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Is stretching more difficult once the muscle mass is bigger?

I was wondering if, assuming one gains lots of muscle while not stretching regularly, the process of stretching is more difficult or at least more painful after. This isn't about the benefits of ...
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If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?

The FitBit Activity Tracker (on the website, Android application, and I would presume the iPhone application as well) lets you log various activities so you can track and share them with your friends. ...
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Development of stamina for long distance

As a soccer player I try to keep up and develop my stamina all year round, in particular during "off-season" by running 5/10 km twice a week. In the first weeks and up until a couple of weeks ago, I ...
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Is it “odd” that I've never tried on Nike Running shoes in a running shop?

This may not be a good fit for the Q&A format of Physical Fitnes, but I'll try anyway. I've been running for a decade or so, and despite trying lots of different running shoes in specialist ...
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Pulsometer for Android 4.1.2

I've seen pulsometers that work only with smartphones with Android 4.3. Which pulsometers will work with smartphone with an older Android 4.1.2, via Bluetooth? (Preferably on Samsung S3 mini).
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What types of hip exercises are best suited for a runner?

My apartment complex gym got a new hip machine that supports four types of hip exercises - flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction. I'm primarily a runner (I run 3.5+ miles three days a week, low ...
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Walking/jogging/sprinting causes pain in the abdomen?

I usually walk 3 miles a day (other than at gym), whereas at the gym I stay on treadmill for 20 minutes juggling between walk, jog and sprint. When I run quite for some time, I get a shooting pain at ...
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Exercises to improve speed and running ability

My eight-year old daughter is playing soccer. She's not terrible but she is just slow compared to all the other girls. Any ideas on exercises or drills that can help her run faster? Never been much ...
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Running on the spot vs walking

UK health guidelines suggest that adults should aim to take 10,000 "steps" per day, and that less than 5,000 should be considered a sedentary lifestyle. I walk and cycle rather than take the car for ...
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Effects of altitude on athletic performance

It is well known that the performance of athletes who suddenly move to a location at a higher altitude than they are used to will suffer; when sports events such as the Olympics are held in a high ...
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Integrating running into strength training schedule

I'm currently doing 3x week strength training using New Rules of Lifting: Supercharged workouts which promote full body training approach. My plan is to add running training to it in order to improve ...
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Pain in Front Part of Leg

After running Just 5 minutes or so,(even while running very slowly) I get pain in lower frontal part of my leg. In fact, I get this pain even if I walk fast. It might be the bones or the muscles ...
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Should I stay away from racing long distances if my main concern is health?

I've read somewhere that ultra running is bad for your body, and that even marathons take their toll. Does this mean that if I don't care about the glory of finishing marathons and ultramarathons I ...
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Making stamina for running

It's been 6-7 months since I am trying to make stamina to run, but I can only run for 1 min and rest I walk. I force myself by my ankle hurts. What is the exercise I should do to make stamina? I been ...
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Feet turned out while running

This is related to this question: Is it bad that my feet turn outward when I run? I have the exact experience, but my circumstances are a little different as I believe I have a physical condition ...
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Should I have run faster during the race, or was I just more motivated than the others [closed]

Last Friday I did my first running race: 6.2km I ran 35.58min (35.10 netto time), which is my personal best. What I found rather strange is, that although I was already running faster than I ever did ...
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How much running is advisable for over weight person?

I am 5 feet 11 inches tall and weigh about 95 kilograms. Is it advisable to jog/run for 20 minutes a day? Do i risk injuring my knees? The idea behind runnning is to loose weight and gain a lot of ...
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How is WAVA age grading calculated?

WAVA (now WMA) age grading is a method of comparing your running (and maybe other athletic?) performance across ages and genders. Most places describe it as being relative to the world record ...
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How much should I speed train (% of total mileage)

How much should one speed train, in relation to my total mileage? Some resources (this one for instance) say that the amount of interval training should not exceed 7-15% of your total mileage. My ...
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Am I in a so-called “good running form”?

I ran a 5000 m on the track on Saturday, and two days later, on Monday, I ran a 5 km road race. The results are almost the same (21:44 and 21:48), and I could push my body really hard in both cases, ...
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How do I minimize calf muscle pain as I get back into running?

I just started running again, all last week and again today. I start off slow, then increase the speed gradually. Very shortly into it my calves start to hurt incredibly. It starts after about 2 ...
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How quickly can a runner drain lactic acid out of his quads?

For years, I've always played around doing fartlek training and never pushed myself to run fast (7-min/miles is fast for me) for more than one mile. Today, I decided to run 7-min/miles for as long as ...
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Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?

I cycle a lot, I run a bit, and I swim once per week. I have been training once per week for 5 months now. When I started, I could barely swim a length of freestyle. Now I can swim a lap with ease. ...
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Calf muscle recovery time when adapting to forefoot/barefoot running?

I've been adjusting to forefoot/barefoot running for a couple months now. I keep extending my distance or increasing my speed or improving my form. Consequently, my calves have been staying sore for ...
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How to convert difference in elevation into distance?

When you're running up a slope, you're running slower. Down the hill you may run faster, if your knees allow it. But how much? In German, there is the notion of "Leistungskilometer", which is ...
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How to prepare for a physical fitness test in a couple of weeks?

