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How to Increase height naturally? Are those ads gimmicks?

I'm 5'6, weigh 137, male and close to be 24 soon. I am not happy with my height. I love sports, basketball, soccer, and others. Being this short have some influence on sport activities I ...
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How can I get more "toned"?

Some background: I'm 6'1 and weigh approximately 152 lbs. I want to be toned (muscular and cut). Not big, but I want my muscles to be showing even when I don't flex. I especially want a six pack. ...
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What is the most effective plan to get abs?

Studies: Show the "bicycle" was the most effective exercise. Shorter weighted ab exercises are greater than longer repetitive ab workouts. Need to know: Is it helpful that a certain percent of ...
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How much protein per muscle mass?

Earlier topics such as Protein: How much is too much? acknowledge body mass but not muscle mass. I want to steer attention from recommendations in terms of body mass to muscle mass. I cannot ...
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Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...
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what is the best thing to eat right before a workout?

I have two related questions: What is the best time to eat before working out and what is the best thing to eat to get a good workout? Same question for post workout (should I eat immediately or ...
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Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?

I'm using DailyBurn.com as my guide/tracking system for losing weight and I always seem to hit my recommended carb limit for the day really easily. I really like eating rice, pasta and bread. To put ...
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How can I learn essential self care? [closed]

I know that it is impossible for anyone to give me a complete answer on how I can lead a healthy, productive life without writing a book, but what I wish to ask is how can someone who possesses no ...
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Calorie calculations for weight reduction

When trying to calculate how much I should eat for weight reduction what should the base calories be based on? My current weight or my goal weight? I'm 5'8" at 240lbs wanting to drop to 180lbs or ...
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How to get enough Protein as a vegetarian? [closed]

Is is possible to take on enough protein to build muscle whilst eating a vegetarian diet? Many sources of proteins such as meat, poultry and fish are obviously ruled out. Do you have experience of ...
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Is 45 minutes after working out already too late for restocking on protein and carbs?

I'm a boxer and after a workout I like to fix myself a recovery shake with protein, healthy fats and some carbs. After training I need some time to shower and change and then drive home. I'd say it ...
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Is it better to take protein supplements before or after a workout?

I've heard all kinds of things said about this. Is it more effective for muscle building if you take protein supplements before or after working out? Some say that it is better before; others say ...
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Impact of weekly collossal cheat days

I know a guy who follows a very strict diet and trains regularly, but once a week he will have an extremely indulgent cheat day (5,000-10,000 calories, typically ice-cream-based). How does this ...
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How to choose the right protein shake?

I never consumed any protein shakes before but I am considering it now because I want to cut back on my meat intake. I am currently 30 years old and weight 145 lbs, hit the gym once or twice a week ...
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Food a vegan should eat after weight lifting that is intended to build mass muscle?

What food should I eat? I am assuming the aim is to eat food that has protien in it.. And the aim is to have the protien being absorbed fast. Should I use a food supplement? such as a powder?
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What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats? [closed]

From this answer it was stated saturated don't do you any favors, whereas polyunsaturated fats have been shown to decrease risk of heart disease and stroke Are there any health benefits to ...
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Post workout carbs

The general advice is that after resistance training you should consume plenty of simple carbs to spike your insulin level and thus help getting nutrients to your muscles (and to replenish your ...
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What should I eat to recover from eating only `raw' fruits and vegetables for 6 months? [closed]

About 2 years ago I've been eating only fruit and vegetables for 6 months. After that I have chosen to return to regular, diverse food - meat and everything else included. Since I started to eat ...
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Getting enough calories with a suppressed appetite

I never thought I'd be saying this...but I need to be eating more. I recently switched to a new medication which has been suppressing my appetite to the point that I can go all day without eating. I ...
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What is dietary fat used for before being converted to adipose tissue?

We know carbohydrates are used for immediate and stored energy (glycogen) before being converted to body fat. We also know protein is used to repair tissue, mainly muscle for bodybuilders, before ...
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Should I Eat Before or After Lifting

The title kind of says it. If I plan to left weights in the morning should I eat a high protein meal the night before or the night after?
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I exercise daily but my weight is not decreasing

I am a 25 year old female and my weight is 141 lbs (63 kg) and my height 5.3 feet (1.63 m). I want to lose 20 lbs (9 kg). My current traning and eating: I do yoga for one hour in the morning ...
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Eating enough carbohydrates to build muscle

There is an issue I always surpressed my mind of: the necessary carbohydrates per day. One thing I learned a while ago is the importance of consuming at least 20 gram of protein per 3-4 hours in ...
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What to do before a 5k? Race day advice

What recommendations (fact-based, if possible) do you have for pre-race to ensure optimal performance? Warm up is a given so no need to mention that. But what about nutrition, hydration, rest, etc. ...
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Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein before/during/after a weightlifting session: how much carbohydrate?

I read on {1}: It has been established that the ingestion of carbohydrate and protein before (13,14) and/or after exercise (5,10,11,13–15) inhibits protein breakdown and stimulates muscle protein ...
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Breakfast before or after jogging?

