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Exercise ideas for 400 pound double leg amputee

I am a female double leg amputee that weighs about 400lbs. I haven't exercised in about 20 years. I have a whole host of medical problems and have been told that I have to lose weight. I am modifying ...
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Homemade Mass/Protein Blend

I'm a classic ectomorph aged at 18, I've been hitting the gym hard for about a month now and have been able to observer some sort of progress with both machines and free weights. However, even though ...
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Elbow grinding sensation after starting workout

First up, I know there are any elbow noise questions out there, but they do not describe my experience completely. Okay so I'm 18 yrs old and very skinny with little muscle, and I started gym a month ...
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Stubborn chest that wont grow

I nave been training for around 1 and half year now and i have gotten some size gains on my back and legs but my chest is not growing at all. So how should I train to force the chest to grow. Also my ...
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What is this part of the knee?

There is a large cord I can see and feel on the lateral (outside) part of my knee and I'm wondering what it is, as it hurts sometimes. Does anyone know what it is? I think it is the LCL, the IT band ...
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Lat Pulldown vs. Pullups for back strength and bicep development

An old coach of mine told me that pullups are way more effective than using the lat pulldown machine. Is this true and if so why? If not, then why is it not?
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Where should I buy dumbbells weights/bar from

I am wondering where I should buy dumbbells from for a cheap price but also relitavely good quality. I currently am considering buying this: 4x 5kg York Fitness Cast Iron Discs 1x York Fitness ...
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28 views

What are these types of “crunches” called and details about them? And are they harmful?

This may seem a little bit funny, because I don't even know if they exist! I saw this in the anime Dragon Ball Z. Goku, hanging upside down with his hands on his neck, touches his head to his knees ...
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What is meant by 'frequency', ' volume', and 'intensity'?

It seems like 'frequency', 'volume', and 'intensity' correspond to lifting sessions per week or sets per session or reps per set or total reps or weight per rep but I'm not sure which term goes ...
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What could be causing the pain in my shoulder during chest presses and pull-downs? [on hold]

I experience pain in my left shoulder during wide grip lat pull-down (more when arms are in the lower part of the movement). I do wide grip pull-ups without any problems at the same time. It also ...
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97 views

What is an ideal visceral fat percentage?

I had a review at my gym yesterday, and the trainer measured my body fat percentage, weight, height etc and exclaimed that, my body fat percentage needs improving (it is right now at 8%), he had never ...
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Skipping ahead on stronglift

I'm relatively new to mendhi's program of 5x5 and i was wondering if you have to start all the way from what is listed on the program. I can do 2 plates, 5 sets of 5 with ease but on the program it ...
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Crossfit pullups [on hold]

You may have seen those crossfit guys doing pullups on the gyms. But why guys?? Why? I asked a crossfit trainer and he said "we are doing this because we need to be explosive and do more pull ups" . I ...
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How can I quickly build muscle and slowly lose fat?

I suppose I'm your typical skinny fat. I don't have a lot of muscle, but I do have a bit of a gut. My main goal is to bulk up, with a secondary goal of losing fat. Thus, I'm aiming to build muscle ...
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1answer
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Can you calculate % of V02 max at which you're working using pulse ox readings?

Can you calculate % of V02 max at which you're working (assuming it's >100%) by measuring change in blood oxygenation with a pulse ox? My understanding is that working at >100% VO2 max means you're ...
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81 views

Cheaper alternative to rogue fitness band?

I would like to get a (or some) band to do some mobility exercises, like those used often in mobilitywod.com. The brand I regularly see cited is Rogue Fitness, but it seems very expensive. Around ...
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bent over barbell row biceps usage

I was told that I mainly use biceps to perform bent over barbell rows. However, I feel like I'm using my back. How can I find out to which extent are hands absorbing the load?
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Does recommence of high intensity training has influence on resting HR?

The last 6 months I've done slow extensive runs of ± 60min, 3x / week, (HR between 145 - 155bpm) strength training 3x / week 1x/week martial art (BJJ/Muay Thai/MMA) training (technique+sparring), so ...
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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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1answer
104 views

Core/Abdominal Exercises with Lordosis

I have hyperlordosis as a result of very weak lower abs. I have been doing a lot of leg work on my hamstrings and glutes to strengthen my posterior chain, but I am having trouble finding any proper ...
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Can someone who takes steroids get muscle mass even without lifting?

