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Top new questions this week:

Can starting regular exercise cause a breathing issue?

Hi I have just started doing regular cardiovascular exercise but I have found that I am sometimes struggling to feel satisfied when taking breaths and need to really breathe deeply or yawn but it …

cardio  
asked by Kelly p 4 votes
answered by Berin Loritsch 5 votes

What is a suitable post-marathon training plan?

I've just completed the London Marathon and am now at a stage where I want to keep running and bring down my mileage gradually rather than just stop. Are there any plans to follow for this?

running-training-plan  
asked by KBright77 3 votes
answered by Tracy at 2bactive 4 votes

I can't get any abdominal activation, how to fix?

Whenever I do exercises like hanging leg raises or cable crunches, or just generally any crunch or ab exercise, I don't really feel like I'm getting any good abdominal/core activation and so after …

strength muscle abdominals  
asked by Christopher Bruce 2 votes
answered by Kneel-Before-ZOD 2 votes

Diet plan - looking for feedback

I'm currently working on weight loss. I'm 25 years old, and work most of the day in the front of the computer(work). Height: 183cm, weight: 89kg I'm doing 3x15 pushups and 3x25 crunches every day. …

weight-loss diet  
asked by ofcapl 2 votes
answered by Kneel-Before-ZOD 6 votes

When doing HIIT, how long should your intervals be?

I currently do a 1:2 ratio of high to low intensity. My high intensity interval lasts 60 seconds, and my low intensity one lasts 120 seconds. I do this on either the elliptical or the heavy bag (I'm …

cardio hiit tabata  
asked by TonyArra 2 votes
answered by Kneel-Before-ZOD 0 votes

Substituting dumbell bench press for barbell bench press

I would like to begin with the strong lifts 5x5 program. The only problem I have is the lack of a spotter or power rack for the bench press. Would it be a good idea to do dumbell bench press instead? …

weightlifting strength strength-training dumbbells bench-press  
asked by Cliff 1 vote
answered by Kneel-Before-ZOD 2 votes

Fatigue after a certain amount of reps, no matter what the weight is!

I have noticed that I fatigue and develop a swollen or "tight" feeling in my muscles from doing too many reps. The amount of reps defined as "too many" is any over about 5. I notice that even if I'm …

endurance powerlifting reps doms  
asked by Circle Jugular 1 vote
answered by Jody Alford 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Tricks to lose weight in 48 hours

In the past 3 months I've lost 12.5kg/28 pounds doing it the "right" way: Regular exercise with regular small low-fat meals. I'm 178cm/5.84 feet and now weigh 73.5kg/162 pounds. The biggest …

weight-loss  
asked by Thomas Stock 20 votes
answered by Natalie Barnett 21 votes

Ensuring the body burns fat instead of muscle?

When exercising, our bodies take energy from our blood sugar, then uses glycogen as a source for energy, and finally burns fat or muscle when the glycogen is used up. A nutritionist told me that …

muscle fat energy  
asked by Matheus 19 votes
answered by posdef 14 votes
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