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Questions tagged [recovery]

The body rebuilding itself after injury or training stimulus.

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advice for male turning 40+

I've been weight and martial art training for a few years now, on and off. Having turned 40 recently, and over the years noticing changes like longer recovery times etc, I was wondering if there are ...
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Is deloading already useful or not?

I recently read about a Deload-Week (doing about 40-60% of either the weights or reps you usually use/do for a week) in order to give your muscles a little time to recover without completly stopping ...
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Best strategy for running twice 5km in timespan 2,5 hours

I am participating in a 5km-runing relay event organized by my employer. One of my colleagues dropped out, and couldnt find replacement. Now I offered to run also his 5k. Running 10k is no problem ...
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How much significant growth occurs on rest days?

After the moment you wake up after a workout day how much actual significant muscle growth occurs in the 24 hours ahead? Or are rest days to prevent over training and full restoration of strength?
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When measuring heart-rate recovery, what should I compare?

I have been recently diagnosed with asthma. I have always had a hard time to get fit so I try to figure out if regular training has impact on my fitness. I have been running intervals for the last ...
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If using bike or jog commutes as active recovery, how much can I push and still count as active recovery?

Since it's a commute, we tend to also want our speeds to be reasonable. Getting there in less time encourages us to cycle there more often. Even if you live close to work, a round trip can make the ...
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Is it possible/useful to create core soreness?

I workout my core and my abs everyday for a year now and, even on heavy workout days I have never experienced core soreness. To be complete, I have felt abs soreness for a couple of minutes, but ...
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Arranging powerlifting and martial arts workouts for optimal recovery

I am following Johnny Candito's Linear Program for powerlifters. Essentially, the program goes as follows: Mon: heavy lower day (competition style squats and deadlifts) Tue: heavy upper day (...
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How can I maintain upper body strength while recovering from tennis elbow?

I appear to be suffering from a mild case of tennis elbow, and the recovery is likely to weaken my already fairly pathetic upper body strength. Clearly some activities are likely to aggravate it ...
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How to avoid overworking lower back?

How can I avoid overworking lower back? Everything I do hits lower back in some way... squats, deadlifts, rows. How can everyone do all these exercises that work the lower back, every one of them ...
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Does over training exist?

Is it true that overtraining does not exist but its instead just under-recovery as to not rest,sleep,drink and eat enough?
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How long after a long run can one (body weight) exercise?

Is it a good idea to engage in relatively heavy session of upper body + core calisthenics (read, push-ups/pull-ups/chin-ups) about 12 hours after a long run (10k+) - assuming one is feeling fine and ...
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What would be drawbacks (apart from pain) and benefits to go to gym with sore muscles?

I have been lazy... so after a few year break I decided to hit the gym again. I put on only fraction of weight of what I was doing 'back then'... and I couldn't even go through all the exercises, I ...
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Back to the gym after ilness

I was ill, a flu, or other infection. I know that I had to suspend training sessions. This time it was 2 weeks, so nothing really special. It happens to me from time to time, and usually 2-3 weeks are ...
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Does overtraining cause an initial increase in testosterone levels in men?

I'm a mid-twenties fairly athletic male and I typically exercise on a regular basis. One an average week, I will olympic lift ~3-4 times and play various sports (surf, volleyball, jiu jitsu, etc.) a ...
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Rotator Cuff Exercise in The Context Of A 5 Day Workout

I apologize if this already has an answer, but the wither questions all seemed slightly different, so I’ll give it a shot here and see what I get. Currently I have a five day work out plan setup like ...
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How does a middle-aged person know when he is over-exercising? [closed]

The middle-aged person is in his early 40s. His sole purpose of exercising is to keep healthy. Looking good and having an attractive body is not a concern. Over-exercising can lead to damage of body ...
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Sore glutes from running

General question: why would the upper glute area (piriformis, gluteus minimus, gluteus medius) get disproportionately tight and sore from running? For me, the tightness and soreness in this specific ...
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I swim 3 days a week — How much and when should I run, and lift dumbbells?

I recently took up on swimming in the mornings, monday, wednesday and friday Occasionally, I also run. I can easily do 6K or 10K (and rarely sometimes 15k) I want to exercise more often, ...
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I workout everyday. Weightlifting in the morning and crossfit after work and I never take a rest day

I don't ever feel sore though. I'm afraid that I'm not seeing the gains and muscle definition I want too because of these training style. I should have abs, but don't see them. And before anyone says ...
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Increasing muscle mass in my left leg considering the following conditions?

I had an operation for an ACL tear in my left knee and physiotherapy for tennis elbow in my right hand plus a weird problem in my right wrist. What happened because of these - My left leg looks ...
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Cardio/workout recovery: Potato chips v sports drink

I have a question on recovery after cardio. Given that hydrating and electrolyte post-workout is vital, what is the virtue of sports drinks over water+potato chips (baked)? To be clear, this is a ...
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Should you massage then stretch or stretch then massage your muscles?

When you're doing both, should you use a roller to massage your muscles first, stretch first, or does it not matter? My routine includes trying to do this twice a day which includes after running, ...
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Sexual arousal to speed up recovery?

Is it a viable post-workout method to make one's self sexually aroused for prolonged periods of time? Studies show that sexual arousal increases test. in both males and females and etc. I assume this ...
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I feel recuperated immediately the next day after an intense workout. Okay to workout more?

