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Do I need to change my work out routine every so often?

At my gym, a trainer provided me with an exercise routine. The first day, I work on my chest and biceps, the second, on my legs etc.. And later, he told that after three months I should go to see him ...
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How can I find my old race results?

I know, I know, this is only tangentially related to physical fitness, but it seems like the most appropriate of the Stack Exchange sites to post this question. I've been running for about twenty ...
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0answers
11 views

Is it possible to reverse nearsightedness naturally?

What's the (most recent) progress on nearsightedness treatment? Is it possible to reverse nearsightedness NATURALLY? Is it optimistic to say we could eventually deal with it? If there is already some ...
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0answers
13 views

What are the risks of using yoga rope?

The benefits of using props and ropes are well known to practitioners of Iyengar yoga. However I have developed some shoulder pain when using ropes to lean forward, with my arms behind my back. Should ...
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1answer
14 views

How many collagen supplements should I take? [on hold]

I am confused,please tell me that how many supplements i should take. I have taken some supplements before but i am not sure that how many i should take. I have not contacted to anyone about my ...
1
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1answer
31 views

Different in exercises between two 100pushups sites

I have found two different sites guiding how to achieve 100 push ups: HundredPushups.com and Alternative100Pushups.com. However they have different schedule. For example, if you get into the 11-20 ...
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1answer
36 views

chicken/turkey/red meat diet

I am 173cm, 67 kg 30 yo male. I have about 12% fat ratio. I want to drop 1 kg fat and gain 4 kg muscle in couple months. I do go to gym 3 times a week and using protein shaker twice a day. I am on low ...
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1answer
22 views

Are back bends in yoga bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Back bends in yoga are know to have beneficial effects on ones body. It counteracts the forward bending that is very prevalent in our daily lives - driving a car, working on a computer etc. But I've ...
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0answers
12 views

Tips for powerlifting with a knee injury

So I f@#$% up my left knee about 3-4 years ago playing basketball. About 2 years ago I started training for powerlifting quite seriously. Because of my knee injury I have to be really cautious of ...
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3answers
83 views

What can I do for sore nipples?

I've continued to jog after child birth - I use a sport bra. But after jogging for a while my nipples become very sore. Is there any way I can reduce the friction between my nipples and my bra? ...
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2answers
41 views

Steel-cut oats vs. quinoa vs. lentils for fat-burning and muscle growth?

I'm trying to burn fat and build muscle--so far, carb cycling has worked well, where I consume mostly fat and protein the days I exercise (doing High Intensity Training--50-10 and Tabata), and then ...
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1answer
26 views

Has anyone bothered to work out which somatotype they are: “endomorph, ”ectomorph“ or ”mesomorph" [on hold]

Noticed a number of web sites, and it appears the GCSE P.E. syllabus in the UK include variation of Sheldon's somatotype taxonomy. Ignoring the validity of the system I was wondering, as the ...
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1answer
25 views

Hot tea on plastic cup [on hold]

I am having tea on plastic glass, and I am hearing nowadays lot about harm effect of tea on plastic cup. Could you please make me clear about this?
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3answers
62 views

When bending forward to touch toes, why is bad to bounce?

My yoga instructor always asks me not to bounce while trying to touch my toes. I'm not able to statically bend and touch my toes, without bending my knees. So I used to bounce up and down. But he ...
4
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2answers
128 views

What are the benefits of women going panty-less underneath work-out pants?

I just joined a gym a few weeks ago and I've noticed that most of the women in the locker room are not wearing underwear underneath their work-out pants. Are there any actual benefits to this, or is ...
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0answers
11 views

Pedometers and setting stride length from your height - how accurate?

Just looking at a couple of pedometer instruction leaflets, from different manufacturers, and spotted that they both suggest you can approximate your stride length from your height via the following ...
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1answer
13 views

Hanging knee raise alternative for lower back side effects

So I've been doing hanging knee raises to target thee abdominal and while doing so I thought of moving the legs backwards in a back-kick kind of movement theorizing that since a forward movement ...
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2answers
52 views

What is the meaning of: 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps?

I first encountered the 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps instruction here. Some say those are movement timings for concentric contraction, pause and eccentric contraction. Somewhere else, there where theories ...
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0answers
31 views

Training for shoveling snow

I'm a pretty active 45 year old weight lifter. Here in the mid atlantic our winters are annoying. And, when it snows, I have a lot of the white stuff to move via snow blower and shovel. What I am ...
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2answers
66 views

How do I make my muscles harder/firmer?

I'm into bodyweight training and it's worked better for me than the gym. I follow the Convict Conditioning program and it's working well for me so far. I'm noticing progress every time I work out so ...
1
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1answer
100 views

What rowing machines are best for both cardio and strength training?

I've looked at many rowing machines on the Internet. Now I do a lot of walking and some cycling (outdoors in good weather) but want to have an alternative to the treadmill and outside walking at home, ...
3
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3answers
113 views

How many times a week should I deadlift and squat as a beginner?

I am a 32 year old guy. I haven't done deadlifts or squats before, but occasionally did workouts on individual muscle groups, and running. I am looking forward to building strength, gaining muscle ...
1
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1answer
23 views

Training advice on long-distance running for a newbie

I signed-up to Man vs. Mountain, it's a 20 mile race up (and down) Mount Snowdon. I'm looking for some advice with regards to training because it's a pretty daunting event and I've never done ...
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0answers
12 views

Do you know a lap timer that 'resets' each lap?

One of the things that really motivates me when swimming, cycling or running is 'racing myself'. However, all the lap timers I've found so far have the normal lap function of measuring the lap time, ...
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5answers
54 views

How to further my training without going to a gym?

