What are some of the best exercises for increasing stamina?

What are some of the best exercises for increasing stamina?

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Stamina can also be called as Conditioning in the Fitness World. The most important thing with Conditioning is that it is Specific to the activity. If you are an Athlete, then, Conditioning is different for a Marathon Runner, for a 100 meters Sprinter, for a Tennis Player, for a Badminton Player, for a Football Player, for a Boxer...... Consider the requirements for a Badminton or a Racket Ball Player...constant movement, with hardly any rest. On the other hand, for a Baseball Player, this is vastly different. Therefore, their training for Conditioning NEEDS to also be different. For a non-athlete, it depends on how Unconditioned the person is, at the moment and where he/she would like to get to (in terms of Fitness). If the person is unable to even walk…
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How long should I wait after eating to test my after meal blood sugar?

How long should I wait after eating to test my after meal blood sugar?

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It depends on what you eat, how much...... If you have eaten Sweets/Chocolates (Sugar), then, Blood Glucose (BG) Spike could happen in as little as 10-15-20 minutes. Simple Carbohydrates might take a while longer (but not too much longer...maybe at 30-45 minutes or so) to cause BG Spike. And likewise, various kinds of foods take different times to cause BG Spikes and this can vary person to person and also can vary at different times for the same person. Proteins take a lot longer to affect BG. Fats (by themselves) cause Little to no Increase in BG. Factors such as how Stressed a person is, What kind of meal they had previously and When and How Much they ate, are they Diabetic, and if so, then, for how many years,…
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What is better, jogging or a treadmill?

What is better, jogging or a treadmill?

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Well, both have their advantages and dis-advantages. Running/Jogging Outside: Disadvantages: You really need to think about the following... If the weather is not conducive to run outside, such as when it is raining heavily (and maybe it is a thunderstorm), is really cold or very hot, then, it would not make sense to try to run outside. Running outside could be dangerous due to presence of wild critters such as street dogs, snakes etc. Not all places have street dogs running around and snakes are not present in certain areas, but this could be a real/true problem depending on where you live. Hey, some places, you could run into maybe even bears, mountain lions...if you happen to reside/run in such a location that has bears/mountain lions. Running outside, especially, when…
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Can one maintain one’s muscle strength even after they stop doing exercises?

Can one maintain one’s muscle strength even after they stop doing exercises?

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That depends on your Genetics, how strong you were before you started exercising, what kind of exercises you were doing before you stopped doing them, your Nutrition, if you lead an Active or a Sedentary Lifestyle etc. Assuming you got strong following a good Training Regimen (and eating healthy...), then, if you stop doing those exercises, then, you will need other ways to be active and compensate in other ways. For example, if you were capable of Back Squatting 40 kilograms before you started Squatting. After training Squats properly, overtime now, you are able to Squat 100 Kilogram. Now, if you stop Squatting entirely (and do not workout at all), then, your ability to Squat 100 kgs will definitely go down over time. That is unless you say do manual…
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How do MMA fighters cut huge amounts of weight in a span of days whereas regular people can’t cut a few kilos/pounds in months?

How do MMA fighters cut huge amounts of weight in a span of days whereas regular people can’t cut a few kilos/pounds in months?

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There are many differences between Professional MMA fighters and "Regular People"...the keyword there is "Professional". Professional MMA fighters are dedicated to MMA 100%, for as long as they continue to fight professionally. So, they HAVE to be fit enough for the demands of the sport or they are going to get cut from their contracts. They have the Money, the Dedication (and the Compulsion as discussed in the earlier point) to employ Good and Proven Nutritionist, who specialize in this. These Nutrition Professionals are therefore, very aware of what kinds of foods affect the fighters and how they can tweak the Macros to get the results the fighters need, in the time-frame they are looking to obtain these results. In addition, these Nutrition Experts also experiment with various types of food and…
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How true is it that a plank reduces the belly fat and makes abs stronger?

How true is it that a plank reduces the belly fat and makes abs stronger?

