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Drills to improve the bottom part of chin ups or pull ups

When doing pullups or chinups coming out of the bottom part (with arms straight) is by far the most difficult thing for me. I can do at least 15 chinups in a row when I go only 50-60% down, but if I ...
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Re: Touching your toes (not mentioned in 30)

My mother could touch the heels of both hands on the floor up to the age of 89. She had short legs and a long torso. Is it likely that someone who cannot reach his toes has a short torso and long ...
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What is causing my post-run hip pain?

I am somewhat new to running, just picked it up about 2 years ago. My typical run is 30 minutes, about 2.5 miles. About three months ago I switched to a pair of minimalist-style Reeboks. For about a ...
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How to improve free stroke swimming skill

At this moment, I am able to swimming 3KM by breathstroke without taking rest. But each time I swim with free-stroke, I can hardly complete a 50M session, and my legs become soar and fatigue, ...
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1answer
153 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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how much does workout spread matter?

I am currently on the following schedule, or rather, this is what I aim for: (I used to do deal lifts, but its winter, so I cant unless I join a gym, which I might do.) 3 days a week: 2 minute ...
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Healthy carbs on the go

By 6pm each day I am starving and it is this time I wish to workout, just before dinner. Fat loss is also a goal, so I guess this fits 'nutrition as it relates to exercise'. I work a 9-5 desk job ...
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Shoulder pain, around the cuff. Any help?

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 ...
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Will the usage of Exo-Skeleton Gear actually weaken the human body over time?

By using Exo-Skeleton suits, are the users not undermining the whole process of exposing ones body to forces that will ensure muscle growth?
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Can you do “too much” cardio for cutting body fat?

My maintenance-calories number is fairly low (around 1500 calories), so I become very hungry if I cut based on diet alone. I've added basketball + HIIT-type training so that I can eat more and still ...
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2answers
272 views

What is the best time for “me” to exercise?

Some people have argued that morning is the best time to hit the gym but for me personally this has not worked out. I am not a morning person, when I get up I am usually hungry and after breakfast I ...
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In a bench press, are there any tricks for determining which muscles are the weakest?

Is there some trick to determine which of the three basic muscles is the weakest in a bench press? I'm referring to the pectorals, shoulders and triceps. I have been working my chest with dumbbell ...
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Small woman and want to get bigger

I'm a 35 year old woman and I weigh 105. I want to gain 20 pounds and add shape to my figure. I know what I need to do to gain weight, but what exercises can i do that will help me maintain the ...
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131 views

What happens when you train one specific muscle (ex, biceps), and you don't eat enough protein?

Does the body break other muscles (ex, legs, chest, etc) to get the needed protein to repair the microdamage ? This is very interesting question that has always been on my head.
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Skinny guy would like to get bigger (of course bigger muscles) but how? [duplicate]

I'm 21 and I'm 178cm with 71 kg. I would like to reach 80kg. I went to gym first 1,5 moths ago and I go to gym 3 times a week for 1 hour. (1 or more) I like in a university dorm so I can't eat a lot ...
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1answer
88 views

Should I get 7h of sleep or as much as I need (namely 12h)?

I remember a study that showed that people who get less or more than 7h of sleep die sooner (the larger the deviation, the sooner they die). However, I don't think this study normalized against ...
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45 views

When to do conditioning while on Wendler's full body routine?

I'm running Wendler's "doing more with less" set up, as seen here http://www.jimwendler.com/2012/03/doing-more-with-less/ My question is when to fit in conditioning work (I.e. Hill/flat sprints). ...
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Do any of the following foods contain trans fats? Is it worth concern? [on hold]

I have heard that if nutrition facts list "trans fat 0g", the product can contain up to 0.5 g of trans fat. I am assuming as well that if a product actually has no trans fats, the words "trans fat" ...
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19 views

Can an active person eat more cheese?

I found a pretty enlightening question about eating more cholesterol when someone is pretty active; the question though focuses on a particular type of cholesterol rich food, such as eggs. I have ...
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1answer
39 views

Pre intense soccer game preparation strategies

I have an intense soccer game coming on this Sunday, it's now Monday in my time and I have around 6 days to prepare for the game. A couple of things about my current situation which I need your advice ...
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85 views

How do I fix my Power Clean?

Background: I am changing my current barbell routine from StrongLifts to Starting Strength. Problem: One of the five lifts in Starting Strength is the Power Clean, and my form is absolutely abysmal ...
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3answers
73 views

What is the most optimum way to get best results out of protein shakes?

I am 31 years old, here is my 4 days plan: Tuesday: Biceps only - 1 hour Wednesday: Triceps only - 1 hour Thursday: Chest only - 1 hour Friday: Shoulder + Back - 1 + 1 hours Saturday+Sunday+Monday: ...
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3answers
168 views

Is it fine to train in the sauna?

If I train in sauna for something like Maraton des Sables, can this have side effects on the long run? What about steam room? By training, I mean stretching, push-ups, squats, abs - aprox 10 reps ...
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3answers
70 views

How can I ensure I am working the muscles in each leg equally?

I have a problem with my knee where it hurts a lot when my leg takes weight (for example, I can do one-legged squats with one leg but not with the other because my knee hurts too much). This knee ...
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2answers
180 views

How does running style impact health and performance?

