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Top new questions this week:

How to know Im squatting properly?

I've had a long layoff from the gym due to health reasons but am finally able to get back into it now. Recently I've been doing some backsquats (for the first time in years)... I noticed I was getting ...

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user avatar asked by jj19880314se Score of 2
user avatar answered by Ethan Score of 0

Why does my pace improve during a low heart rate (HRR zone 2) 10k?

I've recently incorporated 80:20 training into my routine and try to keep within heart rate (reserve) zone 2 for a lot of my runs. I've noticed that often my pace improves throughout the run, getting ...

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user avatar asked by Dikran Marsupial Score of 1
user avatar answered by Ten O'Four Score of 1

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

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 3

What's the most effective way to improve cardio endurance?

How can I build/improve my cardio as quickly and efficiently as possible? I am not interested in weight loss or burning calories, just in allowing me to run for longer amounts of time without taking ...

cardio endurance  
user avatar asked by Haphazard Score of 14
user avatar answered by Meade Rubenstein Score of 7

Am I gaining fat or muscle - how can I tell?

I've been attempting to do a high-protein calorie-restricted diet, while working out with the Stronglifts 5x5 program since early February. My follow-through for the Stronglifts part has been "decent"....

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user avatar asked by Joshua Carmody Score of 17
user avatar answered by Berin Loritsch Score of 17

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 7
user avatar answered by Berin Loritsch Score of 4

If "bro splits" don't work, why is literally every muscular guy in my gym doing them?

Surely they must be doing something right then? I keep hearing internet people criticize the "bro splits" (programs where you train each muscle group on its own dedicated day of the week), ...

user avatar asked by Jem Score of 18
user avatar answered by DeeV Score of 26

Will a boxing bag as my primary workout be okay for my cardio and weight loss?

I am 20 years old and don't have much room or time for much equipment or a gym membership. When I was in highschool about 10kg ago I had my 6 pack everything but since working I've put on that 10kg ...

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user avatar asked by Marty Score of 4
user avatar answered by Make Fit Happen Score of 5

How many sessions of planks should I do a day? Using this article as my guide, I should repeat the plank for 6 times as I can only ...

user avatar asked by Ne Mo Score of 5
user avatar answered by BKE Score of 7
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