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Ultra Marathon Safety (Not Peeing)

So just recently I ran a marathon without training and that went smoothly. However I didn't pee the entire race and had read this could potentially be a hormonal response where the body shuts down ...
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How to train with no offseason

I was looking at various training plans on the net, as I'm working up a routine for coaching a new team sparring group for our martial arts "circuit", and one thing struck me. All of the plans that I ...
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Hemophilia and Drugs [on hold]

How does taking drugs affect the hemophiliacs? What type of drugs hemophiliacs should take or avoid?
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More flexible=weaker, more fragile? [on hold]

Let's assume that there's a guy called Jeff, Jeff has inflexible hand, it is much more harder to move or bend Jeffs hand than to move his friends(Bob) flexible hand, therefore if Bob runs into a fight ...
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Improving hips mobility

I had sex recently (for the first time) and, despite of working out regularly, it has been physically demanding (I was forced to use a towel after only few minutes, in order to dry my forehead). ...
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How to strengthen my triceps for dumbells bench?

I do dumbells bench press on Tuesday, and my triceps on Saturday. I would have expected my triceps not to limit my bench press practice anymore, but instead, they didn't have a positive effect. Worse: ...
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Unable to maintain weights and increase in reps from work out session to session, why?

I train everyday except wednesday and sunday (I only do abs). Monday: legs Tuesday: chest & calves & lateral delts Thursday: back & calves & back delts Friday: delts & trapezes ...
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Dizzy/sickness after protein shake [on hold]

So I been driking a protein shake again after sometime I quit doing that, but now Im getting dizzy after drinking, I have tried this type twice and the first time it also made me dizzy, I had tried ...
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Developing stronger kicks for soccer

I wonder how can you train powerful kicks for soccer? Would kicking a punching bag on the floor help? Would filling a soccer ball with cloth help?
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Are there any exercise that engage almost all of your muscles?

Are there any exercises that engage all or almost all(about 50%) of your muscles? If there are any exercise like this what are they called?
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How long will it take to regain my fitness?

I've had to stop running due to an injury that wasn't related to running. When I stopped I was able to do a 3 mile run on a track in 19 minutes and 5 seconds. This was in late July. I'm getting back ...
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How much protein can I eat in one meal? [closed]

I eat 300-400 grams of chicken fillet per day and I think it gives me about 50-60 grams of protein. But I like to know can I eat all of it in one meal or there is some limitations when eating protein ...
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Struggling making size and strength gains with calisthenics

This is probably discussion. I don't know how else to ask a specific question. I don't know any other serious fitness forum. This is the only one. Should I change the whole routine or just some ...
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Is there any substantial health benefits to fasting once per week [closed]

I am considering fasting every Saturday, taking in liquids only, for 24 hours. Are there any substantial benefits to doing this? And are there any risks? Also, how best to come off fasting? I am a ...
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Post Weightlifting routine after knee injury? [closed]

After two years of bodyweight fullbody routine (squat/push up/dip) , i did a one month weightlifting training (squat/deadlift/bench press lift routine) which ended with a knee injury. Doctor did not ...
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Punches on punch bag for muscle gain

Will punching a punch bag fast and for a decent amount of time help in muscle gain ? The reason I ask this is because when I punch the punch bag I feel my bicep and shoulder muscles starting to ...
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First run after a year…what next?

I decided yesterday to get back into running and ran as I felt comfortable for as long as possible until I couldn't anymore. The thing that caused me to stop was my fitness being so poor as opposed to ...
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I run daily 5kms but I cant seem to improve stamina when playing soccer

I have run about 200 km in the last 3 months. However, when I play football at night I seem to become tired fast and I start walking and feel kind of lazy to run fast. Meanwhile, many slim players are ...
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Using creatine powder for fat loss

I know that using creatine powder puts water into your muscles and this makes your muscles look bigger as when I use to take it I looked more pumped. I know that if your have more muscle then you ...
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Soy Protein and Protein Requirements

I'm attempting to go a couple of weeks on a vegan diet inspired by "The Game Changers". However, everywhere I look I see most vegan recipes including soy: soy mince, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, or soy ...
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Running up stairs

Would running up some typical stairs in a home be good cardio ? If so how many times should I run up stairs to start burning fat. My house is a two floor house.
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What happen if I only workout my lower body?

So I have some medical condition that prevents me from doing most of the upper body workouts such as shoulder and back. I only can do very lightweight for the upper body for arms. I've been lifting ...
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Pacing for run training plan

So I am working on a half marathon training plan with a doable goal pace, but it will be a healty PR for me. The plan that I am using has a chart for various paces at distances. It's the Nike 1/2 ...
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Heel height in weightlifting shoes

I was looking at a couple of weightlifting shoes. One pair had a 0.5 inch (~1.27 cm) raised heel and the other had a 1 inch (~3.54 cm) raised heel. They were both from the same company and both cost ...
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How can I listen to music while running?

