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Top new questions this week:

Deadlift form and individual morphometry

I'm a beginner lifter (female) doing Starting Strength. I'm having a problem with my deadlift form that I think might be partly related to individual morphometry. So, what happens is this: I set up ...

starting-strength deadlifts form barbell  
asked by half-pass 5 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 4 votes

Why is swimming considered a safe exercise?

During my current physical I asked my doctor the reason for my persistent shin pain. Her opinion was that running can take a toll on various parts of the body, particularly the leg joints. She ...

asked by TV Mohini 4 votes
answered by Mephisto 4 votes

Does burning calories by running depend only on distance, and not speed?

So it seems burning calories by jogging/running only depends on the distance covered, and not the speed. Is this correct? Even if I ran ...

running calories  
asked by duy 3 votes
answered by Ejoso 3 votes

Should I go run slowly or not at all

I am a 19 year old male and recently restarted doing running after around one year. I am very thin and would like to become bigger and fatter. Ocassionally (actually quite often), I feel tired and ...

training running  
asked by Joe Slater 2 votes
answered by JohnP 2 votes

Arm Drops During Breath Turn

I am trying to learn freestyle swimming and got the kicking nice and strong. I watched numerous videos about breathing and spoke to my instructor and everyone says: "Extend your arm, (almost as if) ...

asked by Swim 2 votes
answered by JohnP 0 votes

Music "slows down" during heavy lift?

Sometimes when I'm squatting around maximal loads, I notice what could almost be described as a doppler shift in the music playing from my headphones for a brief moment. The music (maybe my ...

asked by Daniel 2 votes
answered by Sean Duggan 2 votes

How to keep track of muscle vs fat ratio

I very often read comments like "I am happy with the new [weigth lifting] routine because I am gaining weigth fast" (I undertand that means muscle mass or there would be no hapiness about that ...

asked by Mephisto 2 votes
answered by Moses 0 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is it better to use whey protein pre or post workout?

I am a 17 year old athlete, and am trying to build muscle effectively. I workout maybe 3-4 times a week for an hour with a combination of running, pushups, crunches, lifting and chin ups in varying ...

muscle workout protein  
asked by Paul Witry 9 votes
answered by jp2code 5 votes

Which activities increase flexibility?

Normally we look to stretching exercises, and then yoga as ways to increase flexibility. If you don't enjoy stretching and yoga, then increasing flexibility becomes a chore. What other activities are ...

asked by Jay Bazuzi 9 votes
answered by Yevgeniy Brikman 9 votes
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