Does gymnastic help a track and field athlete, in terms of getting faster, pole vault and throwing?

I do the decathlon and am very weak in the pole vault, do you guys think that gymnastic will aid in strength and help increase my athletic ability. Does it aid in speed also I want to really know
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1answer
37 views

When to take Epsom salt baths / use Magnesium oil?

During what period of time after a training session is it optimal to take an Epsom salt bath or use magnesium oil, when you expect DOMS/muscle soreness?
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How do I properly breathe while swimming freestyle?

While using the freestyle technique of swimming, what is the proper way to breathe? Is using the nose to breathe out while under better or is there any difference? Is there a specific number of '...
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2answers
97 views

risks of running a marathon without adequate preparation

I'm discovering the running and I like it. I currently have race two 10km events (1 hour) and one 22km (2h 15') autonomy in a park. During the 20km race I had very little bad knee, perhaps due to ...
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0answers
48 views

Runners advice for Night Trails

Next autumn & winter we would like to participate in some nighttime-trails. The distance is in no way a problem for us. But as we are unfamiliar with nighttime trailruns, I was wondering if ...
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3answers
112 views

Getting back in shape after being bedridden for 4 months

Background:I have suffered a severe shoulder injury, and have therefore been completely bedridden the last four months. This has resulted in some extra kilos around my belly, enough to make me look ...
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4answers
2k views

How to avoid toe injury in martial arts?

How do I prevent injuries in my toes while kickboxing? Specially the big toe and the small one? I have heard about taping but is there a strengthening exercise to prevent injury or such? If you ...
2
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1answer
26 views

Missing mounting brackets for doorway pull bar. Alternatives?

I recently got a pull up bar from a friend, but he was missing the mounting brackets/cups to put it up in the doorway. Since I can't find the mounting brackets sold separately anywhere on the internet,...
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0answers
38 views

Combining both LISS (or HIT) with HIIT for cardio and body strengthening [closed]

I would like to combine both LISS (Low-Intensity Sustained State) and HIIT (high intensity interval training) for strengthening my body and improve my cardio and aerobic for sparring in martial arts (...
2
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3answers
76 views

Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

I am 23 years of age and played basketball professionally. Back when I was in practice, I had dynamic and explosive fitness to move quickly with strength. After my 2 year layoff, I have put on some ...
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1answer
67 views

Weight loss stopped (even gaining a bit weight) [closed]

I've started excercising and following diet to lose weight this January. I weigh 110 kilogramms now, and I was somewhere around 125 before. I've lost the first 10 kgs in one month, now nearly nothing, ...
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2answers
61 views

I tried a new diet and I think my blood sugar is too low, do I need more carbs?

My wife and I started the "whole 30" diet, which is a little more strict than paleo but for 30 days. My hope was that I would build better habits and identify some foods that may be causing problems. ...
2
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4answers
340 views

I can't swallow CLA pills, looking for alternatives

I have too much belly fat and trying to burn them. But because of my chronic sinusitis (it's affecting my throat) I'm not able to swallow CLA pills, they are too big. I see that there are no liquid ...

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