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Testosterone levels. Fighters vs Bodybuilders

Who have the higher average testosterone levels? I know that bodybuilding boosts testosterone due to its exercises but what about fighters? All this danger they face.. not necessarily being afraid but ...
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What are some safe chest exercise for people with shoulder impingement?

Are there any safe chest exercise you can do when you have shoulder impingement? Or should you avoid all forms of chest exercise in general?
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Is running in smog a risk factor for developing asthma?

In some parts of the world smog is common year round. Should running outside be avoided in these areas? I prefer to run outside and have no health problems but am concerned about exposing my child to ...
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1answer
24 views

What kind of goals should I have if I want to be as healthier as it's possible?

I.e. If I want to live longer and avoid diseases. Should I target to build muscles or to be resistant as a marathoner? More is always better? (Besides risk of injuries of course)
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1answer
35 views

Competitions / tests for General Physical Preparedness?

I am searching for some test or competition, what measures the level of GPP. The test should be: complete - it should test absolute strength, relative strength and endurance (maybe more types of ...
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What is the best way to recover after a long bike ride?

I just did a long bike ride (75 miles) and my legs are starting to hurt alot (tightening up, soreness, etc). The ride was about 10 hours ago and this was more than i have ridden in the past. What is ...
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2answers
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Lower Chest Pushups?

I have been trying calisthenics and when doing pushups I find that the next day the muscles that I feel sore are the lats (gods know why) and my upper chest. The part near the clavicle. I was ...
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2answers
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Eating disorder recovery

I have an eating disorder. And I want to recover right know I am at healthy weight 60 kilograms but eating under 200 calories per day. I want to know how to look like pre eating disorder. And how to ...
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1answer
20 views

Studies About Rest Time

I'm trying to figure out how long I should rest between exercising a particular muscle group. Have any studies been done that correlate the muscle-mass gain with the number of days between sets? ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Overall body fitness routine at home

I am following the below routine at home in evening hours. 2 sets of 20 reps with 2 minutes break between sets. squats inclined pushups hip thrust walking lunges Normal pushups crunches followed ...
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4answers
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Fitness routine for chainsaw use and tree surgery

I'm about the average weight for my age (17), I'm fairly active, I enjoy walking and cycling but I don't particularly exercise at home or at a gym. I've started a college course studying ...
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1answer
67 views

Is there any correlation between weightlifting and increased life expectancy?

I would like to know if, excluding genetic reasons, as much muscles I have I'll live longer and avoid more disease.
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1answer
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Building big muscles leads to not enough testosterone?

So far I've been trying to build bigger and bigger muscles because I thought that it will lead to having more testosterone in excess, therefore have all the benefits that a man can have with high ...
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1answer
77 views

Learning to swim without water or a pool

How do you learn how to swim without water or a pool? We are going to a waterpark but I don't know how to swim and I don't have a pool. I also don't have time to go to the pool or somewhere.
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0answers
21 views

I want to get healty or fit [duplicate]

I'm 17 years old male and I'm 45kg, and i want to change my lifestyle I want to get in shape or just healthy. And, I'm too thin I want to change that I need to gain weight but I dont know where or how ...
3
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4answers
72 views

I am trying to lose fat but keep fluctuating between losing 5lb and gaining it back a week later

I really don't know what I am doing wrong this time. I am going to the gym 5 times a week (every workday). I am eating 1600-1700 calories (TDEE recommended I eat 1800 to lose weight). And I am being ...
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6answers
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Should we exercise when our blood pressure is high?

I normally can control my blood pressure (120/80) by managing to have healthy life style, following my nutritionist's diet guide, enough rest/sleep, no stress and regular exercise. But this morning ...
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1answer
20 views

Energy low after weight loss

During two quite active weeks, I lost about three kilos. After those weeks, I have been feeling low on energy, and more affected by how much food I have eaten the last few hours than before. In other ...
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2answers
1k views

What are ways to exercise abdominal muscles without harming your back?

I am frequently hearing of new research finding how bad sit-ups and crunches are (example). So what are safe ways to exercise the abdominal muscles? For example, are planks proven to be safe?
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1answer
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Relationship between body fat percentage and heart rate / perspiration during aerobic exercise

I’m at 25% body fat and weight 87.5 KG. I use the cross trainer for 2-1 splits. My heart rate is 194-196 at resistance 10 recovering down to 186 at resistance 3. I can keep this routine up for 60-90 ...
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1answer
41 views

Lost weight wrong

Hey everyone I need some advice so I've kind of been at a plateu for a while now. Im currently 159 Lbs I am about 5'9. I started off the November of last year at 195 Lbs. I didn't know much about ...
3
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1answer
43 views

How to avoid post-training brain fuzziness

I know, brain fuzziness isn't a technical term, but hopefully it makes sense... I train in the mornings before work (because the gym is waaay too busy after work), usually around 0700, after waking ...
4
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1answer
41 views

Effect of whey protein on blood cholesterol level

I am new to body-building ( started 4 months ago; workout 4 times a week ). Due to my lifestyle ( choices ), my diet only contains occasional white meat servings and very little red meat. My intake ...
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4answers
132 views

Running-101: For beginners who would like to give up smoking

I am a computer science major. All I do is stay seated and code, 24/7, which made me a nocturnal,obnoxious, and anti-social creature. I want to make a change in my sedentary lifestyle. I want to run ...
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1answer
202 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 ...
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0answers
42 views

