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What's the nessecity of cardio for fatburning?

I hear all rumors about that only with cardio you will burn fat properly. But why should I do cardio, instead of weightlifting? isn't it all about the caloric deficit? I don't see why I should replace ...
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Weights with abs at home

I haven't money to join a gym,that means I can't have big abs and visible? As I have read in internet abs grow faster with weights? What can I do to increase abs ?I have seen and done a lot of those ...
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Sternum Pain and Dips [on hold]

So I haven’t really been working out as often as I wanted to to and decided to hit the gym. I (stupidly) decided to do tricep dips and did 3, then on the 4th one, as I tried to come up, i felt the ...
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What is the best runs strategy to burn fat

i want to burn some extra fat on my body and im a bit confused should i do jogging for long distance or do multiple sprints as more as i can ?
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To have a nicely balanced physique what strength comparisons should you have?

So compare your squat to bench press, bench press to overhead press and overhead press to bicep curl for example.
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Doing only two or three reps with heavy weights dozens of times a day

As the title suggests I am interested to know if doing a few repetitions with moderate or heavy weights multiple times a day is as good as a "normal" workout. For example doing three weighted pullups ...
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Calories intake while intermittent fasting [on hold]

Since I'm trying to lose body fat, can I only rely on the fat from lean protein and any other type of food I have in my meal? What will be the idea ratio of carbs, protein and fats in my meal. I ...
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How to calculate how much Macros, fibre and calories I need per day

I'm 18 years, 5'6, 151 lbs - 154 lbs, 17.2% body fat (bio impedance scale). As you might have possible guessed, I'm looking to get lean, add some muscle, reach a 9% body fat and get to 155 lbs. If I ...
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Marathon training with high-ish distance, low instensity

I've been cycling to work the last 2 years, and now I decided I wanted to switch it up and mostly run it. It's 7km (~4 miles I guess), so twice a day 5 days a week pretty much. Gives me ~70km per week....
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How to stop feeling so uncomfortable after working out?

I am fit and used to exercise a lot until I stopped a year ago. I decided to resume physical activities recently, but I noticed that it makes me feel much worse than before. I tried Brazilian Jiu-...
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Breathing mask: which one to choose?

I am allergic to pollen and at the moment I feel that I have a little more difficulty breathing than usual. I did a desensitization, it worked at 95% but there is still this little "asthma" that I ...
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How to make a home made pre-workout in bulk, at “home”?

I was about to order the supplements for my pre workout till I realized something. I won't be able to measure each time I'm going for a workout session. I've been stuck with a pencil and paper trying ...
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Buoyancy when front crawling

I am very close to negative buoyancy. When learning to swim front craw if I exhale my head will sink down very quickly. Is there a technique to keep my upper body at the right angle when doing front ...
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What is Jeremy Buendia's 2017 Olympia Men's physique boardshort? [closed]

I think Jeremy's boardshort in 2017 has the best fit that I'm looking for. What's the brand or product name? I want to find something similar when it's not available. Do any of you guys know the ...
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Better for arms & shoulder: breaststroke or freestyle swimming?

I know both are good, but between freestyle and breaststroke, which is more efficient in strengthening arms, shoulders, and upper body?
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Knee preservation

I am a person who is plagued with a bad knee. Football took its toll on me from playing it in my younger years, and now its left me with some lasting knee discomfort. I'm likely somebody who will get ...
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What is the safest foot stance and foot angle on heavy glute bridges and hip thrusts?

I am new for glute bridges and hip thrusts. I am doing glute bridges and hip thrust with a random comfortable stance but I want to make sure I am safely executing the glute bridges with right foot ...
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What is Max and average summary mean?

After finishing a "challenge" the matrix rower shows you a Max and average summary: What is the difference? I don't get what the context is here. Is average my average over the the challenge? Is Max ...
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If a person has a very active job and wants to train for a race, can it substitute easy runs?

Some occupations involve plenty of walking. Think of construction workers, production floor managers, janitors, stock clerks, mechanics, tour guides, etc. It's possible to exceed 10,000 steps at work....
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Healthy smoothie vs multivitamin [closed]

Seems like one of the benefits of blending things like onions, carrots, cucumbers, etc. all into a super "healthy" smoothie is that the smoothie would contain a tremendous amount of vitamins and ...
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Grip and resistance band placement on resistance band front squat for injury prevention

I am trying to figure out what is the safest resistance band placement on front squats. Here is the how I place resistance bands on front squat: I am thinking about placing the resistance bands on ...
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Brachial plexus compression: What to do and what to avoid?

I got diagnosed with brachial plexus compression (basically the pectoralis compresses the nerves going to the arm at the brachial plexus, which entraps them at that point). Unfortunatly the only thing ...
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Can muscle glycogen be fully replenished with any food source that contains glucose?

For example, if one were stranded in a survival situation could they eat only wild edible leafy plants, such as goose grass and dandelions, and eventually fully replenish all of the bodies muscle ...
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thigh muscles problem [duplicate]

I am struggling with my thick and large thighs and I really want to slim them down. How do I do this? I take proper walk daily. I am doing intermittent fasting and trying to eat less protein and carbs ...
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Is forcing yourself to breathe slowly after strenuous exercise potentially hazardous?

My endurance is pretty lousy, and has been since I was a child. I overheat quickly, and it's not hard for me to get out of breath (it's improving a bit, with me doing running more often). One of the ...
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Why are running records not set when running barefoot?

