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May
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comment Will Musclecore x and Androsolve help bootstrap my fitness routine to lose weight?
You may want to check out this question about abs. It explains that diet is the key to reducing body fat so that you can better see your abs and muscle definition. As @Kate suggests to get to your goal you need a plan that includes exercise and diet. Congrats on starting in the gym and feeling better!
Apr
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Apr
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answered Simple tests to detect muscle imbalances between quads and hamstrings
Apr
26
comment Losing weight rapidly
The BMI is generally not a reliable test for champion athletes because their muscularity would give a false "overweight" value. The BMI is a quick and easy screening tool for large populations to help determine whether or not additional health parameters should be checked. It is generally not reliable for athletic or muscular people.
Apr
1
comment When I toe-off my feet splay outwards
When things don't line up well, you may want to have a physical therapist check the tightness of your hip rotators, adductors etc. to see if there are some exercises to correct your alignments.
Mar
28
comment Stair climbing for an obese man
If your friend finds stair climbing difficult or if it aggravates his knees, this q/a has some other ideas for someone who is obese wanting to get back in shape.
Mar
28
answered What risks from fitness are there to people with myopia?
Mar
26
comment Is walking 3 times for 10 minutes as effective as one time for 30 minutes?
See fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/2462/…
Mar
25
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
Hopefully someone with more knowledge in this area than I do will do that :)
Mar
25
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
This review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine surveys the literature and gives a nice discussion of the 6 major air pollutants, and concludes: "Advice to those exercising is of course to stay away from traffic." (Complete with references.)
Mar
25
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
Not necessarily a classic study, but a small study showed "a significant decrease in mean Vo2 max, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin, as well as significant increase in mean lactate level, white blood cell count and mean corpuscular volume in the higher-polluted than in the lower-polluted area". This pdf discusses dosage, respiratory effects, environmental factors, types of pollutants etc, but does not cite references.
Mar
25
comment Program to gain both muscle and endurance
BMI is not the best measurement to track your progress. To determine body composition, consider tracking your body fat percentage.
Mar
22
comment How do I get back into exercise after illness
It sounds like you are still getting a medical workup so this question may be premature.
Mar
22
answered What exercises are helpful in preventing herniated discs?
Mar
21
answered What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?
Mar
19
comment Should I stretch before doing pullups?
This video has some good ideas for dynamic warm ups. As @Dave says, static stretches are not recommended before working out.
Mar
8
comment How can Kinesio tape provide support for tendonitis
Good answer. One day maybe they can figure out how/why it works. In the meantime, I'm one of those who swear by it :)
Mar
8
comment Stretches and muscle work for Supination or Underpronation
You are welcome. The side leg lift exercise that you are doing with the tubing is one of the ones in the video. Sounds like you are on the right track. And good luck on getting the right shoes. Once I find a pair that works I buy a second pair online.
Mar
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answered Stretches and muscle work for Supination or Underpronation
Mar
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