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Jun
3
comment injured rib and pain killers
Pain killers only mask pain. Pain is what tells you to stop doing something. Ribs are very easily reinjured, take the time, rest and gradually get back into training.
Jun
3
comment Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
@DaveLiepmann - Not sure I can improve on Back's answer, but if you still want me to post my comment as an answer I can.
Jun
3
comment How much muscle gain can be expected within 1 month of training on average (m/w)
@K.L. - Because with some allowances for personal body characteristics and reactions, fat loss is basically a calorie equation applicable across a wide population base. Something like this is very individual specific, and affected by many more factors (training history, time off, reaction to diet, past injuries, body morphology, etc etc.)
Jun
2
comment Resume training for a marathon after forced break, one month left, recommend a plan
@sm4 - If you read my post and the OP, I agree that 12 weeks is (barely) sufficient for training. However, the OP had 1 month training, and then another month completely off, and now has basically 4 weeks of training left.
Jun
2
comment What am I doing wrong with my diet and exercise routine?
Did you adjust your diet when you stopped running? Although 20 lbs in a month is very extreme, it makes it sound as if you have something else going on. While I wouldn't consult an ortho doc, I would see your general practicioner and get a consult and a nutritional professional referral.
May
31
answered Quick start body building advice
May
31
comment Quick start body building advice
@Jodes - The only way to start, is just to, well, start. Even if all you do is walk into a gym and do a set of bench presses or situps, that is a start. Sit down, write down your goals for 6 months, 1 and 3 years. Outline the steps necessary. Now you have a plan. Follow that plan. Have fun. :D If you find that after a few months, you aren't seeing quite the results you want, sit down with your plan, reassess and edit. Read up on nutrition, and be aware of what fuels your body best.
May
31
comment how to gain weight without joining gym
It is a duplicate. And while I realize that English is not your first language, please avoid shortening words (imp for important, u for you), etc. It makes it much harder to read and guess at what you are trying to ask.
May
31
revised how to gain weight without joining gym
Fixed grammer, spelling, punctuation, spacing.
May
31
comment Quick start body building advice
There is no such thing as a "quick start". There is only a start. There are no short cuts, no quick gimmicks, it's the day after day of solid effort that produces the best results. Anyone that tries to tell you different is selling something.
May
31
comment Resume training for a marathon after forced break, one month left, recommend a plan
I'm with FrederikD on this one. I personally consider 12 weeks to be barely sufficient for marathon training, and you missed a month completely which means you are fairly close to completely detrained. If you still want to attempt it, I would so something like run 10k, walk 2k. Between now and then, just get in mileage, and don't worry about any intervals.
May
30
comment proper fitness routine
The physical part looks all right, what are you doing for diet? That's just as much if not more of a component than toned muscles.
May
29
comment Is shakeology worth the price
@Informaficker - I don't think this qualifies as a shopping question, asking if the nutrition that is being peddled is that much better than alternatives. FAQ is not a set in stone document, it lives and interprets.
May
29
comment Cardio: Longer Workout with Lower Heartrate or Shorter Workout with Higher Heartrate?
See this answer: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/3291/…
May
29
comment Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
@DaveLiepmann - Not per se, no. But, if the person doing it has a limited ROM due to natural morphology, previous injury, general lack of mobility, then it is possible for the complete hanging to make it worse. It's also possible that by "locking" out the shoulders, the poster is putting their shoulders in an unnatural position. It is not really possible to tell without direct observation, I was just trying to point out the possibility that they may not have the mobility needed. (example: due to swimming history, I can't bring upper arms down past parallel on military presses due to pain)
May
29
comment Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
Shoulders are the most fluid, least structured joints in the body. They don't "lock out" like an elbow or a knee will. They basically go to your natural ROM, and if you force past that (Such as dangling from them), then you run the risk of stretching/tearing muscles, tendons or ligaments.
May
28
comment How to protect index toe in long run training?
@Artemination I understand, I've been a runner for years. You want some room, but when you start upsizing the shoe (Unless you were too small before), then the sides, soles, arches and other pieces of the shoe don't quite fit right.
May
28
answered Types of endurance and ways of training them
May
28
comment I am disabled, can I go to gym?
@Fischer - It's absolutely vital that you communicate with your PT, especially if you feel that your needs are not being met. Nobody can work in a vacuum, so if there is something that you think you should be doing but aren't, or that you aren't progressing, then you NEED to tell your PT that. They may say "Ok, we'll try X and Y instead", or they may say "It seems that way, but we are doing A and B, then we will work on the rest, but we need to lay the groundwork". Also, for a PT to be effective, they need to know what YOUR goals as well. If you haven't had that conversation yet, it's time.
May
28
answered How to protect index toe in long run training?