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Why cant I sleep after hard afternoon runs but I routinely sleep after morning runs?

At the moment I am wide awake like its 1pm instead of 1am. I am a morning runner and routinely sleep 10-30 minutes after hard workouts in the morning. If I dont take a nap then a speedy run will make ...
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What is a good way to incorporate additional weight training into an existing one?

I am 45 years old, 5'-10", 145lbs, and ~12%-15% body fat. I have always been light and over the last year have had the desire to gain more muscle mass. I workout consistently now at noon for 45 ...
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longissimus dorsi complex

What is longissimus dorsi complex? I am reading "starting strength" by mark rippetoe I was reading about gripping the bar The line was "Likewise, lifting the chest requires a contraction of the ...
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How to use hydraulic rowing machine

I have got some kind of rowing machine for very low price, but the problem is that one is not like those that you can find in every gym(with big wheel and chord for pulling). From my understanding, ...
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Switching rep ranges to improve ohp?

So I've been plateauing at 135 on ohp recently. Previously I had been starting at a given weight for 3x3 and then slowly working up to 3x5 before upping the weight. However at 135 anytime I get above ...
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Best way to determine aerobic pace for running

Context: Aerobic pace makes up a large volume of my weekly mileage. I use 1-2 easy paced runs (slower than aerobic), 1 workout, and 1 long run, and everything in between is aerobic (I've seen it ...
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Lumbar Region and lumbar extension [on hold]

What is lumbar region in human body and what is lumbar extension? I was reading "starting strength" by mark rippetoe and encountered the terms lumbar region and lumbar extension
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What's the most efficient way to walk and swim?

I have two related questions that deal with the same issue. My primary question is regarding swimming. I've found that extending my stroke (pressing behind behind me to propel me further at the end ...
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Exercise Order in a Push-Pull 2-Split

I'm currently building myself a 2-Split Push-Pull workout routine and have a little struggle with the order in which to put the exercises. Three rules of thumb I was following with my previous Upper-...
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Please explain these 3 points to me and “squat’s stretch-shortening cycle”

I am reading Rippetoe, and I came across the following statements. I am learning how to squat, but I don't understand what is meant by the following: The squat’s stretch-shortening cycle is important ...
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Are there any journals/studies on the benefits of full range of motion when doing an exercise?

I am quite curious if there are any papers in doing a full range of motion and the benefits towards them. Specifically, By training the full Range of motion, 1. Reduce muscular strength imbalances, ...
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how to know the type of weight increase?

I am 43 years old and 192 cm tall I have been working out (weight lifting) for more than a year I see improvements in my muscles mass and I see significant weight increase (from 95 kg to 112 kg) ...
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Benefits of man makers workout

What are the benefits of the Man Makers workout? Which muscles will it develop? How many sets and reps everyday do I need to do for muscle growth?
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Push-Pull Workout Routine without a separate Leg-Day?

I'd like to, in the future, use a Push-Pull workout routine without a separate training day for my legs. In a 3-split the extra training day for legs essentially would result in something like an ...
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How can one explain why my teeth often hurt after I drink a protein shake from BSN True Mass (strawberry flavour not that it is important :p)? [closed]

I've drunk multiple times a protein shake from BSN True Mass. And often my teeth hurts directly afterwards if I eat something or just if I put my teeth on top of eachother. It's like that sensation ...
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Dull pain felt in palm when lifting dumbbells [closed]

When I do the dumbbell press I notice a dull pain emanating around the lower palm area on my left hand, I'm sure it's a nerve. Any ideas what could be causing this and what I need to do to rectify ...
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Does varying speed during cardio workout matter?

Here are the two cases: Case 1: Using a preprogrammed cardio workout on my treadmill. It runs for half an hour, and starts off slowly. After the first five minutes of running at 4, 5, then 6 km/h. ...
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Is My Diet Alright? [closed]

I want to lose between 20-30 kg over the next few months, and tried to design a low calorie diet for myself towards the achievement of that goal. For now, my daily diet consists of a meal of cucumbers,...
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Science of abdomen [on hold]

It is pretty much agreed by everyone that the shape abdominal muscles is genetic. What does science have to say about that?
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Romanian Deadlifts: Do they focus on Lower Back or Hamstrings more?

When setting up a workout routine, I opted towards the RDL instead of the "regular ones", because the owner of the gym I got to prefers us not to deadlift (don't ask me about it...) and I thought RDLs ...
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Eating cucumbers every day.Is it good or bad for our health? [closed]

Is it harmful for our health if we eat cucumbers on daily basis?
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I want to check whether my workout plan is right

I have started a workout routine around 2 months ago and it goes something like this: First day: pushups (currently 2 sets of 20) chest stretches (currently at 2 sets of 50) bench dips (currently ...
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Combining weightlifting and martial arts

MY HISTORY I am a 27 year old man that has been weightlifting seriously for more than one year now. I have also doing some martial arts before, and want to get back at it again. Height: 178cm/5 ft ...
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Affects of having green tea on an empty stomach? [closed]

Does body fats get burn by drinking green tea on an empty stomach? What are pros and cons over the body?
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Easing finger pain during Pull-ups

I do pull ups on a pair of wooden rings. Before this I used to use metal bars at my local park. While I don't get a torn skin (where the fingers join the palm), like when I was using the bar, any more,...
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How can I improve my vertical and be more explosive?

