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Top new questions this week:

Is swimming a good exercise for skinny people

I am underweight according to my BMI. I am male, my height is 183cm and I weigh 60 kg. I started to swim regularly in the last month. Mostly I will be doing free style. Will this routine reduce my ...

swimming bodyweight  
asked by sameer 5 votes
answered by Alec 7 votes

Will doing heavy deadlifts once a week increase muscle size?

Because of time problems due to school, I only go to the gym once a week. On that day I do heavy deadlifts to get stronger (one of my goals), triceps, and calves. I'm small, and am wondering if this ...

strength-training muscle-mass deadlifts triceps calf  
asked by Muscle-Mass-Gainer 4 votes
answered by Misunderstood 1 vote

How can you build tolerance to neck muscle strains?

Every now and then at climbing competitions I'll need to do pull-ups while my head is looking to the left or right. I've hurt my neck a couple times doing this. I get a muscle strain or pinched nerve ...

injury pull-ups rock-climbing neck  
asked by FoppyOmega 4 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 4 votes

Change my routine to use strength exercises that are also cardio exercises?

What are some exercises that use weights or focus on strength that will increase your heart rate somewhat in order to burn more calories while also building muscle mass? One thing I thought of is ...

strength cardio training  
asked by Aequitas 3 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 3 votes

How Should I Tackle My Routine?

I am a 14 year old female, a little over 5'4 (162 cm), and weigh about 175 lbs (79 kg). Recently, I realized that I needed to get in shape and be healthy. I've got a lot of physical problems to ...

running weight-loss workout-routines cardio  
asked by Allyson 3 votes
answered by arober11 0 votes

Uneven butt cheeks

I'm 15 years old and started lifting about 5-6 months ago. I started to lift because I wanted a booty and muscular legs. I have always been skinny so I am set on gaining weight in muscle. My right ...

strength strength-training lower-body-strength  
asked by Kate Johnson 3 votes
answered by Alec 4 votes

is it a bad idea to lift weights if I am feeling too sleepy?

It is late night and I am already feeling sleepy, but I don't want to skip my exercises for the day. Is it going to affect the output? I am not too worried about it, but it would be good to know.

weightlifting sleep  
asked by dbza 3 votes
answered by Sean Duggan 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the proper procedure for showering in a gym locker room?

This is going to sound like a stupid question. I apologize. But I've had it on my mind for a while and it needed to be asked. My question is: how do you use the shower at the locker room at the gym? ...

asked by Joshua Carmody 20 votes
answered by Berin Loritsch 16 votes

Using a rowing machine for abdominal muscles

I was used to doing running and cycling but now I want to work more on my abdominal muscles. I had read from some sources that a rowing machine is good for that. From other sources I have read ...

exercise-equipment abdominals  
asked by fredv 8 votes
answered by Barbie 9 votes

Can you answer these?

Cat -Cow Stretch

I am trying to do the Cat-Cow Stretch and don't seem to know how to use those muscles. I got a physio routine from a doctor to help heal some inner-spinal muscles, which included among other similar ...

stretching back-pain lower-back  
asked by Jonathon Wisnoski 2 votes

Can shoes mask injuries or weaknesses?

A little background: I got a gait analysis from a major sports therapy hospital, and she said I overpronate and suggested me some stability shoes. I also have a weak IT band, which I'm currently doing ...

injury running-shoes stability  
asked by Nicole 1 vote

Endurance activities and carbohydrates: when are they needed

Generally, I keep my carbohydrates low, less than 100 grams a day if I can. I do a fair amount of running and strength training. I participate in regional amateur competitions for the same. I'll be ...

cardio protein carbohydrate walking low-carb  
asked by Eric Kaufman 1 vote
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