When running records are set in areas with controlled conditions (e.g. nothing on the ground that could cause problems if barefoot), the runners still wear shoes. It seems a curious idea that you run ...
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What is the definition of “physical fitness”?

This may sound very basic, and I don't think I can call myself physically fit yet, although I am looking to sort that out. The thing is that I have known of weightlifters who look physically fit (...
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Vitamin D vs vitamin D3 [closed]

What is the difference between vitamin D and vitamin D3 ? In terms of complement and effects on the metabolism / body ?
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Getting blister-y feet after long evening walks

Since the New Year, I've been doing 2-3 hours walk every night, while eating less. People remark that I look like I'm 30 lbs lighter now in April. I feel good but not that good ... My question is: ...
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Beginner runner - severe shin pain

I started with the treadmill a few weeks ago and every time I run the muscle to the outside of my shin (Tibialis anterior?) becomes extremely tight, rock solid, and painful after only 5 minutes. This ...
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How to become skinny [duplicate]

I want to become skinny through workout right now I am at 231.485 lbs (105 kg) my height is 6 target 176.37 lbs (80 kg) to 187.393 lbs (85 kg) What I am asking is tips Help me for setting my diet ...
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Why don't the HST routine get the attention it deserves?

I was wondering about this topic. A long time ago I did the HST routine and got very nice results, mainly in strength but gain a lot of mass in the process too. Nowadays I'm starting to train more ...
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Why I feel pain when I do crunches? [closed]

I am in the next situation: I have been working in the gym for six months, and the crunches are part of my rutine, I do this twice a week but the problem is that recenctly I feel a pain in my back, I ...
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Tensions of the strength curve

Influencing the strength curve during a weight training workout. I have read about the strength curve and the fact that certain exercises for the same muscle have their peak contraction or (hardest ...
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Should I slightly posterior tilt my lumbar spine on glute bridges and hip thrusts?

I am learning glute bridges and hip thrusts. I saw a couple of videos mention that lumbar spine should be slightly posteriorly tilted at glute bridges and hip thrusts. Is this movement pattern safe? ...
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Are standing desks good for one's sedentary career? [duplicate]

Say I'm a professional coder / data scientist / banker, and I spend most of Monday - Friday sitting at my desk, doing stressful work on a couple of computer screens. If I switch to a standing desk, ...
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Mechanism of redirected blood [migrated]

I've read several fitness articles mentioning redirected blood flow to muscles that are in use. However, they never mention how it works. Is it local and specific to the muscles in use? Or, for ...
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How to lift a saggy bum and lose belly fat? [duplicate]

My bum is quite saggy and it’s fat but flat. There is hardly any muscle so it’s quite straight but the cheeks are big. I want to lose belly fat and bum fat however I want a bigger, more toned bum ...
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Is it possible to periodize from set to set?

Whole books have been written on the subject of periodization for strength training. The essence seems to be to work in different rep ranges. 5 or less for strength and 8-12 for hypertrophy. A simple ...
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How to fix sliding problem on exercise mats at heavy resistance band movements?

I need an exercise mat that super strong and prevent sliding on each side. I have done different types of things but none of them worked. I am open to any advice or product recommendation. Note: I ...
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Best flooring option for a home gym?

I'm turning an unused bedroom into a dedicated home gym. Nothing fancy, a couple of bikes plus a small multigym and/or weights. Currently there is an old, stained carpet on top of period (uneven ...
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Is working in orchard like workout in gym?

I have recently bought an small orchard and I work there time to time. Like shoveling pruning etc. Is this good for my health and muscles like gym? My purpose is not to build big muscles. I just ...
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How to keep flexibility after stretching

I stretch almost every day, and I have been doing so for a few months. My hands stop short almost a hand length from my toes. After I stretch, I can touch them. The next day, I'm back to zero. This ...
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Which exercises provide an eccentric load to the gluteus minimus?

Which exercises provide an eccentric load to the gluteus minimus? I found exercises that provides eccentric load to the gluteus medius and maximus, but haven't found anything eccentric for the ...
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Flywheel Working mass parameters of a cross trainer

I have read that better cross trainer devices offer more flywheel mass with 5kg bare minimum. Now I have found one offer which tells me there is a flywheel with 9kg having a working mass of 24 kg. ...
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How to make the seal on swimming goggles work again

I use Aquasphere goggles for swimming and when they are new they seal really well. I swim for at least 60 minutes and if I leave them alone, my eyes stay dry for the whole session. However, when the ...
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2 weeks until marathon, missed the past month of training, what should I focus on?

I've spent the past 4 months training for my first marathon. Last month I came down with the gnarliest of sinus infections and missed a full 4 weeks of training. Now I have 2 weeks until my marathon. ...
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Is there an “optimum level” of HR for conditioning benefit?

I just bought an applewatch 4 and I want to use it for exercise. So I am scouring the online resources. However, the workout apps allow you to "set a goal" and "show a report". What I want to use ...
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Easy to apply Magnesium Oil, Lotion or Cream?

I have some Magnesium Oil spray which I use against DOMS. I find it quite difficult to apply. What kind of product would be easy to apply on large body areas, while still have the benefits of ...
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What is meant by a tight muscle?

What is meant by a tight muscle? What is an easiest way to identify whether a muscle is tight or not?

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