I want to listen to music while running, but I have a hard time finding a good way to do so. My phone is quite big, and my watch is a standard running watch, not a smart watch. I live in a place with ...
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Calorie expenditure while running [duplicate]

So, i wanna know how many calories i burn without using any wrist device. I read on many forums, they say you burn about 100 calories per mile if you are about 160 pounds. Some says different thing ...
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Accuracy of calorie measurements

When I use a Concept2 indoor rower, I also start a Workout on my Apple Watch. Both devices have a heart rate monitor, and both are measuring my calories. Yet there is a wide difference between the ...
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Length recommendation of safety spotters for a home gym

When planning my new home gym I stumbled over the question of how long safety spotters should be. For example the kingsbox royal series seems to be a reasonable option to me but has only 51 cm safety ...
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Can I strengthen my wrist and forearm while at the office?

I'm working out for 9 months by now, and was, until now, trying to lose weight. Now that I'm pushing myself to weight lifting, I've found that I really need to strengthen my wrists and forearms. When ...
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Bouldering vs Rock Climbing

I have recently enrolled myself into a rock climbing gym here at Sydney. I liked the idea of climbing but did not ever got the chance till date. Well, my question is: what to do first, Bouldering or ...
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How to go back mentally to running?

3 Months ago I quit running. I was doing 12km/h for 40 minutes, for a total of 8km, I started running as soft training for my main sport, K1. After summer I started training again and I can't mentally ...
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How long to wait before heavy morning workout

A physical therapist told me that one should walk and stand for at least an hour before a heavy morning workout - 95% of 1RM squats and deadlifts included - because the spinal discs need time to ...
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Optimal volume (sets/reps) per week?

After training for about a year now, I am noticing I gained some muscle (not sure how much, but I'd say under 5kg/10lbs). So I would not say I am a beginner, but I'd like to add on at least 5/10lbs of ...
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EATING DISORDER ALERT: Should I keep cutting or increase calories and allow more food freedom as a maintenance goal? [closed]

I'm 24, pretty active female (workout 6x a week and cardio 4x a week... spinning, power jump class and stair machine) and I'm 12,5% body fat by the caliper (5,2ft, 119lb... total 15lb of it being body ...
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My cardio class burns my muscle?

I decided that I want to change my body completely, my weight is 167.5 pounds and my height is 1.65 meters. I follow a diet and I go to the gym in the night. I have been going to the gym since two ...
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Can sideways weightlifting be dangerous?

I used to weight lifts sideways, which means I bent sideways while carrying a dumbbell in both of my hands. Naturally this created tension in both sides of my waist, and helped developed muscles there,...
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Spread to 4 days/week 30 Minutes Supersets or rather do 2 days/week 60 Minutes Compound?

My goal is overall strength and my time is very limited. Currently i do two workouts a week. Both times i do compound exercises: deadlift, squat, barbell rows, arnold press, lat pulls, bench press. ...
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Can breathing more often over the course of the day contribute to weight loss?

related to an older question here: If I were to weigh all the food and water I take in, and weigh all of the human waste I produced could that be used to determine weight gain or loss? the tl;dr of ...
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Starting Strength without a power rack in a home gym

As a 28 year old desk worker, I'm noticing I'm getting fluffy around the waist and my strength has diminished even more over the years. I used to do aerobic sports so I wasn't out of shape during my ...
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How to heal or clear tearing skin? [duplicate]

I am training since 8 years in the gym. 2 to 3 years ago started lifting serious weights. But the issue I have, is that the skin on my shoulder/armpit and around the biceps started showing ...
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Do muscles start growing evenly?

I've searched information about this but I'm not able to find anything. For example, when I started exercising, my pecs began growing near the armpits, and then the rest. Did this part grow faster ...
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Is circuit training superior to conventional weight training?

I know that there have been studies that show that more rest between sets, given the same volume, leads to significantly more gains, at the expense of more time in the gym, so circuit training would ...
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What does failure feel like when doing a press up/push up?

I am doing press ups - my target is a set of 8. On the 7th and 8th I get to a point where I simply can't push myself back up again from the low position. I try for a few seconds and then I give way ...
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What assistance to 5/3/1 for beginner

After not training for a couple of years I am just starting again, and decided to use the 5/3/1 template. I am pretty much set on using 5/3/1 but if you can make a (very) good case for another program ...
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Can lat pull-down damage the spine?

I've started doing lat pull-down, planning to achieve a weight of 100 kg/10 repetitions. A thought hit me: while lat pull-down seems similar to pull-ups, the amount of tension (pull) on the core body ...
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core strengthening for weak lower back

I have a weak L3 (the 3rd disc up from my pelvis) - that is, it is given to pressing against the nerve, causing discomfort (no actual pain, as yet) locally and, when I don't pay attention for long ...
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Running, high HR, VO2max decreases overtime

Man, 31 years old. I started running five months ago. Because I often finish of my work late and having children, I often run only once on weekend except for last summer vacation while I run about 3 ...
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Diet to lose fat while gaining conditioning/strength in martial art

I’m probably at 20% body fat and am trying to lose fat. Simultaneously I am training 4-5x/week in Judo. I’m a beginner. It’s great, but I do get quite fatigued and my muscles are often sore. I’m ...
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Morning Barbell and Bodyweight Routine

I want to gain weight and build muscle. I currently do not want to make time to go to a gym. I have a barbell. I do not have a bench. I have received instructions on form at a gym. For the past two ...
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What guru is telling people to pull up their toes when they deep squat?

A month ago, I saw something new. A guy was doing a deep squat mobility exercise, then he grabbed his toes from the front, and pulled up. As a consequence of pulling on his toes, his lower back went ...

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