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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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Are there papers about Starting Strength or Strong lifts?

I read a bit abut these programs, I see some results in forums and in internet in general, but any reasonably good method and proper nutrition can get results. I would like to know if: Are there ...
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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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Why are female steroid-using bodybuilders less muscular than male ones?

Given that steroids and growth hormone etc. are taken by both male and female bodybuilders, why are the male bodybuilders always more muscular? Presumably women's doses aren't lower than men's. Also, ...
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Correct form for eccentric squats on slant board for treating patellar tendonitis

In the book by Martin Koban "Beating Patellar Tendonitis" the correct form for eccentric squats on a slant board for treating patellar tendonitis involves having the shins as vertical as possible with ...
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Fitness training with varicose veins

Recently my workout buddy was at a phlebologist who diagnosed varicose veins which have to be treated by surgery (just one large vein) the cause of this seems to be genetic and she now have to wear ...
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Why do we need a resting period?

Everything you read about training tells you: Resting is just as important as training. I understand that if I train to much I get a negative training result. But do we really have to rest like ...
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Do BCAA's only help with muscle gain or do they help with weight loss?

About me: 145 pounds, 170cm tall & female. Aim: build muscle and & lose body fat. Currently: training 5 times a week (1 hour cardio, 1 hour weight training). Question: Would BCAA's only ...
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What effect does restricted oxygen in cardio have on muscle damage & repair?

As we all know, cardio and strength training have completely different effects on your muscles, and your body's response to them. Strength training trains the body to make those big anaerobic muscle ...
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Relation of physical fitness and age

Why does the physical fitness tend to decline around the age of 30-35? It is obvious that many athletes(football, sprint etc.) tend to stagnate and 'lose' the physical fitness regarding speed, stamina ...
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Periodicity of Muscle Mass

Once someone reaches a certain muscle state, if they undergo muscular atrophy and lose it, is it easier to get back to it than if they had never reached it. Is this a biological effect and if so is ...
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Correcting squat form, mild knee pain, numb thumb

Basically started with the low bar squat (following StrongLift 5*5) but being very skinny (179 cm, 58 KG) the bar doesn't rest at the shelf created in scapula as described by Mark Rippetoe in this ...
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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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Dealing with torsional knee stress during Dance Dance Revolution

During high school I got really good at Dance Dance Revolution (i.e: a video game where you rhythmically stomp on four squares). Now 10 years later, I am trying to make a comeback. When I play, I ...
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Training Plan for High School 3-5km cross-country Run

I've started to see the potential that I have in running after I came third in Division cross country with only 1 week of training beforehand and having no previous sport experience. I want to start ...
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Running with bunions: technique, shoes, etc

Are there any other runners out there who have bunions on their feet? If so, has running led to any long-term or short-term health problems? Is it worthwhile to get a special pair of shoes to ...
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Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?

I bought a pair of Nike Hyperfeel shoes and they are amazing to run in, but I now have huge blisters on my both of my ankles and a small one on the ball of my left foot. I got the impression that the ...
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Alternative exercises for sprints due to knee pain

I have been following a conditioning heavy fitness plan in order to cut some weight and lose some body fat over the last three weeks. I am exercising six days a week, and two sessions involve sprints ...
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How do I prevent the scraping that occurs when I rotate my leg about my hip?

I recently started taking parkour lessons and after a full day of vaulting and jumping around, the area around my hip flexor (or possible the hip flexor itself, I'm not a doctor) hurts. For some ...
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What should I be looking for in bio monitors?

I recently got an android phone and with the power of technology I hope that added data on how my body is reacting to exercise may give me insights into what my fitness regimen may be missing. What ...
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What is good training to extend endurance before hitting the wall

I'm a cyclist and love the longer rides. These days I'm pretty careful on nutrition to avoid hitting the wall and if I'm honest haven't actually hit the wall in a while. I'm informed that endurance ...
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Why do good lifts feel effortless?

I am curious what explains the difference between perceived effort and absolute effort for different types of movements. For example pull-ups and burpees always feel hard, while a 1RM snatch sometimes ...
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Chest/shoulder pain while running

I am an on and off runner and this summer I took up running again. After chest pain began to show up, I saw a doctor to get it checked out. Heart issues were ruled out. The pain is kind of a sore ...
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Is controlled release of muscle contraction more beneficial than free release?

I used to think that best way to train a muscle is to do reps very slowly, but from the ACSM's manual I learned that it is a myth. Now that made me wonder about controlled release of muscle ...
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High reps of explosive exercises?

we know the benefits of explosive exercise like clapping push up,pull,changing grip pull up,bulgarian split squats.... that is increasing the power and speed,so if I do thease with endurance rep ...
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Spine standing out in the middle of the back

I've started training about 3 months ago. I had neglected my lower back training for a while before starting to train it again. Now, my body fat percentage is about 10% and my spine is very visible in ...
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Boxing workout for losing fat?

