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Recording Portion Sizes

In the morning, I usually have porridge with banana, blueberries and dark red cherries. However, I normally only have 1/2 a portion (40g) of blueberries and 1/2 a portion (40g) of dark red cherries to ...
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Optimal Resting Period for Calisthenics / Bodyweight Training / Gymnastics?

I've been doing calisthenics for the past year or so, and lately I became quite frustrated as I hit a 3+ months plateau on my l-sit (this is what it looks like in case you're not familiar: https://www....
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Is variation of movement important in strength training?

"Exercise is the ting we must do to replicate the conditions under which physiology was - and still is - adapted, the conditions in which we are physically normal. In other words, exercise is ...
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Ladies Group Sports for those with Weak Knees

Can you suggest an all-ladies group sports that is easy on congenitally weak knees. Even if person is doing knee exercises daily, better to take precautions. For instance, is the group sport ...
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Difference in stretching routines that focus on flexibility vs mobility?

I'm trying to find a daily stretching routine to incorporate in addition to my cardio and resistance training, I understand that flexibility is not necessarily the same as mobility. I was wondering if ...
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Searching for an adequate fitness tracker /smartwatch [closed]

I cycle, play golf and squash, and do weight training. what is a decent fitness tracker or smartwatch that i can use
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What are realistic rates of muscle growth?

As a preface, there are obviously several factors that go into such a consideration. Therefore simply assume that we are looking at a genetically average individual who has gone through puberty and is ...
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How can I stay fit as I am programmer? [duplicate]

Technology is very rushing quickly. I have to learn up-to-date and code. My weight is 195 lb. I don't know how come geek coders can stay fit. If you are geek and stay fit, can you share your lifestyle ...
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How hard should the muscular contraction be during PNF stretching?

My understanding is that during PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching, you contract the muscle you wish to stretch against resistance; how hard should that contraction be? Taking ...
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How should I train strength if I want to stay pain-free and have good mobility?

"My best powerlifting accomplishment in the 275-pound weight class was a 1,000-pound squat, 675-pound bench press, 700-pound deadlift, and a 2,375 total. No, I wasn't strong at all! Sure, I could ...
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Safety in heavy landmine squats and presses

What are possible safety risks when doing heavy landmine exercises like variations of squats, presses or thrusters and how to avoid them? Since you are standing at the end of the barbell and because ...
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Uneven pump when push up [duplicate]

When I do push up. My chest got pump up only on the left side but I see no pump on the right. I'm worried that my chest will grow only on the left side. Can I grow my right chest? Anyone have this ...
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Delavier: Is it correct to bench press with demi-reps?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc9dABOpu4Q is this a good execution? Can it hurt lumbaries? Is it correct to do demi-reps?
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Long distance running - energy gels types & options

I'm kinda lost in all those energy gels options we have nowadays. I used to run marathons and back then there were just a few options and the main thing was whether or not it had caffeine in it. Now ...
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Looking for a good rotational exercise to add to Starting Strength program

I follow the Starting Strength program. I like that is built around natural movement patterns. The deadlift for instance is really just picking something heavy up from the ground. This is both useful ...
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Really Aspartame Free [closed]

Goodmorning, I'm a little bit confused about seeing supplements with 2 labels on the same product: Ingredients - reporting some sweetener (different from Aspartame) or even "Aspartame ...
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What program teaches muscle anatomy and exercises for muscle [closed]

I have been working out by myself for quite few years, I know the moves and some names of our body muscles. I want to know more on this and maybe get a certificate at the end. What program should I ...
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Is a minimal finger length required to make hook grip effective?

I am playing with hook grip sometimes, and for me it is weaker grip than regular grip. with hook grip I lift a smaller maximal weight, with hook grip I can hold submaximal weight for smaller duration,...
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Movement without involving back (spine disc)?

I would like to keep training but these days my back pain and sciatica is back again (which I had several years ago). What are the exercises and movements I can do without hurting my back in the Gym? ...
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What the difference between training on a bent and straight horizontal bar?

For pull-ups, some horizontal bars are a straight bar: While others are bent at the ends: When a person is in the upper position (using straight bar) their wrists will be straight, but in lower ...
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Free weights VS pulleys progressions in large favor of pulleys, do I have some illness?

Why is it so difficult for me to progress with "free weights" (dumbbells, bars, machines with free weights) and so easy to progress with machines of types "pulleys" and "machines with a pulley"? ...
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How best to properly use grip strengthener to increase forearm size?

I have a fairly long commute to work (1-hr each way) and want to be as productive as possible during. Some days I listen to music, but most days I either listen to NPR, informative podcasts, or non-...
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Is there difference between lifting legs and lifting torso for abs training?

Some people hanging upside down holding by legs for bar and bend torso up toward legs. On the other hand some train the opposite way: they hang on hands and lift legs all the way toward hands. What's ...
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As I am trying to be as vegan as possible and many vegan products are crammed with sugar, Does sugar or dairy contribute to more loss of life? .] [closed]

Of the many studies that show reduced lifespan due to diary and sugar, had anyone compared the two to see which is worse? I ask because the elimination of one usually results in an increase in the ...
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Exercise Equipment for Patellar Sublaxation

I've been prone to patellar sublaxation since I was a small kid. Have been doing PT exercises every day at home, not a single incident of patella coming out. I also do recumbent station bike 30 ...
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Is weightlifting without cardio sufficient for for cutting body fat down to 10% or lower

I am currently cutting body fat. I am on a calorie deficit cutting my carbs down to .75 to 1 gram per lb of my bodyweight. I am taking 200 g of protein (I am 200 pounds). I have a baby at the house so ...
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Maintaining the weight [duplicate]

I am Bailey. I am going to participate in the boxing competition so I want to maintain the weight so how we can maintain the weight for 2 months?
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What is the impact between various levels of tightness with weight belts?

