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What are the advantages and disadvantages to doing higher rep squats?

It seems like most routines call for sets of 5 reps. Is the 8-12 rep set completely dated or does it still have a place?
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Home workout exercises with minimal equipment

I'd like to start doing workouts with the goal of becoming stronger, building endurance, and being more fit in general.(Also, I don't currently need to worry about losing weight, 5'6" 125 lbs.) Why ...
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Getting back into aerobic shape

I had a good year-plus daily biking habit (the commute). Since leaving the last company two months ago, I've been doing little more than sitting on my ass. I've a ski trip planned for a couple weeks ...
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21 views

Will exercising for a shorter time at a higher resistance on a bike give the same benefit?

I read an article a few weeks ago that mentioned a study finding that you need to use an exercise bike for 40 minutes before you see any benefit from it. Unfortunately I can't find the article ...
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Muscular tiredness from biking — is it endurance related?

I bike every now and then, but used to ride bike quite often before. One thing that never has changed is how I get dead tired instantly. The tiredness is muscular and it's all in the legs, like a ...
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27 views

Maintaining muscle mass while training for half-marathon

I’ve been training for my first half-marathon; running a lot of long distance lately. I’ve found it difficult to maintain muscle mass in my arms and chest, due to all of the calories I’m burning ...
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36 views

Seeking suggestions for lifestyle changes beneficial for upper body strength

I am interested in identifying lifestyle changes which are beneficial to upper-body strength while also being practical for accomplishing other common tasks. In other words, activities which fit into ...
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How many calories are burnt by walking upstairs with a 30kg (66 pounds) backpack and ankle weights?

I train for mountaineering by walking upstairs as described in the question's title. The ankle weights are 2kg each (about 4.5 pounds). I am 75kg (165 pounds), 178cm (5'8"). I am very interested in ...
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1answer
31 views

When a muscle can flex so tight it's painful, is anything wrong?

As I train various muscle groups, I've noticed that I cannot flex a few of them the way I would biceps or quads. The flex becomes painfully tight verging on a muscle cramp before I finish the range of ...
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Im trying to loose weight in my thighs but im gaining alot of muscle in them and its making them bigger

Im a female,16, and i weigh about 130. Im trying to loose weight in my legs but im gaining so much muscle in them that they will not slim down, its like that fat turned into muscle and i dont know how ...
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Lean Body Mass Averages

A lot of information exists on average body weights, heights, and body fat percentages. I'd like to know what the average lean body mass is, in particular so I can identify whether or not my body fat ...
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Can doing the same kind of exercise workout daily provide any good improvements?

I've been learning kickboxing from a local trainer in my city for the last 2 months. I've noticed that in one hour of workout he made us to do the same workout exercises with some minor changes. I've ...
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57 views

Could a weighted shirt/vest replace a workout routine?

A quick Google search lets me see various weighted vests and shirts you can use during workout, but I'm hoping my natural daily activity can replace a workout routine if I am wearing weights. That ...
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34 views

Will the starvation mode /muscle loss happen if I eat just enough to keep me not hungry?

I am following a 3 days per week workout schedule and I am seeing muscle and fat increase as well. I feel like I am eating too much since most of the time I am so full and feels like 'will all this ...
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70 views

Is a mainly cardio based schedule any good?

Currently I run every morning before work and follow that run up with some Chin-ups, Muscle-ups and Push-ups. I'm not trying to build muscle with these exercises but I just want to make sure I don't ...
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1answer
38 views

Difference between same repetition on each set and limit repetition on each set

What is the benefit difference between doing a move 20x3 and getting exhausted at the end and doing the same move up to the limit each set (28,20,13) I am currently waiting 1min between each set and ...
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1answer
63 views

What Limits the Repetitions One Can Perform?

