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1answer
111 views

Tabata Training— should I separate upper and lower body?

I'm a 60-year-old male. I'm a professional whitewater kayaking instructor, and I like to compete in kayak surfing. My goal is to get in as good a shape for those sports as my limited time allows. ...
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1answer
47 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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Got testosterone levels checked; nurse reported levels without units. Is there any way I can know what units she's assuming I know?

I got my testosterone levels checked and I was told my levels were fine; however, the nurse who told me my levels said that they were 263. No units, no indication of whether or not it was free or ...
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3answers
310 views

Body Fat % Measuring Device

I want to closely monitor my body fat % but I'm not sure which scale/device is best for doing so. Are the scales with built in boy fat % calculators or the handle measuring devices accurate and to ...
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1answer
11 views

Is there a heart rate monitor that will notify me if I exceed a specific heart rate?

I'm not usually able to look at my phone when I'm working out so I was wondering if there is a heart rate monitor, or heart rate monitor and app combination, that will let me know if I exceed a heart ...
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0answers
20 views

What's a good snack or meal to have before weightlifting?

When I haven't lifted weights in a while, I often get nauseous during my workout, usually causing me to not finish it. I read that eating properly before going to the gym can help avoid this. Is this ...
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3answers
188 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 ...
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2answers
36 views

Can't sleep at night after workout

I've been going to gym for more than 10 years (I far away from being professional though). Recently (about 0.5 - 1 year) I've started noticing, that often after gym I can't fall asleep. Even if I ...
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Zyzz body without steroids

Can a shredded body like Zyzz had be attained without the use of steroids? Actually can you get shredded at all without steroids?
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How lifting low weight many times affect muscles?

My weight is about 165 lbs. My workout is basically a modification of Jason Blaha Ice Cream Fitness novice program. What If I will do two sets, each one with 30-60 repetitions with low weight, say 33 ...
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3answers
67 views

Will taking MassGainer and Creatine risk damage to my body in long run?

I've been taking MassGainer for the last week and I am going to buy some Creatine soon. This is my 5th year at the gym (I'm 28, 5'10", 68kg). I go thrice a week. I will never stop exercising (it's ...
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2answers
28 views

Is there a good activity tracker, in terms of calories spent, for skating and cycling?

I'm looking for a good activity tracker that I can use to measure how much calories I've used up while skating. The Fitbit Charge HR seems very promising, it's cheap (relatively), has a heart monitor ...
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1answer
24 views

a good diet for a person with high mind activity? [on hold]

im 24 and 180cm height and about 95kg weight. i am a programmer and as you know its a job that needs to think and its a mind activity. i have a good diet and if i follow the orders of the diet it ...
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4answers
208 views

Should an overweight person not do Running and skipping because it can hurt knee joints?

My weight is 115 Kg and I want to lose weight. Some people suggested that I do running and skipping and say running can hurt my knees because of my weight. If running and skipping can hurt my knees, ...
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1answer
23 views

How to maintain evenness of muscles while driving manual car

So lately I have been commuting to work in my manual transmission car for 1.5 hours each way (yes I know but it's only for a year long placement) and I notice that it is a lot more effort for my left ...
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2answers
31 views

Doing push ups over a 8-10 hour period

I am doing 400 push ups every other day. I do 40 at a time, but I do them over an 8-10 hour period. Am I really benefitting from this?
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1answer
295 views

Bulldoze bulking - optimizing workout

I've been following the "Bulldozer Bulking" workout in an attempt to gain muscle with minimum fat gain. So far it has been working well, but I'm looking to optimize the actual workout I do depending ...
2
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2answers
73 views

What is causing my post-run hip pain?

I am somewhat new to running, just picked it up about 2 years ago. My typical run is 30 minutes, about 2.5 miles. About three months ago I switched to a pair of minimalist-style Reeboks. For about a ...
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1answer
36 views

What's inside a giant gut? [on hold]

When a person gets fatter, their gut becomes round and bloated. For example, this man: http://cfs7.blog.daum.net/image/22/blog/2007/10/16/14/58/471453134fcb8&filename=giant_gut.jpg What's inside ...
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1answer
63 views

How can I fix sloshing while running?

I have a fairly persistent problem with "sloshing" sounds when running. Specifically, on the downbeat of each step, I get this feeling and sound like there's fluid being dropped suddenly. It's ...
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0answers
36 views

Books about sports nutrition based up on scientific facts? [on hold]

I'm looking for books about (sports-) nutrition based on scientific (meta-)studies. So far I only found books based up on a very limited group of subjects (mostly the author himself) and or ...
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0answers
31 views

Why do I get loss of vision (Scintillating scotoma) then migraine / headache after workout? [on hold]

I get this Scintillating scotoma primarily after workouts every now and then. Often it turns into headache. I'd like to know why and what can I do to avoid it. It's extremely annoying, especially if ...
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8answers
44k views

My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day

I have been working out for ~6 months and have worked my legs once per week throughout this time, on their own day. My legs, especially my quads, ache to the point of finding it hard to walk, ...
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5answers
41k views

How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month

My BMI is 26.8, which means that I am in the overweight category. When one hits a gym regularly every day, what is the minimum amount of calories that he should burn in order to see a change in his ...
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0answers
30 views

Please revise my workout routine according to my body detail

My goal is to overcome my "skinny-fat" body. I am already working-out passionately but I want to hear advises from you guys about my workout routines. I have listed 2 different routines that I ...
2
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1answer
36 views

Ankle tiredness

So I'm in the first week of c25k and just finished my second run/walk, but even in the first week I had to skip one of the running periods. My ankles and the front of my shins were so fatigued that my ...
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4answers
2k views

Sharp rib pain after squats in StrongLifts 5x5, breathe problems

I'm on StrongLifts 5x5 program about 4 months now. I'm not a novice to strenght training. I used to do kalisthenics (I've completed convict conditioning program), gymnastics, kettlebell RKC, marathon ...
2
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1answer
60 views

Metabolic Equations for Anaroebic Exercise?

