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Plank Progressions

So, I have been doing workout routine for a while now. IDK exactly how effective it is, but it certianly seems effective for me and I like it because each exercise is something I can scale up(by ...
3
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1answer
14 views

Does hypertrophy need to be maintained?

I'm familiar with the general idea of adaptation and super compensation, and the loss of strength if your body doesn't feel you need it anymore because the increased load isn't present. I've been ...
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1answer
12 views

How to prevent back issues when doing desk work without office chair?

Sometimes I'm staying in rented apartments with only the basic furnishing, i.e. there is no office chair. The same applies to people who stay in a hotel for an extended period of time. Now the problem ...
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1answer
103 views

Compression Sleeves/Socks for Achilles Tendonitis

This year I've been running much more than years past, and I have my first trail half marathon (with 2500' of elevation gain) coming up in 1 week. 3 weeks ago I was running a hilly training run and my ...
1
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3answers
58 views

How to train the muscles of fingers?

When I train fingers, I tend to do low rep and too high weights -- this is probably the wrong way to do it! Then next day I can feel some little pain or easily get blisters when skin so sore. I have a ...
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4answers
51k views

Is it healthy to exercise a muscle when it's still sore?

Is it healthy or is it damaging to exercise a muscle while it's still sore from a previous workout?
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2answers
31 views

Does massage really help recovering from muscle soreness

Does massage really help muscle soreness? Also I would like to know how fast can a man recover from muscle soreness and what methods exist that really help preventing/recovering from muscle ...
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1answer
18 views

Having to clear throat constantly while running?

I'm an ex-smoker (for roughly 8 years) and have recently, in the last 4 months, started a fairly intense cardio regimen that I'm doing twice a day. I noticed while running that I'm having to ...
1
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1answer
9 views

Stretches/exercises to sit cross legged

I'm a reasonably fit male with an athletic background, but can't sit cross-legged. Whenever I do, my knees stay really high and I have to really bend my ankles to get into the position at all. When I ...
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1answer
17 views

Beginner Runner. Cannot go any further

I started running for fun in the early-mid summer this year. I am relatively healthy, average BMI, late 20's, healthy eating guy. I generally run on pavements, roads and tracks. I have relatively good ...
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2answers
49 views

Overestimated calorie burn on an elliptical

I'm following a calorie count + elliptical routine for about two weeks now. My average calorie deficit should be about 500, but I don't see ~1 kg weight loss I expected. I'm very accurate at measuring ...
3
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2answers
238 views

How do I arrange a beginner calisthenics workout and rest schedule?

I am a beginner at calisthenics and was wondering if someone could tell me the most basic workouts, along with their workouts and rest routine. I was able to do about 6-7 chin ups, 15-17 push ups ...
3
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3answers
111 views

I get out of breath, like doing cardio, while deadlifting

I just started weightlifting a couple of weeks ago. Right now, I'm deadlifting 65 lbs for 3 sets of 15. When I'm done deadlifting, I usually breathe heavily and have a high heart rate, like I had just ...
1
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1answer
46 views

Standing desk while working

Because I'm a web developer I usually work about 9-12 hours per day. 2 months ago I was 108kg(238 pounds) and after a hard eating plan and some exercise now I'm 97kg(213 pounds). My height is 1.83m ...
2
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2answers
545 views

If StrongLifts takes longer should you reduce volume?

I'm aware of what the report says but was advised to post the question. I am also interested in the responses more so that I can figure out how to proceed with my own gains. One of the main draws I ...
1
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2answers
217 views

Barbell squat breathing problem

Being in a good shape it's sometimes for me hard to breathe (I need to breath more and deeper) after doing barbell squats, especially after long omissions. Almost none of other exercises make me feel ...
3
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2answers
97 views

Periodicity of Muscle Mass

Once someone reaches a certain muscle state, if they undergo muscular atrophy and lose it, is it easier to get back to it than if they had never reached it. Is this a biological effect and if so is ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Does humidity reduce oxygene absorption?

Today I went for a 6 Km run in Tokyo, the temperature was 27 degrees Celsius and the humidity 92%. It was much harder than usual today even though I am used to run the same distance 3 times a week at ...
3
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2answers
30 views

In double overhand grip for the deadlift, do the fingertips touch the palm?

The bar tends to slip down until my fingers are like hooks and the bar is barely touching my palm. Should I be gripping tighter?
1
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1answer
58 views

Good walking Shoe and Insert

I have plantar fasciitis and I have come to notice off gait when i walk. When I say off I mean I can feel that when I pay attention to my stride I lean more on the left and more specifically I tend to ...
2
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2answers
910 views

I can't breathe through my nose, does this cause excessive sweating during exercise?

I work out five or six days a week, I'm in pretty good shape. I'm not overweight either. However I sweat profusely whenever I exercise, within a few minutes of starting, and the sweat just pours off ...
0
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1answer
29 views

High metabolism problems

I fluctuate in my weight very regularly. I can gain 5 lbs in 1-2 days, no problem. But if I don't workout and or eat the same amount as I did the day before, the 5 lbs magically disappears. It's ...
2
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1answer
31 views

I keep pulling/getting pain in the same muscle even when I don't exercise it

I pulled a muscle directly under my shoulder blade (dorsal muscles?) a couple of months ago while carrying something heavy - not as I picked it up but as I was walking with it, I felt the muscle "go". ...
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2answers
32 views

What does it mean to be an athlete?

