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Pullup Bar & Bodyweight exercises

First of all my excuses if this question seems stupid. I'm 19 years old and have a friend who is the same age as I do. He has been going to the gym for about 1,5 year, where he is mainly lifting ...
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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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As a recreational weight lifter, how do I ensure that I minimise long term health issues?

I have been weight lifting for two months (squat, bench and deadlift), and while I have been very happy with the short term benefits of my new routine, I'm concerned about the negative long term ...
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Shoulder pain after training - How to continue?

I started weight lifting training again after a pause of 5 years. I started really slowly, always did a good warm up (10 min cardio + first sets with reduced weight). After two months of training I ...
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Is egg white powder a good alternative to whey protein?

I've been having a hard time increasing my protein intake. I live in a university dormitory where we are not allowed to cook. Cafeterias don't offer a lot of healthy options either (I'm from the ...
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Gaining LBM while doing cardio

I notice that I am losing fat and gaining muscle while doing cardio (running 6.1 mph at a 1% incline). Why is this? I am already very lean (6'2", 9% bf male).
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Can I skip carbohydrates altogether?

I'm currently following the Paleo Diet for a few months now, and I've skipping on the carbohydrates, although I give myself some "free" days to let myself eat fries or rice maybe once to twice a week. ...
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eating before or after working out?

I wake up at about 11am and head off to the gym an hour later. I do 1 hour cardio 1 hour weights... I am 145 pounds 170cm tall and female.... I sometimes do fasted cardio to burn from direct fat (aim ...
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Calories burned the same?

Suppose you run 2 hours continuously at 6 mph at a 1% incline. Does this burn the same number of calories as running in six 20 minute intervals at 6 mph at a 1% incline?
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How to improve mobility of shoulders where arms straight together behind back?

I attended one beginner course in CFT Lauttasaari where they said that this is a common problem with guys and recommended stick/bar training to improve flexibility and range of motion. This is ...
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Exercise frequency

Is doing 10 times 10 pull-ups during ~1 hour 5-6 time a week too often? What will decreasing frequency and increasing the amount per exercise change?
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How many times can one do crossfit in a week?

I go to crossfit everyday of the week except on sunday (because there is no class on sunday). I weigh 220 lbs and considered over weight, so I struggle a lot to complete the workout. I am not sure, if ...
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How do I lose body fat without losing body weight?

Right now, I'm currently doing light exercises every other day, and I am following the Paleo Diet. By light exercises, I mean : 10 pushups 15 squats 15 arm lifts Repeat for 3 sets In the months ...
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How to make scar tissue due to blisters heal faster in hands after tennis/fencing/climbing?

I got blister just to the point that holds a foil i.e. index finger. It irritates me in tennis, fencing and climbing. What are best methods to recover from scar tissue due to blister?
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Can I reach my 2000 calorie goal?

I overate yesterday. This is how I have spread out the calories on myfitnesspal: Sunday: 1990 Monday: 1905 Tuesday: 1964 Wednesday: 1960 Thursday: 1870 Friday: 1773 Saturday: 1290 The calories I ...
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Cable Squats vs Smith Machine Squats

Are cable machine squats easier to do than squats on a Smith machine? I'm able to do about 220 pounds on the cables, but I'm doubtful whether I'll be able to replicate the results on a Smith machine. ...
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What is the best thing to lose belly fat

I'm 15 years old, 5'6" and I weigh 140, and want to be 120. Would that be healthy?
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how to get 6 pack abs in 1.5 month

This is about my body: 5'9 height 60Kg (~130lb) don't have much fat on tummy Schedule: wakeup work work eat work work workout eat sleep diet: vegetarian made a bet with friend and need 6 pack abs ...
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How much beer can i drink?

I love beer but I want to get muscles too. Is it ok if I drink 2 x 0.33 L cans per day? Beer has 5% alc.
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Advice for training biceps?

I am a female, 145 pounds, 170cm tall. I work out 5 days a week doing 1 hour cardio & 1 hour lifting. I began this training program about 2.5 months ago... I am having trouble developing muscle ...
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Is this muscle gain? [on hold]

I've been working out for about a month at golds gym doing running, leg workouts and abs workouts. I started with a weigh of 130punds and now I weigh 140punds, is it muscle?
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Calories Burned

Suppose a person's BMR is 1600 calories. He eats 5000 calories on say Monday. He also runs for 2 hours burning approximately 1200 calories. Let's say the TEF is 500 calories. Also suppose he fasts on ...
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Muscle mass with dumbbells only

Last summer I didn't have a job and had a lot of free time so I often was at the gym and achieved some results there. But in March things changed and I am waking up at 5:45 am and coming home at 8 pm ...
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What is that sound coming from my joints, and should I be worried about it? [duplicate]

All the time my joints make noises, I usually go to gym three times a week and also go swimming once a week; So I want to know making noise is normal for my joints? before I thought noises are due to ...
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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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Roughly how many calories does one pull-up burn?

Here are my back-of-the-envelope calculations. I account only for the energy expended in pulling your body mass up. Say you are 70kg (approx 155lbs) and a pull up raises your mass up by 60cm (approx ...
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How much exercise is “just enough”?

