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30 minutes 4x per week of HIIT is a lot of HIIT. You are probably better off with 1-2 sessions of it and make other cardio sessions easier. You need time to recover from high intensity sessions!


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I had been regularly going for fitness training every morning. I got afraid i will be deprived of regular exercises when some spider veins started appearing on my legs. My friend, Albert had suggested that i should stop doing exercises and give maximum rest to my legs. He was having the opinion that if i ignore the spider veins it will turn in to painful ...


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You list “bodybuilding” as one of your tags. If this is correct, you may want to check yourself for the symptoms of overtraining. The volume and intensity you describe seems to be a bit much, in my opinion, for a goal of bodybuilding. Do you guys think this strategy is sound? Or am I making another mistake? I don’t see a problem with performing ...


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I think it is much better to split them up. If you do them both one after the other, whichever one comes second is always going to suffer as your body will be fatigued. Splitting them up will allow you to hit them both hard and you should see better results. I train weights in the evening 5/6 times a week and I do morning HIIT 2/3 times a week. Also, ...


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Find yourself a physical therapist to help you if possible, as he/she will be able to tailor exercises to your particular situation. I recently went through this. I found that I could bench (flat) if I went really light on the weight (I dropped back down to the bar only) and if I got my back and shoulder position correct. For me this is retracting the ...


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You could give decline benching a go. Should be less of a strain on your shoulder. You could also try some dumb bell / cable flies. You also want to avoid any incline exercises, these will use you shoulders slightly. But as Mephisto said only if you don't feel any pain. There is nothing worse than re-injuring yourself and having to take even more time ...


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Try doing all of the above with your feet turned in making sure you work through the whole range of movement


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Push ups. ONLY IF THEY ARE PAINLESS. It goes without saying that, if your feel shoulder pain during push ups or any other exercise, you should stop immediately (ignoring this puts you under risk of becoming a full supraspinatus tear). Be careful not to flare your elbows out. That goes for your triceps too (you asked that in another thread). Push ups will ...


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What are the macros? Lower on your calorie deficit, you should adjust your protein higher, as leaner you get muscle waste can be very quick, so see if your protein is on 3g/kg of your body weight. http://www.jissn.com/content/11/1/20/abstract IF proven to be detrimental to your current level, you want to burn more fat so calorie deficit and high protein. ...


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You could try water manipulation. Basic idea is to drink 4 litres of water a day for several days in a row along with carbs restriction. After that you stop drinking, load yourself with carbs and creatine. And observe muscles become back round and your body becomes ripped, while you piss like a horse all day long. Diuretics help as well. This is ...


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You could also try out "Fat Grips". You put them on the bar and have a rubbery feel to them. They can also be placed on dumb bells and regular bars. Their purpose is to make the bar thicker to work your forearms more but they might help with your problem. If you look on amazon you'll find them and many other brands.


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Sports tape to the rescue! My gym used to have the same problem, to the point where some people actually started bleeding. Calluses don't really go away if you work out a lot, and so the injuries inside the hand compounded between exercises like deadlifts, pullups and EZ-curls. The staff at the gym eventually started taping the bars every day because of ...


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Different units and commands have their own fitness thing going on. Navy wide, there are minimum standards and in most of the Navy, especially once you've been in for a year or so, you're on your own to maintain your fitness. Some units, SEALs and CSAR units in particular obviously have much tougher fitness requirements. In most of the Navy, it's up to ...


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It depends what is the activity you're performing. If you do high intensity workouts or strength training, most of the energy comes from the carbs (i.e. sugar) because it is easy for body to convert them to energy for fast consumption. However, fats also have their role, yes they are calorie-dense. But they are essential for maintaining harmones etc. So ...


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Berin's answer is spot on for reps and sets. Just offering a bodyweight alternative in case it's of interest. Straight Bar Dips activate your chest muscles more than push-ups and are a lot more challenging. Progressing them to slow muscle-ups, will build an incredibly strong chest. If these are too challenging, then try Parallel Bar Dips until you've got ...


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If you're talking about a flat bench press, and if you were to follow something like the Madcow 5x5 linear weekly program: You will gain ~5 pounds a week. You have 45 pounds to gain. It will take you 9 weeks. This is predicated that you aren't over trained, you don't have any injuries, you eat and rest well, and you follow the program properly. I'd give ...


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My wrist is sprained on 5/14/15, so I am sort of in the same boat as you. You should probably get your wrist checked out, but in the mean time, depending on the seriousness of pain there are options. In the case where the pain is pretty serious you could be out of luck. But if it isn't, there are workouts you can do: They include forward arm ...


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You might not like it, but if the machines in your gym were ever an alternative, this would be it. Fact is, wrist pain is severily limiting for weightlifters. You use them in pretty much every lift, with few exceptions. Now might be the time to work on your new personal best in squats. Free weights are pretty much off the table, so whatever you usually do ...


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This is a complete myth: there is absolute no evidence to suggest that weightlifting may stunt your growth. The reason that this myth came about was that by exercising, your body requires more calories and nutrients to make up for the increased rate of exertion therefore if you don't consume enough then your growth may be impacted.



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