Sean Duggan
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What's the deal with those raw eggs eaten by Rocky before training
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Eggs, by their nature, have a substantial amount of good protein in them, 6 grams in a large egg, along with the cholesterol and calories needed to sustain exercise. In the 1890s, it was believed that ...

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Why are most novice programs limited to 3x/week when most novices want to train more?
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As well as physical burnout, as addressed in Thomas's answer, a 3/week routine helps deal with mental burnout. I believe the GMB people wrote an article that's a bit more detailed (I can't access it ...

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Music "slows down" during heavy lift?
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As noted above in the comments, there are two main reasons why this may be happening. Adrenaline creates a perception of time dilation Adrenaline can create a "bullet time" effect where time seems ...

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Cross fit gym safe?
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The long and the short of it is that we may never know because Crossfit has no mechanism in place to track injuries in its system. The system is one of affiliates, not franchises, which means any ...

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Breathing rules while doing push ups
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Yes, breathe while doing pushups. Conventional wisdom, as with most muscular effort, is to exhale as you're expending your effort (pushing-up) and inhaling as you move back (lowering yourself to right ...

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What will be the impact of cycling 20 km a day in a city on my lungs?
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Short answer, there is a health risk from increased intake of polluted air, but the health benefits outweigh the risk. Funnily enough, you are exposed to a higher concentration of pollutants driving, ...

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What is the purpose of dropping weights?
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Dropping weights is basically an acknowledgement that you either can't slowly lower the weights due to fatigue or that you want to avoid unnecessary risk of injury in slowly lowering them. It's only ...

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How effective are standing desks?
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According to Dr. Jos Verbeek of The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, "What we actually found is that most of it is, very much, just fashionable and not proven good for your health."

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Are squats a bad idea if you are overweight?
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Well, on the scary side, squats can lead to lower-back problems, spinal compression, torn ligaments in several parts of the body, burst capillaries, blown knees, or compound fractures of the leg. On ...

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Is wiping off sweat during "indoor" cardio counterproductive?
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A general rule of thumb regarding sweating is that, if it's visible and accumulating, it's not doing its job. The purpose of sweating is to cool you by evaporation. Ideally, the sweat is evaporating ...

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Is there a simple program that I don't have to look up at all?
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The program for You Are Your Own Gym is pretty close to that. It's all bodyweight exercises with "equipment" involving tables, sills, boxes, and broomsticks. There's a suggested series of exercises ...

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What to do when you’ve never done anything before?
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If you've never exercised, your first step is to start, simple as that. I can speak from experience, of course, that it's not necessarily so easy as that. Your first few sessions, you're probably ...

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How to do the Sphinx Pose for men
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When doing a pose like this, there are three main areas of potential groin discomfort for me. Discomfort from the upper pubic area pressing against the ground: This area typically has a layer of fat, ...

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Why is getting up from a burpee so hard?
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From a physiological standpoint, going from the plank to the squat requires you to hold a significant amount of bodyweight over your shoulders, and is bringing your abdomen into a compressed position ...

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Can hyperventilating increase lung capacity or fitness?
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Hyperventilation is a legitimate method for increasing the proportion of oxygen in the blood for the purpose of things like holding one's breath. However, there is a caveat to it, namely that the body ...

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Handstand technique - Should I lock my elbows?
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TL;DR, locking your elbows is fine. "Locking" one's joints is simply bringing them to the maximum range of motion. It is the strongest position that you can be in, because you are using your body's ...

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Strengthen Teeth
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First off, if you think you may have cracked a tooth, I highly recommend that you see a dentist. If your teeth are that loose, there is likely an underlying cause that you need to deal with comparable ...

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Shrug the traps in Overhead Press?
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Terminology used on the Stronglifts.com wiki entry on the Overhead Press, consistently refers to it as "Shrug your shoulders to the ceiling." That suggests that it is indeed the shoulders, and the ...

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Is there a stretching equivalent of the food pyramid?
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I don't believe that there is a universal list of stretches, but there are certainly guides out there. I'm personally fond of Craig Ramsay's Anatomy of Stretching which has both an hour-long ...

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Is Creatine bad for you?
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TL;DR: There don't seem to be many negative side effects besides water retention and the need to take in more water, although the benefit is limited for people who aren't already up against their ...

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How much coffee is too much if I'm lifting/dieting
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Research is pretty divided. On one end, there are claims that it reduces performance and muscle growth by slowing muscle reaction and displacing calcium: Regular intake of caffeine reduces your ...

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Any tips for getting motivated again?
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Start small. Drop your weight to where you can finish your sets. Walk if you need to instead of running. Then start ramping it back up. The really good news is that it comes back quickly.

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Benefits on running completely soaked?
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Cooling of the body largely happens via evaporation of water, whether it's the water in your sweat or an external source. There's an additional cooling that happens when doused with water in that some ...

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Dead lift - Is it better to pick up racked weight or start from the ground?
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What you seem to essentially be doing right now is starting with a negative for your first movement, which means that technically, your first lift is not a valid dead-lift, but something closer to a ...

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Why do people seem to find biking tiring even for short trips when exercise is supposed to enhance productivity and health?
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I feel like there's a fairly wide variety of potential answers here, so I'll throw a few of them out. It's not easy at first As someone who has picked up biking to work probably a half dozen times ...

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Is my back bending during my push-up?
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Yes. You're not keeping your core tight enough. If you're ever not certain if you're in the correct posture, clench your buttock and stomach muscles tight while doing them. By the nature of body ...

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What can a labourer do?
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Unfortunately, I'm not an expert, just someone who's gotten good at using Google to quote other experts. More unfortunately, the majority of posts I've found are from physical trainers extolling the "...

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How to run long distances safely in the sun?
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Sun screen lasts for two hours. Spritzing more on at the two-hour mark (or simply setting up your run to be back at your car at the two hour mark and taking a quick break to reapply if you're not ...

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Exercise Allergy
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It sounds like you might be dealing with Exercise-induced Urticaria: Exercise-induced urticaria is a condition that causes hives and other allergic symptoms. It can occur during or after exercise. ...

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Variation of pushups for bicep work out
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You have two fundamental issues here. First, a push-up is, as per its name, primarily a pushing exercise, while biceps are used for pulling, so it's only on the negative movement that you'd be ...

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