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Strange bruising developing after weekly hockey games

I've been playing hockey at least once a week for years now without any problems, but lately I've been getting some painful bruising just above my ankles on the outside. It happens pretty much at top ...
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What type of walking for the breaks in C25K?

A friend and I are training for a 10K race, using a slightly modified version of C25K (running slightly longer, doing more repetitions in one run etc). We're doing about the same thing, but during a ...
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Why do distance running training programs tell you to do long runs so slowly?

I'm trying to improve my times in the half marathon and the marathon, so I've been reading a lot of training plans for races at those distances. One thing I've noticed is that most of these programs ...
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Kettlercise, calories burnt

I never heard of Kettlercise before so looked at some videos. Kettlercise doesn't look very demanding. Less heavy breathing than my 12 minute/mile pace jogs. There are very impressive claims about ...
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I lost 5 kgs in first 3 months of gym but now i am stuck

I am 21 years 5ft 6in and my weight 80 kg I started gym about 4 months back and lost 5 kgs but now I am stuck I seem to have look slimmer but the scale doesn't move I doing 20 min cardio treadmill and ...
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Immersion Pressure Healing for Post-Exercise Soreness

There is this idea I just heard/read about, in particular running, where after you've completed a distance run you can reduce post-exercise fatigue by immersing your legs in water (hot or cold) ...
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Can aerobics make you grow taller?

I am 15 and will turn 16 in two months. I am 5'2" and I'm much shorter than all of the relatives. However everyone on my paternal side is about my height or shorter. My mum is 5'4" and my Dad is 5'7". ...
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Why does one lose weight even after stopping exercise for short time durations

I started exercising regularly two months back. I used to go to gym 5-6 times a week and started with basic compound movements and cardio alternately. I had an ankle injury two weeks back and was ...
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Swim technique workouts in a short pool

For a week of my vacation, I will be staying at a hotel that has a short pool (17m). My question is: Given a set of swim drills (e.g. some swim drills), for a short pool what should a workout program ...
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Cardio at training days or not?

So at the moment, i'm working out in 3 splits: Split: Leg + Shoulder, Tuesday Split: Chest + Biceps, Thursday Split: Back + Triceps, Saturday This is just for building up muscles, but now i ...
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What is the opposite exercise of push ups?

I've been doing push ups on a daily basis, and I feel like I need to also train the opposite muscles, to make sure I'm training evenly. What would be a good counter-exercise for push ups?
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Olympic Squat Mobility

How can I achieve a similar flexibilty like this (not talking about the weight, just empty bar for example)? I like his squatting style alot and would like to be able to get into the same bottom ...
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What is a reasonable schedule for increasing flexibility?

I have terrible general flexibility, which both causes discomfort and affects my form when exercising (for example, I fall off balance any time I try and do a squat). This is something that I'd very ...
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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 ...
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My trainer insists on stretching before any exercise, even warming up. Should I be worried?

He wants to start out by doing rather strenuous, even slightly painful, static stretches, mostly in the legs, followed by 10-20 minutes of cardio and then the rest of the workout is mostly lifting. We ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

I have been tracking my calorie intake and expenditure for 18 months. I am maintaining my weight and getting stronger, which I assume means increased muscle and less fat. However my fat loss (by ...
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Between barbell and dumbbell?

I have a fitness tool which is somewhat between barbell and dumbbell. I don't know what this is called. It is a bar that is 60cm (24 inches) long and is supposed to hold a steel plate or plates to ...
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Best timing and amount of protein intake for building mass

I'm 18 years old and started bodybuilding two years ago. To build muscle mass, I want to optimize my diet/nutrition. I know that 2g of protein per 1kg body mass would be a good choice and one doesn't ...
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How much oil are you left with after draining a tuna can? [on hold]

Say you have a regular tuna can with oil. You pour all the oil away, and then press a little on the tuna to drain some more. What is the ballpark estimate of the oil you will be left with? Is there a ...
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Looking for short, home routine for thighs and abs

I have a personal trainer which I hit up once a week - love it. We do all our stuff outside with bascially nothing. I'm trying to get a bit more stuff to do mid week which is only around 15-20 mins ...
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Concerned that skipping ab exercises will have negative implications

I find that I never have time to focus on abs when I work out. If I continue to strengthen other parts of my body (I consistently do squats, deadlift, benchpress, shoulderpress) and continue to ...
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1answer
842 views

Why are the first workouts of C25K are much harder than those in C10K?

Inspired by Nathan Wheeler's If I can run, so can you!, I started the C25K program today. Things went well, but I realized one thing: the first workouts of the C25K program consist of much more ...
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Best exercises to improve cardiovascular system in relation to calorie spent?

The title says all, I'm a male, 5% body fat, 18 years smoker that is already struggling to eat enough to earn muscle with minimal fat gain on a clean bulk diet (relying on supplements only when can't ...
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Stretch marks from training

I am 22 1.75 m and 85 kg. I started training about four months ago, starting with bodyweight exercises and one time I tried to do a full 'flag'. After this I showered and I saw stretch marks on my ...
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Safe use of minitramp to develop hip and lower leg/for mobility in older deconditioned subjects

I've read high praise for this activity, and tried it a little bit in a gym. Not many people seem to do it. A good minitramp is very expense. Is it worthwhile to acquire one? How can it be used safely ...
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How do you train for multiple aptitudes?

