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Is aerobics helpful to gain weight?

Is aerobics helpful to gain weight?

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There are several issues to address in the question. Gain Weight It’s easy enough to gain body weight. But, we need to ensure that it is done in a healthy manner. We want to build more muscle (does not mean, we all look like Arnold Schwarzenegger). Need to get Stronger. This will automatically, get you to gain weight. So, it’s good to gain Body Weight, due to Muscle gain, rather than due to more Fat gains. An important point to note is that, we CANNOT make it like we gain 100% Muscle growth with 0% Fat increase. This is NOT possible. We can skew this towards MORE muscle growth, with a proper Training Program, and with Proper Nutrition. Aerobics… Cardio For those who are presently leading a VERY SEDENTARY lifestyle,…
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How can I get an aesthetic physique?

How can I get an aesthetic physique?

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Some pointers towards this. Broadly, you’ll need to look at the following: Proper Training Program Proper Nutrition Lifestyle Changes to ensure a Stress Free (as much as possible) Life Proper Training Program: With regard to a Proper Training Program, you want to ensure that you work out a proper Training Program/Schedule. Do this yourself, if you know what you are doing. If not, approach a Professional to help you Design one. Ensure that the person is Qualified (only Certificates, means NOTHING…wearing a T-Shirt that has the words “Personal Trainer” Monogrammed somewhere means NOTHING). Ensure that the person has adequate Experience with the Training (they’ve trained themselves and others). Remember, a good Training Program should Fit your Overall Goals for Health/Fitness. Once you are Convinced and are Comfortable with the Training…
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Steps to a flat tummy and simple excersises to reduce belly fat.

Steps to a flat tummy and simple excersises to reduce belly fat.

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Depending upon how much Belly Fat you have accumulated, it is not going to be possible to reduce all the extra Fat within one week…even if it were possible, it wouldn’t be healthy. Understand that it took a LONG TIME for the Extra Fat to accumulate and will take time to go away. No Exercise is going to accomplish this within one week. In fact, more than Exercise, you need to Concentrate more on Food. Remember, YOU CANNOT OUT EXERCISE A BAD DIET. And, before we delve into any discussion, if it only Belly Fat that you have accumulated (and not elsewhere), please get yourself screened IMMEDIATELY for Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes. Ok, continuing on… The following are my Recommendations to Reduce Extra Belly Fat, in a Healthy Manner…will likely take much more…
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What is a very cheap supplement for help with gaining weight fast?

What is a very cheap supplement for help with gaining weight fast?

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Supplements are Just That…they SUPPLEMENT your Regular Food, when your Regular Food is not Sufficient. They ARE NOT A REPLACEMENT for your Regular Food. First off, what are your Regular Meals like? Are you getting adequate amounts of Healthy Carbohydrates, Good Quality Proteins and Good FAT (yes FAT)…!? Look at these first. They are Cheaper and Healthier, than Supplements. The next thing that you need to look at is…are you giving your body, a Good Reason to Gain Weight? Goes without saying that you want to Gain Weight in a Healthy Manner. Gaining a TON of UNWANTED BODY FAT will undoubtedly increase your Body Weight…but, obviously, that’s not Healthy. You want to increase your Body Weight, by Increasing Muscle Mass & Bone Density (your Body Fat Levels will also Increase…
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Fitness for fast bowler: Structure of a Strength & Conditioning session

Fitness for fast bowler: Structure of a Strength & Conditioning session

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A couple of pointers on Fundamentals that might help the understanding: 1. Light Weight Heavy Reps build size…(Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy)…and some amount of Strength 2. Heavy Weight…and, 5 or fewer Reps…builds Strength and some Hypertrophy…(MyoFibrillar Hypertrophy) 3. For any Sport, Practicing the Sport a Lot, is obviously quite Essential, and Builds Skill in the Sport. And, increases Strength to some extent. 4. Being Stronger will, a. Cause less Injuries b. Improve Performance 5. Workouts that get anyone/everyone Stronger are neither Person nor Sports Specific. The Fundamentals of Progressive Overload and Linear Progression (initially) when rightly applied, will get anyone (Sports persons and others) Quite a Bit Stronger…Fairly Quickly. 6. By Strength, we do NOT mean it as a Specialization. A Stronger Cricketer will have Far Less Injuries and can Perform Drastically…
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Causes for Foot pain while running

