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Precise speed measuring gadget with low speed limit?

I am used to run a lot. All the time outdoors rather than on a treadmill. Therefore, speed control is a little harder in my case. I realized that my speed is far from being great, so I want to work ...
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How many calories will I burn walking one mile?

I walk, on average, a 15 minute mile and on flat terrain. I weight 150 lbs and I'm about 5' 7" with a medium build. I'm trying to manage my overall health and want to ensure my exercise is balancing ...
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What should be the volume and intensity of a posture workout program?

I am exercising to obtain a better upper back posture. Hence, I started doing upper back exercises as shown here. But the thing is, I am not sure how the intensity and volume of these exercises should ...
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Alternative calf exercises

I feel like my calves aren't gaining size proportionally to the rest of my body. In terms of leg exercises, I do all the regular stuff like deadlifts, squats, and a bunch of isolation exercises, ...
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What are the benefits or drawbacks of full sit ups vs crunches?

I generally do full sit ups, I just prefer them to crunches. But are there any benefits or drawbacks of full sit ups over crunches?
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Is it better to reschedule workout than skip it?

I go to gym 3 days a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (chest, shoulders, biceps/back, triceps/legs). This Friday, however, I'm going to leave the city till the next Tuesday. Is it better to ...
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How far can you get in an ultra before you go from jogging to running?

Jogging is running without effort or worrying about how fast you go. Running requires pushing slightly at the least while worrying about time. This question is for all the marathoners who transitioned ...
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Why does my whey protein make me feel so awful?

I have been taking a simple whey protein suplement after weight training recently, but I am having a strong reaction to it. Every time I eat/drink it I start to feel amped like I've had too much ...
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791 views

Can adding a weight vest improve fat loss?

It's that time of year again when I am slimming down (reduce body fat %) to show off my hard work. I'm looking for an effective way to increase my calorie burning during a routine. I picked up a 40lbs ...
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Can less exercise give better results?

I'm a rather skinny guy (1m88 for 74 kg). My goal is to gain muscle mass, with a focus on my upper body. I work out 2 times a week (sometimes 3). I also do 1 hour of badminton each week (but usually ...
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Breathless after 50m front crawl

I just started learning to swim a few months back. From barely being able to float for a few seconds, I am now able to swim along an entire length (25m). However there are two caveats: 1) I almost ...
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Number of reps for lean muscles

I am lady, mid- 30s and am lifting 8lbs weights doing simple exercises found on Pinterest. I'd like to get lean, beautiful muscles. So far, I do 4 reps, 2 sets. What is best number of sets to ...
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What additional exercises do I add to the Madcow 5x5 program?

I just started the MadCow program and appreciate the approach to weekly improvements and regimentation - BUT, I'm used to doing 15-18 exercises per workout (3-4 times a week for about 1 1/2 hours) - ...
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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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63 views

New to fitness. Joined Gym. Trainer is always busy. What do I do?

I joined Gym recently. The trainers dont help much. I was given a card with what exercises to do (2 day split with cardio). I do not know how to operate the machines. No one helps. I would love to do ...
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What are the best ways to deal with headphone cords while exercising?

I'm looking to buy a new set of headphones; I don't care much about audio quality, so I use the same pair of headphones for running and normal use, and prefer the kind of earbuds that slip over the ...
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3answers
107 views

What is the best exercise to increase the size of my chest muscles?

I am going nearly 3 years for a gym. My BMI is ok. My height is 173cm and my chest in 36 inch. Can I further expand my chest ?Is there any good exercise ?
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Is using compression clothing during a work out a good or bad idea?

I recently saw a question here about using compression clothing while exercising. I do not have any compression clothing. But if it they are a valid exercise tool to enhance a workout I would like ...
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Gaining internal hip rotation good for touching toes?

My problem is tight or rather too stretched hamstrings, so i'm trying to solve this problem. Hamstring stretches make me feel unstable so i think they are tight already. I HAVE A KNOT LEFT LOWER BACK ...
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What's the difference between calories and kcal

What are the differences between Calories, calories, and kcals? Why do we have different terms to describe the same concept? In what cases is it useful to use one unit of measurement over the other? ...
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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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Does holding weights allow you to run faster?

I'm not talking about training with weights so that when you run without them you're muscles are used to pushing more weight so with less weight it'll be easier, I'm talking about while actually ...
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FitBit and kayaking

I have just started using FitBit. I am not much of a runner but I do kayak a lot. I was just curious whether anyone has experience using it while paddling and whether it clock each paddle stroke as ...
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Best reference material or app for creating a workout regimine to loose weight?

