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Neck problems, are massages the best answer?

I'm in my mid-30s now, and much of work is done in front of a computer - all day and night. Gone are the days in which I play basketball, run track, and hit the weight room 5 or 6 days a week. I now ...
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Bring whey/gainer using tupperware container? [on hold]

Is it safe to bring around whey/gainer using tupperware container (although mine is not really air proof) for 1 week?
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Lateral raises - shoulder blades and elbows

1) Should the shoulder blades be constantly retracted or retracted at all when doing lateral raises? 2) Should the elbows be straight or have a a bend in them?
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28 views

Workout to the failure is enough to get stronger. What is the need to have sets?

As far as I understand, push the muscle to the failure state in 5 to 15 reps will help me increase muscle growth production. If I need to do more than 15 reps to get failure, I simply build endurance, ...
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What is more important in fish oil supplements - concentration of EPA + DHA or just total volume?

There are all sorts of fish oils with different concentrations of EPA + DHA. For example, one soft-gel may be 1000mg of fish oil but contain 180mg of EPA, 120mg of DHA and 700mg of "something else". ...
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Is the “New Australian Method for Back Pain” scientific?

Jemmett's Spinal Stabilization book claims that a new "Australian method" to back pain developed by "Carolyn Richardson, Julie Hides, Paul Hodges and Gwen Jull" has revolutionized back PT. Is there ...
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How to make protein powder dissolve into liquid consistency everytime? [on hold]

I have been using sunwarrior protein powder and mixing in glass with spoon. I noticed that sometimes it would dissolve quickly and give a awesome liquid like consistency. However at other times I ...
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32 views

Is it healthy to eat cereal-like food instead of rice or pasta each meal five days a week? [on hold]

The pantry in my workplace has various kinds of cereal-like food, which might contain some dry berries or bran or ..., and look good. It doesn’t offer beans, pasta or rice. I know cereal-like food ...
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37 views

Maitaining current form

I'm interested in maintaining current physical form with minimal training time, including situations with forced breaks from training. Usually I train 3 times a week for about 80-100 minutes, most 3-...
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56 views

Does SLOW reps have the same effect as high resistance

If I do my reps slower, will it have a similar effect to increasing resistance? With respect to building muscles for example? Assume I go to failure / same level of fatigue in both cases.
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What are the differences between a “Cutting Workout” and a “Bulking Workout”?

Using the JFit categories here. The workouts fit into Bulking, Cutting, General, Sport. I understand that progression on a cut will be limited and you should assume that both the cut or bulk are clean ...
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Runners advice for Night Trails

Next autumn & winter we would like to participate in some nighttime-trails. The distance is in no way a problem for us. But as we are unfamiliar with nighttime trailruns, I was wondering if ...
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risks of running a marathon without adequate preparation

I'm discovering the running and I like it. I currently have race two 10km events (1 hour) and one 22km (2h 15') autonomy in a park. During the 20km race I had very little bad knee, perhaps due to ...
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Combining both LISS (or HIT) with HIIT for cardio and body strengthening [on hold]

I would like to combine both LISS (Low-Intensity Sustained State) and HIIT (high intensity interval training) for strengthening my body and improve my cardio and aerobic for sparring in martial arts (...
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What's the deal with those raw eggs eaten by Rocky before training

I'm entering on this fitness life now, aged almost 30. I never used to care about it, but I realize I'm late on this as I have stopped all my sporting life and become sedentary. I've been in the gym ...
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Weight loss stopped (even gaining a bit weight) [on hold]

I've started excercising and following diet to lose weight this January. I weigh 110 kilogramms now, and I was somewhere around 125 before. I've lost the first 10 kgs in one month, now nearly nothing, ...
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Missing mounting brackets for doorway pull bar. Alternatives?

I recently got a pull up bar from a friend, but he was missing the mounting brackets/cups to put it up in the doorway. Since I can't find the mounting brackets sold separately anywhere on the internet,...
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44 views

Scientific evidence for physical, not psychological, somatotying

What actual evidence is there, for or against, towards somatotypes on a physical level.
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81 views

How is hypertrophy (muscle-gain) provoked?

What are the mechanisms that must be present in order for me to gain lean muscle mass (purely from a training perspective)?
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I tried a new diet and I think my blood sugar is too low, do I need more carbs?

My wife and I started the "whole 30" diet, which is a little more strict than paleo but for 30 days. My hope was that I would build better habits and identify some foods that may be causing problems. ...
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Are there advantages to breaking up a workout?

For instance, say you're doing an HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training) routine, and you can choose between Routine 1 ad Routine 2. In Routine 1 you would be doing 3 full-body sessions per week, and in ...
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4answers
339 views

I can't swallow CLA pills, looking for alternatives

I have too much belly fat and trying to burn them. But because of my chronic sinusitis (it's affecting my throat) I'm not able to swallow CLA pills, they are too big. I see that there are no liquid ...
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1answer
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How to help recovery after long-distance cycling race?

Yesterday I finished an anual bike race - 100km of cross-country riding with 6000m total elevation that many amateurs (over 2000) around here attempt. For most people it takes between 5 and 12 hours ...
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1answer
29 views

Burned calories formula with conversation factor

Ive found topic about burned calories formula which is available here. But as a I am looking at it, some lines are not as clear understandable for me as I expected. As you can see, there are some ...
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1answer
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Can I join the Air Force/Navy with bad knees and a bad ankle? [closed]

so I am a 17 year old male going to be 18 soon thinking about joining the Air Force or navy. All is well except that I have problems with both my knees and with one ankle. They are not completely ...
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I am a track athlete, Does gymnastic help a track and field athlete, in terms of getting faster, pole vault and throwing?

