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Is there a difference in doing 10 pushups per day for a year and doing 3,6K pushups in a day?

Yes, the difference would be quite substantial. When we're in school, there's a reason we learn a little bit of math every day, rather than have fifty teachers go through ALL the math for us in one ...
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working out 3 times a day

Will the above routine be considered over training? No, because it's impossible for a routine to be considered overtraining. Even a program as obviously impossible for mortals as "600 sets of 3 ...
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Does over-exercising reduce muscle gain?

Does over-exercising reduce muscle gain? Will over-exercising affect results when exercising for muscle gain? Will over-exercising deplete your energy levels and render you unable to exercise to your ...
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Does over training exist?

Let's be specific: by "overtraining", we really mean "applying a stress from which the organism cannot recover and adapt" in the context of the General Adaptation Syndrome, which we can summarize here ...
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working out 3 times a day

No. 1.5 miles isn't that long but is good to burn some extra calories. Just be sure to change up which muscles you are using (Not only Upper Body for example) in your strength session, then this is a ...
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Downsides to working out for 6.5 hours non stop in the gym?

The muscle is a neuromuscular unit. Working out completely exhausted typically does not end up being that effective anymore because the precision and ability in recruiting motor units as well as the ...
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How to avoid overworking lower back?

To build on Eric's comment; the best advice is to follow a workout program that is tried and true. If you're trying to make your own program, and you find yourself having to ask this question, you ...
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Is alternating between push ups and pull ups everyday overtraining?

Overtraining is different for every person first of all. Although to answer your question I believe you won't be Overtraining that way. If you are looking for a serious workout routine to start with ...
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Impact of bike commute on running performance

There should be minimal effect from a typical bike commute on your running workouts and performance. This is a common workout among triathletes, called a "brick" workout, where they are going at a ...
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Numb Tingeling in Big Toes

Speaking as a runner, it could be as simple as your shoes being too small and/or tied too tight. Feet swell throughout the day, so either of those will make uncomfortable feel unbearable.
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Does pushing yourself harder have any benefit to your results?

My answer is no and here is my not very scientific reasoning. Last year I did the year-long Precision Nutrition program. I was in Coach Toni's group. I worked hard to keep up with the prescribed ...
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Does overtraining cause an initial increase in testosterone levels in men?

Working out too hard can overload the hormonal system. You can produce too much cortisol, which elevates inflammation and depletes testosterone. It can take months to recover from real overtraining, ...
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How is overtraining dangerous and how to know your limits?

"Overtraining" is best described as "Outworking your body's ability to recover". The symptoms for it can be extremely broad depending on how deep in overtraining you are. The ...
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What can classify someone as a non-responder and what to do?

Is this a medical issue he is facing? I do not know, we do not diagnose medical issues on this site. Is that inflammatory effect genetic? Inflammation is simply blood rushing to the area to heal ...
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What does overtraining feel like?

Perhaps the most obvious sign of over-training is a reduction in performance. Whether it be strength, speed, or endurance, we are unlikely to be able to maintain the level of our previous performances....
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Is overtraing just an overdose? A bypassable overdose?

Our tolerance to training volume is certainly a function of training experience. The term training age is sometimes used to describe the total number of years over which an athlete has trained, ...
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Warming up and "Greasing the groove" method

There seem to be a number of interpretations of the term Greasing the Groove floating around, but the term might be characterised by the fact that (1) lifting is sub-maximal, and (2) not performed to ...
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Warming up and "Greasing the groove" method

One method is doing the movement with partial rom, for example, do a tiny rom pullup, then gradually increase the rom until you do 5 normal pullups
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Is this amount of fatigue normal?

I would say it's unusual for someone who is generally quite active. Two possibilities spring to mind: Insufficient calories. You may be exercising to lose weight, but fatigue is often a sign that ...
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Is this amount of fatigue normal?

That sounds unusual to me. For comparison, I'm 44 years old, and 73 kg at 1,85m height. I get into the gym for strength training and stretching sometimes 6 days a week, multiple hours a day, and don'...
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How long will it take to get used to current level of exercise?

If you literally started with 0 physical activity and started doing all of this, I understand the soreness. Given you eat and rest enough, your body will get used to this within a month or two, during ...
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Impact of bike commute on running performance

Here is an article that says it is better. However that is biking page. I would expect positive effects, anyway. Maybe not with 12 miles, but in general, with biking it is easier to develop higher VO2 ...
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How to avoid overworking lower back?

Lower Back Injuries / Pain (LBI or LBP) whether it's upper back pain or low back pain frequently is caused by weak abdominal muscles. Since your abs are the front anchor of your spine, if they are ...
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Safe weekly amount of crosstraining for over 40 healthy adults

So without being a medical professional there is a finite amount any of us can tell you about how much is safe. The best advice I've ever heard while training is to listen to your body. How do your ...
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Strenght-gain period in fullbody workout way

To just clarify the weight gaining side when you stop walking and gym, I can say that I am not surprised and it is not strange, given the amount of carbohydrate you take in and proteins. The body ...
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Strenght-gain period in fullbody workout way

there are a few points to be answered on your comments above. I will ty to answer one by one over a period of time. The first point is about the calories intake and % of what you eat. First of all ...
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Strenght-gain period in fullbody workout way

It is very good that you do a full body workout, I am doing that and it works well. To maximize each workout, especially if someone have been doing this for a while and the body is somewhat used to ...
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Does pushing yourself harder have any benefit to your results?

Overtraining is a thing. If you wanted to get better at running, 100 miles a day might not be the best place to start. As with everything in exercise you are looking for a dose response, think about ...
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I workout everyday. Weightlifting in the morning and crossfit after work and I never take a rest day

To gain muscle you need progressive overload. By the looks of it you train very intense, but in a different way. If you want to gain muscle, you should train a bit less, I'd say 4 to 5 days a week, ...
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