I'm in my early 40s, BMI=27, and my primary goal in exercising is to be healthy: to live as long and as ably/comfortably as I can. My secondary goals are to maintain a reasonably good weight ...
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Time window for fitness tracking - four weeks or longer?

My tracking for fitness is currently based on a 28 day (4 weeks) time window. For example, my goal is to have 3 high intensity exercises per week which means that over the four weeks, it should be 12. ...
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The impact of Diet Cola on a low carb diet

I want to lose weight. I have signed up to DailyBurn to keep track of my weight with weekly weigh ins. I was confused over the different diets available (Atkins and Paleo were top runners up), so ...
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Shoulder pain, around the cuff. Any help?

I have pain (not too bad) in the right shoulder. Annoying pain. I believe it could be rotator cuff related, and there is some soreness. I have had a shoulder cuff injury there before but it cleared ...
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Shoulder / Arm pain during overhead lifts

I have Shoulder / Arm pain when doing certain lifts. For over a year now i have experienced pain in my upper arm when doing overhead lifts. The location of the pain is show in the image. I thought ...
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How long does it take for muscles to recover?

I lift weights to get stronger and to look better, I wonder how long does it take for muscle to recover after workout. I do typical workout routine for every muscle group, I work out every muscle ...
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Getting in shape after age 30+

I was thinking to start working out to get a nice muscular body, but is it worth it considering I'm 32 years old already? Is it too late?
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Should I do cardio if I want to gain muscle weight and lose fat?

I'm 24, 1,83 cm and 70kg (6ft 0in, 155 lbs). Technically I'm not underweight but I could use some bulk. I have started doing some weight training (about 3 days a week) and I plan to get a personal ...
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Pain in elbow,think should be ulnar nerve stress [on hold]

I train regularly two days a week for my hands.Can too much training destroy my muscle. I m feeling some kind of stress and little pain in my EBLOW for almost 30 days now.Guess the problem is with my ...
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Mom Losing Her Mobility Because of her Weight Gain

My mom has gained so much weight over the last few years that she's having a really hard time getting around. She's a really great mom, so I don't want to make it sound like she's not as good of a mom ...
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Strengthening neck and shoulders to hold weight on my head

I practice lion dance as part of the tradition and culture of my martial arts system. It is a dance in which two performers mimic a lion's movements inside a costume. As part of some lion dance ...
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Are there exercises to help strengthen my little toe?

No, I'm not looking to go into tiny barbells or anything like that. When I'm walking, particularly when I'm angling to a side, I find that I have a slightly tendency for the weight to go to the ...
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Lifting Iron (strength training) vs pushups ( knuckle)+ body weight squats+situps

Assuming your aim is to get better at martial arts not bodybuilding (hence strength training: lets take Rippetoe's 3x5). Which would improve performance? Also can they be done side by side? because I ...
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My eyes burn all the time [on hold]

I am digital device user, I know about computer eyes syndrome, my eyes burns all the time since 2 or 3 years, because of this I can't make eye contact with anyone and I can't focus on any thing, I ...
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NSAIDs after knee operation

8 months ago I got operated for an inner meniscus tear where part of my meniscus got removed. The operation went great and I can now do sports again. The problem is after I do hard exercise (ex. ...
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Losing fat on upper pubic area (FUPA)?

I'm 25 years old and 1.73m tall. In my teenage I was really fat (95KG), then at the age of 22 I decided to lose weight. Currently I'm 75KG which means I'm still 5KG fat I would say. My problem is that ...
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if I am starting to see the veins in my arms, am I losing body fat?

I am: 21 year old male 5 foot 7 94.4Kg 32.2% body fat (last time I was checked) Currently on a lean bulk diet with 5 very intense days of strength/weight training and weekends I actively rest by ...
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Firstbeat Energy Expenditure Algorithm

I am looking for an implementation (or a document that describes the actual algorithm) for the energy expenditure/VO2/EPOC calculation from the heart rate variability. A few white papers about ...
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The myth about rice and musli [on hold]

There is a myth that if you eat half cooked rice or muesli you will stay hunger less time, because for example the rice grows up in your stomach (same with muesli). I think this is funny, but somehow ...
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Is it fine to train in the sauna?

If I train in sauna for something like Maraton des Sables, can this have side effects on the long run? What about steam room? By training, I mean stretching, push-ups, squats, abs - aprox 10 reps ...
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Progressing to a new program

I did two rounds of the MadCow 5x5 program and ending a 13 month cycle of the 5/3/1 Jim Wendler program (month 12 starts next week) - I've gotten GREAT GAINS from both. I'm not looking to move on to ...
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when to stretch to help building muscle?

When is best to do stretching exercises in order to help building up muscle? Any times one should avoid or concentrate on?
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Stretch glute without injuring knee

I have tight glutes and have been stretching using several poses, mainly pretzel and figure 4. However I have been getting pain in the outside of my knees doing these stretches. How can I stretch my ...
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Finishing an aerial

I've been working on an aerial (cartwheel with no hands), and I'm close to getting over yet I have to keep putting my hands down to avoid falling on my face. Part of it is fear, but largely once I'm ...

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