I'm a 23 years old male (75 KG) never exercised before, I only walk from time to time and I have a physical fitness test in a couple of weeks (2 to 4) and I'm looking for a training program that will ...
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Alternatives to Vibram Five Fingers

I'd like to wear VFFs for running, but unfortunately I have odd shaped/length toes and feet that make these almost impossible to wear. Are there any reasonably priced alternatives that I could look ...
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Should I run with this ankle pain? [closed]

I used to run regularly (15-18km on the long run day) and then had to take a 3 month break in between. This time, I started running in the minimalist shoes (since I suffer from over-pronation and ...
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Trying to run 10km, should I work on my lower legs?

I'm starting to train for a 10km run. My running plan starts with walking really fast and then gradually start to jog. However, doing so burns my front lower leg muscles which then makes it really ...
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Is it better to engage or relax your “core” during long distance running?

I'm currently in marathon training mode and trying to improve my running form and speed in a number of ways. Mostly by trial and error. At the moment, I'm running between 5 and 14km in training ...
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I run one hour without a break everyday. Am I over training?

Normally I run 1 hour everyday without taking breaks. After reading posts about over training I am worried if I am doing that. Can someone tell me how long can we run without over training. Thank ...
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I have a back pain from sitting. Can I still run? [closed]

Before yesterday and yesterday. I sat for long hours and now my back hurts me. However, I have a running schedule I must follow. Can I run ? or running would makes it worse ?
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Stamina for running long

Although I am not obese I tend to get very exhausted after 2-3 minutes of running (max). So how can I increase the stamina for running. Although I take healthy diet but still get exhausted easily. I ...
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How exactly does one execute an interval training properly?

I'm curious how to best execute the two parts of an interval training session, as mentioned on Wikipedia: Interval training can be described as short periods of work followed by rest. I assume ...
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Finding the correct Marathon Pace

Last Sunday on the weekly LSR, I got to talk with a follow runner that was about to run his first Marathon in 2 months time. The subject was how to find the correct Marathon pace, and it turned out ...
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Training Plan for High School 3-5km cross-country Run

I've started to see the potential that I have in running after I came third in Division cross country with only 1 week of training beforehand and having no previous sport experience. I want to start ...
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How to know when to stop practice under symptomatic allergic rhinitis

I skipped one half marathon because of my too high levels of IgE in blood. The reason was that I was not sure if I can do it under such condition. I was also not sure about when to stop if something ...
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How to run faster every time without injuries ?

How to run faster ? I am trying to improve my running speed... my fastest time for 400 m is 1 minute 30 seconds... I am trying to break this time since 1 month but I cant... What technique I ...
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How to train for an Obstacle Run?

In September, I (35 y/old male, 72kg, 1.80m) will attend an organized Obstacle Run (7.5 km) with some friends. We do it for the fun of it, but I want to prepare myself for the best. After a long ...
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why one leg soleus muscle can be bigger than the other leg?

I have my left soleus muscle more stronger than my other soleus, you can see it with no effort, I think it must be because of my form of running, my right leg is shorter so maybe that could be the ...
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Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?

I could normally do a 10 kilometer in one hour but when i try hard i can do it in 50 minutes. Can excercises like swimming, pushups and other body weight exercises,doing excercise with ab roller,doing ...
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difficulty with deep breathing, should I persevere?

I'm currently training fitness generally and a big part of that for me is running, I noticed that the hardest part was breathing fast enough and at some point I'd usually lose a breathing rhythm and ...
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If you can run short distance fast then can it be extended for longer distances without dropping off?

If you can run one mile in 5:30 then are you guaranteed to be able to extend that pace to 5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon distance? Ignoring time needed for exercising and building up for the ...
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Lots of phlegm while doing cardio workouts

I have a bit of an odd question, whenever I do cardio workouts that get my heart rate up and breathing hard I get phlegm buildup in my throat and my nose starts running. It's not a huge amount but ...
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How do i determine that i am running properly?

I run and i think that i am running properly but who knows if someone takes a video with a good camera , may find some fault with my running(overpronation, underpronation etc). Is there any way to ...
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I can speedwalk and not get tired, but any form of running kills me

I am just wondering why I speed walk so much and have plenty of endurance to walk at good paces for long times, but anytime I endure running I lose breath instantly. Isn't speedwalking the same ...
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Breathing Pattern while running

I started jogging/sprinting recently to get my fitness back and increase my stamina. I find that I tire very soon. As in, though my legs are OK to run, I am out of breath far too easily. I wanted to ...
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Can walking fast help run fast?

In the past I've felt faster after a month or two of marching with a backpack at a fast pace like +4 mph. Now I'm interested in actually being fast in a 5k and quickly expand it to a marathon ...
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Benefits on running completely soaked?

Are there any benefits on running soaked in water? I've been to a half-marathon length race recently. Temperature was high, above 25 ºC. There were runners who, in the provisioning sites (I'm not ...
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Time yourself at 100m sprint?

I'd like to time myself at 100m sprint, does anyone know of a bit of kit or app that does this? I'm not a member of a running club, I'd just be curious as to what my time would be. I know that there ...