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2answers
124 views

What are the benefits of women going panty-less underneath work-out pants?

I just joined a gym a few weeks ago and I've noticed that most of the women in the locker room are not wearing underwear underneath their work-out pants. Are there any actual benefits to this, or is ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Is it possible to reverse nearsightedness naturally?

What's the (most recent) progress on nearsightedness treatment? Is it possible to reverse nearsightedness NATURALLY? Is it optimistic to say we could eventually deal with it? If there is already some ...
2
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3answers
78 views

What can I do for sore nipples?

I've continued to jog after child birth - I use a sport bra. But after jogging for a while my nipples become very sore. Is there any way I can reduce the friction between my nipples and my bra? ...
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1answer
21 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 ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Active minutes on Flex

How is it possible to spend 45-60 min on the treadmill at 3 mph and only record 4 active minutes? I believe the Fitbit flex is not accurately counting active minutes.
7
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1answer
611 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Calorie Counter from heart rate monitor Vs. Elliptical machine

I used an elliptical machine at high intensity (not crazy high) for around 20 – 25 minutes, the elliptical machine workout said that I burned 600 calories where as the heart rate monitor said that I ...
2
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1answer
43 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 ...
0
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2answers
1k views

How can a scale measure body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned)?

The Runtastic Libra scale can measure body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned). That's a lot of measurements done through the skin of the feet from ...
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1answer
12 views

How many collagen supplements should I take? [on hold]

I am confused,please tell me that how many supplements i should take. I have taken some supplements before but i am not sure that how many i should take. I have not contacted to anyone about my ...
0
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0answers
11 views

What are the risks of using yoga rope?

The benefits of using props and ropes are well known to practitioners of Iyengar yoga. However I have developed some shoulder pain when using ropes to lean forward, with my arms behind my back. Should ...
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2answers
41 views

Steel-cut oats vs. quinoa vs. lentils for fat-burning and muscle growth?

I'm trying to burn fat and build muscle--so far, carb cycling has worked well, where I consume mostly fat and protein the days I exercise (doing High Intensity Training--50-10 and Tabata), and then ...
1
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1answer
27 views

Different in exercises between two 100pushups sites

I have found two different sites guiding how to achieve 100 push ups: HundredPushups.com and Alternative100Pushups.com. However they have different schedule. For example, if you get into the 11-20 ...
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1answer
26 views

Has anyone bothered to work out which somatotype they are: “endomorph, ”ectomorph“ or ”mesomorph" [on hold]

Noticed a number of web sites, and it appears the GCSE P.E. syllabus in the UK include variation of Sheldon's somatotype taxonomy. Ignoring the validity of the system I was wondering, as the ...
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1answer
34 views

chicken/turkey/red meat diet

I am 173cm, 67 kg 30 yo male. I have about 12% fat ratio. I want to drop 1 kg fat and gain 4 kg muscle in couple months. I do go to gym 3 times a week and using protein shaker twice a day. I am on low ...
0
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1answer
21 views

Are back bends in yoga bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Back bends in yoga are know to have beneficial effects on ones body. It counteracts the forward bending that is very prevalent in our daily lives - driving a car, working on a computer etc. But I've ...
3
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4answers
65 views

Less sleep the night before, in order to sleep more the night after a strength workout

I know about the importance of good sleep after strength workouts, due to the release of growth hormone during deep sleep. No matter how hard I try, my body refuses to sleep more than 6 hours. Going ...
0
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0answers
11 views

Tips for powerlifting with a knee injury

So I f@#$% up my left knee about 3-4 years ago playing basketball. About 2 years ago I started training for powerlifting quite seriously. Because of my knee injury I have to be really cautious of ...
4
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3answers
61 views

When bending forward to touch toes, why is bad to bounce?

My yoga instructor always asks me not to bounce while trying to touch my toes. I'm not able to statically bend and touch my toes, without bending my knees. So I used to bounce up and down. But he ...
1
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1answer
2k views

What happens when you tend to lay in bed all day?

My father is over 60 years old and now retired due to problems with his eyesight (amblyopia, glaucoma, cataract). Other than that he's always been fairly healthy and active. However I am concerned ...
5
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1answer
83 views

Should I wait until my muscles are 100% free of any signal of soreness before training for strength again?

I am trying to avoid injuries at all costs while still training for strength. I seem not to have the greatest recovery ability (42 yr male, healthy but unable to sleep more than 6 hours a day on ...
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1answer
25 views

Hot tea on plastic cup [on hold]

I am having tea on plastic glass, and I am hearing nowadays lot about harm effect of tea on plastic cup. Could you please make me clear about this?
1
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1answer
25 views

Fix for excessive saliva/mucous during workouts?

I'd like to get in better shape, but I'm running into an unusual block (from what I can tell). Whenever I try to work out - say on an exercise bike - after 5-10 minutes I have to stop and spend a few ...
1
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1answer
13 views

Hanging knee raise alternative for lower back side effects

So I've been doing hanging knee raises to target thee abdominal and while doing so I thought of moving the legs backwards in a back-kick kind of movement theorizing that since a forward movement ...
3
votes
3answers
107 views

How many times a week should I deadlift and squat as a beginner?