My impression given what I read on the internet about it was that steroids help your body recover much faster after workout. So for the recovering to work, you still have to damage your body in the ...
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1answer
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Combining body building and grappling

I am training to build body mass. Does a grappling session once a week, which lasts for 2 hours, will effect my muscle size or performance at the gym. I want to do the session on a day that I dont ...
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Preventing illness (colds, sore throat etc.) [migrated]

I'm sure most of you here are in a similar position to myself - we work in an open plan office, we go to a public gym, have kids (little germ magnets)... lots of opportunities for catching coughs ...
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How big is a “cup” in MyFitnessPal? [on hold]

A lot of MyFitnessPal's measurements come in cups, even things that ordinarily don't come in cups. Of course, one cup can contain more than another cup Question: How big are MyFitnessPal's cups? ...
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How to accurately keep track of calories? [on hold]

If I'm cooking, I can easily count the number of calories that I'm consuming per meal by taking to fraction of the total product that I'm putting into each serving. Whenever you go out or eat someone ...
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1answer
177 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 ...
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1answer
84 views

Calories consumed on workout days vs. off days

I've read this post but I'm still a bit confused. If my bmr is approximately 2500 calories and I'm looking to loose weight by having a caloric deficit and 3500/week deficit goal, should I be ...
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1answer
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Absolute beginner : dumbbells and incline bench

I got a set of dumbbells and an incline bench, and just started some basic exercises. I used only 2.5kg per arm but found difficult to do set of 3 x 12. I noticed my hands were not moving under 100% ...
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What causes fatigue and light head when running?

I recently replaced running with biking for my workouts. Reason being, I get very light headed and my feet feel the burning sensation quite quickly into my run. After I run (lets say 4 miles), I feel ...
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How do I improve my tracking while flipping?

I have been attempting to get the hang of various flips off of the diving board into the pool. One of the problems I run into is that I'm very bad at tracking where I am in a flip so as to know when ...
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1answer
29 views

Securing feet in an indoor rowing machine

Most rowing machines in gyms I've come across use simple straps to secure your feet, like those shown below: The problem I've always found is that after a few strokes the straps loosen, which I ...
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1answer
85 views

Weight Loss with Hyperthyroidism

I am over-weight, and have to loose at least 18 pounds. Despite my efforts, which I admit are not very consistent, I have not been able to make much of a difference. My doctor tells me that this could ...
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Breathing during running

I recently started a C25K program. I'm in the UK and using the NHS C25K podcasts and last night I did the first day of week 2 - the voice over told me that during the running segments I should be ...
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Taking body muscle to next level

I started lifting around November 2014. I was 84Kgs and I had 30% body fat with waist line of 37 inches. I have reduced my weight to 74Kgs, body fat to 20.2% and waist to 32.6 inches. I can see ...
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Food a vegan should eat after weight lifting that is intended to build mass muscle?

What food should I eat? I am assuming the aim is to eat food that has protien in it.. And the aim is to have the protien being absorbed fast. Should I use a food supplement? such as a powder?
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RDL vs Stiff Deadlift

I started to do some Romanian Deadlifts (RDLs) in the gym yesterday when a guy came and said to me, "man, you are doing the stiff-legged deadlift wrong". Apparently those are two similar exercises, ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
81 views

Should I train all exercises in a muscle group sequentially?

If, for example I train my chest and back, and I have 2 exercises for each muscle group, lets call them chest1, chest2, back1, back2. In this situation I usually wanted to train back1, chest1, back2, ...
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Is it okay to eat after exercising?

Usually, after exercise, I cool down and then do other stuff for about 15-20 minutes and then take a bath. Is it okay to instead eat a full meal after those 15-20 minutes before taking a bath if I ...
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Only eating 3X a week but working out 6 days a week? [closed]

So my schedule might look something like this: Monday: Chest, delts, triceps No food Tuesday: Leg day 6000 calories Wednesday: Back, delts, ...
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Incline press, adjust just the back part of the seat ok?

In some incline bench presses, people will move the entire seat onto an incline. However, I would like to know if you can just move the back so your legs are still on or near the ground and not ...
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1answer
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Rotator cuff exercises not intended to build muscle?

Although the reasoning behind using low weights for rotator cuff exercises has been discussed in this post, I still feel that there is something I am uncertain about. I have heard people say about ...
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Would this work for a teen looking to get lean?

I’m a 17 year-old teen guy and I’ve been doing some research on trying to get “lean” or just generally getting fit. Currently I have a basic model based on a single plan, but I wanted some suggestions ...
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Trying to achieve thicker biceps using TRX and dumbbell curls

I recently returned to strength training after years of only cardio. Today I mostly exercise with bodyweight and TRX, trying to avoid the muscle isolation method of classic free weigh exercises. Back ...
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1answer
76 views

Weightlifting exercise that builds biceps and triceps?

Most of the workouts I know for biceps/triceps only involve one or the other. Never both. But if there is one out there, could someone please tell me?
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24 views

How to get taller? [duplicate]

I am an adult man standing at about 6'2. I still want to get even taller though, maybe 6'4. Any ideas on how to grow more tall?
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49 views

What if you only ate vegetables and fruits? [closed]

What would happen if say someone decided to change their diet to strictly plant based. Then what?
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4answers
1k views

Deadlift - weight & reps too light & too many?

Although I've always been active in the gym and have done weight training (bicep curls, squats, chest press) yet I have only just started getting into deadlifts as I'm trying to train "better" and ...
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2answers
188 views

Friend is benching 405 through a “secret workout?”

My friend probably in his late 20s at the gym tells me his secret to benching 405 is a secret workout he does daily. This confuses me, because he told me another day that his only exercise was the gym ...
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Pain after squats (sprain?)

After the latest legs day I had pain in the inner side of the place between leg and groin. It hurts only during the lowers part of the squat and press machine (I didn't notice anything during that ...

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