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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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0answers
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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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3answers
123 views

BODY by SCIENCE - THE BIG 5 WORKOUT for home

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
9 views

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

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 ...
3
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2answers
58 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
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1answer
277 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 ...
4
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1answer
24 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
46 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
23 views

What is the hardest exercise in parkour? [on hold]

Prior joining, I would like to know what is the hardest exercise in parkour?
3
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1answer
26 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 ...
3
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1answer
27 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
91 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 ...
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2answers
51 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
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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 ...
3
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3answers
46 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 ...
0
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2answers
43 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
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2answers
39 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
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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
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4answers
77 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.? ...
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1answer
21 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
23 views

Tough Mudder Obstacle Failure statistics [on hold]

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.
2
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1answer
27 views

Workout plan for fitness-studio

I recently started to visit a gym 2-3 times a week, because, as a programmer, I need some movement. Additionally, I have very low blood pressure which causes me nearly to faint sometimes when doing ...
1
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2answers
52 views

Cycling and abs exercises

I commute to my work by bicycle everyday except weekend 12.6 km and back (totalling 25.2). I cycle this route in low-intensity between 60%-70% MHR. I would like to add some abs exercises as my belly ...
2
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4answers
135 views

Is this workout plan sufficient

I only weightlift at home since we have a bench press with a preacher, bicep curl, leg extension, and leg curl. And also stationary bike with elliptical for cardios. Morning (Fasting): Cardio: ...
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1answer
25 views

French-press and load

Let's say I'm doing french-press: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQJl5yYOEbE with two options. Once with wide grip, and elbows kept wide. Next time close grip, elbows - the same. Other parts of move ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

How long before first marathon? [on hold]

For someone of a healthy weight and in good cardiovascular shape (swimming and cycling) how long should I wait before my first marathon? Until last month I never ran more than 5 miles in my life, but ...
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3answers
71 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 ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Im 14 and I ran 20 miles is that healthy [on hold]

Is it really healthy to run that much for my age? I so how much should I run. Should I do it in moderation, or do it all in one day. I'm not sure if this is safe for my body. Please give me some ...
2
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1answer
21 views

Taping for calf cramps

Once a month, I play three games of ultimate frisbee in a single day for an ongoing competition. I usually start getting calf cramps halfway through the third game. Now, I know the main ways to ...
5
votes
2answers
91 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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5answers
256 views

I lost 5 kgs in first 3 months of gym but now i am stuck

I am 21 years 5ft 6in and my weight is 80 kg. I started going to the gym about 4 months back and lost 5 kgs, but now I am stuck. I seem to look slimmer but the scale doesn't move. I am doing 20 min ...
0
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0answers
25 views

I have really bad posture,what do I do ?(I am a teen guy) [on hold]

I have hyper lordosis,kyphosis and possibly scollosis. I have had lordosis and kyphosis for 4 years,I havent told anybody. what do I do?
9
votes
4answers
6k views

How far should I go on my first cycle?

I want to take up cycling but I'm sure how much I should take on with my first cycle. I don't want to be out of action for a week just because I tried to go too far on my first cycle. So how far ...
1
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1answer
36 views

If I could do a split as an adolescent, can I relearn to do a split now?

When I was in middle school, I could do full side and front splits. I even occasionally did at school the party trick of setting one foot on each chair and controlling my descent into a full split as ...
0
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2answers
41 views

What do I write on a program schedule?

I have a program that looks like this: Roughly, it's a leg day, arm day and cardio day. It was put together for me as part of the "bonus PT sessions" on joining a gym. What would one normally ...
2
votes
0answers
37 views

When should I use incline and speed intervals versus incline and speed ramps?

I have access to a treadmill that has speed workouts and incline workouts. There are two types of each - intervals and ramps. In an interval, it alternates between a resting speed or resting incline ...
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0answers
36 views

Is it safe to take the following supplements together? [closed]

Is it safe to take the following supplements at the same time, omega 7, turmeric curcumin, lactoferrin. I am also taking spirulina/chlorella tablets after a meal and 2 tbls of coconut oil in the ...
3
votes
2answers
160 views

What is wrong with a beginner following the Rock workout schedule?

So I am about 5 months into training and I am struggling to come up with a suitable routine. My gym buddy suggested me to do what rock does, which is simply-put, one muscle group a day, 2 day rest, ...
4
votes
3answers
134 views

Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Background: This question was prompted by a few comments from user:michael Reading through a recent New York Times article related to the subject prompted me to prove further into the topic of ...
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2answers
88 views

Can posture braces help strengthen muscles?

Lately I have been trying to correct my bad posture(curved shoulders and Anterior pelvic tilt). Among all the possible solutions I found, the most common were the stretches and other exercises to ...
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0answers
39 views

Exercise makes my injury worse. Should I stop exercising? [closed]

I bruised my leg about a week ago on my bike. Hit the inside of my ankle off a metal bike pedal. No bruised appeared until about 2 days later, but when it did it was bad. Anyway, I put some socks on ...
4
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2answers
62 views

Body twisting exercise after back injury

I've been wondering if Torso / Back twisting exercises (like twisting from side to side, with weight or without weight) can be harmful to the back. Mainly, if you'd have a herniated disc - would a ...
0
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0answers
56 views

What causes a “pump” feeling in muscles?

I think its fairly common knowledge that if you pick a medium weight (for you) dumbbell up and smash out 12 bicep curls you will feel a "pump" in your muscles as they grow temporarily. I have seen ...
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1answer
26 views

What muscle am I stretching when I pull my chin back and tilt my head to the side

For a long time I've suffered from back pain, neck pain and pain around the eye--all on the right side. Just recently I found out that I can make the facial pain immediately disappear (during the ...
0
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1answer
36 views

Cholesterol level in your body and Running

I easily get out of breath when I am: Climbing stairs - not quickly but normally When I go for jogging in ground (stadium/park) But when I run on treadmill I can easily run for continuous 15 mins ...
3
votes
3answers
207 views

Why do I get lactic acid build up at lower threshholds on different days?

I'm a climber, so I'm talking specifically about forearms. I train regularly and have been for years, so I'm pretty familiar with how my body responds. As I understand it, the "pumped" sensation in ...
2
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2answers
228 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 ...
1
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2answers
119 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 ...
7
votes
3answers
24k views

I seem to lose muscle size quickly if not working out for some time. Why?

Not months of lay off but no more than 10 days takes my muscles, especially of my arms, from looking big and feeling hard to something that doesn't make me look like I lift serious weight. It stays in ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

I want to improve my lower body!

I love my body, but I want to know what exercises I should do in order to improve it and to obtain thicker and more toned thighs and legs, and a larger (more lifted) butt. My thighs are already ...

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