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Doctor insights on: Best Endurance Supplement For Cycling

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Which exercise is better for mood improving? Cardio or weight lifting?

Which exercise is better for mood improving? Cardio or weight lifting?

Usually cardio: Most people have better 'mood improvement' or endorphin release after a good> 30 min cardio workout. Some people do after a @weight workout but this is less common( anecdotally). Start w/ cardio and keep it up! good luck! ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What are some good pre workout supplements for endurance training?

What are some good pre workout supplements for endurance   training?

Depends: Most endurance training workouts are best fueled by a well balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Having an adequate of amount of carbs is important to maximize the glycogen stores in the muscles, which provides the muscles with energy. Supplement with adequate hydration, a small of amount of protein as well. ...Read more

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Is circuit training or regular weight training better good for beginners?

Training : Youre new to weight training, circuits are great to isolate and get proper movement, then moving on to weights is a good idea. The best thing you can do is seek out a personal trainer for a few sessions, they'll be able to assess your level o fitness and design plans accordingly. Staying in touch with your trainer then can elevate you to next level and help you reach your goals. ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

No need: If you are having a balanced diet, you do not need any supplements. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Differs: Different in the time required to burn the calories and the stress on your system. Many like to mix it up and do both. Whatever works best for you and your lifestyle and obligations is the best. Good Luck. (of course, diet is crucial). ...Read more

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Which is better for your overall health: sprinting or weight training?

Which is better for your overall health: sprinting or weight training?

Both: Both have excellent benefits if done with hood technique and moderation. Just depends on your goals ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss? Aerobics or gym?

Which is better for weight loss? Aerobics or gym?

Multiple factors:: Diet: what you eat- 6-8 small portions daily-low fat, high protein Exercise: cross train-mix high and low impact aerobics with free weights Self image: a photo of yourself pasted to you bedroom mirror- preferably a picture of yourself at a fitter, thinner weight. What you eat-what you do and who you are- good starting points. ...Read more

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Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Can be: Any workout can be effective if it burns calories and improves your cardiovascular fitness. Do something you enjoy, because you need to do it long-term, not just for a short period of time. Also, you need to restrict your caloric intake to less than you're burning off in order to lose weight. ...Read more

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What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

Carbs: Carbohydrates provide the energy needed for both strength and stamina during your workout. ...Read more

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How effective is isometric exercise for fitness?

How effective is isometric exercise for fitness?

Has its limits.: Isometric exercise, like weight lifting, etc. Can definitely build muscles, which helps capabilities/fitness, but is limited because it does not help cardiovascular health, and during the exercise, blood pressure can be greatly increased. This can be very disastrous in people who are vulnerable, like those with aneurisms. ...Read more

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How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

Fun & burns calories: One should choose an exercise he or she really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get fatter even though he is exercising. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Not necessarily: Either. They serve different purposes and, remember, if you cut down your intensity(amount of weight) and increase volume(repetitions) and reduce rest intervals, weight training can be quite aerobic too. In a perfect world your exercise regimen would be a combination of both, which is why there is a strong movement towards aerobically focused resistance training. ...Read more

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What is a safe level of hgh for a women to take for weight loss, muscle building & boosting memory?

What is a safe level of hgh for a women to take for weight loss, muscle building & boosting memory?

What your body makes: There is no reason for a normal person to take human growth hormone. To boost memory: Think, read, and talk with others. To lose weight: Eat less and exercise more To build muscle: Eat healthy food and do strength training exercise. Trust yourself and the body your parents gave you! ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian diet for running athletics?

What is a good vegetarian diet for running athletics?

Fresh veggies : Fresh vegetables are healthy, but too many canned veggies are not healthy. Processed foods do not have the fiber, flavonoids, and non-oxidized mono and poly unsaturated fatty acids found in fresh fruits and vegetables essential for health. Eating processed vegetable derived foods like bread, bagels, cookies, cakes, pizzas, pastas, and sugar are "high" glycemic and must be limited. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

That exercise: Can help to contribute to a weight loss program. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss? Cardio or weight training?

Which is better for weight loss? Cardio or weight training?

Trick question.: They're both important. Cardiovascular exercise burns calories and weight training builds metabolically active muscle. ...Read more

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Most efficent excercise for weight loss? I heard you need weight training alternating with aerobics to max effect, & take 1-2 days/wk off...

Most efficent excercise for weight loss? I heard you need weight training alternating with aerobics to max effect, & take 1-2 days/wk off...

True: The department of health and human services recommends: *150 min/wk of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking, swimming, etc) or 75 min/wk of vigorous aerobic activity (eg. Running) — preferably spread throughout the week. Activity sessions should be at least 10 minutes long. * strength training exercises at least twice a week. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/aerobic-exercise/an01947. ...Read more

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