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Making a training plan for medieval swordsmen / reenactment

Some of my friends are into history reenactment and historical fencing. Doing this is quite demanding in terms of fitness, so I wanted to help them develop a training plan to follow. What would be ...
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Heart rates and what they say about you?

A few years ago when training for a duathlon at school (swim, run) we had to train with heart rate monitors on to test what we could run at and how quickly we could drop it back down to a resting ...
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Improving Golf-based strength

I'd previously asked this question in the "Sports" beta - Improving Driving Distance, but they seem to think it's more suited for this site and then twisted the question to focus on equipment. I ...
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Long term impact of team sports and jogging on my knees

I regularly play football (soccer) and jog a couple of times a week for at least an hour. I occasionally experience soreness with my knees. I'm worried I might be doing long term damage. However, on ...
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How do I get non-sports people to get exercise or do an activity?

Basically, we ask people to come play football, basketball, run, or even something easy like just throwing the frisbee around and no one can ever make it. They either don't respond at all, or have ...
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What can I do for sore nipples? [duplicate]

I've continued to jog after child birth - I use a sport bra. But after jogging for a while my nipples become very sore. Is there any way I can reduce the friction between my nipples and my bra? ...
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Height of socks and sports

I was wondering what is the purpose for some socks to be low-cut? How high are socks suitable for which sports? Football/soccer players wear long socks, while some people in gym wear low-cut ones. ...
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How to improve my speed?

I'm 14 and play soccer on a team. I am small and not very fast. I'm not fully physically developed yet so I don't know if certain exercises could stunt my growth or cause injuries, etc. Does anyone ...
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How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?

Assuming an average woman... a.k.a NOT already strong or very much in-shape for their chosen sport... And following the following training plan: First, get strong with a simple beginner barbell ...
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Minimum exercise to maintain muscles?

After a year of strength training and cardios, I'm fit and well built. Starting next year I'll be very busy due to work and family and I won't have time to properly exercise. But I don't want to lsoe ...
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Relation of physical fitness and age

Why does the physical fitness tend to decline around the age of 30-35? It is obvious that many athletes(football, sprint etc.) tend to stagnate and 'lose' the physical fitness regarding speed, stamina ...
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Less fitness for longer and healthier life

It is entranced into our minds that physical training improves your fitness and health and you live longer and brighter lives. However, it is also known, though less widespread, that taking more ...
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What should I eat before team exercise to maintain energy?

Sometimes when I play football (soccer) I get incredibly light headed similar to when I'm really hungry. What is the best type of food I should eat before playing a team exercise, preferably ...
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I want to lose weight, what now?

Someone has made the decision to start losing weight today. The person should choose a diet program and a sport maybe. How to choose the best diet program for ourselves? Are there other things one ...
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Get anaerobically fit for a squash tournament in a month

I am a 23 year old healthy male who plays squash at a national level. In 40 days, I have an important tournament coming up. I am in a good shape compared to the everyday guy, but not in a good enough ...
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Best way to start excercising after taking a break

If i just started to work out after a 4-5 week break would it be best to start slowly or just pick up my old pace? The 'sport' im referring to is fitness. Im currently debating with myself whether or ...
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Chronic Hamstring Problem

I play soccer once or twice a week and always seem to pull my hamstring once or twice a season. This has been happening for years. Even when I was in college and in shape I was struggling with this. ...
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How early should I eat before Hockey training

I have just started playing hockey, and it is in the evening. So it is after work (about 02:30 hours). I usually get cramps when doing training, so: How long before training should you eat? What is ...
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How can I improve my speed and precision when playing football (soccer)?

I have been playing non-competitive five-a-side football with school and work colleagues for a few years, and have drifted in and out of it as people move away, the weather puts people off, people get ...
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Is this normal?

Just to introduce myself and add some detail to my question, I am a 13 year old boy. I play rugby, rugby league, soccer and mountain bike usually twice a week. that adds up to 4 days a week of rugby, ...
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Fitness/Strength Program for return to sport

Background on me: I am 28 years old. I weigh 205 pounds (92 kg) and I am 6 feet tall (1.82m). Not sure what my BMI or fat % is but I am quite muscular but with a bit of fat. More than I'd like on my ...
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my son is 19 years now. is it too late for him to start his sport career? [closed]

my son is 19 now. He is very interested in sports(especially tennis) but haven't learnt any sport in specific. He wanted to make his career in sports . Is it too late for him to start now?
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Shaking muscle during rest day

I can't explain it much but that's what i feel. Sometimes a random muscle (for exemple, today is my "upper" abs) that shakes randomly.. What causes this ? Thank you
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What kinds of sports are suitable/not suitable for Gerd?

For gastroesophageal reflux patient, what kinds of sports are helpful and what are not suitable? Should swimming be avoided? How about weight lifting, running, yoga, ...? Thanks and regards!
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Which sport is much better as in burning fat faster without making muscles?

I want to choose a sport among with a diet to start losing fat again. I want to know which sport is better to start with e.g. basketball, swimming, badminton, volleyball, gym, skate.
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What exercises can help relieve outter arch strain?

I have a basketball player that I am beginning to train. He was doing distance running and strained his outer arch in one of his feet. Looking for some recommendations on exercises or anything that ...
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Is it harmful not to wear an underwear while running?

Shall we or shall we not wear an underwear while exercising? Though it may boil down to personal preference. But I am looking at it from health point of view. Some say that it's harmful not to wear ...