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Top new questions this week:

Max heart rate: is it bad to train in Zone 5 for 30 mins?

I recently got a heart rate monitor and have been trying to beat my time each week on the exercise bike. I'd say I'm in pretty good shape. During the 30 mins workout I am in zone 5, with an average ...

heart-rate vo2max heart  
asked by Funky 3 votes
answered by brentwpeterson 4 votes

Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?

I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5. I hit gym in the night hours and this is the situation: BW: 64kgs Saturday: Rest Sun: 6km walk Mon: Squat 75kg 3sets of 5 reps, Bench 42.5kg 5x5, Barbell Row 42.5kg 5x5 Tue ...

strength-training stretching stronglifts rest walking  
asked by claws 2 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 6 votes

Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...

running long-distance-running marathon running-training-plan stamina  
asked by MnZ 2 votes
answered by Alec 2 votes

popping shoulders

Yesterday during my workout (chest, shoulder, triceps) something really odd happened, while doing incline bench press, one of my shoulders "popped" it didn't hurt, I was able to finish my reps. Then ...

weightlifting shoulders health-risk  
asked by Pool Party Renekton 1 vote
answered by Confiqure 2 votes

Does your weight have "momentum"

I'm obviously NOT talking about physics here - obviously your body has mass and therefore momentum. What I mean is ... I've been tracking my weight over the last 18 months or so, and I know a fair ...

weight-loss exercise diet  
asked by Brondahl 1 vote
answered by Alec 1 vote

Pelvis position when doing leg front stretching and free flow of blood in the vessels

Following the advise of physiotherapist to work towards front split, because I almost cannot raise my legs after sitting 24h behind the desk, I recently started to stretch and for the first weeks felt ...

asked by Valentin Tihomirov 1 vote
answered by Sean Duggan 0 votes

Not getting stronger at standing dumbell overhead press

It doesn't make any sense. I did 7 sets of 4 reps with 45 lb dumbbells each hand yesterday and today I tried to do a set with 50 lbs each hand for 2 reps and I couldn't do 2. I could only do 1 before ...

weightlifting strength shoulders  
asked by moh abdi 1 vote
answered by Alec 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?

Over the last 2 months or so of doing heavy squats (200 lbs - 262 lbs) I've frequently had pain in my knees. During the last 2 weeks, it's been especially persistent and seems to be mostly in my left ...

squats pain knees  
asked by Joshua Carmody 16 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 9 votes

How does Voodoo Floss work?

Voodoo Floss is a new(?) trend in CrossFit that basically involves, if I understand it correctly, wrapping a muscle group or joint very tightly in a thing called a voodoo band while stretching or ...

crossfit physiology  
asked by abby hairboat 13 votes
answered by Berin Loritsch 13 votes

Can you answer these?

Climbing the stairs in digitigrade fashion - less efficient, harmful?

When going up a staircase at work, I recently realized that my heel barely ever touched the surface of the stairs. At first, I dismissed it, figuring that it just made sense to put the entire foot on ...

physiology stairs  
asked by Sean Duggan 2 votes

Kickboxing workout structure

What is a good way to structure home kickboxing workouts? I have a punching bag and protective gear and am technically and physically capable of doing most punches and kicks. I am going to start ...

home-exercise martial-arts  
asked by YviDe 1 vote
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