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is it OK to drink glucose water during workout?
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Not all sugars are the same. Glucose is a monosaccharide, and is easily utilized by nearly all cells of the body for energy. Fructose, also a monosaccharide, is not: it is almost exclusively ...

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Should I do weights If I am obese?
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At 1.7 m and 105 kg, your BMI is 36.3, which is above the 99th percentile for males your age and if you are experiencing any health conditions related to your size, this puts you in the morbidly obese ...

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Barbell says 20kg on each side. Am I lifting 20 or 40kg?
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The general rule of thumb is that for free weights, a weight that is designed to be used interchangeably will have its own weight indicated on it, whereas a weight that is fixed will represent the ...

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Do people with slow metabolism tend to gain weight (fat) if they stop exercising?
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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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What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?
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My advice is that controlling one's diet trumps any level of physical exercise you can do, unless you are already physically fit. That is to say, for inactive to moderately active individuals, one's ...

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Center-less barbell. Would it be the same?
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Ridigity is only one issue. Center of mass is the other, and unless such a contraption either has negligible mass, or has its center of mass in the plane of movement, it will induce additional torque ...

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Different types of pectoral machines
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In my opinion, after using both of these machines as well as done dumbbell fly while supine on a bench, I prefer the free weights above either machine. The hazard with machine 2 is easy to identify: ...

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How to become good at lifting and holding my girlfriend in arms?
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Squats and deadlifts target the lower body, not upper, which is what you need to focus on in order to develop the arm strength to carry a person like that. Bicep curls, pull-ups, overhead shoulder ...

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Is it necessary for a vegan to supplement protein?
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Is it possible to build muscle without supplementation on a vegan diet? I suppose anything is theoretically possible. But is it going to be easy, or even practical? No, despite what some vegans ...

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How to lose muscle weight to improve endurance?
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Just goes to show that there are very different notions of the ideal body...I'd love to have "chunky" calf muscles! That said, I'm a believer in the adage, "form follows function." In other words, ...

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Does BMI really matter?
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One possible explanation for the height discrepancy: consider that throughout the day, your precise height is not constant. In the morning after you wake up, you are actually slightly taller than you ...

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Eyes goes red when i do knuckle pushups. Is this normal?
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DISCLAIMER. This site is not intended to provide medical advice, and this answer should not be interpreted as the advice of a medical professional. You are advised to seek medical attention from a ...

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Is heavy compound lifting enough for cardio fitness?
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There is certainly some cardiovascular benefit to lifting weights, but it isn't a whole lot compared to sustained aerobic exercise. The other thing is that each person's response to exercise is ...

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Man-boobs in the way when doing cardio
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A compression garment would help to reduce movement, although it will not stop it entirely, even if it is very tight-fitting. Sizing should be chosen to be as tight as possible without restricting ...

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What strategies should a fit middle-aged novice runner use to get started?
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I'd say that you should pay close attention to any kind of joint pain, and to avoid running if you encounter such pain in the hips, knees, or ankles. As we age, the cartilage and synovial fluid in ...

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On machines, what is the weight listed?
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Here is a real-world example that you can verify for yourself in gyms with those large multi-station cable machines with a pull-up bar in the middle. Typically, they have a pair of lat pulldown ...

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Effect of an asymmetric weight distribution on a hack squat machine
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Because the rails restrict the sled to a single degree of freedom, I would think not: loading the machine asymmetrically should not result in any noticeable change in the forces on the user or the ...

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why can't I do push up or pull up?
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Bodyweight exercises depend on, well, your body weight--specifically, how much strength you have relative to the weight you are moving. If it makes you feel better, when I started out I couldn't do ...

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If I am at risk for health condition caused by overweight/obesity, what's the fastest way to cure myself (reduce weight/fat/etc)?
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You didn't get to where you are overnight. Why do you think that it is possible to reverse the damage quickly? One of the most dangerous things you can do to your health is to make sudden and ...

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Feel like throwing up / fainting during new exercise routine
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NOT NORMAL. Stop what you are doing. You should not have to feel this way when you exercise, no matter what you are told by personal trainers or coaches. What you are describing--exercise induced ...

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What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
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There are two artificial sweeteners in this product: sucralose, and acesulfame potassium (also known as Ace-K). The purpose of using two sweeteners is to get a better sugar-like taste profile than ...

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What to eat to gain strength in one hour to compensate for going hungry for a week?
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You are likely to be dehydrated glycogen depleted in hyperketonemia Short term solution? Drink water. Eat sugar and other carbohydrates that are rapidly metabolized. Caffeine. Do not eat protein or ...

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Lifting weights while watching tv does that qualify as exercise
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Any kind of sustained physical exertion could be regarded as "exercise," but the real question is, is it productive exercise for your desired fitness goals? Is the intensity, duration, and mechanics ...

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How to keep my leg muscle from increasing in volume while still exercising?
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Have you seen cyclists? They generally have legs that are much larger than their upper bodies, especially those that do time trials. So, I don't recommend cycling if your goal is to prevent thicker ...

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I don't have time to go to the gym
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I would avoid the leg extension machine entirely, and focus on doing simple bodyweight exercises for the legs that you can find in books. Pilates is an excellent suggestion. But you should ...

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