I am a 32 year old guy. I haven't done deadlifts or squats before, but occasionally did workouts on individual muscle groups, and running. I am looking forward to building strength, gaining muscle ...
0
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2answers
50 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 ...
0
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0answers
10 views

Pedometers and setting stride length from your height - how accurate?

Just looking at a couple of pedometer instruction leaflets, from different manufacturers, and spotted that they both suggest you can approximate your stride length from your height via the following ...
10
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3answers
309 views

How do I get my legs higher for a kong?

I can do a kong over something about the size of a picnic table, however I notice that on anything longer, my legs start to fall, and I have to bring my feet down. However many traceurs can get ...
0
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2answers
61 views

How do I make my muscles harder/firmer?

I'm into bodyweight training and it's worked better for me than the gym. I follow the Convict Conditioning program and it's working well for me so far. I'm noticing progress every time I work out so ...
1
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2answers
169 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.
3
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0answers
31 views

Training for shoveling snow

I'm a pretty active 45 year old weight lifter. Here in the mid atlantic our winters are annoying. And, when it snows, I have a lot of the white stuff to move via snow blower and shovel. What I am ...
1
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1answer
23 views

Training advice on long-distance running for a newbie

I signed-up to Man vs. Mountain, it's a 20 mile race up (and down) Mount Snowdon. I'm looking for some advice with regards to training because it's a pretty daunting event and I've never done ...
6
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2answers
2k views

Any fitness issues of child taking up jogging?

My 6-year old daughter wants to accompany me on my ~3-times-per-week leisurely jog. We're not talking Marathon training here — It's a social run-walk of a kilometer (0.6 miles) in about 15 ...
1
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1answer
100 views

What rowing machines are best for both cardio and strength training?

I've looked at many rowing machines on the Internet. Now I do a lot of walking and some cycling (outdoors in good weather) but want to have an alternative to the treadmill and outside walking at home, ...
4
votes
4answers
887 views

Why do I have to work my lower back?

I recently just starting working out at a gym, and people told me that I should really work on my lower back and not to skip it etc. I can understand that it is better to work out all my muscles in ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Effects of not extending arm fully during bicep curl

I've recently started working out at a gym, and I've been critiqued by a friend with whom I work out that I don't do the exercises as they are supposed to be done. I.e. when doing bicep curls I tend ...
1
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5answers
54 views

How to further my training without going to a gym?

My current training sessions consist of the following : 10 elevated push ups (foot on an elevated platform) 25 squats 30 second planks 3 reps of the above, once every other day, totalling about ...
20
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5answers
9k views

Best exercise to lose belly fat fast

I have had a couple of lower back surgeries in the past but I'm okay to do any activity. During the last 10 years I have gained a little more weight around the mid section but have been actively ...
2
votes
2answers
194 views

Chubbyness from the face and body

I am 26 years old male. I exercise, run etc but my chubbiness wont just go especially from the face as you can see. Any good suggestions? So I can look more rugged.
2
votes
2answers
45 views

Cramping in the soles of my feet during certain stretches

I always used to be a very flexible person. In middle school, I could do full splits straddle and front-and-back on both sides. Even into high school and college, I continued to be able to do lotus ...
0
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0answers
12 views

Do you know a lap timer that 'resets' each lap?

One of the things that really motivates me when swimming, cycling or running is 'racing myself'. However, all the lap timers I've found so far have the normal lap function of measuring the lap time, ...
1
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2answers
72 views

Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 36 Weeks

I'll try to keep this as short as possible but if this exceeds the limit then please bear with me. I'm 29 y/o Indian male and I was a serious (if not professional) body builder when I was younger. I ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Taping the back for good posture

Is it true that simple duct tape can be used to correct bad posture? If so can someone suggest how to do this and is there something better than duct tape (something water proof, for instance) ...
2
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0answers
22 views

What is the impact of mycoprotein on muscle development?

Vegetarian swimmers in Egypt are routinely given mycoprotein as a way of building muscle and as a substitute for animal protein. Is mycoprotein known to improve swimming performance and muscle ...
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0answers
22 views

What is the best method to get fatter legs ? [on hold]

What is the best exercise/way to get fatter legs ? I don't succeed by eating more.
3
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2answers
38 views

Combining home exercise with limited equipment with gym

I would like to start alternating workouts/stretchings that I can do from home (with my limited equipment, listed below), with gym sessions (because I am a student, I have access to a full equiped ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Is it correct form to do concentration curls with your arm hanging freely? If not, why does it result in muscles bulging out more?

All this time I thought it was ok to do concentration curls with your arm hanging freely, instead of your elbow being pressed against your thigh. Now I didn't see any videos or blogs which said ...
1
vote
1answer
23k views

Toenail partially kicked off and lifted up… what now? How do you clean lifted up toenail? [closed]

About an hour ago, I was working out barefoot (yeah, I know... really, really bad idea), accidentally kicked the bench's base, and ended up with a big toenail that was still attached, but separated ...
0
votes
1answer
183 views

How to proceed with my nutrition and exercise plans to get better results?

I have been intense weight-lifting for 6-7 years and I have stopped doing so for almost a year. I am 32yrs old, 1.86m tall and I weight (now)88kgr. I have never been fat or slim and I can say that I ...
5
votes
1answer
62 views

Should I squat with sore knees?

5 weeks ago I've started an 8 week training program which consists of fullbody training 3 times a week. After years of stagnation I feel real progress in all major muscle groups. However, probably ...

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