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What happens to your muscles when you stop working out for several years?

I go through spurts of working out. I'll decide to get a gym membership, achieve decent results over six months, and then, for whatever reason at the time, I'll stop and won't exercise at all for ...
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Is it advantageous to be fit when young?

Let us assume that we have two people. The first person starts exercising at 20 years old and continues to do so for the rest of his life. The second person doesn't exercise in his 20's, but when he ...
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Do fit or muscular people age better?

Does being fit or muscular help to stay in better shape as people age? I have to ask as intuition would say yes but there don't seem to be serious studies on the subject. Also, some athletes are said ...
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What strategies should a fit middle-aged novice runner use to get started?

My wife and I are both generally fit, neither of us run and both of us are interested in introducing it to our fitness plan. I study (and teach) Taekwondo while she does extensive aerobic exercise ...
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Less fitness for longer and healthier life

It is entranced into our minds that physical training improves your fitness and health and you live longer and brighter lives. However, it is also known, though less widespread, that taking more ...
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How to strengthen *very gently* your grip in order to safely perform chin-ups? Are wrist wraps good?

I have recently started trying to do negative chin-ups in several occasions, but afterwards I feel a mild pain in both my left and right wrists. It is not the kind of "healthy" discomfort of sore ...
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Getting in shape after age 30+

I was thinking to start working out to get a nice muscular body, but is it worth it considering I'm 32 years old already? Is it too late?
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does muscle build differently after 40?

I've heard than muscle builds at a different speed in people over forty and that it's necessary to use weights in a different way - specifically, with less weight and in shorter sets - for that reason....