Rhea
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Will whey makes me lose muscle ?
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Protein intake is used to help with muscle growth. Muscles weigh more so yes, in that way it could be said that it might make you gain some weight. But if your workouts are that intense, I would not ...

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How Can I Heal/Prevent Jumper's (Patellar Tendinitis) Knee?
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I would definitely go to a sports doctor esp. since it's better to catch this while you're young and regenerate faster than when you're older. I had this piercing pain on my left knee when it wasn't ...

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How can I train to run a sub-45 minute 10k?
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Since you are only running 10-15 miles/week and your race is in 7 weeks with a goal of sub 45 min, it's going to be tough (unless you are an incredible athlete). Had you been following the training ...

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What's at your Home Gym?
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For home gyms, you will be limited by the following: Square footage - you need space for all this stuff Ceiling height - ceiling height can be a big deal if you want to purchase machines/stations ...

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Should I always listen to my body when it comes to consuming lots of protein?
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Not every stomach is built for protein powder (if that's what you're using) so I think your body is saying that it has to get used to it and/or it just doesn't like the taste. You might just need to ...

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How to improve half marathon pace?
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Seems you are just a smidge under the recommended low-limit weekly mileage (25 km - 40 km) for the Beginner Half-Marathon training program from Cool Running. But that program is for people who would ...

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Do I have to push myself to the limit to burn enough calories?
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You will burn fat by creating a calorie deficit. You want to shoot for a deficit of 500 calories a day or 3500 calories in a week to burn 1 lb. of fat. Easier to try to do it daily though than one big ...

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Home Calve Exercises
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You can do standing calf raises by going on your tip-toes and then flat. You can do them on the floor or for a greater extension use stairs to get a deeper flex going down (i.e. heel lower than toes). ...

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Reading while doing cardio.
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Different strokes for different folks. I can't read while running. I can barely pay attention to TV while running. If I'm on a recumbent bike though, I can read a magazine and watch TV. Whatever ...

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Should my running be aerobic or anaerobic?
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For endurance training, distance is more important than pace. You will find many programs will ask you to run slower for longer and run at a certain % of your anaerobic threshold. "For example, if ...

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Can overtraining also occur during cardio exercise?
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Yes, you can overtrain from doing an excessive amount of exercise even cardio. Overtraining "is a physical, behavioral, and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an ...

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Why is it so hard to restart running if you stop?
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The "incredible pain" you state is what jumps out at me: You should not run through pain, you will get hurt, maybe not that day but continuing to do so will get you injured enough to force you to ...

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Establishing a proper push-up form for younger children
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You might want to start them off with incline push-ups (like on a bench) which are easier than horizontal push-ups. It doesn't totally eliminate the butt rising but maybe because it's an easier work-...

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Push-up Variations
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There sure are, check out this article - 7 Muscle Targetting Push Up Variations Push Up Variation #4: Biceps You’re probably thinking that traditional push ups work your biceps just fine, and ...

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Painful grip on deadlift and lat pulldown
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Are your fingers short in length? That might be compounding your problem. My fingers are short - I can't palm a basketball. Some lateral pull down bars have the foam padding which makes it a greater ...

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Finishing an aerial
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Aerials are an explosive move. Get fired up and give it your best shot each time you practice. The power is going to come from your legs but your upper body is what twists you back upright. So your ...

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Opening up my chest and shoulders
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Back exercises (lateral pull downs, deadlifts, back extensions, planks - make sure you work the opposing muscle - your abs and chest) will definitely help your posture. I used to never work my back ...

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What to replace large quantities of meat with in my diet?
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There have been findings that suggest we cut back on red and processed meat consumption as they are being linked to reduction of life span and risks to overall health. Though correlation does not ...

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Consequences of splitting up training runs?
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I couldn't find anything for splitting "short" runs. From the lack of discussion on the Internet, I infer that the running world is probably just telling me to suck it up, stop thinking about it, and ...

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Dancing and the core
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To keep good posture you should work your pelvic floor, lower back, and ab muscles. Those muscles are always getting engaged in dancing. A tight core will greatly improve your dancing posture and make ...

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Will developing my leg muscles improve my running?
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For someone who is new at the sport, strength training not only helps prevent injuries but will increase muscle mass thereby making running easier which means your endurance and speed improves. ...

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Fruit juice or water?
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You're supposed to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. 8-10 glasses of juice is a lot of excess calories and sugar. You might find yourself gaining weight at a rapid pace which maybe you want. It's ...

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How long should a person stick to the same weightlifting routine?
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Depends. You could still be progressing in your weight lifting routine (still able to add more weights) after 8 weeks depending on where you started. By 12 weeks, I would say that generally many ...

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Pushing past a weight plateau?
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When anybody hits a plateau they need to change up their exercise regimen. The body got used to the old ways. I would up the strength training to 3x a week at least - bump it up to 4x a week if she ...

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Does being cold help lose weight?
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Hmm I hadn't heard that about cold drinks. I do know that hot drinks like hot tea aid in digestion. Tea is a very popular drink in Asia. Look at the people in Japan who have the most centenarians and ...

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Why aren't stiff legged deadlifts bad for your back?
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I heart deadlifts and good morning's. Deadlifts are a pretty natural body movement we do probably more than we think about it (sans weights to start usually of course) - lifting kids off the floor, ...

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Interesting and competitive exercises for couples
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You guys should do relay races together! In the states, my husband and I do the Muddy Buddy. He is 10" taller than me so sharing a bike has been daunting. He looks like those clowns that ride tiny ...

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I don't walk, jog, run but I hope to. How can I get into habit of running?
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Kudos for wanting to be more active! Here are some tips: Enlist a gym/work-out buddy! Knowing someone is counting on you and holding YOU accountable for showing up will help motivate you to get ...

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strengthing and improving flexibility in heels
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Are you in any pain? If you are in pain, you might want to consult a physical therapist/sports doctor before trying to exercise your heels. If you aren't in pain, you can go up and down on your tippy-...

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Can you do circuit training every day?
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It depends on the circuit you do. You could alternate a circuit such that you don't do the same muscle group on consecutive days if you like working out every day. If you are working your muscles hard,...

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