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What is the advantage of using Olympic plates over standard ones?

I'm lucky enough to have been gifted a half squat rack and 160kg of "standard" weights. I'm happy with this and not looking to upgrade in the near future but I was wondering what the advantages are of ...
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effectiveness when interleaving parts of workout

My current weigth-training-plan is roughly like this: arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-A 10-reps 2min pause arm-exercise-B 10-reps ... 2min pause ...
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Regurgitating during exercise

So yesterday I did 55 minutes on the treadmill, the settings were 30 minutes at 9mph and 25 minutes at 8mph, all 55 minutes were done at 2% incline... then I did some squats, nothing heavy, it was ...
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Losing body fat

I'm currently assisting my dad in losing a significant amount of weight. He's 60, 6'0", weighs 230lbs (104kg) and eats very healthily, maintaining a well balanced diet. The trouble is he doesn't ...
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Losing Weight ASAP but in the right way

Okay, to start off, my stats: Age : 22 Height : 172cm Weight : 95kg I just want to lose wieght in the most effective way. Currently I'm working out (at least 3-4 times a week). I skip meals ...
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49 views

Doing Strength training everyday

I am 5'8 and 84kgs. I used to do all regular sets of exercises like biceps, triceps, chests etc. Yesterday, my GYM trainer walked up to me and said that i need to reduce my belly and do nothing else. ...
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How often can I perform high intensity interval training per day?

I am currently beginning with HIIT and so can't take to its full intensity. I was wondering can ( rather, should ) I do it multiple times in a day, say 2 to 3 (perhaps even more) times in a day or ...
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27 views

Threshold consistency - how consistent is consistent enough?

I'm running 5 minute repeats on a track, with a rest after each one of a minute, and I've been told to run them consistently, rather than going out fast on the first one and then getting increasingly ...
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how much size can you gain?

In six weeks how much size difference can you see after lifting weights. Im 5ft 6in and 115lb I eat around 2500-3000 calories perday. Im considered an ectomorph.
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31 views

Running, how many times a week? With what average speed? For how long?

I see advices that we shouldn't go to gym every day. But is it for everybody? or for the people that do serious stuff? or if I just go run 1 mile in 13 minutes, do I still need to take a brake? Does ...
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4answers
278 views

Burning biceps productive?

Yesterday I worked out with 10lb dumbbells and now I feel that burning sensation in my arms. I have heard that this means it's time to get heavier weights. I do reps of 60 to feel the burn, and I ...
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0answers
23 views

What to be doing to gain muscle mass? [duplicate]

So basically i've been using weights for around 1 and a half now and when i first started after one muscle part workout my muscle used to be sore and now after the workout it feels fine. So i was ...
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1answer
28 views

Cardio or gym machines for best fat burning?

So I made a contract with a gym to lose fat and become fit. My goal is something like this Now I'm over weight so I need to lose fat (I think something like 14KG). I told the trainer in the gym ...
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0answers
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What effect does restricted oxygen in cardio have on muscle damage & repair?

As we all know, cardio and strength training have completely different effects on your muscles, and your body's response to them. Strength training trains the body to make those big anaerobic muscle ...
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2answers
95 views

Is my exercise routine healthy?

I read a few guides concerning push up programs and training the belly muscles and started my own routine, based on what I read. However I also read in this SE that an unbalanced training (e.g. only ...
3
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5answers
332 views

Good workout regimen for building muscle and losing fat?

So I am looking to start working out regularly, and I need some recommendations on exercises to do/weight lifting techniques. I am 17 and consider myself athletic. I play lacrosse, soccer, and ...
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6answers
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What exercise would get heart pumping fast very quickly?

Is there an exercise that could get your heart rate up to around 90% of max in 1-2 minutes? Or if not, or if that's not safe... what's the fastest most efficient safe way to get your heart pumping ...
5
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2answers
230 views

Time window for fitness tracking - four weeks or longer?

My tracking for fitness is currently based on a 28 day (4 weeks) time window. For example, my goal is to have 3 high intensity exercises per week which means that over the four weeks, it should be 12. ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to effectively build muscle mass using resistance bands?

I will be living in Africa for the next year, with little access to a gym. I was thinking about purchasing a portable gym resistance band set, but I'm skeptical of the efficacy of resistance bands in ...
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0answers
41 views

How does muscle confusion work?

I just found out about P90x and it seems they use the muscle confusion theory. But how does it work neurologically and as far as creating muscle mass is concerned? What would a typical routine be? ...
2
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2answers
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Pendlay Row: It doesnt connect the lats

This is a part of the StrongLift 5*5 Program, where one workout is Squats, Bench Press, Pendlay Row and the other is Squats, OHP and Deadlift.The weight increases by 5 pounds on every workout. While ...
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3answers
43 views

Stretches to make my wrist more flexible

I Recently punched someone and now my right wrist is not as flexible as the left one. I can bend it t around 45 degrees but then it becomes painful so i have to stop. I need to make it more flexible ...
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0answers
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Will 20 minutes of jump rope per day improve long distance running?

I do intervals of 2 minutes of jump rope with a 1 minute break in between each interval, during which I walk around briskly. Will this improve my long distance running time?
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2answers
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Once I have activated a muscle, can I stop exercising it or will it forget to fire again?

After receiving help with this question I began working out my weak gluteus medius. Very rapidly I became able to do the exercises without pain or losing balance, and no longer feel pain while walking ...
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1answer
23 views

Is a blood pressure of 136/90 unhealthy if stays consistent for several years?