My current training sessions consist of the following : 10 elevated push ups (foot on an elevated platform) 25 squats 30 second planks 3 reps of the above, once every other day, totalling about ...
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1answer
34 views

Taping the back for good posture

Is it true that simple duct tape can be used to correct bad posture? If so can someone suggest how to do this and is there something better than duct tape (something water proof, for instance) ...
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0answers
23 views

What is the impact of mycoprotein on muscle development?

Vegetarian swimmers in Egypt are routinely given mycoprotein as a way of building muscle and as a substitute for animal protein. Is mycoprotein known to improve swimming performance and muscle ...
2
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1answer
45 views

Effects of not extending arm fully during bicep curl

I've recently started working out at a gym, and I've been critiqued by a friend with whom I work out that I don't do the exercises as they are supposed to be done. I.e. when doing bicep curls I tend ...
4
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4answers
891 views

Why do I have to work my lower back?

I recently just starting working out at a gym, and people told me that I should really work on my lower back and not to skip it etc. I can understand that it is better to work out all my muscles in ...
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0answers
22 views

What is the best method to get fatter legs ? [on hold]

What is the best exercise/way to get fatter legs ? I don't succeed by eating more.
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0answers
32 views

Bench Press Shirt? [on hold]

Does anyone have any hands-on experience or advice on how to use the so called "Bench shirt"?
5
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1answer
63 views

Should I squat with sore knees?

5 weeks ago I've started an 8 week training program which consists of fullbody training 3 times a week. After years of stagnation I feel real progress in all major muscle groups. However, probably ...
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1answer
25 views

Is it correct form to do concentration curls with your arm hanging freely? If not, why does it result in muscles bulging out more?

All this time I thought it was ok to do concentration curls with your arm hanging freely, instead of your elbow being pressed against your thigh. Now I didn't see any videos or blogs which said ...
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2answers
40 views

Combining home exercise with limited equipment with gym

I would like to start alternating workouts/stretchings that I can do from home (with my limited equipment, listed below), with gym sessions (because I am a student, I have access to a full equiped ...
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0answers
13 views

How many hours should an elderly sleep? [on hold]

My mother is 65+ years old. She is on medication for high blood pressure, I think an antidepressant + occasional skin allergy meds. How many hours a day is healthy for her to sleep? She doesn't do ...
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0answers
17 views

How bad eyesight is correction level of -1? [closed]

My son has got glasses with correction level of -1. I have a perfect vision, so I am wondering what exactly does he see. Are there any pictures on internet available which can give me some insight how ...
5
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1answer
87 views

Should I wait until my muscles are 100% free of any signal of soreness before training for strength again?

I am trying to avoid injuries at all costs while still training for strength. I seem not to have the greatest recovery ability (42 yr male, healthy but unable to sleep more than 6 hours a day on ...
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3answers
57 views

Effects of adjusting set range instead of rep range

Background: There's constant talk about how low rep-ranges favor strength gains, while high rep-ranges favor size gains. At least, that's the general consensus, it seems. During my last few ...
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3answers
92 views

Hit my fat percentage wall, help me out I would give it all

I think I have hit my fat percentage wall. I weigh between 175-178 lbs and my body fat percentage is consistently 22-28%. Here is my routine. I crossfit in the morning, so I get some good cardio. I ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Leg pain when I jump [closed]

Me and my cousin like to workout a lot. I was jumping around outside and twisted my ankle a week or two ago and ever sense my lower legs (the inner part between my knee and ankle)hurt.It starts ...
3
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4answers
67 views

Less sleep the night before, in order to sleep more the night after a strength workout

I know about the importance of good sleep after strength workouts, due to the release of growth hormone during deep sleep. No matter how hard I try, my body refuses to sleep more than 6 hours. Going ...
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0answers
32 views

Are resistance bands really a reliable form of resistance?

I am considering getting a few resistance bands so I can keep my muscles active while at work, but I got to thinking about their long-term reliability. On the issue of loss of elasticity, it seems to ...
4
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3answers
100 views

Stronglifts Adaptation Questions

I'm currently doing StrongLifts however I have changed the bench & squat parameters to 5x8 instead of 5x5. I've also added in some accessory stuff (flies, curls, skull crushers, pull-ups on days I ...
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0answers
18 views

Fitness trackers and track running

Wondering if anyone has any experience of using a fitness tracker on a track. I ask as I'm wondering how accurate the total recorded distance is, as GPS is only supposed to be good to 10m, and you'd ...
1
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1answer
25 views

Fix for excessive saliva/mucous during workouts?

I'd like to get in better shape, but I'm running into an unusual block (from what I can tell). Whenever I try to work out - say on an exercise bike - after 5-10 minutes I have to stop and spend a few ...
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2answers
42 views

Do activity trackers count steps when you don't move your arms?

I have a Jawbone up which I wear on my wrist. As far as I know it calculates my step count by measuring the movements of my arm when I walk/run. So if I have my hands inside the hoodie pockets(when ...
1
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2answers
445 views

Workouts don't become easier for me

I do an 8 minute workout every day with an application. My workout is a mix of different excercises (hindu push-ups, abdominal etc, 30 seconds each). before this I used to do easier work-outs. I've ...
1
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1answer
34 views

How can ballet dancers deal with ingrown toenails? [closed]

I am suffering from ingrown toenails as a result of fairly recent and constant ballet dance routines. I got them cut back at a chiropodist but it still hurts. What should I do ? Keep cutting them back ...
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1answer
67 views

Is it harmful not to wear an underwear while running?

Shall we or shall we not wear an underwear while exercising? Though it may boil down to personal preference. But I am looking at it from health point of view. Some say that it's harmful not to wear ...
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3answers
102 views

good eye exercises for all day computer use

I'm working in IT for a company, so I have to spend 8 & 1/2 hours of day in front of a computer. Can you suggest some exercises that will help rest my eyes?

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