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What book(s) for beginning routines at PF for 50-year old with 10 years off with strength as a first goal?

Problem: I have not had an exercise routine in 10 years when I last worked with an excellent trainer for several years. I now want to build strength again and look good, and improve my cardiovascular ...

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user avatar asked by Ungar Linski Score of 2

Next steps to supplement home gym routine?

I've now got a three piece home gym... A doorframe mounted pull-up bar, a gymform abxelerate spring loaded sit-up machine, and some makeshift dip bars. My routine has basically become one or two sets ...

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user avatar asked by Joseph P. Score of 2

Can MSG adversely affect weight loss?

I am working to lose weight, and over the last week, my weight loss has completely stalled. I have been stuck at the same weight for 6 days now despite exercise and calorie restriction for the most ...

user avatar asked by Jeremy Fisher Score of 2
user avatar answered by DeeV Score of 4

A lightweight program to stay fit in a small space and time

I am 1.72cm and 70 kg. I have limited space in my house, and don't really have time to get out of it to places for exercise. I have very small motivation to put my time into exercising in a day, one ...

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user avatar asked by eguneys Score of 1
user avatar answered by Ace Cabbie Score of 0

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can I increase bicep width?

How can I increase bicep width? I am happy with my bicep peak, but I am having trouble increasing the width of my biceps. My arms look rather big from the side but when you look at them head on they ...

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user avatar asked by Jordan Carroll Score of 12
user avatar answered by trevoirwilliams Score of 3

How is it possible to use a higher percentage of our theoretical strength?

I've read somewhere ( Why is muscle size not proportional to strength?) that under normal circumstances, even when we try our hardest, we can use only 20-30% of our strength. Under what circumstances ...

strength training muscle  
user avatar asked by Pacerier Score of 8
user avatar answered by Berin Loritsch Score of 8

Should we exercise when our blood pressure is high?

I normally can control my blood pressure (120/80) by managing to have healthy life style, following my nutritionist's diet guide, enough rest/sleep, no stress and regular exercise. But this morning (...

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user avatar asked by Arie Score of 8
user avatar answered by Berin Loritsch Score of 5

How does the fitness flex define "active time"

It measures "very active time" in addition to steps, but I have no idea what that means. Assuming it's based on "lots of arm movement, does that mean that it'll pick up jogging, but not a stationary ...

user avatar asked by Jaydles Score of 6
user avatar answered by Ivo Flipse Score of 4

Ensuring the body burns fat instead of muscle?

When exercising, our bodies take energy from our blood sugar, then uses glycogen as a source for energy, and finally burns fat or muscle when the glycogen is used up. A nutritionist told me that ...

muscle fat energy  
user avatar asked by Matheus Score of 35
user avatar answered by posdef Score of 24

How important is it that a person be able to touch their toes?

For as long as I can remember, I've heard the question "can you touch your toes?" asked by people trying to ascertain another person's physical fitness. I've grown up thinking that being able to touch ...

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user avatar asked by Joshua Carmody Score of 43
user avatar answered by tmesser Score of 25

Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?

Over the last 2 months or so of doing heavy squats (200 lbs - 262 lbs) I've frequently had pain in my knees. During the last 2 weeks, it's been especially persistent and seems to be mostly in my left ...

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user avatar asked by Joshua Carmody Score of 25
user avatar answered by Dave Liepmann Score of 15
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