What is the scientific explanation of why one can only do a certain number of repetitions of an exercise before becoming unable to? For example, at my current state I can only do 8 repetitions of a ...
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1answer
42 views

Proposed Olympic/Power Routine To Meet Unusual Requirements

edited in response to comments Below is a detailed mixed olympic and power lifting routine. In particular, I have annotated what seems to be the most unusual features. I currently use the routine. ...
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Would a female champion wrestler overpower an average couch potato man?

She is a champion wrestler and exercises on a regular basis for strength, speed, stamina, etc. On average, would a good to decent female wrestler overpower a couch potato man in overall body strength ...
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can only lift lower body and core

For the next 6 months or so I can't lift upper body as I'm recovering from labrum repair surgery. I can't squat (bar goes on back, I would assume is not good) or deadlift (pulls on shoulder), but I ...
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Tingling sensation in shoulder

A couple of days ago I did a chest workout. After the workout, I felt really tired and weak. When I tried to wear my backpack, my left shoulder got twisted into a weird position and I felt some ...
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391 views

How can i do pull ups at home?

So, here's the thing: i am on a situation in which i can't go to the gym. However, I Still want / need to do some pull ups. How can i do it at home without having to buy anything? I've already tried ...
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167 views

how much I can improve in 3 months

173cm - 67 kg I can do 50kg Bench Press (40kg if I do alone) 40kg Incline Bench Press 12kg Alternate Hammer Curl 10kg Alternating Deltoid Raise 10kg Front Two-Dumbbell Raise I do these twice a ...
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50 views

Dealing with a bulging disc in lower back

A few months ago I thought I herniated a disc in my lower back, but it turns out the disc is just slightly bulging. Yay! I went to a neurosurgeon who took at look at my MRI results and basically told ...
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Strenghtening internal neck muscles associated with head going back?

I find tight longus colli vertical and sore platysma on my right side. I have tried to strenghten them by holding my head towards my hand forward/sideways but inefficient. The way I get them activated ...
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44 views

What is the minimal body fat percentage with no risks?

I am looking to get leaner. I have been working on it but I would like to set the goal at my destination. I want to be at the lowest possible body fat percentage without suffering any negative effects ...
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1answer
18 views

How long to wait doing HIIT after taking EC stack?

How long should one wait to do HIIT after taking EC stack? This is my dosage today: 8:30 AM: 12.5 mg E, 100 mg C 12:30 PM: 12.5 mg E, 100 mg C Can I do HIIT cardio at 5 PM?
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Absorption of Food?

Suppose a person eats 2000 calories in 20 minutes versus eating it over a period of 6 hours. Would eating it within 20 minutes mean that some of the food would be unabsorbed? Would the TEF be higher?
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How to dismantle pull-up (chin-up) bar without destroying it?

I have adjustable pull-up (and chin-up) bar mounted in my door that looks similar to this one. I have it mounted for few years now. I need to temporary take it off my door and later mount it again. I ...
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54 views

Blood test results of weightlifters, or anyone on a high protein diet? [closed]

Other than BUN and creatinine, which are elevated in a high protein diet, does anything else deviate from the normal range, based on the average diet of a weightlifter (emphasis on protein)? BUN, or ...
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Zoning out in and outside of practice

I'm a swimmer and fairly into the sport, I guess. I'm not currently swimming right now, but would be if it weren't for this problem. During practice, I sort of zone out. Usually not "in the zone" kind ...
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What is your opinion on donating Plasma? Do you think there might be any health reason not to do so? [closed]

I´m considering the possibility to start donating Plasma. Do you think there is any health reason not to do so? How often can I donate without having problems? I heard and read that the body needs 48 ...
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2answers
47 views

What are good all-round core exercises

So after a dieting period I'm switching back to eating healthy but in larger quantities (bulking). What would be good all-round exercises to do all week round? I work out 4 days a week so could I ...
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2answers
265 views

What is the minimum amount of time someone might need for muscles to recover?