I've seen this infograph that explains what load, reps, sets etc. you will need to do for each goal or aptitude: But what would you do if your final goal was two of them? Say you wanted to get a ...
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1answer
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Plan to get Crossfit for (relatively) young male who hasn't worked out in over a year? [on hold]

I am a user on this website who may not be familiar to you nowadays; but I am wondering about if someone could provide a safe, detailed exercise plan that creates decent muscular and cardiovascular ...
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Exercise that loads hamstring whilst reaching its peak ROM?

I've recently realised that I have very tight hamstrings - when lying flat on the ground, I can only lift each leg around 75 degrees off the floor when doing this: Though I'm keeping my legs ...
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(How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?

According to wikipedia The pulse rate can be used to check overall heart health and fitness level. Generally lower is better ... Thus I could use my pulse, as a measurement of my fitness. ...
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50 pushups as soon as waking up

When I wake up, I feel a surge of energy, so why waste it. I do a set of 50 pushups to start the day, and I feel great. But my question is this: I am sure that this is good for my body, but how will ...
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Is weight loss possible without cardio?

I have been advised by my doctor not to do any running, dancing type of exercise which puts stress on my legs due to a leg condition. Being on bed rest for nearly a month and a very sedentary ...
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Can the Vivosmart HR and a chest strap be used simultaneously with Garmin Connect software? [on hold]

I'm very close to purchasing a Garmin Vivosmart HR. It appears to be a good 24/7 fitness tracker. However when I'm training, I would prefer to have the accuracy of a chest strap HR monitor. I ...
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2answers
68 views

Do Sauna belts really help in losing belly, hips, and buttocks fat?

Do Sauna belts really help in losing belly, hips, and buttocks fat? How effective are they? Are there any side effects associated in using it?
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1answer
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Shoulder discomfort after starting StrongLifts

I recently came off a shoulder injury so I'm a little paranoid about using proper and perfect form for any exercise that involves my shoulders. I've started the SL program and incorporated dips to ...
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4answers
149 views

How to increase muscles for a pull-up

I'm trying to get better at pull-ups. Currently I can do 3-4 unassisted* pull-ups, but would like to be able to steadily 3x10 pull-ups. What's the best way to achieve this? I attend a gym which ...
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468 views

Weird measurements of my heart monitor

I use a "Polar WearLink heart rate sensor with Bluetooth" while running and my smart phone with Run Keeper to monitor among other things my heart rate. I also use earphones to get information from Run ...
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Exercise watches that can monitor irregular heart beats

Are there any exercise watches such as Apple Watch and fitbit watch that can monitor irregular heart beat? My heart beats irregularly for each hours approximately. I also plan to wear this watch to ...
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Is having a cold shower right after squatting a risk to the health?

I'm doing this challenge where u do 50 squats the first day and 100 the second and 150 the third n so on for 30 days. I'm used to squatting so its really not a big deal for me. I have this habit of ...
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81 views

Using packing peanuts to fill a punching bag?

I recently bought an empty punching bag for, well punching, and I am trying to find a good source of filler. I have a plentiful source of free packing peanuts and was hoping these would work, but this ...
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74 views

About categories of bodybuilding exercises and their “opposites”

Sorry if this question seems to be from a ignorant point of view. I've been going to the gym to do bodybuilding. In my workout, my trainers have told me that exercises seem to be assigned opposing ...
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2answers
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Food to take in before jogging

I basically jog for 30 minutes just after work at about 9:00 pm, before dinner. I sometimes have a full lunch at about 3:00 pm, but most of the time I have some fruit because I reach the office at ...
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Stop training while fasting for keto?

I just began fasting today to get myself into keto faster, only going to have 800-1000 calories of mostly fat (80%+) for the next 2-3 days. My question is should i stop working out? The easy answer ...
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Improving freestyle swimming pace

I've started getting into freestyle swimming after doing a moderate amount of running for a long time (~50 km a month). I am doing three 1000m sessions a week and have improved to the point of ...
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1answer
164 views

Throwing punches while running

Why do people, particularity boxers, throw punches into the air while running? Is there a reason and is there a name for this?
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1answer
25 views

Preventing Hernia During Major Lifts

My workout regimen involves the three major lifts (squat, deadlift, bench). I do not squat very heavy (not more than 400 lbs), so I do not use a belt. In all lifts, I focus on keeping a tight core and ...
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47 views

Would lose skin tighten in the same amount of time it takes to lose weight the slow way? [on hold]

Ok so if you lose a lot of weight very quickly and not focus on gaining muscle you will absolutely get loose skin. But it tightens back up anyway especially if you do gain muscle. I was thinking if ...
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69 views

Minimizing Stomach Discomfort During Race with Caffeine

I know if I have coffee or a caffeinated drink before a hard workout or running race that there's a clear benefit. I can tell - I can push faster with less effort. The problem is my stomach. I have ...
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268 views

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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298 views

Is there a simple program that I don't have to look up at all?

In an effort to make a regular basis for working out, and as an extension of my previous question*, I am looking for a simple plan that satisfies these requirements: No equipment require, or simple ...
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Can I passively do anything to fix an anterior pelvic tilt?

I'm not sure I worded the question right, hope I can explain myself better here. If someone can help, please edit the title and remove this. I suffer from APT and have been trying to fix it for ...

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