I do the decathlon and am very weak in the pole vault, do you guys think that gymnastic will aid in strength and help increase my athletic ability. Does it aid in speed also I want to really know
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Am I estimating my caloric intake correctly for a healthy diet plan?

I am 5'10", 192 lbs., 28 years old, male. My BMR (just using the average from online calculators) is: ~1960 calories. I average 5 miles (walking) per day, usually around 2.5 hours of activity. Using ...
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1answer
20 views

How to calculate your RMR accurately?

For a couple of months I'm trying to get leaner, therefore I'm logging my overall food intake in order to keep a constant amount of calories deficit. I'm a male, 22 y/o, 186 cm/6'1", 82 kg/181 lbs. ...
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1answer
63 views

How to train for marathon

I really really want to train for a marathon, but I can't find anybody to do it with me, and I just can't seem to be able to train alone. At the beginning of the year I found someone to do these ...
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How often should you rest? - Running [closed]

I'm an athlete and run around 5 times a week, often 6 miles each time, how often should I have a rest day? Should I cut the 5 times a week down to 3/4 times?
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Why is this “minimum” program flawed (every 2nd day do dips, squats and pull-ups until failure)?

Early this year, I asked a question to make an uncomplicated plan/program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule. That is, I don't need to open a schedule to check the plan. I ...
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3answers
94 views

Am I exercising out too much? [on hold]

So I am a 17 year old fat boy with a height of 5'9" and weigh around 183 pounds. I can't change my eating habits, I just love fast food and could't resist. So I decided to exercise as much as possible....
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75 views

How to stay in shape during a workout hiatus?

I had a retinal hemorrhage a week ago and was told by my doctor to not work out for a month. What can I do to minimize the amount of muscle that is atrophied over that month, without stressing/over-...
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51 views

How should I do when doing the “minimum” program?

Previously I had asked for a "minimum" program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule, and minimum time to do it. The answer is to doing pull-up, squat and dip until failure every ...
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4answers
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Can't run can't bike.. how do I maintain cardio?

So, I am normally a bicycle commuter. Also, I am normally late, so I sprint through company property (occasionally being chastised) to get into position on time. Sadly, I have been diagnosed with ...
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3answers
94 views

Recovery Run vs Rest Day

I have question with regards to rest days & recovery runs. The last three days I ran rather intensely (Interval & Intesive Durationrun). Today i was supposed to take a "rest day". (To be ...
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1answer
62 views

How to shred max body fat although my physique is athletic

I've been working out for nearly 5 years and I am vegetarian(not even eggs) . Although I am in good lean shape but I wonder how bodybuilder shred almost all the fats from their body and look so ripped....
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Training advice to maintain run pace when you have less time

I'm training 4-5 times a week for a 10K race, I gave myself a target pace that I can probably achieve. The race will be in 2 weeks, then I'll add a couple of trail races 3 weeks and 6 weeks later (...
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What is the difference between running intervals and repeats?

I thought running repeats where a long distance version of intervals but Ive been reading up on intervals and found mile and km long interval workouts. Whats the difference between running intervals ...
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Impact of weekly collossal cheat days

I know a guy who follows a very strict diet and trains regularly, but once a week he will have an extremely indulgent cheat day (5,000-10,000 calories, typically ice-cream-based). How does this ...
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78 views

Should I change my diet based on rice and vegetables? [closed]

I'm a very busy person so I can't spend an hour a day cooking things, so six month ago I made a method which consisted of having vegetables already cut in the fridge and every time I need to eat I ...
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2answers
28 views

Is my training working for me [on hold]

I am finding that my hard runs (5.31min/km) my avg HR is around 160, but I am not running to exhaustion by any means, and recover pretty well after 10min rest or so. Usually use a harder negative ...
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1answer
82 views

Why is my belly fat so loose/watery/un-rigid?

I have been working out for the past 9 months and I have lost around 30kg. I started at 130kg and now I am at 100kg but at the same time I have built up a lot of muscle in my arms, back, chest, and ...
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3answers
80 views

Can I reach a target strength using high reps of lower weights?

I think the answer is "No." So here goes: I want to lift 60 pounds smoothly about 45 times in an hour (to assist with archery target practice with 60 pound bow). Right now I can only lift 60 ...
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3answers
124 views

Why is my big calorie deficit not resulting in weight loss? [closed]

About 6-8 weeks ago I started have a green drink/protein shake for breakfast lunch and sometimes dinner. I eat meals on the weekends. I have a few beers. I exercise 5-6 days a week, usually during ...
1
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3answers
524 views

Diet chart to gain 10-12kg weight [closed]

I have gone through many questions on this site and others, but, I can't find exactly what exactly I'm looking for, so, I am asking it again here. I am a 23 year old male. I am trying to gain at ...
3
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51 views

Does long term severe salt restriction enhance athletic performance?

We can read here that the Yanomamo Indians do fine on a diet that hardly contains any salt. They live in hot humid conditions so they'll certainly lose liquids in the form of sweat of the order of 1 ...

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