I know several metabolic equations for estimating VO2 (and therefore calories burned) for steady state exercise, but how is VO2 and caloric expenditure estimated through exercises like power lifting ...
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4answers
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If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?

The FitBit Activity Tracker (on the website, Android application, and I would presume the iPhone application as well) lets you log various activities so you can track and share them with your friends. ...
2
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2answers
51 views

cycle or swim without injury while training hard for a race

So I was a great swimmer (2k), cyclist (100+ milers) okish runner. (10k max) After the brain tumor like diagnosis and hospitalization, things went cold. Started running again in a few months and ...
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1answer
148 views

Legs sweating during exercise

I was working out yesterday, I have recently increased the pace at which I run at yesterday, for the first time my legs were sweating more than my upper body, usually it is my upper body that does the ...
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3answers
468 views

What foods can I eat to keep my energy up in an office job in the afternoon? [on hold]

About 2-3 hours after eating lunch I crash at work. My hands shake, I can't concentrate and I generally believe this has to do with low blood sugar. I've never been diagnosed with diabetes. My mom has ...
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1answer
25 views

What products are available that attach to existing fitness machines (weights/treadmills/cardio etc) to track usage?

We are trying to find an off the shelf system that we can attach to existing fitness machines in a gym that tracks machine usage on a user basis. So the idea would be to attach them to all machines ...
2
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1answer
44 views

Heart rate in crossfit and running

I am confused about my heart rate and the sensation I have when exercising. I have been exercising for one year and 4 months, I am 27 seven years old. I have been doing mainly cardio, but three ...
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2answers
16k views

Pain in the top of my foot

I'm having some minor (uncomfortable) pain in the outside top of my right foot (think around the inferior peroneal retinaculum or the inferior extensor retinaculum near the external malleolus). It ...
3
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3answers
74 views

High reps of explosive exercises?

We know the benefits of explosive exercise like clapping push ups, changing grip pull up, Bulgarian split squats. That is, they help increase power and speed. So if I do these with endurance rep ...
7
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5answers
569 views

What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?

It seems that the conclusion is that there is consensus BMI is a really unhelpful metric for determining ideal weight. Indeed, at 5'9" my ideal weight is about 150 according to BMI. The last time ...
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3answers
3k views

Is there an optimum for swimming stroke rate?

I started swimming and trying to swim 1500m nonstop (as a first goal). I gradually increased my set distances. After 4 weeks I can swim 1000m nonstop. I guess I will reach 1500m in 2 weeks. One thing ...
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6answers
3k views

I exercise daily but my weight is not decreasing

I am a 25 year old female and my weight is 141 lbs (63 kg) and my height 5.3 feet (1.63 m). I want to lose 20 lbs (9 kg). My current traning and eating: I do yoga for one hour in the morning ...
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1answer
50 views

Calories per hour, lifting weights [on hold]

This is question that seems easier than it really is. I'd break the number down into three basic parts: Calories used during the lifting sessions that would have been used if you hadn't gone to the ...
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4answers
202 views

What happens when you train one specific muscle (ex, biceps), and you don't eat enough protein?

Does the body break other muscles (ex, legs, chest, etc) to get the needed protein to repair the microdamage ? This is very interesting question that has always been on my head.
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2answers
99 views

Losing stomach fat without losing weight [duplicate]

There are many questions already on this website which are more about spot reduction. I am aware that you cannot just lose belly fat without losing overall body fat. My question is I am more of a lean ...
0
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2answers
69 views

Weight lifting gloves with straps between fingers

I recently purchased some (different to my usual) weight lifting gloves with extra padding on the palm, really for doing tricep dips on bars. Between the fingers are some straps, so the first two ...
2
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2answers
200 views

What is the meaning of: 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps?

I first encountered the 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps instruction here. Some say those are movement timings for concentric contraction, pause and eccentric contraction. Somewhere else, there where theories ...
7
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5answers
23k views

Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?

I've heard this a million times: If you want to get massive, you have to do compound exercises, not isolation exercises. A specific example is the Hodge twins suggesting to do chin-ups rather ...
0
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2answers
43 views

Identifying filling foods for cutting / fat loss

I'm looking into reducing calorie intake for cutting while maintaining the feeling of satiety. How can one identify foods that are filling? NutritionData.Self.com has a useful "Fullness factor", but ...
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1answer
126 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? ...
3
votes
1answer
89 views

Is stretching more difficult once the muscle mass is bigger?

I was wondering if, assuming one gains lots of muscle while not stretching regularly, the process of stretching is more difficult or at least more painful after. This isn't about the benefits of ...
1
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1answer
31 views

how much should I be engaging my glutes during a plank?

I notice that when I plank, I can do a few different things. First of all, when I plank my elbows are together and slightly in front of my shoulders. I could choose to strongly engage my core ...
2
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1answer
17 views

Upper body workout following a groin pull

What kind of upper body weight lifting and strengthening exercises can I resume if I pulled my groin 1 1/2 weeks ago? I think it is about a grade 1 groin pull, maybe 1.5

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