What does it mean to be an athlete? Are there any characteristics I should have to call myself an athlete? Like some criteria of fitness level or so. (e.g. how much I can run, fast ... etc). What are ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Work out 5 times a week, out of breath

So I exercise 5 times a week by lifting weights as well as 30 mins of cardio and some stretching every day. I still find myself running out of breath when walking uphill during my daily commute, for ...
0
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0answers
12 views

Will hypothyroidism affect my exercising and or bodybuilding

I am 51 years old, 5'1", 150 lbs, and I have hypothyroidism. I ride my bike about 5 miles a week. I walk about 2 miles a week. I do 30 minutes of light exercise a day. Should I be doing more ...
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1answer
48 views

Tea ( w/ & w/o sugar ) and Calories [on hold]

How does a cup of tea with 2-3 cubes of sugar affect the body? What if I drink 5 cups of tea with sugar? What are the disadvantages?
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4answers
4k views

If I can't get plenty of sleep, should I be doing anything different when trying to put on mass?

Getting plenty of sleep is really important for putting on size - something I am very aware of. Unfortunately, various circumstances lead to me not being able to get to the gym until about 9:30PM at ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Correcting squat form, mild knee pain, numb thumb

Basically started with the low bar squat (following StrongLift 5*5) but being very skinny (179 cm, 58 KG) the bar doesn't rest at the shelf created in scapula as described by Mark Rippetoe in this ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Locking of the jaw during workout related stress

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is involved in energy expenditure as it drives the body to respond to stress. So when one is lifting weight or doing a pullup or pushup and is about to finish the ...
1
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2answers
248 views

Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night

It started happening a while ago and has been getting worse. I usually workout from 6-7 in the evening (unfortunately can't workout any time before that due to my schedule) and go to bed around 10:30 ...
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0answers
23 views

Cheap telemedicine solution [on hold]

I'm looking to develop a cheap telemedicine solution for remote underserved areas in the developing world. Imagine this : a cheap $40 android tablet that can do video conferencing hooked to a unit ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Optimized sleep schedule and how important is it ?

I am asking myself, how does an optimized sleep schedule for a good fitness life look like. What is so "optimized" and how important the sleep schedule is?
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1answer
51 views

How to create the leg drive and keep shoulder blades together while bench pressing?

I have heard various powerlifters on youtube to use the leg drive(1) and keep your shoulder blades tucked in or together throughout the rep(2) (just as we do on the low bar squats) while doing the ...
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0answers
22 views

Do dexamethasone iontophoreses weaken tendons? [on hold]

I've got a mild epicondylitis following tennis practice session 10 days ago. My general practitioner advised me to do some iontophoreses with dexamethasone. I know that cortisone injections are ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Tight clothing as opposed to a tight single point

If I were to wear a tight piece of cloth or rope around one part of my body, it would certainly be bad for my health, and for example the sleeves of my shirt are tight, and my arm is starting to ...
6
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2answers
2k views

Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?

When different people gain weight, the fat tends to accumulate in different parts of the body based on the individual. Some people gain in their stomach, their buttocks, their thighs, etc. If I am ...
1
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2answers
51 views

Creatine supplementation for a Vegan athlete

Any thoughts on creatine supplementation (quick release capsules 4,000 mg) for weightlifting? I caveat this request with the fact that I am trying to limit my intake of animal products to a minimum ...
0
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2answers
271 views

thyroid gland and bodybuilding

I've talked a litte bit with an old bodybuilder and he says to me : "If you really want to gain weight you must stop eating 'sugar' and milk before arround 5pm," by sugar he meant fruits etc "because ...
5
votes
1answer
125 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
30 views

Why is porridge easy to digest? [on hold]

What's the reasons that support the point that porridge is easy to digest ? Why a sick person is advised to eat porridge instead of rice ?
6
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4answers
39k views

How to gain weight for a naturally thin person?

I am a guy who haven't been working out(exercising) throughout my life. I live a very sedentary live, mostly at my desk reading books or using my computer. The nature of my field of work requires me ...
0
votes
3answers
66 views

What should my heart rate be while running / working out?

When I run for 8-10 minutes my heart rate goes to 195-200 bpm, I have used several calculators online to determine my maximum heart rate but they all seem to say to my maximum heart rate should be ...
0
votes
3answers
47 views

Simple tips for preventing hunger?

I have not smoked for one year and several months, but since then I gained about 30kg. I am sure that if I start smoking again I will lose some weight, but I don't want to start smoke anymore. I am ...
0
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4answers
79 views

Should I aim to do an equal number of reps across my sets?

I do pull-ups. I aim to do X pullups, and I try to do as many pullups as I can during sets, in an attempt to increase the number of pullups I can do in a single set. To reach X pull ups, I might end ...
0
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0answers
17 views

What does expiring Fish Oil capsule contents turn into and what is its effect on human psyche? [on hold]

See title. I think it might turn into NZT-48 like the from "Limitless" with Branden Cooper.. Regards.
9
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3answers
2k views

Deadlift - belt or no belt?

The deadlift seems to put a lot of pressure on the spinal vertebrae. Is it safe to deadlift without a belt or does correct form completely eliminate the need for one?
4
votes
2answers
283 views

Beginning the deadlift exercise

With so much misinformation all over the internet, how do I learn the Deadlift?
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Barbell Deadlift vs. Clean Deadlift

What is the main difference between a Barbell Deadlift and a Clean Deadlift? I watched these two videos over and over again and, despite each paging saying that the exercises work out different ...
0
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0answers
13 views

How to make scar tissue due to blisters heal faster in hands after tennis/fencing/climbing?

I got blister just to the point that holds a foil i.e. index finger. It irritates me in tennis, fencing and climbing -- I am using ClimbOn and different Nivea lotions to heal it faster besides ...

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