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Will drinking room temperature water or drinking ice cold water hydrate you more effectively?
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There isn't any significant difference between both options. That being said, cold water hydrates more effectively than room temperature. According to this source, During intense physical activity, ...

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Does exercising late at night kill your "afterburn"
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The Afterburn effect, aka Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption occurs regardless of the time of day the exercise happened. The main thing it depends on is the intensity of the exercise. So, whether ...

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arms (biceps & triceps) are never sore the next day following workout
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If you're not seeing muscle increase in your arms, it's either you're not working the muscles hard enough or you're using bad forms. You don't necessarily need to change your routine. First, check ...

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Deload or Rest in weightlifting?
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Lasse, The difference between deloading or resting is this: the former allows your body to rest (with lighter loads, thus increasing endurance and strength) while the latter allows your body to rest ...

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Alternatives to the plank
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Tonny, Sorry about the shoulder injury. There are minor alternatives to planks; however, they all involve shoulder usage. In my opinion, if you cannot perform plank (an exercise that requires no ...

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Increase in Belly size after workout
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Geeky, If you sit all day, you'll develop a big waistline (sources: Live Science, NPR, and US National Library of Medicine). The main way to prevent that is to move around often, even if it's just ...

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Keeping in shape with a terrible sitting-job
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Since you work 10 hours a day, time isn't your friend. As a result, you want to achieve maximum result in the shortest time. The goal is to perform as many whole body exercises as possible. As a ...

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DOMS: Good or Bad?
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According to Wikipedia, DOMS doesn't cause muscle growth; both are simply unrelated effects that occur from a single source: working the muscles harder than they are used to. Other effects include ...

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Self Training vs Personal Training at the gym
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If you can afford the help of a personal trainer, go for one. A good one should be able to motivate and help you perform better. However, if you cannot afford one or your time schedule doesn't ...

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What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?
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There's little danger in performing cardio at any adult age as long as the safety standards are followed. Every exercise you perform has a proper way of it being executed; do it that way and you would ...

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Is it okay to take a one week break from the gym after the first one and a half months of training?
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Objectively Absolutely! There's nothing wrong with taking a break from training, especially after working so hard. Besides, it's not like you'd listen to us if we tell you not to take a break :).. ...

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Lose weight: run small everyday or long once in a week?
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Running Once A Week for an Hour or 20 Mins Daily? I would say that this depends largely on the intended goal. For weight loss goals, I will advocate running 20 mins daily (ideally is 3 - 4 times ...

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What is meant by the assertion that high repetitions of pushups do not build strength?
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If you cannot perform one pushup and after some training, you're able to do that, you have increased your strength. That's because you now have the ability to lift a large percentage of your body off ...

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What fitness activities can I do with my partner?
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Calisthenics (body weight exercises), my friend, is one of your best options. Most calisthenic exercises do not require a lot of equipment and are very effective as they're combinations of cardio and ...

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Consequences of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegtables?
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You can simply google the health benefit of each of the fruits/vegetables. Those would be the benefits of consuming those fruits/vegetables. About the consequences of not eating them, (assuming you ...

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Sugar vs. Aspertame
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Contrary to John's answer, I've also heard that aspertame is bad for constant consumption. Your question made me search more on the topic and came up with the following sources http://articles....

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What are some mind tricks to eat better
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I enjoy the answers already provided; I think I have a few more that personally worked for me. Invest in a calorie-counting device. There are many calorie-counting devices in the market; purchase ...

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Shoulders and lats give up before abs during hanging leg raises
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Hey Peter, First, check your form and ensure it's good. If your form is bad, that isn't good. Second, Yes, the undeveloped strength in your arms could also be a factor. Your whole body is being ...

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Goal - lose weight but get stronger. Is weightlifting + dance + martial arts overkill?
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Hi Mark, Apart from the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday sessions, the routines shouldn't impose any special difficulty for your body. My concern, though is if your body would have recovered enough ...

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Substituting dumbell bench press for barbell bench press
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First, congratulations for taking the time to exercise. It's an achievement by itself (considering many people want to, but don't end up doing it). Second, If you really want to follow the ...

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Does Jack3d Micro increase Metabolism?
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First, congratulations for recognizing that you need to lose weight. You've taken the first step. Second, don't plan to "hit back to gym soon and work hard on the cardio." That doesn't usually work. ...

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45lb Plate - At home workout Ideas
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If you've undergone strength building programs such as Strong Lift's 5X5, then, the only way you'll derive much benefits from a 45-lb plate is through high intensity and high repetitions/sets. While ...

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Breakfast on Morning of Race
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Performing a triathlon (running, biking, and swimming) requires skill, endurance, and lots of energy. Hopefully, you've honed your skill and endurance with your training. However, to actually complete ...

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Question about Newbie Gains
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Hi Jimmyk (and welcome), First and foremost, you should not deadlift with dumbbells. Deadlifting 60-lbs on each arm is completely different from deadlifting a 120-lb barbell. Please, if you're ...

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What is the optimum age for running a marathon for men?
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Human's physical performances usually peak in their prime; this age can range from 18 till 35+. So, biologically speaking, our physical performance best will be a number between that range. However, ...

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What does the term "30% caloric restriction" mean?
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XX% caloric restriction means reducing your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) by the XX% amount. BMR is basically the minimum calories your body needs to maintain all its natural process. So, if you do ...

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When does plank during stop working for aesthetic purposes?
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The standard measurement for fitness is 60 - 90 seconds. If you can consistently perform plank (with good form) for this duration without breaking a sweat, it's time to increase the pressure. If you ...

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pistol squat mechanics
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Think about it for a second: once the movement starts, the weight of the body is being balanced by the leg on the floor; to maintain a good posture for the exercise, the body's weight shifts backwards....

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What's the minimum amount of strength training that will yield a measurable benefit?
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Most of the good answers given have touched on the exercises (and repetitions) you need to build muscles and strength. That being said, none of the answers have touched on these: body weight ...

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Can less exercise give better results?
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Arrg, To gain muscle mass, you need to consume lots of protein, either through meals or through meals and shakes (my recommendation). I'm not certain what exercises you're doing, but hopefully, ...

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