This question kind of seems like the "am I working out too hard?" question, but it's a bit different. This question asks about whether or not one should trust their body or a timeframe. I worked my ...
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Training On Saturday and Sunday

I've been lifting for a couple of months, Mon-Wed-Fri, no problem. I changed jobs and now I'm thinking about changing it to Sat-Wed-Sun — I am a lot busier on weekdays now. I know it will impede my ...
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Elbows cracking and popping [closed]

I recently began to use many movements that are stressful on elbows all at once — pull-ups, pull-up holds, L-sit on paralletes, etc. My elbows were sore afterwards — so I sensibly chopped out most of ...
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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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Combining squats and deadlifts: do deadlifts on light or heavy squat day?

Currently I'm doing 3 workouts per week: Monday, Wednseday, Friday. There's two workout templates, A and B, which simply alternate. It's basically the StrongLifts 5x5 and Starting Strength approach. ...
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Stretch marks during weight training

I am 15 and my height is 5 ft. 7. I started working out about two months ago. I only did tricep push ups, bicep curls, and skull crushers because I was warned that workouts will stunt my growth. I ...
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What are some preventives or palliatives for vocal cord strain (from “overuse”)?

I am going to be delivering a lecture 75-80 minutes in length. In practicing it lately, I find that my throat/vocal cords are a little fatigued afterwards and sometimes during the rehearsal. I'm not ...
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Recovery from different exercise types

I am no exercise addict, but I do have the willpower to exercise almost every day. Hell, I'll even exercise twice daily! Though I suspect I shouldn't. I've read a bit about exercise recovery (I'd ...
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why do we need more rest when lifting heavy?

in relation to this question below: possible paths to increase bench press from 140kg (308 lbs) to 160 kg (352 lbs) - for 1o reps rest time which is around 48-72 hours at the level you are, or ...
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Will tight muscles stop you from becoming stronger or cause injuries?

Between workouts I tend to be a little lazy about stretching, so I'm wondering if I'm hurting myself or my performance by not stretching much between workouts. Any one of these more specific ...
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How to help recovery after long-distance cycling race?

Yesterday I finished an anual bike race - 100km of cross-country riding with 6000m total elevation that many amateurs (over 2000) around here attempt. For most people it takes between 5 and 12 hours ...
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Recovery Run vs Rest Day

I have question with regards to rest days & recovery runs. The last three days I ran rather intensely (Interval & Intesive Durationrun). Today i was supposed to take a "rest day". (To be ...
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Studies About Rest Time

I'm trying to figure out how long I should rest between exercising a particular muscle group. Have any studies been done that correlate the muscle-mass gain with the number of days between sets? I'...
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Knee and muscle mobility following injury [closed]

I am a footballer at a high level and I am undergoing problems with regards to growth. In November 14 I shattered new bone in my knee due to growth I was out for 10months and returned September Last ...
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Getting back in shape after being bedridden for 4 months

Background:I have suffered a severe shoulder injury, and have therefore been completely bedridden the last four months. This has resulted in some extra kilos around my belly, enough to make me look ...
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Is alternating between push ups and pull ups everyday overtraining?

I've started working out consistently at home for the first time. My workouts include some daily exercises for improving posture (I have rounded shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt) and also some ...
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MY CHEST IS UNEQUAL.Help me make them equal.please [duplicate]

My chests are not equal.My left chest is fully outward and developed and where as my right is full pressed in.PLEASE help me to make both sides equal. this is affecting my abs to making them unequal.
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What is the effective time interval limit for recovery right after the exercise [closed]

In the literature there are some contradictory findings about the food intake after exercise. What is the effective time to start eating after exercise and how many hours later the effectiveness ...
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Do we need contiguous sleep for gains?

We know that sleep is important for gains, but does that sleep need to be contiguous? What if we slept in phases, each time waking up after REM sleep, and then going to bed a couple hours later? Or ...
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Strengthening rolled ankle

I know we have the question about what to do immediately after a rolled ankle, but this is different. About 5 months ago I rolled my ankle, and I rested it and went to physio. However, it's still ...
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What is the best posture (stand, sit, etc) to take when resting during intense training (such as for kickboxing)?

Background In college, I had the honor of participating in a wrestling training seminar led by a coach of an elite wrestling program in the States. During the lesson, he (the coach) mentioned that he ...
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“Continuous Passive Motion” (CPM) for Joint Healing, Effective? How?

First of all - I expect this question to get very little attention: It's amazing how little attention people who work out seem to give to joint health. Anyway, it seems that moving the joint "...
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Recovery lifestyle such as training scheduling and dieting for gluten-intolerant endurance runner?

Gluten-intolerance has surprises such as supplements with gluten, non-gluten products with gluten-contamination and non-absorption of necessary building products such as proteins and vitamins to the ...
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Weakness in shoulder a few days after archery. Why did I get weaker why?

I am a 14 year old girl, and not in very good shape. 5 days ago I went to archery practice, with my 40lb bow. The first 40 arrows weren't a problem for me, but when I got to 50 I began to shake. I ...
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Exercises/Self-massage with shoulder pain

I used to row competitively, but had to stop around 9 months ago due to bursitis in my right shoulder. I got treated, mostly cortisone, but it never really got a lot better– a new doctor diagnosed ...
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Immersion Pressure Healing for Post-Exercise Soreness

There is this idea I just heard/read about, in particular running, where after you've completed a distance run you can reduce post-exercise fatigue by immersing your legs in water (hot or cold) ...