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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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Types of stretching

I know that there are different types of stretching, such as dynamic and static. How many other types of stretching do exist and what are the basic differences between them?
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why arms flabby after 5x5 stronglifts?

A little background I have been lifting for a couple years now as a newb but have been able to get my muscles a bit toned and defined they were a bit flabby but not to the extent they are now. This is ...
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Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders

When I was a child, I had no problem with going across the monkey bars. Sure, my hands were usually sore afterwards (as much as anything because the outside bars had a tendency to oxidize and form ...
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1answer
35 views

Minimum water temperature for swimming workout

What is the minimum water temperature for swimming workouts, like 1-2 km swims? I love swimming in lakes and rivers and am generally okay with cooler water (especially if swimming intensely), but I'm ...
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Right abs are more worked (and possibly poor posture), how can I correct that?

Recently I've been jogging and working my arms with some exercises. Although I feel both legs and arms more or less equally tired I also feel I have much more strength with my leg and right arm. I ...
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How can an overweight engineer get back in shape?

One year later - if anyone sees this note, just to say thanks. I now have 10% body fat, 85kg (started at 130!), and I run demi-marathons. After reading a vast quantity of books and papers (about 60 ...
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1answer
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Missing mounting brackets for doorway pull bar. Alternatives? [on hold]

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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3answers
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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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What material of underwear should I use for running?

I have had this doubt for quiet some time now. The place where I live is quite hot & humid. So, I wear cotton briefs always, including while running. While I run the half marathons or while I go ...
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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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1answer
24 views

How to swim when I've problem with intervertebral disc

I'd like to hear opinion about which style should I be swimming by when I'm facing problem mentioned in the title... Definitely I cannot do crawl, today I tried breaststroke but I found it painfull ...
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Swimming practice for adult beginner

I've just started learning how to swim as an adult but I am feeling that one hour lesson a week is just not enough. I hardly can move forward with my arms and certainly I almost move backwards using ...
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271 views

Open water swimming in winter

What are the dangers of open water swimming in winter? What do you do to avoid them?
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2answers
86 views

swim workouts from swim-a-mile website

I've just completed the 0 to 1 mile swim program (http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/ZeroTo1mile.html). Now I am planning to follow the workouts in http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/IntroToSwimWorkouts.html ...
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2answers
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How to improve swimming performance in the gym?

Question is quite simple. I'm looking for gym-specific bunch of exercises which can help me to build up swimming performance/endurance/speed. So, when I'm not in the water I can still be continuously ...
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2answers
3k views

Should I take days off from working out - regardless of what my workout schedule is?

I'm currently working out where I alternate between cardio and weightlifting, and on my weightlifting days I alternate the body parts I target. Doing this I work out everyday, the idea being since I'...
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2answers
378 views

Same style in swimming or alternate it?

I swim for fun once per week. During a training session it is better to swim with the same style for many round (4/6 laps) or it is better to alternate the style each time? I ask it because I find ...
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0answers
25 views

Testosterone, steroids, and supplements [on hold]

For regular a person who workouts regularly, is there a healthy amount of illegal competition supplements for a person can use to make their goals easier? Basically, I want to know if illegal ...
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3answers
108 views

How to switch from sprints to swimming longer distances

I've been swimming for 1,5 year and 4 times per week in average. I had a period of 6-7 trainings during a week and with spring coming I switched 2-3 trainings to running finally because this is simply ...
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Improving freestyle swimming pace

I've started getting into freestyle swimming after doing a moderate amount of running for a long time (~50 km a month). I am doing three 1000m sessions a week and have improved to the point of ...
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13answers
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How to count laps while swimming?

I always lose track of laps while swimming more than 1km freestyle in a pool. Is there any gadget or technique which helps counting laps?
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1answer
703 views

Best way of eating after exercise for reducing belly fat [duplicate]

I have much large belly fat as compared to upper body. Daily i do weight training (45min to 1 hr) + cardiovascular (45 min). I want to make upper body muscles , simultaneoulsy want to reduce my large ...
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2answers
272 views

Does not eating fat reduce my chances of getting fat?

If I don't eat fat, and eat only other things, for example protein and vitamins, then does this reduce my chances of getting fat? In other words, I will never be fat even if I don't do exercise?
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4answers
108 views

Contribution of swimming to basic endurance

I am playing soccer on amateur level and want to change my off-season program for basic endurance from just running to a mix of running and swimming. I did a bit of research about swimming, but did ...
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5answers
148 views

How do I overcome fear of open water swimming?

I consider myself a very good swimmer; I know how to swim well. My strength is in swimming pool swimming. Recently, I have been open water swimming in the ocean. I always swim right to the edge of the ...
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3answers
88 views

Endurance and stamina issues in swimming

It has been a week since I started swimming in a long course pool. I am not able to swim more than 50m freestyle at a stretch. I am having issues with stamina at the end of 50m. I swim everyday for 1 ...
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2answers
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How to get my face (mouth to be precise) out of the water for breathing while doing a breast stroke?

Currently I am a beginner and trying to learn breast stroke(some say it is the easiest of all strokes). I am fine with the leg movement in this. However,after maybe one or two leg strokes, I can't ...
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2answers
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What Exercises Replicate Swimming?

