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If a child scooters everyday, does it make one leg of him/her larger than the other?

Unilateral training does indeed lead to a difference between the size and strength of the muscles on each side. However, most active individuals have discrepancies between their dominant and non-...
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If doing aerobics after drinking, does it slow down fat sediment caused by drinking?

Alcohol tricks body to believe there is too much energy in blood, so body is enabled, or forced, to store fat. No, it does not. Alcohol contains energy, and is processed by the body similarly to fat (...
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Running-101: For beginners who would like to give up smoking

Your question is pretty subjective, because nobody can tell you how much to run, or whether or not you'll even enjoy it as a regular activity. Same with diet and time of day, that's all personal and ...
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Are cardio exercises that involve sitting prone to any of the same risks of prolonged stationary sitting?

Sitting becomes a problem when it translates into a pattern of (sedentary) behavior that often results in a lack of regular exercise. More to the point, most of the studies define sitting as a ...
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Should I stop doing cardio?

Cardio doesn’t consume fat, muscle, bone, or otherwise. Cardio, like any activity consumes calories and depending on the type it may even help to sustain or potentially even build muscle. The only ...
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Max HR not reached

The maximum heart rate formula is just a predictive model. It aims to give an approximation of the average maximum heart rate for people by age, and it certainly isn't guaranteed to be accurate for ...
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What kind of interesting exercises can I do to lose weight?

As mentioned in yisrael's answer and Aequitas' comment, you're gonna need to track your calorie intake. Combining a caloric deficit by diet with exercise is going to be a lot easier than just doing ...
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What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall?

What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall during a run or a bike ride? In endurance sports such as cycling and running, "hitting the wall" or the "bonk" is a condition of sudden ...
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Is cardio really effective in fat-burning?

Not only that, but to burn the extra calories from cardio you have to subtract the amount of calories you would burn otherwise not doing anything. So really that 30 minutes of cardio only burns an ...
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How to improve stamina without burning too much calories?

I have ectomorph body-type The somatotypes is a very old theory, and one that has been under a lot of scrutiny in the actual scientific environments. It is deemed suggestive, but not conclusive. But ...
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Is it good to take protein supplements?

Your primary nutrition should be from food. Protein powder as the name suggest are supplements, if you are using them as food, it may come up with side-effects. Regarding your coach, it's time to get ...
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Warming up without legs

It's perfectly common to warm up your upper body by simply doing upper body work. If you're doing bench press, for instance, let your warmup consist of 5-6 lightweight, high-repetition sets of bench ...
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Do people with slow metabolism tend to gain weight (fat) if they stop exercising?

I don't see how walking on a treadmill in a gym is any different than walking outdoors, with respect to caloric expenditure. Since people who join a gym tend to stop exercising entirely if they stop--...
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Sudden burst of energy

It sounds a lot like you experienced a "runner's high". This is something that usually is experienced by runners, as running is the most common form of aerobic exercise, and runners therefore ...
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1h Cardio at 120-130 bpm EVERY DAY

First of all, hats of for the work you've put in and the weight you've lost! Do you see anything wrong with this workout? Should I take resting days sometimes (why or why not?). Doing cardio at ...
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Do mandatory cloth masks pose a risk to training?

Using non-medical face masks during exercise does cause some minor discomfort, however, it appears to be safe when used by healthy individuals in short-term sub-vigorous intensities. Long term effects ...
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Are there hidden units in the Pandolf equation?

Yes there are! I found the original paper1 and the terms of the equation are defined: (1) A metabolic cost for standing without load (M1); this is proportional to the weight of the body and is ...
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Spreading aerobic activity

Yeah, you are free to spread out the activity however you want and it will give you similar benefits. Keep in mind that 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise is a recommendation to keep the general ...
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Should I run everyday or alternate days and run longer?

When you are starting a running program, the goal is to run the number of minutes that your body can tolerate and no more. If you over do it, you will join the ranks of the couch potatoes. Here is ...
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BODY by SCIENCE - THE BIG 5 WORKOUT for home

The Big 5 workout consists of these exercises (or rather categories thereof). Upper body pull. This is a horizontal pull. Getting some dumbbells that can be plate-loaded would allow you to do ...
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How to avoid muscle loss when doing prolonged cardio (around 15 days in a row)?

Basically, unless you know more or less exactly how many calories you're gonna burn daily, you will lose some muscle. Obviously, if you have a good estimate of how much you will burn, try to eat over ...
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Cardio and weights in the same workout

What exactly do you mean by "wise"? It has its ups and downs depending on what your goals are. If your goal is weight/fat loss then yes it is fine. You will burn through your glycogen stores via ...
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How to get a better cardio benefit while running with a slower partner?

Consider wearing a weight vest. To maintain a given pace with additional weight, your power output must increase, so your cardiovascular efficiency must improve. This has the unfortunate side-effect ...
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What kind of anaerobic exercises should one avoid during lower back pain?

Firstly, imaging, such as x-rays and MRIs, to determine the cause of lower back pain is problematic because asymptomatic people tend to have all kinds of spinal degenerations which don't actually ...
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Why is getting up from a burpee so hard?

From a physiological standpoint, going from the plank to the squat requires you to hold a significant amount of bodyweight over your shoulders, and is bringing your abdomen into a compressed position ...
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Does cardio build muscle?

This is going to be a yes and no answer, and here is why. If you start from nothing, you will have not have a lot of muscle mass in your legs. Cardio activities such as running, sprinting and cycling ...
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Why is the aerobic system not used anymore upon a certain treshold?

This is another area of metabolism where we don't fully understand everything, and what we do understand can have some misconceptions. Just like the "fat burning zones" (When in actuality we ...
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Reducing calorie intake or doing more cardio exercise, which one is more effective for losing fat?

There's been a lot of research done on this subject, and the conclusion is that trying to lose weight just by working out doesn't, uh, work out. There are three main reasons why this is the case: ...
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Hemoglobin levels and cardio capacity

Q1. The iron supplementation in the nondeficient state does not improve performance. That is, taking more iron into the body will not increase your hgb level beyond what it was earlier. (Herbold NH, ...
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What kind of interesting exercises can I do to lose weight?

In order to lose weight you need to be in a caloric deficit; meaning you expend more energy from the combination of your daily activity plus exercise than you eat. If you are not tracking both your ...
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