When is the best time to weigh myself?
The best time is in the morning. More importantly, try weighing yourself at the same time of day.
I am trying to put on weight. How do I do that without adding more fat?
Putting on muscle weight can take time and commitment. You have to up your calorie intake with low-fat, high protein foods and raise the intensity of your resistance workouts. Adding more weight and fewer repetitions to your sets helps to build muscle. Don’t forget to rest a little longer between sets to help the muscles get ready for the next hard set.
My knees hurt when I run. Why is that?
Running creates a lot of impact on your joints. Pain can be caused from tissue or bone damage, instability of the joint, or muscle weakness and tightness. If you don’t have the muscle strength to support this impact, the joint takes the hit. If your leg muscles are tight, they can pull on the knee joint causing instability and pain. First, make sure you don’t have an injury to the knee. Next, focus on flexibility and strengthening of the muscles that support the knee. These muscles are the adductors, abductors, gluts, quads, hamstrings, calves, hip flexors, and peroneals. Also, try running on surfaces that offer the least amount of impact.
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