What's the relationship between health and exercise? [on hold]

It's common sense that the practice of exercise is related with the good health, but I have doubts about the "practice of exercise" and the "good health" parts. Yes, you're right, I've doubts about ...
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1answer
16 views

Sore head during planking? [on hold]

Just home from the gym, always finish my session with a few 10 seconds sets of planks followed by a small cool down on a treadmill. However this time round while doing my first set of 10 seconds my ...
5
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2answers
3k views

Heavy head after running

Twice now, I've had the phenomenom that after a running competition, my head has gone very heavy and woozy. Its kindof hard to describe, but it sortof feels like needlepricks in my forehead, along ...
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3answers
56 views

Mixing Things Up When Losing Weight

I've been on the same program for about 2 months now while trying to lose weight. I typically change programs every 3-6 months (Depending on the length of the program). However, I am really enjoying ...
5
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2answers
506 views

108 Surya Namaskar - What are they counting

I'm not sure if I should post here, or on Hinduism forum, as it is Yoga and Power workout. I have been doing Surya Namaskar in the morning. I am comfortable at 30 rounds. But according to ...
3
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4answers
61 views

Front squats lagging behind back squats by too much

Background I've noticed that my front squats are seriously lagging behind. I know that most people have a weaker front squat than back squat, but mine is about 50-60% behind in terms of 5-8RM. I ...
4
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2answers
59 views

How to avoid muscle loss when doing prolonged cardio (around 15 days in a row)?

I know this question may seem irrelevant since there are many good answers addressing it, for example this one. However, the questions and answers I found are all about losing muscle while regularly ...
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8answers
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How can a obese person with a spine and leg injury lose weight?

How can a person who is 160 KG and 180 CM tall change into a healthy person who weighs 75~80 KG? How can one plan for this? Jogging is not possible because he has a leg injury and spine problem at L3 ...
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3answers
131 views

BODY by SCIENCE - THE BIG 5 WORKOUT for home [on hold]

Is there a way to practice the BIG 5 WORKOUT at home with minimal equipment? Is there a video or pictures I can use for it? Does practicing with the BODY SCIENCE method helps to improve the aerobic ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Crossing Antarctica by foot, solo, no food drops, dogs or kites - what's allowed? [closed]

Henry Worsley died early in 2016 attempting to cross the continent by foot, solo, no food drops, dogs or kites. Under these restrictions, the main issue is that the task approaches "thermodynamic ...
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2answers
71 views

Is HIT (High intensity training) is appropriate for improving cardio aerobic for competition?

I'm at age of 43 and I practice martial arts. In sparring and competition I struggle with breathlessness. Is HIT the best way to improve my cardio and aerobic level? Are there additional ways to ...
3
votes
1answer
280 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 ...
6
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1answer
59 views

How to train for a competitive 10 km in two week?

Good evening! I've been running in an athletic club for two years. I've just noticed that I will have a 10 km run in two weeks (actually the 4th of June). I said two weeks to speak generally and make ...
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4answers
57 views

Is this PPL routine suitible for my Goals?

Questions: Is the following routine suitable for my goals? Is the routine balanced and efficient? (eg. Am I doing too much of a specific exercise) Background: I am: 25, Male, 78kg, 5ft5. ...
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1answer
32 views

What is the hardest exercise in parkour? [closed]

Prior joining, I would like to know what is the hardest exercise in parkour?
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1answer
42 views

How quickly will my VO2 max fall off if I stop all exercise?

I have been exercising regularly for about 2 years and completed my first half Ironman earlier this year. I am currently recovering from ACL injury (from recreational basketball game). It has been ...
4
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2answers
122 views

Developing very strong Quadriceps

I'm 43 old and I have practiced martial arts for the last few years. My thighs have strong muscles but I don't think they are strong enough. Some of the practitioners in my martial art have thighs ...
2
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2answers
57 views

Is there another exercise opposite to the Stomach Vacuum?

Does the Stomach Vacuum have some opposite exercise to it, like expanding the stomach? Or is this useless?
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2answers
38 views

Correlation between weight to loose, target number of days and steps to walk each day

The following specs describe my physique: Age: 23 Years Weight: 75 kgs Height: 5'9'' I'm a typical Indian IT professional with average diet. The only time I could spare to keep myself fit is at ...
0
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2answers
51 views

Should an underweight person avoid strenuous exercise?

Exercise is great, but should someone who is underweight (approximately 168cm and 49kg for a BMI of 17.4) focus on gaining weight (until a healthy weight is reached) before beginning strenuous ...
5
votes
2answers
51 views

Benefits of Overhead KB Walks

Can someone explain to me cumulative benefits of the following: Friend and I went for a Saturday walk at a park. We each had a kettle bells and they weighed 35lbs and 55lbs respectively. The track ...
6
votes
1answer
194 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 ...
4
votes
4answers
88 views

How to stay fit on vacation?

I am doing CrossFit on a regular basis. However, this summer I will be on a 4-week-long vacation. I have seen this question: What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.? ...
0
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1answer
25 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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0answers
24 views

Tough Mudder Obstacle Failure statistics [closed]

Are there any statistics for failure rates of the various obstacles? I would prefer if the data assumed all obstacles were attempted alone without the help of a teammate.

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