Causes for Foot pain while running

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While some amount of soreness is expected, if it persists or if the pain is quite high, the following could be some of the reasons: 1. Wrong Shoes: Ensure you are wearing Quality Running Shoes… They are designed for Running and will keep your Feet Stable and provide a good cushion from the Impacts of Running. 2. Old Shoes: Even if you are wearing the right kind of shoes, ensure that you replace the shoes, after the recommended mileage. Shoes that used to work well, will not be able to continue to provide adequate support, once it’s usage is past the Recommended Mileage. 3. Wrong Size Shoes : For Running Shoe size, you will need one or two Sizes more than your Normal / Regular Shoe Size. This is because,…
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Do I have to lose fat to build muscle?

Do I have to lose fat to build muscle?

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There are several different things you need to understand about this. 1. You need to understand Progressive Overload. What that means is, your body adapts to stress. So let’s say you started doing maybe 20push-ups. So, from zero push-ups, your body then got stressed when you did 20 push-ups and consequently, adapted to that by getting stronger (and slightly bigger). Then say you went to 30 and 40 and then to 50 push-ups. Your body adapted to these increases and got stronger and slightly bigger each time. However, now, since you are always doing 50 push-ups everyday, given the fact that you have already got adapted to 50 push-ups, your body needs to do nothing more. You understand, how this works now. So, you might try to do higher reps…
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Causes for post workout muscle pain

Causes for post workout muscle pain

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If it is NOT a physical irregularity/ailment/physically challenged, then, check out all the following: 1. You are likely, Doing Too Much Too Soon. You’ll need to clarify, what your appropriate fitness goals are. Then, need to design a good Training Program (by yourself, if you know what you are doing…if not, approach a Qualified Professional). This will need to be validated Periodically and Updated as / when Required. Then, stick with the program. 2. You are likely doing them (Exercises) Wrong. Do the Exercises, using proper form. Again, these Exercises and their Intensity need to be part of the Training Program discussed above. If you are not sure how to correctly do your Exercise/s with proper form, approach a Qualified Instructor to teach you that. 3. You are likely Not…
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Gym Vs Cardio

Gym Vs Cardio

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First and Foremost, decide what your Fitness Goals are. Then, you need to choose from among various Fitness Protocols, which one would best suit you, to attain your Specific Goals. You can do this yourself, if you know what you are doing. If not, talk to a Qualified Professional, and draw up a Training Plan that will help you achieve your Fitness/Health Goals. Once you are comfortable with your Training Plan, stick with it. You will need to review and update this periodically. Have said this, here are some pointers: 1. Strength is the MOST basic of ALL fitness and health. 2. Strength is the MOST useful in general, in life. 3. Strength once gained, never leaves you. 4. Strength Training will improve your Cardio quite a bit (although for…
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Can treadmill running alone increase running stamina?

Can treadmill running alone increase running stamina?

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Yes. Treadmill Running and Road Running have some differences, but in many instances, they are the same. Road Running, would provide more variations in terms of where you can run. Treadmill would be quite monotonous for obvious reasons. On the Treadmill, it would be easier to program for different running surfaces…such as plain running, hill running with differing slopes (difficulty levels) etc. For Running Outside, it would take effort to find different running surfaces and also then, need to get to these differing locations. During Extreme Weather Conditions, such as too much heat, too cold and such, it is advantageous to use the Treadmill. Other than these, it shouldn’t make a difference if you are running outside or are using the treadmill. In both cases, a good running (training) program,…
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