I`m training in order to take the American Red Cross Lifeguard pre-test/screening. In order to pass, I need to: Swim 20 yards, head-dive, retreive a 10 lb brick, swim on my back the 20 yards with ...
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1answer
61 views

How Do I get a Six pack [on hold]

My name is Jake and I'm 15 years old. I'm 5'10" and 140 pounds. I have been working out in gym for 2 weeks now and as I calculated my body fat percentage is around 14%-15%. My goal is to get a six ...
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3answers
1k views

Water dripping from nose after swimming

After swimming in the sea, some amount of water drips from my nose time to time, for several hours. Normally water drips when I bend forward. Is this a medical problem?
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3answers
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Why can't I keep water out of my nose and throat while swimming?

I recently learned to do the front crawl. I am following the advice I've read online about exhaling the entire time my face is under water, and relaxing. Regardless, pool water is choking me, coming ...
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4answers
234 views

Are there any disadvantages, besides discomfort, to letting water enter your nose?

A few days ago, I suddenly overcame my fear of getting water up my nose while in the swimming pool, and ever since then, I've been dog-paddling, diving underwater, and splashing around without a care ...
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4answers
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What swimming technique is more effective for a cardio workout?

There are multiple technique out there, with the two I mainly use being breastroke and freestyle. Is there a difference between the two as far as their effectiveness in a cardio workout? Is there a ...
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1answer
106 views

For decreasing body fat percentage, many low-weight reps or few high weight reps?

I am interested in decreasing my body fat percentage. Right now it is hovering around 24% which is (at least) 10% higher than I would like it to be. I have started going to the gym to help rectify ...
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3answers
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Sore after work out - can't straighten arm

I'm in good aerobic shape but never did strength training. Yesterday, I did some basic strength work, using both dumbbells and machines. Nothing too crazy - I started light and built my way up. I ...
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2answers
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Strength training gym equipment exercise rotation

I started going to gym with my wife and we are focusing on strength exercise. We do rotations (by doing 5-8 times on max weight we can do for that specific muscle training) on each gym apparatus then ...
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0answers
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What kind of Exercise can be done amidst in office hours? [duplicate]

I am a typical office goer who sits around 9 - 10 hours in front of my system. There are no possibilities here to do any ground exercises. Usually I play badminton after office hours for atleast an ...
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2answers
34 views

Why soreness happened as late as 30 hours after excerising? [duplicate]

Two days ago at the evening (30 h ago) I did interval excercise after a month of inactivity (except for everyday biking to and back from work). Yesterday I felt little soreness and did nothing more ...
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0answers
25 views

what is the ideal weight for a 25 years old male? [on hold]

I'm a 25 yo male with 180 cm (5,9 feet) height and 71 kg (156 lbs).. I still consider myself skinny and I'm convinced I should gain at least 10 kg, is there any ideal (healthy) weight according to my ...
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5answers
800 views

Passive work out?

Are there passive ways of work out? Basically I'm quite lazy, for example running is tiresome, stretching is also somewhat painful. So pls suggest some passive ways of work out, that are easier to ...
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1answer
35 views

How would I prepare for long distance biking?

I'm getting ready to go to college in about 7 weeks. But, it's too far to walk and if I was to take the bus, it would use the money they give me for transportation. I'm also not allowed to take a taxi ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Is this intensity of Jogging good to reduce fat? [duplicate]

According to a website the speed of Jogging is around 4 to 6 miles per hour, I'm doing something around (very little faster) 4 miles (6.4 Km) per hour, but I'm doing that uphill, so I go 213 feets (65 ...
2
votes
2answers
349 views

How much protein should I be eating?

I am 59 yrs old, 6'5" and I currently weigh 245lbs, up from my lowest of 230lbs, after having lost 110lbs last year. I have a desk job during the day and I work out with weights 3 times a week for ...
2
votes
3answers
152 views

Ways to tone my stomach area up? [duplicate]

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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2answers
205 views

I've been running and eating significantly less but weight loss has seemingly stopped

I started running about 2 months ago to lose weight and along with this I also eat a lot less (1000-1500 calories a day). I started off around 200 lbs and got down to 188.6 but a few weeks ago the ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Back and neck problems from sitting in front of a computer

I am a computer programmer who spends more than 8-10 hours a day at the desk. I want to know which is the appropriate kind or design of the chair that a computer programmer must use, and what types of ...
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2answers
47 views

How does one strengthen the muscle that keeps the neck erect?

This is really a two-part question: Which muscle keeps the neck upright? How does one strengthen it?
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votes
2answers
99 views

How to shred max body fat although my physique is athletic

I've been working out for nearly 5 years and I am vegetarian(not even eggs) . Although I am in good lean shape but I wonder how bodybuilder shred almost all the fats from their body and look so ripped....
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2answers
37 views

What should I eat before a free weight circuit? [on hold]

I am currently doing circuit training in the morning to tone up, loose fat (especially belly fat), and gain strength and maybe even some muscle. The following circuit is what I do Monday, Wednesday, ...

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