I play volleyball and I weight train almost everyday. What exercises/muscles should I work to improve my vertical and be more explosive? Anything helps!
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Why am I waking up at night with dry mouth? [closed]

I moved to a new place 4 weeks ago and around 2 weeks ago started waking up a between 2-5 AM. When I wake up I have to drink at least half a litre of water to be able to sleep further. At first I ...
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How to make the skin of the body harden?

2 years I have been doing bodybuilding but my body skin has not become harden! Some say that a sunburn under the sun will make your skin harden but I don’t want to turn my white skin on black! Are ...
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Home excercises to burn fat everyday?

I'm living in a hostel right now and they give us a lot to eat, so I'm afraid that in a couple of months I may get a little obese. Because of that I wanted to know if you can give me a set of ...
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Running question

Since a 3 months i started running 3 times a week(about 30 minutes now last few weeks). Next thing i want to work on endurance and speed and was thinking to do 2 times per week HIIT run(30 minutes) ...
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Machine Leg Curl vs Glute-Ham-Raise

Often when arguing about the Leg Curl Machine being bad (eg. hurt your knees in many cases), people refer to the Glute-Ham-Raise as a way better (less harmful) alternative. To me, the movements of ...
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Doing any sort of exercise too slow recommended?

I need to gain muscle. So I am talking about exercises to gain muscles such as push-ups, pull-ups, push-downs etc., My method of doing is keeping relatively more weight and doing very slowly. For ...
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Leg Training with Patella alta

A few days ago I visited my doctor because I got pain right besides and under my kneecap in the right leg when walking and going up/down stairs (only when extending my leg and only sometimes, it's ...
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What macros ratio should I follow?

I'm a skinny fat guy. Height: 184 CM, weight: 81 kg, body fat: 15%, Shape: shitty. Right now I started lifting heavy, and I'm following a maintenance calories intake. But, I don't know how to ...
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Diet Plan- Eating Time Matters?

I got a shredding diet plan from a professional, and he advises that i should Eat every 2-3 hours, Does it really matter what time i eat as long as I eat what i am suppose to?
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Legs hurt while running despite rest period

I'm a relatively new runner and have managed to keep it up for about a month now of doing 2 miles or so every two days. I'm 5'11 and weigh 80.4kg However, I've come across a problem I cant seem to ...
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Do unilateral exercises burn more calories?

I would like to ask if by doing an exercise unilaterally, burn more calories than doing the same exercise bilateral.
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Is stretching after bodybuilding workout advised?

I heard many things about stretching but recently, I had 2 different (and opposite) advices about it. Both were from certified trainers. One said that, after your workout, whatever your workout was, ...
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Is it Feasible to go from a First Marathon to Half Marathon in 4 weeks?

I plan to run the Providence Marathon on May 5, four weeks and one day later on June 3 is the Covered Bridge Half. This past may I ran a 1:55 half, and yesterday I ran a 20:05 cross-country 5k. If I ...
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Cheap Alternatives to Meal Prep

A well known fact in the fitness world is that a big portion of results come from dieting. Now, I know what foods are healthy and which ones aren't. That's not an issue for me; however, I seem to have ...
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Will too much muscle exercise harm the muscle?

Will too much muscle exercise harm the muscle? I am planning to do push-ups challenge, but will I damage my arms if do too much of them?
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Got an eight pack, where do I go from there? [duplicate]

Just finished fasting and lost around 6 kilograms, now my abdominal muscles are perfectly visible. Now I want to gain back even more weight, but only muscle weight cause I want to maintain my eight ...
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Diet/Weight gain for Skinny guy with belly [duplicate]

My question is specific to my food diet and it isn't a direct duplicate of this question I'm 5-11 and weigh about 60kgs. My body is extremely thin and I recently I noticed a belly and it's pretty ...
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Affects of water intake after meal? [closed]

Is water intake after taking meal harmful for health? As i drink water immediately after taking meal Can it have negative effects on my health?
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Intermittent fasting spacing between meals

I have a question about IF, the fasting part is easy, do not eat... but lets say i only eat from 15:00 to 21:00... Does it matter if i eat every 2 hours (3 times)? 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 Would be better ...
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Fitness trampoline - what is the advantage?

I'm looking for possibilties to do a intensive cardio training at home. I don't have a lot of room in my house and I also have a history with knee problems. Someone advised me to buy a fitness ...
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Weight training for body re-composition [on hold]

I'm 5 '11 183 pounds and about 23% body fat. I'm new to working out and I'd like some help with a weight training (and cardio if needed) program. I'm looking to build on lean muscle mass and lose fat. ...
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Training rear delts

I'm training the rear delts in a reverse-benchpress movement. The problem is maintaining consistent elbow positioning. It is too easy to compensate for progressive overload by tucking the elbows ...
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I need suggestion about gym workout

I'm male, my height is 5.6" and my weight is 78 kg. I already going to gym for 2 month (4 days a week) , I want to change my program, what is the best program for me? It hard for me to do it alone, ...
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Train upper and lower Abs

Is it useful/recommended to train upper and lower abs in the same workout routine. For example use crunches (which seem to focus more on upper abs) and leg raises (which seem to focus more on lower ...

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