Provided that I'm not hungry, should I eat breakfast before or after a 30-minutes morning jog? Update: There are many answers detailing opinions -- thanks! If someone could supply evidence supporting ...
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How is muscle repair affected by a caloric deficit?

Background Weightlifting creates micro-tears in the muscle. Protein and other nutrients repair the tears so the muscle grows back stronger and larger. Question How is muscle repair affected by a ...
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What's the difference between Whey Isolate and Whey Concentrate in shakes? [closed]

What's the difference? I'm looking at shake options and some contain whey isolate, some contain whey concentrate and some both.
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Excessive caffeine consumption effect on heart/body

Each day I drink lots of coffee and energy drinks (redbull 355ml cans). I go to gym 3 times a week (on evenings). Are there any effects on my workouts? I stopped drinking any caffeine (at least from ...
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Egg whites and yolks [closed]

I recently watched a program on a bodybuilding website, and something in the diet plan struck me as quite weird. It said, that in the breakfast, you should eat 8 egg whites, but no yolks. That struck ...
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What are good examples of healthy snacks? [closed]

I'm trying to lose weight, and I'm looking for something healthy to snack on. I've tried eating different kinds of fruit like apples, bananas, and grapes. Most of the time, the fruit will go bad ...
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Naturally increasing my Metabolism

I see all kinds of commercials on the TV about how to lose X amount of weight in Y amount of time, and how this old guy looks surprisingly like this younger guy, even though he's not supposed to. My ...
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How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?

I am a mother of five children. I have always been a big girl since about the age ten. When I reached the age of 15 I managed to only be 25 lbs overweight. Once I got further along in high school, ...
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How to prepare for a race?

8 weeks ago, I asked this question: how to run sub-45 10k. Well, I've been training a lot and my race is on Sunday (in 2 days' time.) What / when should I eat in preparation? Do I need to carb-load ...
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At what point do I start to burn muscle on a calorie deficit diet?

If I'm on a calorie deficit and trying to burn fat, at what point do I start burning muscle instead of fat? How can I be sure that I'm eating enough to minimize muscle loss, but remain on a calorie ...
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Eating before/after an evening workout?

If I'm working out in the evening (an hour of cardio at, say, 8pm-9pm), should I have dinner before or afterwards? What effects will it have on a) my workout if I eat beforehand and b) my recovery if ...
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How can I tell the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?

How do you determine if something is good carb or bad carb? Reason I ask is after a month of hardcore working out I realized my body has changed. While I was eating five meals a day with very low ...
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Running, eating less but not losing weight?

I've been running for the past month and a half and watching what I eat for the past three weeks. I started out at 77,1kg and have been stuck around 75,5kg for the past week or longer. I've ...
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Why does my belly stick out so much when I am relaxed but have a six pack when I am flexing?

. I need help on figuring this out! Please
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What to eat after a late night workout?

I'm currently on the Abs diet, and am also trying to gain lean muscle for the start of my basketball season. I have basketball practice from 9pm - 10pm, and at the moment we're just playing a full ...
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How can I out-train this bad diet? If I can't, what modifications can I make to my diet to push more weight?

Not sure if this is on-topic: a request for diet modification to help improve strength. If not, please advise on what to edit. Is there something I can change or add to my current diet (without it ...
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Do different workouts require different diets?

Would you recommended a different post-workout diet depending on the type of exercise - yoga class, lifting weights, long distance running, swimming?
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Breakfast on Morning of Race

I'll be doing a triathlon next Sunday with the beginning of the race at 8:00 am. I'm going there as an amateur, but I've always been a competitive guy so I'll do my best to perform well. I've been ...
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Is my current nutrition enough to support my body building goals?

I am new to to bodybuilding. Though I have worked out previously for more than 6 months on and off, I haven't really followed a proper schedule or had the right nutrition. My goal is to have lean ...
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Mom Losing Her Mobility Because of her Weight Gain [closed]

My mom has gained so much weight over the last few years that she's having a really hard time getting around. She's a really great mom, so I don't want to make it sound like she's not as good of a mom ...
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Is it normal to crave for lemons after running [closed]

About 1-2 hours after running yesterday evening, I was cooking some salsa in my kitchen. When adding some lemon juice to the salsa I suddenly had a craving for the lemon and basically ate half a ...
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What are the optimum foods and supplements for beginning runners?

I plan to start a running routine using the program listed here to improve my overall fitness. What foods and – if applicable – supplements would be recommended for beginning runners? I.e. a "...
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How to gain height after 21 years?(am racewalker) [duplicate]

I am a racewalker and need longer legs! I am 21 years old and my height is 5'5". I am really concerned about my height. I do stretching daily and I have gained 1cm in 1 month. Can you please help me ...
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Window to utilize protein after weightlifting?

Suppose I did a weightlifting session at an intensity that stimulates muscle growth. At what period of time after the session does my consumption of protein stop contributing to the growth of the ...
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Abs are built in the kitchen, but what about obliques and lower abs?

I've made some major changes as to what I cook within the kitchen, such as using Coconut Oil, substituting in sweet potatoes, etc. But I've, as of so far, haven't seen much improvement/visibility in ...
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