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Top new questions this week:

How much rest time is necessary between intense cardio sessions?

I've often heard it recommended to allow for an "off day" between strength training a specific muscle group to give it time to recover, and thus grow stronger. However, I haven't heard the same for ...

exercise cardio exercise-frequency  
asked by Bungle 4 votes
answered by Steven 0 votes

How to deal with aggressive knurling?

My EZ bar has excessive knurling that is quite painful for my hands. Is there a product to deal with it, other than wearing gloves? I was thinking some kind of wrap, similar to that used to wrap a ...

weightlifting bodybuilding barbell  
asked by user443854 4 votes
answered by Alec 6 votes

How does a bosu ball theoretically work for rehabilitation?

I'm not looking for a product review as that is not on topic on this SE and i can just google some. I've seen the positive reviews online for the bosu ball on other websites. How is the bosu ball ...

running bosu  
asked by chrisjlee 4 votes
answered by BackInShapeBuddy 6 votes

Ideal length of a cardio for someone who is losing weight

In a similar question the following is stated however I've read online that 30 minutes is better. Is there any conclusive study or research on the ideal length of a cardio for someone who is losing ...

weight-loss exercise cardio  
asked by user4220128 3 votes
answered by son15 1 vote

forearm during weighted pull-ups and chin-ups

During weighted (and not weighted pull-ups and chin-ups) my forearm tires first and the most and I do not actually feel back and biceps at all. Does that mean my forearm is relatively weaker and I ...

pull-ups chin-ups forearm  
asked by Herokiller 3 votes
answered by Greg Mikolap 2 votes

If my lower back feels tired after squats, am I doing something wrong?

When I squat, I tend to squat very deeply. Lately I've been noticing that my lower back feels a bit worn out afterwards. It doesn't hurt - I don't feel like I've injured my back, but it feels like ...

weightlifting squats freeweights  
asked by Ryan Elkins 2 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 4 votes

Assisted PullUp Machine or Inverted Row?

I finally moved to another location and a new job, and today I entered into a new gym. My idea was initially to go on with the same workout I had been doing for the last 5 months, but I am quite ...

workout pull-ups  
asked by Mephisto 2 votes
answered by son15 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Exercises to improve speed and running ability

My eight-year old daughter is playing soccer. She's not terrible but she is just slow compared to all the other girls. Any ideas on exercises or drills that can help her run faster? Never been much ...

running exercise-technique  
asked by Kevin 9 votes
answered by Natalie Barnett 13 votes

How long can I fast without losing muscles?

If I am lifting three times a week, can I have a 24h or 48h fast on the weekend (say, eat last meal on Friday evening and then next have on Saturday or Sunday evening)? Am I going to lose muscle mass ...

asked by gruszczy 9 votes
answered by Berin Loritsch 6 votes

Can you answer this?

Precise speed measuring gadget with low speed limit?

I am used to run a lot. All the time outdoors rather than on a treadmill. Therefore, speed control is a little harder in my case. I realized that my speed is far from being great, so I want to work ...

running speed  
asked by AlexKey 1 vote
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