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Does running, short or long distance, cause muscle loss?

I often hear the claim that running promotes muscle loss. To what extent is this true? If a person is a triathlete don't they need bot cardio and muscle? Does it matter what distance is run and the ...
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Can the body never lose fat cells?

There are various articles online quoting studies (or even loosely referring to "studies" without reference) claiming you can only gain fat cells but not loose them. Some examples include ...
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Do maximalist shoes reduce injuries?

Maxmimalist shoes (i.e. running shoes with oversized foam midsoles) were the subject of a question at Fitness Stack Exchange, which I answered, but I had to rely on anecdote. Advocates of the shoes ...
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Do situps and crunches cause lower-back pain?

There seems to be a lot of buzz in the fitness community recently about how situps and crunches are bad for people's backs. For example, Harvard Medical School makes the claim, but they don't cite ...
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Does working at a standing desk consume more calories than sitting?

src I've heard conflicting claims: Site that claims it maks a crap load of difference Site that claims it doesn't make a shred of difference What does science say? You may find this question ...
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Did Diana Nyad swim from Cuba to Florida?

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57601879/diana-nyad-team-becoming-sensitive-to-skeptics/ says: Diana Nyad's 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida has generated positive publicity and adoration ...
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Do running shoes prevent injury?

One common question among runners is when to replace your shoes, with the popular advice ranging anywhere from 300 to 600 miles (482 to 966 kilometers). The justification for doing so is not that the ...
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Do the number of myofibrils increase with exercise?

According to this website, the number of myofibrils in a muscle can increase with exercise: Thus, the muscle cells’ myofibrils will increase in thickness and number. I had a look on google ...
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Does stretching before exercise raise the risk of injury?

Robert McLeod: Pulling on a muscle for a long time doesn't make it longer, doesn't make it more pliable, and doesn't improve athletic performance. There's lots of scientific literature that shows ...
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Are push-ups beneficial for alleviating sagging breasts?

From here: http://www.livestrong.com/article/98061-benefits-pushups-women/ Chest muscles also receive a workout during push-ups and can help to alleviate sagging breasts. From: ...
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Is electric muscle stimulation training safe and effective?

Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) is touted as having the ability to strengthen muscles, reduce weight, minimize body fat and improve local blood circulation. During physical activity, your ...
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Does performing an additional weightlifting set not increase progress by more than 5%?

Exrx, a widely-known exercise resource site, claims in its article Low Volume Progressive Intensity Training: By performing an additional set (50% to 100% more sets) only 0 to 5% more progress ...
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Meat and gaining weight [closed]

Is meat very important part of menu if person is trying to gain weight / muscle mass? Or is it okay if you drop it sometimes and eat more (for example) spaghetti / rice instead. Thanks
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Is taking capsaicin in pill form safe and does it speed up metabolism or help you lose weight?

I see ads for numerous supplements and all of them seem to be a scam. Except I have noticed when I am eating a lot of spicy food and hot sauce I tend to lose weight. I have found capsaicin in pure ...
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Cardio vs. weight lifting for weight loss

There are a lot of people who either claim that cardio or weight lifting is the key to losing weight. For example an article questioning the need for cardio or an article claiming that cardio is the ...
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Does exercise make you smarter?

Does exercising your muscles also increase your intelligence like the daily mail (and many others) report: Exercise makes you smarter 'by boosting energy levels in the brain ... Now a team ...
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Does regular exercise improve how you feel?

It's a common claim that regular exercise makes you feel better. Walking Of The Weight Not only does exercise make your body work better, it makes you feel better too. More examples (out of ...
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Do saunas burn significantly more calories than just sitting idly?

There are a bunch of sites claiming this, with the most disparate theories: that saunas directly melt fat, that saunas burn calories because your body needs to maintain the normal temperature, that ...
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Does exercising in hot weather burn more calories?

I've read claims stating that exercising in hot weather burns more calories than the same exercise in cold weather would. I've also read claims stating the opposite. Which is correct? How does caloric ...
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Is it possible for thin weedy guys to look muscular like Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Quite often you can see guys slaving away at the gym, slurping on protein shakes or pounding the pavement. There are also frequently seen ads around the net with a simple animation of a thin guy ...