I started working out at the gym today. I'm 25 year old, 173cm, 78kg. I'm overweight and I need to lose weight. I'm doing one hour of cardio and I lift weights as well. In the gym there is a boxing ...
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Is there any specific time to do push-ups

I have started doing push-up at home, after discontinuing from the regular gym. But, these days, I am leaving home early in the morning at 7:00 AM for work, I couldn't find time for push-ups in the ...
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why am i suddently so worn out in cardio?

I started gym 2 months ago and nearly every day except maybe 1 one rest day I will complete 1 hour cardio (about 500 calories, some days even 600-700) and an hour intense weight training targeting all ...
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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 ...
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Do the calories from high-GI foods eaten in the morning count towards the energy you have in your evening workout?

I guess I have multiple questions stemming from this one question actually. Example scenario: Let's say a bodybuilder needs 2500 calories to be in a caloric surplus. Of his daily calorie intake, 15% ...
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Where does energy come from?

When we exercise we burn calories. My question is that, exercising with empty stomach is beneficial or it has no effect? Some people say that you burn more calories with empty stomach. Does calories ...
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Does slowly increasing calories mean lean gains?

Have there ever been any academic studies on how slowly increasing calories vs quickly increasing calories effects muscle gain and body fat for people who weight train / body build? By slowly ...
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Leg Abductor Tremble

Today was my fourth or fifth time using the thigh abductors at the gym, and since I began, my inner thighs tremble. I found a similar question here, which has a good explanation of the different ...
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How to know when to stop practice under symptomatic allergic rhinitis

I skipped one half marathon because of my too high levels of IgE in blood. The reason was that I was not sure if I can do it under such condition. I was also not sure about when to stop if something ...
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martial arts for SLE Patient

I'm 26 and it's about 5 years that i have SLE. I wander what is good martial art for not only gain fitness and good for my health but be good for self-defense? thanks.
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What is the maximum acceleration a human can generate? With which body part?

As I was reading the description on the back of a gaming mouse carton, "50g of acceleration", I was thinking: "A human hand cannot possibly get close to this kind of acceleration!" The ensuing ...
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Activity Tracker and Elliptical

I own the Fitbit Force, and wanted to know if I were to wear it while running, elliptical or stairclimber does it convert the miles/floors to calories burnt? If I were to also use runkeeper are the ...
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Sore knees from playing squash

My situation: I am 23 6'1/1m85, 188 lbs/85kg and I play squash at a national league level. I usually train twice to three times a week, always having at least a rest day inbetween. However, when ...
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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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How to measure strength increases for supersets?

I know how to calculate one rep max. I can calculate my one rep max and compare it to its previous values to find out if I have gained strength or not. I'd like to do the same thing for supersets. ...
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Training plan for a sailor

My friend is a sailor and has a bit of a problem with designing a training plan for himself. While at home, he does various activities, he likes swimming and rock climbing, sometimes he plays squash. ...
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Fast-twitch hand muscle exercises?

A friend who spent some time in the military told me about a silent language in which the hands are signed in short, rapid bursts. Really, really rapid bursts, actually. I've seen videos of both wing ...
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Optimum amount of aerobic exercise to induce Angiogenesis for bodybuilding purposes?

So I have always noticed that my endurance-oriented friends have always been more vascular than me at similar bodyfat levels. I stumbled upon the term, Angiogenesis, in another post on this site so I ...
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Aerobic exercise: Any updates or comments to the Cooper method?

I read a book published in the 80s (by Kenneth Cooper, MD), Aerobics, in which Dr. Cooper suggests a way of getting fit without risking one's cardiovascular health. He devised a point system of ...
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On smaller in between workout activies and the interpretation of resting phases

I have a three days a week workout plan (weight lifting Mo,We,Fr, basically an arms/torso, shoulder, back split respecively, for an hour or more) and I do cardio in between (depending on the time of ...
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Almost Olympic bar — collars don't fit

I obtained an almost Olympic sized bar -- all my plates fit on but none of my collars do (I have the spring kind). Where or how can I get collars to fit it?
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How to be healthy in irregular schedule?

I am a high school student, and from few days my regular schedule is disturbed. Means sometimes i need to wake up early while some time I sleep more than I need.That has affected directly to my ...
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Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have

I use to work out 5-6days a week, 80-90mins, where I did weight training. I have good physics however I never had well defined abs. Now I'm working hard towards abs. I do abs workout every next day ...
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How to improve left hand grip strength?

During deadlifts, when the barbell is in its higest position (off the ground), I'm loosing my left hand grip. I'm trying my best to hold tight but I couldn't stop my fingers from uncurling the bar. ...

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