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Omron BF setting: "athlete" or "normal" ?

Maybe a stupid question, but what do I input on my OMRON body fat analizer 'Normal' or 'Athlete' ? Because, the numbers differ 2-3 percent. As an 'athlete' I just measured at %15.6 , but as a 'normal' I measured at %13.6 Which one do I go by? Anyone? I work out pretty hard (4-5 times a week).

iNatalia‎, 05-30-2007 02:32 PM
12-28-2018, 02:01 PM Go to last post
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You favorite inner thigh exercises?

Hello! At the moment I'm working on toning my inner thighs. I would love it if you shared your favorite inner thigh exercises with me. What works best for you? Also I don't currently have access to gym equipment, so exercises that can be done at home are best. Thanks!

ABallerina‎, 09-30-2012 06:53 PM
12-25-2018, 08:20 PM Go to last post
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Autoimmune Protocol and bulking

Hi, (I'm french, so sorry for the possible mistakes here!) So this is my second post about an elimination diet I'm going to try to see if it can help my symptoms (dry eye syndrome, Hashimoto's thyroidis, Raynaud's, IBS... you name it), and I plan on trying the Autoimmune Paleo diet on the 1st...

dominorosae‎, 04-29-2015 02:30 AM
12-25-2018, 06:40 PM Go to last post
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Angry 4 month bulk ended bad?

So last year April- mid August I was cutting, i started at around 150 pounds and ended near130, so lost about 20 pounds. I wish I knew my bf% then but I'd say I was borderline lean. My abs were there when I flexed, but not so much when I was normal. I'm 5'7 and 18 years old. Been lifting a few...

nikkibeno‎, 12-21-2018 07:17 PM
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how did you train during pregnancy?

so I just got a few positive tests for pregnancy and looking forward to making adjustments during pregnancy did you ladies train 1st/2nd/3rd trimester? Did your training stay the same as usual during first trimester? When did you start making modifications? Eager to hear and share...

rgvmkd‎, 12-07-2018 01:11 PM
12-20-2018, 07:35 AM Go to last post
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First real bulk- gaining too fast?

Quick back story. I cut most of the spring/summer and lost about 15-17 LBS was down to 1400 cal at my lowest intake. Started to switch gears and start a real bulk started adding in 200 calories extra day every few weeks. Now up to 1800-1900 cal/ day. My lifts are going up, PR'D on all 3 lifts and...

gcarey3678‎, 12-19-2018 11:49 AM
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Red face How long to bulk for? (Skinny fat)

I'm 5'6 120lbs. I was 132 lbs "skinny fat" 1 year ago and cut down to 120lbs, (lost about 1lb per month) ... so basically just became a smaller version of myself with the same proportions. I did gain some muscle and my stomach is flatter now but I am weak and I can't lift as heavy as before. ...

Bella518‎, 12-20-2018 01:55 AM
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Feeling flu like symptoms after exercising

Walgreens pharmacy Hours Has anyone else felt flu like symptoms a day or two after working out? I hadn't worked out for a month because I caught the stomach flu and just seemed really weak for the month of Dec. So here I am in January and I did 3 sets of 12 deadlifts, barbell squats, leg presses,...

margrate97‎, 12-19-2018 03:48 AM
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Is there a limit to how small your waist gets?

I have been working out for about 2 weeks now and I am proud that I am making progress. I don't own a scale at home so I am not really sure how much I weigh. But the last time I weighed myself at the doctor, I was around 150 pounds, more or less. 2 weeks ago, I started off with a measurement of...

razzyree‎, 10-07-2013 10:50 PM
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What Should My Priority Be Right Now?

I've joined a gym and I've been going regularly for a week. I look forward to going in order to get stronger. I'm a bit confused as to what my priority should be because I'm so new and it almost seems like what I'm being told is conflicting. . . I have pictures of myself in my profile. I'm...

YvetteMax‎, 12-14-2018 08:22 AM
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I don't really know where else to share this but. . . I've lurked for a long time and I've looked at a lot of youtube videos or different types of lifts to get an idea of what is what. I've been doing this for years and I finally got the courage to hire a personal trainer and join a gym other...

