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Does long distance running prevent muscle/strength gain?
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It is possible to have both strength and endurance. There are a lot of long distance runners who have significant upper body strength because muscles process oxygen better and help with running. As ...

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What workout works for me?
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I think your best bet is to get googling. Research different types of plans and what the goals of each are and whether they match up with what you want. Personally I am a bodyweight workout aficionado ...

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How to select running shoes for rainy weather
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So at the end of the day there is not a ton you can do. It's all about static friction and no matter what if you add water as a layer between the surface you're running on and your shoes the ...

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What's the highest heart rate that I can exercise and still be very fresh for work?
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Unfortunately there is no really clean answer to this and it will depend on your personal fitness levels and what type of activity you are naturally (genetically) inclined to. Some people are better ...

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What can I do to follow/replicate a home exercise routine at the gym?
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As I said in the comments if p90x supports downloading the videos or watching them on youtube those are certainly options. Most gyms have open space for calisthenics or stretching that you can use and ...

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What kind of exercise would you recommend for relatively fit person working from home?
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Bodyweight exercises are in general a good way to go. If you don't want to leave the house or buy expensive equipment then look into plans like Under Armour, Nike Training Club, or Freeletics. Running ...

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How effective is a push-up/pull-up routine?
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Pushup and pullup workouts essentially cover all upper body muscle groups. When you are designing a workout plan the keys are looking for "pull" exercises and "push" exercises while incorporating core ...

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Can someone please explain how freeletics works?
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So I have looked at freeletics and started using it but I didn't want to pay and the app functionality is limited without getting through a paywall. The app itself is designed to basically give you a ...

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How can I add resistence to prone cobra movement?
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To answer your question you could try a weight vest to put more weight on your shoulders increasing resistance off of the ground. You could also try this position on top of a bosu ball to add ...

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Safe weekly amount of crosstraining for over 40 healthy adults
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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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What is a minimum ceiling height for a home gym?
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As much as you can I would recommend trying to basically do your workout in the space and then decide. You can't know until you try. As you say it could be a problem mounting an exercise bike or a ...

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Is it easier to gain chest than other body parts?
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The answer is yes and no but mostly no. For a while you will have a significant imbalance between your upper body and lower body because in your younger days you concentrated on one group. Now that ...

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Can I skip chest day completely?
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Given your back issues and your doctors advice I'd be hesitant to try most traditional lifting programs. Instead you may want to look at calisthenics due to the decreased risk and lessened strain on ...

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What are some good strength exercises for different skiing practises?
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Lunges and balance are good ideas but I would particularly consider exercises that focus on core and legs. Burpees and updowns are particularly good because they improve leg explosion and engage the ...

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No matter how hard I try, I just can't lift my back up in sit-ups
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Situps are not the only exercise that can strengthen your core. Other exercises include planks, bicycles, crunches, and inverse crunches. I am not sure your fitness levels but each of these would help ...

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Dealing with sweat and earbuds
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So one suggestion I would have is trying bone conduction headphones. I have a pair I use for working out and they stay on well. They are also sweat resistant. I am not gonna recommend a specific pair ...

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rest day planks
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So planks may be good or bad for rest days but it depends on what type of core exercises you do on your workout days. Core is a particularly hard exercise to do more than flex as part of a workout. As ...

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Sexual arousal to speed up recovery?
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So my friends and I theorized this while in undergrad and being industrious college students we did some research and could never find any evidence that sexual arousal significantly helped or hurt ...

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What sort of progress should I be expecting with burpee sets?
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In general this seems like good progress for burpees. I generally take everything people say about their results on the internet with a grain of salt. Burpees are a particularly problematic one ...

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Stretches for Lifts
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Nike Training Club and Freeletics both include stretching as part of lifting. I think Under Armour has an app as well. I would recommend including dynamic stretching as a warmup and static stretching ...

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Good exercises to burn fat with bad knees?
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I would also be inclined to suggest biking. Livestrong goes through the calorie math when compared to running and shows that biking can burn an equivalent number of calories to running. I don't ...

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Am I in a so-called "good running form"?
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Good running form is definitely subjective. That much is inescapable. I would really pose it as how do you feel after your runs? No one here can really say if your 5k time is "good". In general that ...

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Improve Sled Pull for Mountaineering
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This seems like a reasonable way of preparing. Cycling is good cardio which will be very important for the altitude. I have in the past completed a NOLS (mostly above 10,000 ft.) backpacking trip and ...

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Good exercise for when all your muscles are sore?
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In this case I usually go for some sort of cardio that involves using the muscles that are sore but lightly. Something like a long slow distance run or playing sports. This can work the lactic acid ...

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should i join gym or not..?
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Should you join a gym is honestly too general a question. Lifting and eating significantly will cause you to gain muscle and weight. Cardio can help you lose weight but not if you eat enough so that ...

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How can I tell I'm not weight-lifting hard enough?
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The key is to basically judge off of how your body feels. When you finish each set how do you feel? The general rule is that you should be able to finish your first set with mild discomfort, any ...

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What is the cheapest protein source?
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I typically do the store generic complete post workout (with bcaas) which they do a sale on every so often ( buy one get one half off etc. Vitamin shoppe is in September) last time I bought it was ...

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Homemade Mass/Protein Blend
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So you're in a cool position that you can eat a lot and try to gain the weight. As long as you keep exercising may as well take advantage of it and eat some stuff that tastes good. I don't see ...

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Gym, meditation and studying
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Are you looking for an order for these things? I just stopped being a student but I would be inclined to do Train Eat Meditate Study You should eat soon after training to make sure you actually get ...

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Increased heart rate during the night
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I tend to agree with the person above. Exercise DVDs have limited effectiveness and should probably not be used as a first step. Starting with a 20 minute brisk walk every day is a good way to get ...

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