I know there have been answers to this question, but I'm looking for something specific. The workout has just been completed. Now, what is the minimum amount of time required for the muscle group ...
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23 views

What is the best heart beat range for a 5k training?

I started to running as a 3 days a week train a month ago, I did a 5k run to know, and my time was 32.30, I want to get it down to 27 by the next race in 2 months. I'm doing 2 heart range trains and 1 ...
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1answer
67 views

Milk, the feeling of starvation and viability as a basis of your diet as a weightlifter

I am lifting for strength and eat at a caloric surplus. A large amount of my day's calories come from milk, but weirdly enough, I feel constantly hungry if it is milk filling these calories. Consuming ...
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2answers
71 views

How should I train for multiple running races simultaneously?

This year, I'm planning on running a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon in 2015. The dates of the races other than the 5k haven't been announced yet. However, based on last year's dates, there will be ...
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2answers
30 views

Water intake; an optimal balance between water and oxygen for endurance sports

Is there a balance of how much water should be taken in? The specific scenario I am referring to, would be sports, in my case, hockey. When I first started playing hockey I drank two 16 oz plastic ...
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2answers
808 views

Can Starting Strength be done by women realistically?

Can Starting Strength be done by women? I'm following everything correctly except for the bulking (for obvious reasons). 10 lb weight increases happen every few weeks (as opposed to every few days). ...
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1answer
66 views

Sprinting and weight lifting

TL:DR I want to do one day weights, next day sprint, repeat. Viable? Is lifting weights every second day, and sprinting every alternate second day a viable plan? I am 6ft tall at 78kg(172lb), ...
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43 views

What is a balancing movement for overhead press?

I have read about pull ups/chin up. Is there anything I can do with a barbell? My workout regime now consists of squats, deadlift, lunges, bench press, rows and overhead press.
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43 views

Taking Protein powder with Artificial sweeteners? [closed]

It seems like almost all protein powders use artificial flavouring substances.Many articles on the web,recommend not using the same.Should i stick to natural protein powders?
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113 views

How to reduce muscle mass in lower body?

In my childhood I was very active and running was my favorite sport. Unfortunately, the size of my thighs, hamstrings, and calves, are disproportionately large, and they have been this way for several ...
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2answers
107 views

I am on the Atkins diet and weightlifting everyday, what is this doing to my body?

I am a novice. I eat 1/4 cup of raw oats in the morning and two portions of meat later on in the day, and tons of low-carb & low-calorie vegetables. I work out everyday, and I'm following Mark ...
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How to decide what should be the correct height of bicycle and its seat height would be appropriate for me? [closed]

I want to buy a new bicycle which I would use to go to office and occasionally for longer rides. and my aim to reduce the weight as well as enjoy bicycling by going with groups to different kind of ...
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2answers
33 views

Lower back pain at night only

I am wanting to find some strengthening exercises for my back. I think this is what I need to help me with pain I am experiencing. I only get the pain when I sleep at night, I go to sleep with no ...
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1answer
51 views

Does Fitbit Flex Count Indoor Rowing Machine Strokes

I am thinking of purchasing a Fitbit Flex. I have an indoor rowing machine which is my main form of exercise other than walking. I can't do much else because of injuries. I wondered if my rowing ...
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2answers
24 views

what fitness trackers work well for cyclist?

What fitness trackers work well for cyclist? it must also support jogging, walking and other exercise, but cycling is essential. While there are heaps of 'reviews' of these things, I can't find much ...
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2answers
78 views

How can I adjust my cadence?

To increase my cadence, I flex my hamstrings downward so as to prevent my feet from rising too much. Less vertical motion increases cadence, but my hamstring muscles sure feel funky when I do this. ...
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2answers
76 views

Do I lose muscle or fat when on a diet and not exercising much?

I am a thin guy (5'6-3/4" - 138 pounds), somewhere between ectomorth and mesomorph (more towards mesomorth I would think) who eats very little. I have been going to the gym to lift weights twice a ...

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