I want to be able to run and I can however I suffer from severe shin splints whenever I do so, it has been suggested to me in the past that this could be prevented by one of two main reasons. Reason ...
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27 views

TDEE has increased?

Is it normal for a person's TDEE to increase during cold weather? This week has been brutally cold over here and I have noticed that even though I am eating more calories I am losing weight (fat and ...
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43 views

What sports are shorter people good at?

The only sport I can think of is dodge ball because smaller people are less or a target. Any others?
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136 views

Hydration guidelines: Institute of Medicine vs. “drink when you're thirsty”?

The Institute of Medicine recommends 3.5L of beverages every day for adult males that are physically active (of course, there are a lot of factors that can change this recommendation somewhat). The ...
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1answer
101 views

How to proceed with my nutrition and exercise plans to get better results?

I have been intense weight-lifting for 6-7 years and I have stopped doing so for almost a year. I am 32yrs old, 1.86m tall and I weight (now)88kgr. I have never been fat or slim and I can say that I ...
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Is it true that 50% of nuts protein are not usable?

I read somewhere that nuts are not good source of protein because only 50% of their protein are usable by body, Is it true? And if it is, why?
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1answer
39 views

Do Inverted Rows prepare you for Pull Ups?

Among other stupid injuries a year ago I got wrist tendinitis after trying negative and chair-assisted pull ups, and so those things are out of the menu. My road towards pull ups must cross either the ...
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What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health? [on hold]

I am wondering if anything in the following ingredients list would be considered harmful. I understand that these are all FDA approved ingredients, however aspartame is a good example of an ingredient ...
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1answer
93 views

Should I have run faster during the race, or was I just more motivated than the others

Last Friday I did my first running race: 6.2km I ran 35.58min (35.10 netto time), which is my personal best. What I found rather strange is, that although I was already running faster than I ever did ...
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What are good cardio exercises for a one legged man?

I am a right leg amputee. I am trying to lose weight. With success. But I want to vary my workouts. Right now I do the following: Long Walks (with crutches or my 15 lb artificial leg); Sit-ups; ...
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3answers
40 views

preventing muscle and energy level loss after an upset stomach

I would like to ask whats the quickest way to regain energy or maintain energy levels after an upset stomach. Assume that the upset stomach is a one off thing. My question has to do with preventing ...
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2answers
14k views

Working out after a long period of not exercising

I haven't worked out in about 2 years and I want to start exercising again. My diet is also pretty bad- I eat a lot of fast food. I am only about 5 pounds over weight though, (5'10, 155 lbs) but I ...
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1answer
208 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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1answer
40 views

Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?

I read an article that says Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance: Here's an excerpt: To improve athletic performance, eight capsules (each containing one gram of fish oil) has been ...
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1answer
21 views

Increased heart rate during the night

Hi am 138kgs (300 lbs) and recently bought a DVD for aerobic exercise. I've started doing this every evening before bed. The problem is each time I exercise I don't sleep well, since my heart races ...
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Best way to start working-out again after a break

If i just started to work out after a 4-5 week break would it be best to start slowly or just pick up my old pace? The 'sport' im referring to is fitness. Im currently debating with myself whether or ...
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Unexplained constant weight gain

My weight has been constantly increasing for the past 2 weeks at about a total of 6kg.. and i am very worried. I used to be much leaner and could have tons of food without putting on much weight ...
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0answers
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Good resistance bands for the office?

I work a distance from home and find it difficult to commit to getting to the gym after work, which I'm trying to do because I want to build more muscle. I was thinking that a good, strong resistance ...
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1answer
24 views

Is it okay to use a treadmill to lose weight?

how long should I wait to exercise after eating Chips and a 32FL Oz Gatorade. My other question what machine should I use to lose a lot of weight?
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2answers
57 views

Short term and long term effect of delaying protein intake after workout

Today, after a high intensity leg workout, I had to wait 45 minutes before I could take in any food. Usually, I go with a fish/meat dinner, or simply a protein shake. I was wondering, how does this ...
2
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1answer
109 views

Why can't I sprint anymore? Why am I heavy?

My name is Dardan. I am 16 years old and I am a good football (soccer) player who has been linked with academies. The main part of my game is my dribbling, and for this, I have always been very fast ...
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6answers
181 views

What should I do if I can just barely complete the lift sets?

It is often recommended to do a given number of sets of a given number of repetitions of weight lifts (regardless of your exact training methodology, which mainly dictates the number of sets and ...
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muscle group schedule and creatine cycling

I am 20 yrs old and 61kg(134.482 lbs) is it ok if i work-out the whole week as long as I isolate the different muscle group? Mon: Chest / Lower Back Tues: Bicep / Tricep Wed: Shoulder / Legs and so ...
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180 views

Why are female steroid-using bodybuilders less muscular than male ones?

Given that steroids and growth hormone etc. are taken by both male and female bodybuilders, why are the male bodybuilders always more muscular? Presumably women's doses aren't lower than men's. Also, ...
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1answer
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Approx. how many calories can I figure I burn per mile?

I walk, on average, a 15 minute mile and on flat terrain. I weight 150 lbs and I'm about 5' 7" with a medium build. I'm trying to manage my overall health and want to ensure my exercise is balancing ...
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Which activities increase flexibility?

Normally we look to stretching exercises, and then yoga as ways to increase flexibility. If you don't enjoy stretching and yoga, then increasing flexibility becomes a chore. What other activities are ...

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