Some doctors I've seen say it warrants blood pressure medicine where as others say its not high enough for meds and although not optimal, its okay. My curiosity is about understanding the boundary of ...
1
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1answer
48 views

cardio before or after weights?

145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. been doing cardio & weight lifting for 2 months with good diet, goal is to lose body fat and gain muscle. what is the science behind doing weights before/after ...
0
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3answers
52 views

Do I just have to forget about lifting weights?

Started gym 2 months ago - 5 days a week (1 hour cardio, 1 hour weights). 145 pounds, 170cm, female. I am eating a calorie deficit and realize my gains are only newbie gains.. I will forever be ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Newbie gains? How long does this last for?

OK so female, 145 pounds, 170cm tall. Goal: lose weight & gain muscle Been working out for 2 months, 5 times a week, doing 1 hour cardio 1 hour weights. I have been losing weight and gaining ...
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1answer
33 views

Weight gain for young woman (31 y.o., 168 cm, 46 kg)

My wife is really concerned to gain some weight and make her body more feminine. Now she almost has no body fat, flat belly, small breast. After she gave birth to our child she got more rounded ...
0
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1answer
31 views

eating before or after working out?

I wake up at about 11am and head off to the gym an hour later. I do 1 hour cardio 1 hour weights... I am 145 pounds 170cm tall and female.... I sometimes do fasted cardio to burn from direct fat (aim ...
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1answer
42 views

Do front squats compress the spine?

Just curious I regularly do 225 front squats and was wondering what are the long term effects on the spine with this exercise or any squats for that matter? Since the bar is placed in the front and ...
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2answers
43 views

How to sleep while sore

So this question comes as I lie in bed, legs aching, incapable of falling asleep. I worked out in the evening today since I couldn't get to the gym in the morning, and had a successful deadlift and ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Alternatives for high-carb foods

At work my lunch usually consists of chicken/fish (mackerel/tuna) and a filler in the form of pasta/brown rice. I want to start cutting out more carbs out of my diet as my dinners in most cases ...
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2answers
114 views

How to find active training partners through Endomondo?

I have used Endomondo now many years for sports such as skiing, running and racewalking. It has my training plan for half-marathon and a lot of results showing progress but I feel very alone in using ...
1
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1answer
38 views

What to eat before and after gain weight workout?

I want to gain weight, but im confused what to eat before and after exercise(gain weight).Can someone name healthy foods or snacks? And also do i need to eat more on before or after exercise? Also ...
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1answer
30 views

How much dumbell weight will i lift?

My height is 155cm and weight is 36.5kg. i posted it if someone can help me out. I need to know how much weight i can lift given that data or their any other app that calculate it. I am underweight ...
0
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0answers
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Blocked nose and exercise

I've been having a blocked nose in one nostril for a very, very long time. Whenever I go running, I notice that the blocked nose clears; but each time I end my exercise, it returns. Has anyone ever ...
0
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1answer
35 views

What is the effect of carb consumption on fat burning during exercise?

I do a fair amount of cycling over what some would consider long distance - ~40 mile rides every 2-3 weeks and shorter rides more frequently. I have to consume a fair quantity of high GI carbs while ...
2
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3answers
1k views

How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?

My question Between now and two months from now when I'm able to see an orthopedic surgeon, what exercises can I do in a hotel room with only my body weight that will not aggravate the shoulder ...
1
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1answer
71 views

Does having long pauses (several hours vs minutes) between weight lifting sets reduce or improve the exercise results?

I want to do weight lifting sets through the day, instead of the one after another. Does this have any difference? As i understand the pause between sets needed for the muscles to recharge energy. So ...
2
votes
3answers
176 views

How does one get past mental running barriers?

I used to be a competitive runner -- my best 5k is 17:10. For years, I was able to train hard, push myself, and rarely felt like running was ever "too hard". In recent years, running has become ...
4
votes
2answers
148 views

Does sitting for longer hours really have an effect on the body?

After going through this link I am confused about whether to believe what the link claims. If it's true then most of us are affected already because most of us are doing desk jobs from 9-5 or simply ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

Adjustment from pool to lake for triathlon

I'm looking to try a triathlon, and in preparation I've started swimming at a local 25/50m pool (lane lines put in different ways on different days). The triathlon swim is 800m; I've done that ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Losing 1.5 stones in a week healthy?

So it has been a week since I have been working and eating healthy. I weighed 14.5 stones and now I weigh 13 stones. My question is, what are the repercussions (if any) of losing weight quickly? I ...
1
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2answers
987 views

Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?

Are modern "barefoot running" or air-cushion running shoes better that the previous EVA-soles of the 80s and 90s? I feel better protected with the EVA, landing solidly on the heel, and have the ...
0
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0answers
13 views

What's the fastest way to recover from a quad strain at the hip? [on hold]

Recently at a track meet, I was set to run the 200m. About 50m out of the blocks, I feel a sharp pull on my right thigh. The same thing happened over a year ago on the left leg. The imbalance must be ...
0
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1answer
25 views

Low bar Squat: Hyper arched back, slight bend in knees and arm position

I got my form checked by a trainer today, he made a couple of good points: 1- Don't arch your lower back too much while coming down. I looked up online, and this article kind of supports it, ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Whey protein intake and side effects

I havent taken any whey protein, but now im planning to try and i just need to be clear with the instruction on how should i consume them. I have several questions regarding with whey protein intake. ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Is taking whey protein before a workout bad?

Friends have told me that I should consume whey protein shake before and after workout. They said this would be effective for building up muscles. However, I have read from a website that I should ...
4
votes
3answers
115 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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