YvetteMax‎, 12-10-2018 08:50 AM
12-15-2018, 01:38 PM Go to last post
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Birth control changes, PMS, and first bulk

Almost exactly a month ago, I switched over from the pill (Reclipsen) to Mirena IUD. Taking the pill at the exact time everyday was a hassle for me on times I would be on vacation, out of town, schedule changes etc and decided it was in my best interest to switch to the IUD. I never had negative...

danaflava‎, 12-13-2018 12:59 PM
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yohimbine hcl - Training

Hi everyone, Just a quick question on training while taking Yohimbine. Been doing some research most things say fasted cardio is best! However, Im cutting my cardio down to 20min 2/3x week and doing a heavy 4 day weights split. Iv been bulking for the last while and can really see a difference...

Kristeen‎, 05-12-2011 12:48 AM
12-13-2018, 03:57 AM Go to last post
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REached my goal weight but tummy flabby

Hi everyone. I am new to the forum...............having some little problem getting fat off my abdomen. I heard spot reduction was a myth so i was doing lots and lots of cardio, but i got thinner while my abs stayed as they wee, so now i look thin with a very big tummy. Please any suggestions?...

jaygirl3‎, 12-27-2011 08:24 AM
12-09-2018, 10:07 AM Go to last post
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If I eat 1600 calories per day will I still gain weight?

I am 5'2" female. The calculator says 1800 per day is needed to gain 1 lb a week but I am often not meeting that goal. But I know I am at least above the amount needed to maintain current weight so my theory is that I will still gain some weight. It has been challenging to constantly eat and all...

malverick‎, 11-25-2018 08:39 PM
12-09-2018, 08:02 AM Go to last post
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All Pro beginner program and running; will it kill gains?

I asked this over in the workout program forum and it was suggested that I ask the ladies over here too :) Hi all: 41 y/o female, height 5 foot 11, weight 190.7 lbs, body fat 21.9% Ultimate goal: do a physique competition (yes I know I'm a ways off) I've been focused on long distance...

cheremiste‎, 12-07-2018 08:57 AM
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Question When should I start wearing lifting belt?

Hello, people! I am sorry if there's something similiar here, I just couldn't find it. So I've been weightlifting for a year and a half now and started wondering if a should start wearing belt while sqauting and deadlifting. I am currently 135lbs(61kg) and can deadlift 198lbs(90kg) and squat...

Cleverwat‎, 12-07-2018 02:31 AM
12-07-2018, 08:39 AM Go to last post
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Hip pain with lunges?

I see a lot about knee pain while doing squats (which I also get) but what about hip pain while doing lunges? Anyone else get this? It's always in my right hip. Am I doing something wrong?

mausi79‎, 06-19-2011 09:44 PM
12-07-2018, 07:26 AM Go to last post
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Smile diet plan to build muscle

I am a little confused about how to gain lean muscle but not bulk up? I am currently about 110 pounds. my arms and my abs are pretty muscular. The back of my legs are what bother me the most. I do upper body workouts twice a week and legs 3 to 4 times per week for about 1 hour. I lift heavy. ...

brittany0804‎, 12-06-2018 09:56 PM
12-07-2018, 05:12 AM Go to last post
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Laser for hair removal/Brazilian?

Ok, so I have a bit of an embarrassing question, I hope it’s within what’s acceptable. When I prepare for competition, I’m having issues with rash etc when I get my brazilian wax. First time, it was really bad, luckily I did it a week in advance, but still it wasn’t completely healed. Thereafter...

Noorka‎, 11-01-2018 09:14 AM
12-06-2018, 07:58 PM Go to last post
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Advice on a programme

Hello ladies, I’m a bit 90’s old skool and completely new to these forums but looking for a bit of advice. Trained hard for a good 5 years naturally but my diets really slipped☹️Considering doing a challenge I like the look of Erin Sterns or Pauline Nordines challenges?? What’s your thoughts or can...

Elm84‎, 12-01-2018 07:53 PM
12-05-2018, 09:00 AM Go to last post
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Elbow injury

Hi, I fell down from a ladder and my left elbow hits on a display platform (was a rounded one and vertically standing there). It hurts so bad, fingers were numb and my forearm lose strength, can barely grab things and failed to do full range of motion. I don’t know when can recover, my...

spzdmao‎, 11-27-2018 11:22 PM
12-04-2018, 05:58 PM Go to last post
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