I am really looking for a bible of working out. I have a home gym but nothing too complicated. So I really need something that will help me get started.
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90 views

Getting big with just push ups?

I have no gym access right now. How do you keep bulking up just using push ups?
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1answer
90 views

How to fill body with energy before climbing?

I go climbing on Sundays (starting at 2-3PM). Climbing is a very energy-consuming process and I need to have my body filled with energy, so I don't feel irresistable urge to eat after couple of hours ...
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Are there any disadvantages, besides discomfort, to letting water enter your nose?

A few days ago, I suddenly overcame my fear of getting water up my nose while in the swimming pool, and ever since then, I've been dog-paddling, diving underwater, and splashing around without a care ...
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1answer
65 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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Different protein ratios in similar calorie diets

Consider the following scenarios: Scenario 1: 3000 kcal daily intake 250g protein Scenario 2: 3000 kcal daily intake 100g protein Question: Does the protein ratio affect how much fat can be ...
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What does academic research say about the relationship between squats and hGH/Testoterone?

I hear a lot of advocacy of squats as a method for producing testosterone and human growth hormone as part of exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy. I cannot, however, find any academic research on ...
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How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?

I have seen some pretty damn strong natural females who can lift more than me and lots of other males. The interesting part is that people are always associating testosterone with strength in some way ...
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2answers
3k 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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Mysterious body mass gain: could it be water storage due to heat adaption?

Over the past two weeks, I've noticed about a 3-4 pound gain in body mass, without any noticeable change in appearance (like muscle definition, or what veins are visible where). I do seem to have the ...
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1answer
93 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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1answer
37 views

Workout effectiveness

It's my 3rd week going to gym. I'm 24 y.o. 87kg, 172cm male. Previously I only did some pull-up and dips. It's 3 times a week 1st day - chest, shoulders, biceps 2nd day - back, triceps 3rd day - ...
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Assisted PullUp Machine or Inverted Row?

I finally moved to another location and a new job, and today I entered into a new gym. My idea was initially to go on with the same workout I had been doing for the last 5 months, but I am quite ...
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1answer
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Are stretch marks normal?

I'm an 18 year old athlete, 210 lbs. I work out a lot, working on gaining strength and muscle. After a really intense workout I'll get stretch marks along some of the areas that I worked such as ...
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1answer
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presistent cramps for months

Recently i been getting a lot of cramps. In my calf, feet and even hand. Its like if i curl my feet or hand, a little i get cramp. When i stretch my leg, i get it in my calf. I been a constant trainer ...
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Always display HR on the Fitbit Charge HR

Is there a way to continuously show the HR on the Fitbit Charge HR? As far as I know you activate it either by: Pushing the side button to scroll through the available displays Double tapping the ...
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3answers
127 views

How to effectively determine whether I am losing muscle or not

I am currently on calories deficit and my weight is decreasing. I do some exercises 5-6 days a week (mainly pullups). I try to eat enough protein, but didn't count the exact amount. How can I make ...
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What are some abdominal exercises for a person with lack of a left iliac crest, left gluteal muscles, and scoliosis?

I've had a history with cancer, leaving me with no left iliac crest and minimal left gluteal muscles. Due to the surgery I have scoliosis as well. I am 20 years old and want to take care of myself ...
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1answer
163 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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74 views

Whey protein recommendation

I am a moderately active 35 y.o. Three days per week I go directly to an intensive cardio class right after work and get home at 10pm, famished because I don't have time to eat before. I thought of ...
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3answers
113 views

Will training for size increase my strength?

There are a lot of suggestions to do 8-12 reps with short rest for size and less reps with longer rest for strength. Won't my strength increase if I do size workouts with gradual increase of the ...
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How Can I Heal/Prevent Jumper's (Patellar Tendinitis) Knee?

About me: 29 years old 170 lbs Active (mountain biking, skiing, basketball) In the last year or so I've started to develop symptoms of what I think is Jumper's Knee (pain right beneath the kneecap ...
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How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?

I am talking specifically about a paper called Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. It states that within the narrow range of 90-150 bpm, there is a ...
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3answers
465 views

Is it okay to lift weights daily?

I used to live a sedentary life behind the desk. This year, I decided to change my lifestyle. I'm 6ft; I started with 236lbs on January 1st and currently weigh about 215lbs. What I do is simple: ...
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2answers
58 views

What is the most efficient way to take in calories during a run?

What is the most efficient way to take in calories during a run? An ultra-marathon, marathon, and ironman events all seem to be very dependent on being able to replenish your energy reserves. ...
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1answer
56 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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1answer
64 views

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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