I've seen some people use their belts as tight as they can physically cinch it while others have reccomended only a 'snugness' to the belt. What factors are important to keep in mind when tightening a ...
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Pushup strength decreasing after joining Gym?

I started doing pushups only. I reached a maximum of 30 at one time and then squeezed in around 100 pushups every day. This was going on for a few months. Then I joined a gym. I do a full-body ...
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help with planning my diet for my specific goals [duplicate]

I have a few goals right now which are... get to and maintain my bodyweight at 150 lbs. and achieve a 5-10% fat content. I'm doing this by multiplying my current weight by 15 then subtracting 20% of ...
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Help planning diet for weight loss and lowering cholesterol

help planning nutrition I have a few goals right now which are... get to and maintain my bodyweight at 150 lbs. and achieve a 5-10% fat content. I'm doing this by multiplying my current weight by 15 ...
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Constant load exercise?

I'm obsessed with maximizing efficiency. I noticed that most of the exercises with most muscles, the torque required isn't constant. For example when doing a bicep curl, the load is low at the bottom ...
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How can we maintain weight?

I am new to this forum. I am participating in a local boxing match it is a 55 kg category. The competition is in next month so I want to maintain the weight. Can you please share your suggestions to ...
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Is it ok to sleep right after the exercise in the morning?

I am a working professional staying with wife and a 2 yr old kid. My wife has to go to Yoga at 5-7 AM in the morning which, in order to stay with sleeping kid, makes me to wake up at 4 for my exercise ...
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If one is in caloric deficit to lose fat, how will this affect one's muscle building?

I understand to build muscle you need to be in caloric surplus or at least maintenance level, so I'm wondering - assuming I'm getting 1g of protein per lb of body weight - will muscle just build a lot ...
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Are there muscle workouts that warm up other muscles?

In looking for ways to reduce warm-up time, I got to wondering if there are exercises that could serve as a warm-up for other exercises. For example, shoulder press recruits triceps as a secondary ...
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More then 20 pushups per day - Endurance or Muscles

I heard in a day, about 20 pushups will help to build muscles, if we do more then that, then it will help only for the strength & endurance, is this correct ?
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Is there a maximum energy limit an average human can possess?

Often in movies, it is shown that a human body can possess an incredible amount of energy by bio-experiments. However, is there a proved maximum energy limit an average human can possess without any ...
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Why do women have more lower body strength than upper body strength

Do not talk about men. I would just like to know why women have more lower body strength than they do in their upper body. Is it because women's' hips tend to be wider because of childbirth? What is ...
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Best method for transitioning into Hook Grip for barbell?

I'm looking to get my hook grip developed to the point where I can lift with it without pain/injury. I'm also concerned about the impact that hook grip may have on my ability to play piano/keyboard. ...
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What would it take to deplete glycogen stores in biceps?

So I had a question about weight lifting with biceps and how the fuel is provided. Muscles use ATP for fuel. This available atp is constantly being replenished with the glycogen in the muscle, when ...
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How long does it take to increase ankle mobility?

My heels lift up during a regular squat, but no problem during sumo squat or lunges. I've learned this is due to poor ankle mobility, and that foam rolling the calves and some stretches can fix this....
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Loading Barbell with First Plate Facing In

In the International Powerlifting Federations technical rules they indicate the following: The first and heaviest discs loaded on the bar must be loaded face in; with the rest of the discs ...
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Is there a way to know what causes our muscles to give up during exercise?

Usually my muscles give up during exercise, however i want to know whether it is caused by lack of energy or muscle damage, Is there a way to know what causes our muscles to give up during exercise? ...
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Level 1 Ankle sprain for 4 months [closed]

I sprained my ankle playing basketball this summer. I went to the orthopedic and had an MRI, which showed that I had a swelling in the area around the left ankle. My doctor said that I should rest ...
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When trying to lose body fat, is being in caloric deficit more important than % of calories from fat?

I have seen two pieces of advice on losing body fat, one to consistently consume 500 calories below your maintenance threshold (which I read on a post here), the other that no more than 20% of total ...
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What should you do between short running series?

I am following a training program for a 10 k race with a goal of 40 minutes. It consists on 4 training days during 5 weeks. Weeks are more or less like this: One day for short series (5 x 200 m at 3'...
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Training with Shoulder Injury

Due to over weightlifting I ended up with a "tear of the supraspinatus tendon" in my right shoulder. My doctor advised that I have to live with it, and not to lift weights. I don't want to make ...
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How would drinking carb blend after workout affect my weight lose program?

I have passed my bulking phase and have got a bit of muscle gain during that. From the beginning of this month, I starting the cutting phase with low calorie intake (about 1500 Cals a day - weight 5 ...
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Does the source of excess calories affect the nutritional quality of the body's fat stores? [closed]

I've just eaten 3500 calories over maintenance (and for simplicity's sake, I don't excersice so none of this will go to muscle mass). Now I will gain one pound of fat. But let's consider two different ...

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