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You have two things you want to accomplish, I) To reduce your Belly Fat II) To get your abs Stronger And you would like to know how, doing Planks might help you attain the above goals. Planks: First, to address the issue of Planks. Form is very important with Planks (as they are with any exercise, for that matter). So, you need to learn what the correct forms are, and will need to maintain that throughout your set. Also, there are some variations of Planks (such as RKC Planks) that are harder and more effective than the "usual" version of Planks. Again, knowing and maintaining correct form in any version is most important, as discussed above. Although doing Planks are undoubtedly better than doing nothing at all (some activity is…
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How long does it take to lose 30% belly fat without a treadmill?

How long does it take to lose 30% belly fat without a treadmill?

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A specific time-frame cannot be specified, as that depends on a LOT of factors, such as your present body composition, how fit you are, how active you are, your nutritional intake everyday, how stressed out you are etc. However, the MOST important factor that determines how much fat you will lose and how soon, will depend upon your NUTRITION. No amount of Exercise, whatever the exercise maybe, will compensate UnHealthy Food Habits. You cannot out exercise, bad diets. So, do not worry about the treadmill (although, exercising will help, but again, as mentioned above, NUTRITION is the MOST IMPORTANT factor). If you have significant Belly Fat at the moment, then, for sure you are Insulin Resistant, perhaps pre-diabetic or even Diabetic. In case you have not done so already, please…
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What are some of the exercises that one can do everyday to stay fit at home with minimal cost?

What are some of the exercises that one can do everyday to stay fit at home with minimal cost?

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You need to define what Fitness is to you. Let's assume that you are a middle-aged person, usually very Busy at a mostly Physically Sedentary and a Mentally Stressful Job. Fitness to you would mean not to put on a Tummy, to Keep your Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure under Control, not Gasp for Breath if you have to Walk up one Flight of Stairs...things like that. So, two things to do: 1) Eat Healthy, but Don't Overeat Avoid Soft-Drinks and Junk Food completely Do NOT buy Soft-Drinks and Junk Food for home storage…you do NOT need to work HARD to abstain from eating Junk, if you don’t have them stored at home In fact, AVOID doing grocery purchases when you are hungry Try to Eliminate Simple Carbohydrates such as…
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How much carbohydrates should a man consume to get lean muscle mass?

How much carbohydrates should a man consume to get lean muscle mass?

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Definition: To ensure we all understand the terminology the same: Lean Muscle is the Total Body Weight minus Weight due to Fat Mass. Types of Foods: While there are Essential Amino Acids (Building Blocks of Proteins) and Essential Fatty Acids (Fats), there are no Essential Carbohydrates. In fact, Vegetables are good sources of Carbohydrates too. Avoid simple Carbohydrates such as White Rice, White Flour etc. Complex Carbohydrates digest much slower than Simple Carbohydrates and therefore, do no cause spikes in Insulin and keep you feeling full for longer. Proteins, are Essential for Muscle Growth. All Fats (except Trans Fat) are good to eat. Fats give you twice the energy than Carbohydrates and Proteins. Working Out: In addition to Food Intake, Working Out makes gets your Fit/Healthy and increases Muscle Mass.…
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What are dos and donts of running?

What are dos and donts of running?

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Do, Have Clear Health Goals for yourself If Running will help you attain those Health Goals, then, do take up Running. Approach a Good/Qualified Running Coach. Running Coach will provide you a Good Training Program. Running Coach will help you with general Nutrition, Hydration and Dress/Outfit Advise. Follow your Running Coach's advises...ALL of them. Join a Running Group. Running Group will help you with maintaining Schedules and will Motivate you to Work towards your Goal. Remember, Running involves a LOT of different kinds... For example, 100 Meters Sprint and a Full Marathon or an Ultra Marathon are very very very different kinds of Running, obviously requiring VERY VERY VERY different training programs. Warm-ups before your Runs and Cool-Downs after completing your Runs are Mandatory Strength Training (in addition to your…
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